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Samsung UN50J5500
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Samsung UN50J5500

reviewed.com Editor's Choice
49.5" 60Hz Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate Smart TV Release Date
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Samsung UN50J5500 50 Inch 1080p Smart LED TV 2015 Model review
Samsung UN50J5500 50-Inch Review
Samsung UN50J5500 Review ++BEST BUY++

12 Reasons For

One Industry Award

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

Average Expert Reviews

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

Samsung Has Good Television Reviews

Samsung has good average ratings for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire television range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Picture Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. In December last year Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned “The edge lighting also helps to balance out the downsides of the matte screen by providing rich colors and strong contrast” in their review.

Good High Def TV

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Reviewed.com wrote “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” in their Samsung UN50J5500 review.

Supports Smart TV Features

The UN50J5500 supports smart TV features, which is unusual. Most of the other new TVs do not support smart TV features.

There are a number of other televisions which support smart TV features currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the UN48J5500[pl_2781340_price], or the UE49K5579[pl_3434688_price] both from Samsung or the LG 43LF5909[plb_3345515_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that came out in the last year, the UN50J5500 has a WiFi connection.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UN48J5500[plb_2781340_price], the Panasonic TX-32DS600[plb_3405261_price], or the Sony KDL-43WD757[plb_3323812_price].

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The UN50J5500 has a fairly high RMS rated power (20 Watts) compared to most of the other recently released similar spec televisions. The lowest RMS rated power of latest mid-size TVs is 5W, the highest is 40W, and the average RMS rated power is 17W.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

two USB 2.0 ports

Most comparable spec televisions that were launched in the last 12 months have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Samsung UN50J5500 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other televisions that came out in the last 12 months, the UN50J5500 is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the UE40K6370[pl_3319532_price], or the UE40F6100[pl_3861128_price] both from Samsung or the Sceptre X405BV-FHDR[plb_3192854_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UN50J5500 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for the last year also do not have a built-in camera.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of only 60 hertz, the UN50J5500 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other recently released mid-size TVs. The average motion interpolation frequency of recently released mid-size TVs is 220Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UN50J5500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UN50J5500 also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the Haier LEF42V200[plb_3213783_price], or the Samsung HG49EE690[plb_3713298_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Heavy

Across all the mid-size TVs that were released in the last 12 months the weights range from 1kg to 36kg, and the average weight is 8.2kg. At 12.4 kilograms, the Samsung UN50J5500 is quite heavy compared to most of the other latest mid-size TVs.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN50J5500

Released Twelve Months Ago

This TV has been on the market for twelve months.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size 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.

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Average Refresh Rate

With a refresh rate of 60 hertz, the Samsung UN50J5500 has a fairly typical refresh rate compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UN50J5500.

If this mid-size TV refresh rate is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Philips 43HFL2849T[plb_3817581_price] (85Hz), the LG 43LH604[plb_3349266_price] (100Hz), or the Hisense 40M2100[plb_3429048_price] (100Hz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Thickness

With a thickness of 68.58 millimeters, the UN50J5500 has a fairly standard thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
High Frequency Rate
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
RS-232 Ports
Digital Audio Optical Out
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Audio (L,R) Out
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
Management Features
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
BD Wise
Local Dimming
Plug and Play
Picture Processing Technology
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Manual

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

(1)
Reviewed 30 May 2015 by Dumbtvnow

I purchased the extended warranty through Samsung. I have been trying for 4 months to get the tv fixed but no luck. I stayed on the phone with Samsung technical support for hours and finally got... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un50j5500a, samsung un50j5500af, samsung un50j5500afx, samsung un50j5500afxz, samsung un50j5500afxza
Barcodes 00841434101167, 00887276087887

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