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Samsung UN40H5500

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40" Flat Jul 2014
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18 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

Amongst TVs of this age and spec, this TV is one of the most highly awarded.

This Samsung TV received a "Best Buy" from both Expert Reviews and Avforums.com, both of which concluded that this TV would make a great purchase.

This TV received an "Editor's Choice" from both Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com, both of which thought that this mid-size TV was excellent.

This television was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews who decided that this Samsung TV was good.

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Average Expert Reviews

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

Good Picture Quality

Some people mentioned in their reviews that the product had good picture quality. Goodhousekeeping.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned in their review “Good picture quality for a budget set”.

A few customers said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Digitalversus.com said on Digital Versus “Just like 2013's F5500, 2014's H5500 has good contrast and faithful colours” in their review but they only scored it 60 out of 100. Goodhousekeeping.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “Accurate, natural colours”.

One customer who bought the Samsung UN40H5500 considered that it had a good contrast ratio. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Good contrast ratio”.

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Reasonably Priced

Five people said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Three years ago Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “Also demand a premium price compared with similarly equipped screens in the same size range” in their review of the Samsung UN40H5500. Techradar.com mentioned “One of the few TVs around that manages to be both great value and feel like a real treat” in their Samsung UN40H5500 review and rated the product 5 stars. Expert website Hdtvsolutions.com gave it a score of 4 stars and said “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 UN40H5500 owner said that it was a bargain for the price. Two years ago Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on Expert Reviews “Superb smart TV makes Samsung's UE40H5500 a bargain” in their review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

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Samsung Has Good Television Reviews

Samsung is one of the better rated TV brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Samsung also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.

Good Product Quality

A number of Samsung UN40H5500 owners reckoned that the Samsung UN40H5500 was good quality. Pcmag.com mentioned in their Samsung UN40H5500 review on expert website PC Mag “The Samsung UNH5500AFXZA series of midrange LED HDTVs deliver good picture quality.”. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review two years ago “Great picture quality, excellent contrast”. Expert website Hdtvsolutions.com wrote three years ago “This TV's picture quality is still quite good”.

Low Running Costs

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the UN40H5500 is only £63, which makes it one of the cheaper to run TVs of a comparable spec and age.

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Good Technical Features

A few people who purchased the Samsung UN40H5500 mentioned that it had good features. Three years ago Tomsguide.com said “The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features.”. Expert review site Goodhousekeeping.com scored this TV 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Samsung UN40H5500 review “Consumers had an easy time navigating its features”. Goodhousekeeping.com also mentioned “Fabulous Smart TV features”.

Easy to Use

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had a good experience. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag three years ago “And its good overall viewing experience won't disappoint, even if its black levels didn't particularly impress in testing”.

One Samsung UN40H5500 owner who purchased it wrote that it was easy to use.

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Nice Design

One customer who bought the product reckoned that it was a good design. Trustedreviews.com mentioned in their Samsung UN40H5500 review on Trusted Reviews “Surely it's too good to be true, right? Samsung UE40H5500 – Design and Feat” and scored the product 5 stars.

One Samsung UN40H5500 owner who reviewed the product considered that it was good looking. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned two years ago “Sleek styling” in their review of the Samsung UN40H5500.

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Good Size

A few customers who purchased the Samsung UN40H5500 reckoned that it was thin. Three years ago Digitalversus.com mentioned on Digital Versus “It has extremely narrow viewing angles” although they only gave it a rating of 3 stars. Goodhousekeeping.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “Viewing angles are narrow” in their Samsung UN40H5500 review.

Good High Def TV

One Samsung UN40H5500 owner who reviewed it thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Techradar.com said on expert review site Techradar 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.”.

Good Sound Quality

One person who purchased the product reckoned that it had good sound quality. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Good builtin speakers”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer said in their reviews that this TV was noisy. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned “Some noise over fine details” in their Samsung UN40H5500 review.

Robust

One person who purchased the product considered that it was well made. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote two years ago “Solid performance” in their Samsung UN40H5500 review.

Supports Smart TV

The UN40H5500 supports smart TV, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN40H5500 do not support smart TV.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The Samsung UN40H5500 has a wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as the UN40H5500 do not have a wi-Fi.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 3D

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago, the UN40H5500 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UN40H5500 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the UN40H5500 also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative televisions which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at including the Samsung UE40F7000 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the UN40H5500, the Samsung UN40H5500 does not feature OLED technology.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN40H5500

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television was released over two years ago.

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 launched more than two years ago. 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 65.1 millimeters, the Samsung UN40H5500 has a relatively standard depth compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UN40H5500.

TVs with a thicker depth that might also be worth considering include the Samsung UE48H5500 (£529.00) (65.5mm), or the LOEWE Xelos 40 (£995.00) (65mm).

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Specification

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Display Diagonal
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3D
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Motion Interpolation Technology
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TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
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Smart TV
Smart TV
Video Apps
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
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
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
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Game Mode
Wide Color Enhancer
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
Swivelling
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Input Voltage
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
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Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight

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 £60.89
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £62.72
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.31 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un40h5500
Barcodes 00887276692982

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