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Samsung UN48J5500

47.6" Full HD 60Hz Flat Jan 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate Screen Shape Release Date
One industry award
Good picture quality
Reasonably priced
559 Reviews + 1 Award
reviewed.com Editor's Choice

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Reviews

One Industry Award

The author at one expert review site wrote that this TV was fantastic and gave it their highest award. Reviewed.com gave this Samsung TV an "Editor's Choice" award.

Average Expert Reviews

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

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 701 owner reviews this Samsung television has a fantastic overall owner rating. 402 reviewers (72% of all reviewers) gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Samsung TVs Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 47,290 expert and user reviews (including 6,426 verified purchases) for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Samsung has excellent reviews specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range. 95% of those that bought a Samsung television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Fifty owners mentioned that the product was good value for money. Lynney27 wrote on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Fantastic to for amazing value”. Loulou scored it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this TV on expert website Argos.co.uk two years ago “Would have been just as happy if purchased at full price”. Phil said in his review of this TV also two years ago “Good value for money, excellent picture quality, would definitely recommend!” and rated this TV 5 stars out of 5.

Three customers who purchased it thought it was expensive. Jill wrote “Although a touch expensive suits the setting in my living room” in her review of this TV. Ken W mentioned 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 his review of this TV and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Last year Ros123456 scored this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this TV “The picture quality would rival a more expensive television”.

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Design

Easy to Use

Thirty-six customers reckoned that it was easy to setup. Lee scored it 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk “Very easy to set up as it does it all itself in just a few taps of the remote” in his Samsung UN48J5500 review. Pete mentioned on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Very easy to set up and very easy connectivity”. Two years ago Rick wrote “A slick looking set which fits in with the any normal decor, easy to set up and operate” in his review of this TV.

Thirty owners concluded that this TV was easy to use. Website Walmart.com wrote “Good Remote Control” . Marcsco6 said “Easy enough to use even for a technophobe like myself”. Lou3 wrote “Easy to understand the controls” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

Seven customers who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Lots of custom settings”. Mo9009 said in their review of this TV on expert website Argos.co.uk “Overall the picture quality and easy the follow menus make it effortless to view” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Bp1956 wrote in their review of this TV “Menu is straight forward & easy to use”.

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Nice Design

Eleven people concluded that this TV was good looking. Pete said on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Picture quality really is that good, pretty amazing really”. Two years ago Renetoadams mentioned in their Samsung UN48J5500 review “The picture is great, sound amazing and it is beautifully crafted” and gave this TV a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Demsy said also two years ago “Very stylish and such a unique viewing experience with the curved screen” in their review of this TV and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

Nine people mentioned that it was well designed. Two years ago Leefromleeds said “Nice design”. Rawcs mentioned in the same month “Really easy to set up, great picture quality and lovely design”. Jr wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk “Modern clean design looks good in any room” in their review of this TV.

Two customers who bought it agreed that it was neat. Lss04 mentioned “It's neat, easy to use” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. Jacko said on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Excellent picture, neat central mounting foot” and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

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Good Quality

Seventy-four customers who purchased it thought it was good quality. Website Walmart.com said “Great Sound Quality” in their Samsung UN48J5500 review. Two years ago Marcsco6 wrote “Picture quality and sound is good” in their review of this TV. Memphis Belle said in their review of this TV “The picture quality is excellent”.

Robust

Three customers said in their reviews that the product was well made. Ash429 mentioned on expert website Johnlewis.com “Good quality and handy with the the smart guide features built in”. Bigdan wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Sturdy, solid built” but even so they gave the Samsung UN48J5500 a rating of 1 stars out of 5.

Three people who reviewed this TV considered that it was reliable. Johnny Electric mentioned in his review of this TV “Well known make which should be reliable” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. Geoffrey Kerr scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote “Reliable and quick service and delivery” in his review of this TV. Magpie1979 said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Reliable, great performance, plus all the extras you'd expect” in their review of this TV.

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. Stardreamer42896347589631 said on expert website Walmart.com “Stand is very sturdy” in their review of this TV. Netflixcrazy mentioned on expert review site Walmart.com “Easy to install, user friendly remote and manual control, great video and sound quality, excellent connectivity options, sturdy hardware” and rated it 5 stars out of 5.

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Audio

Good Sound Quality

Sixty-eight customers wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Lappa rated it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their Samsung UN48J5500 review “Great picture& sound”. Panaceadawn said in their review of this TV on expert website Argos.co.uk “The picture and sound are amazing”. Pdaddy40 mentioned on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Picture and sound quality is excellent” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Acceptable Noise Level

Two people who reviewed it thought it was quiet. Missdomesticated scored this TV a maximum of 5 stars and said on expert website Ao.com “Love the dryer- very quiet and gets my clothes dry in no time”. Caroline Lock wrote in her review of this TV “Sound takes being turned up very well (it seems a little quiet” and scored this TV a maximum of 5 stars.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Six owners who purchased this TV reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Ken33 wrote in their review of this TV on expert review site Johnlewis.com “Good connectivity for external devices” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Cherrytree rated it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this TV “Perfect picture, super sound, delightful design, cool connectivity”. Snapper said on expert website Argos.co.uk last year “Excellent picture quality, connectivity with my sound bar problem free” in their Samsung UN48J5500 review.

Good Smart TV

Four people who reviewed the product thought it had great smart functions. Last year Dante wrote in his review of this TV “The Smart functions are intuitive and it was very easy to set up”. Gordon Wallis rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned in his review of this TV “Great picture quality, controls are easy to use and the smart features are brilliant”. Two years ago Man-B wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Smart functions are easy to use” and scored this TV 5 stars out of 5.

Supports Screen Mirroring

The Samsung UN48J5500 supports screen mirroring, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to this TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The UN48J5500 supports Smart TV. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV also support Smart TV.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was January 2016 when this TV was released.


Display

Good Picture Quality

Thirty-eight owners who reviewed the product considered that it had good picture quality. Mik mentioned “The picture quality and sound are fine.” in their review of this TV. Kerry97 wrote on expert review site Argos.co.uk “This item is perfect for vision and sound and is very high quality”. Copp said in their review of the Samsung UN48J5500 “Excellent picture quality would certainly recommend it to friends & family”.

Three people who reviewed the product concluded that it had good colour saturation. Expert website Lcdtvbuyingguide.com wrote “The edge lighting also helps to balance out the downsides of the matte screen by providing rich colors and strong contrast” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5. Pete said in his review of this TV on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Bought this for my mother, she loves the sharp colours and crisp picture” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Nanas50in mentioned on expert review site Walmart.com last year “Beautiful colors and easy setup”.

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Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than a year ago. 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 UN48J5500 is not 3D. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to this television are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D then you might want to consider the Samsung UE48H6240 which also has a higher rating.

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Average High Frequency Rate

With a high frequency rate of 60 hertz, the UN48J5500 has a fairly average high frequency rate compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV is 270Hz. The UN48J5500 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies (only 60 hertz) amongst similar spec televisions of this age.

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47.6 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 47.6 inches television.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Samsung UE48J5510 (£479) (48"), or the Grundig 48 VLE 5520 (£487.99) (48").

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Features

Good for Wall Mounting

Three customers considered that this TV was good for wall mounting. Steve mentioned two years ago “Ideal for wall mounting” in his Samsung UN48J5500 review. Also two years ago Arl24 wrote on expert review site Johnlewis.com “It was easy to wall mount having the necessary holes in the back”.

Good Technical Features

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

Nice Stand

Two people who bought it concluded that it had a good stand. Joelthebosss mentioned on expert review site Walmart.com in April last year “The silver stand looks nice” in their Samsung UN48J5500 review and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Good Remote Control

Five people who bought the product concluded that it had a good remote control. Caravanqueen said in April last year “The screen and remote are great, picture quality superb”. Jen Walker rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and she mentioned “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” in her review of this TV. Magnum51 wrote on expert review site Walmart.com “First use start up was very simple only regret is the remote is rounded on bottom”.


Weight & Dimensions

Thin Bezels and Profile Make for an Attractive Appearance

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

Two people said in their reviews that the Samsung UN48J5500 was thin. Website Lcdtvbuyingguide.com gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this TV “Thin bezels and profile make for an attractive appearance”. Jeffers23 wrote in their review of this TV on expert website Johnlewis.com “The picture and sound quality are both excellent and the slim style looks really impressive”.

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Average Depth

At 66 millimeters, the UN48J5500 has a fairly standard depth compared to most of the other televisions of this type and age.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The UN48J5500 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Bluetooth

The UN48J5500 supports Bluetooth, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The UN48J5500 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Samsung UN48J5500 has an ethernet port. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also have an ethernet port.

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Performance

Features Local Dimming

The UN48J5500 features local dimming, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than a year ago.

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Supports BD Wise

The Samsung UN48J5500 supports BD Wise, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than a year ago.

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Packaging Content

Has a Mounting Kit

The UN48J5500 has a mounting kit. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that came out around the same time as this television also have a mounting kit.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The UN48J5500 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The UN48J5500 has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV.

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Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The Samsung UN48J5500 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other televisions of this type and age also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UN48J5500 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00887276087849

Samsung UN48J5500 Review Sources

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