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Samsung UE48H5500

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48" Flat Mar 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Release Date
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Review Samsung UE48H5500
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18 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

Amongst televisions of this age and type, this Samsung TV is one of the most highly awarded by experts in televisions.

This TV received a "Best Buy" from both Expert Reviews and Avforums.com, both of which wrote that this mid-size TV was a sensible purchase.

The experts at two other expert review sites both concluded that this mid-size TV was brilliant and gave it their highest award. This Samsung TV received an "Editor's Choice" award from both Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com.

This TV received a "Recommended" from Trusted Reviews who concluded that this Samsung TV was good.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

This TV has an average expert rating of 79% based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus.

Good Picture Quality

Several customers who bought the Samsung UE48H5500 agreed that it had good picture quality. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned “Good picture quality for a budget set”.

A few customers who reviewed it thought it had good colour saturation. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned three years ago “Just like 2013's F5500, 2014's H5500 has good contrast and faithful colours” in their review of the Samsung UE48H5500. Two years ago Goodhousekeeping.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Accurate, natural colours” in their Samsung UE48H5500 review.

One Samsung UE48H5500 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it had a good contrast ratio. Goodhousekeeping.com said “Good contrast ratio” and rated the Samsung UE48H5500 4 stars.

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Reasonably Priced

Some customers agreed that the Samsung UE48H5500 was good value for money. Pcmag.com wrote “Also demand a premium price compared with similarly equipped screens in the same size range” in their Samsung UE48H5500 review. Techradar.com said on Techradar “One of the few TVs around that manages to be both great value and feel like a real treat” in their review of this TV. Hdtvsolutions.com wrote in their Samsung UE48H5500 review “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 UE48H5500 owner considered that the product was a bargain for the price. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “Superb smart TV makes Samsung's UE40H5500 a bargain”.

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Good Brand

Based on 23,817 expert and owner reviews, Samsung has good reviews for its televisions. Samsung also has good reviews specifically for its mid-size TVs.

Good Product Quality

Some people who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote on expert website PC Mag “The Samsung UNH5500AFXZA series of midrange LED HDTVs deliver good picture quality.” in their review. Expertreviews.co.uk said “Great picture quality, excellent contrast” in their review. Expert website Hdtvsolutions.com wrote in their Samsung UE48H5500 review “This TV's picture quality is still quite good”.

Good Technical Features

A number of people who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Expert review site Tomsguide.com wrote “The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features.”. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Consumers had an easy time navigating its features” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Goodhousekeeping.com also wrote “Excellent smart features”.

Good High Def TV

Two people mentioned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned two years ago “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.”. Three years ago Avforums.com wrote “This is a Full HD TV that comes in a variety of screen sizes – UE32H5500, UE40H5500 & UE48H55”.

Easy to Use

One Samsung UE48H5500 owner who reviewed it thought it had a good experience. Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag “And its good overall viewing experience won't disappoint, even if its black levels didn't particularly impress in testing” and gave this TV a rating of 70 out of 100.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was easy to use.

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Nice Design

One Samsung UE48H5500 owner reckoned that this TV was a good design. Three years ago expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote “Surely it's too good to be true, right? Samsung UE40H5500 – Design and Feat” in their review of this TV and scored this TV 5 stars.

One customer wrote that this TV was good looking. Goodhousekeeping.com rated this TV 4 stars and wrote “Sleek styling” in their review of this TV.

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Good Size

Two people who reviewed it considered that it was thin. Digitalversus.com mentioned three years ago “It has extremely narrow viewing angles”. Goodhousekeeping.com gave the Samsung UE48H5500 a rating of 4 stars and wrote “Viewing angles are narrow”.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One Samsung UE48H5500 owner wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UE48H5500 had great smart functions.

Good Sound Quality

One customer who reviewed this TV considered that it had good sound quality. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote in their review two years ago “Good builtin speakers” and scored the Samsung UE48H5500 80 out of 100.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the Samsung UE48H5500 reckoned that it was noisy. Goodhousekeeping.com said in their review of the Samsung UE48H5500 “Some noise over fine details”.

Robust

One Samsung UE48H5500 reviewer thought the product was well made. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Solid performance” in their review of the Samsung UE48H5500.

Supports Smart TV

The UE48H5500 supports smart TV, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the UE48H5500 do not support smart TV.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support smart TV and we think a cheaper TV such as the Panasonic TX-48AS640[plb_2232476_price] or you might consider a higher scoring TV such as the Samsung UE48H6400[plb_2232459_price] are also worth considering.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The Samsung UE48H5500 has a wi-Fi, unlike most of the other televisions that have been available for more than two years which do not have a wi-Fi.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a wi-Fi and we think the Panasonic TX-48AS640[plb_2232476_price] which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE48H6400[plb_2232459_price] which has better reviews are 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 were released more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D

The UE48H5500 is not 3D. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the UE48H5500 are also not 3D.

If you want a TV that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Samsung UE48H6400[plb_2232459_price] or the Panasonic TX-48AS640[plb_2232476_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most televisions of this age and spec do not have a built-in camera. The Samsung UE48H5500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the UE48H5500 is 18W, and the RMS rated powers range from 4W to 80W. The UE48H5500 has one of the lower RMS rated powers (only 10 Watts) amongst TVs of this age.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many TVs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE48H5500 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE48H5500 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE48H5500 the motion interpolation frequencys range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the UE48H5500 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencys amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE48H5500

Running Costs Are Average

The efficiency rating of this television is A++, and the UE48H5500 is typical compared to the other 670 mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the UE48H5500 will cost £79 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 frequently found HD type on mid-size TVs that were released 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this mid-size TV was released.

Average Depth

With a depth of 65.5 millimeters, the Samsung UE48H5500 has a relatively average depth compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE48H5500.

If you don't mind having a thicker depth then you might also want to look at the Panasonic TX-48AS640[plb_2232476_price] (57mm and cheaper) or the Samsung UE48H6400[plb_2232459_price] (49.7mm and higher rated).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Screen Shape
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
HDMI Version
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Remote (IR) Output
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
Wide Color Enhancer
Extended PVR
Face Detection
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
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
Depth (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
Manual

5 Awards

reviewed.com Editor's Choice tomsguide.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended avforums.com Best Buy Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert Reviews

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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...

Tomsguide.com

19 November 2014

Trusted Reviews

What is the Samsung UE40H5500? This is a 40-inch Samsung LCD TV that manages to deliver the brand's latest Smart TV services despite costing less than £350 from some online shops. Surely it's too... Read more…

27 October 2014

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. This TV's picture quality is still quite...

27 October 2014

The Samsung UNH5500AFXZA series of midrange LED HDTVs deliver good picture quality, but also demand a premium price compared with similarly equipped screens in the same size range...

25 August 2014

The only thing new in the new 5500 series is the prefix. Just like 2013's F5500, 2014's H5500 has good contrast and faithful colours. But, like many an LCD TV, it has extremely narrow viewing...

17 July 2014

If you can see past its minor blemishes, the Samsung UN40H5500 will make for a great addition to your home. It isn't a medalist in terms of motion performance and viewing angle, but that's the...

Reviewed.com

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £76.91
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £78.74
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Energy Rating
0.39T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue48h5500, ue48h5500a, ue48h5500ay, ue48h5500ayx, ue48h5500ayxz, ue48h5500ayxzt, samsung 400x400, samsung ue48h5500, samsung ue48h5500a, samsung ue48h5500ak
Barcodes 05054531020148, 08806085988507, 08806085993433, 08806086001038, 08806086009003, 08806086035859, 08806086494588

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