Samsung UE55JU6800 review
|Review: November 2015|
In a nutshell: The Samsung UE55JU6800 is a 55-inch UHD (4K) TV selling for around the £1,000 mark. The J6800 is the most affordable model to include Samsung's new nano crystal display technology, and offers superb UHD (4K) viewing, together with excellent Smart TV.
The Samsung UE55JU6800 is the 55-inch version of the UE50J6800 we reviewed previously. The 55-inch version is the same, except that it seems to ship with an IPS screen instead of a VA display. IPS screens have wider viewing angles (an issue with the 50-inch model), but less dynamic range. They are also intrinsically slower screens, so motion may be less well resolved on this screen, compared with the 50-inch version.
Despite this, the UE55JU6800 is still an excellent TV, with a compelling price tag. Read our 50-inch Samsung JU6800 review for more information.
Samsung UE55JU6800 features include:
- 55 inch LED-backlit UHD screen
- 3840 x 2160 resolution
- UHD upscaling
- UHD dimming
- Ultra Clear Panel
- Auto Motion Plus
- Mega Contrast
- Picture Quality Index: 1400
- Game Mode
- Sports Mode
- Smart TV
- 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) / 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
- TM1250A remote control
- Energy efficiency class: A+
- Size without stand (WxHxD): 1242.6 x 718.4 x 63.2 mm
- Size with stand (WxHxD): 1242.6 x 781.7 x 310.5 mm
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How do I use the UHD upscaling?
Asked by Geoff
on 27th Apr 2017
When we connect a laptop via HDMI, it will usually struggle with the high resolution of the TV, and usually reduces the refresh rate to cope. We have to go into the display settings to pull the refresh rate back up to 60 Hz. I was wondering about using a separate upscaler, then I saw that it is listed in the features of the TV.
When a visitor to our boardroom brings their own laptop, they are not very keen on someone else going into the display settings, and usually they do not know what to do themselves. Also, sometimes the option to change the refresh rate isn't available.
Asked by Danny
on 17th Aug 2016
I wich to buy a medium to good set of Bluetooth headphones to use in conjunction with Samsung UE55JU6800 TV. I have been informed that not all Bluetooth headsets are compatible.
Can you recommend a headset(s) that will work with this TV?
How much storage space is available for adding apps in the Smart tv function?
on 12th May 2016
I want to be able to download and install apps, how much memory is available for storage?
Samsung UE55JU6800 user reviews
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Average rating from 2 reviews:
Reviewed by adam
on 12th Jan 2016
Bought this on black friday got currys to price match the £799 john lewis were doing it for. been very happy with it so far, although the lack of info on this tv is crazy, theres just nothing out there, i've been looking for weeks for threads regarding best settings to use etc and nothing.
i've barely done anything with settings other than put it in movie mode which gives a pleasing overall colour.
does anyone know how to activate the 4k upscaling as i cant find a setting? or is it just always upscaling in the background? not sure how this works.
HD footage looks great and tbh even standard def looks pretty good so long as you arent stood right in front of it.
trying to find some proper 4k footage but im struggling, i downloaded what i thought was a 4k film on space but it looked more pixelated than sky HD footage so i'm still looking, i dont even know if its possible to play true 4k footage from usb? can you get 4k blurays or will 4k be on a different format? haha i figured there would be more about by now.
Reply by Stephen
on 26th Feb 2016
From what I understand for the 4K upscaling to be enabled you will require HDMI leads that are capable of delivering 4K.
Reply by David
on 30th Oct 2016
4K plays over standard hdmi cable.
Reviewed by Snuffkin
from Snuffle land
on 9th Dec 2015
Bought the 55 inch from John Lewis for 799 on the cyber Monday sale "result". 5 year guarantee 6 months Netflix cracking tv.