|Item Weight||19.4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||36 x 3.6 x 21.1 inches|
|Item model number||UN40JU7500FXZA|
|Specification Met||Energy Star|
Samsung UN40JU7500 Curved 40-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED Smart TV (2015 Model)
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- Refresh Rate: 240CMR (Effective)
- Backlight: LED
- Smart Functionality: Yes, Built in Wi-Fi: Yes
- Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 36" x 21.1" x 3.6", TV with stand: 36" x 23.2" x 11.6"
- Inputs: 4 HDMI, 3 USB
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Convenient connectivity options and supports wireless streaming
JU7500 Series Curved 4K UHD Smart TV
At a Glance:
- Vibrant PurColor Technology
- HDR Compatable
- Immerse yourself into the action w/ Curved Screen and Auto Depth Enhancer
- Experience richer colors and deeper contrast w/ Precision Black Local Dimming
JU7500 Series Curved 4K UHD TV
The Samsung JU7500 Series Curved 4K UHD TV delivers an immersive, panoramic viewing experience with its curved screen, resolution and contrast. This Smart TV uses premium Samsung video technologies to render an ultra-high-definition, vibrant image that lets you view your media the way it was meant to be seen. It also boasts a number of convenient connectivity options and supports wireless streaming, so you can quickly and easily access your favorite content.
What's in the Box:
- JU7500 40-Inch Smart TV
- Smart Remote Control
- One pair of 3-D active glasses (SSG-5150GB)
- One Connect Mini
Curved Screen Draws You into the Action
Featuring a curved screen, the JU7500 Smart TV creates an immersive viewing experience that is ideal for watching sports or movies. The screen's curved design provides a greater sense of depth and great off-angle viewing so every seat is the best seat in the house
Lifelike Images with 4K UHD Resolution
Thanks to the JU7500 Smart TV's 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, you'll enjoy exceptional detail and true-to-life image quality. The screen renders images in up to four times the resolution of Full HD to deliver a crisp, pristine picture.
Advanced Samsung Smart TV Offers Easy Access to Content
The Samsung JU7500 Smart TV provides one place to enjoy content from a wide range of sources. Easily connect the Smart TV wirelessly* with your compatible Galaxy smartphone for streaming and content sharing. It also lets you access your favorite program choices, live TV, video on demand, streaming sources, apps and social media in one easy-to-browse navigation experience.
*All devices must be on the same network and internet connection is required
Peak Illuminator Enriches Color Content and Detail
With the Samsung Peak Illuminator feature, you'll experience brighter whites, sharper details, and more vibrant colors. This new technology adapts to each scene by intelligently brightening LED illumination behind the brightest regions of the picture.
Ultra Clear Pro Minimizes Glare
Thanks to its ultra-clear viewing panel, the JU7500 Smart TV ensures a great viewing experience from all angles. The screen absorbs ambient light and softens reflections to deliver a clear, frustration-free viewing experience.
Precision Black Technology for Dramatic Contrast
Equipped with Samsung Precision Black technology, the Samsung JU7500 Smart TV delivers exceptional contrast depth. The TV deepens contrasts by selectively dimming LEDs behind the dark areas of the picture, thus making blacks darker without affecting the brighter elements in the picture.
Auto Depth Enhancer for Improved Image Depth
The JU7500 Smart TV also features Samsung contrast-enhancing technology, which optimizes contrast across multiple zones of the picture to produce a richer, more dramatic sense of depth. The technology deepens contrast without distorting the picture's color or detail, creating a more immersive and cinematic image.
View Everything in Higher Definition with UHD Upscaling
With the JU7500 Smart TV, you'll be able to experience incredible 4K UHD entertainment, accessible through leading streaming services and more. The TV also upscales non-UHD TV signals, Blu-ray, and other older video to near 4K UHD clarity, so you can view all of your media in exceptional resolution.
Smart View 2.0 for Easy Mobile Streaming
Using the Samsung Smart View 2.0 feature, you can wirelessly share content between your TV and your mobile device.*
*All devices must be on the same network and internet connection is required
Quad-Core Processor for a Responsive Performance
Equipped with a quad-core processor, the JU7500 Smart TV lets you switch between apps with ease. This powerful processor enables the TV to quickly respond to your commands, delivering a fluid experience.
Smart Remote Control for Easy, Intuitive Operation
The included Smart Remote Control gives you optimized control over your Smart TV. You can use the touchpad to navigate intuitively between menus or simply point it at your screen and click, as you would with a mouse. The remote even features a built-in microphone for convenient voice commands.
Ports and Connectivity
The Samsung JU7500 LED Smart TV is equipped with four HDMI ports, three USB ports, one component-in, and one composite-in. It also features built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi and supports Samsung Anynet+.
|Screen Size Offerings||78-inch, 65-inch, 55-inch, 50-inch, 48-inch, 40-inch||85-inch, 75-inch, 65-inch, 60-inch, 55-inch, 50-inch, 40-inch||65-inch, 55-inch, 48-inch, 40-inch||75-inch, 65-inch, 60-inch, 55-inch, 50-inch, 48-inch, 40-inch||65-inch, 55-inch, 48-inch, 40-inch|
|Motion Rate||Motion Rate 240||Motion Rate 240||Motion Rate 120||Motion Rate 120||Motion Rate 120|
|Brightening and Color Technology||Peak Illuminator and PurColor||Peak Illuminator and PurColor||PurColor||PurColor||PurColor|
|Dimming Technology||Precision Black Local Dimming||Precision Black Local Dimming||UHD Dimming||UHD Dimming||UHD Dimming|
|Color Depth Enhancement||Auto Depth Enhancer||Contrast Enhancer||Auto Depth Enhancer||Contrast Enhancer||Contrast Enhancer|
|Other Key Features||Built-in WiFi 802.11ac, 4 HDMI ports||Built-in WiFi 802.11ac, 4 HDMI ports||Built-in WiFi 802.11ac, 4 HDMI ports||Built-in WiFi 802.11ac, 4 HDMI ports||Built-in WiFi 802.11n, 3 HDMI ports|
|Meets CEA 4K UHD Connected and HDR Compatibility Definitions||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Compatible with Next-Gen UHD Blu-Ray HDR||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
Get drawn into the action with an immersive curved screen, and a Smart TV experience that puts your favorite content at your fingertips. See the difference precise color, deep blacks, and amazing depth can make. With 4K UHD resolution you’ll enjoy a picture with 4X the crispness of Full HD.
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I have been a loyal Samsung customer for the last eight years for several reasons. So far, they have demonstrated excellent reliability and build quality across several of their product lines, including not just TVs, but also with their Blu-ray players, cell phones, accessories, headphones, etc. Even when I did have a minor issue with another TV (2010 Samsung plasma HDTV), they happily sent out an excellent and courteous repair tech to my house, even though the TV was slightly out of warranty!
So now here are my actual comments on this particular model (UN48JU7500). First off, Samsung has decided to pull a bold move and switch their smart TV OS platform over to Tizen. It's relatively new, so a few bugs here and there are expected, but so far they have been minor. What surprises me the most though is that they have been frequently updating / patching it. I have a wired ethernet connection for my TV, so the first update on day one was no problem. For those of you using WiFi only, the latest OS version (a little over 1 GB) is easily accessible on their website. Just load it onto a small USB drive and plug it into the back of the TV (I used the blue USB 3.0 port on the actual TV, not the ones on the One Connect Mini box). After that, WiFi will work perfectly.
As of today (5/23/15), version 1214 of the OS is out. I did have a minor hiccup during the update though. The first online update brought me up to something like version 1016, but luckily I had an empty USB drive lying around. Initiating the update through the menu did not work as intended, but a quick reboot fixed that in no time; the software updates QUICKLY! Also worth noting is that for the longest time, smart TV user interfaces were slow and clunky... but Tizen running on the built-in quad-core processor is buttery smooth! Even the 3D glasses' firmware has been updated as well... or was that my imagination? I don't remember too well... oh well, LOL.
By now, plenty of apps are available: streaming, games, educational, informational, etc... roughly 300 total so far! That's really good for such a new platform! Also, note that the TV comes with roughly 4 GB of internal storage for apps and content, and the OS itself uses up about 1.2~1.4 GB, but the apps are small so there's plenty of room to install as many as you want!
4K and 3D:
It's pretty well known that Samsung currently has the most options for 4K streaming content. Amazon has a decent library, Netflix has a small one, YouTube has several 4K videos, but I'm still waiting for the Comcast / Xfinity app to come out so I can have even more sweet sweet 4K goodness. I'd also like to note that the 4K upscaling is pretty darn good, even for old school standard definition (480i)! Luckily though, Seinfeld was actually filmed in widescreen:) Up close, of course you can tell the difference, but after sitting about 4 to 6 feet away, I can't even discern between 4K and 1080p, although I do have a very slight astigmatism in my right eye. Also, the video compression from Amazon and Netflix 4K streaming is barely noticeable. You have to look closely and have a trained eye to identify it, but that's really the content provider's issue.
Now if 3D is your thing, VUDU has BY FAR the largest selection of streaming content, although the best movies can only be purchased at this time, rather than rented... and you'll be looking to drop anywhere between about $22 ~ $37... but hey, if you can afford this TV, you can afford to buy 3D movies for it, so quit whining about your first-world problems, LOL. Personally, if the 3D movie you want to watch is not available for rental, just buy the stupid 3D Blu-ray disc; the compression is superior... to the trained eye of course... but that might just be some sort placebo thing, haha. By the way, the 3D Blu-ray movies work great when played on my Xbox One!
By far, the coolest feature about the remote is the Nintendo Wii-style motion tracking. Yes... you can use the OEM remote like a Wii controller!! It can also control my cable box! Overall, the remote takes a little getting used to since the number buttons are only available on the screen, but the Wii-style motion tracking mediates that issue. Another cool thing is that the remote works with the TV via RF, not traditional IR, so you don't need to have line-of-sight to the TV to use it. Also, because of that, some software updates will also include firmware updates for the remote. It seems that the remote does still also have an IR transmitter for working with other devices, but I'm too lazy to look that up in the manual, LOL.
One of the selling points for me on this TV was the inclusion of some decent woofers (20 W, in addition to the 20 W mid-high range speakers)... not sub-woofers though. So bass handling is better than my previous 2013 6-series LED Samsung TV, but not as good as my sound studio's bass response. I should note that in my spare time, I work as an audio engineer as I have formal acoustics graduate coursework under my belt as part of my engineering master's degree... yes, I like to gloat... a little... actually, A LOT, LOL.
So you might be wondering why I didn't get something like a soundbar, or surround sound system... well that's because I'm kind of cheap... not too cheap, just a little, LOL. So having decent stock sound system was fairly important to me. With that said, sub-bass frequencies are somewhat there, but you're not really going to feel them, as in a nightclub. However, I was surprised that bass music sounds fairly acceptable and tight. Punchy kick drums decay well, so they're not muddy, and the distortion is minimal, and only noticeable to a trained ear. Speaking of which, after years in the studio I've developed a good ear for mixing and mastering music, so just by listening I was able to get a decently "flat" frequency response with some minor EQ tweaking, at least better than what I expect out of most TVs.
SCREEN MIRRORING and DLNA:
This worked better than I expected, and it was easy to setup! The screen mirroring wireless latency was roughly the same as with my former 2013 Samsung LED TV; about half a second! I wasn't able to test this using a wired connection via the MHL port though as my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge does not support MHL... I still don't know why they removed that feature, but whatever... again, first-world problems, LOL.
What surprised me the most though was that unlike my old 2013 Samsung LED TV, this model supports wireless video content sharing (DLNA) in Full HD (1080p) from my iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 at 60 FRAMES PER SECOND (FPS)! Android has it built-in, so setting it up was easy. However, iPhone doesn't. Fortunately, there is a work-around because... wait for it... there's an app for that, LOL! You have a few options. I tried both Samsung's own Smart View 2.0 app and the AllCast app. Both worked FLAWLESSLY, again, even at 60 FPS! So at least I can share photos, videos, and music to my TV from my iPhone :) Also, screen mirroring and DLNA-sharing 4K content from my Galaxy S6 worked BEAUTIFULLY :) I have yet to try wireless screen mirroring with my laptop using WiDi, which I guess is based on the Miracast standard (??), but I may try that out soon and update this review.
So by now you can probably tell that I'm a huge nerd... so of course I'm going to do some gaming on this thing. First, let me just say that you don't need to put the TV into "Game Mode" to enjoy a low latency gaming experience. My best guess as to what Game Mode does is it eliminates or reduces some video post-processing that the TV applies to all displayed content?? Maybe the 4K upscaling?? I guess it reduces this to get the video rendered faster, giving you a slight latency advantage in fast-paced gaming, like first-person shooters and racing games. I didn't notice a difference in latency or video quality between Game Mode on and off... but I didn't really look too closely or examine this rigorously.
So now that that's out of the way, video games look AMAZING on this thing. This is truly where the 4K upscaling shines. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare never looked so good... even better than on my 2010 Samsung plasma TV! "Ghosting" is non-existent, the picture is crystal clear, and the experience is immersive (thank you curved screen)... so who needs an Oculus Rift now? Not this guy, LOL... actually, I still really hope the Oculus eventually goes mainstream... but until then, I have this marvel of engineering! Also, when you get a chance, play fast-paced games with the "Auto Motion Plus" setting set to "Smooth"... you won't be disappointed.
So stop thinking about it and just buy this TV! I struggled to decide between this model and its 6-series counterpart (UN48J6700). But the addition of woofers, 3D, curved screen (I know it's gimmicky, but I still like it), and the One Connect Mini box made the extra 400 or 500 bucks worth it! Speaking of which, I love the idea of the One Connect Mini. I wish it was the fully-featured, full-size One Connect, but hey, it's better than not having any sort of external upgradeable component, period. Although I do wonder if I can use a regular One Connect... haven't been able to find an answer to that yet.
Again, seriously though, stop thinking about it and just get this stupid thing, LOL. Just eat only Ramen noodles for a month if you have to, just like you did in college... you'll thank me later. Cheers! :)
I spent quite a bit of time researching this product, as it's a big purchase!
I am extremely sensitive to both motion blur and judder. If you don't know what those are, than you likely aren't sensitive to it! I notice it on most sets, no matter the quality. So, when I read up on the LED's, that was one of my top priorities. This model had one of the highest ratings for both, as well as for playing videos and watching movies in a dark room. (both of which our family does)
I wasn't too sure about the curved screen, as we've never had one, nor have I ever been to a home that does. I'll tell you, that the other reviewers are correct: You don't even notice the curve after the first day or so. I have a 24x23 room, and I have watched the screen from all angles, without any issues.
NOW...you will need patience, and a degree in TV programming would help, too. Plan on taking some time to study/play with/and experiment with it and the settings. I actually read some of the reviews here, and copied their setting suggestions, which ended up giving me the best results. Some people really don't care about the sharpness/brightness/color/contrast/speed/judder/blur, etc. I do. Because of this, I spent HOURS messing around with the layers. When I say layers, I mean layers. If you are put off by TV's that aren't just plug em in and go...you might want to consider something different. BUT, it isn't going to look as good. :)
The 4K streaming (no, 4K is NOT available in a digital format you can go out and buy...yet) is amazing. The 3D is pretty dang cool, but I found out right away that I'm going to have to buy a new 3D Blu Ray machine If I want to watch one on anything other than the special 3D channel that's built in. (yes, I am a newbie at 3D too)
THE HUB. Some people have complained about it, but I rather like it. It's just a box that plugs into the TV (via HDM cable) and is just what it says:a hub. You can plug all of your HDM gadgets right into it (up to 4) without having to mess around in the back of the dark TV.
The 'SMART' aspect is pretty dang cool. Amazon Prime, Netflicks, Youtube, a 3D channel, and many other WIFI channels available at your fingertip. Literally. You see, the smart little remote control works like a WI stick. You hover your finger over the center button, and it activates your pointer, to then control all your options right there on the screen. FUN.
My two complaints: (and they are rather big, hence the 4.5 rating)
**There are only TWO ATV jacks. Yes, it's old school, but a lot of devices still use it, including my XBOX and surround sound system. I think I have to get a splitter or something to make it work, because as it is, when we want to play XBOX, I have to unhook the surround sound to plug it in, then change the tv setting to the tv speaker, losing the surround sound.
**The GLARE. Unfortunately, the screen is highly reflective. Fortunately, when we remodeled the room to turn it into a family room, we did so with the TV placement in mind, so the only window is a large one to the side, not behind. When the lights are turned down, it isn't noticeable, but if the lights are up or the shades open on the one window, you can see glare with the screens images are dark. This is one thing that doesn't bother me too much, but if does bother you, take that into account. It's an issue.
Overall, a spectacular TV, especially for the cost. I paid 1,495 for it, so I consider it a great product for the price. If it had been a 3,000 TV, I would give it a lower rating, because of the issues I mentioned. BUT, I didn't pay enough to expect a perfect TV!
Oh...and I don't see motion blur, for those that care. Judder happens every once in awhile, but I think it is more about the signal, vs the TV set.
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