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Best TV 2016: Best 32, 40, 55 and 65-inch+ TVs

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Samsung UE48JU7500

5 / 19

Reviewed by John Archer

12 May 2015

Samsung UE48JU7500

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Key features:

  • 48-inch LCD TV with direct LED lighting
  • Native 4K/UHD resolution
  • Curved screen
  • Tizen-powered Smart TV system
The Samsung UE48JU7500 is one of the smaller curved TVs on the market, and runs the neat and friendly Tizen smart system. It looks great though, with a trim grey frame running around the screen and a forward-jutting silver bar to rest on.

With a 4K resolution, pictures are sharp, but there are some issues. Firstly, the 48-inch LCD panel with direct LED lighting is very reflective, which can be blamed almost entirely on that curve. Also, unless you spend a lot of time tinkering with the calibration tools, you’ll notice a severe amount of motion blur. However, black levels are strong, with just a hint of backlight clouding, while whites are pure and vibrant and colours are natural. 3D playback is good, but the screen is just a bit too small for it to truly impress. A low input score means it’s good enough for gaming too.

The speakers perform well, considering they fire down rather than forwards, and they’re plenty loud enough. The mid-range sounds more open and detailed than we’ve come to expect from a Samsung TV too, though there’s not much in terms of bass, which can leave action scenes sounding rather harsh in the treble range.

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At time of review the Samsung UE48JU7500 was available for £1,649.

Our Score:

9

Matthew Bunton

December 4, 2015, 4:11 pm

My vote would go to the Curry's exclusive PANASONIC
VIERA TX-40CX700B+.

A fantastic 40" 4K tv. It has a Firefox interface which is quick and supports Netflix and Amazon in Ultra HD.

I mostly use mine as a 4K PC monitor as it supports 4K over HDMI 2.0 at 60hz and 444 chroma. I tried many monitors including the newer G-sync 144 hz models and nothing compares to the Panasonic's image quality and colours. Input lag is 25ms using Leo Bodner test, as I am not a competative gamer this is fast enough for me.

I have paired mine with 2 x Evga GTX 980 ti classified cards and at 4K 60fps gaming has a new lease of life. I now couldn't go back to anything less than 4k.

It is easily the best television/monitor I have ever owned and I managed to pick mine up for just over £500 with a 5 year Panasonic warranty.

Murray Snudge

December 31, 2015, 4:52 pm

Samsung UE48JU7500 - 'a severe amount of motion blur' and you score it 9/10?

kobraaaa

February 1, 2016, 1:35 am

Nobody talks about customer service or warranty's? What good as a phone, if it dies before the warranty is up and stuff like this : http://globalnews.ca/news/1026... happens? Samsung has even paid cnet to do new reviews on products they already have done so on : http://www.businessinsider.com... and then do stuff like this http://www.idownloadblog.com/2... and this http://www.businessinsider.com... . Simply Google, Samsung Customer Service Reviews....The warranty of a TV and customer service, should matter as much, if not more, than the capabilities. I know from experience.

travel_lite

February 26, 2016, 3:13 pm

Excellent point.

An unbiased review of Customer Services is long overdue.

Shant Lola

February 29, 2016, 6:14 pm

I would concur with your appraisal. I recently picked up the Panasonic TX-60CX740E and has great picture quality. Previously had a Panasonic Plasma, but power surge destroyed it.

Before making the purchase, I compared it to several Samsung models including the JS7200, JU7500, and JS8500. In my opinion the Panny came on top. The picture quality is more accurate than the Samsung models and very little motion blur if any.

I would recommend the CX740 or another model in the same range.

joethedocII

April 20, 2016, 3:55 pm

I'm sorry, but WHAT "drop-down menu???"

Lee Martin

June 12, 2016, 2:59 pm

The one in light grey on the edge of the thin box

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