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Samsung UE32H5500

32" Full HD Flat Apr 2015
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Wi-Fi Release Date $39.14 Electricity cost over 5 years
Five industry awards
Smart Hub apps
Incredible value
146 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

This small display diagonal television has received five awards from experts.

This TV received a "Best Buy" from both Expert Reviews and Avforums.com, both of which said that this television would make a great purchase.

The editors of Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com both thought that this Samsung TV was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

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

Expert Reviews Are Average

This television has an average expert rating of 79 out of 100 based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus.

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 178 owner reviews the average owner rating of this TV is 86 out of 100. 84 reviewers gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars.

Excellent Brand

Based on 32,219 expert and owner reviews (including 3,282 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent ratings for its TVs. Samsung also has excellent ratings specifically within its small display diagonal TVs range compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Smart TV

Smart Hub Apps

Thirteen customers considered that the Samsung UE32H5500 was good for watching on demand TV. Mr. F. W. Stead mentioned “Netflix works fine, just not Amazon Instant” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Mr. Peter Morgan said “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. M0rph3u5 said on Amazon “You can easily access Amazon prime, use external hard drives to watch movies/TV shows, or watch the normal TV” in their review of this TV.

Nine owners who purchased it wrote that it had good apps. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Smart Hub apps” but in spite of that they only scored the product 18.8 out of 100. Three years ago Mark Mallett mentioned “It also works great with Apps such a Spotify for music” and gave it a rating of 6 stars. Steven D. said in his Samsung UE32H5500 review “* Apps are great” .

Seven people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had great smart functions. Mr. J. P. Godfrey mentioned on Amazon “Smart functions are good” in their review of this TV. Dave mentioned on Amazon “Smart features seem to work well” in his Samsung UE32H5500 review and scored it 5 stars. Amazon Customer wrote “As a TV, I am very happy with the smart features - it has replaced my ROKU” in their review of this TV.

Four people concluded that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Three years ago Stueystu said in their review of this TV on Amazon “Picture quality is great, especially the freeview HD channels”. Ad wrote 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”.

Two owners who bought this TV reckoned that it was good for watching YouTube on. Three years ago M0rph3u5 said on Amazon “Great apps (youtube” in their review of the Samsung UE32H5500. Two people wrote that the product was good for recording TV.

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Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed the product thought it had email functionality. Christopher J. Cowen mentioned in his review of the Samsung UE32H5500 on Amazon “Thank you for reading my review, if you have any questions feel free to email me, I would be happy to help you with any questions you have”.

Has an Internet TV Function

The UE32H5500 has an internet TV function, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV do not have an internet TV function.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UE32H5500 supports smart TV features. Most of the other small display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as this TV do not support smart TV features.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Fourty people considered that it was good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on Expert Reviews “Great picture quality, excellent contrast”. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “The Samsung UNH5500AFXZA series of midrange LED HDTVs deliver good picture quality.”. Expert review site Hdtvsolutions.com wrote “This TV's picture quality is still quite good”.

Sleek Styling

Sixteen owners said in their reviews that it was good looking. Goodhousekeeping.com said in their review of this TV “Sleek styling” although they only gave the product a score of 1 stars. Nick Gardner wrote on Amazon “Smart tv works very elegantly with integration of Netflix, Blinkbox”. Mr Christopher C Patterson gave the Samsung UE32H5500 an excellent rating and he wrote on Amazon “The Smart TV stuff is pretty good, I've found the BBC iPlayer, Netflix”.

Three customers considered that this TV was well designed. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Elegancki design”. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote “Surely it's too good to be true, right? Samsung UE40H5500 – Design and Feat”. I G. rated it 9 stars and wrote in their review of this TV “Fantastic sharp picture and really well designed smart features”.

One customer said that this TV had a thin frame. One customer who reviewed it thought it was ugly. @geekzilla9000 mentioned in their review of this TV “I've noticed that some TV menus looks ugly and fairly low-def”.

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Easytonavigate Menus

Fourteen people who bought it thought it was easy to setup. Socks said in their review of the Samsung UE32H5500 on Amazon “It was easy to set up” and gave it a score of 8 stars. Socks also said “Just took the usual amount of patience it takes to set up new electrical equipment” in their review. Sapphire Moon gave it a score of 8 stars and mentioned “I am delighted with this TV - so easy to set up and work through the functions” in their review of the Samsung UE32H5500.

Ten people thought the product was easy to use the menus. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Easytonavigate menus” but in spite of that they gave the product a rating of 1 stars. Mr W. said on Amazon “Fantastic picture quality and excellent menu structure with various options” and gave it a rating of 9 stars. Stueystu said on Amazon “The SmartTV menu is very quick” and gave this TV a score of 8 stars.

Nine customers who bought the product reckoned that it was easy to use. Sapphire Moon said on Amazon two years ago “Total ease of use and navigation”. Coppertone said in their review of this TV “Brilliant picture, Love the men options, all clear & easy to use”. Amazon Customer mentioned “Relatively easy to use” in their review of this TV.

Two owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to assemble. Three years ago Sam Holder wrote on Amazon “Easy to put together and set up in”. One customer wrote that it had a good interface. Goodhousekeeping.com said in their review of the Samsung UE32H5500 “Vlotte interface”.

One owner concluded that it was easy to handle.

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Solid Performance

Seven people who reviewed it thought it was well made. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned two years ago “Solid performance” yet they gave this TV a score of 18.8 out of 100. Mrs. K. Hitchen wrote in their review of this TV “I bought a Samsung UE32H5500 32-inch Widescreen Full HD Smart LED TV with Built In Wi-Fi” . Dave wrote in his review of this TV three years ago “Great tv, very good catup services and handles multiple video/audio files, built in WiFi is great addition” .


Display

Faithful Colours

Twenty-six customers concluded that the product had good picture quality. Mr. J. P. Godfrey said three years ago “The hd freeview picture quality is excellent (much better than my sky hd on a 42" Panasonic downstairs”. Norm said on Amazon “Brilliant picture quality and above average sound”. Mark Mallett mentioned in his review of this TV on Amazon “Very happy with picture quality and the sound is excellent” and rated it 7 stars.

Nine people concluded that it had good colour saturation. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned two years ago “Accurate, natural colours” . Goodhousekeeping.com also wrote “Faithful colours” in their review. M. Rey wrote on Amazon “Screen is good with some nice dark colours” in their review of this TV.

Three customers wrote that the Samsung UE32H5500 had a good contrast ratio. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote in their Samsung UE32H5500 review two years ago “Good overall contrast” . Goodhousekeeping.com also said “Good contrast ratio” in their review. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned 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”.

One owner who bought the product considered that it had image blurring. Steven Chorkley mentioned in his review of this TV “The picture does suffer from motion blur in its default settings”. One person who purchased it thought it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Plums said three years ago “HDTV programs & blu-ray movies are a real treat” .

One customer who bought it concluded that it had a wide viewing angle. Dave rated it 6 stars and he wrote in his review of this TV “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”.

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Good High Def TV

Fifteen customers who reviewed it said that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Techradar.com mentioned in their Samsung UE32H5500 review on expert review site Techradar “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.”. Mr mentioned “Picture great, sound good, smart tv applications working very well and it is full HD ready” and gave the product a score of 9 stars. Steve said in his review of this TV three years ago “Brilliant, excellent product wonderful full HD pictures” and rated it 7 stars.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The UE32H5500 supports a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best supported display resolution across all televisions that are a comparable age to this TV.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst supported display resolution across comparable types of TV.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The UE32H5500 has a wide color enhancer. Most of the other small display diagonal TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this television also have a wide color enhancer.

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No 3D Mode

One customer who bought the Samsung UE32H5500 considered that it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Two years ago Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned in their review of this TV “No 3D mode”.

Not 3D

Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the Samsung UE32H5500 is not 3D.

Televisions which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Samsung UE32H6400.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE32H5500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other small display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago also do not feature OLED technology.

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Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs 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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Power

Good Environmental Credentials

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

Good Battery Life

One customer thought the product had a good battery life. Ankur said 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” and scored the product 5 stars.


Features

Good for Wall Mounting

One customer who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was good for wall mounting. Three years ago S. Stroud said “Minor issue first - I bought a fairly cheap wall mount for this TV.” in their review of this TV.

Fabulous Smart TV Features

Nineteen owners who reviewed the product considered that it had good features. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned “Fabulous Smart TV features” in their review of the Samsung UE32H5500. Expert review site Tomsguide.com said in their review of this TV three years ago “The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features.” . Goodhousekeeping.com also wrote “Consumers had an easy time navigating its features” in their review.

Nice Stand

Two customers thought it had a good stand. S. Naylor mentioned on Amazon “Ridiculously easy to set up, good looking, stable on its stand” in their Samsung UE32H5500 review.

Inferior Remote Control

Five people said in their reviews that the product did not have a good remote control. M. Rey said in their review of the Samsung UE32H5500 “The use of a smart phone as a remote is limited, channel surf option is disabled”. Norm wrote on Amazon “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”. Three years ago @geekzilla9000 said on Amazon “The remote itself isn't some fat monster”.


Support

Good Support

Four owners who reviewed it considered that it had good technical guidance. Plums gave it a score of 8 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV “Then no flat, lightweight TV ever is.* Program guide is excellent, fast to move around”.


Audio

Good Builtin Speakers

Thirty-four customers who reviewed it concluded that it had good sound quality. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned “Good builtin speakers” in their review of this TV. Mr. F. W. Stead wrote “The picture and sound is very good after some small tweaks” in their review of the Samsung UE32H5500. Nick Gardner wrote on Amazon “Works seamlessly with a new Denon amp connected via the intelligent HDMI link, to give full AV sound output” in his review of this TV.

Some Noise Over Fine Details

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was noisy. Goodhousekeeping.com said in their review of this TV “Some noise over fine details”.

Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The Samsung UE32H5500 has an auto volume leveler. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also have an auto volume leveler.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of small display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago range from 2W to 40W, and the average RMS rated power is 13W. The UE32H5500 has one of the higher RMS rated powers (20 Watts) amongst comparable spec televisions of this age.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was noisy. Goodhousekeeping.com said in their review of this TV “Some noise over fine details”.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The UE32H5500 supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV which do not support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UN32J6300.

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Has a Wi-Fi Direct

The UE32H5500 has a Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also have a Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UE32H5500 has an ethernet port, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV do not have an ethernet port.

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Benefits

Great for Films

Five customers reckoned that it was great for watching Netflix. Alan L. said “Smart features are also amazing Netflix etc” in his Samsung UE32H5500 review. Jimbo gave it a rating of 8 stars and said two years ago “Netflix works perfect the freeview is inHD”. John Hughes said in his review of the Samsung UE32H5500 “Easy to set up, Great for netflix and bbc iplayer”.

One owner thought it was great for watching films. M. A. Tufekci scored it 7 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Love the simplicity of just putting the TV on, opening up Netflix and watching a film instantly” in their review of this TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDCP

The Samsung UE32H5500 has an HDCP, as do most of the other televisions of this age and spec.

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Management Features

Has a Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung UE32H5500 has a Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also have a Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UE32H5500 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Performance

Supports 24p Support

The UE32H5500 supports 24p support, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as this television.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Ten customers who purchased the Samsung UE32H5500 mentioned that it was thin. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE32H5500 three years ago “It has extremely narrow viewing angles” . Mr. J. P. Godfrey gave it a score of 6 stars and mentioned on Amazon “TV is very nice to look at, nice thin bezel” in their Samsung UE32H5500 review. Mr Christopher C Patterson he wrote on Amazon “The sound is particularly good for such a slim TV - I often stream music to it via Chromecast”.

One person who reviewed the product wrote that it was heavy and bulky. Mrs. K. Hitchen said in their review of this TV “It's very heavy on the base”. One person concluded that the product was compact. @geekzilla9000 mentioned on Amazon “It's quite svelte and the plastic has been given a textured finish to make it look like brushed metal”.

One owner who reviewed the product mentioned that it was a good size. Janet Murphy said “Lovely clear picture ànd a good size screen for our family needs” and scored it 8 stars.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Samsung released the UE32H5500.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue32h5500aw, ue32h5500ay
Barcodes 05053959418414, 08806085988385, 08806085993396, 08806086001014, 08806086008983, 08806086030359, 08806086494571
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