Samsung rebranded the marketing names for its TVs, if until 2020 LED TVs were divided into a series of premium UHD and just UHD TVs, then in 2020 LED TVs were called Crystal UHD. The processor was also renamed, if earlier it had the name Smart 4K UHD or UHD Engine, then in 2020 it is Crystal Processor 4K.
What do the new screen and processor names mean on Samsung TVs?
But behind these beautiful names is hidden nothing more than the use of cheaper components on TVs to reduce the overall cost of the TV. Yes, of course we understand, now for Samsung LED TVs is a budget segment. Nevertheless, buying a Samsung TV TU8000 series, the buyer thinks that he will buy an 8 series TV, but according to technical parameters it is a 5-6 series TV when compared with 3-4 years old televisions.
LED screens in Samsung TVs TU 2020 series
Screens made using LED technology installed in TV sets in 2020 began to support a lower refresh rate of only 60 frames per second, but for most this is not critical, but it speaks of cheaper technology for making the screen.
Main Boards of LED TVs Samsung 2020
Electronics for TVs is also cheaper, the number of HDMI ports and USB ports is reduced, this saves the cost of manufacturing a control board.
Why Samsung has changed the policy in the manufacture of LED TVs.
The answer to this question is perhaps the following, a lot of competition among manufacturers of LED TVs. Especially Chinese manufacturers that offer almost equivalent products, but cheaper, for example, look at the pricing policy of 65-inch TVs
- Samsung 65RU8000 – 2019 TV cost about 800$
- Samsung 65 TU8000 – 2020 TV cost about 700$ and this is at the start of sales, in six months it will cost 550$
- Hisense 65H8F – 2019 TV cost about 599$
- TCL 65S525 – 2019 TV cost about 570$
As a result, in the struggle for a buyer, Samsung is forced to reduce the cost of its TVs, and this can only be done by reducing the cost of manufacturing TVs, if transferring factories to countries with cheaper labor is expensive and time consuming, then using cheaper components, but with a normal operating system, allows you to make TV cheaper, which makes Samsung.