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Samsung LE40B550A5 40 inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Crystal LCD TV with Freeview

by Samsung

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  • Full HD LCD 40-inch TV 1080p
  • DNIe+ and Wide Colour Enhancer 2
  • USB 2.0, 4x HDMI, 2x SCART Inputs
  • SRS TruSurround HD
  • High Contrast Game Mode
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Important Information

On-mode power consumption
180 Watts

Visible screen diagonal
40" / 102 cm

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 99.8 x 7.9 x 63.8 cm ; 15 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 23 Kg
  • Item model number: LE40B550A5WQXU
  • ASIN: B001UE8LW4
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 July 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,060 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Series 5 LCD TV
With its' elegantly stylish design the SAMSUNG LCD TV Series 5 offers an outstandingly rich full HD TV experience. With phenomenal picture quality and superior features, sharper, clearer, more detailed images are delivered with incredible intensity on its clear panel screen, enabling you to enjoy quality and versatility that indulge all of your senses.

1080p Full HD
1080p Full HD
1080p Full HD
Discover the Full HD difference. 1080p Full HD refers to images that are displayed at 1920 x 1080 resolution. With 1.5 times the scanning lines of conventional HD TV, Full HD offers more pixels, more details and superior picture clarity.

Samsung Crystal TV
Eco-aware Crystal TV. Because the Samsung Crystal TV's flawless finish is created by dual injection technology, no spray paint is used - eliminating the emission of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). Efficient power consumption means that energy is saved. Plus, with free take-back and 90% recyclability, you can be sure that even at the end of its life, your Samsung Crystal TV is as eco-safe as the day it was made.

Wide Colour Enhancer
Complete colour coverage. By lengthening luminance level and expanding the range of colour expression, our upgraded Wide Colour Enhancer technology completely covers the RGB spectrum, saturating images with intense, vivid colours closer to those perfected by nature.

USB / USB 2.0
USB 2.0 uses a simple USB interface to let you play music and view pictures right on your TV screen. It supports high speeds of up to 480 Mbps. It also supports FAT 16 / 32 files, the file type found on most USB drives, flash devices and SD cards.

4 HDMI
Connect your digital world. HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) inputs transmit pure, uncompressed streams of digital data at the highest resolution. With 4 HDMI inputs (3 rear, 1 side), your TV is equipped with everything it needs to become your personal multimedia hub, allowing you to quickly connect external devices to the TV for an unrivalled audio visual experience.

Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
Your home network. Together, Anynet+ and HDMI 1.3 create a powerful home entertainment network. The HDMI 1.3 connection is capable of supporting the highest resolution images, wider bandwidths and faster data transmission. Simply use HDMI 1.3 connections to link all your devices to your TV and Anynet+ gives you the power to operate your network with convenient one touch remote control.

Sizes available
32" / 37" / 40" / 46"

Box Contains

  • 40" LCD TV
  • Remote Control,Power Lead
  • User Manual
  • 2 x AAA Batteries

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

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    201 of 202 people found the following review helpful By Fingers McGraw on 16 July 2009
    The number of LCD, plasma and now LED televisions available now is mind-boggling for anyone looking for a new television. In fact, if, like me, you had specific requirements (40", 1080P, at least 4 HDMI + component) it can take a while to narrow the field down. Luckily, I found the Samsung LE40B550 and I have to say I'm delighted with it.

    First, connectivity. Not all televisions are made equal in this area. The LE40B550 has a wealth of inputs - 4 HDMI (1 side mounted) + component + 2 SCART + VGA (D-SUB) + AV ports (composite + L/R audio). Not only that, but one HDMI port and the D-SUB port also have a 3.5mm audio input, for use with a computer. Finally, there's an optical out, for transferring sound from your equipment on to an amplifier / receiver and a USB port for playing photos and music. This really is a well connected set and if you think 4 HDMI ports is too many, think again ... dvd player, 360, HD camcorder, PS3, blu-ray player, media PC, popcorn hour, freesat PVR ... all of these are HDMI equipped.

    Second, image and sound quality. Again, the Samsung delivers in spades. The freeview picture is incredibly clean and detailed looking (much more so than I had expected) and when you plug in an HD source, it certainly impresses with excellent levels of detail and rich vibrant colours. As with most television sets, some of the more aggressive picture processing options (edge enhancement, noise reduction, sharpness etc) need to be toned down or disabled, particularly on standard definition sources (the bits you might plug into the SCART socket).
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    20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By IronMonger on 28 Oct. 2009
    I bought this tv to replace my old 32" Samsung, with the intention of using it mainly for gaming with the 360/PS3 and watching Blu Ray. I'm happy to say that this tv delivers in both areas. One of my main concerns when choosing an HD LCD TV was input lag. I personally have not found any noticeable lag when playing games on this tv, and the clarity & quality of the picture is amazing - much improved over the 4 year old Samsung I previously had. SD TV picture looks about as good as SD TV is ever going to look on an LCD, so no complaints there.

    The menus & settings are easy to navigate and the connectivity on the back of the tv is pretty decent with 4 HDMI sockets. Sound wise I don't think the built in speakers are too bad, certainly an improvement over my old tv, but obviously you're going to need an additional sound set up for the best results.

    Overall I'm really happy with the tv, especially considering the price!
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    24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Mr. I. Mountain on 8 Jan. 2010
    Samsung LE40B550A5 40 inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Crystal LCD TV with Freeview

    Without doubt one of the best bargain TV's out there at the moment (Jan 2010).

    This set is rightly winning plaudits from many reviewers for its fantastic features from very high performance panel (the same one used on series 6 Samsung displays) with excellent dark blacks, few if any of LCD's traditional weaknesses and all of its strengths remain with this model. It has much of the specificatioon of much more expensive models (such as the series 6 LE40B650) at a truly bargain price.

    Read the reviews on HDTVTest or AV forums if you want the glorious detail of just how good this TV is technically and how great it is that Samsung treat us all to a full range of adjustment of just about every setting for each and every input up to and including full colour calibration to very close to industry reference standards.

    My example is now on my wall taking Starndard Def (SD) & High Def (HD 720p and 1080i/p) from a Humax Freesat+ HD TV box and a Samsung top end BluRay player (The HDMI-CEC Anynet integration of the BluRay player so I can drive it all with the one remote is almost good enough to make me want to rush out and buy a Samsung Surroung Amp as well!)
    This set may not benefit from Samsungs latest 1 billion dollar upscaling chippery having the older DNIE system, but SD signals are still upscaled brilliantly and the final version on DNIE clearly benefited from the research Samsung put in to developing its sucessor.
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    35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. Peach on 15 Feb. 2010
    If like me you have been looking for a new bigger TV and don't want to pay out the Earth for one, then this is the one! I saw the front cover of What Hi-Fi magazine for March 2010 and saw 'Hot 40" TV's for any budget' and thought this will solve my problem. I opened it up to find 40" and 42" TV's going head to head ranging from £550 to £1800. To cut to the chase they gave two winners, which I haven't seen them do before, one was to the £1800 Philips and the otyher to the cheapest, the Samsung LE40B550, so I came on Amazon and ordered it immediately.

    It really is a thing of beauty to look at and looks far more expensive than the price suggests. Setting it up with the 'Home' auto set gives a good picture to start off, but seems too bright. I suggest tuning to the settings below which I got of a TV calibration website and it really improves your enjoyment with far more natural colours. You need to tune seperately for your DVD player too and for any other attached devices, but it's a piece of cake. So here it is;

    Picture Mode : Movie

    Picture Settings
    Backlight : 4
    Contrast : 95
    Brightness : 46
    Sharpness : 0
    Color : 45
    Tint : G50/R50

    Advanced Settings
    Black Tone : Off
    Dynamic Contrast : Off
    Gamma : -2
    Color Space : Auto
    White Balance : Factory Default
    Fleshtone : 0
    Edge Enhancement : Off

    Picture Options
    Color Tone : Warm 2
    Size : 16:9
    Digital NR : Off
    HDMI Black Level : Low
    Film Mode : Auto 1
    Blue Only Mode : Off

    I hope this helps you get the best from it!!
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