Samsung 40KU6072 KU6000 UHD TV review

Samsung 40KU6072 KU6000 UHD TV review

Hi everybody and welcome to the review ofSamsung 40KU6072 TV in 40-inch screen size.

KU6000 series is the most affordable UHD TVline from Samsung this year, available in wide selection of screen sizes – from 40up to 70 inch depending on the market.

Tested 40-inch model currently goes for littleover 400 british pounds on Amazon UK – check links below for the actual price.

Samsung's TVs this year are separated in 3different series – K, KU and KS.

Models with letter K offer Full HD resolutionand are as such ideal for those who do not care about Ultra HD or HDR.

Step up are KU models, which offer nativeUltra HD resolution and support for HDR.

These models can detect HDR UHD picture fromits inputs but cannot display it in its full glory due to screen limitations.

These limitations often include 8-bit panels,low peak luminance and color gamut that is not much bigger than Rec.


Finally, there is the KS series which Samsungmarkets under the name of SUHD and these TVs are for those who want to experience UHD HDRpicture at its full potential.

SUHD TVs are UHD Premium certified, offertrue 10-bit panels with high peak luminance and can display at least 90% of DCI-P3 colorgamut.

If you are into HDR UHD movies or gaming,the KS series is the one you need to consider.

With that being said, let us see what KU6000series has to offer.

Samsung did not invest in developing new designfor the KU6000 series and kept it the same as on models from last year.

TV offers V-shaped plastic stand, 13.

5 mmplastic bezel with dark grey brushed aluminum texture and 62.

6 mm overall depth.

One interesting detail is the slot in thebottom bezzel for cleaner sound coming from 2 down-firing speakers.

I saw same approach 2 years ago on Samsung'sH series.

Screen is flat just like on KU6400 serieswhile KU6100 and KU6500 offer curved screens.

Build quality is good, inline with other SamsungTVs from this class.

TV offers all important connection optionsincluding 3 HDMIs in version 2.

0a, 2 USBs, Ethernet, Toslink, antenna and satellite inputs,analog interfaces and CI slot.

There is no headphone output.

All connectors are facing sideways.

There is also a built-in Wi-Fi.

Only standard remote control comes with theTV.

For basic navigation it will serve its purpose,but for using apps and inputing text I recommend you hook up wireless keyboard.

Just like previously tested KS7000 TV, sodoes KU6000 come with refreshed Tizen OS smart TV platform.

The look and feel of the platform is exactlythe same as on the KS7000 and I find it very responsive and easy to use with many apps.

Built-in media player supports many formatsand external subtitles via USB or network.

Picture quality is good for the mainstreamTV and will show its full potential when watching standard dynamic range content in HD resolution.

Samsung's quality picture processing and UHDupscaling passed my tests with ease and overall result was very positive.

KU6000 is based on VA panel that offers ANSIcontrast of 4600:1 and accurate Rec.

709 colorspace coverage.

As usual with VA-based panels, picture showsits full potential only if you sit straight in front of the screen or under small angle.

Bigger angles greatly affect contrast, blacksand the color saturation.

I was positively surprised with screen uniformitywhich is excellent and without any noticeable light leaks.

Thanks to this picture was great both in brightand in dark environment.

Light reflections were not distracting thanksto the matte screen.

KU6000 is based on 60 Hz panel that can display300 out of 1080 lines on the Monoscope test.

Moving objects are blurred and this blur increasesin dark scenes.

Still, there is a solution – LED Clear Motionthat offers black frame insertion method.

Enabling this option will raise motion resolutionto excellent 1080 out of 1080 lines but with few drawbacks.

First is decrease in luminance of the screen,second is flickering that can be distracting on certain types of signal and the third ishighly visible doubling of objects moving across the screen.

After testing motion resolution I concludedthat I prefer more having this option disabled since standard blur was not as distractingas mentioned drawbacks.

As I said at the beginning, Samsung's KU seriesTVs support HDR but cannot display it in its full potential.

This was clearly confirmed when I hooked Samsung'sK8500 UHD Blu-ray player and did A-B comparison between standard and UHD Blu-ray edition ofthe same movie.

Even though TV detected UHD HDR signal withease, except for sharper image when you come really close to the screen, no other improvementswere visible.

Color gamut barely reaching outside Rec.

709gave same color saturation as standard Blu-ray, peak luminance below 300 nits did not bringany improvement in dynamics and 8-bit panel did not reveal any new gradations in the picture.

Conclusion – except for sharper image, ifyou want to experience true UHD HDR, consider Samsung's SUHD series or similar productsfrom other brands.

Gaming was great on this TV thanks to highcontrast, great colors and very low input lag of just 23.

4 ms in Game mode.

If you want to learn more about how to setup this TV for gaming, check link in the description.

Sound quality was average for this class,with clear midtones and without any significant distorsions at normal listening levels.

For best results I recommend hooking up thisTV to external audio system.

As a conclusion, Samsung 40KU6072 is a verygood mainstream TV that receives my recommendation for watching standard dynamic range content.

If you are looking for an UHD TV with goodHDR performance look elsewhere since this series won't bring any improvement in thataspect.

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