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31 Reasons For
Average User Reviews
On average, based on 29 user reviews the average user rating of this TV is 72%.
Good Sound Quality
A few Samsung UE49K5500 reviewers said in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Andrew D mentioned on Amazon in January last year “The picture is very good, as if the sound quality” in his Samsung UE49K5500 review nonetheless he only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Matthew Foulger said in his Samsung UE49K5500 review on Amazon “I would recommend a sound bar though”. Mr K Ryan said on Amazon “The sounds from such as small panel is impressive and beats the audio on my 37" smart Sony”.
A Top Selling Television
The UE49K5500 is a popular choice of TV according to Amazon sales data.
Samsung Has Good TV Reviews
We calculated the average reviews for all Samsung TVs and also specifically for Samsung mid-size TVs and found that in both cases Samsung had good reviews compared to other brands.
Easy to Use
Some Samsung UE49K5500 owners who purchased it agreed that it was easy to setup. Linda wrote on Amazon “Easy to set up/connect to wifi etc” in her Samsung UE49K5500 review. One person who purchased the product concluded that it was easy to use the menus.
Good Product Quality
A few people considered that the Samsung UE49K5500 was good quality. Amazon Customer said “Picture quality is fantastic” in their review. J R Walden wrote on Amazon in January last year “Very good Quality T.V” in their review.
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Several customers considered that the product was good looking. Alan L. mentioned on Amazon “It'd looks stylish and it has the best sound of any flat screen I have seen” and scored the product very highly. J R Hartley mentioned in their review of this TV “The menus are pretty intuitive” yet they gave the Samsung UE49K5500 a score of 60 out of 100. J R Walden said “Beautiful picture and sound quality Was able to get full HD from an indoor digital ariel Free view” in their review and scored the product 5 stars.
Good Picture Quality
A few people who bought the product considered that it had good picture quality.
Two Samsung UE49K5500 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. Mr K Ryan gave it a score of 5 stars and he said in his review of this TV “Overall a great purchase considering the price”. Mr. P. W. Morris said on Amazon “Very good TV very good price, in all Amazon are number one Patrick Morris” in their review and rated this TV 5 stars.
Good High Def TV
Some Samsung UE49K5500 reviewers said in their reviews that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Andrew D mentioned in January last year “Full HD is well worth it for the incredible clarity” in his review of this TV.
Some Samsung UE49K5500 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was well made. J R Hartley said “The TV has DLNA built in too”. Mr K Ryan mentioned in his review on Amazon “Also having bluetooth built in allows me to rig up my headset” and gave the Samsung UE49K5500 a rating of 5 stars.
A few people who bought this TV agreed that it was wifi compatible. In January last year Andrew D wrote on Amazon “It has also 'forgotten' the wifi passkey and that has needed re-entering several times as well”. Also in January last year J R Hartley wrote in their review of this TV “The wifi was easy to set up” but they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.
Good Technical Features
One Samsung UE49K5500 owner said in their reviews that this TV had good features. Amazon Customer scored this TV very highly and said “For the price it's got loads of bells and whistles, tasteful, modern menus, easy set-up”.
One person who reviewed this TV considered that it had good technical guidance. Mr K Ryan gave the product a very good review and he wrote in his Samsung UE49K5500 review in January last year “Is a great help when you don't want to run an aerial cable to it”.
One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good stand. Mr K Ryan wrote in January last year “Comes with a stylish stand” in his review of this TV.
One Samsung UE49K5500 owner who purchased the Samsung UE49K5500 concluded that it was thin. In January last year J R Hartley wrote in their review “Nice slim TV with good sound”.
Good Standard Def TV
One customer who purchased the Samsung UE49K5500 thought it was good at displaying standard definition TV. J R Hartley mentioned in their review of this TV in January last year “All the SD channels are fine” however despite that they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.
Only Released Eight Months Ago
Samsung only released the UE49K5500 eight months ago.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Has a Wi-Fi
The Samsung UE49K5500 has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other recently released TVs.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other televisions with a wi-Fi currently available including the LG 43LH590[plb_3382739_price], or the Philips 32PFS6401[plb_3305116_price] which has better reviews.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a wi-Fi and we think the Samsung UE40K5510[plb_3416492_price] is also worth considering.
Supports Smart TV
The Samsung UE49K5500 supports smart TV. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the UE49K5500 do not support smart TV.
There are a number of other TVs which support smart TV currently available which you might also want to look at including the LG 43LH590[plb_3382739_price], or the Philips 32PFS6401[plb_3305116_price] which has better reviews.
It is worth also looking at alternative televisions which also support smart TV including the Samsung UE40K5510[plb_3416492_price].
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
Four Processor Coress
The UE49K5500 has more processor coress than most of the mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the UE49K5500. Most of the TVs that were released around the same time as the UE49K5500 only have between one and three processor coress, however this TV has four processor coress.
Fairly High RMS Rated Power
The lowest RMS rated power of TVs that were launched in the last 12 months is 5W, the highest is 40W, and the average RMS rated power is 17W. At 20 Watts, the Samsung UE49K5500 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other latest mid-size TVs.
1080p Supported Video Modes
This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many latest mid-size TVs.
Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
Most mid-size TVs that came out in the last 12 months have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the UE49K5500 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
Supports Two Video Formats Supporteds
The UE49K5500 has a greater number of video formats than most latest mid-size TVs. This Samsung TV supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by new TVs. The video formats supported "ASF" is also supported by this television.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
Three HDMI Ports Quantitys
Most televisions that have been available for a similar time to the UE49K5500 have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, including the Samsung UE49K5500 which has three HDMI ports quantitys.
Supports One Audio Formats Supported
The number of audio formats supported by the UE49K5500 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UE49K5500.
At only 55.1 millimeters, the UE49K5500 has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other recently released televisions. Similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the UE49K5500 have depths of between 7.1mm and 99mm.
We compared all the other 55.1mm thick TVs to this television and we think the UE32K5600[pl_3418554_price], and the UE32K5500[pl_3346898_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Other TVs with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE49K5510[plb_3416494_price] (55.1mm).
Analog Tuner Type
This television has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it.
11 Reasons Against
Poor Smart TV Features
Some customers said that it did not have good apps. In January last year Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “I can't even search for apps” in their review of this TV.
One Samsung UE49K5500 owner said in their reviews that the product was not good for watching TV catchup services. Alan L. he wrote on Amazon “Only downside is there is currently no iplayer of 4od built in” in his review of this TV.
The Samsung UE49K5500 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE49K5500 are also not 3D.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE49K5500, the UE49K5500 does not have a built-in camera.
Running Costs Are Very High
This television has an energy efficiency rating of A+, however the UE49K5500 is in the most expensive 19% of all 214 mid-size TVs that were launched in the last 12 months that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the UE49K5500 will cost £103 over 5 years to run.
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Quite Slow High Frequency Rate
With a high frequency rate of only 50 hertz, the UE49K5500 has one of the slowest high frequency rates amongst mid-size TVs of this age. Across all the comparable spec televisions that came out in the last 12 months the high frequency rates range from 50Hz to 400Hz.
We compared this TV to all the other 50Hz refresh rate TVs and we think a cheaper television such as the Sony KDL-40WD653[plb_3301684_price] or you might consider a better rated television such as the Sony KDL-40RD453[plb_3323809_price] are also worth considering.
If you want a TV with a faster high frequency rate then you might want to look at the 43LH570[pl_3876421_price] (60Hz and higher rated), or the 32LH530[pl_3540105_price] (100Hz and higher rated) both from LG.
Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
With a motion interpolation frequency of only 50 hertz, the UE49K5500 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencys amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of recently released mid-size TVs is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,000Hz.
Only Supports One Image Formats Supported
The UE49K5500 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This Samsung TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UE49K5500.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for the last year, the Samsung UE49K5500 does not feature OLED technology.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
With an annual energy consumption of 89 kilowatt hours, the UE49K5500 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst comparable spec TVs of this age. The lowest annual energy consumption of mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the UE49K5500 is 37kWh, the highest is 200kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 67kWh.
The average weight of new mid-size TVs is 8.1kg. At 13 kilograms, the UE49K5500 is quite heavy compared to most of the other newly released mid-size TVs.
Only One RF Ports Quantity
The UE49K5500 is a one RF ports quantity TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the UE49K5500 have between one and two RF ports quantitys.
High Frequency Rate
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
DVB, DVB-C, DVB, DVB-T
Analog, Analog & Digital, Digital
Samsung Smart View
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Operating System Installed
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Audio Decoding Technologies
Dolby Digital Plus
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Number of OSD Languages
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Plug and Play
Picture Processing Technology
Samsung Wide Color Enhancer, Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Really great tv. Looks really expensive but was under £500. Amazing picture quality - great colours and fab sound quality. Super easy to access internet & apps. Would advice using mouse &... Read more…
Love this TV. For the price it's got loads of bells and whistles, tasteful, modern menus, easy set-up and is very smart. The picture quality is fantastic. I use soundbar so can't give much info on... Read more…
Its not a smart TV, it wont let you do anything good on the internet on there, you cant watch videos on the internet and you dont have access to apps such as bbc iplayer or 4od like all others TVs... Read more…
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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