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Samsung UE40H5500

Samsung UE40H5500
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A very economical to run and multi award winning 40" Full HD television, with a Best Buy award from two expert review websites and 3 further awards from other expert sites
40" Full HD No 65.1mm Jun 2014 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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Samsung UE40H5500 Review

With excellent reviews and very low running costs, we have scored the Samsung UE40H5500 as follows:
93
Reviews
250 Reviews + 5 Awards
69
Features
Good Features
70
Age
3 Years Old
90
Running Costs
£56 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has good expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this TV to others. 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. Hisense TVs also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However this Samsung TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest televisions 2018.
The UE40H5500 has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of only £56 over 5 years are in the cheapest 20% of all 4,306 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, product quality and it is easy to use.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Features extended PVR
Thanks to a powerful quad core processor, your samsung smart TV offers enhanced performance. you ll notice the difference straight away, with faster multitasking and switching between content and web browsing, as well as smoother interaction. with this extra power, your entertainment experience will be so much more enjoyable, with less waiting and more viewing.<br> enjoying smart TV is now easier and faster
The industry's reference smart platform just got better. the leading smart TV experience is now even more powerful, with faster access to smart features, true multitasking and an intuitive interface. as soon as you turn your TV on the smart hub provides instant access to your most frequently used and favourite content, channels and sources from the new customisable bar at the bottom of the screen. to enable you to access even more great entertainment the smart hub intelligently organises and manages all your content into five easy to navigate panels: on tv; movies & TV shows; multimedia; apps; and games panel.<br> enjoy great gaming on your TV without a console
Now you don't need a game console to enjoy exciting gaming at home. you can play the latest exciting games right on your samsung smart TV. explore games using the new smart hub games panel, with categories including racing, sports, action and family games. you can even use your samsung smart control or a compatible mobile device as the game controller. enjoy some more family time with the games panel.<br> all the excitement of the big match with football mode
Football mode sharply and vividly brings out the green grass of the pitch and all the other colours of the stadium. A powerful multi-surround sound effect also lets you hear all the excitement. once you turn on football mode, it will automatically start recording all action on the TV. and when there's a change in sound, like the roar of the crowd's cheer, or a change in the score, it will know to automatically save the highlights for you to watch later. play live and recorded matches simultaneously for the ultimate football experience at home.<br> discover a new reality in full HD
Enjoy a greater level of home entertainment realism than ever before. thanks to a resolution twice as high as standard HD tvs, your samsung FHD TV delivers a breathtaking viewing experience that takes you beyond the screen into a world of total immersion. when you ve seen the rich and vivid texture of full HD images, your favourite TV programs and movies will never be the same again. discover reality with a full high definition experience.<br> updated smart view connects your TV, devices and content
Samsung's latest smart view 2.0 app makes it easier to enjoy all your content however you like. using your home network, you can stream live broadcast TV content to your smartphone or tablet and use your mobile device as a TV remote control. or you can access and enjoy content on your smart TV from your smartphone or PC through smart hub's multimedia panel. it's easy to use, so all you have to do is enjoy.4<br> see your mobile content on a large TV screen quickly and easily
With your new samsung smart TV, you can enjoy content from mobile devices on a bigger screen quickly and easily. samsung's enhanced screen mirroring technology makes the process simple, with no need to change the TV source. just open the notification panel on your mobile device, select the screen mirroring icon and select the TV. that's all you need to do to enjoy apps, games and more on a full-size tv.<br> more vibrant colours for better images
Using an advanced picture quality improvement algorithm, samsung's wide colour enhancer plus drastically improves the quality of any image and uncovers hidden details. now see colours as they were meant to be seen with wide colour enhancer plus.<br> watch movies from your USB
Only Full HD
Smaller than average display diagonal

What is This TV Best Used For?

13
Watching Films
Mediocre
11
Watching Sport
Mediocre
14
Playing Games
Mediocre

Samsung UE40H5500 Video Reviews

Samsung UE40H5500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Five Industry Awards

This television is one of the most awarded by experts of all the TVs.

The editors of two expert review sites both said that this TV was very good. This was from Expert Reviews and Avforums.com who gave it an "Best Buy".

This Samsung television was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both review sites Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com, both of which thought that this television was good.

The writer at review site Trusted Reviews concluded that they would endorse this television and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this television is 79 out of 100 based on 14 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus.

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Excellent User Reviews

On average, UE40H5500 owners rated this television as exceptional. 175 reviewers (78% of all reviewers) gave this television the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 98% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

24 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

28 people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

19 owners thought this TV was easy to use, 14 customers who reviewed the product thought it was easy to setup and three people agreed that it was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

16 people wrote that the Samsung UE40H5500 had good features.

Customers Report Excellent Image Quality

14 owners reckoned that this TV had good picture quality and two owners who purchased this TV agreed that it had a good contrast ratio.

Samsung TVs Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 111,124 expert and user reviews (including 52,486 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent reviews for its televisions. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Great Audio Quality

16 people thought it had good sound quality.

Users Report Excellent Design

Four people said that the Samsung UE40H5500 was good looking.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Guidance

Four customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good technical guidance.

Users Report a Good Remote Control

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE40H5500 had a good remote control.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that this TV was thin.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

The energy efficiency rating of this Samsung TV is A+, and based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the UE40H5500 will cost only £56 over 5 years to run, which is in the cheapest 20% of all 4,306 TVs.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released in June 2014.

Features

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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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the UE40H5500 of only 40" is in the smallest 32% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Across all the TVs the display diagonals range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

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

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Not 3D

Like most other TVs, the UE40H5500 is not 3D. 75% of TVs are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The UE40H5500's thickness of 65.1mm is fairly average compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 36% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Samsung UE40H5500 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of TVs.

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Features Extended PVR

The UE40H5500 features extended PVR, which is unusual. 87% of televisions do not feature extended PVR.

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Supports 24p

The UE40H5500 supports 24p, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Samsung UE40H5500 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 78% of televisions do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The Samsung UE40H5500's motion interpolation frequency of only 100Hz is slower than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the slowest 14% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. TVs have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The Samsung UE40H5500 has a wide color enhancer, unlike 95% of TVs which do not have a wide color enhancer.

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Supports Timeshift

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

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The UE40H5500 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 73% of televisions which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung UE40H5500 supports Picture-in-Picture, unlike 79% of televisions which do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The UE40H5500 has an auto volume leveler. 83% of TVs do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The UE40H5500 has a mounting kit, unlike 91% of TVs which do not have a mounting kit.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsungbruno ue40h5500ayxzt, samsung ue40h5500awxxh, samsung ue40h5500akx, samsung f3y021bf2m, ue40h5500awxxc

Barcodes:

05054531020414, 08806085988491, 08806085990487, 08806085993419, 08806086001021, 08806086011150, 08806086035842, 08806086501071

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