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Samsung UE48H5500

48" Full HD Flat Mar 2014
A++
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Wi-Fi Release Date £78.74 Electricity cost over 5 years
Five industry awards
Good high def TV
Good product quality
15 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 has received five awards from TV experts.

Review sites Expert Reviews and Avforums.com both wrote that this television was a sensible purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

This medium display diagonal TV was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both websites Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com, both of which decided that this Samsung television was exceptional.

The writer at review sites Trusted Reviews thought that concluded that they would recommend this Samsung TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this TV is 79 out of 100 based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus.

Excellent Brand

We checked 47,290 user and expert reviews (including 6,426 verified purchases) for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Samsung has excellent reviews specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range. 95% of those that bought a Samsung television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Average Running Costs

This Samsung TV is rated A++ for energy efficiency. Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the UE48H5500 will cost £79 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 661 similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years.


Design

Good Product Quality

Four customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was good quality. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this TV “The Samsung UNH5500AFXZA series of midrange LED HDTVs deliver good picture quality.” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Expert website Hdtvsolutions.com wrote three years ago “This TV's picture quality is still quite good”. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said two years ago “Great picture quality, excellent contrast”.


Features

Excellent Smart Features

Three owners said in their reviews that this TV had good features. Website Goodhousekeeping.com scored the product 4 stars out of 5 and said two years ago “Excellent smart features” in their review of this TV. They also mentioned “Consumers had an easy time navigating its features” in their review. Expert review site Tomsguide.com wrote “The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features.” .


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was March 2014 when Samsung released the UE48H5500.


Price

Superb Price

Seven owners who reviewed the Samsung UE48H5500 reckoned that it was good value for money. Two years ago website Goodhousekeeping.com rated this TV 4 stars out of 5 and said “Outstanding value for money”. They also mentioned “Superb price” in their review. And also said “Good picture quality for a budget set”.


Display

Good High Def TV

Two owners said that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Avforums.com rated the Samsung UE48H5500 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this TV “This is a Full HD TV that comes in a variety of screen sizes – UE32H5500, UE40H5500 & UE48H55”. 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.” in their review of this TV.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions of this age and spec. 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 UE48H5500 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D.

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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 commonly supported display resolution on televisions of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The UE48H5500 has a wide color enhancer, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

At only 100 hertz, the UE48H5500 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs that are a similar age to this TV. Across all the medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this TV the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 310Hz.

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48 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 48 inch TV.

We compared this television to all the other 48" TVs and we think because of its better review score, the Samsung UE48H8000 (£429.99) is also worth considering.

If this TV display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic TX-50CS520 (£599) (50").

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Accurate Colours

Four owners concluded that the Samsung UE48H5500 had good colour saturation. Website Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Accurate, natural colours” in their review of this TV and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. They also said “Faithful colours” in their review.

Four people who purchased it thought it had a good contrast ratio. Website Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Great contrast”. Three years ago Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “And its good overall viewing experience won't disappoint, even if its black levels didn't particularly impress in testing” in their review of this TV and rated it 70 out of 100.

Four customers who reviewed it said that it had good picture quality.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung UE48H5500 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago also support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including because of its better review score, the Samsung UN48H5500.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The UE48H5500 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Samsung UE48H5500 has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also have an ethernet port.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The UE48H5500 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Performance

Features Extended PVR

The UE48H5500 features extended PVR. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV also feature extended PVR.

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Supports 24p

The Samsung UE48H5500 supports 24p, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to this TV.

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Has a Game Mode

The Samsung UE48H5500 has a game mode. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this television also have a game mode.

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Packaging Content

Has a Mounting Kit

The Samsung UE48H5500 has a mounting kit, as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this television.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The UE48H5500 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 Samsung UE48H5500 has an auto volume leveler, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV.

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Smart TV

Supports Timeshift

The Samsung UE48H5500 supports timeshift. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also support timeshift.

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Supports Internet TV

The UE48H5500 supports internet TV, as do most of the other TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Supports Smart TV

The UE48H5500 supports Smart TV. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support Smart TV.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The UE48H5500 supports Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this television also support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Samsung UE48H5500 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

At 65.5 millimeters, the UE48H5500 has a relatively standard depth compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for 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 LOEWE Xelos 40 (65mm).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue48h5500ak, ue48h5500ayxzt
Barcodes 05054531020148, 08806085988507, 08806085993433, 08806086001038, 08806086009003, 08806086035859, 08806086494588

Samsung UE48H5500 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung UE48H5500 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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