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Reviewed on Apr 23, 2015

Samsung J6300
TV REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.0
6.7
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
6.2
Movies
7.0
TV Shows
7.0
Sports
7.1
Video Games
5.6
HDR Movies
4.5
HDR Gaming
5.5
PC Monitor
Type : LED
Resolution : 1080p
Refresh Rate : 120 Hz

The J6300 LED TV is Samsung's top-of-the-line 1080p TV in 2015. It has good picture quality, handles motion well and has a lot of features, but it isn't perfect. The colors change when viewed at wide angles.

Test Results
Design 8.5
Picture Quality 6.9
Motion 8.1
Inputs 5.8
Sound Quality 6.7
Smart Features 8.0
Pros
  • Great contrast ratio and picture quality.
  • Very thin borders.
Cons
  • Limited viewing angle
  • Average input lag.
  • Poor gray uniformity.

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8.5

Design

Curved : No

The Samsung J6300 LED TV has really thin borders, and the TV blends into the room.

The stand is cheap. It is almost all made of plastic and the TV wobbles when you push it.

Stand
Borders
Borders : 0.43" (1.1 cm)

Thickness
Max Thickness : 1.81" (4.6 cm)

6.9

Picture Quality

This TV is great for watching movies. The blacks are pretty deep, and there are hardly any uniformity issues. Overall, the picture quality is really good.

This TV scores a bit lower than our top-ranked TVs because it doesn’t have advanced features like HDR and the ability to display an extra-wide range of colors. Neither of those is available for 1080p TVs, so don’t worry about that. The J6300 really is great.

8.2 Contrast
Native Contrast
:
3707 : 1

The contrast ratio is good, but not exceptional.

0 Local Dimming
Local Dimming
:
No
Backlight
:
Direct

6.0 SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Peak 2% Window
:
286 cd/m2
SDR Peak 50% Window
:
286 cd/m2

6.7 Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
:
3.635 %
50% DSE
:
0.215 %

The color uniformity is far from perfect. You can see darker vertical bands and a bit of dirty screen effect across the screen.

4.2 Viewing Angle
LCD Type
:
VA
Color Shift
:
20 °
Brightness
:
30 °
Black Level
:
20 °

The J6300 isn't ideal when watching at an angle because the colors desaturate.

Update 01/06/2017: We have changed the methodology of testing. Since this is an old TV which we don't have anymore, we extrapolated the results from 2016 TVs.

9.6 Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
:
0.608 %

The black uniformity is really great - almost perfect. No clouding or flashlighting.

9.0 Gradient
Color Depth
:
10 Bit

9.0 Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
:
1.99
Color dE
:
1.6379
Gamma
:
2.22

9.8 Post Calibration
White Balance dE
:
0.25
Color dE
:
0.3001
Gamma
:
2.2

8.0 480p Input

As with all Samsung TVs, the upscaling of lower-resolution content like DVDs is good. 'Digital Clean View' is effective at reducing the compression noise

8.0 720p Input

Cable TV looks good once upscaled on the J6300.

10 1080p Input

1080p content like Blu-rays looks sharp and well detailed.

0 4k Input

7.2 Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
:
No
DCI P3 xy
:
82.31 %
DCI P3 uv
:
84.86 %
Rec 2020 xy
:
58.93 %
Rec 2020 uv
:
62.27 %

8.0 Reflections
Reflection
:
1.8 %
Screen Finish
:
Semi-gloss

It doesn't reflect much. However, you can see a small rainbow around bright objects. The screen finish is semi-gloss, which is inferior to what Samsung uses on higher-end models.
It can get bright enough for most situations, so do not worry if you have a few windows.

0 3D
3D
:
No
3D Type
:
No

Pixels
8.1

Motion

This is a decent TV for watching sports. There’s a bit more patchiness to the picture than you see with the highest-end Samsung TVs, but not too much. Playing surfaces should look fine.

There’s also very little blur, so fast-moving objects onscreen will look fine.

8.8 Motion Blur
Response Time
:
12.8 ms
Overshoot
:
0 ms

This TV has a low amount of motion blur, which is great for sports or video games.

2.0 Image Flicker
PWM Dimming Frequency
:
120 Hz
BFI
:
Yes
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 playing via a 24p source (like Blu-ray player). Over 60p or 60i though, it doesn't always succeed at removing the 3:2 pulldown. You can turn on the soap opera effect though to get rid of it.

10 Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
:
Yes
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
:
Yes
5.8

Inputs

The minimal amount of blur also means that gamers won’t need to worry about the picture looking bad.

Most gamers shouldn’t notice a delay between performing an action and seeing the result onscreen. If you’re not a professional gamer, or someone who is very sensitive to delay, this will be a good gaming TV for you.

6.5 Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
:
44.9 ms
1080p With Interpolation
:
118.7 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
:
127.3 ms
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
:
44.9 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

Labeling the input as PC is the way to get the lowest input lag on the Samsung J6300. Game mode is a bit higher, at 50.1 ms.

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

Set the HDMI type to PC to benefit from chroma 4:4:4.

Side Inputs
Rear Inputs
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 (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
:
Yes
5.1 Passthrough ARC DTS
:
Yes
5.1 Passthrough Optical Dolby Digital
:
Yes
5.1 Passthrough Optical DTS
:
Yes
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth : No
ARC : Yes (HDMI 2)
USB 3 : No
HDCP 2.2 : No
CEC : Yes
MHL : Yes (HDMI 3)
Variable Analog Audio Out : No

6.7

Sound Quality

The Samsung J6300 has decent bass, and can get pretty loud. The sound is also pretty accurate, though louder volumes are less so.

There’s not much distortion at any volume, which is great for TV speakers.

Note: Sound Quality test for TVs reviewed before 2017 was performed at 75dB, 85dB, and Max SPL. Starting 2017, the target SPL levels have been changed to 70dB, 80dB, and Max dB SPL.

6.7 Frequency Response
Std. Dev. @ 70
:
4.87 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ 80
:
4.81 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ Max
:
6.44 dB SPL
Max
:
90.5 dB SPL
Low-end Cutoff
:
95 Hz

Decent low-end and loudness for a TV. The frequency response is decent, except that it suffers as the volume increases. There will be pumping present when the TV is under heavy load.

6.5 Total Harmonic Distortion
Distortion @ 70
:
0.012
Distortion @ 80
:
0.026
Distortion @ Max
:
0.082

Good distortion levels all-around, even at higher volumes.

8.0

Smart Features

Smart OS : Tizen

The Tizen smart platform has developed quite a bit over the year, and is now quite good.

The remote included with this TV is just a basic one. If you want Samsung's smart remote, you'll need to get the Samsung JU7100 instead.

0 Ads
Ad-free
:
No
Opt-out
:
No

Remote
Remote : Basic

Misc
Power Consumption : 66 W
Power Consumption (Max) : 137 W
Firmware : 1204

Conclusion
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6.7 Mixed Usage
Unfortunately, Samsung doesn't sell top-quality 1080p TVs anymore. The J6300 is a good mid-range TV, but it is not high-end. It has average input lag and motion blur, which isn't ideal for gaming. The screen uniformity is also sub-par. Picture quality-wise, this TV is about the same as last year's H6350.

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