Samsung TU8000

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When it comes to new TVs in 2020, the South Korean manufacturer Samsung is of course one step ahead. The new generation of televisions comes with devices for beginners and enthusiasts, from which we would like to introduce the Samsung TU8000. It replaces the Samsung RU8000 from 2019, at least according to the classification as “Crystal UHD TV”, and brings a few changes – but some things have remained the same. On tvfindr you will find all the information you need to decide whether this TV is for you – or not.

 

Build quality of the Samsung TU8000

The Samsung TU8000 has a very nice, modern design with a stable stand and high-quality finish. Its angular, slate-black edges create a neutral yet futuristic impression that blends into any living room. Moreover, the edges are very thin, so that they do not distract from the image itself. The feet do not need to be screwed in, but are simply pushed into the TV. This makes installation extremely easy. Of course wall mounting via VESA mount is also possible.

verarbeitung Samsung TU8000
Design
  • Simple construction
  • High quality design
  • Completely made of plastic
  • Cable management

Good picture in a dark environment

Thanks to the built-in VA panel, a good contrast ratio of 6400:1 is achieved, which is particularly effective in darker rooms. Nevertheless, it has to be mentioned here that the TU8000 is a TV aimed at beginners. It is ideal for occasional movie nights and afternoon TV. Advanced features such as local dimming and a higher brightness are sought in vain.

However, the VA panel also means that the color fidelity decreases when viewing the TV from the side. The viewing angle is therefore limited. So if you are looking for a TV for a darker room (or a room that can be darkened with curtains) with a straight viewing angle, but don’t want to spend too much money, this tv is a good choice.

Besides, the TU8000 does not have a wide color gamut. In combination with the limited brightness, this means that HDR content won’t look very impressive.

 

bildqualitaet Samsung TU8000
Picture Quality
  • 10 Bit VA-Panel (8 Bit + FRC)
  • Deep Blacks
  • Contrast Ratio 6400:1
  • No Local Dimming
  • Max Brightness ~300 Nits
  • No Wide Color Gamut
  • Viewing Angle

Very good motion handling

As the previous series has already made clear, Samsung has motion handling on top. The response time is very low at around 5.2 ms, which means that fast-moving objects hardly leave a veil. In addition, the backlight flickers at 600 Hz, which is almost invisible to the human eye. It’s different in Game Mode: The background flickers with 120 Hz here, which is hardly visible to the human eye.

The remaining special features are reserved exclusively for the higher-quality models, though. The TU8000 can’t remove Judder, doesn’t have variable refresh rate, and can display content with a maximum of 60 Hz. After all, it can interpolate content with a few frames to 60 Hz.

motionhandling Samsung TU8000
Motion Handling
  • 60Hz
  • Response Time ~5ms
  • No flickering backlight
  • Unable to remove Judder
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Good for SDR gaming

Console fans will definitely have fun with the Samsung TU8000. With the Xbox One X as well as PS4 Pro delivers an immersive 4K gaming experience, which should provide several hours of gaming fun for those who don’t need to be 100% on the pulse of the time. However, if you are looking for the latest and best and plan to get a Playstation 5 or Xbox Series X, this TV won’t be enough. 8K gaming, 4K @ 120 Hz, Variable Refresh Rate for gaming without tearing – the TU8079 doesn’t offer all this because it doesn’t support HDMI 2.1. However, this cannot be held against the TV, even in view of the price.

The input lag is extremely low at ~10 ms and the gaming features are very user-friendly thanks to the Auto Low Latency Mode, as there’s no need to manually switch to Game Mode. This is often the case with cheaper devices from other manufacturers. The ALLM is activated automatically as soon as a connected console is switched on.

If you activate the HDR in the console, the input lag of the TU8000 increases to almost 30ms. This is still a value that most gamers don’t notice, but since the HDR performance is limited on this Samsung TV anyway, we would simply advise against using HDR in gaming. For this you should at least use a QLED Q80T from Samsung. It not only has HDMI 2.1 but can also offer a lot more because of the FALD and the Wide Viewing Angel layer.

However, one should perhaps mention at this point that the TU8000 has an analog video input. This would give you the possibility to connect older consoles easily, interesting for the retro gamers among us.

gaming Samsung TU8000
Gaming
  • Auto Low Latency Mode
  • Extremely low input lag ~10ms
  • No HDMI 2.1
  • No VRR
  • HDR gaming
  • Analogue Video Input

Solid sound, but not meant for enthusiasts

As with previous years’ models in the same price range from Samsung, the sound is good enough for evening movies or afternoon TV, but enthusiasts will definitely not be satisfied. The 20W speakers are loud enough in the mids and trebles and sound halfway balanced, but lack bass and low bass.

Those looking for an impressive home cinema experience should consider adding a soundbar to their setup. However, it should be noted here that Samsung TVs only support Dolby Digital Plus – no DTS here. Fortunately though, it supports Dolby Atmos via Dolby True-HD because of the HDMI eARC input.

sound Samsung TU8000
Sound
  • 2.0 channels with 20W in total
  • Intelligible sound, but lacking bass
  • HDMI eARC
  • Dolby Atmos via Dolby True-HD
  • No DTS

Improved smart features with Tizen 5.5

Like all Samsung TVs 2020, the TU8079 runs with the smart interface Tizen 5.5, which enables a number of smart features: Apple AirPlay 2, Samsung Bixby as well as support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant- whereby the two latter require a third device. What is unfortunately missing are features like PVR, time shift and a twin tuner.

The TU8079 also supports a number of the latest streaming services. These include Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ – which are even pre-installed. Samsung has also thought about Smart Home with this model – unlike last year’s model. Thanks to Samsung Smart Things, the 4K TV functions as a control centre for all intelligent applications, which can be controlled using the normal Remote supplied.

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smarttv Samsung TU8000
Smart TV
  • Intuitive Tizen 5.5 OS
  • Single tuner only
  • No USB recording (PVR) or timeshift
  • Bluetooth
  • Apple AirPlay 2
  • Samsung Smart Remote
  • Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant
  • Huge selection of apps

Variants of Samsung TU8000

Variants Samsung TU8xxx
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TU8079TU8509
Available sizes 43, 50, 55, 65, 75, 82, 85 Inch 50, 55, 65 Inch
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Samsung 55TU8079
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Display flat flat
Wide Color Gamut
Dual LED
PVR, Time-Shift
Sound 2x 10W 2x 10W
Prices for 55 Inch
Amazon US
$ 490*
$ 490* inkl. Versand

The most affordable Samsung TV gets an update

Every year new 4K TV are launched and regularly the latest and best arrives on the market. However, Samsung does not let the opportunity be taken away to “improve” the more affordable end of the lineup. But we are not sure if the South Koreans have succeeded in doing so. If you’re looking for an affordable Smart TV for darker surroundings with a straight viewing angle, the TU8000 is definitely a good solution. You don’t actually have to do without anything in the Tizen OS. The Samsung TV supports everything from Netflix to Disney+ and fits seamlessly into your smart ecosystem. As far as HDR or next gen gaming is concerned, though, you shouldn’t expect too much.

Affordable smart TV for dark rooms and narrow viewing angles
PROS
  • Very low input lag
  • Great response time
  • Sufficient performance in dark rooms
CONS
  • No Wide Color Gamut
  • Viewing Angle

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Alternatives to the Samsung TU8000

Samsung RU8000
The predecessor of the Samsung TU8000

The Samsung RU8000, which also forms the link between the RU7100 and the Q-series, was released last year. In contrast to the RU8000, the TU8000 offers better smart features, but if you can do without it and find the RU8000 at a good price, you definitely won’t go wrong.

Samsung 55RU8009

Sony X800H
Alternative with an IPS-Panel

The Sony X800H is a similarly priced TV with an IPS-Panel. Therefor it only has a contrast ratio of 1100:1 and worse black levels. The IPS-Panels advantage is its wider viewing angle though. On top of that it gets much brighter and can remove Judder from 24p content. It uses the Android Smart TV platform. The TU8000 might have the better picture quality in a dark room, but the combination of the X800H’s advantages make it a much better pick for watching sports especially with a group of people.

Sony 55XH8096

Samsung QLED Q60T
The most affordable 2020 Samsung QLED

The Samsung Q60T, as the most affordable 2020 QLED, is moving closer to the entry-level models than was previously the case. The Q60T has of course the Quantum Dot layer and thus also a wide gamut. It also has a slightly deeper black because of the dual LED technology and it comes with a higher brightness. So it has an advantage with HDR material.

Samsung 55Q60T

Data sheets Samsung TU8000

Samsung 43TU8079 technical specifications

Dimensions
Screen diagonal43 Inch
Dimensions without stand (WxHxD)941.184 x 558.9 x 59.6 mm
Weight without stand8.1 kg
Dimensions with stand (WxHxD)963.9 x 627.8 x 192.5 mm
Weight with stand8.3 kg
Footprint (WxD)841.7 x 192.5 mm
VESA Norm200x200 mm
Removable stand
Image properties
Panel typeVA Panel
Panel ManufacturerSamsung
Colour depth10 Bit
FRC
Resolution3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
Contrast ratio6400 :1
Color space coverage71 %
REC 202050 %
Average brightness270 Nits
Maximum brightness300 Nits
BacklightingEdge LED
Local dimming
Dimming ZonesN/A
Curved
Improved viewing angle
Motion Handling
Response Time< 5 ms
Input Lag< 10 ms
Frequency60 Hz
VRR
HDR
HDR
HDR10
HLG
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Energy
Energy consumption standby (W)0.5 W
Energy consumption On (W)49 W
Energy consumption per year (kWh)96 kWh
Energy efficiency classA+
Smart TV
Operating systemTizen 5.5
Bluetooth
WLAN
USB recording PVR
Timeshift
Picture-in-picture
TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
Audio Channels2
Power (W)20 W
Dolby Digital
DTS
Dolby Atmos
Integrated soundbar
Connections
HDMI 2.03
HDMI 2.10
HDMI ARC
USB 2.02
USB 3.00
Ethernet RJ451
3.5mm jack0
Digital optical1
Satellite1
Antenna1
Ci+ 1.41
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Samsung 50TU8079 technical specifications

Dimensions
Screen diagonal50 Inch
Dimensions without stand (WxHxD)1116.8 x 644.2 x 59.9 mm
Weight without stand11.4 kg
Dimensions with stand (WxHxD)1116.8 x 719.1 x 250.2 mm
Weight with stand14.2 kg
Footprint (WxD)1009.8 x 250.2 mm
VESA Norm200x200 mm
Removable stand
Image properties
Panel typeVA Panel
Panel ManufacturerSamsung
Colour depth10 Bit
FRC
Resolution3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
Contrast ratio6400 :1
Color space coverage71 %
REC 202050 %
Average brightness270 Nits
Maximum brightness300 Nits
BacklightingEdge LED
Local dimming
Dimming ZonesN/A
Curved
Improved viewing angle
Motion Handling
Response Time< 5 ms
Input Lag< 10 ms
Frequency60 Hz
VRR
HDR
HDR
HDR10
HLG
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Energy
Energy consumption standby (W)0.5 W
Energy consumption On (W)69 W
Energy consumption per year (kWh)126 kWh
Energy efficiency classA+
Smart TV
Operating systemTizen 5.5
Bluetooth
WLAN
USB recording PVR
Timeshift
Picture-in-picture
TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
Audio Channels2
Power (W)20 W
Dolby Digital
DTS
Dolby Atmos
Integrated soundbar
Connections
HDMI 2.03
HDMI 2.10
HDMI ARC
USB 2.02
USB 3.00
Ethernet RJ451
3.5mm jack0
Digital optical1
Satellite1
Antenna1
Ci+ 1.41
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Samsung 55TU8079 technical specifications

Dimensions
Screen diagonal55 Inch
Dimensions without stand (WxHxD)1230.5 x 707.2 x 59.9 mm
Weight without stand13.88 kg
Dimensions with stand (WxHxD)1230.5 x 783.3 x 250.2 mm
Weight with stand14.2 kg
Footprint (WxD)1030.1 x 250.2 mm
VESA Norm200x200 mm
Removable stand
Image properties
Panel typeVA Panel
Panel ManufacturerSamsung
Colour depth10 Bit
FRC
Resolution3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
Contrast ratio6400 :1
Color space coverage71 %
REC 202050 %
Average brightness270 Nits
Maximum brightness300 Nits
BacklightingEdge LED
Local dimming
Dimming ZonesN/A
Curved
Improved viewing angle
Motion Handling
Response Time< 5 ms
Input Lag< 10 ms
Frequency60 Hz
VRR
HDR
HDR
HDR10
HLG
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Energy
Energy consumption standby (W)0.5 W
Energy consumption On (W)91 W
Energy consumption per year (kWh)141 kWh
Energy efficiency classA+
Smart TV
Operating systemTizen 5.5
Bluetooth
WLAN
USB recording PVR
Timeshift
Picture-in-picture
TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
Audio Channels2
Power (W)20 W
Dolby Digital
DTS
Dolby Atmos
Integrated soundbar
Connections
HDMI 2.03
HDMI 2.10
HDMI ARC
USB 2.02
USB 3.00
Ethernet RJ451
3.5mm jack0
Digital optical1
Satellite1
Antenna1
Ci+ 1.41
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Samsung 65TU8079 technical specifications

Dimensions
Screen diagonal65 Inch
Dimensions without stand (WxHxD)1449.4 x 830.3 x 59.9 mm
Weight without stand20.6 kg
Dimensions with stand (WxHxD)1449.4 x 906.6 x 282.1 mm
Weight with stand20.9 kg
Footprint (WxD)1185.5 x 282.1 mm
VESA Norm400x300 mm
Removable stand
Image properties
Panel typeVA Panel
Panel ManufacturerSamsung
Colour depth10 Bit
FRC
Resolution3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
Contrast ratio6400 :1
Color space coverage71 %
REC 202050 %
Average brightness270 Nits
Maximum brightness300 Nits
BacklightingEdge LED
Local dimming
Dimming ZonesN/A
Curved
Improved viewing angle
Motion Handling
Response Time< 5 ms
Input Lag< 10 ms
Frequency60 Hz
VRR
HDR
HDR
HDR10
HLG
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Energy
Energy consumption standby (W)0.5 W
Energy consumption On (W)102 W
Energy consumption per year (kWh)161 kWh
Energy efficiency classA+
Smart TV
Operating systemTizen 5.5
Bluetooth
WLAN
USB recording PVR
Timeshift
Picture-in-picture
TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
Audio Channels2
Power (W)20 W
Dolby Digital
DTS
Dolby Atmos
Integrated soundbar
Connections
HDMI 2.03
HDMI 2.10
HDMI ARC
USB 2.02
USB 3.00
Ethernet RJ451
3.5mm jack0
Digital optical1
Satellite1
Antenna1
Ci+ 1.41
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Samsung 75TU8079 technical specifications

Dimensions
Screen diagonal75 Inch
Dimensions without stand (WxHxD)1673.2 x 958.2 x 59.9 mm
Weight without stand30.8 kg
Dimensions with stand (WxHxD)1673.2 x 1047.9 x 340.8 mm
Weight with stand30.8 kg
Footprint (WxD)1426.5 x 341.1 mm
VESA Norm400x400 mm
Removable stand
Image properties
Panel typeVA Panel
Panel ManufacturerSamsung
Colour depth10 Bit
FRC
Resolution3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
Contrast ratio6400 :1
Color space coverage71 %
REC 202050 %
Average brightness270 Nits
Maximum brightness300 Nits
BacklightingEdge LED
Local dimming
Dimming ZonesN/A
Curved
Improved viewing angle
Motion Handling
Response Time< 5 ms
Input Lag< 10 ms
Frequency60 Hz
VRR
HDR
HDR
HDR10
HLG
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Energy
Energy consumption standby (W)0.5 W
Energy consumption On (W)116 W
Energy consumption per year (kWh)214 kWh
Energy efficiency classA+
Smart TV
Operating systemTizen 5.5
Bluetooth
WLAN
USB recording PVR
Timeshift
Picture-in-picture
TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
Audio Channels2
Power (W)20 W
Dolby Digital
DTS
Dolby Atmos
Integrated soundbar
Connections
HDMI 2.03
HDMI 2.10
HDMI ARC
USB 2.02
USB 3.00
Ethernet RJ451
3.5mm jack0
Digital optical1
Satellite1
Antenna1
Ci+ 1.41
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Samsung 85TU8000 technical specifications

Dimensions
Screen diagonal85 Inch
Dimensions without stand (WxHxD)1894,8 x 1084,6 x 63,5 mm
Weight without stand32 kg
Dimensions with stand (WxHxD)1894,8 x 1186,2 x 391,2 mm
Weight with stand32,6 kg
Footprint (WxD)1894,8 x 391,2 mm
VESA Norm600x400 mm
Removable stand
Image properties
Panel typeVA Panel
Panel ManufacturerSamsung
Colour depth10 Bit
FRC
Resolution3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
Contrast ratio6400 :1
Color space coverage71 %
REC 202050 %
Average brightness270 Nits
Maximum brightness300 Nits
BacklightingEdge LED
Local dimming
Dimming ZonesN/A
Curved
Improved viewing angle
Motion Handling
Response Time< 5 ms
Input Lag< 10 ms
Frequency60 Hz
VRR
HDR
HDR
HDR10
HLG
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Energy
Energy consumption standby (W)0.5 W
Energy consumption On (W)183 W
Energy consumption per year (kWh)N/A
Energy efficiency classA+
Smart TV
Operating systemTizen 5.5
Bluetooth
WLAN
USB recording PVR
Timeshift
Picture-in-picture
TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
Audio Channels2
Power (W)20 W
Dolby Digital
DTS
Dolby Atmos
Integrated soundbar
Connections
HDMI 2.03
HDMI 2.10
HDMI ARC
USB 2.02
USB 3.00
Ethernet RJ451
3.5mm jack0
Digital optical1
Satellite1
Antenna1
Ci+ 1.41
All information without guarantee.

Frequently asked questions about Samsung TU8000

The Samsung UN55TU8000FXZA has 3 HDMI 2.0 inputs but no HDMI 2.1 input, an HDMI eARC, 2 USB 2.0 ports, a digital optical TOSLINK output, an analogue video input e.g. for older gaming consoles and just a Single Tuner.
The Samsung TU8000 is dimensioned without stand as follows (WxHxD):
  • 43 Inch: 941.184 x 558.9 x 59.6 mm
  • 50 Inch: 1116.8 x 644.2 x 59.9 mm
  • 55 Inch: 1230.5 x 707.2 x 59.9 mm
  • 65 Inch: 1449.4 x 830.3 x 59.9 mm
  • 75 Inch: 1673.2 x 958.2 x 59.9 mm
  • 85 Inch: 1894,8 x 1084,6 x 63,5 mm
The Samsung TU8000 is compatible with the following wall mounts:
  • 43 Inch: 200x200 mm
    Flat Pivotable
  • 50 Inch: 200x200 mm
    Flat Pivotable
  • 55 Inch: 200x200 mm
    Flat Pivotable
  • 65 Inch: 400x300 mm
    Flat Pivotable
  • 75 Inch: 400x400 mm
    Flat Pivotable
  • 85 Inch: 600x400 mm
    Flat Pivotable
* All prices are in USD incl. VAT, if necessary plus shipping. Interim changes of prices, ranking, delivery time and costs are possible. Last update 2020-08-14 17:04:30