Samsung LE40C580 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Allshare LCD Television, Perfect for someone searching for a large, budget screen

This tv is amazing the quality of hd is amazing and sd is great too as long as your not too close to it. The sound is also really good for tv speakers. The best thing is that it looks and feels like a £1000 tv with a glass stand and surround, its beautiful. Dont waste money buying a more expensive tv which could literally only be slightly better quality, spend the extra money on surround sound or something.

I bought this tv after many hours looking at sonys. Lg’s and toshiba’sfirstly it was delivered within a day from amazon and despite the adverse weather conditions the box was in perfect condition. The tv itself is childs play to set up and is one of the best looking tv’s for the price tag. The quality of the finish and the sturdyness of the glass stand is to be commended – i have a few family members who have lg tv’s with plastic stands which looks lopsided. I am no technical expert in terms of picture quality but for me as a lay user the picture and sound is perfect – using it with an lg blu ray.

Bought this tv after reading many reviews and decided to go for this model because of the inbuilt hd freeview. It is a very attractive design and the picture quality is excellent as i come to expect from samsung. Decent sound and very easy to set up on installation menus. Delivery was puctual and the price (£476)for what you get is the icing on the cake. A small quibble that stopped me giving 5 stars, was that the stand was not attached and was not the easiest thing to attach. I have another 40in samsung and this was delivered with stand assembled and was up and running in minutes. You definately need 2 people to put this set together if like me you are going to be using the stand provided. This apart, definately a tv i would recommend.

I hate it when the review score is about the seller and not the product so i’ll just quickly say that amazon warehouse delivered a cracking deal – happy with the price and the condition, although the packaging was a little loose – obviously intended for a 42′ tv – perhaps why so many of these are broken?anyway, on to the tv. I did a lot of research, visited a lot of shops, and drove my other half mad with pros & cons. In the end i decided there is almost no relationship between price and quality.I plumped for a very affordable price from a good solid brand. This tv is a proper bargain. 3d is a gimmick, 50hz refresh rate is fine (and if you actually read the reviews for most 100hz+ ‘montionflow’ tvs the reviewer usually tells you to turn it off). With this tv you’ve found freeview hd, usb connectivity and 4 hdmi ports and those are far more important. 40′ is a good size for most rooms without being silly.

Bought this tv last week and im pleased to say that im over the moon with it. This is my 2nd lcd tv and is loads better than my 1st one. Xbox 360 hooked up to it and is just brilliant. I do have 1 problem with it at the minute though, and here it is -when i have my ` common interface card ` inserted for espn and turn the tv on the freeview hd channels doesnt display but the ci channel(espn) does. I get an message on the freeview hd channels screen saying ` unable to display common interface services. Check module is working properly. ` but i know its working fine. When i unplug the ci card the hd channels appear on screen, so i then have to re-insert card and freeview hd channels still displays its programes.

Samsung LE40C580 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Allshare LCD Television with Freeview HD : I am surprised i was asked to review this item, as i cancelled my order. Due to it not turning up and no estimated delivery day provided by the courier firm (fyi i paid for express/next day delivery). To be honest amazon were very good and they had the same frustrations with the courier firm. I eventually purchased a samgsung 1030 from sainsbury’s. It is a great telly, though i’m disappointed i ended up with the non hd freeview, as least i got a telly in the endso here’s my markings:telly gets 5 starscity link courier firm get minus pointsamazon gets 3 points for speedy refund, but loses them for using a ridiculous courier firm.

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  1. Hard to find a tv that produces such an excellent quality picture. 5 years on and i’m still finding it hard to find a tv that produces such an excellent quality picture. Sd hd both great and blu ray discs are immense as is the quality of 4k content streamed through you tube. I’d love an oled but until they are reasonably priced this will do for a few more years.
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    I am pleased with this tv it fits in beside fireplace and windowand has given good service so far to date.
    1. The tv is still working, 3 years on. Though i might need an led soon. Remote was not 100% spot on though, a bit slow on the left cursor button, and one usb at the back of the tv is not working i think. Unlucky as a friend who bought the same model from amazon did not have this problem.
      1. Fantasic product, i have owned this tv over 3 years, still good as day one. This is an exceptional tv, picture is superb, people always think the standard sky channels are in hd. Gaming is perfect, xbox360 an ps4 have both been used extensively and tv has never struggled and picture has always been great. It will play any file format you can find, i have a terrabyte hard drive connected to the tvs usb slot and it plays all music and video files i can find. It can be more picky over dlna but i can download a video file in x264 for example and stream it direct to the tv from the tablet, connectivity is excellent. The tv is wired into the router and can play wirelessly from laptop, ps4, tablet and phone, as i said connectivity is superb. If there is one criticism it would be the sound, and the fact there is no arc, and its not that the sound is bad at all, just not as good as the picture, screen and features. The lack of arc is no great loss, i use an optical to the av reciever so it just means i can use playsation and tv sound with music playing through the speakers. Tv does everything you want it to, in over 3 years it has never let me down. Only reason this tv will be changed is for a bigger one, there is nothing i would want to do on a smart tv i couldnt on this one. And do not be put off by my comment on the sound, i i simply meant sound met expectations rather than exceeding rhem massivly like the rest of the tv does.
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    I would recommend this tv to all who wont a v. Good tv for a fraction of a price. Looks stylish , it has a great reviews on internet and for that price i was a real steal.
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    Using this tv now to write this review. Has picture in picture which is took me a while to realise cause i didn’t know what pip meantwhy only 4 stars?. All of the important cables go into the back only. Not good if you’re using the recommended wall bracket, which means u can’t get to those cables etc. Side sockets would have been better, perhaps with some kind of a flop cover cable channel to hide the mess. Of course this is not a problem if you will keep this on a stand, in which case one is provided to keep it upright and it works as it should. Another possible downside is teh pip is actually quite small, in my opinion.
    1. Good picture, lots of conectivity, sound is good too if you arent expecting cinema sound from a mid range tv. Buy it, you wont be dissappointed.
  5. This review is from : Samsung LE40C580 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Allshare LCD Television with Freeview HD

    Totally happy, best purchase i have made in ages. Got this on amazon warehouse for £320 and cant complain about anything really. Came in 3 days, perfect condition. Has changed my tv experience. Use the usb slot all the time to watch hd content, and the freeview hd for the football when its on. Still eed to upgrade the sky contract but might be leaving my flat soon otherwise i would have already. The picture is clear in both sd and hd but i guess the sd picture is what im most amazed at. Sometimes i think its hd its so clear.
  6. This review is from : Samsung LE40C580 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Allshare LCD Television with Freeview HD

    This is my second samsung tv, the first being a hd ready model. The difference at 1080i is noticeable. I like the design, the look, the quality. The stand looks nice, and overall fits in with all the other black items i have such as the glass tv stand. I like the interactivity of plugging in my samsung blu-ray player; all the samsung products work well together on one remote. I was a little disappointed that when plugging in an ethernet cable, nothing really happened. There isn’t really anything you can do with the internet connectivity. Plugging in a usb with music/videos on brings up a nice looking menu to play from. Freeview has a good menu layout which is easy to use.
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    “perfect” for tv and dvi pc monitor. I had been impressed with samsung lcd monitors, and spent time in tv shops looking for precise image definition. The samsung stood out as a likely dual-role tv and monitor. It has exceeded my expectations.
  8. This review is from : Samsung LE40C580 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Allshare LCD Television with Freeview HD

    I bought this tv in may 2011. I have absolutely no issues whatsoever. The tv is a great size, it has full hd capabilities, freeview hd, a fantastic epg with timer settings along with a whole host of connections. 4x hdmi input2x usb1x ariel input1x scart socket1x red/white/yellow av1x component1x common interface slot1x pc in1x pc audio in1x lan slot1x toslink (optical) sound inputthis tv has all the connections you could possibly ask for and moreit is lcd, not led, but i don’t have any issues with the picture, it’s as perfect as i could possibly ask for. The sound, as with all lcd tv’s is the only real niggle, but the room it’s in is quite narrow, so i doesn’t have to be too loud and, with it being samsung, you can connect with anynet+ to practically anything, even toshiba products work with itthe lan socket allows streaming from pc’s over a network for videos, music or pictures. I have only used the feature once and it’s fantastic, but it’s not something i need; but nice to havethe usb’s are great and one of them is able to support ‘hard drives’. The benefit of this is if you have digital copies of films, from blu-ray triple plays for example, or videos you have made youself,you can whack it onto a portable hdd and watch it via the tv’s ‘media’ centre. Overall a perfect tv, i paid £500 for it when it was released, which is amazing value for money.I am very very pleased and couldn’t ask for anything better (at the time of purchase) – now, i want the full led version, but i’m in no rushthe newer model, le40d580 has no av socket (red white yellow) and has a figure of 8 power adaptor as oppose to the kettle (3 prong) in this model.