Samsung UE55JU6500 review
|Review: August 2015|
Last updated November 2015
In a nutshell: The Samsung UE55JU6500 gives you a lot for your money - 55 inches of curved, ultra-high definition television, to be precise. It's a beautiful TV, with excellent picture quality, and 55 inches is big enough to truly appreciate both the curved screen and the 4K screen resolution. It's quite competitively priced, and one that we would recommend.
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Samsung is doing a lot to make super-large televisions affordable, and the company is also pushing curved screens and UHD (4K) technology. All three trends converge in the amazing 55-inch JU6500 TV. For less than a grand, you can pick up a truly impressive bit of kit that looks amazing, whether it's switched on or off!
We reviewed the 48-inch UE48JU6500 model in detail earlier, so we're not going to re-hash all of that review here. We just want to say that in its 55-inch incarnation, the curved UHD screen of the JU6500 is a much more compelling proposition. The price differential between the flat-screen JU6400 and the curved JU6500 is much less noticeable at this screen size. Also, any misgivings we may have about the curved format largely disappear at this size. It's big enough to enjoy the benefits of the curve without much of a downside.
The UE55JU6500 is certainly a stunning piece of design, and will grace your TV room with its slim frame and sweeping curves. Picture quality is excellent and you can really appreciate the difference that 4K resolution makes at this screen size - provided you can find some native UHD content. Don't worry though - 4K is coming, even though there's not much available right now.
We'd recommend the 55-inch JU6500. In our opinion, this is the minimum screen size needed to truly appreciate the curved screen, and the 4K resolution also makes a real difference at this size. Smart TV and connectivity are good too, and only the weak audio reveals the budget nature of this Series 6 model. You'll want to add a soundbar or home cinema kit, as the 10W speakers on this TV don't have the power needed to fill the room.
The price of the UE55JU6500 has fallen significantly since we first reviewed it, and at under £1,000, it offers superb value for money.
Samsung UE55JU6500 features include:
- 55 inch LED-backlit UHD screen
- 3840 x 2160 resolution
- UHD upscaling
- Ultra Clear Panel
- Auto Depth Enhancer
- Auto Motion Plus
- Mega Contrast
- Picture Quality Index: 1100
- Film Mode
- Game Mode
- Sports Mode
- Smart TV
- Voice control
- Quad Core Processor
- Freeview HD
- Audio: Dolby Digital Plus, DTS Studio Sound, DTS Premium Sound 5.1, HD audio, 10W x 2 sound output (RMS), 2 down firing plus bass reflex speakers
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi Direct, Ethernet (LAN) x 1, HDMI x 4, USB x 3, headphone x 1, component in (Y/Pb/Pr) x 1, composite in (AV) x 1, digital audio out (optical) x 1, RF In (Terrestrial / Cable input) x 1, Anynet+, CI+ (1.3) slot, MHL, DLNA
- TM1560A + TM1240A remote controls
- Energy efficiency class: A+
- Typical power consumption: 197W
- Size without stand (WxHxD): 1238.5 x 720.3 x 109.3 mm
- Size with stand (WxHxD): 1238.5 x 767.8 x 283.3 mm
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Does this tv work well with internet streaming?
Asked by frank
from United Kingdom
on 22nd Nov 2016
My download is 17gb and upload 1.2 gb. Just looking for a tv that allows good streaming for sports such as golf and football ....thanks.
Is this an HDR television?
Asked by Trish
on 1st Nov 2016
I know it is 4K UHD is this the same as HDR?
Reply by S21
on 1st Nov 2016
No, you'll need a newer TV for HDR - probably a 2016 model.
Reply by chris frew
on 30th Nov 2017
Samsung support hdr on hdmi 1 on 2015 tvs i have the ue55ju6500k my ps pro shows hdr enabled on hdmi 1 with uhd colour settings turned on in picture settings for hdmi 1 then it works.
We have the Samsung UE55JU6500 curved TV will this play 3D dvd?
on 19th Mar 2016
Reply by S21
on 19th Mar 2016
No, the JU6500 is not a 3D TV.
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