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Samsung NU6900 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.5
Updated Nov 10, 2020 at 08:37 am
Samsung NU6900 Picture
6.8
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
6.5
Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
7.2
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
6.9
Sports
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
7.0
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
6.3
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
6.7
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
6.9
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
This TV was replaced by the Samsung TU6980
Type LED
Sub-Type
VA
Resolution 4k

The Samsung NU6900 is an alright entry-level 4k TV. It's available in a wide range of sizes with budget-friendly prices, and it provides okay overall performance. It has a VA panel with an outstanding contrast ratio and excellent black uniformity, so it's an ideal choice for watching movies in a dark room. However, it's limited on extra features, as it lacks local dimming and can't remove judder from any source. HDR content doesn't look all that good either, as it doesn't display a wide color gamut and doesn't get bright enough to make highlights pop. It's a decent choice for casual gamers as it has low input lag, but its slow response time results in some motion blur.

Our Verdict

6.8 Mixed Usage

The Samsung NU6900 is an okay TV for mixed usage. It has an outstanding contrast ratio that makes blacks appear deep when viewed in a dark room. It's not suitable for watching shows or sports in bright rooms because it doesn't get very bright, but it has decent reflection handling. On the upside, the input lag is low, making it decent for gaming.

Pros
  • Outstanding contrast ratio.
  • Excellent black uniformity.
  • Decent reflection handling.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Doesn't get very bright.
  • Fails to display wide color gamut.
6.5 Movies

The Samsung NU6900 is alright for watching movies. It has an outstanding contrast ratio and excellent black uniformity, making it a great choice for watching movies in dark rooms. However, it lacks a local dimming feature to further improve black scenes. It also can't remove 24p judder from any source.

Pros
  • Outstanding contrast ratio.
  • Excellent black uniformity.
Cons
  • Doesn't remove judder.
  • No local dimming feature.
7.2 TV Shows

The Samsung NU6900 is decent for watching TV shows. It has decent reflection handling, but it doesn't get bright enough to combat glare in well-lit rooms. It's very good at upscaling cable content and should keep most TV show enthusiasts happy. Unfortunately, it has narrow viewing angles, so you won't get an accurate image when viewing from the side.

Pros
  • Decent reflection handling.
  • Upscales lower-resolution content well.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Doesn't get very bright.
6.9 Sports

The Samsung NU6900 is okay for sports. It has decent reflection handling so you can place it in an average-lit room, but it doesn't get bright enough to combat a lot of glare. Unfortunately, it has narrow viewing angles and it's not ideal for wide seating arrangements. Additionally, it has a slow response time, so fast-moving content may look blurry.

Pros
  • Decent reflection handling.
  • Upscales lower-resolution content well.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Doesn't get very bright.
  • Slow response time.
7.0 Video Games

The Samsung NU6900 is decent for playing video games. It has a low input lag, which makes it very responsive, but it has a slow response time that makes motion look blurry. However, it has a Black Frame Insertion feature to improve the appearance of motion. Unfortunately, it doesn't have support for any variable refresh rate technology to improve the gaming experience further.

Pros
  • Outstanding contrast ratio.
  • Excellent black uniformity.
  • Low input lag.
Cons
  • Slow response time.
  • No VRR support.
6.3 HDR Movies

The Samsung NU6900 is mediocre for watching HDR movies. It has an outstanding native contrast ratio and excellent black uniformity but lacks local dimming to make blacks deeper. Furthermore, it doesn't have a wide color gamut and can't get very bright to make highlights pop and deliver HDR content as the director intended.

Pros
  • Outstanding contrast ratio.
  • Excellent black uniformity.
Cons
  • No local dimming feature.
  • Doesn't get very bright.
  • Fails to display wide color gamut.
6.7 HDR Gaming

The Samsung NU6900 is okay for HDR gaming. It has a low input lag in HDR, but it has a slow response time that results in some motion blur. It also has an outstanding contrast ratio and excellent black uniformity. Unfortunately, the TV can't display HDR content as intended because it can't get very bright and doesn't have a wide color gamut.

Pros
  • Outstanding contrast ratio.
  • Excellent black uniformity.
  • Low input lag.
Cons
  • Doesn't get very bright.
  • Slow response time.
  • Fails to display wide color gamut.
6.9 PC Monitor

The Samsung NU6900 is alright for use as a PC monitor. It has low input lag, and it can display most common resolutions and chroma 4:4:4, which is important for reading text. Unfortunately, the viewing angles are bad, so the edges of the screen appear darker if you sit too close. It doesn't get bright enough to combat glare, but it has decent reflection handling.

Pros
  • Decent reflection handling.
  • Low input lag.
  • Displays chroma 4:4:4.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Doesn't get very bright.
  • Slow response time.
  • 6.8 Mixed Usage
  • 6.5 Movies
  • 7.2 TV Shows
  • 6.9 Sports
  • 7.0 Video Games
  • 6.3 HDR Movies
  • 6.7 HDR Gaming
  • 6.9 PC Monitor
  1. Updated May 21, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.5.
  2. Updated Feb 21, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.4.
  3. Updated Feb 28, 2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.
  4. Updated Aug 31, 2018: Review published.
  5. Updated Aug 29, 2018: Early access published.

Test Results

Market Context
Market Context
Market Context

The Samsung NU6900 is the entry-level 4k TV in Samsung's 2018 lineup. It sits below the Samsung NU7100 and replaces the Samsung MU6100. It competes with other entry-level TVs, such as the Sony X750F, LG UK6300, and the Vizio E Series 2018.

Design
8.5
Design
Style
Curved No

The Samsung NU6900 has an excellent design, which is similar to the higher-end model, the Samsung NU7100. The stand holds up the TV well, and the thin design means that it doesn't bulge out too much when wall-mounted. Also, the TV casing is made out of plastic, but it doesn't look too bad. The overall build quality is okay.

Design
Stand

The stand is plastic and supports the TV well. It's slightly different from the Samsung NU7100's stand. Unfortunately, it isn't very tall and you may block a small part of the bottom edge of your screen if you place a soundbar in front of it.

Footprint of the 55" TV stand: 39.75" x 9.5"

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 200x200

The back is made out of plain plastic. There's an opening at the bottom edge for cable management.

Unfortunately, there are only two HDMI inputs, so you can only connect two devices at once. However, all inputs are side-facing, so they're easier to reach if you mount wall-mount the TV.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.55" (1.4 cm)

This TV has fairly thick bezels, but they shouldn't be too distracting.

Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 2.36" (6.0 cm)

It's fairly thin and shouldn't stick out much when wall-mounted.

6.5
Design
Build Quality

The build quality is okay. There aren't any gaps and you shouldn't have issues with it, but the cheap, plastic feeling is apparent everywhere with this TV.

Picture Quality
9.1
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
6,107 : 1
Contrast with local dimming
N/A

The Samsung NU6900's contrast ratio is outstanding, which is expected from a VA panel. It displays deep blacks when viewed in the dark, but it doesn't have a local dimming feature to improve it. Note that contrast may vary between units.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

This TV doesn't have a local dimming feature. The above video is provided for reference only. However, there appears to be a variant, the Samsung NU6950, that has local dimming.

6.4
Picture Quality
SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Real Scene Peak Brightness
273 cd/m²
SDR Peak 2% Window
238 cd/m²
SDR Peak 10% Window
310 cd/m²
SDR Peak 25% Window
308 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
307 cd/m²
SDR Peak 100% Window
306 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 2% Window
237 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 10% Window
308 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 25% Window
307 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 50% Window
306 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 100% Window
306 cd/m²
SDR ABL
0.039

The peak brightness isn't bad. It can't get very bright in SDR to overcome glare. It's more suitable for dimmer rooms, very similar to 2018's Samsung NU7100, but less bright than the 2017's Samsung MU6100 or Samsung MU6300. Even though the brightness is mostly consistent, small highlights aren't as bright, as we can see from our 2% window. This is due to Samsung's CE (frame) dimming.

5.1
Picture Quality
HDR Peak Brightness
HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness
270 cd/m²
HDR Peak 2% Window
181 cd/m²
HDR Peak 10% Window
320 cd/m²
HDR Peak 25% Window
318 cd/m²
HDR Peak 50% Window
318 cd/m²
HDR Peak 100% Window
317 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 2% Window
180 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 10% Window
315 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 25% Window
314 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 50% Window
314 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 100% Window
314 cd/m²
HDR ABL
0.038

The HDR peak brightness is disappointing. Although it's fairly consistent across most input windows, it's just not bright enough to deliver the director's intent. Small highlights in dark scenes get crushed.

7.4
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
4.226%
50% DSE
0.158%
5% Std. Dev.
1.368%
5% DSE
0.120%

The Samsung NU6900's gray uniformity is decent, but this may vary between units. The edges of the screen are visibly darker, and there's some dirty screen effect in the center. The uniformity is much better in near-dark scenes.

5.2
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
26°
Color Shift
16°
Brightness Loss
36°
Black Level Raise
Gamma Shift
23°

This TV has narrow viewing angles, which is expected from VA panels. You quickly lose image accuracy when moving off-center.

8.8
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
0.681%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

This TV has excellent black uniformity, but this may vary between units. There's some backlight bleed in the corners, but there's no blooming around the center cross.

7.0
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
6.1%
Indirect Reflections
0.7%
Calculated Direct Reflections
5.4%

This TV has decent reflection handling. It performs well in moderately-lit rooms, but reflections may become an issue in a well-lit environment.

8.4
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
1.42
Color dE
2.65
Gamma
2.16
Color Temperature
6,765 K
Picture Mode
Movie
Color Temp Setting
Warm 2
Gamma Setting
BT.1886 0, Brightness +1

The Samsung NU6900 has impressive out-of-the-box color accuracy, but this may vary between units. Setting the Picture Mode to 'Movie' delivers the best performance, and it's hard to detect any inaccuracies with the white balance dE and color dE. Gamma doesn't follow the target curve all that well and most scenes are brighter than they should be. Color temperature is slightly colder than our 6500K target, giving the image a blueish tint.

9.5
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.13
Color dE
1.23
Gamma
2.20
Color Temperature
6,507 K
White Balance Calibration
10 point
Color Calibration
Yes
Auto-Calibration Function
No

After calibration, the color accuracy is remarkable. The calibration used a 100% sized window instead of 18%. The white balance calibration used the 10-point grayscale, and there weren't any problems with performance. As with most Samsung TVs, most of the correction of the color dE came from the correction of white balance, because changing the values through the color space management didn't make the results any better. Even professionals will have a hard time finding the color inaccuracies post-calibration, and it's nearly impossible to see any gray inaccuracies as well. The temperature hit our target of 6500K and the gamma curve was corrected.

Check out our recommended settings here.

8.0
Picture Quality
480p Input

Lower resolution 480p content like DVDs is upscaled well, with no obvious artifacts or quality issues.

8.0
Picture Quality
720p Input

720p content is displayed well with no obvious issues.

9.0
Picture Quality
1080p Input

1080p content, such as Blu-rays or game consoles, is upscaled well.

10
Picture Quality
4k Input

Native 4k content is displayed without any issues.

0
Picture Quality
8k Input

This is a 4k TV that can't display an 8k signal.

Picture Quality
Pixels
6.6
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI P3 xy
73.70%
DCI P3 uv
79.14%
Rec 2020 xy
52.88%
Rec 2020 uv
57.68%

This TV has an okay color gamut, but it's not considered a wide color gamut for HDR content. In the 'Movie' Picture Mode, the EOTF curve follows the target curve fairly well until it rolls off. The PC and Game mode EOTFs are very similar to 'Movie'.

If you find HDR content too dim, you can set Contrast Enhancer to 'High' and raise the Gamma to '+3'. This results in a brighter image, as you can see in this EOTF.

5.6
Picture Quality
Color Volume
Normalized DCI P3 Coverage ITP
64.8%
10,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
21.1%
Normalized Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
46.9%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
15.3%

The Samsung NU6900's color volume is disappointing. With a limited color gamut, the TV can't display bright colors in a varied range of brightness levels.

8.1
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit
Red (Std. Dev.)
0.107
Green (Std. Dev.)
0.133
Blue (Std. Dev.)
0.084
Gray (Std. Dev.)
0.096

This TV has great gradient handling. There's some banding noticeable in the darker shades, but it shouldn't be too much of a problem with real content.

9.9
Picture Quality
Temporary Image Retention
IR after 0 min recovery
0.02%
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%

There's some very minor image retention immediately after displaying our high-contrast static image. However, it disappears quickly, and this varies between units.

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.

Motion
6.4
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
7.7 ms
100% Response Time
16.2 ms

The Samsung UN55NU6900 has an unremarkable response time, resulting in some motion blur with fast-moving content.

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

This TV uses Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) to dims its backlight. It's flicker-free at any backlight level above 24/50, but below that, it flickers at 120Hz and may cause some image duplication.

9.1
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

There's a Black Frame Insertion feature to improve the appearance of motion. It flickers at 60Hz when enabled. To activate it, enable LED Clear Motion. You can't use the BFI feature in 'Game' mode, but you can make it flicker at 120Hz if you set the Backlight at '24' or below.

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

This TV can interpolate 30fps content up to 60fps. Motion appears more fluid but it introduces some 'Soap Opera Effect' that some people do not like. To enable interpolation, set Auto Motion Plus to 'Custom', and adjust the Judder Reduction slider to your preference.

The TV stops interpolating when the motion gets too intense, just like Samsung NU7100.

7.9
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
25.5 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
0.5 ms

Due to the TV's slow response time, lower-frame rate content doesn't appear to stutter much.

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

There isn't any option to remove 24p judder.

0
Motion
Variable Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
No
HDMI Forum VRR
No
FreeSync
No
G-SYNC Compatible
No
4k VRR Maximum
N/A
4k VRR Minimum
No VRR support
1080p VRR Maximum
N/A
1080p VRR Minimum
No VRR support
1440p VRR Maximum
N/A
1440p VRR Minimum
No VRR support
VRR Supported Connectors
No VRR support

The Samsung NU6900 doesn't support any variable refresh rate technology.

Inputs
7.7
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60 Hz
22.8 ms
1080p @ 60 Hz Outside Game Mode
55.6 ms
1440p @ 60 Hz
N/A
4k @ 60 Hz
22.5 ms
4k @ 60 Hz + 10 bit HDR
22.6 ms
4k @ 60 Hz @ 4:4:4
37.0 ms
4k @ 60 Hz Outside Game Mode
38.3 ms
4k @ 60 Hz With Interpolation
38.3 ms
8k @ 60 Hz
N/A
1080p @ 120 Hz
N/A
1440p @ 120 Hz
N/A
4k @ 120 Hz
N/A
1080p with Variable Refresh Rate
N/A
1440p with VRR
N/A
4k with VRR
N/A
8k with VRR
N/A
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
No

This TV has a low input lag, but it may be too high for competitive gamers. You must be in 'Game' mode to achieve the lowest input lag possible.

7.5
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
1080p @ 60 Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
1080p @ 120 Hz
No
1440p @ 60 Hz
No
1440p @ 120 Hz
No
4k @ 60 Hz
Yes
4k @ 60 Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
4k @ 120 Hz
No
8k @ 30 Hz or 24 Hz
No
8k @ 60 Hz
No

This TV displays 1080p and 4k content at @ 60Hz, but it can't display a 1440p resolution. It also displays chroma 4:4:4 when you set the input you're using to 'PC'. For full-bandwidth signals, enable HDMI UHD Color.

Inputs
Input Photos
Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI 2
USB 1
Digital Optical Audio Out 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 0
Analog Audio Out RCA 0
Component In 0
Composite In 0
Tuner (Cable/Ant) 1
Ethernet 1
DisplayPort 0
IR In 1
SD/SDHC 0
Inputs
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
Yes
HDR10+
Yes
Dolby Vision
No
HLG
Yes
3D
No
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth
Yes (HDMI 1,2)
HDMI 2.1
No
CEC Yes
HDCP 2.2 Yes (HDMI 1, 2)
USB 3.0
No
Variable Analog Audio Out No
Wi-Fi Support Yes (2.4 GHz)
Inputs
Audio Passthrough
ARC
Yes (HDMI 2)
eARC support
No
Dolby Atmos via TrueHD via eARC
No
DTS:X via DTS-HD MA via eARC
No
5.1 Dolby Digital via ARC
Yes
5.1 DTS via ARC
No
5.1 Dolby Digital via Optical
Yes
5.1 DTS via Optical
No

Unfortunately, this TV doesn't support DTS formats.

Sound Quality
6.7
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
80.00 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
3.18 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
3.47 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
6.04 dB
Max
86.3 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
4.82 dB

This TV has an okay frequency response. It has a decent Low-Frequency Extension and has some punch in the bass, but it doesn't get low enough for some rumble or thump. It has a fairly well-balanced sound profile, but it doesn't get very loud, and there are some compression artifacts at its max volume.

7.1
Sound Quality
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
0.541
Weighted THD @ Max
1.189
IMD @ 80
0.62%
IMD @ Max
2.86%

This TV has decent distortion performance. There's only minor distortion at moderate listening levels, but it gets more noticeable at its max volume. However, this depends on the content and not everyone may hear it.

Smart Features
7.0
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS Tizen
Version 2018 with reduced features
Ease of Use
Easy
Smoothness
Not Smooth
Time Taken to Select YouTube
2 s
Time Taken to Change Backlight
4 s
Advanced Options
Many

The Samsung NU6900's interface is similar to the Samsung NU7100 but without some more advanced features. It's easy to navigate but the interface isn't smooth and doesn't react to your commands immediately.

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

There are ads and there aren't any ways to disable or opt-out of them.

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

The Samsung TV app store has tons of options. Popular apps like Netflix, YouTube, or Amazon Prime Video are already installed, and you can download almost any other app that you need.

6.0
Smart Features
Remote
Size
Medium
Voice Control
No
CEC Menu Control
Yes
Other Smart Features
No
Remote App Samsung SmartThings

The Samsung NU6900's remote control is simple and gives access to the basic functions of the TV, but there isn't quick access to any apps. However, there's a button for upscaling options when lower-resolution content is being played.

Smart Features
TV Controls

There's one button underneath the TV. It can change volume, channels, and inputs.

Smart Features
In The Box

  • Remote control
  • Batteries
  • User Manual
  • VESA spacers
  • Not shown: 61" Power cable

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 47 W
Power Consumption (Max) 120 W
Firmware 1004

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 55 inch Samsung NU6900 (55NU6900) TV. For the most part, we expect our review to be valid for the 43 inch (UN43NU6900), 65 inch (UN65NU6900), 70 inch (UN70NU6900), and the 75 inch (UN75NU6900) models as well. Samsung released the Samsung NU6950, which appears to be very similar and is available in the same sizes except for a 70 inch model, but appears to have a local dimming feature, called UHD Dimming.

Size Model US VESA Mount
43" UN43NU6900 UN43NU6900FXZA 200x200
50" UN50NU6900 UN50NU6900BXZA 200x200
55" UN55NU6900 UN55NU6900BXZA 200x200
65" UN65NU6900 UN65NU6900FXZA 400x400
70" UN70NU6900 UN70NU6900FXZA Unknown
75" UN75NU6900 UN75NU6900FXZA 400x400

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their Samsung NU6900 doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we'll update the review. Note that some tests such as gray uniformity may vary between units.

Our unit of the NU6900 was manufactured in July 2018, and you can see the label here.

Compared To Other TVs

Comparison picture

Top left: Vizo E Series 2018 (E65-F1). Bottom left: LG UK6300 (43UK6300PUE). Middle: Samsung NU6900 (UN55NU6900). Top right: Samsung NU7100 (UN55NU7100). Bottom right: TCL S405 (43S405).

The Samsung NU6900 is an entry-level 4k TV. You can find better TVs in the same price range. See our recommendations for the best cheap TVs and the best TVs under $300.

Samsung TU7000
43" 50" 55" 58" 60" 65" 70" 75" 82"

The Samsung TU7000 and the Samsung NU6900 perform very similarly overall. The NU6900 gets a little brighter, but the TU7000 has a significantly lower input lag, making it a better option if you plan on using your TV for video games. 

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

The Samsung NU7100 and the Samsung NU6900 both have very similar performance. The Samsung NU7100 has better input lag that is important if you play video games, or, specifically, HDR video games. Also, the low input lag makes the NU7100 a slightly better choice for use as a PC monitor. On the other hand, the NU6900 has a marginally better response time, so fast action has less blur.

Samsung NU8000
49" 55" 65" 75" 82"

The Samsung NU8000 is much better than the Samsung NU6900. The Samsung NU8000 is a better TV for gaming thanks to the lower input lag, FreeSync support, and low input lag with motion interpolation. The Samsung NU8000 can get brighter both in SDR and in HDR and has a wide color gamut that enhances HDR performance. The Samsung NU8000 has a faster response time, and only a small blur trail is visible behind fast-moving content. Finally, the Samsung NU8000 is a better choice for use as a PC monitor.

LG UM6900
43" 49" 55" 60" 65" 70" 75"

Although they use different panel types, each with their strengths and weaknesses, the Samsung NU6900 is better than the LG UM6900 overall. The Samsung looks much better in a dark room and is significantly brighter. The LG has better viewing angles though, and it can remove judder from 24p sources. The LG uses a less-accurate RGBW pixel structure, which isn't great for use as a PC monitor.

LG UM7300
43" 49" 50" 55" 65"

The LG UM7300 and the Samsung NU6900 has different panel technologies, each with advantages and disadvantages. The NU6900 can deliver deep blacks in a dark room thanks to its high native contrast ratio, whereas the UM7300 is a better choice if your room has a wide seating arrangement. Also, the LG can handle reflections better and can remover judder in most cases, whereas the Samsung can't remove judder at all.

Insignia Fire TV Edition 4k
43" 50" 55"

The Samsung NU6900 is much better than the Insignia Fire TV. The Samsung NU6900 has lower input lag and better response time which is great if you play fast-action video games. The Samsung NU6900 also has better black uniformity, which is great for dark room performance, and better reflection handling, which makes it a better choice for a room with many light sources.

Samsung RU7100
43" 50" 55" 58" 65" 75"

Overall, the Samsung RU7100 is slightly better than the Samsung NU6900. The RU7100 has less input lag, but the NU6900 has a slightly better contrast ratio and slightly better black uniformity, although these could be due to panel variances. The RU7100 also supports a 1440p input, which is great for gaming.

LG UK6570
70" 75" 86"

The LG UK6570 is a bit better than the Samsung NU6900 unless dark room performance is important. The UK6570 has wider viewing angles than the NU6900 and better reflection handling, making it a better choice for bright rooms with lots of side seating. The UK6570 has a faster response time, so motion looks clearer with less blur trail. The NU6900 has a VA panel and is better suited for a dark room with no side seating.

TCL 4 Series 2019
43" 49" 50" 55" 65" 75"

The Samsung NU6900 and the TCL 4 Series 2019 are similar-performing TVs. The Samsung looks a bit more premium, can get brighter, has better gray and black uniformity, has a better black frame insertion feature, and has a motion interpolation feature. On the other hand, the TCL handles reflections better, has a wider color gamut, has a faster response time, and a better smart interface.

Vizio V Series 2019
40" 43" 43" 50" 55" 55" 60" 65" 65" 70" 75"

The Vizio V Series 2019 and the Samsung NU6900 are both decent TVs for different uses. The Vizio has slightly better contrast, better black uniformity, and wider viewing angles. It also shows fewer reflections, making it better for moderately well-lit rooms, and has a slightly wider color gamut, though neither are wide enough to properly display HDR content. The motion handling of the Vizio is also better thanks to it's much better flicker-free performance. On the other hand, the Samsung has more accurate colors out-of-the-box, better gradient performance, an optional Black Frame Insertion feature, and better built-in speakers. While the Samsung can get marginally brighter with HDR, neither TVs are a great choice for watching a ton of HDR content as they can't get bright enough for highlights to pop.

Toshiba Fire TV 2020
43" 50" 55"

Overall, the Samsung NU6900 is marginally better than the Toshiba Fire TV 2020. The Samsung has a much higher contrast ratio to deliver deep blacks, it has better screen uniformity and color accuracy, and its gradient handling is much better, so there's less banding. On the other hand, the Toshiba has faster response time, lower input lag, and it gets brighter in HDR.

Vizio M Series 2018
55" 65" 70"

The Vizio M Series 2018 is better than the Samsung NU6900. The M Series 2018 has a local dimming feature that makes blacks look deeper in a dark room and is a better choice for watching movies. The Vizio M Series 2018 is also more suitable for a bright room as it has better reflection handling and can get much brighter, and has a faster response time making it better for watching fast action such as sports or playing video games. On the other hand, the Samsung NU6900 is equipped with better smart features.

LG UN6950
43" 50" 55" 60" 65" 75"

The LG UN6950 is slightly better than the Samsung NU6900. The LG we tested is the 50 inch model with a VA panel, while the other sizes have an IPS panel. It has a much quicker response time, it removes 24p judder, the input lag is much lower, and the interface is better. However, the Samsung has much better out-of-the-box color accuracy, it has a much better contrast ratio, and it has better uniformity.

Samsung Q70/Q70R QLED
49" 55" 65" 75" 82" 85"

The Samsung Q70/Q70R QLED is a much better TV than the Samsung NU6900. The Q70R feels more premium and better built, has local dimming, can get drastically brighter, has better reflection handling, a much wider color gamut, better motion handling, and a much smoother smart interface. On the other hand, the NU6900 has more accurate colors out-of-the-box.

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

If you've got a room with wide seating, then the LG UK6300 is a better choice due to the better viewing angles its IPS panel provides. If you're sitting directly in front of the TV, then the Samsung is a better choice. The Samsung NU6900 has better picture quality and is a better choice for movies in a dark room, as it displays deeper blacks due to the higher native contrast ratio and better black uniformity. The NU6900 can get brighter and is slightly better for watching TV shows. The LG UK6300, on the other hand, has better reflection handling for a room with many, but not too bright, lights.

TCL 6 Series 2018
55" 65" 75"

The TCL 6 Series R617 is much better than the Samsung NU6900. The R617 is much brighter, has a slightly faster response time, and can remove judder from all sources. The TCL also has a full array local dimming feature, which helps improve dark room performance, although it isn't very effective.

TCL S Series/S405 4k 2018
43" 49" 55" 65"

The Samsung NU6900 is marginally better than the TCL S Series S405. The Samsung NU6900 has slightly better dark room performance thanks to the higher contrast ratio and better black uniformity. The Samsung NU6900 has a motion interpolation feature to improve motion. The TCL S405 has a lower input lag, which is great for playing video games. The TCL can display judder-free movies from many sources and has slightly crisper motion thanks to the faster response time.

TCL 5 Series 2018
43" 49" 55" 65"

The TCL 5 Series S517 and the Samsung NU6900 both have very similar performance. The TCL S517 is a better choice for watching movies as it has better motion handling and can remove 24p judder from movies. On the other hand, the Samsung NU6900 has better black frame insertion performance and can make the image crisper, which is important if you watch a lot of fast action sports.

Vizio D Series 4k 2018
43" 55" 60" 65" 70"

The Vizio D Series 4k 2018 and the Samsung NU6900 are both decent TVs, but the Vizio is marginally better for some uses. The Vizio can get slightly brighter, but the Samsung has better gray and black uniformity, as well as slightly more accurate colors out-of-the-box. The Vizio is quite a bit better with motion handling overall, but the Samsung has better built-in speakers.

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