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Samsung UE40ES5500
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Samsung UE40ES5500

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40" 100Hz Flat Jul 2012
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate Screen Shape Release Date
Discover a TV that offers vivid viewing and a diverse range of entertainment. The Samsung 40 ES550 LED TV lets you access online Smart Hub content and services, and you can even make big-screen... More
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15 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This television was given a "Recommended" award by Avforums.com who said that this mid-size TV was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on seven expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Digital Versus, CNET.co.uk and Les Numeriques.com the average expert rating of this mid-size TV is 74%.

Samsung Has Good TV Reviews

Samsung is one of the better rated TV brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Samsung also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.

Reasonably Priced

Some Samsung UE40ES5500 owners agreed that this TV was good value for money. Five years ago expert review site Trustedreviews.com mentioned “This would be an eye-catching price for a bog-standar”.

One Samsung UE40ES5500 reviewer who bought this TV concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review “Hot on the heels of one Samsung TV bargain - the recently reviewed Samsung UE32EH5000 - here's another”.

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Nice Design

A number of Samsung UE40ES5500 reviewers agreed that the product was good looking. Expert website Cnet.co.uk mentioned “Still want a feature-rich TV with plenty of style then the 46-inch UE46ES5500 is the model in Samsung's”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was quiet. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk wrote “It still ends up being a quietly impressive all-round package” .

Good Sound Quality

One Samsung UE40ES5500 reviewer who purchased this TV thought it had good sound quality.

Good Technical Features

One customer reckoned that it had good features. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review on expert review site CNET.co.uk “This is mainly because it manages to combine an affordable price tag with stylish looks, top-notch online features and strong sound quality”.

Good Product Quality

One Samsung UE40ES5500 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good quality.

Good Picture Quality

One Samsung UE40ES5500 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had clouding visible in the picture. Digitalversus.com said on Digital Versus “The model we tested showed no signs of clouding (bright patches in dark areas of the screen”.

Supports Smart TV

The Samsung UE40ES5500 supports smart TV, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE40ES5500 which do not support smart TV.

We compared all the other TVs which support smart TV to this television and we think the Samsung UE40H6470[plb_2233881_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE40ES5500 which do not have a wi-Fi, the UE40ES5500 has a wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative televisions with a wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at including the TX-L32E30[pl_30112_price], or the TX-47ASW654[pl_2253598_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung UE40H6470[plb_2233881_price] which has better reviews.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many televisions of this age and spec.

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Has Four Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the Samsung UE40ES5500 is more than most televisions of this age and type. This Samsung TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on televisions of this spec and age. The smart modess "Cinema", "Energy saving" and "Sports" are also found on this TV.

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Quite Thin

The UE40ES5500 has a fairly thin depth (only 46.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the UE40ES5500. Across all the mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the UE40ES5500 the depths range from 3.5mm to 100mm.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 46.9mm thick televisions currently available including the UE40ES6800[pl_1311193_price], or the UE37ES6300[pl_1330639_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

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5 Reasons Against

Poor 3D Picture Quality

One Samsung UE40ES5500 owner who reviewed it thought it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of this TV “Connections Smart TV Audio quality Picture quality Conclusion If you can't be bothered with 3D.”.

Not 3D

The Samsung UE40ES5500 is not 3D. Most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE40ES5500 are also not 3D.

If you want a TV that is 3D then you might also want to look at the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], or the Samsung UE40H6470[plb_2233881_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most televisions of a comparable age and spec to the UE40ES5500 do not have a built-in camera. The UE40ES5500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the UE46ES8000S[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many similar spec televisions that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE40ES5500 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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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE40ES5500

Running Costs Are Average

This television has an energy efficiency rating of A. Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the UE40ES5500 is £90, which is typical compared to the other 670 TVs of this spec and age.

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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 mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years. 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

It was over four years ago when this mid-size TV was released.

Average High Frequency Rate

At 100 hertz, the Samsung UE40ES5500 has a pretty typical high frequency rate compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the UE40ES5500.

There are a number of other 100Hz refresh rate TVs currently available that you might want to consider including the Samsung UE46EH5300[plb_1311179_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a TV with a faster high frequency rate then you might also want to look at the UE40F6400[pl_1494093_price] (120Hz), or the UN40EH5000[pl_1384994_price] (120Hz) both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
Screen Shape
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
Internet TV
Timeshift
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
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
Clock Function
Teletext
Picture Processing Technology
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
Smartphone Remote Support
On/off Switch
Swivelling
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
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package 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)

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(9)
21 December 2012

The UE46ES5300 has some picture flaws, but it still ends up being a quietly impressive all-round package. This is mainly because it manages to combine an affordable price tag with stylish looks,...

19 November 2012

It may not have the best picture out there, but the Samsung UE40ES5500 should be good for anyone looking for a TV in this price range. Plus, the model we tested showed no signs of clouding (bright...

1 November 2012

When push comes to shove there are just enough issues with the Samsung UE46ES5500's pictures to stop us giving it a Trusted Recommends badge. But it's still a cracking option for anyone with a...

2 August 2012

Avforums.com

We've just had our first taste of what Samsung has to offer in 2012 in our recent reviews of the ES8000 3D LEC TV and E8000 3D Plasma TV, that left us impressed and very impressed, respectively.... Read more…

3 July 2012

Samsung?s Series 5 range of LCD-based TVs has more recently started to include LED LCD products as well, and today we?re looking at a 40-inch model from this value-centric series. The Samsung... Read more…

29 October 2012

Sans offrir la meilleure image qui soit, ce Samsung saura satisfaire les personnes qui cherchent un téléviseur à prix contenu. De plus, le modèle testé n'a pas montré de clouding (taches...

9 February 2013

Voor de prijs (EUR 405) een prima TV met goede beeld en geluid eigenschappen. Een leuke extra is Smart TV. Update 09-02-2013: Afspelen van media content toegevoegd en wat typo?s verbeterd...

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
24 December 2012

Kolejny odcinek naszej maniaKalnej Areny to starcie telewizorów Samsung UE40ES5500 i LG 42LS570S ? dwóch bij?cych rekordy popularno?ci modeli Smart TV . Obydwa odbiorniki TV s? najgor?tsz?... Read more…

13 May 2012

Il Samsung UE32ES5500P è un ottimo televisore LED Smart che incorpora alcune delle più moderne tecnologie Samsung per i cosiddetti Smart TV (manca il lato relativo alla Smart Interaction) e non...

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Running Cost

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Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £88.13
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Water cost when switched on
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Total running cost over 5 years £89.96
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Samsung UE40ES5500uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
0.45T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue40es5505, ue40es5500, ue40es5500w, ue40es5505k, samsung 40es5500, samsung ue40es5500, samsung ue40es5500k, samsung ue40es5500kx, samsung ue40es5500kxx, samsung ue40es5500kxxu
Barcodes 08806071821184, 08806071821467, 08806071821474, 08806071835815, 08806071846941, 08806071850665, 08806071865966, 08806071883922, 08806071885353

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