From the wide range of TV models offered by Samsung, this time we review this basic model in terms of performance but with a design and quality far above other low-cost proposals that we can find in the market. Without being a Smart TV, it offers a generous screen size with resolution Full HD and some other features that make this a great TV for day to day and with which we can also enjoy our favorite movies. We go without further to detail this Samsung UE40J5100 so that you know it better.
Technical characteristics of the Samsung 40J5100
In our following table you will find all the connections and technical characteristics of this Samsung model, which with its 40 inch, has dimensions of about 90 centimeters wide and 58 high including its support, so we will have no problem placing it in practically any medium-sized living room or room and enjoying a good screen diagonal.
|Make model||SAMSUNG UE40J5100|
|Size||40 ”(101 cm), Flat|
|Resolution||FULL HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)|
|Aspect ratio||16: 9|
|Frequency||200 Hz PQI|
|Sound||20 W (2.0), Dolby digital Plus|
|Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth)||533 x 908 x 64 mm|
|Dimensions with stand (Height x Width x Depth)||585 x 908 x 288 mm|
|Weight (Without / With stand)||7.6 Kg / 8.6 Kg|
|VESA compatibility||Yes (200 × 200)|
|USB ports||1 v.2.0|
|CI + Integrated||Yes (v.1.3)|
|Energy Class||Category A + (45 W)|
|Contents / Accessories||
Other sizes: Samsung UE32J5100
Exterior design and connectivity of the Samsung UE40J5100
In this model we find ourselves as usual in the brand, with a careful design, straight and modern lines looking quite elegant. The display or screen itself is surrounded by a fairly thin frame or bezel that contrasts between the glossy black of its lateral and upper edges and the lower edge in metallic gray where the Samsung logo stands out as a tab that protrudes below. The infrared receiver on the right also protrudes a bit, breaking in this case a bit the great aesthetics achieved.
To this set is added a attractive open V-shaped stand, of narrow forms and in black color that reinforces even more that modern aspect of this television. Despite its sleek aesthetics, this Samsung 40J5100 does have a slimline thickness or depth, with a back cover that covers the entire screen and interior electronics, thus throwing a final thickness of about 6 centimeters not including the support. However, it is not a data that affects the whole at all, since the edges of said casing are curved and we will not have much problem to install it on the wall.
Regarding its connectivity we have a good assortment of connections although the number of some of them can be improved. In this way it has 2 HDMI ports and a single USB port in version 2.0, which in principle are sufficient for the features or functions included in this model. We are also going to find the now unusual Scart connector or Scart socket, component video and audio inputs (shared composite video), as well as a analog audio output for headphones and other digital type to connect an external amplifier or home theater.
Picture and sound quality
In this Samsung UE40J5100 we are going to find an honest and more than decent image quality in Full HD resolution, with vivid and high-contrast images. It has a dynamic refresh rate of 200 Hz PQI that guarantees fairly fluid images and a image processor Hyper Real Engine from Samsung, which manages among other things image enhancement features such as its Digital Clean View which analyzes the incoming image from any video source reducing noise and upscaling to a higher resolution if necessary, the function Wide Color Enhancer to enhance the color gamut or its Mega Contrast to improve the contrast of the images.
If you are one of those who think that a good image should be accompanied by a good sound, we have to say that this model will not disappoint you, as it has two full-range speakers and a good 10 watts of power from each, more than enough for its 40 inches and that are accompanied by surround sound DTS Studio Sound, along with this model’s ability to decode both DTS and Dolby Digital Plus audio signals.
Review of Samsung UE40J5100 software and features
Although it is missing in this model to be a Smart TV, not for that reason it is a television of the last century, as it has numerous functions that make it easy to use every day as well as being able to enjoy photos, music or movies in digital format. This includes the function ConnectShare from Samsung that we can enjoy by connecting a memory key or hard drive to its USB 2.0 port. Also through USB we can store and clone our television channels or update the Firmware of our television whenever necessary.
It also has the PIP feature or “Picture In Picture “, normally reserved for models of a higher range and price, with which we can view two different content on the same screen, through a window of configurable size and position within the main screen and thus be able to watch at the same time a television broadcast and the content of a Bluray or game console for example, choosing which of the two we want to be seen on said window.
And as usual for the brand, it has a complete program guide, teletext in various display formats and a simple on-screen configuration menu of all the functions and adjustment parameters of the television.
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TV UE40J5100: Pros and Cons
- Picture quality
- A +
- No wifi
- It is not SmartTV
- Improvable connectivity