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Samsung M4500 TV Review

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77
78
2

Experts

86
4,930

Consumers

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Overall, the M4500 is a pocket-friendly smart TV fit for a basic user who prioritizes simplicity. Its low brightness and middling color quality may be discouraging, but it is very easy to use.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Samsung M4500 TV is an entry-level 720p TV announced in mid-2017. The HD Smart display uses LED display technology and has a 60Hz refresh rate, but this is quite limited compared to what the Best TV’s have in store.

Nonetheless, the display uses PurColor technology to display color in accurate detail, and it also has Micro Dimming Pro technology to better enhance its contrast and deliver deeper blacks and brighter whites.

The display runs on the Samsung Smart Hub, which grants easy access to popular streaming apps like Netflix and Hulu.

The TV’s support for WiFi connectivity is something it shares with the Samsung Q60B, which we’ve also covered in our Samsung Q60B QLED TV review.

In terms of inputs, the M4500 features 2 HDMI ports, 1 USB, 1 Ethernet, 1 Component, and 1 Composite input, but there’s no support for HDR or Dolby Atmos content.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Samsung M4500 TV is an entry-level 32-inch screen that’s low on peak brightness tested at 205 nits, but its 4,593:1 contrast ratio delivers dark blacks and bright whites, even without local dimming.

Viewing angles are poor since its brightness washes out at 41°, but reflection handling is superb courtesy of its semi-gloss screen finish. Color accuracy is awful out of the box, but it improves significantly after calibration, with a color dE rating of 2.12.

The display is also limited to a 720p resolution, so it cannot be used for 4K content.

The display is limited to two HDMI, one USB, and 1 Digital Optical Audio Out, plus one Ethernet port and it has no support for HDR10 or Dolby Vision content.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Great sound quality, especially for a smaller room
  • Good picture quality with vibrant colors
  • Multi-function Samsung remote for easy control
  • Pre-installed smart features and TV guide enhance the viewing experience
  • Thoughtful packaging for safe delivery
  • Simple setup and connectivity to Wi-Fi and streaming services
  • Slim and lightweight design for easy placement

Reason to Avoid

  • Audio quality is not ideal for larger rooms
  • Lack of Universal Remote feature; requires two remotes
  • Few options for adjusting picture settings
  • No Bluetooth capability for headphones or devices
  • Some reports of Wi-Fi dropping occasionally
  • Screws for base attachment can be challenging

Samsung M4500 TV Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeEdge
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatNo
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeLED
Max Resolution1366 x 768
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Screen size32"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformTizen
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyNo
VRRVRRNo

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Market Context

The Samsung M4500 TV is an entry-level 720p TV announced in mid-2017. The HD Smart display uses LED display technology and has a 60Hz refresh…

The Samsung M4500 TV is an entry-level 720p TV announced in mid-2017. The HD Smart display uses LED display technology and has a 60Hz refresh rate, but this is quite limited compared to what the Best TV’s have in store.

Nonetheless, the display uses PurColor technology to display color in accurate detail, and it also has Micro Dimming Pro technology to better enhance its contrast and deliver deeper blacks and brighter whites.

The display runs on the Samsung Smart Hub, which grants easy access to popular streaming apps like Netflix and Hulu.

The TV’s support for WiFi connectivity is something it shares with the Samsung Q60B, which we’ve also covered in our Samsung Q60B QLED TV review.

In terms of inputs, the M4500 features 2 HDMI ports, 1 USB, 1 Ethernet, 1 Component, and 1 Composite input, but there’s no support for HDR or Dolby Atmos content.

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The Samsung M4500 is more of an indoor display, while the Samsung LED Outdoor TV works best for use outdoors. The latter is also available in larger 55, 65, and a 75-inch screen sizes than the M4500, available in 24, 28, and 32-inch variants. If that sounds appealing, then check out the LED Outdoor in our Samsung LED Outdoor Full Sun 4K TV review. Still, if you’d like a TV with a 4K resolution and a vertical orientation, you might be interested in our Samsung The Sero TV review.

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While they both use a VESA 100×100 wall mount, the Samsung M4500 TV has a lower 720p resolution than the Samsung M5300, which has a 1080p screen. Also worth noting is that the M4500 has a VA panel, while the M5300 has an IPS display, and in terms of contrast, the M4500 has a better 4,593:1 native contrast compared to the M5300, with a 1,294:1 contrast. On the flip side, the M5300 has a lower input lag of 35.1ms compared to the M4500, at 46.7ms.

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Backlight Type

Edge

Edge

Direct Lit

Display Type

LED

LED

LED

HDMI Inputs

2

3

3

HDR Format

No

HDR10, HDR10+, HLG

n/a

LED Panel Type

LED

Quantum LED

IPS

Max Resolution

1366 x 768

3840 x 2160 (4k)

1280 x 720

Refresh Rate

60 Hz

60 Hz

60 Hz

Screen size

32"

43"

32"

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Expert Score

78

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True Score

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