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

Go extreme with this Samsung 4K TV. It measures 54.6 inches diagonally so that it adds dramatic impact to your room when playing movies and sports, and 4K resolutions assure fine detail as well as enriched colors and contrasts. Easily connect this Samsung 4K TV to your Wi-Fi to access a range of streaming media.

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What's Included


  • 9.84' OCM Cable
  • One Connect Mini
  • Owner's manual
  • Samsung 55" Class - LED - MU8000 Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR
  • Samsung Smart Remote TM1750A
  • Stand

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2030 out of 2117)

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Features


Smart Enabled

Get access to a world of instant entertainment with this product. Just connect to the Internet and stream movies, listen to music, and access a wide variety of other content.

  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • YouTube
  • Amazon Video

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.

54.6" 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 240

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.


Overall customer rating

4.7
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great TV if you're not a nit nitpicker

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

    I owned a Panasonic 55" 3D plasma TV for years - it was great, but was starting to show it's age and after it died I did a lot of research. I didn't want to spend $5000 on a TV, and though I know the LG OLED and Samsung QLED are much better pictures, just moving to 4K and HDR would be enough of a step up for me right now. After a lot of online research, I settled on Samsung and went to Best Buy with the intention to find last year's model KS8000, which is a lot of the same as this MU8000 and with a couple features the newer model doesn't do as well. It's also cheaper. However, Best Buy no longer offers the installation on older models, and the KS8000 is quickly going out of stock. I considered both the 65 and 55 inch models before settling on the 55 inch, since that's what we had before. Best Buy ordering and delivery is simply the best! Sales associates know their stuff and the delivery guys have always been top-notch. The warranty is a great deal, but I did pass this time for better or worse. I paid an extra $15 so they would haul away my old bricked plasma, and it's SO worth it. The only negative about the delivery experience is they can't unbox the TV or even put it up on the stand for you unless you pay for the "installation". That's not as big of a deal as it was with my plasma (which they did unbox and pull out as part of installation because it was so heavy) since this TV is so light, but I'd recommend having two people to lift a 55" TV for stability sake. Picture quality on the MU8000 is excellent. Vivid colors, deep blacks, no light bleed I can see, motion handling and up-scaling all looks great so far. The Samsung remote is really nice and the voice control addition works well. There aren't a lot of buttons - it's basically just like the Amazon FireTV voice remote. I have a Logitech Harmony so our primary remote is the Harmony remote, but I do like the simplicity of the Samsung remote. The toggle channel/volume buttons are a bit odd at first, but we don't really use them. The MU8000 stand is nice looking, but feels a little cheap. I would opt for wall-mounting if you have the option. One thing I'm not quite sure on is the "One Connect Box" that I personally fins annoying. There are NO ports on the back of the TV. It looks really clean, but having all the inputs in an external box is definitely different. The cable management channel around the bottom edge and foot of the TV is really cool, but when you're running both the One Connect Box cable and the power cable it gets crowded. It also seems like Samsung gave up on the cool cable management design once they hit the stand and just said "whatever - if they get to this point we don't care". It looks a bit odd on my stand, but depending on what you put your TV on it's a lot cleaner. The nice thing about the One Connect Box is it places the inputs away from the back of the TV. I only run one HDMI to my TV from my receiver so my cords are minimal, but if you had multiple inputs I could see this being awesome, especially in a wall-mount situation as you'd only have 2-3 running from the back of the TV instead of 7. The Samsung Tizen OS smart TV software is pretty good - I haven't run in to issues with it, but I don't use it all the time. If I was running cable directly into the TV and not through my stereo receiver, I think the voice control for the cable channels and the smart TV software would be much nicer than my Comcast/Xfinity box (I don't have the X1). The MU8000 dims/brightens itself depending on the light in the room. It hasn't bothered me too much and I may disable it at some point, but it's worth noting. There are times the TV looks a bit too dark for the light in the room but it's never been unclear. This may only be a "movie mode" setting. There is some glare on the set, but no where near as bad as a plasma TV. The viewing angle is decent, maybe a little better than my Panasonic plasma. I expected better viewing angles from a TV this expensive and 8 years newer. From what I have read, the HDR on the MU8000 is not the best you can get and you'd be better off with last year's KS8000 or the Sony 900E series if HDR is important to you. You do have to turn it on in the MU8000 settings for the input you want. Overall, this TV is a nice package for the price. It seems to promise a bit more than it actually has, which is disappointing from Samsung, but if you're not going to nitpick over the 500 nits reality vs the 1000 nits promise on the package for the HDR, you will be happy with your purchase. If you want to stay in this price range and care about the best specs for your money, I would recommend trying to find the KS8000 series somewhere or going with the Sony 900E series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Close to the TV a 4K adopter deserves.

    Posted
    Faith
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I want to start by saying the decision to buy the TV was made after years of keeping an eye on the market with UHD, 4k, and HDR formats and picture quality changes. Finally deciding to jump aboard now that the 4k resolution has been justifiable with a significant jump in not only numerical value over HD (1080p) but in terms of refinement via display tech (screen quality) and picture quality (color range, detail in image, etc). I am a former owner of one of the very first 1080p LED televisions (not LCD). This is all to give you some context. The Samsung MU8000 has largely been a great purchase. The design in both the physical package, the build quality, and qualities of life items such as the remote design and smart tv features make this TV feel truly premium. The picture quality after some setting changes is what you'd expect to see after being impressed in the showroom, the colors, clarity in the details on screen, and smoothness of the cycle rate (this tv is 120hertz) is all a phenomenal package for someone looking to jump on the 4k train. All in all this is a good tv, design quality and image quality are superb, however there is a reason I have decided to return this television and score it with a 3 of 5 stars here. The peak brightness is proverbial fly in my ointment. All the positives this TV has is undone by the fact that this TV leaves something to be desired in just how bright it gets. Brightness is very important in 4k HDR because you want the image to not only be clear with detail (4K resolution) and be lush in it's color (HDR) you want the image to not be drowned by what seems to be a subtle shadow. A small caveat here is that if you're not someone who watches a ton of high quality content (high end gaming, 4k films) you may not notice but as I am gaming on an Xbox One X and watch a lot of films I absolutely notice. I'll give some examples of the brightness I'm referring to first using the new MAD MAX film "Fury Road". In the movie the sun out and very bright, almost like a desert at noon quality. If you've seen the film or even look up YouTube footage one can clearly not the brightness of the film. In the Samsung mu8000 it feels like the whole film takes place on a cloudy hot day. Another example is in the video game Gears of War 4 on the "Raid" mission that takes place fairly early on in the game (you can look it up on YouTube as well to get the idea). In this mission the sun out, no clouds, and very bright as I've actually already played this game on my Samsung LED (my previous TV). On the Samsung MU8000, again, it feels like a subtle cloud is obstructing the whole scene. Again, this is not something 100% obvious but it was enough to consistently pull me out of experiencing films and games, especially if I've previously seen/played them because I already know what the brightness of the scene SHOULD look like. And it wasn't like I was fixed on this issue in my mind. I would forget about it in darker scenes of games and movies for it to only become absolutely obvious to me in the next outdoors scene. I want to stress this may simply not be apparent to you, as an example my sister in law was blown away since what she has is a low end model from 4 years ago. This TV should serve you well if you're looking to make the jump to 4k but then I couldn't possibly recommend it wholeheartedly seeing as a far better TV is now within $100 of this one. The TV I now went with after returning this one is the Sony X900e. Hope this information helps you out seeing as most reviews do not cite this as a concern or don't emphasis just how much it is prevalent in this TV. Another thing to note is that at an angle this issue seems to worsen, I was sitting about 45° from center of the TV and noticed the image was now even darker. That's it for me. Good luck on your purchase.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don’t buy this...Best alternative is SonyXBR65X850

    Posted
    Mohamad

    Good TV..but fragile and poor customer support December 13, 2017 Mohamad from Blue Bell, PA, USA Samsung doesn’t stand by its product. We have 8 different Samsung products at home, when we needed them to stand by their product and provide us proper diagnosis and solution to resolve the problem within warranty period...they couldn't. When the screen started with sudden increase in darkness to vertical lines, then minor crack shows up, then horizontal and vertical line and larger crack… Then totally stopped working! This happened after 10-11 months of purchase and I had a month left in warranty! It took 4 phone calls, and one online request to discuss the problem over 2 weeks of my time. Without even checking the any logs or opening up the TV, on call support staff started blaming me and they said it customer is responsible for any cracks and this is not a manufacturer defect. After multiple escalation they agreed to send a technician to home visit. The representative did a visual check...didnt even touch the TV and asked the “story” of the what happened… He turned the TV on and took a picture and said it’s not a manufacturer defect. The internal screen is broken… It happens only due to the negligence the owners not Samsung. So far this has been such a frustrating experience after spending 1300$. Very disappointing due to fragile quality of the product, worst customer support and technician supports!!! No, I would not recommend this to a friend. Rather buy SonyXBR65X850E 4K 65 inch tv...far better! Loving it!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great TV, but not the best value

    Posted
    Ph03nix
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    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

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

    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice TV, but not as good as I had expected.

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

    When my ten-year old 46" Samsung TV began to get lines coming up from the bottom of the screen, I decided it was time to start looking for a new one. I loved my Samsung so thought I would start there. After doing some research, I decided this was the TV for me. I went to Best Buy and compared it to The Sony BR 55" 900E. They looked very similar and since I had good luck with my old Samsung, I decided to stick with them. The set up was easy. Our old Harmony remote was programmed for our Samsung TV and I didn't need to do much to get that working well. BUT when I started watching the TV I was not happy. The colors were so intense they didn't look natural. The beautiful color was what I liked about our old Samsung, but these just didn't look right. Faces looked sunburned. I first attempted to adjust by taking some the red out and adding a little green. On some stations that looked ok, but then I would have to adjust every time I changed the channel. After reading more online I found a site that gave a very detailed guide for calibrating this specific model TV. It was very helpful and improved the color issues by 75%, but I still wasn't really happy and realized I was never going to be happy with this TV. So I began reading more reviews and found there were others who felt the same way. The Sony 900E seemed to keep popping up as a better alternative. As much as I dislike returning items, I decided it had to be done. Best Buy was great and came and picked up the Samsung and delivered the Sony for me. Set up on the Sony was a little more complicated, but not bad. The picture on the Sony right out of the box was amazing. No more weird color issues, just a great picture. So as sorry as I am to have to say this, although the Samsung TV is still a nice TV, I would have to go with the Sony when comparing these two models. Hope this may be helpful to someone considering these two options.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MrSamsung

      Elle,

      Thank you for your review on this Samsung MJU8000 UHD SmartTV. I am sorry that it did not work out for you.
      Your feedback about the picture effect is important to us and we will document your concerns for future improvement.

      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 Samsung Customer Support toll-free at 1-800-SAMSUNG or via LiveChat or email. Please copy-paste this link into your browser: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/contact

      We are likewise reachable on our Samsung Support Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/samsungsupport/app/158125230916392/
      Again, thank you for bringing the issue to our attention – we greatly value your feedback and utilize your concerns and opinions in our relentless efforts towards delivering world-class service and products.

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

      -Samsung Ambassador. Samsung

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tv

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

    I upgraded this tv from a 1080p LED and I love it. The picture is great, however it is a necessity to mess with the factory settings as the presets are awful. Don't be discouraged if upon setting it up you're not "wowed" by watching regular 1080p content. Ive found until you get the settings right, some content may even look worse than your previous tv. Content is limited in the HDR market, but I was absolutely blown away by the color and clarity when I was able to stream some HDR content through Netflix. The design is sleek and stylish. I love the external box that you plug all your inputs in to, giving it a minimalist style. Set up is extremely easy, stands pop right in to the tv, although I'm not a huge fan of the stand design... as you will need a stand almost as large as the length of the tv to test it on. Also love that there is a very, very thin border around the tv box itself. The remote is voice activated along with some minimal buttons. It does take some getting used to, but its easy once you get the hang of it. Only complaint, and this one is frustrating IMO... But there is no "settings" button on remote. Tv has a lot of nice features in the Smart tv software. Little things I appreciated like self detection on inputs. You can also control many settings with your voice which is nice when trying to find the perfect picture. Like, "change to standard picture" or "turn brightness up" etc. Bottom line, highly recommend. However idk if I can justify it's current price as I got it on sale. YOU WILL HAVE TO TWEAK THE SETTINGS A LOT TO PERFECT IT... Take of "auto-motion" settings etc. But that is understandable for a tv this high end, as there are a lot of feautures. I was also pleasantly surprised at how good the sound is!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Excellent 4K TV

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

    The picture quality for 4K shows and movies is amazing with this TV. I watched Sneaky Pete and Moving Art: Oceans in 4K and the quality is freaky good. I love the remote and the UI that Samsung has developed, it is simple to use. Setting up my Amazon, Netflix and Hulu accounts was easy, I also setup my Roku for other content that I get from that (may not need that anymore). Connecting my Blueray/DVD player was simple, I can even control it from the TV remote but can't do everything (still need the blueray/dvd remote, same goes for the roku). The viewing angle is pretty good, something that I checked out in store before buying this TV. When I got this home and set it up, I sat in every chair in my living room to make sure the picture was good at all angles. I don't have a large living room and I am only 10' away from the screen so my viewing angle isn't wide. If you are interested in this TV, go see it in the stores at the distance and angle you'd be watching from home. I know that some people buy sound bars for their TV's but I found the sounds on this TV to be really good, so I never bought one. Perhaps I don't know what I am missing. I have found OTA content, like the Super Bowl, to be excellent. When I watched the Super Bowl I was looking for lag when the ball was thrown and couldn't really tell that there was any. I am super happy with this TV and would recommend that anyone buy this, or the 65" model.

    I would recommend this to a friend






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