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Samsung H5500 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v0.9
Reviewed Nov 06, 2014 at 12:00 am
Samsung H5500 Picture
7.4
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
This TV was replaced by the Samsung J5500
4k No

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.

Our Verdict

7.4 Mixed Usage

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.

Pros
  • Good overall picture quality. The contrast ratio is good and the screen doesn't reflect a lot of light.
  • Great design. The borders are thin.
Cons
  • 7.4 Mixed Usage

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Test Results

Design
Design
Design

The H5500 has a beautiful design. The borders are very thin.

Design
Stand

The stand does not swivel.

Design
Borders

0.47" (1.2 cm)

Design
Thickness

1.85" (4.7 cm)

Picture Quality
9.0
Picture Quality
Contrast
Black 0.026 cd/m2
White 102.6 cd/m2
Contrast 3946 : 1

The blacks are good in a dark room, very similar to most Samsung LED TVs.

9.0
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity

The uniformity of black scenes is great. Our set had no clouding or flashlighting issue.

6.0
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity

The gray uniformity could be better. There is no significant dirty screen effect, but the corners are darker than the center of the screen.

6.3
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Viewing Angle 23 °

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.

8.5
Picture Quality
Average Room
Reflection 1.8 %
Surface Type Semi-gloss

This TV does not reflect a lot of lights. A few lights turned on is not an issue.

7.3
Picture Quality
Bright Room
Max white 227.8 cd/m2

However, it doesn't get very bright. It is enough for one window, but you will need blinds if you have more than this.

0
Picture Quality
3D
3D No
Picture Quality
Pixels

Motion
6.5
Motion
Motion Blur

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.

Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation N/A
Inputs
8.8
Inputs
Input Lag
Input Lag 32.5 ms

In game mode, the input lag of the H5500 is average-low. Out of game mode, the input lag is 49ms.

Inputs
Side Inputs

2 HDMI
2 USB
1 RF In

Inputs
Rear Inputs

1 HDMI
1 Component In
1 Composite In
1 Digital Audio Optical Out
1 Analog Audio Out
1 Ethernet

Smart Features
8.5
Smart Features
Smart TV

Samsung has a great smart TV platform with a lot of apps. Check out our full review of Samsung's 2014 Smart TV platform.

Smart Features
Remote

It only comes with a basic remote, which is not the most helpful when browsing the web.

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