Haier 40D3505 40-inch 1080p LED HDTV Review

Not many Canadian reviews out there for this budget Haier 40D3505 LED HDTV, so I decided to take a chance on this after seeing it at Costco a little while ago. The price is clearly a big selling point, and it had the basics that I needed in a secondary TV which were the following: 1920 x 1080 (1080p resolution), LED, 3 HDMI Ports and Costco's 2 year warranty. Not asking or expecting much, just a basic and inexpensive HDTV.

Slim, Light Weight LED HDTV

Physically the Haier LED HDTV is quite slim, you can easily pick it up by yourself and move it around. There are many 40 inch LED televisions that are somewhat bulkier in this price range. But this Haier is very light and thin. The slim bezel and stand also make it look small. I have an old 40 inch Sony LCD television which is much bigger, heavier and looks that way as well. This is a lightweight television in looks and feel.

Haier 40D3505 Features: Basic HDTV with Good Enough Image Quality

The image quality itself, at least to me is good enough. If you compare to a high end Samsung LED television (which can cost many times more) then you will see a difference immediately. It's doesn't wow you in any way, but does the job. I must note that it did not seem to handle standard definition signals all that great, but it seemed to handle a HD signal just fine. Personally, in this price range, reliability is more important than top of the line image quality; and only time will tell if this unit holds up. Costco's extended product warranty helps here. Speakers are what you'd expect from any TV this size; not great, but does the job. The remote control is basic, plastic and again does the job. The three HDMI ports are a nice bonus on a budget unit like this. In the end, it's not a fancy LED HDTV but it works so far and if it proves to be reliable then it's a solid deal.

My Haier 40D3505 Photos

Product Overview

  • 40 in. 1080p HDTV with 1920 x 1080 maximum resolutions
  • LED LCD flat panel with direct LED backlight
  • Aspect ratio 16:9
  • 6.5ms response time
  • 250 (cd/m^2) brightness
  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • 170° vertical viewing angle and 160° horizontal viewing angle
  • Integrated hidden bottom stereo speakers (10W x 2) with simulated sound
  • Auto volume leveler and sound chamber for enhanced sound
  • 3 HDMI inputs, MHL, 1 component video input, 1 composite input, 1 PC input, 1 USB input
  • 1 coaxial output, headphone jack
  • Roku ready
  • Built-in HD tuner, V-chip, closed captions, sleep timer
  • Integrated QAM tuner
  • VESA 400 mm x 200 mm compatible
  • Energy star qualified

Your turn now, I'm sure someone out there has this TV too, let us know in the comments to help everyone out :)

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