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Samsung UN48J5500

$599.97
47.6" Full HD 60Hz Flat Jan 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate Screen Shape Release Date
One industry award
It delivers exciting sound with strong bass and good clarity
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652 Reviews + 1 Award
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site thought that this TV was brilliant and gave it their highest award. This Samsung TV received an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this television is 72% based on six expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Digital Versus, reviewed.com and tweakers.net.

Excellent User Reviews

Based on 820 user reviews this medium display diagonal television has a fantastic average user rating. 473 reviewers gave this television 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

Based on 32,219 expert and user reviews (including 5,499 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent ratings for its TVs. Samsung also has excellent ratings specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Audio

Good Sound Quality

One hundred and thirty-four people who reviewed the product concluded that it had good sound quality. Two years ago Peachyplum mentioned on Argos.co.uk “That said, picture and sound is great” in their Samsung UN48J5500 review and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Razmataz wrote on Argos.co.uk “Picture and sound quality are excellent”. Pete gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and he wrote “Great looking tv with good quality sound and picture”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Three owners who purchased it said that it was quiet. Last year Lucy said on Argos.co.uk “Picture quality is good and changing channels is very quiet, which is great in a bedroom”. Missdomesticated wrote in their review of this TV on Ao.com “Love the dryer- very quiet and gets my clothes dry in no time”. Two years ago Caroline Lock she wrote “Sound takes being turned up very well (it seems a little quiet”.


Display

It Delivers Exciting Sound With Strong Bass and Good Clarity

Seventy-two customers who bought this TV reckoned that it had good picture quality. Three years ago Cnet.com mentioned on CNET.com “It delivers exciting sound with strong bass and good clarity”. Phil scored the Samsung UN48J5500 the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Good value for money, excellent picture quality, would definitely recommend!”. Memphis Belle mentioned on Argos.co.uk “The picture quality is excellent” in their review of this TV.

Ten owners said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “Accurate colours” and rated it 70 out of 100. Expert review site Lcdtvbuyingguide.com scored it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “The edge lighting also helps to balance out the downsides of the matte screen by providing rich colors and strong contrast”. Pete he said on Argos.co.uk “Bought this for my mother, she loves the sharp colours and crisp picture”.

Two owners who bought the product agreed that it was good for playing games on. In April last year Jp mentioned in their review of this TV on Argos.co.uk “Kids love it for gaming - works as a TV too!” and gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Amazon Customer said on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “Has all the functions I needed! Using for mainly for gaming through a desktop, spot on”.

One owner said in their reviews that the product had a good contrast ratio. Ken W wrote on Ao.com two years ago “The TV itself is great! Good colour, good contrast and fairly easy to set up.” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

One person who purchased the product concluded that it had a good refresh rate. Wozza said on Argos.co.uk “Bought this for my son to play his xbox one on, fantastic quality and picture and has a fast refresh rate so the gaming looks”.

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Good High Def TV

Thirty-two customers who purchased this TV said that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Reviewed.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Now's not a bad time to buy a 4K TV—but it's a terrific time to buy a Full HD (1080p) model like the Samsung UN50J5500 (MSRP $1,299, online for $799”. Pete gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned “Being full hd its great for her as her eyes are not what they were.” in his review of this TV. Splat26 wrote two years ago “Been searching around for a good SMART TV with al the features you would want from HDMI, USB's SMART TV, true HD” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many medium display diagonal TVs that have been around 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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Poor 3D Picture Quality

One person said in their reviews that the Samsung UN48J5500 did not have a good 3D picture quality. Vashi mentioned “It does not have 3d” nonetheless they still rated this TV a maximum of 5 stars.

Not 3D

The UN48J5500 is not 3D. Most of the other televisions of this age and type are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a television that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Samsung UE48H6240, or the Philips 40PFT6510 which is also higher rated.

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Average High Frequency Rate

The Samsung UN48J5500 has a relatively typical high frequency rate (60 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type.

TVs with a faster high frequency rate that might be worth looking at include the LG 43LF510 (300Hz) which also has a higher rating.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Fourty-three people who reviewed the product considered that it had good features. Two years ago Melvyn rated it a maximum of 5 stars and said on Argos.co.uk “We have three Samsung televisions now and this one is as full of features as the others, great little tv” in their review of this TV. Tarik2791 wrote on Argos.co.uk “Easy to set up at home, with Full HD and Smart features working in perfect tandem”. Rod he said in his review of this TV on Argos.co.uk “Very good product with amazing features for the price”.

Good for Wall Mounting

Five people who purchased this TV considered that it was good for wall mounting. Steve gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and he wrote “Ideal for wall mounting”. Arl24 mentioned in their review of this TV on Johnlewis.com “It was easy to wall mount having the necessary holes in the back”.

Nice Stand

Nine people who reviewed it thought it had a good stand. Boxertwin1200 said in their review of the Samsung UN48J5500 on Johnlewis.com two years ago “I knocked a star off as the stand wasn't quite level”. Dave scored this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Argos.co.uk “The set up was very simple and only took a few minutes including fitting the well designed TV stand” in his review of this TV. Jonathan Quarshie gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned “Perfect combination of its slimness and sharpness when tunning as well as its stand the design perfectly crafted”.

It Has an Integrated Inline Remote and Microphone for Making Cell Phones Calls (both iOS

Eleven people who bought this TV concluded that it had a good remote control. Cnet.com gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote three years ago “It has an integrated inline remote and microphone for making cell phones calls (both iOS”. Caravanqueen mentioned in their review of this TV on Johnlewis.com “The screen and remote are great, picture quality superb”. Erika said “You can bring up the Smart TV platform via a button on the remote and it handily remembers your recently used apps” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Design

Easy to Use

Eighty-one people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Pete mentioned in his review of this TV on Argos.co.uk “Very easy to set up and very easy connectivity”. Two years ago Paul said on Argos.co.uk “TV is good and was very easy to set up” and scored this TV 80 out of 100. Paul also mentioned “This product was easy to set up from the get go” in his review.

Fifty-nine people reckoned that the product was easy to use. Last year Walmart.com wrote “Good Remote Control” in their review of this TV and scored the Samsung UN48J5500 a maximum of 5 stars. Two years ago Panaceadawn said “Now the rest of my family want one after seeing the quality of the picture and how easy it is to use the Smart Tv facilities” in their review of this TV. Reets31 mentioned on Argos.co.uk “This television has an excellent picture, easy to set up and very easy to use”.

Twelve owners wrote in their reviews that this TV was easy to use the menus. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Lots of custom settings”. Mo9009 said “Overall the picture quality and easy the follow menus make it effortless to view” and scored this TV 4 stars out of 5. Bp1956 wrote “Menu is straight forward & easy to use”.

Four people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good interface. Cnet.com wrote “Tizen interface”. Mrsissy wrote in their review of this TV on Johnlewis.com “The interface is simple to understand”. Last year If33 mentioned on Johnlewis.com “And have been very happy good user interface and great that you can cast from your smartphone or tablet” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One owner who reviewed it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. K. Vardy wrote on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “Loads of apps, including Amazon Prime, which I have, so ust loads of stuff to watch in a comfortable environment”.

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Nice Design

Thirty-two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Pete mentioned “Picture quality really is that good, pretty amazing really” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Toni said on Argos.co.uk “This TV is fantastic, beautiful vibrant colours” in her Samsung UN48J5500 review. Renetoadams gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Argos.co.uk “The picture is great, sound amazing and it is beautifully crafted” in their review of this TV.

Fifteen owners who purchased it reckoned that it was well designed. Rawcs rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on Argos.co.uk “Really easy to set up, great picture quality and lovely design” in their review of this TV. Memphis Belle mentioned “This was a great purchase to replace an older tv we're very pleased with design” in their review of this TV. Harry scored it a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned “Great Design”.

Five people who bought it reckoned that it was neat. Two years ago Jill wrote “Lovely neat television with lots of features including internet so many different things to still learn about this product” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Lss04 mentioned on Johnlewis.com “It's neat, easy to use”. Jbee123 gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars and said “Samsung 32 inch TV absolutely perfect for bedroom wall mount Looks very neat, sound more than adequate, picture excellent especially when on full HD channels”.

Two customers said in their reviews that this TV was smooth. Wakkia wrote on Johnlewis.com “Picture quality is great full HD and really smooth” and gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. David L wrote on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “The menu's are quite smooth and the amount of apps is awesome! It includes Plex, Amazon TV, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, etc”.

Two owners said in their reviews that it had a thin frame. M. D. Forrester mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Its lightweight with a nice thin frame and looks alot more expensive than it is” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Last year Soulbro28 said in their review of this TV “HD quality is great and the very thin frame edging makes it seem as though its all screen youre viewing”.

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High Build Quality

One hundred and fourty-six people who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good quality. Three years ago Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this TV on CNET.com “High quality cabling” and gave it a score of 70 out of 100. Cnet.com also wrote “Quality components used (including Japanese caps” in their review. Cnet.com also wrote “Excellent voltage regulation, excellent ripple suppression on all rails, outstanding build quality, fully modular, very high 10 load efficiency” in their review.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was inferior quality. Mitty said on Amazon.co.uk “A number of reviews complain of bad quality screen/picture”.

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High Build Quality

Sixteen customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was well made. Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this TV “Good build quality”. Karol said “Great picture, build in Wi-Fi” and gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Ogilvie67 mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN48J5500 on Johnlewis.com “With HD, built in wifi”.

Four owners who purchased it agreed that it was reliable. Paul wrote on Argos.co.uk “This is the 2nd Samsung smart tv we have and they are good quality and very reliable” in his review of this TV. Johnny Electric said on Argos.co.uk “Well known make which should be reliable”. Geoffrey Kerr wrote “Reliable and quick service and delivery”.

Three owners who purchased it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Whitstablechris wrote “The only downside is the stand feels a little light weight and I would have preferred the feel of a more sturdy stand” in their review of this TV. Netflixcrazy wrote in April last year “Easy to install, user friendly remote and manual control, great video and sound quality, excellent connectivity options, sturdy hardware” in their review of this TV. Stardreamer42896347589631 mentioned “Stand is very sturdy”.

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Power

Good in Terms of Power Usage

One customer who reviewed it thought it was good in terms of power usage. Last year Walmart.com said “Energy Efficient”.


Support

Good Support

Nine people said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Laura mentioned in her review of this TV on Argos.co.uk “Amazing tv, so simple to set up (didn't even need the instructions) and very simple to set up wifi”. Two years ago Julieannc wrote “Samsung help line very good” in their Samsung UN48J5500 review and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Last year Ash429 scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Johnlewis.com “Good quality and handy with the the smart guide features built in”.

One owner wrote in their reviews that it had good customer support. Ange63 mentioned “I am very pleased with my purchase and the exceptional customer support I had received from John Lewis” in their review of this TV.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Ten people who bought this TV concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Paul gave this TV a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Argos.co.uk “Quick easy convenient connectivity to the Internet, no complicated steps to follow just plug”. In April last year Snapper wrote “Excellent picture quality, connectivity with my sound bar problem free” in their Samsung UN48J5500 review. Jace of Spades mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Great TV, with smart features and great connectivity over a number of platforms”.

Supports Screen Mirroring Function

The UN48J5500 supports screen mirroring function, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UN48J5500 supports smart TV features. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as this television also support smart TV features.

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Apps and Media Player

Nineteen owners who reviewed it concluded that it had good apps. Three years ago Cnet.com said in their review of this TV on CNET.com “Apps and media player”. Jen wrote “Great price Easy to set up Simple to use All the apps are easily accessible It's a very recommended tv!”. Sorrel13 mentioned in their review of this TV “I love the apps, meaning the kids can easily flick to vidzone”.

Fourteen owners who purchased it concluded that it had great smart functions. Scott69 said “This is a great TV with lots of excellent smart features and access to lots of apps” in their review of this TV. John wrote “I probably didn't need the Smart features or the quick processor rate” . Gordon Wallis said on Ao.com “Great picture quality, controls are easy to use and the smart features are brilliant”.

Fourteen people reckoned that it was good for watching on demand TV. Toots rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned last year “My other tv hasnt got stv player also facebook amazon instant video 5 on demand”. Wakkia said in their review of this TV on Johnlewis.com “Very easy to set up and really love Netflix is built in”. Arl24 wrote on Johnlewis.com two years ago “It was easy to set up and is easy to use especially as it has itv player” in their Samsung UN48J5500 review.

Four people said in their reviews that it was good for watching YouTube on. Tin scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “My toddler can now pass time watching her favorite cartoons on youtube and it is a relief for me after moving to UK just a month ago”. Two years ago Renetoadams wrote “YouTube works well and quick”.

Two customers who purchased this TV agreed that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Two years ago Renetoadams wrote on Argos.co.uk “Freeview HD is pleasant too” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Bedfordtim gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The tuner seems much better and Freeview reception is very good”.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

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

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Has a Bluetooth

The UN48J5500 has a Bluetooth. Most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV also have a Bluetooth.

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Has a Wi-Fi Direct

The UN48J5500 has a Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as this TV.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UN48J5500 has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also have an ethernet port.

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Packaging Content

Has a Mounting Kit

The UN48J5500 has a mounting kit. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV also have a mounting kit.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Samsung UN48J5500 has an energy Star certified, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than a year ago.

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Performance

Supports BD Wise

The UN48J5500 supports BD Wise. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV also support BD Wise.

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Features Local Dimming

The Samsung UN48J5500 features local dimming, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as this TV.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

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

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Weight & Dimensions

Thin Bezels and Profile Make for an Attractive Appearance

Twelve people who reviewed the product thought it was thin. Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “Thin bezels and profile make for an attractive appearance”. Steve gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and he wrote in his Samsung UN48J5500 review on Argos.co.uk “A very slim, lightwieght t.v”. Two years ago Simonr1992 gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “TVs dose feel smaller with the slim frame” in their review of this TV.

Five customers said in their reviews that it was a good size. Two years ago Pomcg wrote on Johnlewis.com “A good size screen, easy to wall mount 5 year guarantee” in their review of this TV and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Avid Golfer mentioned “Great TV, nice size, good picture, HD works particularly well” in their review of this TV and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Rojohn wrote “Great Picture, nice size viewing area”.

One person who purchased this TV concluded that it was tight. Cnet.com said in their review of this TV three years ago “Incredibly tight voltage regulation”. One customer who purchased the product considered that it was lightweight. Mo9009 gave this TV a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote on Argos.co.uk “Lightweight and easy to transport from store to home”.

One customer who purchased the product thought it was compact. Two years ago Scratchit wrote in their review of this TV on Argos.co.uk “Great picture from a compact size TV”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Andygt157 gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this TV “Stand however whilst a nice design seems a little flimsy and as such is not very heavy”.

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Incredibly Tight Voltage Regulation

One person who purchased this TV concluded that it was tight. Cnet.com said in their review of this TV three years ago “Incredibly tight voltage regulation”.


Benefits

Great for Films

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that the product was great for watching Netflix. Billy Theleo said on Amazon.co.uk “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”. Samsung29loyal wrote in their review of this TV “Great with netflix”. Joelthebosss gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this TV on Walmart.com “I enjoy switching to Netflix by onLynn going to the hub”.

Two people who reviewed the product wrote that it was great for watching films. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “What I got was a free year of their movie App because they say the software for was not available at the moment for live TV channels” but despite that they only rated it 2 stars out of 5. Chrissie rated it a maximum of 5 stars and said in their review of this TV “Film nights are much better now with the curve everyone is at the right angle for viewing”.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when this Samsung TV was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple 48j5500
Barcodes 00887276087849, 08806086634045

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