Samsung UE39F5300AKXXU 39-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Slim LED Television, Great TV, but missing a few key features


Hi,overall the look of the tv is lovely and fits in really nice with my apartment as its slim and sleek. The quality of the picture is very good and was extremely simple to set up and navigate which is great for a single girl who isn’t a 100% confident with installing technology. I would highly recommend this tv – incredibly cost effective for what you get.

This tv has great picture quality and is just what we are after. It arrived in good time as expected and we were really pleased. However, there was a damaged pixel which showed as a small black spot in the middle of the screen, which you could only see when watching the winter olympics with all the white on screenwe have returned it without a problem and ordered a replacement, but as this was classed as a ‘faulty item’, amazon warehouse don’t see it as their mistake and won’t do a straight replacement so we had to order the replacement separately ( a bit of a faff and means 2 lots of cost are out of our account at the same time while we wait for the refund on this one). We bought the tv as a return in original packaging and in as new condition, but i can’t help wondering if it was returned originally because of the pixel and the system didn’t weed it out and stop it being sent to us as a new customer.

Smart recommendation is pretty rubbish but the rest of it is fantastic. Great for playing games (there is a game mode) and watching sport. Easy to read/navigate menu system and app store. Picture is fantastic and 39inch is perfect for room size.

Key specs for Samsung UE39F5300AKXXU 39-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Slim LED Television (100Hz CMR, SMART, Dual-Core, Wi-Fi (Dongle required)):

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  • Amazon Instant Video Compatible
  • S-Recommendation technology lets you discover more of the TV you love by suggesting what’s new to watch based on what you like. It Intelligently learns your preferences and instantly searches Live TV, video on demand services and apps to recommend TV and on line content tailored to you, now you’ll always know what’s on without the need to look for it.
  • Samsung’s Smart Hub intelligently organises and manages all your content into five easy to navigate panels. The intuitive interface uses vibrant thumbnails to provide instant previews to help you quickly and easily select what you want to watch. The five panels include: On TV; Movies & TV Shows; Photos, Videos & Music; Social; Apps.
  • The only Smart TV with a full catch-up service, ITV, BBC iplayer, 4OD & Demand 5, meaning you can be sure you’ll never miss your favourite drama, comedy, documentary, sporting event or radio programme, again.
  • Samsung’s Dual Core processor supports multitasking, faster internet connections and drives superior picture quality. Your TV can now truly multitask so you can continue to enjoy TV content while downloading a new app, or use one app while downloading updates to other apps. Surf the net as quickly and efficiently as you would on any other device, just enjoy the luxury of a much larger easy to view screen.
  • Samsung “One design” styling ensures you see more of the picture and less of the TV frame as the thin bezel merges seamlessly into the background. Encased in an attractive black edge frame combined with an appealing square stand this beautifully designed TV will compliment any room in your home.

Comments from buyers

“Great TV, but missing a few key features
, Great TV, fast delivery, fault requiring return
, Smart Enough TV

We have two of these now, of course this ins mine and of course it’s the biggest. But what i find amazing, is not only how incredibly light this thing is, for such a large screen. So what if wi-fi isn’t built in, how portable do you people think this is hahaha. Wi-fi is for mobile phones, laptops, tablets etc. That said, i have it connected to the bt hub, along with the other set, three computers etc. And the ability to send photo’s, video and music from my pc to either tv, is so much better than transferring it to a disc, usb stick or tablet, so others can watch it is great. This is the best tv set i have ever owned and mounted on the wall, it looks damned good too.

Iv had the tv 3 weeks now and i love it the picture is crisp and clear. The only thing i would like is to be able to change the name of the hdmi ports like panasonic do but other than that it’s flawless don’t hesitate to buy.

This is my first tv – was using a 22′ samsung monitor before, this 39′ perfect size for our living room,easy to set up just a press of a button, looks neat on the wall mount, clear, sharp vivid images, verygood all round led – hd – smart tv. The extra wireless dongle is needed and it works great streaming 720pno problem.

This is a great tv, and works really well with the built in plex app (one of the main reasons i bought this tv). Freeview hd looks great, and the epg is smooth and useful. There’s a lot of other smart features to including netflix and tunein radio which really brings your tv alive. I couldn’t go back to a non-smart tv now after owning one that’s for surehowever there are a few things missing from this which explains the lower price point:dvi – it says its supported, but has one of the hdmi ports labelled as dvi in. So to connect you still need to get a dvi to hdmi adaptor (purchased separately) which isn’t a big deal as they are dirt cheap, except for the fact dvi doesn’t carry audio so that usually has a separate (3. 5mm) cable, but samsung decided to go cheap and forget to put this input on the back. So dvi is useless unless you want a picture but no sound. Miracast support – or as samsung decides to label it because it wants to give the illusion that it invented it ‘allcast screen mirroring’ isn’t supported. May not be a problem to begin with, but with all the android and windows 8 tablets coming out now having miracast support as standard now, your likely find down the line when you want to send your tablet or pc’s screen to your device wirelessly that your missing out. I did check if buying a wireless dongle could add this but got told by samsung support that the tv doesn’t support it.

Incredible value for moneyi am astounded at how good this tv is for the money. It is packed with ‘smart’ features and these are all accessed from a simple and intuitive menu system. The sound is surprisingly good for such a thin panel and it fills my 3m x 5m garden room with ease. The only negative, and this is common with all lcds at the cheaper end of the scale, is that non hd tv signals can be a little poor. Not enough to stop you watching but there is a significant difference if you can switch to hd.

Excellent smart tv with decent picture quality and useful features. Yeah there’s better around but not for this price, and you’ll be pushed to find a better brand than samsung in this area of electronics.

Item as described, arrived promptly.

Nice and sharp screen, does require spending time adjusting screen settings. Would have given it 5 stars but for wireless internet feature died on me after 6 weeks, not a major issue has i can still use smart features with wired connections.

The space available could not accomodate 40-42′ screen , so i was delighted to find this 39′ by samsung, which which had rated as top tv manufacturer. So far no complaints – remote control not as flash as new lg ‘magic’ but buttons are well spaced and clear and tv can be controlled from smartphone/tablet by app if a lot of keyboard activity required. I have poor aerial to my property and questionable speed fibre optic so glad of the dongle for no extra cost and we seem to be picking up everything ok. Default colour settings took some adjusting but after some trial and error we now have excellent picture quality. Be aware if you want to to mount this on a wall bracket that the fixtures are 8mm and with the scart & power entry positions limit your options. Spaced your fixing options are quite limited.

When it arrived we thought it was going to be too big for our room, but because it is so slim it fits in beautifully. We watch wildlife programmes, so it is ideal for that, and my husband loves rugby so we are delighted with the product and how easy it is to use.

This rating is for the tv itself. In our case we had to acquire a dongle to connect the tv wirelessly to our network. Although we leave the tv on standby the connection occasionally drops out and we have to go through the menu options to reset it. However, it is impossible to say if the dongle or the tv is at fault so i’ll give it the benefit of the doubt and still award it 5 * because the tv represents good value for money.

This is a complete work of art , especially with the amazon tv box linked to it.

Very pleased with the fast delivery from amazonalthough my old tele was a 36′ the new one doesn’t look much bigger due to the screen almost filling the front of the set. The picture quality is excellent, and there are a lot of interesting apps. I am also very pleased that i can view my photographs on such a large screen via a memory stick plugged into the usb socket.

My last tv was a 32” samsung led so when i decided to up grade to a larger tv i naturally went for another samsung ,and i have not been disappointed ,would recommend this tv to any one.

Tv came well packaged, and appears to be working well. Not sure if the picture is as clear as one would expect from 100mhz but sound quality seems good so far.

Its been great for mounting on the chimney brest as it is light. The room is in full sun most of the day and we can still see the screen clearly so its bright. The smart feature so i can play you tube clips of funny animals to amuse the visiting relatives, using my samsung phone as the remote i must add. Use it with the xbox and as a second screen with the family pc so we aren’t all crammed around the computer trying to see what on the screen, they just sit at the dining room table.

More than smart – positively intelligent. . Don’t need speakers as the sound quality is good, no digibox as its all built-in, the wireless enables all apps and internet, so can be located anywhere without trailing wires, picture quality great on my aerial in the rurals. . And the slim line is brilliant as the whole screen is the viewing screen and no heavy 5′ bevel surround which i had previously on the 40′ tv that dominated the room of my small cottage.

This tv had no inbuilt wifi but i connected this via lan. I bought the wi fi dongle thinking this would allow my smart phone to mirror its screen, this was not the case and the dongle was returned. I therefore bought the allshare cast dongle from samsung. All other features work excellently. A super tv and picture with excellent smart features.

I bought the samsung ue39f5300akxxu because it looks good, is a reasonable price and fulfils my requirements for a semi-smart tv. I have not been disappointed. The tv arrived rapidly after purchase – it was complete and in good condition (no issues with delivery). The instructions were adequate and the set was simple to set up. I configured the tv with a sky freesat box, plus an lg hd recorder box and an apple wifi box – all worked first time through the three hdmi ports. I am pleased with the tv in use.

Great picture – love the catch up.


Summary
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Samsung UE39F5300AKXXU 39-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Slim LED Television (100Hz CMR, SMART, Dual-Core, Wi-Fi (Dongle required))
Rating
5.0 of 5 stars, based on 51 reviews

One thought on “Samsung UE39F5300AKXXU 39-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Slim LED Television, Great TV, but missing a few key features

  1. 1.0 out of 5 stars do not buy, only 18 months old and already ...
    Do not buy, only 18 months old and already screen is faulty, seems to be fairly common with samsung. . Save yourself the grief and buy another make.
  2. Anonymous

    This review is from : Samsung UE39F5300AKXXU 39-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Slim LED Television (100Hz CMR, SMART, Dual-Core, Wi-Fi (Dongle required))

    Do not buy, only 18 months old and already screen is faulty, seems to be fairly common with samsung. . Save yourself the grief and buy another make.
    1. 2.0 out of 5 stars registerto too often cable disconnected wwith a resulting loss of
      Registerto too often cable disconnected wwith a resulting loss of picture.
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        Registerto too often cable disconnected wwith a resulting loss of picture.
  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing buy for the price of £279
    Amazing buy for the price of £279. Shame about no built in wifi but hey one of the best purchases i’ve ever made.
  4. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Samsung UE39F5300AKXXU 39-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Slim LED Television (100Hz CMR, SMART, Dual-Core, Wi-Fi (Dongle required))

    Amazing buy for the price of £279. Shame about no built in wifi but hey one of the best purchases i’ve ever made.
  5. 4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars

    This review is from : Samsung UE39F5300AKXXU 39-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Slim LED Television (100Hz CMR, SMART, Dual-Core, Wi-Fi (Dongle required))

    Great tv, looks great and my non tech savy wife can use it with ease.
      1. 1.0 out of 5 stars faulty
        Had to send back as picture had a shadow that went across the screen making picture useless.
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    Had to send back as picture had a shadow that went across the screen making picture useless.
  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT

    This review is from : Samsung UE39F5300AKXXU 39-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Slim LED Television (100Hz CMR, SMART, Dual-Core, Wi-Fi (Dongle required))

    Took a while setting up but so much on it , wicked. Some of the apps are very slow but eventually come on.
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      Took a while setting up but so much on it , wicked. Some of the apps are very slow but eventually come on.
  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars Samsung TV's are best

    This review is from : Samsung UE39F5300AKXXU 39-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Slim LED Television (100Hz CMR, SMART, Dual-Core, Wi-Fi (Dongle required))

    This is my 6th samsung tv each one gets better with more features. Only one has broke down & that was minor fault with mains connection.
    1. Anonymous
      This is my 6th samsung tv each one gets better with more features. Only one has broke down & that was minor fault with mains connection.
  9. 5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value

    This review is from : Samsung UE39F5300AKXXU 39-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Slim LED Television (100Hz CMR, SMART, Dual-Core, Wi-Fi (Dongle required))

    The space available could not accomodate 40-42″ screen , so i was delighted to find this 39″ by samsung, which which had rated as top tv manufacturer. So far no complaints – remote control not as flash as new lg ‘magic’ but buttons are well spaced and clear and tv can be controlled from smartphone/tablet by app if a lot of keyboard activity required. I have poor aerial to my property and questionable speed fibre optic so glad of the dongle for no extra cost and we seem to be picking up everything ok. Default colour settings took some adjusting but after some trial and error we now have excellent picture quality. Be aware if you want to to mount this on a wall bracket that the fixtures are 8mm and with the scart & power entry positions limit your options. Spaced your fixing options are quite limited.
    1. Verified Purchase
      The space available could not accomodate 40-42″ screen , so i was delighted to find this 39″ by samsung, which which had rated as top tv manufacturer. So far no complaints – remote control not as flash as new lg ‘magic’ but buttons are well spaced and clear and tv can be controlled from smartphone/tablet by app if a lot of keyboard activity required. I have poor aerial to my property and questionable speed fibre optic so glad of the dongle for no extra cost and we seem to be picking up everything ok. Default colour settings took some adjusting but after some trial and error we now have excellent picture quality. Be aware if you want to to mount this on a wall bracket that the fixtures are 8mm and with the scart & power entry positions limit your options. Spaced your fixing options are quite limited.
  10. 5.0 out of 5 stars 39-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p

    This review is from : Samsung UE39F5300AKXXU 39-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Slim LED Television (100Hz CMR, SMART, Dual-Core, Wi-Fi (Dongle required))

    A faultless transaction, arrived next day and all as planned. All setup and works perfectly. . Very pleased and will be happy to use amazon again.
  11. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Samsung UE39F5300AKXXU 39-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Slim LED Television (100Hz CMR, SMART, Dual-Core, Wi-Fi (Dongle required))

    A faultless transaction, arrived next day and all as planned. All setup and works perfectly. . Very pleased and will be happy to use amazon again.
    1. 3.0 out of 5 stars Goods vs. Bads
      The good things about this smart tv: great price, fast delivery, happy with the hd picture quality and non hd freeview channels looks great as well. Happy to have youtube on my tv it expands the content to watch and its brilliant, app is very easy to use using all smartphones. Satisfying speaker sound, beautiful screen design, easy to clean, lightweight, slim. The bad things: the samsung smart hub. The apps selection is very poor. The games you can download from the samsung apps store is so basic that it reminds me of my old atari :/ which was nice back in the days. The remote control is very slow when it comes to browsing the web and you better have a samsung smartphone in order to enjoy browsing. The web browser looks very poor and sometimes will automatically change your search engine from google to bing (which i don’t like using it at all). In order to use your home wifi you’ll need to buy a special usb device which will cost you around the 25£ and if you would like to use the skype application on this smart tv you’d need to add 60£ to the total price, because the skype won’t work otherwise (which is ridiculously expensive). Bare in mind that if you would like to use the ustream app you will face some issues (in the last 9 months it just fails to load the streams), no sockets to dvi or rgb cables.
      1. Verified Purchase
        The good things about this smart tv: great price, fast delivery, happy with the hd picture quality and non hd freeview channels looks great as well. Happy to have youtube on my tv it expands the content to watch and its brilliant, app is very easy to use using all smartphones. Satisfying speaker sound, beautiful screen design, easy to clean, lightweight, slim. The bad things: the samsung smart hub. The apps selection is very poor. The games you can download from the samsung apps store is so basic that it reminds me of my old atari :/ which was nice back in the days. The remote control is very slow when it comes to browsing the web and you better have a samsung smartphone in order to enjoy browsing. The web browser looks very poor and sometimes will automatically change your search engine from google to bing (which i don’t like using it at all). In order to use your home wifi you’ll need to buy a special usb device which will cost you around the 25£ and if you would like to use the skype application on this smart tv you’d need to add 60£ to the total price, because the skype won’t work otherwise (which is ridiculously expensive). Bare in mind that if you would like to use the ustream app you will face some issues (in the last 9 months it just fails to load the streams), no sockets to dvi or rgb cables.
  12. 4.0 out of 5 stars Good value but Not built-in wifi
    We finally decided to move into the 21st century and got rid of our crt tv. I was undecided as to the need for ‘smart’ or not. This was available on a lightning deal and i made the purchase. Set upsetting up the stand was simple (need a philips screwdriver). One of the things i struggled with was the ‘universal remote’ i. Trying to connect the samsung remote to work with my sky box. After much try, i finally saw something on a forum that you need to put the ir-receiver near the sky box. Once i did that it recognised the device. However, there are still limitations i. You can’t bring up the sky planner with the samsung remote, so you do still need your sky remote. What you can do, however, is scroll through the channels (while watching one) to see what else is on. Or you can switch to another channel if you know what that channel number is.
  13. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Samsung UE39F5300AKXXU 39-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Slim LED Television (100Hz CMR, SMART, Dual-Core, Wi-Fi (Dongle required))

    We finally decided to move into the 21st century and got rid of our crt tv. I was undecided as to the need for ‘smart’ or not. This was available on a lightning deal and i made the purchase. Set upsetting up the stand was simple (need a philips screwdriver). One of the things i struggled with was the ‘universal remote’ i. Trying to connect the samsung remote to work with my sky box. After much try, i finally saw something on a forum that you need to put the ir-receiver near the sky box. Once i did that it recognised the device. However, there are still limitations i. You can’t bring up the sky planner with the samsung remote, so you do still need your sky remote. What you can do, however, is scroll through the channels (while watching one) to see what else is on. Or you can switch to another channel if you know what that channel number is.
  14. 4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good

    This review is from : Samsung UE39F5300AKXXU 39-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Slim LED Television (100Hz CMR, SMART, Dual-Core, Wi-Fi (Dongle required))

    More than smart – positively intelligent. . Don’t need speakers as the sound quality is good, no digibox as its all built-in, the wireless enables all apps and internet, so can be located anywhere without trailing wires, picture quality great on my aerial in the rurals. . And the slim line is brilliant as the whole screen is the viewing screen and no heavy 5″ bevel surround which i had previously on the 40″ tv that dominated the room of my small cottage.
    1. Verified Purchase
      More than smart – positively intelligent. . Don’t need speakers as the sound quality is good, no digibox as its all built-in, the wireless enables all apps and internet, so can be located anywhere without trailing wires, picture quality great on my aerial in the rurals. . And the slim line is brilliant as the whole screen is the viewing screen and no heavy 5″ bevel surround which i had previously on the 40″ tv that dominated the room of my small cottage.
      1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Superb value, and the best app line-up by far
        First impressions of this tv aren’t wonderful – it’s very plasticy, the remote looks cheap, and the default picture quality settings are so lurid and gaudy as to be completely unwatchable. Fortunately the settings menu provides a plethora of ways to improve the picture, and a few seconds later it was satisfactory, if still very much an lcd – which is to say, waxy and rather other worldly. I should qualify that by saying that my main tv is very high end (a pioneer kuro), so my bar is set very high. For most i imagine once the saturation and contrast have been knocked back, the picture wouldn’t offend. The sound i would describe as bigger than expected, but still very much tv speaker sound. The fun part of this tv, is it’s connected services, for which the samsung wis12abgn/xec allshare (dlna) smart tv wireless dongle is a must buy. 4 and 5ghz) once online, you get access to the samsung app store, and their recommendation engine. As i watch very little live tv, i wasn’t able to get much out of the latter, but i believe the idea of it, is that it learns what you watch, and so is able to recommend what to watch next.
  15. Verified Purchase
    First impressions of this tv aren’t wonderful – it’s very plasticy, the remote looks cheap, and the default picture quality settings are so lurid and gaudy as to be completely unwatchable. Fortunately the settings menu provides a plethora of ways to improve the picture, and a few seconds later it was satisfactory, if still very much an lcd – which is to say, waxy and rather other worldly. I should qualify that by saying that my main tv is very high end (a pioneer kuro), so my bar is set very high. For most i imagine once the saturation and contrast have been knocked back, the picture wouldn’t offend. The sound i would describe as bigger than expected, but still very much tv speaker sound. The fun part of this tv, is it’s connected services, for which the samsung wis12abgn/xec allshare (dlna) smart tv wireless dongle is a must buy. 4 and 5ghz) once online, you get access to the samsung app store, and their recommendation engine. As i watch very little live tv, i wasn’t able to get much out of the latter, but i believe the idea of it, is that it learns what you watch, and so is able to recommend what to watch next.

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