Samsung UE37D5000 / UE37D5000PWXXU Review
The Samsung UE37D5000 is an LED TV with a full HD 1080p LCD panel and a 37 inch screen size that is a good choice if you want a decent set for movies and gaming without buying a monster 40 inch+ model.
It is an entry level TV so the emphasis is providing value for money, with picture quality and energy efficiency at the top of the agenda while advanced connectivity and 3D playback are off the table altogether.
Note: Model Numbers Explained
The model 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.
UE37D5000 – Dixons, 1staudiovisual, Currys, John Lewis
UE37D5000PWXXU – Comet, Laskys, Amazon, Woolworths
37 inch becoming the telly size of choice
Many people are beginning to see 37 inches as the best size for an everyday family TV, because anything smaller might seem a little underwhelming and anything bigger can look a bit ostentatious unless you have a palatial living room.
The Samsung UE37D5000 holds its own thanks to some understated styling and top notch picture quality.
Its LED backlighting means that it measures less than three centimetres deep, a real boon for those looking to hang it on a wall.
In addition the LED technology will use much less electricity than the backlighting solutions found in older LCD TVs, so you can be kind to the planet without reducing your home entertainment system’s impact.
The UE37D5000 is the perfect set for watching High Def Blu Ray as well as standard definition via Freeveiw
The Samsung UE37D5000 LED TV is at its best when you connect it to a Blu Ray player and watch a film in full HD 1080p.
This will allow the 100Hz refresh rate, excellent contrast ratio and Wide Colour Enhancer to work in unison, squeezing all the colour and quality from the high definition image.
With Freeview onboard you will probably be watching standard definition broadcasts quite regularly and the Samsung UE37D5000 does an admirable job of up scaling this less detailed content to make it fit on the 37 inch screen without showing up too much digital noise.
Four HDMI, USB plus Anynet+ for easy connection and playability
There are plenty of HDMI inputs on the Samsung UE37D5000, four in total, which in tandem with the Anynet+ technology makes it easy to watch HD ready devices without much fiddling around.
If you have other HDMI compatible Samsung gadgets then Anynet+ will allow you to easily control them all with a single remote once they are connected to one and other.
There are a pair of USB inputs on the Samsung UE37D5000 and these allow you to stream and share video, music and photographic content from a number of Samsung devices and from your computer.
You will definitely benefit from being able to blow up your digital photographs on the 37 inch TV because this will let you see lots of detail that just is not visible on lower resolution computer monitors.
It is difficult to find issue with the quality of the picture or the exterior design of the Samsung UE37D5000, if only because at this price point you could do a lot worse.
Some may complain about the lack of web connectivity, but again the entry level nature of this screen negates such functions, so for those on a budget this is a 37 inch television which you should be more than happy to give the time of day.
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