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55" Direct-LED Flat Apr 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date
Introducing the all new JVC 55-inch, EM55FTR, Emerald Series Full HD 1080P LED TV w/Roku Ready Streaming Stick. The Roku Ready Streaming Stick makes it so easy to enjoy the best selection of... More
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5 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this television is 86% based on two expert reviews from sites including and

Good Technical Features

One JVC EM55FTR reviewer who bought it wrote that it had good features. Expert review site wrote “This aggressively priced TV features some nice basics that will appeal to those needing a TV for "that other bedroom, "" or” in their JVC EM55FTR review and rated this TV 4 stars.

Good Brand

On average TVs manufactured by JVC are rated 72 out of 100, which is in the top 79% of all TV manufacturers that we have assessed.

1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on TVs of this spec and age.

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Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The EM55FTR has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs of this age and type. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EM55FTR.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The EM55FTR does not have a WiFi connection. Most of the other large TVs that are a similar age to the EM55FTR do have a WiFi connection.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the EM55FTR support smart TV features, however the EM55FTR does not support smart TV features.

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Not 3D Compatible

The EM55FTR is not 3D compatible. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the EM55FTR do are 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of a comparable type and age to the EM55FTR do not have a built-in camera. The EM55FTR is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The EM55FTR does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the EM55FTR also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The EM55FTR has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency (only 120 hertz) compared to most of the other televisions of this type and age. TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the EM55FTR have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz.

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Fairly Thick

With a thickness of 69.088 millimeters, the EM55FTR has one of the thicker thicknesses amongst TVs of this age. Across all the televisions of a comparable type and age to the EM55FTR the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 100mm.

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Only One Audio in Port

Most TVs of a comparable age and spec to the EM55FTR have between one and three audio in ports, including the JVC EM55FTR which has one audio in port.

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2 Other reasons to consider the JVC EM55FTR

Released Over Two Years Ago

This large TV has been on the market for over two years.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV 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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HD Type
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
RF Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio (L,R) Out
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Parental Control
Ambient Light Sensor
Colour of Product
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
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Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

Expert Reviews

10 August 2014

The new licensees of the JVC brand (AmTran, Taiwan) have produced a compelling price sensitive model in the Emerald series LED TVs. This aggressively priced TV features some nice basics that will... Read more…

If you've ever uttered the words "I just want a good-performing TV without having to pay for all the bells and whistles that I don't care about," then the new JVC EM55FTR is right up your alley....

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers em55ft, em55ftr, jvc em55, jvc em55f, jvc em55ft, jvc em55ftr
Barcodes 00816992010497, 00825832315746, 00851923317030, 00865754028508