Taking a step back from 4K TVs and towards really big TVs for a lower price, we decided to give Samsung’s latest 75-inch 1080p TV (model UN75J6300) a shot. Another monster of a TV with plenty to offer and at the moment, it’s a few dollars below $2,000.
Why limit yourself to the average 50-60-inch TV when you can go BIG? Assuming you have the space for it of course as going bigger typically means you have a pretty big living room to be able to sit far enough from it. It appears 1080p TVs have reached the point where every high end model looks great. This is our favorite, no that is our favorite…oh no, they all look the same now! This is good as it means you have to try hard to buy something that is going to disappoint you. In the case of Samsung’s 75-inch, it appears to be the same story mixed with a big screen that works great for movies and games.
The design of the UN75J6300, is quite typical of Samsung. A shiny black frame with a slight bevel and amazingly thin profile for how large the screen is. The stand features two feet, chrome in color. All of your connections are on the back.
The legs are plastic, so you won’t want to get too crazy with them, but they do seem to support the TV’s weight just fine. The best form of installing them in our opinion would be to lay the TV flat on a large soft surface such as a bed, with the bottom of the TV at the edge. This will allow for an adequate position and space for screwing them to the TV (two screws per leg). Be careful when bringing it up right, not to put any pressure on the legs from an angle (common sense kind of stuff).
If you would rather opt out of using the stand for mounting it on the wall instead, it’s thin profile is perfect and it weighs less than 70lbs, making it easy to find a wall mount for. Most quality wall mounts of this size typically support 90lbs+. It also looks great mounted flat against the wall and two people can complete the job easily without strain.
There isn’t any noticeable (outside of the normal) glare on the screen when we exposed it to direct sunlight or sharp lights at multiple angles, which is always a plus.
Picture quality is about as good as it gets for a 1080p TV. The colors are vibrant and pleasing and the image detail is right where you want it. Of course, as always you will want to disable “Auto Motion Plus” in the settings menu if you aren’t a fan of the “Soap opera effect”.
Black levels aren’t as pleasing as a 4K TV, but then again a 4K TV is going to run you a lot more at this size. The levels are just fine on the UN75J6300 as we didn’t see any reason to call it “in the middle” or worse. It definitely rates high to us and left a positive impression on us. We did notice on certain dark scenes, there can sometimes be a slight bit of bleeding on the edges. This is a backlit LED TV, so the bleeding isn’t that obvious and you have to look for it to see it for the most part. There was no noticeable ghosting or cloudiness in screen during our tests.
One of the first things we did was turn off Auto Motion Plus because most can agree here that the opera effect isn’t popular to us. Given, it’s getting to that point where we are finding ourselves forced into acquiring a taste for it as most video and games move towards a higher frame rate. We seem to be fighting this change but have noticed the younger generations have already reached an acceptance for the most part due to mostly coming into the technology at this phase of TV evolution.
We sat down through a few Blu-ray movies (Avengers: Age of Ultron and Dreamworks’ Home) and enjoyed every moment. As mentioned, we couldn’t see any of the slight bleed it offers at times and there was no ghosting or problems with artifacts running a muck. The motion scenes in Avengers were smooth and crisp and image detail was amazing. Especially when it came to the movie “Home”, an animated film just bursting with color that we have been testing lately on the 4K models we get our hands on.
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This model doesn’t offer 3D, which isn’t a deal killer for us as few TVs excite us when it comes to 3D. We save that for the 4K variations as they really know how to deliver 3D on a whole new scale, making it quite an attractive feature. If 3D is important to you, you might want to wait for the UN75JU7100 model to come down in price as it is 75-inches, 4K, 3D and holy picture Batman! But, that TV’s a whole new story in itself that we won’t touch on right now.
Upscaling is there, but isn’t so much of an issue anymore when it comes to 1080p. Most of your cable and satellite broadcasts are offered in 1080p now so 720p is starting to fall off the face of the planet. Obviously all of your DVDs or Blu-Rays will support 1080p just fine. So that leaves you with the few channels that still broadcast in SD (or OTA channels if you don’t subscribe to anything). The only other thing that would benefit from upscaling is compressed media played from the network or a thumb drive. Now that I have spent all of this time deflating the art of 1080p upscaling, I can tell you that it does quite well when you actually do need it.
How about those smart apps? It’s Samsung, so of course there is nothing to complain about here. Samsung still offers one of the largest app stores out there for a TV. All of your favorite sources of video like Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Youtube and more. Most of your favorite music streaming services (except for Sirius) and other apps for fitness, web browsing and so forth. Apps? Yep, you’re covered.
This model does pack a quad-core processor inside, so browsing through your apps and their content is a breeze. Thankfully, slow menu systems and app response times is slowly becoming a thing of the past. You will still have a few hiccups with some of the economy models, especially from some of the generic brands; but when it comes to these higher end models, this too, you’re covered.
This model, like almost any model you can buy today, supports both wired (ethernet) and WiFI for internet. Wired of course performed perfectly and WiFi proved to be quite strong as well. It only started to drop signal once we moved it to a distance that was beyond your average home atmosphere setup.
As we pointed out, all of your connections are available on the back of the TV. There are a total of 4 HDMI inputs, all of which are HDMI 1.4 which is perfectly acceptable since this TV doesn’t require the added bandwidth of 2.0. You have your component/composite input for analog connectivity and an RF input for cable or antenna. There is the already mentioned ethernet port and 3 USB ports. With 3 USB ports, you won’t find any troubles connecting a thumb drive, even if you have gadgets like the Roku solutions taking space up.
For outputs, you have 1 optical for digital sound and 1 mini jack (3.5mm) for analog. The latter of the two is typically reserved for accessories such as wireless headphones (although most of today’s headphones support optical as well now).
Two words come to mind here: not bad. This TV has two down-firing speakers, each at 10-watts power. It offers slightly better than average TV sound, where most flat screens fall into the average zone. Every time we run one of these reviews, we always point out that for quality sound, you will want to lean towards a soundbar or surround system. The sound coming from this TV feels a bit deeper than average, which adds to the movies or series you are watching–assuming you forgot to turn on your external sound solution. I can say that it doesn’t sound like a measly 10-watts per speaker.
The remote that it comes with is average. Samsung doesn’t always chase after amazing remotes. I guess they assume if you want to go big with the remote, you will probably go with an all-in-one solution like the Harmony remotes. For everything else, there are USB keyboards for easier app manipulation (typing) and web browsing. Our favorite has, for quite some time now, been the Logitech K360 keyboard. It works great for smart TVs because it has incredible distance, battery life and it’s only 15-inches wide which makes it great for easy storage when not in use–it also looks good laying around. We have a number of these scattered about that we use for various purposes.
An excellent choice for those looking to go big without paying the price of a 4K. At around $2,000, it proves to be an affordable monster solution and packs a wonderful picture. It isn’t 4K but it’s impressive enough to help you forget about 4K once you remember that there still isn’t a lot of 4K content out there. The detail in the picture is right where you want it to be. It looks great both on the stand and on the wall.
*Average price is based on the time this article was published
UN75J6300 User Manual: Click here
Full HD LED TV
STAND TYPE (COLOR)
V-Shape (Brushed Silver)
74.5″ Measured Diagonally
DTS Studio Sound
DTS PREMIUM SOUND
DTS Premium Sound 5.1
SOUND OUTPUT (RMS)
20W (10W x 2)
Down Firing + Base Reflex (2CH)
Smart TV with Apps, S-Recommendation and Full Web Browser
SMART VIEW 2.0
Micro Dimming Pro
WIDE COLOR ENHANCER PLUS
Wide Color Enhancer
Yes (DirecTV Ready)
English, Spanish, French
BD WISE™ PLUS
ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE (CHANNEL GUIDE)
TV TO MOBILE – MIRRORING
MOBILE TO TV – MIRRORING, DLNA
BRIEFING ON TV
Inputs & Outputs
COMPOSITE IN (AV)
1 (Common Use for Component Y)
RF IN (TERRESTRIAL/CABLE INPUT)
1/1(Common Use for Terrestrial)
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL)
AUDIO OUT (MINI JACK)
PRODUCT SIZE (W X H X D) WITHOUT STAND
66.0″ x 37.8″ x 2.8″
PRODUCT SIZE (W X H X D) WITH STAND
66.0″ x 41.2″ x 12.5″
SHIPPING SIZE (W X H X D)
71.3″ x 42.3″ x 11.8″
PRODUCT WEIGHT WITHOUT STAND
PRODUCT WEIGHT WITH STAND
ENERGY STAR® CERTIFIED
POWER SUPPLY (V)
TYPICAL POWER CONSUMPTION
MAXIMUM POWER CONSUMPTION
STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION
ATSC / Clear QAM
Standard Remote Controller (TM1260C)
VESA WALL MOUNT COMPATIBILITY
SLIM GENDER CABLE
Full HD Resolution for A Crisp, Clear Image
With Full HD 1080p resolution, the Samsung J6300 XX-Inch LED Smart TV offers a resolution twice as high as a standard HDTV. You’ll be able to view your favorite shows, movies, and games in crisp detail.
Micro Dimming Pro and Wide Color Enhancer
Watch shows, movies, and sports games in exceptional clarity and color thanks to Samsung Micro Dimming Pro. This contrast technology delivers deeper blacks and brighter whites to create a stunning image that is free of distortion. And with Samsung Wide Color Enhancing technology, it lets you enjoy an enriched picture that appears just as the director intended.
Advanced Samsung Smart TV Offers Easy Access to Content
The Samsung J6300 LED Smart TV features versatile capabilities that let you enjoy content from a wide range of sources. Easily connect the Smart TV wirelessly with your compatible Galaxy smartphone for streaming and content sharing.* It also supports a host of apps via the Samsung Apps store, so you can access your favorite streaming and social media services easily.
*All devices must be on the same network and internet connection is required.
Integrated Browser Lets You Surf the Web on Your TV
Thanks to the Samsung J6300 LED Smart TV built-in web browser, you can surf the Internet from the comfort of your couch.* Use it to browse online shopping listings, catch up on social media, news or watch videos on the big screen.
*Internet connection is required.
Quad-Core Processor for Responsive Performance
Equipped with a quad-core processor, the J6300 LED Smart TV lets you switch between apps with ease. This powerful processor enables the TV to quickly respond to your commands, delivering a fluid experience.
Motion Rate 120 Delivers Seamless Motion
The J6300 LED Smart TV features a Motion Rate of 120 to ensure your TV keeps up with the action on-screen. With its outstanding refresh rate, processing speed and backlighting technology, the J6300 Smart TV delivers a seamless moving image that renders fast action sequences easily.
Play USB Media with ConnectShare Movie
The Samsung ConnectShare Movie feature makes it easy to play media from a USB storage device. Use it to play movies directly from a USB-enabled camera or camcorder, access media on an external hard drive, view photos stored on a flash drive, and more.*
*Internet connection is required.
Eco Sensor Helps Manage Your Energy Use
The J6300 LED Smart TV features Eco Sensor to ensure the screen operates as efficiently as possible. Eco sensor measures the intensity of light in the room and adapts the screen’s brightness accordingly, helping cut down on energy consumption.
Dynamic Audio Performance with DTS Premium Sound
With its built-in 5.1 surround sound support and DTS Premium Sound, the J6300 LED Smart TV creates a bold audio soundstage that immerses you in your media. You’ll enjoy crisp highs, resonant bass response, and dialogue clarity that doesn’t skip a single syllable.
Smart View 2.0 for Easy Mobile Streaming
Using the Samsung Smart View 2.0 feature, you can wirelessly share content between your TV and mobile device.*
*All devices must be on the same network and internet connection is required
Streamlined Device Management with Anynet+
An ideal connectivity solution for any home theater, Samsung Anynet+ lets you easily manage up to 12 compatible Samsung media devices with just a single remote.*
* HDMI – CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) facilitates convenient control functions with compatible device.
Ports and Connectivity
The Samsung J6300 LED Smart TV is equipped with four HDMI ports, three USB ports, one component-in, and one composite-in. It also features built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi and supports Samsung Anynet+.
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