Samsung UN40JU7100 40-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
The Samsung UNJU7100 series includes Samsung’s least expensive TVs available with true local dimming. This series ranges in size from 40 inch to 85 inch models, with all offering the same specs and very similar performance. This 4K TV uses a true 120Hz panel, and produces excellent picture quality with deep black levels, accurate colors, good uniformity, and outstanding video processing. This is a UHD TV, lacking the added support for HDR and a wide color gamut content that comes with Samsung’s SUHD sets.
Unlike many of Samsung’s latest high end models, the UNJU7100 uses a flat panel as opposed to a curved one; the design is nonetheless sleek and stunning. The UNJU7100 also includes Samsung’s redesigned Smart TV interface, along with their improved remote. As to be expected from Samsung, the interface is easy to use and offers access to unparalleled options for content.
When it comes to connectivity, the UNJU7100 is identical to the also excellent Samsung UNJS800 series TVs, offering good upgradability thanks in part to Samsung’s switch to using an external box (OneConnect Mini) to house most of the connections. These include four HDMI, two USB 2.0, and an optical digital output. On the TV itself, there is a single USB 3.0, Ethernet port, and RF antenna jack.
Overall, the UNJU7100 series has the potential to currently be one of the best value 4K TVs from Samsung, coming very close to a sweet spot between picture quality and price. With all sizes in the series offering comparable performance, the Samsung UNJU7100 series is an excellent choice for a variety of needs.