Based on 20,173 user and expert reviews, Samsung has excellent ratings for its TVs. Samsung also has excellent ratings specifically within its large TVs range compared to other brands.
Low Running Costs
The energy efficiency classification of this Samsung television is A+. The UE55K5579 is in the cheapest 14% of all 236 large TVs that were launched in the last year that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the UE55K5579 is £111.
Only Released Five Months Ago
Samsung only released the UE55K5579 five months ago.
Price Drop of £52.69
In the last 29 days the UE55K5579 has dropped in price by £52.69.
The UE55K5579 is Smart TV. Most of the other latest large TVs also are Smart TV.
We compared all the other Smart TVs to this television and we think the Samsung UE55KU6500 (£849.90) which has a better Rating; or the UN55KU6500, and the UE55J6289 (£736.81) both from Samsung which is cheaper are also worth considering.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other latest large TVs, the Samsung UE55K5579 has a WiFi connection.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available including the Samsung UE55KU6500 (£849.90) which has a better Rating; or the UN55KU6500, or the UE55J6289 (£736.81) both from Samsung which is cheaper.
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Supports One Audio Format
The number of audio formats supported by the Samsung UE55K5579 is more than most TVs that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this TV. The audio formats AAC|AIFF|ALAC|APE|FLAC|MIDI|MP3|Vorbis|WAV|WMA are also supported by this Samsung TV.
The weights of latest TVs range from 1.2kg to 44kg. The UE55K5579 is fairly light (only 15.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that came out around the same time as the UE55K5579.
Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
Across all the latest large TVs the annual energy consumptions range from 59kWh to 320kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 150kWh. At only 94 kilowatt hours, the Samsung UE55K5579 has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other new comparable spec TVs.
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Not 3D Compatible
Most large TVs that have been around for a similar time to the UE55K5579 are not 3D compatible. The Samsung UE55K5579 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Televisions which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the 55UF8509, or the 55EG910 (£1,115.00) both from LG which also has a higher Rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Samsung UE55K5579 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other large TVs that are a similar age to the UE55K5579 also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other large TVs that have been available for the last year, the UE55K5579 does not feature OLED technology.
We compared all the other televisions which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the 55UF8509, or the 55EG910 (£1,115.00) both from LG which also has a higher Rating is also worth considering.
2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE55K5579
Full HD HD Type
The highest display resolution of the Samsung UE55K5579 is Full HD. That's 75% less display resolution than the most common HD type of 4K Ultra HD. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
We compared this TV to all the other Full HD TVs and we think the LG 55LH545, and the Samsung UE55J6289 (£736.81) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
TVs with a higher display resolution that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung UN55KU6500 (4K Ultra HD and cheaper); or the LG 55UF8509 (4K Ultra HD and higher rated).
At 54.9 millimeters, the Samsung UE55K5579 has a relatively typical thickness compared to most of the other televisions that were launched around the same time as the UE55K5579.
If you are not concerned about having a thicker thickness then you might also want to look at the 58UH635 (£600.00) (54.2mm and cheaper), or the 58UF830 (£1,219.78) (54.2mm and cheaper) both from LG.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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