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Samsung 40B550 Series (LA40B550 / LE40B550 / LN40B550)

Samsung 40B550 Series (LA40B550 / LE40B550 / LN40B550)
alaScore 86

724 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 724 reviews of Samsung 40B550 Series (LA40B550 / LE40B550 / LN40B550). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price. The sound and usability are also appreciated, but views are divided on the durability.

image quality, usability, sound, price, design

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 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. Views about the design and usability are generally positive. The sound and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the durability.

image quality, price, sound, usability, design

durability

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

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 401 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. People really like the design and price. The sound and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

image quality, usability, sound, price, design

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

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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

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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

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Samsung B550 (LE40B550) review

 

Despite an apparent lack of picture-processing power, the Samsung LE40B550 manages to produce really excellent images that leave those of all its similarly priced LCD rivals for dead. Movie fans may want to add a separate audio system, but it's still...

Exceptional value for money ; Really good picture quality ; Gorgeous design ; Good connectivity

Under-powered audio ; Doesn't offer as many features as most Samsung TVs

Conclusion An average audio performance prevents us from giving the Samsung LE40B550 a higher score. But, if you want to bag yourself the best picture performance yet seen on a truly affordable 40-inch LCD TV, look no further

Recommended!

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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...

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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

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:LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD
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