Samsung UE40D5520 review

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

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Samsung ue40d5520

Sound quality

Thankfully, Samsung's 2011 slim TVs aren't the sonic no-go zones they were in previous generations. The Samsung UE40D5520 certainly manages to deliver solid vocals and a decent degree of detail and soundstage width with relatively tame footage.

But at the same time, a pretty serious lack of bass means the speakers can become a bit harsh and unconvincing when pushed harder.


The Samsung UE40D5520 40-inch TV has more features than you have any right to expect for its price. It also looks prettier than you have any right to expect for the money, and it performs better than you have any right to expect for the low cost. And if that's not the definition of a bargain TV, we don't know what is.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product Family5520
Brand NameSamsung
Screen Size101.6 cm (40")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Wireless LANNo
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Weight with Stand (Approximate)14.36 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
Operating Power Consumption100 W
Standby Power Consumption300 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand638.50 mm
Width with Stand955.80 mm
Depth with Stand255 mm
Number of Common Interface1
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
3D ConversionNo
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height574 mm
Width955.8 mm
Depth29.9 mm
ColourCharcoal Black
Sound SystemSurround Sound, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse, DTS
Product Series5520
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesPicture in Picture, Sleep Timer, Auto-off, Teletext, Auto Program
Product ModelUE40D5520
Product NameUE40D5520 LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Part NumberUE40D5520RKXXU
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The Samsung Series D5520 is a Smart TV that's now even more of a brain box, thanks to major advancements in viewing technology. At first sight, you'll be captivated by its natural colour tones that many other screens just can't capture. Plus, it's twice the resolution of standard HD, making blurred spots a thing of the past. TV shows, internet content and anything on your devices can now be watched on this home entertainment sensation.

Package Contents
  • UE40D5520 LED-LCD TV
  • Remote Control
  • Batteries
  • Slim Gender Cable
  • Power Cable
  • E-Manual
  • User Manual
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)11.08 kg