Samsung MU8000 Review

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Samsung MU8000 4k Smart TV

Type: LED Resolution: 4k Refresh Rate: 240 Hz Screen Size: 49″ – 75″

Imagine watching movies and your favorite sports teams on an incredible seventy-five inch screen at prices that won’t wreck the ‘popcorn and snack budget!’ With 49, 55, 65 and 75 inch screen choices of the Samsung MU8000 series TV models sporting 4K screen resolution, LED display, and screen refresh rate of 120 Hz processor — luxury TV is truly within grasp of the average household budget. Have home theater without skimping on the popcorn, soda, and snacks! An improvement over the 2016 KS8000 with .31-inch borders (0.8 cm) providing full screen view, and with great picture sharpness like the movie theaters.

The overall design makes the Samsung MU8000 a great TV viewing experience. Thin border allows for more picture to be viewed, as if watching on the big screen at theater. The power cables are neatly tucked within back of set and within the leg of TV. No ‘messy’ dangling wires.

The 2017 Samsung MU8000 LED TV series may not sport the latest TV technology, but it does offer many ‘luxury features’ that at one time was only a dream. Budget-friendly prices bring the dream to reality! Enjoy 4K-screen resolution, upscaling of lower res content, Smart TV on cinema size screens.

7.9Dark Room
8.0Average Room
8.2Bright Room
8.0Video Games
8.0Daily Use
8.1Extra Features
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Overall – Cons and Pros
  1. Sound quality would benefit from external speakers.
  2. Angle viewing poor, screen reflects light in very bright room, and the local dimming feature poor.
  1. Contrast Ratio very good, despite poor local dimming feature.
  2. Smart TV with Tizen OS makes navigating abundant content easy.
  3. Fast 120 Hz processor makes for little motion blur.

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Price Comparison
Price of UN49MU8000 has been droped by 10%
The current UN49MU8000 price is:
13% above LG 49″ TVs avg. price
7% above Samsung 49″ TVs avg. price
10% below Sony 49″ TVs avg. price
We also suggest:
  1. 49″ MU6500 is 16% cheaper
  2. More advanced 49″ MU7500 is 11% more expensive
Price of UN55MU8000 has been droped by 15%
The current UN55MU8000 price is:
43% below LG 55″ TVs avg. price
20% below Samsung 55 Inch TVs avg. price
38% below Sony 55″ TVs avg. price
We also suggest:
  1. 55″ MU6500 is 9% cheaper
  2. More advanced 55″ MU7000
Price of UN65MU8000 has been droped by 6%
The current UN65MU8000 price is:
32% below LG 65″ TVs avg. price
23% below Samsung 65 Inch TVs avg. price
51% below Sony 65″ TVs avg. price
We also suggest:
  1. 65″ MU7500 is 12% cheaper
  2. More advanced 65″ MU8500 is 6% more expensive
Price of UN75MU8000 has been droped by 15%
The current UN75MU8000 price is:
34% below Samsung 75 Inch TVs avg. price
55% below Sony 75″ TVs avg. price
We also suggest:
  1. 75″ MU6300 is 18% cheaper
  2. More advanced 75″ MU9000 is 25% more expensive


Samsung design technology is awesome in the MU8000 series. The metal frame border is minimal so as to provide utmost view experience. The cable management for the 25.2 feet of cable cleverly tucked in back of set and through the leg to the OneConnect box where all hardware and cable connections are stored, making for less tangle of wires. Neat feature – literally! The temperature of TV stays cool to touch, never getting warmer than 32 degrees centigrade. (approximately 89.6 Fahrenheit) Wide legs allow stability on a TV stand but such a thin TV makes wall mounting a dream come true!

MU8000 Picture Quality

Three things to keep in mind for picture quality: contrast ratio, color uniformity, refresh rate of number of frames per second coming across the screen. The Samsung MU8000 does not disappoint in any of these crucial-to-picture quality areas! Native contrast ratio allows for good view in dark room setting and the color brightness is good for watching in rooms with average lighting (not too bright as the screen finish does reflect light on screen) Color fades when viewed at an angle but if your room seating and budget can accommodate the larger screens in this series, angle seating should not be an issue. Most impressive yet is the native 120 Hz processor and low input lag making for gaming paradise!

Sound Quality

We do hate to spoil a good review but when I have to mention the quality of sound, suffice to say, thin screens generally have poor sound quality and the MU8000s fit that same mold. The purchase of external speakers would be a good investment to an otherwise great TV.

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The screen resolution is also important but it bears mentioning that the further one sits from a 4K TV the more the sharpness of picture will be appreciated. This is because the eye will perceive the ‘whole image’ as one. If one sits close to 4K, rather than the entire picture seen the eye is going to see the individual pixels. Therefore, the value of the MU8000 TV would be to buy the larger rather than smaller screen options if room size and budget allow. We suggest the sixty-five inch screen for best value with price.

The MU8000 is far better for gaming enthusiasts than Samsung’s 2016 KS8000 model TV. This is due to the 120 Hz speed of frame transition coming to the screen. Motion blur is little to none. Movie lovers will love the judder-free movies available on apps, DVDs, and Blu-Ray DVD.

The 2017 Tizen operating system with Smart TV features brings more value that includes the OneConnect box that allows easy connection to other communication devices, the apps to be downloaded from the Google app store and the easy universal remote with microphone for voice control of settings and opening the app. The technology of this LED TV should sustain itself for many years.

Smart Features

Samsung’s Smart TV begins with the new 2017 Tizen operating system that provides ‘same old’ fast responsiveness and easy navigation. The animation part of the platform is a bit ‘choppy’ but overall, all programs and apps are easy to locate on the menu.

The Smart universal remote provides microphone for voice control to change settings and download many popular apps from the Google app store. Such popular apps as Amazon Video, Hulu, Netflix, and YouTube, providing a plethora of content! The 4 HDMI and 3 USB ports are easily accessed on side of TV for access to other communication devices and all connections are with one power cord connected to Samsung’s own specialty designed ConnectOne box, avoiding a maze of wires. Gamers and movie buffs will love the native 120 Hz processor that gives low input lag and judder-free movie viewing from apps, Blu-Ray players and DVD players.


The 2017 Samsung LED TV series model MU8000 has all the technology any ‘techie’ would crave. HDR color technology that provides a range of bright color tones with great native contrast ratio of light to dark color. Smart TV, sixty-five and seventy-five inch screen choices, 120 Hz frames per second, good upscaling of low-res content for abundant content. The MU8000 TVs provide not only amazing price but also amazing value. The value being the product sustainability for long term use.

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