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Samsung UN40C5000

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Connectivity

Connectivity 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.
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Input Ports*(5.0)*


The Samsung UN40C5000 has a number of ports, all of which live on the back of the TV in an L-shape, as you can see in the picture below. Notable selections include 4 HDMIs, 2 USBs, and a LAN port for home networking. Note, however, that the LAN port is for DLNA connections only, and doesn't include access to streaming content from the web like more expensive Samsungs. 

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The table below shows how the Samsung UN40C5000 compares to similar TVs.

  Connectivity Comparison
  Samsung UN40C5000 Sharp LC-40LE700 Sony KDL-40NX700 Samsung LN40B650
HDMI 4 4 4 4
Component 0.5 2 1 2
Composite 0.5 2 1 1.5
S-Video 0 1 0 0
VGA 1 1 1 1
Analog Audio In 3 4 2 4
Digital Audio Out 1 1 1 1
Analog Audio Out 1 1 1 1
Ethernet 1 1 1 1
WiFi 1 0 Yes 0
USB 2 1 1 2
Memory Card 0 0 0 0
  DLNA Yes No Yes N/A
Other EX-LINK N/A N/A EX-LINK

 

Output Ports*(2.0)*


The Samsung UN40C5000 has an analog audio output and a digital audio output, as is standard for most HDTVs. 

Other Connections*(4.0)*


The Samsung UN40C5000 has a LAN port for wiring the TV to a home network with DLNA. There's also an EX-LINK port.

Media*(2.0)*


The Samsung UN40C5000 has two USB ports. Both of them can handle USB thumb drives, and one of them can read standard, full-sized hard drives. For more information about the multimedia capabilities, jump ahead

Placement*(7.0)*


The port placement on the Samsung UN40C5000 is perfectly adequate. The L-shape certain allows better access to the ports facing the side than those facing the bottom, but because the TV panel can swivel on its base, it's not to hard to see everything back there.

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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