2014 couldn’t be a better year for people looking for a new TV to purchase. Sure, the latest and greatest 4K TVs and other displays with fresh innovations are insanely priced but it is causing the prices of 1080p flagship LED displays to drop. This means that the midrange and low-end models should drop in price too. Many of the midrange HDTVs released in 2013 were pretty impressive to the point that most typical consumers can consider them as highly advanced models. The Samsung UN60F6300 is as midrange as you can get when you compare it against the higher-end and lower-end models. The $1,499 price tag is pretty midrange too for a 60-inch TV but make no mistake, the UN60F6300 has plenty of neat tricks.
Uninspired TV designs are quite common and understandable in the midrange level because companies really try to encourage as many people as possible to go the flagship route. But the Samsung UN60F6300 is a pretty good looking display. Higher-end Samsung TVs have much thinner bezels but at least the display panel still has that thin profile and the quad stand gives the 60-inch display some stability and elegance.
The 4 HDMI inputs available allow you to connect the usual gaming console, Blu-ray player and set-top box combo and still have another HDMI port vacant. 3 USB ports are available too just in case you want to leave a couple of flash drives plugged in.
The UN60F6300 is not only Samsung’s cheapest 60-inch LED display but it is also part of the series that brings Samsung’s new Smart Hub 2.0 experience to the most affordable price possible. With ordinary LED TVs still selling quite well, many average customers still don’t really see the point in connecting the TV to the wireless router. But Samsung’s approach to the Smart TV experience offers plenty of features and their new interface redesign is a step in the right direction.
You won’t have to worry so much about getting the Samsung UN60F6300 connected because all of Samsung’s 2013 LED TVs with Smart Hub 2.0 come with built-in Wi-Fi and the Ethernet port remains as an option. Once connected, you can bring up the Smart Hub interface right from the remote and you will be greeted with the “On TV” tab which basically serves as a program guide for various channels. Exploring the other aspects of the Smart Hub is as simple as scrolling to the left or right like a tablet home screen. The “Apps” section pretty much demonstrates the huge ecosystem advantage Samsung’s Smart TVs have over the competition. You can access the usual popular services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and Vudu but there are a few other apps that you would normally expect in tablets like HBO Go, Fox Now, and numerous other entertainment apps. If you prefer the traditional Web browser, you can use the TV’s built-in Web browser app which works quite well and lets you access other sites that may not have corresponding apps in the Samsung Apps section. The dual core processor makes the entire experience feel smoother and faster from the older single-core models. Accessing the social networking apps might not be necessary though since there is a dedicated “Social” tab where you can easily glance at the latest Facebook updates and other services if you decide to link your accounts there. The “Movies & TV Shows” tab presents other recommended content worth checking out while the “Photos, Videos & Music” tab shows off stuff that other devices in your network are sharing.
The sharing aspects of the UN60F6300 is handled by Samsung’s AllShare service (currently known as Samsung Link). Samsung Link is a free app for Samsung Galaxy smartphone and tablet users and it provides a rather simple interface to send photos, music tracks and video clips to the TV. Ordinary Windows computers can share content with the TV too without any additional apps. If you have a fast wireless router, you may not even need the USB ports.
Being a midrange model, the Samsung UN60F6300 has a few noticeable flaws including the degrading contrast and slightly subpar viewing angles. This is mainly due to the lack of Micro Dimming featured in the slightly more expensive F6400 models and Ultra Clear Panel present in the higher-end Samsung displays. This is not a TV to get if you a keen eye for deep blacks. But at least the UN60F6300 has a fairly respectable Clear Motion Rate of 240 which translates to a refresh rate of 120 Hz. That is still acceptable by today’s standards and it takes the backlight technology and image processor speed into consideration too for reducing motion blur. You also get fully adjustable blur reduction and judder reduction controls so you can tweak the effect to your liking or disable it altogether.
Contrast and deep black issues aside, the overall picture quality of the Samsung UN60F6300 is pretty good for its price and the color accuracy is impressive thanks to the Wide Color Enhancer Plus technology. It is a great 1080p display for watching movies and TV shows and there is this Game Mode setting that sets the input lag to 30ms so you get a better gaming experience. It also consumes less electricity than plasma displays and there is a special Eco Sensor that can tone down the brightness levels automatically to reduce further power consumption if there is enough ambient lighting.
The UN60F6300 is clearly a TV for people that are not so critical about the picture quality but want plenty of features to play around with. Compared to the entry-level models the Samsung UN60F6300 can be viewed as a great TV for its price especially when you consider the display’s 60-inch size and Full HD display. If you need slightly better contrast, 3D features and an extra remote control to make the Smart Hub interface a bit easier to use, you can spend about $200 for the Samsung UN60F6400 model.
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