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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, whathifi.com and tweakers.net the average expert rating of this mid-size TV is 73 out of 100.

Good Brand

Samsung is one of the better rated TV brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Samsung also has good ratings for its mid-size TVs.

Running Costs Are Low

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A. The UE32ES5500 is one of the cheaper to run televisions of a comparable type and age that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the UE32ES5500 is only £65.

Nice Design

One person who purchased the Samsung UE32ES5500 concluded that it was good looking. Whathifi.com mentioned in their review “The is a good looking set”. One Samsung UE32ES5500 owner thought it was a good design. Digital Versus said “Decent detail, vibrant colour, plenty of smart content, nice design and interface”.

Good Picture Quality

A number of people concluded that the Samsung UE32ES5500 had clouding visible in the picture. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “The model we tested showed no signs of clouding (bright patches in dark areas of the screen”. Digital Versus said “No clouding” in their review of the Samsung UE32ES5500.

Good Size

One person who bought it concluded that it was thin. Expert website Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE32ES5500 four years ago “Its slim frame contains a multitude of apps”.

Good Technical Features

One person who bought the product reckoned that it had good features. Expert website Whathifi.com mentioned “Samsung has been generous on the features front with its 2012 range of TVs, no matter what the screen size” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Easy to Use

One person said in their reviews that it had a good interface.

3D Compatible

The UE32ES5500 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years are not 3D compatible.

We compared this TV to all the other 3D compatible TVs and we think the LG 42LW579, and the Samsung UE40H6470 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the UE32ES5500 which do not support smart TV features, the UE32ES5500 supports smart TV features.

Alternative televisions which support smart TV features currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-40AS640.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

At 20 Watts, the UE32ES5500 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE32ES5500. The RMS rated power of TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UE32ES5500 range from 2W to 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on TVs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Three HDMI Ports

The UE32ES5500 is a three HDMI port television. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UE32ES5500 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems

The UE32ES5500 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to it. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the UE32ES5500. The analog signal format systems "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this Samsung TV.

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Very Low Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

The average power consumption in power save mode of TVs of this age and type is 69W, and the power consumptions in power save mode range from 0.01W to 5,200W. At only 20 Watts, the UE32ES5500 has a fairly low power consumption in power save mode compared to most of the other televisions that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption

Televisions of this age and type have annual energy consumptions of between 0.22kWh and 620kWh. With an annual energy consumption of only 57 kilowatt hours, the Samsung UE32ES5500 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions amongst TVs of this age.

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Quite Thin

Mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE32ES5500 have thicknesses of between 3.5mm and 100mm. The UE32ES5500 has a quite thin thickness (only 46.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the UE32ES5500.

There are a number of other 46.9mm thick TVs currently available that you might also want to consider including the UE40ES6800, the UE37ES6300, or the UE40ES5500 (£900.84) all from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Very Light

The weights of TVs of this type and age range from 3.7kg to 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg. At only 6.2 kilograms, the UE32ES5500 is fairly light compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE32ES5500.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The UE32ES5500 does not have a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UE32ES5500 also do not have a WiFi connection.

It is worth considering other TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Panasonic TX-L32E30, the Samsung UE48H6470, or the LG 47LB670 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UE32ES5500 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the UE32ES5500 also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth also looking at other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the UE46ES8000, the UN46ES8000, or the UE40F7000 all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UE32ES5500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the UE32ES5500 also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this television and we think the LOEWE Art 32 (£699.00), or the Samsung UE46H7000 (£849.00) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

At only 100 hertz, the Samsung UE32ES5500 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec. The motion interpolation frequencies of comparable spec televisions that were released more than two years ago range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE32ES5500

Full HD HD Type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this TV was released.

Average Refresh Rate

The Samsung UE32ES5500 has a relatively average refresh rate (100 hertz) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the UE32ES5500.

Other 100Hz refresh rate televisions currently available which you might also want to look at include the Samsung UE40C6000, the LOEWE Xelos 40 (£995.00), or the Toshiba 32DL933 which has better reviews.

If this TV refresh rate is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung UE46F6400 (120Hz), or the LG 39LB5610 (120Hz) which also has a higher rating.

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Expert Reviews

(3)
27 November 2012

It may not have the best picture out there, but the Samsung ES5500 should be good for anyone looking for a TV in this price range. Plus, the model we tested showed no signs of clouding (bright...

Accurate colours (average Delta E 3.4)
High contrast 2 800 1)
No clouding
Compatible with numerous video formats via the media player
Decent detail, vibrant colour, plenty of smart content, nice design and interface
No motion interpolation
Narrow viewing angles
Grey shading could be improved
Panel not very responsive
18 ms on average
5 October 2012

Samsung has been generous on the features front with its 2012 range of TVs, no matter what the screen size.The is a good looking set, and its slim frame contains a multitude of apps and online... Read more…

9 February 2013

Voor de prijs (EUR 405) een prima TV met goede beeld en geluid eigenschappen. Een leuke extra is Smart TV. Update 09-02-2013: Afspelen van media content toegevoegd en wat typo?s verbeterd...

Excellent lineup of smart TV apps
Stylish design
Good sound quality
Bright punchy pictures
Accurate colours (average Delta E 3.4)
Motion blur
Standarddefinition upscaling is poor
Lacks 3D support
Skin tones look plasticky
No motion interpolation

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue32es5500, ue32es5505, ue-32es5500, ue32es5500w, ue32es5500k, ue32es5505k, ue32es5500p, ue32es5500px, 8806071865911, ue32es5500pxz, ue32es5500wxzg, ue32es5500pxzt, ue32es5500wxxc, UE32ES5500KXXU, samsung ue32es5500
Barcodes 08806071821412, 08806071821429, 08806071821436, 08806071835808, 08806071847207, 08806071850825, 08806071865911, 08806071883908, 08806071885315, 08806085290051

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