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Samsung UE32D5520 Review / UE32D5520R

August 11, 2011 by  
Filed under Samsung 32 inch

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When upgrading your current TV you should seriously consider whether you are taking a small step forward or a real leap into the future.

With the Samsung UE32D5520 you can be sure of the latter, because this comes with access to the Smart TV service which has been highly praised by various media outlets.

Note: Model Numbers Explained
The model UE32D5520 reviewed here is available at various retailers but may have different model numbers shown on the LED TV’s in their store floor rooms or on their websites.

UE32D5520 – Dixons, 1staudiovisual, Currys, John Lewis
UE32D5520R – Amazon, Comet, Debenhams
UE32D5520RKXXU – Argos, Directtvs, Sainsburys

Before examining Smart TV in detail it is sensible to cover why the Samsung UE32D5520 LED TV is a worthy set in its own right.

Edge-lit LED panel offers crisp, clear pictures in a very thin form factor

Firstly it has a full HD 1080p resolution combined with edge-lit LED backlighting, which work together to provide crisp, clear pictures and impressively natural colours which do not suffer from the same oversaturation issues which can make other LCD TVs look cartoony.

The LED backlighting is less power hungry than older alternatives and also takes up much less space, so the Samsung UE32D5520 is just under three centimetres thick, making it a perfect partner for a wall mount.

Connect and Share

Four HDMI ports will allow the UE32D5520 to accept connections from all your set top boxes, consoles and peripherals with no swapping required, while inputs for USB memory sticks will help you play back media files stored on portable storage as and when available.

If you own other Samsung products then they will more than likely be compatible with the Samsung UE32D5520, allowing for easy sharing of media and inter-device control from a single remote.

The UE32D5520 comes equipped with Smart TV

Endowing the Samsung UE32D5520 with Smart TV access has been a successful move.

Smart TV is Samsung’s own online service which allows access to the Samsung App store which is packed to the rafters with great little programs.

Most of the apps are free to download and the most popular and useful include one for BBC iPlayer, one for YouTube and even a couple for Facebook and Twitter.

Since people are turning to on demand services on their computers it makes sense to return families to the living room when they want to catch up on shows they have missed in the week or stream films at a time that suits them.

The Smart TV features of the Samsung UE32D5520R allow you to do just that and with future developments the functions of the TV can only be augmented further.

Integrated Freeview HD

The Samsung UE32D5520 has a final string to its bow in the form of integrated Freeview HD.

High def channels from mainstream broadcasters are gradually being added to this nationwide service and it means you do not have to sign up with a subscription digital provider if you want to view HD programming. Sports, movies and live events are all found on Freeview HD, so this TV is truly versatile.

UE32D5520 Key features

  • 32 inch Full HD Panel
  • 1920 × 1080 resolution
  • HyperReal Engine & Wide Colour Enhancer for improved graphics
  • 100 Hz Clear Motion Rate
  • HD Freeview Tuner
  • SRS TheatreSound HD to help with the poor sound associated with slim panels
  • 10w × 2 speakers
  • Smart TV
  • Samsung Apps
  • Smart Hub
  • BBC iPlayer – YES
  • 3D – NO
  • Skype – NO
  • Headphone Jack – YES
  • Wireless LAN Support – YES
  • USB – 2 Ports with media support
  • HDMI – 4 Ports
  • Scart – YES 1
  • Ultra Slim Wall Mount Support

Final thoughts

While the Samsung UE32D5520 will serve you well as a basic 32 inch LED TV it can really outshine similarly priced rivals thanks to all the goodies which it can access via an internet connection.

At the time of writing this review the specification sheet for this TV was not available so we have linked to the the 46 inch version UE46D5520 Specs for you to have a look at.

UE32D5520 Best Price

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Comments

6 Responses to “Samsung UE32D5520 Review / UE32D5520R”
  1. Michael says:

    I have just recieved the UE32D5520, assured that I could surf the web, thought it would be usefull with failing eyesite. Couldn’t find the surf app, only to find that this SMART TV, isn’t very smart at all, in fact as far as I can see 99 % of the app’s are for kids. I wanted a smaller tv, not one that takes over the living room! do you think there will be an update, allowing surfing? Happy with everything else, should I return it to Comet? regards, Mike

  2. Tom says:

    Sorry to hear that you are not happy with UE32D5520.
    You are right in saying that the D5520 series do not include a web browser and I would doubt that one would be available in the future.

  3. Graham says:

    Itoo have just purchased this TV. Did a great deal of research for months before deciding on it. I too would like to surf the web on it but I new I could not when I bought. My budget did not allow me to buy a later model.
    I am delighted with it. Of course you need to adjust the pic & sound to your own taste, I use suround sound all the time. Not terrific sound but OK for me.
    I highly reccomend this to anyone looking for a great budget TV.
    Oh yes Samsung do need to add more apps.

  4. melinda says:

    Can anyone tell me where the electrical plug goes on the back of the TV???

  5. J. Dack says:

    I too am very disappointed with this tv, there is no itvplayer and no webbrowser and no decent apps.

  6. Anna says:

    On purchasing the TV i was given mixed information from the sales assistants at Currys Superstore. Asking several sales people some assured me that i could web browser with this model while some said it cant. after weeks of asking around, the sales person finally assured me it was all fine and what i was looking for. Deeply disappointed i have been miss-sold this TV or i would have bought a different model, too late to take it for a refund as I’ve had it for some time and for Xmas i have just got the Samsung dongle to test the functions.

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