Samsung CU7000 (LCD)

Samsung CU7000 (65" LCD)

Samsung CU7000 (LCD)

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BEST RATING
Sports:
3.6
PICTURE QUALITY: Fair6.2/10
MOVIES & TV: Poor5.8/10
GAMING: Fair6.0/10
SPORTS: Fair6.6/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Poor5.7/10
NEWS & TALK: Fair6.0/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Poor5.8/10

The Samsung CU7000 is a budget-friendly LCD TV released in 2023 with a 65-inch screen size. It offers fair overall picture quality, gaming, sports content, and dark room performance, but its bright room performance is poor. While the TV has a very good quality control and quality assurance score, it might not be the best choice for movie enthusiasts, as the movie/series performance is rated poorly. It has a fair response time and very good input lag, which could be suitable for casual gaming. The CU7000 has a 60Hz LCD panel with good upscaling and three HDMI ports, but the sound quality is poor, so additional speakers may be needed for a better audio experience. The TV supports basic HDR formats including HLG and HDR10+ but does not support Dolby Vision. The Samsung CU7000 might serve well for those who mostly watch standard TV content or engage in casual gaming and are looking for an affordable option, but it's not ideal for movies or use in bright rooms. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good for general viewing
  • Decent for gaming
  • Effective as monitor
  • Has voice commands
Cons
  • Struggles in bright rooms
  • Poor for movies/series
  • Inadequate HDR brightness
  • Limited viewing angles

Ratings by Category

Sports:
3.6
The Samsung CU7000's performance in sports viewing is hampered by its fair response time, which could lead to some motion blur during fast-paced games, and its handling of reflections is poor, indicating that glare could be an issue in bright rooms. Additionally, its performance could be affected by the somewhat important aspect of gray uniformity, which affects the appearance of large, uniform areas such as a sports field.
Overall Picture:
3.2
The Samsung CU7000 has fair picture quality largely due to its decent contrast that helps produce deep blacks, but it's limited by the lack of local dimming which can affect the precision of dark scenes. Although it displays colors well out of the box, the color gamut and volume are only average, restricting the range of colors for HDR content, and while it has adequate SDR brightness, the HDR brightness is not high, leading to less impactful HDR performance.
Gaming:
3.0
PerfectRec’s gaming score measures a TV's performance when it comes to playing video games. It is based on several factors that can significantly impact the quality of the gaming experience, including screen response time, input lag, and refresh rate. Screen response time is a critical factor that determines how quickly the TV can transition from one color to the next, while input lag measures the delay between the gaming console output and the TV display. Refresh rate refers to the number of times per second that the TV displays a new frame, which can impact the smoothness of the gaming experience. The gaming score also takes into account two other features: local dimming in gaming mode, which can enhance contrast and picture quality, and black frame insertion, which can reduce screen brightness and create a smoother gaming experience.
News, Talk & Reality TV:
3.0
The Samsung CU7000 is fair for watching news and TV programs due to its decent upscaling ability, which ensures lower resolution content looks good on the screen. However, the TV's performance is not optimal in terms of SDR brightness and colors out of the box, factors that affect the overall clarity and vividness of the image.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$430
Brand
Samsung
Release Date
April 5, 2023
Full name
UN65CU7000
Screen Size
65"
Screen Resolution
4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Tizen
Sound Quality Score
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5.9/10
NextGen Ready
No
HDMI Ports
3
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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6.2/10
Bright Room Score
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5.8/10
Gaming Score
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6/10
Movies & TV Score
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5.9/10
Sports Score
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6.6/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.7" x 57.1" x 2.4"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
35.7" x 57.1"
Weight without Stand
32.7 lbs
VESA Mount
400 x 300

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
Yes
Auto Low Latency Mode
Yes
Contrast
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5.8/10
Local Dimming
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4.1/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.0
Speaker Power
20 W
Dolby Atmos
Yes
DTS:X
No

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