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Samsung UN85TU8000 85-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV Review (2020 Model)

April 25, 2020 by  
Filed under Featured HDTV, HDTV

Samsung UN85TU8000 85-Inch 4K Ultra HD  Smart LED TV

Samsung UN85TU8000 85-Inch 4K Ultra HD
Smart TV with Flat Screen & High Dynamic Range (HDR)

Rated 4.3 Stars


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**New for 2020. The UN85TU8000 is Samsung’s 85-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 UN85TU8000 4K 85-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 120 Motion Rate anti-blur technology combines a Native 60Hz Panel along with backlight control to provide clear motion. The TU8000 series has basic HDR to give you a more natural picture with colors that pop, improved brightness & contrast.


This Smart TV is Powered by TIZEN™ with Bixby Voice, Apps and Full Web Browser. You can access hundreds of Samsung Apps (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 2020. 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. Mobile View will allow you to send smartphone content to your TV to simultaneously display live and casted content.


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4K UHD Upscaling

The UN85TU8000’s Samsung 4K AI Upscaling Technology can Upconvert regular HD to 4K for better image quality. Energy Star compliant. ATSC Digital Tuner with Clear QAM tuner. Includes 3 HDMI 2.0a inputs for full 4K and 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 Control, 2 USB 2.0 ports for digital photo/video/MP3 playback, Ethernet port.


Dimensions: 74.6″ x 46.7″ x 15.4″ (71.9 lbs.) with stand
Dimensions: 74.6″ x 42.7″ x 2.5″ (70.5 lbs.) without stand
Warranty: 1 Year Parts & Labor
Full Model#: UN85TU8000FXZA

Available Sizes: 85-inch, 75-inch, 65-inch, 55-inch


Smart-Review Commentary: For 2020, The huge 85-inch UN85TU8000 4K TV is Samsung’s seventh generation of Flat LED 4K Smart TVs powered by Tizen™. This model does not have all the bells and whistles of the higher end models, but has many advanced features that make is a good buy. Multiple Voice Assistants will assist you when asking questions or controlling the TV. HDR (high dynamic range) will 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. 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 TU8000 Series comes with some of the latest 4K standards: including HDMI 2.0a, ATSC/ClearQAM TV Tuner, and HEVC (h.265) / VP9 decoding decoder built-in. These will allow high speed 4K (60fps) and 4K Streaming. The TU80000 Series 4K TVs have fast 802.11ac Wifi to support streaming 4K video. Other notable premium features are a Crystal 4K Processor, Motion Rate 120, and HDR. Bluetooth® wireless audio streaming to speakers or headphones. The TU8000 4K Series comes with a Smart One Remote with Bixby voice control. The UN85TU8000 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 2020.


Samsung TU8000 4K Ultra HD Series TV 85-inch 75-inch 65-inch
    HDTV Features

  • *New 2020 Model
  • 4K 2160p (3840×2160)
  • (High Dynamic Range)
  • 4K HDR
  • Multiple Voice Assistants
  • Crystal Processor 4K
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HLG Support
  • Motion Rate 120
  • 60Hz Refresh Rate
  • Bluetooth® Audio Streaming
  • LED Backlit
  • 20 Watt Sound System
  • Dolby® Digital Plus
  • Dual-band WiFi (802.11ac)
  • Voice Control
  • 3 HDMI 2.0a Connections
  • Energy Star Certified
  • Quad Core Processor

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Crystal 4K Processor
Dual Band Wifi
4K HDR
Bluetooth® Audio

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Crystal 4K Processor
Dual Band Wifi
4K HDR
Bluetooth® Audio

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Crystal 4K Processor
Dual Band Wifi
4K HDR
Bluetooth® Audio


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