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1.0 out of 5 stars TV okay but dont expect to plug it in, 22 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Samsung UE22F5400 22-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Slim Smart LED Television with Built-In Wi-Fi (discontinued by manufacturer) (Electronics)
I wanted a small TV for the bedroom and as I was happy with my samsung 32 inch in the lounge I opted for Samsung again. However I was so incensed with Samsungs 'thrown in' cheap UK mains cable, I have now swapped to LG.
The problem is that the UK 3 pin mains cable has been cut to a ridiculous 0.8m in length and does not reach from the TV to a socket unless the TV is positioned directly on top of it. It is clearly a cost cutting (as well as length cutting) measure from Samsung purely for the UK market as the EU 2 pin cable that is also included still remains at useful 1.5m in length. So for those buying a Samsung tv in the uk market beware of the extra cost of buying a new mains cable whereas LG's cable however remain at a useful 2m in length.
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Initial post: 31 Dec 2013 13:06:05 GMT
Bagginses says:
If only there was a column for comparing the length of cables in the boxes for the various brands you would have been saved this traumatic experience perhaps a stern letter/email to Amazon is in order. Kind of curious as to whether anything actually important was wrong with it other than the monumental gaff of a cable 70cm shorter than other brands ?

Posted on 4 Jan 2014 21:37:29 GMT
M. A. Severs says:
What a shame that it is totally physically impossible to use the EU cable, cut the plug off it and screw on a UK mains plug in its place, like everyone did for the many decades before moulded plugs. Such a tragedy that this 99p solution defies the laws of gravity, evolution, polite society, international broadcasting regulations and good taste, given that it is otherwise such a blatantly obvious option.

Posted on 7 Jan 2014 05:01:35 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jan 2014 05:07:34 GMT
jpod says:
I bought this TV and the cable is fine and its total length from TV to transformer to socket is no problem. For a small tv the length of cable is of good length. Small tvs are often in kitchens which normally have lots of sockets so distance is not an issue. Use an extension cable or move the tv closer to the socket. Also the TV is excellent value. I paid £187.50. Picture very good. Smart TV good. Sound average.

If you can't do a diy fix then perhaps move house to one that has sockets where you want them?

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2014 12:22:07 GMT
Last edited by the author on 5 Feb 2014 12:23:16 GMT
Isaac Asimov says:
Hi, well you could contact Amazon over this earth-shattering and monumental design flaw that Samsung have so obviously made here, only as there is no "Amazon verified purchase" link to this comment then I don't think Amazon will do a whole lot about it. Also when I got my TV recently - through Amazon - there was no EU lead just the UK one that is of adequate length. So I'm wondering where exactly did you get this TV from? Is it possibly a web site selling it really cheap maybe because they cater mainly for the European market and only "chuck in" a UK cable for those in GB that use their site.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2014 11:58:31 GMT
kitty says:
THIS TV IS A FAKE I HAD IT A FEW MONTHS NOW IT DOESN'T WORK THE PLUG ISN'T RIGHT AT ALL YOU SHOULD SEND IT BACK A REAL TV WOULD'T HAVE A PLUG LIKE THAT WHY DOES IT COME WITH A Adapter plug when we all no that you will see a adapter like that on a laptop not a tv please sent it back cuz it will stop working on you

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2014 08:07:31 BDT
Ray C says:
Thank you Kitty for yet another of your balanced and lucid reviews. You really don't seem to have a lot of luck with TVs from Amazon. Maybe they should employ you to test all their stock, I'm sure we'd all benefit from your expertise.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 May 2014 11:53:26 BDT
kitty says:
Thanks you
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