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An excellent price for a pretty satisfying picture and handfuls of features

This is a decent mid-range curved-screen Full HD Smart television with great LED-backlit pictures and above average stereo sound. Packed with features and on sale in the UK for fairly low prices, the Samsung UE40K6300 is definitely worth your consideration.

It may not be 4K or HDR (High Dynamic Range) compatible, but Samsung’s Full HD (1080p) televisions still produce the goods when it comes to image quality. Auto Depth Enhancer delivers excellent depth of vision and wonderful contrasts, while Ultra Clean View automatically eliminates noise, improving images across the board. The colour spectrum is rich and deep, and overall you’ll enjoy a very impressive viewing experience. Even furious action sequences are captured relatively smoothly.

The two 10 W inbuilt speakers with Dolby Digital Plus perform manfully – delivering a decent, well balanced audio range. It’s great for day to day use but if you want to go to town (and we always suggest you do when you can) then use the digital audio out or HDMI ARC ports to connect a soundbar or home cinema system.

This comes with a Freeview HD decoder, PVR recording and media playback from a USB device. Samsung’s Tizen operating system is simple to use and Smart Hub allows you rapid access to online services such as Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and YouTube. Two USB ports and three HDMI sockets provide a good range of connections for your Blu-ray players and games consoles, while the gamers amongst you can enter a whole new world of console-free video gaming.

What’s hot:

  • Very decent picture
  • Truckload of Smart TV features
  • Excellently priced

What’s not:

  • Sound could be better
  • No dedicated Smart remote
  • Could do with an extra HDMI slot

Why you should buy it: It may not deliver the type of breath-taking pictures of its 4K and OLED rivals, but the UE40J5200’s 1080p screen delivers the goods for a budget television, producing sharp imagery and good depth. Samsung’s Wide Colour Enhancer is designed to improve and broaden the colour spectrum, creating more true-to-life pictures, and despite a bit of colour bleed the screen reproduces clear, vibrant and detailed images – especially via HDMI and in HD.