Better smart features or better gaming features?
One thing first: just because the Samsung RU8000 is a year older but that doesn’t mean it’s any worse. In fact, it does have a number of features that will appeal to film fans and passionate gamers who don’t want to go into the poor house. The VAVertical Alignment, type of LCD Panel panel has a refresh rateHertz is the derived SI-unit of frequency with 1Hz=1/s – When talking about TVs this means how many different pictures a TV can display in one second. of 120 HzHertz is the derived SI-unit of frequency with 1Hz=1/s – When talking about TVs this means how many different pictures a TV can display in one second. and it supports VRRVariable Refresh Rate – synchronizes the display’s refresh rate with the output refresh rate of the graphics card FreeSyncVariable Refresh Rate with AMD graphics cards or consoles for Xbox One X or S as well as PCs with AMD graphics cards. In terms of smart features, however, it draws the short straw. The TU8079 surpasses in that it supports Samsung Smart Things.
But is that enough to make the Samsung TU8079 the winner? In our opinion, the Samsung RU8009 is the better TV. The RU8009 is much brighter, supports a wide color gamut, has the more convincing gaming features and better motion handling. You can confidently do without some smart features. Nevertheless, the TU8079 performs better in dark rooms because its black is much more uniform.