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Samsung J6200 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jun 19, 2015 at 12:00 am
Samsung J6200 Picture
6.5
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
6.1
Movies
6.8
TV Shows
6.8
Sports
7.3
Video Games
4.9
HDR Movies
4.2
HDR Gaming
5.5
PC Monitor
Type LED
Resolution 1080p
Refresh Rate 120 Hz

The Samsung J6200 has a cheap bezel and slow smart features. However, it has very little motion blur, and excellent black uniformity (although the blacks are not deep).

Our Verdict

6.5 Mixed Usage

Overall the J6200 is a pretty average TV. This is great for those who only care about picture quality, not the design or smart features. Great for video games though thanks to the excellent pixel response.

Pros
  • Very little motion blur
  • Great black uniformity
Cons
  • Slow and outdated smart features
  • Cheap and bulky design
  • Limited viewing angle
6.1 Movies

Average movie performance. Picture quality is average but lacks features found on high end TVs. Uniformity is quite good.

6.8 TV Shows

Slightly above average for TV shows in a bright room. Average picture quality. Upscaling of content is good. Unfortunately can't get very bright to deal with reflections and picture deteriorates when viewed from the side.

6.8 Sports

Above average for sports. Very little motion blur which is great for fast plays. Can interpolate content up to 120Hz. Uniformity is quite good.

7.3 Video Games

Great for video games. Excellent motion performance for fast paced games. Input lag is average which should be good for most people. Decent picture quality.

4.9 HDR Movies

Doesn't support HDR. Color range is limited to SDR content. Can't achieve bright highlights. Decent picture quality.

5.5 PC Monitor

Average PC monitor. Very responsive, which is great. Average picture quality. 1080p panel but supports chroma for clear text.

  • 6.5 Mixed Usage
  • 6.1 Movies
  • 6.8 TV Shows
  • 6.8 Sports
  • 7.3 Video Games
  • 4.9 HDR Movies
  • 4.2 HDR Gaming
  • 5.5 PC Monitor

Test Results

Design
6.0
Design
Style
Curved No

Design
Stand

The stand is cheap and not very stable. It doesn't swivel. Our 55" J6200 had a footprint of 9" x 22.75".

Design
Borders
Borders 0.83" (2.1 cm)

Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 3.35" (8.5 cm)

Picture Quality
8.0
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
3209 : 1

The contrast ratio is average on this TV. If you turn off the lights in your room, you'll see the blacks look a little gray.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct

5.5
Picture Quality
SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Peak 2% Window
189 cd/m2
SDR Peak 50% Window
189 cd/m2

6.3
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.983 %
50% DSE
0.23 %

Our unit's gray uniformity is poor. The corners are darker and there are a few brighter spots on the screen.

4.2
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
LCD Type
VA
Color Shift
20 °
Brightness
30 °
Black Level
17 °

The viewing angle is limited. The colors desaturate when you sit at an angle. While you can still see the picture, this isn't ideal if you have multiple viewpoints.

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.

9.4
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
0.715 %

The black uniformity is great. No major flashlighting or clouding.

8.6
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
3.01
Color dE
2.0635
Gamma
2.22

9.8
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.31
Color dE
0.2958
Gamma
2.2

8.0
Picture Quality
480p Input

DVDs and SD content looks good.

7.0
Picture Quality
720p Input

Surprisingly, a 720p input looks softer than normal. If you are watching cable TV, you should let your receiver do the upscaling to 1080p instead

10
Picture Quality
1080p Input

1080p content like Blu-rays looks good.

0
Picture Quality
4k Input

6.7
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI P3 xy
74.26 %
DCI P3 uv
80.78 %
Rec 2020 xy
53.40 %
Rec 2020 uv
59.42 %

8.0
Picture Quality
Reflections
Reflection
1.7 %
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss

The J6200 handles reflections pretty well. There is a slight rainbow effect around lightbulbs, but nothing distracting.
It can't get very bright. You can get by with one or two windows, but this TV is really only suited to dark rooms.

0
Picture Quality
3D
3D
No
3D Type
No

Picture Quality
Pixels

Motion
9.7
Motion
Motion Blur
Response Time
7.8 ms
Overshoot
0.1 ms

It currently has the fastest response time that we have measured so far. The amount of motion blur is really minimal, which is great. As you can see in our picture, you can barely see any trail following our logo.

2.0
Motion
Image Flicker
PWM Dimming Frequency
120 Hz
BFI
Yes

The J6200 features a backlight strobing feature. Find out more here.

7.1
Motion
24p Playback
Judder-free 24p
Yes
Judder-free 24p via 60p
No
Judder-free 24p via 60i
No

There is no judder when a movie is outputted at 24p (like via a Blu-ray player). Over 60i or 60p though (like on cable), the TV can't always do the reverse 3:2 pulldown correctly. At least, if you like the soap opera effect, you can turn on 'Auto Motion Plus' to get rid of this.

10
Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
Yes
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
Yes

Inputs
7.1
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
44.5 ms
1080p With Interpolation
58.3 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
65.6 ms
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
44.5 ms
4k @ 60Hz
N/A
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
N/A
4k @ 60Hz + HDR
N/A
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 + 8 bit HDR
N/A

Under game mode and PC mode, the input lag is 44.5ms, which is average. It is not really noticeable.

2.0
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4
No
4k @ 60Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
No

To get chroma 4:4:4, set the type of the HDMI input to PC.

Inputs
Side Inputs

Inputs
Rear Inputs

Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI 2
USB 2
Digital Optical Audio Out 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 1
Analog Audio Out RCA 0
Component In 1 (shared)
Composite In 1 (shared)
Tuner (Cable/Ant) 1
Ethernet 1
DisplayPort 0
IR In 0
SD/SDHC 0

Inputs
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
No
Dolby Vision
No
5.1 Passthrough ARC Dolby Digital
No
5.1 Passthrough ARC DTS
No
5.1 Passthrough Optical Dolby Digital
Yes
5.1 Passthrough Optical DTS
No
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth No
ARC No
USB 3 No
HDCP 2.2 No
CEC Yes
MHL No
Variable Analog Audio Out No

Sound Quality
6.2
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Std. Dev. @ 70
5.72 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ 80
5.55 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ Max
7.15 dB SPL
Max
87.8 dB SPL
Low-end Cutoff
95 Hz

Poor frequency response all around. At higher volumes significant pumping may be present. The TV doesn't get loud either, but the bass extension is decent.

6.1
Sound Quality
Total Harmonic Distortion
Distortion @ 70
0.016
Distortion @ 80
0.041
Distortion @ Max
0.127

Decent distortion under light load, but the distortion increases noticeably as the volume increases.

Smart Features
8.0
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS Tizen (2014)

Smart Features
Remote
Remote Basic

The remote is very basic.

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 71 W
Power Consumption (Max) 114 W
Firmware 1006

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