SAMSUNG UE55JU6800 55 inch 4K Ultra HD Nano Crystal Smart TV Freeview HD with free 6 year guarantee dropped to £999 from Richer Sounds
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SAMSUNG UE55JU6800 55 inch 4K Ultra HD Nano Crystal Smart TV Freeview HD with free 6 year guarantee dropped to £999 from Richer Sounds

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Found 24th Sep 2015
Now dropped to £999, no TV trade required. £10 off if you're VIP club member (or spend a little to exceed £1000 to qualify for a home A/V health check worth £99).
Same price in Currys (5 year guarantee), if 1.5% TCB is good enough incentive?

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SUHD removed as not as advertised
John Lewis has also price matched

This is an INSTORE ONLY deal
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Heat added. Good to see these type of tv's achieving a realistic price now. Just need some reviews!
Edited by: "Jaybeam" 24th Sep 2015
This model is NOT the SUHD variant, only the regular UHD. The SUHD panels are reserved for the higher end models (8 & 9 series)
In-store only deal - should be mentioned in the title, Currys offers free delivery...
I've been following this thread and the 50" variant and there seems to be a great deal of confusion as to the specs of these Samsung sets. can someone who has actually got one post exactly what the specs are?
BTW I have the 55JS8500 and it is properly stunning, but not cheap alas.
Edited by: "JohnnyChimpo" 24th Sep 2015
Jaybeam

I've been following this thread and the 50" variant and there seems to be … I've been following this thread and the 50" variant and there seems to be a great deal of confusion as to the specs of these Samsung sets. can someone who has actually got one post exactly what the specs are?



Picking mine up tomorrow so I'll let you know. As I understand it though the 50" has a VA panel and the 55" IPS. I have the 50" reserved at Currys and want to compare it to the Panasonic CX700 but for £100 cheaper I think the Sammy gets my vote. I'll keep you posted though if you like.
JohnnyChimpo

BTW I have the 55JS8500 and it is properly stunning, but not cheap alas.



I now hate you and am incredibly jealous!
jonsco1

Picking mine up tomorrow so I'll let you know. As I understand it though … Picking mine up tomorrow so I'll let you know. As I understand it though the 50" has a VA panel and the 55" IPS. I have the 50" reserved at Currys and want to compare it to the Panasonic CX700 but for £100 cheaper I think the Sammy gets my vote. I'll keep you posted though if you like.


Thanks!
JohnnyChimpo

http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/tv-audio-video/televisions/


Oh dear user review (1) only gave it 3/5 wasn't wowed apparently!
Jaybeam

Oh dear user review (1) only gave it 3/5 wasn't wowed apparently!



It's interesting that the 50 and 60" are listed under Nano Crystal display and the 55" under UHD might be true about the different panel and would also explain why the user wasn't wowed if it was an IPS panel.
jonsco1

It's interesting that the 50 and 60" are listed under Nano Crystal … It's interesting that the 50 and 60" are listed under Nano Crystal display and the 55" under UHD might be true about the different panel and would also explain why the user wasn't wowed if it was an IPS panel.


Yeh interesting yet later it's states nano crystal under the tv description? Wonder why.
Be warned, purchased a £2k Samsung only to find it stopped working after 13 months. Samsung had no interest in repairing because it fell out of their 12mth warranty. I was convinced I had a 5yr cover upon purchasing but nothing in their system. Currys were passing me to Samsung who were passing me to Domestic&General (who manage product registrations for them) who passed me back to Samsung... You get the idea.
So I'm after a 55" and do like Samsung TV's. Is this the one to go for? Or any other better Samsung 55" TV's out there? They do my head in with about 20 different models in the same screen size.
I always buy my stuff from John Lewis as they provide 5 year guarantee and impeccable service, don't like curry or richer sound they don't give a toss after you have bought the tv
JohnnyChimpo

This model is NOT the SUHD variant, only the regular UHD. The SUHD … This model is NOT the SUHD variant, only the regular UHD. The SUHD panels are reserved for the higher end models (8 & 9 series)



Explanation of SUHD verses UHD >

digitaltrends.com/hom…hd/
MR T

I always buy my stuff from John Lewis as they provide 5 year guarantee … I always buy my stuff from John Lewis as they provide 5 year guarantee and impeccable service, don't like curry or richer sound they don't give a toss after you have bought the tv


I've found Richersounds to be brilliant in the past myself, DSG on the other hand.....
CrispyColonel

Be warned, purchased a £2k Samsung only to find it stopped working after … Be warned, purchased a £2k Samsung only to find it stopped working after 13 months. Samsung had no interest in repairing because it fell out of their 12mth warranty. I was convinced I had a 5yr cover upon purchasing but nothing in their system. Currys were passing me to Samsung who were passing me to Domestic&General (who manage product registrations for them) who passed me back to Samsung... You get the idea.



You are covered under the sales of goods act for six years. write a letter to currys head office mentioning this , if they fob you off they are breaking the law. i have done this twice with two tvs out of warranty and have had a repair paid for on one occasion and currys vouchers for the cost of a replacement on the other.
I've just purchased the Panasonic TX55-CX680B but we were not blown away by the picture to start with. Went and looked at the Samsung UE55JU6800 in John Lewis and the 4k demo looked ok but SD and HD upscaled was awful, really awful. Again, I've heard reports online that the 55" is an IPS panel and the 50 & 60 are VA panels.
Now going to have a look at the LG60UF770V just to be sure, but the more we come back to the Panny, the picture gets better and better!!
I have the suhd model..don't be fooled by this post..the suhd model has an S in the model number..this one is only the UHD model..
chunk1985

You are covered under the sales of goods act for six years. write a … You are covered under the sales of goods act for six years. write a letter to currys head office mentioning this , if they fob you off they are breaking the law. i have done this twice with two tvs out of warranty and have had a repair paid for on one occasion and currys vouchers for the cost of a replacement on the other.



I second that, they seem to ignore their legal obligations until its in writing or you threaten small claims court. Even then though some still don't give in (I'm looking at you Laptops Direct). Once had a second hand car with issues after 12 months (it had a 3 month warranty at purchase), was fobbed of loads of times in person and on the phone with "sold as seen" ect, only after a letter advising we would be off to small claims court did the company change its tune and I received a call from a director, who then arranged for a service dept manager to inspect the vehicle and rectify our problems.
This TV seems to be a bit of a dud compered to other TVs in the same class; the Pana 700 and Sony X85 are way better buys due to their colour accuracy and motion rate.

Apparently the screen isn't even made by Samsung but a company BOE. Read the comments here.
jonsco1

Picking mine up tomorrow so I'll let you know. As I understand it though … Picking mine up tomorrow so I'll let you know. As I understand it though the 50" has a VA panel and the 55" IPS. I have the 50" reserved at Currys and want to compare it to the Panasonic CX700 but for £100 cheaper I think the Sammy gets my vote. I'll keep you posted though if you like.



I'm very pleased with the CX700 but the 50" JU6800 looks like a scorcher to me, especially with the 5 year warranty.
Struggling to see any reason to spend the extra £100. I also get the impression the 50" models both use the same, or perhaps similar VA panel. Would love to test them side-by-side!

Here are some things to consider:
- The CX700 sits on two feet instead of a pedestal, they are very widely spaced. Although it looks nice you do need to make sure your stand can accommodate.
- JU6800 has 4 HDMI, the CX700 only has 3
- JU6800 has built in DTS decoder (could be handy if you want to use the built in media player)
- The Panasonic menus are still behind the times. The Samsung admittedly looks slicker.
- Panasonic uses Firefox OS. It's fine and runs well but I fear it will lack support in the long-term.
- The CX700 has built in Freeview Play. Not sure about the JU6800
- The CX700 is 3D enabled, I don't think the JU6800 supports it.

I do have doubts that the JU6800 will receive HDR via a firmware update. If it does have the same panel as the CX700 perhaps it includes the same native colour gamut option? At first I thought it looked awful as the colours were so garish but after calibration I cannot go back. It made a big difference to reds in particular.







CrispyColonel

Be warned, purchased a £2k Samsung only to find it stopped working after … Be warned, purchased a £2k Samsung only to find it stopped working after 13 months. Samsung had no interest in repairing because it fell out of their 12mth warranty. I was convinced I had a 5yr cover upon purchasing but nothing in their system. Currys were passing me to Samsung who were passing me to Domestic&General (who manage product registrations for them) who passed me back to Samsung... You get the idea.



​ you may want to check your info..the SUHD TV'S have an S in the model number..epic fail..
samsung.com/uk/…ns/?cid=uk_ppc_google_core-brand+product:suhd_broad-4858263022-proctv_20150115&tmcampid=7&tmad=c&tmplaceref=m_Brand+%2B+Product%3A+SUHD_Broad&tmclickref=b_%2Bsuhd%20%2Bsamsung&ef_id=VQiEQQAABBjjyi-5:20150924195841:s
geardown107

I've got literature from Samsung and it definitely is SUHD. Johnny the … I've got literature from Samsung and it definitely is SUHD. Johnny the Chump is, as ever, talking out of his backside. Please don't think this chav is actually in possession of an 8500! Billy b'hitter more like.




So, you do understand Samsung's model names don't you ??

Well, let me explain for the hard of thinking......

First off is the first 2 digits, "55" that is simply the screen size in inches
Then you have either "JS" (SUHD), "JU" (UHD), or "J" (HD)
Finally followed up with 4 digits, the first of which is the model range (9 series all the way down to 4) the rest indicate the particular model within that range.

So, if the model is 55JU6800 then this is a 55" UHD 6 series model. Simple really eh ?


As for the personal insults, knock yourself out, I'm not bothered, but in the end, you'll only end up looking the fool.
MBeeching

I'm very pleased with the CX700 but the 50" JU6800 looks like a scorcher … I'm very pleased with the CX700 but the 50" JU6800 looks like a scorcher to me, especially with the 5 year warranty.Struggling to see any reason to spend the extra £100. I also get the impression the 50" models both use the same, or perhaps similar VA panel. Would love to test them side-by-side!Here are some things to consider:- The CX700 sits on two feet instead of a pedestal, they are very widely spaced. Although it looks nice you do need to make sure your stand can accommodate.- JU6800 has 4 HDMI, the CX700 only has 3 :(- JU6800 has built in DTS decoder (could be handy if you want to use the built in media player)- The Panasonic menus are still behind the times. The Samsung admittedly looks slicker.- Panasonic uses Firefox OS. It's fine and runs well but I fear it will lack support in the long-term.- The CX700 has built in Freeview Play. Not sure about the JU6800- The CX700 is 3D enabled, I don't think the JU6800 supports it.I do have doubts that the JU6800 will receive HDR via a firmware update. If it does have the same panel as the CX700 perhaps it includes the same native colour gamut option? At first I thought it looked awful as the colours were so garish but after calibration I cannot go back. It made a big difference to reds in particular.



The 55" uses an IPS screen apparently. Trust me though the 700 is way better; though it does suck that the feet are on the edges, the 6800 stand is almost as wide and is really wobbly.
JohnnyChimpo

So, you do understand Samsung's model names don't you ??Well, let me … So, you do understand Samsung's model names don't you ??Well, let me explain for the hard of thinking......First off is the first 2 digits, "55" that is simply the screen size in inchesThen you have either "JS" (SUHD), "JU" (UHD), or "J" (HD)Finally followed up with 4 digits, the first of which is the model range (9 series all the way down to 4) the rest indicate the particular model within that range.So, if the model is 55JU6800 then this is a 55" UHD 6 series model. Simple really eh ?As for the personal insults, knock yourself out, I'm not bothered, but in the end, you'll only end up looking the fool.




Thank you. Tantrums aren't my thing, so I'll leave you to get back to yourself. Good day.
JohnnyChimpo

So, you do understand Samsung's model names don't you ??Well, let me … So, you do understand Samsung's model names don't you ??Well, let me explain for the hard of thinking......First off is the first 2 digits, "55" that is simply the screen size in inchesThen you have either "JS" (SUHD), "JU" (UHD), or "J" (HD)Finally followed up with 4 digits, the first of which is the model range (9 series all the way down to 4) the rest indicate the particular model within that range.So, if the model is 55JU6800 then this is a 55" UHD 6 series model. Simple really eh ?As for the personal insults, knock yourself out, I'm not bothered, but in the end, you'll only end up looking the fool.



I can confirm that this TV isn't SUHD. In store the TV only has a UHD badge not an SUHD badge. It seems that the SUHD TVs have 10bit panels but this only had an 8bit screen.

"It does not have a 10-bit LCD panel, Samsung tells us."
TheMadFletch

I can confirm that this TV isn't SUHD. In store the TV only has a UHD … I can confirm that this TV isn't SUHD. In store the TV only has a UHD badge not an SUHD badge. It seems that the SUHD TVs have 10bit panels but this only had an 8bit screen."It does not have a 10-bit LCD panel, Samsung tells us."


It is a great looking TV and definitely better than the Sony 4k TVs at the moment, that is for sure.
JohnnyChimpo

This model is NOT the SUHD variant, only the regular UHD. The SUHD … This model is NOT the SUHD variant, only the regular UHD. The SUHD panels are reserved for the higher end models (8 & 9 series)



What is the UE55JU7500?
misterjrw1

I've just purchased the Panasonic TX55-CX680B but we were not blown away … I've just purchased the Panasonic TX55-CX680B but we were not blown away by the picture to start with. Went and looked at the Samsung UE55JU6800 in John Lewis and the 4k demo looked ok but SD and HD upscaled was awful, really awful. Again, I've heard reports online that the 55" is an IPS panel and the 50 & 60 are VA panels. Now going to have a look at the LG60UF770V just to be sure, but the more we come back to the Panny, the picture gets better and better!!



Samsung has AWFUL upscaling on their TV's!

Now they are shouting about Nano Crystal which is old..... Sony has it and it's called Triluminous Display and they are in their 3rd generations and corrected issues over them 3 years. So this is nothing special with Samsung.

As usual with them, poor upscaler, poor picture quality over all with there brightness which washes out the picture and looses detail.

I'd highly recommend comparing this to a Sony X85 in store and you'll see a massive difference.
Gozer

What is the UE55JU7500?


I think it's a TV
MR T

I always buy my stuff from John Lewis as they provide 5 year guarantee … I always buy my stuff from John Lewis as they provide 5 year guarantee and impeccable service, don't like curry or richer sound they don't give a toss after you have bought the tv



If anyone ever wondered why Richer Sounds now give a 6 year warranty rather then the more typical 5 year it's because they use it to dodge their price promise.

The promise is only applicable on like for like deals. So ask them to match a price somewhere else, say John Lewis, and their 1st question will be does it come with a 6 year warranty. If the answer is No then the price promise no longer applies. But who else gives 6 years cover?
geardown107

It is a great looking TV and definitely better than the Sony 4k TVs at … It is a great looking TV and definitely better than the Sony 4k TVs at the moment, that is for sure.



Ha, not on picture quality good sir!
Richer Sounds are particularly bad for stock as well. If you check their site, there seems very little that can be ordered. It's always about going into the store to collect it. That last one, when it's a popular model!
John Lewis wipe the floor with them for stock and ease of website, that's for sure.
Edited by: "geardown107" 24th Sep 2015
LOGiCALX

Ha, not on picture quality good sir!


It's an Android! I must admit I haven't managed to get the two TVs playing the same picture to do like for like.....YET! I have read nothing positive about Android TVs yet though.
misterjrw1

I've just purchased the Panasonic TX55-CX680B but we were not blown away … I've just purchased the Panasonic TX55-CX680B but we were not blown away by the picture to start with. Went and looked at the Samsung UE55JU6800 in John Lewis and the 4k demo looked ok but SD and HD upscaled was awful, really awful. Again, I've heard reports online that the 55" is an IPS panel and the 50 & 60 are VA panels. Now going to have a look at the LG60UF770V just to be sure, but the more we come back to the Panny, the picture gets better and better!!



Firstly, I have the 680 myself, follow this link, watch the video and change your settings to match, you will be blown away with the improved picture quality:
avforums.com/thr…e-3

I had my Samsung repaired 3 times via JL they eventually replaced it for a better model (JL customer service second to none). Although replaced the picture quality started to go after 12 months, terrible light bleed being one of the issues.

The Netflix app was hit and miss, just search google for Netflix problems on Samsung devices, awful...

Don't bother with reviews of Samsung TVs when they are freshly delivered or customers who have owned a Samsung under 6 months. Do some research, follow AV Forums owners threads and then decide.

Personally I will never touch another Samsung TV they look sexy as hell in the shop but picture quality wise they don't match up 6 months down the line.

Got the 680 myself and wouldn't touch another Samsung.
Gozer

What is the UE55JU7500?



it's UHD. It isn't SUHD if that what you meant.
geardown107

It's an Android! I must admit I haven't managed to get the two TVs … It's an Android! I must admit I haven't managed to get the two TVs playing the same picture to do like for like.....YET! I have read nothing positive about Android TVs yet though.



Go into a store, chat with all the brand reps. The Sony android reviews seem to be outdated after all the updates they've had. One review I've read said that the Sony's don't have Netflix or a web browser, but they had them when I was looking at them. The Android TV OS is as good as an Android phone OS; quick, flexible, easy to use and a little glitchy from time to time.

I say chat with all the brand reps because they often point out the ups of their models and the downs of others. They are normally quite knowledgeable about TVs too.
TheMadFletch

it's UHD. It isn't SUHD if that what you meant.



Thanks. Looks like I need to change my desires to the JS8500 but at £2,000 I don't think I'll ever get one.
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