The Samsung H5500 LED TV has a great design and good picture quality. However, it has significant motion blur, which isn't ideal for gaming.
The blacks are good in a dark room, very similar to most Samsung LED TVs.
The uniformity of black scenes is great. Our set had no clouding or flashlighting issue.
The gray uniformity could be better. There is no significant dirty screen effect, but the corners are darker than the center of the screen.
The colors lose saturation at soon as you are off axis. Most people won't be bothered by this, but if you are always watching the TV at an angle, do not get this TV.
This TV does not reflect a lot of lights. A few lights turned on is not an issue.
However, it doesn't get very bright. It is enough for one window, but you will need blinds if you have more than this.
Unfortunately, the Samsung H5500's biggest flaw is the motion blur. The length of the trail is significant on fast moving objects. This is only a problem for video games, not for movies or TV shows.
In game mode, the input lag of the H5500 is average-low. Out of game mode, the input lag is 49ms.
1 Component In
1 Composite In
1 Digital Audio Optical Out
1 Analog Audio Out
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The picture quality on the Samsung H5500 is great for movies and TV shows. It also has a beautiful design and good smart features. However, if you plan on gaming, get the Samsung H6350 because it has less motion blur.