This television has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found dynamic contrast ratio on TVs of a comparable spec and age to it.
Across all the televisions of this age and spec the weights range from 1.8kg to 48kg. The Samsung UE55J5550 is fairly light (only 13.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE55J5550.
Supports Six Audio Formats
The UE55J5550 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs that were launched more than a year ago. The most frequently supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this TV. The audio formats AIFF, FLAC, MIDI, OGG, WAV and WMA are also supported by this Samsung TV.
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Expert Reviews Are Average
This television received a rating of 69% from TV expert review website computerbild.de.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the UE55J5550, the UE55J5550 is not 3D compatible.
Televisions which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the LG 55UF850 (£1,349.99), the Sharp LC-60LE651 (£1,340.89), or the Sony KD-55X8509 (£599.99) which also has a higher Rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other televisions that have been around for around the same time as the UE55J5550, the Samsung UE55J5550 does not have a built-in camera.
Alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at include the UE55JU6510 (£899.00), or the UE60JU6400 (£1,379.00) both from Samsung.
Only Supports Fourteen Video Formats
The UE55J5550 has a greater number of video formats than most similar spec televisions that have been around for more than a year. This TV supports an MVC video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by TVs that were released around the same time as the UE55J5550. The video formats "DIVX", "H.263", "H.264", "H.265", "M-JPEG", "MPEG4", "MPEG4-SP", "RV", "VC-1", "VP6", "VP8", "WMV" and "WMV9" are also supported by this television.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other large TVs that came out more than a year ago, the UE55J5550 does not feature OLED technology.
Only Features One App
The number of lifestyle apps featured on the UE55J5550 is more than most large TVs that were released more than a year ago. This TV features a Skype app, which is the most commonly featured app featured on similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE55J5550.
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OK Running Costs
This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the UE55J5550 is £139, which is typical compared to the other 288 TVs of a comparable spec and age.
Full HD HD Type
The UE55J5550 has a maximum display resolution of 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.
There are a number of other Full HD TVs currently available that you might also want to consider including the 55LF5800, or the 55LY761 both from LG or the Samsung UE50J5105 which has a better Rating.
If you are looking for a TV with a higher display resolution then you might also want to look at the LG 60UF671 (£878.89) (4K Ultra HD), or the Samsung UE60JU6400 (£1,379.00) (4K Ultra HD) which is also higher rated.
Released Over a Year Ago
This large TV has been on the market for over a year.
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At 67.8 millimeters, the UE55J5550 has a fairly standard thickness compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type.
TVs with a thicker thickness that might be worth considering include the UE60J6150 (£923.75) (64.4mm), the UE50J5105 (65.4mm), or the UE55JU7000 (£849.00) (67.4mm) all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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