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Samsung J6300 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Apr 23, 2015 at 12:00 am
Samsung J6300 Picture
6.7
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
6.2
Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
7.0
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
7.0
Sports
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
7.1
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
5.6
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
4.5
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
5.5
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
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.

Our Verdict

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.

Pros
  • Great contrast ratio and picture quality.
  • Very thin borders.
Cons
  • Limited viewing angle
  • Average input lag.
  • Poor gray uniformity.
  • 6.7 Mixed Usage
  • 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

Test Results

Design
8.5
Design
Style
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.

Design
Stand

Design
Borders
Borders 0.43" (1.1 cm)

Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 1.81" (4.6 cm)

Picture Quality
8.2
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
3707 : 1

The contrast ratio is good, but not exceptional.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct

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

6.7
Picture Quality
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
Picture Quality
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
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
0.608 %

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

9.0
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

9.0
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
1.99
Color dE
1.6379
Gamma
2.22

9.8
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.25
Color dE
0.3001
Gamma
2.2

8.0
Picture Quality
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
Picture Quality
720p Input

Cable TV looks good once upscaled on the J6300.

10
Picture Quality
1080p Input

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

0
Picture Quality
4k Input

7.2
Picture Quality
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
Picture Quality
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
Picture Quality
3D
3D
No
3D Type
No

Picture Quality
Pixels

Motion
8.8
Motion
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
Motion
Image Flicker
PWM Dimming Frequency
120 Hz
BFI
Yes
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 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
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
Yes
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
Yes
Inputs
6.5
Inputs
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
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

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

Inputs
Side Inputs

Inputs
Rear Inputs

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
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

Sound Quality
6.7
Sound Quality
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
Sound Quality
Total Harmonic Distortion
Distortion @ 70
0.012
Distortion @ 80
0.026
Distortion @ Max
0.082

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

Smart Features
8.0
Smart Features
Interface
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
Smart Features
Ads
Ad-free
No
Opt-out
No

Smart Features
Remote
Remote Basic

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 66 W
Power Consumption (Max) 137 W
Firmware 1204

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