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Samsung Series 5 550 LE37B550 / 37 inch / HD 1080p / Freeview / LCD TV

Released on 30 March 2009

Manufacturer: Samsung

5.0 out of 5 (11 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Samsung LCD TV perfectly balances style and techonology to give you an unrivalled viewing experience, no matter what you choose to watch.


HD 1080p
Full HD has twice the resolution of ordinary HD TV. Twice the resolution means twice the detail. Which means you get vividly realistic images with unmatched depth, clarity and sharpness. For more pixels, more detail and more pleasure nothing performs better than Full HD.



Wide Colour Enhancer
Samsung Wide Colour Enhancer technology lengthens and expands luminance level and colour range for more intense, vivid and realistic colours.



4 HDMI Connections
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is the gold standard in HD connectivity. Uncompressed and 100% digital, HDMI delivers pure HD quality audio and video with no loss of signal.



USB 2.0
USB 2.0 uses a simple USB interface to let you play music and view pictures right on your TV screen.

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  • 600Hz Subfield Motion
  • Screen Size: 37"
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Technology: CCFL
  • Picture Engine: DNIe+
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: High Contrast
  • Wide Colour Enhancer:WCE 2
  • 1080 24p Real Movie
  • Audio
  • Sound Effect System: SRS Trusurround HD & Dolby Digital Plus
  • Speaker Type: Down Firing
  • Sound Output(RMS): 10W x 2
  • Features
  • USB 2.0
  • Teletext(TTXT)
  • Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
  • Game mode
  • User Interface
  • OSD Language
  • Sleep Timer
  • Clock & On/Off Timer
  • Auto Channel Search
  • Auto Power Off
  • EPG
  • Auto Volume Leveller
  • Hotel Mode(S/W)
  • System
  • DTV Type
  • DTV Tuner Built-in
  • Inputs / Outputs
  • HDMI: back + side
  • USB: side
  • CI Slot: side
  • Composite(AV): side
  • Service: back
  • PC input (D-sub): back
  • PC Audio Input (Mini Jack): back
  • DVI Audio Input (Mini Jack): back
  • Component(Y/Pb/Pr): back
  • Digital Audio (Optical): back
  • Headphone: back
  • RF Input: back
  • Audio Out(L/R): back
  • RS232C: back
  • Scart: back
  • Design
  • Type: Samsung Crystal TV
  • Colour: Platinum Black
  • Swivel (Left/Right)
  • Dimensions:
  • Set Size(WXDXH) with Stand: 923 x 253 x 659.4
  • Set Size(WXDXH) without Stand: 923 x 78.5 x 597
  • Weight
  • Set Weight with Stand: 19.4
  • Set weight without stand: 14.8
  • Accessory
  • Remote Controller
  • Batteries
  • Power Cable

customer Reviews

 Average rating (11 reviews)

 great tv.

| | See all jimbobbys's reviews (1)

Build
First thing i noticed from opening the box and taking out the parts to put it together, was the build quality. The stand is well build and sturdy. You will need a screwdriver to put the tv together though, but its well worth it for the stand. The t.v also looks great with the crystal clear design. The t.v was also lighter than my old 32" lg lcd tv, which i didn't expect.

Screen Quality
The screen quality is what you expect from samsung, great picture and black levels. I didn't even notice any jagies(pixelated) edges on the freeview from distance. I am about 2.3/3 metres away from screen. I would say that u would prob would have to set the picture to your own settings, to one's own tastes. The power setting seem useless though, as it makes the picture too dark, in my opinion, even in the 1st option. For fast moving pictures like sports and gaming(fps's, racing) etc.. I didn't see any lag or ghosting, In all modes 1080p, 480p, 480i, 720p etc.. Tested them on old games with the required resolutions. The blue ray resolution is excellant too.

Inputs
There is enough inputs on this t.v to make any one happy, 4x hdmi's, optical, headphone out, scart, vga. usb for listening to music or viewing pictures, though no moives, which is a shame, but we have our ps3's, blue ray player's etc.. for that.

Sound
The t.vs speakers are fine and do the job, I've read reviews with them sighted as a problem, though i thought they were fine. If your not happy with them you can always hook it to a reciever through the optical. Though the speaks are fine for general viewing of tv and tv films. Havent tried it with a dvd moive, don't see it as being a problem though, as all t.v speaks are known to be only usefull for general viewing, in my opinion.

Overall
The t.v is great value for money as it looks like it costs more than it does, which is a plus. It has full hd and all the inputs for this T.v to last for years. This is unless you want to upgrade to 42" or the new 3D screens coming out in the future.

 Awesome Telly

| | See all shandybob76's reviews (14)

I spent a fair while trying to figure out which TV to go for to replace my old 32" CRT. I didn't want to spend a fortune, but also wanted something half decent. After a fair bit of research, I went for the Samsung Series 5 37" LE37B550, and I was not disappointed.

Delivered the day after ordering, out of the box and working within minutes. Connected up aerial for Freeview, Xbox360, Wii and upscaling DVD player and the picture on all of them is brilliant. Particularly pleased with the optical out for sound - only one cable to my amp, and managed to ditch my scart switch and my freeview box in the process, simplifying my setup.

The picture really is very good, can't comment on sound as I use my surround sound system, but for just over 500 notes you really can't go wrong. Highly recommended!

 Sublime Blacks

| | See all BASSCADET's reviews (2)

Had this TV for 1 month now and I'm blown away. The black levels are fantastic. I use mine mainly for PS3 / Xbox 360, Blu Ray and DVD's and the picture quality is amazing. Far better than I'd anticipated in fact. Build quality is also good. The only minus point is the weak sound however I have some good PC speakers plugged into the rear headphone socket so it isnt an issue for me.
This TV was recently awarded 5 stars by 'What Hi-Fi Sound and Vision' magazine. Buy with confidence.

 Top Quality

| | See all Darv1987's reviews (1)

Great TV and thought I should point out that it does have freeview so ignore the comments that say it doesnt! Sound like most flat screens is poor, make sure you order a surround system and you then that problem is alleviated.

 5 stars for TV - 3 stars for play.com service

| | See all RodneyTrotter09's reviews (1)

The Samsung Series 5 is a very nice looking TV, it has crystal effect glass case around the out edges of the TV which sets it off nice. Picture quality is from Sky (SD) is good, picture quality from PS3 at 1080p is excellent. I've read a lot of reviews for this TV and some mention poor sound quality, however I've found the sound is pretty good from the down firing speakers. All in all this is an excellent mid-range TV and great value for money, it would be hard to find better for less money.

For bigger items play.com use a courier company called 'Home Delivery network' (www hdnl.co.uk) who were ok, they call you to make sure you are home when they plan to delivery. I just wish play.com had told me about this process instead of me having to ring them a couple of times and ask to find out who the courier is and the package number so I could track it on Home Delivery Network's website.

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