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Samsung UN48H5500

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47.6" Flat Mar 2014
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Samsung UN48H5500 Short Review
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Five Industry Awards

Television experts really like this Samsung TV and have given it five awards.

This TV received a "Best Buy" from both Expert Reviews and Avforums.com, both of which said that this mid-size TV was good.

The editors of Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com both concluded that this Samsung television was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The editor of Trusted Reviews concluded that concluded that they would endorse this television and gave it their "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 this TV has an average expert rating of 79 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 104 user reviews the average user rating of this television is 87%.

Good Product Quality

Several Samsung UN48H5500 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. "cai62175" mentioned “The quality of images is brilliant” in their review of the Samsung UN48H5500 and gave the product a score of 4 stars. @geekzilla9000 gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their Samsung UN48H5500 review on Amazon “I was impressed by the sound quality - those used to fancy surround sound set-ups will no doubt be disappointed by the inbuilt speakers”. Bruceboomstick wrote “The picture quality is superb - when viewing a native HD source it appears that you are looking through a window - very sharp with faithfully reproduced colours” .

Good High Def TV

Several Samsung UN48H5500 reviewers who purchased this TV agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Ad mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality is particularly good especially with HD programmes and the sound quality is good in a small room”. Chockobo wrote in their Samsung UN48H5500 review on Amazon “I bought this TV as an upgrade from the Samsung UE32H5000 32-inch Widescreen Full HDTV, believing that it was worth paying the”. Frankincense said on Amazon “Samsung 32" widescreen full HD Smart Led TV” in their review of this TV.

Good Picture Quality

Some Samsung UN48H5500 owners who purchased it reckoned that it had good picture quality. Ankur gave it a score of 4 stars and said in their review of the Samsung UN48H5500 on Amazon two years ago “Viewing angles are good, no effect on picture quality”. Funandfancy wrote “Great picture quality at a fab price”. Funandfancy also wrote “Bought it for my teen son's birthday and was so impressed hubbie has since purchased another for our daughter as the picture quality is excellent”.

A few Samsung UN48H5500 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Alan L. wrote in his review of this TV “Blacks are super black and colours are simply”. Dave said on Amazon “Watching any programme with bright red in it drowns out the other colours, luckily the tv has settings to adjust tones from balanced red/green to slightly more green”. Drrobc wrote on Amazon in November last year “Colours great”.

One person considered that this TV had a wide viewing angle. Dave mentioned “Screen is excellent with good display viewing at an angle, one thing i will note is that the red saturation is bit high for my taste”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UN48H5500 was good for watching blu-ray discs. Plums wrote on Amazon “HDTV programs & blu-ray movies are a real treat”.

One customer who bought this TV said that it had a good contrast ratio. Goodhousekeeping.com rated it 80 out of 100 and said “Good contrast ratio” in their Samsung UN48H5500 review.

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Smart TV Features Are Good

A number of Samsung UN48H5500 owners wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UN48H5500 had good apps. Bruceboomstick wrote in their review of this TV “The apps available are great - it access to all the on demand services you'll ever need”. Christopher J. Cowen wrote on Amazon “With this Smart HDTV there is a full web browser with WiFi built-in apps made for TV” in his review of this TV. Last year Fiona M wrote “Still to try some of the apps, so will be interesting to see how good it is!” in her review of this TV.

A few Samsung UN48H5500 reviewers said in their reviews that it was good for watching on demand TV. Christopher J. Cowen wrote on Amazon “Some of the apps this TV features is Hulu Plus, YouTube, Netflix, Facebook”. D M G rated the Samsung UN48H5500 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Great telly, great price and Amazon Prime works well on it!” in their Samsung UN48H5500 review. John Hughes rated it as excellent and he wrote on Amazon “Easy to set up, Great for netflix and bbc iplayer” in his review of this TV.

A number of customers who reviewed it said that it had great smart functions. Dave he wrote on Amazon “Smart features seem to work well”. Helen wrote in her review of this TV two years ago “Easy to set up, smart features are bonus”. Last year K. Packard rated the Samsung UN48H5500 as excellent and wrote “Full HD, Smart features”.

Five Samsung UN48H5500 reviewers said that it was good for watching TV catchup services. @geekzilla9000 mentioned on Amazon “The BBC iPlayer App works great (the HD stream was excellent)”. E. Schilling gave it a score of 5 stars and said “Initially it would not run the Netflix app, despite being connected to Internet and having all other apps like BBC's iPlayer working fine”. Mr. Peter Morgan mentioned on Amazon in November last year “The internet connection and downloading from iplayer etc have all worked well (even though we get rubbish broadband speeds!”.

A number of customers thought this TV was good for watching Freeview TV. Jimbo gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon in November last year “Netflix works perfect the freeview is inHD and games consul are amazing”. Mr. J. P. Godfrey wrote “The hd freeview picture quality is excellent (much better than my sky hd on a 42" Panasonic downstairs” in their review. Two years ago Stueystu scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN48H5500 on Amazon “Picture quality is great, especially the freeview HD channels”.

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Good Size

A number of Samsung UN48H5500 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this TV was thin. Last year Amazon Customer said in their review of the Samsung UN48H5500 on Amazon “The slim version DOES NOT HAVE WIFI, OR A WIFI USB ADAPTER”. Carlie rated it 5 stars and she said in November last year “Very nice and thin no problems as vet”. Eileen B. wrote “If you decide to click on the 32" Slim TV, this does not have built-in wifi, you have to buy a LAN adaptor too” in her review of this TV.

One person who reviewed the Samsung UN48H5500 concluded that it was compact. @geekzilla9000 rated the Samsung UN48H5500 5 stars and wrote on Amazon two years ago “It's quite svelte and the plastic has been given a textured finish to make it look like brushed metal”.

One customer wrote that the product was a good weight. One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was a good size. Janet Murphy mentioned in her Samsung UN48H5500 review on Amazon “Lovely clear picture ànd a good size screen for our family needs”.

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Good Technical Features

Several people said in their reviews that it had good features. Alan L. wrote on Amazon “Smart features are also amazing Netflix etc”. Amazon Customer mentioned “As a TV, I am very happy with the smart features - it has replaced my ROKU” in their Samsung UN48H5500 review. Christopher J. Cowen wrote in his review of this TV on Amazon “The next step to take into consideration is features” and scored the product 5 stars.

Robust

Five Samsung UN48H5500 owners who reviewed the product thought it was well made. In November last year I G. mentioned in their review “Generous connections on the rear and even has pretty decent sound from the built in speakers”. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Solid performance”.

One Samsung UN48H5500 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was reliable. Andrew B mentioned on Amazon “After having watched iPlayer OK initially, now the wireless connection is poor and we cannot reliably watch in this way”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this TV was easy to damage or scratch. Drrobc said on Amazon “Fortunately, no damage appears to have been done to the TV.”.

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Easy to Use

Some Samsung UN48H5500 reviewers who reviewed the Samsung UN48H5500 said that it was easy to setup. Caber2856 mentioned on Amazon “It was so easy to set up” in their review of the Samsung UN48H5500. Last year Coppertone mentioned “Tv was so simple to set up & I am not a technical person” and scored this TV very highly. Funandfancy scored the product very highly and said “Arrived super quick and is easy to set up ready for viewing”.

A few Samsung UN48H5500 reviewers said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN48H5500 on Amazon “Relatively easy to use” and gave the product a very good review score. Coppertone gave the Samsung UN48H5500 a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Brilliant picture, Love the men options, all clear & easy to use”. Dave Ensor mentioned on Amazon “The TV set that this box replaced was happy to accept SCART control from my Sky+ HD box”.

Several people who bought this TV agreed that it was easy to use the menus. @geekzilla9000 mentioned on Amazon “The menus look great too, that might sound odd” in their review of the Samsung UN48H5500 and scored it very highly. @geekzilla9000 also said “The menus are easy to navigate through”. Ad said on Amazon two years ago “The Smart menu selections give me easy access through the home Wi-Fi network to Amazon Prime films”.

One Samsung UN48H5500 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was easy to assemble.

One Samsung UN48H5500 owner who reviewed this TV mentioned that it was easy to handle. Dave said on Amazon two years ago “Great tv, very good catup services and handles multiple video/audio files, built in WiFi is great addition” in his review.

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Reasonably Priced

Thirty customers who bought it wrote that it was good value for money. Ad said “IPlayer, so all in all good value despite the initial problems”. Amazon Customer wrote “Excellent value” in their review of the Samsung UN48H5500 and scored it very highly. Andrew B gave the Samsung UN48H5500 a score of 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his Samsung UN48H5500 review “Nice TV, good picture, easy to set up, very handy electronic handbook, good price”.

One Samsung UN48H5500 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it was cheap. David P he wrote in his review of this TV “Great TV with great image quality and decent sound on a budget price”.

One Samsung UN48H5500 reviewer who reviewed this TV concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN48H5500 “Superb smart TV makes Samsung's UE40H5500 a bargain”.

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Good Connectivity

Some Samsung UN48H5500 owners who bought it considered that it was wifi compatible. Ad scored this TV 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “This is a review of the Samsung UE32H5500 32-inch Widescreen Full HD Smart LED TV with built In Wi-Fi and Freeview HD” in their review of this TV. Ad also mentioned “The 32inch TV tuning and Wi-Fi setup was straightforward”. Andrew B mentioned “Despite the TV connecting quickly to our wireless hub upstairs” in his review of this TV.

Some Samsung UN48H5500 owners who bought it wrote that it was able to connect to the internet. Last year E. Schilling said “Connected to the Internet immediately” and gave this TV a rating of 5 stars. Patrick Mullan said on Amazon “Great tv for internet” in his review of this TV. Patrick Mullan also mentioned “Internet is brilliant and streams apps great”.

Two customers said in their reviews that this TV was good in terms of HDMI connections. Helen mentioned “Didn't get our free HDMI cables though” and scored it 5 stars. Nick Gardner mentioned in his review on Amazon “Works seamlessly with a new Denon amp connected via the intelligent HDMI link, to give full AV sound output”.

One Samsung UN48H5500 reviewer who bought it considered that it had email functionality. Christopher J. Cowen mentioned in his Samsung UN48H5500 review “Thank you for reading my review, if you have any questions feel free to email me, I would be happy to help you with any questions you have”.

One person said that it was good in terms of USB connections. Two years ago Plums mentioned in their review on Amazon “It plays downloaded files directly off the USB stick better than my PS3 (avi, mkv, only some mp4, mp3”.

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Nice Design

A few Samsung UN48H5500 reviewers said in their reviews that the Samsung UN48H5500 was good looking. @geekzilla9000 mentioned “It looks incredibly vibrant - high def content looks gorgeous and the PS3 looks amazing on it” in their review of this TV. In November last year Bellamish wrote “I'm pretty sure it's not our internet as everything else works” in their review. Bruceboomstick wrote in their Samsung UN48H5500 review on Amazon “A genuinely brilliant TV - Smart and Good Looking, like me really”.

One Samsung UN48H5500 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was well designed. I G. wrote on Amazon last year “Fantastic sharp picture and really well designed smart features”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that this TV had a thick frame. Mr. J. P. Godfrey scored it 5 stars and wrote “TV is very nice to look at, nice thin bezel” in their review of this TV.

One person considered that this TV was a good design. Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert review site Trusted Reviews “Surely it's too good to be true, right? Samsung UE40H5500 – Design and Feat”.

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Good Sound Quality

Some customers who bought the Samsung UN48H5500 concluded that it had good sound quality. Bruceboomstick said last year “Sound is good - not the best out there.” in their Samsung UN48H5500 review. Dave he wrote in his review of this TV on Amazon two years ago “Sound is very good.”. Duncan Barry mentioned in his review of this TV on Amazon “Excellent sound and picture” and rated this TV 5 stars.

Samsung Has Good TV Reviews

Samsung mid-size TVs have good ratings on average and across all TVs Samsung is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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Running Costs Are Low

The UN48H5500 has an average running cost of only £66 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the cheapest 20% of all 714 televisions of this age and type.

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Good Support

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Plums gave the product a score of 5 stars and said “Then no flat, lightweight TV ever is.* Program guide is excellent, fast to move around”.

Good Stand

Several Samsung UN48H5500 owners who reviewed this TV agreed that it had a good stand. S. Naylor mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon two years ago “Ridiculously easy to set up, good looking, stable on its stand” and scored the product 5 stars.

Good Standard Def TV

One person who bought this TV concluded that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. Kevpuk mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Sound quality is excellent, both in SD and HD” and rated it as very good.

Good Environmental Credentials

One Samsung UN48H5500 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was good in terms of power usage. Ankur said “Light weight and good energy rating”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed this TV considered that it was noisy. In November last year Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned “Some noise over fine details” and scored this TV 4 stars.

Good Battery Life

One customer who bought it considered that it had a good battery life. Two years ago Ankur wrote in their review of the Samsung UN48H5500 “This way you save ipad battery drain and get a bigger picture for viewing so less strain on your eyes.) My wife discovered this option”.

Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the UN48H5500 which do not support smart TV features, the UN48H5500 supports smart TV features.

There are a number of other televisions which support smart TV features currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE46F7000.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UN48H5500 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out more than two years ago do not have a WiFi connection.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on TVs of this spec and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Inferior Remote Control

Several Samsung UN48H5500 owners who reviewed the Samsung UN48H5500 considered that it did not have a good remote control. @geekzilla9000 mentioned on Amazon “The remote itself isn't some fat monster”. Last year M. Rey mentioned “The use of a smart phone as a remote is limited, channel surf option is disabled” but despite that they still gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago, the Samsung UN48H5500 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UN48H5500 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera including the Samsung UE40F7000 which also has a higher rating.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs of this type and age.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the UN48H5500, the Samsung UN48H5500 does not feature OLED technology.

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Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions of a similar spec and 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.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

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

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5 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(15)

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...

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User Reviews

(103)
Reviewed 1 July 2015 by Joe
(Verified Purchase)

This Samsung Smart TV is exellent . It's a great picture First class TV and so was the delivery which was bang on the schede date and time.

Reviewed 28 June 2015 by Ms Emma Cozens
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic tv. Great quality picture and the smart TV functionality is great. Very pleased with my purchase.

(Verified Purchase)

Used in the bedroom and is great quality, wish I had a man cave to set up 6 of these as a gaming/ geek setup. no problems and that's nearly a year of use, gaming and tv.

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by Fiona M "Fee"
(Verified Purchase)

Great Telly for the price, however, very disappointed that you have to buy a separate Wifi Dongle, and its has to be the Samsung own branded one. I bought a standard Wireless LAN Adaptor, but... Read more…

Reviewed 13 June 2015 by Andy
(Verified Purchase)

Also unhappy because this is sold as having built-in wifi, and I have the same issue as some other people - when I run setup on the TV it asks me to plugin a wifi dongle. I bought this model to... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £64.10
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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