Samsung LE40A556 TV reviews and prices: 40" Full HD 1080p LCD screen

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+ This TV scores very high on ease of use. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 696 reviews.
Samsung LE40A556 with 40" Full HD 1080p LCD screen, 3 HDMI ports and Freeview. See full product description

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Graham, North East Film and documentary lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great design and cosmetic look of this T.V,really like the angular look of the cabinet.
Super sharp images and true vibrant colour.
Very easy to set up and connect with other devices.
Stylish glossy black finish.
Plenty of input connections including 3 HDMI sockets.
Very good value for money for a full HD LCD T.V with 1080P.
Top brand quality.
Sturdy build quality.
Bad points:
Sound could be better,needs to be turned up quite a bit.
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Mar 2009

Ian, Salisbury Film and documentary lover

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Viewing angle is good as it's a SPVA panel not the typical TN. Playstation 3 with both games & Bluray look great. Display settings can be refined to increase the quality even further .... just search web for recommended settings. Black depth is pretty good too.
Bad points:
Movie Plus (feature for smoothing out movement) is still problematic, but can be turned off or set to low so not too bad. Remote response is improved but still could be better.
Overall rating 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Mar 2009

richard, stourbridge Multi-purpose viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
looks great, sound is brilliant, games are fantastic to play on it
Bad points:
some distortion on picture with fast moving images
Overall rating 8.0
Image quality 7.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Mar 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great picture for the money
Good Looks
Easy to setup & use
Bad points:
Sound is not brilliant
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 5.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Mar 2009

Confirmed purchaser Multi-purpose viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good picture & sound quality
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Mar 2009

Dave, Lancashire Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great image once the picture settings have been tweeked,I have also upgraded the firmware and 1080p 24fps movies look great
Bad points:
I use HDMI cable from my dvd player for images and an optical cable to my amp for sound, unfortunately I can't figure out how to stop the sound getting played through the tv speakers.
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Mar 2009

GARY, LONDON Film and documentary lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
impressive image quality on normal freeview - dense pixelation
sleek design - looks great on the wall
Bad points:
none so far
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Mar 2009

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 40
Type of screen LCD
3D No
HD TV Full HD 1080p
Built-in disc player No Disc Player
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of scart ports 2
Connections HDMI
Smart TV No
Frequency (Hz) 50
Response time (Milliseconds) 5
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 30000
Reflection angle 178
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 192
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Brightness (Candela per square metre) 500
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 16.4
Release date 2008-04-02

Also known as: SAMSUNG LE40A556P, LE40A556

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Manufacturer's Description

40" FHD Ready LCD TV

With its elegantly stylish design the SAMSUNG LCD TV Series 5 offers an outstandingly rich full HD TV experience. With phenomenal picture quality and superior features, sharper, clearer, more detailed images are delivered with incredible intensity on its clear panel screen, enabling you to enjoy quality and versatility that indulge all of your senses.

FHD ready 1080p
Experience the highest definition possible today with full HD 1080p. Blu-Ray movies and next generation gaming come to life on your screen with the 1920 × 1080 resolution providing such a clear image you truly feel part of the action.

30000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
With a Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 30000:1 images are presented with power, precision and lifelike detail. The Digital Dynamic Contrast is controlled by a variable backlight behind the panel. The internal dimming or brightening of the LCD backlight creates incredibly dark and bright images making for a clearer natural image.

DNIe+
Indulge you eyes with the clearest, most natural images imaginable. DNIe+ produces an incredible depth of detail that captures your eyes and unlocks your senses. Its advanced Colour and Motion Optimisers deliver incredibly lifelike images, and Contrast and Detail Enhancers combine to provide you with deeper depth of colour.

entertainment mode
Entertainment mode provides 3 preset hot-keys which allow you to access an optimised viewing environment for movies, games and sports. With dynamic fast motion imaging, detail enhancement and colours that burst with life, entertainment mode will engage your attention and put you right in the picture.

Clear Panel
With its combination of high and low reflection layers, the Ultra Clear Panel performs perfectly in any lighting condition. By eliminating ambient light reflection, pictures not only remain pure at all times, but are also comfortable for your eyes. The integrity of the image and high performance of the screen ensure that pictures are always deep and detailed.

3HDMI
100% pure digital connection synchronises audio and video signals, ensuring no data loss and pure viewing perfection. Equipped with 3HDMI inputs, the SAMSUNG LCD TV Series 4 is more than a sensational TV; it has the ability to be the centrepiece of your digital world. The addition of Anynet+ (HDMI CEC) allows you to control all connected AV devices from one remote control, giving you a more integrated entertainment experience.


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