Samsung F6300 LED TV Review
Reviewed Aug 20, 2013
This television has been discontinued.
It was replaced by the Samsung H6350
If you do not want 3D, the Samsung F6300 LED TV is a great choice. Besides its narrow viewing angle, it is a well-rounded LED TV. If you do not need the Smart TV interface though, you should opt for the FH6030 instead.
- Very good motion handling for an LED TV. You will see little amount of blur in video games.
- Good contrast. The blacks are deep even in a dimmed room.
- Limited amount of reflections. It can also get very bright, so it will work great in a living room during the day.
- Average input lag, but it won't be noticeable for the majority of gamers.
- Very narrow viewing angle. It is fine if you sit directly in axis. If you have some viewers on the side though, they will see a slight discoloration and lower contrast.
MSRP: $3100 out of stock
MSRP: $6000 out of stock
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Black: 0.040 cd/m2
White: 98.27 cd/m2
Contrast: 2456 : 1
As with most Samsung TVs, the F6300 has great blacks. It is a good choice for watching TV at night or in a dark room.
Viewing angle: 20 °
Unfortunately, as soon as you are watching the F6300 from an angle, it loses a lot of its color uniformity. If you have viewers all around the TV, go for an LG TV instead, like the LA6200.
It has a slightly better uniformity than the average LED TV.
Reflection: 2.6 %
Its semi-matte display is great for rooms with windows during the day.
Max white: 278.7 cd/m2
It performs really good under lights.
There is very little amount of blur on the F6300. It is also equipped with motion interpolation and 24p playback, which is useful for movies.
Input lag: 62.5 ms
The F6300 has an average input lag.
1 Component In
1 Composite In
1 Digital Audio Out (Optical)
1 Headphone Out
- If you do not want motion interpolation, save $171 by going for the Samsung UN32F5500 ($429.00). It has about the same picture quality as this Samsung UN32F6300.
- If you want active 3D but not smart tv, go for the Samsung UN40FH6030 ($497.99) at $180 less. It has about the same picture quality as this Samsung UN40F6300.
- If you want active 3D but not smart tv, go for the Samsung UN46FH6030 ($699.99) at $150 less. It has about the same picture quality as this Samsung UN46F6300.
- If you do not want motion interpolation, save $122 by going for the Samsung UN50F5500 ($877.99). It has about the same picture quality as this Samsung UN50F6300.
- You can save $100 by going for the LG 60LA6200 ($1599.00) and get in addition passive 3D. It has about the same picture quality as this Samsung UN60F6300.
This TV is no longer available.
This TV is no longer available.
The picture quality of the Samsung F6300 LED TV is very good, no matter the amount of lights in your room. It also has a lot of extra features including a smart TV interface and motion interpolation. If you do not need those, you can save a bit of money by going for a lower model like the F5500 or the FH6030. The only negative about this TV is its narrow viewing angle.
Nov 28 2013
Our calibration settings for the F6300
, as requested by another question.
Picture Mode: Movie
Color Temperature: Warm 2
Red Offset: 24
Green Offset: 25
Blue Offset: 24
Red Gain: 19
Green Gain: 25
Blue Gain: 26
All processing options turned off
Oct 10 2013
For your review of the F6300
what panel version did it indicate on the back for example TSO1, TUO2? It appears TU02 is the newest revision Samsung is using in mainstream models for 40" and 46" sizes.
Sep 19 2013
I recently purchased a Samsung 40" un40fh6030
. I have 14 days to return it if I want. I don't need 3D. I would like a smart TV. In real world use, will you see the picture quality difference between the FH6030
and the F6300
No. They have the same picture quality. The difference that you can see in our pictures is due to the variance of the production line, and it happened that our FH6030
had a slightly better panel than the F6300
. It is not really noticeable beside the number that we measured.
The F6300 is thinner and edge-lit, so the uniformity of the backlight is slightly worse though.
Nov 27 2013
1) I just exchanged my Sony KDL32W650A for a Samsung UN40F6300 because I had no control over the MotionFlow but I LOVED the picture the Sony produced. I'm having a really hard time calibrating my Samsung so could you tell me your calibration settings you used on the UN40F6300 please?
2) Also, I just read your review for the Samsung FH6030 and the F5500 and they scored better overall than the F6300 (I really did not like seeing the lower contrast score on the F6300 compared to the other two) so I was wondering if one of the two would be a better choice over the F6300 for games and bluray and if I should exchange mine since I have about a month to do so? (BTW, I've checked and the Panel on my Samsung is a TU02, I don't know if that changes anything.)
3) Lastly, does it matter which HDMI input you use when you rename it "PC" to reduce lag?
(I have my Yamaha Receiver hooked to HDMI 2 right now for the ARC when playing stuff from USB ports)
Thank you so much for your time, it really does help me making a smarter, more informed choice.
1) Samsung defaults settings are usually more off than Sony. We will create a new question to post the calibration settings that we used, to not surcharged this answer.
2) The difference is within the variance of the same LED panel, especially for this price range (where the variance is bigger). You can consider all of them to have the same panel. It depends of course on the panel lottery and which panel you end up with.
3) From what I recalled, some inputs can't be set to PC, but besides that it shouldn't matter.
Apr 29 2013
I do not have internet but is the 40F6400 a better tv the the 40F6300 the price difference is only $100 ; would both be the same in picture quality as one has micro dimming and wide colour enhancer plus and 480 cmr and its says the 3D tv has better pictures processor then the 2 D one ; also I seem not to be able to get the 40f6400 in canada right now but live in a border city and can get one in the USA
Most likely you will not be able to tell the difference unless they are side to side. The difference is very minimal, so it depends more if it is worth 100$ for you (depending on how you value that amount of money).
Nov 24 2013
I just bought the Vizio M471i-A2 and I'm not utterly impressed with image quality. I just found this samsung f6300
on amazon for the same price.. Do you consider the image quality on the samsung to be better or equal to the vizio? This TV will used primarily for gaming on a ps4. Blur and input lag are important factors.
We haven't tested that Vizio. That being said, in this price range, LEDs don't really get any better than the F6300
, especially for motion handling. Therefore, if you end up unhappy with your F6300, you will either need to spend more money or switch over to a plasma instead.
Jan 26 2014
I seem to find different answers to the question of whether or not the Samsung UN55F6300
has a headphone jack. You note there is a "headphone out" but could you tell where that is on the "Rear Inputs" visual you show above?
The output labeled 'Audio Out' is a standard 3.5mm audio connector.
May 28 2013
Would a wireless keyboard work with the F6300
No, it doesn't have bluetooth. Get the F6400
if you want that feature.
Dec 29 2013
No, it doesn't have bluetooth. Get the UN46F6400
Jan 25 2014
Should there be lights shining out of the back of the tv?
It depends how much light. Some TVs have a little bit of leakage but it is usually not a problem.
Feb 24 2014
The 32" Samsung F5500 is like $200 cheaper than this model. The only difference that I see is that the F6300
has a 120Hz refresh rate. Is it worth spending $200 more for this feature?
It depends on your needs. The F6300
has 2 features not found on the F5500: the soap opera effect
and the 24p playback
. Most people don't like the soap opera effect, but the 24p playback is really useful for movies. If you will only play video games on it though, both features are useless so go for the F5500.
Mar 09 2014
Which model Samsung is the best for watching movies (Blu-ray included), Samsung UN40F5500
or the UN40F6300
because the UN40F5500
does not support 24p playback. This result in judder when watching Blu-ray movies, especially on panning shots.
Apr 13 2014
I bought the UN55F6300
and soon found that the jack labelled "audio out" is actually what we used to call "line out". You can plug headphones or powered speakers in but you will not be able to adjust the volume using the TV remote. It is really frustrating. I am seeking a solution to this problem. For example is there a compatible "sound bar" that will provide an old fashioned headphone jack?
The best solution is to use an external DAC (Digital to Analog Converter), via the digital optical audio out connection. This gives the best sound quality and gives you full control of the sound. The quality that way is also better than if the TV provided a real audio out (because the DAC inside the TVs are usually not that good).
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