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Samsung UN32H5500

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31.5" Flat Nov 2014
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19 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

This mid-size TV is one of the most awarded by expert review sites of all the TVs of a similar type and age.

The experts at two expert review sites both thought that this TV was good. This Samsung TV received a "Best Buy" award from both Expert Reviews and Avforums.com.

This mid-size TV was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com, both of which said that this TV was fantastic.

The reviewer at one additional expert review site concluded that they would recommend this television. Trusted Reviews gave this TV a "Recommended" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this TV is 79%.

Running Costs Are Very Low

The average running cost of the UN32H5500 is only £46 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the most economic to run televisions that were released more than two years ago.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Samsung UN32H5500 owners wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Goodhousekeeping.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote “Good picture quality for a budget set” in their review.

Some customers thought it had good colour saturation. Two years ago Digitalversus.com said in their Samsung UN32H5500 review on expert website Digital Versus “Just like 2013's F5500, 2014's H5500 has good contrast and faithful colours” but despite that they rated the product 60 out of 100. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote in their review of the Samsung UN32H5500 “Accurate, natural colours” and gave the Samsung UN32H5500 a score of 80 out of 100.

One person who bought the product said that it had a good contrast ratio. Last year Goodhousekeeping.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their Samsung UN32H5500 review “Good contrast ratio”.

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Reasonably Priced

A few customers agreed that it was good value for money. Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag “Also demand a premium price compared with similarly equipped screens in the same size range”. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote in December last year “One of the few TVs around that manages to be both great value and feel like a real treat” in their review. Expert website Hdtvsolutions.com wrote two years ago “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” and rated this TV 4 stars.

One Samsung UN32H5500 owner reckoned that the Samsung UN32H5500 was a bargain for the price. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “Superb smart TV makes Samsung's UE40H5500 a bargain”.

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Samsung Has Good TV Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Samsung televisions and also specifically for Samsung mid-size TVs and found that in both cases Samsung had good reviews compared to other brands.

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Good Product Quality

Four customers who bought it considered that it was good quality. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “The Samsung UNH5500AFXZA series of midrange LED HDTVs deliver good picture quality.” and scored the Samsung UN32H5500 4 stars. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in December last year “Great picture quality, excellent contrast” . Expert website Hdtvsolutions.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote “This TV's picture quality is still quite good”.

Good Technical Features

Some people who purchased this TV mentioned that it had good features. Expert review site Tomsguide.com mentioned “The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features.” in their Samsung UN32H5500 review and rated it 80 out of 100. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned in their review “Consumers had an easy time navigating its features” . Goodhousekeeping.com also wrote “Fabulous Smart TV features”.

Easy to Use

One customer who bought it thought it had a good experience. Expert review site Pcmag.com said in their review “And its good overall viewing experience won't disappoint, even if its black levels didn't particularly impress in testing”.

One customer who purchased the product thought it was easy to use.

Nice Design

One Samsung UN32H5500 owner mentioned in their reviews that this TV was a good design. Trustedreviews.com wrote on Trusted Reviews two years ago “Surely it's too good to be true, right? Samsung UE40H5500 – Design and Feat”. One customer who bought this TV considered that it was good looking. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Sleek styling”.

Good Size

Some customers who reviewed this TV considered that it was thin. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their Samsung UN32H5500 review on Digital Versus “It has extremely narrow viewing angles”. Last year Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned “Viewing angles are narrow” in their review of the Samsung UN32H5500.

Good High Def TV

One Samsung UN32H5500 owner wrote in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Techradar.com mentioned “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.”.

Good Sound Quality

One customer who bought the Samsung UN32H5500 reckoned that it had good sound quality. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned last year “Good builtin speakers”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Samsung UN32H5500 reviewer who reviewed the Samsung UN32H5500 mentioned that it was noisy. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Some noise over fine details” .

Robust

One customer who reviewed the product wrote that it was well made. Goodhousekeeping.com said “Solid performance”.

Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the UN32H5500 which do not support smart TV features, the Samsung UN32H5500 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UN32H5500 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of this type and age do not have a WiFi connection.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Light

Mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UN32H5500 have weights of between 3.7kg and 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg. The UN32H5500 is one of the lightest mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago (only 4.9 kilograms) amongst TVs of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most televisions of this spec and age are not 3D compatible. The Samsung UN32H5500 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a television that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Samsung UE46F7000[plb_1588337_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the UN32H5500, the Samsung UN32H5500 does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to consider including the Samsung UE40F7000[plb_1494094_price].

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on TVs of this age and type.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the UN32H5500, the UN32H5500 does not feature OLED technology.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN32H5500

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. 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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Average Thickness

With a thickness of 66 millimeters, the Samsung UN32H5500 has a fairly typical thickness compared to most of the other televisions that were launched around the same time as the UN32H5500.

TVs with a thicker thickness that might also be worth considering include the LOEWE Xelos 40[plb_1350929_price] (65mm), or the Samsung UE48H5500[plb_2249057_price] (65.5mm).

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Specification

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Motion Interpolation Technology
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Video Mode
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TV Tuner
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Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Remote Output Port
Audio Out Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Smart Mode
Control
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Teletext Function
BD Wise Technology
Local Dimming
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
Energy Star Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
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Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Kit
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

5 Awards

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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 £43.26
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £45.09
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.22 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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