Samsung JU6700 Series Curved 4K UHD LED TV via Amazon
Samsung UN55JU6700 as part of the JU6700 series is the new 55 inch 4k Ultra HD Smart LED TV with curved screen for more immersive viewing experience with better sense of depth and panoramic effect and is the same as the JU6500 series TVs in terms of picture quality, looks, specs and features except for the curved vs flat screen and having a better remote. Your other options in this series are the 40 inch UN40JU6700, 48 inch UN48JU6700 and 65 inch UN65JU6700 and you can get to them through the same links for 55 inch version on this page.
Samsung UN55JU6700 UHD TV with semi-glossy finish is 54.6 inches measured diagonally to be exact, is relatively lightweight as it weighs 42.1 pounds with stand and measures 48.9 x 12.1 x 30.3 inches- looks like a great mid range to high end curved TV with slim borders with an arc T-shaped brushed silver stand similar to the more expensive JU7100’s and is 400 x 400mm wall mountable. It comes with a curved panel with Auto Depth Enhancer.
The 4K Ultra High Definition display has the 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution (four times the FHD 1080p resolution), UHD Dimming (whiter whites, deeper blacks, brighter colours and improved detail) and Upscaling (great upscaling of low resolution content) and low input lag with the Clear Motion Rate- CMR of 120 that helps decrease distortion but a little more motion blur than one might expect but this is only slightly noticeable when you’re watching sports, action movies or gaming but the input lag is much lower when under game mode.
As an advanced Smart TV, JU6700 includes the Access Samsung Smart Hub and Apps, a quad core processor, integrated wireless content sharing, wireless and wired Ethernet connectivity to access Smart Hub and that connects home network easily, a full web browser to stream videos from Netflix and screen mirroring to stream multimedia between your portable devices and TV screen wirelessly (Smart View 2.0) as well as a Smart remote with touchpad for easier navigation, voice commands with integrated microphone or that can be used like a mouse. It is an Energy Star complied unit with a typical power consumption of 59 watts and less than 0.3W in standby mode.
Connectivity options include the 4 x HDMI ports, 3 x USB ports, Ethernet, WiFi and Bluetooth, RF, Component In, Composite In (shared with Component) to interface lower resolution sources, 3.5mm Audio Out and Digital Audio Out Optical along with 2 x 10 watt down-firing bass reflex configuration speakers for stereo audio playback and DTS Premium Sound 5.1.The viewing angles on UN55JU6700 could be better- you will see colour loss from the sides and this is mainly because of the curved design as the side that you are close to is naturally at a deeper angle than if it were a flat screen TV.
Having said that the overall picture quality is really good in both bright and dark rooms with decent contrast ratio (optimised contrast across different zones) and uniformity and the image looks bright enough in any room and with PurColor feature primary and secondary colours are blended precisely and the shades look realistic. You don’t see much reflection on the semi-gloss screen as it is curved but if you are not into curve or don’t care about it and the lack of smart remote then the slightly lower priced JU6500 UHD TV may be another option for you as the image quality is similar but it is also obvious that UHD makes things look like 3D without the image distortion and you don’t see the curve when you are watching the TV straight ahead. It scores 4.4 stars / 5 out of 17 customer reviews on the day of this review and comments are mostly positive from very happy customers.