Samsung, a South Korean manufacturer of consumer electronics is one of the trusted names in the media products market. Their branded LCD televisions are crafted with great design and handy features made the buyers to expect more out of their products as the technology grows day to day. As they try their best to deliver high quality LCD and LED televisions, the brand became popular around the UK and gathered its own customer base. Samsung’s D5000 LED LCD televisions are mainly made to fulfil the entry level LED television need. They have variety of screen sizes and here we are going to review about the 32 inch model form the D5000 series.
The 32 inch Samsung UE32D5000 LCD television has LED backlighting where it can produce better picture quality than any other LCD television which has an ordinary CCFL display to power the LCD display. It makes the television much slimmer when compared to older LCD televisions and reduces the power consumption. The design matches with the latest television models and it’s more attractive as it comes with an affordable price.
Design and Look
If you walk through a series of LED LCD televisions in an electronic store, Samsung UE32D5000 32 inch LCD TV will grab your attention with its attractive design. It will make you amazed when you look at the price tag. It really looks like an expensive LED television with updated design and ultra clear panel. It can be wall mounted or kept standing with its table-top stand supplied with the television. The glossy black bezel may get scratches on usage after removing the package covers. The transparent glass borders looks great when it is wall mounted in a good looking living room or a medium sized bedroom. Overall the design is the best and it can be an equal contender to other 32 inch budget LCD televisions from the rival brands.
The table-top stand has a transparent post and it looks elegant when it is kept standing with its stand. Along with its stylish look, the stand gives a steady grip to the 32 inch display. The swivel stand can be turned left and right to get a better angle of the television screen. Since the display powered with LED backlighting, the depth of this Samsung 32 inch LED LCD television is slimmer than traditional LCD televisions but not as slimmer than higher Samsung models. But for its price, it can be compromised with 3cm ultra slim display.
Smoother and Crisper Picture quality
There is a usual complaint with any standard LCD televisions is that the blacks are produced with greyish shade. Because, when the blacks are sharper the other colours will look more vibrant and crisper. The black level of this 32 inch LED LCD set will not be complained, as Samsung UE32D5000 is built with LED backlighting. The high contrast and brightness levels help the display to give the maximum out of the given picture input. Of course this 32 inch Edge LED TV supports full HD resolution of 1080p resolution. The full high definition resolution with the combination of LED backlighting produces stunning high quality pictures with enhanced natural colours. High aspect ratio of 16:9 enables the widescreen mode to view full detailed images in the way it has to be watched without missing any part of the picture.
The full HD support can be best experienced with full HD inputs like channels comes with Sky HD or from Full HD movies played in external HD devices like Blu-ray players. It is totally depends on the picture input given to the television. The wide colour enhancer plus plays the main role in delivering high quality colour enhanced images. It enhances normal coloured pictures in to crisper digital pictures which an ordinary LCD television cannot do. Samsung’s Clear Motion rate of 100 Hz takes the job of eradicating blur in the picture while watching speedy sports like football or a stunning action movie in Samsung UE32D5000 32 inch Full HD television. It has a clever digital noise filter which reduces the digital noise produced in the picture produced in this Samsung series 5 32 inch LED widescreen television.
Samsung UE32D5000 is getting good positive responses from its buyers. We can give 4 out of 5 starts for its great audio quality with such a slim design. The previous generation LCD televisions lacks behind in the audio quality, it looks like Samsung heard that negative feedback and worked to deliver the best audio in this 32 inch D5000 LED LCD television. There are two 10 watts speakers produces sharper and clearer high quality digital audio. SRS TheatreSound HD which is used in cinema halls is featured in this 32 inch LED TV to support HD audio from external devices. As other standard Samsung LED televisions the high quality audio supports like Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse and DTS 2.0 are given to maximise the digital audio support.
Freeview and Other Features
Instead of Freeview HD tuner, this 32 inch full HD television comes with Freeview tuner which cannot receive the high definition channels. The Freeview tuner can receive popular TV channels like BBC One, BBC Two, Channel 5, ITV 2, PICK tv, Ques and many more without any subscription or contract. The availability of Freeview channels are subject to change as per the location in the UK, so make sure you check the Freeview website to get the exact list of channels available in your locality.
Thanks to the 7 day electronic programme guide, as it takes the list of upcoming and featured programmes to your living room to updated with the programmes and its details. The game mode delivers extreme gaming experience when a game console is connected. Auto power off, auto channel search, on/off timer, Auto volume leveller are the other standard features available in Samsung UE32D5000 32 inch edge LED television.
It is very disappointing that Samsung excluded a bunch of features which are standard in almost all the LED televisions of this era. It doesn’t have a built-in Freeview HD to receive high definition Freeview HD channels without buying an additional Freeview HD tuner. If you would like to get FreeviewHD in this television set, you need to buy a Freeview HD tuner. This lack highly discourages the buyers away from this UE32D5000 LED television. Even though it comes with an Ethernet port to connect internet, there is no support for internet applications like skype, facebook, twitter or even BBC i-player. It shows that Samsung want to show some differences between their premium LED televisions and this budget LED LCD TV.
Even though UE32D5000 32 inch Full HD LED TV lacks in few standard features when compared to other televisions, it gets all the ticks when check the connectivity options. Ethernet port is given to connect your high speed internet cable to the TV set. A headphone socket is given to connect headphone for personal listening. Just like higher models, UE32D5000 edge LED television comes with four HDMI to connect up to four HD devices like playstation 3, blu-ray players, HD home cinema system etc., at the same time. The HDMI features Anynet+ gives the provision of connecting any branded HD devices in to this 32 inch series s full HD television. A CI socket is given for pay per view channel support. There are two USB ports given to access media files stored in the USB devices as well as media devices like camcorder and digital camera. There is no memory card slot is given to access data from SD card.
If you are a kind of person, who thinks televisions are just for standard home entertainment and it should deliver high quality HD experience with an affordable price tag. Samsung UE32D5000 is one of the best options to choose from this range. If you require a 40 inch display in this series, Samsung UE40D5000 40 inch Full HD LED TV is available with same features. Both models differs only the in the display size and energy consumption.
|Dimensions (W x H x D) mm||762 x 462 x 29.9 (without stand)
762 x 530.4 x 240(with stand)
|Weight||7.13 kg (without stand)
10.2 kg (with stand)
11.8 kg (package weight)
|Display Size||32 Inch (Diagonal)|
|Display type||LCD (with Edge LED backlighting)|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080p ( Full HD)|
|Image aspect Ratio||16:9|
|Picture in picture (PIP)||Yes|
Aspect Ratio of 16:9
Supports full HD resolution of 1080p
100 Hz refresh rate
SRS TheatreSound HD
1 x headphone output
1 x CI slot
1 xPC Audio Input
1 x Scart
2x USB port
1 x Ethernet port