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Samsung UE32H5500

32" Full HD Flat Apr 2015
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Wi-Fi Release Date £49.90 Electricity cost over 5 years
Five industry awards
Faithful colours
Good smart TV features
146 Reviews + 5 Awards
tomsguide.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended avforums.com Best Buy Expert Reviews Best Buy

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Reviews

Five Industry Awards

This television has received five awards from expert review sites.

Two expert review sites both concluded that this TV would make a great purchase. Expert Reviews and Avforums.com both gave this Samsung television a "Best Buy" award.

Websites Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com both said that this television was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The editor of websites Trusted Reviews concluded that concluded that they would recommend this Samsung TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Thirteen experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus have rated this small display diagonal TV on average 79%.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this small display diagonal TV rated it as 86%. 84 reviewers (82% of all reviewers) gave this television either 4 or 5 stars.

Samsung TVs Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 47,290 expert and owner reviews (including 3,533 verified purchases) for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has excellent reviews specifically within its small display diagonal televisions range. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Price

Incredible Value

Thirty-eight customers concluded that the Samsung UE32H5500 was good value for money. Website Goodhousekeeping.com wrote in their review of this TV “Outstanding value for money”. They also said “Good picture quality for a budget set” in their review. And also mentioned “Incredible value”.

Four owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was expensive. Teleman2k1 gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said on expert review site Amazon “An expensive dongle is required to make it wireless”. @geekzilla9000 gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote three years ago “It loads the folders quicker than the more expensive Sony I’ve used” in their review of this TV. K. D. K. said “I'd also recommend shopping around for it - sadly, again, Amazon is over-priced” in their review of this TV.

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Features

Inferior Remote Control

Five customers who reviewed the product wrote that it did not have a good remote control. M. Rey said “The use of a smart phone as a remote is limited, channel surf option is disabled” however they gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Norm wrote “2) The remote control itself isn't the best laid out, I often find myself pressing the wrong button because the main arrow keys are surrounded by other buttons” in their review of the Samsung UE32H5500. @geekzilla9000 mentioned “The remote itself isn't some fat monster” in their review of this TV but even so they scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

Good Technical Features

Eighteen owners who purchased it reckoned that it had good features. Expert website Tomsguide.com said in their review of this TV “The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features.” and rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Expert review site Goodhousekeeping.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this TV two years ago “Consumers had an easy time navigating its features”. Dave said on expert review site Amazon “New tv has the usual eco features, sensors to adjust screen brightness to save power at different lighting levels, automatic power off etc” in his review of this TV.

Good Stand

Two customers said in their reviews that this TV had a good stand. S. Naylor mentioned “Ridiculously easy to set up, good looking, stable on its stand” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5.


Energy

Average Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this small display diagonal TV is A+, and based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the UE32H5500 will cost £50 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 582 small display diagonal televisions that have been available for more than two years.


Power

Good Environmental Credentials

Two people agreed that it was good in terms of power usage. Neil wrote in his review of the Samsung UE32H5500 on expert review site Amazon “Quick to browse, low energy use and a range of buttons ive never even seen b4”. Ankur said on expert review site Amazon “Light weight and good energy rating” in their review of this TV.


Design

Good Product Quality

Fourty owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “Great picture quality, excellent contrast” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Pcmag.com said in their review of this TV on expert website PC Mag “The Samsung UNH5500AFXZA series of midrange LED HDTVs deliver good picture quality.”. Expert website Hdtvsolutions.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “This TV's picture quality is still quite good” in their review of this TV.

Sleek Styling

Sixteen people mentioned that the Samsung UE32H5500 was good looking. Website Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Sleek styling”. Two years ago Nick Gardner mentioned “Smart tv works very elegantly with integration of Netflix, Blinkbox” and scored the product 5 stars out of 5. M. A. Tufekci wrote “The TV itself is beautifully designed” in their review of this TV and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Two owners who reviewed the product said that it was well designed. Expert website Trustedreviews.com scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said three years ago “Surely it's too good to be true, right? Samsung UE40H5500 – Design and Feat”. I G. wrote in their review of this TV on expert website Amazon two years ago “Fantastic sharp picture and really well designed smart features” and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

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Easy to Use

Fourteen owners who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup. Three years ago Socks wrote “Just took the usual amount of patience it takes to set up new electrical equipment” in their review of this TV. They also mentioned “It was easy to set up” in their review. Sapphire Moon said two years ago “I am delighted with this TV - so easy to set up” .

Nine customers who bought the product thought it was easy to use. Sapphire Moon said in their review of this TV “Total ease of use and navigation” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Two years ago Coppertone gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Brilliant picture, Love the men options, all clear & easy to use” in their review of this TV. Amazon Customer said in their review of this TV “Relatively easy to use”.

Nine customers who bought this TV agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Mr W. mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Fantastic picture quality and excellent menu structure with various options to view what's on next” in his review of this TV. M. A. Tufekci said in their review of this TV “It does everything you want it to do, picture quality is great, fast responsive tv control & menus” . Stueystu wrote “The SmartTV menu is very quick”.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to assemble. Sam Holder said “Easy to put together and set up in”.

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Solid Performance

Seven owners considered that it was well made. Website Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned “Solid performance”. Mrs. K. Hitchen said in their review of this TV on expert website Amazon “I bought a Samsung UE32H5500 32-inch Widescreen Full HD Smart LED TV with Built In Wi-Fi”. Dave wrote in his review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “Great tv, very good catup services and handles multiple video/audio files, built in WiFi is great addition”.


Display

Faithful Colours

Twenty-six customers who reviewed this TV reckoned that it had good picture quality. Mr. J. P. Godfrey said three years ago “The hd freeview picture quality is excellent (much better than my sky hd on a 42" Panasonic downstairs”. Mark Mallett gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned in his review of this TV “Very happy with picture quality and the sound is excellent”. Norm said in their Samsung UE32H5500 review on expert website Amazon two years ago “Brilliant picture quality and above average sound” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Nine owners who purchased the product concluded that it had good colour saturation. Two years ago website Goodhousekeeping.com scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote “Accurate, natural colours” in their review of this TV. They also mentioned “Faithful colours” in their review. Two years ago M. Rey said in their review of this TV “Screen is good with some nice dark colours”.

Three owners thought this TV had a good contrast ratio. Two years ago website Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Good overall contrast” in their review of this TV and rated it 4 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “Good contrast ratio” in their review. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this TV on expert website PC Mag “And its good overall viewing experience won't disappoint, even if its black levels didn't particularly impress in testing”.

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Good High Def TV

Fifteen customers who bought this TV thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Techradar.com gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert review site Techradar “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.”. Mr mentioned in his review of this TV on expert website Amazon “Picture great, sound good, smart tv applications working very well and it is full HD ready”. Steve said in his review of this TV on expert review site Amazon three years ago “Brilliant, excellent product wonderful full HD pictures” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec televisions that are a comparable 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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Not 3D

The UE32H5500 is not 3D. Most of the other TVs that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D.

If you want a TV that is 3D then you might want to look at the Samsung UE32H6400 (£314.99).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Samsung UE32H5500 supports a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This television's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported display resolution across all small display diagonal televisions that have been around for more than two years.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst supported display resolution amongst comparable types of television.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The Samsung UE32H5500 has a wide color enhancer. Most of the other small display diagonal televisions that were launched around the same time as this TV also have a wide color enhancer.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other small display diagonal televisions that were released around the same time as this TV, the Samsung UE32H5500 does not feature OLED technology.

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32 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 32 inch TV.

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Smart TV

Good Smart TV Features

Thirteen owners concluded that it was good for watching on demand TV. Mr. F. W. Stead wrote in their review of this TV “Netflix works fine, just not Amazon Instant” but even so they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Mr. Peter Morgan gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and he said “The internet connection and downloading from iplayer etc have all worked well (even though we get rubbish broadband speeds!”. M0rph3u5 rated this TV 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “You can easily access Amazon prime, use external hard drives to watch movies/TV shows, or watch the normal TV”.

Eight owners considered that it had good apps. Mark Mallett rated it 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote on expert review site Amazon three years ago “It also works great with Apps such a Spotify for music”. Steven D. mentioned on expert website Amazon “* Apps are great” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Patrick Mullan said “Internet is brilliant and streams apps great”.

Seven owners who reviewed the product concluded that it had great smart functions. Mr. J. P. Godfrey said on expert website Amazon “Smart functions are good” in their review of this TV. Dave wrote “Smart features seem to work well” . Amazon Customer scored this TV 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Amazon “As a TV, I am very happy with the smart features - it has replaced my ROKU”.

Four owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Stueystu mentioned “Picture quality is great, especially the freeview HD channels” in their review of this TV and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Ad said “This is a review of the Samsung UE32H5500 32-inch Widescreen Full HD Smart LED TV with built In Wi-Fi and Freeview HD” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

Two owners considered that this TV was good for watching YouTube on. Three years ago M0rph3u5 gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this TV “Great apps (youtube”. Mr Christopher C Patterson wrote on expert website Amazon “The Smart TV stuff is pretty good, I've found the BBC iPlayer, Netflix and YouTube apps really useful, better than the apps on my Virgin Media TiVo box” in his review of this TV.

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Supports Internet TV

The UE32H5500 supports internet TV, which is unusual. Most of the other small display diagonal televisions that were released around the same time as this television do not support internet TV.

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Supports Timeshift

The UE32H5500 supports timeshift. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support timeshift.

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Supports Smart TV

The UE32H5500 supports Smart TV, unlike most of the other small display diagonal televisions that have been on the market for more than two years which do not support Smart TV.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2015 when this Samsung television was released.


Audio

Good Sound Quality

Thirty-three owners who reviewed the Samsung UE32H5500 concluded that it had good sound quality. Three years ago Mr. F. W. Stead wrote on expert website Amazon “The picture and sound is very good after some small tweaks”. Two years ago Nick Gardner said on expert website Amazon “Works seamlessly with a new Denon amp connected via the intelligent HDMI link, to give full AV sound output”. Mr. Peter Morgan mentioned “The sound is quite good” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5.

Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The UE32H5500 has an auto volume leveler, as do most of the other small display diagonal televisions that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

At 20 Watts, the Samsung UE32H5500 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other small display diagonal televisions that came out more than two years ago. The average RMS rated power of TVs of a similar age and type to this TV is 13W, and the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 40W.

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Benefits

Great for Films

Five owners who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was great for watching Netflix. Alan L. wrote in his review of this TV on expert website Amazon “Smart features are also amazing Netflix etc”. Jimbo said two years ago “Netflix works perfect the freeview is inHD” in their review of the Samsung UE32H5500. John Hughes wrote “Easy to set up, Great for netflix and bbc iplayer” and gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The UE32H5500 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other small display diagonal televisions that have been around for a similar time to this TV do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The UE32H5500 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UE32H5500 has an ethernet port, unlike most of the other TVs of this type and age which do not have an ethernet port.

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Performance

Features Extended PVR

The UE32H5500 features extended PVR, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Game Mode

The UE32H5500 has a game mode, as do most of the other TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Supports 24p

The Samsung UE32H5500 supports 24p. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also support 24p.

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Packaging Content

Has a Mounting Kit

The UE32H5500 has a mounting kit. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV also have a mounting kit.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Samsung UE32H5500 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to this television.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Samsung UE32H5500 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The UE32H5500 has a common interface (CI) slot, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that came out around the same time as this TV.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung UE32H5500 supports Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV also support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UE32H5500 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this television also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

At 64.9 millimeters, the UE32H5500 has a fairly standard depth compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this television.

If you are not bothered about having a thicker depth then you might want to consider the Samsung UE32H6400 (£314.99) (49.1mm).

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Good Size

Ten people who reviewed this TV considered that it was thin. Three years ago expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned “It has extremely narrow viewing angles”. Mr. J. P. Godfrey wrote “TV is very nice to look at, nice thin bezel”. Mr Christopher C Patterson said on expert website Amazon “The sound is particularly good for such a slim TV - I often stream music to it via Chromecast” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue32h5500aw, ue32h5500ay
Barcodes 05053959418414, 08806085988385, 08806085993396, 08806086001014, 08806086008983, 08806086030359, 08806086494571

Samsung UE32H5500 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung UE32H5500 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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