Samsung UN65KU6500 vs UN65JU6700 Review


Samsung UN65KU6500 is introduced as the successor of Samsung UN65JU6700. They are both positioned as two basic 65-Inch curved Smart 4K UHD TV from 2016 and 2015 Samsung TV lineup. As the new and old model, you can find that there are similarities and differences between those two TVs. I’m quite sure that you are eager to know the key differences of those two TVs if you are interested to them as your next 65-Inch curved Smart 4K UHD TV. So what are their differences? Let’s talk about that in this article.

Samsung UN65KU6500 Introduction

Samsung UN65KU6500

Samsung UN65KU6500

Firstly, let’s make introduction about Samsung UN65KU6500. Samsung UN65KU6500 comes as part of KU6500 model. It’s currently the largest screen size option of the model. Samsung UN65KU6500 and the KU6500 model come with curved panel design that can deliver panoramic watching experience. UHD Dimming is still the dimming technology that used by Samsung UN65KU6500. It can bring brilliant picture quality from both original 4K content sources or HD contents with the help of UHD Upscaling that deliver non 4K contents into near 4K picture quality. PurColor is still the color technology that used by Samsung UN65KU6500. It can deliver accurate color details in 4K UHD resolution. Samsung UN65KU6500 comes with the upgraded 2016 Samsung Smart TV as its Smart TV platform. 2016 Samsung Smart TV is still based on Tizen as its OS. With Tizen OS, you can enjoy your favorite premium entertainment while you can also run the Tizen Apps that you needed on your TV screen. Smart Remote is also included with Samsung UN65KU6500 that make it easier to control the TV and its Smart TV platform.

The customers that purchased Samsung UN65KU6500 are mostly satisfied with their Samsung UN65KU6500 so far. They mostly talk about the picture quality and said that this TV is able to deliver awesome picture. They also said that the TV set up is simple, while the Smart TV is easy to use and works well to connect with premium service providers. The customers commented on the sound quality and said that It’s better to use additional soundbar to make the sound quality excellent. Overalll the customers mostly consider this TV as great TV for the price. If you need to know more about customers’ feedback, you can read more Samsung UN65KU6500 customers’ reviews here…

Samsung UN65JU6700 Introduction

Samsung UN65JU6700

Samsung UN65JU6700

Samsung UN65JU6700 is positioned as basic 65-Inch curved Smart 4K UHD TV from the older Samsung’s 2015 TV lineup. It can bring panoramic watching experience with its curved panel screen. UHD Dimming is installed on Samsung UN65JU6700 that can bring brilliant picture quality from both original 4K content sources or from non 4K contents with the help of UHD Upscaling technology that’s also installed on Samsung UN65JU6700. As the color technology, you can find PurColor technology attached on Samsung UN65JU6700. PurColor is able to blends primary and secondary colors so that you can enjoy natural color details. As the Smart TV Platform, 2015 Samsung Smart TV is attached on Samsung UN65JU6700. 2015 Samsung Smart TV is the first Samsung Smart TV to use Tizen as its OS. With Tizen OS, you can enjoy both premium contents from your favorite content providers or running Tizen based Smart Apps on your TV screen.

Samsung UN65JU6700 is one of the TV from 2015 models that received excellent feedback from the customers. The customers mostly appreciate the beautiful picture delivered by this TV. The TV works well as monitor as well said some customers. The set up is fairly easy based on customers’ experience. The Smart TV platform works well to deliver entertainment to your home. The sound quality is good based on the comments from customers. Do you want to know more about this TV from the customers’ perspective? You can find out the customers’ comments about Samsung UN65JU6700 on this page..

Specs Table of Samsung UN65KU6500 and UN65JU6700

Let’s take a look at the table of specs that contain the key specs of Samsung UN65KU6500 and UN65JU6700 that contains the specs of Samsung UN65KU6500 and UN65JU6700 in side by side format table, before We talk more about the key differences of those two TVs.

Samsung UN65KU6500 Samsung UN65JU6700
Introduced April 2016 February 2015
Screen Size 65-Inch 65-Inch
Panel Design Curved Curved
Backlight LED LED
Resolution 4K UHD 4K UHD
UHD Dimming YES YES
UHD Upscaling YES YES
Color Technology PurColor PurColor
Depth Enhancing Auto Depth Enhancer Auto Depth Enhancer
HDR HDR Premium NO
Refresh Rate Motion Rate 120 Motion Rate 120
Smart Platform 2016 Samsung Smart TV 2015 Samsung Smart TV
3D Feature NO NO
Magic Remote Smart Remote Smart Remote
Speaker System 2Ch 20W 2Ch 20W
Built-in Wi-fi YES YES
HDMI/ USB Inputs 3/2 4/3
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What are Their Key Differences?

I’m sure that you can easily spot the differences of Samsung UN65KU6500 and UN65JU6700 by looking at the table above. Do you want to know more about those differences? Here’s more details about their key differences.

The first difference that you can find is HDR Technology. Samsung UN65KU6500 comes with HDR Pro technology, while Samsung UN65JU6700 is not completed with any HDR technology. With HDR Pro installed on it, you can enjoy High Dynamic Range (HDR) contents with Samsung UN65KU6500 so you can enjoy better details with dynamic brightness level on Samsung UN65KU6500. Without any HDR technology installed on Samsung UN65JU6700, you can’t enjoy any HDR contents on Samsung UN65JU6700.

The second different that you can find between Samsung UN65KU6500 and UN65JU6700 is the version of Samsung Smart TV that comes with them. Samsung UN65KU6500 comes with 2016 Samsung Smart TV, while Samsung UN65JU6700 comes with 2015 Samsung Smart TV. Although They are basically the same Tizen based Smart TV platform, but the new 2016 version comes with improvement that make it more stable and in some aspect faster.

There’s also less significant difference on the number of HDMI/USB attached on those two TVs. Samsung UN65KU6500 comes with only 3 HDMI and 2 USB, while Samsung UN65JU6700 comes with 4 HDMI and 3 USB. In general, more HDMI/USB inputs means more additional devices can be connected at the same time. But for most customers, I’m quite sure that 3 HDMI and 2 USB is enough.

Should You Choose the New or Old Model?

We have talked about Samsung UN65KU6500 as the new model and UN65JU6700 as the older model. The new Samsung UN65KU6500 comes with improvements on the HDR technology and Smart TV Platform. It’s only a little less in HDMI/USB with only 3 HDMI and 2 USB that’s fine for most customers. You can find Samsung UN65KU6500 is priced at less expensive price than the older Samsung UN55JU6700 that give you key reason to go ahead with it as with less price, you can get additional HDR Premium technology with the new Smart TV platform. So with that fact, It’s no brainer to go ahead with Samsung UN65KU6500. Where’s recommended place to order one? You should consider to order Samsung UN65KU6500 here…

In the other hand, We don’t have enough reason to consider the older Samsung UN65KU6500 if It’s priced at higher price than the new Samsung UN65JU6700. But if you can find Samsung UN65JU6700 is offered at the lower price by the retailers, then you can consider it as your choice. It’s indeed not completed with HDR Premium and use the older version of 2015 Samsung Smart TV, but overall It can deliver excellent picture quality as well as bring premium entertainment to your home without any problems just like what the customers said about this TV model. Maybe you should consider to check today’s price for Samsung UN65JU6700 here…

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