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Samsung UE32J5500

£229.99
32" Full HD Direct-LED Flat Jul 2015
A
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date £69.13 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Accurate colours
Good sound quality
670 Reviews + 1 Award
reviewed.com Editor's Choice
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Reasonably Priced

Fifty-seven owners who bought it reckoned that it was good value for money. Two years ago Rod said in his review of this TV “Very good product with amazing features for the price”. In the same month Mick64 gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Excellent product at a good price”. Loulou rated it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Would have been just as happy if purchased at full price”.

Three owners said in their reviews that it was expensive. Jill wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk “Although a touch expensive suits the setting in my living room” in her review of this TV. Ken W mentioned in his review of this TV on expert review site Ao.com “It is let down by a very fragile stand base which is very expensive to replace if you can find one! Hence only 4 stars!”. In April last year Ros123456 wrote in their Samsung UE32J5500 review on expert website Johnlewis.com “The picture quality would rival a more expensive television” and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This TV was given an "Editor's Choice" award by websites Reviewed.com who said that this Samsung TV was superb.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, tweakers.net, lcdtvbuyingguide.com and product-test.ru this small display diagonal TV has an overall expert rating of 72 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this small display diagonal TV rated it as superb. 487 reviewers (73% of all reviewers) gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 98% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. That puts this television in the top 10% of all the small display diagonal televisions that have been on the market for more than a year.

Excellent Brand

Based on 47,290 owner and expert reviews (including 3,533 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent ratings for its TVs. Samsung also has excellent ratings specifically for its small display diagonal televisions. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Easy to Use

Fourty-five owners who purchased the Samsung UE32J5500 concluded that it was easy to setup. Rick wrote in his review of this TV “A slick looking set which fits in with the any normal decor, easy to set up and operate”. Pete said two years ago “Very easy to set up and very easy connectivity” and scored the product 5 stars out of 5. Sandra rated the product 80 out of 100 and she wrote in her review of this TV in the same month “It was very easy to set-up and has brilliant picture quality”.

Thirty-nine owners reckoned that it was easy to use. Website Walmart.com said in their review of this TV “Good Remote Control” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Marcsco6 mentioned two years ago “Easy enough to use even for a technophobe like myself”. Lou3 said in their review of this TV on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Easy to understand the controls”.

Eight customers said in their reviews that this TV was easy to use the menus. Website Bhphotovideo.com gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Lots of custom settings”. Mo9009 mentioned on expert website Argos.co.uk “Overall the picture quality and easy the follow menus make it effortless to view”. Ironmaiden99 wrote “The set-up was straight forwards and the menus easy to navigate”.

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Nice Design

Twelve people who bought the Samsung UE32J5500 concluded that it was good looking. Pete said “Picture quality really is that good, pretty amazing really”. Renetoadams mentioned “The picture is great, sound amazing and it is beautifully crafted” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Demsy wrote in their review of this TV on expert review site Argos.co.uk two years ago “Very stylish and such a unique viewing experience with the curved screen”.

Ten customers reckoned that it was well designed. Leefromleeds wrote “Nice design” in their review of this TV. Jr mentioned in their review of this TV “Modern clean design looks good in any room”. Arl24 wrote on expert review site Johnlewis.com two years ago “The clean lines fit well with the modern design”.

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was neat. Lss04 said “It's neat, easy to use” in their review of this TV. Jacko scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Excellent picture, neat central mounting foot”.

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Good Quality

Eighty-four customers who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Website Walmart.com gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “Great Picture Quality” in their review of the Samsung UE32J5500. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Good build quality”. Marcsco6 wrote two years ago “Picture quality and sound is good” in their review of this TV.

Robust

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Jp mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE32J5500 “Very easy to set up with a built in tutorial that you can access anytime”. Ash429 said in their review of this TV on expert review site Johnlewis.com “Good quality and handy with the the smart guide features built in”. Bigdan mentioned in their review of this TV “Sturdy, solid built”.

Three customers considered that this TV was reliable. Johnny Electric wrote in his review of this TV “Well known make which should be reliable”. Geoffrey Kerr said “Reliable and quick service and delivery” in his review of this TV and scored this TV 5 stars out of 5. Magpie1979 wrote in their review of this TV on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Reliable, great performance, plus all the extras you'd expect”.

Two owners who reviewed this TV considered that it was strong and durable. In April last year Netflixcrazy said “Easy to install, user friendly remote and manual control, great video and sound quality, excellent connectivity options, sturdy hardware”. Stardreamer42896347589631 gave this TV a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert website Walmart.com “Stand is very sturdy”.

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Audio

Good Sound Quality

Seventy-seven owners who bought this TV reckoned that it had good sound quality. In April last year Mo rated it 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert review site Argos.co.uk “The sound is good” in their review of this TV. Razmataz mentioned two years ago “Picture and sound quality are excellent”. Richh said on expert website Argos.co.uk “Picture great, sound good for a flat screen”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that this TV was quiet. Last year Lucy said on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Picture quality is good and changing channels is very quiet, which is great in a bedroom”. Missdomesticated mentioned “Love the dryer- very quiet and gets my clothes dry in no time” and gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5. Caroline Lock wrote on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Sound takes being turned up very well (it seems a little quiet” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5.

Quite High RMS Rated Power

Across all the TVs that are a similar age to this television the RMS rated powers range from 2.5W to 40W, and the average RMS rated power is 13W. With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the Samsung UE32J5500 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this television.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This TV was released in July 2015.


Features

Good Technical Features

Fifteen owners said that this TV had good features. Familyof4 gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this TV two years ago “For the price it has great features”. Dani said “Saw this one and size didn't matter, features are excellent, connection stabilisation is fantastic, does the trick!” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Two years ago Lazy Jock scored it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk “All features are simple to obtain”.

Good for Wall Mounting

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good for wall mounting. Arl24 said in their review of this TV “It was easy to wall mount having the necessary holes in the back” and gave the Samsung UE32J5500 the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Steve wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk “Ideal for wall mounting” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5.

Nice Stand

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good stand. Joelthebosss wrote “The silver stand looks nice” in their Samsung UE32J5500 review.

Good Remote Control

Six owners concluded that it had a good remote control. Jen Walker mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “My only actual complaints are that the remote control sometimes has a bit of a delay which can be frustrating if you're impatient like me”. Magnum51 wrote “First use start up was very simple only regret is the remote is rounded on bottom”.


Display

Accurate Colours

Fourty-three owners said in their reviews that the Samsung UE32J5500 had good picture quality. Memphis Belle said on expert website Argos.co.uk “The picture quality is excellent” and scored this TV a maximum of 5 stars. Two years ago Mik wrote “The picture quality and sound are fine.” however they only scored the product 60 out of 100. Also two years ago Phil mentioned “Good value for money, excellent picture quality, would definitely recommend!”.

Five customers who reviewed this TV agreed that it had good colour saturation. Digital Versus said “Accurate colours” however they scored it 3 stars out of 5. Expert review site Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned “The edge lighting also helps to balance out the downsides of the matte screen by providing rich colors and strong contrast” and rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Pete wrote in his review of this TV on expert website Argos.co.uk “Bought this for my mother, she loves the sharp colours and crisp picture”.

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Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec. 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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Not 3D

The UE32J5500 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to this television are also not 3D.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Samsung UE32J5500 supports a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels TV, which is the most common display resolution supported by TVs that came out more than a year ago.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best supported display resolution amongst all small display diagonal televisions that are a comparable age to this TV.

Amongst comparable types of TV the worst supported display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The Samsung UE32J5500 has a wide color enhancer. Most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this TV also have a wide color enhancer.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television is 50Hz and the fastest is 800Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 400 hertz, the Samsung UE32J5500 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other small display diagonal televisions that were released one year ago.

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32 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 32 inch TV.

There are a number of alternative 32" TVs currently available which you might want to consider including the Panasonic TX-32C300 (£209), or the Samsung UE32J5100 (£174.99) both of which are cheaper.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Seven people who bought it reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Ken33 said “Good connectivity for external devices” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. Snapper scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Excellent picture quality, connectivity with my sound bar problem free” in their review of this TV. Bigmacbaker scored this TV a maximum of 5 stars and said on expert website Johnlewis.com “Smart functions and connectivity are second to none”.

Good Smart TV

Six customers who purchased it concluded that it had great smart functions. In April last year Dante said “The Smart functions are intuitive and it was very easy to set up” in his review of the Samsung UE32J5500 and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Two years ago Grubber rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this TV on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Smart features very good and quick”. Man-B said on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Smart functions are easy to use” and rated it 5 stars out of 5.

Supports Interactive TV

The Samsung UE32J5500 supports interactive TV, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as this television.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The UE32J5500 supports screen mirroring, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to this television.

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Supports Internet TV

The UE32J5500 supports internet TV, unlike most of the other TVs that were launched more than a year ago which do not support internet TV.

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Supports Timeshift

The UE32J5500 supports timeshift. Most of the other televisions of this type and age also support timeshift.

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Supports Smart TV

The Samsung UE32J5500 supports Smart TV. Most of the other TVs that came out more than a year ago do not support Smart TV.

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Supports Two Video Apps

The Samsung UE32J5500 has a greater number of video apps than most small display diagonal televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This television supports a YouTube video apps, which is the most commonly supported video apps supported by televisions of a similar age and spec to this TV. The video apps "NetFlix" is also supported by this TV.

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Energy

Very High Running Costs

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A, however the UE32J5500 is in the most expensive 16% of all 243 TVs of this age and type that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the UE32J5500 will cost £70 over 5 years to run.


Weight & Dimensions

Thin Bezels and Profile Make for an Attractive Appearance

Three owners who reviewed the product considered that it was a good size. Two years ago Pomcg wrote in their review of this TV on expert review site Johnlewis.com “A good size screen, easy to wall mount 5 year guarantee”. Rojohn mentioned also two years ago “Great Picture, nice size viewing area” in their review of this TV. Joelthebosss said in their review of this TV on expert review site Walmart.com “Good size and price”.

Two customers who reviewed it thought it was thin. Digital Versus wrote two years ago “Thin bezels and profile make for an attractive appearance”. Jeffers23 gave the Samsung UE32J5500 a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “The picture and sound quality are both excellent and the slim style looks really impressive”.

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Average Depth

With a depth of 66.6 millimeters, the Samsung UE32J5500 has a pretty average depth compared to most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

Other televisions with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the Panasonic TX-32C300 (£209) (89mm and cheaper), or the Samsung UE32J5100 (£174.99) (64.6mm and cheaper).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The UE32J5500 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this television do not support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi to this television and we think cheaper TVs such as the Samsung UE32J4500 (£199.99) is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to consider including the LG 32LH604 (£258.89), or the Samsung UE32J4570 (£259.11).

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The UE32J5500 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other small display diagonal televisions that came out around the same time as this television.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UE32J5500 has an ethernet port, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV which do not have an ethernet port.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The UE32J5500 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to this TV.

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Green (Eco) Compliant

The UE32J5500 is green (Eco) compliant, as are most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this television.

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Performance

Supports BD Wise

The UE32J5500 supports BD Wise. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also support BD Wise.

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Features Local Dimming

The Samsung UE32J5500 features local dimming, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to this TV do not feature local dimming.

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Features Extended PVR

The Samsung UE32J5500 features extended PVR. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this television also feature extended PVR.

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Has a Game Mode

The UE32J5500 has a game mode, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The UE32J5500 supports Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UE32J5500 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this television also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Packaging Content

Has a Mounting Kit

The UE32J5500 has a mounting kit, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this television.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Samsung UE32J5500 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Samsung UE32J5500 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other televisions of this type and age.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The Samsung UE32J5500 has a common interface (CI) slot, as do most of the other small display diagonal televisions that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung electronics ue32j5500akxxu, samsung ue32j5500akxxu
Barcodes 00886086631976, 08806086621786, 08806086627771, 08806086631976, 08806086633925, 08806086633956, 08806086636438, 08806086663632

Samsung UE32J5500 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung UE32J5500 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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