Samsung large TVs have good ratings on average and across all TVs Samsung is one of the better rated manufacturers.
Two RF Ports
The Samsung UE50J5150 is a two RF port TV. Most of the other large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE50J5150 have between one and two RF ports.
Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This television has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found dynamic contrast ratio on televisions of a comparable spec and age to it.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many large TVs that came out more than a year ago.
Supports Thirty-One Video Formats
The number of video formats supported by the UE50J5150 is more than most TVs of a similar age and spec to it. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by large TVs that were launched more than a year ago. The video formats "3GP", "ASF", "ASP", "AVC", "DIVX", "FLV", "H.264", "M-JPEG", "M2TS", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPEG4-SP", "MPG", "MTS", "MVC", "RV", "SVI", "TP", "TRP", "TS", "VC-1", "VOB", "VP8", "VRO", "WMV" and "WMV9" are also supported by this Samsung TV.
MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.
WMV stands for Windows Media Video.
WMV stands for Windows Media Video.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption
The average annual energy consumption of large TVs that are a similar age to the UE50J5150 is 110kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 62kWh to 230kWh. With an annual energy consumption of only 91 kilowatt hours, the UE50J5150 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions amongst large TVs of this age.
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The UE50J5150 is one of the lighter comparable spec televisions that were launched around the same time as the UE50J5150 (only 12.6 kilograms) amongst large TVs of this age. Across all the comparable spec TVs that were released one year ago the weights range from 5.2kg to 36kg, and the average weight is 17kg.
This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on TVs of a comparable spec and age to it.
7 Reasons Against
Does Not Support Smart TV Features
The Samsung UE50J5150 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the UE50J5150 which support smart TV features.
Does Not Have a WiFi Connection
The UE50J5150 does not have a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the UE50J5150.
It is worth considering other TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Philips 55PFK5500 which also has a higher rating.
Not 3D Compatible
The Samsung UE50J5150 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other large TVs that were launched more than a year ago are also not 3D compatible.
If you want a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the LG 55EG9109 which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other TVs that came out more than a year ago, the UE50J5150 does not have a built-in camera.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The UE50J5150 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of this type and age also do not feature OLED technology.
We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the 55EG9109, or the 55EC940 both from LG which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Only Two HDMI Ports
The UE50J5150 is a two HDMI port TV. Most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE50J5150 have between one and three HDMI ports.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The UE50J5150 is a one USB 2.0 port television.
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Running Costs Are OK
This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the UE50J5150 will cost £102 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 127 televisions of a comparable spec and age.
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Samsung released the UE50J5150.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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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At 65.4 millimeters, the Samsung UE50J5150 has a relatively typical thickness compared to most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the UE50J5150.
If you are not concerned about having a thicker thickness then you might also want to consider the Samsung UE60J6150 (£923.75) (64.4mm), or the Sharp LC-50LE771 (£439.00) (65mm).
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Screen Format Adjustment
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
DVB, DVB-C, DVB, DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB, DVB-T
Analog, Analog & Digital, Digital
RMS Rated Power
DTS Premium Sound 5.1, DTS, DTS Studio Sound, DTS, Digital Plus, Digital
Dolby Digital, DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
DTS Premium Sound 5.1, DTS Studio Sound, Dolby Digital Plus
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Picture and Picture
Game, Movie, Natural, Sports
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
On Screen Display Language
BUL, CRO, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, LAT, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, SER, SLK, SLV, SWE
Samsung Wide Color Enhancer, Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) Compatible
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Single Cable Distribution
Logical Channel Number (LCN)
Channel List Copy Function
VESA Mounting Interface
400 x 400
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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