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27 Reasons For
One Industry Award
One expert review site concluded that this TV was good. This television received a "Very Profitable" award from Benchmark.pl.
Good Sound Quality
A number of Samsung UE55K5500 reviewers who reviewed the Samsung UE55K5500 considered that it had good sound quality. Andrew D he said in his review of the Samsung UE55K5500 on Amazon in December “The picture is very good, as if the sound quality”. This year Mr K Ryan rated the Samsung UE55K5500 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “The sounds from such as small panel is impressive and beats the audio on my 37" smart Sony” in his review of the Samsung UE55K5500.
Samsung Televisions Have Good Reviews
On average Samsung large TVs have good reviews as do all TVs manufactured by Samsung.
Several Samsung UE55K5500 owners who purchased the product thought it was good looking. This year Alan L. mentioned “It'd looks stylish and it has the best sound of any flat screen I have seen”. J R Hartley mentioned on Amazon “The menus are pretty intuitive” in their review of this TV. In December Mr K Ryan mentioned in his review of this TV “Comes with a stylish stand”.
Easy to Use
Three people considered that the product was easy to setup. This month Linda wrote in her review on Amazon “Easy to set up/connect to wifi etc” and gave the Samsung UE55K5500 a score of 5 stars.
Good Product Quality
Some Samsung UE55K5500 owners said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Amazon Customer scored the product 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon this year “Picture quality is fantastic” in their Samsung UE55K5500 review. J R Walden mentioned on Amazon in the same month “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”.
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Good High Def TV
Some Samsung UE55K5500 owners concluded that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. This month Andrew D mentioned in his Samsung UE55K5500 review on Amazon “Full HD is well worth it for the incredible clarity”.
A few Samsung UE55K5500 reviewers thought the Samsung UE55K5500 was well made. A few weeks ago J R Hartley mentioned in their review “The TV has DLNA built in too”. Mr K Ryan said on Amazon in December this year “Also having bluetooth built in allows me to rig up my headset”.
Some Samsung UE55K5500 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was wifi compatible. Andrew D wrote a few weeks ago “It has also 'forgotten' the wifi passkey and that has needed re-entering several times as well” in his review. In the same month J R Hartley wrote on Amazon “The wifi was easy to set up” in their review of the Samsung UE55K5500 but they only gave this TV a rating of 60 out of 100.
Good Picture Quality
One person said in their reviews that the product had good picture quality.
One Samsung UE55K5500 owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good stand.
One Samsung UE55K5500 owner who purchased it concluded that it had good technical guidance. Mr K Ryan said in his review of this TV “Is a great help when you don't want to run an aerial cable to it” and scored the product 5 stars.
One Samsung UE55K5500 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Mr K Ryan scored it 5 stars and he wrote in his Samsung UE55K5500 review “Overall a great purchase considering the price”.
One Samsung UE55K5500 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it was thin. In December J R Hartley mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE55K5500 “Nice slim TV with good sound” but even so they only rated it 3 stars.
Good Standard Def TV
One Samsung UE55K5500 owner concluded that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. In December J R Hartley mentioned in their review on Amazon “All the SD channels are fine” but in spite of that they only gave it a score of 3 stars.
Only Released Seven Months Ago
This television was only released seven months ago.
Price Has Dropped by £60.00
The UE55K5500 has dropped in price by £60.00 in the last 19 days.
Supports Smart TV Features
The UE55K5500 supports smart TV features. Most of the other latest TVs also 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 because of it's better review score, the LG 55LF592[plb_3167336_price], or the Samsung UE55K5510[plb_3416497_price].
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Has a WiFi Connection
The UE55K5500 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other large TVs that came out in the last 12 months.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available including the LG 55LF592[plb_3167336_price], or the Samsung UE55K5510[plb_3416497_price] which has better reviews.
We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Samsung UE55K6300[plb_3416498_price].
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many recently released large TVs.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it.
Supports Two Video Formats
The UE55K5500 has a greater number of video formats than most new TVs. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by new similar spec TVs. The video format "ASF" is also supported by this Samsung TV.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
Supports One Audio Format
The UE55K5500 has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec televisions that were released around the same time as it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by comparable spec TVs that have been around for the last year.
Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
Large TVs that were launched in the last year have annual energy consumptions of between 77kWh and 230kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 120kWh. The UE55K5500 has a fairly low annual energy consumption (only 94 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE55K5500.
Has One Smart Mode
The UE55K5500 has a greater number of smart modes than most large TVs that have been around for the last year. The most commonly found smart mode is Movie, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Game are also found on this Samsung TV.
Across all the large TVs that were launched in the last year the thicknesses range from 34mm to 100mm. At only 55.1 millimeters, the Samsung UE55K5500 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other latest large TVs.
There are a number of other 55.1mm thick TVs currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55K5510[plb_3416497_price].
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to it.
8 Reasons Against
Expert Reviews Are Average
On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including benchmark.pl and gizlogic.com this TV has an overall expert rating of 67%.
Average User Reviews
Users have rated this TV on average 67%.
Poor Smart TV Features
Several Samsung UE55K5500 owners considered that it did not have good apps. Amazon Customer rated the product 2 stars and said in their review on Amazon a few weeks ago “I can't even search for apps”.
One Samsung UE55K5500 owner concluded that the product was not good for watching TV catchup services. Alan L. wrote on Amazon in December this year “Only downside is there is currently no iplayer of 4od built in” in his Samsung UE55K5500 review.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the UE55K5500, the UE55K5500 is not 3D compatible.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The UE55K5500 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions that were launched around the same time as the UE55K5500 also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Samsung UE55K5500 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other recently released large TVs also do not feature OLED technology.
Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
Across all the similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE55K5500 the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz. The UE55K5500 has one of the slowest motion interpolation frequencies (only 50 hertz) amongst large TVs of this age.
Only One RF Port
The UE55K5500 is a one RF port TV. Most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the UE55K5500 have between one and two RF ports.
2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE55K5500
Running Costs Are Average
This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The UE55K5500 has an average 5 year running cost of £109 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 62 latest large TVs.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that are a comparable age 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
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
AV Input Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Composite Video Out Port
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
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…
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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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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