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Samsung UE32H5500

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32" Flat Jul 2014
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27 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

This Samsung television is one of the most awarded of all the mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years.

Expert Reviews and Avforums.com both thought that this mid-size TV was a sensible purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

This television received an "Editor's Choice" from both Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com, both of which decided that this Samsung television was brilliant.

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

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Thirteen experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus have rated this Samsung TV on average 79%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this mid-size TV rated it as 86 out of 100.

Good Connectivity

Twenty-one Samsung UE32H5500 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was wifi compatible. Ad mentioned in their review on Amazon “This is a review of the Samsung UE32H5500 32-inch Widescreen Full HD Smart LED TV with built In Wi-Fi and Freeview HD”. Ad also wrote “The 32inch TV tuning and Wi-Fi setup was straightforward”. Andrew B gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said in his review on Amazon in November last year “Despite the TV connecting quickly to our wireless hub upstairs”.

Some Samsung UE32H5500 owners said that this TV was able to connect to the internet. E. Schilling gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon “Connected to the Internet immediately”. Patrick Mullan wrote on Amazon “Great tv for internet”. Patrick Mullan also wrote “Internet is brilliant and streams apps great”.

Several people who reviewed it agreed that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Helen wrote in her review of this TV on Amazon “Didn't get our free HDMI cables though”. Nick Gardner wrote in his review of the Samsung UE32H5500 on Amazon “Works seamlessly with a new Denon amp connected via the intelligent HDMI link, to give full AV sound output”.

A few Samsung UE32H5500 owners agreed that it was good in terms of USB connections. Mr. J. P. Godfrey mentioned two years ago “Also plays content from usb sticks very easily” in their review of this TV. Plums wrote in their Samsung UE32H5500 review “It plays downloaded files directly off the USB stick better than my PS3 (avi, mkv, only some mp4, mp3” .

One customer thought the product had network functionality. S. Stroud mentioned “Fortunately I have a network media player (Xtreamer) connected to the TV” nonetheless they only gave it a rating of 3 stars.

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Good High Def TV

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE32H5500 was good at displaying high definition TV. Ad wrote “The picture quality is particularly good especially with HD programmes and the sound quality is good in a small room” in their review. Chockobo rated the product 4 stars and mentioned “I bought this TV as an upgrade from the Samsung UE32H5000 32-inch Widescreen Full HDTV, believing that it was worth paying the” in their review. Frankincense mentioned “Samsung 32" widescreen full HD Smart Led TV”.

Good Smart TV

Some Samsung UE32H5500 owners said in their reviews that the product had good apps. Bruceboomstick mentioned “The apps available are great - it access to all the on demand services you'll ever need” in their review of the Samsung UE32H5500. Christopher J. Cowen said “With this Smart HDTV there is a full web browser with WiFi built-in apps made for TV” and gave the product a very good review. Fiona M mentioned “Still to try some of the apps, so will be interesting to see how good it is!” and scored this TV 4 stars.

Seven Samsung UE32H5500 owners said in their reviews that it had great smart functions. Dave wrote on Amazon “Smart features seem to work well” in his Samsung UE32H5500 review. Helen wrote “Easy to set up, smart features are bonus” in her review and rated the product 5 stars. K. Packard said “Full HD, Smart features” in their review.

A number of customers concluded that the product was good for watching on demand TV. Christopher J. Cowen gave this TV a rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon two years ago “Some of the apps this TV features is Hulu Plus, YouTube, Netflix, Facebook” in his review of the Samsung UE32H5500. D M G gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their review of this TV on Amazon “Great telly, great price and Amazon Prime works well on it!”. Last year John Hughes scored it 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Easy to set up, Great for netflix and bbc iplayer” in his Samsung UE32H5500 review.

Five Samsung UE32H5500 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Two years ago @geekzilla9000 wrote “The BBC iPlayer App works great (the HD stream was excellent)” in their review and scored the product very highly. E. Schilling said on Amazon in November last year “Initially it would not run the Netflix app, despite being connected to Internet and having all other apps like BBC's iPlayer working fine” in their review. Mr. Peter Morgan mentioned “The internet connection and downloading from iplayer etc have all worked well (even though we get rubbish broadband speeds!” in his review of this TV.

Some Samsung UE32H5500 owners who reviewed the Samsung UE32H5500 agreed that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Jimbo said in their review of this TV “Netflix works perfect the freeview is inHD and games consul are amazing” and scored the product 4 stars. Mr. J. P. Godfrey wrote in their review on Amazon “The hd freeview picture quality is excellent (much better than my sky hd on a 42" Panasonic downstairs”. Stueystu wrote “Picture quality is great, especially the freeview HD channels”.

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Good Picture Quality

Several people who purchased it reckoned that it had good picture quality. Ankur gave this TV a score of 4 stars and wrote two years ago “Viewing angles are good, no effect on picture quality” in their review of this TV. Bruceboomstick mentioned in their review of this TV in November last year “The picture quality is superb - when viewing a native HD source it appears that you are looking through a window - very sharp with faithfully reproduced colours” . Funandfancy scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE32H5500 on Amazon “Great picture quality at a fab price”.

A number of Samsung UE32H5500 owners said in their reviews that the Samsung UE32H5500 had good colour saturation. Alan L. mentioned “Blacks are super black and colours are simply” in his review of this TV. Dave said in his review of the Samsung UE32H5500 on Amazon “Watching any programme with bright red in it drowns out the other colours, luckily the tv has settings to adjust tones from balanced red/green to slightly more green”. Drrobc said in their Samsung UE32H5500 review “Colours great”.

One Samsung UE32H5500 reviewer who bought the Samsung UE32H5500 reckoned that it had a good contrast ratio. Goodhousekeeping.com rated the product 4 stars and said “Good contrast ratio”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a wide viewing angle. Dave gave this TV a score of 80 out of 100 and he said in his review of this TV on Amazon “Screen is excellent with good display viewing at an angle, one thing i will note is that the red saturation is bit high for my taste”.

One Samsung UE32H5500 reviewer who bought the Samsung UE32H5500 said that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Plums wrote in their Samsung UE32H5500 review on Amazon “HDTV programs & blu-ray movies are a real treat”.

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Good Technical Features

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Alan L. wrote on Amazon “Smart features are also amazing Netflix etc” in his review of this TV. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “As a TV, I am very happy with the smart features - it has replaced my ROKU”. Two years ago Christopher J. Cowen mentioned “The next step to take into consideration is features”.

Easy to Use

Several Samsung UE32H5500 reviewers who reviewed this TV agreed that it was easy to setup. Caber2856 wrote “It was so easy to set up” . Coppertone mentioned “Tv was so simple to set up & I am not a technical person” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Funandfancy gave this TV a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon in November last year “Arrived super quick and is easy to set up ready for viewing”.

Ten Samsung UE32H5500 reviewers considered that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer rated the Samsung UE32H5500 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon in November last year “Relatively easy to use”. Coppertone wrote on Amazon last year “Brilliant picture, Love the men options, all clear & easy to use” in their review of this TV. Dave Ensor mentioned on Amazon “The TV set that this box replaced was happy to accept SCART control from my Sky+ HD box” in his Samsung UE32H5500 review nonetheless he rated the product 60 out of 100.

Eight people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. @geekzilla9000 scored the Samsung UE32H5500 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE32H5500 “The menus look great too, that might sound odd”. @geekzilla9000 also said “The menus are easy to navigate through”. Ad scored the product 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV “The Smart menu selections give me easy access through the home Wi-Fi network to Amazon Prime films”.

Several Samsung UE32H5500 owners thought it was easy to assemble. Sam Holder he said “Easy to put together and set up in” in his review of this TV.

One person who reviewed the Samsung UE32H5500 said that it had a good experience. Pcmag.com gave this TV a score of 4 stars and wrote in their Samsung UE32H5500 review “And its good overall viewing experience won't disappoint, even if its black levels didn't particularly impress in testing”.

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Robust

Some people who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Dave scored it 80 out of 100 and he wrote two years ago “Great tv, very good catup services and handles multiple video/audio files, built in WiFi is great addition” in his Samsung UE32H5500 review. I G. said in their review of this TV on Amazon “Generous connections on the rear and even has pretty decent sound from the built in speakers”. Mrs. K. Hitchen mentioned two years ago “I bought a Samsung UE32H5500 32-inch Widescreen Full HD Smart LED TV with Built In Wi-Fi”.

One Samsung UE32H5500 reviewer who purchased this TV thought it was easy to damage or scratch. Drrobc mentioned in their Samsung UE32H5500 review on Amazon “Fortunately, no damage appears to have been done to the TV.”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this TV was reliable. Andrew B scored the Samsung UE32H5500 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “After having watched iPlayer OK initially, now the wireless connection is poor and we cannot reliably watch in this way” in his review of this TV.

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Good Product Quality

A number of customers concluded that the product was good quality. "cai62175" wrote on Amazon in November last year “The quality of images is brilliant” in their review of this TV. Two years ago @geekzilla9000 said on Amazon “I was impressed by the sound quality - those used to fancy surround sound set-ups will no doubt be disappointed by the inbuilt speakers” in their review and rated it 5 stars. Ankur scored it 4 stars and said “The picture quality is good Smart TV functions are very useful” in their review of this TV.

Nice Design

A few people who bought the product agreed that it was good looking. @geekzilla9000 said “It looks incredibly vibrant - high def content looks gorgeous and the PS3 looks amazing on it” . Bellamish wrote on Amazon “I'm pretty sure it's not our internet as everything else works”. Bruceboomstick wrote “A genuinely brilliant TV - Smart and Good Looking, like me really” .

One person who purchased the Samsung UE32H5500 concluded that it was a good design. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on Trusted Reviews “Surely it's too good to be true, right? Samsung UE40H5500 – Design and Feat” in their Samsung UE32H5500 review.

One person concluded that the Samsung UE32H5500 was well designed. Last year I G. said “Fantastic sharp picture and really well designed smart features”. One person said that it had a thick frame. Mr. J. P. Godfrey rated it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “TV is very nice to look at, nice thin bezel” in their Samsung UE32H5500 review.

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Good Sound Quality

A number of customers who reviewed the Samsung UE32H5500 concluded that it had good sound quality. Bruceboomstick wrote on Amazon “Sound is good - not the best out there.”. Dave gave it a score of 4 stars and he mentioned in his review on Amazon “Sound is very good.”. In November last year Duncan Barry scored this TV 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Excellent sound and picture” in his review of the Samsung UE32H5500.

Samsung Televisions Have Excellent Reviews

On average Samsung mid-size TVs have excellent reviews compared to other brands as do all televisions built by Samsung.

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Good Support

Some people mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE32H5500 had good technical guidance. Plums gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review “Then no flat, lightweight TV ever is.* Program guide is excellent, fast to move around”.

Good Environmental Credentials

Several Samsung UE32H5500 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE32H5500 was good in terms of power usage. Two years ago Ankur wrote “Light weight and good energy rating” in their Samsung UE32H5500 review. Neil mentioned on Amazon also two years ago “Quick to browse, low energy use and a range of buttons ive never even seen b4” in his review and rated the product 5 stars.

Good Stand

A number of people who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good stand. S. Naylor said “Ridiculously easy to set up, good looking, stable on its stand” in their review of the Samsung UE32H5500.

Good Standard Def TV

One Samsung UE32H5500 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE32H5500 was good at displaying standard definition TV. Kevpuk wrote on Amazon “Sound quality is excellent, both in SD and HD” and rated the product as excellent.

Good for Wall Mounting

One Samsung UE32H5500 reviewer wrote that this TV was good for wall mounting.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Samsung UE32H5500 reviewer who reviewed the Samsung UE32H5500 concluded that it was noisy. Goodhousekeeping.com rated the product 4 stars and mentioned “Some noise over fine details”.

Good Battery Life

One person who purchased this TV concluded that it had a good battery life. Ankur mentioned on Amazon “This way you save ipad battery drain and get a bigger picture for viewing so less strain on your eyes.) My wife discovered this option”.

Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE32H5500 which do not support smart TV features, the Samsung UE32H5500 supports smart TV features.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a smart TV features and we think the Samsung UE32F6100[plb_2161651_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UE32H5500 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the UE32H5500 do not have a WiFi connection.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many TVs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Low Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

With a power consumption in power save mode of only 18 Watts, the Samsung UE32H5500 has one of the lower power consumptions in power save mode amongst mid-size TVs of this age. Across all the TVs of this spec and age the power consumptions in power save mode range from 0.01W to 5,200W, and the average power consumption in power save mode is 69W.

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Light

When compared to other TVs of a comparable type and age to the UE32H5500 that we have assessed the weight of, the Samsung UE32H5500's weight of only 4.9 kilograms is one of the lightest. The weights of mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE32H5500 range from 1.4kg to 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg.

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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption

The Samsung UE32H5500 has one of the lowest annual energy consumptions (only 42 kilowatt hours) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. Mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago have annual energy consumptions of between 0.22kWh and 620kWh.

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6 Reasons Against

Inferior Remote Control

A number of Samsung UE32H5500 owners who bought the product mentioned that it did not have a good remote control. @geekzilla9000 wrote in their review of this TV “The remote itself isn't some fat monster” however they gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Last year M. Rey mentioned “The use of a smart phone as a remote is limited, channel surf option is disabled” in their review of the Samsung UE32H5500 however they still rated the Samsung UE32H5500 as excellent. Norm mentioned on Amazon in November last year “2) The remote control itself isn't the best laid out, I often find myself pressing the wrong button because the main arrow keys are surrounded by other buttons” in their review but even so they scored the product 4 stars.

Not 3D Compatible

The UE32H5500 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec televisions that were launched more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Samsung UE32F6100[plb_2161651_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the UE32H5500, the UE32H5500 does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UE32H5500, the UE32H5500 does not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago is 50Hz, the fastest is 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz. At only 100 hertz, the UE32H5500 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UE32H5500.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE32H5500

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television has been on the market for over two years.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of a comparable type and age 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 Thickness

At 64.9 millimeters, the UE32H5500 has a pretty standard thickness compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out more than two years ago.

Alternative TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE32F6100[plb_2161651_price] (49.5mm).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
App
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Remote Output Port
Networking
Management Features
Smart Mode
OSD Language
Performance
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

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Expert Reviews

(15)

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...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 by Justin
(Verified Purchase)

32 inch TV is big enough for our room, and we are very happy with it. Also i like how slim this LED tv is, everyone who comes to our house comments on how cool looking tv it is. We are happy with... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Random verticals colour streaks across the screen has made this tv useless within 18 months. It was also slow while navigating menus and changing channels compared to Sony Tvs. Image quilaity was... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Good kit. But you'll be surprised how often you have to wait for things to happen with updates etc. and it's annoying how often it just doesn't play. When it runs smoothly it's brilliant and the... Read more…

Reviewed 13 November 2015 by Dave G
(Verified Purchase)

Bought for my son, a man of few words. What an accolade, when pushed he said he was happy with it, praise indeed. I think it's great but as I don't use it I have no technical input here, sorry.

Reviewed 12 November 2015 by D. T. E. Gosnell

This is proving an excellent 32" set, and looks great as both a furniture piece and its picture. Not sure what happened with some customers, who claim there's no wi-fi because ours worked fine,... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $37.20
Electricity cost when on standby $1.41
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.25 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers ue32h5500, ue32h5500a, ue32h5500ay, samsung ue32h5500, samsung ue32h5500a, samsung ue32h5500ak, samsung ue32h5500aw, samsung ue32h5500akx, samsung ue32h5500akxx, samsung ue32h5500akxxu
Barcodes 05053959418414, 08806085988385, 08806085993396, 08806086001014, 08806086008983, 08806086030359, 08806086494571
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