Samsung TV TU8300 vs TU8000 and the old RU8000, NU8000 short overview

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Samsung 55TU8300, 65TU8300

Samsung has announced the release of a new TV model in 2020 TU8300. The televisions will go on sale first in North America, later Europe. It’s a curved-screen TV. The TVs will be assembled at the factory in Mexico for the USA, Canada, with the screen sizes of 55 and 65 inches. The small demand for televisions with screens less than 50 inches for North America makes it impractical to produce televisions with small screen sizes.

In Europe, TU8300 series TVs will be produced with 49 inches screen size as last year.

Overview of specifications 55TU8300, 65TU8300

If we talk about the technical characteristics, they are very mediocre, behind the new processor, Crystal Processor 4K, hiding a low-power processor of previous years, many users note in TVs with such a processor, slow applications and a long response to commands. This indicates a weak processor and a small amount of memory. But this is understandable, though the TV has a loud name Crystal UHD, but it’s a budget-class TV, just installed in it LED screens with the minimum possible characteristics, the maximum possible frame rate of 60 per second.
The TV features bad black color (really dark gray), white heterogeneity and quite a long pixel response time of about 10 ms in game mode and 80-100 ms in normal operation. TU7000 and TU8000 series are inexpensive lower price range TVs.






New in TU8300 TVs

The new operating system version 2020 has been installed with the addition of Ambient Mode and AirPlay 2 (not for all regions, AirPlay 2 may require a software update). Samsung applies Game Mode, but if it used to be Game Mode, now it’s ALLM. The TV can detect the connection to the game console and will switch to Game Mode itself. But that hasn’t changed, and Game Mode turns off all the advanced image enhancement settings. The game console’s image is played back without further processing by the TV. The game console image is displayed in its original format on the TV.

Summary of TU8300

TV will be suitable for watching in lighted rooms, watching in a dark room because of bad black will be uncomfortable. It is not recommended to use the TV as a monitor, white heterogeneity will also be annoying. Very mediocre TV, although with a curved screen.

Detailed specifications of TU7300.

 TU8300 (2020)TU8000 (2020)RU8000 (2019)NU8000 (2018)
Actual price
screen
Screen Size55, 6543, 50, 55, 65,7543, 50, 55, 65,75, 8243, 50, 55, 65,75
StyleCurvedFlat PanelFlat PanelFlat Panel
Resolution3,840 x 2,1603,840 x 2,1603,840 x 2,1603,840 x 2,160
screen bit10bit (8bits+FRC)10bit (8bits+FRC)10bit (8bits+FRC)10bit (8bits+FRC)
type scrennCrystal UHDCrystal UHDpremiumpremium
screen technologyVAVAVAVA
BacklightingEdge-LEDEdge-LEDUltra Slim Array (Edge)Edge-lit LED
Dimming Technology?UHD DimmingSupreme UHD Dimming
Stand Type (Color)Slim Feet (Black)Slim Feet (Black)Flat Foot SimpleT-Type Center Low
Bezel WidthSlimSlimSNB3 Bezel-less
Video
Motion Rate120

120

240240
refresh rate60

60

120120
ColorPurColorPurColorDynamic Crystal ColorDynamic Crystal Color
HDR (High-Dynamic Range)HDRHDRHDRHDR Plus
Picture EngineCrystal Processor 4KCrystal Processor 4KUHD EngineUHD Engine
Audio
DolbyYesYesYesYes
Sound Output20W20W20W40W
WooferNoNoNoYes
Speaker Type2.0CH2.0CH2CH2.1CH
Multiroom LinkYesYesYesYes
Features
OSTizen 5.5TizenTizen 5.0Tizen 4.0
Wi-FiYesYesYesYes
BluetoothYes (ver.4.2)Yes (ver.4.2)Yes (ver.4.2)Yes (ver.4.2)
Smart HubYes (incl. Universal Guide and TV Plus)Yes (incl. Universal Guide and TV Plus)Yes (incl. Sports, Music and TV Plus)Yes (incl. Sports, Music and TV Plus)
BixbyYesYesYesYes
Digital Clean ViewYesYesYesYes
Ultra BlackNoNoNoNo
ConnectShareYesYesYesYes
Closed CaptioningYesYesYesYes
Game Mode (ALLM)YesYesYesYes
Eco SensorYesYesYesYes
Mobile to TV - Mirroring, DLNAYesYesYesYes
Google AssistantYesYesYesNo
AlexaYesYesYesNo
AirPlay 2Yes (Depending on the region, OS update is required)Yes (Depending on the region, OS update is required)NoNo
Auto Channel SearchYesYesYesYes
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)YesYesYesYes
Channel GuideYesYesYesYes
Ambient ModeYesYesNoNo
Auto Power OffYesYesYesYes
AI TechnologyNoNoNoNo
Apps PlatformSmart TV Powered by TIZEN™ with Bixby Voice, Apps and Full Web BrowserSmart TV Powered by TIZEN™ with Bixby Voice, Apps and Full Web BrowserSmart TV with Bixby Voice, Apps and Full Web BrowserSmart TV with Bixby Voice, Apps and Full Web Browser
Auto Motion PlusYesYesYesYes
Embedded POPYesYesYesYes
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)YesYesYesYes
V-ChipYesYesYesYes
TV to Mobile - MirroringYesYesNoYes
USB HID SupportYesYesYesYes
AI UpscaleNoNoNoNo
Easy PairingNoNoNoYes
Inputs & Outputs
HDMI3344
USB2 (ver 2.0)2 (ver 2.0)22
EthernetYesYesYesYes
RF In (Terrestrial/CableYesYesYesYes
RF In (Satellite Input)No US, Yes EuropeNo US, Yes EuropeNo US, Yes EuropeNo US, Yes Europe
Digital Audio Out (Optical)YesYesYesYes
Audio Return Channel SupportYesYesYesYes
One ConnectNoNoNoNo
Dimensions
Digital Broadcasting USATSC/ClearQAMATSC/ClearQAMATSC/ClearQAMATSC/ClearQAM
Digital Broadcasting EuropeDVB T/T2/C/S/S2DVB T/T2/C/S/S2DVB T/T2/C/S/S2DVB T/T2/C/S/S2
Analog TunerYesYesYesYes
Accessories
Remote controlStandard Smart Remote (TM2050A)Standard Smart Remote (TM2050A)TM1950ATM1850A
Samsung OneRemoteYesYes






7 COMMENTS

  1. No it’s the advertisements in the home menu.
    I did not buy a store demo that is for sure.

    Just the anoying ads that are sponsors of Samsung.

  2. I just bought a UA75tu8000 it came with a smart remote control.
    Can this be used to get into the service menu?

    Is it possible to deactivate the samsung advertisements?

    It shows my router/folders in the home menu and i can not turn that off or assign a different folder any ideas about that?

    • You cannot access the service menu using a Smart remote control.

      Advertising Samsung, you have set the TV mode demonstration (store). You need to change the settings at home. In the menu select settings, general settings, system manager, usage mode (change to home).

      Folder, it may disappear after you change the mode.

      Your TV was an exhibit in the store.

      • My Tv was not a store model.
        New out the box, do you know how the enter the service mode?

        I noticed i can not record things from the tv. the manual says that this is depending on area and blablabla.
        Can this be turned on in the service menu?

        Much appreciated.

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