Samsung 55" TU8000 HDR Smart 4K TV with Tizen OS Black
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The result isn’t as precise or dynamic as HDR can be at its very best, but you won’t find many TVs at this level doing much better. Just be aware that, as is the case with all Samsung TVs, there’s no Dolby Vision support here, just HDR10 and the lesser-spotted HDR10+, plus HLG for broadcast. We like the added whallop from Adaptive, which strikes a good balance of adding some weight to the low end without losing out on too much clarity through the midrange.
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A new feature of this 2020 TV is the implementation of Bixby and compatibility with Google Assistant and Alexa, which greatly simplify the interaction with the TV. The hub features are expanded this year, so you can basically control all of your smart devices through the TV and even get on-screen notifications when the washing machine cycle ends. We give 5/5 points for the Samsung UE55TU8000 review part of the functions. Sound Familiar from other Samsungs, we’re offered two Game mode options. If you opt to select Game Motion Plus, you’ll retain some elements of beneficial picture processing. In this mode, input lag measures around 26.7ms (which is fine for casual gaming). However if you disable Game Motion Plus, and go hardcore Game mode, input lag drops to a mere 11.7ms (measured at 1080p/60fps), which can be considered excellent. It works really well, even automatically adding the wi-fi details it digs out from your device so you don’t have to mess around with on-screen keyboards, which is always welcome.The TU8500 panel sits on a splayed central tripod, which makes it easy to park in your living room. The set’s not as chic as Panasonic’s HX800, but the bezel is still fashionably minimal, basically a wraparound frame with an extended lip at the base. Stereo speakers point down from the bottom of the cabinet. These measurements are with the 'Movie HDR' Picture Mode, with Gamma ST.2084 set to '0', and Contrast and Brightness at their max. The 'Movie HDR' Picture Mode, with Advanced Contrast Enhancer, Contrast, and Brightness at their max is a bit brighter, reaching a peak brightness of 344 cd/m² in the 10% window.
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Samsung continues to impress with every aspect of their standard-def upscaling performance. The video deinterlacing process concealed jaggedness very effectively, scaling was clean and without excessive ringing, and film mode detection worked brilliantly with both test sequences and real-world footage. However, it’s worth noting that one of the HDMI ports will become unusable in this position due to being rear-facing, which is a shame considering what’s there is already a fairly stingy offering. The Samsung TU8000 has a similar stand to the Samsung RU7100. The feet are inserted into the TV but aren't reversible. The stand supports the TV well, but there's still some wobble.
Please note: Failure to produce the card and relevant ID means we are unable to release goods on collection. Crystal Processor 4K: this upscaling TV adapts to give you an optimised 4K picture and targeted sound.
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After calibration, the overall accuracy of this TV is fantastic. The color temperature is very close to the 6500K target, and the white balance is nearly perfect. Unfortunately, colors are still a bit off, especially pure reds and blues. So before we talk about the picture, let’s talk about how to get it looking its best. The first thing to adjust here is the picture mode, which is most accurate under Movie. Many will prefer the attractive cooler tones of Standard, which is also slightly brighter, but if you’re looking for the most accurate picture and colour palette, Movie is the option to go for.
Closer in on the action, there’s still plenty of intensity to the colors, if not quite the same subtlety as we saw at 4K. There are plenty of layers to the blue of Electro’s pulsing form, the yellow of the New York taxis is as we’d expect and the bright red and blue of Spidey’s outfit looks great against the night-time streets. Last year, it’s fair to say that out of all the major manufacturers’ 3DTV efforts, we were most critical of Samsung’s. While none of the LCD-based 3D TVs really enthused us when it came to 3D (due to annoying crosstalk artefacts), Samsung’s offerings had two other issues that rival LCD TV makers managed to avoid. First, the tri-dimensional modes of the company’s 2010 3D-capable displays were obviously 60hz-centric, because any European-style 50hz video input to the TV showed obvious judder in its 3D display mode. Secondly, Samsung’s 2010 3D LCDs and Plasmas featured poor quality scaling with 3D signals. Scaling in 3D is required for any content that doesn’t deliver Full HD 1080p to each eye, meaning that 720p 3D and Side-by-Side 3D sources were affected. These two issues meant that it was difficult to recommend last