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Samsung UE46ES6300 review

This Edge LED TV has bitten off more than it can chew

This is essentially the lowest-spec Edge LED TV Samsung offers that features the Smart Hub and Wi-Fi. But even when it's knocking about for around £850 (around AU$1,315/US$1,363) online, the Samsung UE46ES6300 is not exactly a cheap-as-chips option.

So while there are some definite must-have features for anyone remotely interested in catch-up TV and movie apps, it's not the slickest TV in town.

We liked

The Smart Hub boasts plenty of apps, and the EPG is one of the best around. The presence of Freesat HD as well as Freeview HD is a nice extra, as is the pricey SoundShare option, though 3D and 2D Blu-ray impress, too.

We disliked

It's smart, but only in theory, since the lack of dual-core processing makes the Samsung UE46ES6300 feel underpowered. It can't always cope with the plethora of apps and services it offers, and apps take too long to load - sometimes over a minute during our test.

Elsewhere the built-in sound is average, the contrast average, and the viewing angle tighter than we'd like.

Final verdict

It's the Samsung UE46ES6300's sterling 3D performance that stands out most of all on a set that boasts a good value all-round treatment of disparate sources.

ITV Player and other new apps lend the Samsung UE46ES6300 an exclusive feel, though that doesn't last much beyond the discovery that the lack of dual-core processing means time wasted waiting for apps to load.

Also consider

A close competitor to the Samsung UE46ES6300, the Panasonic TX-L47ET50B excels with smart TV apps and active shutter 3D, but doesn't include any glasses.

However, the biggest rival is the Sony KDL-46HX853, which pairs an elegant design and awesome 2D picture quality with a collection of smart TV apps equal to this Samsung, though it does feature a little crosstalk during 3D material.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Digital TunerDVB-S2, DVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports3
Product Family6300
3D Type3D
EU Energy LabelA
Smart TVYes
Brand NameSamsung
Screen Size116.8 cm (46")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityCEC
EthernetYes
Wireless LANYes
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)14.70 kg
Backlight TechnologyLED
Operating Power Consumption69 W
Standby Power Consumption300 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
VGANo
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand700.80 mm
Width with Stand1062.20 mm
Depth with Stand276.60 mm
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Number of USB Ports3
3D TechnologyShutter
3D ConversionYes
Energy Consumption per Year101 kWh
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
3D Glasses RequiredYes
Motion Interpolation TechnologyClear Motion Rate 200
Height629.8 mm
Width1062.2 mm
Depth46.9 mm
ColourBlack
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse, DTS, Surround Sound
Product Series6300
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesSound Leveler, Auto Power Off, Sleep Timer, PVR (Personal Video Recorder), Picture in Picture, Auto Program, Teletext
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelUE46ES6300U
Product Name46" ES6300 Series 6 SMART 3D Full HD Slim LED TV
Manufacturer Part NumberUE46ES6300UXXU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Bring home the right TV for your family. The Samsung 40" ES6300 Smart 3D Full HD TV delivers high-definition viewing and a more realistic home entertainment experience. Smart Hub gives you access to a range of great online content and services and you can also enjoy your movies, music and photos on USB storage. All your entertainment is delivered with vibrant colour and enhanced detail, thanks to Wide Colour Enhancer Plus. You can even experience stunning 3D entertainment, too.

Package Contents
  • 46" ES6300 Series 6 SMART 3D Full HD Slim LED TV
  • Remote Control
  • Battery
  • 2 x 3D Glasses
  • Power Cable
  • User Manual
  • E-Manual
SpeakersYes
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)12.90 kg