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Samsung AU9000 Review

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The Samsung AU9000 is an excellent mid-range TV with fantastic native contrast, deep inky blacks, and a fast response time. But, watch out for the poor viewing angles and the lack of Dolby Vision HDR.

Product Snapshot

Overview

The Samsung AU9000 TV is a mid-tier 4K LCD TV released in March 2021. It boasts a 4K VA LCD panel that promises to provide better black levels and contrast than IPS TVs.

In addition, Samsung claims that its powerful 4K Crystal Processor can bring out fabulous visual details in even SD content. Moreover, the ever AirSlim Crystal UHD design allows the TV to fit into most rooms.

All in all, it is well-positioned for buyers looking for an affordable mid-range 4K TV. Continue reading our Samsung AU9000 TV review below to understand if it fits your needs and how it compares to today’s best rated TVs.

Consensus

our Verdict

Our pool of vetted reviewers hailed the Samsung AU9000 TV as an excellent mid-range model. Their testing revealed fantastic native contrast, deep inky blacks, a fast response time, and superb upscaling.

Gamers will especially love the presence of a high refresh rate display, HDMI 2.1, VRR, and ALLM. However, be aware of the poor viewing angles and the lack of Dolby Vision HDR.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Excellent native contrast
  • Deep inky blacks
  • Good display uniformity
  • Support for HDR 10+
  • HDMI 2.1 available
  • VRR, ALLM, and eARC
  • Fast response time
  • Excellent upscaling with Crystal Processor 4K
  • 120Hz display

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor viewing angles
  • No Dolby Vision
  • Low peak brightness
  • Lacks local dimming
  • No wide color gamut
  • Low color volume
  • No support for 1440P resolution
  • Dithering issues in 4K with solid colors

Samsung AU9000 Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeDirect Lit
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI TypeHDMI TypeHDMI 2.1
HDR FormatHDR10+
HomeKit CompatibleHomeKit CompatibleYes
Max Resolution5120 x 2160
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channelsn/a
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Screen size43"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformTizen
Speaker OutputSpeaker Output20 Watts
VRRVRRYes

All Specs

Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)94
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)100
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)4,000
SDR Brightness (nits)350
HDR Brightness (nits)300
Input Lag (ms)9
Response Time (ms)0
Color Washout (Degrees)0
Color Shift (Degrees)0
Brightness Loss (Degrees)0
Reflections (%)0
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)0
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db0
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db0
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0
Intermodulation Distortion @80db0
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

All Tests

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Expert Score

95

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Customer Score

93

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

93

Any product with a True Score above 90 is a Cosmic Wonder

Expert Scores

  • Trusted Reviews
    80.4

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    Once again, Samsung treats the mass market with the respect it deserves, with the AU9000… read more

    By:

    Simon Lucas
  • Techradar
    56.6

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Samsung AU9000 TV is proof at just how accomplished Samsung has become at developing… read more

    By:

    Simon Lucas
  • Expert Reviews UK
    66.2

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The Samsung AU9000 is an accomplished 4K TV that successfully delivers similar performance and features… read more

    By:

    Stephen Withers
  • T3
    33

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The Samsung AU9000 is a high-achieving, affordable 4K TV. For most people, most of the… read more

    By:

    Simon Lucas

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