Samsung TU8000 Review, Specs, Pros and Cons : Alternative to Samsung’s 2020 QLED

Samsung TU8000 is 4K UHD TV model from Samsung’s 2020 TV lineup that positioned below Samsung’s QLED TV series and above the basic Samsung TU7000. It comes with 6 screen size options : 85-Inch (UN85TU8000FXZA), 75-Inch (UN75TU8000FXZA), 65-Inch (UN65TU8000FXZA), 55-Inch (UN55TU8000FXZA), 50-Inch (UN50TU8000FXZA) and 43-Inch (UN43TU8000FXZA). As the model that positioned below Samsung’s 2020 QLED TV series, Samsung TU8000 is a good alternative of Samsung QLED if you have more limited budget. Let’s talk about Samsung TU8000 in this article.

Samsung TU8000 Review

Samsung TU8000

Samsung TU8000

Samsung TU8000 is crystal UHD 4K TV that comes with 4K Upscaling. 4K Upscaling allow us to enjoy excellent picture clarity not only from original 4K content sources but also from non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. Samsung TU8000 also comes with UHD Dimming as its dimming technology. Although it’s not as excellent as local dimming, UHD Dimming is still able to bring good contrast vibrancy on the screen of this TV. The color technology of Samsung TU8000 is PurColor. PurColor is able to deliver rich and accurate color details on the screen of Samsung TU8000 although PurColor is basically only basic color technology for Samsung 4K LED TV. HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG are already supported by Samsung TU8000 so that we can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources. Crystal Processor 4K is integrated with Samsung TU8000 to optimizes the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the screen of this TV. Samsung TU8000 comes with quite basic Motion Rate 120 as its motion technology. Although it’s quite basic, Motion Rate 120 that based on 60Hz native refresh rate is still able to deliver smooth motion images for our favorite action movies and sports. Motion Rate 120 is also completed with ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) that can brings better gaming experience. Smart Hub is integrated as the smart TV platform of Samsung TU8000. It can delivers wide range of premium entertainment while also allow us to run wide collection of TIZEN smart apps since it’s powered by TIZEN OS. 802.11ac wireless is already attached to Samsung TU8000 to provide fast and stable internet connection. TM2050A is the remote control that included with Samsung TU8000. TM2050A can works as Samsung OneRemote to control this TV and other connected devices. The speaker system of Samsung TU8000 is quite basic 2Ch 20W. Although it’s quite basic, we can still enjoy good sound quality with Dolby Digital Plus integrated with it. It’s indeed a good idea to attach additional soundbar to this TV if you are looking for more powerful surround sound. We can also find that Samsung TU8000 already supports eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) so that we can enjoy higher quality audio from more advanced audio format.

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Samsung TU8000 Table of Specs & Features

We can find the specs and features of Samsung TU8000 in the table of specs & features below.

Key Features
Resolution 4K UHD
Display Technology LED
Display Type VA Panel
Backlight Type Edge LED
Upscaling Technology 4K Upscaling
Dimming Technology UHD Dimming (Frame Dimming)
Color Technology PurColor
HDR Technology HDR
HDR Support
  • HDR10
  • HDR10+
  • HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
Refresh Rate Technology Motion Rate 120 (60Hz Native)
Processor Crystal Processor 4K
Digital Clean View YES
Game Mode Game Enhancer with ALLM
USB HID Support YES
Eco Sensor YES
Mobile to TV – Mirroring, DLNA YES
SmartThings App Support YES
Smart TV
Platform Smart Hub powered by TIZEN OS
Compatibility
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Bixby
Remote Control Standard SmartĀ  Remote (TM2050A)
Connections
HDMI/USB
  • 3 HDMI
  • 2 USB
HDMI Type HDMI 2.0
eARC Support YES
Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth Version 4.2
Digital Audio Out 1 (Optical)
Composite In YES
Ethernet YES
Terrestrial / RF input 1/1(Common Use for Terrestrial)/0
DTV Tuner ATSC/ClearQAM
Digital Broadcasting ATSC/ClearQAM
Analog Tuner YES
Audio
Speaker Type 2Ch
Sound Output (RMS) 20W
Dolby Dolby Digital Plus
Multiroom Link YES
Bluetooth Headset Support YES
Dimensions
Product Size Without Stand (W x H x D)
  • 85-Inch (UN85TU8000FXZA) : 74.6″ x 42.7″ x 2.5″
  • 75-Inch (UN75TU8000FXZA) : 65.9″ x 37.7″ x 2.4″
  • 65-Inch (UN65TU8000FXZA) : 57.1″ x 32.7″ x 2.4″
  • 55-Inch (UN55TU8000FXZA) : 48.4″ x 27.8″ x 2.4″
  • 50-Inch (UN50TU8000FXZA) : 44″ x 25.4″ x 2.4″
  • 43-Inch (UN43TU8000FXZA) : 37.9″ x 22″ x 2.4″
Product Size With Stand (W x H x D)
  • 85-Inch (UN85TU8000FXZA) : 74.6″ x 46.7″ x 15.4″
  • 75-Inch (UN75TU8000FXZA) : 65.9″ x 41.3″ x 13.4″
  • 65-Inch (UN65TU8000FXZA) : 57.1″ x 35.7″ x 11.1″
  • 55-Inch (UN55TU8000FXZA) : 48.4″ x 30.8″ x 9.9″
  • 50-Inch (UN50TU8000FXZA) : 44″ x 28.3″ x 9.9″
  • 43-Inch (UN43TU8000FXZA) : 37.9″ x 24.7″ x 7.6″
Stand Size (WxHxD)
  • 85-Inch (UN85TU8000FXZA) : 3.1″ x 10.9″ x 15.4″
  • 75-Inch (UN75TU8000FXZA) : 3.1″ x 10.9″ x 15.4″
  • 65-Inch (UN65TU8000FXZA) : 2.6″ x 7.9″ x 11.1″
  • 55-Inch (UN55TU8000FXZA) : 3″ x 7.6″ x 9.9″
  • 50-Inch (UN50TU8000FXZA) : 3″ x 7.6″ x 9.9″
  • 43-Inch (UN43TU8000FXZA) : 2.2″ x 6.8″ x 7.6″
Shipping Size (W x H x D)
  • 85-Inch (UN85TU8000FXZA) : 65.9″ x 37.7″ x 2.4″
  • 75-Inch (UN75TU8000FXZA) : 72.4″ x 44″ x 7.8″
  • 65-Inch (UN65TU8000FXZA) : 63.2″ x 37.9″ x 7.2″
  • 55-Inch (UN55TU8000FXZA) : 54.6″ x 33.2″ x 6.2″
  • 50-Inch (UN50TU8000FXZA) : 49.8″ x 30.7″ x 5.9″
  • 43-Inch (UN43TU8000FXZA) : 42.6″ x 26.4″ x 5.6″
Weight
Product Weight Without Stand
  • 85-Inch (UN85TU8000FXZA) : 70.5 lb.
  • 75-Inch (UN75TU8000FXZA) : 67 lb.
  • 65-Inch (UN65TU8000FXZA) : 45.4 lb.
  • 55-Inch (UN55TU8000FXZA) : 30.6 lb.
  • 50-Inch (UN50TU8000FXZA) : 25.1 lb.
  • 43-Inch (UN43TU8000FXZA) : 17.9 lb.
Product Weight With Stand
  • 85-Inch (UN85TU8000FXZA) : 71.9 lb.
  • 75-Inch (UN75TU8000FXZA) : 67.9 lb.
  • 65-Inch (UN65TU8000FXZA) : 46.1 lb.
  • 55-Inch (UN55TU8000FXZA) : 31.3 lb.
  • 50-Inch (UN50TU8000FXZA) : 25.6 lb.
  • 43-Inch (UN43TU8000FXZA) : 18.3 lb.
Shipping Weight
  • 85-Inch (UN85TU8000FXZA) : 137.3 lb.
  • 75-Inch (UN75TU8000FXZA) : 107.6 lb.
  • 65-Inch (UN65TU8000FXZA) : 63.1 lb.
  • 55-Inch (UN55TU8000FXZA) : 43 lb.
  • 50-Inch (UN50TU8000FXZA) : 35.3 lb.
  • 43-Inch (UN43TU8000FXZA) : 26 lb.
Power
Power Supply (V) AC110-120V 50/60Hz
Typical Power Consumption
  • 85-Inch (UN85TU8000FXZA) : 100W
  • 75-Inch (UN75TU8000FXZA) : 98W
  • 65-Inch (UN65TU8000FXZA) : 75W
  • 55-Inch (UN55TU8000FXZA) : 60W
  • 50-Inch (UN50TU8000FXZA) : 58W
  • 43-Inch (UN43TU8000FXZA) : 50W
Maximum Power Consumption
  • 85-Inch (UN85TU8000FXZA) : 300W
  • 75-Inch (UN75TU8000FXZA) : 230W
  • 65-Inch (UN65TU8000FXZA) : 190W
  • 55-Inch (UN55TU8000FXZA) : 135W
  • 50-Inch (UN50TU8000FXZA) : 135W
  • 43-Inch (UN43TU8000FXZA) : 105W
Standby Power Consumption 0.5W
Price
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Samsung TU8000 Pros & Cons

Let’s talk about Pros and Cons of Samsung TU8000 after we look at its specs and features.

Pros
1. Vibrant Contrast with HDR10+ Support

Although Samsung TU8000 is the model that positioned below Samsung QLED TV series, it’s still able to deliver vibrant contrast on its VA panel. We can also find that Samsung TU8000 already supports HDR10+ so that we can enjoy better color and contrast from HDR10 content sources.

2. Low Input Lag

Although It comes with only Motion Rate 120 that based on 60Hz native refresh rate, we can find that Samsung TU8000 is able to deliver fluid motion images. It’s also able to deliver low input lag with Game Enhancer that support ALLM (Auto Low latency Mode) integrated on its screen.

3. Smart Remote

Not alike its lower model TU7000, Samsung TU8000 already comes with smart remote. TM-2050A is included with this TV that allow us to control this TV conveniently with our voice using its built-in mic. TM-2050A is also able to work as Samsung OneRemote to control this TV and other connected devices conveniently. Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Bixby are already supported by Samsung TU8000 for additional voice control.

4. eARC Support

If you have higher audio taste, I’m sure that eARC is the feature that you should consider in your new TV. eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) comes as improvement of ARC that can higher quality sound from more advanced sound formats. Samsung TU8000 already supports eARC that allow us to enjoy higher quality Audio from more advanced audio format.

Cons

1. No Local Dimming

We can’t find local dimming integrated with Samsung TU8000 although we can indeed still enjoy good vibrant contrast on the screen of this TV. Local Dimming is surely able to deliver more excellent contrast vibrancy and more superior light uniformity if it’s integrated on the screen of Samsung TU8000.

2. Standard Built-in Speaker System

The built-in speaker system of Samsung TU8000 is quite standard 2Ch 20W although it’s still able to deliver good sound quality with Dolby Digital Plus integrated with it. If you have higher audio expectation, I’m sure that you need to attach additional soundbar to this TV. You can also setup more advanced AV system with this TV for higher quality audio since It already supports eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel).

Samsung TU8000 Pros & Cons
PROS CONS
  • Vibrant Contrast
  • HDR10+ Support
  • Low Input Lag
  • Smart Remote
  • eARC Support
  • No Local Dimming
  • Standard Audio

Why Should You Choose Samsung TU8000?

We have talked about Samsung TU8000 review as well as their specs, pros and cons. Why should you choose Samsung TU8000? Samsung TU8000 is positioned below Samsung’s 2020 QLED TV series. It’s still able to deliver vibrant contrast (although as excellent as the one with local dimming), supports HDR10+ and low input lag (although it only comes with 60Hz native refresh rate). It’s also already completed with smart remote and eARC support. You can attach additional soundbar as well as set up more advanced AV system with eARC if you are not satisfied with the standard 2Ch 20W speaker system of this TV. So if your budget is quite limited for QLED, then you have the reason to choose Samsung TU8000.

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