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Reviewed on Jun 19, 2015

Samsung J6200 TV REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.0
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).

Test Results
Design 6.0
Picture Quality 6.6
Motion 8.8
Inputs 6.4
Sound Quality 6.2
Smart Features 8.0
Pros
  • Very little motion blur
  • Great black uniformity
Cons
  • Slow and outdated smart features
  • Cheap and bulky design
  • Limited viewing angle

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6.0

Design

Curved : No
Stand

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

Borders
Borders : 0.83" (2.1 cm)

Thickness
Max Thickness : 3.35" (8.5 cm)

6.6

Picture Quality

This is a solid, but basic, TV in terms of picture quality. The blacks are fairly deep, and there aren't many uniformity issues. Upscaling of low quality content is quite good. Unfortunately the TV can't get very bright to deal with reflections, and the picture quality degrades when viewed from the side.

8.0 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 Local Dimming
Local Dimming
:
No
Backlight
:
Direct

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

6.3 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 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 Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
:
0.715 %

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

8.6 Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
:
3.01
Color dE
:
2.0635
Gamma
:
2.22

9.8 Post Calibration
White Balance dE
:
0.31
Color dE
:
0.2958
Gamma
:
2.2

8.0 480p Input

DVDs and SD content looks good.

7.0 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 1080p Input

1080p content like Blu-rays looks good.

0 4k Input

6.7 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 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 3D
3D
:
No
3D Type
:
No

Pixels
8.8

Motion

This is a good TV at handling motion. It has extremely little motion blur due to the fast pixel response time. When watching movies via a blu-ray player it is very smooth. It is able to interpolate content up to the native refresh rate of 120Hz.

9.7 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 Image Flicker
PWM Dimming Frequency
:
120 Hz
BFI
:
Yes

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

7.1 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 Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
:
Yes
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
:
Yes

6.4

Inputs

There's not much delay between when you input a command and when you see the result onscreen due to the average input lag. It is a 1080p TV so doesn't accept any higher resolution signals. It also doesn't accept a 120Hz input. 

 

7.1 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 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.

Side Inputs

Rear 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 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

6.2

Sound Quality

The sound of this TV isn't great. It's pretty inaccurate, can't get very loud, and has noticeable distortion when the volume is turned up.

On the upside, the bass is pretty good (for a TV).

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.

6.2 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 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.

8.0

Smart Features

Smart OS : Tizen (2014)
Remote
Remote : Basic

The remote is very basic.

Misc
Power Consumption : 71 W
Power Consumption (Max) : 114 W
Firmware : 1006

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.

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.

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