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Samsung 40B550 Series (LA40B550 / LE40B550 / LN40B550)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 890 reviews of Samsung 40B550 Series (LA40B550 / LE40B550 / LN40B550). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviews about the design and sound are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency.

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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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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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. Comments about the design and sound are generally positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the durability.

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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

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 346 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and sound. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical comments about the energy efficiency and size.

image quality, usability, price, sound, design

size, energy

85% 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 Color

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

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

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

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Samsung LE40B550 review

 

It's hard to believe that a 40 inch LCD television could be this cheap, but cheap it is, and with great performance and useability too

Deep, insightful blacks ; pure whites ; vibrant but natural colours ; brilliant detail and definition ; clean SD images

At this price, nothing

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

Feb, 2010

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: Terry R. (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: 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: Terry R. (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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SRS TruSurround HD / SRS TruSurround HD & Dolby Digital Plus
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):70000:1
Display Diagonal:39.9 / 40
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:60
Picture enhancement:WCE 2, DNIe+
Response Time:6
Screen format adjustments:16:9
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p
Viewing angle, horizontal:170 / 178
Viewing angle, vertical:170 / 178

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):130 / 180

Ergonomics

VESA mounting interfaces:200 x 200

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: No
Remote Control Type:TM950 / TM960
Sleep Timer: Yes

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

DVB:DVB-T / T/C
Front / Side connections:1 x HDMI, 1 x Composite / 1 x HDMI, 1 x Composite, 1 x USB, 1 x CI
HDMI: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):49.1 x 9.41 x 29
Package weight:49.6
Package weight (imperial):49.6
Power Requirements:AC 220-240V 50/60Hz
Speakers:2 / 2 x 10W
Stand-by LED: Yes

Packaging Data

Cables included:AC
Package depth:9.41
Package height:29
Package weight:49.4 / 49.6
Package width:4.92

Performance

Card reader integrated: No
Game mode: Yes
Teletext:1000
Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Common interface (CI): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1 / 2
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:2
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:3 / 4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
I/O ports:Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):130 / 180

TV Tuner

Auto channel search: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.09 / 3.11 / 3.12
Depth (with stand):10
Height:24.6 / 24.7 / 25.1
Height (with stand):26.6 / 27.5
Weight:32.6 / 32.8
Weight with stand:39.7 / 42.8
Width:38.7 / 39.3
Width (with stand):38.7 / 39.3