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Samsung TU8300 Review

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Testers agreed that the Samsung TU8300 should be a good pick for general viewers, though the missing support for VRR, narrow viewing angles, and missing local dimming might dissuade gamers and movie enthusiasts.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Samsung TU8300 4K UHD TV is a curved LED, entry-level Smart TV from Samsung released in 2020. It’s got excellent contrast levels for dark blacks and bright whites, and great black uniformity to reduce blooming. This is great for movie watchers who may want to play movies in a dark room. The TV’s low input lag, game mode and ability to upscale sub-4K content thanks to an ultra-fast processor may attract the attention of a few gamers, and its curved screen may interest PC users. High Dynamic Range brightness levels were just okay for casual viewers, but buyers with a keen eye might be disappointed with the mediocre brightness. Get to the end of this Samsung TU8300 review to see what else reviewers found out about the Smart TV, and maybe compare how it fares against other top rated TVs.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Samsung TU8300 4K UHD TV is great for general watching. Its crystal display, Tizen OS, voice control, and crisp, vivid picture with decent motion handling will please most Smart TV fans. Gamers may be disappointed by the lack of Variable Refresh Rates, and movie buffs may not like the tight viewing angles and lack of local dimming.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Great contrast ratio
  • Low input lag
  • Great black uniformity
  • Decent sub-4K upscaling

Reason to Avoid

  • No local dimming
  • No Variable Refresh Rate
  • Poor viewing angles
  • No support for a wide color gamut

Samsung TU8300 Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeEdge
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs3
HDR FormatHDR10
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeLED
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Screen size55"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformTizen
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a
VRRVRRn/a

All Specs

Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)74.56
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)81.82
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)53.57
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)59.66
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)4,862
SDR Brightness (nits)340
HDR Brightness (nits)318
Input Lag (ms)9.5
Response Time (ms)16.8
Color Washout (Degrees)28
Color Shift (Degrees)29
Brightness Loss (Degrees)35
Reflections (%)5.3
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)75.51
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db4.13
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db4.18
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.305
Intermodulation Distortion @80db4.85
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

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    The Samsung TU8300 is a decent TV for mixed usage. Its excellent contrast and great… Read More

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