Samsung CU8000 (LCD)

Samsung CU8000 (65" LCD)

Samsung CU8000 (LCD)

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BEST RATING
Sports:
3.4
PICTURE QUALITY: Poor5.8/10
MOVIES & TV: Poor5.3/10
GAMING: Poor5.5/10
SPORTS: Fair6.4/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Poor5.9/10
NEWS & TALK: Poor5.7/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Poor5.9/10

The Samsung CU8000 is a 65-inch LCD TV priced in the lower midrange segment, released in March 2023. It suits users looking for a budget-friendly option with a 60Hz refresh rate and LED VA panel technology. It is compatible with HDR content, supporting HLG and HDR10+, but not Dolby Vision. The CU8000 offers good upscaling of low-resolution content and has a very good color gamut, providing vibrant colors across different content. However, this model has poor overall picture quality in both dark and bright rooms, and it doesn't excel for gaming or watching sports. It has fair motion processing capabilities, which is adequate for casual viewers but might not satisfy fans of fast-action content. The TV supports voice commands for accessibility but does not have great speakers, indicating you may want to consider external sound solutions for a better audio experience. With 3 HDMI ports, you can connect multiple devices, but the CU8000's performance as a monitor is poor, so it's not ideal for use as a PC display. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good color gamut
  • Very good input lag
  • Good sound quality
  • Supports HLG, HDR10+
Cons
  • Poor dark room performance
  • Poor overall picture quality
  • Struggles with reflections
  • Limited viewing angle

Ratings by Category

Sports:
3.4
The Samsung CU8000 has poor reflections handling, which can be problematic in bright rooms, and a limited viewing angle that might not suit wide seating arrangements. However, its motion processing is decent, which can be beneficial for fast-paced sports action.
Cartoons & Animaton:
3.0
The Samsung CU8000 has fair performance regarding colors right out of the box, meaning you might notice the colors in cartoons and animations aren't as accurate or vibrant as they should be. Additionally, its color volume is also fair, which indicates it may struggle to display a wide range of colors, making animated content less lively and immersive.
Bright Room:
3.0
The Samsung CU8000 is considered poor for watching TV in a bright room because its standard dynamic range (SDR) brightness is only fair, indicating it may not be bright enough to overcome ambient light. Additionally, its poor handling of reflections means that light sources in the room are likely to cause distracting glare on the screen.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$528
Brand
Samsung
Release Date
March 4, 2023
Full name
UN65CU8000
Screen Size
65"
Screen Resolution
4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Tizen
Sound Quality Score
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7/10
NextGen Ready
No
HDMI Ports
3
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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5.8/10
Bright Room Score
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6/10
Gaming Score
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5.5/10
Movies & TV Score
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5.3/10
Sports Score
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6.4/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.8" x 57.1" x 1"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
34.4" x 57.1"
Weight without Stand
Unknown
VESA Mount
400 x 300

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
Yes
Auto Low Latency Mode
Yes
Contrast
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4.9/10
Local Dimming
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2.5/10

SOUND

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

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