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27 Reasons For
Good Sound Quality
Several Samsung UE49K5500 owners reckoned that the product had good sound quality. Andrew D wrote this year “The picture is very good, as if the sound quality” in his Samsung UE49K5500 review yet he gave the Samsung UE49K5500 a rating of 3 stars. A few weeks ago Mr K Ryan gave it an excellent rating and he mentioned on Amazon “The sounds from such as small panel is impressive and beats the audio on my 37" smart Sony”.
Samsung Has Good TV Reviews
Based on 22,708 owner and expert reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its TVs. Samsung also has good ratings specifically within its mid-size TVs range.
The UE49K5500 is a popular choice amongst people who purchased TVs in the last 3 months.
Several Samsung UE49K5500 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. In December this year Alan L. rated this TV as excellent and he wrote “It'd looks stylish and it has the best sound of any flat screen I have seen” in his review of the Samsung UE49K5500. J R Hartley mentioned in the same month “The menus are pretty intuitive”. This month Mr K Ryan wrote “Comes with a stylish stand” in his review of this TV.
Easy to Use
Several Samsung UE49K5500 reviewers who purchased it mentioned that it was easy to setup. Linda said on Amazon this month “Easy to set up/connect to wifi etc” in her Samsung UE49K5500 review.
Good Product Quality
A few Samsung UE49K5500 owners who purchased the product concluded that it was good quality. Amazon Customer rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review of this TV a few weeks ago “Picture quality is fantastic”. In December J R Walden wrote “Very good Quality T.V” in their review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. J R Walden also wrote “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
Several people said in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Andrew D wrote in his review of the Samsung UE49K5500 this year “Full HD is well worth it for the incredible clarity” but even so he only scored the product 60 out of 100.
A number of people said that the product was well made. In December J R Hartley wrote in their Samsung UE49K5500 review on Amazon “The TV has DLNA built in too”. Mr K Ryan mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “Also having bluetooth built in allows me to rig up my headset”.
A few Samsung UE49K5500 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Andrew D wrote in his review of the Samsung UE49K5500 in December this year “It has also 'forgotten' the wifi passkey and that has needed re-entering several times as well” although he only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. J R Hartley wrote in their Samsung UE49K5500 review a few weeks ago “The wifi was easy to set up”.
Good Picture Quality
One Samsung UE49K5500 owner concluded that it had good picture quality.
One Samsung UE49K5500 reviewer who bought it mentioned that it had a good stand.
One person wrote in their reviews that this TV had good technical guidance. Mr K Ryan mentioned on Amazon this year “Is a great help when you don't want to run an aerial cable to it”.
One person wrote that the Samsung UE49K5500 was good value for money. In December Mr K Ryan mentioned in his Samsung UE49K5500 review “Overall a great purchase considering the price” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.
One Samsung UE49K5500 owner wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UE49K5500 was thin. In December J R Hartley said “Nice slim TV with good sound”.
Good Standard Def TV
One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was good at displaying standard definition TV. J R Hartley mentioned “All the SD channels are fine” in their Samsung UE49K5500 review however despite that they gave the Samsung UE49K5500 a rating of 3 stars.
Only Released Six Months Ago
This television has only been on the market for six months.
Has a WiFi Connection
The Samsung UE49K5500 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the UE49K5500 also have a WiFi connection.
We compared this television to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the LG 49LH604[plb_3406109_price], and the Samsung HG40EE590[plb_3753266_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung UE40K5600[plb_3627431_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.
Supports Smart TV Features
The UE49K5500 supports smart TV features, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE49K5500 do not support smart TV features.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including a cheaper TV such as the Samsung UE40K5600[plb_3627431_price] or you might consider a better rated TV such as the LG 49LH604[plb_3406109_price].
We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also support smart TV features including the Samsung UE40H6500[plb_3841282_price].
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many latest mid-size TVs.
Four Processor Cores
Most of the other latest mid-size TVs only have between one and three processor cores, however the UE49K5500 has four processor cores.
Quite High RMS Rated Power
With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the UE49K5500 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other recently released similar spec TVs. Across all the mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the UE49K5500 the RMS rated power range from 5W to 40W.
1080p Video Mode
This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on televisions that were launched in the last year.
Supports Two Video Formats
The number of video formats supported by the UE49K5500 is more than most TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by new mid-size TVs. The video format "ASF" is also supported by this Samsung television.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The UE49K5500 is a two USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE49K5500 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
Supports One Audio Format
The UE49K5500 has a greater number of audio formats 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 frequently supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that have been on the market for the last year.
At only 55.1 millimeters, the Samsung UE49K5500 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UE49K5500. TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UE49K5500 have thicknesses of between 7.1mm and 99mm, and the average thickness is 70mm.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 55.1mm thick TVs currently available including a cheaper television such as the Samsung UE40K5510[plb_3416492_price] or you might consider a higher scoring television such as the UE49K5510[pl_3416494_price], or the UE40K5500[pl_3346899_price] both from Samsung.
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it.
13 Reasons Against
Average User Reviews
Based on 22 user reviews this TV has an average user rating of 67 out of 100.
Poor Smart TV Features
Several Samsung UE49K5500 owners concluded that it did not have good apps. Amazon Customer said in their Samsung UE49K5500 review on Amazon in December “I can't even search for apps” and rated this TV 40 out of 100. One person said in their reviews that the product was not good for watching TV catchup services. Alan L. wrote on Amazon “Only downside is there is currently no iplayer of 4od built in”.
Price Has Recently Increased by £70.62
The UE49K5500 has increased in price by £70.62 in the last 53 days.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that were released in the last 12 months, the UE49K5500 is not 3D compatible.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UE49K5500, the UE49K5500 does not have a built-in camera.
Very High Running Costs
The efficiency rating of this television is A+, however based on average energy prices we estimate that the UE49K5500 will cost £103 over 5 years to run, which is in the most expensive 18% of all 240 new TVs.
Quite Slow Refresh Rate
When compared to other latest TVs that we have checked, the Samsung UE49K5500's refresh rate of only 50 hertz is one of the slowest. The refresh rates of mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the UE49K5500 range from 50Hz to 900Hz, and the average refresh rate is 120Hz.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 50Hz refresh rate televisions currently available including a cheaper TV such as the Sony KDL-40WD653[plb_3301684_price] or you might consider a higher scoring TV such as the LG 43LH560[plb_3355834_price].
TVs with a faster refresh rate that might be worth looking at include the 43PFT4001[pl_3440519_price] (60Hz), or the 43HFL2849T[pl_3817581_price] (85Hz) both from Philips or the LG 43LW560[plb_3771021_price] (60Hz) which also has a higher rating.
Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
Across all the televisions that were released in the last year the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 220Hz. When compared to other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the UE49K5500 that we have checked the motion interpolation frequency of, the UE49K5500's motion interpolation frequency of only 50 hertz is one of the slowest.
Only Supports One Image Format
The UE49K5500 has a greater number of image formats than most new mid-size TVs. This Samsung TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by televisions that were released in the last 12 months.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The UE49K5500 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other recently released mid-size TVs also do not feature OLED technology.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
With an annual energy consumption of 89 kilowatt hours, the Samsung UE49K5500 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE49K5500. Across all the comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to the UE49K5500 the annual energy consumptions range from 37kWh to 200kWh.
TVs that were released around the same time as the UE49K5500 have weights of between 1kg and 36kg. At 13 kilograms, the Samsung UE49K5500 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE49K5500.
Only One RF Port
The UE49K5500 is a one RF port television. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UE49K5500 have between one and two RF ports.
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Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on mid-size TVs that were launched in the last year. 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
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
Plug and Play
Picture Processing Technology
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Really great tv. Looks really expensive but was under £500. Amazing picture quality - great colours and fab sound quality. Super easy to access internet & apps. Would advice using mouse &... Read more…
Its not a smart TV, it wont let you do anything good on the internet on there, you cant watch videos on the internet and you dont have access to apps such as bbc iplayer or 4od like all others TVs... Read more…
This is a well designed product, and of good build quality, but with some disappointing and, as of yet, u resolved issues. First issue is that it's internet connection is very sensitive. My area... Read more…
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…
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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