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User Reviews Are Good
The average user rating of this television is 85 out of 100 based on 80 user reviews.
Good Sound Quality
Several people concluded that it had good sound quality. Andrew D wrote in his Samsung UE55K5500 review on Amazon “The picture is very good, as if the sound quality”. Mr K Ryan wrote in his review of the Samsung UE55K5500 “The sounds from such as small panel is impressive and beats the audio on my 37" smart Sony”.
Samsung Has Good TV Reviews
Samsung large TVs have good ratings on average and across all TVs Samsung is one of the superior brands.
A Top Selling TV
The UE55K5500 is one the best selling television currently on sale according to sales data from Amazon.
Some people mentioned that it was good looking. Alan L. said on Amazon “It'd looks stylish and it has the best sound of any flat screen I have seen” in his review and rated the product as very good. J R Hartley said “The menus are pretty intuitive” in their review of this TV. Mr K Ryan said last year “Comes with a stylish stand” and scored the Samsung UE55K5500 5 stars.
Easy to Use
A number of Samsung UE55K5500 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to setup. Linda mentioned on Amazon “Easy to set up/connect to wifi etc” in her Samsung UE55K5500 review.
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Good Product Quality
Three Samsung UE55K5500 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Last year Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Picture quality is fantastic”. J R Walden mentioned “Very good Quality T.V” in their Samsung UE55K5500 review. J R Walden also wrote “Beautiful picture and sound quality Was able to get full HD from an indoor digital ariel Free view”.
Good High Def TV
Several people said in their reviews that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Andrew D mentioned on Amazon last year “Full HD is well worth it for the incredible clarity” however despite that he gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.
Several customers who bought this TV thought it was well made. J R Hartley mentioned “The TV has DLNA built in too”. Last year Mr K Ryan wrote “Also having bluetooth built in allows me to rig up my headset”.
A number of Samsung UE55K5500 reviewers who purchased the Samsung UE55K5500 considered that it was wifi compatible. Andrew D wrote in his review “It has also 'forgotten' the wifi passkey and that has needed re-entering several times as well”. In January last year J R Hartley mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE55K5500 “The wifi was easy to set up” however they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.
Good Picture Quality
One customer wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality.
One Samsung UE55K5500 owner who purchased it concluded that it had a good stand.
One person said in their reviews that the Samsung UE55K5500 had good technical guidance. Mr K Ryan said “Is a great help when you don't want to run an aerial cable to it”.
One Samsung UE55K5500 owner who bought it considered that it was good value for money. Mr K Ryan said in his review of this TV “Overall a great purchase considering the price”.
One Samsung UE55K5500 reviewer who bought this TV reckoned that it was thin. Last year J R Hartley wrote “Nice slim TV with good sound” in their review of the Samsung UE55K5500 although they only gave it a score of 3 stars.
Good Standard Def TV
One person who reviewed it wrote that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. J R Hartley wrote in their review of the Samsung UE55K5500 on Amazon “All the SD channels are fine”.
Recent Price Drop of £57.22
In the last 60 days the price of the UE55K5500 has dropped by £57.22.
Supports Smart TV
The UE55K5500 supports smart TV, as do most of the other recently released TVs.
Has a Wi-Fi
Like most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the UE55K5500, the Samsung UE55K5500 has a wi-Fi.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many recently released TVs.
Supports Two Video Formats Supporteds
The UE55K5500 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs that are a similar age to it. The most frequently supported video formats supported is MPEG4, but this video formats supported is not supported by this Samsung television. The video formats supporteds ASF and AVI are also supported by this TV.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
Analog Tuner Type
This television has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it.
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Expert Reviews Are Average
The average expert rating of this large TV is 67 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including benchmark.pl and gizlogic.com.
Poor Smart TV Features
Some people wrote that it did not have good apps. Amazon Customer wrote in their Samsung UE55K5500 review “I can't even search for apps”. One customer who bought it considered that it was not good for watching TV catchup services. Alan L. mentioned last year “Only downside is there is currently no iplayer of 4od built in”.
Most comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE55K5500 are not 3D. The Samsung UE55K5500 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other large TVs that came out in the last 12 months, the UE55K5500 does not have a built-in camera.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most similar spec televisions that have been around for the last year do not feature OLED technology. The UE55K5500 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
Across all the large TVs that were launched in the last year the motion interpolation frequencys range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 300Hz. The UE55K5500 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencys (only 50 hertz) amongst large TVs of this age.
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OK Running Costs
The energy efficiency classification of this large TV is A+. The average running cost of the UE55K5500 is £109 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 57 recently released large TVs.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many large TVs that were launched in the last 12 months. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
At 55.1 millimeters, the UE55K5500 has a relatively standard depth compared to most of the other latest televisions.
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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
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
Picture Processing Technology
Samsung Wide Color Enhancer, Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
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Fast and reliable wireless display connection for Android and Windows devices, compact
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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