Samsung J6300 Review (UN32J6300, UN40J6300, UN48J6300, UN50J6300, UN55J6300, UN60J6300, UN65J6300, UN75J6300)

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SETTINGS

Type: LED

Resolution: 1080p

Refresh Rate: 120 Hz

The J6300 LED TV is Samsung’s top-of-the-line 1080p TV in 2015. It has good picture quality, handles motion well and has a lot of features, but it isn’t perfect. The colors change when viewed at wide angles.

  • Great contrast ratio and picture quality.
  • Very thin borders.
  • Limited viewing angle
  • Poor gray uniformity.
  • Average input lag.

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Design

Samsung J6300 Design

Curved: No

The Samsung J6300 LED TV has really thin borders, and the TV blends into the room.

The stand is cheap. It is almost all made of plastic and the TV wobbles when you push it.

Stand

Samsung J6300 Stand

Borders

Samsung J6300 Borders

Borders

:
0.43" (1.1 cm)

Thickness

Samsung J6300 Thickness

Max Thickness

:
1.81" (4.6 cm)

6.8

Movies & TV

Score components:

  • 38%
    Dark Scene
  • 6%
    Judder
  • 19%
    HDR
  • 12%
    Color Accuracy
  • 25%
    Resolution

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Samsung J6300 Movies

This TV is great for watching movies. The blacks are pretty deep, and there are hardly any uniformity issues. Overall, the picture quality is really good.

This TV scores a bit lower than our top-ranked TVs because it doesn’t have advanced features like HDR and the ability to display an extra-wide range of colors. Neither of those is available for 1080p TVs, so don’t worry about that. The J6300 really is great.

6.2

Dark Scene

Score components:

  • 51%
    Contrast
  • 20%
    Black Uniformity
  • 26%
    Local Dimming
  • 3%
    3D

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8.4

Contrast

What it is:

Brightness difference between white and black. This is the main component of picture quality.

When it matters:

Always, but especially when watching dark scenes.

Score components:

  • 100%
    Contrast

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Black

What it is:

How much light pure black emits.

When it matters:

Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.

Good value:

< 0.040 cd/m2

Noticeable difference:

0.010 cd/m2

Learn more

:
0.027 cd/m2

White

What it is:

White brightness of our calibration.

When it matters:

It doesn’t matter much. This is mainly to standardize our black and contrast ratio measurements.

Good value:

Close to our 100 cd/m2 target.

Noticeable difference:

20 cd/m2

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:
100.1 cd/m2

Contrast

What it is:

Ratio of the white brightness divided by the blacks.

When it matters:

Dark scenes in a dark room.

Good value:

> 3,000

Noticeable difference:

500

Learn more

:
3707 : 1

The contrast ratio is good, but not exceptional.

9.6

Black Uniformity

What it is:

Evenness of blacks.

When it matters:

Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.

Score components:

  • 100%
    Std. Dev.

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Samsung J6300 Black Uniformity

Std. Dev.

What it is:

Average of the squared difference of the blacks.

When it matters:

Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.

Good value:

< 2%

Noticeable difference:

1%, but keep in mind that it varies a lot by unit, even of the same model; yours likely will not end up exactly like ours.

Learn more

:
0.608 %

The black uniformity is really great – almost perfect. No clouding or flashlighting.

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Local Dimming

What it is:

The lights behind the LCD layer adapt to the picture displayed, improving the contrast ratio.

When it matters:

Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.

Score components:

Subjectively assigned

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Local Dimming

What it is:

Whether it has a feature that controls the LEDs behind the LCD layer, to match the picture and darkens the dark portion of it.

When it matters:

On LED TVs only. Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.

Learn more

:
No

Backlight

What it is:

Configuration of the lights of the backlight.

When it matters:

Effectiveness of the local dimming.

Good value:

Full-array/direct lighting is better for local dimming. As for the uniformity of the screen, it depends on the implementation. Some edge-lit TVs have more uniform blacks than some full-array TVs.

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Direct

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3D

What it is:

Optional 3D video capability on TV.

When it matters:

3D movies and videos.

Score components:

Subjectively assigned

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Not Available

3D Type

What it is:

The 3D technology used by the TV.

When it matters:

3D movies & videos.

Good value:

Active have better resolution, but flickers. Passive is more comfortable, but loses half the vertical resolution.

Learn more

:
No

7.7

Judder

Score components:

  • 80%
    24p Playback
  • 20%
    Motion Interpolation

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7.1

24p Playback

What it is:

Whether 24p content can play without any judder.

When it matters:

Only 24p content (mostly just movies).

Score components:

  • 71%
    Judder-free 24p
  • 14%
    Judder-free 24p via 60p
  • 14%
    Judder-free 24p via 60i

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Judder-free 24p

What it is:

Judder-free movies over 24p signal.

When it matters:

Blu-ray and DVD movies; 24 hz PC signal.

Learn more

:
Yes

Judder-free 24p via 60p

What it is:

Judder-free movies over 60p signal.

When it matters:

Movies from streaming devices (Apple TV, Fire TV, etc.); 60 hz PC signal.

Learn more

:
No

Judder-free 24p via 60i

What it is:

Judder-free movies over 60i signal.

When it matters:

Movies from cable/satellite boxes.

Learn more

:
No

There is no judder when a movie is playing via a 24p source (like Blu-ray player). Over 60p or 60i though, it doesn’t always succeed at removing the 3:2 pulldown. You can turn on the soap opera effect though to get rid of it.

10

Motion Interpolation

What it is:

Also known as ‘Soap Opera Effect’. It is an optional feature that increases the frame rate of the video, smoothing movement.

When it matters:

If you like the look of smoothed video. Not everyone does.

Score components:

  • 50%
    Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
  • 50%
    Motion Interpolation (60 fps)

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Motion Interpolation (30 fps):

What it is:

Whether the TV can take a 30 fps input and heighten the frame rate to at least 60 fps.

When it matters:

30 fps or lower videos. Includes movies, TV shows, some video games.

Learn more

Yes

Motion Interpolation (60 fps):

What it is:

Whether the TV can take a 60 fps input and heighten the frame rate to at least 100 fps.

When it matters:

60 fps videos. Includes some video games, some sports channels.

Learn more

Yes

5.5

HDR

Score components:

  • 31%
    Color Gamut
  • 31%
    Peak Brightness
  • 16%
    Gradient
  • 22%
    HDR Format Support

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7.2

Color Gamut

What it is:

How many colors the TV can display.

When it matters:

HDR content. Includes some streaming videos and UHD Blu-rays.

Score components:

  • 25%
    DCI P3 xy
  • 25%
    DCI P3 uv
  • 25%
    Rec 2020 xy
  • 25%
    Rec 2020 uv

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Samsung J6300 Color Gamut

Wide Color Gamut

What it is:

Whether the TV has an option to enable wide color gamuts.

When it matters:

HDR content. Includes some streaming videos and UHD Blu-rays.

Learn more

:
No

DCI P3 xy

What it is:

Coverage of the DCI P3 colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.

When it matters:

DCI P3 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.

Good value:

> 90%

Noticeable difference:

5%

Learn more

:
82.31 %

DCI P3 uv

What it is:

Coverage of the DCI P3 colorspace on CIE 1976 u’ v’.

When it matters:

DCI P3 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.

Good value:

> 90%

Noticeable difference:

5%

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:
84.86 %

Rec 2020 xy

What it is:

Coverage of the Rec.2020 colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.

When it matters:

Rec.2020 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.

Good value:

> 90%

Noticeable difference:

5%

Learn more

:
58.93 %

Rec 2020 uv

What it is:

Coverage of the Rec.2020 colorspace on CIE 1976 u’ v’.

When it matters:

Rec.2020 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.

Good value:

> 90%

Noticeable difference:

5%

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:
62.27 %

5.9

Peak Brightness

What it is:

How bright the screen can get. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).

When it matters:

Bright living rooms; bright objects; HDR content.

Score components:

  • 20%
    2% Window
  • 20%
    10% Window
  • 20%
    25% Window
  • 20%
    50% Window
  • 20%
    100% Window

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2% Window

What it is:

The maximum luminosity of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).

When it matters:

Bright objects; especially for HDR content.

Good value:

> 400 cd/m2

Noticeable difference:

100 cd/m2

Learn more

:
286 cd/m2

50% Window

What it is:

The maximum luminosity of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).

When it matters:

Bright rooms.

Good value:

> 250 cd/m2

Noticeable difference:

100 cd/m2

Learn more

:
286 cd/m2

9.0

Gradient

What it is:

How finely levels of color can be displayed.

When it matters:

Details in shadows, sky and skin tones. Matters more for HDR content.

Score components:

Subjectively assigned

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Color Depth

What it is:

Number of bits per pixel to represent a specific color. Note: we consider 8-bit with dithering to be equivalent to 10-bit, as long as the 10-bit gradient looks smooth.

When it matters:

HDR content like UHD Blu-ray players. Won’t matter for cable TV, regular Blu-ray movies, video game consoles or content displayed from a Windows PC. Those are limited to 8-bit color.

Good value:

10-bit.

Noticeable difference:

1 bit.

Learn more

:
10 Bit

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HDR Format Support

HDR10

What it is:

Standard HDR format.

When it matters:

Most common format. All UHD Blu-ray discs are required to have it.

:
No

Dolby Vision

What it is:

Better format, due to its dynamic nature.

When it matters:

Currently, only available via streaming.

:
No

9.2

Color Accuracy

Score components:

  • 80%
    Pre Calibration
  • 20%
    Post Calibration

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The color isn’t that bad pre-calibration, and we didn’t have any trouble getting this TV to look its best.

Our recommended settings, which get you 95% of the way to ideal picture, free, can be found here.

9.0

Pre Calibration

What it is:

TV’s color accuracy before a full calibration. Only the picture mode and backlight level were changed.

When it matters:

All video on an uncalibrated TV. This represents most people’s use cases.

Score components:

  • 50%
    White Balance dE
  • 50%
    Color dE

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Samsung J6300 Pre Calibration

Samsung J6300 Pre Gamma Curve

Samsung J6300 Pre Color

White Balance dE

What it is:

Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.

When it matters:

Overall color temperature of all video.

Good value:

< 3

Noticeable difference:

1

Learn more

:
1.99

Color dE

What it is:

Average inaccuracy of colors.

When it matters:

All colors.

Good value:

< 3

Noticeable difference:

1

Learn more

:
1.6379

Gamma

What it is:

Brightness of shades of gray.

When it matters:

Shadows.

Good value:

Between 2.1 and 2.3 (our target is 2.2)

Noticeable difference:

0.1

Learn more

:
2.22

9.8

Post Calibration

What it is:

TV’s color accuracy after a full calibration with a spectrophotometer.

When it matters:

All video on a TV that has been professionally calibrated. This isn’t that useful, because most TVs can achieve a pretty good calibration if you spend enough time on them.

Score components:

  • 50%
    White Balance dE
  • 50%
    Color dE

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Samsung J6300 Post Calibration

Samsung J6300 Post Gamma Curve

Samsung J6300 Post Color

White Balance dE

What it is:

Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.

When it matters:

Overall color temperature of all videos.

Good value:

< 3

Noticeable difference:

1

Learn more

:
0.25

Color dE

What it is:

Average inaccuracy of colors.

When it matters:

All colors.

Good value:

< 3

Noticeable difference:

1

Learn more

:
0.3001

Gamma

What it is:

Brightness of shades of gray.

When it matters:

Shadows.

Good value:

Between 2.1 and 2.3 (our target is 2.2)

Noticeable difference:

0.1

Learn more

:
2.2

7.3

Resolution

Score components:

  • 18%
    480p
  • 29%
    720p
  • 36%
    1080p
  • 18%
    4k

As with all Samsung TVs, the upscaling of lower-resolution content is good. 'Digital Clean View' is effective at reducing the compression noise.

8.0

480p

What it is:

Quality of a 480p input.

When it matters:

Standard definition TV, DVDs.

Score components:

Subjectively assigned

Samsung J6300 480p

8.0

720p

What it is:

Quality of a 720p input.

When it matters:

HD channels, some streaming videos.

Score components:

Subjectively assigned

Samsung J6300 720p

10

1080p

What it is:

Quality of a 1080p input.

When it matters:

Blu-rays, streaming video, video files, video games.

Score components:

Subjectively assigned

Samsung J6300 1080p

0

4k

What it is:

Quality of a 4k UHD input.

When it matters:

Streaming video, UHD Blu-rays, some PCs.

Score components:

Subjectively assigned

Not Available

7.8

Sports

Score components:

  • 56%
    Motion Blur
  • 44%
    Gray Uniformity

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This is a decent TV for watching sports. There’s a bit more patchiness to the picture than you see with the highest-end Samsung TVs, but not too much. Playing surfaces should look fine.

There’s also very little blur, so fast-moving objects onscreen will look fine.

8.9

Motion Blur

What it is:

Amount of blur on fast movement.

When it matters:

Sports, video games.

Score components:

  • 80%
    Response Time
  • 20%
    Overshoot

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Samsung J6300 Motion Blur

Response Time

What it is:

How quickly pixels can change color.

When it matters:

Fast movement.

Good value:

< 20ms

Noticeable difference:

10ms

Learn more

:
12.8 ms

Overshoot

What it is:

When TV’s pixels adjust too far; how quickly they come back.

When it matters:

Fast movement.

Good value:

< 10ms

Noticeable difference:

10ms

Learn more

:
0 ms

Backlight

What it is:

Flickering pattern at different luminosities.

When it matters:

For people sensible to flickering.

Learn more

:
picture

This TV has a low amount of motion blur, which is great for sports or video games.

6.4

Gray Uniformity

What it is:

Evenness of colors onscreen (not just gray).

When it matters:

Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.

Score components:

  • 50%
    Std. Dev.
  • 50%
    DSE

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Samsung J6300 Gray Uniformity

Std. Dev.

What it is:

Average squared difference of pixels when displaying a mid 50% gray.

When it matters:

Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.

Good value:

< 2.5%

Noticeable difference:

1%

Learn more

:
3.635 %

DSE

What it is:

High-frequency variance of uniformity. Dark spots on the screen.

When it matters:

Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.

Good value:

< 0.165%

Noticeable difference:

0.025%

Learn more

:
0.215 %

The color uniformity is far from perfect. You can see darker vertical bands and a bit of dirty screen effect across the screen.

8.0

Video Games

Score components:

  • 35%
    Input Lag
  • 6%
    PC Monitor
  • 59%
    Motion Blur

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The minimal amount of blur also means that gamers won’t need to worry about the picture looking bad.

Most gamers shouldn’t notice a delay between performing an action and seeing the result onscreen. If you’re not a professional gamer, or someone who is very sensitive to delay, this will be a good gaming TV for you.

Included scores:

8.9

Motion Blur

7.6

Input Lag

What it is:

Delay between input and onscreen reaction.

When it matters:

Video games; when TV is used as PC monitor.

Score components:

  • 100%
    Input Lag

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Samsung J6300 Input Lag

Input Lag

What it is:

Lowest input lag possible on TV.

When it matters:

Video games; when TV is used as PC monitor.

Good value:

< 50ms

Noticeable difference:

15ms

Learn more

:
44.9 ms

With Interpolation

What it is:

Lowest input lag when the motion interpolation feature is turned on.

When it matters:

When you want to play video games with the Soap Opera Effect enabled.

Good value:

< 50ms

Noticeable difference:

15ms

Learn more

:
118.7 ms

Outside Game Mode

What it is:

Input lag in picture modes other than the specific game mode.

When it matters:

For playing video games while retaining access to all features of the TV.

Good value:

< 50ms

Noticeable difference:

15ms

Learn more

:
127.3 ms

Labeling the input as PC is the way to get the lowest input lag on the Samsung J6300. Game mode is a bit higher, at 50.1 ms.

2.0

PC Monitor

What it is:

Different resolutions supported by TV.

When it matters:

PC monitor usage.

Score components:

  • 20%
    1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
  • 20%
    1080p @ 120Hz
  • 20%
    4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4
  • 20%
    4k @ 60Hz
  • 20%
    4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4

1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4

What it is:

Crisp text on 1060p @ 60 hz signal.

When it matters:

PC productivity and 60 fps gaming.

:
Yes

1080p @ 120Hz

What it is:

120 fps 1080p signal supported.

When it matters:

PC gaming.

:
No

4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4

What it is:

Crisp text on 4k @ 30 hz signal.

When it matters:

PC productivity and gaming.

:
No

4k @ 60Hz

What it is:

60 fps 4k signal supported.

When it matters:

PC productivity and gaming.

:
No

4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4

What it is:

Crisp text on 4k @ 60 hz signal.

When it matters:

Productivity and 60 fps gaming in 4k.

:
No

Set the HDMI type to PC to benefit from chroma 4:4:4.

6.9

Living Room

Score components:

  • 33%
    Reflections
  • 33%
    Viewing Angle
  • 33%
    Peak Brightness

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This TV can get pretty bright, and it doesn’t reflect too much light. Unless it is going to be going directly opposite a source of very bright light, this TV will be suitable for most living rooms.

Unfortunately, as with most LED TVs, you’ll see lighter blacks and washed-out colors if you watch this TV from off to the side.

Included scores:

5.9

Peak Brightness

8.0

Reflections

What it is:

How much light is reflected by the TV.

When it matters:

Bright rooms.

Score components:

Subjectively assigned

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Samsung J6300 Reflections

Samsung J6300 Bright Room

Reflection

What it is:

Ratio of ambient light reflected by the TV.

When it matters:

Ambient light in the room.

Good value:

< 1%

Noticeable difference:

0.5%

Learn more

:
1.8 %

Screen Finish

What it is:

Type of coating on the screen.

When it matters:

Bright objects in the direct reflection path (for example, opposite the TV).

Good value:

Glossy is good for ambient light, but not for direct reflections.

Learn more

:
Semi-gloss

It doesn’t reflect much. However, you can see a small rainbow around bright objects. The screen finish is semi-gloss, which is inferior to what Samsung uses on higher-end models.
It can get bright enough for most situations, so do not worry if you have a few windows.

6.7

Viewing Angle

What it is:

Color accuracy when viewed from the side.

When it matters:

Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.

Score components:

  • 100%
    Viewing Angle

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LCD Type

What it is:

Type of LCD technology used by the TV.

When it matters:

Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.

Good value:

IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle.

Learn more

:
VA

Viewing Angle

What it is:

Angle where the contrast drops to 50% of the contrast directly in front of the TV. 0 ° means directly facing the TV.

When it matters:

Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.

Good value:

> 30°

Noticeable difference:

10°

Learn more

:
20 °

The J6300 isn’t ideal when watching at an angle because the colors desaturate.

6.7

Sound

Score components:

  • 67%
    Frequency Response
  • 33%
    Total Harmonic Distortion

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The Samsung J6300 has decent bass, and can get pretty loud. The sound is also pretty accurate, though louder volumes are less so.

There’s not much distortion at any volume, which is great for TV speakers.

6.7

Frequency Response

What it is:

Sound level at different frequencies.

When it matters:

For balanced sound.

Score components:

  • 8%
    Std. Dev. @ 75
  • 15%
    Std. Dev. @ 85
  • 23%
    Std. Dev. @ Max
  • 15%
    Max
  • 38%
    Low-end Cutoff

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Samsung J6300 Frequency Response

Std. Dev. @ 75

What it is:

Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.

When it matters:

75 dB.

Good value:

< 4 dB

Noticeable difference:

2 dB

Learn more

:
4.87 dB SPL

Std. Dev. @ 85

What it is:

Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.

When it matters:

85 dB.

Good value:

< 4 dB

Noticeable difference:

2 dB

Learn more

:
4.81 dB SPL

Std. Dev. @ Max

What it is:

Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.

When it matters:

Max volume.

Good value:

< 4 dB

Noticeable difference:

2 dB

Learn more

:
6.44 dB SPL

Max

What it is:

Max volume on the TV at a distance of 1 meter.

When it matters:

For listening to loud audio.

Good value:

> 90 dB

Noticeable difference:

2 dB

Learn more

:
90.5 dB SPL

Low-end Cutoff

What it is:

How low of a frequency at which the bass starts.

When it matters:

Movies; gaming.

Good value:

< 50Hz

Noticeable difference:

10Hz

Learn more

:
95 Hz

Decent low-end and loudness for a TV. The frequency response is decent, except that it suffers as the volume increases. There will be pumping present when the TV is under heavy load.

6.5

Total Harmonic Distortion

What it is:

Pureness of a single frequency.

Score components:

  • 20%
    Distortion @ 75
  • 40%
    Distortion @ 85
  • 40%
    Distortion @ Max

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Samsung J6300 Total Harmonic Distortion

Distortion @ 75

What it is:

Amount of distortion.

When it matters:

75 dB.

Good value:

< 0.100

Noticeable difference:

0.100

Learn more

:
0.012

Distortion @ 85

What it is:

Amount of distortion.

When it matters:

85 dB.

Good value:

< 0.100

Noticeable difference:

0.100

Learn more

:
0.026

Distortion @ Max

What it is:

Amount of distortion.

When it matters:

85 dB.

Good value:

< 0.100

Noticeable difference:

0.100

Learn more

:
0.082

Good distortion levels all-around, even at higher volumes.

Software and Inputs

Samsung J6300 Smart TV

Smart OS: Tizen

The Tizen smart platform has developed quite a bit over the year, and is now quite good.

The remote included with this TV is just a basic one. If you want Samsung's smart remote, you'll need to get the Samsung JU7100 instead.

Remote

Samsung J6300 Remote

Remote

:
Basic

Side Inputs

Samsung J6300 Side Inputs

Rear Inputs

Samsung J6300 Rear Inputs

Total Inputs

HDMI

:
4

USB

:
3

Digital Optical Audio Out

:
1

Analog Audio Out 3.5mm

:
1

Analog Audio Out RCA

:
0

Component In

:
1 (shared)

Composite In

:
1 (shared)

Tuner (Cable/Ant)

:
1

Ethernet

:
1

DisplayPort

:
0

IR In

:
0

SD/SDHC

:
0

Inputs Specifications

5.1 Passthrough ARC Dolby Digital

What it is:

TV can receive and pass Dolby Digital 5.1 signal to receiver via HDMI ARC.

When it matters:

5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.

:
Yes

5.1 Passthrough ARC DTS

What it is:

TV can receive and pass DTS 5.1 signal to receiver via HDMI ARC.

When it matters:

5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.

:
Yes

5.1 Passthrough Optical Dolby Digital

What it is:

TV can receive and pass Dolby Digital signal to receiver via digital optical.

When it matters:

5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.

:
Yes

5.1 Passthrough Optical DTS

What it is:

TV can receive and pass DTS signal to receiver via digital optical.

When it matters:

5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.

:
Yes

HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwith

:
No

ARC

:
Yes (HDMI 2)

USB 3

:
No

HDCP 2.2

:
No

CEC

:
Yes

MHL

:
Yes (HDMI 3)

Variable Analog Audio Out

:
No

Misc

Pixels

Samsung J6300 Pixels

Other

60i:

Yes

Power Consumption

:
66 W

Power Consumption (Max)

:
137 W

Firmware

:
1204

Conclusion

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Unfortunately, Samsung doesn’t sell top-quality 1080p TVs anymore. The J6300 is a good mid-range TV, but it is not high-end. It has average input lag and motion blur, which isn’t ideal for gaming. The screen uniformity is also sub-par. Picture quality-wise, this TV is about the same as last year’s H6350.

SCORES

7.3
Overall

6.8
Movies & TV

7.8
Sports

8.0
Video Games

6.9
Living Room

6.7
Sound

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32"
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The UN32J6300 is the best 1080p TV we’ve seen this year, but not by much. You can get almost as good of a TV for less money, so only opt for this model if you want the best available picture and don’t mind paying for the Samsung brand.

Save a bit of money by going with the Vizio E32-C1. It’s nearly as good as the Samsung, but has slightly worse uniformity and less extensive smart features. The quality you get for the price can’t be beat, and this TV will be the best deal for most people. See our review

You should only get the LG 32LF5600 if you really need to be able to watch your TV from a wide angle. It’s a basic, budget TV with poor uniformity, a screen that reflects a lot of light, and poor upscaling. Only get this if you need to be able to watch from off to the side. See our review

40"
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The UN40J6300 is a very good 1080p TV, but not a whole lot better than the Vizio E-series. The main benefits it has (slightly better uniformity, better smart features) come with a higher price tag, so keep that in mind when deciding between them.

The Vizio E40-C2 is a good deal less expensive, and its picture quality isn’t far off. It also has input lag that is a good deal lower, which makes it a stronger gaming TV. Pick this up if you want a great, low price for a good TV, or if you want a budget gaming screen. See our review

The Vizio M43-C1 has more blur than the J6300, so it’s not as good for gaming. It also isn’t the best at displaying sub-1080p video. It’s better for movies, though, because it has deeper, more uniform blacks, and is able to play 4k content. If you’ll be watching 1080p and 4k video and you want an affordable TV that works for that kind of content, this is the TV to buy. See our review

48"
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Get the UN48J6300 if you’re looking for the best 1080p we’ve seen this year and don’t care that the best budget option, which costs a considerable amount less, is nearly as good. This TV has good overall picture (little blur, and strong contrast and uniformity), and solid smart features too.

The better deal is the Vizio E48-C2. It has picture quality that is nearly as good, but with slightly worse uniformity, worse upscaling, and more limited smart features. Still, the price is much lower, and given what you’re getting, this TV is a better deal. See our review

50"
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The Samsung UN50J6300 is a good 1080p TV, but there are better options available at this size. You can get both a cheaper option with picture quality that is nearly as good, and a more expensive option that is at least its equal.

The Vizio E50-C1 is the best deal at this size. It has overall picture that is right in line with the Samsung UNj6300, just with uniformity that is a little bit worse. If you don’t mind that downside, the E is also packing a lower input lag time, which means it’s a superior option for gamers looking for an edge. Pick this up if you want a great price on a good TV. See our review

For about the same price as the Samsung UN50J6300, you can get the Vizio M50-C1. It’s not as good of an option for people who like broadcast TV, DVDs, or video games (the upscaling and motion blur are a bit worse), but it has better blacks, and can play 4k material, so it’s a better option for people who like movies and streaming video. If you don’t mind the downsides we mentioned, this is a great budget TV for you. See our review

55"
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You can get a TV that is nearly as good as the UN55J6300 for much less money, so only pick this up if you need the best picture quality and aren’t too concerned about the price you’re paying for it.

The Vizio E55-C1 is a really good TV, and especially good for the price. It has decent overall picture quality (though its uniformity could be better), and its performance as a gaming TV is really great. It doesn’t have much blur (also good for sports), and it has low input lag. This is an all-around good choice for a budget TV, so opt for this if you want the best deal. See our review

If you’re interested in watching 4k, you can get the Vizio M55-C2 for about the same price as the Samsung UN55J6300. There are some downsides. The Vizio’s smart features aren’t as good, and the TV isn’t as good for some uses (gaming and low-resolution material), but for watching 1080p and 4k video, this is a really solid choice. See our review

60"
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The UN60J6300 is the best 2015 model 1080p TV available at this size, but it’s not all that much better than the best budget option at this size. It also costs a lot more, so it’s probably not the best choice for most. Only get this if you don’t mind paying quite a bit more money to get a slight improvement in picture quality.

Get the Vizio E60-C3 if you want the best deal for a 1080p TV this size. Its picture quality is very close to what you get with the J6300. Its only real downsides are that it isn’t as good at displaying low-resolution content, and the uniformity is worse. It’s a good TV at a great price, so there’s no real need to hesitate. See our review

The Vizio M60-C3 is the best budget 4k set available, and it’s priced very similarly to the Samsung UN60J6300. If you’re interested in watching 4k movies or TV and don’t mind a bit more blur while gaming, this is a good buy. See our review

65"
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The UN65J6300 is a really solid 1080p TV. In terms of overall picture quality, it’s the best Full HD TV we’ve seen this year. The top budget option is very close to the same quality, though, so there’s not much reason to opt for the J6300 instead.

Get the Vizio E65-C3 if you’re looking for a good deal on a 1080p TV. It has good overall picture quality, and thanks to its low input lag and minimal motion blur, it’s particularly great for people in search of an affordable gaming TV. See our review

Gamers won’t like the extra blur, but movie lovers will appreciate the deeper, darker blacks of the Vizio M65-C1. What’s more, you also get 4k resolution, which is a big plus for those who are intrigued by UHD. Depending on what you want a TV for, this might be a better option for you than the Samsung J6300. See our review

75"
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The Samsung UN75J6300 is a really good 1080p TV, but it’s also quite expensive. You can get the Vizio E70-C3 for much cheaper, and it’s almost as good. The main upsides to the UN75J6300 are that is has better upscaling, better smart features, and somewhat better uniformity.

You can save a good deal of money by taking the Vizio E70-C3. It’s also a better choice for gamers, as it has lower input lag than the UN75J6300. Apart from that, it’s very close to the Samsung J6300, so there’s little reason not to opt for the E70-C3. See our review

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