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Samsung UE40H5500

£452.59
40" Full HD Flat Mar 2014
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Wi-Fi Release Date £73.94 Electricity cost over 5 years
Five industry awards
Running costs are low
Viewing angles are narrow
16 Reviews + 5 Awards
tomsguide.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended avforums.com Best Buy Expert Reviews Best Buy
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Reviews

Five Industry Awards

This TV is one of the most highly awarded of all the TVs of a comparable age and spec.

This medium display diagonal TV received a "Best Buy" award from both websites Expert Reviews and Avforums.com, both of which wrote that this television was a sensible purchase.

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

One more expert review site concluded that they would recommend this medium display diagonal TV. Trusted Reviews gave this TV a "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus this medium display diagonal TV has an average expert rating of 79 out of 100.

Excellent Brand

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


Energy

Running Costs Are Low

This Samsung TV has an efficiency rating of A+. The UE40H5500 is one of the cheaper to run TVs of this age and type that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the UE40H5500 is only £74.


Price

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Incredible Value

Seven customers said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Two years ago website Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Incredible value”. They also said “Outstanding value for money” in their review. And also wrote “Good picture quality for a budget set”.


Design

Good Product Quality

Four owners who reviewed this TV thought it was good quality. Expert website Hdtvsolutions.com said “This TV's picture quality is still quite good” in their review of the Samsung UE40H5500. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “The Samsung UNH5500AFXZA series of midrange LED HDTVs deliver good picture quality.” in their review of this TV. Expertreviews.co.uk gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Expert Reviews “Great picture quality, excellent contrast”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two owners who bought it agreed that it had good features. Two years ago expert website Goodhousekeeping.com scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote “Consumers had an easy time navigating its features” in their Samsung UE40H5500 review. Expert review site Tomsguide.com mentioned in their review of this TV “The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features.”.


Weight & Dimensions

Viewing Angles Are Narrow

Two owners reckoned that it was not thin. Two years ago website Goodhousekeeping.com said in their review of this TV “Overly narrow viewing angles”. They also wrote “Viewing angles are narrow” in their review.

Average Depth

At 65.1 millimeters, the Samsung UE40H5500 has a fairly average depth compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-50W805 (£499) (64mm).

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was March 2014 when Samsung released the UE40H5500.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung UE40H5500 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Samsung UN48H6400 (£449.99), the LG 50LB580 (£449), or the Toshiba 48L3443 (£444.79) which all of have better reviews.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UE40H5500 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UE40H5500 has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this television also have an ethernet port.

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Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age 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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Not 3D

The UE40H5500 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of this type and age are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D then you might want to consider the UN48H6400 (£449.99), or the UE48H6500 (£469) both from Samsung or the LG 47LM669s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many televisions of this spec and age.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The UE40H5500 has a wide color enhancer. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years also have a wide color enhancer.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The UE40H5500 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies (only 100 hertz) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age. Across all the similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.

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40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inches television.

There are a number of other 40" TVs currently available which you might want to consider including the UE40H6410 (£379), or the UE40H6200 (£422.79) both from Samsung or the Toshiba 40RL953B which all of have better reviews.

If you would prefer a television with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the 42LB6200 (£392.59) (42" and higher rated), or the 42LF652 (£398.99) (42" and higher rated) both from LG or the Sony KDL-43W756 (£389) (43" and higher rated).

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Faithful Colours

Four customers who reviewed it thought it had good picture quality. Three customers wrote in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation. Website Goodhousekeeping.com said “Accurate, natural colours”. They also wrote “Faithful colours” in their review.

Three owners wrote in their reviews that this TV had a good contrast ratio. Website Goodhousekeeping.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote “Good overall contrast”. They also said “Good contrast ratio” in their review. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this TV on expert website PC Mag “And its good overall viewing experience won't disappoint, even if its black levels didn't particularly impress in testing”.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The UE40H5500 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Performance

Features Extended PVR

The UE40H5500 features extended PVR, as do most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this television.

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Supports 24p

The UE40H5500 supports 24p, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Has a Game Mode

The Samsung UE40H5500 has a game mode. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV also have a game mode.

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Packaging Content

Has a Mounting Kit

The Samsung UE40H5500 has a mounting kit. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to this television also have a mounting kit.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Samsung UE40H5500 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to this TV also have a desktop stand included.

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Audio

Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The UE40H5500 has an auto volume leveler, as do most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this television.

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Smart TV

Supports Timeshift

The Samsung UE40H5500 supports timeshift. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV also support timeshift.

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Supports Internet TV

The UE40H5500 supports internet TV, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this television.

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Supports Smart TV

The Samsung UE40H5500 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other televisions of this age and type.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The UE40H5500 supports Picture-in-Picture, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UE40H5500 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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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

Samsung UE40H5500 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung UE40H5500 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 1,018,074 product attributes, 85,006 TV reviews and 3,569,800 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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