Samsung large TVs have good reviews on average and across all televisions Samsung is one of the superior manufacturers.
Only Released Eight Months Ago
The UE55K5579 was only relased by Samsung eight months ago. Newer televisions like this one are likely to have more advanced features.
Supports Smart TV Features
The UE55K5579 supports smart TV features. Most of the other televisions that have been available for around the same time as the UE55K5579 also support smart TV features.
There are a number of other televisions which support smart TV features currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55KU6509[plb_3426134_price].
Has a WiFi Connection
The UE55K5579 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other large TVs that were released in the last 12 months also have a WiFi connection.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Supports Ten Audio Formats
The number of audio formats supported by the UE55K5579 is more than most new comparable spec TVs. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by latest large TVs. The audio formats "AAC", "AIFF", "ALAC", "APE", "FLAC", "MIDI", "Vorbis", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.
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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
The UE55K5579 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions (only 94 kilowatt hours) amongst similar spec TVs of this age. The average annual energy consumption of large TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE55K5579 is 120kWh.
With a thickness of only 54.9 millimeters, the UE55K5579 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other large TVs that were released around the same time as the UE55K5579. Large TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UE55K5579 have thicknesses of between 34mm and 100mm.
If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the LG 55LF592[plb_3167336_price] (56.8mm), or the Samsung UE55K5510[plb_3416497_price] (55.1mm).
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it.
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Not 3D Compatible
Most televisions that are a similar age to the UE55K5579 are not 3D compatible. The 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 Sharp LC-50LE651[plb_3767917_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other large TVs that have been available for the last year, the UE55K5579 does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other large TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UE55K5579, the UE55K5579 does not feature OLED technology.
Only Supports Twenty-Seven Video Formats
The UE55K5579 has a greater number of video formats than most large TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this Samsung TV. The video formats 3GP, ASF, ASP, DIVX, FLV, H.263, H.264, H.265, M-JPEG, M2TS, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MVC, PS, SVAF, TS, VOB, VP6, VP8, VRO, WEBM, WMV7 and WMV8 are also supported by this TV.
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Running Costs Are OK
This large TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the UE55K5579 has an average 5 year running cost of £111 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 62 large TVs that came out in the last 12 months.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many large TVs that were released 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.
Samsung Wide Color Enhancer, Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) Compatible
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400 x 400
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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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