Samsung MU6300 Review

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Samsung MU6300

Samsung MU6300 Key Specs

Display Specs
Resolution 4K (2160 x 3840)
Screen Type Flat
Size Available 40 Inch (UN40MU6300), 43 Inch (UN43MU6300), 50 inch (UN50MU6300), 55 Inch (UN55MU6300), 65 Inch (UN65MU6300), 75 Inch (UN75MU6300)
Backlight Direct LED
Local Dimming No
Features
Dimming Technology UHD Dimming
Ultra Clear Panel Yes
Color Technology 4K Color Drive Pro
HDR 4K HDR Pro
4K Up-scaling UHD Up-Scaling
Motion rate Motion Rate 120 (60 Hz native)
Smart TV
Platform Tizen Operating System
Processor Quad Core
Key Apps Full Browser, Cloud Games, Smart View, and more
Remote Samsung Smart Touch Remote (TM1750A)
Connectivity
HDMI 3
USB 2
Ethernet 1
AV 1 (incl. adapter, shared)
Component 1 (incl. adapter, shared)
RF (Terrestrial  Cable) 1
Audio
Channel 2
Speaker Type Down Firing w/Bass Reflex
Total Power 20 watts

Picture Quality

While Samsung MU6300 offer good picture quality in a dark environment, it cannot show the maximum picture performance when set in a brighter room, particularly in an extremely bright room. Peak brightness reached by MU6300 even is not as bright as the predecessor Samsung KU6300 series. With about 350 nits of peak brightness, it might be bright enough to display bright scenes well when set in a dark room or moderately bright room.  But when set in an extremely bright room, it will have a problem with the glare on the screen. Meanwhile, peak brightness reached by Samsung MU6300 is also still far from 1000 nits as the minimum recommendation for displaying 10 videos fully. The result, most HDR scenes might be displayed bright enough, but the highlights will not reach at least 1000 nits like what intended by HDR technology itself.

Samsung MU6300

Moving on color performance, what delivered by Samsung MU6300 is identical to what reached by the predecessor KU6300 and didn’t support wide color gamut like what required for displaying HDR 10 videos fully. As we know, the minimum recommendation set by UHD alliance for displaying HDR 10 video is at least 90% of DCI P3 Color space. This certainly makes some colors in DCI P3 color space will not be shown properly when it is displaying HDR 10 videos, particularly the deep colors. Color gamut delivered by MU6300 is only enough to properly show all colors in the Rec.709 color space as the color coverage of SDR contents.

Motion handling and 24p Playback

Although it is not the best in class, Samsung MU6300 still offers good motion handling. It even is a bit better than the predecessor KU6300 series. Although not as low as the premium series MU8000 or MU9000, but its pixel response time is low enough to make theSamsung MU6300 picture displayed looks clear and smooth when they are displaying fast moving images like sports program or fast action movies. Motion blur might still be noticeable in certain scenes, but it is only a short trail following fast moving objects where this should not be too distracting for most of people. Meanwhile, when playing 24p movies, the performance of Samsung MU6300 is really poor. This is similar to the performance of KU6300 the predecessor where the judder still present on all sources of movies.

Inputs/Outputs

Samsung MU6300Samsung MU6300 is equipped with 3 HDMI ports support HDCP 2.2 and 2 USB ports are the major connectivity.  Additionally, there are also equipped with 1 Component IN, 1 Composite In (AV In), 1 Terrestrial, 1 Ethernet, and 1 Digital Audio Out (Optical). All of these inputs are located on the side of the TV. Meanwhile, talking about input lag, Samsung MU6300 has very low input lag under game. With about 20 ms input lag at any source, this certainly is quite low for playing any kind of games with any resolution, even for fast paced games that required fast reflexes. No matter it is full HD games, 4K games, or even 4K HDR games, you will enjoy them conveniently without any lag. Additionally, since it also has low input lag under PC mode, use MU6300 as a monitor also will be please.

Smart TV

As its smart TV platform, Samsung MU6300 features 2017 version of Tizen OS. It is like what featured by the higher model like MU8000 Series or even Samsung Q7F Series , but of course with some minor differences. Compared to last year version, it comes with a newer theme and animations that make it is more attractive. In addition to very attractive, it is also simple and easy to navigate. At the bottom of the screen, there is a narrow bar as the home menu where you don’t need to leave home menu when accessing most of smart features. Talking about apps provided, there are a lot of and complete apps available. There are most popular apps like Amazon Videos, Netflix, YouTube, and others, web browser, screen mirroring, cloud games, and many more.

Samsung MU6300

POSITIVES

– Good Contrast and Black Uniformity
– Great UHD Up-scaling Engine
– Low Input lag for any kind of games
– Attractive Tizen OS

NEGATIVES

– Side viewing angle is poor
– Limited HDR performance
– Lack of 3D technology

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