Problem with audio delay when using hdmi over cat5e. Ok i love samsung products and this is tv is fine but i experienced an issue that 99% of people wouldn’t be bothered by, but when purchasing this tv i couldn’t find any review that covered this specific issue so i thought that i would write a review in case you are also attempting to do the same thing. I wanted to use an hdmi splitter from my sky+ hd stb with an hdmi transmitter/receiver to send hdmi tv signal over a single cat5e cable to another room in my house (kitchen as it happens. Technically this is fine and relatively easy to do with the right kit. The problem that i faced is that although the picture quality over hdmi tx/rx and cat5e is great, the sound slowly drifts and loses synchronisation with the picture over time. In other words progressive audio delay. I could not replicate this with other tvs that i own (sony, toshiba specifically) using exactly the same hdmi tx/rx equipment and cat5e port in my kitchen. The audio drift gets to a point where it becomes impossible to watch the tv. Very difficult to diagnose the reason why and you would need a degree in audio tv to work it out, but trust me this happens. Samsung blame this on my sky service or the tv channel itself (trust me this is not the case as i have used sony and tosh on the same kit and see no noticeable delay).
Great tv at the right price. I paid £189 on black friday which i thought was a bargain. This will be used in our bedroom. It does have the sleep timer function, someone on a previous review said it didn’t, but it doesvery light and easy to put up on the bracket. Great quality picture and sound ample.
Good looks, very clear picture. Lovely television,good looks,very clear picture,good price.
Key specs for Samsung UE32J5100 Full HD 1080p 32-Inch LED TV (2015 Model):
- Excellent picture quality experience with Full HD – 200 PQI
- Wide Colour Enhancer Plus for colour brilliance
- ConnectShare enjoy your favourite content on the big screen
- A huge variety of channels for you to enjoy with Freeview HD
Comments from buyers
“Samsung UE40J5100 Review, Pleasantly surprised, Perfect TV for grandma. No Internet or Smart features, but a good TV with enough inputs, offering great picture and decent sound, Excellent for use with PS4, Best TV for the price. Quality is excellent., my first H.D set”
Bought the tv mainly to use with my playstation 3. Was looking for something not expensive with low lag input for comfortable gaming. Luckly, this one did not dissappoint me. Great design, quality picture, worth the price.
Best tv for under £200 i could find and i’m very pleased too.
I bought this in the 48inch version, and it’s a great tv. Plus points:1- it looks great. The frame is nice and thin, with the speakers facing the rear so they can’t be seen. 2- the user interface is smart and easy to use. 3- the remote looks great, it’s the perfect size and does the job well. 4- the tv has plenty of inputs including a usb and two hdmi sockets. 5- the picture and sound are both fantastic for standard living room use. 6- in case you lose the remote, it has a handy circular joystick at the back so you can navigate the menu directly from the tv. Negative points – these are minor, but things that could be improved:1- the picture-in-picture mode forces one of the pictures to be live tv from an aerial, which means you can’t for example play on a game console while watching a dvd in the smaller picture.