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Samsung - 55" Class - LED - MU8000 Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great TV, but not the best value

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    Ph03nix
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    First thing I deem worthy of mentioning is the one connect box. This TV, and most higher end Samsung TVs in general, does not have any inputs on the back of the TV, instead it has one jack to plug in this little box (About the size of a power strip) into the back of the TV. This box contains all of the inputs, including four HDMI jacks, an Optical out, two USB 2.0, and an ANT in. Now, this thing makes my setup extremely easy to use, as I don't have to pull the TV out everytime I want to plug something in, so I personally love this thing. However, I should qualify this by saying I have my TV on an enclosed entertainment center, and not mounted on an empty wall, so this little box may make life difficult for those wanting an empty wall with no visible wires. It is 120 Hz native, and can superimpose up to 240, so motion on screen is extremely smooth, and produces very little motion blur trails. Input lag is pretty low, so this is a great TV to game on, especially if you recently invested in an Xbox One X, or PS4 Pro. It supports HDR10, so colors and contrasts are pretty great, and certainly better than many cheap 4k panels out there, but keep in mind... It is neither a QLED, Nanocell, or OLED, and there are many other TVs that support HDR10 for less money. This, in my mind, is the biggest downfall of this otherwise fantastic TV. I managed to snag an open box deal for 1000$ when I got mine, but if I were prepared to spend 1300$ on a TV, I'd just wait a few weeks, and invest an extra 300$ on an LG OLED, since they produce MUCH better contrast, better colors, and support both HDR10 AND Dolby Vision. Even if you're not willing to fork out 1600$ for an OLED or QLED, the LG Super UHD TVs produce better colors, contrasts, and better viewing angles since they use their nanocell tech (Essentially their version of QLED) Bottom Line: This is a fantastic TV, with lots of great features, but unless you find a killer open box deal that brings the price down to less than 1100, it's extremely hard to justify buying this TV when you can save up an extra month and get a vastly superior OLED or QLED, especially when you can spend less money and get a better Nanocell TV from LG. Great TV, but not the best value. Do yourself a favor, and save up a little longer for an OLED, or save some money and get an LG SuperUHD, or even the MU7000 if you're willing to sacrifice the native 120Hz refresh rate.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great 4K TV for price good 24p plasma-like blacks

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    BetoMena
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    My last TV was a 46" Panasonic plasma HDTV that still works very well that I bought just over half a decade ago and I went with a plasma specifically because it produced the darkest of black colors for HDTV's. And I went with the MU8000 because it does black colors well, almost plasma-like, very impressive for an LED around this price range. I did extensive research and as far as I can tell currently this might be the best 4K TV deal out right now. Good blacks, great color, and the 24p film playback is spot on. I mention this because there are only a handful of 4K TV's that can play movies at their intended 24p frame rate without messing it up with the 120hz refresh rate that makes movies look like soap operas and this is one of a handful of models that can do it, though, you have to manually change the frame rate from 24pm to 60p in the TV's settings. If you want something better than this 4K TV your going to have to double or triple the price to pay for QLED technology on the Samsung's and the equivalent technology on the high end Sony's, LG's, etc. Just going down one model to the MU7000 gives you less dramatic blacks and the 24p is wonky and apparently the next model up the MU9000 is only a bit better than this MU8000. I actually like the sound on this TV and have not had to adjust any settings for it, though a lot of people have complained about it but I do not know what the big deal is. The picture quality is comparable to Sony's or LG's around the same price range but this model is usually $50-100 less, so again the best deal out there. And oh yeah, its really good looking 4K TV. I first returned a lower end MU6000 model missing the positive virtues I mentioned above and also realized what a better looking model the MU8000 also was besides being an overall better unit. Lastly, I don't usually mention TV remotes but the one that comes with this TV is really streamline and it also learned to control my Xbox One, which is great since that is what I mostly use to stream and watch media with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Picture / Average Motion

    Posted
    csmitherman
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    I have had this t.v. for about a month now. The picture is beautiful and crisp with great color. The aesthetic look is very sleek. The set up, remote and applications are very intuitive and easy to use. The sound is what you would expect. The only issue is the motion of the picture. Bright, slow scenes are stunning. So, if you only watch the news it's great. However, I had issues with darker and faster scenes with the factory settings. There is a "movie" setting which can help a bit, but I was still experiencing stuttering while the camera would pan and a ghosting effect in the darker scenes. I read up on it and the t.v. is refreshing at a much higher rate of frames than the picture feed coming into it. Movies are shot around 30 frames per second and reality/sports is shot around 60 frames per second. Therefore, it tries to guess what should be there in between while it's refreshing at 120 frames per second. Overall, sports was great to watch, but movies were a bit tough at first. I found that changing the settings for the "movie" view by turning off the Smooth Motion technology, turning off the noise control and making sure the sharpness was turned down made all the difference in the world. The dark scenes are still a bit iffy, but the motion is much smoother. It probably doesn't matter as much if you are only watching blue ray all day, but if you are watching cable or steaming where the speed maybe a bit off this should help. Overall, this is a great picture at a good price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great TV EXCEPT FOR XBOX ONE X

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    radarrunners
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    I like this tv and it has a great picture and good features. My only issue is if you want to use this for Xbox One X or PS4 Pro it's not cutting it feature wise. On the Xbox One X the display & sound 4K TV Details Screen show TV Resolution: Your TV supports 4K UHD (60Hz) Watching movies and TV Your TV supports 4K 10-bit at 24 Hz Your TV setup does not support 4K 10-bit at 50Hz, However apple can use 4K 8-bit if they support it. Your TV setup does not support 4K 10-bit at 60 HzHowever apple can use 4K 8-bit if they support it. Your TV setup does not support all HDR modes. Some content may not display in HDR. Playing games Your TV setup supports up to native 4K for gaming Your TV setup does not support HDR 10 for gaming. Games won't be shown in HDR. If I knew this I NEVER would have bought this TV. It's a Samsung Series 8 it should offer all these things.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice upgrade with a couple "hmmms"

    Posted
    Jeff
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    I upgraded from a 7 year old Samsung 46" model to the new 800 series 55". Positives: Love how the integration of sources and apps has evolved. Plus the remote is excellent - intuitive, simple, and I haven't lost it once (knock on wood). The picture when provided a good stream is awesome. Couple negatives: I read a few reviewers who complained about their TV turning off on them. Well, I occasionally get a similar behavior. It "appears" to shut off, but it really is in this state where the screen is black and the TV is still powered on. At first I thought it only happened at the end of a show on Sling, but I have seen the same thing from other sources. Doesn't happen too often, but I am concerned because the support for this issue is apparently quite weak. We got the free month of Sling with the TV. For the most part, it is pretty good, but feeds from broadcast stations (CBS, NBC) have horrible grainy resolution. Not a Samsung complaint. Likely a Sling thing, but not 100% sure yet. We might dump Sling because of this. Besides these negatives, the TV has been great. I dropped to 4 stars because of these issues.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great TV, Questionable Remote

    Posted
    RTPRhino
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    First of all let me say that the TV is a great Smart TV. It has a great picture, is sleek, would look great on the wall, or on the stands. It has good Smart TV features. Sound is pretty good. A drawback is that the only way to connect to it is through 4 provided HDMI ports. I would have liked to see a couple other ways to connect legacy devices to it without special adapters which may or may not work well. I had to buy a new Blu-Ray player to go with it because I could not connect my DVD player to it. I am using it in conjunction with DirecTV, but also with the built in NetFlix and built in Web Browser and Spotify. I also bought it on sale which saved a few hundred bucks. One thing I will STRONGLY RECOMMEND to purchasers is to get Best Buy Geek Squad to install and set it up because they did an OUTSTANDING job. Lastly, the remote is very modern and sleek to the point of being confusing to use. Also there are no buttons on the TV itself so you are dependent on the remote.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent picture quality!

    Posted
    dstraw00
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    Original purchase: 11/10/201. I did a lot of research before this purchase because I plan on not buying another TV for at least 10 years. My previous Samsung lasted 11 years so I trust the brand. The old one was a rear projection 1080p and the picture was good. This new one is stunning. Consumer Reports gave it high marks also. I read some reviews that the viewing angle was just ok but after watching it I wouldn't worry, it's fine. After setting it all up I went over to YouTube to look at some 4k programs and it blew me away. The picture is absolutely amazing. My old Samsung was 2200 bucks...this one under 1600. Works for me!! I highly recommend this TV. You won't be disappointed. UPDATE 2/15/2018 Have been enjoying the TV for a couple of months now and there is not a week that goes by when I don't blurt out how fantastic the picture is. So glad I pulled the trigger on this purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent performance for the money

    Posted
    TheoL
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    This is an excellent choice for under $1000 55" TV. Color is vivid, motion blur is non-noticeable for most TV/movie watching, and most importantly the overall picture quality is excellent. I like the remote and the interface. I also like the recent addition of the Sling TV app. There are a couple of things that I do not like. It does not have any RCA input for an old game console. I bought an RCA to HDMI converter and can play Wii now. The viewing angle is okay for an LED TV, but if you are used to a good plasma TV as I am, you will notice a difference. My living space is large (17x22), so this might not be an issue in a smaller room. Light reflection on the screen can be bothersome depending on the locations of your room lights and windows. Overall, this is an excellent 55" TV for under 1k. I would give 4.5 but not 5. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great color

    Posted
    Kauai
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    What can I say, this Samsung Series 8 55” flat screen delivers. Right out of the box is an easy set up. With the control box the hdmi is a quick connect, which the hdmi cord is hidden going to the tv through the tv stand.I had the go to settings to change the clarity of the picture. It’s personal preference. The picture is so true to color and detail. I had purchased a Samsung 58” series 6 and return it for this one. Reason being, I was getting to much jutter in the picture and I could not get rid of it in the resolution settings. With the series 8 there is so much control with the jutter, especially when watching sports where there is so much movement. It’s not flawless but with the clarity makes it a better tv. I would recommend the series 8 to anyone who enjoys deep rich color in watching tv.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A pretty nice TV

    Posted
    GorillaBiscuits84
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    This is a mid range TV... It is a step above your $300 budget TV, but not quite the full, premium package. It is a very good TV, particularly if you're into playing video games. The display looks great and it has an excellent screen refresh rate, which eliminates on-screen latency. Movies and TV shows look great too. It has a ton of apps and an intuitive and simplified remote control. One other thing that I like about it is the hookups are located in an external box that sits on your TV stand, so you don't have to crawl behind it to reach the HDMI ports. It isn't perfect, but it's very close for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good value on upgraded tv

    Posted
    bdiowa
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    Was running a plasma and wanted an upgrade. This TV offered almost everything I wanted for the price, got it just before black Friday. Picture is good, and compared to my old plasma the sound is great. The motion blur is a bit trying and can say that's the hardest thing to get used to, but having a budget I couldn't step up to the OLED or anything with a better than 240 motion rate. I enjoy video games and a lot of fast action sports so the ghosting is visible but not terrible. The other part of why not 5 stars, and this general for all TVs, is why doesn't any TV manufacturer offer all the things good with a TV WITHOUT having it be a smart TV. I get everything I want through my console and now it's doubled for no reason. With this being my only complaints it is still a real good TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great refresh and video quality

    Posted
    Dbrofl88
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    Great tv, only thing I would like to see is maybe a sports, theater/movie preset option,and easier to change the options you do have. I've noticed shutting off hdr+ and putting on dynamic picture settings is phenomenal for basketball and hockey games so far, other than that, the tv quality is amazing which is expected from a 4k, 240 refresh, uhd HDR10 tv! Also, I have to use a roku for apps not supported like NBCSN which I use every other day, even though Samsung's the only brand I love, doesn't support it the remote that comes with this tv also can control that too which makes things much easier. And the graphics on the PlayStation even though it's not a PS4 pro, this tv makes it difficult to play on anything else with the right HDMI.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Picture, easy setup, minor glitch

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    ZeeSmirh1
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    I bought this to use with my PS4 Pro. I was using a 1080 Optoma projector prior to this purchase and I wanted to make the 4K HDR upgrade. The picture on this TV is incredible. I've been using it for a few months now and still appreciate the quality of the picture for gaming and regular blu Ray movies. Adjusting the settings is pretty striaght forward overall, although it did take a littler googling to get the ps4 to acknowledge and send HDR to the TV. My only complain is that there is an occasional red "tear" that cuts through the picture. IT doesn't happen all the time and is pretty minor. I haven't figured out what is causing it- perhaps I need to adjust some settings? The TV itself looks great on the wall. It really is a cool piece of tech.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup, finicky "smart" features

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    JBlumberg
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    The set looks great, and after some calibration (especially for gaming), produces great imagery. However, it tries to be extra smart and detect the devices I plug into it. Because of this, it keeps renaming my Nintendo Switch as a Blu-Ray Player, and wouldn't communicate with my PS4 at all when it was in Safe Mode without unplugging the HDMI cable and reinserting it. It also insists on referring to my Apple TV as a Spectrum cable box. I can manually fix a lot of this stuff, but then it all gets reverted if those devices are ever unplugged from the TV, and I can't find a way to restore the previous setting. Because of this I basically just ignore the TV's menu systems and just rely on CEC communication to switch inputs for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice TV

    Posted
    Loring
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    Its a very nice TV at the sales price. Maybe a bit overpriced at retail! I like the crisp sharp high contrast display, although as reviewers have said the local dimming does not seem to have a lot of effct. Reviewers also commented on the limited viewing angle but it was sufficient for me. The two legged base was too wide for my stand causing me trouble even though I used the inner mounting points - took a fiull 36" wide to hold this TV. I did like the slim style and the one- wire I/O box where all the HDMI and USB ports were located. THe manual was the briefest thing I ever saw. Not much technical info there if you want to figure how to hook up external audio or anything like that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great TV, one connect sucks

    Posted
    hclarkjr

    bought this super bowl sunday after looking at a few other models at the local best buy. this is my first 4k TV so i was excited to hook up my stereo to it and enjoy the super bowl. WRONG!!!!! imagine my surprise when the TV would not see my DVR for my fiber TV. took me few minutes to figure out the receiver was not letting the signal through even though it is 4K rated. had to run tos link from the one connect box to the TV in on the receiver so i could at least get sound from my receiver. the picture on this is fantastic, it responds to all my devices and sets them real fast. just wish there would have been warning about not being able to use AV receiver with it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good TV

    Posted
    JimH
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    Seemed to be the best value in a 55" 4K with HDR and Energy Star. Networking and apps work great. Picture is amazing and so is the sound. Very thin TV and bezel. The screen does reflect a lot of ambient light. I feel a glossy screen might be better at rejecting light but this is a matte screen that seems to absorb it, not in a good way. The cables routing through the back of the leg is great, but they really should let you route it through either leg depending on where your outlet is. As it is, the cables can only route through the left side making the cables too short for where they need to go (for me) and required an extension cord, which sucks,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Picture

    Posted
    Greg
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    The up-scaler is excellent. Picture quality and color consistency is outstanding. Notice judder in some content like Youtube and off air networks programs, but very few. The remote is a little complicated at first and works well once you learn how to use it. It controls all my connected components. The Connect One device makes it very easy to connect your components to a wall mounted TV. The only negative issue so far is I had to remove and restore Netflix and my Dish receiver due to loss of response, very soon after hooking up the TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great First 4K TV

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    Adolf
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    I know I waited too long to buy a 4K TV, but wanted to wait until there was enough 4K material in the market to really enjoy the TV (before it became an outdated model). I think it is a good size TV, for a medium sized room. I enjoy very much the Apps included, watching 4K videos from YouTube, to stream video from other devices in the network, listening to my favorite shows with my Bluetooth earphones paired with the TV, and the external inputs box that helps keeping cables organized. Great Buy! I just don't like how some high speed videos will look a bit pixelated, I expected a better performance on this regard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sometimes Too Smart

    Posted
    jt19
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    For the money this has been a good TV. Sometimes though it can be too smart. After syncing with a Universal Remote the TV has a tough time understanding that the receiver has to come on in order to put the sound through the speakers. So we have to tell it to start with a movie and then switch over to the satellite or Cable. PITA but only takes another second or 2. Have not been able to tell the TV to turn on after all other systems despite best efforts with Logitech remote help. It senses part of the system is on and it wants to join in. Sort of like a new puppy in the house.

    I would recommend this to a friend