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Samsung JU7500 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Aug 06, 2015 at 12:00 am
Samsung JU7500 Picture
Test Methodology v1.0
7.7
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
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7.7
Movies
7.4
TV Shows
7.5
Sports
8.4
Video Games
7.4
HDR Movies
7.8
HDR Gaming
6.9
PC Monitor
Type LED
Resolution 4k
Refresh Rate 120 Hz

The Samsung JU7500 is a great 4k UHD TV. It's especially good for gaming, due to its incredible motion handling. Its main downside is that the picture quality degrades when you view it at an angle.

Our Verdict

7.7 Mixed Usage

The Samsung JU7500 UHD TV is really great TV, and it particularly excels as a screen for playing video games. It has a very low input lag and response time. It is also very good for other uses, like movies and sports, although the JS8500 beats it there due to the better gray uniformity, as well as its wider color gamut. If you don't play video games and the JU7500 is already a stretch of your budget, go for the cheaper JU7100.

See our Mixed Usage recommendations
  • 7.7 Mixed Usage
  • 7.7 Movies
  • 7.4 TV Shows
  • 7.5 Sports
  • 8.4 Video Games
  • 7.4 HDR Movies
  • 7.8 HDR Gaming
  • 6.9 PC Monitor
Pros
  • Very low input lag and motion blur
  • Great overall picture quality
Cons
  • Color loss at an angle

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Test Results

Design
8.5
Design
Style
Curved Yes

The Samsung JU7500 is a mid-range curved 4k TV. If you don't like the look of a curved TV, you can get the JU7100 for less money. It has comparable picture quality, although it's a noticeable step down.

Design
Stand

Dimension of the 55" stand: 34" x 12"

Design
Borders
Borders 0.55" (1.4 cm)

Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 3.23" (8.2 cm)

Picture Quality
8.0
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
3163 : 1

The contrast ratio is average, just like most Samsung TVs. The blacks will look a bit gray if you have all the lights off, but not too bad.

3.0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
Yes
Backlight
Direct

Turning on 'Smart LED' enables the local dimming feature, but as you can see, the zones are really big.

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

6.9
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.827 %
50% DSE
0.195 %

The gray uniformity is average. There is no noticeable banding, but you can see a few DSE spots, as well as darker edges and corners.

4.2
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
LCD Type
VA
Color Shift
20 °
Brightness
30 °
Black Level
17 °

At an angle, the colors desaturate significantly.

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.

9.2
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
0.876 %

Our unit had no issues with the black uniformity.

8.6
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
2.87
Color dE
2.2338
Gamma
2.2

9.8
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.42
Color dE
0.3435
Gamma
2.19

8.0
Picture Quality
480p Input

The Samsung JU7500 has no problem displaying any kind of resolution, even low quality content like DVDs or SD cable. For those, though, you might want to turn on 'Digital Clean View' under 'Picture Options' to help reduce the noise.

8.0
Picture Quality
720p Input

Cable TV looks good once upscaled.

9.0
Picture Quality
1080p Input

1080p content like Blu-rays also looks good.

10
Picture Quality
4k Input

Native 4k content looks sharp and without any issues.

7.1
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI P3 xy
80.73 %
DCI P3 uv
84.53 %
Rec 2020 xy
57.57 %
Rec 2020 uv
60.51 %

9.0
Picture Quality
Reflections
Reflection
0.7 %
Screen Finish
Glossy

The glossy screen handles the ambient reflections very well, which increases the perceived contrast ratio. There are a few rainbows around bright objects, though.
It can get bright enough for most rooms.

9.0
Picture Quality
3D
3D
Yes
3D Type
Active

There is no noticeable crosstalk when watching 3D content. Our panel version is TS01. We heard a report that the MS01 has worse crosstalk.

Picture Quality
Pixels

Motion
9.4
Motion
Motion Blur
Response Time
8.9 ms
Overshoot
1.7 ms

The response time is very low, at 8.9 ms. Surprisingly, it drives the pixels differently than the JU7100. The response time is faster, but there is more overshoot. Overall, this is a better compromise, because the overshoots are less noticeable.

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

7.1
Motion
24p Playback
Judder-free 24p
Yes
Judder-free 24p via 60p
No
Judder-free 24p via 60i
No

This is a 120Hz TV with motion interpolation. You can control the soap opera effect with the 'Auto Motion Plus' setting. It supports 24p movies without problem, except when it is sent over 60i or 60p. In that case, it can sometime remove the 3:2 pulldown, but not always. Find out more about the effects of Auto Motion Plus in our Additional Review Notes.

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

Inputs
7.9
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
21.1 ms
1080p With Interpolation
130.2 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
119.8 ms
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
37.3 ms

The input lag of the Samsung JU7500 is a very low 21.1 ms when you turn on game mode. PC mode, which you need to use if you want full chroma 4:4:4, has 37.3 ms.

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

Like all Samsung UHD TVs, it supports chroma 4:4:4 under PC mode, but can't handle 1080p @ 120 fps.

Inputs
Side Inputs

Inputs
Rear Inputs

The TV comes with the mandatory One Connect Mini box.

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
Composite In 1
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 4)
USB 3 Yes (1)
HDCP 2.2 Yes
CEC Yes
MHL Yes (HDMI 3)
Variable Analog Audio Out No

Sound Quality
6.3
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Std. Dev. @ 70
7.68 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ 80
7.62 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ Max
8.00 dB SPL
Max
95.5 dB SPL
Low-end Cutoff
67 Hz

Very good loudness and low-end extension, but the frequency response is poor throughout. Too much bass and not enough high-end.

5.0
Sound Quality
Total Harmonic Distortion
Distortion @ 70
0.026
Distortion @ 80
0.166
Distortion @ Max
0.269

Negligible distortion at very low volumes, but there will be a noticeable increase in distortion at moderate volumes and higher.

Smart Features
8.5
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS Tizen

The smart features on this TV work well. The included remote is useful for browsing the web with, because it can be used to control an onscreen pointer just by moving the remote.

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

Smart Features
Remote
Remote Smart

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 83 W
Power Consumption (Max) 181 W
Firmware 1219

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