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Samsung UN40H5500
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Samsung UN40H5500

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40" Flat Jul 2014
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16 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

This Samsung TV is one of the most highly awarded of all the mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

The editors of Expert Reviews and Avforums.com both said that this mid-size TV was good and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

This TV was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com, both of which decided that this Samsung television was exceptional.

The reviewer at Trusted Reviews concluded that concluded that they would endorse this Samsung TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

Thirteen experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus have rated this TV on average 79 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

Four Samsung UN40H5500 owners who bought it considered that it had good picture quality. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote last year “Good picture quality for a budget set” and scored it 4 stars.

A number of Samsung UN40H5500 owners said in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN40H5500 “Just like 2013's F5500, 2014's H5500 has good contrast and faithful colours” although they only scored this TV 60 out of 100. Goodhousekeeping.com gave the Samsung UN40H5500 a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “Accurate, natural colours”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UN40H5500 had a good contrast ratio. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Good contrast ratio” .

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Samsung TVs Have Excellent Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Samsung TVs and also specifically for Samsung mid-size TVs and found that in both cases Samsung had excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Good Product Quality

Four people thought the product was good quality. Two years ago expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “The Samsung UNH5500AFXZA series of midrange LED HDTVs deliver good picture quality.” and gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100. Expertreviews.co.uk gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews “Great picture quality, excellent contrast” in their review of this TV. Hdtvsolutions.com scored the product 4 stars and mentioned “This TV's picture quality is still quite good” in their review.

Good Technical Features

Some Samsung UN40H5500 reviewers who purchased it thought it had good features. Tomsguide.com mentioned two years ago “The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features.” in their review. Expert website Goodhousekeeping.com 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 who reviewed it considered that it had a good experience. Pcmag.com gave this TV a score of 70 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Samsung UN40H5500 on expert review site PC Mag “And its good overall viewing experience won't disappoint, even if its black levels didn't particularly impress in testing”.

One Samsung UN40H5500 owner considered that the product was easy to use.

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Nice Design

One Samsung UN40H5500 reviewer said in their reviews that the Samsung UN40H5500 was a good design. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com mentioned “Surely it's too good to be true, right? Samsung UE40H5500 – Design and Feat”. One customer who bought it thought it was good looking. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Sleek styling” in their review of the Samsung UN40H5500 and rated it 80 out of 100.

Good Size

Two Samsung UN40H5500 reviewers agreed that it was thin. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “It has extremely narrow viewing angles” in their review of this TV yet they only gave it a rating of 3 stars. Goodhousekeeping.com said “Viewing angles are narrow”.

Good High Def TV

One customer who reviewed this TV concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Techradar.com said “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 scored the product 5 stars.

Good Sound Quality

One Samsung UN40H5500 owner who reviewed it thought it had good sound quality. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Good builtin speakers” in their review of this TV and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Samsung UN40H5500 owner reckoned that this TV was noisy. Goodhousekeeping.com said in their review of this TV in November last year “Some noise over fine details”.

Robust

One customer who bought the product concluded that it was well made. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned in their review of this TV in November last year “Solid performance”.

Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the UN40H5500 which do not support smart TV features, the Samsung UN40H5500 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Unlike most of the other TVs of this type and age which do not have a WiFi connection, the UN40H5500 has a WiFi connection.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The UN40H5500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the UN40H5500 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of this type and age do not have a built-in camera. The UN40H5500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to consider including the Samsung UE40F7000[plb_1494094_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UN40H5500 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as the UN40H5500 also do not feature OLED technology.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN40H5500

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 the most frequently found HD type on mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as 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 Samsung UN40H5500 has a fairly average thickness compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the UN40H5500.

TVs with a thicker thickness that might be worth looking at include the UE48H5500[pl_2249057_price] (65.5mm), or the UE40H5000[pl_2299384_price] (64.8mm) both from Samsung.

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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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