Samsung has excellent average ratings for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire television range.
Only Released Eight Months Ago
This TV has only been on the market for eight months.
Two RF Ports
The UN48J5000 is a two RF port TV. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that came out in the last year only have one RF port.
6 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a WiFi Connection
The UN48J5000 does not have a WiFi connection. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out in the last 12 months do have a WiFi connection.
Not Smart TV
The UN48J5000 is not Smart TV. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the UN48J5000 do are Smart TV.
Not 3D Compatible
The UN48J5000 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other new comparable spec TVs are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The UN48J5000 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched in the last 12 months also do not have a built-in camera.
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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
The motion interpolation frequencies of mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the UN48J5000 range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 300Hz. The UN48J5000 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies (only 60 hertz) amongst similar spec TVs of this age.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most comparable spec TVs that have been around for the last year do not feature OLED technology. The Samsung UN48J5000 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN48J5000
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs that are a similar 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.
At 61 millimeters, the UN48J5000 has a relatively average thickness compared to most of the other latest mid-size TVs.
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Digital Signal Format System
Analog, Analog & Digital, Digital
RMS Rated Power
Audio Decoding Technology
DTS Premium Sound 5.1, DTS Studio Sound, Dolby MS10
Ports & Interfaces
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
On Screen Display
On Screen Display Language
ENG, ESP, FRE
Picture Processing Technology
Samsung Wide Color Enhancer, Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Media Mike would recommend the Samsung UN48J5000 (Verified Purchase)
This TV is great and the price was even better! Couldn't have asked for a better solution to a room that was lacking. Quality picture and thin form factor makes it look great when mounted.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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