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Samsung UE48J5500

48" Flat Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Release Date
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Owner Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this TV on average 89 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

Sixteen Samsung UE48J5500 owners who reviewed it thought it was good value for money. Alex wrote on Amazon two years ago “Such good quality for the price! Even though the refresh rate isn't great compared to other TVs of a similar price” and gave it a very good review score. In January last year Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Brilliant and brilliant price” in their review. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Excellent television great picture good quality great value”.

One Samsung UE48J5500 reviewer who bought the Samsung UE48J5500 considered that it was cheap. Amazon Customer mentioned “Good quality/budget screen”. One Samsung UE48J5500 reviewer said that it was a bargain for the price. Bigdan wrote in their review on Amazon “It Looks like those cheap motion rate 50 Hz JVCs from Tescos”.

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Easy to Use

Five Samsung UE48J5500 owners who reviewed this TV mentioned that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this TV last year “Very nice Screen, easy to setup” and rated the product 5 stars. Avid Golfer mentioned on Amazon in January last year “Very easy to set up and link to the internet”. Grubber mentioned in their review on Amazon “Very easy to set up and link to internet had it up”.

A few Samsung UE48J5500 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UE48J5500 was easy to use. Bigdan wrote two years ago “Very good sound (not obliged to use a sound system” in their review. Buyer said on Amazon “The smart function is a pleasure to use”. Jen Walker wrote in her Samsung UE48J5500 review on Amazon “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”.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good experience. Alex mentioned on Amazon “I would still recommend a sound bar/surround sound system as it will make your experience watching stuff much better! The 'sports' button on the remote is useless” in his review of the Samsung UE48J5500. Buyer said “Overall a nice experience”.

One person who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus.

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Good Product Quality

Several people reckoned that it was good quality. Amazon Customer said in their Samsung UE48J5500 review on Amazon “Ok picture quality” but despite that they only rated the product 20 out of 100. Avid Golfer said on Amazon “The sound quality is very good on most channels.”. Two years ago Bigdan mentioned “The picture quality is quite impressive on them ones” in their review however they gave the product a score of 20 out of 100.

Good Sound Quality

Eleven Samsung UE48J5500 reviewers said in their reviews that this TV had good sound quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Great TV, awesome sound, easy setup, superb picture”. D. Gibson mentioned in their review on Amazon two years ago “Good quality picture and sound” and gave it an excellent review. In the same month Grubber mentioned “Sound quality better than I thought it would after reading other reviews”.

Samsung Has Good Television Reviews

Based on 23,817 expert and user reviews, Samsung has good reviews for its televisions. Samsung also has good reviews specifically for its mid-size TVs compared to other brands.

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Good Smart TV

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UE48J5500 had good apps. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The useful apps are missing or not working” yet they only rated it 2 stars. Buyer said on Amazon “Processor speed is very good, apps open very quickly” in their review and scored the Samsung UE48J5500 80 out of 100.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had great smart functions.

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Good Picture Quality

Several Samsung UE48J5500 owners who bought it mentioned that it had good picture quality. Last year Greig mentioned “Amazing television! Picture quality is stunning” in their Samsung UE48J5500 review. In January last year Karen H. said “An excellent picture quality” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Theresa H said in her Samsung UE48J5500 review on Amazon “Really pleased with the picture quality”.

Robust

A few Samsung UE48J5500 reviewers who bought the product thought it was well made. Bigdan wrote “Sturdy, solid built”. Buyer mentioned “As usual the in built speakers could be better”. One person who reviewed it considered that it was reliable. Geoffrey Kerr rated the Samsung UE48J5500 as very good and he mentioned in his review of this TV on Amazon “Reliable and quick service and delivery”.

One Samsung UE48J5500 owner reckoned that the Samsung UE48J5500 was easy to damage or scratch. Geoffrey Kerr wrote in his review “Product as new as advertised with no problems or damage caused” .

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Good High Def TV

Some Samsung UE48J5500 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Jen Walker rated it 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of the Samsung UE48J5500 “You get used to it anyway - the picture is incredible on the HD channels and also when I watch Netflix/Amazon Prime”.

Good Connectivity

Two people who purchased it considered that it was wifi compatible. Amazon Customer said two years ago “Awesome TV, WiFi connection to laptop keeps failing”.

Nice Design

Three Samsung UE48J5500 reviewers who purchased the product thought it was good looking. Two years ago Bigdan said on Amazon “Very stylish” but despite that they only gave the product a rating of 1 stars. Sonofabish wrote on Amazon “After I finished the quest for the sacred screwdriver that would work, TVs all set up and its pretty incredible” in their review and scored this TV very highly.

One person who reviewed it wrote that it was smooth. David L mentioned “The menu's are quite smooth and the amount of apps is awesome! It includes Plex, Amazon TV, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, etc” in his review of the Samsung UE48J5500.

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Good Technical Features

Two people agreed that the Samsung UE48J5500 had good features. Alan Thomson wrote “The picture is great, as are all the features” in his review and rated it 4 stars. Two years ago Grubber wrote on Amazon “Smart features very good and quick” in their review of the Samsung UE48J5500 and scored it very highly.

Good Size

One Samsung UE48J5500 reviewer who bought it concluded that it was a good size. Avid Golfer rated the product 4 stars and mentioned “Great TV, nice size, good picture, HD works particularly well” in their review of this TV.

Good Remote Control

One customer who purchased it concluded that it had a good remote control.

Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The UE48J5500 has a wi-Fi, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago which do not have a wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 42LB650[plb_2229284_price], the Sony KDL-40W705[plb_2796116_price], or the Samsung UE32J6300[plb_2830222_price].

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Supports Smart TV

The UE48J5500 supports smart TV. Most of the other televisions that came out around the same time as the UE48J5500 also support smart TV.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support smart TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE32J6300[plb_2830222_price], the Sony KDL-40W705[plb_2796116_price], and the LG 42LB650[plb_2229284_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 the most frequently supported display resolution on televisions of this age and spec.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D

The UE48J5500 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than a year are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D then you might want to consider the LG 42LB650[plb_2229284_price], or the Philips 40PFT6510[plb_2860929_price]; or the Sony KDL-43W807[plb_2803096_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UE48J5500 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE48J5500, the Samsung UE48J5500 does not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

At 11.3 kilograms, the UE48J5500 is quite heavy compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age. Across all the similar spec TVs that were released one year ago the weights range from 3.6kg to 36kg, and the average weight is 8.1kg.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

The annual energy consumptions of TVs of a similar age and type to the UE48J5500 range from 32kWh to 160kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 66kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 92 kilowatt hours, the UE48J5500 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst comparable spec televisions of this age.

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Only Mega Contrast Contrast Ratio (dynamic)

This TV has a Mega Contrast contrast ratio (dynamic), which is the most commonly found contrast ratio (dynamic) on televisions that have been available for more than a year.

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Very High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

When compared to other mid-size TVs that came out more than a year ago, the power consumption (PowerSave) of the UE48J5500 of 127 Watts is one of the highest. The power consumption (PowerSave)s of televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE48J5500 range from 16W to 130W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE48J5500

Released Over a Year Ago

Samsung released the UE48J5500 over a year ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs that have been available 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 Depth

At 67.1 millimeters, the UE48J5500 has a fairly average depth compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

TVs with a thicker depth that might be worth looking at include the Sony KDL-48R553[plb_2796463_price] (65mm) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Timeshift
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Smart Modes
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise
Wide Color Enhancer
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Green (Eco) Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card

User Reviews

(59)
Reviewed 15 August 2016 by Steven Bourne
(Verified Purchase)

A very happy customer. Love this tv...

Reviewed 26 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Very nice Screen, easy to setup. Only 3HDMI port, but that's more than many has. Lots of functions.

Reviewed 15 July 2016 by Amazon Customer

Ok picture quality. problems with lot of features. Slow television, smart featureis also not great. Browser crash is usual. Will keep asking you configure channel when you do not want to opt for... Read more…

Reviewed 22 June 2016 by Buyer
(Verified Purchase)

Overall a nice experience. The price and what you get is good value. The smart function is a pleasure to use. Processor speed is very good, apps open very quickly. As usual the in built speakers... Read more…

Reviewed 10 June 2016 by J Smith
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic TV clear sharp picture easy to operate what more can I say.

Reviewed 9 June 2016 by James Robinson

Really good picture and sound.

Reviewed 4 June 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant and brilliant price...

Reviewed 1 June 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased with the item however it took a while to arrive though...

Reviewed 28 May 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Looks great. Good tv...

Reviewed 23 May 2016 by Theresa H

Really pleased with the picture quality...

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Product Identifiers

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