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Samsung UE43J5500
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Samsung UE43J5500

reviewed.com Editor's Choice
43" Flat Apr 2015
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One Industry Award

This mid-size TV was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Reviewed.com who thought that this TV was marvellous.

Average Expert Reviews

This TV has an average expert rating of 72% based on four expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, lcdtvbuyingguide.com, tweakers.net and reviewed.com.

User Reviews Are Good

UE43J5500 owners on average rated this TV 84%.

Good Picture Quality

Several Samsung UE43J5500 reviewers thought it had good picture quality. Clive Clark mentioned in their Samsung UE43J5500 review “Nice crisp sound and vision tv” . J. Taylor said on Amazon a few weeks ago “It's nothing short of perfect with its smart capabilities and excellent picture quality” in their Samsung UE43J5500 review. In the same month John H. mentioned “The picture quality exceeded our expectations”.

Several customers reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Rb wrote “Good viewing angles and good colours” in their review of the Samsung UE43J5500. In November last year expert website Lcdtvbuyingguide.com wrote in their Samsung UE43J5500 review “The edge lighting also helps to balance out the downsides of the matte screen by providing rich colors and strong contrast”.

One Samsung UE43J5500 owner who bought this TV concluded that it was good for playing games on. In November last year Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Has all the functions I needed! Using for mainly for gaming through a desktop, spot on” and scored it very highly.

One person who purchased the product wrote that it had a sharp image.

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Good Smart TV

A few Samsung UE43J5500 owners who reviewed it agreed that it had good apps. Blandy said on Amazon “Great picture, good sound and the apps all work”. Elizabeth mentioned “Apps very easy to navigate and install” in her review of this TV. Erika mentioned a few weeks ago “If the app works will make searching on YouTube and other apps a little quicker” in her Samsung UE43J5500 review and gave this TV an excellent review score.

Three people wrote in their reviews that it was good for watching on demand TV. Belindachu said on Amazon “Been playing films and Apple TV perfectly”. Langerdan said in their review of the Samsung UE43J5500 on Amazon “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”.

Some Samsung UE43J5500 owners who bought it reckoned that it had great smart functions.

One person considered that this TV was good for watching TV catchup services. Benjamin mentioned this month “Then you're onto your favourite on demand service” in his review of the Samsung UE43J5500 and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

A few customers who purchased it concluded that it was easy to setup. In November Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The TV was so simple to set up” in their review of the Samsung UE43J5500 and rated it as excellent. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Very easy to set up”. Amazon Customer also said “Easy to set up, good picture, lots of features”.

Some Samsung UE43J5500 owners reckoned that it was easy to use. Denis Alexandru Ignea gave this TV a score of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned “Really good picture quality on a nice big screen with a smart feature quite easy to use”. Man-B wrote “Smart functions are easy to use and picture quality is”. Richie2000 said on Amazon “The smart TV side 8s easy to use with the magic button, we use amazon prime” in their Samsung UE43J5500 review.

Several people who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Benjamin scored this TV 4 stars and he mentioned “The only downside I can think of is that there are some hidden settings that can be quite difficult to find”. Benjamin also said “My friend had to show me how to access a certain menu”. Last year Clive Clark wrote in their review “Nice sound menu”.

One Samsung UE43J5500 reviewer said in their reviews that it had a good interface. Joe Reeves wrote “Looks slick and good apps and interface” in his Samsung UE43J5500 review.

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Good Size

Some people who bought it agreed that it was thin. One Samsung UE43J5500 owner who bought the Samsung UE43J5500 thought it was thick.

One Samsung UE43J5500 owner concluded that this TV was heavy and bulky. Clive Clark gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Not heavy now like they used to be”. One Samsung UE43J5500 owner who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was a big size.

One person wrote in their reviews that this TV was lightweight.

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Good Product Quality

Several Samsung UE43J5500 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Samsung UE43J5500 on Amazon in November this year “Very good quality”. Last year Amin said on Amazon “A smart TV with a great picture quality”. Denis Alexandru Ignea wrote “Big size, awesome picture quality and user friendly”.

Good Connectivity

Some Samsung UE43J5500 owners said in their reviews that the product was wifi compatible. Amazon Customer gave the Samsung UE43J5500 a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon in November last year “It has built in wifi” in their review. Erika wrote on Amazon “Connecting to the internet was just as simple - simple found my wifi router and typing the password”. In November Mac9587 mentioned in their review on Amazon “Ive seen worse! Smart features- if your far away from your wireless router I recommend getting a powerline kit”.

A number of people who bought this TV agreed that it was able to connect to the internet. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Nice view, internet is ok, is not android”. Amazon Customer also said “The picture is really good and I love the internet apps”.

Some customers wrote in their reviews that this TV was good in terms of HDMI connections. B.gunzerker wrote on Amazon “Love the multiple HDMI slots” in their review of this TV.

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Nice Design

Seven Samsung UE43J5500 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE43J5500 was good looking. Amazon Customer said on Amazon in November “Looks so stylish” in their review. This month Calculus gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Samsung UE43J5500 “Sound also seems to be pretty good”. Mr. M Lunn mentioned “Beautiful looking t.v”.

A number of Samsung UE43J5500 reviewers who reviewed it thought it had a thick frame. M. D. Forrester wrote “Its lightweight with a nice thin frame and looks alot more expensive than it is” and rated it 5 stars. This year Soulbro28 said on Amazon “HD quality is great and the very thin frame edging makes it seem as though its all screen youre viewing”.

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Good Sound Quality

Twenty-two Samsung UE43J5500 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Samsung UE43J5500 on Amazon this year “Superb picture good sound even without soundbar”. Amazon Customer also said “The picture is crystal clear, no fuzziness around the edges as some have reported and the sound is excellent, no need for a sound bar”. This year Belindachu mentioned “The screen is super nice and sound system is great too” in their review.

Samsung Has Excellent Reviews for Its TVs

Samsung is one of the top rated TV manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Samsung also has excellent reviews for its mid-size TVs.

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Good High Def TV

A few customers said in their reviews that the Samsung UE43J5500 was good at displaying high definition TV. In November this year Desh0356 wrote “Is very clear on HD sound is good”. John H. said this month “Leads us to question whether it would ever be worth paying more for ultra HD”. Also this month Lyn mentioned in her Samsung UE43J5500 review “As it was only hd ready replaced it to receive hd only channels such as al jazeera”.

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A number of Samsung UE43J5500 owners reckoned that the Samsung UE43J5500 was well made.

Good Technical Features

A number of Samsung UE43J5500 reviewers said in their reviews that this TV had good features. In November last year Langerdan mentioned “Great value, lacking some features that other Samsung TVs have”.

Good Remote Control

A number of customers who bought this TV thought it had a good remote control. Elizabethboyd wrote in November “Colour good remote abit difficult” in their review. A few weeks ago Erika mentioned in her Samsung UE43J5500 review “You can bring up the Smart TV platform via a button on the remote and it handily remembers your recently used apps”.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UE43J5500 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the UE43J5500 do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a WiFi connection and we think the LG 32LF5809[plb_3173938_price], and the Philips 40PFH5300[plb_2798776_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Sony KDL-48R553[plb_2796463_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UE43J5500 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions which support smart TV features and we think the LG 32LF5809[plb_3173938_price], and the Philips 40PFH5300[plb_2798776_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

There are a number of other TVs which also support smart TV features that you might want to consider including the Sony KDL-48R553[plb_2796463_price].

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this television is LED, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on TVs that came out around the same time as it.

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Two RF Ports

Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the UE43J5500 only have one RF port, however the UE43J5500 has two RF ports.

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Four Processor Cores

The UE43J5500 has more processor cores than most of the televisions of a similar type and age to the UE43J5500. Most of the similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the UE43J5500 only have between two and three processor cores, however this TV has four processor cores.

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Two Tuners

Most of the other televisions of this type and age only have one tuner, however the Samsung UE43J5500 has two tuners.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the UE43J5500 is 250Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz. At 300 hertz, the Samsung UE43J5500 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Features One Video App

The Samsung UE43J5500 has a greater number of video apps than most TVs of this age and spec. The most frequently featured video app is YouTube, but this video app is not featured on this TV. The video apps NetFlix are also featured on this Samsung television.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Stand

A few Samsung UE43J5500 reviewers who purchased the product thought it did not have a good stand. In November last year B.gunzerker mentioned on Amazon “Screwing the stand to the TV was difficult (could be hit” but they scored it 4 stars. Karen mentioned “Good telly, terrible stand!” in her review.

Not Good for Wall Mounting

One Samsung UE43J5500 owner considered that it was not good for wall mounting. Mr David Cox said “Very awkward to fit a wall mount to the back” in his review of the Samsung UE43J5500.

Inferior Standard Def TV

One person who bought it concluded that it was not good at displaying standard definition TV.

Poor Support

One customer said in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance.

Not 3D Compatible

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

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the 42LF652[pl_2835500_price], or the 43LF590[pl_3029842_price] both from LG or the Sony KDL-43W805[plb_2803097_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UE43J5500 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions that have been on the market 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 TVs of this type and age, the Samsung UE43J5500 does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The UE43J5500 has a greater number of video formats than most televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this Samsung TV. The video formats H.265 are also supported by this TV.

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Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This TV has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio on mid-size TVs that came out more than a year ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE43J5500

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this mid-size TV was released.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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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Average Thickness

At 66.9 millimeters, the Samsung UE43J5500 has a relatively typical thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the UE43J5500.

We compared this TV to all the other 66.9mm thick televisions and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE40J5510[plb_2838712_price] is also worth considering.

If you are not concerned about having a thicker thickness then you might also want to consider the Sony KDL-32R405[plb_2806892_price] (65mm and cheaper).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
Display Technology
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Tuner
Smart TV
Video App
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Networking
Management Features
Smart Mode
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Processor Core
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Other Features
USB Port
Dimming Type

1 Award

reviewed.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(5)
18 May 2015

The Samsung UE32J5500 is a basic television, but it does the job. Understand by this that it offers the essentials and nothing more. It would have been great value for money had it not been for...

This bright 50 inch edge lit LED TV provides a brilliant picture. The edge lighting also helps to balance out the downsides of the matte screen by providing rich colors and strong contrast. All of... Read more…

7 May 2015

When you want the TV to look as good as its picture Taken as a standalone product, the 50-inch J5500 is a good buy. It lacks the immersive contrast of more expensive sets, and isn't a powerhouse...

Reviewed.com

19 August 2015

De beslissing van Samsung om vanaf dit jaar alle smart-tv's met Tizen uit te rusten is wat ons betreft de juiste geweest. Het ziet er keurig uit, interface-animaties verlopen soepel en de tv...

Accurate colours
Tizen interface
Apps and media player
Full Web Browser and Smart TV options
Thin bezels and profile make for an attractive appearance
Mediocre contrast 860 1)
Poor responsiveness 16.5 ms)
Minimal motion compensation
Side angle viewing degrades quickly as the viewer moves from offcenter
Operation of the Smart Hub with the standard remote lacks the feel of the Touch remote
13 May 2015

Thi?t k? Th?a h??ng ki?u dáng bóng b?y t? các model cao c?p, Samsung 43J5500 có thi?t k? l?y c?m h?ng t? nh?ng khung tranh c? ?i?n, các ???ng nét ???c rút g?n theo h??ng t?i gi?n và... Read more…

User Reviews

(104)
Reviewed 1 November 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Great. Very good quality.

Reviewed 27 October 2016 by Mr J Groom
(Verified Purchase)

A great TV. Only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that it is prone to crashing, I have had to factory reset a number of times after it fails to load Netflix.

(Verified Purchase)

We have persevered with this TV foursome time now,however the continual freezes, slow performance on startup or when accessing any of the functions are driving us insane. The picture etches fine... Read more…

Reviewed 22 September 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect size, Easy to hang. See photo...

Reviewed 21 August 2016 by Mario G.
(Verified Purchase)

Amazing TV love it and the price was accessible to normal humans...

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Electricity cost when switched on $62.85
Electricity cost when on standby $1.40
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Total running cost over 5 years $64.25
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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