Samsung AU8000 vs TU8000 Review

We can easily guess that Samsung AU8000 is introduced as the successor of Samsung TU8000. Samsung AU8000 comes as part of Samsung’s 2021 TV lineup while Samsung TU8000 was released as part of Samsung’s 2020 TV lineup. We can find 3 screen size options for Samsung AU8000 : 75-Inch (UN75AU8000FXZA), 65-Inch (UN65AU8000FXZA) and 43-Inch (UN43AU8000FXZA) while there are 6 screen size options for Samsung TU8000 : 85-Inch (UN85TU8000FXZA), 75-Inch (UN75TU8000FXZA), 65-Inch (UN65TU8000FXZA), 55-Inch (UN55TU8000FXZA), 50-Inch (UN50TU8000FXZA) and 43-Inch (UN43TU8000FXZA). Is there any improvement in Samsung AU8000? To find out whether there is improvement in the LG C1, we need to look at the key differences of Samsung AU8000 and TU8000.

Samsung AU8000

Samsung AU8000

Samsung AU8000

Samsung AU8000 is introduced as part of Samsung’s 2021 Crystal 4K  UHD TV. It’s positioned below Samsung’s 2021 QLED 4K UHD TV lineup. Samsung AU8000 comes with 4K UHD Resolution that completed with 4K Upscaling that allows us to enjoy excellent picture clarity not only from original 4K content sources but also from non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. The color technology of Samsung AU8000 is Dynamic Crystal Color. Dynamic Crystal Color is able to delivers rich and accurate color details on the screen of Samsung AU8000 although it’s still less excellent than Quantum Dot Color of QLED. Samsung AU8000 comes with Mega Contrast that completed with UHD Dimming. It allows us to enjoy vibrant contrast between the bright and dark part of the TV screen. Samsung AU8000 is already completed with HDR technology that support HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG that can delivers enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources. Samsung AU8000 is powered by Crystal Processor 4K that can optimizes the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on its screen. Motion Xcelerator is the motion technology of Samsung AU8000. It’s quite basic motion technology for Samsung 4K LED TV that based on 60Hz native refresh rate. Although it’s quite basic motion technology, but we can still enjoy fluid motion images from our favorite action movies and sports. We can also find Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) is integrated with Motion Xcelerator to brings better gaming experience on the screen of Samsung AU8000. TIZEN is integrated as the Operating System of Samsung AU8000. It can delivers wide range of premium entertainment with 802.11ac wireless provides fast internet connection. TIZEN OS also allows us to run wide collection of TIZEN smart apps on the screen of this TV. The remote control that included with Samsung AU8000 is TM2180A Standard Smart Remote that allows us to control this TV conveniently. We can also control Samsung AU8000 with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Bixby since they are already supported. Samsung AU8000 comes with quite basic 2Ch 20W speaker system. Although it’s quite basic, we can still enjoy good sound quality from the internal speaker system of this TV. We can also find that Samsung AU8000 is already completed with Object Tracking Sound Lite that tracks every motion on the TV screen for more realistic sound. Samsung AU8000 also supports eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) that allows us to enjoy more advanced audio formats with additional AV system.

The key specs and features of Samsung AU8000 can be summarized with the table below.

Samsung AU8000
Brand Samsung
Introduced 2021
Screen Size
  • 75-Inch (UN75AU8000FXZA)
  • 65-Inch (UN65AU8000FXZA)
  • 43-Inch (UN43AU8000FXZA)
Resolution 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160)
Display Technology LED
Dimming Technology UHD Dimming
Backlight Technology Edge-Lit
Upscaling Technology 4K upscaling
Contrast Technology Mega Contrast
Color Technology Dynamic Crystal Color
HDR Technology HDR
HDR Support
  • HDR10+
  • HDR10
  • HLG
Motion Technology Motion Xcelerator (60Hz Native)
Gaming Technology ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
Picture Processor Crystal Processor 4K
Smart TV Platform Tizen
Remote Control TM2180A (Standard Smart Remote)
Control Support
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Bixby
Built-in Wifi 802.11ac (WiFi 5)
Sound Technology
  • 2CH 20W
  • Object Tracking Sound Lite (OTS Lite)
  • eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI/USB 3/2
Price
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Samsung TU8000

Samsung TU8000

Samsung TU8000

Samsung TU8000 is 4K UHD TV series that released as part of Samsung’s 2020 Crystal UHD TV lineup. It’s positioned below Samsung Q60T and above Samsung TU7000. Samsung TU8000 comes with Crystal Display that completed with PurColor as its color technology. PurColor is basically quite basic color technology for Samsung 4K LED TV but it’s still able to deliver rich color details on the screen of Samsung TU8000. 4K Upscaling is already integrated with 4K UHD resolution of Samsung TU8000 so that we can enjoy excellent clarity not only from original 4K content sources but also from non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. The HDR technology of Samsung TU8000 already supports HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG so that we can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources. Crystal Processor 4K is the picture processor that integrated with Samsung TU8000. It can optimizes the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the screen of Samsung TU8000. The motion technology of Samsung TU8000 is Motion Rate 120 that based on 60Hz native refresh rate. Motion Rate 240 is indeed quite basic motion technology for Samsung 4K LED TV but we can indeed find that Samsung TU8000 is still able to brings fluid motion images for our favorite action movies and sports. The operating system of Samsung TU8000 is TIZEN. TIZEN OS allows us to enjoy wide range of premium entertainment from our favorite content providers while also allows us to run wide collection of TIZEN smart apps on the screen of this TV. 802.11ac wireless is also attached with Samsung TU8000 to bring fast and stable internet connection for this TV. Samsung TU8000 comes with TM2050A remote control. It can works as Samsung OneRemote to control this TV and other connected devices conveniently. Samsung TU8000 also supports Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Bixby that gives more options to control this TV with our voice. Samsung TU8000 comes with quite basic 2Ch 20W speaker system. Although it’s still able to delivers good sound quality, it’s indeed a good idea to attach additional soundbar if you are looking for more powerful surround sound. With eARC support, we can also setup more advanced AV system to enjoy higher quality audio formats with Samsung TU8000.

The table below can summarizes the key specs and features of Samsung TU8000.

Samsung TU8000
Brand Samsung
Introduced 2020
Screen Size
  • 85-Inch (UN85TU8000FXZA)
  • 75-Inch (UN75TU8000FXZA)
  • 65-Inch (UN65TU8000FXZA)
  • 55-Inch (UN55TU8000FXZA)
  • 50-Inch (UN50TU8000FXZA)
  • 43-Inch (UN43TU8000FXZA)
Resolution 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160)
Display Technology LED
Backlight Technology Direct Lit
Dimming Technology UHD Dimming
Upscaling Technology 4K upscaling
Contrast Technology Contrast Enhancer
Color Technology PurColor
HDR Technology HDR
HDR Support
  • HDR10+
  • HDR10
  • HLG
Motion Technology Motion Rate 120 (60Hz Native)
Gaming Technology ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
Picture Processor Crystal Processor 4K
Smart TV Platform Tizen
Remote Control TM2050A (OneRemote)
Control Support
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Bixby
Built-in Wifi 802.11ac (WiFi 5)
Speaker System
  • 2CH 20W
  • eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI/USB 3/2
Price
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What are Their Key Differences?

While there are a number of similarities between Samsung AU8000 and TU8000, we can indeed find that there are few differences between those two TVs. The first key difference of Samsung AU8000 and TU8000 can be found in their color technology. Samsung AU8000 comes with Dynamic Crystal Color while Samsung TU8000 comes with PurColor. Dynamic Crystal Color is more advanced color technology that can delivers richer and more accurate color details on the screen of Samsung AU8000. The second key difference can be found in the contrast technology of Samsung AU8000 and TU8000. Samsung AU8000 comes with Mega Contrast while Samsung TU8000 comes with Contrast Enhancer. Mega Contrast is more advanced contrast technology integrated with Samsung AU8000 that can delivers better contrast vibrancy across its edge-Lit LED screen. The next key difference comes from the Object Tracking Sound Lite (OTS Lite) that only can be found in Samsung AU8000. Object Tracking Sound Lite is able to tracks every motion on the TV screen so that we can enjoy more realistic sound experience in Samsung AU8000.

In the price side, Samsung AU8000 that comes as the successor of Samsung TU8000 is usually offered at the higher price. How much is the price difference between the two? It’s important for us to check the price of Samsung AU8000 and TU8000 before we can find their latest price difference since TV prices are changing over time.

We can summarize the key differences of Samsung AU8000 and TU8000 with the table below

Samsung AU8000 Samsung TU8000
Color Technology Dynamic Crystal Color PurColor
Contrast Technology Mega Contrast Contrast Enhancer
Object Tracking Sound Object Tracking Sound Lite (OTS Lite) NO
Price More Expensive Less Expensive
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Is There any Improvement in Samsung AU8000?

From our discussion about key differences of Samsung AU8000 and TU8000, we can find that Samsung AU8000 comes with few improvements from Samsung TU8000. As the successor of Samsung TU8000, we can find that Samsung AU8000 comes with better color quality with Dynamic Crystal Color, better contrast with Mega Contrast and better sound quality with Object Tracking Sound Lite. If you are looking for better color, contrast and sound while you don’t mind to spend higher, then Samsung AU8000 is the model that you should choose.

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Samsung TU8000 is the predecessor of Samsung AU8000. It’s basically similar except that Samsung TU8000 comes with slightly less advanced color and contrast technology as well as no Object Tracking Sound Lite so that it delivers slightly less realistic sound quality. But in the price side, Samsung TU8000 is usually offered at the lower price. So if Samsung AU8000 is still too expensive for you, then Samsung TU8000 is a good alternative choice.

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