Samsung UE37D5000 - Has anyone found a review?

gregdrapes

Standard Member
Hi guys,

I'm looking for a 37" tv to replace my 32" in the bedroom. I want an LED tv as there is limited space (plus they look better). As it is in the bedroom it will mainly be watched at night so screen uniformity and black level is pretty important

I am not interested in 3D, just want a good picture.

I have seen the Samsung UE37D5000 for about £500. The set looks great in the shop but I would never purchase without reading at least one professional review.

Has anyone seen a review for the D5000 series yet? Has anyone purchased this tv and can comment?

Any help would be much appreciated.
 

JNV

Active Member
I have just purchased the UE37D5520 which is the next one up to the D5000, as it has free view HD and smart TV internet capability for BBC Iplayer, 4OD etc. You can get that version for a mere £30 more from prcdirect and amazon. It is due to be delivered on Tuesday so I will let you know how it is.

I, like you, had been looking for reviews on the new D5000 range but there anrn't any as of yet. I based my opinion on what it looked like in the shops and the fact that the previous C series were all 4 and 5 star reviews. Also, I actually can't see Samsung making anything less then a 4 star product as they seem to be on a roll as of late :). Plus its so slim and sexy haha.
 

njseq

Standard Member
Hello,
I have a UE27D5000 bought 5 days ago and I've experienced a HDMI loss of signal when I put my TV in standby mode and the HDMI device is still on. When I turn on the TV, I cannot get the HDMI signal. I need to unplug the HDMI cable and put it again to get signal.
I have changed HDMI cables, changed HDMI devices (either DVD player or Cable box) and it's the same.
It's like the TV stoped accepting the signal from that HDMI device and then the only way to get the signal is to unplug the HDMI cable and put it back again.
I have disabled all the sleeping and power-safe options in TV.
This happens when TV is in standby for several hours. If I put the TV in standby for 30m and all HDMI devices are off or on and if I turn on the TV, it gets the signal. Can it be some HDMI signal timeout?
I also notifced this in the UE22D5000 TV, so it seams to be something with the D5000 series...
I have also upgraded TV to latest firmware and the problem still remains.
What can this be?
Thank you.
Kind regards,
Nuno
 

JNV

Active Member
Hello,
I have a UE27D5000 bought 5 days ago and I've experienced a HDMI loss of signal when I put my TV in standby mode and the HDMI device is still on. When I turn on the TV, I cannot get the HDMI signal. I need to unplug the HDMI cable and put it again to get signal.
I have changed HDMI cables, changed HDMI devices (either DVD player or Cable box) and it's the same.
It's like the TV stoped accepting the signal from that HDMI device and then the only way to get the signal is to unplug the HDMI cable and put it back again.
I have disabled all the sleeping and power-safe options in TV.
This happens when TV is in standby for several hours. If I put the TV in standby for 30m and all HDMI devices are off or on and if I turn on the TV, it gets the signal. Can it be some HDMI signal timeout?
I also notifced this in the UE22D5000 TV, so it seams to be something with the D5000 series...
I have also upgraded TV to latest firmware and the problem still remains.
What can this be?
Thank you.
Kind regards,
Nuno

Try turning off anynet function and receiver control if you are not using one. That should fix it. I use an amp and have both on so don't have any issues.
 

JNV

Active Member
JNV - if you have a chance, what do you think to the
Samsung UE37D5520 TV purchased in May?

Thank you for your help

Hi,

Sorry for the delay. Its an excellent TV and looks stunning at times. Spin Avatar on Blu ray and it can look breathtaking. Motion is handled well (apart from the inherent 24p Bluray panning judder which is the film not the TV). Anynet support to my amp is good, using the TV remote to control volume and the TV recognising it and displaying my amp on screen when doing so is a bonus. It also turns off both TV and amp at a push of a button which I think is flash (simple things lol).

Blacks are good, though only look really black when sat straight in front of the TV. Off to the side and they do go lighter, noticeable on films with black bars. Though I sit dead centre so this isn't an issue for me, and is in fact an issue with most LED TVs. Worth mentioning is that because it is edge lit, there is slight, and I mean slight, flash lighting in the corners and a little clouding, but to be honest you only notice it if you are overly fussy (which I am). The benefits outweigh this minor flaw, and if you ask me, I can not think of an LCD that gives as good colour and contrast, nor plasma that can go as bright and vivid.

My advise, have a look at in in a shop in a dark space if possible and see what you think about the clouding of LED edge lit TVs (some are worse then others) or if you decide to go for it, test it in a dark room in the first couple of days so that you can return it if it bothers you.

All in all though I'm very happy, the small foot print is one of the main selling points, and so its the colour reproduction. I was taken aback by the quality when watching Spiderman 3 on bluray, the scene when sandman is "coming together" so to speak, you can pick out all the detail in the sand. Sounds trivial, but these are the reasons why we but nice TVs, to pick out those details that other TVs blur out.

Let me know how you get on.
 
Thank you - my eldest son is thinking about buying one and your comments have been very useful.
As always, you need one at home for a week, and then you know if there is anything that really annoys you.
Thank you.
 

JNV

Active Member
Thank you - my eldest son is thinking about buying one and your comments have been very useful.
As always, you need one at home for a week, and then you know if there is anything that really annoys you.
Thank you.

No worries. I bought mine online and at first was annoyed by the clouding. But have now found a healthy compromise between backlight level and brightness that almost stops this issue. The only way to completely stop (or near enough) it is to get a zone controlled LED TV, but these are a lot more expensive. I read a review of the Samsung D8000, their flagship model, and the reviewer mentioned slight clouding, so it is still a clear disadvantage to Edge Lit LED. No TV is perfect, just if you you are looking to take it back if you are not happy, don't buy online as I did. The hassle in swapping it becomes annoying lol. I am keen to know his thoughts if he does go with it, so please post. Bought mine from:

PRC Direct - Home Entertainment Specialists | Buy LCD TV, Plasma TV, LED TV, 3D TV, Blu-ray, Home Cinema, Laptops, Hi-Fi, Camcorders, Cameras

If you were interested.
 

disfordrum

Standard Member
Hi Everyone,

I got a UE37D5000 last week as I had some vouchers for currys and my little boy broke the LCD panel on our old LG 32" and so far I'm really very impressed. Easy to use, quick to set up and has loads of connections which helps given the growing number of boxes we're using.

Colours are bright and brilliant, HD (from freeviewHD humax pvr) is fantasticly clear, blacks are much better than the previous LG and better than the sony we've got in the conservatory/play room. It also appears to have lost the shadowing/motion blur that I hate with our Sony - football on tv and games from the Ps3 are now first class.

The only negative that's come from the kids is that the bass isn't there when they watch music channels, which is not surprising really considering the set is fantasitcally thin - I don't have a problem as I run it through an onkyo 602 when I need to for music and films but thought I'd mention it.
 

Jelster

Standard Member
Apologies for digging up an old thread, but I have seen this Samsung model and fancy picking one up this weekend.

My current unit is a 32" 6 year old Hitachi LCD, which at the time, was considered one of the best in it's class. I take that the move to 1080p and the edge lighting will not leave me disappointed ?

I've also seen comments regarding the audio quality, does anybody have any comments on this ?

Thanks,
Steve
 

JNV

Active Member
I take it that nobody can assist then ??

Well I'm happy with mine so I think you will be (D5520 same TV but with freeview HD and Smart TV). Sound wise I think its excellent considering the thinness of the screen, though I have mine linked to my Denon avr so I rarely use the TV audio.

Moving to 1080p you will definitely notice the difference over 720p. Any Bluray looks stunning, and being LED you will notice that the colours are more vivid and there is decent depth to the black, compared with LCD. Being edge lit there is a slight bit of clouding, but I have kind of got used to it. My suggestion would be to buy it from somewhere that you can take it back, as I know some people have found very bad clouding with Samsung edge lit LED.

The benefit for you will likely be that being thin, the overall footprint wont be much greater then your old TV, but you will get a larger screen. Have a look at the D5520 model, its not much more expensive (£20 in some places) and it has better features.
 

Mikewebb

Active Member
Is it possible to change the OSD timeout on this TV. I'm trying to help my mother over the phone who's possibly the least technically minded person ever and she's complaining that the OSD times out too quickly. I can't see anything in the online manual so is there an option please, and if so can someone provide me with a mother's guide to finding it please.
 

Pistachio

Active Member
Hi guys,

I'm looking for a 37" tv to replace my 32" in the bedroom. I want an LED tv as there is limited space (plus they look better). As it is in the bedroom it will mainly be watched at night so screen uniformity and black level is pretty important

I am not interested in 3D, just want a good picture.

I have seen the Samsung UE37D5000 for about £500. The set looks great in the shop but I would never purchase without reading at least one professional review.

Has anyone seen a review for the D5000 series yet? Has anyone purchased this tv and can comment?

Any help would be much appreciated.


I know it is very later, but here is a review for the 37" D5000 and a couple for the 32" version which I presume will be the same. All looks very positive.

Samsung UE37D5000 review | from TechRadar's expert reviews of Plasma and LCD TVs

Samsung UE32D5000 TV review - Trusted Reviews

Samsung D5000 (UE32D5000) Review | TVs | CNET UK
 

R3MF

Standard Member
uk specific question here:

want to get this tv for use with my htpc over hdmi, don't watch tv and don't have a license.

is it possible to use this tv over hdmi without tuning it in first?

i can have no license provided the tv is not tuned or connected to an arial, but i need to be able to turn the tv on and select "hdmi" without being forced to go thru the first-time-on tuning setup.

i'm sure this is no problem, but just want to check before i drop £420 on one.

am i ok on this one?

many thanks

REMF
 

R3MF

Standard Member
uk specific question here:

want to get this tv for use with my htpc over hdmi, don't watch tv and don't have a license.

is it possible to use this tv over hdmi without tuning it in first?

i can have no license provided the tv is not tuned or connected to an arial, but i need to be able to turn the tv on and select "hdmi" without being forced to go thru the first-time-on tuning setup.

i'm sure this is no problem, but just want to check before i drop £420 on one.

am i ok on this one?

many thanks

REMF

The answer is that it works just fine without having the TV tuned in.
 

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