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Samsung UN40H5500 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz Smart LED TV

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  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native); Clear Motion Rate 120 (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED (Edge-Lit)
  • Smart Functionality: Yes - Motion Ready with Camera Accessory (sold separately)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 35.7'' x 21'' x 1.9'', TV with stand: 35.7'' x 22.8'' x 7.7''
  • Inputs: 3 HDMI, 2 USB, 1 Component, 1 Composite
  • Accessories Included: Standard Remote Control
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Size: 40-Inch
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Brand NameSamsung
Item Weight18.1 pounds
Product Dimensions35.7 x 7.7 x 22.8 inches
Item model numberUN40H5500
Batteries:2 AA batteries required. (included)
Specification MetEnergy Star
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Date First AvailableMarch 3, 2014
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Size: 40-Inch
  • Brand Name: Samsung
  • Model: UN40H5500
  • Display Technology: LED
  • Display Size: 40 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
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Product Description

Size: 40-Inch

H5500 Series Specifications

Samsung LED TV
Experience vivid color and dramatic control

Samsung LED H5500 TV

Bask in the brightness and detailed contrast of Samsung LED TVs. With Samsung LED TVs you can experience vivid color with a brighter picture and a beautifully thin profile.

Key Features

Full HD

Experience a great picture with no compromises with Samsung 1080p Full HD. With a resolution twice as high as standard HD TVs, you can catch all the details of your favorite films and games.

Wide Color Enhancer Plus

With Wide Color Enhancer Plus, you'll witness a wider spectrum of colors on your screen, just like the director intended. You'll enjoy enriched colors while watching your favorite movies, and shows, even if it's older, non-HD content.

Clear Motion Rate 120

View every detail of action packed movies and sports with Clear Motion Rate 120, a great level of motion clarity. The Samsung CMR uses the frame refresh rate, image processor speed and backlight technology to measure fast action.

Smart TV

Explore movies, shows, apps and social media on the intuitive and intelligent Samsung Smart TVs. Browse a new world of TV entertainment quickly and simply with a powerful processor and helpful tools like S-Recommendation.

Smart Hub

Enjoy everything you love in one place. The interface organizes your entertainment and content into 5 panels. Effortlessly navigate through live TV, movies, streaming content, social networks, apps and more.

Smart Apps

Enjoy a world of new apps, including sports, movies, social media, television on-demand, interactive games, weather and more. Connect to what you love, 24/7. All apps are built specifically for your Smart TV and available from Samsung Apps.


Receive personalized TV and movie recommendations based on your own preferences and what's popular and trending. Just ask your TV things like "what action movies are on" or open the Smart Hub to browse suggestions.

Quad Core Processor

Quad Core eliminates lag to give you a fluid browsing experience. It enables you to switch between apps, stream content and multi-task faster. This extra power also provides faster page refreshing.

Additional Features

  • Full Web Browser — Experience browsing from your TV with a full web browser
  • Smart View 2.0 — Turn your phone, computer, or tablet into a second TV with Smart View 2.0
  • Screen Mirroring — You can wirelessly beam your photos, videos, presentations, or even your video games to your big screen.
  • ConnectShare Movie —Use a USB connection to play videos, music, and photos to your TV with ConnectShare Movie
  • Anynet+ — Single remote access to all your compatible devices
  • DirecTV Ready — Enjoy receiver-less TV viewing with DirecTV
  • Wi-Fi — Seamlessly connect to your existing network with built-in Wi-Fi
  • Eco Sensor — Automatically calibrate brightness
  • Energy Star — Meets all Energy Star requirements
  • HDMI
  • DTS Premium Sound

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The sound is OK for me. After my cable provider installed their HD converter the picture was crisp and clear. One size smaller would have been a better choice for me, but I… Read more ›
Easy to hookup and looks great. The quality of the picture though isn't the best Read more ›
The smart view 2 app for my iPhone also worked surprisingly well. The picture is very good and the TV is extremely thin. The TV has a quad core processor and it definitely… Read more ›
I am still finding more apps to get to things. would definitely recommend. Picture is very good and so is sound. Easy set up. Read more ›
The Samsung Smart TV is exactly what I had hoped for. The size just right for my area, the picture is perfect. Read more ›
I think it is priced fairly well. The picture quality is great, 2 USB hookups, loads an external drive no problem, streaming from my computer worked fine and looked good. I… Read more ›
Remote programs quickly and sets up almost automatically . Online by wifi was very quick. The display with the options for picture allowed me set this set up quicker than… Read more ›
It is a…No where in Amazon informs the buyers about this 2 years old LED tv that is why is only 60hz rate and image basic WiFi is slow compared to actual 11AC version Read more ›
The SmartTV features are great but have your computer handy when you set up because many of the apps require you to go to a website once and type in a code to activate. No… Read more ›
Just as the names…From music to Streaming media..it works flawlessly in a wireless network...picture is crisp and clear...when looking for a new TV...this is a winner! Read more ›
I bought this TV shortly after it was available on Amazon. The smart features are excellent. However, I had a variety of problems with two TVs before I purchased a third… Read more ›
The television was very easy to set up and it has no problems streaming wirelessly from my WD My Cloud 4tb NAS without having to install any additional software such as plex. Read more ›
My firmware was updated & everything works seamlessly. Netflix is perfect and even does the episode to episode transition. Pandora works great as well. Read more ›
This model is easy to set up. So far the connection to Netflix has been smooth and no breaks. In my opinion, any troubles Read more ›
Easy setup and network connection. Great selection of apps. Would recommend to anyone. Read more ›
Excellent picture and apps Read more ›
I really like the display, the colors, the smooth Netflix streaming. The sound is satisfactory, for me. Read more ›
Stand assembly could be better. Sound quality is decent. Still exploring all the smart TV features. Read more ›
Great TV, but the sound isn't great. I don't have surround sound or a hookup to hifi, so I have to live with the not fantastic sound. Read more ›
Love every moment of use. Picture and sound quality are superb. Apps are fast, no lags or problems. Read more ›
Couldn't be…Sound is not bad ... we use this TV in our master bedroom bathroom, so I'd probably recommend using a soundbar if intend on using this TV in a family room, etc. Read more ›
I haven't decided if I like the picture mode in dynamic or standard…The sound quality is good enough for my bedroom, not sure if it is good enough for a family TV room. T… Read more ›
First of all, the tv is gorgeous, the image is great and sound quality is very nice, Read more ›
Very nice tv, picture quality is excellent & set up is simple. Read more ›
This TV fulfilled my expectations, caused by reading favorable reviews. The installation was easy, the picture is sharp, the viewing angles are more than satisfactory. I… Read more ›
It won't disappoint. Full featured, easy to set up and make initial adjustments. Software updated itself after a few weeks. Read more ›
Great color sharpness. Smart TV easy to set up. All perfect. Read more ›
Picture quality is excellent. It was easy to set up and customize the settings. It came with most of the streaming apps so I don't need to get any more. Read more ›
Aft…The smart features are great , it has a beautiful picture, the 120 Hz is amazing, the 0,3" bezel makes it look great, plenty of inputs, easy to set up and a GREAT PRICE. Read more ›
Picture quality, ease of operation, and apps, etc. are all outstanding and easy to use. Read more ›
Great Smart TV, good image, rather easy to use with Netflix, Prime...etc. So good that a month later I have decided to buy the same TV set for another apartment. Read more ›
The sound quality is good and there are several choices to change it in the menu under sound and speakers. I find all of the features easy to use. Having to use the remote… Read more ›
I have 4 Samsung TVs- one 46" at my old home which I left for my ex-wife and…Easy to get used to; attached it to my Yamaha 5.1 stereo (also bought from Amazon). Ok-… Read more ›
Extremely easy and straight forward setup. Very intuitive user interfaces (the menus are easy to navigate with the remote). Smart TV is a great feature, good for watching… Read more ›
Capabilities are impressive The on set e-manual would be easier to use if one could download it to a PC rather than read it on the TV. . (Support rep did send me the link… Read more ›
I especially like how it automatically adjusts the brightness to fit the room condiitions. Also, it works flawlessly as a Smart TV. Would highly recommend. Read more ›
My first Smart TV and so far no problems, really easy to setup and get to using. Quality is perfect as well as smoothness of the smart hub. Read more ›
This is the best and smartest television I've ever seen. Excellent picture, sound, setup, absolutely amazing. Read more ›
Excellent picture and smart tv features. This is the perfect bedroom television. Read more ›
Everything I expected. Love the smart hub for this price. Read more ›
I bought this…I personally do not like the smart tv, you have to agree to terms and conditions as soon as you turn the damn thing on (IT'S A FREAKING TV, NOT MY LAWYER!). Read more ›
Bought…Great television set for the price, the browser is lacking a little and navigating the browser using the remote is not easy but for the price, I can overlook that. Read more ›
good simple TV. The only problem is that working with the remote control is very difficult for smart features. I also installed the Samsung app on my Galaxy phone but the… Read more ›
very easy to set up. The remote is super easy to use. the remote controls my comcast box no problem. Read more ›
I…The remote is pretty easy to use for normal TV features - although trying to type words (like passwords) in is complicated, and I have no interest in using the web browser. Read more ›
Extremely easy and straight forward setup. Very intuitive user interfaces (the menus are easy to navigate with the remote). Smart TV is a great feature, good for watching… Read more ›
Very bad my tv has a white spot on right button corner, and it was the first time do i bought samsung, time ago a bought Sony and i have never had any problem like this.... Read more ›
Display: The display is beautifully vibrant, nothing new from Samsung. Almost perfectly calibrated out of the box in my opinion. Read more ›
Beautiful HD picture and great sound! Perfect sized 48 inch screen that is easy to see and hear for a couple of seniors. A great choice for our first HDTV! Read more ›
I use this TV as a PC monitor as well, and getting it it to display properly was as easy as changing the input label to "P C". Read more ›
I dont feel theres a better picture quality and ive compared quiet a few. Only problem is backlight lowering but yeah got a fix and now lost movie mode in short. Read more ›
The picture is great - wonderful resolution. Needed someone to set it up for us so we could play Netflix movies using Roku. Read more ›
I am loving this TV, so easy to set up and it is smart enough to help with the set up with all my components, including…Fun to watch YouTube videos on a full TV screen :+) Read more ›
This TV is amazing. The price was great. This is a 48 inch TV but looks bigger because of the thin boarders. Read more ›
Great TV and a great price. Price is sharp and clear. I would buy the TV again. Read more ›
Read all the reviews I think the sound and picture quality is excellent for the price point. Read more ›
Purchased the 40" model for my workout room as I have the 48" in my family room. Great Smart TV for a good price. I may buy another one of these for my bedroom. Read more ›
The picture quality is impeccable, and is only superseded by its smart capabilities and Samsung's brand reliability and value. Also a great price for a new TV. Read more ›
I got this TV via another seller with a coupon at a bit lower price than Amazon is offering. I am a huge fan and long user of Amazon and thought I'd add my 2-cents into the… Read more ›
Smart tech is very useful. Picture and colors are beautiful. Read more ›
Besides the problems, the colors are beautiful and the app selection is great for my first smart tv. If I had to choose again, I probably would have gone with a non-smart… Read more ›
The picture is bright and clean, the blacks are black, and darker colors/areas in the image are not muggy. The sound is fine for me, but I'm no audiophile like some of the… Read more ›
The good: The color gamut is large, and the contrast is very good (black is very black). The Netflix and Amazon video apps work well and are intuitive. Read more ›
Color: 50 (Tested the color pattern with a blue filter. The set actually has a perfect color balance out of the box-very rare). Tint: G50/R50 Read more ›
40 inches was a little small for my little living room, but a…I will miss the searingly bright whites, the rrrazor sharp images and the fact that it weighs like 2 pounds. Read more ›
The sound quality is average. The 32" size is perfect for the bedroom. You won't be disappointed. Read more ›
Great TV, full of nice features! Looked at Costco & PC Richards for same size, but did not measure up, aesthetically. Read more ›
It's a great size for the bedroom and since it's a smart TV, I don't need any cables standing in the way for my bed time Netflix :D I do, however, struggle a little with… Read more ›
Wanted to get a much bigger size but decided this was really a good size for the room size. If you go to big you cant see the whole picture in a smaller room. Read more ›
Not the best picture but for the price and features it was worth the price ($601.00). as always amazon was good at getting it to me fast and in good shape. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

122 of 132 people found the following review helpful By Ren on March 13, 2014
Size Name: 40-Inch Verified Purchase
Review for:
Samsung UN40H5500 Slim 40-inch 1080p 60Hz Smart LED TV.

I bought this TV shortly after it was available on Amazon. The smart features are excellent. However, I had a variety of problems with two TVs before I purchased a third which was flawless. I have been updating my review here to share what has been going on with the TVs and the returns.

Excellent CPU. Previous model had a dual core, this one has a quad core, which means the smart features are faster. The features are excellent. It is true that you can watch Netflix, Amazon videos, browse the internet, and so much more. All smart features work well, except some times that the Youtube app is laggy and prone to crashes (I don't blame the TV on this, but it is more of the app version which is different from one you would see on a smart phone). I do like some features of the Youtube app which allow me to create playlists on my smart phone and watch them on the TV. The Netflix app was recently upgraded and it works even better now, if you like Netflix or Amazon videos, specially if you have Amazon prime, you need one of these TVs. The network card, the hardware component that allows you to connect to your home's wireless network, is perfect. You can connect to 2g or 5g WLAN. Storage on the TV is good, but really you should use an external Hard Drive for home movies and pictures you wish to stream or if you can connect it to your home PC and stream from there. This TV is essentially a computer, so you can always plug in a mouse and keyboard and browse the net. The Smart TV features are excellent, I recommend it.

I had to buy three TVs before I received one that was working as intended.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By akitten007 on July 13, 2014
Size Name: 40-Inch
Display: The display is beautifully vibrant, nothing new from Samsung. Almost perfectly calibrated out of the box in my opinion. Motion is handled pretty well for only 60hz, but I'm no refresh rate guru so feel free to check a more professional review ;)

Sound: This tv's sound is louder and clearer than any other tv in my house. The speakers deliver plenty of volume, enough to easily fill a large bedroom without distortion. What really surprised me was the existence of a low end. Unlike tvs I've had in the past, this one has decent bass for music listening and gaming. For a tv this thin, the sound is hard to beat.

Smarts: This is a hit of miss for me. The smart tv interface is simple. The quad core processor still leaves speed to be desired. Netflix takes about 8-10 secs to boot. There are plenty of apps to download, though most are throw aways. The web browser is decent, although cumbersome to navigate. Unfortunately, navigating most of the smart interface is slow thanks to the "simple" remote included. Trying to search for a movie or a website is a pain. My suggestion is to get a good wireless usb keyboard if you really want to speed things up. Wifi speeds are decent (using Comcast 50mbps) but my Chromecast still seems faster for streaming.The screen mirroring is by far my favorite feature. Works well with all my android devices and my Windows 8 laptop. Update: Youtube app lags and crashes (I blame the poor app not Samsung). DLNA streaming works well too.

Xtras: The ir blaster works great with my Comcast box, requiring one less remote on my nightstand. HDMI-CEC (Anynet+) works perfectly with my Chromecast, PS3, PS4. You can turn a device on, or have the devices turn the tv on, switch inputs automatically, etc.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Ray on June 24, 2014
Size Name: 40-Inch Verified Purchase
Picture- Samsung great for a 60 Hz TV; Web Browser- MANY freezes and crashes due to limited memory (1 Gb); Appearance- Outstanding for an entry level HDTV (.3" bezels give the look of a much higher end set): Price- Amazon great ($478 !!!). I must add one very important observation made through MANY hours of personal experience- Samsung tech support and customer service are by far the WORST I have ever dealt with, among the dozens of companies I have direct experience with. All aspects of these often critical departments are WOEFULLY lacking, so if you are a novice end user who may not be very technologically adept, consider purchasing an LG product instead. The LG picture is almost as good, the value is comparable, and the support staff (based on my limited interaction) is far superior to Samsung.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jimbo89 on May 16, 2014
Size Name: 32-Inch
I got this TV, this week. I have a Verizon HD box from my Verizon TV provider. I plugged this TV in, set up was pretty much painless.

(((If you're using the Verizon HD box, you have to make sure you put the setting on 1080, just go in the settings on the Verizon box, through the "Menu" button on the remote and make sure that is on. Because 720p was selected. Not the settings on the TV, the TV will pick up the 1080 automatically, this is just for Verizon users on there Verizon HD box. If you don't have a Verizon Fios HD box for TV, ignore this. Although if you have cable box, I would check it also. The highest you can play on Verizon FIOS is 1080i)))

Anyway, the TV has stunning picture quality, really nice.

I don't use the apps too much and might have to comment more when I start to use them, but I used this with Youtube, and to get it to work, you log into Youtube on your computer and you type in the code that the TV gives you, you'll see the directions. After it syncs the 2, when you're on your computer watching youtube vids, there is a little button next to the button on Youtube vids where you can "Make it Full screen" to the right it says "Play on TV", you just hit that button and Youtube will play right on the Samsung.

There is also a Youtube app that works fine also. But sometimes I find it easier to search on the computer and then stream it right to the TV.

This TV has the quad core processor, which is suppose to give it a bit more speed loading stuff (apps,etc.). The 2 previous models before it the "Samsung UN32F5500" had a dual core processor (2013 model) and before that the Samsung UN32EH5300 (2012 model) had just a single processor.

If I use the apps more, I will come back to update.
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