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
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.
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