Samsung has good average reviews for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other manufacturers.
Supports Smart TV Features
Like most of the other TVs that came out more than a year ago, the UE32J5550 supports smart TV features.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative televisions which support smart TV features currently available including a cheaper television such as the Philips 32HFL5010[plb_2954275_price] or you might consider a higher rated television such as the Panasonic TX-40CS520[plb_2819334_price].
We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also support smart TV features including the Samsung UE32J5570[plb_2865719_price].
Has a WiFi Connection
Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UE32J5550 which do not have a WiFi connection, the UE32J5550 has a WiFi connection.
We compared all the other televisions with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Philips 32HFL5010[plb_2954275_price] which is cheaper; or the Panasonic TX-40CS520[plb_2819334_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.
It is worth considering alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Samsung UE32J5570[plb_2865719_price].
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on TVs of a similar age and spec to it.
Two RF Ports
Most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the UE32J5550 only have one RF port, however the Samsung UE32J5550 has two RF ports.
Fairly High RMS Rated Power
At 20 Watts, the Samsung UE32J5550 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the UE32J5550 the RMS rated power range from 5W to 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 20W.
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Three HDMI Ports
Most TVs of a comparable type and age to the UE32J5550 have between one and three HDMI ports, including the UE32J5550 which has three HDMI ports.
Supports Seven Audio Formats
The number of audio formats supported by the UE32J5550 is more than most televisions of a comparable spec and age to it. The most frequently supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this television. The audio formats AIFF, APE, FLAC, MIDI, OGG, WAV and WMA are also supported by this Samsung TV.
Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
Across all the televisions of this type and age the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 300 hertz, the UE32J5550 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies amongst mid-size TVs of this age.
The weights of TVs of a comparable age and type to the UE32J5550 range from 3.6kg to 18kg, and the average weight is 8kg. The UE32J5550 is one of the lighter mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE32J5550 (only 4.7 kilograms) amongst similar spec televisions of this age.
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Not 3D Compatible
The UE32J5550 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.
TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Sony KDL-43W805[plb_2803097_price], or the LG 32LF650[plb_2898998_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most TVs of this age and type do not have a built-in camera. The UE32J5550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Samsung UE32J5550 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released more than a year ago also do not feature OLED technology.
Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This television has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio on TVs of a comparable age and type to it.
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OK Running Costs
This TV has an efficiency rating of A, and the UE32J5550 is typical compared to the other 344 TVs that have been on the market for more than a year that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the UE32J5550 is £70.
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Samsung released the UE32J5550.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable type and age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
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With a thickness of 66.6 millimeters, the UE32J5550 has a fairly average thickness compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE32J5550.
Alternative televisions with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE32J5570[plb_2865719_price] (66.6mm).
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Digital Signal Format System
DVB, DVB-C, DVB, DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB, DVB-T
Analog, Analog & Digital, Digital
Smart TV Features
RMS Rated Power
Digital Plus, Digital, DTS Premium Sound 5.1, DTS, DTS Studio Sound, DTS
Dolby Digital, DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
Dolby Digital Plus, DTS Premium Sound 5.1, DTS Studio Sound
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
PC in Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Mobile High-Definition Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
ARA, BUL, CRO, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, LAT, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, SER, SLK, SLV, SWE
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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