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Samsung UN32H5500

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31.5" Flat Nov 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Release Date
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19 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

This TV is one of the most highly awarded by experts in TVs of all the televisions of a similar age and type.

Expert Reviews and Avforums.com both decided that this television would make a great purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

This Samsung television was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com, both of which thought that this TV was fantastic.

The editor of Trusted Reviews endorse this TV and have given it their "Recommended" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

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

Good Picture Quality

A number of Samsung UN32H5500 reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it had good picture quality. Goodhousekeeping.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “Good picture quality for a budget set” in their review of this TV.

A number of Samsung UN32H5500 owners who bought the product agreed that it had good colour saturation. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “Just like 2013's F5500, 2014's H5500 has good contrast and faithful colours”. Goodhousekeeping.com rated the product 4 stars and wrote “Accurate, natural colours”.

One customer who reviewed the product wrote that it had a good contrast ratio. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Good contrast ratio”.

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Running Costs Are Very Low

The UN32H5500 has an average running cost of only £46 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the cheapest 2% of all 668 comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

Reasonably Priced

Some people considered that it was good value for money. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “Also demand a premium price compared with similarly equipped screens in the same size range” in their review of this TV and scored the Samsung UN32H5500 70 out of 100. Techradar.com gave it a score of 5 stars and said “One of the few TVs around that manages to be both great value and feel like a real treat”. Hdtvsolutions.com mentioned in their review of this TV “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 UN32H5500 owner thought it was a bargain for the price. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “Superb smart TV makes Samsung's UE40H5500 a bargain” in their Samsung UN32H5500 review.

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Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

Mid-size TVs manufactured by Samsung have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Samsung also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Product Quality

A number of customers said in their reviews that this TV was good quality. Expert review site Pcmag.com scored this TV 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV “The Samsung UNH5500AFXZA series of midrange LED HDTVs deliver good picture quality.”. Expertreviews.co.uk scored it very highly and mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews “Great picture quality, excellent contrast” in their review. Expert review site Hdtvsolutions.com gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “This TV's picture quality is still quite good” in their Samsung UN32H5500 review.

Good Technical Features

A number of people who reviewed this TV concluded that it had good features. Expert website Tomsguide.com said “The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features.” in their review of this TV and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Goodhousekeeping.com scored the Samsung UN32H5500 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review “Consumers had an easy time navigating its features”. Goodhousekeeping.com also wrote “Fabulous Smart TV features”.

Easy to Use

One Samsung UN32H5500 owner wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UN32H5500 had a good experience. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned in their review “And its good overall viewing experience won't disappoint, even if its black levels didn't particularly impress in testing”.

One Samsung UN32H5500 reviewer reckoned that the Samsung UN32H5500 was easy to use.

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Nice Design

One person who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was a good design. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert website Trusted Reviews “Surely it's too good to be true, right? Samsung UE40H5500 – Design and Feat” in their review of this TV and scored it 5 stars.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Sleek styling” in their Samsung UN32H5500 review.

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Good Size

Two Samsung UN32H5500 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was thin. Digitalversus.com said in their review three years ago “It has extremely narrow viewing angles” but they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Goodhousekeeping.com rated it 80 out of 100 and said “Viewing angles are narrow”.

Good High Def TV

One Samsung UN32H5500 owner concluded that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote “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.

Good Sound Quality

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good sound quality. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote in their review of the Samsung UN32H5500 “Good builtin speakers” and rated it 80 out of 100.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Samsung UN32H5500 owner who bought the product mentioned that it was noisy. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Some noise over fine details” .

Robust

One person who reviewed this TV concluded that it was well made. Goodhousekeeping.com said “Solid performance” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Supports Smart TV

Unlike most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the UN32H5500 which do not support smart TV, the Samsung UN32H5500 supports smart TV.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for more than two years which do not have a wi-Fi, the UN32H5500 has a wi-Fi.

We compared all the other televisions with a wi-Fi to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE46F8000[plb_2149163_price] is also worth considering.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Light

The average weight of televisions of a similar spec and age to the UN32H5500 is 10kg, and the weights range from 3.7kg to 36kg. When compared to other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UN32H5500 that we have checked, the weight of the Samsung UN32H5500 of only 4.9 kilograms is one of the lightest.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3D

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the UN32H5500, the UN32H5500 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than two years, the UN32H5500 does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at including the Samsung UE40F7000[plb_1494094_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This television has an Analog tuner type, which is the most frequently found tuner type on TVs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UN32H5500 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions of this spec and age also do not feature OLED technology.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN32H5500

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this television was released.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a similar age and spec to 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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Average Depth

At 66 millimeters, the Samsung UN32H5500 has a relatively standard depth compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago.

TVs with a thicker depth that might also be worth considering include the LOEWE Xelos 40[plb_1350929_price] (65mm), or the Samsung UE48H5500[plb_2249057_price] (65.5mm).

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Specification

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Internet TV
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RF Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Remote (IR) Output
Audio (L,R) Out
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Smart Modes
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On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
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Performance
Teletext Function
BD Wise
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Picture Processing Technology
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Energy Star Certified
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Desktop Stand
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Quick Start Guide
Manual

5 Awards

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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 £43.26
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £45.09
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.22 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un32h5500
Barcodes 00887276692975

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