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User Reviews Are Excellent
UE28J4100 owners on average rated this television as excellent. This puts this Samsung TV in the top 20% of all the televisions of a comparable type and age when ranked by average user review score.
A number of people said in their reviews that the Samsung UE28J4100 was good value for money. Amazon Customer mentioned “Excellent value for money”. Brownshoe gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Good TV and a good price”. Celia Allsop mentioned on Amazon “Great buy it came on time brill for the money”.
One Samsung UE28J4100 owner considered that the product was cheap. Last year Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Good Budget TV”. One Samsung UE28J4100 reviewer said in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. W. B. Collins said on Amazon “Recommended if all you need is a simple and cheap TV” in their review of the Samsung UE28J4100.
Good Product Quality
A number of people concluded that the product was good quality. Dr Derek Knottenbelt mentioned two years ago “The stand is a bit fragile / floppy It is connected to a sky box and is good quality picture” and gave this TV a rating of 4 stars. Efrphotography.com wrote in their Samsung UE28J4100 review “I have bought the latter for the bedroom and very impressed with pic quality” however despite that they rated this TV 60 out of 100. M. Dakin wrote “Very pleased with the picture quality”.
Easy to Use
Some customers said in their reviews that the Samsung UE28J4100 was easy to setup. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “Good second TV I use in a bedroom, easy to set up and install a much lighter to handle than it's predecessor” in their review. Robinj wrote on Amazon “TV was easy to set up and picture/sound quality is very good” in their review. W. B. Collins said in their review “Very easy to set up, good picture”.
Some Samsung UE28J4100 reviewers said in their reviews that this TV was easy to use. Ross wrote in his Samsung UE28J4100 review “Sound adjustment seemed easier, with a handy one-push "voice" option optimising most tv broadcasts without having to fiddle too much”.
One person reckoned that it was easy to assemble. Last year Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE28J4100 on Amazon “Easy to put together evan with one arm”. One Samsung UE28J4100 owner who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Last year Steve D said on Amazon “The on-screen menus are easy to navigate” in his review of this TV and rated it as very good.
Good Sound Quality
Several Samsung UE28J4100 owners who reviewed it considered that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “Good picture and sound for a budget item”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Good sound and picture”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Excellent picture and the sound is good too”.
Samsung Has Good TV Reviews
On average Samsung small display diagonal TVs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all TVs built by Samsung.
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A number of Samsung UE28J4100 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE28J4100 was a good size. Amazon Customer said in their review “Ideal size etc for the kitchen or the husband who wants to watch Building in Alaska, Ice Road Truckers etc” . Jean Jeannie said “Great TV nice size for kitchen” in his review of the Samsung UE28J4100.
One person wrote in their reviews that the product was lightweight. Mr D J Thomas said in his Samsung UE28J4100 review “A lightweight and fairly basic set”. One Samsung UE28J4100 owner who purchased it considered that it was easy to carry around. Steve D said in his Samsung UE28J4100 review on Amazon “It is light and easy to mount”.
Some people who purchased the Samsung UE28J4100 wrote that it was good looking. Amazon Customer rated the product 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Samsung UE28J4100 on Amazon in January last year “Beautiful item, we received it today”. Martinshopping rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Incredibly light, excellent picture, pretty good sound for a small television”.
Good Picture Quality
A few Samsung UE28J4100 reviewers reckoned that it had good picture quality. Last year Philip979 rated it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Good picture quality, build quality, plus decent sound quality (often a problem with small, flat screen TVs” in their review.
One Samsung UE28J4100 reviewer said in their reviews that this TV had good colour saturation. Last year Mike Powell mentioned “I have to say the picture is absolutely stunning, rich colours and crisp picture makes it a delight”.
Good Smart TV Features
One customer said in their reviews that the Samsung UE28J4100 was good for watching Freeview TV. Last year Philip979 gave it an excellent rating and mentioned in their review “Freeview HD a bonus”.
One person who reviewed this TV wrote that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Paul Creaser said on Amazon “TV has 2 HDMI connections including a scart, USB” and gave it a score of 4 stars.
Good High Def TV
One Samsung UE28J4100 owner wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UE28J4100 was good at displaying high definition TV.
Price Has Dropped by £29.01
In the last 21 days the price of the UE28J4100 has dropped by £29.01.
Two RF Ports Quantitys
The UE28J4100 has more RF ports quantitys than most of the comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than a year. This TV is a two RF ports quantity TV compared to most of the small display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UE28J4100 which only have one RF ports quantity.
Has Two Sound Modess
The number of sound modes found on the UE28J4100 is more than most small display diagonal TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found sound modes is Standard, but this sound modes is not found on this television. The sound modess Game and Sports are also found on this TV.
Fairly High RMS Rated Power
At 10 Watts, the UE28J4100 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the UE28J4100. The lowest RMS rated power of small display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to the UE28J4100 is 2W, the highest is 40W, and the average RMS rated power is 8.2W.
10 Reasons Against
Several Samsung UE28J4100 owners who reviewed it thought it was not well made. Ivan Dyer gave it a score of 3 stars and he wrote “Not as well put together as older style TVs Picture” in his review.
Some Samsung UE28J4100 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE28J4100 did not have a good stand.
Unacceptable Noise Level
One customer who purchased the Samsung UE28J4100 reckoned that it was not noisy. Amazon Customer said last year “Works well in a noisy large kitchen” but despite that they still gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.
Does Not Support Smart TV
Like most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the UE28J4100, the UE28J4100 does not support smart TV.
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Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
The Samsung UE28J4100 does not have a wi-Fi. Most of the other televisions of this age and type also do not have a wi-Fi.
There are a number of other TVs which also have a wi-Fi which you might also want to look at including the Panasonic TX-24CS500[plb_2819401_price], or the LG 24MT57[plb_2879389_price].
Like most of the other small display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE28J4100, the UE28J4100 is not 3D.
TVs which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Philips 22HFL2819[plb_3226404_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE28J4100 do not have a built-in camera. The Samsung UE28J4100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Samsung UE28J4100 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that came out around the same time as the UE28J4100 also do not feature OLED technology.
Running Costs Are High
Whilst this TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, the UE28J4100 is in the most expensive 3% of all 87 televisions that have been available for more than a year that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the UE28J4100 is £71.
Across all the TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UE28J4100 the depths range from 4mm to 94mm, and the average depth is 52mm. At 62.9 millimeters, the Samsung UE28J4100 has a fairly thick depth compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the UE28J4100.
If you would consider a TV with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Panasonic TX-24C300[plb_2833037_price] (61mm) which is also cheaper.
1 Other reason to consider the Samsung UE28J4100
Released Over a Year Ago
Samsung released the UE28J4100 over a year ago.
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This television was easy to set up. The instructions were clear. The picture is clear and sharp. I have only had one programme with 'lip sync' issues so they were probably nothing to do with the... Read more…
I bought this TV a few weeks before Christmas. Within a couple of days I was having problems and had to restore factory defaults before it would work. Samsung help desk were not at all helpful,... Read more…
This is very easy to set up and produces good sound for its size. However when viewed from an angle it appears washed out. The first one we had was so bad that JL changed it. The second was nearly... Read more…
It is difficult to find reviews of smaller screen TVs although there is a significant demand for them. Having decided against a Smart TV, this is an excellent alternative for playing on demand... Read more…
Absolutely no difficulty in setting up this TV, much easier than models of 5 to 10 years ago. Highly recommended for that facility. It is the right size for my room and provides a very good... Read more…
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