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Samsung 40B550 Series (LA40B550 / LE40B550 / LN40B550)

Samsung 40B550 Series (LA40B550 / LE40B550 / LN40B550)
alaScore 87

634 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 634 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and design. The value for money and sound also get good feedback.

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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

(Based on 634 reviews)

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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

Consumer review by:

Bought a similar LN40B540- customer support issues


I originally bought this TV on the strength of reviews from CNET/Amazon/CR etc.

Good picture quality and connectivity

Once they have your money- have a nice day and hope your set lasts- mine made it to just a year and a half before failing for the second time. Samsung would not help even though the first time it failed the power supply was replaced under warranty. The se

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Amazing set for the money.


I had been seeing and reading good things about this model online, and when a store had it for sale and I went to look at it, I was pleasantly blown away both in store and at home. Excellent set for the money. Very pleased with it so far.

Dazzling picture. Everything is sharp, colors are very rich, picture very vibrant. Sharp looking set physically. I don't think it can be beat for the price

Slightly complex owners manual. Tried to register product online, but having LOTS of problems. Other than that...nothing else negative


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bought a very similar model (ln40b540) and was amazed


This is the first hdtv i bought, its been two weeks now and its perfect. I looked around and did a lot of research and kept coming back to this model. I needed something for my room which was a good size, 1080, good response time, good contrast, and...

amazing picture, very detailed and vibrant ; great contrast, blacks look very deep ; like the touch of color themme as well as the rest of the bezel look (glass base) ; very cheap (under $1000 )

non that i can think of, been extremely pleased with this tv

Consumer review by:

Good picture bad software and manual.


Not worth the hassle if you connecting a PC!

Good contrast and picture at fair price. Service time was reasonable on defective parts

Manual is is missing to much! The extra audio conections for the HDMI / DMI computer input don'r work unless the HDMI has the right data coming from it. Inputs must be named correctly or the audio won't work, nothing in the manual to help

Consumer review by:

Great TV for the price and then some.


Great Picture and sounds OK when it isn't buzzing(Which the buzzing was only periodicaly and seems to be fixed). Using some settings found on AVS Forum with minor personal readjustments made a big difference. On the 3rd day A-OK. Espeically for the...

No pixelation or other nasty sub-par imperfection in screen that I have seen so far.. Blacks look good without clouds. Colour is vibrant and looks correct with slight adjustment. I have been plesently suprised with this set

Slight buzzing noise when particular freqencies are amplified which seemes to be fixed for the most part by adjusting the brightness and backlight level (odd). Came out of box with fairly escessive red level. Easy to fix

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Samsung is the best LCD Brand


This is simply the best LCD you can get at a cheap price.

Samsung is the best LCD brand. It got high contrast to display perfect dark scenes, great for movie and computer hook-up. I recommend you to check out for information on what is the best and cheapest HDTV to get 2009

I can't think of one

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


alaTest has collected and analyzed 309 user reviews of Samsung 40B550 Series (LA40B550 / LE40B550 / LN40B550) from 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

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85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Consumer review by:

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...

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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

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Product Specifications


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


CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
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


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:50
Frequency:50 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: 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 of Monitor:LCD