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A Review of the Samsung 4K SUHD JS7000 Series Smart TV – UN50JS7000, UN55JS7000, UN60JS7000

by on July 8, 2015
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Overview

The JS7000 line of 4K TVs from Samsung is part of the company’s 2015 SUHD series TVs, and that right there should tell you a bit about just what kind of quality you can expect with this particular 4K TV.

The JS7000 series is only one of several SUHD lines which include the already reviewed JS8500, JS9000 and JS9500 4K ultra HD models and as such it shares a number of superb features in common with the rest of these TVs. Featuring a wide range of innovative new technologies, the JS7000 may not be the very best among these new 2015 4K UHD TVs that Samsung has now released but it’s definitely among the company’s better models and stands far ahead of many competitor models of equal size and newness.

Most importantly of all, despite the many top-shelf specs and cool new technologies it features, the JS7000 is one surprisingly affordable TV –particularly the 60 inch TV model we’re reviewing here.

The Good

It’s hard to know where to start describing all the great features this particular model comes with. It’s packed with both new Samsung display technologies that are exclusive to the company’s 2015 SUHD models and older, proven aspects of Samsung 4K television models that have won over buyers since they first emerged in the last couple of years.

For starters, the JS7000, like all of the SUHD 4K TVs, comes with the color enhancing power of Samsung’s own version of quantum dot nano-crystal display filtering. As one of the companies to pioneer QD, as quantum dots are known for short, Samsung has refined the technology nicely and the UN60JS7000 shows it at its best, particularly because this particular TV also comes with the full-array LED backlighting that works best with quantum dots, certainly better than edge-lit LED backlights like those found in the JS8500.

On top of the color enhancement provided by quantum dot nano crystal film, the JS7000 has its contrast, brightness and overall display quality further augmented by a whole host of unique technologies such as Dynamic Brightness, contrast enhancer, UHD dimming and a powerful quad core processor that delivers very quick image rendering even during fast action sequences. These are all integral parts of the SUHD line and they definitely make the JS7000 into a powerful model with their inclusion.

To round off the great aspects of the 7000, we can also include its excellent price and the comprehensive connectivity package and top-notch Smart TV platform with Smart View 2.0 built into the JS7000 for easier than ever before navigation.


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The bad

As we’ve noted in previous reviews of other SUHD models, there really isn’t anything that could be called outright bad about these TVs. As far as the current standards of 4K display technology go, the JS7000, like its cousins, truly is outstanding. Samsung’s entire SUHD line for 2015 represents what are quite possibly the best 4K TVs to be found today, with stiff competition from the LG OLED models and Sony’s very best 2015 4K X900 line TVs.

However, among its SUHD cousins, the UN60JS7000 is certainly one of the lower priced models and thus it lacks a few key features that would take it from great to absolutely outstanding.

First of all, this particular model only offers a 120Hz motion rate, instead of the 240Hz of almost all of the other major SUHD TVs. While most viewers won’t even notice the difference with this, it is something that can slightly affect how smoothly certain types of high speed high intensity action sequences flow on the screen.

Secondly, the quad core processor of the JS7000, while great, only offers half the power of the Octa-Core chipsets found in the JS 8500, 9000 and 9500 models from the manufacturer. This is also not something that should be a major issue but it might slightly affect the speed of the Smart TV platform and how easily 4K UHD content is rendered.

Finally, and this is hardly something we could have expected from one of the lower-priced SUHD models, but the 7000 doesn’t come with the full HDR-readiness currently found only in the JS9500 models from Samsung. This is the company’s much vaunted Peak Illuminator Ultimate feature.

Final Thoughts

With its price, specs and screen size, the JS7000 SUHD from Samsung is one of the best 4K TVs in its class on sale today. It not only offers an economical 4K TV package in general, it also comes with some of the best display technology on the market this year.

Specs

Screen size: 50 inch - UN50JS7000, 55 inch - UN55JS7000, and 60 diagonal inches - UN60JS7000.
Smart TV: Yes, with Smart Hub and built-in WiFi
HEVC (H.265) Included: Yes
HD to UHD upscaling: Yes, Samsung UHD upscaling
HDCP 2.2 Compliance: Yes, on all 4 HDMI ports
Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Effective)
Screen Lighting: full-array LED backlighting
Resolution: 3,840 x 2,160 pixels UHD
Wireless Connectivity: Yes, includes WiFi, Blue Tooth, NFC and Ethernet port
Remotes: Smart Touch Remote with voice control
Connectivity: 4 HDMI 2.0 ports, 3 USB 2.0, component, Digital Audio out, Composite, Ethernet
Contrast Ratio: 825:1
Audio: 20W (10W x 2) 2CH down firing speakers with DTS Premium Sound 5.1 and STS Studio Sound
60” model weight with/without stand: 42.3 lbs/48.5 lbs
Dimensions 60” model: with stand: 53.7" x 32.8" x 14.5", TV without stand: 53.7" x 31.1" x 2.5"
Processor: Quad-Core processor


Highlights

Where to begin with the highlights of this particular 4K ultra HD TV? The UN50JS7000 comes with a number of the most powerful and crucial Samsung technologies that make the company’s 4K TVs so superb in general. These are all represented in the SUHD models and the UN50JS7000 is no exception.

For starters, the TV includes the entire Samsung Smart TV package with its Smart Hub and Smart View 2.0 connectivity offerings. The first of these offers a great central platform for storing and viewing your favorite apps and web content selections while the second, smart View, let’s you wirelessly share both HD and 4K video content between your TV and nearby mobile devices that are on, the same network. The S-Recommendation engine of the Smart Hub is also a useful bonus feature with its algorithm for remembering your personal preferences and delivering new content based on previous viewing habits.

Moving on, the UN50JS7000 also obviously comes with Samsung’s particularly high quality UHD Upscaling engine, which is known among 4K TV reviewers for being especially good at turning HD content into something that looks close to 4K in overall quality. The UHD Upscaling works particularly well with Blu-ray HD content that’s running on the TV and the final visual quality is quite honestly even clearer looking than the native 4K streams that Netflix delivers to this TV.

Also, and this might very well be one of the UN50JS7000’s single most important highlights, the display panel offers the luxury of full-array backlighting with local dimming. This feature isn’t even available in the company’s JS8500 4K TV (which costs more than the 7000) and the full-array is crucial to making the UN50JS7000’s contrast and color enhancement technologies work better. It’s good to see Samsung finally start installing this backlighting array type in its more affordable 4K models. It’s a long overdue feature for all new 4K models.

Finally, the nano crystal color of the SUHD line as whole is something that has to be seen to be appreciated. It really delivers a fine vibrancy and color saturation that puts the UN50JS7000 a cut above many competitor 4K TVs that come at the same price.


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Visual Specs

There’s no denying it, the visual specs of the UN55JS7000 are definite winners, even by SUHD standards. This TV just about comes with everything you could want for an excellent 4K viewing experience which not only gives you the usual superb ultra HD resolution but also enhances the hell out of it with augmented contrast, color and brightness.

The 7000 doesn’t come with Samsung’s HDR-ready Peak Illuminator Ultimate technology, no, because this is exclusively the domain of the JS9500, the company’s flagship TV, but it still offers heightened contrast via its full-array LED backlighting, Contrast Enhancer technology and UHD Dimming, which can be highly localized along dozens of smaller zones across the screen. Furthermore, the UN55JS7000, like its pricier cousins, comes with Ultra Clear Panel technology, which minimizes glare even from very wide angles and works to absorb ambient light to a surprisingly high degree.

On the other hand, the viewing angles of the JS7000 aren’t known for being absolutely superb. In this one area, the otherwise highly competitive SUHD line as a whole doesn’t quite match the quality of LG’s OLED 4K TVs. But then, the OLED line from LG can’t match the particularly excellent LED brightness of the 2015 Samsung TVs.

Connectivity

The connectivity on the Samsung JS7000 delivers the whole nine yards, and we have no reason to expect anything less with this TV. The four HDMI 2.0 ports and 3 USB 2.0 ports give this model full multimedia accessibility with external video and media devices, while the HDCP 2.2 compatibility of the HDMI ports ensures that the JS7000 can view 4K content from a multitude of sources without copy protection problems.

The Smart TV platform and its Smart Hub also give you full access to thousands of online apps and a full-scale web browsing experience as long as you also have internet connectivity in your home (who doesn’t if they’re spending money on a 4K TV anyhow??) This connectivity means compatibility with the JS7000’s Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video and Ultraflix apps and their individual selections of 4K ultra HD content.

Finally, the JS7000, like its other SUHD cousins, also comes ready for future connectivity changes thanks to its “Smart Evolution Ready” status.

Pricing

One of the best features of the Samsung SUHD JS7000 is its remarkably affordable price for a SUHD TV that also comes with full-array LED backlighting. The 60 inch model we’re reviewing here is retailing for only $1,497.99 on Amazon.com as of this writing. The 50 inch UN50JS7000 is retailing for $997.99 and the 55 inch UN55JS7000 is retailing for $1,197.99.

Check the Price of the Samsung JS7000 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV on Amazon

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Not so Great

To very briefly summarize, the less than ideal features of the UN55JS7000 are not so much massive defects as things that we wish it also included. These include better off-angle viewing, an octa-core processor, HDR-readiness and a higher 240Hz motion rate instead of this model’s 120Hz.

Positives

• Superb color thanks to Quantum Dot nanocrystals
• Full-array LED backlighting
• Excellent connectivity
• Excellent Samsung contrast enhancement
• Samsung’s well-designed Smart TV platform
• Fantastic pricing

Negatives

• No full HDR-readiness
• Poor off-angle viewing
• 120Hz motion rate
• Quad-core processor

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Quality
A

 
User Friendliness
A

 
Connectivity
A+

 
Price
A-

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Bottom Line
 

The Samsung SUHD JS7000 is one superb 4K TV that offers one of the best overall packages on sale now at this relatively low price level. We recommend it highly for anyone who wants to-shelf 4K home entertainment at a very reasonable price.

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  • Daniel Chamoun
    August 12, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    I just picked a 50″ JS7000 up and was wondering what you guys recommend as far as settings go for gaming. Thanks!

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    • Chase
      December 14, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      Do you play online I just picked this tv up and I compared to the vizio m series the game input lag moves way faster on the vizio but turn the game mode on

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  • Tyler
    October 21, 2015 at 12:53 am

    Why are most of the pictures shown a curved TV, when the JS7000 is flat? Can you guys actually measure the contrast ratio? I hear the 50″ and 60″ use a VA panel (good blacks and contrast, poor viewing angle) while the 55″ uses IPS (poor blacks and contrast, good viewing angle).

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  • Shyam
    October 26, 2015 at 2:19 am

    Please compare this LCD ( UA50JS7200) with Sony(kd-55x8500c)
    Unable to decide which is better. Any help is appreciated.

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      October 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      Hello Shyam. In general, both are going to be great and your main deciding factors should be which brand’s technology you prefer and which you can get at a better price. That said, some of Samsung’s 4K UHD TVs do offer a few extra 4K content sources such as M-Go and Xfinity 4K, at least for now. On the other hand, Sony’s Triluminous Display is an excellent color enhancement technology and the Sony model you mention does have it, while the JS7200 includes heightened contrast that you might find slightly lacking in the Sony from my recollection.

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    • Imran Rupani
      July 11, 2016 at 2:28 am

      I had problems with JS7200 please go with LG or Sony Instead

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      • Geronimo
        September 7, 2016 at 12:05 am

        Imran, what problems did you have with the JS7200? And was it 60″? I feel like it’s somehow an obscure model compared to others as its challening to find actual reviews and post-purchase user information about it online. All I can find most of the time is pricing and generic advertising write ups.

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  • Zev
    November 24, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Hi, great reviews, very informative. I was hoping you could help me decide between the 50″ js7000 and the Sony 49x830c. Both are $800 for the holidays. This will be my main TV used for shows, movies, and gaming. My biggest question is would I prefer to have the nano crystal tech on the Samsung or the 120hz native refresh on the Sony i.e. What will I notice missing more, is there really going to be a noticeable blur effect on the Samsung when watching fast paced movies or games, or not so noticeable and a better viewing experience than the Sony due to the enhanced color. Thanks in advance!

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      November 25, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      Hello there Zev,

      Overall, both of these TVs are very similar in terms of quality, and both also suffer from similar levels of moderate contrast deficiency. The X830C slightly more so than the JS7000 (which is actually surprising since most Sony 2015 4K TVs come with excellent contrast). Overall though, I’d argue that the Sony is slightly better though, it offers a generally better performance in terms of movies, judder control and a couple other things. The Samsung does better with motion blur but the difference in quality between the two is small enough that you probably won’t notice either way and with the Sony you do get the benefit of that 120Hz refresh rate, which can be important (though not as much a some people think)

      I do believe there are deals on Samsung TVs however, for Black Friday so if you want a still awesome TV which will also save you plenty of money due to these unique deals for the 27th, check out our Discussion Forum Black Friday post for details and check our blog post as well if you like because we will be updating all deals just before Friday itself

      Forum post http://discuss.4k.com/topic/3/blackfriday-2015-4k-tv-deals/2

      Black Friday deals on our blog: http://4k.com/black-friday-tv-deals-2015-4k-tv-sales-from-best-buy-costco-walmart-and-others/

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      • Zev
        November 27, 2015 at 9:01 am

        That was very helpful thank you! I was originally thinking the Samsung as it received a higher rating but now I think I’ll go with the Sony. Just one last question, could you explain what you mean by motion blur, I thought that was directly related to the refresh rate which is better on the Sony. Thanks again for the help
        Best,
        Zev

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        • Stephen
          Stephen
          November 27, 2015 at 9:06 am

          Hello again Zev, Motion blur is the amount of blurriness that occurs in a TV when fast action sequences are happening, particularly with high resolution content. While all TVs are going to have some, you also don’t want too much, though the complete absence of motion blur can look really weird too. And while you’re right about the refresh rate being better in the Sony, sometimes a TV with a lower refresh rate can have less motion blur if it’s well designed. Typically, Sony’s TVs are very good in this regard though.

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          • Zev
            November 27, 2015 at 9:21 am

            Ahhh ok I think I understand, so your thought is that even with the the lack of triluminous in the Sony, and more motion blur you would go with the Sony over the Samsung? I just want to clarify because I keep seeing these two models go head to head and for some reason the Samsung keeps beating out the Sony (even on 4k.com as Sony got a b+ and the Samsung received an A) however the guys at best buy also seemed to lean towards the Sony model claiming the brighter screen of the Samsung is somewhat of a gimmick. Thanks again for all the help!


          • Stephen
            Stephen
            November 27, 2015 at 9:52 am

            Just to give a quick final clarification Zev, In terms of better refresh and motion blur control, I recommend the Sony and particularly due to its higher 120Hz native rate. In overall terms, including visual quality, I’d argue that the Samsung JS7000 is the superior TV. Colorwise, both are good but the Samsung is probably better in that area. One thing I can say is that we’ve covered the JS7000 55 inch model for a discount price today on Black Friday, but if you can find the Sony X830C for a still lower price, then I’d say go for it.

            You can see the JS7000 Black Friday deal and its link here, along with a bunch of other deals which you might feel like taking a look at.

            http://discuss.4k.com/topic/3/blackfriday-2015-4k-best-tv-deals


  • Jason
    December 19, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Recently purchased a 55″ js7000. Having some issues with flash lighting and clouding. Really bad effects on dark scenes. I’ve read other reviews where this tv scored poorly on this element. Didn’t see it mentioned in your review. Is this something you came across? Considering returning.

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      December 21, 2015 at 11:53 am

      Hello there Jason. No. We don’t recall these effects and I haven’t seen them in a number of other JS7000 units I have observed (though not under controlled, prolonged conditions in those cases). Effects like these can be problematic and chronic for a certain 4K TV model but in some cases, they seem to be more unit-specific. I recommend you return the TV for a replacement as soon as possible and if you bought it in a brick & mortar store, ask if possible that they let you activate the new unit in-store to make sure it doesn’t suffer the same problem.

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  • Atul
    December 25, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Thanks Stephen. With the JS7200 – does it support 24p movies or does it have movies judder?

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  • Angel Medina
    December 25, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    what gaming controller would be compatible with this tv

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      December 27, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      Hello there Angel, since Samsung’s JU and JS 4K UHD TVs for 2015 are compatible with Playstation Now (since the summer), you might want to try out a Playstation DualShock 4 controller. It should work fine with the JS7000.

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  • Pan
    January 1, 2016 at 4:00 am

    Hi
    I’m in Australia and I just purchased the UA60JS7200, which I’m guessing is the equivalent model over here for the UN60JS7000. I just want to know if the Smart Remote (with the pointer on screen) can be used on my TV. If so which model of remote should I order?

    Thanks in advance.
    Pan

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      January 1, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      Hello Pan. While the Standard Remote Controller (TM1260C) that comes with the JS7000 isn’t the best for smart TV feature manipulation. We are not sure if it can be replaced with a smart remote. The JS7200 is likely the same essential TV but we can’t be 100% sure for this model either. Thus, in this case. I’d strongly recommend speaking with your country’s own Samsung TV customer support reps and seeing what they recommend. We couldn’t vouch for a claim that may not apply to some details on the JS7200.

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  • Steve
    February 7, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    The only thing wrong with this review is that the TV does not come with a smart touch remote with voice control, it comes with a standard remote.

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  • osama
    February 15, 2016 at 6:32 am

    hi stephen. Can you please guide me which one is better. is it the JS7000 or the JS7200?

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      February 15, 2016 at 2:04 pm

      Hello Osama, in many way’s they’re extremely similar and my impression of the JS7200 is that it’s loosely fitted as Samsung’s overseas, African, Asian market version of the JS7000, though I’m not quit sure of this. That said, the JS7000 does have some slightly better specs than the JS7200. For example, it offers a refresh rate of 120Hz instead of the 100Hz of the JS7200. There may also be some smart TV features which the JS7000 does better.

      While we have reviewed the JS7000 and consider it to be a very good 4K TV, we have not reviewed the JS7200, since it does not belong to the market we mainly examine. Thus, I can’t speak from personal experience about how good contrast, color, brightness and other display specs look in the 7200 model. However, given the specs comparison between the two that I did, if you can get your hands on a JS7000, go for that TV instead, we at least know it to be a great model in most ways.

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  • Ibra
    March 20, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Hi Stephen.

    I was wondering whether a Samsung smart remote bought seperately could work on this tv or any similar Samsung smart tv which ships without such a remote. Also does this model support 3D to any extent? Thanks

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      March 21, 2016 at 2:05 pm

      Hello there Ibra. First of all, Samsung’s smart remote should work fine with your JS7000, though some of the smart features might not work fully with the lower-end TV. Thus, you should also be okaywith the standard remote for pretty much any sort of TV use you’d need or want to do with this particular model and the Tizen OS it comes with (which is essentially the same as that of higher end Samsung SUHD TVs from 2015).

      As for your second question, no the JS7000 does not offer 3D technology, passive or active, of any kind from our recollection.

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  • Dave
    March 27, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Hi,

    Thank you for the reviews. I have a very large regular DVD (non-Blu Ray) collection, in addition to many avi rips of old obscure VHS tapes and whatnot. Will these look any different on the JS700D than they do on my 6 year old regular Samsung LED flatscreen? I keep finding differing information about 480 content on 4K sets.

    I understand obviously this stuff won’t look as crystal clear as 4k, let alone Blu-Ray would. But will it look any WORSE than my current set? It seems crazy to me that they’d make these 4K’s without the ability to watch plain ol’ fashioned DVDs. Thank you!

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      March 29, 2016 at 5:10 pm

      Hi there Dave. First of all, all of the new 4K Blu-ray players that are coming out will be geared to play back DVD disc format and you’ll also likely be able to play AVI rips of old VHS movies through an external memory or media player with hard drive storage. As for the quality of their low resolution video on your 4K UHD JS700D, it will depend slightly. For starters, while all 4K TVs offer an internal upscaling engine and will indeed do their best to reprocess non-4K content (even 480p content) so that it looks better to how it would on an old normal SD or HD TV, the original mastering of the content itself is important. Well rendered 480p video from a DVD can look superb on a 4K screen but some sources of SD video can’t be helped even by a quality upscaling engine (like a copy of a copy of an old VHS, which might be tricky). In other words, it will depend from movie to movie even if the general tendency is towards improvement.

      That said, the JS700D offers an exeptional upscaling engine –as do many Samsung 4K TVs– and if any 4K UHD TV in its price range can make your content look good, it will be this model.

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      • Dave
        March 30, 2016 at 6:09 am

        Thanks so much for the informative response! That does help my decision making. And just to be clear – will there be instances where the 480p content looks WORSE than my current Samsung HD flatscreen? Or is it simply a matter of sometimes the upscaling won’t be able to make it any prettier than it already is and it will be no different than watching the DVD on my 6 year old HD flatscreen?

        Basically: I am completely fine with how DVDs and avi rips appear on my current set. I’d like to take advantage of the Costco deal on the JS700D in order to get a much bigger screen and update my set, but I’ve been very wary because I’d hate to actually wind up downgrading the appearance of all my existing 480 libraries. Thank you again.

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        • Stephen
          Stephen
          April 1, 2016 at 11:52 am

          Hey again Dave, I see your concern there and while what I said previously is generally the case, that 4K TV upscaling engines will do their best to improve even 480p content as much as possible but detail that isn’t there can’t be refined to begin with, so instead, the TV does the best with what it has and if the source material was well formatted, it will look better than it would on many HDTVs and SDTVs. However, for some 480p titles, you might notice a bit of upscaling induced “haziness” take form. Nothing too serious but notable in poor SD source material on a 4K display. I don’t think it will be worse than what you’d get from watching your movie on an HDTV but it won’t be as good as you might like. The best thing is to simply try the content out and go for the 4K model anyhow since any 720p, HD and Blu-ray content you watch on it will definitely look quite a bit better and down the road, this is worth more for home entertainment value than conserving a bit of extra quality in some converted 480p movies.

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  • Mike
    April 6, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I’ve been researching for weeks and I think this has to be the TV i go with. I was drawn to the Vizio M65-C1, but I think this will be better for gaming and viewing in general. I think I’d much rather pay $60 more and lost 5″ of screen for the superb technologies of this TV.

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  • Sean H.
    June 22, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Hi,
    I am debating between buying this(UN55JS7000) and the Sony XBR55X810C 55-Inch. The one thing that might sway me towards the Sony model is the fact that it has since your websites original review been updated with HDR. Do you know if the Samsung model has HDR now, and if so which do you recomend?
    Thanks

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  • Ali
    July 4, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Hi Stephen

    Thanks for the great article very informative! Would you recommend UN55JS7000 or VIZIO M60-C3 60″?

    Both are for the same price

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      July 18, 2016 at 6:30 am

      Hey there Ali, Between these two TVs, I’d definitely recommend the 2016 M60-C3 TV. The JS7000 may be a Samsung SUHD TV with quantum dot color but it wasn’t a particularly exceptional model like the JS8500 or JS9000 TVs and the 2016 Vizio TV offers superior visual specs almost entirely across the board. It’s color performance is better, the Vizio model offers better HDR specs, its contrast and peak brightness levels (as well as black performance) are all superior and the quality of the local dimming in the P60 is much better than it is in the JS7000. Go for the Vizio TV in my view.

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  • Imran Rupani
    July 11, 2016 at 2:27 am

    I bought this Samsung SUHD 55″ JS7200 and I found that the Edges started bleeding ( A Yellow Spots appeared on the Vertical Edges) within 30 days. SAMSUNG replaced the Entire screen in next 15 days, but later I found that the New Panel also started bleeding now at the bottom edges. I have a 1 year Warranty and I have been using a defective screen for almost 4 months now. There is a definite problem in this model but SAMSUNG is buying time and replacing the Entire Screen. I have got a promise that it will be replaced next week.
    This problem can be notice when screen is black.
    Does anybody have a solution to this problem ? Did anybody face a similar Problems?

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  • Franz Voss
    July 26, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Do you know if there are any significant differences with the UN60JS7200?

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  • Beby
    July 27, 2016 at 2:14 am

    Hello Stephen,

    Great review;
    between Samsung 55JS7200 and LG UF950 in your opinion which one is suit with the purpose of console gaming & movies.

    Thanks.

    Reply

  • James
    September 9, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Will this model be compatible with the ps4 pro and xbox?…I’m confused because it’s been reported that these systems will be compatible with HDR 4K tvs….but the js7000 isn’t fully HDR ready….

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  • Roberto Reichert
    September 15, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Will this model receive a hdr update firmware in the future?

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      October 3, 2016 at 11:58 pm

      Hey there Roberto, the JS7000 is already an HDR 4K TV and it comes with HDMI 2.0a connectivity for HDR10 content acceptance. However we don’t at all like its contrast level and black performance, Neither are good enough by long shot for reproducing HDR10 specifications for high dynamic range in black and brightness range. It does however offer full HDR10 color with wide color gamut and 10-bit color specs.

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  • Mohamed AlSaied
    September 25, 2016 at 4:01 am

    I need some help to choose between the Samsung js7200 55 inch and the LG UH8500 49 inch who costs a 100 dollar less which one is the better knowing that the Samsung 55js7200 has 200hz panel according to the official website unlike it’s 50 inch sibling.

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      September 26, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      Hey there Mohamed, First, the “200Hz” of the JS7200 isn’t really 200Hz. They’re describing its motion interpolation technology as if it were native refresh rate. virtually all 4K TVs on the market offer a real refresh rate of 120Hz or 60Hz, so focus on that for realism. In the case of the JS7200, native refresh is actually 60Hz. Aside from all that, the JS7200 is not a very good 4K TV. It offers very weak black performance and its overall display specs are less than stellar. It’s black performance and contrast are particularly bad, possibly some of the worst we’ve seen (we’ve reviewed the JS7000, which we believe is the same essential TV model). Go for the UH8500 instead. It’s a better contrast performer, delivers better motion control, comes with LG’s superb WebOS 3.0 smart TV platform and it also offers excellent color performance.

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      • Amdi
        September 27, 2016 at 4:19 pm

        Hi Stephen please read your own review on top and what you’ve just said here, it’s unreal all the praise for JS7000 black level in the review doesn’t match the “worst we’ve seen”

        Unless you are specifically talking about the 55″ model which is IPS vs VA on other sizes, today I was observing the 50JS7200 in showroom and the black/contrast is astonishing so much that it beats the KU7000/KU7350 and the beauty screams wherever you are in the showroom, I honestly find its black level unmatched for its price, the view angles are equally better than the KU7000/7350, I really hope it’s not a showroom illusion

        Please clarify, as I chose to go with the JS7200 against the X800D simply because for my new TV to get closer to beautiful black/contrast instead of the usual IPS grade in my current FHD Sony, actually even the X850D blacks were no match

        I am also under the impression that the JS7000/7200 HDR support with enhanced with software updates

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      • Mohamed AlSaied
        September 28, 2016 at 8:57 am

        Thanks very much for the advice I will definitely get the LG UH8500 . Thanks again.

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  • Sergio Martinez
    October 22, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Hello, what would you choose? This model or a samsung ku (6300 or 6500) model? I know that this tv doesn’t handle HDR, but I was wondering if there is something better from this last year model.

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  • Abdullah
    October 31, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Which one should i go for between the sony 43x800d and this?

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      October 31, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      Hello Abdullah. I definitely recommend the X800D more. Both TVs offer the same high level of color performance with wide color gamut and 10-bit color but the Sony X800D delivers superior motion control specs, much better peak brightness, and much better overall black performance most importantly of all.

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  • Montgomery Rich
    November 8, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Is this TV compatible with Xbox One S HDR?

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      November 18, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      Hey there Montgomery, In the sense that the JS7000 can pick up the HDR signal from your Xbox One S, yes it’s compatible but in termms of actually displaying gaming signals in HDR, no to the best of our knowledge the JS7000 can’t do that. In fact it doesn’t even offer effective 4K gaming capacity due to a very high (100+ milliseconds) input lag for 4K resolution from a console.

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  • Ty
    November 17, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Hey with price not being a factor can you compare this TV (VA Panel) to the newer KU 6300 and KU7000? Also compared to the KS8000 given that I could get the JS7000 for a few hundred dollars less? thank you

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      November 17, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      Hey there Ty, I really don’t recommend the JS7000. In comparison to the 2016 SUHD KS8000 it’s an absolutely dismal performer and in comparison to the 2016 KU-SERIES TVs it still underperforms badly, with poor black levels, low contrast and weak peak brightness. Go for the KU6300 or KU7000 if you want to save some money (both support 10-bit color and the KU7000 also supports wide color gamut) or if you want truly Ultra HD Premium level Peak brightness as well, go for the KS8000, which is a great TV in our analysis.

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