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Samsung UE42F5500
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Samsung UE42F5500

hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended
42" Flat Apr 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Release Date
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11 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site wrote that this mid-size TV was very good. Hdtvtest.co.uk gave this TV a "Highly Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

This Samsung TV has an average expert rating of 70 out of 100 based on four expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com.

Reasonably Priced

Four Samsung UE42F5500 reviewers who bought the product said that it was good value for money. Two years ago Trusted Reviews mentioned “Good value for Smart TV” and rated it 4 stars. One person thought this TV was a bargain for the price. Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert website Trusted Reviews “That puts it in genuine bargain territory, particularly given this is a large m”.

Samsung Has Good Television Reviews

Samsung has good average reviews for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire television range compared to other brands.

Good Picture Quality

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE42F5500 had good picture quality.

Some people reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Trusted Reviews wrote in their Samsung UE42F5500 review “Faithful colours (average Delta E 2.9”. Expert website Hdtvtest.co.uk mentioned in their review “Armed with deep blacks, largely accurate colours and rich 2.4 gamma after calibration”.

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Good Product Quality

Three people considered that this TV was good quality. Trusted Reviews wrote “Good picture quality for the money” in their Samsung UE42F5500 review and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Three years ago expert website Digitalversus.com said “The picture quality is satisfactory, with good co”. Expert review site Hdtvtest.co.uk mentioned “The UE-42F5500 delivers very good picture quality especially when you consider its affordable price point”.

Good Size

One Samsung UE42F5500 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was thin. Trusted Reviews wrote two years ago “Viewing angles are too narrow” and scored it 80 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UE42F5500 had good features. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “With the F5500 Series, you get a lot of features for a reasonable price” in their Samsung UE42F5500 review but even so they scored it 3 stars.

Supports Smart TV

Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the UE42F5500 which do not support smart TV, the UE42F5500 supports smart TV.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative televisions which support smart TV currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 42LB670.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE42F5500 which do not have a wi-Fi, the Samsung UE42F5500 has a wi-Fi.

We compared all the other televisions with a wi-Fi to this TV and we think the Panasonic TX-L32E30, and the LG 42LB670 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One Samsung UE42F5500 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not well made. Two years ago Trusted Reviews said in their review “Flimsy build quality”.

Not 3D

The UE42F5500 is not 3D. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a television that is 3D then you might also want to consider the 42LW579, or the 47LB670 both from LG which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the UE42F5500, the UE42F5500 does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the UE46ES8000S, the UN46ES8000, or the UE40F7000 all from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most commonly found tuner type on televisions of a similar age and type to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE42F5500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The Samsung UE42F5500 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency (only 100 hertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UE42F5500. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago is 50Hz, the fastest is 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE42F5500

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 TVs of a similar age and type 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 Samsung released the UE42F5500.

Average Depth

The Samsung UE42F5500 has a fairly typical depth (49.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the UE42F5500.

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Specification

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3D
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TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
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Smart TV
Smart TV
Timeshift
Audio
Audio System
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Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (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
HDMI Version
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Remote (IR) Output
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Smart Modes
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Teletext Function
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Picture Processing Technology
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Smartphone Remote Support
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
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Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Other Features
Power LED
Number of Products Included

1 Award

hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended

Expert Reviews

(5)
17 March 2014

Samsung has delivered another high-value proposition with the UE42F5500. It's the cheapest way of getting Samsung's current Smart TV platform on a decent-sized screen, and it performs nicely...

Good value for Smart TV
Good picture quality for the money
All the key UK catchup channels are supported
Smart Hub
Digital file support
Black levels could be better
Flimsy build quality
Some unhelpful presets
Motion blur
VideoHub app dominates
8 January 2014

A great-value TV currently going for a very low price, Samsung's UE42F5500 makes a fine choice for a living room. Motion blur is a serious issue when it comes to picture quality, granted, but...

19 August 2013

Armed with deep blacks, largely accurate colours and rich 2.4 gamma after calibration, the UE-42F5500 delivers very good picture quality especially when you consider its affordable price point....

Hdtvtest.co.uk

24 June 2013

With the F5500 Series, you get a lot of features for a reasonable price. The media player reads lots of file types and we love Samsung's connected services, which we feel are a notch above the...

Le F5500 présente un bon rapport prix / fonctionnalités. On apprécie son lecteur multimédia compatible avec la majeure partie des fichiers, et surtout les services connectés de Samsung, un...

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue42f5500, ue42f5500a, ue42f5500aw, ue42f5500awxxc, UE42F5500AWXZH, samsung ue42f5500, samsung ue42f5500a, samsung ue42f5500ak
Barcodes 08806085447776, 08806085448582, 08806085456778, 08806085466883, 08806085478862

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