Samsung UE37D5000 review

Super-slim TV with edge LED backlighting, but no Freeview HD

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Samsung ue37d5000

The UE37D5000 is capable of some slinky, silky pictures far from the extreme brightness of its dynamic mode.

Put into Movie mode and properly calibrated (we ignored typical Samsung features such as black tone enhancer and various noise-suppression tools but tweaked the gamma) the UE37D5000 is capable of serious highs with Blu-ray.

That innate brightness and wide contrast combine to lend colour some bold, well saturated tones, while remaining natural on our Blu-ray test disc The Tourist.

Black levels are good, nothing more; night on Venice's canals, nooks and alleyways seem a distinctly blue affair, though it's worth experimenting with the backlight level (accessed through the picture menu) to reduce that. At times, the UE37D5000 gets closer to pure black than it's any right to at this price, though the panel's brightness isn't completely uniform.

Horizontal camera pans are smooth enough and during fast action, such as the chase across the Venetian roofs in The Tourist, there's a touch of blur and loss of detail. It's never serious. More troubling are vertical camera pans, which leave a nasty stepped visual that are uncomfortable to watch.

Meanwhile, the many close-ups of Angelina Jolie in the movie are rendered with some flair that's miles from Freeview, though the UE37D5000 proves itself a pretty versatile set by producing clean digital TV images. Soft, yes, but clean.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG2), DVB-T (MPEG2)
Video Signal StandardHDTV
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product Family5000
Brand NameSamsung
Screen Size94 cm (37")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Wireless LANNo
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Weight with Stand (Approximate)12.54 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
Operating Power Consumption90 W
Standby Power Consumption300 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.4
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand598.50 mm
Width with Stand883.90 mm
Depth with Stand255 mm
Number of Common Interface1
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
3D ConversionNo
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height531.1 mm
Width883.9 mm
Depth29.9 mm
ColourCharcoal Black
Sound SystemDolby Pulse, Dolby Digital Plus, Surround Sound, DTS
Product Series5000
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesAuto Program, Auto-off, Sleep Timer, Picture in Picture
Product ModelUE37D5000
Product NameUE37D5000 LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Part NumberUE37D5000PWXXU
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Supreme connectivity enables you to enjoy all your digital content and interactions in one place. AllShare lets you connect your TV wirelessly to all your compatible digital devices, unlocking the music, movies and photos stored there. AllShare PC software is also available for download and ensures that your PC content can be searched, streamed and played back on your TV. High Definition Multimedia Interface inputs allow you to directly connect up to four devices, providing you with much more to watch and share. For a theatre-like movie viewing experience, Cinema Black automatically adjusts the letterbox-effect lighting. And for super-convenience, the Anynet concentrates the functions of all your separate remotes into a single, stylish controller.

Package Contents
  • UE37D5000 LED-LCD TV
  • Remote Control
  • Batteries
  • Slim Gender Cable
  • Power Cable
  • E-Manual
  • User Manual
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)9.26 kg