Samsung UE55MU8000 Smart TV Overview
That wasn’t on the grounds that it was the best-performing TV of 2016. There were unbiasedly more proficient options. Rather it took the prize since it figured out how to bring a tremendously great 4K and HDR seeing knowledge down to a sensible cost, when most makers were holding the tech for lead units.
This year, the Samsung has tried partitioning its exceptional TVs from its midrange. The stunning quantum spot innovation that propped up more established SUHD models is currently held for the best level QLED go, alongside sloped up luminance and a proportionately higher sticker price.
On the off chance that that is somewhat rich for you, at that point consider the MU go. The MU8000 sits at the highest point of that with the Samsung MU9000. While plainly Samsung has saved its best for the QLED extend, the MU8000 packs a couple of wonderful shocks. In case you’re after a decent 4K and HDR execution and you’re not never going to budge on taking out a home loan for a QLED display, the MU8000 may be for you.
It’s level. That may appear like an odd place to begin, yet Samsung is the main producer still unequivocally pushing bended TVs. For the individuals who aren’t aficionados of the MU9000’s bend, the MU8000 is the ideal option since they share basically similar specs somewhere else.
The outline takes its prompts from a year ago’s best KS models – thin bezels (the best and sides, at any rate) and a Y-formed stand. The thin edge encompassing the TV is metal, however wherever else is plastic. To be limit, it gropes somewhat modest close – I saw a couple of unpleasant edges when I was setting it up, and the single-neck approach implies it will wobble a bit in the event that you push it.
In any case, it looks decent from the couch. What’s more, on a handy note I’m happy to see a TV with a middle remain, rather than having feet comfortable corners – you don’t then need a seat as wide as the TV.
As is presently customary on Samsung’s more favor TVs, the heft of the associations are housed independently in a One Connect box. There are four HDMI ports (each of the 4K and HDR good) and two USB ports nearby the elevated associations and an advanced optical yield. On the TV itself, there is likewise an ethernet attachment and one more USB port.
Unfortunately, there’s no indication of the super-thin, practically imperceptible link that keeps running from the TV to the One Connect box. It’s a normal stout link, in spite of the fact that the remain’s back peels away to uncover a flawless link administration channel.
There are two remotes: a customary one with heaps of catches and a “keen” one with a streamlined outline and less catches. Television savvy remotes are dependably a bit hit and miss, yet Samsung’s exertion is one of the better ones and I ended up utilizing it significantly more than the customary one. The current year’s shrewd remote has been enhanced with better hold and rubberised catches.
The MU8000 has a 10-bit board with a 4K Ultra HD determination (3840 × 2160 pixels). It offers high unique range in the basic HDR10 arrange, and in addition the up and coming communicate amicable HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma).
Tsk-tsk, there’s no Dolby Vision, which is generally viewed as superior to HDR10 in light of the fact that its dynamic metadata can be utilized to enhance the photo outline by outline. In any case, Samsung isn’t discounting dynamic metadata – it’s putting forth HDR10+, a contender to Dolby Vision. HDR10+ is an open-source design, that Amazon Video has officially joined to utilize.
It’s an edge-lit LED unit – Samsung isn’t putting forth a solitary direct-lit unit this year. I’d be truly stressed over this if not for the way that last year’s Samsung KS7000 offered some extremely noteworthy diminishing aptitudes. Samsung is obviously sure.
The MU8000 has a guaranteed brilliance of 1000 nits. That is the level of brilliance offered by a year ago’s best models, however not as much as Samsung’s QLED extend this year, which can hit 1500-2000 nits.
Samsung has been shaking its Quantum Dot innovation for a couple of years now, yet this year that has been saved for the QLED models, for example, the Samsung Q7F. Rather, the MU8000 depends on the ‘Dynamic Crystal Color’ motor, which cases to convey more than a billion shades.
On the brilliant TV front, the MU8000 is furnished with Samsung’s Eden interface. It’s a launcher bar framework that flies up over whatever you’re watching, immediately or showing you out.
Two or three years prior I would have blamed Samsung for boldly ripping off LG’s webOS interface, yet nowadays it’s become an alternate mammoth. The launcher bar offers two levels of symbols, some of which are customisable. It’s a fast approach to hop between your favored applications and sources, and it’s as simple as channel jumping.
Picture execution is extremely great, as long as you temper your desires. All things considered, 4K HDR TVs are still in their relative earliest stages, and on the off chance that you step far from the front line models, you will wind up with more bargains. The MU8000’s picture quality is a blended pack, yet the great outweighs the awful.
I’ll begin with the negatives. As is normal with edge-lit LED TVs, there are some lighting issues. I every so often detected some blurring. It’s particularly discernible in dull ranges at the best and base of the screen – in case you’re viewing a motion picture with dark bars best and base, will probably observe it. It’s entirely gentle, the extent that obfuscating goes – there’s less here than there was on a year ago’s KS7000, you’ll just truly observe it in a dull room and still, at the end of the day it’s positively conceivable to get accustomed to it. The level shape factor of the MU8000 may help – our audit of the bended Samsung MU9000 had far harsher words in this division.
Survey edges aren’t stunning. Samsung has gone for a VA board here, which is useful for differentiate yet poor for calculated survey. On the off chance that you move out of 25-30 degrees from focus, you’ll start to miss out on complexity and immersion, and the lighting will look perceptibly non-uniform.
With respect to hues, I’ve seen more grounded from Samsung, and this is unmistakably second-level execution. What you arrive is bounty dynamic, however the Quantum Dot models this year and a year ago simply look wealthier and more unobtrusive, with a more changed palette. There is likewise once in a while some striping in HDR. Gratefully it’s uncommon, however.
Proceeding onward to the positives. What I truly like about the MU8000 is its difference. It gets bounty splendid, and it gets bounty dim. It’s not exactly 1000 nits – we’re taking a gander at a most extreme of around 700, yet stop to give you a substantial visual effect, particularly when the blacks are so noteworthy.
Blacks truly look dark, as opposed to somewhat empty and dim, which is the thing that I’ve generally expected from LED LCD TVs. There’s not as much above-dark shadow detail as you may discover on a decent OLED TV, and you get insignificant squashing on everything except the most extraordinary of HDR pictures.
Highlights do truly well as well, with small cutting on splendid regions, for example, headlamps and blasts. Join the two and you have a level of difference and dynamism sufficiently solid to give you that HDR hit.
How about we not overlook the 4K component – Samsung’s aced the determination. The photo is bounty sharp, with heaps of fine surface yet without the excessively prepared look that can originate from being excessively eager. Upscaling from HD and standard-definition sources look clean as well, with not so much picture clamor as there could be.
Gamers will be satisfied to know the Samsung MU8000 does well on the idleness front. The 24ms info slack I identified isn’t as amazing as the 21ms figure I recorded on the LG Signature G7 OLED, yet it is more than adequate for focused web based gaming.
A last word on sound execution – it’s not a big deal. It’s fine for the news, however for any genuine survey I’d suggest an appropriate sound framework, or if nothing else a soundbar.
To get the most out of the MU8000, here are some set up tips. I’d prescribe utilizing the Standard picture preset – while I normally advocate the Movie mode, I feel this one is excessively quieted and delicate. Run with Standard and poke the shading temperature to Warm.
For splendid room HDR seeing, I’d prescribe having Contrast Enhancer and Local Dimming on high. For dim room HDR seeing, you’ll need to turn those down to Standard or Low with the goal that you can abstain from seeing the blossoming – however take note of this knocks your shine down.
In conclusion, the movement preparing is dreadfully forceful as a matter of course, so go into Custom mode and physically thump the counter obscure and hostile to judder settings down – I have it no higher than 3.
In case you’re after that HDR punch, however your financial plan doesn’t extend to a premium QLED or OLED show, at that point there’s bounty to like here. There are a couple of minor downsides, yet the MU8000’s qualities effectively exceed the blemishes. The complexity here is superb for a non-premium TV, and if it’s effect you’re after you won’t be baffled.
On the other hand, if it’s lavish HDR hues you need, and you’re not as objected about splendor and dynamism, it’s likewise worth looking at the Sony KD-55XE8596.
Samsung UE55MU8000 Smart TV User Manual