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Samsung UE32H5500

tomsguide.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended avforums.com Best Buy Expert Reviews Best Buy
An astonishingly economical to run 32" Full HD TV with a Best Buy award from two expert review websites
32" Full HD No No Apr 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Samsung UE32H5500 Review

With very low running costs and excellent reviews,
85
191 Reviews + 5 Awards
33
Missing Some Features
62
2 Years Old
91
£50 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
54
Average

Why Has it Scored 54?

It has not bad expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 83%, based on 191 reviews. This TV has received five awards including a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" award from Tomsguide.com plus one other site. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer televisions with better features are available. However this Samsung TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2017.
The UE32H5500 has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of only £50 over 5 years are in the cheapest 9% of all 4,025 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report it is fairly priced, product quality and it is easy to use. However they also report an inferior remote control.
It is missing some features:
Quite small display diagonal
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D

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Samsung UE32H5500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Five Industry Awards

Amongst televisions, this Samsung TV is one of the most awarded.

The writers at websites Expert Reviews and Avforums.com both decided that this TV was a sensible purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

This television received an "Editor's Choice" award from both websites Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com, both of which concluded that this Samsung television was superb.

The expert at review website Trusted Reviews recommend this Samsung television and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

13 experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus have rated this TV on average 79 out of 100.

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User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 178 user reviews the average user rating of this TV is 86 out of 100. 84 reviewers (82% of all reviewers) gave this television either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

13 owners who purchased it concluded that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

13 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Nine owners who purchased the product wrote that it was easy to setup, four customers who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was easy to use and four customers who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus.

  • Brilliant picture, Love the men options, all clear & easy to use…
    Coppertone (Amazon) - February 2015
  • Easy to use for all ages…
    Kapplah (Amazon) - June 2015
  • Was very easy to set up…
    Pen Name (Amazon) - April 2015
  • Fantastic picture quality and excellent menu structure with various options…
    Mr W. (Amazon) - February 2015
  • Fantastic picture quality and excellent menu structure with various options to view what's on next…
    Mr W. (Amazon) - February 2015
  • Arrived super quick and is easy to set up ready for viewing…
    Funandfancy (Amazon) - February 2015
  • The picture does suffer from motion blur in its default settings and has a really bad colour reproduction.
  • It would have been nice to use the built in playing function…
    S. Stroud (Amazon) - December 2014
  • Easy to put together and set up in…
    Sam Holder (Amazon) - August 2014
  • Just took the usual amount of patience it takes to set up new electrical equipment…
    Socks (Amazon) - October 2014

Users Report Excellent Image Quality

Eight customers said in their reviews that this TV had good picture quality and four customers reckoned that it had good colour saturation.

  • And its good overall viewing experience won't disappoint, even if its black levels didn't particularly impress in testing…
  • Very happy with picture quality and the sound is excellent…
  • * Picture is excellent top marks for clarity & vibrant colours, cannot see any dead pixels so far…
    Plums (Amazon) - September 2014
  • Brilliant picture quality and above average sound…
    Norm (Amazon) - January 2015
  • Fantastic picture quality and excellent menu structure with various options…
    Mr W. (Amazon) - February 2015
  • Fantastic picture quality and excellent menu structure with various options to view what's on next…
    Mr W. (Amazon) - February 2015
  • Picture quality is good.
  • Blacks are super black and colours are simply amazing…
    Alan L. (Amazon) - November 2014
  • Blacks are super black and colours are simply…
    Alan L. (Amazon) - November 2014
  • Viewing angles are good, no effect on picture quality…
    Ankur (Amazon) - October 2014

Customers Report an Inferior Remote Control

Two customers considered that the product did not have a good remote control.

Customers Report Good Sound Quality

18 owners considered that it had good sound quality.

Samsung Has Excellent Reviews for Its Televisions

We checked 70,481 user and expert reviews (including 38,780 verified purchases) for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Smart TV Features

Three owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had great smart functions.

Users Report Excellent Design

Two customers agreed that it was good looking.

  • Generous connections on the rear and even has pretty decent sound from the built in speakers…
    I G. (Amazon) - May 2015
  • Fantastic sharp picture and really well designed smart features…
    I G. (Amazon) - May 2015
  • Ridiculously easy to set up, good looking, stable on its stand…
    S. Naylor (Amazon) - August 2014

Customers Report Good Technical Features

Six owners wrote in their reviews that the product had good features.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Four customers wrote in their reviews that this TV was thin.


Features

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Samsung UE32H5500 of only 32" is quite small compared to most other TVs. It is in the smallest 12% of all televisions when ordered by this feature. Across all the TVs the display diagonals range from 2" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UE32H5500 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The UE32H5500 is not 3D, although this is within the context that 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the UE32H5500 of 64.9mm is relatively typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 64% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The UE32H5500 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UE32H5500 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 72% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The UE32H5500 has an auto volume leveler. 83% of TVs do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Supports Timeshift

The Samsung UE32H5500 supports timeshift, which is unusual. 82% of TVs do not support timeshift.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The UE32H5500 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Features Extended PVR

The Samsung UE32H5500 features extended PVR, which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not feature extended PVR.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of all televisions is 440Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the UE32H5500 of only 100Hz is in the slowest 15% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The Samsung UE32H5500 has a wide color enhancer, unlike 93% of televisions which do not have a wide color enhancer.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung UE32H5500 supports Picture-in-Picture. 76% of TVs do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The UE32H5500 has a mounting kit. 91% of TVs do not have a mounting kit.

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Supports 24p

The Samsung UE32H5500 supports 24p, unlike 84% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The Samsung UE32H5500's RMS rated power of 20W is fairly high compared to most other TVs. It is in the highest 17% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. Across all the TVs the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television was released in April 2015.


Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A+, and the average 5 year running cost of the UE32H5500 is only £50 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 9% of all 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue32h5500aw, ue32h5500ak, ue32h5500ay
Barcodes 05053959418414, 08806085988385, 08806085993396, 08806086001014, 08806086008983, 08806086030359, 08806086494571

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10W lower RMS rated power

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