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Samsung TU8500 Review Rundown

Samsung ElectronicsPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 16 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Samsung TU8500 (TU8510) Crystal UHD TV
Neoscore* 76%
  • Excellent picture quality
  • Excellent Tizen OS
  • Good selection of apps
  • Limited black level performance
  • Lacks HDR10 and HLG support

Summary

Samsung TU8500 is part of Samsung's Crystal UHD range of smart TVs. The TU8500 sports a sleek, narrow-bezel design similar to the QLED models, even though conventional LCD panels are used. Like the QLED models, the TU8500 offers an Ambient Mode that allows it to work like a picture frame. Samsung's Tizen OS features the widest selection of apps on a TV, featuring the likes of Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Britbox, NOW TV, Apple TV, BT Sport and Apple Music.
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

techadvisor[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 61%
Reviewers from Techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The TU8500 is a reassuringly affordable mid-range UHD TV. It's not particularly slim, or pretty, although the bezel is certainly minimal. Connectivity comprises three HDMI ports, plus two USB ports, analogue video and stereo inputs for legacy gear. The set comes with two remotes: a regular pointer with dedicated buttons for Netflix, Amazon Video and Rakuten TV, and a more streamlined alternative.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Good picture quality
  • Dolby Atmos and HDR10+ support
  • Easy to use
Cons[**]
  • Limited black level performance
  • Lacks Dolby Vision support

trustedreviews[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Samsung TU8500 is part of Samsung's Crystal UHD range of smart TVs. It's part of the Crystal Dynamics range, intended for those after a big screen TV that won't break the bank. Samsung's Tizen OS features the widest selection of apps on a TV, featuring the likes of Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+. Britbox, NOW TV, Apple TV, BT Sport, as well as platform exclusives in Apple Music.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent picture quality
  • Robust feature set
  • Easy to set up and use
Cons[**]
  • Lacks HDR10 support

whathifi[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Whathifi have found the following[***]:
The TU8500 and its budget siblings get the same Tizen operating system as Samsung's flagship sets. You get Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play Movies & TV, Rakuten, Disney+ and Apple TV. Music and radio can be streamed via Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, BBC Sounds and TuneIn. AirPlay 2 features, giving iOS users yet another method of getting content on to the TV.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sharp, detailed image
  • Excellent motion smoothing
  • Good selection of apps
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Samsung TU8500 review. Techadvisor. 29 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Samsung UE50TU8500 Review. Trustedreviews. 29 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Samsung UE50TU8500 review. Whathifi. 01 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. *. 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.
  5. **. 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.
  6. ***. 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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