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Samsung UE43J5500

£319.00
43" Full HD Flat Aug 2015
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Wi-Fi Release Date £83.55 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Reasonably priced
Easy to use
111 Reviews + 1 Award
reviewed.com Editor's Choice
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site wrote that this television was outstanding and gave it their highest award. This TV received an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on five expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, tweakers.net, product-test.ru and reviewed.com this TV has an average expert rating of 72 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this Samsung TV rated it as 84 out of 100. Over 78% of reviewers gave this television either 4 or 5 stars.

Samsung TVs Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 47,387 expert and owner reviews (including 6,296 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent reviews for its TVs. Samsung also has excellent reviews specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Audio

Good Sound Quality

Twenty-two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had good sound quality. Mark Roberts said “Great TV very good picture sound like most TVs of this type could be better”. Mr. P. W. Holihead mentioned in their Samsung UE43J5500 review on expert website Amazon “Great clear picture, good sound”. Kelly scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and he said in his review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “Perfect Quality of sound good, I have added mine to surround sound”.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Twenty-nine customers who purchased the Samsung UE43J5500 mentioned that it was good value for money. Two years ago expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Basically, as 4K options become more widespread, 1080p TVs keep getting more affordable and more valuable”. In the same month Mitty said “In my opinion this Samsung offers excellent value”. Last year Mario G. scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Amazing TV love it and the price was accessible to normal humans”.

Two owners said in their reviews that it was expensive. Expert review site Reviewed.com rated the product 4 stars out of 5 and said two years ago “It lacks the immersive contrast of more expensive sets”. Al mentioned in his review of this TV on expert website Amazon “Getting rid of it fast and quick! Is not worth the money is it is ranked the best of the cheapest and probably worse of the expensive ones”.

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Features

Poor Stand

Two customers who reviewed the Samsung UE43J5500 thought it did not have a good stand. B.gunzerker wrote “Screwing the stand to the TV was difficult (could be hit” yet they still rated it 80 out of 100. Karen said “Good telly, terrible stand!” in her review of this TV.

Operation of the Smart Hub With the Standard Remote Lacks the Feel of the Touch Remote

Three customers considered that the product did not have a good remote control. Two years ago website Lcdtvbuyingguide.com wrote “Operation of the Smart Hub with the standard remote lacks the feel of the Touch remote” in their review of this TV. Amazon Customer said on expert review site Amazon also two years ago “Nice view, internet is ok, is not android and also useful remote control”. Erika wrote in her review of this TV “Searching via the remote hasn't annoyed me much” but even so she gave the Samsung UE43J5500 a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Good Technical Features

Two people said in their reviews that this TV had good features. Langerdan mentioned “Great value, lacking some features that other Samsung TVs have”. Amazon Customer said last year “Easy to set up, good picture, lots of features”.


Energy

Average Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this TV is A+. Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the UE43J5500 will cost £84 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 225 TVs of this age and type.


Design

Easy to Use

Seventeen customers who purchased this TV agreed that it was easy to setup. Mr David Cox said in his review of the Samsung UE43J5500 two years ago “Good TV clear picture quick and easy to set up” however he gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5. Kelly mentioned in his review of this TV on expert review site Amazon last year “I found the setting up of the television reasonable easy, although very little info was supplied”. Lynne said “It was easy to set up, lots of features” in her review of this TV.

Eight owners who reviewed this TV mentioned that it was easy to use. Richie2000 said on expert website Amazon in April last year “The smart TV side 8s easy to use with the magic button, we use amazon prime” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Two years ago Sid mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Quality LED TV for the price, picture is clear and interface is good and easy to use” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Sam wrote in his review of this TV “Really easy to use”.

Four owners said in their reviews that this TV was easy to use the menus. Last year Kelly wrote on expert review site Amazon “After set up there is a menu where you can review your settings.” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Benjamin scored it 4 stars out of 5 and he said on expert website Amazon “The only downside I can think of is that there are some hidden settings that can be quite difficult to find”. He also wrote “My friend had to show me how to access a certain menu” in his review.

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Robust

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Amazon Customer said on expert review site Amazon “It has built in wifi”. B.gunzerker mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE43J5500 on expert review site Amazon “Convenient screen size, seems well made, love the multiple HDMI slots, TV looks great once the sharpness is adjusted, netflix, bbc iplayer”.

Good Product Quality

Fifteen owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Mitty said on expert review site Amazon “Both are tiny devices and both Wi-Fi.I get superb quality with these” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. They also mentioned “The new 43" gives exactly the same quality” in their review. Man-B wrote “Smart functions are easy to use and picture quality is perfect”.

Nice Design

Eight customers wrote in their reviews that this TV was good looking. Mr. Pc Marlow said on expert website Amazon “Awesome TV! Beautiful picture and I love the fact I can watch Netflix through my internet connection” in their review of this TV. Two years ago Mr. M Lunn mentioned “Beautiful looking t.v” in their review of this TV. Rb wrote in their review of the Samsung UE43J5500 “I'm pretty happy with the whole setup” .

Two owners thought it had a thin frame.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was August 2015 when this television was released.


Weight & Dimensions

Thin Bezels and Profile Make for an Attractive Appearance

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE43J5500 was thin. Website Lcdtvbuyingguide.com wrote in their review of this TV “Thin bezels and profile make for an attractive appearance”. M. D. Forrester mentioned in their review of this TV two years ago “Its lightweight with a nice thin frame and looks alot more expensive than it is” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Soulbro28 wrote on expert website Amazon in April last year “HD quality is great and the very thin frame edging makes it seem as though its all screen youre viewing”.

Average Depth

At 66.9 millimeters, the UE43J5500 has a pretty standard depth compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the 40PFH5300 (88mm), or the 40PFK4200 (77mm) both from Philips or the Samsung UE48J5500 (67.1mm).

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Benefits

Great for Films

Two people wrote in their reviews that this TV was great for watching Netflix.


Smart TV

Good Smart TV Features

Seven customers who bought it considered that it had good apps. Rb rated the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert website Amazon “Good TV; apps now mostly there” in their review of this TV. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “The picture is really good and I love the internet apps”. Erika said on expert review site Amazon “If the app works will make searching on YouTube and other apps a little quicker”.

Four people who purchased it considered that it was good for watching on demand TV. Langerdan wrote “The Amazon TV App is great and so is the Netflix and YouTube Apps! Other than that the other Apps in the app store are pretty limp” in their review of this TV although they rated the product 3 stars out of 5. Benjamin mentioned on expert review site Amazon “It's as simple as pressing the standby button and then you're onto your favourite on demand service” in his review of this TV. Belindachu said “Been playing films and Apple TV perfectly”.

Two owners reckoned that it had great smart functions.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The Samsung UE43J5500 supports screen mirroring. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this television also support screen mirroring.

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Supports Timeshift

The Samsung UE43J5500 supports timeshift, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television.

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Supports Internet TV

The UE43J5500 supports internet TV, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Supports Smart TV

The UE43J5500 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a similar type and age to 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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Good High Def TV

Six owners said in their reviews that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Reviewed.com mentioned two years ago “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 Samsung UE43J5500 review and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Lyn said in her review of this TV last year “As it was only hd ready replaced it to receive hd only channels such as al jazeera” . Two years ago Ross Amazon Customer mentioned in his review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “Very Disappointed The TV that I ordered was a (Samsung 43J5500 Smart Full HD 1080p 43 Inch) this on arrived with a smashed screen”.

Not 3D

The UE43J5500 is not 3D. Most of the other TVs of this type and age are also not 3D.

If you want a TV that is 3D then you might want to look at the Cello C40227FT2 (£258.40).

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43 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 43 inch TV.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 43" TVs currently available including cheaper TVs such as the LG 43LF540.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the 49LF5100 (49"), or the 49LF590 (49") both from LG or the Samsung UE48J5100 (£369.00) (48").

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Accurate Colours

Ten people who purchased it agreed that it had good picture quality. Langerdan wrote on expert review site Amazon “Very happy with the picture quality, build quality”. Amin mentioned two years ago “A smart TV with a great picture quality”. Amazon Customer rated the product 4 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert review site Amazon “Picture quality is excellent and at the price it was a bargain”.

Three people who bought it thought it had good colour saturation. Two years ago Digital Versus said “Accurate colours” although they only gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5. In the same month expert review site Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE43J5500 “The edge lighting also helps to balance out the downsides of the matte screen by providing rich colors and strong contrast”. Rb wrote in their review of this TV “Good viewing angles and good colours” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The UE43J5500 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including the LG 43LH604 (£300.00), or the Sharp LC-43CFE6131 (£299.99) both of which are cheaper.

We compared this television to all the other televisions with a Wi-Fi and we think the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (£329.00) is also worth considering.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The UE43J5500 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than a year ago also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Samsung UE43J5500 has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV also have an ethernet port.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The UE43J5500 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than a year also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The UE43J5500 has a mounting kit. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this TV also have a mounting kit.

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Performance

Supports BD Wise

The UE43J5500 supports BD Wise. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this television also support BD Wise.

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Features Extended PVR

The Samsung UE43J5500 features extended PVR. Most of the other televisions of this age and type also feature extended PVR.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The UE43J5500 does not feature local dimming. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this television do feature local dimming.

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Has a Game Mode

The Samsung UE43J5500 has a game mode. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV also have a game mode.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Samsung UE43J5500 has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out more than a year ago.

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Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The UE43J5500 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The UE43J5500 supports Picture-in-Picture, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UE43J5500 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than a year also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung electronics ue43j5500akxxu, samsung ue43j5500akxxu, samsung hg55ed670ekxxu, refurbished ue43j5500, samsung ue43j5500aw, home hg55ed670ekxxu, home ue43j5500ak, close ue43j5500, samsung 43j5500
Barcodes 08806086660235, 08806086688574, 08806086702416, 08806086744300, 08806086921718

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