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Samsung UN40C5000

40 in.

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Remote Control

Remote Control Summary
Editorial Note: This is a review of the Samsung UN40C5000. Test results are for this model, but should indicate the general performance of other sizes in the C5000 series. The C5000 series includes the following models: UN32C5000, UN37C5000, UN40C5000, UN46C5000, and UN55C5000.  Read here for more details on series differences.
{{article.attachments['Samsung-UN40C5000-vanity.jpg']}} • Decent remote, overall • Backlight feature for operating in a dark room • Not universally programmable
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Ergonomics & Durability*(6.0)*


The Samsung UN40C5000 ships with the same remote as several other Samsung HDTVs, including the LN40C630 and other 2010 LCD units. The design is adequate. It's not impossibly stylish as the remote that comes with high-end Samsungs, which is probably for the best. This is light, cheap, and easily replaced with a universal remote. 

Button Layout & Use*(4.0)*


The buttons are made of a gummy rubber material, except for the d-pad in the center, which is a hard plastic. That orange button in the upper-right activates a backlight feature that makes the remote easier to use in the dark.

Programming & Flexibility*(1.0)*


The remote can be used on other Samsung AV devices bearing the Anynet+ logo, but it's not a fully programmable universal remote.

Other Models in the C5000 Series
This is a review of the Samsung UN40C5000. The other sizes of HDTVs in this series should be similar in terms of performance and usability. For details about any differences, click on the image to jump to the Series Comparison page.
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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Multimedia & Internet
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Vs Sharp LC-40LE700
  14. Vs Sony KDL-40NX700
  15. Vs Samsung LN40B650
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
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