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.
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.
The JU7500 does a good job with movies, even in a dark room, but it isn't exceptional.
If you exclusively watch movies in a controlled room, you will prefer the Sony X930C, the Samsung JS9500, or even the Vizio M-series. For casual movie watching, though, this JU7500 is more than enough.
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.
Turning on 'Smart LED' enables the local dimming feature, but as you can see, the zones are really big.
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.
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.
Our unit had no issues with the black uniformity.
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.
There is no noticeable crosstalk when watching 3D content. Our panel version is TS01. We heard a report that the MS01 has worse crosstalk.
This is a great TV for watching sports, because it is very good at displaying fast movement without blur.
From time to time, you might see some darker spots on the field when the camera pans (like when watching soccer), but this is a really common problem for LED TVs. You will need to upgrade to the JS8500 or JS9000 if you want to get rid of most of this issue.
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.
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.
This is really a great gaming TV. Not only does it have very little motion blur, but the TV is really responsive in fast games. You will need to make sure to turn on 'Game Mode' under System-General, otherwise the TV reacts very slowly.
For gaming on a PC, the picture is very clear, even at 4k. However, it cannot support an input of 120 fps.
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.
Like all Samsung UHD TVs, it supports chroma 4:4:4 under PC mode, but can't handle 1080p @ 120 fps.
The sound quality of the Samsung JU7500 is a mixed bag. It can get very loud and has more bass then most TVs, but the quality isn't as good and you can hear distortion from time to time.
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.
Very good loudness and low-end extension, but the frequency response is poor throughout. Too much bass and not enough high-end.
Negligible distortion at very low volumes, but there will be a noticeable increase in distortion at moderate volumes and higher.
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.