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Samsung LE-B579 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 40", 46")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 271 reviews of Samsung LE-B579 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 40", 46"). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Comments about the design and color are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the black level.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung LE-B579 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 40", 46") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung LE 40 B 579


Accurate 24p reproduction., Contrast-rich, bright picture., Universal tuner with CI+ support

Awkward DVB-C installation

An affordable TV with a top set of features, a high-contrast picture, and decent colours — the LE 40 B 579 definitely gets a thumbs-up from The only clear weakness is the set’s tricky operation — in particular the DVB-C channel list...

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus / SRS TruSurround HD / SRS TruSurround HD & Dolby Digital Plus
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
FM radio: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10 / 20


Color of product:Black
Desktop stand: Yes
LED Indicators: Yes
Mercury content:35


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1800:1
Display brightness:437
Display Diagonal:37 / 40 / 46
Display Diagonal (metric):37
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:100 / 200 / 50
Progressive Scan: Yes
Response Time:7
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p
Viewing angle, horizontal:166
Viewing angle, vertical:171

Energy Management

AC (power) in: Yes
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Power consumption (max):140
Power consumption (PowerSave):130
Power consumption (sleep mode):60 / 80
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):105 / 180 / 240


Placement supported:Vertical
Swivelling: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:200 x 200 / 400 x 400

Management Features

Auto power off: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
Number of OSD languages:25
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Programmable timers:Y
Remote Control Type:TM950
Sleep Timer: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Audio Output:1 / L/R
Backlight: Yes
Backlight type:CCFL
Color processing:WCE 2
Package dimensions (WxDxH):55.5 x 10.2 x 32.5
Power LED: Yes
Power Requirements:100-240V, 50 / 60 Hz / 220-240V 50/60Hz
Power supply type:AC
Speakers:2 / 2 x 10 W
Stand-by LED: Yes

Packaging Content

Desktop stand:Y

Packaging Data

Manual: Yes
Package depth:9.41
Package height:28.2 / 29.4
Package weight:51.4 / 66.6
Package width:46.9 / 49.1


Audio formats supported:MP3
Card reader integrated: No
Child lock: Yes
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Picture processing technology:Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:MPEG4
Video formats supported:MPEG4

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Audio input for DVI: Yes
Common interface (CI): Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Connection to PC: Yes
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:4
HDMI version:1.3
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1 / 2
RGB ports quantity:1
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
SCART ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC (power) in:Y
Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Power consumption (max):140
Power consumption (PowerSave):130
Power consumption (sleep):60 / 80
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):105 / 180 / 240

Smart TV

Internet TV: No

TV Tuner

Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T
Number of tuners:1
Tuner Type:Analog / Analog & digital / Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.11 / 3.12
Depth (with stand):10 / 10.9 / 9.96
Height:23.5 / 25.1 / 28.1
Height (with stand):25.9 / 27.5 / 30.6
Weight:32.6 / 42.8 / 522.1
Weight with stand:42.8 / 53.6 / 684.3
Width:36.3 / 39.3 / 44.5
Width (with stand):36.3 / 39.3 / 44.5