Samsung 8000 Series Review

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Updated June 5, 2023
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One of the top TV for seniors available, the Samsung 8000 Series is a 55-inch model with a great picture quality. Samsung TVs are high-quality TVs, with easy-to-use smart features and a handy Universal Guide. This is one of the best TVs you can get for your entertainment. But, don’t go buy it just at any time. You’ll want to know when do TVs go on sale so you can get this model at the best price.

Why We Like It – Samsung 8000 Series

The Samsung 8000 Series has great image quality and easy-to-use voice control features. We love its clean cable solution for hiding cords in the back, as well as the included voice remote. It’s a great TV for watching high dynamic range HDR content.

  • Dedicated gaming mode
  • Easy-to-use smart TV features and automatic updates
  • Thin frame
  • Only 2 HDMI ports
  • Poor sound quality
  • TV stand and legs hard to assemble


Unlike other LED TVs, this Samsung is a 4K UHD TV with a crystal processor for peak brightness. It’s compatible with high dynamic range (HDR) content, as well as Dolby Vision, so you can watch your favorite shows and movies in crisp, lifelike quality. Its 120-motion rate is perfect for smooth sports games, and it even has a dedicated game mode for very low input lag, speedy response time, and automatic picture optimization. With the technology available now, could you believe that plasma was once the corner market for high-res TVs? If you want to learn more about this type of TV, check out our guide on how does a plasma TV work?

The Samsung NU6900 55 is a similarly specced TV with a larger screen. One downside is that it does not have a local dimming setting, and the viewing angle is fairly basic. But while it’s not a QLED TV, or an Organic LED like the LG C9 OLED TV, the Samsung NU8000 series is still a gorgeous addition to any home theater. If you want to check out a large smart 4K UHD TV from Samsung, read our Samsung 55 inch 4K TV review.


This Samsung TV has built-in speakers; however, many Amazon users review Samsung’s speakers as being fairly weak. You can purchase an external sound bar with Bluetooth to get a much better audio range and better sound quality. You can compare it to another Samsung model to see which features you like better by reading our Samsung UN50RU7100FXZA review. For a great-sounding TV, check out our review of the Samsung Q9F.

Smart Features

This Samsung smart TV is a great smart hub for the rest of your home. Unlike other Smart TVs, it has Bixby and Amazon Alexa voice control, so you can change the channel by just speaking to its Samsung One Remote Control. The Samsung 8 Series TV also has Bixby and Alexa integration. It also includes Samsung TV Plus for watching live shows. Its smart features are powered by Tizen, combining all your favorite streaming services (like Hulu, Apple TV, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video) into one convenient Universal Guide. You can compare its smart features to the Sony X950G or read our Toshiba 50-inch TV review for a Fire TV OS model. Are you craving to explore the gaming-changing clarity of 4K with an immersive curve? Read our Samsung curved TV 55-inch 4K review.


This Samsung 55-inch TV has 2 HDMI ports (which is low compared to other similar sized TVs on the market) and a USB port to connect your cable box, DVD player, or gaming consoles. And it has built-in wifi and an ethernet port for easy internet connection and automatic software downloads. If you don’t like Samsung’s Universal Guide, you can always plug in a Fire TV stick or Roku to access your preferred smart features. For another great option, check out our Sony XBR65A8F review.


At $478, this Samsung is a couple hundred more pricey than other 4K smart TVs on the market. But its value comes in the easy-to-use smart features (like the convenient Universal Guide) and the voice control remote. The built-in Amazon Alexa and speakers are a savings, and there is an eco power option to decrease power consumption. Additionally, you can check out our TCL 8 Series review for a brand known for great TVs at affordable prices.

You’ll want to read our guide for a look at the ideal TV height and where to mount it.

Samsung 8000 Series Wrap Up

The Samsung 8000 Series has a very good picture quality, especially for viewing HDR content. If you’re looking for smooth sports and video games, then you’ll want Samsung’s superior overall image quality. And with the Universal Guide and One Remote Control, it’s a great addition to any smart home. Compare its features to our other smart TV reviews, like the Samsung 55 Inch 4K TV. And if you have the space to save the box, it would be smart to do so if you plan on moving, so you won’t have to wonder how to pack a TV for moving.