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26 Reasons For
Owner Reviews Are Average
This TV has an average owner rating of 74 out of 100 based on 107 owner reviews.
Good Sound Quality
Several customers who reviewed this TV concluded that it had good sound quality. Andrew D said in his Samsung UE32K5500 review on Amazon last year “The picture is very good, as if the sound quality”. Mr K Ryan said on Amazon in January last year “The sounds from such as small panel is impressive and beats the audio on my 37" smart Sony”.
Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions
Samsung has good average reviews for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire television range.
A few people concluded that the Samsung UE32K5500 was good looking. Alan L. said in January last year “It'd looks stylish and it has the best sound of any flat screen I have seen” in his review of the Samsung UE32K5500 and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Also in January last year J R Hartley wrote on Amazon “The menus are pretty intuitive” in their review of this TV however they gave this TV a score of 3 stars. J R Walden rated it 5 stars and wrote “Beautiful picture and sound quality Was able to get full HD from an indoor digital ariel Free view” in their Samsung UE32K5500 review.
Easy to Use
Some Samsung UE32K5500 owners who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to setup. Linda gave this TV an excellent review score and she said in January last year “Easy to set up/connect to wifi etc” in her review of this TV.
Good Product Quality
A few customers who purchased the product thought it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Samsung UE32K5500 review on Amazon in January last year “Picture quality is fantastic”. J R Walden mentioned “Very good Quality T.V” in their Samsung UE32K5500 review.
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Good High Def TV
Two Samsung UE32K5500 owners who reviewed it wrote that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Andrew D mentioned in his Samsung UE32K5500 review “Full HD is well worth it for the incredible clarity”.
A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. J R Hartley mentioned in January last year “The TV has DLNA built in too” in their Samsung UE32K5500 review but they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Mr K Ryan rated it as very good and he said “Also having bluetooth built in allows me to rig up my headset”.
A number of Samsung UE32K5500 owners who reviewed the Samsung UE32K5500 reckoned that it was wifi compatible. In January last year Andrew D wrote on Amazon “It has also 'forgotten' the wifi passkey and that has needed re-entering several times as well” in his review of the Samsung UE32K5500 but in spite of that he gave it a rating of 3 stars. J R Hartley said “The wifi was easy to set up” in their review.
Good Picture Quality
One Samsung UE32K5500 owner who reviewed the Samsung UE32K5500 concluded that it had good picture quality.
One customer reckoned that it had a good stand. In January last year Mr K Ryan rated the product 5 stars and he wrote “Comes with a stylish stand”.
One customer who reviewed it considered that it had good technical guidance. Mr K Ryan rated it 5 stars and he mentioned in his review on Amazon last year “Is a great help when you don't want to run an aerial cable to it”.
One Samsung UE32K5500 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Mr K Ryan mentioned on Amazon “Overall a great purchase considering the price” in his Samsung UE32K5500 review.
One Samsung UE32K5500 reviewer who purchased it considered that it was thin. J R Hartley mentioned “Nice slim TV with good sound” yet they only gave the Samsung UE32K5500 a score of 3 stars.
Good Standard Def TV
One Samsung UE32K5500 owner who bought the product concluded that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. J R Hartley wrote on Amazon last year “All the SD channels are fine” in their review however they gave the Samsung UE32K5500 a rating of 60 out of 100.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Has a Wi-Fi
The UE32K5500 has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other recently released similar spec televisions.
Alternative TVs with a wi-Fi currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the UE32K5600[pl_3418554_price], or the UE40J5500[pl_2940531_price] both from Samsung or the LG 43LH604[plb_3349266_price].
Supports Smart TV
The UE32K5500 supports smart TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the UE32K5500 do not support smart TV.
There are a number of other televisions which support smart TV currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the 43LH604[pl_3349266_price], or the 32LH530[pl_3540105_price] both from LG or the Samsung UE32K5600[plb_3418554_price].
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to it.
1080p Supported Video Modes
This television supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that have been around for the last year.
Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
The UE32K5500 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity television.
Three HDMI Ports Quantitys
Most mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the UE32K5500 have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, including the Samsung UE32K5500 which has three HDMI ports quantitys.
Supports One Audio Formats Supported
The number of audio formats supported by the UE32K5500 is more than most recently released televisions. This television supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that were launched in the last 12 months.
The average depth of similar spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as the UE32K5500 is 70mm, and the depths range from 7.1mm to 99mm. The Samsung UE32K5500 has one of the thinner depths (only 55.1 millimeters) amongst similar spec TVs of this age.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 55.1mm thick TVs currently available including the Samsung UE40K5500[plb_3346899_price] which has better reviews.
Televisions with a thicker depth that might also be worth considering include the Sony KDL-40WD653[plb_3301684_price] (66mm) which is also cheaper.
Analog Tuner Type
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were launched in the last year.
The weights of similar spec TVs that were launched in the last year range from 1kg to 20kg. With a weight of only 5.5 kilograms, the Samsung UE32K5500 is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the UE32K5500.
8 Reasons Against
Poor Smart TV Features
A few Samsung UE32K5500 reviewers who reviewed this TV considered that it did not have good apps. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review “I can't even search for apps”. One Samsung UE32K5500 reviewer reckoned that this TV was not good for watching TV catchup services. Alan L. mentioned on Amazon in January last year “Only downside is there is currently no iplayer of 4od built in”.
Price Increase of £60.00
The UE32K5500 has increased in price by £60.00 in the last 42 days.
Like most of the other new comparable spec televisions, the UE32K5500 is not 3D.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the UE32K5500 do not have a built-in camera. The Samsung UE32K5500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
With a motion interpolation frequency of only 50 hertz, the UE32K5500's motion interpolation frequency is one of the slowest amongst mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE32K5500. Latest mid-size TVs have motion interpolation frequencys of between 50Hz and 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 240Hz.
Only Supports One Image Formats Supported
The UE32K5500 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that were launched in the last year. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the UE32K5500.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The UE32K5500 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other new comparable spec TVs also do not feature OLED technology.
Only Supports One Video Formats Supported
The UE32K5500 has a greater number of video formats than most latest mid-size TVs. The most commonly supported video formats supported is AVI, but this video formats supported is not supported by this television. The video formats supporteds H.265 are also supported by this Samsung television.
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OK Running Costs
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A, and the average running cost of the UE32K5500 is £65 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 214 recently released mid-size TVs.
Released Ten Months Ago
It was ten months ago when Samsung released the UE32K5500.
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