Samsung UN40KU7000 vs UN40JU7100 Comparison : What is Improved on The New Model?

As the Top model for 40-Inch Flat Smart 4K UHD TV, Samsung Introduced Samsung UN40KU7000 in 2016 lineup and UN40JU7100 in its 2015 lineup. As the top models for 40-Inch Smart 4K UHD, you can find there are similarities between Samsung UN40KU7000 and UN40JU7100. But We can also find differences between them that mainly for sure are improvements. What is improved on Samsung UN40KU7000? This article will talk about the improvements that you can find on the new Samsung UN40KU7000 from the older UN40JU7100 so that you know the reason to choose the new model over the older one.

Samsung UN40KU7000 : Samsung’s Standard 40-Inch Flat Smart 4K UHD TV

Samsung UN40KU7000

Samsung UN40KU7000

We can call Samsung UN40KU7000 as the standard as well as the highest model available for 40-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV, since currently there’s no SUHD TV series released with 40-Inch flat screen. Samsung UN40KU7000 comes with UHD Dimming that combined with UHD Upscaling to deliver brilliant picture quality from both original 4K content sources or HD contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. As the color technology, Active Crystal Color is installed on Samsung UN40KU7000. Active Crystal Color is the new color technology as the improvement from PurColor technology. It can deliver wider color spectrum of color. As the Smart TV Platform, the new 2016 Samsung Smart TV is installed on Samsung UN40KU7000. 2016 Samsung Smart TV comes with Tizen as its OS. The Tizen OS is able to deliver premium entertainment to your home, while It also can help you to run your Tizen based apps on the TV’s big screen. Controlling the TV and its Tizen OS is also easy with the help of smart remote.

Most of the customers appreciated the picture quality delivered by this TV model and said that this TV is able to deliver amazing picture. The Set up is also easy based on few customers’ feedback. The Smart TV platform works fine for most customers, while the sound is good for the majority of the users. Some users indeed suggest to add soundbar for excellent color quality. Are you interested to know more about customers’ feedback? You can read more Samsung UN40KU7000 customers’ reviews here…

Samsung UN40JU7100 : Samsung’s Standard 40-Inch Flat Smart 4K UHD TV

Samsung UN40JU7100

Samsung UN40JU7100

In the same case of Samsung UN40KU7000, Samsung UN40JU7100 is the highest model for 40-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV in 2015 since there’s no SUHD TV introduced with 40-Inch screen size. Samsung UN40JU7100 was one of the popular choice for smaller Sized Smart 4K UHD TV. Samsung UN40JU7100 comes with UHD Dimming as its dimming technology. It’s widely used dimming technology of Samsung’s 4K UHD TV since 2013. UHD Dimming is able to deliver accurate details on the TV screen from original 4K content sources or from non 4K contents with UHD Upscaling technology. The color technology used by Samsung UN40JU7100 is PurColor technology. It’s the older technology that was introduced back in 2014. PurColor bring accurate color details on the TV screen. Samsung UN40JU7100 comes with the first version of Tizen OS as its Smart TV platform. With Tizen OS, you can enjoy premium entertainment while you can also run your favorite Tizen based Apps on your TV screen. To control the TV and Smart TV platform, Samsung Smart Remote control is included with the TV set to help you make controlling works easier and faster.

As one of the favorite choice for smaller sized 4K UHD TV, Samsung UN40JU7100 received mostly excellent feedback from its customers. The customers mostly appreciate stunning picture quality delivered by this TV model. They said that It can bring really deep blacks with gorgeous and bright other colors. Some customers shared their best picture settings as well. The customers also said that They mostly have good experience with the Smart TV platform. Sound is quite good based what the customers said. You can indeed find out more about Samsung UN40JU7100 customers’ experience on this page…

Specs Comparison Table

Before go ahead and talk about the improvements that you can find on the new model, We need to see the specs of Samsung UN40KU7000 and UN40JU7100. The key specs of Samsung UN40KU7000 and UN40JU7100 can be seen on the table below using comparison table format.

Samsung UN40KU7000 Samsung UN40JU7100
Introduced April 2016 April 2015
Size of Screen 40-inch 40-inch
Panel Design Flat Flat
Resolution 4K UHD 4K UHD
Backlight LED LED
Dimming UHD Dimming UHD Dimming
UHD Upscaling YES YES
Color Technology Active Crystal Color PurColor
HDR Premium YES NO
Refresh Rate Motion Rate 120 Motion Rate 240
Smart TV 2016 Samsung Smart TV 2015 Samsung Smart TV
Processor Quad-Core Quad-Core
Remote Control Smart Remote Smart Remote
3D NO Active 3D Ready
Speaker System 2Ch 20W 2Ch 20W
Built-In Wi-Fi YES YES
USB/HDMI 3/2 4/3
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What are the Improvements?

You can see the differences of Samsung UN40KU7000 and UN40JU7100 from the table above. Which of those differences are improvements? Let’s talk more about the improvements that you can find on Samsung UN40KU7000.

The first improvement that you can find on Samsung UN40KU7000 is the HDR Premium technology. HDR Premium is able to deliver High Dynamic Range contents on your TV screen so that you can enjoy better details with dynamic brightness on your TV screen. Samsung UN40JU7100 is not completed with any HDR technology so you can’t enjoy any HDR contents on its screen.

The color technology is the second improvement of Samsung UN40KU7000. Samsung UN40KU7000 comes with the new Active Crystal Color as its color technology, while Samsung UN40JU7100 use the older PurColor as its color technology. Active Crystal Color is the better color technology that can deliver wider color spectrum of color than PurColor. So that you can enjoy more accurate color details on Samsung UN40KU7000 than what you can get with Samsung UN40JU7100.

The version of Smart TV platform of Samsung UN40KU7000 is also newer than Samsung UN40JU7100. We can call it as the third improvement of Samsung UN40KU7000. Although It’s still Tizen based OS, you can find that the new version of 2016 Samsung Smart TV comes as improved version with more stable platform and user-friendly user interface.

The last improvement that maybe the most important one for customers with more limited budget, is the price. Samsung UN40KU7000 is introduced at the lower price than Samsung UN40JU7100. You can find that Samsung UN40KU7000 introduced at few hundreds lower than Samsung UN40JU7100. It’s not fixed as the price is varied between months even days. I’m quite sure that you can find It’s quite hard to find brand new Samsung UN40JU7100 offered by the retailers since It’s one of the popular choice in 2015.

Any Other Differences?

Besides those improvements, you can also few aspects in which Samsung UN40JU7100 is still better than Samsung UN40KU7000. Let’s talk about those aspects in which Samsung UN40JU7100 is better than Samsung UN40KU7000.

The first difference is the 3D feature. Samsung UN40JU7100 is completed with 3D feature. With 3D feature, you can enjoy both 3D and 2D entertainment. Samsung UN40KU7000 is not completed with any 3D just like other Samsung’s 2016 4K UHD TV. But although It’s not completed with 3D, you can enjoy 3D alike picture quality in Samsung UN40KU7000.

The second difference is their refresh rate. The refresh rate of Samsung UN40JU7100 is still better than Samsung UN40KU7000. Samsung use Motion Rate to measure the quality of the refresh rate on its LED TV. Samsung UN40JU7100 comes with Motion Rate 240, while Samsung UN40KU7000 only comes with Motion Rate 120. Motion Rate 240 is able to deliver smoother fast motion images when you are watching your favorite action movies and sports.

There’s also less significant difference on the number of HDMI and USB inputs that attached on those two TVs. Samsung UN40KU7000 comes with only 3 HDMI and 2 USB inputs, while the older Samsung UN40JU7100 comes with 4 HDMI and 3 USB inputs. With more HDMI and USB inputs, you can connect more devices into the TV set at the same time. But for most customers, I’m quite sure that 3 HDMI and 2 USB is enough.

Samsung UN40KU7000 vs UN40JU7100 : Which One Should You Order?

From our discussion above, We can see that Samsung UN40KU7000 is better new model that comes with improvements on the HDR technology, color technology and Smart TV Platform. With HDR Premium and Active Crystal Color, you can enjoy High Dynamic Range contents on Samsung UN40KU7000 as well as more accurate color details. You can also find 2016 Samsung Smart TV as more stable version of Tizen based Smart TV platform than the older 2015 Samsung Smart TV. In the price aspect, Samsung UN40KU7000 is offered at more affordable price than Samsung UN40JU7100 that give you more reason to choose it. So if you are a customer that looking for 40-Inch TV with HDR and better color technology or simply want more affordable one then you should go ahead with Samsung UN40KU7000. Where you should order one? We recommend you to order Samsung UN40KU7000 here…

In the other side, Samsung UN40JU7100 is the better model when We talk about 3D and refresh rate. It comes with 3D feature and have higher refresh rate. But It’s priced at significant higher price. So if you are looking for 3D feature and better refresh rate, maybe you can consider Samsung UN40JU7100 as your choice but you should prepare more budget for that. Although It’s now quite difficult to find new Samsung UN40JU7100 offered by retailers, but you can try to find Samsung UN40JU7100 here…


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