The J6300 LED TV is Samsung's top-of-the-line 1080p TV in 2015. It has good picture quality, handles motion well and has a lot of features, but it isn't perfect. The colors change when viewed at wide angles.
- Great contrast ratio and picture quality.
- Very thin borders.
- Limited viewing angle
- Average input lag.
- Poor gray uniformity.
The Samsung J6300 LED TV has really thin borders, and the TV blends into the room.
The stand is cheap. It is almost all made of plastic and the TV wobbles when you push it.
1.81" (4.6 cm)
This TV is great for watching movies. The blacks are pretty deep, and there are hardly any uniformity issues. Overall, the picture quality is really good.
This TV scores a bit lower than our top-ranked TVs because it doesn’t have advanced features like HDR and the ability to display an extra-wide range of colors. Neither of those is available for 1080p TVs, so don’t worry about that. The J6300 really is great.
3707 : 1
The contrast ratio is good, but not exceptional.
SDR Peak 2% Window
SDR Peak 50% Window
The color uniformity is far from perfect. You can see darker vertical bands and a bit of dirty screen effect across the screen.
The J6300 isn't ideal when watching at an angle because the colors desaturate.
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.
Native Std. Dev.
The black uniformity is really great - almost perfect. No clouding or flashlighting.
As with all Samsung TVs, the upscaling of lower-resolution content like DVDs is good. 'Digital Clean View' is effective at reducing the compression noise
Cable TV looks good once upscaled on the J6300.
1080p content like Blu-rays looks sharp and well detailed.
It doesn't reflect much. However, you can see a small rainbow around bright objects. The screen finish is semi-gloss, which is inferior to what Samsung uses on higher-end models.
It can get bright enough for most situations, so do not worry if you have a few windows.
This is a decent TV for watching sports. There’s a bit more patchiness to the picture than you see with the highest-end Samsung TVs, but not too much. Playing surfaces should look fine.
There’s also very little blur, so fast-moving objects onscreen will look fine.
This TV has a low amount of motion blur, which is great for sports or video games.
PWM Dimming Frequency
Judder-free 24p via 60p
Judder-free 24p via 60i
There is no judder when a movie is playing via a 24p source (like Blu-ray player). Over 60p or 60i though, it doesn't always succeed at removing the 3:2 pulldown. You can turn on the soap opera effect though to get rid of it.
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
The minimal amount of blur also means that gamers won’t need to worry about the picture looking bad.
Most gamers shouldn’t notice a delay between performing an action and seeing the result onscreen. If you’re not a professional gamer, or someone who is very sensitive to delay, this will be a good gaming TV for you.
1080p With Interpolation
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 + 8 bit HDR
Labeling the input as PC is the way to get the lowest input lag on the Samsung J6300. Game mode is a bit higher, at 50.1 ms.
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Set the HDMI type to PC to benefit from chroma 4:4:4.
Digital Optical Audio Out
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm
5.1 Passthrough ARC Dolby Digital
5.1 Passthrough ARC DTS
5.1 Passthrough Optical Dolby Digital
5.1 Passthrough Optical DTS
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwith
Variable Analog Audio Out
The Samsung J6300 has decent bass, and can get pretty loud. The sound is also pretty accurate, though louder volumes are less so.
There’s not much distortion at any volume, which is great for TV speakers.
Note: Sound Quality test for TVs reviewed before 2017 was performed at 75dB, 85dB, and Max SPL. Starting 2017, the target SPL levels have been changed to 70dB, 80dB, and Max dB SPL.
Std. Dev. @ 70
4.87 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ 80
4.81 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ Max
6.44 dB SPL
Decent low-end and loudness for a TV. The frequency response is decent, except that it suffers as the volume increases. There will be pumping present when the TV is under heavy load.
Total Harmonic Distortion
Good distortion levels all-around, even at higher volumes.
The Tizen smart platform has developed quite a bit over the year, and is now quite good.
The remote included with this TV is just a basic one. If you want Samsung's smart remote, you'll need to get the Samsung JU7100 instead.
Power Consumption (Max)
Unfortunately, Samsung doesn't sell top-quality 1080p TVs anymore. The J6300 is a good mid-range TV, but it is not high-end. It has average input lag and motion blur, which isn't ideal for gaming. The screen uniformity is also sub-par. Picture quality-wise, this TV is about the same as last year's H6350.
Questions & Answers
123 ANSWERED QUESTIONS
LED Clear Motion
The J6300 has a strobing mode, but it didn't worked on our test. It only reduced the brightness of the screen, without reducing the blur.
This is really a 120hz TV, as you can see from our motion interpolation test. This is surprising, because it is the first time since a long time that Samsung's refresh rate number is real. In 2015, Motion Rate equals the refresh rate for 1080p TVs. For 4k TVs, that number is doubled.
panel is actually a 60hz panel. Motion Rate is 120 vs last year's H6350
of 240hz. Here is the panel that is in the UN65J6300
Also here are the version numbers and manufacturers for each size. Sharp has been replaced by AUO in the 60" size. UN32J6300
= TD01-Samsung, UN40J6300
=MS01-AUO, UN65J6300=AH01-AUO, UN75J6300
This year's Motion Rate number is different from last year's. For 1080p TVs, it's 1:1 with the real refresh rate.
We've verified this a couple of ways. The J6300 can interpolate 60 hz
signals, and the TV's service menu lists a 120 hz panel
Thanks for sharing your list of panel manufacturers.
When will you be reviewing the J6300
Likely within the next few days.
Update: The review is up now.
I'm down to two choices, the Samsung J6300
and the Sony KDL60W850B
. The TV will be used mostly for sports, the wife's shows, and movies on ATT Uverse- 1080i input. Prices are the same. Smart apps are nice, but not a priority whatsoever. Which would you suggest?
Get the Sony KDL60W850B
. It's a slightly higher-end model, with deep blacks (great for movies and TV) and very little blur (good for sports). The smart features aren't as good as Samsung's, but the better picture quality is worth that trade.
Best Buy just confirmed with me that this model has a 60hz panel. Can you look into this? Thanks.
We have looked into it and we are sure that it has a 120 hz panel. The TV is able to interpolate 60 hz signals
, and we also checked in the service menu and saw that the panel was listed as being 120 hz
Keep in mind that even though the TV's refresh rate is 120 hz, it can't accept a 120 hz input. No Samsung TV that we have reviewed can.
Most people should go for the E. The picture quality is in the same ballpark for 1080p content, it is cheaper and it has a lower input lag. The J6300 has more features though:
- 120hz motion interpolation
- Better smart features (including a full web browser)
- Better upscaling, which produces a better picture for DVDs, TV shows or streaming.
If you only care about 1080p picture quality, or for gaming, get the Vizio. If you still watch a lot of DVDs or cable, or if you want all the extra features, get the Samsung.
I am deciding between 55" Samsung J6300
and 60" Samsung J6200
. My viewing distance is roughly 8 feet and I mainly watch sports and HD cable TV / movies. Additionally, I will be buying a gaming console very soon, so that will be a factor as well. Which one should I go with?
Get the 55" J6300
. It's the better TV (particularly for upscaling 720p, which is good for your sports watching), and it's the perfect size for your distance. Its gaming performance is good, so you'll be all set when you get your console.
We expect that they will be about the same.
It is indeed the same. Our score of the J6300
is lower, but that's because of our new test suite.
Have you discontinued the very helpful price history charts?
Amazon asked us to take them down because they were a breach of our operating agreement, which we hadn't realized.
Is this TV direct or edge lit?
We bought a UN65J630DAFZA from Costco. I'm assuming the model # differs because it's a Costco product. I haven't take it out to the box since I read about the panel lottery. Our version is AH01, which I read on your reviews of last year's models is the worst of the group. I'm curious to know what version panel you tested. If not the AH01 then I'm guessing this version would be much worse and should go right back. Thanks for all the great information you've provided.
We tested a TS01 panel. The difference between panels is largely overblown - most people won't notice a difference between different panels - so we don't think a return is necessary (but it's up to you, of course). Costco has a good return policy, so you could also just open the box and see for yourself how you like the picture quality.
What is the length and width of the stand on the Samsung J6300
75" TV? We have a TV stand that is 22" x 60". Is this sufficient for the 75" TV? Thank you.
Unfortunately, since we didn't review that size, we don't know for sure how wide the stand is. For reference, the width of the stand of our 55" model is 32.75".
Do you know what wifi protocols the J6300
series supports? Specifically, will it do 802.11ac or is it limited to 802.11n? Also if you purchase the Samsung smart remote separately, will it work with this TV?
It supports 802.11ac, and no, it isn't possible to use a separately purchased smart remote with this TV.
Thanks for the great reviews. You say, "Unfortunately, Samsung doesn't sell top-quality 1080p TVs anymore." What manufacturer/model would you say is a top-quality 1080p in 70-75" size?
Unfortunately, we have yet to review a 2015 1080p TV that fits the bill. Last year's Samsung H7150
appears to be sold out, and the Sony W850B
was a really great 1080p TV, but the 70" model has radial banding issues. Because of that, the Samsung J6300
is our recommendation for a 1080p TV in that size range.
Thanks for a great site with superb information/advice.
Have a weekend home, not used every weekend. Viewing distance is 12' to 15'. Windows (draped during daytime) behind the TV, lighting in front. Primary source Dish, sometimes Blu-ray. No gaming or PC. Watch movies, shows, sports. Relatively narrow viewing angle. Want to upgrade from aging 60" to a 75" but can consider 70". Samsung JU7100
and Sony X850C
are great sets but 75" prices seem high for a TV not used all the time - at 15' would I even see the difference from a J6300
Cautious about the Vizio handling sports, have been leaning toward Samsung J6300 and now just saw the Sony W850C
which looked pretty good.
So Vizio, J6300, W850C? Or bite the bullet and get the JU7100 / X850C? Looking forward to your thoughts.
You won't get much benefit from a 4k TV at that distance, so you should save money and pick a 1080p set. We haven't yet reviewed the W850C
, so we can't really speak to its capabilities. Of the remaining options, the J6300
is the best choice. It has good contrast, uniformity, and motion handling, so it will be great for all of your uses.
Not to beat a dead horse (with apologies to our equine friends), but... Revisiting the panels discussion. There are 151 pages over at avs debating the differences. A bit over the top for sure, however, as one who is buying a TV chiefly for image quality, I'm wondering how you would qualify/quantify the visible differences the 55" J6300
(a Samsung panel) and the 60" (an outsourced panel)?
Have you tested/compared side-by-side sets with Samsung vs. outsourced panels?
I calibrate my sets and keep them for a time so I live with a purchase decision for a while.
That a good idea and we've already planned to do a 50" vs 55" vs 60" J6300
comparison in about 1-2 months. This should be really interesting and provide quantifiable info on panel differences.Update:
We tested the different sizes here
Thanks for this wonderful, detailed review.
The Samsung J6300
seems like it would be a wonderful fit for my dorm room antics. I'm quite tempted, but in addition to streaming Netflix, I do plan do to a fair bit of Xbox One/PlayStation 4 gaming, primarily single player (Halo 5, Dragon Age, Diablo III, etc) campaigns.
Therein lies my primary concern: will I notice any input lag during gaming? I definitely want a smooth and responsive experience. Do you have any further observations to add as far as gaming goes? How satisfying were your personal experiences with gaming during your time with this TV?
Thanks so much. You guys are outstanding.
As long as you turn on Game or PC mode, you should be fine with input lag. A 45ms input lag is not that noticeable, and could even be better than your current TV. A slight downside to this TV for gaming that isn't really mentioned in our review is it doesn't let you control the backlight flickering. You are pretty much stuck with the PWM that it uses. This make movements look like frames are duplicated (especially for 30 fps games). So if you are picky about how motion looks, you might want to opt for a Sony TV, which let you control exactly how the backlight works (You can choose between flicker free and BFI to various degrees).
Hello Rtings! Are you still planning to do a comparison of 50" J6300
Vs 55" J6300. I am curious to know if the settings for 50" is any different to get the best results and to know if there are differences in the 50" outsourced panel. I thank you for providing such a great information. Wish you all a wonderful new year 2016! Thanks!
We will definitely do it. We are working on some other features right now but we'll do as soon as we can (hopefully around February). We appreciate your concern!Update:
We tested the different sizes here
What size was reviewed for this review? Also, will there be other 32" TVs releasing this year, specifically from LG?
We reviewed the 55" version. LG also has the '32LF500B' out this year, and there are other 32" TVs coming from companies like Sony, Samsung, Vizio, and Sharp.
Can you explain what does one of your answers mean, "even though the TV's refresh rate is 120 hz, it can't accept a 120 hz input"? How do you benefit from a 120Hz panel, since it accepts up to 60Hz signals? Do the 2014 Samsung 6-series and above TVs accept a 120Hz signal?
The benefit is in the judder-free 24p playback, as well as in being able to interpolate 60 hz signals.
We didn't test for 120 hz acceptance in 2014, but since all the 120 hz Samsung TVs we've seen in 2015 have not accepted a 120 hz input, we expect that the 2014 models did not either.
I am trying to decide between the UN55J6200
. I understand they are very similar and the advantages of the 6300 include better aesthetics, better color/contrast with the micro dimming and also the quad core processor. My questions regards the difference in motion blur. Why is the 6300 significantly worse than the 6200 if they are both 120hz? I am a huge sports fan, so I want the least amount of blur, but I also don't want a TV that looks like it was made in 2002 (the J6200
). Do you think I will be disappointed in the amount of blur with the J6300
when watching football/basketball/action movies? I don't play video games, so that is not an issue. Thanks!
The blur measurements depends on pixels response time and not the TV refresh rate frequency. The J6200
has really low amount of motion blur but the J6300
is still considered to be great in that domain. You won't be disappointed by it's motion handling watching sports. If you are more keen to the look of the J6300, don't hesitate to go with that one. On a side note, it is worth mentioning too that the J6200 isn't that good to upscale 720p HD channels so sports channel that boast that resolution wouldn't look as good as on the J6300. Another reason in favor of the J6300.
The new 1080p Samsungs (J6300
) this year all have "Micro Dimming Pro," which was also featured on their H7150
last year. This has traditionally been Samsung's terminology to refer to edge-lit local dimming technology. Your sections on "Local Dimming" for both the J6300 and J5500 reviews both say "not available," so the question is, does Micro Dimming Pro actually mean anything useful or functional in 2015 models? Is there a setting to adjust the intensity of local dimming or turn it off? Thanks.
Micro Dimming is different in that it doesn't actually dim the backlight, but just changes the contrast of different zones of the picture. It's not ideal because it can change from frame to frame, which makes it pretty inconsistent. You can read more about that here
. To disable it, you need to choose 'Movie' for your TV's picture mode, or label the input as 'PC' or 'Game.'
Hello, I am really impressed with the Sony's W850C
's low input lag with motion interpolation (50.5ms). By chance, what is this set (J6300
) capable of? Is it in the 40-50ms range? The reason I ask, is I am looking for a 40" 1080p HDTV, and this model is on the short list. Playing a game that would appear to be 60+ fps would seal the deal. If this set is not capable, could you please recommend one? Thanks so very, very much and keep up the great work!
No, its input lag with interpolation is 118.7 ms. We haven't seen any good gaming TVs that have low input lag with interpolation, so if that's something you want, the W850C
is as good as it is going to get.
I just purchased a UH48J6300 a week ago and I'm having two problems: (1) When first turning on the TV it will correctly display the HDMI1 (AVR) source, but then after a few seconds it switches the source to HDMI2, even though the only video source connected is HDMI1. I have to re-select the source as HDMI1. Are there any settings that would affect this, or is this a HW/SW problem?
(2) While watching a program, the video disappeared. Audio was still available, which was coming from the AVR, independently of the TV. Switching TV channels didn't fix it. Turning the TV OFF and then back ON did bring the video back. Is this also a HW/SW problem?
They sound like software issues, but there's always a possibility that this is a hardware problem. We've not run into either of these ourselves, so you should contact Samsung for support in troubleshooting.
Out of curiosity, can this TV record OTA TV shows to an external hard drive via an app? If my memory serves me correctly, some European Samsung HDTVs can record TV shows using this method. If this functionality isn't available on the U.S. models, will it be available at some point in the future? Thanks again so much for all that you do!
No it can't, and it's very unlikely that this feature will be available in the US in the near future.
How much better is the 6300's 720p upscaling compared to the 6200? Also, to avoid the micro-dimming feature on the 6300, I know can set the picture mode to movie, but am I correct to assume that while in this movie mode, I can still make manual adjustments to the settings of this mode? Or am I tied in the the default settings while in movie mode?
It's a noticeable difference, but likely not something most would notice unless the two TVs were right next to each other.
You're able to adjust all the settings you like in 'Movie' mode.
I know you changed how you rate the dark room for 2015. Just out of curiosity, what would the H7150
receive as dark room ratings if you applied this year's rating system? Thanks.
would score 7.9, which is the same as the Samsung J6300
, and the H7150
would score 8.1.
I'm looking at a 40" TV for my bedroom, mostly for sports. Which would be better? The Samsung J6300
, or something else? Thanks!
They're all pretty much the same, except the H6203
has slower menus/smart features. If you don't care, get the H6203. If you do, get whichever of the other two is cheapest.
I am wondering if there are more differences between the 55J6300 and 55H6350 than just the year number. I am especially concerned about motion blur. In your review for the H6350
, you mentioned it was surprisingly good, and gave it a rating of 8.5. For the J6300
, you say it has an average amount of blur, not ideal for sports, and gave it a rating of 8.0.
According to CNET's test, the H6350 is one of the few sets that can properly deliver full 1080p24 cadence and at the same time deliver full motion resolution (1200 lines) without the Soap Opera Effect.
My questions to you: 1) Did you really notice a difference in motion blur between these two sets? 2) Did you agree with CNET's finding on the H6350, and does it carry over to the J6300? ; and 3) If they cost the same, which would you get?
They really do have the same picture. We've changed our scoring somewhat this year, which is why the two don't match up perfectly.
It's possible that CNET's findings are correct, but we don't test for motion resolution, so we can't say for sure. Both the H6350
do support 24p, though.
If they cost the same, pick up the J6300, just for the newer smart platform. Otherwise, get the cheaper one.
I am trying to decide on the best TV for the price. I watch a lot of sports and stream movies/TV shows through my Roku, so the smart features on the TV don't really matter to me that much.
I have always bought LG TVs, but everything I read tells me I want the Samsung J6300
for best sport viewing. The price is limiting my purchase size, however. I was wondering if anyone might be able to help recommend something or clarify what I might want to do to get the best bang for my buck on screen size and watching sports/cable in a room that isn't all that bright or dark. It's really perfect for TV viewing! Thanks!
If price is a concern, get the Samsung J6200
. It has less blur than the J6300
, but isn't as good at upscaling 720p. It's also a bit bulkier. Apart from that, its picture quality is about the same, and it costs a good deal less, so it should hit the sweet spot for you.
Hi. Great site, very informative. I'm looking for a new bedroom TV, approximately 46-50". Unlike most people I've seen comment online, I AM a fan of the "soap opera effect". My brother has a Samsung UN46C6300 from 2010 (I think), and that TV's picture is EXACTLY what I like. Everything I see him watching, from cable TV shows from the 90s to current movies and shows like Game of Thrones, look great to me.
I do notice some problems with the dark areas and black - like purple/red pixels moving around where the black should be solidly black, and it's clearly not - but I could live with that trade-off for the overall picture quality. The colors really pop vividly, too. It also has a glass-y appearance to the screen, which makes the images almost opaque. All those are positives to me.
I have searched online for that particular 2010 model and can't find it anywhere, even as a refurbished TV (which I'd prefer not to do). Is there a contemporary Samsung (or other brand) that has the same or VERY similar picture? I somehow suspect that this year's J6300
is a completely different animal than its five-year-old counterpart. 4k would be nice, but not necessary. I'm more interested in reproducing the image the UN46C6300 gives. Thanks!
There's not that big of a difference between today's TVs and TVs from a few years ago, and the Samsung J6300
is probably exactly what you're looking for. You should get the J6300.
I noticed on your review of last year's H6350
you guys made many comments stating that there was a difference between say a Samsung panel and a AUO panel. Statements that if you got a AUO panel then you got the worst one. Now you guys have made a 180 on that issue. Have you actually placed different panels side by side and done a comparison? I am curious why the change of opinion. Thanks
We decided to toned down the differences, not because there are no differences (a trained eye will see the differences), but because most people won't see the differences. We received a lot of emails of people worried about this, even though they were perfectly happy with their TV. We followed up with people that decided to exchange their set, and in almost all cases, they didn't see a significant difference. Therefore, our go to answer is now to say people to not worry about this. We will probably change our answer though if someone reports a panel version that is considerably worse than the other ones.Update:
We tested the different sizes here
Thanks so much for this website, it has been my sole source of research when purchasing a tv. After reading a bunch, I have decided that the Samsung 50" J6300
is the best TV for my price range and for meeting my TV needs.
However, just before buying one, I realized I had the option to buy a Samsung UN55E8000 from my parents. The TV is way more expensive, even though it is three years old. My only concern is the smart platform will be considerably slower, since it is just an older smart TV. Is this the case?
Should I stick with the J6300? Or for the same price should I buy the older, but higher-end ES8000? Does the ES8000 actually have better picture quality, refresh rates, and other options than the J6300? Thanks in advance.
We haven't tested it ourselves, but the picture quality of the ES8000 should indeed be a step up.
The smart features probably will be quite slow, though. If that's a huge problem, you might want to get a separate device for streaming (Apple TV, Fire Stick, etc), or go with the newer J6300
(which still has great picture quality).
Trying to decide between Sony's KDL70W850B
and Samsung's UN75J6300
. Used in theater room watching movies on Blu-ray, u-verse, Netflix and direct TV 25% of the time and kids gaming 75% of the time. Since I'm paying for it and I'm the one watching movies there's a little more weight on picture quality. At the same time my kids are serious gamers. Thanks!
We don't recommend the Sony 70" anymore since we received a lot of feedback of poor screen uniformity that affects maybe 1/3rd of the TV. Unless you want to test your luck, go with the UN75J6300
. It is a great TV for movies and your kids will enjoy the gaming experience.
Hello, in addition to the questions I asked last night, does the UN40J6300AFXZA
, the made for Best Buy exclusive, have the newer smart hub and dual processor as the regular UN40J6300
. Can not find the info on Best Buy's site. I know on some of the made for "exclusives" they sometimes cut corners. I see best buy cut the price again and I'm ready to go get one on your OK.
It has the same features as the other J6300
and it is using a quad core processor.
Thanks for the review as I am considering purchasing the Samsung UN50J6300
to replace my older Samsung tv. I see it offered for $800 - not sure if that is a good price. I am looking for a smart tv, 1080p, 120 motion rate that will last. This has a quad core processor, how important is that vs. a dual? I don't think it has true low dimming. Important or not? Just confirming this is 120 motion rate (NOT motion clarity)? And finally, any opinion on getting extended warranties? I have heard newer tvs have more issues and may be worth the cost. Thanks for the help.
is a great pick. It is advertised as 120Hz Motion Rate and it is a true 120Hz TV. Samsung doesn't handle local dimming efficiently and we prefer not to use it's related features (so no, it isn't important). As for the faster processor, it is mostly useful for faster browsing in the menus. If you like the peace of mind of an added warranty, go for it but the odds are that your TV will last longer than the warranty coverage so we usually don't recommend it.
I'm a "picture quality" guy. Based on your reviews, I was going to get last year's 75" H7150
, but decided to wait for the 75" J6300
so that I could be on Samsung's new Tizen operating system. I assumed the picture quality would be at least the same, particularly given that I'd heard the 75" J6300 uses TH-01 panels vs. AUO in the smaller models. Then I see the old H7150 model ($3200) still selling for 1/3rd more than the new J6300 one ($2500), which doesn't seem explainable by its 3D alone. So I would very much appreciate your opinion on whether you would get the 75" H7150 or the 75" J6300, and why.
There is no 1080p equivalent to the H7150
in Samsung's 2015 lineup. The closest match is the 4k JU7100
. The J6300
is more like the H6350
, which is still good, but not as good. If you want a glossy screen, 3D, fancy smart remote, and better overall picture quality (particularly uniformity), go for the H7150. Take the J6300 if you don't mind giving up those features.
My son already kinda explained it to me. He told me that this TV has a panel that is not native 120hz. I had purchased him a PS3 monitor a few years back for his gaming. Unfortunately when he sent it a 120hz signal, all we saw was a black sreen. He now has a 144hz monitor which he loves. Samsung no longer even lists hz, but only Clear Motion. Are there any TV sets that accept hz higher then 60?
The TV does have a native 120 hz panel, but it can't accept signals higher than 60 hz. Of the TVs we have reviewed this year, only the Vizio M and Vizio P can accept 120 hz signals, but they have too much blur to be good gaming TVs. We'll still be reviewing TVs for several more months, so check out our future reviews to see if we come across a good 120 hz gaming TV.
Does the 32" model have LED Clear Motion?
Excellent site, very well done. I am planning on making my first TV purchase in roughly 10 years (my last set was a 42" Samsung DLP from 2005, I think), and am looking to make a huge jump in size. My room is roughly 14' wide, so viewing distance will probably be somewhere around 11-12'. For this reason, I am looking at TVs in the 70-75" range. Unfortunately, I can't really afford a $5000 4K, so that rules out all of the top class Samsungs and Sonys.
I've pretty much narrowed it down to the Samsung J6300
, the Sony W850C
, and the Vizio M-series
. The TV will mostly be used for cable and movies, and I really like watching soccer, so would prefer something good for sports.
I have a PS3 but am not a serious gamer, so slight difference in input lag does not really matter to me. I don't have any real way to play 4K content at the moment (other than YouTube, I suppose), but the Vizio is cheaper than the other two and is 4K, so I'm wondering if it's worth making the leap to 4K.
My gut is to go with the J6300, based on reviews, size (75" vs the 70" Vizio), and the fact that cable and movies will have to be upscaled, which I've read can be an issue with the Vizio 4Ks.
What do you think represents the best TV for my preferences? It does seem like it's the wrong time to be investing in a TV, given the way the industry is halfway between 1080p and 4K, with all of the top tier Samsung and Sony's basically forcing you into 4K. However, my 10-year-old Samsung has finally kicked the bucket, so here we are. Thanks for your help.
Go for the Samsung J6300
. The better upscaling will be helpful for your uses, the input lag shouldn't be noticeable, and the overall picture quality is very good. 4k is nice, but it's only really useful if you plan on mostly watching genuine 4k sources. Since you don't, the J6300 is better for you.
Given - Samsung UN48J6300
at $600, Vizio E48-C2
at $505 and Vizio E50-C1
at $528, would you still recommend the Vizios over the J6300
? Should I sacrifice the 2" in screen real estate for superior picture quality? Or is there hardly any difference between the 3 sets? I'm not a gamer, and I'm not big on TV apps and other smart features. I mainly want to use the telly for movies and the occasional DVD. Sports - perhaps Formula 1.
A two inch difference isn't a big deal, so if you don't mind paying the extra, the J6300
is indeed a better buy, since its better upscaling is good for sports. The Vizio TVs are still decent picks, though, so if you want to save money, pick the E50-C1
The Sony W600B
and Samsung J6300
have almost the same price tags in 48" (ranging from $550 to $600). The Sony had a better score last year than what Samsung has this year. Which one would you recommend for a person that mostly watches movies and sports and does almost no gaming? Thanks a lot for the great reviews.
They're both about equal, so we'd suggest getting the Samsung J6300
. It has better smart features and less blur, so what little gaming you do will look better.
I'm thinking of this 55 inch TV for mostly gaming and movies, I do not care for number of HDMI ports available, smart features or sound, as I will be using a AV receiver Marantz NR1506, a chromecast and a HT system respectively. I would definitely appreciate HDMI CEC but it is fine if it doesn't exists. I do not want 4k for now as most my media consumed is either 1080p and my internet is snail paced to stream 4k Netflix.
I know the 6200 has better rating but I am mostly inclined towards this one for the thin bezel.
Both TVs has HDMI-CEC. The main thing at witch the J6200
is better at is with motion blur. The TV scored better overall since the motion blur affects both the 'Sports' and 'Video Games' ratings (see our scoring system
). But the J6300
is still very good with motion and even performs a bit better in the other categories. If you like the look of the J6300 better (the thickness of the J6200 does make it look cheaper) and don't mind the slight increase in price, don't hesitate and get the J6300.
Hi guys, love the site. :)
I just bought this model and I'm having problems with what I think is motion blur. I understand blur happens when really fast moving images are on screen, but all TVs I have ever owned do that so it's no issue. But slow moving pictures as well?
Basically when a person is moving on screen at relatively slow pace (even sudden head movements during closeups) it goes slightly out of focus and vibrates. It's kind of hard getting it recorded but this is (sort of) what I mean: Video
When Charlie Hunnam moves, before the scene cuts to the dog guy and later when he is moving across the screen.
Or better here: Video
when the screen pans from above to below in the candy shop and when Kimmy enters the screen with the candy.
Am I just going insane? Is this just a normal thing for this model? However I find it to be terribly off-putting: I notice it all the time (during high-res movies and TV shows, both in the TV apps and PS3 apps: doesn't seem to be too much of an issue with games, though) to the point that I exit every TV sit-down a bit nauseated. Any idea what this is and how I can address it with the shop or Samsung, if it's something I can solve? Thanks.
No, you're not insane. Disable 'Auto Motion Plus' and you should be all set.
Trying to decide between the UN60J6300
& the UN55H7150
. They're about the same price.
Usually I sit 8 feet away from the TV. My main uses are PS4, sports, & movies.
What should I pick?
Both are great for what you want to do, but for picture, the UN60J6300
is the better choice. It's the perfect size for that distance, which is more important than the moderate improvements in picture quality that you get with the H7150
I am looking to upgrade an old 46 inch TV (Samsung LN46A650A) in my living room and I am trying to decide if I should spring for the 4K (JU7100
) or get a J6300
. We sit about 13 feet from the TV and I plan on getting the 65 inch. I want to save the money and get the J6300 (about 900 dollars less than the JU7100), but I am afraid that the picture quality will be far below the JU7100 and may not match up to the TV I have now (I would hope that is not the case since the TV i have now is 7 years old). Would you recommend getting the 1080P set? We mostly watch regular TV and sports but enjoy an occasional blu-ray. Thanks for your help.
At that distance, you are on the verge of seeing the extra details of 4k so you can easily save the money and get the J6300
. It is great for the content that you watch. Also, keep in mind that the J6300 scored a little lower than the JU7100
mainly because of missing features, not because it's image quality is far below.
So I just purchased the 55" version of the J6300
and I'm having a tough time getting the motion settings right. When I turn 'Auto Motion Plus' off and everything with it, I find the TV stutters a lot, and some real fast moving commercials becoming almost pixelated for a second.
It's driving me insane, because if I turn on 'Auto Motion Plus,' I get the undesired soap opera effect. What's the ideal motion setting for this TV to keep it like a regular TV without so much stutter?
Leaving AMP off should get you the motion capability of a regular TV, so it sounds like you may just not be used to lower frame rates. You should try leaving AMP off for a few days, just to see if you adjust. If not, use the 'Custom' setting for AMP and then adjust the slider until you get a look that you enjoy.
Is the remote control the same as that of the H6400
, which is better than the remote of the H6350
No 3D on J6300
No, it's just a standard remote. And the TV doesn't have 3D.
Hello and thank you for the informative web site. I am in the market for two 32" TV's to go into my camper. Does the 32 inch J6300
have screen mirroring? If so, would I be able to stream video content from YouTube or Netflix from my Samsung Note 4? I am also interested in the new Vizio E-series
if it has that capability. Thanks for your help.
does support screen mirroring, but the E-series
Hi, I bought a 50" J6300
model, but Smart TV is unable to install the Amazon Instant Video app. Whenever I try to install it, the TV keeps showing this message: "Preparing TV.." But it's not installing. Other apps, like Netflix, are working fine. Do you also have this problem? Thanks.
We haven't been able to replicate the issue. Try unplugging everything from your TV, including the power. Wait 30 seconds, then plug everything back in and see if you're able to download the app. If that doesn't work, press the 'Menu' button on your remote, go to the Smart Hub section, and reset your Smart Hub. Set everything back up again and you should be able to download the app.
I'm stuck. Which Samsung should I get: UN55J6300
? They are both the same price ($899).
The picture quality is the same, so you should opt for the J6300
, just for the new smart platform.
Today I am connecting a Sony KDL-46V5100 to my receiver as a monitor only, using HDMI for video. I am interested in connecting any new tv to my receiver the same way, via HDMI, and again for video only.
I will not be sending audio from the TV to the receiver via toslink / optical audio. I am not interested in 'smart' features. My receiver is the focal point for all my components. When I set up a J6300
, will I have any problems bypassing all the network setup steps so I can essentially use the J6300 as a monitor?
No, you'll be able to use your J6300
the way you want to.
Is there a difference between the J6300
and the J630D? I find the latter model at certain low-price outlets and is usually cheaper.
It's just an alternate labeling for club stores and low-price outlets. They're the same on the inside.
I have a question about the SMART TV capabilities of certain Samsung LED models. Are the available Apps different on different models? I am not very app literate. I bought a Samsung UN32EH5300 in December, and now in July I bought a new Samsung UN48J6300
for another room, and I note that the available Apps seem different. The 32" model seems to have more, specifically MLB.tv, while the 48 inch model didn't offer it. Can you explain the available App situation on different models?
Samsung changed its smart platform this year, and many of the apps on older Samsung TVs are not available on the new, Tizen-based platform. It's likely that the number of apps will increase over time, though.
Does your rating for movies apply to TV shows? Mainly from Netflix on an XBOX ONE
Not all the factors we include in the Movie score is relevant for TV shows. That said, the rating is still quite accurate for TV.
I'm looking at getting ether a Sony KDL-40W600B or a Samsung UN32J6300
. I am wondering about frame dimming vs micro dimming pro. Which is better?
Neither is particularly effective, so you shouldn't look at that spec. If you want to learn more about these, read this
My old 55" Samsung DLP has been acting up and I'm trying to decide upon a replacement. Since the viewing distance to the TV is about 10-12 feet, I've been considering at the J6300
and the JU7100
in 60" or 65".
My concern is with reflections since the TV will be facing a window. For movies (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, and via cable), general TV shows, and occasional sports, I'm thinking the 6300 is the one to go with.
The question that comes to mind is whether I'll have to adjust the brightness setting depending upon whether it's day or night.
Yes, the J6300
is better for that viewing arrangement. You're also a bit too far for 4k resolution to make much of a difference.
It's likely that you would want a dimmer picture at night. One easy solution would be to create two custom picture settings: one with the backlight set for daylight viewing, one for nighttime viewing. You could then just switch between these two whenever you want.
I recently purchased a Samsung un50h5203
and while it has a pretty great picture for movies, I am more concerned about sports. Would the J6300
be a noticeable difference? I watch a lot of sports.
is definitely good for sports. We can't put those two next to each other to see just how different they look while playing sports, but if you're unhappy with the look of the H5203
, switching to the J6300 would solve your issue.
I am trying to decide between the 65" Samsung J6300
and the Sony KDL65W850C
. Reading everything so far, everything points to the J6300 as being the better set, as it will be used for 50% sports and 50% movies. The source will be a Time Warner cable box connected via HDMI. I currently have a six-year-old Sony that has variable audio out connected to an older sound system, so having it on a new set would be helpful. I believe that the W650C has variable audio out. Does the J6300 have it as well?
No. Samsung TVs have line-out audio, so it is not variable.
I am debating between the 75" Sony W850C
and the 75" Samsung J6300
, primarily for sports, but also for mainstream TV. Right now at BB they are very close in price. I understand that you recommend the J6300.
My question is, why is it that when I compared the pictures side-by-side at BB, all of the text on the Sony screen appears to have a much cleaner, crisper edge and look to it on than on the Samsung? The picture on the Sony appears "crisper" as well, but I particularly noticed the difference the most when text was on the screen. Thank you!
There are a couple of reasons. First, the TVs all have different settings when they're on display - there's no standard being targeted by the store. Second, there is often different footage (similar looking, but of different quality) being sent to the different TVs.
For example, in your case, it could be that 'Reality Creation' (a sharpening/edge enhancer feature) was enabled on the Sony, but on the Samsung the equivalent setting was disabled.
Because of this, the look of an image will be really different from one TV to another, and often not because one TV is really better than the other. You can't really do a fair comparison of TVs on the showroom floor.
I notice that you have the "Samsung UN32J6300
" listed as the best 32" TV, but I have been looking at the "Samsung H6350
" that you have also reviewed on your website.
The H6350 is significantly more expensive, which confuses me if the J6300
is actually considered "better." I would still buy the H6350 if turned out to be better, regardless of price. I will primarily use my TV for gaming, but I am EXTREMELY peculiar about the picture.
I want the picture of the video games that I'm playing to be as close as possible to how they are supposed to look (mainly color). I am actually replacing my Vizio M401i-A3, because I'm really frustrated with the colors on that TV, even after having it professionally calibrated. So, which is the better choice, the Samsung UN32J6300 or the Samsung H6350? Both are available in 32", which is my preferred size.
are pretty much the same TV. Their picture quality is about identical, so you should get the cheaper one. The H6350 is just an older model for 2014, which got replaced by the J6300.
Is the J6300
going to be the best 1080p TV to pair with a HTPC? I think I read in one of your responses that HTPC software like PLEX can modify the frame rate output to overcome the J6300's issue of not having 1080p @ 120 hz. Is that correct? Will there be judder or other issues?
is indeed the best 1080p LED TV we've seen for pairing with a PC. Plex does have an option to change the refresh rate of the display to match the video signal, so judder shouldn't be an issue. The lack of 1080p @ 120 hz doesn't really matter for general video viewing, though.
As of right now, I can get a 50 Inch J6300
for about $100 more than if I get a 55 inch J6200
. Is the extra money and loss of 5 inches worth the upgrade in picture quality? Viewing distance is about 10 feet. Thanks!
There is not much difference between the two as far as picture quality goes and at your viewing distance, the bigger the better. Get the J6200
How about testing one of the outsourced panels on the larger sized (55, 60, or 65) Samsung J6300
sets so as to put to rest all the controversy as to whether or not the various panels make any difference. It would be nice to see some number comparisons of the outsourced panels to the Samsung panels you previously tested on the smaller sets.
That's a great idea, and it would be very interesting to see the results. It is not possible for us to do it consistently for every models (due to resources constraints), but an off article that compares a few different sizes of a single model would be cool. After we are done testing the TVs that we already bought, we will see what we can do for this (probably in December).Update:
We tested the different sizes here
I'm choosing between a Samsung 40 in j6300
and a Sony kdl 510c, for a living room with sun during morning hours. I watch tv series and sports. Any opinion as to which way To go?
Get the Samsung. It is better in a bright living room because it can get brighter and has less reflections.
Hi, i'm trying to decide between the 4k 65JU7100 or the 75J6300. I mostly watch movies and sports. My viewing distance is about 11 feet. After reading several articles, i'm getting concerned that the 65JU7100 might not be worth it since i'm 11 feet back and it does not support HDR. Am I better off spending my money on the 75J6300? Thanks.
Definitely. The added 10" will have the most impact on your viewing pleasure. The J6300
is our best reviewed 1080p TV of this year.
Hi guys, your site is revolutionary. I appreciate what you guys do very much.
A friend of mine bought a Samsung JS8500
and the viewing angles for it seem to be terrible when connected to a PS4, yet it was fine with 4k content. Do you think upscaling has anything to do with it?
The JS8500's viewing angle degrades after 16 degrees and this J6300
is at 20 degrees, correct? Can you tell me if the difference of 4 degrees is very noticeable? It seems like the best that a VA panel can do is 21 degrees. Would you say that all VA panel viewing angles are poor?
No, the viewing angle should be about the same for all kinds of content. It's likely that it's just the material that appears subjectively worse, for some reason.
The difference of four degrees will not be so noticeable, and yes, all VA TVs have narrow viewing angles.
Hello, the review on this site made me decide to pick up the Best Buy version of the 40" J6300
. I just got back from exchanging it, because the left side of the frame was flimsy and wiggled around.
The top, bottom, and left were tight to the screen. The unit I swapped it out for had the same exact issue on the same side. Is this normal build quality? I understand it's plastic, but I figure if all the other sides are tight, why should the right side be loose?
Tomorrow I am going to go to the store and see if the display unit has that much play in the frame. Let me know if this is normal, or if I am being too picky.
That sounds pretty normal. Our 55" unit also has some differences in the tightness of the frame, even along a given side. As long as the TV's picture is good, there's nothing to worry about.
The first time I turned this TV on, I could smell a faint plastic/chemical/light burn scent coming from the top of the TV. The scent is more prominent coming from the top left side of the TV. Is this normal? Is there some sort of break in period that I'm not aware of?
It's not that uncommon, and there's no break-in period, so probably nothing to worry about. If it's persistent or overwhelming, you should contact support, or else return the TV and get a different unit.
Recently purchased a Samsung 55" J6300
(great Black Friday price). One issue, though. When watching football and golf I sometimes see smooth and blurry patches on the field (grounds). The frequency varies from game to game, channel to channel and camera shot to camera shot (still and motion). It's most noticed on long shots when the teams line up, hardly noticeable on close ups, field level shots and long shots from end zone to end zone. I also sometimes notice what appears to be a grayish "aura" when focused on an individual player and the golf club shaft when the golfer is lining up a shot. Have you heard of this effect before and is it due to the network feed, the cameras being used, the lighting at the venue, or is it in the TV itself? If it is in the TV, can it be corrected at my end? Thank you for your assistance.
The first thing that you noticed is what's called the 'dirty screen effect'. It is a result of some screen uniformity issues and cannot be fixed by the TV settings. But most LED TVs has more or less of the same problem so you shouldn't mind too much about it unless there is some very obvious/apparent patchiness on the screen. For your other issue, try our settings
. We disable most TV processes that might be the source of the effect you see on screen. You can also use 'Game Mode' (under 'System' - 'General') that will also disable most TV processing. A lot of people like this mode for sports.
Will you be reviewing different panels on the J6300
? It was stated in a response to a question that you would be doing so sometime this month.
Yes. We'll be starting that testing soon.Update:
We tested the different sizes here
For the Samsung J6300
, what is the difference between the 50 inch and 55 inch you reviewed (besides size and price)? I want to know if the 50 inch version has the same 120hz that will work with 24p to stream video and if there's any reason the 50 inch picture won't have the same quality of viewing vs the 55 inch (other than size). I was looking for a 40 inch for my small living room but wanted the 24p video to stream without judder and I don't need 4k. So the JU6500
has judder and the J7100 is very expensive. The J6300 is a sweet spot and still for sale on Samsung's site and a few others. Thanks!
Yes the Samsung 50" J6300
is also a 120Hz TV. The J6300 wasn't able to remove judder on 60p and 60i content all the time though so you might need to turn on the soap opera effect to get rid of it completely. We believe the different sizes will deliver a pretty close picture quality. We just received the 50" and 60" version of the J6300 in the office and will make a proper panel comparison soon.Update:
We tested the different sizes here
"The stand is cheap. It is almost all made of plastic and the TV wobbles when you push it."
I'm seconding this. Please, everyone using the stock stand, double check and be extra careful that the TV is stable, especially when you move it. I learned this the hard way. I rotated mine (40" model) about 30 degrees to check the rear panel, and though one leg of the stand was sticking 2-3 inches off the edge of the surface, the TV looked stable. I turned around for just a moment to grab something, and I heard the dreaded 'bang' - it had tipped over and fell to the floor, and the screen was gone. I'm not really blaming the TV base - it WAS my fault, I was careless and didn't double check - just a word of warning to hopefully prevent someone from making the same expensive mistake I did.
We agree, be very careful when moving this television as it isn't really stable.
What size set did you review? How does this set compare to the H6350
from last year? Thank you.
The 55", and they are pretty much identical.
I'm interested in a 60" TV mainly for sports. The JU7100
is in my price range, but I'm not sure I want to get a 4k TV because of the unknowns in terms of standards/direction. I will use this TV mainly in a room with lights on, and which has a large bay of windows on a side wall next to the TV. Is the j6300
my best bet, should I try to find an h7150
, or do you have another suggestion?
is one of the best options for your viewing situation, because its glossy screen will help cut down on the amount of reflected ambient light. It also supports the main 4k specs (HDMI 2.0 & HDCP 2.2), so you won't need to worry about future compatibility.
If you still don't want to get one, the H7150
would be your best bet (it also has a glossy screen), but those are getting hard to find. The J6300
is a fine choice if neither of those others is a possibility, but it only has a semi-gloss screen, so it won't be quite as good in your bright room.
In the Samsung line what model stands out as having the best audio? More specifically, is the UN55J6300
's audio good? If no Samsungs have good audio, then what manufacturer in the 55" size should I look at? Thanks.
Unfortunately, we have not yet begun testing TV audio, so we can't offer recommendations in that category. We'll have the results of audio testing added to our reviews toward the end of June.
I purchased this 48" TV about a week ago. I noticed that the blacks get pretty distorted on it. What is a possible cause of that? Also, I am primarily using this TV for Netflix content, video games and sports. Is there a better TV about this size in the same price range?
Try copying all of our settings (but set the backlight to whatever setting works best for you) and see if that helps. Particularly, it's likely that 'Digital Clean View' and 'MPEG Noise Filter' would help, since those can clear up compression artifacts in the video. Those are particularly common in dark/shadowy portions of streaming video.
The Samsung UN48J6300
is indeed the best choice in this size and price range.
Hi. Thanks for the helpful reviews. I have a question about the difference between the Samsung UN40J6300
and the UN40J6200
. They are both 2015 but I can't really find much info on why Samsung would make these two similar, yet different 2015 models.
The 40 inch J6300
no longer seems to be available on Samsung's Website. I am trying to decide between the two and would appreciate any recommendations. Thanks!
We haven't reviewed the Samsung J6200
yet, but we expect it is about the same as the J6300
for picture quality. It has a different bezel, though, and two fewer HDMI inputs.
The Samsung UN40J6300
are both Best Buy exclusives, which is why you can't find them for sale on Samsung's site, or on Amazon.
Would you recommend the UN32J6300
as a computer monitor/gaming TV for a PS4? Is there an alternative 32" TV that you would recommend more? I don't plan to use the SmartTV functions on this, but I noticed from your reviews that the base model TV panels just don't seem to be as good. Thanks.
We haven't seen any 32" TVs that are ideal for use as a computer monitor. You want chroma 4:4:4 (it makes text look sharp), but the only 32" TV we've seen that supports chroma 4:4:4 is a 720p TV, and that's not good for computer use.
The Samsung J6300
, therefore, is a good choice. It has the best picture quality we've seen in a 1080p TV, but its input lag is just average. If you want less input lag and are okay with slightly worse uniformity and motion blur, the Vizio E32-C1
is a good alternative.
I am looking for a 75" TV to upgrade in size from my 60" Samsung Plasma. I mostly watch sports, TV, and movies. I'm trying to decided between the J6300
and the Samsung JU6500
. Since most content I will be watching is in 1080p, is it worth the extra $1,000 to get the 4k JU6500 set?
The 4k resolution is nice to have, but the JU6500
is still not worth it. It has judder when displaying 24 fps video, which means movies will look bad. Stick with the J6300
I would like to see some rating on the audio output of these TVs. Not everyone will run out and get a sound bar for a few hundred dollars extra.
This Samsung has a 20 Watt total output. In my older 32" Samsung - which I am very happy with - audio output was important to me because I live in near a highway.
We're just finishing up developing our audio tests for TVs, and we should have scores up within two weeks for every TV we have reviewed in 2015.
Hi. My question is a conglomerate of other questions that have been asked on various other pages, but hopefully the answer will be updated to reflect the newest information.
I'm looking for a 50" TV, non-4K. It will be the secondary TV in the house, in the back room. I'm looking at Sony, Samsung, and Vizio.
With the Sony, I keep reading how the W800C
is an okay TV, but isn't bright at all (it's never turned on at Best Buy, where they love bright TVs), but it has a better panel (120hz) than the Samsung J6300
(60hz). The TV will be mainly used for movies, Netflix, and cable TV - no gaming. I keep reading how some TVs are having issues with various apps, Netflix being a common casualty.
I like that the Vizio is ~$200 cheaper than the Samsung and Sony TV's, but is it really on par with them in terms of quality, even with the soap-opera effect issues? Or, is the Samsung J6300 the better because of the apps and processor? In short, trying to determine which is the better TV still out there in the non-4k world.
Thanks for the in-depth reviews and specs help!
The Samsung J6300
is actually a 120 hz TV, so it should be just about perfect for everything you need. It has better upscaling than the Vizio TV, really good contrast and black uniformity, and little motion blur. It also gets a good deal brighter than the W800C
It's possible that you'll run into issues with apps on occasion, but the same is true of nearly all smart TVs. If you want something with more stability, consider connecting a Roku, Apple TV, or Fire TV device.
We are in our RV & the roof air overrides the TV. Looking for a 32" that has strong audio or front speakers. We do not use TV apps.
We're in the process of testing all our TVs for sound, so we should have a proper recommendation sometime in the next few days.
Trying to decide between the 50" W800B
and 50" J6300
(Samsung's model is about $100 more expensive these days). Not a gamer at all, and mainly care about best picture quality available for general viewing and movies.
's picture quality is better, but the W800B
is still very good. If you're not too worried about spending the extra $100, go for the J6300. Otherwise, get the W800B.
On the Samsung website, it says the J6300
is DirecTV Ready. However, on the DirecTV website, it states their wireless bridge only works wirelessly with their Wireless Genie Minis, not with DIRECTV Ready TVs, even if the TV is WiFi-ready. Can you tell me what "DirecTV Ready" means?
DirecTV Ready TVs act as though they have a Genie Mini built-in, so they should work about the same as a different TV with a Genie Mini attached. You may want to confirm with DirecTV, but the J6300
should work for what you want to do.
I am on the fence with the 65" Samsung J6300
. Our viewing distance in the bedroom is 14 feet. I think the 65" will suffice, but I am concerned about a couple of things.
One, our bedroom is dark, with curtains closed, and even in daytime we use bedside lamps. I am concerned about the reflection of the lamp light in the TV screen. What is your opinion of the J6300 for this kind of lighting?
Second, I have read elsewhere about the 65" having an inferior AOU panel that is not made by Samsung. Do all 65" have this AOU panel, and do you consider it inferior? Thanks for any input you have!
We wouldn't worry about a couple of lamps being on. The J6300
can get pretty bright.
Yes, the 65" version uses an AUO panel, but the difference between panels is minimal. Most people won't notice any difference, so don't worry about the panel manufacturer.
Hi! Looking to get the most out of my Windows 8.1 PC. [HTPC-AMD HD7700 to Yamaha RX-V663 to TV]. I'm not interested in 4K since I'd need to upgrade the video card/receiver to achieve a true 4K signal. I'm upgrading from a Samsung UN46D7000 and my primary concern is video content [bluray-24p/OTA-HD content]. Is the Samsung UN50J6300
a good choice for a computer monitor? It only received a 2.0. Also, my TV stand width is 42.75". The Vizio M series
seems better for PC's but I'm afraid it would fall off the stand. What are the feet width on the Vizio M50-C1
[50"]? This site is very well laid out. Thanks for all your hard work!
supports 1080p @ 4:4:4, so yes, it is good for a PC monitor. The M50-C1
received a higher score in our PC monitor category due to the 4k resolution, but if you don't need that, the Samsung is better. We don't have the exact measurements for the 50" M stand, but our 60" footprint is 47" wide, so the 50" should fit on your 42.75" table if the proportions are the same.
Returned a UN50H5203
and bought a UN50J6300
to get 120 hz. But not pleased with the motion blur on football. Close ups are clear but on shots of the entire field, the players have shadows. The picture is nowhere near as clear as our old Sony KDL-40XBR6's. Is there any adjustment that I can make, or should I look at another model?
Have you tried using our settings
? If you have and the picture still looks too blurry, try the Samsung J6200
. It has the least blur of any TV we have tested this year, so you should have no trouble watching sports with it.
Has it been confirmed that the J6300
can stream HBO GO & HBO NOW ?
Only HBO Go at the moment.
How does this TV compare to last year's 7150?
is more similar to the H6350
, so it's not quite as good as the H7150
. The Samsung JU7100
is the option that is similar to the H7150.
series a 2015 model or 2013 model? I wanted to get a UN48J6300
from Best Buy and I figured out that it is a 2013 model. So I'm very confused about the Samsung manufacture date of the J6300 series.
Samnsung's J* TVs, including the Samsung UN48J6300
, are 2015 models.
Thank you for replying to my previous questions. You mention native 120Hz support. What setting/option do I choose to enable 120Hz? I am connected to a PC. Once enabled, will it have the soap opera effect? Also, display lag is stated to be 45ms at PC levels. When changing to 24p, it switches out of PC mode and into something else. Any idea what mode and potential display lag time? I am sensitive to lip sync. Thanks again!
cannot play 120 fps video, so in this case the 120 hz panel just means that the TV can interpolate 60 hz video up to 120 hz. Activating 'Auto Motion Plus' will get the interpolation working.
It just switches to a regular viewing mode, and input lag/lip sync shouldn't be an issue.
Does the stand for the Samsung UN48J6300
swivel, or is it fixed? Also, is it normal to have a bit of play in the connection between the stand and the screen? Thanks.
It is fixed, and it's normal that there's a bit of wiggle. There shouldn't be that much, though.
I am trying to decide whether to get the Samsung UN55J6300
or the Samsung UN55J620D model that Costco sells. Your previous note had said that you hadn't reviewed the Costco one, but that you figured it would be similar to the J6300
In comparing Samsung's own specs between the two, there are a couple things that make me wonder. Under 'Processor' it says, 'N/A' for the J620D, where the J6300 has 'Quad Core' and under Energy Star Ceritifed, it also says 'N/A', and there are a couple other specs that say 'N/A' as well.
The J620D can be got at Costco now for about $200 less than the J6300, but that is not a big concern for me. It seems like the Costco model has a few bits that have been skimped on to keep the price down. Should I go for the J6300? The Sony W800C
is a very close second in my mind as well.
To clarify, the J6300
is the same as the J630D. The J620D is the same as the J6200
. So there are some differences. The J6300 has a bit more blur than the J6200, but comes with more inputs, a slimmer design, and better 720p upscaling ability.
If you have the money, the J6300 is the better buy overall, but the J620D is a good alternative if you don't mind the minor downsides.
I was almost about to buy the Samsung JU6500
, which is priced similarly to the J6300
, but that has UHD support. Then I noticed the JU6500 does not support 24p, which is key for me, as I mainly watch Netflix and films.
Between J6300 and the H6400
, which is non-curved and older, which one would you suggest?
has pretty much identical picture to the J6300
, but with 3D and a smart remote included. You should get whichever is cheaper, or the H6400 if you want those added features.
I'm looking for a DVR to record live sports streamed from the Internet for the Samsung J6300
. What are my options?
You won't need a DVR for that. You'll need screen video capture software, preferably something that grabs the audio as well. You'll also need to do this on a PC, as that kind of software isn't available for smart TVs.
How does this compare to the JU6400? I have not found much information about it. Thanks
We expect the JU6400 will be more similar to the JU6500
, not the J6300
. The main differences will likely be that the JU6400 has 4k resolution, but has judder on 24 fps video, and the J6300 is 1080p, with no judder on 24 fps video.
We'll know more once we test the JU6400 sometime in the next few weeks.
Hi. I bought a UN48H6350
last year on Black Friday. In March of this year, the HDMI input board started going bad (snow on screen upon startup), and Samsung replaced the board under warranty.
Fast forward to a few days ago and a red dot popped up on my screen. The Samsung service guy came out and said it was a bad sub-pixel. He took my TV apart and screwed all the guts to the back of a new panel and closed it up.
Now my TV no longer has the silver trim across the bottom border - it's just an all black border now, like the 2015 models. So my question is, could it be that Samsung replaced my panel with a current one, and if so, how does that change the specs of my set? Will it have a 2014 brain with a 2015 face? And will this give me any more problems in the future?
Your TV's specs should not be different. There will be some minor differences in picture quality, but likely nothing major. Since we didn't service the TV, we can't say whether you're likely to have recurring issues. For now, our guess is that you'll be fine.
Samsung replaced UN48H6350
with this one. But your score shows movies are better in old one. Please clarify how that is true.
Our scoring system is different than last year so the score from those two TVs can't be directly compared. For the 'Movies' score, we now take into account more features like judder, 3D and local dimming. Since the J6300
doesn't have those features it lost some 'Movies' points there. No points were lost for this last year. The J6300 really has the same picture quality for movies than the H6350
. It is practically the same TV.
The Samsung J6300
appears to be a good choice fora 32" LED TV, but I am limited to a standard definition input from Direct TV (antenna location issues) and do not need any smart features. The Vizio "best buy" doesn't appear to have the same picture quality, based on your reviews. Any suggestions, or is the J6300 my best solution?
is a bit better for what you want to do, just because it's better at upscaling lower resolutions. But the difference isn't huge, so the price increase probably isn't worth it. We recommend the Vizio E, but get the J6300 if you want the absolute best and don't mind paying for it.
Looking for the best 75" for viewing sports and movies using Comcast cable. The J6300
appears to be your favorite, but I see a review that complains about motion blur when watching football. Is there another 75" set that you think is better for sports? Sitting about 9-12' from the screen, so I understand that 4K won't be discernibly better than 1080 at that distance?
You might notice the difference of a 4k TV at that distance and screen size if you watch 4k content. Comcast cable won't be able to produce 4k though so unless you plan on watching different 4k contents in the future there is no need for a 4k TV now. The J6300
is great with motions and has a minimum of blur. It has a little bit of the dirty screen effect but nothing to really worry about. It should be great for football and you shouldn't hesitate to get it. If you want something better, you would have to spend considerably more, like for the JU7100
Hi. I'm upgrading a Samsung 40" LED TV, and the wall location (between two windows) can now support a 43" due to the smaller bezel. The existing TV is very thin, less than 2", and I'd like to keep that profile if possible, but the Samsung 43" I looked at was thicker, 2.5" or so.
I also noticed that the screen brightness on my existing 40" TV tends to change up and down for no reason. Is this a common problem with Samsung TV's? This TV is circa 2010.
We have only reviewed one Samsung TV this year that is available in 43", and while it's about as thin as your old TV (the 48" model we reviewed is 2.23" thick), the picture quality isn't great. If you're willing to consider a different brand, the Vizio M43-C1
is a much better choice, though it may be thicker than you're looking for (the 60" model was 2.6" thick).
The fluctuating brightness is caused by a feature on the TV. Look for something like 'Eco Sensor' and disable it. That problem should go away.
I have the Un65J6300
. I have entered the recommended setting but am experiencing a flicker of light every 20 or 30 seconds when watching sports. I have disabled the auto motion. Is there something that will address this?
Also make sure to disable 'Dynamic Contrast', and everything under 'System' - 'Eco Solutions'.
Consumer Reports states that the UN48J6300
that they tested has "Auto Motion Plus," and also an extra button on the remote for program information. I have not been able to get an answer from Samsung or Best Buy if these features are also on the UN40J6300
Yes, you'll find those same features on all sizes of the J6300
1. This site is amazing. Thank you.
2. I found the UN40J6300
for $449 at Best Buy ($400 open box). Does this price point make the Samsung a no-brainer over the Vizio E40/43 or M43? Or would you still recommend the Vizio?
My primary uses is to watch movies from downloaded files, so either USB or HDMI component output. My computer can't output at 4K, but I suppose I could simply download a 4K file and plug it in via USB. Unless I'm mistaken.
Given all of that: which TV do you recommend for me?
Yes, at that price get the Samsung UN40J6300
. It is better than the Vizio TVs. It isn't a 4k TV, but that doesn't matter much at that size for a normal viewing distance anyway.
Is this TV comparable to the JU6390? Do you have any information on that model? It's one of the Black Friday Deals at Best Buy.
We haven't reviewed that model, but it looks like a cheaper version of the JU6500
, not the J6300
I bought this TV yesterday at Best Buy. Absolutely love, love, love it. My question is, I want to use micro dimming, but I'm not sure which calibration settings to use. The calibration settings that are listed on the site are set up on "movie" mode, which to my knowledge, disables micro dimming. If I want to use micro dimming while keeping the picture similar to the picture I have right now (I have mine set up identical to the settings on the site), what settings should I use?
Use 'Standard' mode. The rest of our settings will still work well, and you'll get the micro dimming.
Has the Samsung UN48J6300
been discontinued? Both the Best Buy and Amazon websites indicate that it is no longer available (on 11/21/15).
It does look as though it's no longer available. It was a Best Buy exclusive, so if it returns, it will most likely be there.
Thanks for the great detail in your reviews! I have narrowed my choices down to either the 55" J6300
or the Sony 55" X810C
. I watch mostly HD directv movies/shows and some sports and auto racing. In your opinion which would be the best choice? Will the extra 300 for the Sony 4K be worth it?
It depends on your viewing distance. If you sit far away (more than 10 feet), you won't need 4k on a 55", so stick to the J6300
. If you sit closer though, the 4k would be nice (not now, but once 4k materials become more available).
Long time reader, first time poster: First off you have a great site. I currently have a 50" plasma that has served me well the past 10 years. I'm looking into getting a new TV in the 60" to 70" range (leaning more towards the 60-65" but if I found a great deal on a 70" I'd be ok with that). I would be sitting anywhere from 4 to 10 feet from the TV, I don't think judder will be a factor (based on your explanation and video) and I hate the soap opera effect. I primarily watch HD cable and HD apple TV/Netflix movies, and I occasionally play video games on the PS4. I'm looking to spend less than $1500 and currently stalking the upcoming sales. I have been looking at the Samsung J6300
(worried about the 24 fps playback), JU7100
(If I can find a good price), the Vizio M series
(worried about the motion blur) and the Vizio E Series
(I like the great deals you can find but I'm worried about the input lag on the bigger models). Do you have any advice and or suggestions? Would it be better to get a 4K UHD now or get a good deal on a great 1080 TV and wait for OLEDs to come down in price? Thanks!
If you think you will be watching 4k contents in the future, 4k is worth it at your viewing distance. The 65" JU6500
is a good choice since it fits well within your budget and it is better than the Vizio M for HD cable TV. The judder problem isn't much noticeable and it wouldn't be worth it to downsize for the JU7100
. For that same reason, no need to wait for a cheaper OLED, the JU6500 will give you plenty of enjoyment.
"Instant Content Supported." Is this feature a difference maker when going in for the J6200
over the J6300
Both TVs have instant content/smart TV capabilities, but the J6300
has the newer version of Samsung's platform, and is also much quicker. If good smart features are important to you, the Samsung J6300 is the TV to get.
I am considering buying Samsung 65J6300. I was told by a friend who has recently purchased this model TV that he is experiencing occasional moments where the TV screen goes black for 2-3 seconds. Is Samsung having a problem with their processor. I read somewhere that this could be an issue with the TV's smart hub updating their apps. Is this correct and if so can this be corrected or will Samsung provide an update to correct this reoccurring issue.
We haven't experienced that problem neither did we had reports about it for this TV. The TV might need a reboot here and there after major updates but nothing else that we have noticed. If this is a known issue at Samsung, future firmware updates can usually fix these kind of bugs. You might suggest your friend to try unplugging any USB devices from the TV and to disable AnyNet+ from the TV. See if that helps.
The 65" J6300
is now $1,100 almost everywhere (except Amazon). It's a really good price, and I picked one up. Decided to forego the $3,000 4K TV until there is some real 4k content (more than just the Netflix channel).
Turning off dynamic contrast was a great note. I first watched a TV show (Limitless) and whenever background people, or cars, etc, moved by, there was a steep Soap Opera effect. My eyes tried to focus on everything and it was hard to watch. Turned it off and the "background" images sped by, allowing my eyes to remain focused on the foreground. Thanks so much.
Great choice! We're glad you're enjoying it.
Hello, I really enjoy your reviews and other helpful articles. I have a quick question about the 2 year old F6300
and how it compares to newer tvs like the J6300
. You rated the F6300 as having a contrast ratio of 2456:1. Most tvs you have reviewed this year including the J6300 have much greater. Were contrast levels improved drastically over a relatively short period of time or is it perhaps due to the way contrast was measured in 2013? Thanks.
Contrast haven't really improved that much. If you look at other 2013 reviews, like the one for the Samsung LED F5500, the contrast is high even compared to today's TVs. The way we measure contrast haven't changed.
I set up un32j6300
and my cable box from Time Warner Cable I would like to operate with one remote control. What you recommend? IR out port not exist on this TV. Any other options?
You could set up HDMI-CEC so the TV can send controls command to the cable box via HDMI. You won't have access to all features though. You could also program your cable box remote to control the TV (assuming it has a universal remote functionality).
Hello. I got an issue with my new 40" Samsung J6300
. When I plug the headphones into the audio output and choose the mode, I no longer can adjust the volume, is automatically set up by the tv. I can't adjust it from my headphones either since they don't have that option. Is there any way to do it? Also, how can I set up the HDMI type to PC for chroma 4:4:4? What is the best HDMI to connect a laptop? Thanks!
Unfortunately, the Samsung TVs audio line out doesn't have variable audio. You can buy a cheap adapter like this one
to make it work though. Then just adjust the volume with the control knob on the cable. To set the input to PC, display the input screen and hold the selection button over the desired HDMI input. You will then be able to change the device type to PC and get chroma 4:4:4. All HDMI inputs are suitable to use a laptop.
Does the UN60J6300
have the "soap opera" effect?
Yes, but it can be disabled.
Can you please confirm that this TV uses HDCP 2.2? I would like to buy the Yamaha RX-V479 receiver, but the only output is HDCP 2.2. I understand that that HDCP 2.2 is not backwards compatible.
It does not use HDCP 2.2, but HDCP 2.2 compliance is only going to matter when transmitting 4k UHD video to a 4k UHD TV. You should have no issues transmitting signals to a 1080p TV.
Is there a way to make this TV stick to PC mode for all refresh rates? I can set PC mode if input gives 60Hz refresh rate but as soon as it changes to something else (24Hz, 50Hz) it switches to regular mode where I can change all the picture settings and input lag is huge. I found partial solution for that by turning Game Mode on and it sticks on for all refresh rates but I can see that it has higher input lag than PC mode has. And also I'm losing chroma 4:4:4 without PC mode activated.
Using game mode is the best alternative for 24Hz and 50Hz signals. You don't get chroma 4:4:4 but at least you get 4:2:2, a little better than 4:2:0. The input lag is higher than regular PC mode but the additional 5 ms shouldn't be noticeable.
Is there a way to turn on parental controls on the Samsung UN40J6300AFXZA
? For regular cable and for the Smart Hub (Netflix, youtube, amazon video, etc.)? I can't see to find this feature when I navigate the menu.
There is no global parental control on the J6300
but you can lock apps with a code. To do that go under the apps menu, select 'Options' (the top right wheel) and 'Lock/Unlock Apps'. A numeric code will be asked whenever someone try to open one of the specified app. You can also create accounts for some apps (like for Netflix and Youtube) and set some restrictions in them. Unfortunately, the TV cannot block cable programming. Verify if your cable box can do that.
I read a review where they said that some of the Samsung panels were outsourced and significantly lower their performance. Here is the post from Amazon:
This information is strictly for prospective buyers who want a Samsung set with a Samsung panel. Samsung is increasing the amount of inferior panels out of Taiwan. These include panels from AUO and Innolux. Samsung also uses Sharp panels in their 60" sizes but this year the UN60J6300 has a AUO panel. AUO and Innolux panels will give you lower contrast ratios, poorer black levels and degraded motion handling. I know because I have last years UN65H6350 which has the exact panel as this years 65" size. I also did a side by side comparison with the 55" and the 75". I was fortunate to have several local folks agree to bring their sets over. We fed all three sets with the same blu-ray sources and FIOS TV. The 55" and 75" with the Samsung panels had superior contrast levels and black levels. Motion handling was also much better. There is a real world difference between these panels. Also you can find your panel at panel look and even the specs are different. You can find your version number on the outside of the box or on the back of the set opposite of the inputs. Here is a list of each size, version number and maker: UN32J6300= TD01-Samsung, UN40J6300=TS01-Samsung, UN50J6300=DH01-AUO, UN55J6300=TH01-Samsung, UN60J6300=MS01-AUO, UN65J6300=AH01-AUO, UN75J6300=TH01-Samsung. Stay clear of the 50", 60", and 65". Bump up to the 7 series if you are interested in the 50", 60" and 65" sizes of this model. Again this is for information purposes only. More info on the panel lottery can be found at avsforum.com. With a Samsung panel this set is a great choice. With a outsourced panel, you are getting less picture quality then you are paying for. Also this set has a 60hz panel instead of a 120hz. That is why it only states Motionflow of 120 vs last year's 6350 which had a Motionflow of 240. I verified this on panel look and the panel is native 60hz. A real step back.
Any truth to this? How should I be concerned? Thanks.
We just did a comparison of the Samsung J6300
50", 55" and 60" panels to see their differences and the results are interesting. You can see the full comparison here
. There is a few corrections to be made in the Amazon post you refer to. First, the 60" J6300 version MS01 is a Sharp panel as seen in the service menu of the TV. And both this panel and the 50" (version DH02 by AUO Optronics) that we have tested had better contrast than the Samsung 55" panel (version TH01). Blacks were the same for the Samsung and Sharp panels but the 50" AUO Optronics got slightly better/deeper blacks. As far as motion, both the Sharp and AUO Optronics had faster response time (less blur) than the Samsung panel. The Samsung panel also got beaten when it came to input lag. That said, the differences between the three panels weren't big and at a level where it is nearly impossible to differentiate just by looking at the TVs. In the end, from the tests we have done, the panel lottery isn't something to worry about.
Does the Samsung UN40J6300A
have a built-in microphone and camera?
No. In Samsung's 2015 lineup, only the Samsung JS9500
does, and that's a very high end model.
We are not taking any more questions for this product because we no longer have it in our lab.