Samsung UE40D6530 review

Samsung brings elegance and 2D excellence to the LED mainstream

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Samsung's UE40D6530 is sure to win admiring glances based purely on its design aesthetic. From the gorgeous crystal-necked pedestal to its translucent edge trim, this is one slimline LED LCD TV that dresses to impress. The good news is beauty isn't skin deep.

The UE40D6530 also offers an excellent hi-def image, as rich in detail as it is deliciously smooth. Once calibrated, it's a contender for best in class.

The Smart Hub portal is also a winner. Once you've lived with a net connected TV, it's difficult to imagine going back to a standalone gogglebox. Having iPlayer and YouTube on tap in the living room is a game changer, and Samsung's TV app store is the biggest there is.

Overall, this is an impressive Freeview HD net connected TV.

We liked

The smooth, detail-rich 2D HD images, excellent motion resolution, Samsung's content-rich Smart Hub apps and Video on Demand portal, the screen's elegant design, media playback support from USB, integrated Wi-Fi

We disliked

Crosstalking 3D performance; uneven file support when streaming from NAS devices across a network, poor integration of social media apps, clunky text entry and intrusive account demands

Final verdict

The UE40D6530 is a well-equipped Smart TV bolstered by an excellent 2D hi-def performance. For movies and sports fans, it won't disappoint.

Not every feature hits the bullseye – 3D suffers from crosstalk double-imaging and media streaming across the network is flawed – but overall this is a well priced, high-performance screen.

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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 Family6530
3D Type3D
Brand NameSamsung
Screen Size101.6 cm (40")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Weight with Stand (Approximate)8.90 kg
Backlight TechnologyDirect LED
Operating Power Consumption100 W
Standby Power Consumption300 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.4
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand805.40 mm
Width with Stand1247.70 mm
Depth with Stand305 mm
Number of Common Interface1
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
3D TechnologyShutter
3D ConversionYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
3D Glasses RequiredYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate400 Hz
Height726 mm
Width1247.7 mm
Depth29.9 mm
ColourCharcoal Black
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, Surround Sound, DTS
Product Series6530
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesWeb Browser, Auto Program, Auto-off, Teletext, Sleep Timer, Picture in Picture
Product ModelUE40D6530
Product NameUE40D6530 LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Part NumberUE40D6530WKXXU
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The Samsung SMART TV revolution is going to transform the way you watch TV. From entertainment to communication, the Series 6530 and its host of intuitive and interactive features will simply blow your mind. The Smart Hub provides four new applications, Your Video, Search All, Web Browser and Social TV, and together they ensure that you can find whatever content you desire, while also letting you communicate face-to-face or via SNS. The visual experience is bolstered by advance technologies like the Ultra Clear Panel, Clear Motion Rate 400 and Wide Colour Enhancer Plus. So, make the jump to the next level of home entertainment with the Samsung D6530 SMART LED 3D TV.

Package Contents
  • UE40D6530 LED-LCD TV
  • Floor Stand
  • Remote Control
  • Power Cable
  • User Manual
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)7.10 kg