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

Samsung 40D5520 Series (UN40D5520 / UE 40D5520/ UA40D5520)
alaScore 88

222 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 222 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 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Opinions about the design and price are overall positive. The sound and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the remote control.

image quality, usability, sound, price, design

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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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 user reviews of Samsung 40D5520 Series (UN40D5520 / UE 40D5520/ UA40D5520) from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The sound and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the remote control.

image quality, usability, sound, price, design

94% of the reviews on 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 LED TV Audio Video AV Component Adapter Cable

May, 2015

Expert review by: John Archer (

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

Despite costing under £600, it combines a lovely design with a long feature count – including a terrific Smart TV system – and startlingly good picture quality that's better than that of many more expensive TVs we've seen.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Samsung UE40D5520


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

Expert review by: Niall Magennis (

Samsung D5520 (UE40D5520) review


With superb Internet features, punchy pictures and a gorgeous design, the 40-inch Samsung UE40D5520 is a corking LED TV. At around £550, it's also a real bargain.

Good black levels ; Colours have real impact ; Great Internet features ; Low price tag

Audio could be better ; Slight backlight inconsistencies

The Samsung UE40D5520 puts in such a strong performance across the board that we think you'd struggle to find better value for money elsewhere. Its pictures have real punch and clarity, the line up of Internet and media-streaming services is superb,...

Sep, 2011


Expert review by: John Archer (

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: Terry (

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: Happy Chappy (

Couldn't be happier


What more to say that 5 stars doesn't say. Was drawn to the Samsung range from other reviews and love the designs. This is great and for the money I couldn't be any more pleased. Highly recommended.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: jk (

best purchase ever


amazing picture quality and good sound system..highly recommended

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Neil (

Samsung UE40D5520


HD picture quality is excellent

May, 2012

Consumer review by: grizzley (

great ty


this is my first time buying this type of tv. slim design, can be moved around easily by 1 person, picture quality is excellent, sound quality is excellent, i do not have to have sound turned up high to hear what is being said.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: NASJSS (

In a word - excellent


A super quality picture, things look so real in HD. The back lit LED is so good. Sound not bad for such a slim line TV, but would probably be better if connected to a home cinema system. Found that connecting a DVD or video player a bit confusing, but...

excellent picture

sound could be a little clearer

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications


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


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Front AV Interface: No
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
S-Video: No
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100
Frequency:100 Hertz / Unknown
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):Unknown
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

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