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Samsung TU8000 Review Rundown

SamsungPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 64%
Pros**
  • High screen-to-body ratio
  • Supports HDR
  • Exceptional 6500:1 contrast ratio
  • 10-bit display panel
Cons**
  • Display panel quite dark

Summary

Samsung TU8000 Crystal UHD HDR TV promises amazing color, a high contrast ratio, and stellar HDR reproduction. It sports a sleek, narrow-bezel design similar to the QLED models, even though conventional LCD panels are used.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
Most will be perfectly happy with this TV in Standard (the horror!) or Movie mode. Brightness is sufficient, but some of the extra bleak content like Netflix's Dark is a bit of a challenge to watch during the day. Samsung says the TU8000 has gamer features that reduce latency, but this TV does not have a variable refresh rate.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Great 1080p upscaling
  • Great sound quality
  • Great gaming performance
Cons[**]
  • Vignetting can be distracting
  • No variable refresh rate

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Samsung TU8000 doesn't offer the most impressive picture, but its contrast and color accuracy are adequate for the platform. It lacks the quantum dot technology found in both Vizio's and Samsung's higher-end TVs. It edges out the Vizio M-Series Quantum with its superior black level and voice assistant support. The Hisense H8G is the best choice in this price range, but you can get better color and contrast from the TCL 6-Series.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Decent color accuracy
  • Wide color range
  • Supports Google Cast
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre black levels
  • Lacks quantum dot technology

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Samsung TU8000 doesn't offer the most impressive picture, but its contrast and color accuracy are adequate for the platform. It lacks the quantum dot technology found in both Vizio's and Samsung's higher-end TVs. It edges out the Vizio M-Series Quantum with its superior black level and voice assistant support. The Hisense H8G is the best choice in this price range, but you can get better color and contrast from the TCL 6-Series.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Decent color accuracy
  • Wide color range
  • Supports Google Cast
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre black levels
  • Lacks quantum dot technology

pcmag[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Samsung TU8000 doesn't offer the most impressive picture, but its contrast and color accuracy are adequate for the platform. It lacks the quantum dot technology found in both Vizio's and Samsung's higher-end TVs. It edges out the Vizio M-Series Quantum with its superior black level and voice assistant support. The Hisense H8G is the best choice in this price range, but you can get better color and contrast from the TCL 6-Series.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Decent color accuracy
  • Wide color range
  • Supports Google Cast
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre black levels
  • Lacks quantum dot technology

pcmag[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Samsung TU8000 doesn't offer the most impressive picture, but its contrast and color accuracy are adequate for the platform. It lacks the quantum dot technology found in both Vizio's and Samsung's higher-end TVs. It edges out the Vizio M-Series Quantum with its superior black level and voice assistant support. The Hisense H8G is the best choice in this price range, but you can get better color and contrast from the TCL 6-Series.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Decent color accuracy
  • Wide color range
  • Supports Google Cast
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre black levels
  • Lacks quantum dot technology

pcmag[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Samsung TU8000 doesn't offer the most impressive picture, but its contrast and color accuracy are adequate for the platform. It lacks the quantum dot technology found in both Vizio's and Samsung's higher-end TVs. It edges out the Vizio M-Series Quantum with its superior black level and voice assistant support. The Hisense H8G is the best choice in this price range, but you can get better color and contrast from the TCL 6-Series.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Decent color accuracy
  • Wide color range
  • Supports Google Cast
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre black levels
  • Lacks quantum dot technology

pcmag[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Samsung TU8000 doesn't offer the most impressive picture, but its contrast and color accuracy are adequate for the platform. It lacks the quantum dot technology found in both Vizio's and Samsung's higher-end TVs. It edges out the Vizio M-Series Quantum with its superior black level and voice assistant support. The Hisense H8G is the best choice in this price range, but you can get better color and contrast from the TCL 6-Series.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Decent color accuracy
  • Wide color range
  • Supports Google Cast
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre black levels
  • Lacks quantum dot technology

rtings[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 36%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following[***]:
The Samsung TU8000 is a decent TV for a variety of uses. Its high contrast ratio produces deep blacks, so it performs well in dark rooms. However, it doesn't get very bright, so highlights fail to pop in HDR, and it may struggle with glare in bright rooms. On the upside, it has an outstanding contrast ratio, resulting in deep blacks.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Outstanding contrast ratio produces deep blacks
  • Decently fast response time
  • Low input lag
Cons[**]
  • Doesn't get very bright
  • No local dimming feature
  • Narrow viewing angles

techradar[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
Lack of wide colour gamut means you're unlikely to be blown away by the out-and-out vibrancy of the TU8000. More capable sets will offer up a bit more by way of depth and extra fine detail, but for a mid-range TV, there's very little to grumble about here. Colours are well judged too, and there's enough natural punch here to keep the picture engaging.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent picture quality
  • Good contrast
Cons[**]
  • No Dolby Vision support
  • Poor viewing angles

whathifi[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following[***]:
The TX-58HX800 has top levels of shading and punch in the same TV. It's the kind of performance you'd pay a lot more for with QLED and OLED technology. There's also a depth of black on the Samsung that the Panasonic can't quite match. While the audio is only par for the course, everything else in its class is too.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 4K picture
  • Impressive blackness
Cons[**]
  • Underwhelming audio

References

1. ^ Samsung TU8000 Crystal UHD HDR TV Review: Good design, good enough performance. digitaltrends. 2020-08-13 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Samsung 43-Class TU8000 Crystal UHD TV (UN43TU8000FXZA) Review. pcmag. 2021-01-21 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Samsung 50-Class TU8000 Crystal UHD TV (UN50TU8000FXZA) Review. pcmag. 2021-01-21 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Samsung 55-Class TU8000 Crystal UHD TV (UN55TU8000FXZA) Review. pcmag. 2021-01-28 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Samsung 65-Class TU8000 Crystal UHD TV (UN65TU8000FXZA) Review. pcmag. 2021-01-21 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Samsung 75-Class TU8000 Crystal UHD TV (UN75TU8000FXZA) Review. pcmag. 2021-01-21 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Samsung 85-Class TU8000 Crystal UHD TV (UN85TU8000FXZA) Review. pcmag. 2021-01-21 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ Samsung TU8000 TV Review. rtings. 2021-01-21 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
9. ^ Samsung TU8000 TV review. techradar. 2020-08-18 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
10. ^ Samsung UE55TU8000 review. whathifi. 2020-07-30 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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