Samsung MU6300 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Updated May 17, 2017 at 09:19 am
Samsung MU6300 Picture
7.4
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
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6.7
Movies
Value for price beaten by
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7.5
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
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7.2
Sports
Value for price beaten by
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8.2
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
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6.8
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
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7.7
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
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7.8
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
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This TV was replaced by the Samsung NU7100
Type LED
Sub-Type
VA (except 43")
Resolution 4k

The Samsung MU6300 is a better than average 4k Smart LED TV. It's not very extravagant, but it provides decent picture quality and a good set of features. Its input lag is noticeably better than average, making it a good choice for gamers. Picture quality does, unfortunately, degrade quite rapidly at an angle, and it could be a bit brighter to better accommodate well-lit environments.

Our Verdict

7.4 Mixed Usage

The MU6300 is a decent TV for a mixed usage. Picture quality is passable, and it has most of the features needed without any major flaws. That also means it doesn't excel anywhere though.

Pros
  • Great native contrast ratio
  • Low input lag, games are responsive
Cons
  • Limited HDR capabilities
  • Picture quality degrades at an angle
6.7 Movies

Below average TV for watching movies. The MU6300 produces deep and even blacks, but it lacks a local-dimming feature and has some issues displaying native 24p content without judder. Not everybody notices that issue though.

7.5 TV Shows

Decent TV for watching TV shows. It handles reflections well and gets sufficiently bright for most environments. The Samsung SmartHub also provides a decent amount of apps to access content.

7.2 Sports

Average TV for watching sports. The picture is decently uniform, but the motion performance leaves a bit to be desired. Some dirty screen effect is also apparent.

8.2 Video Games

Very good TV for playing video games. Input lag is amongst the lowest available. Motion is decent also, which is good for clarity of faster-paced games.

6.8 HDR Movies

Passable HDR movies performance. While the MU6300 has some of the essential features on board, it doesn't get particularly bright or cannot display a wider range of colors.

7.7 HDR Gaming

Better than average for HDR gaming. Input lag remains low at every setting, which is essential. The actual effect of HDR could be better though.

7.8 PC Monitor

Below average for use as a PC monitor. Essential resolutions are present, but trails following moving objects are a bit longer than desired. The narrow viewing angles also cause corners of the screen to darken if used from up close.

  • 7.4 Mixed Usage
  • 6.7 Movies
  • 7.5 TV Shows
  • 7.2 Sports
  • 8.2 Video Games
  • 6.8 HDR Movies
  • 7.7 HDR Gaming
  • 7.8 PC Monitor
  1. Updated Mar 12, 2018: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.
  2. Updated Sep 21, 2017: The 43" size likely uses an IPS panel, according to many user reports. Thus our review is not completely indicative of its performance, as it will have much worse contrast but a much better viewing angle, which will change our overall scores dramatically.
  3. Updated Aug 10, 2017: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  4. Updated May 17, 2017: Review published.

Video

Test Results

Design
8.5
Design
Style
Curved No

The design of the MU6300 is good. It is almost identical to the KU6300 from 2016, and won't turn many heads. The stand supports the TV quite well and the borders are an average thickness. The build quality is similar to other competing TVs.  

Design
Stand

The V-shaped center stand is iconic of Samsung TVs, and looks very similar to the KU6300 from last year. If knocked, the TV does wobble quite a bit but is still quite stable.

Footprint of the 55" TV stand: 12.1" x 33.2"

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 400x400

The back of the TV looks the same as the KU6300 and is all plastic. All of the inputs can be accessed from the side, which is great for those who place the TV near a wall. The controls are also relatively easy to access.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.67" (1.7 cm)

The borders of the TV have an average thickness. They are made of plastic.

Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 2.56" (6.5 cm)

The thickest part of the TV is near the bottom, but it won't stick out too much if wall-mounted.

Design
Temperature
Maximum Temperature
102 °F (39 °C)
Average Temperature
97 °F (36 °C)

The MU6300 gets warm to the touch along the top, sides and at parts of the back of the TV, but this shouldn't be a problem.

6.5
Design
Build Quality

The build quality is the same as the KU6300 from 2016. The stand feels a bit cheap but the TV certainly isn't going to fall apart from normal use.

Picture Quality
9.0
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
5,768 : 1
Contrast with local dimming
N/A

Excellent native contrast ratio for the Samsung MU6300, like the 2016 KU6300. With 5768:1 contrast ratio, the MU6300 can produce very deep blacks and can provide a good movie experience when set in a dark room.

Update 09/21/2017: The 43" size likely uses an IPS panel, according to many user reports. This means that it will have a contrast ratio of ~1000 cd/m², which results in a sub-par contrast score of 6.0.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct

There is no local dimming on the MU6300. The video is for reference only.

7.7
Picture Quality
SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Real Scene Peak Brightness
326 cd/m²
SDR Peak 2% Window
199 cd/m²
SDR Peak 10% Window
362 cd/m²
SDR Peak 25% Window
357 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
357 cd/m²
SDR Peak 100% Window
357 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 2% Window
198 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 10% Window
354 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 25% Window
354 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 50% Window
353 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 100% Window
353 cd/m²
SDR ABL
0.039

Good SDR peak brightness. The TV will appear bright even in a fairly bright room, though in a very bright room it may appear too dim. The MU6300 has less aggressive CE dimming than the KU6300 from last year, as the 10% window test was not dimmed unlike on the KU6300. However the MU6300 is not as bright as the KU6300, even with this less aggressive dimming. A plot of peak brightness over time is shown here.

6.3
Picture Quality
HDR Peak Brightness
HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness
330 cd/m²
HDR Peak 2% Window
200 cd/m²
HDR Peak 10% Window
363 cd/m²
HDR Peak 25% Window
359 cd/m²
HDR Peak 50% Window
356 cd/m²
HDR Peak 100% Window
355 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 2% Window
198 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 10% Window
358 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 25% Window
354 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 50% Window
352 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 100% Window
350 cd/m²
HDR ABL
0.039

Okay HDR peak brightness. Most of an HDR scene will be shown bright enough, but highlights will not reach anywhere near the 1000-4000 cd/m² they're intended to reach. Very dark scenes will be dimmed by the TV's CE dimming, but because the TV lacks local dimming, the highlights will be dimmed along with the rest of the scene. A plot of peak brightness over time is shown here.

6.9
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.958%
50% DSE
0.212%
5% Std. Dev.
0.887%
5% DSE
0.107%

The MU6300's overall gray uniformity is ordinary. There are some large vertical bands visible in the center of the screen, which unfortunately creates some dirty screen effect when watching sports like hockey. Both the left and right sides are also darker than the rest of the screen, but since the center is ok, it results in less dirty screen effect.

The top and bottom edges are brighter than the rest of the screen and this is clearly visible on both the 5% and 50% gray test picture. This problem is less visible when watching normal TV content, but can be visible when uniform colors are displayed near the edge and can be distracting.

4.1
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Shift
21°
Brightness
31°
Black Level
10°

Poor viewing angle. Blacks turn grey very rapidly at an angle; colors shift and brightness decrease not long after. People sitting to the side of the TV will not have as good picture quality as people seated directly in front.

Update 09/21/2017: The 43" size likely uses an IPS panel, according to many user reports. This means that it will have a much better viewing angle, resulting in a decent score of ~6.5.

9.2
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
0.592%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

The MU6300 has an excellent black uniformity, similar to the 2016 KU6300. Looking at our test picture, you can see that the blacks are pretty even and the whole screen is free of major clouding issues, which is great especially for dark scenes in movies.

7.5
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
5.9%
Indirect Reflections
0.6%

The MU6300 is okay at handling reflections. It has a semi-gloss finish which reduces the intensity of direct reflections but also diffuses them across the screen. For an average room this isn't much of an issue, but in a bright room this may be a problem.

8.0
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
Picture Mode
Movie
White Balance dE
3.08
Color dE
2.19
Gamma
2.28
Color Temperature
6,380 K

Out of the box, the pre-calibration had some issues, but most of them are because the Samsung MU6300 is tracking the gamma BT.1886 instead of the more traditional gamma 2.2 (LG TVs also use BT.1886 out of the box). This is not a bad thing on its own and overall, the TV could be used as-is without too many issues.

9.3
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
Picture Mode
Movie
White Balance dE
0.22
Color dE
1.62
Gamma
2.21
Color Temperature
6,583 K

The calibration process is a bit more difficult to perform on the MU6300 and Samsung TVs are in general a bit more tricky to calibrate. Even with the slightly trickier calibration, the final result is excellent. The white balance dE was brought down to a negligible 0.22. which is very good. As a result of the white balance correction, the gamma curve was flattened and now tracks closer to our 2.2 target.

The color dE was also brought down to 1.62 using the color management system, but some saturation targets in the blues and reds were still a bit off and could not be corrected without creating other problems. Overall this is a good result.

You can see our recommended settings for this Samsung MU6300 TV here.

8.0
Picture Quality
480p Input

Upscaling of low-quality content such as DVDs is good. The image is a little bit soft, but details are preserved.

8.0
Picture Quality
720p Input

720p content such as cable looks good. The image is a little bit soft but there is a minimum of upscaling artifacts.

9.0
Picture Quality
1080p Input

1080p content is upscaled well. The image remains clear and detailed.

10
Picture Quality
4k Input

Native 4k content looks good. No issues can be seen.

6.7
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI P3 xy
74.97%
DCI P3 uv
80.50%
Rec 2020 xy
53.80%
Rec 2020 uv
58.70%

The TV has a narrow color gamut, which can only properly show colors in the SDR Rec 709 color gamut. Most colors in HDR content will be shown properly, but deep colors will be desaturated to fit within the TV's gamut. On the bright side, the TV is fairly accurate when showing the colors within its gamut.

The TV's EOTF follows the HDR PQ curve fairly well, and rolls off gently to its maximum brightness, though it starts rolling off sooner than most TVs. This EOTF was taken in Movie mode; the EOTFs for game and PC mode are shown here and here, and aren't much different.

5.8
Picture Quality
Color Volume
Normalized DCI P3 Coverage ITP
67.2%
10,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
22.6%
Normalized Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
48.0%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
16.1%

The TV has a narrow color gamut and lacks local dimming, so it can't produce a good color volume. Its CE dimming helps it darken dark colors, but its color gamut also narrows for dark colors.

7.3
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit
Red (Std. Dev.)
0.122
Green (Std. Dev.)
0.141
Blue (Std. Dev.)
0.101
Gray (Std. Dev.)
0.159

The MU6300 can display our gradient test image without too many problems. Some small irregularities can be seen in the darker shades of color and grayscale, but overall this is a good result.

10
Picture Quality
Temporary Image Retention
IR after 0 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 2 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 4 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 6 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 8 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 10 min recovery
0.00%

The MU6300 does not have any image retention and this is the same result as the 2016 KU6300.

10
Picture Quality
Permanent Burn-In Risk
Permanent Burn-In Risk
No

We don't expect VA panels to experience permanent image retention, as the VA panel in our long-term test appears immune.

Picture Quality
Pixels
Motion
7.6
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
8.0 ms
100% Response Time
18.7 ms

The response time of the MU6300 is good, resulting in only a short trail following moving objects. It isn't as good as higher-end Samsung TVs such as the MU8000, but is similar to the KU6300 of 2016. This isn't a problem for most people.

4.0
Motion
Flicker-Free
Flicker-Free
No
PWM Dimming Frequency
120 Hz

The MU6300 uses PWM at 120Hz to dim the backlight, starting at 12/20 backlight setting. Lowering the setting from 12/20 shortens the duty cycle, while amplitude remains constant. PWM causes a duplicated trail following moving objects in 60Hz content so motion isn't as smooth as TVs without a flickering backlight.

8.6
Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Optional BFI
Yes
Min Flicker for 60 fps
60 Hz
60 Hz for 60 fps
Yes
120 Hz for 120 fps
N/A
Min Flicker for 60 fps in Game Mode
120 Hz

It is possible to reduce the flicker frequency to 60Hz by setting 'Auto Motion Plus' to 'Custom' and activating 'LED Clear Motion'. This helps to clear up fast moving content if you don't mind flicker.

7.0
Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
Yes
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
No

The MU6300 has a 60Hz panel which can interpolate lower frame rate content. To add the soap opera effect, set 'Auto Motion Plus' to 'Custom' and increase the 'Judder Reduction' slider.

8.2
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
23.0 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
0.0 ms

The Samsung MU6300 is great at displaying content without stutter, even for low frame rate content such as movies. The response time helps to transition between frames, producing a smoother image.

0
Motion
24p Judder
Judder-Free 24p
No
Judder-Free 24p via 60p
No
Judder-Free 24p via 60i
No
Judder-Free 24p via Native Apps
No

The MU6300 can't remove judder from 24p movies playing from 60Hz sources, and can't adjust the refresh rate to display 24Hz sources with the correct cadence. This is the same result as the 2016 KU6300. Note that not many people are sensitive to judder so it may not necessarily be a deal breaker.

0
Motion
Variable Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
No
4k VRR Maximum
N/A
4k VRR Minimum
N/A
1080p VRR Maximum
N/A
1080p VRR Minimum
N/A
VRR Supported Connectors
N/A

Like most current TVs, the MU6300 doesn't support any variable refresh rate features.

Inputs
9.2
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
20.2 ms
1080p @ 60Hz + HDR
19.5 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
80.3 ms
1080p @ 120Hz
N/A
4k @ 60Hz
19.9 ms
4k @ 60Hz + HDR
20.2 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
21.1 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 + 8 bit HDR
20.8 ms
4k @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
97.9 ms
4k With Interpolation
97.6 ms
4k @ 120 Hz
N/A
4k with Variable Refresh Rate
N/A
1080p with Variable Refresh Rate
N/A

Very low input lag. When in game or PC mode the input lag is a low ~20 ms, which should please all but the most competitive gamers. This is an improvement over the KU6300, which had higher input lag in PC mode than in game mode.

6.7
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
No
4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
No

All the common input resolutions are supported, except 120 Hz input because this is a 60 Hz panel. All three HDMI ports now have enough bandwidth for 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 when 'HDMI UHD color' is enabled, an improvement over the KU6300 which only supported full bandwidth on HDMI 1.

4:4:4 color is only properly supported in PC mode, which is activated by changing the icon of the input used to 'PC'. PC mode doesn't work for some input frame rates such as 24 Hz; the icon may still display PC, but the settings that are normally disabled in PC mode such as color and tint are not disabled, indicating that PC mode isn't active.

Inputs
Side Inputs
Inputs
Rear Inputs

All of the inputs are on the side of the TV.

Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI 3
USB 2
Digital Optical Audio Out 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 0
Analog Audio Out RCA 0
Component In 1 (incl. adapter, shared)
Composite In 1 (incl. adapter, shared)
Tuner (Cable/Ant) 1
Ethernet 1
DisplayPort 0
IR In 0
SD/SDHC 0


Since the MU6300 doesn't have an analog audio out, to connect a pair of headphones you will have to either use bluetooth headphones or headphones with a digital optical audio input like the Turtle Beach Elite 800.

Inputs
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
Yes
Dolby Vision
No
HLG
Yes
3D
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 (HDMI 1,2,3)
HDMI 2.1 Full Bandwidth
No
ARC
Yes (HDMI 3)
USB 3.0
No
HDCP 2.2 Yes (HDMI 1,2,3)
CEC Yes
MHL No
Variable Analog Audio Out No
Wi-Fi Support Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

Only one of DTS or Dolby Digital can be enabled at a time, the TV will not switch modes depending on the input. This is the same behavior as the Samsung TVs from last year.

Sound Quality
6.5
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
106.79 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
3.50 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
3.66 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
6.08 dB
Max
87.7 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
4.05 dB

Decent frequency response. The MU6300 produces a relatively flat response, but higher volumes produce a lot of compressions rendering them not recommended. The TV's bass extension is below average as well at 95W.

6.6
Sound Quality
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
0.242
Weighted THD @ Max
1.691
IMD @ 80
1.31%
IMD @ Max
11.52%

Passable THD performance. The TV produces decently low amounts of distortion, but it effectively doubles at higher volumes. This isn't very audible though.

Smart Features
8.0
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS Tizen
Version 2017
Ease of Use
Easy
Smoothness
Average
Time Taken to Select YouTube
5 s
Time Taken to Change Backlight
7 s
Advanced Options
Many

The center of the interface is the Smart Hub, which must be navigated to access the rest of the interface (unless using voice). This makes it easy to use, but does add extra steps to access some things. Fortunately the second row of the Smart Hub contains a quick menu with recommended content or common settings for the item under focus.

0
Smart Features
Ad-Free
Ads
Yes
Opt-out
No
Suggested Content in Home
Yes
Opt-out of Suggested Content
No

The TV did not show ads during our testing. However, ads are always very inconsistent with Samsung TVs, and because all Samsung TVs since 2016 have shown ads we assume the MU6300 does as well. If anyone notices ads on their MU6300, please take a picture of them and send us an email.

Update 11/13/2017: A reader has sent is this photo of ads on the MU6300.

8.5
Smart Features
Apps and Features
App Selection
Many
App Smoothness
Average
Cast Capable
Yes
USB Drive Playback
Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback
Yes
HDR in Netflix
Yes
HDR in Amazon Video
Yes
HDR in YouTube
Yes

The TV comes preloaded with many popular apps such as Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Video. Many more can be downloaded from the app menu.

8.5
Smart Features
Remote
Size
Small
Voice Control
Many Features
CEC Menu Control
Yes
Other Smart Features
Yes

The MU6300's remote is similar to the KU6300's, but it now has a built in microphone like the KS8000's remote. The microphone is used for voice commands, which can perform many tasks like searching for content and changing settings. The remote overall is small and simple, making all buttons easy to reach, but it lacks many common buttons such as 'input', making the user use voice commands or navigate the interface to change some things.

7.0
Smart Features
Remote App
Acts as the Remote
Yes
Directly Launches Apps and Inputs
Apps Only
Inputs Text in YouTube
No
Inputs Text in Netflix
No
Streams Device Files
Yes
Controls TV Settings
No
Voice Control
Yes

The Samsung remote app has some useful features like streaming files off the device running the app, but lacks some other features such as text entry.

Smart Features
TV Controls

The TV has a joystick that allows controlling nearly everything the remote does. Pushing left and right raises and lowers the volume, and up and down changes the channel. Clicking the joystick brings up a menu that gives access to the home menu, which can change nearly everything.

Smart Features
In The Box

  • Manual
  • Batteries
  • Remote
  • Composite adapter
  • Component adapter

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 53 W
Power Consumption (Max) 142 W
Firmware 1017

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 55" (UN55MU6300) version FA01. For the most part, we expect our review to be valid for the other sizes of this model.

Update 09/21/2017: The 43" size likely uses an IPS panel, according to many user reports, so our review is not a good indication of this size's performance. An IPS panel will have a much worse contrast ratio but a much better viewing angle than the VA panel unit we tested, which will change our overall scores significantly.

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their Samsung MU6300 doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we will update the review.

Size LCD Type Model US UK Warehouse Warehouse long
40" VA UN40MU6300 UN40MU6300FXZA UE40MU6100 UN40MU630D UN40MU630DFXZA
43" IPS UN43MU6300 UN43MU6300FXZA UE43MU6100 UN43MU630D UN43MU630DFXZA
50" VA UN50MU6300 UN50MU6300FXZA UE50MU6100 UN50MU630D UN50MU630DFXZA
55" VA UN55MU6300 UN55MU6300FXZA UE55MU6100 UN55MU630D UN55MU630DFXZA
60" VA UN60MU6300 UN60MU6300FXZA UE60MU6100 UN60MU630D UN60MU630DFXZA
65" VA UN65MU6300 UN65MU6300FXZA UE65MU6100 UN65MU630D UN65MU630DFXZA

Black Friday Models

A few retailers have a slightly different variant of the MU6300 on sale for Black Friday with the model names MU6290 or 6 Series Holiday Smart TV. We expect these models to perform similarly to the to the size we've reviewed, with the only differences being the standard remote (unlike the voice-enabled smart remote of the MU6300) and the lack of Bluetooth connectivity. 

It can be found at Walmart, BestBuy, Costco, Target, and Kmart in 40" (40MU6290, UN40MU6290 UN40MU6290F, UN40MU6290FXZA), 49" (49MU6290, UN49MU6290 UN49MU6290F, UN49MU6290FXZA), 55" (55MU6290, UN55MU6290 UN55MU6290F, UN55MU6290FXZA) and 65" (65MU6290, UN65MU6290 UN65MU6290F, UN65MU6290FXZA).

BestBuy also has their own exclusive model with product number MU6070. It is identical to the MU6290 above but with 1 less HDMI port (2 instead of 3) and no composite input. It is found in two sizes: 50" (UN50MU6070FXZA) and 65" (UN65MU6070FXZA).

Compared To Other TVs

Comparison picture

Top left: Sony X800E (XBR43X800E). Bottom left: Samsung KU6300 (UN55KU6300). Middle: Samsung MU6300 (UN55MU6300). Top right: Samsung MU8000 (UN55MU8000). Bottom right: LG UJ7700 (49UJ7700).  Unlike our other photographs, this picture wasn't taken under a controlled environment, so do not draw conclusions from it.

The Samsung MU6300 is a decent 4K UHD offering that shows itself to be pretty competitive to what's currently found on the market. 

Samsung MU6100
58"

The Samsung MU6300 is marginally better than the Samsung MU6100. The Samsung MU6300 has somewhat better black uniformity and better contrast that produce deep blacks in dimmer rooms. It also comes with better out of the box colors leading to better picture quality in movies, and a slightly better response time which looks good in fast-action video games. The Samsung MU6100 has better reflection handling and viewing angles, which are a plus when watching TV shows in a large room with many windows.

Samsung MU6290
40" 43" 49" 55" 65" 75"

The Samsung MU6300 and the Samsung MU6290 perform very similarly, and there is no significant difference between the two. The Samsung MU6300 supports Bluetooth out of the box. Bluetooth is not officially supported by the MU6290, although for some sizes this can be enabled through the service menu, as described here.

Samsung NU7100
40" 43" 50" 55" 58" 65" 75"

The Samsung NU7100 and Samsung MU6300 deliver nearly identical performance; there is no significant difference between them. The MU6300 is a bit brighter. If you're looking for a 43" model, the UN43MU6300 has an IPS panel, which will have worse dark room performance, but wider viewing angles.

LG UK6300
43" 49" 50" 55" 65"

If you've got a large room with wide seating, then the LG UK6300 is a better choice, but for a room with seating directly in front, then the Samsung MU6300 is better. The LG UK6300, apart from the better viewing angles, has a lower input lag and a faster response time that is great for gamers. It can handle reflections better, which is great if you have a room with many small windows. The Samsung MU6300 has better blacks due to higher native contrast ratio and better black uniformity. Finally, the Samsung MU6300 can get brighter and can fight ambient glare better.

Samsung NU7300
55" 65"

The Samsung NU7300 is marginally better than the Samsung MU6300. While there are no major differences between them, the NU7300 has a better backlight with less noticeable flicker.

Samsung MU6500
49" 55" 65"

The Samsung MU6300 is a slightly better TV than the Samsung MU6500. The Samsung MU6500 is marginally better for use as a PC monitor mainly due to its curved profile. Also, the Samsung MU6300 has slightly better black uniformity which helps to improve picture quality when you are watching HDR movies. On the other hand, the Samsung MU6300 has marginally better reflection handling that becomes more apparent when watching TV shows in a brighter room.

Element Amazon Fire TV
43" 50" 55" 65"

The Samsung MU6300 is much better than the Element Fire TV. The MU6300 delivers better picture quality and can take advantage of most of the recent HDR formats. The MU6300 has much lower input lag, great for gaming, and can reduce the backlight flicker frequency to improve motion clarity. The Element Fire TV has a faster response time, so motion is a bit smoother and has less blur.

Sony X690E
50" 60" 70"

The Samsung MU6300 and the Sony X690E have very similar performance. The Sony X690E has a faster response time which is great for fast content and can remove 24p judder from movies. The Samsung MU6300, on the other hand, has a better native contrast ratio that helps it show better blacks while watching movies in a dark room. Finally, the Samsung MU6300 can get slightly brighter and is more suitable for brighter rooms.

Samsung M5300
32" 40" 43" 49" 50"

The Samsung MU6300 is much better than the Samsung M5300. The MU6300 has a VA type panel (except the 43" model) and has much better dark room performance thanks to the higher contrast ratio and much better black uniformity. The Samsung M5300 has an IPS display which is better for bright room performance and has wider viewing angles. The MU6300 supports HDR and has a higher resolution 4k display as well as lower input lag for games.

Vizio E Series 2017
43" 50" 55" 60" 65" 70" 75" 80"

The Samsung MU6300 is a bit better than the Vizio E Series 2017. The MU6300 is brighter than the Vizio E and has much better input lag for gamers. The Samsung also has an optional motion interpolation feature that the Vizio E lacks. The Vizio E has better reflection handling and is better at removing judder from 24p sources. The 55" Vizio E Series has an IPS panel and will be better for a wider viewing area.

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