The Samsung J5500 LED TV is a good basic 60Hz TV. While it does have a good smart TV interface, it lacks more advanced features like motion interpolation or 24p playback. The picture quality is good in both dark and bright rooms, but it has quite a lot of motion blur.
The Samsung J5500 has great picture quality overall, both in dark and bright rooms. However, its motion blur could be an issue for gamers or sports enthusiasts. It also has judder when displaying 24p movies.See our Mixed Usage recommendations
The Samsung J5500 has the same stand as the pricier J6300. It is stable, but a bit wide.
The contrast ratio is great, and the blacks are deep when viewed in a dark room.
This TV has very little DSE, which is great. However, the edges and corners are a bit darker than the rest of the screen.
The colors on the J5500 change as soon as you are at an angle. You can still see the picture, but it won't be as good.
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.
The black uniformity is very good. Our unit had one brighter spot near the bottom, but it was very minor.
The upscaling of lower-resolution content like DVDs or SD channels is good.
The semi-gloss finish on this Samsung doesn't reflect a lot of light. You will have no problem having a few lights on.
The maximum luminosity of the screen is average, so while it isn't the best choice for a porch or sunroom, it should be fine in a room with a few windows.
The Samsung J5500 has a good deal of motion blur. It won't be an issue for normal TV shows or movies, but it could be for sports or video games.
Unfortunately, there is a small judder in every movie. It is not that noticeable, though.
Game Mode on this Samsung brings the input lag to 40 ms. PC mode is barely higher, at 41.9 ms. Movie mode has 91.7 ms of lag.
Doesn't get very loud, and the low-end cut off is decent for a TV. Frequency response is good at lower volumes, but it gets worse under load and may produce pumping.
The distortion levels are good all-around. It increases as the volume increases, but not by much compared to some other TVs.
The included remote isn't great for navigating the smart features on this TV.