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Samsung UE40ES5500

40" Full HD 100Hz Mar 2013
A
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate Wi-Fi Release Date £89.96 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Reasonably priced
Nice design
9 Reviews + 1 Award
avforums.com Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

The editor of websites Avforums.com thought that concluded that they would endorse this TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Seven experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Digital Versus, tecnozoom.it and Les Numeriques.com have rated this Samsung TV on average 74%.

Samsung TVs Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 47,290 user and expert reviews (including 6,426 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent ratings for its televisions. Samsung also has excellent ratings specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Three customers who reviewed the Samsung UE40ES5500 agreed that it was good value for money. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com mentioned “Hot on the heels of one Samsung TV bargain - the recently reviewed Samsung UE32EH5000 - here's another”. Expert website Cnet.co.uk wrote five years ago “This is mainly because it manages to combine an affordable price tag with stylish looks, top-notch online features”. Trustedreviews.com also said “This would be an eye-catching price for a bog-standar” in their review.


Design

Nice Design

Three customers said in their reviews that this TV was good looking. Expert website Cnet.co.uk said in their review of this TV “Still want a feature-rich TV with plenty of style then the 46-inch UE46ES5500 is the model in Samsung's”.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A, and the average 5 year running cost of the UE40ES5500 is £90 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 661 TVs of a similar age and type.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This medium display diagonal TV was released in March 2013.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium display diagonal 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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Not 3D

Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the Samsung UE40ES5500 is not 3D.

If you are looking for a television that is 3D then you might want to consider the LG 42LW579 which is also higher rated.

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Average High Frequency Rate

At 100 hertz, the UE40ES5500 has a pretty average high frequency rate compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 100Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including because of its better review score, the LOEWE Xelos 40 (£995).

If you want a faster high frequency rate then you might want to look at the Samsung UE50F6400 (£349.99) (120Hz) which is also higher rated.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Full HD Display

The UE40ES5500 has a Full HD display. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for more than two years also have a Full HD display.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The UE40ES5500 has a wide color enhancer, as do most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the UE40ES5500 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as this television. Televisions of a comparable age and type to this television have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 310Hz.

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40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inch TV.

There are a number of alternative 40" TVs currently available which you might want to consider including the LOEWE Xelos 40 (£995) which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a television with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the LG 42LB561 (£259) (42" and higher rated).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The UE40ES5500 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released around the same time as this TV also support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative televisions which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider including because of its better review score, the LG 42LW579.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The UE40ES5500 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UE40ES5500 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Features

Supports Skype

supports Skype

The UE40ES5500 supports Skype, as do most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this television.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a DVI Port

The UE40ES5500 has a DVI port, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to this TV do not have a DVI port.

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Has an Audio Input for DVI

The UE40ES5500 has an audio input for DVI, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The UE40ES5500 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago also support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The UE40ES5500 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years also have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Ergonomics

Supports Swivelling

The Samsung UE40ES5500 supports swivelling. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV also support swivelling.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The Samsung UE40ES5500 supports smartphones being used as a remote. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Performance

Features Extended PVR

The UE40ES5500 features extended PVR. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this television also feature extended PVR.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the UE40ES5500 does not feature local dimming.

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Has a Game Mode

The Samsung UE40ES5500 has a game mode. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this television also have a game mode.

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Smart TV

Has an Anynet (HDMI-CEC) Port

The UE40ES5500 has an Anynet (HDMI-CEC) port, as do most of the other televisions that are a similar age to this TV.

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Supports Timeshift

The Samsung UE40ES5500 supports timeshift, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Supports Internet TV

The UE40ES5500 supports internet TV, as do most of the other televisions that were launched more than two years ago.

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Supports Smart TV

The UE40ES5500 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Packaging Content

Does Not Have a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Samsung UE40ES5500 does not have a pair of 3D glasses included, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The UE40ES5500 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that were released around the same time as this television.

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Audio

Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The UE40ES5500 has an auto volume leveler. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this TV also have an auto volume leveler.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The UE40ES5500 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung UE40ES5500 supports Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other televisions of this type and age also support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Samsung UE40ES5500 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thin

The depths of medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV range from 3.5mm to 100mm. The UE40ES5500 has a quite thin depth (only 46.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 46.9mm thick TVs currently available including because of its better review score, the Samsung UE40ES6800S.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue40es5500kxxu, ue40es5505k, ue40es5500w
Barcodes 08806071821184, 08806071821467, 08806071821474, 08806071835815, 08806071846941, 08806071850665, 08806071865966, 08806071883922, 08806071885353

Samsung UE40ES5500 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung UE40ES5500 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 1,041,409 product attributes, 85,840 TV reviews and 3,937,500 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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