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Samsung UN22D5003

22" 1080p LED-LCD HDTV

8 Reviews

Item # 30522D5003

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Our take on the Samsung UN22D5003

When folks are shopping for a super-compact TV, they automatically think of 19" models, but a 22" screen like Samsung's UN22D5003 provides over 30% more screen area for just a little more money. This model's advanced LED backlight delivers snappy picture contrast: bright whites, solid blacks, and every shade in between.

Samsung UN22D5003 side view

30% more screen than a 19" for just a few dollars more

When folks are shopping for a super-compact TV, they automatically think of 19" models, but a 22" screen like Samsung's UN22D5003 provides over 30% more screen area for just a little more money. This model's advanced LED backlight delivers snappy picture contrast: bright whites, solid blacks, and every shade in between.

Inputs for your favorite sources

The UN22D5003 provides two HDMI inputs and a component video input for connecting your high-definition gear. You also get a USB port for plugging in a camera or thumb drive — suddenly this TV becomes an oversized digital photo frame.

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  • 21.5" screen (measured diagonally)
  • matte screen with black bezel and cabinet
  • tuner receives over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • QAM cable TV tuner (subscription required to receive cable channels — contact your local service provider for details)
  • LED edge backlight for high picture contrast
  • 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • 60Hz refresh rate plus backlight scanning for blur reduction
  • built-in stereo speakers (5 watts x 2)
  • remote control
  • meets ENERGY STAR® requirements
  • picture settings memory for each video input
Connections and Dimensions:
  • 3 A/V inputs, including:
    • 1 component video (selectable component/composite)
    • 2 HDMI
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • USB port for connecting a camera or thumb drive
  • this TV has no audio output for connecting a sound bar or other audio system
  • detachable stand (stand "footprint" is 9-3/4"W x 4-7/8"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 20-1/4"W x 12-1/2"H x 2-5/8"D (13-3/4"H x 4-7/8"D on stand)
  • weight: 7.7 lbs. with stand; 7.4 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — carry-in service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 22" LED-LCD TV
  • 5' AC power cord
  • Pedestal stand
  • Wireless remote control (AA59-01006A)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Two 4mm x 12mm machine screws
  • User Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Stand Assembly Instructions
  • Warning! Important Safety Instructions
  • Limited Warranty Sheet
  • "Stop/Samsung Support" note

Samsung UN22D5003 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(8 Reviews)

Samsung UN22D5003

Dick V from Pahrump, NV. on 6/16/2013

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We needed new TV kitchen because our TV there was getting weak. We choose Samsung because he had purchased a Samsung for our large living room and loved it. Our new Samsug was the best choice. We had looked at many small TV's but the Sansung took up a lot less space. I has wonderful sound and sharp clear picture and it has a perfect stand for our area where it was needed. The remote controls works well and is just the right size. The TV is used every night while we eat a To watch the news. I the mornings the wife uses while she prepares for the things that she will be busy with. Ironing, some sewing that requires more space then her sewing room. I has been a very choice for our area.



Samsung UN22D5003

Anonymous from Paso Robles, CA on 6/7/2013

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good TV, only problem is component inputs come straight out the back of the tv instead of out the side increasing the overall thickness of this otherwise very thin tv.

Pros: thinness of tv

Cons: inputs location

Mini Powerhouse!

ChazMan from Falls Church, Virginia on 5/17/2013

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This little flat screen has many of the features found on larger sets, including useful settings for picture & sound. It is so light that it was easily mounted with wall board fasteners under one of my kitchen cabinets, using the Sanus SF203 Flat-panel TV Wall Mount.

Pros: Clear picture with a variety of video adjustment choices, even using a dedicated cable feed off a splitter.

Cons: Limited audio quality due to the tiny down-force stereo speakers in the bottom of the picture frame.

Samsung UN22D5003

Gene from Warsaw,Mo on 5/3/2013

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Great TV

Pros: Fits kitchen counter and RV

Cons: No cons

Great picture, so-so sound

Richard B from Holland, OH on 4/8/2013

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This is a perfect TV size for a kitchen counter. Our cable supplier provides an adapter for HDTV with a small box that can "stick" to the back of the set. No big cable box needed. The picture is perfect, but the sound quality with the small speakers inside a very slim set is nothing to wave flags about.

Pros: Wonderful HD picture. Slim cabinet with a small border around the pictured.

Cons: Mediocre sound, with sufficient volume.


TwoCrows from Potomac, MD on 9/23/2012

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I wanted a 1080 bedroom TV. The reviews of all the smaller TVs (26" and under) are at best mixed on the sound quality, so I took a chance on this set. I found the sound unacceptable. My spouse commented that it sounded like a speakerphone. Because there is no audio out jack of any sort, I couldn't easily use external speakers I returned it immediately (Crutchfield is great to deal with should you have any problems) and exchanged it for the 720p Samsung 26EH4000. The sound was vastly improved (not to be confused with good) and was listenable. Good picture quality. If you have the space for the larger set, I strongly recommend moving up.

Pros: Good Picture, Nice Size

Cons: Awful sound; No sound out; flimsy construction

Very disppointing

SilviaC from Seattle on 7/22/2012

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I was replacing a 10-year old Sharp flat-panel TV in my bedroom. I had already returned a another brand because of poor viewing angle (the TV sits on a high bureau), so asked the Crutchfield sales person for a better viewing angle TV. Not only is the viewing angle equally poor, the sound is noticeably inferior (which was the same price). And both of them had a poorer picture and worse sound than the ancient Sharp. If the Sharp didn't have an obsolete aspect ratio (4:3) I would put it back in my bedroom in a heartbeat.

Pros: Decent picture when viewed head-on. Easy to assemble and install. Easy to use remote Touch controls on face of TV.

Cons: Very poor sound, and no sound output to hook up to speakers for better sound. Terrible viewing angle if you are looking at it from the side or from below.

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Ted from Lake Charles on 7/4/2012

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We are very happy with our t.v. The picture quality is good and the size is just perfect for our room.




Hands-on research

Product Research

Video Features
Audio Features
PC/USB Functions
Convenience Features
Remote Control
Mounting Options

Video Features

LED Edge-Lighting: Samsung's LED Edge-Lighting technology allows for a high dynamic contrast ratio and ultra-sharp blacks by allowing multiple LEDs to turn on an off automatically based on the image. LED Edge-Lighting also provides more natural color representation and deep reds and greens, because Samsung uses white LEDs that produce 105% of the broadcast color gamut. The television's white LEDs are arranged along the left and right edges of the screen and a proprietary light guide is used to focus its luminance inwards towards the middle of the screen for a more uniform brightness. Overall, this LED Backlight system produces contrast with stronger blacks and whites, and greater subtlety of every gradation in between.

Clear Motion Rate 120: Clear Motion Rate (CMR) is Samsung's more comprehensive and accurate measure for how well the LED-LCD TV can display fast-moving images. Previously, motion clarity was expressed simply by the refresh rate, measured in Hz. CMR, however, takes into account all three factors that contribute to motion clarity: panel refresh rate (60Hz), image processor speed and backlight technology. CMR is measured by determining the thinnest line a TV can display in a moving image. The thinner the line, the higher the CMR rating, and the clearer the picture you'll enjoy on the screen.

Wide Color Enhancer Plus: Wide Color Enhancer Plus allows you to see picture color the way the director originally intended. Witness the entire RGB spectrum brought to life on your screen to bring you exceptionally vibrant, yet natural-looking images faithful to the director's original intent.

HDTV Tuner: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.

1080p Resolution: The LED-LCD television displays all inputs at a resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080). The television's HDMI and component video inputs will accept 1080p (24/60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i video signals.

  • HDMI (v.1.3): The Samsung LED-LCD TV features two HDMI 1.3 inputs. In addition, any HDMI input can be used to connect a PC to this TV.
  • Component Video: The Samsung LED-LCD TV features a single component video input. The TV's component video input can also be used as a composite video input (480i only).

Screen Sizes: You can choose one of the following screen sizes:

  • 16:9: Sets the picture to 16:9 wide mode.
  • Zoom 1: Vertically enlarges the size of the picture and allows you to move the enlarged picture using the arrows on the remote.
  • Zoom 2: Vertically enlarges the size of the picture more than Zoom 1 and allows you to move the enlarged picture using the arrows on the remote.
  • Wide Fit: Proportionally enlarges the picture to fit the entire screen without changing the aspect ratio.
  • 4:3: Sets the picture to 4:3 normal mode with pillars on the left and right of the screen.
  • Screen Fit: See the full image with no resizing when HDMI (720p/1080i/180p) or Component (1080i/1080p) signals are inputted

Note: Screen Size settings can be stored for each external device you have connected to an input of the TV.

Picture Control: You can make the following adjustments for an optimum picture.

  • Picture Modes: Picture Modes apply preset adjustments to the picture.
    • Standard: suitable for a normal environment
    • Dynamic: suitable for a bright room
    • Movie: suitable for watching movies and games
  • Manual Picture Settings: The TV has several options for manually adjusting the picture quality.
    • Backlight: adjusts the brightness of the LED backlight
    • Contrast: adjusts the contrast level of the picture
    • Brightness: adjusts the brightness level of the picture
    • Sharpness: adjusts the edge definition of the picture
    • Color: adjusts the color saturation of the picture
    • Tint (G/R): adjusts the color tint of the picture
  • Advanced Picture Settings: The TV also offers more advanced picture adjustments for fine tuning.
    • Black Tone: adjusts the black level on the screen to adjust the screen depth
    • Dynamic Contrast: adjusts the screen contrast so that the optimal contrast is provided
    • Edge Enhancement: emphasizes object boundaries
    • Gamma: adjusts the primary color (red, green, blue) intensity
    • Color Space: adjusts the range of colors available to create the image (Auto/Native)
    • Color Tone: adjusts the overall color tone of the televisions using one of four presets: Cool, Normal, Warm 1, Warm 2
    • Flesh Tone: emphasize the pink flesh tone in a picture
    • White Balance: adjusts the color temperature for more natural picture colors

Note: You can adjust and store Picture Settings for each external device connected to the TV.

HDMI Black Level: You can select the black level on the screen to adjust the screen depth when you have a component connected via HDMI to the television. You can select either Normal or Low.

Digital Noise Filter: If the broadcast signal received by your TV is weak, you can activate the Digital Noise Reduction feature to help reduce any static and ghosting that may appear on the screen. You can select Low, Medium, High, Auto, or Off.

Film Mode: The TV can be set to automatically sense and process film signals from all sources and adjust the picture from optimum quality. Film mode is supported in TV, AV, Component (480i/1080i), and HDMI (480i/1080i).

Game Mode: When connecting the television to a game console, you can enjoy a more realistic gaming experience when selecting Game Mode.

Audio Features

SRS TruSurround HD: SRS TruSurround HD is a patented SRS technology that solves the problem of playing 5.1 multichannel content over two speakers. TruSurround delivers a compelling, virtual surround sound experience through any two-speaker playback system, including the internal television speakers. It is fully compatible with all multichannel formats.

Sound Modes: You can choose from the following Preset Sound Modes:

  • Standard: Selects the normal sound mode.
  • Music: Emphasizes music over voices.
  • Movie: Provides the best sound for movies.
  • Clear Voice: Emphasizes voices over other sounds.
  • Amplify: Amplify mode is for people who have difficulty hearing.

Equalizer: You can manually adjusts the TV's built-in 5-band EQ (100 Hz, 300 Hz, 1 kHz, 3 kHz, and 10 kHz) for a more customized sound.

Auto Volume: Auto Volume automatically adjusts the volume of the desired channel, lowering the sound output when the modulation signal is high or raising the sound output when the modulation signal is low. This reduces the difference in volume when changing channels. The Auto Volume feature can be set to Normal, Night or Off.

No Audio Output: This TV contains no analog or digital audio output.

PC/USB Functions

ConnectShare: ConnectShare enables you to view photo files and listen to audio files saved on a USB Mass Storage Class device (MTP: Media Transfer Protocol is not supported) using the television's USB (type-A) port. Files must be formatted in FAT16/32 or NTFS. The TV can recognize up to 300 files/folders.

  • Still Image Playback: The TV supports JPEG still image files with a maximum resolution up to 15360 x 8640. JPEG still image files can be viewed as a slide show with background music or as a thumbnail view (up to 15 images). Still images can also viewed full-screen and zoomed or rotated.
  • Audio Playback: The TV supports MP3 audio files with a frequency rate of 32/44.1/48 kHz. MP3 music files are displayed in a folder and track list, and can be sorted by Artist, Album, or Genre. Music files can be repeated or shuffled in a selected folder.

Firmware/Software Updates: Firmware/software upgrades can be performed by downloading the latest firmware/software updates from Samsung's Support Site to a USB thumbdrive.

Convenience Features

Input Source Names: You can assign a pre-programmed name to each of the inputs. When input naming is completed, you will no longer have to remember which component is connected to each input when selecting a source to watch. Source names include VCR, DVD, Cable STB, Satellite STB, PVR STB, AV Receiver, Game, Camcorder, PC, TV, DVI PC, DVI Device, IPTV, Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, and Digital Media Adapter.

Close Captions (CC): The Samsung LED-LCD TV provides Analog Closed Captions and Digital Closed Captions. The Digital CC offers customizable text, font, and size.

Note: The Closed Captions feature does work in Component, HDMI, or PC modes.

V-Chip: The V-Chip feature automatically locks out programs that are deemed inappropriate for children. You must enter a PIN (personal identification number) before any of the V-Chip restrictions are set up or changed.

Energy Saver: This feature adjust the brightness of the TV in order to reduce power consumption. When watching TV at night, set the Energy Saver feature to High to reduce eye fatigue as well as power consumption. You can set this feature to High, Medium, Low, or Picture Off (sound remains on).

On/Off Timer: The three On/Off timers allow you to program the television to turn itself on and off by selecting a specific on time and a specific off time. An On/off timer can be set to repeat only once, everyday, Mon-Fri, Mon-Sat, or Sat-Sun. You can also choose the On Timer's content (TV, USB, or Antenna) and volume. The on and off timers work independently of one another.

Sleep Timer: The sleep timer switches the television off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to 30, 60, 90, 120, 150, or 180 minutes.

Remote Control

Wireless Remote: The supplied remote control is designed to only operate the Samsung LED-LCD television only. You can use the remote control up to a distance of about 23' from TV with a direct line of sight.

Note: This remote control has Braille points on the Power, Channel, and Volume buttons for the visually impaired.

Mounting Options

Pedestal Stand: The TV is shipped with the pedestal stand unattached. The pedestal stand attaches to the television using the supplied hardware. The television weighs 7.7 lbs with the stand.

Wall Mounting: The TV has four threaded inserts on the back for use with an optional wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is 75mm (h) x 75mm (v). The threaded inserts require M4 (4mm) machine screws (not supplied). The television weighs 7.4 lbs without the stand.

Note: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 4" above/below the television for adequate ventilation.

Detachable AC Power Cord: The Samsung LED-LCD TV comes with a 5' detachable AC power cord. The power cord sits 1.0" out from the rear-panel. The power cord is fitted with a right-angle AC plug that sits 0.75" from the wall.

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