Complete TV Comparison
Samsung UN55KU7000 is the successor model of Samsung UN55JU7100 in 2016. They are both positioned as the flat model below SUHD TV series. You can find that there are similarities and differences between Samsung UN55KU7000 and UN55JU7100 as the new and old model. It’s an important thing that you should know if you are interested in those two TVs as your next 55-Inch 4K LED TV. We will talk about the similarities and differences of Samsung UN55KU7000 and UN55JU7100 on this article to help you decide whether you should go ahead with the new model or stay with the older model.
As two models that positioned as the flat model below SUHD TV, you can find that there are several similarities between Samsung UN55KU7000 and UN55JU7100. You can find their similarities on this table.
|Samsung UN55KU7000||Samsung UN55JU7100|
|Resolution||4K UHD||4K UHD|
|Depth Enhancing Technology||Contrast Enhancer||Contrast Enhancer|
|Remote Control||Smart Remote||Smart Remote|
|Speaker System||2Ch 20W||2Ch 20W|
From the table above We can see the similarities of Samsung UN55KU7000 and UN55JU7100 quickly. But do you want to talk more about those similarities? Let’s talk more about their similarities together.
1. 4K UHD Resolution with Flat Panel Design
The first similarities between them is their resolution and panel design. Samsung UN55KU7000 and UN55JU7100 comes with 4K UHD resolution and use flat panel design. With 4K UHD resolution, you can enjoy brilliant 4K UHD picture quality. They also come with UHD upscaling technology, so that you can also enjoy near 4K picture quality from your HD contents as most of the contents available in the market is not original 4K contents. Both of Samsung UN55KU7000 and UN55JU71000 come with flat panel design. They are completed with contrast enhancer technology as the depth enhancing technology of Samsung’s flat screen. With contrast enhancer, you can experience greater sense of depth across multiple zones of the screen.
2. UHD Dimming
The dimming technology used by Samsung UN55KU7000 and UN55JU7100 are similar. They use UHD Dimming. UHD Dimming is able to bring brilliant 4K UHD picture quality, while It also can deliver near 4K picture quality from your HD contents with the help of UHD Upscaling technology.
3. Smart TV with Smart Remote
Samsung UN55KU7000 and UN55JU7100 comes as Smart TV. They also come with Smart Remote. With Smart Remote, you can control the TV and its Smart TV platform easier and faster. The Smart TV platform that installed on those two TVs are basically the same with Tizen as its OS. Samsung UN55KU7000 and UN55JU7100 also come with quad-core processor that can deliver multi-tasking and heavier process faster.
4. Speaker System
The speaker system that installed on Samsung UN55KU7000 and UN55JU7100 are similar. They come with 2Ch 20W speaker system. We can say that 2Ch 20W speaker system is standard speaker for 55-Inch LED TV. But it’s indeed still able to deliver good sound quality. If you think that you are not satisfied with that 2Ch 20W speaker system, you can attach additional soundbar or speaker system to those two TVs so that you can enjoy more powerful immersive sound quality on your 55-Inch 4K UHD TV.
As Samsung UN55KU7000 comes as the new model, We can guess that there are improvements on it. What’s improved on the Samsung UN55KU7000? You can find it quickly on the table below.
|Samsung UN55KU7000||Samsung UN55JU7100|
|Introduced||April 2016||February 2015|
|Color Technology||Active Crystal Color||PurColor|
|Smart TV Platform||2016 Samsung Smart TV||2015 Samsung Smart TV|
I guess you are still eager to know more about the improvements on the new Samsung UN55KU7000. Do you want to talk more about those improvements? Here We go.
1. HDR Premium
The first improvement on the new Samsung UN55KU7000 is HDR Premium. HDR Premium is able to bring High Dynamic Range contents with better details and brightness on the TV screen. It’s installed on Samsung UN55KU7000, while you can’t find it on the older Samsung UN55JU7100.
2. 2016 Samsung Smart TV
Samsung UN55KU7000 and UN55JU7100 are indeed installed with Samsung Smart TV as its Smart TV platform. But Samsung UN55KU7000 is installed with the newer version of Samsung Smart TV. 2016 Samsung Smart TV that used by Samsung UN55KU7000 is the improved version from the older Samsung UN55JU7100 although They use similar Tizen as their OS.
3. Color Technology
The color technology used by Samsung UN55KU7000 and UN55JU7100 are different. Samsung UN55KU7000 comes with the new Active Crystal Color, while the older Samsung UN55JU7100 use PurColor. Active Crystal Color is introduced to bring more accurate color expression than PurColor technology.
There’s also significant improvement on Samsung UN55KU7000 with its more affordable price. Samsung UN55KU7000 is priced at significantly lower than Samsung UN55JU7100. You can find that Samsung UN55KU7000 priced at around $600 lower than Samsung UN55JU7100. When We convert that into percentage, We can see that the older model is around 60% higher than the newer Samsung UN55JU7100. Please note that price changed by retailers over time as well.
While We can find improvements on Samsung UN55KU7000, We can also locate few setbacks on the new model. Let’s locate that together on the table below.
|Samsung UN55KU7000||Samsung UN55JU7100|
|Refresh Rate||Motion Rate 120||Motion Rate 240|
|3D Feature||NO||Active 3D|
1. 3D Feature
Samsung UN55KU7000 is not completed with 3D feature, while the older Samsung UN55JU7100 is already completed with Active 3D although It doesn’t come with any 3D glasses. With the older Samsung UN55JU7100, you can enjoy both 2D and 3D entertainment. While on Samsung UN55KU7000, you can only enjoy 2D entertainment. But you don’t have to worry about that since the picture quality of Samsung UN55KU7000 is already 3D alike with 4K UHD resolution and HDR technology.
2. Peak Illuminator – Precision Black
Samsung UN55JU7100 as the older model comes with peak illuminator and precision black technology. Those combination is not installed on Samsung UN55KU7000. Peak illuminator is able to deliver greater sense of depth on the bright part of the TV screen, while precision black deliver deeper black levels on the darker part of the screen.
3. Refresh Rate
Samsung still use Motion Rate to measure the quality of its refresh rate. Samsung UN55KU7000 comes with Motion Rate 120, while the older Samsung UN55JU7100 is completed with Motion Rate 240. Motion Rate 240 is able to deliver smoother fast motion images than Motion Rate 120, especially when you use the TV to play your favorite action games as gaming monitor. For action movies and sports, you can’t feel the real difference between Motion Rate 240 and 120 in most scenes.
4. Less HDMI/USB Inputs
There’s also less HDMI/USB inputs on the new Samsung UN55KU7000. You can only find 3 HDMI with 2 USB inputs on Samsung UN55KU7000, while the older Samsung UN55JU7100 comes with 4 HDMI and 3 USB inputs. With less HDMI/USB inputs, you can only connect less HDMI/USB inputs at the same time.
From our discussion, Samsung UN55KU7000 comes as better 55-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV in few aspects. You can find It’s already completed with HDR Premium and newer Active Crystal Color, while It comes with improved 2016 Samsung Smart TV. In the price side, It’s also significantly more affordable then the older Samsung UN55JU7100. So It’s the new model that should be considered by any customers without any additional needs. Samsung UN55KU7000 is also getting mostly positive feedback from the customers. If you need to know more about the customers’ feedback, you can read Samsung UN55KU7000 customers’ reviews here…
In the other hand, Samsung UN55JU7100 is the older model that have few better points with its 3D feature, higher refresh rate, peak illuminator – precision black technology and more HDMI/USB inputs. But It’s still widely priced at significant higher price than Samsung UN55KU7000. So when you are looking for 3D feature or higher refresh rate technology, then you can consider Samsung UN55JU7100 as your choice especially when its price is similar to Samsung UN55KU7000. Samsung UN55JU7100 gets excellent customers’ feedback from the time It was released in 2015. You can find more about Samsung UN55JU7100 customes’ feedback here…