Samsung has excellent average ratings for its large TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other brands.
Running Costs Are Low
This large TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The UE50J5150 is in the cheapest 11% of all 288 similar spec televisions that have been available for more than a year that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the UE50J5150 will cost £102 over 5 years to run.
Supports One Video Format
The UE50J5150 has a greater number of video formats than most large TVs that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats 3GP|ASF|ASP|AVC|AVI|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|WMV9 are also supported by this television.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.
WMV stands for Windows Media Video.
WMV stands for Windows Media Video.
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 this spec and age.
1080p Video Mode
This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on similar spec televisions that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Has One Smart Mode
The UE50J5150 has a greater number of smart modes than most similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Game|Movie|Natural|Sports are also found on this television.
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The UE50J5150 is one of the lighter TVs of this spec and age (only 12.6 kilograms) amongst large TVs of this age. Large TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UE50J5150 have weights of between 1.8kg and 48kg.
Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
The lowest annual energy consumption of TVs of a comparable spec and age to the UE50J5150 is 62kWh and the highest is 420kWh. The UE50J5150 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions (only 91 kilowatt hours) amongst TVs of this age.
8 Reasons Against
Not Smart TV
The UE50J5150 is not Smart TV. Most of the other TVs that have been available for more than a year do are Smart TV.
TVs which are Smart TV that might also be worth looking at include the LG 50LF652 (£549.97) which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a WiFi Connection
Most of the other TVs of this type and age have a WiFi connection, however the UE50J5150 does not have a WiFi connection.
Alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might also want to consider include the LG 50LF652 (£549.97) which also has a higher rating.
Not 3D Compatible
Most TVs that were released more than a year ago are not 3D compatible. The UE50J5150 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Televisions which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the LG 50LF652 (£549.97) which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Samsung UE50J5150 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE50J5150 also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the Samsung UE55JS8500 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
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Only Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The UE50J5150 has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most televisions of a similar age and type to it. This TV has a 16:9 screen format adjustment, which is the most commonly found screen format adjustment found on large TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UE50J5150.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most large TVs that were released around the same time as the UE50J5150 do not feature OLED technology. The UE50J5150 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
Other televisions which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to look at include the LG 55EA975.
Only Two HDMI Ports
The UE50J5150 is a two HDMI port TV. Most of the other large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE50J5150 have between one and four HDMI ports.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The Samsung UE50J5150 is a one USB 2.0 port television.
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Full HD HD Type
The highest display resolution of the Samsung UE50J5150 is Full HD. That's 75% less display resolution than the most frequently found HD type of 4K Ultra HD. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
It was over a year ago when this Samsung TV was released.
At 65.4 millimeters, the UE50J5150 has a pretty typical thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UE50J5150.
If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might also want to look at the HG55ED670 (£679.39) (64mm), or the UE55J6200 (£624.17) (64mm) both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-65CXW414 (65mm).
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Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080
Screen Format Adjustment
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
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, DTS Premium Sound 5.1, DTS, DTS Studio Sound, Digital, Digital Plus
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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Total running cost over 5 years
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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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