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26 Reasons For
According to sales data from Amazon, the UE32K5500 is one the fastest selling TV currently available.
Good Sound Quality
A number of Samsung UE32K5500 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it had good sound quality. Alan L. wrote in his review of this TVs on Amazon a few weeks ago “It has the best sound of any flat screen I have seen”. Andrew D said on Amazon “The picture is very good, as if the sound quality” in his review of this TVs. J R Hartley wrote on Amazon this year “Nice slim TV with good sound and great picture”.
Samsung Televisions Have Excellent Reviews
Mid-size TVs built by Samsung have excellent reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Samsung also has excellent reviews across its entire range.
Low Running Costs
This television is rated A for energy efficiency, and the average running cost of the UE32K5500 is only £65 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is in the cheapest 19% of all 332 mid-size TVs that were launched in the last 12 months.
Four Samsung UE32K5500 owners reckoned that it was good looking. Alan L. mentioned “It'd looks stylish and it has the best sound of any flat screen I have seen” in his Samsung UE32K5500 review. J R Hartley mentioned in August “The menus are pretty intuitive” in their review. This year J R Walden said “Beautiful picture and sound quality Was able to get full HD from an indoor digital ariel Free view”.
Easy to Use
Three Samsung UE32K5500 owners who bought this TVs concluded that it was easy to setup. Andrew D mentioned in his review of this TVs “The TV was easy to setup”. J R Hartley said in their review on Amazon “The wifi was easy to set up and the menus are pretty intuitive”. A few weeks ago Linda wrote “Easy to set up/connect to wifi etc” in her review of this TVs.
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Good Product Quality
A few Samsung UE32K5500 owners wrote in their reviews that this TVs was good quality. Amazon Customer said in their Samsung UE32K5500 review on Amazon a few weeks ago “Picture quality is fantastic” and scored it 99 out of 100. J R Walden wrote in their review also a few weeks ago “Very good Quality T.V”. J R Walden also said “Beautiful picture and sound quality Was able to get full HD from an indoor digital ariel Free view”.
Good High Def TV
Several Samsung UE32K5500 owners who bought the Samsung UE32K5500 considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. This year Andrew D wrote on Amazon “Full HD is well worth it for the incredible clarity” in his review of the Samsung UE32K5500 but even so rated it 3 stars. J R Walden said this month “Sound quality Was able to get full HD from an indoor digital ariel Free view” in their review of the Samsung UE32K5500.
Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. In August this year J R Hartley wrote on Amazon “The TV has DLNA built in too” in their review of this TVs but despite that only gave the Samsung UE32K5500 a score of 3 stars. In the same month Mr K Ryan gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said “Also having bluetooth built in allows me to rig up my headset” in his Samsung UE32K5500 review.
A number of Samsung UE32K5500 owners who reviewed the Samsung UE32K5500 agreed that it was wifi compatible. Andrew D said on Amazon “It has also 'forgotten' the wifi passkey and that has needed re-entering several times as well”. J R Hartley said on Amazon this month “The wifi was easy to set up” however despite that scored the product 60 out of 100.
Good Picture Quality
One person concluded that the Samsung UE32K5500 had good picture quality. In August Amazon Customer gave the Samsung UE32K5500 a rating of 99 out of 100 and mentioned in their review on Amazon “Picture quality is fantastic”.
One person considered that it had good technical guidance. Mr K Ryan mentioned in his review of the Samsung UE32K5500 a few weeks ago “Is a great help when you don't want to run an aerial cable to it” and rated it 99 out of 100.
One person thought the Samsung UE32K5500 had a good stand. Mr K Ryan gave it a score of 5 stars and he said this month “Comes with a stylish stand”.
One person who reviewed this TVs mentioned that it was good value for money. Mr K Ryan wrote on Amazon “Overall a great purchase considering the price”.
One Samsung UE32K5500 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was thin. In August this year J R Hartley mentioned on Amazon “Nice slim TV with good sound”.
Only Released Four Months Ago
This TV was only released four months ago, so it is likely to use more advanced technology than some of the older TVs.
Good Standard Def TV
One Samsung UE32K5500 reviewer who reviewed the Samsung UE32K5500 wrote that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. J R Hartley said in their review on Amazon in August “All the SD channels are fine” however only scored this TVs 60 out of 100.
The Samsung UE32K5500 is Smart TV. Most of the other latest comparable spec TVs also are Smart TV.
We compared all the other Smart TV televisions to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the UE40J5000 (£249.00), and the UE32K5600 (£239.97) both from Samsung or the Hisense H40M2600 (£249.00) is also worth considering.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other new TVs, the UE32K5500 has a WiFi connection.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Hisense H40M2600 (£249.00), the Samsung UE32K5600 (£239.97), or the Sony KD-49X8005 (£499.00).
Supports One Image Format
The Samsung UE32K5500 has a greater number of image formats than most recently released mid-size TVs. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the UE32K5500.
Fairly High RMS Rated Power
The average RMS rated power of new mid-size TVs is 18W. With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the Samsung UE32K5500 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst TVs of this age.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on mid-size TVs that were launched in the last year.
Three HDMI Ports
The UE32K5500 is a three HDMI port television. Most of the other latest comparable spec TVs have between one and four HDMI ports.
Across all the mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the UE32K5500 the thicknesses range from 7.1mm to 99mm. With a thickness of only 55.1 millimeters, the UE32K5500 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other recently released TVs.
Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
At only 55 kilowatt hours, the Samsung UE32K5500 has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other new TVs. Across all the televisions that were launched around the same time as the UE32K5500 the annual energy consumptions range from 37kWh to 200kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 81kWh.
At only 5.5 kilograms, the UE32K5500 is fairly light compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the UE32K5500. The average weight of mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the UE32K5500 is 9.4kg.
8 Reasons Against
Average Owner Reviews
On average, people who bought this television rated it as 67%.
Poor Smart TV Features
Several Samsung UE32K5500 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this TVs did not have good apps. In August Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “I can't even search for apps” and gave this TVs a score of 40 out of 100. One Samsung UE32K5500 reviewer who bought the product thought it was not good for watching TV catchup services. Alan L. said “Only downside is there is currently no iplayer of 4od built in” in his review.
Price Has Increased by £38.00
The price of the UE32K5500 increased by £38.00 in the last few days.
Not 3D Compatible
The UE32K5500 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other recently released mid-size TVs are also not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a television that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Samsung UE40JU6640 which also has a higher Rating.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Samsung UE32K5500 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that have been around for a similar time to the UE32K5500 also do not have a built-in camera.
Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
The UE32K5500 has one of the slowest motion interpolation frequencies (only 50 hertz) amongst televisions of this age. The motion interpolation frequencies of new mid-size TVs range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.
Only Supports One Audio Format
The number of audio formats supported by the UE32K5500 is more than most TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the UE32K5500.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The UE32K5500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched in the last 12 months also do not feature OLED technology.
We compared all the other televisions which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the LG 32LX300 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
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Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on mid-size TVs that were launched in the last 12 months. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
If the display resolution of this mid-size TV is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the 43PUT4900 (£429.99) (4K Ultra HD), or the 49PUK4900 (£420.76) (4K Ultra HD) both from Philips or the Hisense H40M3300 (£329.00) (4K Ultra HD) which also has a higher Rating.
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
1920 x 1080
Screen Format Adjustment
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
DVB, DVB-C, DVB, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Analog, Analog & Digital, Digital
Smart TV Features
Samsung Smart View
RMS Rated Power
Audio Decoding Technology
Dolby Digital Plus
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
Picture Processing Technology
Samsung Wide Color Enhancer, Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
I am not happy with this TV
No I player App
No head phone socket
No pause or record without having to buy an external hard drive
Very bad purchase
Returning very dissatisfied
It's a shame as tv... Read more…
I purchased a Samsung TV specifically to watch an online TV channel that provides a Samsung App with the package, only to be told by Samsung that you can't download apps to the TV, the only ones... Read more…
The set is very nice to look at and comes with a stylish stand. I am mounting this within a TV bed so wont be using the stand, however it does have the VESA mounts on the back using the standard... Read more…
I like this tv a lot. It'd looks stylish and it has the best sound of any flat screen I have seen.
The menu system works really well and is really fast.
Only downside is there is currently no... Read more…
We have 2 of the older model so bought the newer model for our daughters room, Great TV but no freeview channels like the older model? Very disappointed - we ended up keeping it because you know... Read more…
Samsung have changed the way this to can be mounted to a wall. On my older model there are standard VESA holes and any bracket can be used. This one has the holes but they are not threaded. Only... Read more…
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