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Samsung 40D5520 Series (UN40D5520 / UE 40D5520/ UA40D5520)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 649 reviews of Samsung 40D5520 Series (UN40D5520 / UE 40D5520/ UA40D5520). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The design and usability also get good comments. The reliability and durability get mixed reviews, while the energy efficiency and remote control get critical reviews.

image quality, usability, design, price, size

remote control, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 40D5520 Series (UN40D5520 / UE 40D5520/ UA40D5520) 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 40D5520 Series (UN40D5520 / UE 40D5520/ UA40D5520)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 user reviews of Samsung 40D5520 Series (UN40D5520 / UE 40D5520/ UA40D5520) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and price are on the whole positive. The sound and usability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the remote control.

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94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung UE40D5520 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 100Hz LED SMART Internet TV with Freeview HD - Charcoal BlackSamsung UE40D5520 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 100Hz LED SMART Internet TV with Freeview HD - Charcoal Black

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: John Archer (techradar.com)

Samsung UE40D5520 review

 

Samsung leaves premium aspirations aside to deliver a superb budget 40-inch TV

Terrific value ; Lovely design ; Excellent Smart TV features ; Very good picture quality

Sound could be better ; More quality control needed over some apps ; Minor and mostly avoidable backlight consistency issues

While Samsung might like to shout loudest about its flagship TVs, it's actually the brand's mid to lower-range models that have most helped propel Samsung to the top of the TV sales pile. And with good reason, for over the past three or four years its...

Sep, 2011

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

Samsung UE40D5520 review

 

Best budget 40-42in TV, Awards 2011. A truly polished performer at the price, with no obvious shortcomings

Skinny chassis ; extensive spec ; tremendous picture-making ability

Not brilliant off-axis

Best budget 40-42in TV, Awards 2011. The budget price doesn’t have to mean obvious short-comings – and this Samsung is a truly polished performer

Oct, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung UE40D5520

 

Pretty-boy looks, excellent picture quality, and a strong feature set all for under £530? Surely Samsung's UE40D5520 must have a catch somewhere...

Phenomenally cheap ; Good all-round picture quality ; Very easy on the eye

Audio struggles when pushed hard ; No Skype or web browser ; Very slight (but containable) backlight clouding

While there are plenty of other perfectly decent affordable 40in TVs out there this year, the UE40D5520 is clearly the best of the bunch we've seen to date - despite being also one of the most affordable.

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Wilson (reevoo.com)

Samsung UE40D5520

 

look god and good picture when working

Only lasted just under 2 years. Picture now goes blanks after about a minute.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Terry (argos.co.uk)

Great Product

 

Excellent value TV with a wide variety of features. Not top of the range but great quality. Argos reserve and collect at shop worked a treat - very pleased !!

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Sarah (reevoo.com)

Samsung UE40D5520

 

Looks good, good picture.

Sound is average.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Neil (reevoo.com)

Samsung UE40D5520

 

HD picture quality is excellent

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Brian (reevoo.com)

Samsung UE40D5520

 

Superb quality picture and very easy to use, extremely happy with this product

Unable to use all of the Samsung Apps, the Samsung web page shows a whole range of apps but does not indicate which apps (ie Netflix) certain models are unable to use - I had to purchase a Roku Box in order to use this app.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Vik (reevoo.com)

Samsung UE40D5520

 

Picure and Sound quality are superb. Good value for money. This buy will make you happy.

Difficult to type while using smart tv apps.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Matthew (reevoo.com)

Samsung UE40D5520

 

This is my first edge lit LED/LCD TV and although you notice the 'light pooling' which is an unavoidable negative of this technology, it is infrequent and not really obtrusive. At the same time it deals better with darkly lit scenes than my 37" LG...

Time between channel changes seems like it's as slow as any digital set top box/TV I've owned over the years, but it's not too bad. The Smart TV interface seems more painfully slow such that I may not make much use of it.

May, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10 / 20

Certificates

Certification:- Eco Mark: Planet First

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:40
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Mega Contrast
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:100
Noise reduction: Yes
Supported video modes:1080p

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (PowerSave):34
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):100

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Control Type:Buttons
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Number of OSD languages:29
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC / AC, AV
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package weight:39

Performance

Game mode: Yes
Optical disc player:N
Optical disc player type:Not included
Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio input for DVI: Yes
Common interface (CI): Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
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 input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (PowerSave):34
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):100

TV Tuner

Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital / Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.18
Depth (with stand):10
Height:22.6
Height (with stand):25.2
Package dimensions (WxDxH):46.7 x 4.72 x 26.8
Package weight:39
Weight:24.5
Weight with stand:31.7
Width:37.6
Width (with stand):37.6