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Overall Score

Samsung UE40H5500

£452.59
tomsguide.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended avforums.com Best Buy Expert Reviews Best Buy
An economical to run 40" Full HD TV with a Best Buy award from two expert review websites
40" Full HD No No Jun 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Samsung UE40H5500 Review

With low running costs but good reviews, we have ranked the Samsung UE40H5500 number 202 in 40 inch TVs.
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14 Reviews + 5 Awards
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Poor
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Missing Some Features
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3 Years Old
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£74 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
48
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 48?

It has not bad expert reviews but below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 61%, based on 14 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, better televisions are available. View the latest televisions 2017.
This Samsung TV has an efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £74 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
The UE40H5500 is missing some features:
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D
Very slow motion interpolation frequency

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is mediocre for playing games on, ranking number 503 in TVs for gaming. It is also mediocre for watching films on, ranking number 806 in TVs for films as well being mediocre for watching sport on, ranking number 842 in TVs for sport.
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Samsung UE40H5500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Five Industry Awards

This TV has received five awards from TV experts.

The authors at two expert review sites both decided that this Samsung TV was very good. This was from Expert Reviews and Avforums.com who gave it an "Best Buy".

The writers at websites Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com both thought that this TV was exceptional and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This television was given a "Recommended" award by website Trusted Reviews who decided that this TV was very good.

Average Expert Reviews

This TV has an average expert rating of 79% based on 13 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus.

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Samsung TVs Have Excellent Reviews

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


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £452.59 it is cheaper than 66% of TVs.

Price Has Gone Up by £104 (23%)

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Features

Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the UE40H5500 of 40" is relatively standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 28% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this television 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

Like most other TVs, the UE40H5500 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The UE40H5500 is not 3D, although this is within the context that 74% of televisions are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The UE40H5500's thickness of 65.1mm is pretty standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 66% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The UE40H5500 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Timeshift

The Samsung UE40H5500 supports timeshift, unlike 82% of TVs which do not support timeshift.

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Features Extended PVR

The Samsung UE40H5500 features extended PVR, unlike 87% of TVs which do not feature extended PVR.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The Samsung UE40H5500 has a mounting kit. 91% of TVs do not have a mounting kit.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the Samsung UE40H5500 of only 100Hz is quite slow compared to most other TVs. It is in the slowest 14% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UE40H5500 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports 24p

The Samsung UE40H5500 supports 24p, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The UE40H5500 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 81% of TVs which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The UE40H5500 has a wide color enhancer, unlike 93% of TVs which do not have a wide color enhancer.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung UE40H5500 supports Picture-in-Picture, unlike 76% of TVs which do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The UE40H5500 has an auto volume leveler, which is unusual. 83% of TVs do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This television was released in June 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

This Samsung TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the UE40H5500 has an average 5 year running cost of £74 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsungbruno ue40h5500ayxzt, samsung ue40h5500awxxh, 46394 ue40h5500akxxu, samsung f3y021bf2m
Barcodes 05054531020414, 08806085988491, 08806085990487, 08806085993419, 08806086001021, 08806086011150, 08806086035842, 08806086501071

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