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The S517 is a bad choice for a wide room because colors and blacks shift when viewed even slightly off center. Basically, leaning sideward just a little bit will drastically alter what you see. Colors shift at 18 degrees, brightness shifts at 28 degrees, but the blacks shift at the extremely tiny angle of 9 degrees. See More
In terms of picture quality the S517 is comparable to high-end TVs. It displays remarkably deep blacks due to its great contrast and reproduces details in color very well due to its good color gradient. The 6000:1 native contrast ratio allows the TV to reproduce dark scenes particularly well. It is easily one of the best in this price range – it’s often compared to high-end counterparts. The S517 has superb black uniformity and contrast that create pleasant, deep blacks. They are much better than those of the similarly-priced competitors. The maximum deviation sits at around 1.02% . The TV is good at capturing small differences in color such as skin tones, green colors in nature, details in shadows, etc. This is because of the color gradient, which is on par with other options of the same price. There is almost no banding and the standard deviation of color doesn't go past 0,11%. See More
While the S517 is okay for dimmer environments, the weakness shows in bright rooms and especially rooms with the light source facing the TV. The reflection handling of the TV is a bit worse than that of its competitors. It reflects approximately 6% of light off the screen. See More
The S517 is a much better fit for HDR content and HDR gaming than its competitors due to the wide color gamut, decent color depth, and high contrast. The TV can display a lot more colors than its similarly-priced counterparts. The coverage of the Digital Cinema P3 color space is very good - 90%. The color depth is on par with competing options. The S517 has 10-bit color depth, which means that it can display approximately 1.07 billion colors in total. This is important for HDR content because HDR media takes advantage of 10-bit. The S517 can display deep blacks in the HDR mode because of it's high native contrast ratio of 6000:1, which is easily one of the best in the given price range. The TV can also play all HDR content, because it supports both standard formats of HDR - HDR10 and Dolby Vision. They enhance the viewing experience by editing the metadata, that is, the extra information that tells the TV how to display HDR. The formats differ in the way they deal with it however - Dolby Vision edits the picture on a per scene basis, whereas HDR10 edits everything at the start of the video. See More
Small bright details in dark scenes won’t stand out. Unfortunately, this is usually the case with TVs in this price range. The TV's brightness for HDR media peaks at only 273 nits. Moreover, the TV doesn't support local dimming, which is also a big drawback for HDR content. See More
The S517 offers the possibility to make movement in videos smoother, also known as the "soap opera effect". This is done by making the TV take two frames and try to guess what would a frame in between of those look like, also known as motion interpolation. The frame rate can interpolate up to 60 frames per second. See More
This might cause some discomfort to sports fans because the playing surface might look darker at points. The S517's gray uniformity is decent at best, which, unfortunately, is often the case for lower-end TVs. The image is a little darker around the edges and the middle of the TV. The standard deviation of sits at around 3.1%. See More
The S517 offers a pleasant PC monitor experience not only due to the good responsiveness, but also because of the video signal's compression. The TV won't make text appear blurry while connected to a PC because the signal has no compression and transports color data and luminance fully. This is also known as chroma 4:4:4, and the “_Computer_” and “_Game_” modes display it properly at 60Hz. See More
The S517 is fit for all gamers because it offers a clear, lag-free experience. The TV is very responsive - it has struck a good balance between decent refresh rate, solid input lag, and good response time. The TV is an ideal choice for console gaming in terms of its native refresh rate. It caps at 60Hz, which is perfect since most games won't benefit from anything higher than this. The S517 is fast. An action shows on the screen in around 18 miliseconds, which can make the difference between managing to get a frag or waiting for a respawn. The time doesn't substantially increase when gaming in HDR or 4K either - it goes up to roughly 20.5 ms. The only thing to remember is to keep "_Game_" mode enabled for the lowest possible input lag. The TCL S517 also handles motion and fast-paced content quite well, it has a good response time. This makes sure you can keep up with fast-moving objects and a lot of action without it all appearing blurry. A full pixel color transition takes only 15.8 ms. See More
The S517 comes with the Roku TV smart platform, which provides a comfortable interface and a big app selection. The interface is quite basic and easy to overlook. It’s smooth and simple to swap to your favorite apps. Roku TV offers a huge app store with all the most popular apps – Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant, HBO Go, Vudu and much more. Some apps are even absent from other TV manufacturers Smart TV platforms and unique to Roku. See More
The UK6300 is a good TV for rooms with wide seating, because it offers a better viewing angle than other TVs at this price-point. The blacks are consistent at any viewpoint, and the color and brightness shifts aren’t too bad – they become noticeable at moderate angles. Colors shift at 22 degrees, whereas brightness shifts at 27 degrees. See More
The UK6300 runs on LG’s webOS. The interface is functional and easy to navigate. LG Content Store has a wide range of apps, including popular media streaming services such as YouTube, Amazon, Netflix, etc., and many other third-party apps, which are all kept up-to-date. See More
This TV is a great option for fast-paced content such as sports and video games due to the quick response time. This makes sure the content doesn't appear blurred out due to fast movement on-screen. A full pixel color transition on the TV's panel takes 15 miliseconds. See More
The UK6300 can’t reproduce deep blacks and dark room viewing is not too great. This is due to the mediocre contrast ratio, no black uniformity and the lack of local dimming. The blacks tend to look grey due to the brightness difference between white and black - the native contrast ratio is only 1096 : 1. Compared to other TVs this is a very low value. Moreover, the TV has less than ideal black uniformity and no local dimming. The standard deviation for black uniformity is approximately 3%, which, when compared to the much lower percentages of competing TVs, is very disappointing. See More
The UK6300 offers a responsive and lag-free gaming experience. It has low input lag and a good refresh rate. The TV has one of the lowest input lags in the market – approximately 11.5 ms. The “_Game_” and “_PC_” picture modes help achieve this. Moreover, the latency increase while gaming in 4K or HDR is extremely tiny and doesn't go past 1 ms. The TV is great for high-end console gaming. It has a 60Hz native refresh rate and you can game in 4k60Hz if you enable the “_HDMI Ultra HD Deep Color_” setting. See More
The NU7100 has a smooth, fast, and easy-to-navigate interface with a lot of room for customization, so you can tailor it for easier access to your most-used apps. Samsung’s app store has a huge and diverse app library, second only to the Google Play Store. The SmartThings app allows the user to control the TV and other connected devices via their smartphone. See More
When you first turn on the TV, it basically walks you through the setup process and you can start properly using it in a matter of minutes. Regarding picture quality, it’s also quite reasonable right out of the box. White balance (gray color inaccuracy) and color dE (color inaccuracy) could be tweaked down for better quality, but most people won’t notice a sizeable difference. In case you can’t figure something out when setting up, the TV also has a handy “_e-manual_” button. See More
The TV is a great option for a PC monitor. Not only does the NU7100 have ideal low input lag thanks to the “_PC_” and “_Game_” modes, it also features support for most resolutions, except 1440p. Another thing to note – Samsung’s app store has the Steam Link app, which lets you connect your PC to your TV and play games without needing to connect the Steam Link hardware. See More
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