Reviewed on Aug 20, 2013 by Cedric Demers

Samsung F6300
LED TV REVIEW

TV SCORES ?
7.0 Overall
6.0 Movies
7.5 Sports
7.0 Video Games
7.7 Living Room
0.0 Sound
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.

7.0 Overall

Pros
  • 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.
Cons
  • 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.

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32" UN32F6300 Amazon Out of stock
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75" UN75F6300 Amazon Out of stock

Design

Borders
Samsung F6300 Borders

0.95" (2.4 cm)

Thickness
Samsung F6300 Thickness

1.38" (3.5 cm)

6.0 Movies

7.8 Dark scene
Samsung F6300 Dark scene
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.

6.5 Uniformity
Samsung F6300 Uniformity

It has slightly better uniformity than the average LED TV.

7.5 Sports

7.5 Motion blur

There is very little blur on the F6300. It is also equipped with motion interpolation and 24p playback, which is useful for movies.

7.0 Video Games

6.4 Input lag
Samsung F6300 Input lag
Input lag: 62.5 ms

The F6300 has average input lag.

7.7 Living Room

9.2 Dark scene in a bright room
Samsung F6300 Dark scene in a bright room
Reflection: 2.6 %

Its semi-matte display is great for daytime watching in rooms with windows.

7.9 Bright scene in a bright room
Samsung F6300 Bright scene in a bright room
Max white: 278.7 cd/m2

It performs really well in brightly lit areas.

5.9 Viewing angle
Viewing angle: 20 °

Unfortunately, watching the F6300 from even a slight angle will cause it to lose a lot of its color uniformity. If you have viewers all around the TV, go for an LG TV instead, like the LA6200.

Sound

Unfortunately, we didn't test the sound quality in 2013.

Software and Inputs

Side inputs
Samsung F6300 Side inputs

3 HDMI
3 USB
1 RF In

Rear inputs
Samsung F6300 Rear inputs

1 HDMI
1 Ethernet
1 Component In
1 Composite In
1 Digital Audio Out (Optical)
1 Headphone Out

Remote
Samsung F6300 Remote

Misc

Pixels
Samsung F6300 Pixels

Conclusion

The picture quality of the Samsung F6300 LED TV is very good, no matter the amount of light 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-end model like the F5500 or the FH6030. This TV's only negative is its narrow viewing angle.

TV SCORES ?
7.0 Overall
6.0 Movies
7.5 Sports
7.0 Video Games
7.7 Living Room
0.0 Sound

Questions & Answers

20 ANSWERED QUESTIONS
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Our calibration settings for the F6300, as requested by another question.
Picture Mode: Movie
Color Temperature: Warm 2
Backlight: 6
Brightness: 45
Contrast: 95
Color: 50
Tint: 50
Red Offset: 24
Green Offset: 25
Blue Offset: 24
Red Gain: 19
Green Gain: 25
Blue Gain: 26
All processing options turned off
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I have a couple questions. 1) Here in my country (I'm currently living outside U.S.) a brand new 55" F6400 costs $2,000. I have a chance to buy a brand new 46" F6300 for $875. Unfortunately, the 2014 H series isn't available here at the moment. So, I'm stuck at the moment with the F series... My question is, should I buy the 46" F6300, since the 55" F6400 costs $1,125 more and I think a difference of just 10" and the overrated 3D of smart TVs aren't worth the extra more than $1K, since you said that the besides the 3D function the F6300 and F6400 models are almost the same thing? Or should I wait until November - December to get an H Series Smart TV? 2) I know that you already said that the F6300 model doesn't have Bluetooth, but since it has USB connections, would the Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 with Built-In Multi-Touch Touchpad work with this TV? Thanks in advance and I'll be waiting on your replay.
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For your review of the F6300, what panel version did it indicate on the back, for example TSO1 or TUO2? It appears TU02 is the newest revision Samsung is using in mainstream models for 40" and 46" sizes.
55" TH01
10
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.
7
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 a difference in picture quality between the FH6030 and the F6300 model?
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 besides the number that we measured. The F6300 is thinner and edge-lit, so the uniformity of the backlight is slightly worse though.
6

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 please tell me the calibration settings you used on the UN40F6300?

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 Blu-ray, 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 make a smarter, more informed choice.

1) Samsung's default settings are usually more off than Sony. We will create a new question to post the calibration settings that we used.

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.

4
I do not have internet, but is the 40F6400 a better TV than the 40F6300? The price difference is only $100. Would both be the same in picture quality? One has micro dimming and wide colour enhancer plus and 480 cmr and it says the 3D TV has a better image processor than the 2D 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.
You will most likely not be able to tell the difference unless they are side to side. The difference is very minimal, so it depends more on if it is worth $100 for you (depending on how you value that amount of money).
3
Which model Samsung is the best for watching movies (Blu-ray included) - Samsung UN40F5500 or the UN40F6300?
The UN40F6300, because the UN40F5500 does not support 24p playback. This results in judder when watching Blu-ray movies, especially on panning shots.
2
Would a wireless keyboard work with the F6300?
No, it doesn't have bluetooth. Get the F6400 if you want that feature.
1
I just bought the Vizio M471i-A2 and I'm not utterly impressed with the image quality. I just found this Samsung f6300 on amazon for the same price. Do you consider the image quality of 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.
1
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. That way, the quality is also better than if the TV provided a real audio out (because the DAC inside the TVs are usually not that good).
0
Can the un46f6300 use a wireless keyboard?
No, it doesn't have bluetooth. Get the UN46F6400 instead.
0
Should there be lights shining out of the back of the TV?
It depends on how much light. Some TVs have a little bit of leakage, but it is usually not a problem.
0
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 two features not found in 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.
0
Where do I find the settings for motion and 24p?
Under Picture Options. Film Mode is the name for 24p, and Auto Motion Plus for motion interpolation.
0
Does it really play in 24p? Every movie I've seen on this TV has some interpolation and I can't find where to turn this off. Film mode ON, Auto Motion Plus OFF, and Game Mode also OFF.
Yes, it really is 24p. Check out our slow motion video for proof. Auto Motion Plus set to Off, disable all interpolation. Film mode is the 24p feature. Make sure that your device/media outputs real 24p, though.
0
I have a UN32f5500 LED TV and a PS4 console for gaming, so should I use game mode for gaming on this TV or normal mode? It says that it will degrade graphics when turning on gaming mode. Also, may I know the specific input lag for both game mode and without game mode turned on?
We haven't measured the input lag in game mode on this TV, but is should be around 40ms. Game mode doesn't degrade the picture quality - it just deactivates a bunch of options. The warning is there just to let you know that you can't use all the options like you could before.
0
Is the Samsung F6300 75" 120 hertz or 240 hertz ?
120Hz.
0
Is it possible to hook up wireless headphones to the Samsung Series 6 F6300?
If you mean via Bluetooth, then no.
0
Does the f6300 have soundconnect?
No, unfortunately, in 2013 that feature (it was called Soundshare then) was only supported in 6400 model TVs and higher.
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