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Samsung UN49RU8000FXZA Flat 49 Inch 4K 8 Series Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR and Alexa Compatibility 2019 Model

Last Updated: September 28, 2019 (Refresh Now)
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Picture Quality
 27
quality, tv, smart, sound, excellent
+100%
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" ...  Bright picture, fast refresh rate, great price.  ...  "
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" ...  Good picture, sound, tons of extras.  ...  "
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" ...  The Picture quality is great.  ...  "
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" ...  The tv is thinner in person than it looks like in pictures.  ...  "
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" ...  once I found the picture settings and changed it from standard to dynamic .  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent picture and smart options.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture quality is far best than any other TV we have had.  ...  "
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" ...  We are amazed at the quality of the picture.  ...  "
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Resolution
 14
samsung, 4k, picture, smart, 55
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Samsung has their own internet TV service with a handful of good channels.  ...  "
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" ...  I just set up my new Samsung UN65RU8000FXZA FLAT 65'' 4K UHD 8 Series Smart TV (2019) TV.  ...  "
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" ...  TV is Great for both Watching UHD Movies and Playing Video Games.  ...  "
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" ...  I have gone out and bought several 4K movies to test it further and I can say it does beat standard blu ray easily.  ...  "
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" ...  However, I did want to take advantage of the top 4K features now available. ... This Samsung 55" 4K UHD 8 Series unit is wonderful!  ...  "
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" ...  I came from a 53" Samsung 1080p plasma TV which has a much sharper picture.  ...  "
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" ...  Replaced my old plasma TV.  ...  "
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" ...  No matter what 60Hz cannot produce a picture this smooth. ... If you're on the market for a feature-packed 55" well under $1,000 with a high NATIVE refresh rate, look no further.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 14
smart, connect, tvs, speaker, setup
+79%
-21%
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" ...  A great tv.  ...  "
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" ...  It connects with anything and by any means  ...  "
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" ...  Now remember, I have only had this 4 days but if it matches up to the other Samsung TV"s I have owned it should be great.  ...  "
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" ...  I've noticed that you have to be very diligent in researching TVs, because manufacturers will jump through all types of hoops to give you an inflated number. ... There is no annoying "echo" effect if I do happen to have both audio outputs active. ... I can't imagine needing anything else from my TV.  ...  "
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" ...  What a deal for such a great Samsung TV.  ...  "
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" ...  The Smart TV functions are amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  Easiest setup I've had so far for a smart tv.  ...  "
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" ...  Can connect to an iphone easy  ...  "
Setup
 11
tv, setup, set, smart, process
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Easiest setup I've had so far for a smart tv.  ...  "
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" ...  This weighs less than half and was easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Despite the size, the packaging made the setup pretty easy, considering.  ...  "
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" ...  In less than 30 minutes the TV was ready to hook up.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was so easy.  ...  "
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" ...  We love our new TV, easy to install and looks great!  ...  "
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" ...  Setup of the TV was pretty fast and painless which is always a nice plus once you get it plugged in.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 10
set, setup, use, remote, pretty
+100%
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" ...  Picture is sharp and clear and TV remote and setup are easy.  ...  "
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" ...  This weighs less than half and was easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Despite the size, the packaging made the setup pretty easy, considering.  ...  "
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" ...  I was apprehensive of the 'voice remote' and I do miss the number buttons but it is pretty easy to navigate without using the voice commands, the quick launch buttons are awesome if you use streaming services .  ...  "
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" ...  Can connect to an iphone easy  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was so easy.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is great and the features are intuitive and useful.  ...  "
Software Platform
 10
samsung, smart, roku, apps, use
+80%
-20%
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" ...  I use a nividea shield running android tv and use Hulu live for my cable TV option. ... Then have to say, this Samsung UI is quite nice and will work great for all your popular streaming services.  ...  "
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" ...  Smart features are not compatible with PlayStation Vue, so we still had to hook a ROKU upto it.  ...  "
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" ...  The Smart TV functions are amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  Now I use many apps on it.  ...  "
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" ...  Came with so many apps already downloaded on the TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Was able to disconnect Fios and Apple TV and get the same content - with YouTube tv- via apps.  ...  "
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" ...  the the colors pop and this isnt Samsungs flagship TV .  ...  "
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" ...  setting up with the Samsung app. ... And the setup screen shows a Samsung Flagship phone.  ...  "
Price
 10
value, tv, spend, money, get
+100%
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" ...  Decent tv, would think you would get more features for the price you are paying.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price, great tv.  ...  "
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" ...  Price should be matched with others in market  ...  "
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" ...  Personally at the price for a Q led this will give you the best value.  ...  "
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" ...  I am so glad I spend a the extra money to get the RU8000 , instead of the RU7100. ... Reviews convinced me to spend the extra money.  ...  "
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" ...  At this price point, you won't find a more solid package.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 9
tv, use, setup, settings, samsung
+78%
-22%
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" ...  The commands are very simple and displayed on the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  The bezels are thin, so it's practically all screen and at 2.3 inches thick, it makes a beautiful addition to any home theater setup.  ...  "
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" ...  This 65 inch Samsung RU8000 Series TV exceeded my expectations compared to the RU7300. ... I set the picture mode to Dynamic because it gives the screen more color.  ...  "
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" ...  At the time of this posting, I have set up my TV and I must say my eyes hurt from all the clarity! ... And the setup screen shows a Samsung Flagship phone.  ...  "
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" ...  I have it hooked up to an Apple TV and tend to leave it on because the daily screen savers just look so beautiful on it that I catch myself commonly watching them.  ...  "
Remote
 8
tv, picture, good, stick, fire
+100%
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" ...  Still learning remote control, but loving tv.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is awesome, The remote (once you get the hang of using it) is good, and the smart features are good.  ...  "
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" ...  The TV's remote is easy to use and the picture is really clean and crisp with good colors.  ...  "
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" ...  The TV remote also works our fire stick, which was an unexpected bonus feature.  ...  "
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" ...  Nothing to add perfect TV with the best remote control in the world.  ...  "
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" ...  Word on the street is that the Euro version of this TV got a nice shiny metal remote instead of this.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 6
audio, tv, soundbar, picture, speakers
+100%
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" ...  Get a soundbar for it, TV sound is ok, but for movies and such, it’s good to have the soundbar.  ...  "
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" ...  Combine it with a Samsung sound bar, and you've got a small home theater.  ...  "
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" ...  Good picture, sound, tons of extras.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality from the built-in speakers is good, but not quite as impressive as last year's model. ... Granted I only got to actually hear the 2018 model in the store, but even in that industrial warehouse of a store, the sound was what reeled me in. ... There is no annoying "echo" effect if I do happen to have both audio outputs active. ... Audio: 4/5  ...  "
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" ...  It has a fabulous picture and sound.  ...  "
Color
 6
picture, colors, settings, pretty, get
+100%
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" ...  The colors change significantly when you move from left to right or up and down. ... If you are directly in front the picture is good and colors are pretty deep and good, however, it seriously looses color integrity if you move at all. ... Standing up results in serious color degradation.  ...  "
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" ...  The blacks are black . ... the the colors pop and this isnt Samsungs flagship TV .  ...  "
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" ...  Sure enough, the colors were washed out if you viewed from anything more than 30 degrees off center.  ...  "
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" ...  The blacks look black.  ...  "
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" ...  I set the picture mode to Dynamic because it gives the screen more color.  ...  "
Marketplace
 6
quality, amazon
+100%
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" ...  Picture is more than I expected.  ...  "
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" ...  We are amazed at the quality of the picture. ... As others have said, the most obvious setting to change was the picture .  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is incredible.  ...  "
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" ...  As you can see from the photos, the design is gorgeous.  ...  "
Ports
 6
new, hdmi, cable, video, software
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Really hard to use software menu does not sense new HDMI devices when plugged in. ... The auto sense fails to detect a video signal and blames your HDMI cable - I tried 3 different new 'high speed' cables and the TV software was useless in seeing the new device.  ...  "
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" ...  I don’t have cable and stream all of my TV.  ...  "
Gaming
 5
video, movies, look
+100%
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" ...  Ps4 games look great on it  ...  "
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" ...  So are video games.  ...  "
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" ...  My video games and movies are crystal clear with zero lag or blur, even during intense high-paced action scenes.  ...  "
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" ...  Game mode: I have an Xbox One X and this TV supports the way I want to play.  ...  "
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" ...  Games and shows almost feel like they come alive in the room with how amazing it looks and then how the Sonos compliments it.  ...  "
Apps
 5
youtube, use, tv, smart, samsung
+100%
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" ...  Now I use many apps on it.  ...  "
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" ...  Came with so many apps already downloaded on the TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Was able to disconnect Fios and Apple TV and get the same content - with YouTube tv- via apps.  ...  "
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" ...  I did find the "Optimized" EQ to be excellent at automatically tuning itself for Spotify music, then my video games and streaming shows on Hulu.  ...  "
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" ...  setting up with the Samsung app.  ...  "
Product As Described
 5
quality
+100%
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" ...  Picture is more than I expected.  ...  "
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" ...  We are amazed at the quality of the picture. ... As others have said, the most obvious setting to change was the picture .  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is incredible.  ...  "
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" ...  As you can see from the photos, the design is gorgeous.  ...  "
Features
 5
smart, seem, lighting, 5
+80%
-20%
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" ...  I don't use the Samsung Smart features, they're Ad ridden and they sell your info so the heck with them.  ...  "
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" ...  Features: 5/5  ...  "
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" ...  We enjoy the features and quality.  ...  "
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" ...  The audio, visual and smart features are perfect in my opinion.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 4
month, model, ago
+100%
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" ...  Other than those two things, it has been functioning properly.  ...  "
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" ...  Well, bought a few months ago & this is what we have.  ...  "
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" ...  Will update reviewed if repaired or replaced.  ...  "
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" ...  I was eyeing the 2018 model of this TV since I saw it at BJ's a month ago and I was in love.  ...  "
Video Playback
 4
tv, movies, games
+100%
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" ...  TV is Great for both Watching UHD Movies and Playing Video Games.  ...  "
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" ...  I am a gadget guy and have many retro video devices - game consoles, VCR, CD player, Wii, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s like going to the movies.  ...  "
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" ...  My video games and movies are crystal clear with zero lag or blur, even during intense high-paced action scenes.  ...  "
Capacity
 3
living
+67%
-33%
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" ...  The gentleman carried the TV into my living room and left it.  ...  "
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" ...  Better than having a Drive-In in your living room.  ...  "
Device Stand
 3
tv, needed, mounting, mounted
+100%
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" ...  Sony TV above fireplace.  ...  "
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" ...  And have it mounted on a wall  ...  "
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" ...  From there I realized I had to run to the store to buy the needed screws for my wall mount which the information booklet it comes with informed me of exactly which I needed. ... I was also able to attach the mounting hardware by myself to but did request her help to get the tv up on the wall.  ...  "
Cables
 3
tv, input, coaxial, stutter, adjustment
+33%
-67%
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" ...  The coaxial cable input is for a local antenna only.  ...  "
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" ...  I don’t have cable and stream all of my TV.  ...  "
Returns
 3
replaced
+33%
-67%
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" ...  So difficult to repackage and return.  ...  "
Design
 3
+100%
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" ...  Design: 5/5  ...  "
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" ...  like literally slick.  ...  "

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