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Samsung UE40H5500
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Samsung UE40H5500

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40" Flat Apr 2014
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16 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

This TV is one of the most awarded by expert review sites of all the TVs of a comparable spec and age.

The reviewers at two expert review sites both wrote that this television was good. Expert Reviews and Avforums.com both gave this TV a "Best Buy" award.

The writers at Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com both said that this Samsung television was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The writer at Trusted Reviews decided that concluded that they would recommend this TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this mid-size TV is 79%.

Good Picture Quality

Several Samsung UE40H5500 owners who reviewed it thought it had good picture quality. Goodhousekeeping.com rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this TV “Good picture quality for a budget set”.

Some people who reviewed the Samsung UE40H5500 concluded that it had good colour saturation. Digitalversus.com mentioned on Digital Versus “Just like 2013's F5500, 2014's H5500 has good contrast and faithful colours”. Goodhousekeeping.com said “Accurate, natural colours” .

One person who purchased it concluded that it had a good contrast ratio. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Good contrast ratio” in their review of this TV.

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Samsung Has Excellent Television Reviews

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

Good Product Quality

Some people who bought this TV considered that it was good quality. Pcmag.com said “The Samsung UNH5500AFXZA series of midrange LED HDTVs deliver good picture quality.” in their review of this TV. Expertreviews.co.uk scored it 5 stars and wrote on expert review site Expert Reviews “Great picture quality, excellent contrast” in their review of this TV. Expert website Hdtvsolutions.com wrote “This TV's picture quality is still quite good” in their review of this TV.

Good Technical Features

Three customers reckoned that it had good features. Expert website Tomsguide.com mentioned “The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features.” in their review of the Samsung UE40H5500 and scored the product 4 stars. In November last year Goodhousekeeping.com said “Consumers had an easy time navigating its features” and rated the Samsung UE40H5500 4 stars. Goodhousekeeping.com also wrote “Fabulous Smart TV features”.

Easy to Use

One person who reviewed the Samsung UE40H5500 mentioned that it was easy to use.

One Samsung UE40H5500 reviewer who bought the product considered that it had a good experience. Two years ago expert website Pcmag.com rated it 70 out of 100 and wrote in their Samsung UE40H5500 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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Nice Design

One person who purchased it concluded that it was good looking. Goodhousekeeping.com rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this TV “Sleek styling”. One Samsung UE40H5500 owner who bought it considered that it was a good design. Trustedreviews.com said “Surely it's too good to be true, right? Samsung UE40H5500 – Design and Feat” in their review of this TV.

Good Size

Several customers said in their reviews that it was thin. Two years ago expert review site Digitalversus.com said “It has extremely narrow viewing angles” in their review of this TV yet they rated the product 60 out of 100. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote in their review of the Samsung UE40H5500 “Viewing angles are narrow” and scored it 4 stars.

Good High Def TV

One Samsung UE40H5500 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UE40H5500 was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Techradar.com gave it a score of 5 stars and said last year “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 Samsung UE40H5500 reviewer who purchased the product thought it had good sound quality. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Good builtin speakers” and gave the Samsung UE40H5500 a score of 80 out of 100.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who bought it concluded that it was noisy. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned last year “Some noise over fine details”.

Robust

One person who reviewed the Samsung UE40H5500 thought it was well made. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned in November last year “Solid performance”.

Supports Smart TV Features

The Samsung UE40H5500 supports smart TV features, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the UE40H5500 do not support smart TV features.

We compared this television to all the other TVs which support smart TV features and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 42LB650, the Samsung UE48H6200, and the Philips 42PFT6309 is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UE40H5500 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other televisions of this spec and age which do not have a WiFi connection.

There are a number of alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to consider including the Panasonic TX-32AS600, the LG 42LB650, or the Samsung UE48H6200 which has better reviews.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on TVs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The UE40H5500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other televisions that are a similar age to the UE40H5500 are also not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung UE48H6200, the LG 42LB650, or the Philips 42PFT6309 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UE40H5500 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of televisions of a comparable spec and age to the UE40H5500 range from 2W to 80W. The UE40H5500 has a fairly low RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the UE40H5500.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UE40H5500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UE40H5500 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Samsung released the UE40H5500.

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 spec 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 65.1 millimeters, the UE40H5500 has a fairly average thickness compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the UE40H5500.

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Specification

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HD Type
3D Compatible
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OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
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Video Mode
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Display Diagonal
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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
Face Detection
Motion Control
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
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Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
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Cable Included

5 Awards

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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...

Tomsguide.com

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User Reviews

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Electricity cost when switched on $55.85
Electricity cost when on standby $1.41
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Total running cost over 5 years $57.26
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 05054531020414, 08806085988491, 08806085990487, 08806085993419, 08806086001021, 08806086011150, 08806086035842, 08806086501071
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