For most of us, our budget is always an important factor. This is especially true when buying TVs which can cost thousands of dollars. Now if you’re a gamer, buying a high quality TV is probably something you want to do but if you’re on a budget, does that mean you would have to make certain sacrifices? Not necessarily. With the Samsung J6200, you can have a really good gaming TV for less.
Features of the J6200
With TVs for gaming, you need to consider input latency, which is basically the time from the source to generate the image to when the image is shown on the TV screen. Regular gamers will not like the delay if it is longer than 75 ms, but competitive gamers will only tolerate an input latency that’s below the 50 ms threshold. With the J6200, the input latency (or input lag) is well below the limit at 44.5 ms. That’s on game mode and on PC mode.
Then of course you need to consider the response time as well. This is the time it takes for the pixels to shift from one color to another. If the response time is too long, then you get a lot of motion blur. In this regard the J6200 performs excellently, with a superb response time of 7.8 ms. That’s a response time that’s faster than just about every other TV out there.
Pros and Cons
This 1080p TV looks great, and for DVDs and 1080 movies you’re going to like what you see. It’s especially ideal for gamers, because of the quick input latency and response time. And of course, the price is on the low side, so you don’t need to spend your life savings just to afford a good gaming TV.
Then again the low price means you’ll have to make do with some subpar factors elsewhere. The design really looks cheap – it’s very thick and the borders are wide. The stand seems simplistic and not all that stable and it doesn’t swivel at all.
The contrast ratio is average, but the screen deals with reflections nicely. However, it’s more suited for dark rooms because it can’t handle the light if all your windows are open. The black uniformity is superb, but the gray uniformity is not quite up to par.
The viewing angle is also limited at 17 degrees. Those sitting at an angle will find desaturated colors. Finally, the smart features are outdated and slow. Then again, you don’t buy the J6200 for its Smart features.
For a budget TV, the picture quality is actually quite good. Other models which look as good are more expensive. And for a gaming TV, it’s almost perfect. And the fact that you don’t have to pay a lot of money for it means you can put your savings to good use and buy more games.
Of course, we can’t say much about the design, and in fact the screen isn’t great if you’re sitting at an angle. So it’s not for large number of viewers and it’s not for those who want the Smart features. The J6200 is for gamers who want a nice 1080p TV without spending a fortune.