Table of Contents
  1. Intro
  2. Design
    1. Stand
    2. Borders
    3. Thickness
  3. Picture Quality
    1. Contrast
    2. Local Dimming
    3. SDR Peak Brightness
    4. Gray Uniformity
    5. Viewing Angle
    6. Black Uniformity
    7. Pre Calibration
    8. Post Calibration
    9. 480p Input
    10. 720p Input
    11. 1080p Input
    12. 4k Input
    13. Color Gamut
    14. Reflections
    15. 3D
    16. Pixels
  4. Motion
    1. Motion Blur
    2. Image Flicker
    3. 24p Playback
    4. Motion Interpolation
  5. Inputs
    1. Input Lag
    2. Supported Resolutions
    3. Side Inputs
    4. Rear Inputs
    5. Total Inputs
    6. Inputs Specifications
  6. Sound Quality
    1. Frequency Response
    2. Total Harmonic Distortion
  7. Smart Features
    1. Remote
    2. Misc
  8. Conclusion
  9. Q&A
Reviewed on Nov 03, 2015

Samsung J5200
TV REVIEW

Usage Ratings
6.3Mixed Usage
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What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
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6.1Movies
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What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
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6.6TV Shows
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What it is TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
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6.6Sports
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What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
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7.0Video Games
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What it is Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
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5.0HDR Movies
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What it is HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
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3.6HDR Gaming
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What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
5.4PC Monitor
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What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
Score components:
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.

Test Results
Design 8.5
Picture Quality 6.7
Motion 5.4
Inputs 7.5
Sound Quality 6.4
Smart Features 8.0
Pros
  • Great picture quality for movies, due to great blacks
Cons
  • Noticeable motion blur.
  • Loss of colors at an angle.

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8.5

Design

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Score components: Subjectively assigned
Samsung J5200 Design Picture
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 Picture

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

Borders
Samsung J5200 Borders Picture
Borders : 0.94" (2.4 cm)

Thickness
Samsung J5200 Thickness Picture
Max Thickness : 2.24" (5.7 cm)

6.7

Picture Quality

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.

8.4 Contrast
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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:
Native Contrast
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What it is: Ratio of the white brightness divided by the blacks measured on our checkerboard test pattern with a white target of 100 cd/m².
When it matters: Dark scenes in a dark room.
Good value: > 3,000
Noticeable difference: 500
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4008 : 1

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

0 Local Dimming
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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
Local Dimming
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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.
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No
Backlight
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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.
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Direct

5.6 SDR Peak Brightness
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What it is: How bright the screen can get. Measured with local dimming and with SDR content.
When it matters: Bright living rooms; bright objects; SDR content.
SDR Peak 2% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, 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 SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright highlights, present on screen for a short time; especially for SDR content.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
:
216 cd/m2
SDR Peak 50% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, 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 SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
:
216 cd/m2

6.7 Gray Uniformity
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What it is: Evenness of colors onscreen (not just gray).
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Score components:
Samsung J5200 50% Uniformity Picture
50% Std. Dev.
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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%
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4.593 %
50% DSE
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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%
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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.

4.1 Viewing Angle
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What it is: Color accuracy when viewed from the side.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
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LCD Type
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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.
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VA
Color Shift
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What it is: Angle where the colors noticeable shift compared to when viewed from directly in front of the TV. 0 ° means directly facing the TV. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
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20 °
Brightness
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What it is: Angle where the brightness drops to 50% of the brightness directly in front of the TV. 0 ° means directly facing the TV. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
30 °
Black Level
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What it is: Angle where the black level drops to 50% of the black level directly in front of the TV. 0 ° means directly facing the TV. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
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14 °

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

Update 01/06/2017: We have changed the methodology of testing. Since this is an old TV which we don't have anymore, we extrapolated the results from 2016 TVs.

9.1 Black Uniformity
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What it is: Evenness of blacks.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Score components:
Samsung J5200 Native Black Uniformity Picture
Native Std. Dev.
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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.

8.7 Pre Calibration
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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:
Samsung J5200 Pre Calibration Picture Samsung J5200 Pre Gamma Curve Picture Samsung J5200 Pre Color Picture
White Balance dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.
When it matters: Overall color temperature of all video.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
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2.51
Color dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of colors.
When it matters: All colors.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
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2.3462
Gamma
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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
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2.29

9.3 Post Calibration
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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:
Samsung J5200 Post Calibration Picture Samsung J5200 Post Gamma Curve Picture Samsung J5200 Post Color Picture
White Balance dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.
When it matters: Overall color temperature of all videos.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
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0.82
Color dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of colors.
When it matters: All colors.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
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1.5535
Gamma
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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
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2.22

8.0 480p Input
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What it is: Quality of a 480p input.
When it matters: Standard definition TV, DVDs.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Samsung J5200 480p Picture

The upscaling of the lower-resolution content like DVDs is good and won't look blurrier than they are.

8.0 720p Input
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What it is: Quality of a 720p input.
When it matters: HD channels, some streaming videos.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Samsung J5200 720p Picture

Cable TV content also looks good once upscaled.

10 1080p Input
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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 Picture

1080p content like Blu-rays looks good and sharp. Note that the aspect ratio of the TV isn't exactly 16:9. All the pixels are present (1920x1080), 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.

0 4k Input
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What it is: Quality of a 4k UHD input.
When it matters: Streaming video, UHD Blu-rays, some PCs.
Score components: Subjectively assigned

6.8 Color Gamut
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What it is: How many colors the TV can display.
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos and UHD Blu-rays.
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Wide Color Gamut
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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.
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No
Samsung J5200 Color Gamut DCI-P3 Picture
DCI P3 xy
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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%
:
75.50 %
DCI P3 uv
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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%
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81.26 %
Rec 2020 xy
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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%
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54.79 %
Rec 2020 uv
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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 %

8.0 Reflections
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What it is: How much light is reflected by the TV.
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Samsung J5200 Reflections Picture Samsung J5200 Bright Room Picture
Reflection
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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%
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1.8 %
Screen Finish
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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.
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Semi-gloss

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

0 3D
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What it is: Optional 3D video capability on TV.
When it matters: 3D movies and videos.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
3D
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What it is: If it can display a picture in 3D.
When it matters: 3D movies & videos.
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No
3D Type
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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.
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No

Pixels
5.4

Motion

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
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What it is: Amount of blur on fast movement.
When it matters: Sports, video games.
Score components:
Samsung J5200 Motion Blur Picture Samsung J5200 Response Time Chart
Response Time
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What it is: How quickly pixels can change color.
When it matters: Fast movement.
Good value: < 20ms
Noticeable difference: 10ms
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28.6 ms
Overshoot
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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
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0 ms

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.

2.0 Image Flicker
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What it is: Luminosity pattern when displaying images
When it matters: Sports, video games, when TV is used as a PC monitor
Score components:
Samsung J5200 Backlight Picture
PWM Dimming Frequency
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What it is: Flickering pattern at different luminosities.
When it matters: For people sensitive to flickering.
Good value: N/A or high frequencies (> 300 Hz)
:
120 Hz
BFI
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What it is: Option to turn screen black between frames
When it matters: Reduces eye tracking blur in sports or video games
Good value: Yes
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Yes

7.1 24p Playback
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What it is: Whether 24p content can play without any judder.
When it matters: Only 24p content (mostly just movies).
Judder-free 24p
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What it is: Judder-free movies over 24p signal.
When it matters: Blu-ray and DVD movies; 24 hz PC signal.
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Yes
Judder-free 24p via 60p
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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.
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No
Judder-free 24p via 60i
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What it is: Judder-free movies over 60i signal.
When it matters: Movies from cable/satellite boxes.
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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
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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.
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
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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.
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No
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
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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.
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No

7.5

Inputs

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

8.5 Input Lag
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What it is: Delay between input and onscreen reaction.
When it matters: Video games; when TV is used as PC monitor.
1080p @ 60Hz
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV with a 1080p @ 60Hz input.
When it matters: Video games and also when TV is used as PC monitor.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15ms
:
29.2 ms
1080p With Interpolation
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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: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15ms
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N/A
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
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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: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15ms
:
35.5 ms
4k @ 60Hz
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 4k @ 60Hz.
When it matters: Video games and also when TV is used as PC monitor.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
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N/A
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4.
When it matters: PC Monitor
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
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N/A
4k @ 60Hz + HDR
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 4k @ 60Hz with HDR.
When it matters: HDR Video games.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
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N/A
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 + 8 bit HDR
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 with HDR enabled at 8 bit
When it matters: PC Monitor with an HDR capable graphic card
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
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N/A

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 Supported Resolutions
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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
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What it is: Crisp text on 1060p @ 60 hz signal.
When it matters: PC productivity and 60 fps gaming.
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Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
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What it is: 120 fps 1080p signal supported.
When it matters: PC gaming.
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No
4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Crisp text on 4k @ 30 hz signal.
When it matters: PC productivity and gaming.
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No
4k @ 60Hz
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What it is: 60 fps 4k signal supported.
When it matters: PC productivity and gaming.
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No
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Crisp text on 4k @ 60 hz signal.
When it matters: Productivity and 60 fps gaming in 4k.
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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.

Side Inputs
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
HDR10
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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
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What it is: Better format, due to its dynamic nature.
When it matters: Currently, only available via streaming.
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No
5.1 Passthrough ARC Dolby Digital
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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.
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No
5.1 Passthrough ARC DTS
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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.
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No
5.1 Passthrough Optical Dolby Digital
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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.
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Yes
5.1 Passthrough Optical DTS
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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.
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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

6.4

Sound Quality

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.

Note: Sound Quality test for TVs reviewed before 2017 was performed at 75dB, 85dB, and Max SPL. Starting 2017, the target SPL levels have been changed to 70dB, 80dB, and Max dB SPL.

6.6 Frequency Response
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What it is: Sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: For balanced sound.
Score components:
Samsung J5200 Frequency Response Picture
Std. Dev. @ 70
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What it is: Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: 70 dB.
Good value: < 4 dB
Noticeable difference: 2 dB
:
4.26 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ 80
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What it is: Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: 80 dB.
Good value: < 4 dB
Noticeable difference: 2 dB
:
3.99 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ Max
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What it is: Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: Max volume.
Good value: < 4 dB
Noticeable difference: 2 dB
:
6.29 dB SPL
Max
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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
:
89.4 dB SPL
Low-end Cutoff
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What it is: How low of a frequency at which the bass starts.
When it matters: Movies; gaming.
Good value: < 50Hz
Noticeable difference: 10Hz
:
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
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What it is: Pureness of a single frequency.
Score components:
Samsung J5200 Total Harmonic Distortion Picture
Distortion @ 70
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What it is: Amount of distortion.
When it matters: 70 dB.
Good value: < 0.100
Noticeable difference: 0.100
:
0.012
Distortion @ 80
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What it is: Amount of distortion.
When it matters: 80 dB.
Good value: < 0.100
Noticeable difference: 0.100
:
0.053
Distortion @ Max
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What it is: Amount of distortion.
When it matters: 85 dB.
Good value: < 0.100
Noticeable difference: 0.100
:
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.

8.0

Smart Features

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Score components: Subjectively assigned
Samsung J5200 Smart TV Picture
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 Picture
Remote : Basic

Misc
Power Consumption : 41 W
Power Consumption (Max) : 78 W
Firmware : 1016

Conclusion
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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.

Usage Ratings
6.3Mixed Usage
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What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
Score components:
6.1Movies
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What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
Score components:
6.6TV Shows
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What it is TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
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6.6Sports
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What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
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7.0Video Games
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What it is Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
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5.0HDR Movies
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What it is HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
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3.6HDR Gaming
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What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
5.4PC Monitor
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What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
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15 ANSWERED QUESTIONS
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Two questions: (1) can the USB be plugged into a multi-USB hub (for multiple USB devices) and (2) is Skype access available ?
1) Yes
2) No
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Does the J5200 48" have blue tooth capability?
No.
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Are there remote control apps for iPad/iPhone or wireless keyboards/mouse that are compatible with this TV model? I'm finding the remote the only intolerable part of using this TV. Thanks!
If you get an IR transmitter and connect it to your iOS device, and then also download an app that is both compatible with the transmitter and with your TV, then yes, you can control your TV with one of those devices. There is unfortunately no app that will allow you to do it without the extra accessory, though.
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Does the UN40J5200 have WiFi?
Yes.
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Just bought one of these and we are quite happy with everything about it, except it is almost unbearably slow to do everything from changing channels, showing the Guide (which is surprisingly great for broadcast TV) and especially the SmartHub features. Is there a next step up model memory or processor wise that might address this UX speed problem? Thanks!
The Samsung J6300 would be faster, but also a bit slow at times.
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I have looked through all the settings and turned off all the power saving and auto dimming features I can find. But it still dims automatically when a dark scene is up, like credits, dark loading screens on video games or space scenes. Can you help me figure out how to turn it off? I have looked on other forums and this seems to be a common issue with this TV (I have the 48" version) well as some other Samsung models.
This seem to be what Samsung call 'CE Dimming'. Try to set your TV in 'PC' mode. From the information we have gathered, only the 'PC' mode does not have this dimming feature.
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I'm interested in the J5200 since it seems to be the only 43" Samsung makes anymore. (I wish they still made 46" tvs since that's what would fit in my wife's asian tv cabinet.) Since we use a tv mainly for dvds and netflix streaming with the occasional sports game on the weekend, I'm wondering if this model would fit the bill? The kids also play Nintendo Wii. Or do you still recommend a Vizio M or E or something else I missed?
You will probably be very happy with it, since you don't have very demanding use cases. The main issue with this TV is the motion blur, but it is very hard to see it in TV shows or movies. It would have been more of an issue if you were playing fast paced video games a lot.
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Can I watch a show and be on the Internet at the same time?
No. The internet browser is full screen.
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I plugged my iPhone 6 into the USB port and it was detected by the TV but even after selecting "make photos available" on my iPhone, the message on the television still read - there are no photos available on this device. Any suggestions are appreciated!
We have tested this and have the same result. The Samsung Smart View app won't help either since it isn't compatible with the J5200. For a wired solution, you can always use a Lightning to HDMI adapter like this one although it involve an additional expense.
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The 40" J5200 has very good white/gray uniformity, unlike the sample image you've posted above, which I assume is from a larger size. There is also very little blurring to my eyes with a 24 fps input from my BD player and Clear Motion enabled. And the screen reflections are very subdued on this model. If you can find the 40J5200 on sale for a good price, it really is an excellent value. The poorer than average angle of view, and slightly wider aspect ratio are the only weak points worth noting imo. The uniformity doesn't seem quite as good on the larger sizes, but the 40" model deserves a higher rating than you've given here.
We did reviewed the 40" J5200. There is slight variations between units but they are mostly in range. You might have got a slightly better unit than us but it shouldn't be too different. Keep in mind that the problems you see in our pictures are made more obvious with the use of our test patterns then when the TV display regular content. Glad you like the TV and thanks for sharing your feedback. Always interesting to hear our visitors take on the different TVs we review.
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Does this tv support accessories like a full size keyboard/ mouse/or webcam? If so, what is the connectivity? Are they Bluetooth or should you use the USB port. I like the TV, but to justify the "smart" features, the remote is not practical and something like Skype would be extremely useful.
It is possible to connect a wireless mouse and keyboard to the USB port. There is no skype on this TV, and no support for a webcam.
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This makes no sense! You can connect a wireless keyboard to a USB port? Unless you mean one with a dongle - that would be a wired connection. Samsung does some weird stuff on these TVs. A browser without a real input device is worthless - and they have a Skype app but you can't add a camera/mouse. And this is considered a "Smart" TV?
That's correct, a keyboard with a USB dongle such as this. Since June 2016 Skype has been discontinued on all Samsung Smart TVs. Compared to the newer smart TVs and some of the other brands, this model is a bit limited but none of the new TVs support Skype.
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I have a camcorder which I use to shoot 60p videos. Can I play the same in this tv? I saw that it supports 60i. I am not sure if it will support 60p content.
Yes, it will work.
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Why does my J5200 display 1280 x 720 on the channels? Should it be displaying 1080p?
1280 x 720 is the signal resolution, and your TV is upscaling that to 1080p (since that's the only way for the TV to display the video on the full screen). That's a normal resolution for TV channels, so there's nothing to worry about here, and nothing you need to do.
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Does this TV have headphone capability?
Yes, it supports optical audio out and a standard 3.5mm audio jack. Note that it doesn't have variable audio output, so analog headphones will always play at maximum volume. If you have an inline control this isn't an issue.
We are not taking any more questions for this product because we no longer have it in our lab.