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Samsung UN48H5500

47.6" Full HD Flat Mar 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Wi-Fi Release Date £65.93 Electricity cost over 5 years
Five industry awards
Good smart TV features
Incredible value
118 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

Amongst TVs of a comparable spec and age, this television is one of the most awarded by experts in TVs.

The editors of two expert review sites both decided that this Samsung television was a sensible purchase. Expert Reviews and Avforums.com both gave this TV a "Best Buy" award.

The authors at two more expert review sites both decided that this TV was excellent and gave it their highest award. This Samsung TV received an "Editor's Choice" award from both Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com.

The editor of one more expert review site concluded that they would recommend this Samsung TV. Trusted Reviews gave this television a "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

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

Good User Reviews

UN48H5500 owners on average rated this television 87 out of 100. Over 82% of reviewers gave this television either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Excellent Brand

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

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Price

Incredible Value

Thirty-two owners who purchased this TV concluded that it was good value for money. Website Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN48H5500 “Outstanding value for money” . They also said “Good picture quality for a budget set” in their review. And also wrote “Incredible value”.

Three owners who reviewed the product considered that it was expensive. @geekzilla9000 said “It loads the folders quicker than the more expensive Sony I’ve used”. Flo mentioned on expert review site Amazon “So the slim option is more expensive, older version” in her review of this TV. K. D. K. said “I'd also recommend shopping around for it - sadly, again, Amazon is over-priced” in their review of this TV.

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Audio

Good Sound Quality

Thirty-one customers agreed that it had good sound quality. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Great Sound Quality” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Mr. F. W. Stead wrote on expert website Amazon “The picture and sound is very good after some small tweaks” in their review of this TV. Kevpuk mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN48H5500 “Picture and sound quality is excellent, both in SD” .


Energy

Very Low Running Costs

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the UN48H5500 will cost only £66 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the most economic to run TVs of this spec and age.


Features

Inferior Remote Control

Four people who reviewed the product considered that it did not have a good remote control. M. Rey mentioned two years ago “The use of a smart phone as a remote is limited, channel surf option is disabled” . Three years ago @geekzilla9000 said in their review of this TV “The remote itself isn't some fat monster”.

Good Technical Features

Seventeen people who purchased the Samsung UN48H5500 thought it had good features. Expert review site Tomsguide.com said “The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features.” . Expert review site Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned “Consumers had an easy time navigating its features” in their review of this TV. Kevpuk wrote on expert review site Amazon “Excellent TV, with raft of decent features”.

Good Stand

Two owners said in their reviews that this TV had a good stand.


Design

Good Product Quality

Thirty-eight customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was good quality. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “Great picture quality, excellent contrast” . Three years ago Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “The Samsung UNH5500AFXZA series of midrange LED HDTVs deliver good picture quality.”. Expert website Hdtvsolutions.com mentioned “This TV's picture quality is still quite good”.

Sleek Styling

Fourteen people thought it was good looking. Website Goodhousekeeping.com said “Sleek styling” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Mr Christopher C Patterson mentioned “The Smart TV stuff is pretty good, I've found the BBC iPlayer, Netflix” . M. A. Tufekci said on expert review site Amazon “The TV itself is beautifully designed” in their review of this TV.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was well designed. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert website Trusted Reviews three years ago “Surely it's too good to be true, right? Samsung UE40H5500 – Design and Feat” in their review of this TV. I G. said “Fantastic sharp picture and really well designed smart features” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

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Easy to Use

Fourteen owners mentioned that the Samsung UN48H5500 was easy to setup. Socks said on expert review site Amazon “It was easy to set up”. They also mentioned “Just took the usual amount of patience it takes to set up new electrical equipment” in their review. S. Naylor said three years ago “Ridiculously easy to set up, good looking, stable on its stand”.

Eleven owners who purchased the product agreed that it was easy to use. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Good Remote Control” in their review of this TV and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Kapplah mentioned two years ago “Easy to use for all ages” . Sapphire Moon said on expert website Amazon “Total ease of use and navigation” in their review of this TV.

Nine customers who bought the product reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Mr W. he wrote in his review of this TV two years ago “Fantastic picture quality and excellent menu structure with various options to view what's on next”. M. A. Tufekci mentioned on expert review site Amazon “It does everything you want it to do, picture quality is great, fast responsive tv control & menus”. Stueystu wrote on expert review site Amazon “The SmartTV menu is very quick” and scored this TV a maximum of 5 stars.

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Solid Performance

Five customers who bought this TV agreed that it was well made. Two years ago website Goodhousekeeping.com rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this TV “Solid performance”. Three years ago Ad said “This is a review of the Samsung UE32H5500 32-inch Widescreen Full HD Smart LED TV with built In Wi-Fi”. I G. wrote in their review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “Generous connections on the rear and even has pretty decent sound from the built in speakers”.


Smart TV

Good Smart TV Features

Thirteen people mentioned that it was good for watching on demand TV. Mr. F. W. Stead wrote three years ago “Netflix works fine, just not Amazon Instant”. M0rph3u5 mentioned on expert review site Amazon “You can easily access Amazon prime, use external hard drives to watch movies/TV shows, or watch the normal TV” in their Samsung UN48H5500 review. Mr. Peter Morgan said on expert website Amazon “The internet connection and downloading from iplayer etc have all worked well (even though we get rubbish broadband speeds!”.

Seven people who reviewed it mentioned that it had good apps. Mark Mallett said “It also works great with Apps such a Spotify for music” in his review of this TV. Patrick Mullan scored the product 80 out of 100 and he wrote “Internet is brilliant and streams apps great”. Bruceboomstick mentioned in their review of this TV on expert review site Amazon two years ago “The apps available are great - it access to all the on demand services you'll ever need”.

Six owners who reviewed it thought it had great smart functions. Three years ago Kevpuk wrote “Great TV, with excellent Smart features”. Two years ago K. Packard gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Amazon “Full HD, Smart features”. Amazon Customer gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this TV on expert website Amazon “As a TV, I am very happy with the smart features - it has replaced my ROKU”.

Three customers who bought this TV wrote that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Two people concluded that it was good for watching YouTube on. M0rph3u5 rated it 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Amazon “Great apps (youtube” in their review of this TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The Samsung UN48H5500 supports Smart TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV also support Smart TV.

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Power

Good in Terms of Power Usage

Two customers who reviewed this TV thought it was good in terms of power usage. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their Samsung UN48H5500 review “Energy Efficient”. Ankur wrote on expert review site Amazon “Light weight and good energy rating” in their review of this TV.


Display

Faithful Colours

Twenty-two people who bought it considered that it had good picture quality. Mr. J. P. Godfrey mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The hd freeview picture quality is excellent (much better than my sky hd on a 42" Panasonic downstairs”. Mark Mallett said in his review of this TV three years ago “Very happy with picture quality and the sound is excellent”. In the same month Stueystu wrote in their review of this TV “Picture quality is great, especially the freeview HD channels”.

Nine customers who purchased this TV reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Website Goodhousekeeping.com said two years ago “Accurate, natural colours” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. They also mentioned “Faithful colours” in their review. K. Packard wrote in their review of this TV in the same month “Colours are bright, blacks are really dark for an LCD tv, in fact better than my 2 year old Samsung 7000 set”.

Three people reckoned that it had a good contrast ratio. Website Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Good contrast ratio”. Expert website Pcmag.com said in their review of this TV “And its good overall viewing experience won't disappoint, even if its black levels didn't particularly impress in testing” and rated it 70 out of 100.

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Good High Def TV

Thirteen customers considered that the Samsung UN48H5500 was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Techradar.com scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this TV “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.”. Steve said “Brilliant, excellent product wonderful full HD pictures”. Christopher J. Cowen scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on expert review site Amazon three years ago “With this Smart HDTV there is a full web browser with WiFi built-in apps made for TV” in his review of this TV.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of this age and type. 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 UN48H5500 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as this TV are also not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Sony KDL-46HX853 which also has a higher rating.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The UN48H5500 has a wide color enhancer, as do most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

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47.6 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 47.6 inch TV.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Panasonic TX-50CS520 (£599) (50").

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Samsung TV was released in March 2014.


Benefits

Great for Films

Five customers wrote in their reviews that this TV was great for watching Netflix. Nick Gardner mentioned two years ago “Smart tv works very elegantly with integration of Netflix, Blinkbox and Napster being the main apps I find useful” in his review of this TV. Alan L. wrote three years ago “Smart features are also amazing Netflix etc” in his Samsung UN48H5500 review. John Hughes gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned two years ago “Easy to set up, Great for netflix and bbc iplayer”.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung UN48H5500 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV also support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to look at including because of its better review score, the Sony KDL-46HX853.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UN48H5500 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Certificates

Does Not Have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The Samsung UN48H5500 does not have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago do have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Has an Energy Star Certified

The Samsung UN48H5500 has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this television also have an Energy Star certified.

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Performance

Features Local Dimming

The UN48H5500 features local dimming, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as this TV which do not feature local dimming.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Samsung UN48H5500 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also have a desktop stand included.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UN48H5500 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other televisions that were released more than two years ago also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Eight owners who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was thin. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “It has extremely narrow viewing angles”. Mr Christopher C Patterson said on expert review site Amazon three years ago “The sound is particularly good for such a slim TV - I often stream music to it via Chromecast” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Mr. J. P. Godfrey mentioned on expert review site Amazon “TV is very nice to look at, nice thin bezel”.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un48h5500afxza
Barcodes 00887276692999

Samsung UN48H5500 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung UN48H5500 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 1,041,409 product attributes, 85,840 TV reviews and 3,937,500 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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