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27 Reasons For
Good Sound Quality
A number of people reckoned that it had good sound quality. In October Andrew D said on Amazon “The picture is very good, as if the sound quality”. In October this year Mr K Ryan said in his review of the Samsung UE32K5500 “The sounds from such as small panel is impressive and beats the audio on my 37" smart Sony”.
A Top Selling TV
According to sales data from Amazon, the UE32K5500 is a popular choice amongst customers who bought TVs in the last 3 months.
Samsung Has Good Television Reviews
Mid-size TVs produced by Samsung have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Samsung also has good ratings across its entire range.
Several Samsung UE32K5500 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. Alan L. mentioned in his review of the Samsung UE32K5500 on Amazon “It'd looks stylish and it has the best sound of any flat screen I have seen”. J R Hartley wrote on Amazon this month “The menus are pretty intuitive” in their review although they gave this TV a score of 3 stars. A few weeks ago Mr K Ryan mentioned on Amazon “Comes with a stylish stand” in his review of the Samsung UE32K5500.
Easy to Use
Three customers mentioned that the product was easy to setup. Linda wrote in her Samsung UE32K5500 review on Amazon a few weeks ago “Easy to set up/connect to wifi etc” and rated it as excellent.
Good Product Quality
Three customers concluded that this TV was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in October this year “Picture quality is fantastic”. J R Walden said in their Samsung UE32K5500 review this month “Very good Quality T.V” and gave it a score of 5 stars. J R Walden also said “Beautiful picture and sound quality Was able to get full HD from an indoor digital ariel Free view”.
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Good High Def TV
A number of Samsung UE32K5500 owners wrote that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Andrew D said on Amazon “Full HD is well worth it for the incredible clarity”.
A few Samsung UE32K5500 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. J R Hartley wrote in their review of the Samsung UE32K5500 in October this year “The TV has DLNA built in too” . Mr K Ryan wrote in his Samsung UE32K5500 review “Also having bluetooth built in allows me to rig up my headset”.
Several customers considered that the Samsung UE32K5500 was wifi compatible. Andrew D wrote in his Samsung UE32K5500 review “It has also 'forgotten' the wifi passkey and that has needed re-entering several times as well”. J R Hartley wrote in October “The wifi was easy to set up” although they only rated this TV 3 stars.
Good Picture Quality
One Samsung UE32K5500 owner said in their reviews that it had good picture quality.
One Samsung UE32K5500 owner considered that it had a good stand.
One Samsung UE32K5500 reviewer who reviewed this TV thought it had good technical guidance. Mr K Ryan gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said in his review of this TV on Amazon in October this year “Is a great help when you don't want to run an aerial cable to it”.
One Samsung UE32K5500 owner concluded that it was good value for money. Mr K Ryan mentioned on Amazon in October this year “Overall a great purchase considering the price” in his Samsung UE32K5500 review.
One customer who reviewed it considered that it was thin. This year J R Hartley wrote on Amazon “Nice slim TV with good sound” in their review of this TV.
Good Standard Def TV
One Samsung UE32K5500 reviewer said in their reviews that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. J R Hartley mentioned “All the SD channels are fine” in their review of the Samsung UE32K5500.
Just Released Six Months Ago
As one of the newer TVs, this television is likely to have better features.
Supports Smart TV Features
Unlike most of the other latest mid-size TVs which do not support smart TV features, the Samsung UE32K5500 supports smart TV features.
There are a number of other TVs which support smart TV features currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the 32LH604[pl_3349265_price], or the 32LH570B[pl_3817380_price] both from LG or the Samsung HG32EE460[plb_3581517_price].
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched in the last year, 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 the 32LH604[pl_3349265_price], or the 32LH570B[pl_3817380_price] both from LG which has better reviews.
We compared all the other televisions which also have a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Sony KDL-32WD603[plb_3301683_price] is also worth considering.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as it.
Fairly High RMS Rated Power
At 20 Watts, the Samsung UE32K5500 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released in the last year. Across all the recently released TVs the RMS rated power range from 5W to 40W, and the average RMS rated power is 17W.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many TVs that have been around for around the same time as it.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The Samsung UE32K5500 is a two USB 2.0 port TV.
Three HDMI Ports
Most recently released comparable spec TVs have between one and three HDMI ports, including the UE32K5500 which has three HDMI ports.
Supports One Audio Format
The number of audio formats supported by the UE32K5500 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that were launched in the last 12 months.
The thicknesses of comparable spec televisions that have been available for the last year range from 7.1mm to 99mm. At only 55.1 millimeters, the UE32K5500 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE32K5500.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 55.1mm thick TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE40K5500[plb_3346899_price].
If you are not worried about having a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-32WD603[plb_3301683_price] (66mm).
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on TVs that have been available for a similar time to it.
At only 5.5 kilograms, the UE32K5500 is quite light compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched in the last 12 months. Across all the comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE32K5500 the weights range from 1kg to 36kg.
8 Reasons Against
User Reviews Are Average
Based on 15 user reviews the average user rating of this television is 67%.
Poor Smart TV Features
Several Samsung UE32K5500 reviewers reckoned that it did not have good apps. This month Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “I can't even search for apps” and gave it a score of 2 stars. One customer who purchased the Samsung UE32K5500 considered that it was not good for watching TV catchup services. Alan L. mentioned “Only downside is there is currently no iplayer of 4od built in”.
Not 3D Compatible
The UE32K5500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for the last year are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE32K5500 do not have a built-in camera. The UE32K5500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs that are a similar age to the UE32K5500 is 50Hz, the fastest is 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 220Hz. The UE32K5500 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies (only 50 hertz) amongst televisions of this age.
Only Supports One Image Format
The Samsung UE32K5500 has a greater number of image formats than most comparable spec TVs that came out in the last 12 months. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE32K5500.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Samsung UE32K5500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the UE32K5500 also do not feature OLED technology.
Only Supports One Video Format
The number of video formats supported by the UE32K5500 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this television. The video formats H.265 are also supported by this TV.
2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE32K5500
OK Running Costs
This Samsung television has an energy efficiency rating of A, and based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the UE32K5500 will cost £65 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 240 latest TVs.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
1920 x 1080
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Screen Format Adjustment
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
DTS, Dolby Digital
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
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Great picture - pointless apps. If you assume "SMART" means being able to watch catch up TV then don't buy this. Very few apps unless you want - YUPPTV, wuaki.tv, MUBI (no, i don't know what they... Read more…
This would have been a excellent television BUT the itv player and bbc player is not on it apparently has been removed by samsung!!!!!! but is still advertised as being on the television by john... Read more…
Do not buy this TV if you want to mount it on the wall. We spent a very frustrating morning trying to work out how to fix the brackets. In the end we went back to John Lewis, they told us they had... Read more…
Really pleased with the full HD picture - it really is excellent. Smooth running although there is the occasional freeze. Simple but attractive styling. The ITV hub app has just been released and... Read more…
We were really dismayed to find we couldn't get iPlayer or 4OD as an app on our new TV, a huge reason why we bought it in the first place! As other reviews have noted, neither John Lewis or... Read more…
This TV does not support BBC i-player. Although this is stated in the small print, we did not notice until it was too late. We would not have bought it if we had known, and we are disappointed... Read more…
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