Samsung UN55MU6290 review & specs

Samsung UN55MU6290: 4K Ultra HD for Improved Image Clarity

Samsung UN55MU6290

In this Samsung UN55MU6290 review, we will take a closer look at an entry-level TV released in 2017 as a part of the MU6290 series. It’s a 55-inch 4K UHD smart TV with a native resolution of 3840x2160 which displays up to 1.07 billion color shades.

Being supplied with High Dynamic Range (HDR10) technology, this TV offers a clearer and more natural picture. It also contributes to a more distinguishable transition between dark to light colors. The 4K Color Drive reproduces a wide spectrum of colors and offers both bright and pure colors, resulting in a more realistic image. The Essential Black Pro works for improving the reproduction of the dark scenes, enriching them with more details.

This TV features Motion Rate technology that can twice native 60Hz refresh rate up to 120Hz. It’s aimed to provide crisp action even on the fastest scenes.

The Samsung UN55MU6290 specs also include the UHD Upscaling technology. This means that you are not only able to get true 4K quality, but it also can upscale content of lower quality to the near-4K picture.

The local dimming is able to deliver a vibrant contrast which looks especially good in a dark room and is also great when it comes to dark scenes in movies.

This Samsung model offers a wide array of supported streaming services: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, Vudu, and Google Play.

You can connect the TV to your home network using an Ethernet jack. If you prefer a wireless connection, you can connect the TV to Wi-Fi as well. It also includes 3 HDMI inputs and two USB ports, and component and composite video inputs.

The TV supports a great variety of video file formats, from the most sought-after ones to the less popular formats: AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, 3GPP, MKV, TS, M2TS, WebM, ASF.

This model goes with 20W stereo speakers with DTS decoder. They provide quite decent and clear sound, but if you have higher expectations, you can attach a soundbar or a pair of external speakers to the TV in order to get more powerful surround sound. It also worth to be mentioned that the TV supports most popular audio file formats, like MP3, WMA, WAV, and many others.

The rear panel of Samsung UN55MU6290 TV comes in a Dark Titan plastic finish and stands on the V-shape stand which has a small footprint but still supports the TV well. All the inputs and outputs are directed out the side of the TV so they are easy to access even if the TV is close to the wall. The frame around the screen is made of plastic and has an average thickness. The screen has a glossy finish. This model has 48.9 x 28.29 x 2.5 inches in size and weighs 33.73 lbs without stand and 48.9 x 31 x 12.2 inches and 36.4 lbs with stand. The wall mount has 400 x 400 inches (VESA mount pattern).

The Samsung UN55MU6290 goes with a standard remote without voice control.

Samsung UN55MU6290 pros and cons

Pros

  • The Samsung Smart Hub gives easy access to movies, TV shows, sports, and games.
  • The TV’s input lag is quite low which makes it a good choice for gaming.
  • This TV is DLNA certified so you can view content stored on any compatible device which is also connected to your home network.

Cons

  • The picture quality reduces when viewed at an angle.
  • This model doesn’t feature screen mirroring.
  • The Samsung UN55MU6290 doesn’t work with any voice assistants.

Common features

Product

Samsung UN55MU6290

Model

UN55MU6290

Brand

Samsung

Rating

4.0 of 5

Reviews

249

General

Series

MU6290

Screen sizes in series

40, 43, 49, 55, 65

Display

Screen size, inch

55

4K/UHD

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

3840 x 2160

Display type

VA

Screen design

flat

Display width, cm/in

120.97/47.62

Display height, cm/in

68.04/26.79

Display area, %

92.21

Display colors

1.07 billion

Refresh rate, Hz

60

Aspect ratio

16:9

High dynamic range (HDR)

HDR10

3D

3D

2D to 3D

has not

Video file formats

AVI

WMV

MP4

MOV

Other

3GPP, MKV, TS, M2TS, WebM, ASF

Video file codecs

DivX

H.265

H.264

H.263

MPEG-4

Other

Flash Video, VC-1, VP7, VP8, VP9

Viewing angles

Horizontal, degrees

178

Vertical, degrees

178

Audio

Speakers

stereo

Speakers power, W

20

Dolby atmos

Dolby surround

DTS decoder

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

WAV

AAC

AC3

FLAC

OGG

Other

ALAC, AIFF, APE, M4A, MIDI

Dimensions, weight and color

Colors

black

Width, cm/in

124.2/48.9

Height, cm/in

71.88/28.29

Depth, cm/in

6.35/2.5

Weight, kg/lbs

15.3/33.73

Width with stand, cm/in

124.2/48.9

Height with stand, cm/in

78.74/31

Depth with stand, cm/in

30.99/12.2

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

16.5/36.38

Connections

HDMI

3

USB

2

Component video input

1

Composite video input

1

VGA input

0

Optical digital audio output (S/PDIF)

1

Analog audio output (3.5 mm)

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 5GHz

Bluetooth

TV tuner

Analog

Digital

Ergonomics

VESA mount

VESA interface

400 x 400

Removable stand

Landscape/Portrait pivot

Accessories

Camera

Microphone

Internet movie streaming

Netflix

Hulu

Amazon video

HBO

Other

Vudu, GooglePlay

Features

Remote control

Smart TV

Local dimming

Bluetooth audio streaming

Voice remote

Picture in picture

MHL-compatible

Parental control

Artificial Intelligence

Google assistant

Amazon alexa compatible

Mobile features

Mobile App

Recording features

Digital recording

Watch and record

Panel

Panel technology

Motion Rate

Backlight technology

Direct LED

Manufacturer

Native refresh rate, Hz

120

Panel bit depth, bits

10

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.031/0.012

Pixel density, ppi

81

Processor

Model

Quad-core

Operating system

Operating system

Tizen 3.0

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

70

Maximum power consumption, W

190

Standby power consumption, W

0.3

User manual

Manual