What is the Samsung UE55H6200?
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Samsung UE55H6200 Picture Settings
The H6200 showed a typical Samsung performance in the unaltered Movie mode. That is to say there was a bit of a green tint to whites but, overall, it’s pretty accurate for a pre-set. The colours were even better, with only cyan displaying a visible error at full saturation levels.
We had next to no difficulty in obtaining a reference level of accuracy in the greyscale performance, using a combination of the two and ten-point white balance controls. Having the 10 point option also allows the gamma response to be massaged to perfection so the calibrated H6200 displayed both perfect neutrality and tone in the greyscale. This makes getting the secondary colours to their targets that bit easier and with the fully-fledged colour management system on-board, there was again no issue in hitting reference performance here.
Samsung UE55H6200 Video Review
Samsung UE55H6200 Picture Quality
Otherwise there was really very little else to fault, with Samsung’s excellent processing chips handling both high and standard definition material with aplomb. The UE55H6200 handles 1080p24 material perfectly so Blu-ray discs maintain their filmic quality and even a DVD could look more than acceptable on the 55-inch screen. Despite the fact the video deinterlacing was also carried out very well, we wouldn’t advise watching too much broadcast standard definition material on the H6200, as even Samsung’s superior scaling engine is pushed beyond its limits with some of the unbelievably low bitrates the operators now employ.
The H6200 is also a sterling performer with 3D content, although the backlight niggles with dark scenes became that bit more pronounced as its brightness level is quite dramatically raised in 3D mode. Colours were good, however, and motion handling smooth and mostly clean, although faster moving objects projecting out of the screen would sometimes show some crosstalk (double imaging). Samsung chucks two pairs of 3D eyewear in to the box of the H6200, which are amongst the lightest on the market, but you’ll need to make sure you get the curtains well drawn as they offer little to no protection from stray light, which can cause distracting flicker and reflections.
- Good blacks & contrast
- Superb Smart TV features
- Natural colours
- Current pricing is attractive
- Light pooling
- Dirty screen effect
Samsung UE55H6200 (H6200) TV Review
Should I buy one?
The UE55H6200 is another impressive TV from the reliable Samsung stable, displaying all their familiar picture traits of strong video processing, satisfying contrast levels and lifelike colour accuracy. There is also Samsung’s superbly expansive suite of Smart TV apps to play with, including virtually all the video streaming services you could wish for, allied to a web browser, media player, PVR features and more. This sample did have some weaknesses, however, with screen uniformity issues slightly spoiling the immersion factor but this is still a TV worthy of an AVForums Recommended Award with current price and market standing considered.
What alternatives are there?
At present prices (December 2014), you could investigate the 55-inch version of the Sony W829 which is another very strong all-rounder. Of the TVs we’ve reviewed in 2014, the HU6200 is really only currently competing, price-wise, with a sister set in the UE55H6400,which adds the excellent Smart Touch Remote in to the package but is otherwise highly comparable. You can get a wider sense of what you should be looking for, and what is available, by reading our collection of Buyers Guides.
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