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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 448 reviews of Samsung 40D5520 Series (UN40D5520 / UE 40D5520/ UA40D5520). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and design. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the remote control, while views are divided on the energy efficiency.

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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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 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 Reviews about the design and price are on the whole positive. The sound and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the remote control.

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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 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 100Hz LED SMART Internet TV with Freeview HD - Charcoal Black

Aug, 2016

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

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? (

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: 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: Brian (

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 (

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

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: John (

Samsung UE40D5520


Great picture quality and easy to use

Tinny sound

Apr, 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
Curved Design: No
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type of Monitor:LCD