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Samsung NU8000 Review

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The Samsung NU8000 is an excellent TV for most use-cases, thanks to its splendid black levels and wide color gamut. However, watch out for the poor viewing angles and the lack of HDMI 2.1.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Samsung NU8000 is a mid-range 4K LCD TV launched in August 2018. It boasts a VA panel that promises to provide a better native contrast ratio and better black levels compared to IPS LCD TVs. In addition, it features a 120Hz high refresh rate display for veteran gamers. Samsung also claims that this 4K TV can provide excellent picture quality in all conditions, including bright and dark rooms. Overall, it’s a fantastic option for both gamers and movie buffs looking for a 4K TV in its range. To learn more about what reviewers thought about it, continue reading our Samsung NU8000 review below. And don’t forget to check out the best rated TVs available today.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Samsung NU8000 is a great choice for gamers and daytime TV watchers. It offers excellent native contrast, deep black levels, great upscaling, and a wide color gamut. Just be aware of the limited viewing angles and the lack of HDMI 2.1.

Reason to Buy

  • Excellent native contrast
  • Good black levels
  • Remarkable color accuracy out of the box
  • Great upscaling
  • Local dimming
  • Wide color gamut
  • Decent response time
  • 120Hz native refresh rate
  • Low input lag

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor viewing angles
  • No HDMI 2.1
  • Lack of Dolby Vision
  • No support for eARC
  • No USB 3.0 port
  • Choppy Tizen OS UI
  • Built-in speakers distort at high volumes
  • Samsung’s OneConnect box isn’t included

Samsung NU8000 Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeEdge
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDR FormatHDR10, HDR10+
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeVA
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size82"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformTizen
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync
VRRVRRYes

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)89.08
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)92.13
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)63.31
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)71.1
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)5,461
SDR Brightness (nits)851
HDR Brightness (nits)876
Input Lag (ms)16.7
Response Time (ms)12.8
Color Washout (Degrees)23
Color Shift (Degrees)21
Brightness Loss (Degrees)32
Reflections (%)5.8
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)67.27
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db4.29
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db4.4
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.736
Intermodulation Distortion @80db1.32
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

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81

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True Score

74

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Rating

    77
    Very good TV for mixed usage. Picture quality is good, but image loses accuracy when… read more

    By:

    Nick Pino
  • Reference Home Theater
    59.8

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    For a living room or family room that has ambient light, or serious gamers, the… read more

    By:

    Daniel O’Keeffe
  • Techradar
    56.6

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    Samsung’s NU8000 Series offers seriously bright, colorful images – if you don’t mind tweaking some… read more

    By:

    Sasha Muller
  • Expert Reviews UK
    66.2

    Category Trust Rating

    60
    Although its video processing and input lag are superb, the Samsung UE49NU8000’s 60Hz panel is… read more

    By:

    Steve Withers
  • Pocket Lint
    58.4

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Samsung NU8000 is a solid mid-range TV that delivers plenty of smart features and… read more

    By:

    Unknown

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