Samsung RU7100


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The Samsung RU7100 is the cheapest 4K model of the Korean brand’s 2019 lineup. It is available in 7 different sizes form 40 to 75 inches. The budget TV offers a decent picture quality in dark lighting conditions. There are some drawbacks concerning the viewing angle, smart tv features and bright room performance.

Simple Design of the RU7100

Despite lacking more expensive materials the build quality is solid. To reduce costs the tv is almost entirely made out of plastic. The two legs are rather far apart, yet provide a secure stand. Cable management is provided by grooves on the back and clips at both legs.

Compared to its predecessor, the NU7100, not much has changed except for the location of the inputs. Some of the RU7100’s inputs (Ethernet & analog inputs) are facing backwards which can cause problems when wall-mounting it.

Good SDR picture quality

The RU7100 has a VA-LCD Panel which produces deep blacks and a high native contrast ratio of more than 5600:1. The brightness isn’t sufficient enough to overcome glare in bright rooms though.

Frame Rate Control (FRC) enables the 8 Bit Panel to display a 10 Bit color depth. Colors and gradients do look uniform. Without a wide color gamut the color volume is limited. With there being no local dimming as well, the effect of HDR is feeble. This is why the TV supporting HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG doesn’t add much. On the other hand SDR material looks quite good.

A downside of the VA-Panel is the narrow viewing angle. So in conclusion you should not be facing the screen at an angle and have few light sources in the room.

Few blur trails

Compared to 2018’s NU7100 the Response Time decreased from 10ms to decent 8ms. This results in very few blur trails of fast moving objects like a football. Sadly the 50~60Hz Panel is not able to remove Judder from 24Hz sources. Luckily it is rare to notice (e.g. long panning shots).

RU7100: the budget gaming tv

For the average gamer the RU7100 should be a good choice. Due to the input lag being less than 11ms the controls feel very responsive. The more advanced gaming features like FreeSync can only be found on more expensive Samsung TVs upwards from the RU8000. Fortunately there are still analog video inputs which can be used for older gaming consoles.

Clear dialogues, no low bass

The 20W stereo-speakers produce a tolerable sound quality and can reach a certain volume loud enough for small and medium sized rooms. Voices and dialogues are very clear. Without a subwoofer the TV struggles with frequencies below 70Hz. So there is no thump in the low bass.

To improve sound quality significantly already a affordable soundbar will do the trick. Samsung does not support the DTS format and the RU7100 is not able to process dynamic surround sound like Dolby Atmos.

Snappy and smart Samsung RU7100

The RU7100 runs on Samsung’s Tizen 5 OS. Yet not all features are available. It does support Apple AirPlay 2Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, but does not have Samsung’s own Bixby voice assistant. The TV has Bluetooth to connect with a soundbar but cannot connect wireless with a mouse or keyboard. If you want to use a keyboard, you’ll have to rely on the USB-connection. Finally it doesn’t have PVR or Time-Shift and is lacking the more advanced features like ALLM and Samsung’s ambient mode.

Different variants of the Samsung RU7100

Samsung RU7300 Curved TV

The RU7300 is Samsung’s only Curved TV in its 2019 lineup. Apart from the screen being curved there is no difference to the RU7100. A curved display doesn’t increase picture quality so it is just a matter of taste.

Samsung UN55RU7300FXZA
$ 547
Price incl. VAT., Excl. Shipping

Samsung's satisfying budget TV

You shouldn't expect much more than you pay for. The RU7100 is a decent budget TV with a good SDR performance. It is suitable for almost any kind of usage; normal tv, streaming, gaming, etc. Only convincing HDR performance can't expected at this price point. Supporting Apple AirPlay 2, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant the Samsung RU7100 can easily become a part of the smart home of the future.
Picture Qulaity65
Motion Handling64
Smart TV Features70
Gaming71
Reader Rating2 Votes82
Pros
Deep blacks
High native contrast ratio
Cheap price
Alexa, Google Assistant & Apple AirPlay 2
Cons
No local dimming
No DTS
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Samsung RU7100: Variants & Models


Manufacturer Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Product code UE65RU7379UXZG
UE55RU7379UXZG
UE49RU7379UXZG
UE75RU7179UXZG
UE65RU7179UXZG
UE58RU7179UXZG
UE55RU7179UXZG
UE50RU7179UXZG
UE43RU7179UXZG
Screen size 65 Inch
55 Inch
49 Inch
75 Inch
65 Inch
58 Inch
55 Inch
50 Inch
43 Inch
Panel VA (10 Bit)
VA (10 Bit)
VA (10 Bit)
VA (10 Bit)
VA (10 Bit)
VA (10 Bit)
VA (10 Bit)
VA (10 Bit)
VA (10 Bit)
Price $ 747.99*$ 544.99*$ 1,187.99*$ 687.99*$ 547.99*$ 494.99*$ 397.99*$ 327.99*
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Picture
Resolution 3.840 x 2.160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
3.840 x 2.160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
3.840 x 2.160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
Contrast Ratio 6133:1
6133:1
6133:1
5650:1
5650:1
5650:1
5650:1
5650:1
5650:1
Brightness 300
300
300
289
289
289
289
289
289
HDR10+








Dolby Vision








Local Dimming








Frequency 60 Hz
60 Hz
60 Hz
60 Hz
60 Hz
60 Hz
60 Hz
60 Hz
60 Hz
Gaming
Input Lag 10.7
10.7
10.7
10.9
10.9
10.9
10.9
10.9
10.9
VRR








Audio
System 2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
Power (RMS) 20 W
20 W
20 W
20 W
20 W
20 W
20 W
20 W
20 W
Dolby Digital








DTS








Dolby Atmos








Soundbar inside








Inputs
HDMI 2.0 3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
HDMI 2.1 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
HDMI ARC 1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
HDMI CEC 1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
USB 2.0 2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
USB 3.0 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Ethernet RJ45 1
1
1
1
1
1
1

1
3.5mm jack 0
0
0
0
0
0
0

0
Digital optical 1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Digital coaxial 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Satellit 1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Antenna 2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
Ci+ 1.4 1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Bluetooth








Wifi








USB recording PVR








Timeshift








Picture-in picture








Tuner Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
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Measurements
Actual screen diagonal (mm) 1639
1388
1231
1893
1639
1460
1388
1257
1080
Width without base (mm) 1452.7
1236
1101.5
1684.6
1457.5
1301.4
1238.6
1124.8
970.2
Height without base (mm) 838.1
714.9
638.5
966.4
837.3
756.8
714.2
650.2
563.2
Depth without base (mm) 120.9
104
95.7
60.6
59.7
60.3
58.7
59.1
58.8
Weight without stand (kg) 25
17.8
13.3
37
25
20.2
17.3
13.6
9.6
Width with base (mm) 1452.7
1236
1101.5
1684.6
1457.5
1301.4
1238.6
1124.8
970.2
Height with base (mm) 918.1
793.7
717.4
1056.5
917.3
835.2
792.8
728.8
636.3
Depth with base (mm) 312.8
261.3
261.3
356.1
312.8
261.3
261.3
261.3
210.3
Weight with stand (kg) 25.4
18.1
13.7
37.5
25.5
20.5
17.7
13.9
9.8
Width of footprint (mm) 1089.7

949.6
1256.7
1089.7
1024.8
969.6
949.6
800
Depth of footprint (mm) 312.8
261.3
261.3
356.1
312.8
261.3
261.3
261.3
210.3
VESA standard (mm) 400 x 400
200 x 200
200 x 200
400 x 400
400 x 400
400 x 400
200 x 200
200 x 200
200 x 200
Stand removable?









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* Approximate price incl. VAT, plus shipping costs // Last updated on 23. October 2019 at 6:09. Please note that prices shown here may have changed in the meantime. All data without guarantee.
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