Hands-on review of the Samsung RU8000 HDR TV.
The Samsung RU8000 is a very good 4k TV with good picture quality. In this review, we compare it to 4 other popular models.
It delivers deep uniform blacks in a dark room, but lacks a local dimming feature to further improve dark room performance. The RU8000 has good SDR peak brightness and good reflection handling.
The TV has a wide color gamut, but HDR peak brightness is only mediocre, so it can’t display small highlights as they should be. The overall gray uniformity is good with just minimal dirty screen effect, but the viewing angles are poor and you have to sit straight in front to enjoy an accurate image.
Motion handling is excellent with a fast response time that helps display crisp motion with minimal blur trail. The input lag is very low, and the TV supports FreeSync variable refresh rate technology to please gamers.
Model tested: 55” (UN55RU8000)
Should also be valid for the 49” (UN49RU8000), 65” (UN65RU8000), 75” (UN75RU8000) and 82” (UN82RU8000)
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Picture Quality (02:19)
Viewing Angle (02:56)
Peak Brightness (03:51)
Color Volume & Gamut (04:49)
Gray Uniformity (05:07)
Response Time (05:45)
Input Lag (06:29)
Variable Refresh Rate (07:31)
Smart Features & Remote (07:59)
TVs Comparison (08:52)