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Samsung 40B550 Series (LA40B550 / LE40B550 / LN40B550)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 666 reviews of Samsung 40B550 Series (LA40B550 / LE40B550 / LN40B550). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Views about the design and sound are overall positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the size, and some have doubts about the energy efficiency.

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energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 40B550 Series (LA40B550 / LE40B550 / LN40B550) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung 40B550 Series (LA40B550 / LE40B550 / LN40B550)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Samsung 40B550 Series (LA40B550 / LE40B550 / LN40B550) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and sound. The usability and price also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the durability.

image quality, price, usability, sound, design

durability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung LE40B550A5 40 inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Crystal LCD TV with FreeviewSamsung LE40B550A5 40 inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Crystal LCD TV with Freeview Samsung LE40B550A5 40 inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Crystal LCD TV with Freeview

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 40B550 Series (LA40B550 / LE40B550 / LN40B550)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 343 user reviews of Samsung 40B550 Series (LA40B550 / LE40B550 / LN40B550) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and sound are generally positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. The energy efficiency and size get negative opinions. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

image quality, usability, price, sound, design

size, energy

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung LN40B550 40-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV with Red Touch of ColorSamsung LN40B550 40-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV with Red Touch of ColorSamsung LN40B550 40-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV with Red Touch of Color (2009 Model)

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Samsung LN40B550

 

The Samsung LN40B550 doesn't disappoint in the style department. Samsung has always been known for their superior TV designs. This television also has a nifty little swivel stand for those times you want to do the dishes and be able to see the...

Experts were particularly impressed with the design of this television. Most wished that the television included 120 Hz

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Expert review by: Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Samsung LE40B550 review

 

This 40" LCD TV is packed with plenty of picture tweaking goodness

Excellent pictures ; Attractive design ; Connectivity

Sound issues ; No 100Hz ; Limited viewing angle

Despite some average audio, the 40B550's pictures are so strong and its price so low that it's still another winner

Sep, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung LE40B550 40in LCD TV

 

At just a smidgen over £550 this 40in, Full HD TV is an absolute snip.

Yes, the main review of the 40B550 finished with a few negatives. However, it's the positive points about this in some ways quite remarkable TV that really dominate, leaving the few flaws to be easily swallowed up by the allure of its astonishingly low...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: (pcauthority.com.au)

Samsung LA40B550

 

The fact that it significantly undercuts every other TV here is impressive enough – the fact that it's also better than most of them is astounding

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: avforums (avforums.com)

Samsung LE40B550 40" Full HD 1080p HDTV

 

Samsung's huge presence in the LCD TV market has resulted in a comprehensive range of models which stretch from 720p-centric displays, to full 1080p models with LED backlighting. The LE40B550 is part of Samsung's Series 5, which is billed as being the...

Good black level and contrast, by LCD standards, Viewing angle falloff is acceptable, Fantastic calibrated greyscale performance, Very close-to-accurate gamma after calibration, Excellent calibrated colour reproduction, Standard definition video...

Budget Plasma displays (albeit with their own different faults) can be had for a little more, For gamers, there are displays with less input lag out there

Excellent

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: HDTVorg.co.uk (hdtvorg.co.uk)

Samsung LE40B550

 

A no frills mid level offering from Samsung that delivers excellent performance for the price ..

Picture performance, Value

Mediocre acoustics

Samsung's high end flat panel TV's have been getting all of the attention recently, with their mid level and budget TV's slipping quietly under the radar. The LE40B550 deserves as much recognition as Samsung's higher end models in that it offers quite...

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Another year!

 

I want to go with a bigger picture, but I can't see replacing a perfectly good screen just for that. When I do finally opt to get a new set it will be a Samsung.

Another year and still going strong! I love this set

None

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Mister_Moose (newegg.com)

5 Years later

 

Everyone I know that owns a Samsung flat screen has had zero problems with them over the years. My friends who opted for the Wally World brands .. well .. they didn't fare so well. BUT THEY STILL SHELL OUT FOR THOSE CHEAP SETS! Some people will never...

I bought this TV in September of 2009. Almost 5 years later and the TV is still flawless and have never given me a problem. Samsung, you have a life long customer with HDTVs

None at all, zero, nada

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: m4stermel (newegg.com)

Great TV

 

The remote is huge (not a problem once you get used to it) and has a button for illuminating all the others, very nice! I got this during Black Friday last year for under $650, what a steal!

Beautiful picture! Solid construction and base, lots and lots of ports, very stylish ; I've had zero problems with this television, no technical issues, dead pixels, nada. The menus are easy to use and intuitive

The front buttons aren't really buttons, they're the new touch-sensitive areas that pass as buttons. This is generally cool, but on this television the labeling for them is almost impossible to see, especially in low-medium light. So I generally just...

May, 2010

Consumer review by: drob321 (newegg.com)

Very Happy with this purchase!

 

Samsung Blue Ray player ordered at the same time came DOA!

Outstanding picture! Easy to configure. Lot's of HDMI inputs

None yet

May, 2010

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4)
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio
PC Streaming: No
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No

Connectivity

CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
PC Streaming: No
S-Video: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 200 x 200

Display

4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:50
Frequency:50 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: Yes

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type:LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD
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