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Samsung LE-A956 Series LCD TV (46", 55")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Samsung LE-A956 Series LCD TV (46", 55"). 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. People are impressed by the price and color. The design and usability also get good views, whereas there are some critical comments about the glare.

image quality, usability, design, color, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung LE-A956 Series LCD TV (46", 55") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Rik Henderson (

Samsung LE55A956D review


With its Series 9 sets, Samsung claims to have taken LCD TV technology to another level

Black level ; Crisp and detailed HD images ; WISELINK Pro-DLNA is an exceptional addition

Mighty footprint in bezel and depth terms ; Pictures need tweaking ; SD pictures can look flat

A gorgeous TV with some truly inspirational features

Nov, 2008


Expert review by : John Archer (

Samsung LE55A956 55in LCD TV


Samsung combines LED backlighting and a range of nifty features with great effect in this big 55in LCD TV.

While its various little picture niggles open the door for other upcoming LED models to potentially outperform the LE55A956, right now the problems don't do enough to stop me feeling as if I've just spent quality time with not only a great picture...

Oct, 2008

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Samsung LE55A956


Not everyone has the room or money to accommodate this monstrous 55-inch TV, but it still delivers a fine big-screen picture

Great design and styling ; feature-packed ; excellent black reproduction ; superb Blu-ray picture

On-screen noise infiltrates DVD and Freeview pictures ; colours can be tricky to balance

Expert review by : John Archer (

Samsung LE55A956


The LE55A956's extravagant looks are joined by an extensive feature count. Connections, for instance, include an impressive four HDMIs, a USB port and an Ethernet jack. What's more, the LE55A956's Ethernet jack goes a considerable step further than the...

Terrific black levels, rich colours, stunning design, decent audio, great connectivity, good price for such a large LED screen

Blooming/halo effect around bright picture elements, limited viewing angle, occasional colour tone/blend issues

Feb, 2009

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Samsung LE55A956


A technological tour de force which points the way forward for LCD TV technology ..

A tour de force of innovative and more importantly useable technology which works. With the LE55A956 Samsung has produced an LCD which is not perfect but which in many respects is quite remarkable.

Dec, 2008


Expert review by : Vincent Teoh (

Samsung LE55A956 Review


At a time when other big brands like Sony and Philips were scampering to jump on the LED backlight bandwagon, Samsung was already readying its second generation for public consumption, having been the first electronics manufacturer to release an...

Smart LED] allows for exemplary blacks (and even true 0 cd/m2 blacks when the screen is blank) ; Improved LED backlighting algorithm (less flaring and virtually no black level fluctuation) ; Comprehensive array of picture adjustment controls available...

Average standard-def upscaling ; Input lag of 30 to 60ms may affect sensitive gamers ; Limited off-axis viewing angle ; Glossy “Ultra Clear Panel” reflects ambient light and causes glare ; Intermittent dropped frames when displaying 1080p/24 video...

Armed with a superior LED backlighting system (which results in less flaring and virtually no black level fluctuation), [100Hz Motion Plus] MCFI technology (which reduces motion blur), and a colour management system however rudimentary, the Samsung...

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications


Audio system:SRS Trusurround
Auto volume leveler: No
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:30


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes


Color of product:Black


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):2000000:1
Display Diagonal:55
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:HD
Response Time:4
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Power consumption (max):290
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):290


Swivelling: No

Management Features

Auto power off: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Remote Control Type:TM98C+TM94
Sleep Timer: Yes

Other Features

Dimensions (W x D x H) with stand:14.3 x 34.7 x 13.3
Package dimensions (WxDxH):58.7 x 18.1 x 40.1
Package weight:112.7
Stand-by LED: Yes

Other features

Weight (without stand):1.29

Packaging Data

Package weight:112


Teletext function: Yes
Teletext level:2.5

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (max):290
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):290

Technical Details

RF input:1
RF output:1
Woofer: Yes

TV Tuner

Auto channel search: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):13.3
Dimensions (WxDxH):0.0587 x 0.0401 x 18.1
Height (with stand):34.8
Weight with stand:89.1
Width (with stand):53.7