Reviewed on Oct 01, 2013

Samsung F5500 LED TV REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 0.8
7.2
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
This TV was replaced by the Samsung H5500

The Samsung F5500 LED TV is very good for the price. It has about the same picture quality as the F6300 or FH6030, despite only being a 60Hz TV. If you do not need motion interpolation or 3D and want Smart TV features, you should opt for this TV over those others.

Test Results
Picture Quality 7.3
Motion 7.0
Inputs 7.1
Pros
  • Very good picture quality for the price, both in terms of contrast and motion handling.
  • Good semi-matte finish, which reduces the number of reflections in a bright room.
Cons
  • No 24p playback, which could be an issue for people watching a lot of Blu-rays.
  • Very narrow viewing angle. The picture quality fades when you are not in axis.

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Design

Borders

0.75" (1.9 cm)

Thickness

1.9" (4.8 cm)

7.3

Picture Quality

4k : No
8.8 Dark scene
Black : 0.022 cd/m2
White : 99.7 cd/m2
Contrast : 4532 : 1

The F5500 is really good in a dimly lit room. Its blacks are deep for an LED.

6.5 Uniformity

For an LED TV, its screen uniformity is good.

9.5 Dark scene in a bright room
Reflection : 2.2 %

Even with the lights on or in view of windows, the F5500 is pretty good, with very few reflections.

8.0 Bright scene in a bright room
Max white : 285.5 cd/m2

Almost no reflections are visible (except for in direct light, of course) when displaying a brighter scene.

6.6 Viewing angle
Viewing angle : 25 °

The only downside of the F5500 LED TV is its narrow viewing angle. As soon as you are of axis, discoloration appears. If you need a wide viewing angle, you will be better off with the LG LN5700.

Pixels
7.0

Motion

7.0 Motion blur

The F5500 has low motion blur for an LED TV of its price. It doesn't support 24p playback or motion interpolation, though.

7.1

Inputs

7.1 Input lag
Input lag : 54.2 ms

The input lag is average, but most people will not notice it.

Side inputs

2 HDMI
2 USB
1 RF In

Rear inputs

1 HDMI
1 Ethernet
1 Component In
1 Composite In
1 Digital Audio Out (Optical)
1 Headphone Out

Smart Features

Remote
7.2 Mixed Usage

If you do not need a wide viewing angle or fancier features, buy this TV. The Samsung F5500 LED TV has very good picture quality both in dark and bright rooms.

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