Samsung - 49" Class - LED - MU8000 Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR

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Get hooked on every lifelike scene with this 49-inch Samsung smart TV. Its Ultra HD resolution displays elaborate image details, and its Motion Rate technology keeps fast-action movie and gaming scenes crisp and lag-free. The 4K HDR Extreme feature of this Samsung smart TV enhances picture depth and contrast for realism.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Batteries
  • Owner's manual
  • Samsung 49" Class - LED - MU8000 Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR
  • Stand
  • TM1750A remote control

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1061 out of 1112)

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Features


Triple Black

Lets you see what you've been missing, even in dark scenes. Blacks are now blacker - even in morning or afternoon glare - so you'll never miss a detail in the dark.

4K HDR Extreme

See extreme contrast between the darkest darks and lightest lights, plus expanded color and depth.

4K Color Drive Extreme

An extreme step up in color with a billion more shades than standard 4K UHD.

One Connect Mini and Clean Cable Solution

Connect your components to one separate box, not to the back of the TV and neatly route cords through the base of the TV stand.

A single remote lets you control everything

Easily access your favorite content and control connected TV devices from one source using OneRemote.

Full web browser

Easily browse the web right on your TV - enjoy everything from online shopping and social media to entertainment news.

48.5" screen (measured diagonally from corner to corner)

A great size for a living room or mid-sized home theater space.

2160p resolution for breathtaking HD images

Watch 4K movies and TV shows at 4x the resolution of Full HD, and upscale your current HD content to gorgeous, Ultra HD-level picture quality.

Watch high dynamic range (HDR) content on your TV

With an HDR-compatible 4K TV, you can enjoy HDR movies and TV shows, in addition to all your current content.

Smart TV with access to streaming services for countless entertainment options

Stream shows, movies, games and more with the TV's built-in Wi-Fi and integrated apps.

LED TVs perform well in all lighting conditions

They also deliver plasma-like deep blacks and rich colors.

Dolby Digital Plus and DTS Premium Sound

Optimize the sound for TV from sources like Internet movies and music, connected PCs, smartphones and tablets.

4 HDMI inputs for home theater connection

High-speed HDMI delivers a full 2160p picture and digital surround sound in one convenient cable. An HDMI cable is not included.

Motion Rate 120

Enjoy great motion clarity during fast-action moments.

3 USB inputs

Easily connect your digital camera, camcorder or other USB device.

Web-based services and content require high-speed Internet service. Some services may require a subscription.


Customer rating

4.7
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent TV!!!

    Posted
    VIProphetRydr
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Prior to owning the Samsung 49" MU8000, I had a 40" 1080p Samsung TV (can't remember the model number at the moment but it had the wide maroon/burgundy/red bezel framing the TV). I had my other TV wall mounted but had to use spacers to have a 3" gap behind the TV so that I could plug in HDMI cables, coaxial cables and the power cord. The OneConnect box does wonders for plugging in cables and provides a clean look when mounted on the wall. It also allows the TV to lay flat against the wall which improves the aesthetics. I also like that when devices are plugged into the the OneConnect box, it allows you to control them with the TV remote. I have a XBOX One S and a Verizon cable box and the remote identifies both devices and can control many of the functions on each device. The audio output on this TV is exceptional for its size. On less expensive TVs in this size range, the speakers tend to sound somewhat tinny and can not handle the lower end of the spectrum when it comes to sound. These speakers handle bass, highs and midrange fairly well and I was quite surprised when I started playing Spotify on the set. I intended to buy a soundbar shortly after I purchased this but after hearing the sound, I don't feel like I need to. Plus, this TV resides in the bedroom so it provides adequate sound for its current application. It gets fairly loud and can handle higher volumes without distorting and with clarity. The menu is well thought out, fairly easy to use, find functions and launch apps. The remote is the only area I feel that could have been a bit more refined. The remote is smaller than most standard TV remotes but I believe Samsung was trying to make a remote similar to what you find with streaming devices (i.e. Apple TV, Amazon Five TV, Roku). Most of the functions are accessed by using the circular button and pressing the center button to execute a command. There is a mic button that allows you to speak to the TV and control it via voice commands. I have used it once or twice so I can't give a extended opinion of it but from the times that I did, it functioned as it should. The one biggest drawback of the remote, IMHO, is that it's not backlit. I suppose that the remote is more set up for users to feel the functions on it and to input their choice on the TV screen but I think it would have been nice to have it backlit especially given its price point and small size. So now the big question most of you want answered: What's the picture quality like? To be honest, it's pretty subjective. Like I was saying previously, I owned a 40" 1080p TV that was about 6-7 years old. This TV is bigger, twice the resolution, and has way more functions than the previous one so the short answer is yes, it has a high quality image on the screen. This is my first 4K TV so I don't have a realistic comparison to offer in real world conditions like my home but when I was shopping for the TV in Best Buy, I compared it to a Samsung 49" MU7000, a 50" Samsung MU6300 and a Sony KD49X720E in the store on the wall. Out of those 4 TV sets, I felt the black levels on the MU7000 and MU8000 were the best. The MU8000 was few dollars more so I went with it because it has some improvements over the MU7000 model. I Also like that the bezel on the MU8000 is bezeless on the top and the sides. It only has a thin bezel on the bottom of the TV. The MU7000 has the 1/4" bezel all the way around. The TV automatically upscales lower quality signals and content so it improves the picture quality. It does recognize 4K devices automatically and when I use my Amazon Fire TV or stream Netflix to the set, those providers ask if I want to stream in 4k (for an additional fee of course). Gaming on the TV is fantastic and I can't wait to purchase a XBOX One X to really put this thing through its paces. My current XBOX does look nicer and it has the ability to play 4K HDR discs but I haven't had the opportunity to test that out yet. So all in all, I highly recommend this TV. It works well in my bedroom but I don't see why it wouldn't perform well as a main unit in a home theater system. If you need something larger in the MU8000 series, you could go for the 65", 75" or gargantuan 82" models.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great TV - but only for a TV stand not wall mount

    Posted
    NYCTechFan
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this TV because it was very attractive at the store. i got it home and set it up out of the box and was impressed with the quality of picture and loved the menus on the TV. Then i ran into a nightmare of a problem. This TV has the OneConnect mini system. It's a great idea where you have a single cable that goes up the wall in order to simplify installation and then you have 4 HDMI ports in a break out box which you connect to. Unfortunately for this specific model of TV the cable is not long enough to mount the TV on the wall and snake it through so that the wires are hidden. I was forced to dig deeper into this and found information online about extension cables for this one connect system. When speaking to Samsung directly i was informed that there is no extension cable for this specific TV. You have to be careful, apparently there are multiple different variations of the one connect system and they are not interchangeable. For the higher end OLED tv they offer long extension cables to extend below the tv or longer to go around a corner to a remote equipment setup. These cables run 100-200 but ultimately would save some money by having one of these longer and then short HDMI cables in order to connect your devices to the box. Once again THERE IS NO EXTENSION CABLE FOR THIS ONE CONNECT TV. i was incredibly frustrated that a TV which i thought was a great value i couldn't do a basic mount with in wall installation because the included cable is too short and there is no extension. Samsung if you are seeing this you need to address this. at the bare minimum this cable needs to be 3 ft longer standard. In addition, if you make any proprietary cabling such as this there MUST be a longer option to upgrade and install properly. These should be affordable and available at all retailers. I had to do a huge runaround and call Samsung customer service, BestBuy and SamsungParts.com to find out there was no workaround. There isn't even one single HDMI port on the TV they are all on the One Connect Box. If you are going to do a system like this there should be ONE... JUST ONE HDMI port on the actual TV so that in a basic installation, commercial installation or 90% of settings which have a single input you can completely avoid this problem altogether. ultimately i decided to bring this TV back to the store within the return window in order to get a TV that wasn't so complicated to just put up on the wall, run the wires down the back and enjoy. I am a loyal Samsung user and own 14 Samsung TV's in 2 of my homes and business combined. They are all a little older and don't have this system and have never had a problem. This system really needs to be thought out better going forward. Stick to the basics and you'll win me back. 1 HDMI on actual TV minimum always have easy availability of extension cables for proprietary system through retail outlets not forced to go through samsungparts.com to find it. When i go to the store to pick up a TV i want to walk out with what i need in order to install it that day not wait for things to arrive in the mail days later. Better luck next time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MrSamsung

      NYCTechFan,

      Thank you for purchasing the Samsung 49" Class MU8000 4K SMart TV and for bringing your concerns to our attention. I am very sorry for the installation issue you have encountered and understand your frustration. Your user experience is very important to us and will be shared with our teams.

      Should you ever decide to give Samsung TV products another try and have concerns or questions, please know we are always here to help. You can contact our Customer Support toll-free at 1-800-SAMSUNG. Or copy-paste this link into your browser to LiveChat or Email us: https://www.samsung.com/us/support/#contact_us_for_support

      We are likewise reachable by Facebook Messenger at: http://m.me/samsungsupport
      You can also find us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/messages/compose?recipient_id=18768513

      Again, my sincerest apologies. We hope to regain you as a customer in the future.

      -Samsung Ambassador. Samsung

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great tv with small drawbacks

    Posted
    jeffjeff
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this tv when it was on sale for Black Friday for $700. Really like the tv in general but there are a few small things that irk me, such as the speakers, ads on menu bar, advanced picture mode options, refresh rate for gaming, and the tv being too smart for its own good. The speakers on this tv are garbage because if you turn it louder than level 20 or 25, after a month of use it seems like the speakers sound crackly and vibrate because it's too much to handle. If you buy this tv after this honest review, I recommend buying a soundbar/subwoofer set. There is ALWAYS a single ad on the bottom of the main menu. It's not the end of the world for me but it's a little annoying that you can't make it go away. There aren't a lot of options when it comes to advanced picture mode settings. I don't recommend using the energy saver ones unless you like your tv being dim almost all the time. I didn't buy a 4k tv so I could watch a pitch black movie be even darker. There are decent picture/ sound options to choose from but the menu can be a little confusing and if you don't know what some of the settings even do, you might as well leave them alone. I settled for an advanced "Natural" mode to go with because the "Vivid" for sports and video game options just make everything look neon almost. I'm not entirely sure if its the refresh rate or input lag but I game a lot and I would not recommend this tv for gaming. I play Fortnite and Destiny 2 heavily, along with streaming 4k Netflix and am not overly pleased with the experience. Netflix looks good I guess, but Destiny has so many great visuals and sounds and it's just not maximized with this tv. Seems like my radar flashes and lags because this tv can't really handle gaming, which isn't great for a tv that is an entry-level "Magnolia" home theater product. This is a smart tv and sometimes it will annoy me because upon setup and plugging in a cable box, gaming console, or streaming stick etc, the tv automatically recognizes it and asks to help you set up the input for quick access. The remote provided can do so much with so few buttons and apart from it being very bottom heavy, it is pretty sweet. The downside is that sometimes the remote randomly decides that you talking to someone is a command even though you didn't touch the push to speak button, which results in the tv speaking back to you saying something like "unavailable" and scaring you! Also, if you push the power button on the remote accidentally, it thinks you would like to shut the PS4 Pro or cable box off automatically, which really can screw something up. It's perfect for turning on though, because it will automatically power on whatever input is being hovered over, but sometimes you have to hurry and switch to prevent unwanted powerups. This feature is cool to use when you turn your desired box on and the tv auto turns on for you and switches to that input with ease. Overall, this tv isn't bad. It does have good 4k picture quality but like most tv's the "HDR" isn't always true HDR and in this case it leaves a little more to be desired. I personally hate the "Soap Opera effect" that most advanced tv's have but you have to get used to it if you want to game with amazing graphics. Aesthetically speaking, this tv is beautiful in terms of it's silvery finish and stand design. Very thin and not super heavy with a VERY small border with exception to the bottom nameplate bezel, which is much thicker but still looks decent. For the price you pay you can get a much better overall 4k tv experience from another brand. If money isn't a problem for you and you enjoy large tvs I would recommend the Samsung mu9000 series (step above this model) or the QLED models that Samsung offers.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed in purchase

    Posted
    dj8603
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased this TV for $700 as a Black Friday deal. I was initially very impressed with the picture quality. Two months into ownership of the TV, a small 2-inch star shaped cracked appeared at the top of the TV. There was no visible damage on the outer glass portion of the screen. The crack appeared to involve the internal panel. I contacted Samsung since my TV was still under warranty and was immediately told I did something to crack the panel. I explained I had not even touched my TV prior to the crack appearing. I watched the TV the night before and there was no visible crack. The very next morning a star shaped crack was evident. My TV sits securely on a console stand. The service rep advised me to contact my local Samsung TV servicer, which I did and I was quoted $850 to repair a $700 TV. To be honest my main displeasure is not so much that the TV failed, but how dissmissive customer service was when trying to resolve this issue,insinuating I directly damage the TV by striking it when I did not. After doing some research it appears others have experienced similar issues due to thermal "cracking." I have purchased Samsung TVs in the past, but after this experience I will not purchase another Samsung product again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great panel, terrible software

    Posted
    Loanhighknight
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The screen is great, but the software in this TV is hovers between frustrating and outright unacceptable. First of all, the main menu includes an ad window that you cannot remove. Embedded. Permanently. An ad. On your TV. Second, Samsung's developed an extremely hamfisted way of managing sources. Do you have a speaker system? Is it connected via HDMI? No? Then all you have to do to get your TV to route sound through it when you're watching an input is: 1) Set up the sound system as an audio source. 2) Switch to the input and set the output source to your speaker. 3) Repeat Step 2 for each input. 4) Navigate to Remote Control Settings. 5) Find the input device, and press "Use with Home Theater." This will change the name of your input to "[InputName]-[SpeakerBrandName]" and enable your remote to change the volume of your sound system. 6) Change the name of the input back to just "[InputName]" so that the input's icon returns to rich icon it's supposed to have. 7) Repeat steps 4-6 for each additional input you want to use with your speaker system. Super simple and straightforward, right? Oh, and do you have that new Apple TV 4K? The TV won't recognize it until Samsung issues a software update--something that has not happened once since the TV was released a year ago. And if you try to set it, or any other unrecognized device, up using the steps above, the software will glitch and create duplicate inputs of whatever is plugged into Input 1 and screw up random One Remote settings. Man, did that bug ever stump the Samsung tech support folks. But don't worry--the software devs on the case--expect a new firmware for the TV to be out in just [DATEMISSING]. In all seriousness, it's actually a shame: the panel in this TV is great. It really is. Deep, inky blacks, awesome viewing angles, it's bright, it has excellent saturation and 4K performance. But all that is hampered by an absolutely bungled jangling nightmare of a UI that shows no signs of being repaired anytime soon.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MrSamsung

      Loanhighknight,

      Thank you for purchasing the Samsung 49" Class MU8000 4K TV. I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing issue with the Apple TV connection and the Tizen OS functionality.

      Please give us the opportunity to assist you by contacting us via one of the following options:
      1) call Samsung Customer Support toll-free at 1-800-SAMSUNG.
      2) reach us via LiveChat or email. Please copy-paste this link into your browser:  http://www.samsung.com/us/support/contact
      3) Connect with us on our Samsung Support Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/samsungsupport/app/158125230916392/

      Again, I am very sorry for the inconveniences you have had, and hope that we will hear from you soon.

      -Samsung Ambassador Samsung

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Mid-Range 4K HDR Solution for Games

    Posted
    idontwearhats
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    In 2015 I made the jump to 4K with the Vizio M series. I was impressed at the image quality and the overall quality of what was once considered a budget friendly brand. Last month, with the increase in HDR gaming content, I wanted to make the jump to a 4K set with decent HDR implementation. Not wanting to spend over $1000, I decided to try the Samsung MU8000 after buying and being very disappointed in the new Vizio M series. I made the right choice. Color depth, contrast, and overall picture quality in SDR and HDR are much better than the 2018 Vizio line. For gaming, input delay (especially for PC games) is very important, and the lag when the TV is set to Game Mode is ~17-18ms. While this is not the super low input lag of a high end, dedicated monitor, for a 49in TV it more than suits my needs of playing games in UHD fidelity. I also game on PS4 Pro and running games even in 1080p with 4K upscaling produces a very clean image when compared to other TV's in this range I've tried. UHD Blu-Ray content looks amazing - much better than the Vizio M series - and friends that have watched the latest Marvel movies on my set up have all commented on the amazing depth of color and overall picture quality. Upscaling FullHD Blu-Ray content also scales very well, with most movies I've tested looking a touch better than native 1080p. I also really enjoy the separate input connector that sits away from the TV as it makes cable management easier. The small, sparsely buttoned remote actually works extremely well, and seamlessly integrated with my Sony receiver so I'm not fumbling through multiple remotes (unless there is a specific function I need on my receiver). Overall, if you are looking to make the jump to 4K but don't want to shell out for an LG OLED or Samsung QLED, the Samsung MU8000 series is the way to go. Amazing value for your money, will last you for quite some time, and wonderful picture quality, color depth, contrast, and input lag for gaming on a giant monitor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good TV

    Posted
    LikeStuff
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Purchased to replace a 7 year old plasma in my bedroom. I was originally thinking of an entry level set, but decided to move up given the better picture, good reviews and it was on sale for early Black Friday. The picture is very good right out of the box, though it was a bit bright in standard mode. I typically set my picture to movie mode, but I found that to be too dark on this set and settled for the natural mode and also reduced the backlight to 5. In general, I typically turn off things that may add noise to the picture such as eco mode, digital clean view, auto motion plus and pretty much left everything else as is. I am very pleased with the picture, though I will note that since it's in the bedroom, I only watch it at night. I did look at the picture during daytime, and there was some glare, though not as bad as I've seen on other TVs. Setup of the TV was fairly straight forward. I have a slightly older Samsung TV, so I felt right at home with the sparse remote. I have two streaming boxes and it recognized my Google Nexus Player, but did not recognize my Apple TV (4th gen), which was a bit surprising. My first time with the Tizen OS on a smart TV, but apps worked very well, no issues with streaming from Amazon, Hulu nor HBO Go. One app that I use on my other Samsung TV, Viki Premiere, was not available on Tizen, which was a bit disappointing. I am just using the TV speakers and they have good sound. Bottom line, great middle range TV. It's a bit pricey for a middle range set, so glad it was on sale this week. I've also seen other reviews that have stated that this set is not as good as last year's KS8000, which I imagine would be true since the KS8000 was part of the SUHD sets, which are more comparable to the Q series this year. I didn't actually look a Q series (I believe there's a 49" Q6), since I wouldn't be able to justify the higher expenditure. At the sale price, this was a good value for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    First 4KTV I've Owned

    Posted
    braandz
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Not bad, is all I have to say! I really do enjoy this TV set. I'm not an expert at TVs and what not, so shopping around for one a few months ago was really tough. I originally wanted to get the bigger 55" but I seen that in-store there was a 49" and the size was perfect. You really should consider going into Best Buy and taking a look at the TV size for your viewing pleasure. The speakers on this TV is pretty good. It's not movie theatre quality bumping, but it's plenty loud and packs a good punch! The pictures seem to be good in my eyes, blacks do seem 'black'. The HDR feature (where avail) when watching Netflix and other shows it's great. The preset for this feature is freaking awesome. I wish everything was HDR ready! The only problem I have (it's probably easy to fix, but I just have to tweak more on it) is the brightness. I always have trouble trying to brighten up my screen when I'm watching in my cave room with light (a bit redundant, but sometimes light has to shine through for life to exist). I guess it's probably where I position the TV that the brightness setting (on the quick access settings) just doesn't brighten up my TV too much. I may just want the brightest of brights (it's bright in dynamic mode [which is the exact brightness I want all the time], but any other mode I want to manually brighten it as dynamic mode setting, it just doesn't happen). If this is your first 4kTV, i do recommend this! I feel like the top of the line stuff (OLED) is not at it's prime, just yet. So until that time comes, this makes a fantastic option. Way better than the baseline 4kTV models, but still up their with the high-end series (in my opinion)

    I would recommend this to a friend







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