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Samsung UE40K5500

£270.00
40" Full HD Flat Apr 2016
A
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Wi-Fi Release Date £88.36 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Good picture quality
Poor smart TV features
299 Reviews + 1 Award
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Reviews

One Industry Award

Benchmark.pl gave this TV a "Very Profitable" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including fwdmagazine.be and benchmark.pl this television has an overall expert rating of 70 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

Users have rated this medium display diagonal television on average 85 out of 100. 183 reviewers gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Samsung Has Excellent Reviews for Its Televisions

Based on 32,219 expert and user reviews (including 5,499 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. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Audio

Good Sound Quality

Seventy-nine owners agreed that it had good sound quality. Bronski84 mentioned “Very good picture and sound, perfect for the Bedroom or kitchen”. Domocr rated it 4 stars out of 5 and said on Johnlewis.com “The sound is better than I though it would be given the limitations of flat screen”. Dp222 gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “I am able to watch on both Freeview and other programmes via the Wi-Fi - the picture and sound are great” in their review of this TV.


Display

Good Picture Quality

Fourty-three customers who reviewed the Samsung UE40K5500 reckoned that it had good picture quality. Last year Dg500 mentioned in their review of this TV “Picture quality is excellent on free view”. Timbo scored it 80 out of 100 and said on Argos.co.uk “Good picture quality, connects easily to both the BT box” in their review of this TV. Sanju mentioned on Argos.co.uk “It has excellent picture quality and very good sound quality”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation. Juditeen said in their review of this TV “A wonderful clear picture with vibrant colours” and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was good for playing games on. In April last year Haunted Toilet said in their review of this TV “I was after a decent TV for gaming in my bedroom”.

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Good High Def TV

Sixteen owners who bought the product reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Dpj1 said on Johnlewis.com “Great TV, Full HD unlike some other 32" smart TV's, very happy with purchase” in their review of this TV. Last year Dominic63 wrote on Johnlewis.com “Existing Netflix, YouTube and TED apps work very well and Feeview picture looks great in HD”. Dominic63 also said “Really pleased with the full HD picture - it really is excellent” in their review.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than a year ago. 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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Poor 3D Picture Quality

Two customers said in their reviews that the Samsung UE40K5500 did not have a good 3D picture quality. Philly wrote on Argos.co.uk “This latest tv is not 3D so slipped up there, still pleased with purchase.” however despite that they rated it 4 stars out of 5. Philly also wrote “After having 3D there is no better quality” in their review.

Not 3D

The UE40K5500 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a television that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Cello C40227FT2 (£258.40).

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Design

Easy to Use

Thirty-five customers thought the Samsung UE40K5500 was easy to setup. Bongo30 wrote in their review of this TV “Really simple to set up too” . An anonymous author gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of this TV “I found it easy to set up for wifi and this TV is very responsive”. Barry23 wrote in their review of this TV on Johnlewis.com last year “Clear setting up instructions”.

Twenty-one people thought the product was easy to use. In April last year Christinemg wrote on Johnlewis.com “They are in control of what they buy in to sell on”. Also in April last year Dazza wrote on Johnlewis.com “Generally I am pleased with the picture of the TV and the ease of use (my last TV was a square CRT TV so it had to better!” however they only rated the product 60 out of 100. Swebb wrote “Stylish slimline tv easy to use” in their review of this TV and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

Three people considered that it was easy to use the menus. Privateeye007 mentioned in their review of this TV on Johnlewis.com “Good picture and sound with useful options in settings”. In April last year Juditeen wrote in their review of this TV on Johnlewis.com “Great interactive features and easy to use menu”. Phil Ossophy wrote on Argos.co.uk “The menus are easy to negotiate”.

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Good Product Quality

Seventy-seven people who reviewed it mentioned that it was good quality. Domocr wrote “The quality is decent rather than exceptional which is what I was expecting from a new TV (it being 10years since I last bought one” and scored it 80 out of 100. Dp222 mentioned on Johnlewis.com “I am pleased with the quality and the overall performance” in their review of this TV. Davidb1945 wrote “Picture quality is excellent and so easy to use” in their Samsung UE40K5500 review.

Nice Design

Eighteen owners who bought the product thought it was good looking. Barry23 mentioned “Beautifully clear picture and sound” in their review of this TV. Bazzer48 said on Johnlewis.com “Accessing the smart features is pretty 'clunky' with the standard remote” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5. In April last year Dominic63 wrote on Johnlewis.com “The remote is pretty basic”.

Seven people who purchased it reckoned that it was well designed. Nigelace2 wrote on Johnlewis.com “It is thoughtless design” in their review of the Samsung UE40K5500. In April last year Bernadette mentioned “Samsung UE32K5500 HD TV is what you expected to be, nice design, easily connected to my internet source fairly quickly” however despite that she only scored it 3 stars out of 5. Andrew wrote on Argos.co.uk “Picture quality is great the design n size fits nice in to a bedroom with built in wifi” in his review of this TV.

Three people who purchased it wrote that it was neat. Nigelace2 wrote on Johnlewis.com “Quite a neat looking Full HD TV” although they gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. Pk wrote in their review of this TV on Argos.co.uk “Neat looking & great picture in HD - let down by its "smart" elements! There is no built-in BBC iPlayer app support! Surely essential for any UK retail customer”.

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was smooth. In April last year Dominic63 said “Smooth running although there is the occasional freeze”.

One owner who purchased it considered that it had a good case. Dena said on Argos.co.uk “My tv was delivered fast and eficiently looks great love the slim casing and has great picture quality was easy to set up would recomend it”.

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Robust

Eight customers said in their reviews that this TV was well made. Slink said on Argos.co.uk “Built in wi if works very well” in their review of this TV. In April last year Bethanjane said on Argos.co.uk “Connects to the Internet no faffing about with dongles as WiFi is built in very upto date tv” in their review of this TV. J R Hartley said in their Samsung UE40K5500 review “The TV has DLNA built in too” nonetheless they only gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5.

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was reliable. Christinemg wrote on Johnlewis.com “Part of the reason for shopping at JLs is that they are honest and reliable”.

One customer who purchased this TV reckoned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Seager98 wrote in their review of this TV “Picked this TV up today as a replacement for a Samsung UE32F5500 which had unfortunately broken down and was beyond economical repair”.

One customer reckoned that the product was strong and durable. Kelby68 mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Stand is stylish and feels sturdy, all in all very pleased with my purchase” in their review of this TV.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Eight owners who purchased this TV reckoned that it was thin. Will said “Very good looking slim design television” in his review of this TV and rated it a maximum of 5 stars. Slesley wrote “Modern, unobtrusive, neat and narrow frame” in their review of this TV and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Slesley also said “Slim profile” in their review.

Five people said in their reviews that it was a good size. Sruk said in their review of this TV last year “Nice TV, user friendly, easy to setup with good picture and it is good size TV for a bedroom” and rated this TV a maximum of 5 stars. Luisa gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and she wrote on Argos.co.uk “The sound and image quality is awesome! It is also the ideal size for a TV room!”. Mk wrote on Argos.co.uk “After shopping around for a smart TV of a good brand I was like to find the right TV for my bed with the correct dimensions too”.

One owner who reviewed this TV wrote that it was heavy and bulky. Peterb said in their review of this TV on Johnlewis.com “Bought this to replace an ageing and very heavy Bravia set”. One owner who purchased it thought it was lightweight. Jay wrote last year “It's a lightweight TV with lots of connectivity” in his review of this TV.

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Price

Good Value for Money

Fourty-one owners said in their reviews that the Samsung UE40K5500 was good value for money. Argos.co.uk mentioned in April last year “Value for money” in their review of this TV. Dominic63 wrote on Johnlewis.com “Excellent value - particularly with the latest price match” in their review of this TV and scored the product 4 stars out of 5. Tezza mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Great value at £270” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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A Top Selling TV

Across all televisions, the UE40K5500 is one the best selling products currently available for purchase according to sales data from Amazon.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when Samsung released the UE40K5500.


Features

Good Technical Features

Ten people who purchased the Samsung UE40K5500 considered that it had good features. Seinfeld mentioned in their review of this TV “Its a stunning TV the picture is fantastic the smart TV features are 1st class”. In April last year Zoot said in their review of this TV on Argos.co.uk “Very Pleased with all Features”. In the same month Joey66 wrote in their review of this TV on Johnlewis.com “Excellent picture quality, clear sound and good features” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars.

Good Remote Control

Three people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good remote control. Neil wrote in his review of this TV on Johnlewis.com in April last year “The remote needs to be better”. Neil also mentioned “Luckily the TV JUST fits on the shelf ! And one really disappointing thing is the remote” in his review. Foxy Anne mentioned “It is so simple to use even my hubby has figured out the remote control! When watching old programmes the HD quality of the picture is a bit off” in their review of this TV and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

Good for Wall Mounting

One owner concluded that it was good for wall mounting. 57jude gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Johnlewis.com “The standard screws supplied in the EU approved wall mounting pack are not long enough”.

Nice Stand

Eight people said in their reviews that it had a good stand. Barry23 mentioned “Make sure that 4 legged stand sits firmly on your table, which must be at least as wide as distance between opposite legs” . Yorkiemel gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “The stand is very secure”. Bethanjane said in their review of this TV “The only personal issue I have is the stand”.

Inferior Webcam

One customer wrote in their reviews that this TV was not good for making skype calls. An anonymous author scored it 20 out of 100 and she mentioned on Johnlewis.com “I even spoke to the Samsung rep who was in store and complained about Skype being removed on my other 55" bigger TV” in her review of this TV.


Benefits

Great for Films

Seven customers who purchased it reckoned that it was great for watching Netflix. In April last year Bizzy80 said “Built-in WiFi(plus ethernet connection), 3 hdmi and 2 usb connections (perfect), dlna, screen mirroring, great and fast browser, youtube and netflix apps (which i'm using frequently) It has a nice”. Last year Tdmwac said on Argos.co.uk “Great picture, superb sound, plays netflix, itv player, videos off my phone” in their review of this TV. Pjbl said “There are the usual ones - Netflix, AMAZON - which require a subscription” in their review of this TV nonetheless they only gave this TV a rating of 20 out of 100.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Six customers who bought this TV considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. In April last year Wooly said on Argos.co.uk “Has smart internet connectivity which the old one hadn't” in their review of this TV and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Joey66 mentioned “Has all the latest connectivity options i.e via mobile” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Mintcake said “Lots of useful connectivity and sensibly oriented as most are from the side e.g” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

One owner concluded that it had email functionality.

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Has an Internet TV Function

The UE40K5500 has an internet TV function, as do most of the other televisions of this type and age.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UE40K5500 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this television.

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Poor Smart TV Features

Twenty-six people who purchased this TV mentioned that it was not good for watching on demand TV. Christinemg gave it a score of 40 out of 100 and mentioned in their Samsung UE40K5500 review on Johnlewis.com last year “This is my third Samsung TV and I am gutted that JLs have sold me a TV which does not have any BBC iplayer, or any on demand services”. Colm said in April last year “There is no BBC iPlayer or ITV hub etc available on the smart TV selection” and gave it a score of 60 out of 100. An anonymous author wrote in her review of this TV on Johnlewis.com last year “The lack of catch-up is a big negative”.

Thirteen owners who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have good apps. Last year Dominic63 mentioned “Ignore the many one star reviews - they reflect initial disappointment with lack of apps” in their review of this TV. In April last year Frustrated wrote on Johnlewis.com “You can only watch a random selection of apps with none of the expected such a BBC iplayer, ITV hub etc”. Pjbl gave it a rating of 1 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Great picture - pointless apps”.

One customer who bought the product considered that it was not good for watching Freeview TV. Matthew mentioned on Argos.co.uk “It does not have the basic apps for free view catch up on iplayer, my5” and rated it 20 out of 100.

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Support

Good Support

Eleven customers who reviewed the product thought it had good technical guidance. Lazyuser said “OK now, although the 'help' line wasn't much use” . Bernadette said on Argos.co.uk “All you receive are instructions to put the stand together”. Mintcake mentioned on Argos.co.uk “It is easy to operate with clear instructions as to which channel” in their review of this TV.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The UE40K5500 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs that were released more than a year ago also support Wi-Fi.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi and we think the LG 43LH604 (£300.00), and the Samsung UE40J6300 (£279.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

There are a number of other televisions which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to look at including the Sharp LC-43CFE6131 (£299.99).

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Has a Bluetooth

The UE40K5500 has a Bluetooth, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this television.

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Has a Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UE40K5500 has a Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UE40K5500 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than a year.

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Management Features

Has a Picture-in-Picture

The UE40K5500 has a Picture-in-Picture, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to this TV.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Samsung UE40K5500 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Performance

Has an Extended PVR

The UE40K5500 has an extended PVR, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV.

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Has a Game Mode

The UE40K5500 has a game mode. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also have a game mode.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The UE40K5500 does not feature local dimming, unlike most of the other TVs that were launched more than a year ago which feature local dimming.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDCP

The Samsung UE40K5500 has an HDCP, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than a year ago.

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Energy

Running Costs Are OK

This TV has an efficiency rating of A, and based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the UE40K5500 will cost £89 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 217 medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than a year.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue40k5500akxxc, samsung c1xjza00, samsung c1xjzs00, code ue40k5500ak, samsung 40k5500, smart ue40k5500, quick ue40k5500, ue40k5500awxxn
Barcodes 08806088261331, 08806088263298, 08806088277394, 08806088278087, 08806088311555

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