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Samsung UE32D5000 review

This 32-inch LED TV delivers superb pictures at an affordable price

Our Verdict

For

  • Vibrant, detailed hi-def pictures
  • Easy to use
  • Stylish design
  • 30mm depth
  • DLNA media streaming

Against

  • No Freeview HD tuner
  • Some black level and backlight issues
  • No Smart Hub

Samsung ue32d5000

If you want to be bombarded by brainy network-based functions and other cutting-edge tricks currently en vogue in the AV market then the UE32D5000 is not the set for you. If you want a TV with Freeview HD, then again give this set a miss.

But if you want a stylish, easy-to-use TV that delivers superb pictures with Blu-ray and Freeview, then the very likeable UE32D5000 is well worth investigating.

We liked

The UE32D5000's pictures are remarkably vibrant, natural and detailed, making Blu-ray discs look more dazzling than you'd expect on a small screen at this price.

It's typically stylish for a Samsung set too, and features-wise the inclusion of USB ports and DLNA media streaming are welcome at this price, particularly given how well they work. The attractive onscreen menu design and intuitive remote make it extremely easy to use.

We disliked

The UE32D5000's inclusion of a standard Freeview tuner over an HD one is a blunder in our book, and could deter a great number of people who expect HD channels as standard when investing in a new TV.

Although decent, the UE32D5000's black level don't hit the heights of the best LED sets and although its price puts the absence of Smart Hub into context, we're inevitably disappointed that it's not here.

Final verdict

The UE32D5000's status as a showpiece living-room TV is undermined by the lack of features, such as 3D, Smart Hub, Wi-Fi and Freeview HD, but if you want to bring full HD into the kitchen or bedroom – where HD pictures and fancy functions might not be as essential – then the UE32D5000 is a terrific choice, particularly at such a knock-down price.

Throw dashing looks, DLNA, a top-notch operating system, and excellent picture quality into the mix and life looks even rosier for this cracking 32-inch set.

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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 Family5000
Brand NameSamsung
Screen Size81.3 cm (32")
Aspect Ratio16:9
EthernetYes
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)10.20 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard200 x 200
Operating Power Consumption80 W
Standby Power Consumption190 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand530.40 mm
Width with Stand762 mm
Depth with Stand240 mm
Number of Common Interface1
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height462 mm
Width762 mm
Depth29.9 mm
ColourCharcoal Black
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, Surround Sound, DTS
Product Series5000
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesTeletext, Picture in Picture
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelUE32D5000
Product NameUE32D5000 LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Part NumberUE32D5000PWXXU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Samsung LCD TVs Elegantly designed with a unique Touch of Color™ bezel, Samsung LCD TVs display brilliant images with amazing detail and provide a host of connectivity options.

Package Contents
  • UE32D5000 LED-LCD TV
  • Instructions
  • Power Cable
  • Batteries
  • Remote Control
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)7.13 kg