Reviewed on Apr 15, 2015

Samsung JU6700 TV REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.0
7.2
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
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
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.

Test Results
Design 8.5
Picture Quality 7.2
Motion 6.3
Inputs 7.6
Sound Quality 6.6
Smart Features 8.5
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.

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8.5

Design

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.

Stand

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

Borders
Borders : 0.67" (1.7 cm)

Thickness
Max Thickness : 3.19" (8.1 cm)

7.2

Picture Quality

The Samsung JU6700 isn't the best TV for watching movies. It does have pretty deep, fairly uniform blacks, but since it has judder, 24 fps movies will look pretty bad.

You also don't get more advanced features you see in pricier 4k TVs, things like HDR, local dimming, and the ability to play 3D material.

7.8 Contrast
Native Contrast
:
2891 : 1

The contrast ratio is good, but nothing spectacular.

0 Local Dimming
Local Dimming
:
No
Backlight
:
Direct

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

6.8 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 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 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 Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
:
2.97
Color dE
:
1.7479
Gamma
:
2.25

9.9 Post Calibration
White Balance dE
:
0.22
Color dE
:
0.2974
Gamma
:
2.2

8.0 480p Input

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

8.0 720p Input

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

9.0 1080p Input

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

10 4k Input

4k looks good and sharp without any issues.

7.1 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 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 3D
3D
:
No
3D Type
:
No

Pixels
6.3

Motion

This is a pretty good TV for sports fans. There's not much blur, so moving objects won't look streaky, and while there is some noticeable patchiness to the look of sports, it's far from the worst TV we've seen for that.

7.8 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 Image Flicker
PWM Dimming Frequency
:
120 Hz
BFI
:
Yes
BFI Frequency
:
60 Hz
BFI In Game Mode
:
No

0 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 Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
:
Yes
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
:
No

7.6

Inputs

There's no noticeable delay between when you make an action in a game and when you see the reaction onscreen. That, plus the good motion handling, makes this a good curved option for gamers. If you don't watch movies, there's not much reason to pay extra for the Samsung JU7500.

7.6 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 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'.

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
:
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

6.6

Sound Quality

The sound is reasonably accurate at regular listening volumes, but gets pretty distorted when you crank it up.

The TV can get pretty loud, which is good, and the bass, while not great, is decent 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.

6.7 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 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.

8.5

Smart Features

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 Ads
Ad-free
:
No
Opt-out
:
No

Remote
Remote : Smart

Misc
Power Consumption : 79 W
Power Consumption (Max) : 185 W
Firmware : 1206

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.

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