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Samsung LE 40A856

Samsung LE 40A856
alaScore 87

102 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. There are some negative opinions about the value for money.

image quality, design

value for money

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 102 reviews)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 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.

image quality

value for money

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

Expert review by:

Samsung LE40A856S1W television review

 

Having once lived solely in beer cans, widgets are now taking over the world. This 40-inch screen can display widgets for shares, weather and news headlines as part of something called InfoLive. It's something that Samsung is hoping will give its new...

High-def detail, four HDMI inputs, stunning slim design

Cheap remote control, lacklustre built-in content, inconsistent picture quality

InfoLive and Contents Library features prove mere distractions to what is a respectable HDTV. But when compared to the competition, the LE40A856S1W proves a decent value telly

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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

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Samsung LE40A856 review

 

This is a very appealing looking TV with decent picture quality, loads of extra features and very few downsides -- apart from the high price and weedy sound. The best part is that Samsung hasn't sacrificed any features to make the TV this slim

Design ; Picture quality ; InfoLive and Wiselink Pro are nice additions to the feature set

Sound quality ; Price ; Menus are a little sluggish

If you want a TV with as much visual impact as this one, you'll need to consider the Hitachi UT42-XV7000, which is expensive and needs an external box of tricks to receive Freeview or accept analogue inputs. That said, we do think the Hitachi had a...

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Samsung LE40A856

 

Samsung's really upped its game with the LE40A856 – slimline, glossy and gorgeous, this full-HD 1080p LCD television has more sex-appeal than Tom Jones' leather pants.

Full 1080p resolution and 100Hz motion plus

Black levels aren't as black as your black heart

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

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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...

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 aren't 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...

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 television.

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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...

Expert review by:

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...

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Samsung LE40A856

 

Looks fantastic, whether turned on or not

Wireless network access requires USB adaptor

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Front AV Interface: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
S-Video: Yes
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

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