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19 Reasons For
Good Sound Quality
Some people who reviewed this TVs considered that it had good sound quality. In September Amazon Customer rated it 4 stars and mentioned “Good picture and sound for a budget item”. Amazon Customer also said “Good sound and picture”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Excellent picture and the sound is good too”.
Several customers who purchased it considered that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Excellent value for money” in their review of the Samsung UE28J4100. Brownshoe wrote in their Samsung UE28J4100 review this month “Good TV and a good price” and rated it 5 stars. Celia Allsop mentioned in her review of this TVs in September this year “Great buy it came on time brill for the money”.
One Samsung UE28J4100 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE28J4100 was a bargain for the price. W. B. Collins mentioned “Recommended if all you need is a simple and cheap TV” in their Samsung UE28J4100 review. One person who bought it considered that it was cheap. Amazon Customer said “Good Budget TV” and rated the product 4 stars.
Easy to Use
Several Samsung UE28J4100 owners agreed that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer wrote in their Samsung UE28J4100 review on Amazon “Good second TV I use in a bedroom, easy to set up and install a much lighter to handle than it's predecessor”. Robinj mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE28J4100 on Amazon “TV was easy to set up and picture/sound quality is very good”. In September W. B. Collins mentioned in their review “Very easy to set up, good picture”.
Two Samsung UE28J4100 owners wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UE28J4100 was easy to use. This year Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Beautiful item, we received it today and it is easy to use, fantastic desktop, clear colour” in their Samsung UE28J4100 review. In September last year Ross wrote “Sound adjustment seemed easier, with a handy one-push "voice" option optimising most tv broadcasts without having to fiddle too much”.
One Samsung UE28J4100 owner wrote in their reviews that this TVs was easy to use the menus. Steve D said in his review a few weeks ago “The on-screen menus are easy to navigate”. One person reckoned that the Samsung UE28J4100 was easy to assemble. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Samsung UE28J4100 on Amazon “Easy to put together evan with one arm”.
Good Product Quality
Seven people wrote that this TVs was good quality. Last year Dr Derek Knottenbelt said “The stand is a bit fragile / floppy It is connected to a sky box and is good quality picture”. Efrphotography.com wrote in their review of the Samsung UE28J4100 on Amazon in September this year “I have bought the latter for the bedroom and very impressed with pic quality” however rated it 3 stars. This month M. Dakin mentioned “Very pleased with the picture quality” in their Samsung UE28J4100 review and scored the Samsung UE28J4100 5 stars.
We checked 20,173 user and expert reviews for Samsung televisions and found that on average Samsung has excellent reviews. We also found that Samsung has excellent reviews specifically for its small TVs.
A Top Selling Product
The UE28J4100 is a popular choice of television according to sales data from Amazon.
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A few customers wrote that this TVs was a good size. Amazon Customer and wrote on Amazon “Ideal size etc for the kitchen or the husband who wants to watch Building in Alaska, Ice Road Truckers etc” in their review of this TVs. Jean Jeannie wrote in his review of the Samsung UE28J4100 in September last year “Great TV nice size for kitchen” and scored the product 99 out of 100.
One person said in their reviews that the product was easy to carry around. A few weeks ago Steve D wrote on Amazon “It is light and easy to mount”. One person considered that this TVs was lightweight. Mr D J Thomas said on Amazon “A lightweight and fairly basic set”.
Excellent Owner Reviews
Based on 50 owner reviews this TV has a brilliant average owner rating. That puts this television in the top 17% of all the TVs of this spec and age.
A few Samsung UE28J4100 reviewers considered that it was good looking. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “Beautiful item, we received it today” in their review of this TVs and scored it 5 stars. Martinshopping said in their review of this TVs “Incredibly light, excellent picture, pretty good sound for a small television” and gave it a score of 4 stars.
Good Picture Quality
Two Samsung UE28J4100 reviewers who bought it agreed that it had good picture quality. M. Dakin wrote this year “Very pleased with the picture quality” in their review of the Samsung UE28J4100. In September this year Philip979 rated the Samsung UE28J4100 99 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Good picture quality, build quality, plus decent sound quality (often a problem with small, flat screen TVs” in their review of the Samsung UE28J4100.
One Samsung UE28J4100 owner said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. A few weeks ago Mike Powell said on Amazon “I have to say the picture is absolutely stunning, rich colours and crisp picture makes it a delight” in his review.
Good Smart TV Features
One Samsung UE28J4100 owner thought the product was good for watching Freeview TV. Philip979 rated this TVs 5 stars and wrote on Amazon in September “Freeview HD a bonus” in their review of this TVs.
One Samsung UE28J4100 reviewer thought the Samsung UE28J4100 was good in terms of HDMI connections. This year Paul Creaser mentioned in his Samsung UE28J4100 review on Amazon “TV has 2 HDMI connections including a scart, USB”.
Good High Def TV
One customer who reviewed it considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Philip979 rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Samsung UE28J4100 on Amazon a few weeks ago “Freeview HD a bonus”.
Two RF Ports
The Samsung UE28J4100 has more RF ports than most of the TVs of this age and spec. This television is a two RF port television compared to most of the TVs of this age and type which only have one RF port.
Has One Sound Mode
The UE28J4100 has a greater number of sound modes than most TVs of this type and age. The most frequently found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this TV. The sound modes Game|Sports are also found on this Samsung television.
Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This TV has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is typical of many televisions of this age and type.
Supports One Image Format
The number of image formats supported by the Samsung UE28J4100 is more than most TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. This Samsung TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs of a similar type and age to the UE28J4100.
Fairly High RMS Rated Power
With an RMS rated power of 10 Watts, the UE28J4100 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst TVs of this age. The RMS rated power of small TVs that are a similar age to the UE28J4100 range from 2W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 7.9W.
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on TVs of this spec and age.
14 Reasons Against
A number of Samsung UE28J4100 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE28J4100 was not well made. Dr Derek Knottenbelt mentioned in their review of this TVs “The stand is a bit fragile / floppy” although gave this TVs a rating of 4 stars. Ivan Dyer rated the Samsung UE28J4100 60 out of 100 and he mentioned last year “Not as well put together as older style TVs Picture”.
A number of Samsung UE28J4100 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it did not have a good stand. Dr Derek Knottenbelt said in their Samsung UE28J4100 review on Amazon “The stand is a bit fragile / floppy”.
Unacceptable Noise Level
One Samsung UE28J4100 owner who bought it concluded that it was not noisy. Amazon Customer and wrote in their review of this TVs this year “Works well in a noisy large kitchen”.
Not Smart TV
Most televisions of a similar age and type to the UE28J4100 are not Smart TV. The Samsung UE28J4100 is no exception to this as it too is not Smart TV.
If you are looking for a TV that is Smart TV then you might want to look at the LT-24C661 (£129.98), or the LT-24C660 (£139.98) both from JVC or the Seiki SE24HO01 (£134.99) which is also cheaper.
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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection
Most similar spec TVs that were released more than a year ago do not have a WiFi connection. The UE28J4100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a WiFi connection.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the JVC LT-24C661 (£129.98) which is also cheaper is also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The UE28J4100 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the UE28J4100 also do not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
The UE28J4100 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other small TVs that were released around the same time as the UE28J4100 are also not 3D compatible.
Televisions which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Trevi LTV 2201.
Only Supports One Audio Format
The number of audio formats supported by the Samsung UE28J4100 is more than most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs of a comparable age and type to the UE28J4100.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The UE28J4100 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also do not feature OLED technology.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the LG 22MT55 is also worth considering.
Only One HDMI Port
The Samsung UE28J4100 is a one HDMI port TV.
Only Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The UE28J4100 has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This television has a 16:9 screen format adjustment, which is the most frequently found screen format adjustment found on small TVs that are a similar age to the UE28J4100.
Only One Tuner
The UE28J4100 is a one tuner television. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE28J4100 have one tuner.
Across all the TVs of a similar type and age to the UE28J4100 the thicknesses range from 4mm to 94mm. With a thickness of 62.9 millimeters, the UE28J4100 has a quite thick thickness compared to most of the other small TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE28J4100.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 62.9mm thick TVs currently available including the Samsung T28D310 (£192.60) which has a better Rating.
This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency, however the UE28J4100 is one of the less economic to run TVs of a comparable spec and age that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the UE28J4100 will cost £73 over 5 years to run.
1 Other reason to consider the Samsung UE28J4100
Released Over a Year Ago
This Samsung television was released over a year ago.
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1366 x 768
Screen Format Adjustment
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
1366 х 768
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
DVB, DVB-C, DVB, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Analog, Analog & Digital, Digital
Smart TV Features
RMS Rated Power
DTS, DTS Premium Sound 5.1, DTS, DTS Studio Sound, Digital, Digital Plus, Digital, Digital Pulse, Pulse
Dolby Digital, DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
DTS Premium Sound 5.1, DTS Studio Sound, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital Pulse
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
PC in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
Automatic Shut Off Function
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
Firmware Upgrade Method
Wide Color Enhancer
Picture Processing Technology
Samsung Wide Color Enhancer, Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
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