Samsung 40″ H5500 Series 5 Smart Full HD LED TV Overview
This is a 40-inch Samsung LCD TV that figures out how to convey the brand’s most recent Smart TV administrations notwithstanding costing under £350 from some online shops. Definitely it’s unrealistic, isn’t that so?
We very like the look of the UE40H5500. The principle TV bezel is reasonably samey, maybe, with its super-thin shiny dark bezel. In any case, the way the Samsung logo drops from the base edge of the TV in a fresh shiny bar, and the shockingly very much completed precise dark lines of the desktop stand, help the set look posher than the spending TV standard.
Network is superbly adequate for such a genuinely modest TV. Three HDMIs lead the way where video playback is concerned, but on the other hand there’s great sight and sound help from both LAN and coordinated Wi-Fi organize choices, in addition to two USBs through which you can play video, music or photograph documents. It merits including that the tuner input encourages a Freeview HD tuner.
The system choices bolster gushing of sight and sound documents from USB ports and in addition – astonishingly for such a shabby TV – offering access to Samsung’s 2014 Smart TV motor. We’ve canvassed this before in a top to bottom audit, so there’s no compelling reason to state more here than that it’s a greatly content-rich framework for such a shoddy TV, including get up to speed applications for all the key UK TV channels, in addition to Netflix and Amazon’s membership spilling administrations.
Another unforeseen pleasure is that the Smart elements and the set’s photo preparing are driven by a quad-center processor. This helps keep the menus moving along energetically and easily, and ought to likewise add to better picture quality from the edge-lit Full HD LCD board.
All things considered, the UE40H5500 typically isn’t intensely loaded with picture-preparing instruments. All you understand that is truly worth saying is a 100Hz motor, clamor diminishment, a dynamic difference framework and a few genuinely avoidable backdrop illumination based movement alterations. You do get more picture setup choices than you may expect, however, which we’ll cover later.
We should wrap up this segment of the audit with an element the UE40H5500 doesn’t offer: 3D playback. Don’t all begin crying without a moment’s delay, now.
The UE40H5500 is shockingly very much loaded with picture-alignment highlights. Features you wouldn’t really hope to discover on such a shabby TV incorporate changes for white adjust, shading space and substance tone, and in addition Gamma, ‘Dark Tone’ and Dynamic Contrast settings.
Not surprisingly, you’ll have to change things a bit from Samsung’s photo presets to get anything like the ideal execution from the screen. Specifically, in case you’re watching a film in a genuinely dim room we’d propose pushing the backdrop illumination as low as its 7 setting – despite the fact that it expels a considerable amount of shine – as dim scenes are generally influenced by some backdrop illumination obfuscating.
We’d additionally prescribe thumping the difference setting down to around its 80-83 level, and ensuring that sharpness doesn’t sit any higher than 40 and no more, as anything higher can cause HD pictures to wind up noticeably loud.
Setting the dynamic complexity framework to Low is beneficial, as well, as it supports both dark level reaction and general dynamism without prompting over the top unsteadiness. On the off chance that you cherish profound blacks as much as we do, you could likewise consider setting the Black Tone to Dark – however be cautioned this crushes out more shadow detail than we’d in a perfect world like.
Legitimately set up, the UE40H5500 conveys pictures that are idiotically useful for such a modest TV.
The most startling thing about them is their difference. Utilizing the out-of-the-crate settings, dull regions can look somewhat dark – however no place close as terrible as the grayness you get with TVs that utilization IPS-sort boards, as opposed to the VA one inside the UE40H5500. Be that as it may, after only a touch of tweaking the set produces dark hues so profound and persuading they wouldn’t disrespect a TV costing no less than twice to such an extent.
When you’ve changed in accordance with the backdrop illumination level that conveys the best harmony between profound blacks and not too bad shadow itemizing, the screen is additionally totally free of backdrop illumination obfuscating and irregularities of the sort that are normal among spending TVs.
Samsung 40″ H5500 Series 5 Smart Full HD LED TV User Manual PDF