Customer Reviews: Samsung UN19F4000 19-Inch 720p 60Hz LED TV (2013 Model)
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on May 27, 2013
I bought this tv for an exercise room and hoped the speaker volume would be enough to overcome the treadmill noise. Not only was it loud enough but the tv has a setting in the sound menu called Clear Voice that emphasizes voice over sounds. This makes it much easier to understand what people are saying while on the treadmill. It also has a setting called Auto Volume that automatically adjusts the volume to the same level on all channels.
I am using the tv with a small roof top antenna and it gets all the stations from a 56 mile distance. I compared this tv's channel reception to my more expensive Toshiba Regza 46XV645U and they were both the same, so my worries of a cheap tv having an inferior tuner were over.
The base of the tv is not adjustable but was quite sturdy and level. The back has a 75mm by 75mm vesa mount so it could be mounted with something like this mount:

Cheetah Mounts ALAMB Articulating Arm TV Wall Mount Bracket for VESA 100 12-24" LCD LED Flat Screen Monitors Display/TVs up to 40lbs Includes Free 10' HDMI Cable and 6" Bubble Level

I mounted this tv up high and used a feature in the picture menu called Samsung Magic Angle. This has settings to adjust the picture quality to compensate for the tv not being close to level line of sight. This brought the picture back to the same quality as if I were looking at it straight on. This feature could also be used if the tv were mounted real low.

The quality, picture, and sound of this tv were above my expectations for a tv at this price.

After 1 year the tv is still going strong with no issues. I am very happy with this purchase.
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on April 3, 2013
There aren't many major brand Flat Panel TVs that will fit under the upper cabinet in your kitchen. We have 2 other Samsung TV's in the house and are very happy with them. It was a nice surprise to find this model for our kitchen. Its also nice to have the same remote control design in 3 rooms. The picture is great and the sound is pretty good for the small speakers facing down from the bottom edge.

A year ago we bought a 22" Visio for the kitchen. It fit because it has no stand to increase its height. The sound on the 22" Vizio was poor . . often hard to understand speech on some programs with the Vizio.

The TV is very light weight. To allow the TV to turn on the granite counter, I removed the sticky rubber feet and put on felt pads available at hardware stores for chair feet. The felt pads are very slippery so you can spin the TV with a finger tip.

One Minor shortcomings for our needs:
This TV has an external power block like your notebook computer. On our Peninsula kitchen counter, we turn this TV to face the Kitchen or Dinette. It would be nice to not have this power block to hide. Being compulsive about tidy electronics installations, I lengthened the low voltage power wire on the power block and placed it in the unfinished basement below the TV. Now we only have the thin black low-voltage power wire going into a wall plate along with the HDMI feed from the basement. The DishTV and Roku remote controls are both Radio-Frequency so the DishTV HDMI-module and RokU-Module can be in the basement below the TV.

Overall, we are really happy to find this great TV that is only 12.5" tall with the stand.
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on August 18, 2013
Simply put, Samsung has supplied the wrong size screws to attach the stand. No matter how much you tighten them, there remains a gap between each screw head and the stand, causing unsafe, hazardous and frustrating wobbling of the TV all over the place. The SIMPLE SOLUTION is to just insert a single metal washer onto each screw before inserting it into the underside of the base. There will then be a firm and stable connection between the TV and its dedicated stand. Samsung needs to own up to its error in supplying screws that are too long, and provide all purchasers with either three metal washers or the correct size (i.e., shorter) screws. Also, because the screw holes are set so far into the bottom of the stand, it is advisable to use a magnetic screw driver to assist in getting the screws inside the holes.
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on June 26, 2013
Perfect for my kitchen, storm cellar and camper. Very light weight and cute. Great picture and good sound (has jacks for speakers for picky people). I'll get a case for it for use in the camper.
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on November 25, 2014
This is a great TV picture. But my wife and I both thought the sound was pretty weak. So I took an old iHome speaker I had velcroed it to the back of the TV and now the sound is awesome.
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on May 25, 2013
First the cons. The single most annoying feature of this TV is the base. It is a cheap plastic base that does not fit properly. It is wiggly even when fully tightened. We had to jury rig it to get it to fit properly (snugly). Even when tightened it leans down to the right (so the viewing from is not square, it is tilted) at a pretty noticeable angle of about an inch... To align it I propped the power cube that is part of the power cord under one end of the set and then it was even. Should a customer have to go through this for a new product? Definitely not. If you intend to mount this TV on a wall or under a cabinet you will not have this problem and it is obvious that Samsung felt most would opt to do that hence not caring about the crappy fit of the base. That being said, the base on the 19" TV, crappy as it is, is superior to the base on the 22" Samsung series 5003 TV which I returned because while that base was also plastic and flimsy (but fixable if you use your own properly fitted screws over the ones supplied in box), it also had the more serious problem of not being substantial enough to actually support the TV. The 22" 5003 series base was too small and the TV was top heavy and very tippable. I can't believe the designs of these bases were actually approved by Samsung.

Another con, the 19" has only one HDMI port so know if you need to hook up several things you will need to buy a hub or splitter, sold separately (Amazon sells both).

Also if you are planning to use this TV to receive over the air channels I was not able to find a way to manually add channels on this model. I googled it too. So unless there is something I am missing your over the air channels will be whatever is picked up by the TV scan only. If you can receive most of be channels you want without adjusting your antenna then they should all be picked up on the TV scan, but if you need to adjust antenna to get certain channels it will be problematic as each scan will only pick up the channels the antenna picks up in that particular direction... And you can't manually add the channels not picked up on the scan.

However, despite these issues, I have decided to keep this TV. I bought it for my kitchen. If fits nicely under the upper cabinets with room to spare to sit it on cable box. Base is small enough that it can sit on box without covering box's air vents. Most of the smaller TVs leave something to be desired one way or the other. The picture on the TV is excellent and it does have the traditional easy to navigate Samsung menus. The 19" size looks better In my smaller size kitchen where the 22" still also fit under the cabinets but was a bit overpowering looking as I don't want the TV to be the focus of the room. There are very few choices in a 19" size. So I am keeping it because of the picture quality, compact size and ease of use of the remote to navigate menus. Once you correct the base issues and prop it on the power cube to get the picture frame straight it actually looks pretty nice. Plus the smaller size allows it to fit farther back into the corner, leaving more counter space for me to use when cooking.
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on September 23, 2015
This is the best tv out there in the 19 inch range. I don't know why it's so difficult to find the smaller sets these days! This is the perfect size on my kitchen counter. Beautiful sharp picture and color with HD connection. With a USB it allows me to attach my Google Chrome stick too. Sound could be a little richer but better than others in this range. But there's also a jack in the back to attach a speaker so I've remedied that! Viewing angle for countertop could be better but works if you prop it up a little in front. (see my photo) If you're looking for a small set, I've shopped around. THIS IS YOUR GUY!
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on November 9, 2014
I purchased this Samsung after buying a less expensive no-name brand that I decided to return because it was such poor quality. The Samsung was a world of difference and has an excellent sound and picture, with some great options to adjust how you like. Really happy with this TV and highly recommend it if you need a small TV but still want great quality sound and picture. I use this in my kitchen so the size is perfect.
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on October 2, 2013
29-inch model

Picture and sound are fine. The sound is by no means hi-fi, but I am more concerned with hearing dialogue, and the "Clear Voice" preset works well for that. Plenty of volume. (For football games, the "Standard" preset decreases that high-pitched crowd noise.)

It is true that the only audio output is an old-fashioned headphone jack (L+R).

I am feeding this thing 1080i HD from DIRECTV (I pay $10 extra per month to get their HD service). Feels like I am sitting in the stadium at football games.

I think the size is perfect for my small living room (12 ft. x 11 ft.) The TV sits in one corner on a 20-inch high stand with my La-Z-Boy in the opposite corner.
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on May 16, 2013
When the ancient CRT based TV in our guest room expired I was looking for a good replacement.

I checked locally and no one had a good name brand smaller LED / LCD TV. There were a few off brand models, or I could order one at a local store.

This TV was at a really good price point for a Samsung. Not much more to say. Worked great out of the box. Setup was very easy.

Picture quality is excellent. Sound quality is good enough for its intended purpose. Can't say about the HDMI inputs as we don't need those at this time.

I would recommend this TV if you need a smaller format model.
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