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Samsung UE40H5500

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40" Flat Apr 2014
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17 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

Amongst TVs of a similar type and age, this television is one of the most awarded.

The writers at two expert review sites both concluded that this TV was good. This television received a "Best Buy" award from both Expert Reviews and Avforums.com.

This television received an "Editor's Choice" from both Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com, both of which said that this Samsung television was terrific.

This TV was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews who concluded that this Samsung TV was good.

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Average Expert Reviews

This television has an average expert rating of 79 out of 100 based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus.

Good Picture Quality

Four customers wrote that it had good picture quality. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Good picture quality for a budget set” in their review of this TV.

A number of Samsung UE40H5500 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this TV had good colour saturation. Two years ago Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “Just like 2013's F5500, 2014's H5500 has good contrast and faithful colours” in their review of this TV. Goodhousekeeping.com said “Accurate, natural colours” in their review of this TV and rated the Samsung UE40H5500 4 stars.

One Samsung UE40H5500 owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good contrast ratio. Goodhousekeeping.com rated it 4 stars and said in their review of the Samsung UE40H5500 “Good contrast ratio”.

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Reasonably Priced

Several people who reviewed the Samsung UE40H5500 concluded that it was good value for money. Two years ago expert website Pcmag.com said “Also demand a premium price compared with similarly equipped screens in the same size range” in their review of this TV. Expert website Techradar.com wrote in their Samsung UE40H5500 review “One of the few TVs around that manages to be both great value and feel like a real treat” and scored this TV 5 stars. Expert review site Hdtvsolutions.com said in their review “To reach a certain lower price point with the 48H5500, Samsung has stripped away many of the higher end features found in their top of the line models”.

One customer reckoned that the Samsung UE40H5500 was a bargain for the price. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on Expert Reviews “Superb smart TV makes Samsung's UE40H5500 a bargain”.

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Samsung TVs Have Good Reviews

Based on 22,708 owner and expert reviews, Samsung has good reviews for its TVs. Samsung also has good reviews specifically for its mid-size TVs compared to other brands.

Good Product Quality

Four Samsung UE40H5500 owners considered that it was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “The Samsung UNH5500AFXZA series of midrange LED HDTVs deliver good picture quality.” in their review. In November last year expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk gave this TV a score of 5 stars and said in their Samsung UE40H5500 review “Great picture quality, excellent contrast”. Expert review site Hdtvsolutions.com wrote “This TV's picture quality is still quite good” in their review of this TV.

Good Technical Features

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Expert website Tomsguide.com wrote “The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features.”. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Consumers had an easy time navigating its features” . Goodhousekeeping.com also said “Fabulous Smart TV features”.

Easy to Use

One customer mentioned that it had a good experience. Pcmag.com said in their Samsung UE40H5500 review on expert review site PC Mag two years ago “And its good overall viewing experience won't disappoint, even if its black levels didn't particularly impress in testing”.

One Samsung UE40H5500 reviewer who reviewed the Samsung UE40H5500 thought it was easy to use.

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Nice Design

One person who reviewed the Samsung UE40H5500 considered that it was a good design. Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert website Trusted Reviews “Surely it's too good to be true, right? Samsung UE40H5500 – Design and Feat” and rated it 5 stars.

One Samsung UE40H5500 owner who reviewed it mentioned that it was good looking. Goodhousekeeping.com said “Sleek styling” in their review of this TV.

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Good Size

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UE40H5500 was thin. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said “It has extremely narrow viewing angles” in their review of this TV. In November last year Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Viewing angles are narrow” in their review of this TV.

Good High Def TV

One Samsung UE40H5500 reviewer who reviewed it wrote that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Techradar.com wrote on Techradar “The 48-inch Edge LED Samsung UE48H5500 has the most comprehensive smart TV app platform of all alongside a Full HD panel and a Freeview HD tuner, all for around £500.” in their review.

Good Sound Quality

One Samsung UE40H5500 reviewer concluded that it had good sound quality. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Good builtin speakers” in their Samsung UE40H5500 review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who bought this TV thought it was noisy. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Some noise over fine details” in their review of this TV.

Robust

One person who purchased the Samsung UE40H5500 concluded that it was well made. Goodhousekeeping.com said “Solid performance” in their Samsung UE40H5500 review and scored it 4 stars.

Supports Smart TV Features

The UE40H5500 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UE40H5500 do not support smart TV features.

There are a number of alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the LG 42LB650[plb_2229284_price], the Samsung UE48H6200[plb_2234258_price], or the Philips 42PFT6309[plb_2227288_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Unlike most of the other TVs of this age and spec which do not have a WiFi connection, the Samsung UE40H5500 has a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this television and we think the Panasonic TX-32AS600[plb_2197500_price], the LG 42LB650[plb_2229284_price], and the Samsung UE48H6200[plb_2234258_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The UE40H5500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Samsung UE48H6200[plb_2234258_price], the LG 42LB650[plb_2229284_price], or the Philips 42PFT6309[plb_2227288_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most similar spec televisions that were launched around the same time as the UE40H5500 do not have a built-in camera. The Samsung UE40H5500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The UE40H5500 has a fairly low RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the UE40H5500. Across all the mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago the RMS rated power range from 2W to 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.

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Only Analog Tuner

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

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE40H5500 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE40H5500

OK Running Costs

This mid-size TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The UE40H5500 is typical compared to the other 714 televisions of a comparable age and type that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the UE40H5500 is £74.

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Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs that were released more than two years ago. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This television has been on the market for over two years.

Average Thickness

With a thickness of 65.1 millimeters, the UE40H5500 has a pretty standard thickness compared to most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to the UE40H5500.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Timeshift Feature
App
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Remote Output Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
Internet Browser
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Smart Mode
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
OSD Language
Performance
Teletext Function
Game Mode
24p Playback
Wide Color Enhancer
Extended PVR
Face Detection
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Kit
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual

5 Awards

Trusted Reviews Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy avforums.com Best Buy tomsguide.com Editor's Choice reviewed.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(15)

The 48" Samsung UN48H5500AF performed well in all aspects of our tests. Consumers had an easy time navigating its features, and its picture quality scored well in our panel review. Thanks to its... Read more…

Easytouse remote
Easytonavigate menus
Good detail in dark scenes
Color accuracy
Motion processing
Sub 120Hz refresh rate
Only three HDMI two USB
No 3D mode
Some judder
Shiny plastic look
10 February 2015

Great picture quality, excellent contrast and superb smart TV makes Samsung's UE40H5500 a bargain...

Expert Reviews

13 January 2015

One of the few TVs around that manages to be both great value and feel like a real treat, the UE48H5500 is perhaps the best 48-inch TV for the price-conscious living room. Its pictures do have...

29 November 2014

Avforums.com

We expect that an awful lot of 40-inch Samsung H5500s will be sold over the Christmas 2014 period. It ticks a lot of boxes, as far as the public is concerned, by virtue of the fact it's a 1080p TV... Read more…

19 November 2014

The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features. But it'll cost you. Who's it for: Videophiles in cramped quarters. Samsung has been at the...

Tomsguide.com

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User Reviews

(1)
(Verified Purchase)

This order is turning out to be a total nightmare.
This TV has 5 star reviews and many good reviews in magazines.
I place a normal Amazon Order but after ordering found it was being... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £72.11
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £73.94
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Energy Rating
0.37T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue40h5500, ue40h5500a, ue40h5500aw, ue40h5500ay, 46394 ue40h5500, samsung 200x200, 46394 ue40h5500a, samsung f3y021bf2, 46394 ue40h5500ak, samsung ue40h5500, 46394 ue40h5500akx, samsung ue40h5500a, samsung f3y021bf2m, samsung ue40h5500aw, 46394 ue40h5500akxx, samsung ue40h5500ak, 46394 ue40h5500akxxu, samsung ue40h5500akx, samsung ue40h5500awx, samsung ue40h5500akxx, samsung ue40h5500awxx, samsungbruno ue40h5500, samsung ue40h5500akxxu, samsung ue40h5500awxxh, samsungbruno ue40h5500a, samsungbruno ue40h5500ay, samsungbruno ue40h5500ayx, samsungbruno ue40h5500ayxz, samsungbruno ue40h5500ayxzt
Barcodes 05054531020414, 08806085988491, 08806085990487, 08806085993419, 08806086001021, 08806086011150, 08806086035842, 08806086501071

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