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Samsung UE40H5500

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40" Flat Mar 2014
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17 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

Expert review sites love this television and have given it five awards.

The writers at two expert review sites both said that this Samsung television would make a great purchase. Expert Reviews and Avforums.com both gave this TV a "Best Buy" award.

This mid-size TV was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com, both of which wrote that this Samsung TV was superb.

The writer at one other expert review site concluded that they would recommend this television. This Samsung TV received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews.

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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus this TV has an overall expert rating of 79 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

Several people reckoned that the product had good picture quality. Goodhousekeeping.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “Good picture quality for a budget set”.

A few Samsung UE40H5500 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UE40H5500 had good colour saturation. Digitalversus.com said in their review of the Samsung UE40H5500 “Just like 2013's F5500, 2014's H5500 has good contrast and faithful colours” but even so they rated the product 3 stars. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Accurate, natural colours” in their review of the Samsung UE40H5500.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had a good contrast ratio. Two years ago Goodhousekeeping.com rated it 4 stars and said in their review of the Samsung UE40H5500 “Good contrast ratio”.

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Reasonably Priced

Five customers who bought this TV reckoned that it was good value for money. Pcmag.com mentioned “Also demand a premium price compared with similarly equipped screens in the same size range” in their Samsung UE40H5500 review and scored the product 4 stars. Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar two years ago “One of the few TVs around that manages to be both great value and feel like a real treat” in their review. Expert review site Hdtvsolutions.com said “To reach a certain lower price point with the 48H5500, Samsung has stripped away many of the higher end features found in their top of the line models”.

One Samsung UE40H5500 owner mentioned in their reviews that this TV was a bargain for the price. Expertreviews.co.uk said on Expert Reviews “Superb smart TV makes Samsung's UE40H5500 a bargain” in their review of this TV and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Samsung Has Good Television Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Samsung televisions and also specifically for Samsung mid-size TVs and found that in both cases Samsung had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Good Product Quality

Several customers mentioned that it was good quality. Pcmag.com said in their review of this TV on expert review site PC Mag “The Samsung UNH5500AFXZA series of midrange LED HDTVs deliver good picture quality.” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Two years ago Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on Expert Reviews “Great picture quality, excellent contrast”. Hdtvsolutions.com wrote in their review of the Samsung UE40H5500 “This TV's picture quality is still quite good”.

Good Technical Features

Three Samsung UE40H5500 reviewers thought it had good features. Expert review site Tomsguide.com gave the Samsung UE40H5500 a score of 4 stars and wrote “The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features.”. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned in their Samsung UE40H5500 review “Consumers had an easy time navigating its features” and rated it 4 stars. Goodhousekeeping.com also mentioned “Fabulous Smart TV features”.

Easy to Use

One Samsung UE40H5500 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good experience. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned three years ago “And its good overall viewing experience won't disappoint, even if its black levels didn't particularly impress in testing”.

One customer who purchased this TV considered that it was easy to use.

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Nice Design

One person said in their reviews that it was a good design. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com gave this TV a score of 5 stars and said “Surely it's too good to be true, right? Samsung UE40H5500 – Design and Feat” in their Samsung UE40H5500 review.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE40H5500 was good looking. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned “Sleek styling” in their Samsung UE40H5500 review.

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Good Size

A number of Samsung UE40H5500 reviewers said in their reviews that this TV was thin. Three years ago expert website Digitalversus.com said “It has extremely narrow viewing angles” yet they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Goodhousekeeping.com gave this TV a score of 80 out of 100 and said “Viewing angles are narrow” in their Samsung UE40H5500 review.

Good High Def TV

One customer who purchased this TV considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Techradar.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE40H5500 on expert website Techradar “The 48-inch Edge LED Samsung UE48H5500 has the most comprehensive smart TV app platform of all alongside a Full HD panel and a Freeview HD tuner, all for around £500.”.

Good Sound Quality

One person who reviewed the Samsung UE40H5500 reckoned that it had good sound quality. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned two years ago “Good builtin speakers”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person said in their reviews that it was noisy. Goodhousekeeping.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Some noise over fine details” in their review of this TV.

Robust

One Samsung UE40H5500 reviewer who reviewed this TV thought it was well made. Goodhousekeeping.com said in their review of this TV “Solid performance”.

Supports Smart TV

The Samsung UE40H5500 supports smart TV, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the UE40H5500 do not support smart TV.

Other TVs which support smart TV currently available that you might also want to consider include the 32PFS5709[pl_2219970_price], or the 42PFT6309[pl_2227288_price] both from Philips or the Sony KDL-42W705[plb_2142205_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The UE40H5500 has a wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago do not have a wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including the Panasonic TX-32AS600[plb_2197500_price], the Sony KDL-42W705[plb_2142205_price], or the Philips 42PFT6309[plb_2227288_price] which has better reviews.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This television supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D

Most mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE40H5500 are not 3D. The UE40H5500 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the UE40H6200[pl_2232894_price], or the UE40H6410[pl_2236819_price] both from Samsung or the Philips 42PFT6309[plb_2227288_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released more than two years ago, the UE40H5500 does not have a built-in camera.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 10 Watts, the UE40H5500 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the UE40H5500. The average RMS rated power of televisions of this spec and age is 18W, and the RMS rated powers range from 4W to 80W.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most commonly found tuner type on televisions that were launched around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE40H5500 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions that were released more than two years ago also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

At only 100 hertz, the UE40H5500 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE40H5500. TVs of a similar type and age to the UE40H5500 have motion interpolation frequencys of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE40H5500

Average Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this television is A+. The UE40H5500 is typical compared to the other 670 TVs of this type and age that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the UE40H5500 will cost £74 over 5 years to run.

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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 televisions of a comparable age and spec to it. 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 Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this TV was released.

Average Depth

At 65.1 millimeters, the UE40H5500 has a fairly average depth compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Timeshift
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
HDMI Version
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Remote (IR) Output
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
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
24p Support
Wide Color Enhancer
Extended PVR
Face Detection
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
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
Power Consumption (max)
Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Kit
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual

5 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(15)

The 48" Samsung UN48H5500AF performed well in all aspects of our tests. Consumers had an easy time navigating its features, and its picture quality scored well in our panel review. Thanks to its... Read more…

Easytouse remote
Easytonavigate menus
Good detail in dark scenes
Color accuracy
Motion processing
Sub 120Hz refresh rate
Only three HDMI two USB
No 3D mode
Some judder
Shiny plastic look
10 February 2015

Great picture quality, excellent contrast and superb smart TV makes Samsung's UE40H5500 a bargain...

Expert Reviews

13 January 2015

One of the few TVs around that manages to be both great value and feel like a real treat, the UE48H5500 is perhaps the best 48-inch TV for the price-conscious living room. Its pictures do have...

29 November 2014

Avforums.com

We expect that an awful lot of 40-inch Samsung H5500s will be sold over the Christmas 2014 period. It ticks a lot of boxes, as far as the public is concerned, by virtue of the fact it's a 1080p TV... Read more…

19 November 2014

The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features. But it'll cost you. Who's it for: Videophiles in cramped quarters. Samsung has been at the...

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User Reviews

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Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £72.11
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £73.94
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Energy Rating
0.37T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue40h5500, ue40h5500a, ue40h5500ay, samsung 200x200, 46394 ue40h5500, 46394 ue40h5500a, samsung ue40h5500, samsung f3y021bf2, 46394 ue40h5500ak, samsung f3y021bf2m, 46394 ue40h5500akx, samsung ue40h5500a, 46394 ue40h5500akxx, samsung ue40h5500ak, samsung ue40h5500aw, 46394 ue40h5500akxxu, samsung ue40h5500akx, samsung ue40h5500awx, samsung ue40h5500akxx, samsung ue40h5500awxx, samsung ue40h5500akxxu, samsung ue40h5500awxxh, samsungbruno ue40h5500, samsungbruno ue40h5500a, samsungbruno ue40h5500ay, samsungbruno ue40h5500ayx, samsungbruno ue40h5500ayxz, samsungbruno ue40h5500ayxzt
Barcodes 05054531020414, 08806085988491, 08806085990487, 08806085993419, 08806086001021, 08806086011150, 08806086035842, 08806086501071

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