Samsung J5100

Samsung J5100

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TVBig_Computer_Monitor_24 TechnologyLED
LAUNCHannounced Announced 2015
status StatusAvailable
BODYdimensions Dimensions-
weight Weight-
backlight BacklightEdge-lit
DISPLAYscreen TypeHyperReal Engine + Mega Contrast Ratio + Film Mode + Wide Color Enhancer (Plus)
screen size Size32, 40, 48 inches
resolution Resolution1920 * 1080, Full HD
refresh rate Refresh RateClear Motion Rate: 100 Hz
angle 1 Viewing Angle-
coating Coating-
3d 3Dcross final
PLATFORMchipset Chipset-
smart tv Smart TVcross final
SOUNDsound system SystemDolby MS10 / MS110 + DTS Studio Sound / DNSe+ + DTS Premium Sound 5.1
speakers # of Speakers2 (5W+5W) (Down Firing + Base Reflex) Speakers
3.5mm 3.5mm JackAudio Out (Mini Jack)
COMMSwifi WLANcross final
ethernet Ethernetcross final
dlna DLNAcross final
nfc NFCcross final
usb USB2 Ports
hdmi HDMI2 Ports
digital audio output Digital Audio Output (Optical)1 Port
compos component input Composite Input1 Port (AV)
compos component input Composite Input1 Port (Y/Pb/Pr)
rf connection RF Connection Input1 Port (Terrestrial / Cable Input)
FEATURESformat Supported Formats-
Browser_24 Browsercross final
Other FeaturesDigital Clean View + Auto Channel Search + ConnectShare + Sports Mode + Embeded POP + Teletext (TTXT) + Screen / Sound Capture + Analog Clean View + Triple Protector
power Max69W
standby Stand-By0.5W
MISCremote RemoteNormal
camera Cameracross final
accessories Other AccessoriesMini Wall Mount + Vesa Wall Mount
price Price Group-
Samsung J5100 is an entry level model by samsung. It's only good feature is screen and sound capture function. Input lag is low considering the price, so a good tv for gaming at this price. Blacks are not perfect and appear blueish. Color uniformity is also average. Sound is average if compared to Sony entry level models.
Samsung J5100 Design

Curved: No
Though Samsung J5100 is an entry level model by Samsung but it looks quite good. Borders are made of good quality plastic in black color and are specially designed and molded inside which looks stylish. Back is also made of plastic and is easily prone to scratches. This tv has a special joystick button at the back with which we can change channels, volume, go to the tv menu and can even turn off the tv.

Stand Samsung J5100 StandTable stand is black in color and made of plastic. Quality of stand is good and is also very stylish. But it is prone to scratches.
Back Samsung J5100 backSamsung J5100 has a black plastic body at the back made of good quality plastic which gets dirty easily and also prone to scratches. There is a special joystick button at the back which provides several basic functions.
Samsung J5100 borders width

Borders: 1.3 cm
Borders are made of plastic and are black in color. Although border is thick but it is beautifully molded inside and therefore looks very thin if seen from distance.
Samsung J5100 thickness

Maximum Thickness: 6.7 cm
Samsung J5100 is not very thick. It is an edge-lit led tv.
Picture Quality
Samsung J5100 Picture Quality

Picture Quality is not that good. Colors could be much better.
Samsung J5100 Contrast Ratio

White: 116.2 cd/m2
0.072 cd/m2

Contrast: 1615:1
Contrast ratio is not that good. Blacks are not deep and appear blueish. Also color uniformity could be much better.

Backlight Bleed Samsung J5100 backlight bleedWhile watching a pure black scene, if brightness is increased by few points from default setting, we saw major backlight bleed at the left side of screen. We ignored it because it is not visible at default brightness. Overall no major backlight bleed.
Black Uniformity Samsung J5100 black uniformityBlack uniformity is above average. Though Blacks appear blueish. If seen carefully there are major black spots on the entire screen. Also some banding is also visible at the middle if we are not exactly in front of the screen.
Gaming and Sports
Input Lag Samsung J5100 Input LagInput Lag: 30.3 ms

Input lag is not too high. So as an entry level model, it is good for gaming.
Gray Uniformity Samsung J5100 gray uniformityGray Uniformity is also above average. The only problem is black shadow on the four corners.
Color Calibration
Pre Clibration RGB Samsung J5100 pre calibration rgb
Post Calibration RGB Samsung J5100 post calibration rgb
Pre Clibration Gamma Samsung J5100 pre calibration gamma
Post Calibration Gamma Samsung J5100 post calibration gamma
Pre Clibration Color Gamut Samsung J5100 pre calibration color gamut
Post Calibration Color Gamut Samsung J5100 post calibration color gamut

We calibrated the tv for a dark room. There are very basic controls available on this tv. Therefore we have adjusted only contrast and reduced it to achieve the target white luminance of 120 cd/m2. This has not affected calibration very much.
Samsung J5100 inputs

Side Inputs Samsung J5100 side inputsInput Specs: 1 HDMI Port, 2 USB ports, 1 Cable Input port
Rear Inputs Samsung J5100 rear inputsInput Specs: 1 HDMI port, 1 Audio Out, 1 Component In, 1 Composite In.

Joystick Button
Samsung J5100 joystick button

This is a special joystick button provided at the back. It provides four functions namely, sound control, channel change, tv menu, power on/off.
Samsung J5100 tv remote

Remote is a basic one which comes with other end low models.
By default TV is set to standard mode, so at first we changed it to movie mode. We also changed the color temperature to warm because it is best suitable for our desired calibration. As per our readings, by default picture is not up to the mark, but due to very little controls available, we cannot change the picture quality very much. We only reduced the contrast setting to achieve our desired white luminance of 120 cd/m2. Rest everything is left at default. We advice you to not change brightness setting at all because in our case changing it by even point caused us massive flashlighting issue at the extreme left of the tv screen. Therefore we left it at default.
Samsung J5100 picture setting

Samsung J5100 picture setting

Samsung J5100 picture setting

Indian Cinema Mode and Cricket Mode when used brighten the colors to give more vivid colors. It also changes the sound type to give the feel of movie or sports respectively.
Samsung J5100 picture setting

The picture settings given above are suitable only for a dark room. It also varies by each unit. Therefore if you experience any loss in picture quality, just return to default settings or you can also contact us at any time.
Conclusion Samsung J5100 is an entry level led tv. This model has very basic functions, and the only new function is screen and audio capture. It plays most of the formats. Picture quality is good considering the price range but audio is not upto the mark if compared with Sony entry level models. One can consider purchasing Samsung FH4003 which is available for around Rs.20k. It has almost same picture and audio quality. The only downside of FH4003 is it is direct-lit and not looks that good. Otherwise it is almost same as J5100. So finally at this price, either you should buy Samsung FH4003 or go for Sony entry level model Sony R512C.

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