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Samsung LE 40A856

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews of Samsung LE 40A856. 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. Reviews about the color and connectivity are on the whole positive. The usability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the remote control and sound.

design, image quality, usability, connectivity, color

price, durability, sound, remote control

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung LE 40A856 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung LE 40A856

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Samsung LE 40A856 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design. The usability also gets good feedback. Many are negative about the sound and price.

image quality, usability, design

durability, price, sound

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung LE40A856 - 40'' Widescreen 1080P Full HD LCD TV - With Freeview Rose BlackSamsung LE40A856 - 40'' Widescreen 1080P Full HD LCD TV - With Freeview Rose Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (techradar.com)

Samsung LE40A856S1W review

 

A good-looking 40" LCD TV with some not-so-useful extras

Appealing design ; Good value ; Vibrant colour

Contrast-heavy scenes lack detail ; Frustrating remote control

A good all-rounder, this TV will probably sell on its looks alone. Doesn't need its fussy extra features

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Sam Kieldsen (techradar.com)

Samsung LE40A856 review

 

We definitely think Samsung's skinny new screen measures up

Good all-round picture quality ; Beautifully thin design ; Connectivity

Disappointing audio ; Ponderous menus

Samsung manages to deliver a fantastic LCD without any of the usual catches

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Samsung LE40A856 review

 

Samsung's latest LCD is slim, stylish and sports some tasty media-streaming skills

A superb, stylish high-end TV at a mid-range price. If only the speakers were better

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Samsung's latest LCD is slim, stylish and sports some tasty media-streaming skills

A superb, stylish high-end TV at a mid-range price. If only the speakers were better

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Samsung LE40A856S1M review

 

Extensive spec ; fine build and slim good looks ; good images, particularly striking black tones

Some stiff competition

The combination of looks, specification and performance means this Samsung elbows its way on to the top table

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: electricpig.co.uk (electricpig.co.uk)

Samsung LE40A856

 

The Samsung LE40A856 is Samsung's best-looking television yet. Luckily the awesome full-HD images match the eye-licking aesthetics.

Full 1080p resolution and 100Hz motion plus

Black levels aren't as black as your black heart

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Samsung LE40A856

 

The Slim Series 8 LCD TV offers a truly unique viewing experience. The Series 8 LCD is equipped with LCD technology such as 100Hz motion plus, full-HD 1080p and ultra-clear panel. The Series 8 is also a multimedia centerpiece with features like...

Fantastic looks, a skinny frame that’s about as thick as celery, a huge range of connections (did we mention those four HDMI ports?) and most importantly superb picture quality – this really has all the ingredients required to make a fantastic...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: PriceRunner (pricerunner.co.uk)

Samsung LE40A856

 

Slimline, glossy and gorgeous – no we’re not talking about us – this high-end 40-inch LCD is probably the best-looking television Samsung has ever produced. But it’s not just a pretty face. Oh no, it’s packed to the gills with top-grade tech (including...

To be honest there’s very little about this TV that we didn’t like. The black levels are quite as black as your black heart and contrast aren’t up to the standards of most plasma screens, it’s true, but that’s hardly a deal-breaker and it’s an LCD-wide...

Fantastic looks, a skinny frame that’s about as thick as celery, a huge range of connections (did we mention those four HDMI ports?) and most importantly superb picture quality – this really has all the ingredients required to make a fantastic...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Insider Staff (theinsider.pricerunner.co.uk)

Samsung LE40A856

 

Slimline, glossy and gorgeous - no we're not talking about us - this high-end 40-inch LCD is probably the best-looking television Samsung has ever produced. But it's not just a pretty face. Oh no, it's packed to the gills with top-grade tech (including...

To be honest there's very little about this TV that we didn't like. The black levels are quite as black as your black heart and contrast aren't up to the standards of most plasma screens, it's true, but that's hardly a deal-breaker and it's an LCD-wide...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung LE40A856

 

Looks fantastic, whether turned on or not

Wireless network access requires USB adaptor

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

Display

HD type:Full HD / HD Ready

Other features

Weight (without stand):0.557

Technical Details

RF input:1
RF output:1