Samsung Flat 82-Inch 4K 8 Series UHD Smart TV with HDR and Alexa Compatibility – 2019 Model

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Features

  • Brand Name: Samsung Electronics
  • Item Weight: 105.8 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 72.4 x 41.4 inches
  • Item model number: UN82RU8000FXZA
  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No
  • Color Name: Titan gray
  • Special Features: Dynamic Crystal Color; Bixby on TV; 4K UHD Processor; Real Game Enhancer; HDR10, HDR10+, HLG Support
  • Speaker Type: 2CH

Description

See all your favorite entertainment as it was meant to be seen with the Samsung UN82RU8000FXZA Flat 82-Inch Premium 4K UHD 8 Series Ultra HD Smart TV. Featuring a powerful 4K UHD processor, this UHD Smart TV offers 4x...

User reviews

First, the positives: I got the 65" model and was, honestly, shocked at the quality of the picture. It is slightly better than the Q60 models for several hundred dollars less. There is very low input lag making this one of the better Samsung TV's for gaming. I was coming from a 65" Samsung Curved MU6900 and this TV is worlds beyond it. The 4 HDMI ports are great. Setting it up was kinda annoying as it lagged a lot when first setting up. It downloaded the update extremely fast (might help that I wired it to my router and I have gig service but that's neither here nor there as you will only receive the update at the speed Samsung gives it to you so anything over 25mbps will be the same as gig when you're updating it).It is light and thin. The legs on it have a small footprint compared to the older models that had the V shaped legs. The options to adjust everything from sound to backlighting to colors was better than I assumed it would be and with a little tweaking the screen was on par with the Q70/Q80 models, with one exception that I will get to in my negatives part of the review. Putting the legs on it was SO MUCH EASIER than other models. With my wife's help we had it out of the box, legs on, and on the tv stand in under 8 minutes. I hand it to them for their packaging.Now on to the negatives: HDR is basically useless (but when you turn off certain settings it really isn't something you notice).The sound is just, not good at all. If you are in a quiet room then it's not an issue really. I average having the sound on lvl 12 when it's quite in the house. On some shows or movies, if there is any noise at all takes the lvl up to around 30+ which just sounds terrible. So a soundbar is in your future if you are into audio. There is no bass out of those speakers so don't expect even a minor thump in movies. But you can expect that more and more from almost any tv because the thinner they get the less speaker power can go in them. And it doesn't help that Samsung wants to sell you a $400 soundbar for some crazy reason (i bet if they started putting the speakers facing forward like they used it would be a huge improvement but that will never happen)Now for the recommended settings to turn off or change: Disable all Eco SolutionsContrast: 45Brightness: 0 (raising this will turn your deep blacks into more gray making it HARDER for you to see dark scenes.Sharpness: 0Color: 25Tint (G/R): 0Color Tone: Warm 2 (this get's you closest to what the directors wanted you to see)Gamma: 2.2Backlight: You can set this as high as you want as it because backlight is not a picture adjustment just how bright you can view it meaning your blacks (and this tv has beautiful deep blacks) stay black.Turn off: Digital Clean View, Auto Motion Plus, and Contrast Enhancer. These can give the screen the "soap opera" effect that most people hate but don't know what it's called or what causes it. You don't need your TV changing the way it was filmed. It will take some getting used to but when you do this you are seeing it as the directors wanted you to (movies are not as bright as you would assume for reasons)For gaming set FreeSync to basic. There You could also choose to lower the input lag on it but since it is already so darn low it really isn't needed. This tv is just great for gaming (Xbox One X enhanced games are going to blow your mind on this tv)So overall this is a better tv than the Q60 and not much under the Q70 (except the Q70 does HDR like a champ)I spent months researching what tv I wanted and I can't stress enough that this tv is amazing. It is hundreds cheaper than the Q series and just as good and even better in areas.I will say this, if you are getting a 55" or smaller strictly for, lets say, a bedroom that will be strictly for gaming and that is all, then I would say go with the Q70 55". But if you're going for 65" or bigger and it's used for more than gaming, this is your tv.I'm sorry this is so long but I didn't even get in it all I wanted to. There are so many reviews that don't explain things and just say "my cat loved this tv" or "this tv doesn't help me do dishes" or whatever. I was happy as can be when I was finished setting up this tv and adjusting the settings because I saved SO MUCH over the other tvs.But I will say one thing: I need a tv for the bedroom. One only for gaming. For that I will be getting the Q70 55". But for a family room tv this is beyond what I assumed it would be.
This tv is incredible! The audio, visual and smart features are perfect in my opinion. The set up for the tv was so simple a child could do it because they walk you through the whole thing. The video is crisp and clean and they have about 4/5 options for you to change it up depending on your preference or mood. The remote is sleek, small and simple and I love it. The tv is thinner in person than it looks like in pictures. I was a little skeptical because of the small number of reviews it had but I am definitely glad I went with this tv.
I had high hopes with this TV because of the high reviews and advertisements, however, I honestly did NOT see any difference from the Series 7 version of this that was hundreds of dollars cheaper. The colors change significantly when you move from left to right or up and down. If you are directly in front the picture is good and colors are pretty deep and good, however, it seriously looses color integrity if you move at all. Standing up results in serious color degradation. This is not to mention the contrast taking a huge hit. I bought the QLED 1100 dollar TV with a Full Array and I noticed a substantial difference and I am finally satisfied with my upgraded TV. Honestly my 1080p Samsung was better than this TV. Do not buy if you are expecting high end results. This is NOT a high end 4k TV.


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