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Samsung UN48J5500
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Samsung UN48J5500

£619.00
£349.00 £270.00 cheaper than 42 days ago
reviewed.com Editor's Choice
47.6" 60Hz Flat Mar 2015
Screen Size HD Type Refresh Rate Screen Shape Release Date
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11 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This TV received an "Editor's Choice" from Reviewed.com who said that this Samsung TV was superb.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on four expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, lcdtvbuyingguide.com, tweakers.net and reviewed.com this mid-size TV has an average expert rating of 72 out of 100.

Samsung TVs Have Good Reviews

On average Samsung mid-size TVs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs produced by Samsung.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed the Samsung UN48J5500 mentioned that it had good colour saturation. In December last year Lcdtvbuyingguide.com said in their review of the Samsung UN48J5500 “The edge lighting also helps to balance out the downsides of the matte screen by providing rich colors and strong contrast”.

Good High Def TV

One customer who bought it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Reviewed.com said “Now's not a bad time to buy a 4K TV—but it's a terrific time to buy a Full HD (1080p) model like the Samsung UN50J5500 (MSRP $1,299, online for $799” in their review and rated this TV 4 stars.

Supports Smart TV Features

The UN48J5500 supports smart TV features, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched in the last 12 months which do not support smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support smart TV features and we think the 40PFT5300[pl_2800816_price], and the 32PFS5501[pl_3351335_price] both from Philips or the Samsung UE40J5202[plb_3440925_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UN48J5500, the UN48J5500 has a WiFi connection.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think because of it's better review score, the Philips 40PFT5300[plb_2800816_price], the Grundig 32 VLE 6621[plb_3426899_price], and the Sony KDL-43WD758[plb_3324455_price] is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were released in the last year.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The UN48J5500 has one of the higher RMS rated power (20 Watts) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of latest similar spec TVs is 5W and the highest is 40W.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

two USB 2.0 ports

The Samsung UN48J5500 is a two USB 2.0 port TV.

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IEEE 802.11n WiFi Standard

This television supports an IEEE 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for the last year.

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6 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One Samsung UN48J5500 reviewer who bought the product reckoned that it was not good value for money. Digitalversus.com gave the Samsung UN48J5500 a rating of 3 stars and mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN48J5500 on Digital Versus “It would have been great value for money had it not been for the PLS panel, which suffers a cruel lack of contrast”.

One Samsung UN48J5500 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was not cheap. Last year expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned “It lacks the immersive contrast of more expensive sets” but they still rated it 71 out of 100.

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Not 3D Compatible

The UN48J5500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for the last year are also not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the UE40K6370[pl_3319532_price], or the UE40F6100[pl_3861128_price] both from Samsung or the Sceptre X405BV-FHDR[plb_3192854_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UN48J5500, the UN48J5500 does not have a built-in camera.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

At only 60 hertz, the UN48J5500 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UN48J5500. Comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the UN48J5500 have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,000Hz.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UN48J5500 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as the UN48J5500 also do not feature OLED technology.

It is worth also looking at alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology including the Haier LEF42V200[plb_3213783_price], or the Samsung HG49EE690[plb_3713298_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

Comparable spec televisions that were launched in the last 12 months have weights of between 1kg and 36kg. With a weight of 11.3 kilograms, the UN48J5500 is one of the heavier TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UN48J5500 amongst similar spec TVs of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN48J5500

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when this television was released.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions 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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Average Refresh Rate

At 60 hertz, the UN48J5500 has a fairly typical refresh rate compared to most of the other new similar spec TVs.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 60Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including the Philips 40PFT5300[plb_2800816_price] which has better reviews.

TVs with a faster refresh rate that might also be worth looking at include the Philips 43HFL2849T[plb_3817581_price] (85Hz and higher rated), the LG 43LH604[plb_3349266_price] (100Hz and higher rated), or the Hisense 40M2100[plb_3429048_price] (100Hz and higher rated).

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Average Thickness

The UN48J5500 has a pretty standard thickness (66 millimeters) compared to most of the other new similar spec TVs.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
Refresh Rate
Screen Shape
Display Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Audio Out Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
BD Wise Technology
Local Dimming
Picture Processing Technology
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Standby Power Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Energy Star Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

1 Award

reviewed.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(5)
18 May 2015

The Samsung UE32J5500 is a basic television, but it does the job. Understand by this that it offers the essentials and nothing more. It would have been great value for money had it not been for...

This bright 50 inch edge lit LED TV provides a brilliant picture. The edge lighting also helps to balance out the downsides of the matte screen by providing rich colors and strong contrast. All of... Read more…

7 May 2015

When you want the TV to look as good as its picture Taken as a standalone product, the 50-inch J5500 is a good buy. It lacks the immersive contrast of more expensive sets, and isn't a powerhouse...

Reviewed.com

19 August 2015

De beslissing van Samsung om vanaf dit jaar alle smart-tv's met Tizen uit te rusten is wat ons betreft de juiste geweest. Het ziet er keurig uit, interface-animaties verlopen soepel en de tv...

Accurate colours
Tizen interface
Apps and media player
Full Web Browser and Smart TV options
Thin bezels and profile make for an attractive appearance
Mediocre contrast 860 1)
Poor responsiveness 16.5 ms)
Minimal motion compensation
Side angle viewing degrades quickly as the viewer moves from offcenter
Operation of the Smart Hub with the standard remote lacks the feel of the Touch remote
13 May 2015

Thi?t k? Th?a h??ng ki?u dáng bóng b?y t? các model cao c?p, Samsung 43J5500 có thi?t k? l?y c?m h?ng t? nh?ng khung tranh c? ?i?n, các ???ng nét ???c rút g?n theo h??ng t?i gi?n và... Read more…

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 29 November 2015 by PT

There is some technical issue with that TV. And some of the customer have it. Im watching almost only Netflix and Amazon and unfortunately those two APP doesn't work. I have both installed on my... Read more…

Reviewed 1 September 2015 by Ccccary
Ccccary would recommend the Samsung UN48J5500 (Verified Purchase)

Great picture and nice sound even without the seperate soundbar...

Great picture
Light Weight
Lots of custom settings
Nice sound
Ease to use

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers un48j5500, un48j5500a, un48j5500af
Barcodes 00887276087849

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