Product code: 82457501
Enjoy a compelling picture quality with colour-boosting HDR on the Hisense 55M5500. Backed by four-times the resolution of Full HD, this 8-bit has the ability to play programmes and movies in a beautiful High Dynamic Range. Furthermore, with the brand’s state-of-the-art Smart platform, you’ll be entertained with apps such as Netflix, Youtube and Wuaki.tv. And if you have an Android smart device, you can beam content directly onto the big-screen using AnyView Cast.
Super-Sharp 4K To respond to screens getting bigger, brands have packed their screens with more pixels. This 50-inch screen has four times the number of pixels than 1080p HD TVs, delivering stunning realism, natural motion and incredible detail. Experience this high-spec picture across a range of broadcasts, movies, sports and more thanks to 4K upscaling. As it converts lower resolution content to near-4K quality, anything you watch on the big screen will be truly extraordinary. Upscaling is a process through which a lower resolution signal or data source is displayed at a higher resolution. The upscaling process interpolates additional pixels from the source data, and produces a clearer picture on your 4K screen than a non-upscaled image. This set’s smooth 1000 Hz refresh rate makes it perfect for watching sport, too.
With its 8-bit panel, the 55M5500 can show over a billion individual colours to deepen your view and shows shades you’ve never seen in home entertainment before. The source content needs to be HDR for you to fully appreciate the picture, but here lies an element of future-proofing a new era of television.
Quad-Core smart platform
This set’s Hisense Smart platform is ran by a rapid quad-core processor, so you’ll browse seamlessly. Do anything from stream shows on Netflix and Amazon, keep up with the weather on Accuweather or play clips on YouTube. Other apps included Wuaki.tv, Plex, Facebook and Twitter.*
With AnyView Cast, you can mirror content on your Android smart device onto the TV. You could show holiday snaps to guests, play games on the big screen or continue watching movies from a commute – the possibilities are endless. Please note that this feature doesn’t work on iOS devices.
Get some of the UK’s favourite TV channels in high definition, subscription free. Channels include BBC One HD, BBC Two HD, ITV HD, Channel 4 HD as well as BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD and CBBC HD for free. You can also access up to 60 standard definition Freeview digital TV channels and 25 radio stations.
With TVs getting slimmer and built-in speakers getting smaller, choosing the right sound system is more important than ever. Soundbars enhance your TV’s sound quality and add that extra audio punch to all your movies, games and TV programmes. More affordable and easier to set up than a full size speaker system, they don’t compromise on quality either.
Take a look at our full range of soundbars.
If you want to connect your TV to a blu-ray player, games console, soundbar or soundbase then you'll need a HDMI cable.
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*Apps shown may not be available on all Hisense Smart TV products. The Hisense Smart TV platform is used by content providers to make apps available. Content providers may remove apps from the Smart TV platform or stop supporting them at any time.
Delivery information:If you buy a sound bar or DVD/Blu-ray player along with this TV, please note that they'll be delivered separately.
- 3D Ready
- 3D Technology Type
3D Technology Type
Active 3D works from battery-powered glasses. Passive 3D works with an on-screen filter and regular glasses
- Accessories Included
- Table Mount, Remote, Batteries, Manual
- Audio Details
Different manufacturers use different sound systems to improve your audio experience
- Dolby Digital +
Delivers edge-to-edge viewing and reduced screen glare
Digital Living Network Alliance compatible - lets you build a digital network around the home with other DLNA devices
- Digital tuner
Built-in digital tuners let you receive channels through an aerial with Freeview or through a satellite dish with freesat
- Freeview HD
- Packaged: H84 x W138.2 x D15.8cm
- Dimensions Without Stand
- H72 x W124.4 x D6.4cm
- Energy Rating
Graded on performance, from A+++ to G, with A+++ being the highest rating. Higher ratings mean better energy efficiency
Expanding contrast ratio and colour palettes, this product’s High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatibility gives greater glow and visual depth than regular HD content.
- Hard drive
Stores files like videos and images, and programmes such as games. A portion of this may already be allocated to data like your operating system
- Headphone socket
- Internet Ready
Internet enabled devices allow you access to a wealth of online content through Wi-Fi, dongle or Ethernet connection.
- Yes - Built-in Wi-Fi
- Model name / number
- NFC enabled
Devices with NFC (Near Field Connection) can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
- Number of tuners
Number of tuners
These are built-in the TV to access digital television channels, radio stations or even HD channels at no extra cost
- Operating system
Determines the interface you see on screen and the types of programmes you can run.
- Hisense Smart
- Picture Resolution
The number of pixels that make up the image. A higher picture resolution makes for greater clarity, depth and detail in the image. Higher resolutions screens also make it harder to distinguish individual pixels from a close distance
- 4K Ultra HD
Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display. There may be different types of ports, eg. some USB ports can charge a plugged in device while the unit is in sleep mode
- 4 x HDMI, 1 x SCART, 3 x USB 2.0
- Power Consumption - Annual
Power Consumption - Annual
Estimated energy use for a full year's use, based on EU regulations
- 149 kWh
- Power Consumption - On Mode
Power Consumption - On Mode
The average daily power consumption based on EU measures. Rated power consumption based on maximum continuous use may differ.
- Power Consumption - Stand By
Power Consumption - Stand By
Amount used when on standby, based on EU regulations
- Recording Capacity (hours)
- Refresh Rate
The number of times the screen is refreshed per second - a higher number can result in a smoother image. Please note, manufacturers may use their own measurements for refresh rate, so these may not always be comparable.
- 1000 Hz
- Screen Resolution
Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
- 3840 x 2160 pixels (4K)
- Screen Type
LED screens are backlit, with multiple light-emitting diodes; OLEDs use individual organic light-emitting diodes with no backlight; QLEDs use Quantum Dot technology to provide excellent levels of contrast, colour reproduction and energy efficiency
- Screen size
The size of the device's screen, usually measured diagonally in inches
- Shop by Type
- Smart TV
Connects to the home Wi-Fi to access apps including BBC iPlayer, stream from services such as Netflix and browse websites
- Speaker output
The total output measured in watts. The higher the number, the louder the sound.
- Table Top Stand
- Viewing angle (horizontal / vertical)
Viewing angle (horizontal / vertical)
The angle from which the display is clearly visible with no loss of image quality. Higher figure will ensure more people seated around the display will be able to view it clearly
- Visible Screen Size (measured diagonally)
Unpackaged weight of the product
4K Ultra HD | also referred to as 4K and UHD, delivers four times the pixels of a Full HD screen to display unprecedented picture clarity and detail, even close up
High Dynamic Range (HDR) | Expanding contrast ratio and colour palettes, High Dynamic Range (HDR) gives greater glow and visual depth than regular HD content.
UHD Alliance| A band of TV brands, broadcasters and film producers that set Ultra HD standards. Members include LG, Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, Netflix, Disney, Warner Bros and Technicolor.
4K Upscaling | boosts standard definition and high definition content to a near 4K ultra-high definition picture quality. Upscaling is a process through which a lower resolution signal or data source is displayed at a higher resolution. The upscaling process interpolates additional pixels from the source data, and produces a clearer picture on your 4K screen than a non-upscaled image.
LED | LED-backlit TVs feature hundreds of small LEDs (light emitting diodes) to create a thin, light weight and energy efficient TV. This is perhaps the most common screen type on the market
Smart TV | streams online content through your home network to bring you access to digital content such as On Demand, and streaming services from the internet such as apps
Freeview HD | 60 digital television channels , 25 radio stations plus 12 HD channels all for free
Freeview Play | A supplement to Freeview HD that enables catch-up on BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 & Demand 5.
Freesat HD | a satellite service which offers quality, free entertainment via a set top box or integrated receiver, in high definition
Wi-Fi | allows TVs, smartphones, computers and other devices to connect to the internet and communicate wirelessly
DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) | comprises consumer electronics manufacturers who have created an industry-wide standard to enable devices to share media, such as videos and photos, over a home network
Wireless connection | established via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC or DLNA
WebOS | an operating system for LG's Smart TVs which features a multitasking interface, efficient response time, simple and intuitive setup with access to some of the best catch-up TV, movies, sport and music servicesMore from Hisense