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Samsung UN55RU8000 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV Review (2019 Model)

March 15, 2019 by  
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Samsung UN55RU8000 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD  Smart LED TV

Samsung UN55RU8000 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with Flat Screen & High Dynamic Range (HDR)

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**New for 2019. The UN55RU8000 is Samsung’s Premium 55-inch sixth generation of Flat Screen 4K Ultra HD TVs with HDR. A 4K Ultra HD TV provides 3840 x 2160 resolution, which is four times the resolution of Full HD. This allows you to sit closer to a larger TV and get the immersive movie theater experience.

Most movie theaters now use a 4K projector, so in effect you will have movie theater resolution in the home. You can enjoy current HD shows & movies upscaled to 4K today, and Native 4K programs as they become available.

Advanced 4K Picture Quality: The premium Samsung UN55RU8000 4K 55-inch LED back-lit TV includes Samsung’s advanced UHD Dimming and a fuller spectrum of color with 4K Dynamic Crystal Color™. LED edge backlight technology for the deeper blacks and colors. The 240 Motion Rate anti-blur technology combines a Native 120Hz Panel along with backlight control to provide blur free, clear motion, great for sports and fast moving action. Includes the latest 4K HDR Premium technology to give you a more natural picture with colors that pop, improved brightness & contrast. HDR Plus (HDR 10, HDR 10+, HLG) HDR (High Dynamic Range) is the next big thing for TVs, and is being included in 4k Bluray disks, as well as other 4K media. 4K HDR gaming with Auto Game Mode.

Samsung OneRemote with Voice Control (click for larger picture)

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Samsung Apps

2019 Smart TV: The Samsung RU8000 4K LED Series has an upgraded Quad Core processor to speed up Smart TV functionality, and a Smart TV operating system (Tizen smart platform). Bixby Voice Assistant to guide you through the menus and searches.

This TV is internet ready with Samsung Apps (hundreds available) and a Full Web Browser (broadband service required) which will give you access to Netflix (with subscription), Amazon, Youtube, Facebook, Blockbuster, Hulu Plus, Twitter, Sports and more. Netflix, Xfinity (Comcast), DirecTV, Youtube, and 4K Blu-ray players have native 4K content in 2019. Just plug in an ethernet cable, or use the included Built-in Bluetooth® and wireless dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi® . To assist the Smart TV functions, the One Remote has easy to use controls and voice control. SmartView 2.0 allows you to share TV content with/from your smartphone or tablet. Two way mirroring allows you to send content to your TV or from your TV to your smart phone or tablet. Built-in Apple AirPlay® 2 allows wireless streaming from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

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4K UHD Upscaling

The UN55RU8000’s Samsung UHD Upscaling Technology can Upconvert regular HD to 4K for better image quality. Energy Star compliant. ATSC Digital Tuner with Clear QAM tuner. Includes 4 HDMI 2.0a inputs for full 4K and 2D/3D connectivity for DVD players, Blu-ray, PS3, PS4, Camcorders, PCs and a range of other digital devices. Also features a 20 watt sound system. Wi-Fi Direct, HDCP 2.2, Bluetooth® Audio Streaming, Full Web Browser, Voice Conrol, 2 USB 2.0 ports for digital photo/video/MP3 playback, Ethernet port.

Dimensions: 48.7″ x 30.6″ x 9.3″ (43.0 lbs.) with stand
Dimensions: 48.7″ x 28.1″ x 2.3″ (42.1 lbs.) without stand
Warranty: 1 Year Parts & Labor
Full Model#: UN55RU8000FXZA

Available Sizes: 82-inch, 75-inch, 65-inch, 55-inch

Smart-Review Commentary: For 2019, The Premium 55-inch UN55RU8000 4K TV is Samsung’s sixth generation of Flat LED 4K TVs and comes fully loaded. It has premium features not seen in Samsung’s entry level TVs. HDR (high dynamic range) is the newest feature for 2019, and will greatly improve picture quality for those 4K sources that provide HDR. 4K Ultra HD resolution will give you 8 megapixels of screen, versus only 2 megapixels in regular HD. This is the future of TVs and in the next couple of years, 4K will be the new standard, just as 1080p TVs are now. 4K Ultra HD is the same resolution as the movie theater, and will give you a more immersive experience, as the pixels are 4 times smaller, and you can sit much closer to the TV. Native 4K content is just emerging. Native 4K Blu-ray players have been introduced. Netflix and Amazon already have 4K content and more is on the way.

The RU8000 Series comes with the latest 4K standards: including HDMI 2.0a , and HEVC (h.265) / VP9 decoding decoder built-in. These will allow high speed 4K (60fps) and 4K Streaming. The RU80000 Series 4K TVs have been upgraded to 802.11ac Dual Band WiFi, the latest wireless standards to support streaming 4K video. Other notable premium features are a Quad Core Processor, Motion Rate 240, HDR Plus, and UHD Dimming. Built-in Apple AirPlay® 2 is coming in a firmware upgrade this spring. Bluetooth® wireless audio streaming to speakers or headphones. SmartView 2.0 allows you to view content from your Smartphone or Tablet. The RU8000 4K Series comes with a Smart One Remote with Bixby voice control. The UN55RU8000 4K has very good reviews, a great picture, many high end features, is a great value for the money, and is a SmartReview Top Pick for 2019.

Samsung RU8000 4K Ultra HD Series TV 55-inch 75-inch 65-inch
    HDTV Features

  • *New 2019 Model
  • 4K 2160p (3840×2160)
  • (High Dynamic Range)
  • 4K HDR
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HLG Support
  • Motion Rate 240
  • Contrast Enhancer
  • Apple AirPlay® 2
  • Bluetooth® Audio Streaming
  • LED Backlit (UHD Dimming)
  • 20 Watt Sound System
  • Dual-band WiFi (802.11ac)
  • Voice Control
  • Four HDMI 2.0a Connections
  • Energy Star Certified
  • Quad Core Processor

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4K Dynamic Crystal Color™
Dual Band Wifi
4K HDR Plus
Bluetooth® Audio

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4K Dynamic Crystal Color™
Dual Band Wifi
4K HDR Plus
Bluetooth® Audio

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4K Dynamic Crystal Color™
Dual Band Wifi
Bluetooth® Audio

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