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Samsung 40D550 Series (LA40D550 / LE40D550 / LN40D550)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 333 reviews of Samsung 40D550 Series (LA40D550 / LE40D550 / LN40D550). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price. The sound and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the energy efficiency. Comments are divided on the tuner.

image quality, usability, sound, price, design

energy

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung 40D550 Series (LA40D550 / LE40D550 / LN40D550)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Samsung 40D550 Series (LA40D550 / LE40D550 / LN40D550) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and sound. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the tuner, while many are negative about the remote control and energy efficiency.

image quality, usability, price, sound, design

energy, remote control

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung LE40D550 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with FreeviewSamsung LE40D550 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freeview

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 40D550 Series (LA40D550 / LE40D550 / LN40D550)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 200 user reviews of Samsung 40D550 Series (LA40D550 / LE40D550 / LN40D550) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and price. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably, but views are divided on the reliability.

image quality, usability, sound, price, size

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung LN40D550 40-Inch 1080p 60 Hz LCD HDTV (Black) [2011 MODEL] (2011 Model)Samsung LN40D550 40-Inch 1080p 60 Hz LCD HDTV (Black) [2011 MODEL] (2011 Model)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Samsung LN40D550

 

This product has not yet been reviewed by PCMag.com editors.

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Nov, 2011

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

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

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: LCD TV Buying Guide (lcdtvbuyingguide.com)

Expert Review

 

Samsung LA40D550 40inch Full HD LCD TV

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: LoungeSpecialist (newegg.com)

Not a great TV

 

Would probably RMA if I could. I think that I could live with it, though, but I'm very disappointed in the picture quality. I would discourage putting it where you're close up. For the money, not worth it. I may have been more comfortable spending less...

Audio-out jack, Big for the room it's in, Sufficient ports for inputs. Gets the job done. Good standalone sound

Text rendering is very poor. It made me think that I needed glasses. Pixelation is poor on images. Movement on-screen is blurry

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Near Deaf (newegg.com)

Good TV

 

The sound on this TV is better than what I got with my other TV hooked to my stereo. I can hear people talking much better and much more clearly. My friend's TV is over a year old with no problems.

Once you know what you're doing, the TV is easy to set up. A friend of mine got one a year ago, and I set it up. When I bought mine, I knew exactly what to do. Make sure you connect with an HDMI cable to get maximum effect. The TV has an excellent...

Make sure you choose the 'Source' first thing, before anything else. I kept choosing 'TV', and it didn't work. I had to choose 'HDMI'. This wasn't really self-explanatory or intuitive for me. Once the 'Source' is chosen, everything else is simple

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Tracy (abt.com)

Great buy

 

The sound quality is top notch, play aorund with the settings until you find one that works for you. If something doens't seem right, I'm sure there is a fix for it in menu options.

Best looking TV out there, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound Quality

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Lana (abt.com)

A really nice TV

 

I'm not a television expert, but I needed a 40" flat screen to sit on top of the credenza in my living room. This one is perfect. The picture is really nice. There are a lot of connections (that I don't use) and the ABT guys set it up in a flash to...

ABT set it up quickly, Everything I wanted

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: BJ (abt.com)

I am pleased with the product

 

I bought the TV for my bedroom and love it. The only thing I was a bit dissappointed is that it was missing the cables for setting it up with no HDMI connection. At least these should be part of the package.

Good Remote Control, Great Picture Quality, Energy Efficient, Easy To Setup, Great Sound Quality

Missing the cables

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Dru (abt.com)

Good for the price conscience!

 

The TV was easy to set up and operate. There are no silly noises when you turn on or turn off this unit. The color could be a bit richer and the sound a bit bassier but not bad for the price. The only other "con" is where the HDMI connections are. They...

LED-backlit, Good Remote Control, Easy To Setup, Reduced Glare

Poor connection placement

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: digia4 (abt.com)

Happy with purchase

 

I searched for a while before deciding on this TV. I am pleased with my choice. The picture looks great, it was easy to set up, the TV is attractive, and the stand is very sturdy. Great choice for the price.

Good Remote Control, Easy To Setup, Great Picture Quality

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse / Dolby Digital Plus, SRS TheaterSound / SRS TheaterSound / SRS TheaterSound HD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse / SRS TheaterSound, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse / SRS TS
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
FM radio: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10 / 20

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
LED Indicators:Stand-by, Yes

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):60000:1
Display Diagonal:40
Display Diagonal (metric):40
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1980
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:50 / 60
Progressive Scan:No / Yes
Screen format adjustments:16:9
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p
Viewable size diagonal:3.98 / 39.8

Energy Management

AC (power) in: Yes
AC input frequency:50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 110 - 120 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:127
Energy efficiency compliance:B
Input frequency:50/60 / 60
Input Voltage:110 - 120 / 220 - 240
Power consumption (PowerSave):62.3
Power consumption (sleep mode):0.15 / 87
Power consumption (standby):0.2 / 0.3 / 1
Power consumption (typical):110 / 180 / 62.3

Ergonomics

Placement supported:Horizontal / Vertical
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:200 x 200 / 7.87 x 7.87

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):N / Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG):No / Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
Number of OSD languages:29 / 3 / 30
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP, FRE
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Remote Control Type:MT950 / TM950
Sleep Timer:No / Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Standard / Game

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Other Features

Backlight:No / Yes
Box depth:6.7
Box depth (imperial):6.7
Box height:28.3
Box height (imperial):28.3
Box width:47.6
Box width (imperial):47.6
Display:LCD
HDMI: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):47.6 x 6.69 x 28.3
Package weight:45.6
Package weight (imperial):45.6
Power Requirements:220-240V, 50/60Hz / AC 110 - 120 V 60 Hz
Power supply type:AC
Product weight:31.4
Product weight (+stand) (lb):38.6
Product weight (lb):31.4
Set depth (inch):3.2
Set depth (with stand) (inch):10
Set height (inch):24.1
Set height (with stand) (inch):26.3
Set width (inch):39.1
Set width (with stand) (inch):39.1
Speakers:2
Stand-by LED: Yes
Weight:31.4
Weight (with stand) (imperial):38.6

Packaging Data

Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Package depth:6.69
Package height:28.3
Package weight:44.5 / 45.6 / 712.5 / 730.2
Package width:47.6
User Guide on CD-ROM: Yes

Performance

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Card reader integrated: No
Child lock:No / Yes
Game mode: Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Picture viewer: Yes
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:3GP, ASF, AVI, DIVX, FLV, H.262, H.263, M-JPEG, MKV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, RMVB, VOB, WMV
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,DIVX,FLV,H.262,H.263,M-JPEG,MKV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,RMVB,VOB,WMV

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Audio input for DVI: Yes
Common interface (CI):No / Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1 / 2
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDCP: No
HDMI ports quantity:4
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC (power) in:Y
AC input frequency:50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 110 - 120 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:127
Energy efficiency class:B
Power consumption (PowerSave):62.3
Power consumption (sleep):0.15 / 87
Power consumption (standby):0.2 / 0.3 / 1
Power consumption (typical):110 / 180 / 62.3

TV Tuner

Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:ATSC / DVB-C, DVB-T
Number of tuners:1 / 2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital / Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.17
Depth (with stand):10
Height:24.1
Height (with stand):26.3
Weight:30.4 / 31.3 / 486.8 / 502.7
Weight with stand:37.5 / 38.6 / 599.7 / 617.3
Width:39.1
Width (with stand):36.3 / 39.1