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Samsung UE32ES5500
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Samsung UE32ES5500

32" 100Hz Jul 2012
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15 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, whathifi.com and tweakers.net this TV has an overall expert rating of 73%.

Good Brand

Mid-size TVs built by Samsung have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Samsung also has good reviews across its entire range.

Running Costs Are Low

This TV is rated A for energy efficiency, and the UE32ES5500 is one of the more economic to run TVs of a similar age and spec that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the UE32ES5500 will cost only £65 over 5 years to run.

Nice Design

One Samsung UE32ES5500 owner thought the product was good looking. Expert website Whathifi.com said five years ago “The is a good looking set” in their review and gave this TV a rating of 4 stars. One person who purchased the product reckoned that it was a good design. Digital Versus said “Decent detail, vibrant colour, plenty of smart content, nice design and interface”.

Good Picture Quality

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that this TV had clouding visible in the picture. Five years ago expert website Digitalversus.com wrote “The model we tested showed no signs of clouding (bright patches in dark areas of the screen” in their Samsung UE32ES5500 review but even so they scored this TV 60 out of 100. Digital Versus said also five years ago “No clouding” .

Good Size

One Samsung UE32ES5500 owner who bought this TV thought it was thin. Expert review site Whathifi.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and said “Its slim frame contains a multitude of apps” in their review of this TV.

Good Technical Features

One Samsung UE32ES5500 reviewer said that the product had good features. Five years ago expert review site Whathifi.com scored this TV 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Samsung UE32ES5500 “Samsung has been generous on the features front with its 2012 range of TVs, no matter what the screen size”.

Easy to Use

One Samsung UE32ES5500 owner wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UE32ES5500 had a good interface.

Supports Smart TV

The UE32ES5500 supports smart TV, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UE32ES5500 which do not support smart TV.

Other TVs which support smart TV currently available which you might want to consider include the UE40H6590, or the UE40H6470 both from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the UE32ES5500 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type. The RMS rated powers of mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago range from 4W to 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This television supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on televisions of this age and spec.

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Quite Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

Across all the TVs of a comparable type and age to the UE32ES5500 the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.01W to 90W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 33W. With a power consumption (PowerSave) of only 20 Watts, the UE32ES5500 has one of the lower power consumption (PowerSave)s amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.

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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption

At only 57 kilowatt hours, the Samsung UE32ES5500 has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the UE32ES5500. The lowest annual energy consumption of mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago is 0.22kWh, the highest is 620kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 75kWh.

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Quite Thin

TVs of a similar spec and age to the UE32ES5500 have depths of between 3.5mm and 100mm. The UE32ES5500 has one of the thinner depths (only 46.9 millimeters) amongst TVs of this age.

We compared this TV to all the other 46.9mm thick TVs and we think the UE37ES6300, the UE40ES6800, and the UE40ES5500 all from Samsung which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Light

At only 6.2 kilograms, the UE32ES5500 is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE32ES5500. The weights of mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago range from 1.4kg to 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

Most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE32ES5500 do not have a wi-Fi. The UE32ES5500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a wi-Fi.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a wi-Fi to this TV and we think the TX-L32E30, or the TX-42ASW654 both from Panasonic or the Samsung UE40H6470 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UE32ES5500 are not 3D. The UE32ES5500 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D then you might also want to look at the LG 42LW579, or the Philips 48PFK6409 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UE32ES5500 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the UE46ES8000S, the UN46ES8000, or the UE40F7000 all from Samsung.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most commonly found tuner type on comparable spec televisions that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UE32ES5500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE32ES5500 is 260Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencys range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. The UE32ES5500 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencys (only 100 hertz) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE32ES5500

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 Four Years Ago

This mid-size TV has been on the market for over four years.

Average High Frequency Rate

At 100 hertz, the UE32ES5500 has a pretty average high frequency rate compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the UE32ES5500.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 100Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including the LG 42LV355, the Samsung UE32F5700, or the LOEWE Xelos 40 (£995.00) which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a TV with a faster high frequency rate then you might also want to consider the LG 39LB5610 (120Hz), the Haier LE39M7000 (120Hz), or the Samsung UE40C7000 (£310.00) (200Hz) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Full HD Display
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
HD-Ready
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Timeshift
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Anynet (HDMI-CEC) Port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
PC Audio in
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Audio Input for DVI
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
WLAN-Ready
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Smart Modes
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise
Wide Color Enhancer
Extended PVR
Skype Function
Local Dimming
Teletext
Picture Processing Technology
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Smartphone Remote Support
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)

Expert Reviews

(3)
27 November 2012

It may not have the best picture out there, but the Samsung ES5500 should be good for anyone looking for a TV in this price range. Plus, the model we tested showed no signs of clouding (bright...

Accurate colours (average Delta E 3.4)
High contrast 2 800 1)
No clouding
Compatible with numerous video formats via the media player
Decent detail, vibrant colour, plenty of smart content, nice design and interface
No motion interpolation
Narrow viewing angles
Grey shading could be improved
Panel not very responsive
18 ms on average
5 October 2012

Samsung has been generous on the features front with its 2012 range of TVs, no matter what the screen size.The is a good looking set, and its slim frame contains a multitude of apps and online... Read more…

9 February 2013

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Excellent lineup of smart TV apps
Stylish design
Good sound quality
Bright punchy pictures
Accurate colours (average Delta E 3.4)
Motion blur
Standarddefinition upscaling is poor
Lacks 3D support
Skin tones look plasticky
No motion interpolation

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £62.49
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £64.32
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Energy Rating
0.32T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.32 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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue32es5500, ue32es5505, ue-32es5500, ue32es5500w, ue32es5500k, ue32es5505k, ue32es5500p, ue32es5500px, 8806071865911, ue32es5500pxz, ue32es5500wxzg, ue32es5500pxzt, ue32es5500wxxc, UE32ES5500KXXU, samsung ue32es5500
Barcodes 08806071821412, 08806071821429, 08806071821436, 08806071835808, 08806071847207, 08806071850825, 08806071865911, 08806071883908, 08806071885315, 08806085290051

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