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Samsung J4000 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed May 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
Samsung J4000 Picture
Test Methodology v1.0
4.9
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
3.5
Movies
5.2
TV Shows
5.7
Sports
5.6
Video Games
4.2
HDR Movies
3.8
HDR Gaming
6.0
PC Monitor
Type LED
Resolution 720p
Refresh Rate 60 Hz

The Samsung J4000 LED TV isn't a very good budget TV. It has a good viewing angle, but the picture quality in other respects isn't great. It is also only a 720p TV, and lower-resolution footage isn't clear on it.

Our Verdict

4.9 Mixed Usage

The Samsung UN32J4000 LED TV is a very basic TV without any extra features. Its picture quality isn't great, except for the viewing angle. It has poor blacks, uniformity issues, and doesn't display low resolution content well.

See our Mixed Usage recommendations
  • 4.9 Mixed Usage
  • 3.5 Movies
  • 5.2 TV Shows
  • 5.7 Sports
  • 5.6 Video Games
  • 4.2 HDR Movies
  • 3.8 HDR Gaming
  • 6.0 PC Monitor
Pros
  • Great color accuracy off-axis.
Cons
  • Poor contrast ratio.
  • Poor uniformity.

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32" UN32J4000
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Test Results

Design
7.5
Design
Style
Curved No

Design
Stand

The stand is separated into two feet, which are made out of cheap plastic.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.94" (2.4 cm)

Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 2.17" (5.5 cm)

Picture Quality
6.3
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1188 : 1

The contrast ratio isn't great. The blacks will look gray in dark rooms.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct

5.6
Picture Quality
SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Peak 2% Window
207 cd/m2
SDR Peak 50% Window
207 cd/m2

6.4
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
5.722 %
50% DSE
0.202 %

As of this review, the J4000 has the worst standard deviation of the gray color that we have measured so far. At least it doesn't have a lot of dirty screen effect.

6.5
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
LCD Type
IPS
Color Shift
25 °
Brightness
37 °
Black Level
75 °

The colors remain the same when you watch this TV at an angle, which is great.

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.

7.1
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
2.013 %

The center of the screen has very good black uniformity. However, there are a lot of brighter spots around the edges.

7.7
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
4.69
Color dE
3.7599
Gamma
2.23

7.7
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
4.69
Color dE
3.7599
Gamma
2.23

The Samsung J4000 lacks both white balance and colorspace calibration options.

6.0
Picture Quality
480p Input

DVDs and 480p look blurry on this TV, even with 'Digital Clean View' set to 'High'.

6.0
Picture Quality
720p Input

The exact resolution of the UN32J4000 is 1366 x 768, but 720p is 1280 x 720, so in our 720p test everything is slightly blurrier due to the resolution mismatch.

0
Picture Quality
1080p Input

0
Picture Quality
4k Input

6.4
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI P3 xy
72.90 %
DCI P3 uv
79.85 %
Rec 2020 xy
52.31 %
Rec 2020 uv
50.63 %

8.0
Picture Quality
Reflections
Reflection
1.8 %
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss

It reflects an average amount of light. There are no rainbow around brighter objects, which is good.
The Samsung UN32J4000 doesn't get very bright, but it should be enough for a normal living room.

0
Picture Quality
3D
3D
No
3D Type
No

Picture Quality
Pixels

Motion
9.0
Motion
Motion Blur
Response Time
10.2 ms
Overshoot
3.4 ms

The Samsung J4000 handles motion very well, with almost no visible blur at all.

2.0
Motion
Image Flicker
PWM Dimming Frequency
120 Hz
BFI
Yes

0
Motion
24p Playback
Judder-free 24p
No
Judder-free 24p via 60p
No
Judder-free 24p via 60i
No

0
Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
No
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
No

Inputs
7.7
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
38.7 ms
1080p With Interpolation
N/A
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
39.3 ms
4k @ 60Hz
N/A
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
N/A
4k @ 60Hz + HDR
N/A
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 + 8 bit HDR
N/A

Game Mode doesn't make a significant difference on the input lag. All modes have about the same amount.

2.0
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4
No
4k @ 60Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
No

Inputs
Side Inputs

Inputs
Rear Inputs

Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI 2
USB 1
Digital Optical Audio Out 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 0
Analog Audio Out RCA 0
Component In 1 (shared)
Composite In 1 (shared)
Tuner (Cable/Ant) 1
Ethernet 0
DisplayPort 0
IR In 0
SD/SDHC 0

Inputs
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
No
Dolby Vision
No
5.1 Passthrough ARC Dolby Digital
No
5.1 Passthrough ARC DTS
No
5.1 Passthrough Optical Dolby Digital
No
5.1 Passthrough Optical DTS
No
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth No
ARC No
USB 3 No
HDCP 2.2 No
CEC No
MHL No
Variable Analog Audio Out No

Sound Quality
4.8
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Std. Dev. @ 70
5.31 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ 80
5.08 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ Max
5.55 dB SPL
Max
85.6 dB SPL
Low-end Cutoff
239 Hz

The bass is practically non-existent with this TV. It doesn't get very loud and at higher volumes it will produce noticeable pumping. The frequency response is also not good.

6.4
Sound Quality
Total Harmonic Distortion
Distortion @ 70
0.025
Distortion @ 80
0.039
Distortion @ Max
0.056

This TV doesn't produce a lot of distortion, but it doesn't get very loud either.

Smart Features
4.0
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS No

Smart Features
Remote
Remote Basic

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 23 W
Power Consumption (Max) 37 W

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