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  1. Intro
  2. Design
    1. Stand
    2. Borders
    3. Thickness
  3. Picture Quality
    1. Contrast
    2. Local Dimming
    3. SDR Peak Brightness
    4. HDR Peak Brightness
    5. Gray Uniformity
    6. Viewing Angle
    7. Black Uniformity
    8. Pre Calibration
    9. Post Calibration
    10. 480p Input
    11. 720p Input
    12. 1080p Input
    13. 4k Input
    14. Color Gamut
    15. Reflections
    16. 3D
    17. Pixels
  4. Motion
    1. Motion Blur
    2. Image Flicker
    3. 24p Playback
    4. Motion Interpolation
  5. Inputs
    1. Input Lag
    2. Supported Resolutions
    3. Side Inputs
    4. Rear Inputs
    5. Total Inputs
    6. Inputs Specifications
  6. Sound Quality
    1. Frequency Response
    2. Total Harmonic Distortion
  7. Smart Features
    1. Ads
    2. Remote
    3. Misc
  8. Conclusion
  9. Q&A
Reviewed on Aug 06, 2015

Samsung JU7500
TV REVIEW

Usage Ratings
Version 1.0
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Test Benches:

  • 1.1: Summer 2017
  • 1.0: Winter 2015
  • 0.9: Winter 2014
  • 0.8: Winter 2013
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Mixed Usage
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What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
Score components:
7.7 Not at latest test bench
Movies
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What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
Score components:
7.7
TV Shows
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What it is TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
Score components:
7.4
Sports
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What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
Score components:
7.5
Video Games
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What it is Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
Score components:
8.4
HDR Movies
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What it is HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
Score components:
7.4
HDR Gaming
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What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
7.8
PC Monitor
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What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
Score components:
6.9
Type : LED
Resolution : 4k
Refresh Rate : 120 Hz

The Samsung JU7500 is a great 4k UHD TV. It's especially good for gaming, due to its incredible motion handling. Its main downside is that the picture quality degrades when you view it at an angle.

Test Results
Design 8.5
Picture Quality 7.6
Motion 8.8
Inputs 8.0
Sound Quality 5.9
Smart Features 8.5
Pros
  • Very low input lag and motion blur
  • Great overall picture quality
Cons
  • Color loss at an angle

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8.5

Design

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Score components: Subjectively assigned
Samsung JU7500 Design Picture
Curved : Yes

The Samsung JU7500 is a mid-range curved 4k TV. If you don't like the look of a curved TV, you can get the JU7100 for less money. It has comparable picture quality, although it's a noticeable step down.

Stand
Samsung JU7500 Stand Picture

Dimension of the 55" stand: 34" x 12"

Borders
Samsung JU7500 Borders Picture
Borders : 0.55" (1.4 cm)

Thickness
Samsung JU7500 Thickness Picture
Max Thickness : 3.23" (8.2 cm)

7.6

Picture Quality

The JU7500 does a good job with movies, even in a dark room, but it isn't exceptional.

If you exclusively watch movies in a controlled room, you will prefer the Sony X930C, the Samsung JS9500, or even the Vizio M-series. For casual movie watching, though, this JU7500 is more than enough.

8.0 Contrast
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What it is: Brightness difference between white and black. This is the main component of picture quality.
When it matters: Always, but especially when watching dark scenes.
Score components:
Native Contrast
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What it is: Ratio of the white brightness divided by the blacks measured on our checkerboard test pattern with a white target of 100 cd/m².
When it matters: Dark scenes in a dark room.
Good value: > 3,000
Noticeable difference: 500
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3163 : 1

The contrast ratio is average, just like most Samsung TVs. The blacks will look a bit gray if you have all the lights off, but not too bad.

3.0 Local Dimming
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What it is: The lights behind the LCD layer adapt to the picture displayed, improving the contrast ratio.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Local Dimming
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What it is: Whether it has a feature that controls the LEDs behind the LCD layer, to match the picture and darkens the dark portion of it.
When it matters: On LED TVs only. Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
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Yes
Backlight
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What it is: Configuration of the lights of the backlight.
When it matters: Effectiveness of the local dimming.
Good value: Full-array/direct lighting is better for local dimming. As for the uniformity of the screen, it depends on the implementation. Some edge-lit TVs have more uniform blacks than some full-array TVs.
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Direct

Turning on 'Smart LED' enables the local dimming feature, but as you can see, the zones are really big.

6.3 SDR Peak Brightness
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What it is: How bright the screen can get. Measured with local dimming and with SDR content.
When it matters: Bright living rooms; bright objects; SDR content.
SDR Peak 2% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright highlights, present on screen for a short time; especially for SDR content.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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326 cd/m2
SDR Peak 50% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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326 cd/m2

HDR Peak Brightness
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What it is: How bright the screen can get. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright living rooms; bright objects; HDR content.

6.9 Gray Uniformity
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What it is: Evenness of colors onscreen (not just gray).
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Score components:
Samsung JU7500 50% Uniformity Picture
50% Std. Dev.
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What it is: Average squared difference of pixels when displaying a mid 50% gray.
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Good value: < 2.5%
Noticeable difference: 1%
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3.827 %
50% DSE
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What it is: High-frequency variance of uniformity. Dark spots on the screen.
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Good value: < 0.165%
Noticeable difference: 0.025%
:
0.195 %

The gray uniformity is average. There is no noticeable banding, but you can see a few DSE spots, as well as darker edges and corners.

4.2 Viewing Angle
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What it is: Color accuracy when viewed from the side.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
Score components:
LCD Type
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What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the TV.
When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
Good value: IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle.
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VA
Color Shift
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What it is: Angle where the colors noticeable shift compared to when viewed from directly in front of the TV. 0 ° means directly facing the TV. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
20 °
Brightness
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What it is: Angle where the brightness drops to 50% of the brightness directly in front of the TV. 0 ° means directly facing the TV. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
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30 °
Black Level
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What it is: Angle where the black level drops to 50% of the black level directly in front of the TV. 0 ° means directly facing the TV. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
17 °

At an angle, the colors desaturate significantly.

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.

9.2 Black Uniformity
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What it is: Evenness of blacks.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Score components:
Samsung JU7500 Native Black Uniformity Picture
Native Std. Dev.
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What it is: Average of the squared difference of the blacks.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Good value: < 2%
Noticeable difference: 1%, but keep in mind that it varies a lot by unit, even of the same model; yours likely will not end up exactly like ours.
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0.876 %

Our unit had no issues with the black uniformity.

8.6 Pre Calibration
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What it is: TV's color accuracy before a full calibration. Only the picture mode and backlight level were changed.
When it matters: All video on an uncalibrated TV. This represents most people's use cases.
Score components:
Samsung JU7500 Pre Calibration Picture Samsung JU7500 Pre Gamma Curve Picture Samsung JU7500 Pre Color Picture
White Balance dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.
When it matters: Overall color temperature of all video.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
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2.87
Color dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of colors.
When it matters: All colors.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
2.2338
Gamma
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What it is: Brightness of shades of gray.
When it matters: Shadows.
Good value: Between 2.1 and 2.3 (our target is 2.2)
Noticeable difference: 0.1
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2.2

9.8 Post Calibration
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What it is: TV's color accuracy after a full calibration with a spectrophotometer.
When it matters: All video on a TV that has been professionally calibrated. This isn't that useful, because most TVs can achieve a pretty good calibration if you spend enough time on them.
Score components:
Samsung JU7500 Post Calibration Picture Samsung JU7500 Post Gamma Curve Picture Samsung JU7500 Post Color Picture
White Balance dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.
When it matters: Overall color temperature of all videos.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
0.42
Color dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of colors.
When it matters: All colors.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
0.3435
Gamma
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What it is: Brightness of shades of gray.
When it matters: Shadows.
Good value: Between 2.1 and 2.3 (our target is 2.2)
Noticeable difference: 0.1
:
2.19

8.0 480p Input
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What it is: Quality of a 480p input.
When it matters: Standard definition TV, DVDs.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Samsung JU7500 480p Picture

The Samsung JU7500 has no problem displaying any kind of resolution, even low quality content like DVDs or SD cable. For those, though, you might want to turn on 'Digital Clean View' under 'Picture Options' to help reduce the noise.

8.0 720p Input
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What it is: Quality of a 720p input.
When it matters: HD channels, some streaming videos.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Samsung JU7500 720p Picture

Cable TV looks good once upscaled.

9.0 1080p Input
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What it is: Quality of a 1080p input.
When it matters: Blu-rays, streaming video, video files, video games.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Samsung JU7500 1080p Picture

1080p content like Blu-rays also looks good.

10 4k Input
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What it is: Quality of a 4k UHD input.
When it matters: Streaming video, UHD Blu-rays, some PCs.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Samsung JU7500 4k Picture

Native 4k content looks sharp and without any issues.

7.1 Color Gamut
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What it is: How many colors the TV can display.
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos and UHD Blu-rays.
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Wide Color Gamut
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What it is: Whether the TV has an option to enable wide color gamuts.
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos and UHD Blu-rays.
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No
Samsung JU7500 Color Gamut DCI-P3 Picture
DCI P3 xy
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What it is: Coverage of the DCI P3 colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.
When it matters: DCI P3 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
80.73 %
DCI P3 uv
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What it is: Coverage of the DCI P3 colorspace on CIE 1976 u' v'.
When it matters: DCI P3 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
84.53 %
Rec 2020 xy
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What it is: Coverage of the Rec.2020 colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.
When it matters: Rec.2020 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
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57.57 %
Rec 2020 uv
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What it is: Coverage of the Rec.2020 colorspace on CIE 1976 u' v'.
When it matters: Rec.2020 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
60.51 %

9.0 Reflections
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What it is: How much light is reflected by the TV.
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Samsung JU7500 Reflections Picture Samsung JU7500 Bright Room Picture
Reflection
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What it is: Ratio of ambient light reflected by the TV.
When it matters: Ambient light in the room.
Good value: < 1%
Noticeable difference: 0.5%
:
0.7 %
Screen Finish
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What it is: Type of coating on the screen.
When it matters: Bright objects in the direct reflection path (for example, opposite the TV).
Good value: Glossy is good for ambient light, but not for direct reflections.
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Glossy

The glossy screen handles the ambient reflections very well, which increases the perceived contrast ratio. There are a few rainbows around bright objects, though.
It can get bright enough for most rooms.

9.0 3D
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What it is: Optional 3D video capability on TV.
When it matters: 3D movies and videos.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Samsung JU7500 3D Picture
3D
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What it is: If it can display a picture in 3D.
When it matters: 3D movies & videos.
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Yes
3D Type
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What it is: The 3D technology used by the TV.
When it matters: 3D movies & videos.
Good value: Active have better resolution, but flickers. Passive is more comfortable, but loses half the vertical resolution.
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Active

There is no noticeable crosstalk when watching 3D content. Our panel version is TS01. We heard a report that the MS01 has worse crosstalk.

Pixels
8.8

Motion

This is a great TV for watching sports, because it is very good at displaying fast movement without blur.

From time to time, you might see some darker spots on the field when the camera pans (like when watching soccer), but this is a really common problem for LED TVs. You will need to upgrade to the JS8500 or JS9000 if you want to get rid of most of this issue.

9.4 Motion Blur
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What it is: Amount of blur on fast movement.
When it matters: Sports, video games.
Score components:
Samsung JU7500 Motion Blur Picture Samsung JU7500 Response Time Chart
Response Time
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What it is: How quickly pixels can change color.
When it matters: Fast movement.
Good value: < 20ms
Noticeable difference: 10ms
:
8.9 ms
Overshoot
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What it is: When TV’s pixels adjust too far; how quickly they come back.
When it matters: Fast movement.
Good value: < 10ms
Noticeable difference: 10ms
:
1.7 ms

The response time is very low, at 8.9 ms. Surprisingly, it drives the pixels differently than the JU7100. The response time is faster, but there is more overshoot. Overall, this is a better compromise, because the overshoots are less noticeable.

4.8 Image Flicker
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What it is: Luminosity pattern when displaying images
When it matters: Sports, video games, when TV is used as a PC monitor
Score components:
Samsung JU7500 Backlight Picture
PWM Dimming Frequency
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What it is: Flickering pattern at different luminosities.
When it matters: For people sensitive to flickering.
Good value: N/A or high frequencies (> 300 Hz)
:
120 Hz
BFI
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What it is: Option to turn screen black between frames
When it matters: Reduces eye tracking blur in sports or video games
Good value: Yes
:
Yes
BFI Frequency
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What it is: Lowest possible frequency of flickering pattern
When it matters: Reduces eye tracking blur in sports or video games
Good value: 60 Hz
:
60 Hz
BFI In Game Mode
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What it is: Option to insert black frames when in the best settings for gaming
When it matters: Reducing eye tracking blur for video games
Good value: Yes
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No

7.1 24p Playback
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What it is: Whether 24p content can play without any judder.
When it matters: Only 24p content (mostly just movies).
Judder-free 24p
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What it is: Judder-free movies over 24p signal.
When it matters: Blu-ray and DVD movies; 24 hz PC signal.
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Yes
Judder-free 24p via 60p
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What it is: Judder-free movies over 60p signal.
When it matters: Movies from streaming devices (Apple TV, Fire TV, etc.); 60 hz PC signal.
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No
Judder-free 24p via 60i
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What it is: Judder-free movies over 60i signal.
When it matters: Movies from cable/satellite boxes.
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No

This is a 120Hz TV with motion interpolation. You can control the soap opera effect with the 'Auto Motion Plus' setting. It supports 24p movies without problem, except when it is sent over 60i or 60p. In that case, it can sometime remove the 3:2 pulldown, but not always.

10 Motion Interpolation
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What it is: Also known as 'Soap Opera Effect'. It is an optional feature that increases the frame rate of the video, smoothing movement.
When it matters: If you like the look of smoothed video. Not everyone does.
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
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What it is: Whether the TV can take a 30 fps input and heighten the frame rate to at least 60 fps.
When it matters: 30 fps or lower videos. Includes movies, TV shows, some video games.
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Yes
Samsung JU7500 Motion Interpolation (30 fps) Picture
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
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What it is: Whether the TV can take a 60 fps input and heighten the frame rate to at least 100 fps.
When it matters: 60 fps videos. Includes some video games, some sports channels.
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Yes
Samsung JU7500 Motion Interpolation (60 fps) Picture

8.0

Inputs

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This is really a great gaming TV. Not only does it have very little motion blur, but the TV is really responsive in fast games. You will need to make sure to turn on 'Game Mode' under System-General, otherwise the TV reacts very slowly.

For gaming on a PC, the picture is very clear, even at 4k. However, it cannot support an input of 120 fps.

7.9 Input Lag
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What it is: Delay between input and onscreen reaction.
When it matters: Video games; when TV is used as PC monitor.
1080p @ 60Hz
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV with a 1080p @ 60Hz input.
When it matters: Video games and also when TV is used as PC monitor.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15ms
:
21.1 ms
1080p With Interpolation
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What it is: Lowest input lag when the motion interpolation feature is turned on.
When it matters: When you want to play video games with the Soap Opera Effect enabled.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15ms
:
130.2 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
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What it is: Input lag in picture modes other than the specific game mode.
When it matters: For playing video games while retaining access to all features of the TV.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15ms
:
119.8 ms
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
When it matters: PC monitor.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
:
37.3 ms

The input lag of the Samsung JU7500 is a very low 21.1 ms when you turn on game mode. PC mode, which you need to use if you want full chroma 4:4:4, has 37.3 ms.

8.0 Supported Resolutions
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What it is: Different resolutions supported by TV.
When it matters: PC monitor usage.
Score components:
  • 20% 1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
  • 20% 1080p @ 120Hz
  • 20% 4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4
  • 20% 4k @ 60Hz
  • 20% 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Crisp text on 1060p @ 60 hz signal.
When it matters: PC productivity and 60 fps gaming.
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Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
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What it is: 120 fps 1080p signal supported.
When it matters: PC gaming.
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No
4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Crisp text on 4k @ 30 hz signal.
When it matters: PC productivity and gaming.
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Yes
4k @ 60Hz
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What it is: 60 fps 4k signal supported.
When it matters: PC productivity and gaming.
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Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Crisp text on 4k @ 60 hz signal.
When it matters: Productivity and 60 fps gaming in 4k.
:
Yes

Like all Samsung UHD TVs, it supports chroma 4:4:4 under PC mode, but can't handle 1080p @ 120 fps.

Side Inputs
Rear Inputs
Samsung JU7500 Rear Inputs Picture

The TV comes with the mandatory One Connect Mini box.

Total Inputs
HDMI : 4
USB : 3
Digital Optical Audio Out : 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm : 1
Analog Audio Out RCA : 0
Component In : 1
Composite In : 1
Tuner (Cable/Ant) : 1
Ethernet : 1
DisplayPort : 0
IR In : 0
SD/SDHC : 0

Inputs Specifications
HDR10
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What it is: Standard HDR format.
When it matters: Most common format. All UHD Blu-ray discs are required to have it.
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Yes
Dolby Vision
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What it is: Better format, due to its dynamic nature.
When it matters: Currently, only available via streaming.
:
No
5.1 Passthrough ARC Dolby Digital
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What it is: TV can receive and pass Dolby Digital 5.1 signal to receiver via HDMI ARC.
When it matters: 5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.
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Yes
5.1 Passthrough ARC DTS
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What it is: TV can receive and pass DTS 5.1 signal to receiver via HDMI ARC.
When it matters: 5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.
:
Yes
5.1 Passthrough Optical Dolby Digital
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What it is: TV can receive and pass Dolby Digital signal to receiver via digital optical.
When it matters: 5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.
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Yes
5.1 Passthrough Optical DTS
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What it is: TV can receive and pass DTS signal to receiver via digital optical.
When it matters: 5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.
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Yes
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwith : Yes
ARC : Yes (HDMI 4)
USB 3 : Yes (1)
HDCP 2.2 : Yes
CEC : Yes
MHL : Yes (HDMI 3)
Variable Analog Audio Out : No

5.9

Sound Quality

The sound quality of the Samsung JU7500 is a mixed bag. It can get very loud and has more bass then most TVs, but the quality isn't as good and you can hear distortion from time to time.

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.

6.3 Frequency Response
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What it is: Sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: For balanced sound.
Score components:
Samsung JU7500 Frequency Response Picture
Std. Dev. @ 70
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What it is: Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: 70 dB.
Good value: < 4 dB
Noticeable difference: 2 dB
:
7.68 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ 80
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What it is: Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: 80 dB.
Good value: < 4 dB
Noticeable difference: 2 dB
:
7.62 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ Max
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What it is: Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: Max volume.
Good value: < 4 dB
Noticeable difference: 2 dB
:
8.00 dB SPL
Max
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What it is: Max volume on the TV at a distance of 1 meter.
When it matters: For listening to loud audio.
Good value: > 90 dB
Noticeable difference: 2 dB
:
95.5 dB SPL
Low-end Cutoff
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What it is: How low of a frequency at which the bass starts.
When it matters: Movies; gaming.
Good value: < 50Hz
Noticeable difference: 10Hz
:
67 Hz

Very good loudness and low-end extension, but the frequency response is poor throughout. Too much bass and not enough high-end.

5.0 Total Harmonic Distortion
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What it is: Pureness of a single frequency.
Score components:
Samsung JU7500 Total Harmonic Distortion Picture
Distortion @ 70
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What it is: Amount of distortion.
When it matters: 70 dB.
Good value: < 0.100
Noticeable difference: 0.100
:
0.026
Distortion @ 80
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What it is: Amount of distortion.
When it matters: 80 dB.
Good value: < 0.100
Noticeable difference: 0.100
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0.166
Distortion @ Max
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What it is: Amount of distortion.
When it matters: 85 dB.
Good value: < 0.100
Noticeable difference: 0.100
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0.269

Negligible distortion at very low volumes, but there will be a noticeable increase in distortion at moderate volumes and higher.

8.5

Smart Features

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Score components: Subjectively assigned
Samsung JU7500 Smart TV Picture
Smart OS : Tizen

The smart features on this TV work well. The included remote is useful for browsing the web with, because it can be used to control an onscreen pointer just by moving the remote.

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What it is: Whether or not ads can be found on the TV's smart platform.
When it matters: When using the smart features.
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Ad-free
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What it is: The TV's ability to provide an ad-free experience.
When it matters: When using the smart features.
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No
Opt-out
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What it is: Whether you can opt out of the ad services or not. A TV only passes this test if it allows you to remove them completely, not only disable the personalized advertising.
When it matters: When using the smart features.
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No

Remote
Samsung JU7500 Remote Picture
Remote : Smart

Misc
Power Consumption : 83 W
Power Consumption (Max) : 181 W
Firmware : 1219

Conclusion
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The Samsung JU7500 UHD TV is really great TV, and it particularly excels as a screen for playing video games. It has a very low input lag and response time. It is also very good for other uses, like movies and sports, although the JS8500 beats it there due to the better gray uniformity, as well as its wider color gamut. If you don't play video games and the JU7500 is already a stretch of your budget, go for the cheaper JU7100.

Usage Ratings - Version 1.0
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Test Benches:

  • 1.1: Summer 2017
  • 1.0: Winter 2015
  • 0.9: Winter 2014
  • 0.8: Winter 2013
7.7Mixed Usage
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What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
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7.7Movies
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What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
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7.4TV Shows
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What it is TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
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7.5Sports
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What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
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8.4Video Games
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What it is Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
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7.4HDR Movies
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What it is HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
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7.8HDR Gaming
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What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
6.9PC Monitor
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What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
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Additional Review Notes

Auto Motion Plus

Someone asked the other day what the sliders under 'Auto Motion Plus' do, so here are all the different values on the JU7500.

Both interpolate and create the soap opera effect. However, they don't affect the same type of content. 'Reduce Blur' only affects 60 fps content. 'Reduce Judder' is for lower frame rates. That way, if you'd like, you can turn off the interpolation only for movies.

60 fps input
Reduce Blur 0
Reduce Judder 0

Samsung JU7500 60 fps 0 0

30 fps input
Reduce Blur 0
Reduce Judder 0

Samsung JU7500 30 fps 0 0

60 fps input
Reduce Blur 0
Reduce Judder 10

Samsung JU7500 60 fps 0 10

30 fps input
Reduce Blur 10
Reduce Judder 0

Samsung JU7500 30 fps 10 0

60 fps input
Reduce Blur 1
Reduce Judder 0

Samsung JU7500 60 fps 1 0

30 fps input
Reduce Blur 0
Reduce Judder 1

Samsung JU7500 30 fps 0 1

60 fps input
Reduce Blur 2
Reduce Judder 0

Samsung JU7500 60 fps 2 0

30 fps input
Reduce Blur 0
Reduce Judder 2

Samsung JU7500 30 fps 0 2

60 fps input
Reduce Blur 3
Reduce Judder 0

Samsung JU7500 60 fps 3 0

30 fps input
Reduce Blur 0
Reduce Judder 3

Samsung JU7500 30 fps 0 3

60 fps input
Reduce Blur 4
Reduce Judder 0

Samsung JU7500 60 fps 4 0

30 fps input
Reduce Blur 0
Reduce Judder 4

Samsung JU7500 30 fps 0 4

60 fps input
Reduce Blur 5
Reduce Judder 0

Samsung JU7500 60 fps 5 0

30 fps input
Reduce Blur 0
Reduce Judder 5

Samsung JU7500 30 fps 0 5

60 fps input
Reduce Blur 6
Reduce Judder 0

Samsung JU7500 60 fps 6 0

30 fps input
Reduce Blur 0
Reduce Judder 6

Samsung JU7500 30 fps 0 6

60 fps input
Reduce Blur 7
Reduce Judder 0

Samsung JU7500 60 fps 7 0

30 fps input
Reduce Blur 0
Reduce Judder 7

Samsung JU7500 30 fps 0 7

60 fps input
Reduce Blur 8
Reduce Judder 0

Samsung JU7500 60 fps 8 0

30 fps input
Reduce Blur 0
Reduce Judder 8

Samsung JU7500 30 fps 0 8

60 fps input
Reduce Blur 9
Reduce Judder 0

Samsung JU7500 60 fps 9 0

30 fps input
Reduce Blur 0
Reduce Judder 9

Samsung JU7500 30 fps 0 9

60 fps input
Reduce Blur 10
Reduce Judder 0

Samsung JU7500 60 fps 10 0

30 fps input
Reduce Blur 0
Reduce Judder 10

Samsung JU7500 30 fps 0 10

As you can see, increasing the sliders increases the effectiveness of the interpolation. Also, the threshold of detection is increased, which improves the sensitivity when tracking fast moving objects.

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I'm trying to figure out which TV would be better, the JU7500 or the JS8500. While the JU7500 is best for gaming, I really want the picture quality that the JS8500 provides. What should I do?
Get the JS8500. The input lag is only a bit higher, and still low enough that the majority of people would never notice it. Same goes for the amount of motion blur.
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Which is the better TV, the Samsung JU7500 or the Sony X850C? Both 65", and they will be used for movies, games, etc. Really like both. I don't care much for the curve.
The JU7500 is one of the very best TVs we've seen this year. It's good for movies and especially great for gaming, and it's worth getting over the X850C.
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You said that this TV would not be ideal for UHD Blu-ray players. I wanted this TV and a UHD Blu-ray player and now I am worried that it may not be a good future-proof TV.
UHD Blu-rays will look great on this TV. The only reason the JU7500 isn't ideal is because it doesn't have the wider color gamut you get with higher-end models like the JS8500 or JS9000. UHD Blu-rays will make use of the wider color gamut, so that would be a nice feature to have, but it's not really essential.
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Torn between the JU7100 and JU7500. Only watch Blu-ray movies and play Xbox One and PS4 games. I have a dedicated movie room, which is very dark, depending on time of day. Mostly dark, though. Does game mode look terrible compared to regular mode? Input lag is a factor also.
Between those two TVs, the Samsung JU7100 is the best bang for the buck. The JU7500 does have less blur, lower input lag, and better blacks, but the difference isn't that big, and the 7500 is also pricier.
For what you're looking to do, you'll be very happy with the JU7100, but if you want to treat yourself, get the JU7500.
And game mode just removes some of the processing, so the image is really more accurate. It doesn't look terrible, and both TVs need Game mode for the lowest input lag.
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Which panel did you guys tested? I have a IH02 and love it, but wondered if you had that panel for review or the Samsung panel?
We have a TS01.
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Thank you very much for your superb website! This is a seriously well put together website. You should be proud of the quality work.
I have been debating between a 65" JU7500 or JS8500 for a couple weeks now. I think I have decided that the JU7500 fits my needs for the best value. I am wondering, however, if there is a large difference on the input lag between HDMI inputs? I understand that I will need to enable game mode no matter which input I use. Thanks again for your thorough reviews!
There's no variation between the HDMI ports, so any will work fine.
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First off, this website is great and extremely helpful. I'm hoping you can help me with picking out the right tv, my focus is gaming- Xbox one and PC. I just rebuilt my PC to easily play games in 4k, so it should have no problem running things in 120fps. It sounds like this tv currently can't support that in 4k, but and I know your top rated tv for doing this is a Sony. The catch is I'm looking to buy a tv that is 70inches or bigger. What tv should I be looking to buy? Do you think there will be a firmware update that will allow this tv to process 4k at 120fps like Sony did with theirs?
There are no TV on the market that do 4k @ 120fps, not even the Sony TVs. The HDMI spec doesn't even allow it. For that frame rate, only some do 1080p (like Sony TVs). No Samsung can handle 1080p @ 120fps.
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In wanting to avoid a proper receiver, 5.1 passthrough from HDMI to Optical has become a 100% requirement for me. Unfortunately, it looks like most recommended Samsung units don't support this! Can you make this a quick portion of your reviews in the future?
We recently tested a few Samsung TVs (including the JU7500), and it was indeed possible for them to pass a 5.1 signal over optical. We'll correct notes we made to the contrary. And yes, that is something we intend to add in future.
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Great site. I learned so much here, and I really had no idea what to look for in a gaming TV before. Nor have I researched a television purchase before, but I really wanted to make an educated choice here.
After reading your recent review of the JU7500s, I ordered a 55" model today, and it should arrive Monday. Being a noob, I would like to know about the hookups.
For my sound, I was planning on just running an optical line to my receiver. I believe my receiver has an ARC channel, but I plan to attach my only two HDMI devices to the OneConnect box, so there will be no output from the receiver to the TV anyway. Is there any reason not to be using just the optical out?
As far as the HDMI goes,there will only be two attached. I won't have this hooked up to cable or satellite - just antenna. Right now I will be hooking up my PS4 and then later in the year a 4k Blu-ray player when they arrive. Is there any preference port-wise where these two should be connected?
Optical doesn't send 5.1 audio, so if you're looking for real surround sound (with the audio coming from the proper channels), you would need to connect the TV from its HDMI arc port to the receiver and set the audio up that way. If lack of 5.1 doesn't bother you, then optical will be fine.
It doesn't matter which port you use for those devices, so use whichever you like.

Update: After further testing, DTS 5.1 and Dolby Digital 5.1 have been proved to be working using optical out.

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For sure going with the JU7500 and am very excited after reading the review. But is it worth it from a straight gaming viewpoint to spend the extra money to get the 65", or would a smaller 55" be better overall? Or is there no difference between what size the TV is?
Bigger is just generally better, since you'll be able to see more of the detail in the image. Purely from a performance standpoint, there's no difference.
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Why did you guys remove the link to the 50" version? That's actually the one I'm looking forward to buying.
We've corrected that. The link should now appear. Thanks!
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I have the 48" version of this TV and I've had a couple issues that you may not be aware of.
My TV will randomly restart itself (not doing an update). Also, the apps don't always work. Netflix will not start, and I have contacted Netflix and Samsung to try to get help. Samsung says it's a Netflix issue, and Netflix says it's a Samsung issue. Neither cares about resolving this.
Samsung has also done nothing to address the issue of the TV randomly shutting itself off and immediately turning back on. I would probably recommend going with a brand that offers better support, as the support I have received from Samsung for their latest and greatest model has been the worst that I have ever had from any company in my life.
Thanks for writing in with your experience. Smarthub/app issues aren't unheard of, but the TV powering itself off is certainly a problem that you should continue to pursue, given that your TV should be under warranty.
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Hello Rtings, Love the site, great information. I recently purchased the 50ju7500 about a 2-3 weeks ago and have noticed that randomly the tv gets a black screen for 5-10 seconds while i'm playing xbox. It only happened twice so far. I was wondering if you would know if this is a settings issue or maybe hdmi cable problem, or is something wrong with the tv? Please let me know your recommend settings for xbox one or if the hdmi cable can be the issue.
It might be a problem with your HDMI cable so try a different one. You might as well try a different HDMI input on the TV. The xbox settings shouldn't matter but just make sure it always outputs at 1080p.
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I will be using the tv exclusively for gaming on PS4, Xbox One and PC. I play online multiplayer first person shooter games. Debating between the JU7500 and the JS9000. Do the motion handling and input lag improvements (particularly in PC mode) on the 7500 out weigh the sacrifice of no HDR support, no nano crystals, and a less future proof one connect box? The JS9000 larger one connect box upgrades more processing features, so wondering if the PC lag times and motion will likely be improved with the next version of the 9000's box? Which tv should I go with for gaming? Thanks.
HDR and the wider color gamut of the JS9000 doesn't really matter for gaming, unless you like over saturated colors. The input lag could maybe be improved with a newer connect box. If you really only plan on playing video games, just stick to the JU7500. But if you also plan on watching movies from time to time, then the higher cost and slightly lower gaming performance of the JS9000 could be worth it.
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Do you think it's better than the UN55H7150?
Yes, it's a bit better overall. The input lag is lower, there's less blur, and the 4k resolution is an improvement, too. The JU7500's gray uniformity isn't as good, though.
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Thank you for everything your site has! I have a questions between this UN65JU7500 and the 1080P UN65J6300. I know the specs between the two are clearly different but here is my intended use, and the difference in money between these two units really does not matter much because it's not too much right now with the season. This TV is replacing my UN46B8500, which in my eyes had an amazing quality of image and so forth. My use is 100% console gaming and it's in a game room 100% of the time. I want a larger TV and of course anything that can look even better is a plus. Since I will not be utilizing 4K in any capacity because the consoles are not 4K at all, which is the better fit here? Will I get a better output from the native 1080P unit or the JU7500? I know the JU7500 has much better input lag and response times, but will the image be lesser due to only being 1080P all of the time? There is not many 1080P units to choose from, and none have great specs. Thank you for your help!
The JU7500 will be much better at a dedicated gaming TV and the picture quality won't be a downgrade compared to a native 1080p set. It might be slightly smoother (less harsh edges) but it isn't at all worse. Some may like it better like this actually. Since this is a higher end model you should also get a better screen uniformity. You can buy the JU7500 with confidence.
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I utilized your site and others for over two months and learned so much. I am truly grateful to you and your staff. I did get a Samsung UN65JU7500 on 12/26/2015 at the Thanksgiving week price, two yards under $2,000. I was all worried about panel issues, but not any more. It does have an IH02 panel and it looks fantastic. I used your online calibration settings.
I would like to know if the panel is Innolux, AUO, or Sharp, just out of curiosity. Thank you all again for helping me make an informed decision. Your site is awesome, and I've recommended it to friends, family and coworkers.
Note for those that are curious about the curved screen: In our triangle-shaped living room, we can now see at all seating positions much better than with our previous flat panel of ten years.
Glad we could help! The panel is made by Innolux. Enjoy the TV!
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I have a question. Should HDMI UHD color be turned off for gaming on PS4/Xbox One? I really don't understand this feature to the fullest. Also is this TV full range or limited in color? I was watching a video on setting TVs up and they were talking about this. If full, should i use full range on Xbox One for gaming under PC mode or leave on standard as i am confused about how to tell if the TV is full or limited range.
'HDMI UHD Color' is only used to get sharper text while using a computer on the TV. It won't hurt to turn on the feature but you aren't likely to see a difference for your gaming consoles. Full or limited RGB is again something that matters more for PC since full will allow for more shades of gray on PCs. If you want to try it for your game consoles, go in the picture menu of the TV > 'HDMI Black Level' and select 'Normal' (Full). Make sure to use the same setting on your consoles or you will get either a washed out or crushed picture.
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Just out of curiosity, will you be reviewing the JU7500 soon? I am deciding between the JS8500 and the JU7500 and I love your site and value your input highly. It would help a great deal to compare the reviews side-by-side.
Thanks for all your hard work.
Our review is now up. The JU7500 is a really great TV. Better than the JS8500 for gaming (less blur, lower input lag), but not quite as good for other uses.
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What causes the corners to be darker on some TVs? I noticed that my JU7500 has darker corners. My JU7100 has this also. In your review for the JU7500, the first picture shows all 4 corners to be darker. Is this unavailable or should I request a replacement set?
Pretty much all LCD TVs have darker corners, as you can see in our gray uniformity test results. So there is no way around this.
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I just bought the 55" version of this TV. I know that it is 3D-capable. My question is, does this TV have a dual play mode like the UN55H7150? In my opinion, it's a nice feature to have as an extra, but I just wanted to know if the 7500 has it as well.
No, it doesn't.
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We just got the 55" JU7500. I realize this is not a Blue-ray player review, but what is the best resolution to send to the JU7500 from the BD player? BD wise = 1080p for Blu-ray and lower for DVDs (720p, I believe). Auto was a higher UHD number (made BD look a little blurry). Can't remember how high it was. 1080p=1080p on BD and DVD's. It seems that 1080p was the best resolution to send to it. What is your opinion?
The best thing, if possible, would be to send the native resolutions. That way, there is only one upscaling process applied to the video - the TV's. If that's not possible, then it doesn't make much difference what resolution you send, so go with 1080p.
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Love this website. Your review of the JU7500 has me seriously considering this TV. I'll be using this for gaming the majority of the time. I'll be running all of my consoles from HDMI out to a surround sound receiver, then HDMI ARC out to the TV. With Game Mode enabled, would there be any additional input lag with this setup?
It will depend of the receiver. We tested the input lag of our fastest TV going through a sound bar it didn't increased the input lag at all. Just make sure to disable any kind of image processing the receiver might do to the incoming source signal and you should be fine.
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Do the 65" 7500 good for 2k and 4k gaming? Or wait for 4k oled?
Although the JU7500 won't support 1080p @ 120Hz on the PC, it is great for gaming and support 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 with good input lag. OLED may give you an overall better picture quality with deeper blacks and wider viewing angle but may not necessarily be better with other features like input lag. No need to wait for more affordable OLED TVs.
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I recently bought a Sony XBR65X850C, which I really wanted to love but have gone through two sets now that exhibit bluish blooming on the edges (not normal light bleed at all). I am now at a decision point: Try again with the Sony, get a UN65JU7500, or get a UN65JS8500. The JS8500 is a little over what I'd like to spend. I don't game a lot, but I do watch a lot of sports/movies. Judging by your reviews and others, it seems that the only real reason to get the 8500 is the HDR and nano crystal features. I am a little concerned by the curve in the 7500, but it doesn't appear bad at all.
I'm leaning towards the JU7500. Am I going to be really missing anything that much by not going with the JS8500? I really wish the Sony didn't have this issue (many others have it too, I guess), but I don't think it's worth my time to try again.
Love the site!
Those two features are really all you're missing out on with the JU7500. Keep in mind that the max brightness of the HDR feature isn't that bright, and the wide color gamut is only really going to be useful once UHD Blu-rays are released.
For your needs, the JU7500 should be an excellent choice.
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Primarily interested in a new TV for gaming, which is why I'm debating the 7500. However, when I was reading more into the reviews, I noticed you mention the JS series has a newer technology allowing for more colors (designed for 4K Blu-rays).
I'm trying to "future-proof" my TV, but ideally I am mostly interested in gaming. Should I go for the JS9500 or the JU7500? I'm aiming for a 65".
It seems like the 9500 is slightly worse for gaming (not by a huge margin), but it seems 4K Blu-ray proof (which threw me off, because it seemed to get a worse review for movies).
JS9500 or JU7500?
Either TV will be great. The JU7500 has less blur on fast movement, but the JS9500 still doesn't have much.
If you intend to watch 4k Blu-rays and want the best picture, get the JS9500, because the better color capability will be important for that. If you'd rather get the improved motion handling capability, pick the JU7500.
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I have very good deals on both the Samsung JU7500 and LG UF8500, but I'm confused about which one to get, because one is curved, has active 3D and a fast response time, and another (LG) I have no idea about, since you haven't tested it yet! What I do is play games once in a while, but mainly I watch movies! Would you please let me know which one is a better choice for me?
I appreciate your wonderful website and great reviews.
Get the JU7500. It will have deeper blacks than the UF8500, and it also has very little blur on fast movement. It's the best TV we've seen for gaming this year, and the UF8500 won't be better.
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Hello. What is the difference between the UN55JU7700 and UN55JU7500 model? Thanks!
It looks as though they are mostly the same. The JU7700 has a 'Hockey' mode, and the picture quality may be a bit different, but they appear to be pretty similar overall.
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Would you anticipate your ratings and findings to be different for the 78" size of this model? I couldn't find any review in the 70-75" category. Please let me know. Appreciate all your hard work getting these reviews together as well!
Yes you can expect our review to apply for the 78" size but usually, screen uniformity are somewhat worse on bigger TVs.
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First, thanks so much for doing these in-depth reviews and for answering my previous question on the JU7100. I ended up with a JU7500 and am excited for it to arrive.
My question is, I have been reading up on AVSForum about the dreaded Samsung panel lottery. As a TV guy yourself, should I be worried in the quality of these outsourced panels? Should I return it if my version code does not match an actual Samsung panel code, and what should I be look for in terms of picture when I use the TV? I heard terms like vertical banding and bleeding, but I am not sure what I should be looking for. Any tips would be so helpful.
And I have to say, this website has been a massive massive help for me in determining my next TV purchase. Keep up the fantastic work!
We don't think the different panels are anything to worry about. Most people will never notice any difference. There's really no need to return a TV purely because it has an outsourced panel.
As for problems with the picture, look for patches on the screen that are darker or lighter to the point of being distracting, or places around the edges where it looks like the backlight LEDs are leaking out too much light. Any lines or clusters of dead or stuck pixels are also problems to look for.
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I understand there's an alleged 50", however, the only sizes mentioned here are 40, 48, 55, and 65 inch models, with summary info.
Is the 50" model still around, and are there any known issues with this size model? Why is this particular size not mentioned much at all? In fact, next to nothing at all is said here about this size of the JU7500 model?
That is the size of this model that I'm interested in most, and being that Samsung has just slashed the price to $900, it has me wondering why it is not listed, especially since the 40" and 48" models are over $1,000 right now. It's currently early December.
It does exist, but because it is not currently available from Amazon, we are not listing it. It also does not appear to be listed on Best Buy, so it might be pretty difficult to find generally.
As far as picture and performance are concerned, that size shouldn't be any different from the others, so it's a great model to buy.
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So I've had the 50" for over a month. When I use it with my PC now, I don't see any 120 hz option in the drop menu of the display settings, so it's not 120 native. That 120 hz label you have up top should be corrected to 60 hz native, since thinking it supported a 120 hz input is part of the reason why I bought this TV.
The TV does have a native 120 hz refresh rate, but unfortunately none of Samsung's 120 hz TVs are able to accept a 120 hz input - they can just interpolate 60 hz signals (and lower) up to 120 hz.
We agree that this is far from ideal, but since the panel is 120 hz, we have to list it that way.
We note whether each TV is capable of displaying 1080p @ 120 hz in the 'PC Monitor' section of each review, and we also have a table comparing all the TVs we reviewed for 1080p120 capability available here.
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Watching TV from the cable box has been a problem? Is it a bad TV for watching TV?
The JU7500 is a great TV for watching cable TV since it has no problem to display lower resolution content.
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Love your site and always check it before buying my TVs. I play quite a bit of PS4, mostly FPS like destiny. I have Samsung UN60F6300, played without game mode on for a while but after switching to game mode saw a huge improvement in my play. Do you think going to UN65JU7500 will give me even more? It looks like i can almost cut input lag in half.
Switching to the Samsung JU7500 you will definitely feel the difference. You can expect better game play with a 21.1 ms of input lag.
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Bought the JU7500 two months ago. Use it for PS4 gaming mostly. The PS4 is hooked up too receiver that runs to the One Connect Mini. I've noted screen "blinking" where a portion of the TV will go black for a few milliseconds, sometimes with fuzzy colors in them. It happens every 45 minutes or so. Switched out HDMI cables for a brand new pair -- still persists. What could this be? TV panel problem? One Connect Mini problem?
We had similar issues with our Samsung TVs every so often. If you haven't already, update the firmware. We found that helped get rid of the problem.
If that doesn't work and you're getting irritated, your best bet will be to contact Samsung support for direct assistance in finding a fix.
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Is there any easy way to HDMI connect my blu-ray player directly to the back of the UN65JU7500 without first having to go through the One Connect Mini box? Our Sony has a HDMI port in the back of the TV that we can connect the blu-ray HDMI port via one simple HDMI cable, which we find to be less clutter to deal with? Thank you.
Unfortunately no. You absolutely need to use the One Connect box.
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Hey guys, I recently purchased the 65" JU7500 and wanted to know if this review was based on that or the 55". Thanks.
We tested the 55" model. The 65" should be very similar, except for a slightly worse uniformity.
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Thank you for your efforts and diligence with your reviews. It's very much appreciated. Samsung has had great success with last year's 1080p H7150. I was interested in understanding how to interpret your rating/grading system of last year's review of the H7150 and compare it to this year's rating and grading system of the JU7500.
While I'm not trying to compare apples to oranges, as the 7150 is only 1080p and the 7500 is 4k, I'm trying to discern the performance of sports and color, etc when viewing only a cable/satellite or Blu-ray image.
The H7150 is still sold and widely available online and it received such stellar reviews by many authorities, as well as higher ratings than the JU7500. Can you help clarify the performance as they relate to each other please? Thanks!
The JU7500 has less blur, but its gray uniformity isn't as good as the H7150's. Both are equally good for basic color, but the JU7500 also has the option to display a wider range of colors.
Overall, we think the JU7500 is a better TV, but the H7150 is really good for broadcast and sports as well. You can't go wrong with either.
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For using the JU7500 as a PC Monitor, do you have any recommendations or thoughts between "Standard" or "Entertain" picture mode? (as these are the only two available when configured for "PC"). I feel standard tends to look more washed-out than I prefer, yet Entertain can, at times, seem too vibrant. Or perhaps this is completely up to personal preference? Appreciate your thoughts and your website!
Everything is down to personal preference, so you should pick your favorite. That said, we agree that 'Entertain' is too vivid, so we recommend going with 'Standard.' You should adjust to the unprocessed look (which is really more accurate) within a couple of days.
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Thinking of purchasing the JU7500 for our family room. Room is 30 x 15. Is a sound bar upgrade recommended so the sound reaches the far end of the room?
The JU7500 can get pretty loud, so distance shouldn't be an issue, but the sound quality isn't great. If you want good sound, you should get a soundbar.
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Just got the 55" JU7500. We did notice some lag or judder on DirecTV. It did pretty much go away with the 'Clear' setting. If you know, what are the actual slider settings on the different settings. I assume that Off would be blur 0 and judder 0. How about clear, standard, and smooth? I know that custom is set by the user. I also noticed that in your ratings, you left judder at 0 on all 60fps. That of course equals DirectTV at 1080/60i.
You can't reproduce the exact same thing using the Custom settings. When active, the three settings alter the frame rate to the same degree, but the sensitivity changes between them. In other words, 'Clear' and 'Smooth' smooth just as much when they are actively smoothing, but 'Smooth' smooths more often than 'Clear' does (and Standard is in the middle). You can't control this unfortunately in the Custom settings. The two sliders under Custom only controls how much it interpolates.
The 'Reduce Judder' feature is used for 30 hz and 24 hz signals, so you should use that if you want to interpolate those frequencies.
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Great site, very informative.
Does This TV support 4k streaming through HDMI 2.0 at 60 frames per second, like the Vizio M-series?
I'm looking for a good set to put in my recording studio, for a second PC monitor / for watching movies and concert DVDs, etc.
This seems like a good choice.
Yes, it does, and this is indeed a great choice for a TV.
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First off, I really enjoy your site. You all are very professional and it's fun to do research with this site. I'm very torn, and I need your help. I'm an avid gamer - not a pro, but I play a lot of games. I haven't really gotten too much into specs and stuff with TVs until your site, and when I did it freaked me out when I wanted to buy the JU6500 and it pretty much sucked in everything LOL.
I looked at the JU7500 and it was amazing in pretty much everything. I also watch a TON of movies. I don't have cable, I just watch Netflix, Amazon and Hulu a lot with my wife. I don't know which to get. I really haven't noticed anything wrong with certain TVs over others as far as LAG, etc. but I do not want to be seeing that kind of stuff with games or even movies. I want an enjoyable experience in both the movies category and the games as well and I want a TV to last me a long time. Also, I don't really use 3D, but would that be an issue with this TV if I got this one? I'm in the military and would really like an upgrade, as my current TV is over five years old. Money is also no issue here, so in your opinion, what TV should I get?
If money is no issue, get the JU7500. The picture quality is really great, as is the gaming performance. It can also do 3D very well.
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Samsung recently announced an HDMI 2.0a firmware update enabling HDR inputs. Will there be any noticeable difference since the screen is not a true HDR screen like the SUHD Sets? Will an HDR Picture look any better than a standard UHD Picture on this set?
Thanks.
HDR footage might look a bit better than regular footage, but this will likely be because the footage is different, and not because of any benefit from the HDMI 2.0a firmware. We don't expect the firmware to make a big difference on TVs without HDR functionality.
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Picked up the un55ju7500 this weekend after reading your reviews. Great Site!! Appreciate all your hard work. I do have one question. For gaming should I run this bad boy in Game Mode for my PS4 or should I switch to PC so I can do the 4:4:4 chroma? Played all weekend with settings and just would like you guy opinion.
Chroma 4:4:4 has the potential to give you a better picture, but the difference is small for games, and you will probably find the difference in input lag to make more difference. Try both and see what you prefer.
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Is it worth the extra $200 to go with the 7500 vs the 7100? I play games on my PS4 and Xbox One, I watch kind of a lot of Blu-rays, and I also stream from HULU, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and some other random services such as VUDU. (Looking into Amazon's new 4k Fire box). Will I see a difference, knowing that a lot of what was written in this article doesn't mean much to myself, as I'm not a professional (i.e. the graphics of colors with the TV calibrated vs. not calibrated, or input lag).
I know $200 isn't a huge difference in cost, but $200 is $200 heh. Also, knowing the above, is it worth getting this TV vs the M-series, which is of course even cheaper?
If I got the 7500 I would probably only get the 40"
If I got the 7100 I could stretch that to the 50"
If I got the Vizio M-Series I could go all the way to the 60"
Just curious. Thanks for the well thought out review and information.
The M-series is your best bet, just because the picture is very good and you'll be able to get a much larger screen. The only reason you might not want to get it is because it has a bit more blur than ideal with video games.
If you're sensitive to blur and really don't want to deal with that, get the JU7100 instead, as it has less blur. You likely won't notice a significant difference with the JU7500, so there's no need to go for that.
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Before I say anything I just wanted to let you know that I love your site! It really helped me narrow down my decision on which TV to buy. Does the size of the JU7500 affect the amount of input lag, and if so, does it affect anything else? There's a website (link at the bottom) showing their input lag test results for the JU7500 with varying results based on size. For example the 65" JU7500 has an input lag of 17ms while the 55" has an input lag of 20ms. Though there's only a 3ms difference, why would the size change the amount of input lag? Would you be able to clear this up for me? Thanks. www.displaylag.com/new-2015-4k-hdtvs-tested-for-input-lag-samsung-sony-lg-sharp/
Usually, the size won't change the input lag by much if at all. A 3ms is negligible and can be considered the same. Not to mention that when measuring input lag of the same TV two or three times in a row we can get some little variations. Some TVs we tested varied about 10ms from subsequent measures. When it happens (not that often), we round up the numbers. The size of TVs generally doesn't affect anything else except sometimes they use different panel technologies (VA vs IPS) but that shouldn't affect the input lag.
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I am trying to find the best gaming TV (or monitor) that can accompany my newly-built 4K gaming PC. However, the way my room is set up restricts me from buying a bigger 4k monitor (48" and greater) without the screen burning my retinas. Unfortunately, this sweet spot of a size (32-40) for 4K is not all that common in the market at the moment.
So I am in a pickle. Should I get this TV (JU7500), which is meant to be a TV that has great gaming qualities, or something like the 40" Seiko 4k PC monitor or the Philips BDM4065UC, which are both built to be great PC monitors. Money is no concern. I am looking for quality above all.
Thanks for the help y'all. I appreciate your diligence and help!
We haven't reviewed those monitors, so we can't comment on how good they are. The JU7500 is an excellent TV for gaming, though, so if you're okay with the size, we recommend it without reservation.
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I am looking at the JU7500, either 40" or 48", to use as a monitor. I need a unit that displays sharp text for my work (word-type documents) and the unit should also be capable of handling sim racing games at 4K resolution. Can't seem to find much info about text and large screens, especially the JU7500. Thank you.
The JU7500 can do 4k @ 60 hz @ chroma 4:4:4, which is what you need for crisp text. You can also play games at 4k with little input lag and not much blur. Overall, the JU7500 is perfect for what you want to do.
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Thanks for your review. I have a question what is chroma 4:4:4? I play ps4 and I was wondering what's the difference between game mode and pc mode the input lag it's good on both mode but I just want to know what was chroma 4:4:4?
You can learn more about chroma at the end of this article. For gaming, it doesn't make a big difference, so you can stay in game mode.
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Getting a tv strictly for gaming, seating distance is approximately 5.5 feet. Is the JU7500 really worth triple the cost of a Vizio E48? I love your site & the fact you have a best gaming category is awesome. Do you actually do any side by side comparisons of the tvs you are recommending as best, or is it strictly based on the individual sessions of the tvs as they are reviewed?
The JU7500 is the best gaming TV we have seen this year but don't hesitate to get the Vizio E if you want to save money. Between the two, the Vizio E is really the best bang for the bucks and is an excellent gaming TV. We still have in our offices all TVs that we reviewed this year (35+), all in the same room on tables. We put them side by side often, to make sure all of our measurements/pictures really represent the same thing in real life.
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The price difference is not a deciding factor, should I get the 55js9000 or 55ju7500? From your review, the js9000 has better color range, but I worry about the clouding problem.
Get the JS9000. It has better uniformity and clouding shouldn't be an issue.
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I've seen confirmed in a previous question that the JU7500 does support Dolby Digital 5.1 output through the optical output, but can you confirm if this is for all input sources? I've heard other reviews that suggest this capability does not work for HDMI sources and that audio from these sources will only output in stereo.
Yes, it does work for HDMI sources.
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Love the work you do. It helps everyone make a good choice. My question is, are Samsung curved TV screens glass or plastic?
Plastic.
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I recently bought a UN65JU7500 and was wondering which Blu-ray player would be the best to pair up with this TV.
We don't currently review Blu-ray players, so we can't say whether any particular model is best. But really, any decent Blu-ray player should work fine.
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Great website! Moving to a new home with a large family room. The TV will sit above the fireplace. The room has a lot of windows giving a lot of ambient light but no direct sunlight since facing north. Watching for sales and plan to spend in the $1600-$2200 range. Currently BB has the Samsung 65" JU7500 for $2200. Looks like great deal but not sure if this is best TV for this room. Also considering the 70" vizio M70-C3, Sony 65" X850C and LG 65" UF8500. TV will be used for everyday TV, sports, movies. Don't foresee video gaming on it. Thank you for your advice.
If you have a lot of seating on the side of the TV, then the LG UF8500 could make sense with its wide viewing angle but it has worse picture quality than your other options. The Vizio has the most bang for the bucks but isn't the best for sports and cable TV. The JU7500 would get you slightly better motion and would be best in a room with lots of windows. Since the price increase isn't too steep, you would enjoy it more in the long run.
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I just exchanged an LG 6UFf7700 for a 65JU7500 and it looks like there is some lag when watching some fast motion scenes. It also doesn't look as crisp as the LG TV. I'm thinking its just some tuning I need to do, but I'm a little surprised that out of the box the LG seemed to have better picture and smoother motion. Are there some recommended settings for best picture and motion? I did try fiddling with the picture modes but it still seems fuzzy when it comes to fast motion.
Disable 'Auto Motion Plus' and the lag issue should go away. As for the general picture settings, we list our recommendations here.
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Hi, I'm looking to use this TV as a monitor for my PC and have a couple of questions regarding its suitability: How long does it take for the TV to "boot", i.e. the time from pressing the power button until it shows the image? Does it remember all previous settings when powered off, or is there something (like PC mode) that I would have to specifically enable every time I turn it on? How would the TV react if the PC goes into power saving mode and turns off the video signal? Does it turn off automatically after a while/immediately? Does it come back on when the video signal is back? Thank you!
We don't have the TV in hands anymore so we can't say exactly how long it takes to boot up but it wasn't long enough to be an issue unless you need the TV options right away which take longer to become accessible. The TV remember its previous settings. If the PC goes into power saving mode and stop sending a signal, the TV will display a 'No Signal' message. The TV can be set to turn off after some time without a signal but won't turn back on automatically when the signal goes back on. A totally black PC screen saver could be a solution if you want to preserve power.
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I have an RCA 240 Hz 42" that will need replacing in the near future and what would you recommend for a replacement ($800 budget max). I mostly watch HD TV, Blu-ray movies and a fair amount of sports.
Go with the Samsung KU6300. The KU6300 is a good TV for what you are looking for and it is also well in your budget limit. If you stick with your $800 limit, you could even get a bigger TV than what you already have.
We are not taking any more questions for this product because we no longer have it in our lab.