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Samsung UE48H5500

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48" Flat Apr 2014
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17 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

Amongst TVs of this type and age, this mid-size TV is one of the most awarded by expert review sites.

This television was given a "Best Buy" award by both Expert Reviews and Avforums.com, both of which wrote that this TV was a sensible purchase.

The experts at Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com both said that this Samsung TV was exceptional and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The editor of one additional expert review site concluded that they would endorse this mid-size TV. This TV received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews.

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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 Samsung TV is 79 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

A number of people considered that it had good picture quality. Goodhousekeeping.com said in their review of this TV in November last year “Good picture quality for a budget set” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Three people wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UE48H5500 had good colour saturation. Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “Just like 2013's F5500, 2014's H5500 has good contrast and faithful colours”. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Accurate, natural colours” in their Samsung UE48H5500 review.

One Samsung UE48H5500 owner who reviewed the Samsung UE48H5500 concluded that it had a good contrast ratio. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned last year “Good contrast ratio” in their review of the Samsung UE48H5500.

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Excellent Brand

Samsung mid-size TVs have excellent reviews on average and across all televisions Samsung is one of the leading manufacturers.

Good Product Quality

Four people mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Expert review site Pcmag.com said two years ago “The Samsung UNH5500AFXZA series of midrange LED HDTVs deliver good picture quality.”. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review on Expert Reviews “Great picture quality, excellent contrast”. Expert review site Hdtvsolutions.com said in their review of the Samsung UE48H5500 two years ago “This TV's picture quality is still quite good”.

Good Technical Features

Several people who reviewed this TV reckoned that it had good features. Expert website Tomsguide.com wrote two years ago “The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features.”. Expert review site Goodhousekeeping.com said “Consumers had an easy time navigating its features” in their review of the Samsung UE48H5500. Goodhousekeeping.com also mentioned “Excellent smart features”.

Good High Def TV

A number of customers said in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Techradar.com mentioned in their review on expert website Techradar in November 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.” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Expert website Avforums.com wrote two years ago “This is a Full HD TV that comes in a variety of screen sizes – UE32H5500, UE40H5500 & UE48H55” in their review of the Samsung UE48H5500.

Easy to Use

One Samsung UE48H5500 reviewer said in their reviews that it was easy to use.

One Samsung UE48H5500 reviewer said in their reviews that this TV had a good experience. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “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 customer who bought it reckoned that it was good looking. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Sleek styling”. One person reckoned that the product was a good design. Two years ago Trustedreviews.com mentioned on Trusted Reviews “Surely it's too good to be true, right? Samsung UE40H5500 – Design and Feat”.

Good Size

Several Samsung UE48H5500 reviewers mentioned that the product was thin. Digitalversus.com said in their review of the Samsung UE48H5500 two years ago “It has extremely narrow viewing angles” although they gave it a rating of 3 stars. Last year Goodhousekeeping.com wrote in their review “Viewing angles are narrow”.

Good Smart TV

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had great smart functions.

Good Sound Quality

One Samsung UE48H5500 reviewer thought the product had good sound quality. Goodhousekeeping.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and said “Good builtin speakers” in their review of this TV.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who bought it said that it was noisy. Last year Goodhousekeeping.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE48H5500 “Some noise over fine details”.

Robust

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote last year “Solid performance” in their review.

Supports Smart TV Features

The Samsung UE48H5500 supports smart TV features. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as the UE48H5500 do not support smart TV features.

Other TVs which support smart TV features currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper TVs such as the Panasonic TX-48AS640[plb_2232476_price], or the Samsung UE48H6400[plb_2232459_price].

It is worth also looking at other televisions which also support smart TV features including the Samsung UE48H6410[plb_2251813_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UE48H5500 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UE48H5500 do not have a WiFi connection.

There are a number of other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available that you might also want to consider including the Panasonic TX-48AS640[plb_2232476_price], or the Samsung UE48H6400[plb_2232459_price] which is cheaper.

Alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE48H6410[plb_2251813_price].

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many similar spec televisions that have been around for more than two years.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago are not 3D compatible. The UE48H5500 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Panasonic TX-48AS640[plb_2232476_price], or the Samsung UE48H6400[plb_2232459_price] which is also cheaper.

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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 UE48H5500, the UE48H5500 does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of televisions of this age and spec is 2W, the highest is 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W. With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the UE48H5500 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UE48H5500.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of this type and age, the Samsung UE48H5500 does not feature OLED technology.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE48H5500

Released Over Two Years Ago

Samsung released the UE48H5500 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 commonly found HD type on televisions that have been available for more than two years. 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

With a thickness of 65.5 millimeters, the Samsung UE48H5500 has a fairly typical thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UE48H5500.

Other TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE48H6400[plb_2232459_price] (49.7mm and cheaper), or the Panasonic TX-48AS640[plb_2232476_price] (57mm and cheaper).

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Specification

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Tuner
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Audio
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Loudspeaker
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Audio Decoder
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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
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Smart Mode
OSD Language
Performance
Face Detection
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
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VESA Mounting Interface
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Input Voltage
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Cable Included

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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Electricity cost when switched on $59.96
Electricity cost when on standby $1.42
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Total running cost over 5 years $61.38
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue48h5500, ue48h5500a, ue48h5500ay, ue48h5500ayx, ue48h5500ayxz, ue48h5500ayxzt, samsung 400x400, samsung ue48h5500, samsung ue48h5500a, samsung ue48h5500ak
Barcodes 05054531020148, 08806085988507, 08806085993433, 08806086001038, 08806086009003, 08806086035859, 08806086494588
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