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Samsung UE48H5500

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48" Flat Mar 2014
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Five Industry Awards

This mid-size TV has received five awards from experts in TVs.

Expert Reviews and Avforums.com both wrote that this television would make a great purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

This Samsung TV was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com, both of which concluded that this TV was marvellous.

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

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Thirteen experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus have rated this TV on average 79%.

Good Picture Quality

Four Samsung UE48H5500 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote in their review in November last year “Good picture quality for a budget set” .

Some customers who purchased the Samsung UE48H5500 agreed that it had good colour saturation. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “Just like 2013's F5500, 2014's H5500 has good contrast and faithful colours” in their review. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote in their review of this TV “Accurate, natural colours” .

One person who reviewed it wrote that it had a good contrast ratio. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Good contrast ratio” and scored it 80 out of 100.

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Reasonably Priced

A few Samsung UE48H5500 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE48H5500 was good value for money. Pcmag.com mentioned “Also demand a premium price compared with similarly equipped screens in the same size range” in their Samsung UE48H5500 review. Techradar.com said on Techradar “One of the few TVs around that manages to be both great value and feel like a real treat” in their Samsung UE48H5500 review. Two years ago expert review site Hdtvsolutions.com wrote “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” in their review and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

One person concluded that the product was a bargain for the price. Expertreviews.co.uk gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Expert Reviews “Superb smart TV makes Samsung's UE40H5500 a bargain” in their Samsung UE48H5500 review.

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Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 22,708 owner and expert reviews for Samsung televisions and found that on average Samsung has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs.

Good Product Quality

A few Samsung UE48H5500 owners thought it was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote “The Samsung UNH5500AFXZA series of midrange LED HDTVs deliver good picture quality.” in their Samsung UE48H5500 review. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews “Great picture quality, excellent contrast” in their review. Expert website Hdtvsolutions.com mentioned two years ago “This TV's picture quality is still quite good” in their review.

Good Technical Features

Four customers reckoned that it had good features. Expert website Tomsguide.com said “The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features.” in their review of this TV. Expert review site Goodhousekeeping.com gave this TV a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Consumers had an easy time navigating its features” in their review of the Samsung UE48H5500. Goodhousekeeping.com also said “Excellent smart features”.

Good High Def TV

Two Samsung UE48H5500 reviewers thought this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote “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. Two years ago expert website Avforums.com said in their review of this TV “This is a Full HD TV that comes in a variety of screen sizes – UE32H5500, UE40H5500 & UE48H55”.

Easy to Use

One Samsung UE48H5500 owner who reviewed it concluded that it had a good experience. Two years ago Pcmag.com said in their review of this TV on expert website PC Mag “And its good overall viewing experience won't disappoint, even if its black levels didn't particularly impress in testing”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UE48H5500 was easy to use.

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Nice Design

One Samsung UE48H5500 owner reckoned that the Samsung UE48H5500 was a good design. Expert website Trustedreviews.com said “Surely it's too good to be true, right? Samsung UE40H5500 – Design and Feat”. One Samsung UE48H5500 owner who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Sleek styling”.

Good Size

A few Samsung UE48H5500 owners who reviewed this TV agreed that it was thin. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus two years ago “It has extremely narrow viewing angles” in their review of this TV but they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Viewing angles are narrow”.

Good Smart TV

One Samsung UE48H5500 reviewer who reviewed the Samsung UE48H5500 wrote that it had great smart functions.

Good Sound Quality

One Samsung UE48H5500 owner who bought it reckoned that it had good sound quality. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Good builtin speakers” in their review of the Samsung UE48H5500.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was noisy. Goodhousekeeping.com said “Some noise over fine details” in their review of this TV and rated it 4 stars.

Robust

One Samsung UE48H5500 owner who purchased it mentioned that it was well made. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote in their review of the Samsung UE48H5500 “Solid performance”.

Supports Smart TV Features

The Samsung UE48H5500 supports smart TV features, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the UE48H5500 do not support smart TV features.

Alternative televisions which support smart TV features currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper TVs such as the Panasonic TX-48AS640[plb_2232476_price], or the Samsung UE48H6400[plb_2232459_price].

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a smart TV features and we think the Samsung UE48H6410[plb_2251813_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UE48H5500 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the UE48H5500 which do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other televisions with a WiFi connection to this television and we think the Panasonic TX-48AS640[plb_2232476_price], and the Samsung UE48H6400[plb_2232459_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Samsung UE48H6410[plb_2251813_price] is also worth considering.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many TVs of this type and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The UE48H5500 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the UE48H5500 are also not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic TX-48AS640[plb_2232476_price], or the Samsung UE48H6400[plb_2232459_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UE48H5500 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UE48H5500 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the UE48H5500 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst similar spec TVs of this age. The average RMS rated power of televisions of this age and spec is 18W.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on similar spec televisions that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of a comparable type and age to the UE48H5500 do not feature OLED technology. The UE48H5500 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE48H5500

Average Running Costs

This mid-size TV is rated A++ for energy efficiency. Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the UE48H5500 is £79, which is typical compared to the other 714 TVs of a similar spec and age.

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Price Has Recently Increased by £11.21

The UE48H5500 has increased in price by £11.21 in the last 56 days.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec. 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

Samsung released the UE48H5500 over two years ago.

Average Thickness

The Samsung UE48H5500 has a relatively average thickness (65.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UE48H5500.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Samsung UE48H6400[plb_2232459_price] (49.7mm and cheaper), or the Panasonic TX-48AS640[plb_2232476_price] (57mm and cheaper).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Display Diagonal
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Timeshift Feature
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
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
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Remote Output Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
OSD Language
Performance
Teletext Function
Extended PVR
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Manual

5 Awards

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

Expert Reviews

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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

19 November 2014

Trusted Reviews

What is the Samsung UE40H5500? This is a 40-inch Samsung LCD TV that manages to deliver the brand's latest Smart TV services despite costing less than £350 from some online shops. Surely it's too... Read more…

27 October 2014

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. This TV's picture quality is still quite...

27 October 2014

The Samsung UNH5500AFXZA series of midrange LED HDTVs deliver good picture quality, but also demand a premium price compared with similarly equipped screens in the same size range...

25 August 2014

The only thing new in the new 5500 series is the prefix. Just like 2013's F5500, 2014's H5500 has good contrast and faithful colours. But, like many an LCD TV, it has extremely narrow viewing...

17 July 2014

If you can see past its minor blemishes, the Samsung UN40H5500 will make for a great addition to your home. It isn't a medalist in terms of motion performance and viewing angle, but that's the...

Reviewed.com

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £76.91
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Total running cost over 5 years £76.91
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Energy Rating
0.38T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.38 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 ue48h5500, ue48h5500a, ue48h5500ay, ue48h5500ayx, ue48h5500ayxz, ue48h5500ayxzt, samsung 400x400, samsung ue48h5500, samsung ue48h5500a, samsung ue48h5500ak
Barcodes 05054531020148, 08806085988507, 08806085993433, 08806086001038, 08806086009003, 08806086035859, 08806086494588

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