Samsung UN22D5000 review


A powerful 22 inch LED TV from Samsung: UN22D5000

The new Samsung UN22D5000 is described as a TV that “lets you watch your favorite movies – and memories – with incredible LED picture quality on a 22-inch HDTV.” Is this all true? Read on for our test and review.

Full HD 1080p resolution

To start this off, let’s see the specifications on this device. The Samsung UN22D5000 boasts the following: 22″ LED HDTV, 1920 x 1080 Native Resolution, 3,200,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, 2 HDMI, 1 PC Audio Input (Mini Jack), 1 USB 2.0, 20.6″ x 12.7″ x 1.2″ (Without Stand) / 20.6″ x 14.8″ x 5.7″ (With stand), 3.58 kg (Without Stand) / 3.90 kg (With stand), ATSC/Clear QAM tuners, SRS TheaterSound®, AV/Component Adapter, AV Adapter, 3W x 2 Sound Output (RMS), Bottom Speaker, 120 Clear Motion Rate, 60 Refresh Rate, Remote Control and Documentation.

Touch of Color design

samsung-UN22D5000And now let’s see what this device has to offer in the features department: ConnectShare Movie, Wide Color Enhancer Plus, Anynet+ (Anynet Plus), PC input, Dolby Digital Plus, multi-channel sound (MTS), ENERGY STAR Compliant, Game Mode, Auto Channel Search, Closed Captioning, Sleep Timer, Auto Power Off, Clock & On/Off Timer Y, Auto Volume Leveler, built-in DTV Tuner and 1 headphone set.
In the design department, the UN22D5000 TV is an appealing device with its elegant Stone Black Touch of Color looks and slim light body. The front comes with a touch sensitive bezel featuring the power button, volume buttons, channel switching and so on. The ports sit on the back. The Touch of Color design blends a hint of amber color into the black bezel frame.

Very beautiful image provided

During our testing of this TV, the Wide Color Enhancer Plus feature provided very beautiful, bright and realistic images with intense detail, thanks to the fact that this feature analyzes each pixel and stretches them to their 3-dimensional limit. Moreover, the 1080p Full HD resolution offered excellent clarity and the LED back lighting provided superb dynamic contrast and uniformity. The remote control, with its well-spaced buttons, was very easy to use.

Clear Motion Rate (CMR) technology

The Clear Motion Rate – or CMR in short – feature measured the motion performance of this TV by calculating the panel’s refresh rate, the backlight technology and the image processor speed. The measurement is done by determining the thinnest line a TV can display in a moving image; in other words: the thinner the line, the higher the CMR rating. This translated into very clear details for this Samsung LED TV.
The 2 HDMI ports were very useful when we wanted to connect two compatible AV devices simultaneously; we were also able to replace 2 or five AV cables with a single solution so that we had fewer wires than usual. We found that using this TV as a computer monitor was possible via the PC input.

Anynet+ included

If you have a Samsung product that features Anynet+, you’ll be able to easily control some 12 Samsung devices (like Home Theater, Blu-ray disc player and even the TV) with the UN22D5000’s remote. Anynet+ is a function operating via HDMI jacks.
For our review of the Samsung UN22D5000 model, we also tested its audio performance and we must say that we weren’t at all disappointed. The SRS TheaterSound feature delivered intelligible voices, consistent volume levels and great overall sound through the 3-watt speakers. The support for MTS along with the Dolby Digital Plus made things even better.
Finally, this TV leaves a smaller carbon footprint on the environment than other devices and it also helps you pay less for utility costs.

Review conclusions

As we come to the end of our review, several things are clear: the Samsung UN22D5000 is a great LED HDTV for anyone; it comes with a beautiful simple design, is easy to use, delivers good performance and fits in every room of your house.

Technical specifications

Type of displayLED
Screen Size22 in.
Aspect ratio16:09
Resolution1080×1920 pixels
Display FormatHDTV
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Dynamic Contrast RatioND
Contrast ratio on the screenND
Response Time
Digital TV StandardNTSC, ATSC, QAM
Output color
Comb Filter
Compatibility480i/480p, 720p/1080i, 1080p
Viewing angles
3D Readynot
THX Certifiednot
Composite video1
Component video (Y, PB, PR)1
Audio Video0
Digital Audio1
Menu LanguagesEnglish, French, others
Remote controlUnified
Timer / Alarmyes
Family Safety
Headphone jacknot
Internet connectivityND
Compatibility with wireless technologynot
Energy Staryes
Included Accessories
Optional Accessories
Dimensions Without stand
Width52.2 cm
Height32.31 cm
Depth2.99 cm
Weight3.6 kg
Dimensions with stand
Width52.2 cm
Height37.7 cm
Depth14.48 cm
Weight3.9 kg
Shipping Weight5.4 kg