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Reviewed on May 01, 2015

Samsung J4000 TV REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.0
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.

Test Results
Design 7.5
Picture Quality 4.8
Motion 6.6
Inputs 6.9
Sound Quality 5.3
Smart Features 4.0
Pros
  • Great color accuracy off-axis.
Cons
  • Poor contrast ratio.
  • Poor uniformity.

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32" UN32J4000
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7.5

Design

Curved : No
Stand

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

Borders
Borders : 0.94" (2.4 cm)

Thickness
Max Thickness : 2.17" (5.5 cm)

4.8

Picture Quality

6.3 Contrast
Native Contrast
:
1188 : 1

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

0 Local Dimming
Local Dimming
:
No
Backlight
:
Direct

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

6.4 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.

6.6 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 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 Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
:
4.69
Color dE
:
3.7599
Gamma
:
2.23

7.7 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 480p Input

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

6.0 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 1080p Input

0 4k Input

6.4 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 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 3D
3D
:
No
3D Type
:
No

Pixels
6.6

Motion

9.0 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 Image Flicker
PWM Dimming Frequency
:
120 Hz
BFI
:
Yes

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

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

6.9

Inputs

7.7 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 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

Side Inputs

Rear 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 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

5.3

Sound Quality

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.

4.8 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 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.

4.0

Smart Features

Smart OS : No
Remote
Remote : Basic

Misc
Power Consumption : 23 W
Power Consumption (Max) : 37 W

Conclusion

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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.

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