Amazon Review by Ren
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Samsung UN40H5500 Slim 40-inch 1080p 60Hz Smart LED TV.
I bought this TV shortly after it was available on Amazon. The smart features are excellent. However, I had a variety of problems with two TVs before I purchased a third which was flawless. I have been updating my review here to share what has been going on with the TVs and the returns.
Excellent CPU. Previous model had a dual core, this one has a quad core, which means the smart features are faster. The features are excellent. It is true that you can watch Netflix, Amazon videos, browse the internet, and so much more. All smart features work well, except some times that the Youtube app is laggy and prone to crashes (I don’t blame the TV on this, but it is more of the app version which is different from one you would see on a smart phone). I do like some features of the Youtube app which allow me to create playlists on my smart phone and watch them on the TV. The Netflix app was recently upgraded and it works even better now, if you like Netflix or Amazon videos, specially if you have Amazon prime, you need one of these TVs. The network card, the hardware component that allows you to connect to your home’s wireless network, is perfect. You can connect to 2g or 5g WLAN. Storage on the TV is good, but really you should use an external Hard Drive for home movies and pictures you wish to stream or if you can connect it to your home PC and stream from there. This TV is essentially a computer, so you can always plug in a mouse and keyboard and browse the net. The Smart TV features are excellent, I recommend it.
I had to buy three TVs before I received one that was working as intended.
The first one that I bought was returned for it had two clusters of yellow and blue lights stuck on the screen. No matter what I was watching those lights would show up. I quickly contacted Amazon and returned it. Amazon’s return policy is, as always, excellent. I received a second TV, but this one had a dead pixel; therefore I returned it as well. It felt more like a hassle than anything, but again you can trust Amazon to take care of any problems like this; you won’t even have to pay the return shipping.
Since I was asked below in the comments. This model does not come with a smart remote or voice control; you would need to get the 6400+ model if you want those features. You could buy the smart remote and use it perfectly well on this TV, but voice recognition won’t work.
I am upgrading my review from 3 stars to 4. I recommend this TV, the fact that I received two defective ones does not mean all are defective. For the price and features you will receive, you are getting one of the best TVs on the market. If you want something worthy of a 5 star review you need to look at the 6350 or 6400 Samsung models, which I plan to review soon.