Samsung BU8000 Crystal UHD: Unboxing y Review Completa - Smart TV 4K
hello I hope you are very well in this video I bring you the unboxing and the complete review of this 55-inch Samsung BU8000 4k smart tv while you watch this unboxing I mention some important things about this television the first is that at least the entrance price here in my country Colombia is approximately 640 dollars on average the other very important thing is that I still don't know what type of panel this television has although I took the capture of its pixels in the way that I show you at this moment the The results that I obtained in terms of graphic quality and that you will see later in this same video generate a kind of mixed results with VA panel characteristics together with ADS or IPS panel characteristics, why do I mention the above , well, if you visit the page displayspecifications.com which is, together with rtings.com, one of the most reliable if, for example, you look at the information on the size of 55 inches, which is the one I have, you can see it says panel VA ADS-IPS that information also appears for example with the 43-inch size and also with the 65-inch one but for example the 50, 60 and 70-inch sizes only have VA panel written on it , the 75-inch one also has panel written on it VA ADS-IPS then the results that you will see later in this video and according to the measurements that I obtained , it is probably some kind of new panel made by Samsung that combines properties of a VA panel together with an ADS or IPS now I show you the summary of what you find in the box the 2 lateral feet which have 2 ways to adjust their height, one of them so that a sound bar can be easily installed under the television and they also come with these skewers for a better cable management you will also find the user guide and the warranty card you will also find the power cable that is connected to this on the back of the television of course also n they find the One Remote which is good that already in this television that is low-end it includes charging with solar panel and via usb type C port and I mention this because the AU8000 that is from last year and that is also low-end its remote control does not come with a solar panel, so it is appreciated that this BU8000 includes a solar panel, it also has this direct access button for the Disney + application and they add a direct access to the settings in this button located in the upper left and of course it also has microphone button INPUTS this TV has 3 hdmi 2.0 ports, one of them with eARC support 2 usb 2.0 ports 1 port for the internet cable 1 port for the air antenna and another for the internet cable it does not have composite inputs as it does the AU8000 at least here in Colombia talking about the installation of the lateral bases that is very easy none of them has a right or left side and they do not require screws to be inserted In this way, simply make sure that they enter in a not so easy way and that they can be removed in a not so easy way. because its lateral bases came off very easily just by raising the TV a little, which is not normal, I had to take it under warranty and they changed its lateral feet, so make sure that your Samsung televisions that have this lateral feet installation system do not have that problem remember make sure that they enter in a not so easy way and that they can be removed in a not so easy way so it looks like seen from the bottom here it has a power button and also for other basic commands the maximum thickness of this television is of 2.57 centimeters
not all televisions come with protective plastic that must be removed even though here on the screen it seems that it has a protective plastic that is a normal protective sheet now and you should not try to remove it if the television does not have a sign of some protective plastic that must be removed, then do not force things, do not damage the television screen here, for example, in the installation guide they emphasize a lot what this television has a protective sheet on the screen that you should not try to remove this is how it looks seen from one of its sides remember that the maximum thickness of this television is 2.57 centimeters and its stability is good in terms of first power on I want to mention a few things one of them is that in some countries it supports not only Bixby Voice but also the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa but at least here in Colombia I don't know why the factory only supports Bixby Voice some subscribers have told me that changing the region you can access to have the Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant but the truth is I don't know later I will try to make a video about it the others is that at some point it will ask you log in with your Samsung account to be able to access some extra features such as Bixby Voice and of course this TV recognizes 5Ghz Wi-Fi networks this TV supports screen mirroring with Android devices and also with Apple devices as it has AirPlay as well it can be done through Tap View but it is only possible with Samsung cell phones that have Android version 8.1 or higher the application store is typical of this Tizen operating system that is typical of this brand Samsung has a wide variety of applications among which are Netflix Amazon Prime Apple TV Disney + Star + HBO Max among many others the storage space is 3.85 gigabytes more than enough for almost any user the applications that come pre-installed from the factory cannot be deleted to know the commands that Bixby Voice accepts they must press the microphone button and click configure now choose your language then click next uient and then click on explore now here it shows you the parameters that are compatible with Bixby Voice and then I proceed to show you some examples talking about your internet browser that is typical of this Tizen operating system I must say that it works very well but in terms of commands at least here in Colombia it does not accept voice commands in Spanish only English and Portuguese I don't know why when changing it to English obviously you have to pronounce in English and it works very well the vast majority of the time the opening of web pages is relatively fast but that also depends on the internet download speed that you have in your homes and you can also play multimedia content through different web pages just keep in mind that many of them show ads that can sometimes be easy to close but other times they are very intrusive in general the fluidity of their operating system is good it is not the best but it is not terrible either ble responds well to commands such as going back or forward, fast forward or rewind a video, etc. What I don't like about this renewed Tizen operating system is that when we want to see what an application offers us, we must click the start button and that gives us pulls out whatever we're seeing on televisions from years past this operating system didn't do that if you pressed the home button the menu was displayed at the bottom of the screen and you could continue watching the desired content I miss that no I know what you think about it to access the settings there is already a shortcut button which can be good for people new to Samsung TVs but maybe not so good for those of us who come from old Samsung TVs because we were used to that every time we wanted to access the settings we had to press the start button and in this case you already know that doing so takes us out of what we are seeing another thing is that they eliminated the natural image mode which does not seem relevant to me I think it was the least used image mode an improvement is that in the dynamic image mode the gamma value can already be modified while in televisions Old Samsung could not for some reason another improvement is that the values of the parameters of each image mode can now be restored to the factory also while watching content through streaming applications because before they could only be done when something was connected to an hdmi input or when they selected the tv icon, now we go with the review in terms of graphic quality, which I would think is the most important thing for the vast majority of people, why did I mention at the beginning that I observed mixed results, well, I have already had the opportunity to try this side aside the AU8000 from last year with this BU8000 that is supposed to be its replacement and in terms of colors this BU8000 shows more beautiful results c more accurate odors, rather this BU8000 shows results in terms of colors very similar or almost the same as those that a TV that has an ADS IPS or PLS panel would show when making the side-by-side comparison between the AU8000 that has a VA panel one hundred percent confirmed Against this BU8000, which, as I already mentioned, has a kind of VA panel with some ADS and IPS panel results, you will notice these differences in terms of colors, which are very much in favor of this BU8000.
You may ask me if what is happening is simply that this BU8000 has such an ADS or IPS panel and that I am simply wrong , well no because its viewing angles make me understand that the type of panel is neither ADS nor IPS nor native PLS so to speak these results of viewing angles they closely resemble the results that a TV with a VA panel would show another question you might ask yourself is if maybe Samsung improved the color rendering of their TVs with V panels It is likely that it is simply that or that they have added something that improves the representation of colors in the VA panels because, for example, when comparing 2 references of the same television but each one with a different panel, that is, one with a VA panel and the other with an ADS panel or IPS , always in terms of colors, the TV that has an ADS or IPS panel will win and all that is valid, but my doubt lies in the results that I was able to obtain by capturing its pixels. These are the results of the pixels of the AU8000 that it has a one hundred percent VA panel confirmed so take a good look at them and now look at the results of the BU8000 the order of the colors is from a VA panel but the shape of the pixels is what makes me doubt whether or not it is a one hundred VA panel percentage VA worth the redundancy or is it simply a PLS panel or a type of panel known as AMVA but whatever it is I really like the work in terms of colors that it shows whatever type of panel this has BU8000 it is possible that it is some type of PLS panel as it happened with the 2020 TU8500 where the 55-inch size had a VA panel but the 65-inch size had a PLS panel. You must take into account that this BU8000 does not reach large amounts of brightness but it is normal since it is a low-end or entry-level television in standard dynamic range with the movie mode, which is the one recommended to carry out this type of measurement, it reaches 294 nits in standard dynamic range and 298 nits in high dynamic range and with the game mode also 298 nits in terms of high dynamic range technologies it supports hdr10 hlg and hdr10+ but it does not support dolby vision my doubt as to what type of panel this television has also lies in the results in dark scenes because they are not the better but neither are they terrible nor do they reach the results that a television with an ADS IPS or PLS panel could show , the AU8000 from last year that has a VA panel actually shows results a little worse in these scenes I have already been able to compare them side by side here in my house then I will upload the video so that the results of both televisions can be seen side by side so I repeat that I am not one hundred percent sure what type of panel this BU8000 television has for at least in dark scenes it is very similar or in fact a little bit better compared to the AU8000 and it is also a little better in terms of colors it only falls a little behind in terms of its amount of brightness and also in terms of its aspect ratio contrast that is 3,744:1 remember that it has neither Full Array nor local dimming and that its backlighting technology is LED Edge before continuing if you like this video I invite you to please click the like button to subscribe to my channel if they haven't yet, that they acquire a channel membership so that they can access extra benefits and that way they would also support me and that they activate the notification bell so that they know instantly before every time I upload a new video the uniformity of gray colors of this BU8000 is acceptable it has shaded edges that are very noticeable with this gray background the dirty screen effect is at least not so noticeable with this gray background and it will not be either observe normal content the results in terms of image scaling that this television shows with content that has low resolution , that is, 720p or a lower resolution is what is expected of low-end televisions, you can notice slightly pixelated parts but they are something normal remember that no current 4K television, not even high-end televisions, will show 4K content when the content has low resolution starting at 1080p, the image scaling work of this television is better , in fact, the content seems to have a little more resolution but even so it is not going to be shown in 4K it is from 1440p where the image scaling work closely resembles the results to a native 4K and po Of course, this television can play native 4K content in both SDR and HDR without problems, simply that in order to play 4K content through streaming applications such as Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime, etc.
, they must have a very good internet download speed in their homes or otherwise these applications will automatically reduce the resolution of the content in order to improve fluidity in the gaming section it is important to mention that these tests are carried out with an Xbox Series X this television does not support variable refresh rates nor dolby vision for gaming the resolutions it supports are 4K 1080p and 720p it does not support 1440p it does not support 120 hertz in any type of resolution as such it does not support hdmi 2.1 ports it only supports 60 hertz in 4K and in the rest of the resolutions available in terms of timings Input Lag something I noticed is that when the game mode is set to automatic you cannot change to others image modes as it can be done on other Samsung televisions, yielding the same results in terms of Input Lag but using other image modes, which some people liked better because they preferred the graphic quality results of other image modes, either by example in dynamic or standard image mode if game mode is deactivated as such the Input Lag time increases I do not have a device that allows me to measure those times but they are probably very similar to those of the AU8000 in 4K at 60 hertz in SDR 11.1 milliseconds and in 4K at 60 hertz in HDR 10.9 milliseconds It seems to me that in practice it is not bad and that it gives good results even perhaps for some demanding gamers considering that it is a relatively large screen in this case of 55 inches in terms of graphic quality in this gaming section and also with other image modes it seems to me that this BU8000 shows very good results I already mentioned that from my point of view At first glance, the results are very similar to those that a television with an ADS or IPS panel would show . What I like, for example, is that in terms of red colors, they look redder . What happened is that, for example, in the AU8000 from last year and other Samsung TVs with VA panel used to show red colors with a fuchsia tint it wasn't annoying but I still had to mention it and I also like that on this BU8000 the green colors don't look so phosphorescent which is great you know this TV doesn't have advanced gaming technologies but it will still work with the PS5 with the Xbox Series X or a powerful PC graphics card just with some limitations remember that its maximum refresh rate is up to 60 hertz in 4K and in the rest of available resolutions and that it does not support variable refresh rates, that is to say that it does not support neither FreeSync nor GSync in terms of response time, the truth is that I do not know and I do not have a device I want you to let me know its value but it is probably very similar or maybe a little better compared to the AU8000 that has a response time of 15.3 milliseconds the handling of movement in the gaming section seemed to me to be very good but when I saw content through streaming applications in this case using YouTube as an example did not seem as good as I expected the parameter that is used to try to improve this aspect is what is known as Image Clarity Settings you can place it in Personal and modify the parameters manually you can try with the free movement of LED but it generates a lot of Flicker effect so I really do not recommend activating this parameter the problem is that when placing the Image Clarity Adjustments in automatic that is supposed to generate the best results I managed to notice artifacts more compared to other televisions including last year's AU8000 will have to wait maybe with software updates re try to optimize the performance of this BU8000 in this area the handling of the reflections of this BU8000 is not bad it is at least decent it is a decent TV for dark rooms more or less decent for bright rooms but it is not the best option to place it in a room that receives many reflections of light through the windows because many reflections can be noticed but this happens in all televisions that have a low amount of brightness remember that this is a low-end or entry-level television for this 2022 warm-up on screen after almost 2 hours of non-stop use, also of course with video games , it is normal except in the lower part of the screen where it is higher, which also happened with Samsung televisions from last year with the same ultra-thin design but whatever it is You will not feel excessive heat when approaching your screen, which is great in terms of sound, its power is 20W, it supports eARC and also technology dolby audio ogies including dolby digital plus but only by connecting a device compatible with these technologies to the hdmi port with eARC in terms of the performance of your sound system at the end of this video in a few seconds you will be able to judge for yourselves it seemed to me that it is decent it seemed to me in fact that it is a little better compared to low-end televisions of this same brand from last year then when I compare this BU8000 side by side against the AU8000 I will be able to corroborate that if you ask me if I recommend this television or not I will I would say that as such it has its advantages and disadvantages and that it is preferable that you wait for me to make the comparisons against other televisions of this brand and of other brands so that you can better decide it is not a bad television it has very good things but it also has things that leave a little to be desired, some of them perhaps improvable through software updates, but we will have to wait for you To finish I would like to know what you think about this television in the comment box would you buy it yes or no and why if you liked this video I invite you to please click the like button to subscribe to my channel yes They still don't do it so they can share it on social networks if they can acquire a channel membership so they can access extra benefits and also that way they would support me and activate the notification bell so they can know instantly every time I upload a new video not being more I say goodbye and see you in the next one and I invite you so that you can judge the performance of the sound system of this television