Samsung TU8000 vs TU7000 : Why Samsung TU8000 is a Better Choice?

If we talk about affordable 4K LED TV in 2020, we can find Samsung TU8000 and TU7000 that introduced by Samsung as part of their 2020 TV lineup. Both of Samsung TU8000 and TU7000 are introduced as non QLED TV models while TU8000 is the model that positioned higher than TU7000. Samsung TU8000 comes with 6 screen size options : 85-Inch (UN85TU8000FXZA), 75-Inch (UN75TU8000FXZA), 65-Inch (UN65TU8000FXZA), 55-Inch (UN55TU8000FXZA), 50-Inch (UN50TU8000FXZA) and 43-Inch (UN43TU8000FXZA) while Samsung RU7000 comes with 7 screen size options : 75-Inch (UN75TU7000FXZA), 70-Inch (UN70TU7000FXZA), 65-Inch (UN65TU7000FXZA), 58-Inch (UN58TU7000FXZA), 55-Inch (UN55TU7000FXZA), 50-Inch (UN50TU7000FXZA), and 43-Inch (UN43TU7000FXZA). Why Samsung TU8000 that positioned higher is a better choice? Before we can find out why Samsung TU8000 is a better choice, I’m sure that it’s a good idea for us to talk about the similarities and differences between those two TV models.

Samsung TU8000 and TU7000 Similarities

Samsung TU8000
Samsung TU8000

Both of Samsung TU8000 and TU7000 are introduced as non QLED 4K LED TV models from Samsung’s 2020 TV lineup so that we can easily guess that there are a number of similarities between them. Let’s find out more about their similarities.

1. 4K UHD Resolution with UHD Upscaling

We can find that both of Samsung TU8000 and TU7000 come with 4K UHD Resolution. 4K UHD Resolution of those two TVs are also completed with UHD Upscaling so that we can enjoy excellent picture quality not only from original 4K contents but also from non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality.

2. UHD Dimming and PurColor

We can find that the dimming and color technology of Samsung TU8000 and TU7000 are similar. They both come with UHD Dimming as their dimming technology and PurColor as their color technology. UHD Dimming brings vibrant contrast between the bright and dark area of the screen while PurColor brings vivid color details on top of crystal display of those two TVs.

3. HDR Support

Both of Samsung TU8000 and TU7000 already support HDR. They both already support HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG. With HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG support, we can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources.

4. Motion and Gaming Technology

The motion technology of Samsung TU8000 and TU7000 are similar. They both come with Motion Rate 120. Motion Rate 120 is basic motion technology for Samsung 4K LED TV. Although it’s basic motion technology, Motion Rate 120 is still able to deliver fluid motion images for our favorite action movies and sports. Motion Rate 120 is basically still can bring smooth motion images when we use those two TVs as our gaming monitor. We can also find Auto Game Mode integrated with both Samsung TU8000 and TU7000. Auto Game Mode is able to optimizes the screen for gaming so that we can minimum input lag when we use those two TVs as our gaming monitor.

5. Smart TV Platform

The smart TV platform that integrated with Samsung TU8000 and TU7000 are similar. They both come with Smart Hub that powered by TIZEN. Smart Hub can brings wide range of premium entertainment from your favorite content providers with fast internet connection provided by 802.11ac wireless that attached to both of Samsung TU8000 and TU7000. We can also find that both of Samsung TU8000 and TU7000 already support Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa so that we can conveniently control those two TVs with them.

6. Speaker System

We can find similar speaker system integrated with Samsung TU8000 and TU7000. They both come with 2CH 20W speaker system. It’s indeed only basic system but we can still enjoy good sound quality from those two TVs since they are already powered by Dolby Audio. But if you have higher audio taste, I’m sure that you need to attach additional soundbar to those two TVs for more powerful surround sound that can satisfy your audio taste.

The similarities of Samsung TU8000 and TU7000 can be summarized with the table below

Samsung TU8000 Samsung TU7000
Introduced 2020 2020
Display Technology LED LED
Backlight Technology Edge LED Edge LED
Display Resolution 4K UHD 4K UHD
Upscaling Technology UHD Upscaling UHD Upscaling
Dimming Technology UHD Dimming UHD Dimming
Color Technology PurColor PurColor
HDR Support HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG
Motion Technology Motion Rate 120 Motion Rate 120
Gaming Technology Auto Game Mode Auto Game Mode
Picture Processor Crystal Processor 4K Crystal Processor 4K
Smart TV Platform Smart Hub Powered by TIZEN Smart Hub Powered by TIZEN
Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa Supported Supported
Built-in Wi-fi 802.11ac 802.11ac
Speaker System 2Ch 20W 2Ch 20W
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Samsung TU8000 and TU7000 Differences

Samsung TU7000
Samsung TU7000

We have talked about similarities between Samsung TU8000 and TU7000. Now, let’s continue our discussion with the differences between those two TVs.

1. Ambient Mode

The first difference between Samsung TU8000 and TU7000 is the Ambient Mode that we can only find in Samsung TU8000. Ambient Mode allows us show low-brightness screensavers photographic and artistic when we are not watching the TV.

2. Game Motion Plus

Although we can find that both of Samsung TU8000 and TU7000 come with similar Motion Rate 120 that completed with Auto Game Mode, we can find that Samsung TU8000 is additionally completed with Game Motion Plus. Game Motion Plus allows us to experience better gaming experience when we use Samsung TU8000 as our gaming monitor.

3. Remote Control

The remote control that included with Samsung TU8000 and TU7000 are different. Samsung TU8000 comes with TM2050A while Samsung TU7000 comes with TM1240A. TM2050A is more advanced remote control that comes with built-in mic and dedicated buttons for popular online services such as Netflix and Prime Videos. TM1240A is basically standard remote of Samsung.

4. HDMI/USB

The number of HDMI/USB ports that available on Samsung TU8000 and TU7000 are different. Samsung TU8000 comes with 3 HDMI and 2 USB ports while Samsung TU7000 comes with only 2 HDMI and 1 USB ports. With more HDMI/USB ports, you can attach more devices simultaneously on Samsung TU8000.

5. Price

When we look at their price, we can find that Samsung TU8000 is usually offered at the higher price than Samsung TU7000 for similar screen size option. Since the price of TVs often change over time, we need to check the price of Samsung TU8000 and TU7000 before we can find their latest price difference.

The table below shows us the summary of the differences between Samsung TU8000 and TU7000

Samsung TU8000 Samsung TU7000
Ambient Mode YES NO
Game Motion Plus YES NO
Remote Control TM2050A TM1240A
HDMI/USB 3/2 2/1
Price More Expensive Less Expensive
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Why Samsung TU8000 is a Better Choice?

As two non QLED TV models from Samsung’s 2020 TV lineup, we can find that there are a number of similarities while there are few differences between Samsung TU8000 and TU7000. Why Samsung TU8000 is a better choice? From our discussion above, we can find that Samsung TU8000 comes with additional Ambient Mode and Game Motion Plus while It comes with more advanced TM2050A remote control and more HDMI/USB ports. With those better specs & features, Samsung TU8000 becomes a better choice if you don’t mind to spend slightly higher for Samsung TU8000.

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Samsung TU7000 comes as the basic model from Samsung’s 2020 TV lineup. Most of its specs and features are similar to Samsung TU8000 except that It doesn’t come with Ambient Mode and Game Motion Plus. Samsung TU7000 also comes with less advanced remote control and less HDMI/USB ports. If you have more limited budget, and you don’t mind with no Ambient Mode and Game Motion Plus as well as less advanced remote control and less HDMI/USB ports, then Samsung TU7000 is a better choice for you.

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