The biggest internet browsing experience ever. Apart from the superlatives that i can think of to describe the pure picture quality that i am getting from this 46′ led tv whether with my upscaled dvd movies via the samsung bd5300 player or via hd cable, i have discovered today that this unit actually supports plug and play with my logitech wireless keyboard and mouse combo. I am using the k520 model and it is recognised by the smart tv immediately without further ado. I am now typing this using the default samsung smart app browser and my keyboard. Not only do i have the biggest led tv in my life, i am now surfing the web with the biggest display screen ever. Just want to share and make sure that all of you don’t miss out on this incredible feature of your smart tv.
I had an old panasonic that refused to die. Picture and sound were fine and i was reluctant to get rid of it, however a friend had one of these and when i saw it i could see a vast improvement on my old set. Picture is brilliant an the sound surprisingly good.
Chose this tv because it’s 32inches and full 1080 hd with built-in freeview hd. I also bought the samsung wis12aabgnx wifi dongle to save having a network cable around the room. Made all the connections (blu ray player and a sky hd box and the dongle) and then the power lead and switched on via the remote control. The set takes you easily through the sections (including choosing my wireless network) and it was up and runningnavigating the keyboard for the smart hub is a bit fiddly so i had bought a samsung vg-kbd1000 wireless keyboard, thinking it would be a lot easier. If i had read the end of the keyboard box i would have seen that it is not compatible with 5 series tvs. Fortunately i had kept the receipt. So i plan to use a wired usb keyboard and mouse instead. That may mean that i have to give up the usb dongle and use a network cable instead as there are only 2 usb ports.
- Excellent product
- Smart TV – smart purchase.
- After much effort, now working fine
- Excellent TV, just be careful with the automatic firmware update
- Easy to set up and use
- UE32ES5500 Review
Excellent tv the overall design is pleasing to the eye and the functionality has been excellent. I have been using this as a bedroom tv and the picture quality has been superb and the sound quality is better then previous versions. Once hooked up to the internet the smart hub comes into it’s own with iplayer, itv player, 5 on demand but not 4od at the moment. You also have access to internet radio and a host of other apps including the social favourites and on demand like you tube and netflix etc. The main feature i was after was that it was dlna compliant which meant i could stream my pictures, videos and music from my nas to it via the optional wireless dongle which works a treat even with full hd video. You can connect it by ethernet cable to the internet but the easiest way is definitely wirelessly and because it’s dual band it’s faster than my 200 av home plug network. It has 3 hdmi connections and 2 usb, one of which is high powered (1 amp rating) for powering an external hard drive. It plays most file formats whether it be music, pictures or video from a mobile phone, camcorders or your own dvd’s you have ripped. The remote is intuitive and works well at most angles but you still have a manual button on the tv itself which is like a mini ‘joystick’ which enables you to navigate the menus just in case you lose the remote.
We did quite a lot of research around tvs, including checking the which reports on best value and best performing tvs and this model came out on top. We have had the tv for about a month so far and have found it absolutely great, easy to set up. We think good picture and sound, we bought a dongle for the internet and that was very straightforward. We haven’t explored the ‘smart’ part of the tv as much, but i know we have access to iplayer and other bits and pieces.
Features of Samsung UE40ES5500 40-inch 1080P Full HD Smart LED TV with Freeview (discontinued by manufacturer)
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- 1920 x 1080 Pixel Resolution
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- 40″ LED SmartTV
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Very happy with this purchase. I bought this tv to serve an upstairs room which is used as an office/chill-out space. From opening the box to having the unit fully updated and online, took less than 15mins. For me it was practical and easy to run an ethernet cable into the back of the tv, and finding the updating facility was straight forward via the intuitive menu system. It is worth mentioning the unit provides you with 3 alternatives for updating it’s firmware, via direct connection to the internet (lan or usb), via pc download + usb stick, and also via a (tv) channel. If you get stuck i suggest you call samsung customer service, and ask them to talk you through the latter. At the time of setting up this tv, both iplayer and youtube worked fine. My mini keyboard and mouse also worked fine, other than where you might expect them to in some of the apps. This however is down to the apps in my experience, as for example with the youtube app. It will not allow you to put a cursor in the search box – in which case you cannot use the keyboard to type there.
Sound quality much better than expected. Bought this just before christmas 2012 and am very pleased with picture quality and sound. It must be admitted that i hardly ever use its built-in tuner because i like to pause and rewind live stuff. I already had a humax hdr-fox t2 and i use its tuner instead. I briefly looked at the ‘smart’ features of the tv – easy enough to use – but did not think they were worth bothering with – i don’t use iplayer etc for catchup ad can’t imagine watching youtube clips on tv. My existing humax and dvd connected up fine but a word of warning to the unwary: if you connect a dvd player to an hd tv there is a slight delay while the tvconverts the sd signal to hd; that means you wont want to connect your dvd direct to your hifi amp as the sound will be ahead of the picture. You need to route the dvd sound via the tv to your amp. Not so simple – the tv is designed to feed a home cinema and uses a different format for sound output. I believe it’s possible to get a converter but i’ve not researched it properly. So i can’t use my hifi to play dvd sound with this new tv – much less of a problem than i expected because the tv’s own sound is really quite ok.