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29 Reasons For
Good Expert Reviews
This television received a rating of 80% from expert review site fwdmagazine.be. This means that television experts are not that keen on this Samsung TV.
A Best Selling TV
The UE40K5500 is one the fastest selling television currently on the market according to sales data from Amazon.
Good Sound Quality
Five Samsung UE40K5500 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had good sound quality. A few weeks ago Andrew D mentioned “The picture is very good, as if the sound quality” in his Samsung UE40K5500 review nonetheless he gave it a rating of 3 stars. Mr K Ryan said this month “The sounds from such as small panel is impressive and beats the audio on my 37" smart Sony” in his review of this TV.
Samsung Has Good TV Reviews
Mid-size TVs manufactured by Samsung have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all televisions (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Samsung also has good reviews across its entire range.
A number of people said in their reviews that it was good looking. This year Alan L. gave it an excellent review score and he mentioned on Amazon “It'd looks stylish and it has the best sound of any flat screen I have seen” in his review of this TV. J R Hartley mentioned in December this year “The menus are pretty intuitive” nonetheless they only rated the product 3 stars. Mr K Ryan mentioned in his review of the Samsung UE40K5500 this year “Comes with a stylish stand”.
Easy to Use
Three customers agreed that the Samsung UE40K5500 was easy to setup. Linda said in her Samsung UE40K5500 review on Amazon “Easy to set up/connect to wifi etc”.
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Good Product Quality
Some people mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon in December this year “Picture quality is fantastic” in their review. J R Walden gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon also in December this year “Very good Quality T.V”. J R Walden also wrote “Beautiful picture and sound quality Was able to get full HD from an indoor digital ariel Free view”.
Good High Def TV
Two Samsung UE40K5500 owners who reviewed this TV concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Andrew D said in his review of the Samsung UE40K5500 on Amazon this year “Full HD is well worth it for the incredible clarity”.
Two Samsung UE40K5500 owners said in their reviews that it was well made. In December this year J R Hartley mentioned in their Samsung UE40K5500 review on Amazon “The TV has DLNA built in too”. Mr K Ryan mentioned in his Samsung UE40K5500 review “Also having bluetooth built in allows me to rig up my headset”.
A few Samsung UE40K5500 reviewers concluded that it was wifi compatible. Andrew D said “It has also 'forgotten' the wifi passkey and that has needed re-entering several times as well”. In December this year J R Hartley mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “The wifi was easy to set up” however they gave this TV a score of 3 stars.
Good Picture Quality
One person said in their reviews that it had good picture quality.
One Samsung UE40K5500 reviewer who purchased it considered that it had a good stand.
One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had good technical guidance. Mr K Ryan wrote on Amazon in December “Is a great help when you don't want to run an aerial cable to it” in his review of the Samsung UE40K5500.
One Samsung UE40K5500 reviewer thought this TV was good value for money. Mr K Ryan mentioned this year “Overall a great purchase considering the price” in his Samsung UE40K5500 review.
One Samsung UE40K5500 reviewer said in their reviews that the Samsung UE40K5500 was thin. J R Hartley wrote on Amazon “Nice slim TV with good sound”.
Good Standard Def TV
One customer concluded that the Samsung UE40K5500 was good at displaying standard definition TV. J R Hartley wrote in their Samsung UE40K5500 review in December this year “All the SD channels are fine” .
Only Released Eight Months Ago
Samsung only released the UE40K5500 eight months ago.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE40K5500, the Samsung UE40K5500 has a WiFi connection.
Other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available that you might want to look at include the HG32EE590[pl_3753265_price], or the UE32H5373[pl_3841288_price] both from Samsung or the LG 43LH604[plb_3349266_price] which has better reviews.
Supports Smart TV Features
The Samsung UE40K5500 supports smart TV features. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for the last year do not support smart TV features.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other televisions which support smart TV features currently available including the 43LH604[pl_3349266_price], or the 43LH590[pl_3382739_price] both from LG or the Samsung UE32H5373[plb_3841288_price] which has better reviews.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on new mid-size TVs.
Two RF Ports
The UE40K5500 is a two RF port television. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out in the last year have between one and two RF ports.
Four Processor Cores
The Samsung UE40K5500 has more processor cores than most of the comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE40K5500. This television is a four processor core TV compared to most of the recently released TVs which only have between one and three processor cores.
Fairly High RMS Rated Power
When compared to other similar spec televisions that have been around for a comparable time to the UE40K5500 that we have assessed, the RMS rated power of the UE40K5500 of 20 Watts is one of the highest. Latest mid-size TVs have RMS rated power of between 5W and 40W.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on latest mid-size TVs.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The UE40K5500 is a two USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other latest TVs have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
Three HDMI Ports
Most new mid-size TVs have between one and three HDMI ports, including the UE40K5500 which has three HDMI ports.
Supports Two Audio Formats
The UE40K5500 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that came out in the last 12 months. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the UE40K5500. The audio format "ASF" is also supported by this Samsung TV.
The average thickness of mid-size TVs that came out in the last 12 months is 70mm, and the thicknesses range from 7.1mm to 99mm. The UE40K5500 has a fairly thin thickness (only 55.1 millimeters) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the UE40K5500.
We compared all the other 55.1mm thick TVs to this television and we think cheaper TVs such as the Samsung UE32K5500[plb_3346898_price] is also worth considering.
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on TVs that were released around the same time as it.
8 Reasons Against
Average User Reviews
This mid-size TV has an average user rating of 67 out of 100 based on 15 user reviews.
Poor Smart TV Features
A few people who reviewed it considered that it did not have good apps. This month Amazon Customer wrote “I can't even search for apps”.
One Samsung UE40K5500 reviewer who bought the Samsung UE40K5500 thought it was not good for watching TV catchup services. In December this year Alan L. wrote on Amazon “Only downside is there is currently no iplayer of 4od built in”.
Not 3D Compatible
The UE40K5500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other recently released mid-size TVs are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UE40K5500, the UE40K5500 does not have a built-in camera.
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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
TVs that are a comparable age to the UE40K5500 have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,000Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of only 50 hertz, the UE40K5500 has a very slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the UE40K5500.
Only Supports One Image Format
The number of image formats supported by the UE40K5500 is more than most similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by recently released comparable spec TVs.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other recently released TVs, the UE40K5500 does not feature OLED technology.
Only Supports One Video Format
The number of video formats supported by the UE40K5500 is more than most mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this Samsung TV. The video formats H.265 are also supported by this television.
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OK Running Costs
This TV has an efficiency rating of A. The UE40K5500 has an average running cost of £87 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 240 comparable spec TVs that were launched in the last year.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as 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
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
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
HDCP Security Feature
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
Ambient Light Sensor
Picture Processing Technology
Samsung HyperReal Engine, 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
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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…
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