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Samsung 40D550 Series (LA40D550 / LE40D550 / LN40D550)

Samsung 40D550 Series (LA40D550 / LE40D550 / LN40D550)
alaScore 89

244 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 244 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and usability are on the whole positive. The value for money and sound are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 40D550 Series (LA40D550 / LE40D550 / LN40D550) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 244 reviews)

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Samsung LN40D550


To judge from the LND630 we checked out earlier and the LND550 reviewed here, Samsung's low-end LCDs are pretty dang good. These non-LED-based models managed deeper black levels than like-priced competitors, and largely avoid the uniformity problems...

The inexpensive Samsung LND550 series evinced good performance for an entry-level non-LED-TV, with deep black levels and ample shadow detail. Its screen was quite uniform, and the matte finish is a boon in bright rooms. Its styling is among the best in...

Color accuracy on the LND550 series was worse than most of its entry-level competition. Unlike some 60Hz LCDs we've tested, it didn't handle 1080p/24 cadence properly

The Samsung LND550's mix of features, style and picture quality stands tall among the tough entry-level LCD TV crowd.

Expert review by:

Best value 40-inch LCD TV


Experts and users say that the 40-inch Samsung LN40D550 provides solid picture performance and just enough features to keep things interesting. Picture quality is very good, highlighted by excellent screen uniformity -- a rarity among LCD TVs...

Good color, good uniformity, can stream movies, music and photos from a computer, good value

Dynamic backlight dimming can't be turned off, picture quality not quite as good as on more expensive sets, no 3D, no Internet streaming

Consumer review by:

"Samsung's Theme Song: "Take the Money and Run""


Samsung TVs are plagued with problems soon after the warranty expires. As a manufacturer, Samsung is in the lower third for brand reliability according to Consumer Reports with a product repair rate more than twice such competitors as Sony and Sharp....

No pros from my point of view

Soon after the warranty expires, problems happen


Consumer review by:

A nice 40 inch TV well worth the price


Overall, I love this TV. I bought it from BestBuy on sale for 549.00! You will not be disappointed by this one!

Nice size for my living room & the HD quality is great

color & picture sharpness needs a small amount of tweaking

Consumer review by:

"It seems a pretty nice budget flat TV."


Not expensive TV, good design, like the colors, plenty connections.

Not good enough for 1080p.

Consumer review by:

"A nice 40 inch TV well worth the price"


Overall, I love this TV. I bought it from BestBuy on sale for 549.00! You will not be disappointed by this one!

Nice size for my living room & the HD quality is great!

color & picture sharpness needs a small amount of tweaking

Consumer review by:

"Decent TV for when it came out. Now outdated."


I got this a little after it came out. It's a good TV, and overall I like it, until you compare it to the newer Samsungs. I would definitely go for a newer generation as the color is much better on those, as is the refresh rate.

Innexspensive and well built, this was solid for when it came out.

The color is off right out of the box. It's nothing you can't adjust but compared against some of the newer t.v.s it really is mediocre for an LCD.

Consumer review by:

"A good deal for an entry level tv"


All in all a great tv especially if found for a good deal. I would disagree with David and crew and give the D550 the edge over the Sony. With better black levels and twice as many connections. Altough, I will admit that it is personal preference...

Good color accuracy, excellent black levels, plenty of connections

cannot properly handle 1080p/24 sources, colors are not as good as some other sets in price range

Consumer review by:

Pleasantly Surprised!


I have purchased this TV for $629 at Wallmart, so I did not have high expectation, though I did chose Samsung, because I generally like their displays. I am really impressed by the quality of this product. Everything is great. There are lots of...

Colors are amazing ; Sound is very, very good ; Lots of input ; Extremely easy to set up ; Remote control easier to use

Black becomes dark blue if viewed from the angle ; It just 60Hz model

Consumer review by:

I have in my bedroom, conected to my Home Theater.


I recommend it

A lot of conectivity ports, great image size and contrast

Menu it's not so good

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP): No
USB Recording: No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No


CI Plus:No / Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: Yes
Ethernet: Yes
Front AV Interface: No
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
S-Video: No
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready
YUV Interface: Yes


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:50
Frequency:50 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):B
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type of Monitor:LCD