Samsung MU7000 Vs Samsung MU6500

                         

Bottom line: Which one is better?

Bottom line: Samsung MU6500 is better.

The Samsung MU6500 is a better TV in this review of Samsung 6500 Vs 7000 because it has marginally better inputs, better black uniformity perfect for HDR movies and has low input lag on 4k @ 60Hz + HDR.

Samsung MU7000 Vs Samsung MU6500: DESIGN

Curved; Samsung MU6500 is curved.

Stand; the two TVs have stands.

Wall mount; each TV has VESA 400×400

Borders; Samsung MU7000 has 0.55” (1.4cm) while Samsung MU6500 has 0.67” (1.7cm)

Max thickness; Samsung MU7000 is 2.17” (5.5cm) whereas Samsung MU6500 is 3.46” (8.8cm)

Max temperature; Samsung MU7000 has 111oF (44oC) while Samsung MU6500 has 97oF (36oC)

Average temperature; Samsung MU7000 has 97oF (36oC) whereas Samsung MU6500 has 93oF (34oC)

Bottom line: Samsung MU7000 is better.

Samsung MU7000 Vs Samsung MU6500: PICTURE QUALITY

Native contrast; Samsung MU7000 has 6362:1 whereas Samsung MU6500 has 5253:1

Local dimming; the two TVs don’t have.

SDR real scene peak brightness; Samsung MU7000 has 342cd/m2 whereas Samsung MU6500 has 306cd/m2

HDR real scene peak brightness; Samsung MU7000 has 338cd/m2 whereas Samsung MU6500 has 310cd/m2

Gray uniformity; Samsung MU7000 has 7.6 while Samsung MU6500 has 7.2

50% Std. Dev; Samsung MU7000 has 3.189% while Samsung MU6500 has 3.818%

50% DSE; Samsung MU7000 has 0.164% while Samsung MU6500 has 0.187%

Viewing angle; Samsung MU7000 has 4.3 whereas Samsung MU6500 has 4.2

Black uniformity; Samsung MU7000 has 7.3 while Samsung MU6500 has 8.3

Native Std. Dev; Samsung MU7000 has 1.118% whereas Samsung MU6500 has 0.808%

Total reflections; Samsung MU7000 has 5.9% whereas Samsung MU6500 has 6.1%

Pre-calibration; Samsung MU7000 has 7.1 while Samsung MU6500 has 7.8

White balance dE; Samsung MU7000 has 4.06 while Samsung MU6500 has 3.30

Color dE; Samsung MU7000 has 2.78 whereas Samsung MU6500 has 2.36

Gamma; Samsung MU7000 has 2.32 whereas Samsung MU6500 has 2.29

Picture mode; the two TVs have movie.

Post calibration; Samsung MU7000 has 9.5 whereas Samsung MU6500 has 9.4

White balance dE; Samsung MU7000 has 0.19 whereas Samsung MU6500 has 0.22

Color dE; Samsung MU7000 has 1.32 while Samsung MU6500 has 1.68

Gamma; Samsung MU7000 has 2.21, the same as Samsung MU6500.

Bottom line: Samsung MU7000 is better

Samsung MU7000 Vs Samsung MU6500: MOTION

100% response time; Samsung MU7000 has 20.7ms whereas Samsung MU6500 has 19.1ms

Flicker-free; the two TVs are not flicker-free.

Black Frame Insertion (BFI); both TVs have optional BFI.

Motion interpolation; both TVs have motion interpolation (30fps)

Native refresh rate; has 60Hz, the same as Samsung MU6500.

Variable refresh rate; both TVs don’t have.

Bottom line: Samsung MU7000 is better

Samsung MU7000 Vs Samsung MU6500: INPUTS

Input lag; Samsung MU7000 has 9.1 while Samsung MU6500 has 9.2

Supported resolution; Samsung MU7000 has 8.2, the same as Samsung MU6500.

Total inputs; both TVs have 3 HDMI, 2 USB, 1 digital optical audio out, 1 component In, 1 composite in, 1 Tuner (Cable/Ant) and 1 Ethernet.

Inputs specifications; each TV supports HDR10, HLG, HDMI 2.0 full bandwidth, CEC, HDCP 2.2 and Wi-Fi.

Audio pass-through; each TV supports ARC, 5.1 Dolby Digital and 5.1 DTS.

Bottom line: Samsung MU6500 is better

Samsung MU7000 Vs Samsung MU6500: SOUND QUALITY

Low-frequency extension; Samsung MU7000 has 89.80Hz whereas Samsung MU6500 has 89.80Hz

Max; Samsung MU7000 has 89.1dB SPL while Samsung MU6500 has 87.9dB SPL.

Weighted THD @ Max; Samsung MU7000 has 1.6o7 while Samsung MU6500 has 1.150

IMD @ Max; Samsung MU7000 has 15.95% whereas Samsung MU6500 has 9.44%

Bottom line: both TVs are similar.

Samsung MU7000 Vs Samsung MU6500: SMART FEATURES

Smart OS; the two TVs operate on Tizen version 2017

Interface; the two TVs are easy to use with average smoothness.

Ads; the two TVs have ads.

Apps and features; both TVs have apps and features.

Remote; both TVs have small remotes.

TV controls; the two TVs have TV controls.

Bottom line: the two TVs have similar smart features.

Conclusion

Samsung MU6500 is better in this review because it has marginally better inputs, better black uniformity perfect for HDR movies and has low input lag on 4k @ 60Hz.