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Samsung UN55JU6500 4K LCD smart TV review: Simple, affordable, with a good picture

Jon L. Jacobi | Dec. 15, 2015
Sometimes it pays to keep things simple: Deliver a good picture, good sound, and a clean interface.

Remote, OS, and apps

The Samsung’s remote is decently easy to use, with well-organized buttons for an old-school design. But it can’t help but suffer in comparison to LG’s Magic remote, as well as the Panasonic and Sony touchpad remotes. Regardless, this is a far less-expensive TV, and the interface is well thought out and easy to get around. It's ot quite as easy to use as the LG’s WebOS or Panasonic’s Firefox OS, but it’s close. 

A good bargain

The Samsung UN55JU6500 is a steal, being priced several hundred dollars less than its nearest competitor in this roundup (although you’ll likely see heavier discounts on those pricier models). Yes, it’s refresh rate is only 60Hz, but that will affect relatively few users and the picture and motion are quite good by most standards. It’s also easy to use, sounds very good, and supports a large array of audio files. My suggestion: Just think of its slightly lime-ish greens as tropical friendliness. 

 

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