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Samsung JU6700 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Apr 15, 2015 at 12:00 am
Samsung JU6700 Picture
7.2
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
6.6
Movies
Value for price beaten by
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7.1
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
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7.1
Sports
Value for price beaten by
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8.0
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
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6.9
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
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7.1
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
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6.7
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
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Type LED
Resolution 4k
Refresh Rate 60 Hz

The Samsung JU6700 4k LED TV has the same picture quality as the cheaper JU6500, but the screen is curved and it comes with a better remote. It's a good UHD TV, but it has a few flaws.

Our Verdict

7.2 Mixed Usage

Unless you care about the curve or the fancy remote, get the cheaper JU6500 UHD TV instead of this Samsung JU6700. The picture quality is the same. It is good, but it does have a little bit of motion blur and judder.

Pros
  • Very low input lag.
  • Great overall picture quality in a dark and a bright room.
Cons
  • Limited viewing angle means a loss of colors from the side.
  • A little bit more motion blur than average.
  • Judder in movies, due to the lack of 24p support.
  • 7.2 Mixed Usage
  • 6.6 Movies
  • 7.1 TV Shows
  • 7.1 Sports
  • 8.0 Video Games
  • 6.9 HDR Movies
  • 7.1 HDR Gaming
  • 6.7 PC Monitor

Test Results

Design
8.5
Design
Style
Curved Yes

The Samsung JU6700 UHD TV looks very similar to the JU6500. The borders are slim, and it feels like a mid-range TV.

The stand is similar to that of the pricier JU7100, but curved.

Design
Stand

Dimensions of 55" TV stand: 34" x 12.25".

Design
Borders
Borders 0.67" (1.7 cm)

Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 3.19" (8.1 cm)

Picture Quality
7.8
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
2891 : 1

The contrast ratio is good, but nothing spectacular.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct

6.3
Picture Quality
SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Peak 2% Window
333 cd/m2
SDR Peak 50% Window
333 cd/m2

6.8
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
4.207 %
50% DSE
0.200 %

There is a significant amount of deviation in the gray uniformity, and a considerable amount of DSE, too.

4.2
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
LCD Type
VA
Color Shift
20 °
Brightness
30 °
Black Level
19 °

This TV doesn't maintain its colors well when viewed at an angle. The curve of the screen exacerbates this issue, because the side nearer to you is at a greater angler than it would be on a flat screen.

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.

8.8
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
1.068 %

Our unit had a few brighter spots near the bottom edge of the screen, but they weren't noticeable with normal content.

8.7
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
2.97
Color dE
1.7479
Gamma
2.25

9.9
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.22
Color dE
0.2974
Gamma
2.2

8.0
Picture Quality
480p Input

DVDs looks better when you turn on 'Digital Clean View'.

8.0
Picture Quality
720p Input

Cable TV and other 720p content will also looks better when you turn on 'Digital Clean View'.

9.0
Picture Quality
1080p Input

1080 looks good when upscaled, like on majority of Samsung UHD TVs.

10
Picture Quality
4k Input

4k looks good and sharp without any issues.

7.1
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI P3 xy
81.69 %
DCI P3 uv
84.44 %
Rec 2020 xy
55.29 %
Rec 2020 uv
61.29 %

8.0
Picture Quality
Reflections
Reflection
1.8 %
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss

Its semi-gloss finish doesn't reflect much, but because its screen is curved, anything that is directly in front gets magnified.
The JU6700 can get bright enough for pretty much any room.

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

Picture Quality
Pixels

Motion
7.8
Motion
Motion Blur
Response Time
17.9 ms
Overshoot
0 ms

The motion handling could be better on this TV. It has a bit more blur than average, although you won't really notice it unless you are gaming or watching sports.

4.8
Motion
Image Flicker
PWM Dimming Frequency
120 Hz
BFI
Yes
BFI Frequency
60 Hz
BFI In Game Mode
No

0
Motion
24p Playback
Judder-free 24p
No
Judder-free 24p via 60p
No
Judder-free 24p via 60i
No

Like the JU6500, there is a small constant judder when watching movies. You can get rid of it by turning on 'Auto Motion Plus', but it adds the soap opera effect.

5.0
Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
Yes
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
No

Inputs
7.6
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
27.8 ms
1080p With Interpolation
116.0 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
116.5 ms
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
42.2 ms

In game mode, the input lag is low. PC mode (for 4:4:4 support), is a bit higher, at 44.2ms.

8.0
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes

To enable chroma 4:4:4 at 60Hz, turn on 'UHD Color'.

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
Yes
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 Yes
ARC Yes (HDMI 3)
USB 3 Yes (1)
HDCP 2.2 Yes
CEC Yes
MHL Yes (HDMI 2)
Variable Analog Audio Out No

Sound Quality
6.7
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Std. Dev. @ 70
4.79 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ 80
4.87 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ Max
6.41 dB SPL
Max
91.8 dB SPL
Low-end Cutoff
100 Hz

Pumping may be present under heavy load. The frequency response is decent at lower volumes. The bass cut-off is not bad for a TV and it gets relatively loud.

6.4
Sound Quality
Total Harmonic Distortion
Distortion @ 70
0.015
Distortion @ 80
0.023
Distortion @ Max
0.111

There is a slight but noticeable increase in distortion at higher volumes, but decent distortion at comfortable listening levels.

Smart Features
8.5
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS Tizen

The app selection on Samsung's new Tizen OS is better than it was at the start of the year, and it comes with a full web browser. Overall, a good smart platform.

Contrary to the JU6500, the JU6700 comes with a fancy smart remote, which is great for browsing the web.

0
Smart Features
Ads
Ad-free
No
Opt-out
No

Smart Features
Remote
Remote Smart

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 79 W
Power Consumption (Max) 185 W
Firmware 1206

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