Samsung J5200 Review (UN32J5205, UN40J5200, UN43J5200, UN48J5200, UN50J5200)

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SETTINGS

Type: LED

Resolution: 1080p

Refresh Rate: 60 Hz

The Samsung J5200 LED TV is a budget smart TV that offers good overall picture quality, but a bit too much motion blur for serious gamers or sports fans. Also, the colors are not as good at an angle as they are from in front.

  • Great picture quality for movies, due to great blacks
  • Loss of colors at an angle.
  • Noticeable motion blur.

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Design

Samsung J5200 Design

Curved: No

The Samsung J5200 has a thicker design than its close sibling, the Samsung J5500. The stand is quite large for its size, too.

Stand

Samsung J5200 Stand

Dimension of 40″ TV stand: 29.5″ x 12.5″.

Borders

Samsung J5200 Borders

Borders

:
0.94" (2.4 cm)

Thickness

Samsung J5200 Thickness

Max Thickness

:
2.24" (5.7 cm)

6.4

Movies & TV

Score components:

  • 38%
    Dark Scene
  • 6%
    Judder
  • 19%
    HDR
  • 12%
    Color Accuracy
  • 25%
    Resolution

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Samsung J5200 Movies

The picture quality for movies is good, considering the price. The blacks are great and uniform. The movement of movies is also smooth when playing via a Blu-ray player.

The colors are accurate out of the box.

6.2

Dark Scene

Score components:

  • 51%
    Contrast
  • 20%
    Black Uniformity
  • 26%
    Local Dimming
  • 3%
    3D

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8.5

Contrast

What it is:

Brightness difference between white and black. This is the main component of picture quality.

When it matters:

Always, but especially when watching dark scenes.

Score components:

  • 100%
    Contrast

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Black

What it is:

How much light pure black emits.

When it matters:

Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.

Good value:

< 0.040 cd/m2

Noticeable difference:

0.010 cd/m2

Learn more

:
0.025 cd/m2

White

What it is:

White brightness of our calibration.

When it matters:

It doesn’t matter much. This is mainly to standardize our black and contrast ratio measurements.

Good value:

Close to our 100 cd/m2 target.

Noticeable difference:

20 cd/m2

Learn more

:
100.2 cd/m2

Contrast

What it is:

Ratio of the white brightness divided by the blacks.

When it matters:

Dark scenes in a dark room.

Good value:

> 3,000

Noticeable difference:

500

Learn more

:
4008 : 1

The blacks are dark, so the resulting contrast ratio is great.

9.1

Black Uniformity

What it is:

Evenness of blacks.

When it matters:

Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.

Score components:

  • 100%
    Std. Dev.

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Samsung J5200 Black Uniformity

Std. Dev.

What it is:

Average of the squared difference of the blacks.

When it matters:

Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.

Good value:

< 2%

Noticeable difference:

1%, but keep in mind that it varies a lot by unit, even of the same model; yours likely will not end up exactly like ours.

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:
0.904 %

The screen on dark scenes is very uniform, without any clouding or flashlighting.

0

Local Dimming

What it is:

The lights behind the LCD layer adapt to the picture displayed, improving the contrast ratio.

When it matters:

Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.

Score components:

Subjectively assigned

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Local Dimming

What it is:

Whether it has a feature that controls the LEDs behind the LCD layer, to match the picture and darkens the dark portion of it.

When it matters:

On LED TVs only. Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.

Learn more

:
No

Backlight

What it is:

Configuration of the lights of the backlight.

When it matters:

Effectiveness of the local dimming.

Good value:

Full-array/direct lighting is better for local dimming. As for the uniformity of the screen, it depends on the implementation. Some edge-lit TVs have more uniform blacks than some full-array TVs.

Learn more

:
Direct

0

3D

What it is:

Optional 3D video capability on TV.

When it matters:

3D movies and videos.

Score components:

Subjectively assigned

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Not Available

3D Type

What it is:

The 3D technology used by the TV.

When it matters:

3D movies & videos.

Good value:

Active have better resolution, but flickers. Passive is more comfortable, but loses half the vertical resolution.

Learn more

:
No

5.7

Judder

Score components:

  • 80%
    24p Playback
  • 20%
    Motion Interpolation

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7.1

24p Playback

What it is:

Whether 24p content can play without any judder.

When it matters:

Only 24p content (mostly just movies).

Score components:

  • 71%
    Judder-free 24p
  • 14%
    Judder-free 24p via 60p
  • 14%
    Judder-free 24p via 60i

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Judder-free 24p

What it is:

Judder-free movies over 24p signal.

When it matters:

Blu-ray and DVD movies; 24 hz PC signal.

Learn more

:
Yes

Judder-free 24p via 60p

What it is:

Judder-free movies over 60p signal.

When it matters:

Movies from streaming devices (Apple TV, Fire TV, etc.); 60 hz PC signal.

Learn more

:
No

Judder-free 24p via 60i

What it is:

Judder-free movies over 60i signal.

When it matters:

Movies from cable/satellite boxes.

Learn more

:
No

It is able to playback a 24p source without any judder. It doesn’t have the motion interpolation/soap opera effect feature.

0

Motion Interpolation

What it is:

Also known as ‘Soap Opera Effect’. It is an optional feature that increases the frame rate of the video, smoothing movement.

When it matters:

If you like the look of smoothed video. Not everyone does.

Score components:

  • 50%
    Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
  • 50%
    Motion Interpolation (60 fps)

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Motion Interpolation (30 fps):

What it is:

Whether the TV can take a 30 fps input and heighten the frame rate to at least 60 fps.

When it matters:

30 fps or lower videos. Includes movies, TV shows, some video games.

Learn more

No

Motion Interpolation (60 fps):

What it is:

Whether the TV can take a 60 fps input and heighten the frame rate to at least 100 fps.

When it matters:

60 fps videos. Includes some video games, some sports channels.

Learn more

No

4.6

HDR

Score components:

  • 31%
    Color Gamut
  • 31%
    Peak Brightness
  • 16%
    Gradient
  • 22%
    HDR Format Support

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6.8

Color Gamut

What it is:

How many colors the TV can display.

When it matters:

HDR content. Includes some streaming videos and UHD Blu-rays.

Score components:

  • 25%
    DCI P3 xy
  • 25%
    DCI P3 uv
  • 25%
    Rec 2020 xy
  • 25%
    Rec 2020 uv

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Samsung J5200 Color Gamut

Wide Color Gamut

What it is:

Whether the TV has an option to enable wide color gamuts.

When it matters:

HDR content. Includes some streaming videos and UHD Blu-rays.

Learn more

:
No

DCI P3 xy

What it is:

Coverage of the DCI P3 colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.

When it matters:

DCI P3 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.

Good value:

> 90%

Noticeable difference:

5%

Learn more

:
75.50 %

DCI P3 uv

What it is:

Coverage of the DCI P3 colorspace on CIE 1976 u’ v’.

When it matters:

DCI P3 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.

Good value:

> 90%

Noticeable difference:

5%

Learn more

:
81.26 %

Rec 2020 xy

What it is:

Coverage of the Rec.2020 colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.

When it matters:

Rec.2020 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.

Good value:

> 90%

Noticeable difference:

5%

Learn more

:
54.79 %

Rec 2020 uv

What it is:

Coverage of the Rec.2020 colorspace on CIE 1976 u’ v’.

When it matters:

Rec.2020 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.

Good value:

> 90%

Noticeable difference:

5%

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:
61.75 %

5.6

Peak Brightness

What it is:

How bright the screen can get. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).

When it matters:

Bright living rooms; bright objects; HDR content.

Score components:

  • 20%
    2% Window
  • 20%
    10% Window
  • 20%
    25% Window
  • 20%
    50% Window
  • 20%
    100% Window

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2% Window

What it is:

The maximum luminosity of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).

When it matters:

Bright objects; especially for HDR content.

Good value:

> 400 cd/m2

Noticeable difference:

100 cd/m2

Learn more

:
216 cd/m2

50% Window

What it is:

The maximum luminosity of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).

When it matters:

Bright rooms.

Good value:

> 250 cd/m2

Noticeable difference:

100 cd/m2

Learn more

:
216 cd/m2

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HDR Format Support

HDR10

What it is:

Standard HDR format.

When it matters:

Most common format. All UHD Blu-ray discs are required to have it.

:
No

Dolby Vision

What it is:

Better format, due to its dynamic nature.

When it matters:

Currently, only available via streaming.

:
No

8.8

Color Accuracy

Score components:

  • 80%
    Pre Calibration
  • 20%
    Post Calibration

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Simply setting the picture mode to 'Movie' gives great default colors. It only has a 2 pt. white balance calibration option, so you can't tweak the colors more precisely, unfortunately.

You can see the picture settings that we used for our calibration here.

8.7

Pre Calibration

What it is:

TV’s color accuracy before a full calibration. Only the picture mode and backlight level were changed.

When it matters:

All video on an uncalibrated TV. This represents most people’s use cases.

Score components:

  • 50%
    White Balance dE
  • 50%
    Color dE

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Samsung J5200 Pre Calibration

Samsung J5200 Pre Gamma Curve

Samsung J5200 Pre Color

White Balance dE

What it is:

Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.

When it matters:

Overall color temperature of all video.

Good value:

< 3

Noticeable difference:

1

Learn more

:
2.51

Color dE

What it is:

Average inaccuracy of colors.

When it matters:

All colors.

Good value:

< 3

Noticeable difference:

1

Learn more

:
2.3462

Gamma

What it is:

Brightness of shades of gray.

When it matters:

Shadows.

Good value:

Between 2.1 and 2.3 (our target is 2.2)

Noticeable difference:

0.1

Learn more

:
2.29

9.3

Post Calibration

What it is:

TV’s color accuracy after a full calibration with a spectrophotometer.

When it matters:

All video on a TV that has been professionally calibrated. This isn’t that useful, because most TVs can achieve a pretty good calibration if you spend enough time on them.

Score components:

  • 50%
    White Balance dE
  • 50%
    Color dE

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Samsung J5200 Post Calibration

Samsung J5200 Post Gamma Curve

Samsung J5200 Post Color

White Balance dE

What it is:

Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.

When it matters:

Overall color temperature of all videos.

Good value:

< 3

Noticeable difference:

1

Learn more

:
0.82

Color dE

What it is:

Average inaccuracy of colors.

When it matters:

All colors.

Good value:

< 3

Noticeable difference:

1

Learn more

:
1.5535

Gamma

What it is:

Brightness of shades of gray.

When it matters:

Shadows.

Good value:

Between 2.1 and 2.3 (our target is 2.2)

Noticeable difference:

0.1

Learn more

:
2.22

7.3

Resolution

Score components:

  • 18%
    480p
  • 29%
    720p
  • 36%
    1080p
  • 18%
    4k

The upscaling of lower-resolution content is good. DVDs won't look blurrier than they are. Note that the aspect ratio of the TV isn't exactly 16:9. All the pixels are present (1920×1080), but they are shorter than normal. This isn't really noticeable, but you can see that our pictures appear stretched in comparison with those of other TVs that we have reviewed.

8.0

480p

What it is:

Quality of a 480p input.

When it matters:

Standard definition TV, DVDs.

Score components:

Subjectively assigned

Samsung J5200 480p

8.0

720p

What it is:

Quality of a 720p input.

When it matters:

HD channels, some streaming videos.

Score components:

Subjectively assigned

Samsung J5200 720p

10

1080p

What it is:

Quality of a 1080p input.

When it matters:

Blu-rays, streaming video, video files, video games.

Score components:

Subjectively assigned

Samsung J5200 1080p

0

4k

What it is:

Quality of a 4k UHD input.

When it matters:

Streaming video, UHD Blu-rays, some PCs.

Score components:

Subjectively assigned

Not Available

6.2

Sports

Score components:

  • 56%
    Motion Blur
  • 44%
    Gray Uniformity

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Unfortunately, this is not a good choice for watching a lot of sports. Fast-moving objects look blurrier than they should. Also, you can see darker edges and spots on fields when the camera is panning.

5.9

Motion Blur

What it is:

Amount of blur on fast movement.

When it matters:

Sports, video games.

Score components:

  • 80%
    Response Time
  • 20%
    Overshoot

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Samsung J5200 Motion Blur

Response Time

What it is:

How quickly pixels can change color.

When it matters:

Fast movement.

Good value:

< 20ms

Noticeable difference:

10ms

Learn more

:
28.6 ms

Overshoot

What it is:

When TV’s pixels adjust too far; how quickly they come back.

When it matters:

Fast movement.

Good value:

< 10ms

Noticeable difference:

10ms

Learn more

:
0 ms

Backlight

What it is:

Flickering pattern at different luminosities.

When it matters:

For people sensible to flickering.

Learn more

:
picture

The down transitions are quite long, resulting in the orange color between the letters of our moving logo. Overall, the response time is worse than average. This TV uses PWM to control the backlight luminosity.

6.5

Gray Uniformity

What it is:

Evenness of colors onscreen (not just gray).

When it matters:

Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.

Score components:

  • 50%
    Std. Dev.
  • 50%
    DSE

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Samsung J5200 Gray Uniformity

Std. Dev.

What it is:

Average squared difference of pixels when displaying a mid 50% gray.

When it matters:

Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.

Good value:

< 2.5%

Noticeable difference:

1%

Learn more

:
4.593 %

DSE

What it is:

High-frequency variance of uniformity. Dark spots on the screen.

When it matters:

Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.

Good value:

< 0.165%

Noticeable difference:

0.025%

Learn more

:
0.200 %

While it doesn’t have worse dirty screen effect than average, the overall screen luminosity varies a lot on the screen. The edges are considerably darker.

6.7

Video Games

Score components:

  • 35%
    Input Lag
  • 6%
    PC Monitor
  • 59%
    Motion Blur

Learn more

As mentioned previously, it has too much motion blur for gaming. At least the input lag is quite low, so games will be responsive.

Included scores:

5.9

Motion Blur

8.8

Input Lag

What it is:

Delay between input and onscreen reaction.

When it matters:

Video games; when TV is used as PC monitor.

Score components:

  • 100%
    Input Lag

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Samsung J5200 Input Lag

Input Lag

What it is:

Lowest input lag possible on TV.

When it matters:

Video games; when TV is used as PC monitor.

Good value:

< 50ms

Noticeable difference:

15ms

Learn more

:
29.2 ms

With Interpolation

What it is:

Lowest input lag when the motion interpolation feature is turned on.

When it matters:

When you want to play video games with the Soap Opera Effect enabled.

Good value:

< 50ms

Noticeable difference:

15ms

Learn more

:
N/A ms

Outside Game Mode

What it is:

Input lag in picture modes other than the specific game mode.

When it matters:

For playing video games while retaining access to all features of the TV.

Good value:

< 50ms

Noticeable difference:

15ms

Learn more

:
35.5 ms

Turn on ‘Game Mode’ under ‘System’ – ‘General’ to get input lag of 29.2ms on the Samsung J5200. The input lag isn’t much higher outside of game mode too, so you can use another mode without significantly worse performance.

2.0

PC Monitor

What it is:

Different resolutions supported by TV.

When it matters:

PC monitor usage.

Score components:

  • 20%
    1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
  • 20%
    1080p @ 120Hz
  • 20%
    4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4
  • 20%
    4k @ 60Hz
  • 20%
    4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4

1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4

What it is:

Crisp text on 1060p @ 60 hz signal.

When it matters:

PC productivity and 60 fps gaming.

:
Yes

1080p @ 120Hz

What it is:

120 fps 1080p signal supported.

When it matters:

PC gaming.

:
No

4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4

What it is:

Crisp text on 4k @ 30 hz signal.

When it matters:

PC productivity and gaming.

:
No

4k @ 60Hz

What it is:

60 fps 4k signal supported.

When it matters:

PC productivity and gaming.

:
No

4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4

What it is:

Crisp text on 4k @ 60 hz signal.

When it matters:

Productivity and 60 fps gaming in 4k.

:
No

You will need to set the type of the input to ‘PC’ to turn on chroma 4:4:4, as with all Samsung TVs.

6.5

Living Room

Score components:

  • 33%
    Reflections
  • 33%
    Viewing Angle
  • 33%
    Peak Brightness

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The Samsung J5200 performs well in a room with a few lights. It cannot get very bright though, so don't put it in a room with a wall of windows. Also, it loses a lot of color saturation at an angle, so you will need to sit relatively centered to the screen to benefit from good picture quality.

Included scores:

5.6

Peak Brightness

8.0

Reflections

What it is:

How much light is reflected by the TV.

When it matters:

Bright rooms.

Score components:

Subjectively assigned

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Samsung J5200 Reflections

Samsung J5200 Bright Room

Reflection

What it is:

Ratio of ambient light reflected by the TV.

When it matters:

Ambient light in the room.

Good value:

< 1%

Noticeable difference:

0.5%

Learn more

:
1.8 %

Screen Finish

What it is:

Type of coating on the screen.

When it matters:

Bright objects in the direct reflection path (for example, opposite the TV).

Good value:

Glossy is good for ambient light, but not for direct reflections.

Learn more

:
Semi-gloss

Its semi-gloss finish is good. There are no rainbows around direct reflections.
The maximum brightness of the screen is below average.

5.9

Viewing Angle

What it is:

Color accuracy when viewed from the side.

When it matters:

Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.

Score components:

  • 100%
    Viewing Angle

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LCD Type

What it is:

Type of LCD technology used by the TV.

When it matters:

Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.

Good value:

IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle.

Learn more

:
VA

Viewing Angle

What it is:

Angle where the contrast drops to 50% of the contrast directly in front of the TV. 0 ° means directly facing the TV.

When it matters:

Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.

Good value:

> 30°

Noticeable difference:

10°

Learn more

:
14 °

As soon as you are off-axis, the picture becomes white and the blacks become poor.

6.4

Sound

Score components:

  • 67%
    Frequency Response
  • 33%
    Total Harmonic Distortion

Learn more

The sound is fairly accurate at low volumes, but gets worse as the TV gets louder. There is a similar increase in distortion as the TV gets louder, and the bass and maximum volume are both poor.

6.7

Frequency Response

What it is:

Sound level at different frequencies.

When it matters:

For balanced sound.

Score components:

  • 8%
    Std. Dev. @ 75
  • 15%
    Std. Dev. @ 85
  • 23%
    Std. Dev. @ Max
  • 15%
    Max
  • 38%
    Low-end Cutoff

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Samsung J5200 Frequency Response

Std. Dev. @ 75

What it is:

Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.

When it matters:

75 dB.

Good value:

< 4 dB

Noticeable difference:

2 dB

Learn more

:
4.26 dB SPL

Std. Dev. @ 85

What it is:

Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.

When it matters:

85 dB.

Good value:

< 4 dB

Noticeable difference:

2 dB

Learn more

:
3.99 dB SPL

Std. Dev. @ Max

What it is:

Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.

When it matters:

Max volume.

Good value:

< 4 dB

Noticeable difference:

2 dB

Learn more

:
6.29 dB SPL

Max

What it is:

Max volume on the TV at a distance of 1 meter.

When it matters:

For listening to loud audio.

Good value:

> 90 dB

Noticeable difference:

2 dB

Learn more

:
89.4 dB SPL

Low-end Cutoff

What it is:

How low of a frequency at which the bass starts.

When it matters:

Movies; gaming.

Good value:

< 50Hz

Noticeable difference:

10Hz

Learn more

:
113 Hz

Decent frequency response at lower volumes, but the quality goes down as the volume goes up. Pumping may be present under heavy load. Relatively poor bass response for a TV.

6.0

Total Harmonic Distortion

What it is:

Pureness of a single frequency.

Score components:

  • 20%
    Distortion @ 75
  • 40%
    Distortion @ 85
  • 40%
    Distortion @ Max

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Samsung J5200 Total Harmonic Distortion

Distortion @ 75

What it is:

Amount of distortion.

When it matters:

75 dB.

Good value:

< 0.100

Noticeable difference:

0.100

Learn more

:
0.012

Distortion @ 85

What it is:

Amount of distortion.

When it matters:

85 dB.

Good value:

< 0.100

Noticeable difference:

0.100

Learn more

:
0.053

Distortion @ Max

What it is:

Amount of distortion.

When it matters:

85 dB.

Good value:

< 0.100

Noticeable difference:

0.100

Learn more

:
0.132

Minimal distortion at 75 and 85 dB SPL, with a noticeable increase at Max dB SPL. The maximum loudness achieved was 89.4 dB SPL, which is poor.

Software and Inputs

Samsung J5200 Smart TV

Smart OS: Tizen

This TV has Samsung's new Tizen smart interface, which includes a full web browser. It only has a basic remote though, so it is a bit hard to use.

Check out our full review of Samsung's smart features.

Remote

Samsung J5200 Remote

Remote

:
Basic

Side Inputs

Samsung J5200 Side Inputs

Rear Inputs

Samsung J5200 Rear Inputs

Total Inputs

HDMI

:
2

USB

:
1

Digital Optical Audio Out

:
1

Analog Audio Out 3.5mm

:
1

Analog Audio Out RCA

:
0

Component In

:
1 (shared)

Composite In

:
1 (shared)

Tuner (Cable/Ant)

:
1

Ethernet

:
1

DisplayPort

:
0

IR In

:
0

SD/SDHC

:
0

Inputs Specifications

5.1 Passthrough ARC Dolby Digital

What it is:

TV can receive and pass Dolby Digital 5.1 signal to receiver via HDMI ARC.

When it matters:

5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.

:
No

5.1 Passthrough ARC DTS

What it is:

TV can receive and pass DTS 5.1 signal to receiver via HDMI ARC.

When it matters:

5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.

:
No

5.1 Passthrough Optical Dolby Digital

What it is:

TV can receive and pass Dolby Digital signal to receiver via digital optical.

When it matters:

5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.

:
Yes

5.1 Passthrough Optical DTS

What it is:

TV can receive and pass DTS signal to receiver via digital optical.

When it matters:

5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.

:
No

HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwith

:
No

ARC

:
No

USB 3

:
No

HDCP 2.2

:
No

CEC

:
Yes

MHL

:
Yes (HDMI 2)

Variable Analog Audio Out

:
No

Misc

Pixels

Samsung J5200 Pixels

Other

60i:

Yes

Power Consumption

:
41 W

Power Consumption (Max)

:
78 W

Firmware

:
1016

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In terms of picture quality, the Samsung J5200 looks about the same as the pricier Samsung J5500. The main differences are the cheaper bezel and the fact that it has fewer inputs. It has good picture quality for movies, but it has a bit too much motion blur to be great for gaming or sports. Colors also wash out at an angle.

SCORES

6.4
Overall

6.4
Movies & TV

6.2
Sports

6.7
Video Games

6.5
Living Room

6.4
Sound

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