Samsung LE40A557 TV reviews and prices: 40" Full HD 1080p LCD screen

24 customer reviews
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+ This TV scores high on design. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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9.0 out of 10 based on 24 reviews.
Samsung LE40A557 with 40" Full HD 1080p LCD screen, 3 HDMI ports and Freeview. See full product description

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David, Co, Durham

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Everything.
Bad points:
Cannot think of any.
Overall rating 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 May 2008

judith, cleveland

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
great looking sleek piano black design,ease of connecting your"e equipment too. fantastic for xbox 360 and also the wii is brilliant on the big screen.
Bad points:
a bit blurry when watching the football,but that could be because we virgin cable tv.
Overall rating 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 May 2008

Paul, Manchester

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Stylish, Sleek, excellent picture quality and sound. plenty of inputs
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 May 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Had everything we wanted and was good value compared to other TV's available.
Bad points:
Sound could be better.
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 May 2008

Confirmed purchaser Never trust a salamander

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
A smart design with plenty of features to stop it becoming outdated to quickly. Looks great and I can't wait to get a full HD signal into it.
Bad points:
The high gloss case is a dust magnet.
Overall rating 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 May 2008

Kes, Brighton

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Great picture and sound - looks great design wise
Bad points:
No on/off button - always on Standby
Overall rating 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Jul 2008

alan, croydon middle aged male

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
It is fantastic from all angles the picture is amazing and the sound is something else the ease of use is great and I love being able to view my pictures with so much ease
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Jul 2008

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
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 30000
Reflection angle 178
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 1920
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Brightness (Candela per square metre) 500
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 18
Release date 2008-04-02

Also known as: Samsung LE-40A557

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Manufacturer's Description

With its’ elegantly stylish design the SAMSUNG LCD TV Series 5 offers an outstandingly rich full HD TV experience.


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