Samsung UN22D5003 review


A small 22 inch LED TV from Samsung: UN22D5003

Now let’s see how another heavily anticipated LED HD TV, this time coming from the team at Samsung, did in one of our tests. What we are talking about is the new Samsung UN22D5003. We invite you to read more about this device from our following review.

1080p Full HD resolution

First of all, let’s see the specifications of this product. The UN22D5003 TV boasts the following: 22″ LED screen, 1920 x 1080 Pixel Resolution, 515.6mm x 350.5mm x 124.5mm With Stand / 515.6mm x 315mm x 40.6mm Without Stand, 3.5kg With Stand / 3.4kg Without Stand, Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 20.000:1, Clear Motion Rate 120Hz, NTSC/ATSC/Clear QAM, 5W x 2 power, 10W sound, 1 USB port, 2 HDMI ports, 120VAC/60Hz power requirements and < 1W Standby power consumption.

HyperReal Engine and 120Hz

Samsung-UN22D5003As for features, the Samsung UN22D5003 comes with SRS TheaterSound HD ConnectShare, 120CMR Clear Motion Rate, HyperReal Engine, Auto Channel Search, Wide Color Enhancer Plus, Auto Volume Leveler, Digital Noise Filter, Clock, Sleep Timer and On/Off Timer.
The design of this TV is stylish, as expected from Samsung manufacturers. The front features touch sensitive buttons such as Power, Volume, Menu and others.
During the testing of this product, the Clear Motion Rate 120Hz feature really impressed us, because if offered fast moving images with excellent clarity. This was done via the feature’s ability to calculate the TV chipset, the panel’s refresh rate and the backlight; the higher the Clear Motion Rate, the better the quality of the picture.

Clear Motion Rate technology

The CMR of the UN22D5003 is also helped by two other important features, namely the Wide Color Enhancer Plus and the Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio. The latter does the following: it automatically corrects the level of blue, yellow, red, green, magenta and cyan of an image and enhances it; without this option, pictures would look washed up. It also does another thing: it discovers details and hidden colors.
HyperReal Engine is the feature that offers very beautiful colors along with realistic images through its ability to optimize enhancement and performance; this means that the TV offers images that are both vibrant and very clear.

Good quality of the sound

The sound on the new UN22D5003 by Samsung worked without any flaw thanks to the SRS TheaterSound HD feature. Voices were very clear on the all long tests performed in the time of this review. A 5W x 2 audio power stereo broadcast reception makes sure that second audio programs and multi-channel sound are supported with a 181-channel capacity.
When we wanted to share photos, music or videos with friends or family, we simply connected a digital camera, an MP3 player and a DVD player to the TV. We did the same when we wanted to play a game and everything went well.
One problem we had during the testing of this device was its stand, because it tends to wobble if you touch the desk where the TV sits.

Review conclusions

As we come to the end of our review, one thing is clear: the new Samsung UN22D5003 is a must buy for anyone who wants great performance, cutting-edge features and a full entertainment experience.

Technical specifications

* Automatic search for available channel
* Languages OSD (English, French, Spanish)
* EQ automatic volume available
* Auto power off available
* Clock & Timer on / off available
* Sleep timer available
* Game mode available
* Ultra-thin model
* Compact
* Colour TV (Black Coal)
* Package Weight: 4.9 kg
* Set weight with stand: 3.5 kg
* Set weight without stand: 3.4 kg
* Screen Size: 22 inches
* Resolution: 1920 x 1080
* Speed Clear Motion 120
* HyperReal Engine
* Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio
* Enhancer Wide Color Enhancer More
* Integrated DTV tuner available
* ATSC / NTSC / Clear QAM
Digital TV Receiver (DVB-T / T2 / C / S 2)
* Power supply: 110-120 V AC 60 Hz
* Standby power consumption: less than 1 W
* Vesa wall mounting 75 x 75 Available
* Model TM940 remote control
* Power cable available
* User Guide
* Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
* SRS TruSurround HD
* 2 sound output of 5 W (RMS)
* Type of Speakers: Projection down + full spectrum
Input and output
* HDMI inputs: 2
* Available USB
* Component Input (Y / Pb / Pr)
* Composite Inputs (AV): 1 (common use for the Y component)
* RF input (terrestrial / cable)
* Packaging dimensions: 588 x 454 x 120 mm
* Unit Dimensions with stand: 515.8 x 350.0 x 124.0 mm
* Unit Dimensions without stand: 515.8 x 315.6 x 39.9 mm