The 65-inch JU7500 is another big beautiful curved 4K UHD TV in Samsung's 2015 lineup.
This year Samsung is producing two tiers of 4K TVs. The top of the line JS series are dubbed SUHD TVs and feature videophile-quality Nano-crystal technology. (I reviewed the remarkable 65JS9500 recently.)
The displays in the JU series do not incorporate nano-crystals but their picture quality is still first-rate and will impress friends and family.
Of course, all of Samsung's 4K TVs are Smart, meaning you can connect them to the Internet and stream content from a gaggle of apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
If you are ready to step into the world of 4K TV, then the expansive Samsung 65JU7500 is a great first stride.
(Editor's Note: If the 65-inch JU7500 seems like too big of leap, Samsung makes five sizes of the this Curved UHD TV, including 40, 48, 50, 55 inch models. And if 65 is not huge enough, there is a 78-inch behemoth, though it costs about twice as much as the 65JU7500. Since all the models possess similar specifications, this review can apply to the complete JU7500 series.)
Our Star Ratings
The video performance of the Samsung 65JU7500 is excellent though it can't measure up to its nano-crystal fueled, (more expensive), SUHD cousin, the 65JS9500. With that said, the JU7500 display produces rich colors and a damn-fine image.
(Of note, the review sample sent me exhibited light leakage in a number of spots around the edge of the screen, which I consider an anomaly. If I had bought a TV with this amount of light leakage, I would return it for a replacement.)
The audio integrated into the JU7500 - even with the added pair of built-in 10W woofers - is just O.K. especially when compared to Samsung's new curved HW-J8500 sound bar which they sent along with the TV. (The sound bar review will follow soon.)
Features on top of features, Smart TV (with more apps than you can shake a stick at) and Smart View, Wi-Fi, ,voice recognition, 3D, Bluetooth, screen mirroring, MHL and ARC support. The JU7500 does not provide an integrated video camera for Skyping and controlling the TV by hand motions.
Ease of Use: 4.0
All these features are accessed through a too small remote control which can make navigation more difficult than it should be. But the initial setup of the TV is quick and uncomplicated.
On the Samsung website, the 65-inch JU7500 4K TV lists for a suggested retail price of $3800, which seems a little costly even for a feature packed 65-inch 4K UHD TV. Currently, Samsung has lowered the tag to $2600, which is much more in line with the marketplace. Isn't competition grand for the consumer?
Star Ratings Description
Ratings are relative to when the review was written. The obvious example is Value, what you could purchase for $2000 two years ago or even two months ago would seem like a bad value for that price now. We give very few 5 Star ratings, which we reserve for truly outstanding accomplishment.