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Samsung UE42F5500AW

42" Full HD Flat Oct 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Wi-Fi Release Date £45.09 Electricity cost over 5 years
Average expert reviews
Very low running costs
Reasonably priced
1 Review

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Energy

Very Low Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the UE42F5500AW is only £46, which makes it one of the most economic to run comparable spec televisions that came out more than two years ago.


Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

This TV received an expert rating of 70% from Trusted Reviews.

Samsung TVs Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 47,387 user and expert reviews (including 6,296 verified purchases) for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has excellent ratings specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs. 95% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

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”.


Design

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”.

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”.


Weight & Dimensions

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.


Features

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.


Display

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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Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as 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 Samsung UE42F5500AW is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D then you might want to consider the 42LW579, or the 42LB670 both from LG or the Panasonic TX-42ASW654.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs of this type and age is 50Hz, the fastest is 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 320Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the Samsung UE42F5500AW has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies amongst medium display diagonal TVs of this age.

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42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inches television.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 42" TVs currently available including the 42LH2000, the 42LM670S, or the 42LA641 all from LG which all of have better reviews.

If this TV display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Upstar P43EWX (42.5" and higher rated), the Sony KDL-43W805 (43" and higher rated), or the LG 43LF632 (43" and higher rated).

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Samsung television has been on the market since October 2013.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The UE42F5500AW supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other televisions that have been around for more than two years.

Alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the 42LW579, or the 47LB730 both from LG or the Samsung UE48J6350.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The UE42F5500AW supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV also support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UE42F5500AW has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an Audio Input for DVI

The UE42F5500AW has an audio input for DVI. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also have an audio input for DVI.

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Certificates

Does Not Have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The UE42F5500AW does not have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The Samsung UE42F5500AW supports smartphones being used as a remote, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this television.

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Performance

Features Extended PVR

The UE42F5500AW features extended PVR, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The Samsung UE42F5500AW does not feature local dimming. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also do not feature local dimming.

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Has a Game Mode

The Samsung UE42F5500AW has a game mode, as do most of the other televisions that were launched more than two years ago.

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Audio

Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The UE42F5500AW has an auto volume leveler, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to this TV.

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Smart TV

Supports Timeshift

The UE42F5500AW supports timeshift, as do most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this TV.

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Supports Internet TV

The UE42F5500AW supports internet TV. Most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The UE42F5500AW supports Smart TV, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this television.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The UE42F5500AW supports Picture-in-Picture, as do most of the other televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to this television.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UE42F5500AW has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to this television also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The UE42F5500AW has a desktop stand included. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also have a desktop stand included.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue42f5500ak, ue42f5500awxxc, UE42F5500AWXZH, ue42f5500ay
Barcodes 08806085447776, 08806085448582, 08806085456778, 08806085466883, 08806085478862

Samsung UE42F5500AW Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung UE42F5500AW review we compared this TV to 4,701 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 1,018,001 product attributes, 85,134 TV reviews and 3,292,400 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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