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Samsung UN40H5500
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Samsung UN40H5500

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40" Flat Jul 2014
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18 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

This mid-size TV has received five awards from expert review sites.

This television received a "Best Buy" from both Expert Reviews and Avforums.com, both of which thought that this Samsung TV was good.

The writers at Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com both said that this TV was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The reviewer at Trusted Reviews recommend this mid-size TV and have given it their "Recommended" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Thirteen experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus have rated this mid-size TV on average 79%.

Good Picture Quality

Some Samsung UN40H5500 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned in their Samsung UN40H5500 review “Good picture quality for a budget set”.

A few Samsung UN40H5500 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UN40H5500 had good colour saturation. Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “Just like 2013's F5500, 2014's H5500 has good contrast and faithful colours” in their review yet they only scored the Samsung UN40H5500 60 out of 100. Goodhousekeeping.com scored this TV 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Accurate, natural colours”.

One Samsung UN40H5500 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it had a good contrast ratio. Goodhousekeeping.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Samsung UN40H5500 “Good contrast ratio”.

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Reasonably Priced

Some Samsung UN40H5500 reviewers reckoned that it was good value for money. Expert review site Pcmag.com said in their Samsung UN40H5500 review two years ago “Also demand a premium price compared with similarly equipped screens in the same size range” and scored this TV 70 out of 100. Techradar.com wrote “One of the few TVs around that manages to be both great value and feel like a real treat” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Expert website Hdtvsolutions.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “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” in their review of this TV.

One customer who bought it concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said “Superb smart TV makes Samsung's UE40H5500 a bargain” in their Samsung UN40H5500 review and rated it as very good.

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Good Brand

Samsung is one of the superior TV brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Samsung also has good ratings for its mid-size TVs.

Good Product Quality

Four people wrote in their reviews that this TV was good quality. Expert website Pcmag.com scored it 70 out of 100 and mentioned “The Samsung UNH5500AFXZA series of midrange LED HDTVs deliver good picture quality.” in their review of the Samsung UN40H5500. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN40H5500 last year “Great picture quality, excellent contrast”. Expert website Hdtvsolutions.com said “This TV's picture quality is still quite good” in their review.

Running Costs Are Low

The UN40H5500 is one of the cheaper to run TVs that were launched more than two years ago that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the UN40H5500 is only £63.

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Good Technical Features

A number of Samsung UN40H5500 reviewers said in their reviews that this TV had good features. Tomsguide.com mentioned two years ago “The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features.”. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote in their review of the Samsung UN40H5500 “Consumers had an easy time navigating its features”. Goodhousekeeping.com also said “Fabulous Smart TV features”.

Easy to Use

One person who bought it reckoned that it had a good experience. Pcmag.com said on expert review site PC Mag “And its good overall viewing experience won't disappoint, even if its black levels didn't particularly impress in testing”.

One Samsung UN40H5500 owner who reviewed this TV said that it was easy to use.

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Nice Design

One Samsung UN40H5500 owner concluded that it was a good design. Expert website Trustedreviews.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Surely it's too good to be true, right? Samsung UE40H5500 – Design and Feat” in their review.

One Samsung UN40H5500 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. Goodhousekeeping.com said in their review of the Samsung UN40H5500 “Sleek styling” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

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Good Size

A few customers who purchased this TV wrote that it was thin. Two years ago expert review site Digitalversus.com wrote “It has extremely narrow viewing angles”. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote in their Samsung UN40H5500 review “Viewing angles are narrow”.

Good High Def TV

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Techradar.com said in their review of this TV last year “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.” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Good Sound Quality

One Samsung UN40H5500 owner who reviewed it mentioned that it had good sound quality. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned in their Samsung UN40H5500 review “Good builtin speakers”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who purchased it said that it was noisy. Goodhousekeeping.com said “Some noise over fine details” in their review of the Samsung UN40H5500.

Robust

One person mentioned in their reviews that this TV was well made. Goodhousekeeping.com said in their review “Solid performance”.

Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other televisions that are a similar age to the UN40H5500 which do not support smart TV features, the UN40H5500 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UN40H5500 which do not have a WiFi connection, the Samsung UN40H5500 has a WiFi connection.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The UN40H5500 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the UN40H5500 are also not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Samsung UE46F7000.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UN40H5500 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the UN40H5500 also do not have a built-in camera.

Other TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the Samsung UE40F7000 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other televisions that were released more than two years ago, the Samsung UN40H5500 does not feature OLED technology.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN40H5500

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this television was released.

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 televisions of this age and spec. 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

At 65.1 millimeters, the Samsung UN40H5500 has a fairly average thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the UN40H5500.

Other televisions with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE40H5000 (£249.00) (64.8mm), or the LOEWE Xelos 40 (£995.00) (65mm).

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Specification

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HD Type
3D Compatible
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Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Video App
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
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
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Game Mode
Wide Color Enhancer
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
Swivelling Stand
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
Energy Star Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight

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 £60.89
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £62.72
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.31 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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