The Samsung JS7000 SUHD TV's picture quality is a mixed bag. It has a great viewing angle and low motion blur. However, it has poor blacks and bad uniformity.
The Samsung JS7000 looks like a mid-range TV. The TV is fairly thin, and the bezel is small.
It wobbles quite a bit, and is made out of plastic.
This isn't a good TV for movies. The blacks aren't deep, and there are lots of with the uniformity. If you watch TV in a dark room, this TV won't look very good.
This TV also has judder when playing 24 fps movies, so this isn't the TV to get if you love watching Blu-rays, DVDs, streaming movies, or other 24 fps movies.
The contrast ratio is really poor on this TV. It has an IPS panel, and produces gray blacks. Note that the 50" and 60" models don't have IPS panels and would have better contrast.
It is advertised as a full array backlight, but the 'Smart LED' feature is not even in the menu, so it is a probably an error on Samsung's website.
While it doesn't have a lot of DSE, the overall uniformity of solid colors is quite poor. The edges and corners are significantly darker, and you can see a few vertical bands.
The advantage of LCD TVs with a poor contrast ratio like this one is the color accuracy at an angle, which is great. The 50" and 60" models use VA panels and have narrower viewing angle.
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.
Due to the poor blacks, the uniformity in dark scenes is not good. The corners are brighter than the center of the screen.
In movie mode, the calibration of the picture was far off by default.
After calibration, the colors are a good deal better.
When you set 'Colorspace' to 'Native', the coverage of the Rec.2020 increases.
Its semi-gloss screen finish doesn't reflect a lot of light.
The JS7000 can get bright enough for any type of room.
This is quite a good TV for sports. There's barely any blur, so even the fastest movement is going to look great.
There is a lot of patchiness to the look of playing surfaces, though. If that's something that bothers you, another TV would be a better choice.
The motion blur of the JS7000 is great. It has a little bit of overshoot, but overall, it is one of the best LED TVs in terms of minimal motion blur.
It doesn't support 24p, so it has the 3:2 pulldown judder in movies. This is a small and consistent judder, so most people don't see it.
For those gamers who want a TV that doesn't lose too much color saturation at a wide angle, this is a great TV to buy. The minimal amount of blur is also really good for gaming, and there's no noticeable delay between making an action in a game and seeing the reaction onscreen. If you play anything that gets competitive, this is a good buy.
The input lag is low when turning on 'Game Mode' under 'System' - 'General'. In conjunction with the low motion blur, it is a great gaming TV.
For 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4, turn on PC mode as well as UHD Color.
This TV's bass is pretty good, and it's also able to get pretty loud. It's able to produce reasonably accurate sound, for a TV, but only at normal volumes. Louder volumes are less accurate.
There's hardly any distortion at lower volumes, which is great. There's a bit more when it gets louder.
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.
The low-end cut off and loudness are decent for a TV. The frequency response is OK, but gets worse under load. Pumping may be present at higher volumes.
Very good distortion levels under low volumes. Slight increase under maximum load.
Overall, the smart features on the JS7000 are good.
Only a basic remote is included, which isn't great for using the smart features on this TV, especially the built-in web browser.
We reviewed the 55" Samsung UN55JS7000 (panel version: EH01). It has a PLS LCD panel (a sub category of the IPS family), which is why it has poor contrast and good viewing angle. It is the second Samsung that we reviewed with such panel, the first one being the smaller UN32J4000.
The 50" and 60" models use VA panels and are expected to have better contrast ratios and worse viewing angles.