Samsung AU8000 Best Budget TV
I purchased a 43" Samsung AU8000 for gaming purposes and movie watching. The TV was very easy to set up and install, its super light design and easy to follow instructions made it a breeze. I found the initial display on the TV to be bright and vivid out of the box and with some adjustment and colour correction the TV became much more natural and relaxed for extended viewing purposes.
The AU8000 supports 100hz refresh rates, 60fps gaming at 4K resolution, 10bit colour depth, bluetooth 5.0 and Wifi 5 to support 5ghz and 2.4ghz bandwidths. It f...eatures all of the main HDR methods and has amazing out of the box audio with a four down facing speaker setup. It has 3 HDMI ports and 2 USB 2.1 ports. The TV also supports Game Mode and Auto Low Latency Mode for Xbox consoles. If you have a new generation Xbox like the Series X or Series S the AU8000 works great for those consoles. Only missing out of support for 120fps@4k gaming. The AU8000 is reasonably priced for its feature list and has support for all the most popular apps like most Samsung TV's. This years model is a improvement over last years 2020 TU8000 and shares multiple features from that past model. I would recommend this TV for anyone looking for a small model 4K TV for Movies and Games.
Purchased in April 2021 at JB Hi-Fi.
Questions & Answers
Is it worth buying it? I was planning to buy the TU8000 until this suddenly showed up. Is there much difference? especially for gaming?
P.S: The reason I wanted to buy the TU8000 is for my PS5.
I've had a chat with some guys at JB Hifi and they seemed very helpful, I recommend that you catch up with them too
for gaming, as long as the TV is 100 Hz, it's good but apparently the TU series were not perfect for gaming, but Samsung has tried to improve it in AU series this year
so definitely go for AU compared to TU
but in general, and particularly about PS5, AU series are not the best option especially if you watch sports or action movies and play actions games which require super fast response from your TV, but still does the job
FYI: I'm still thinking of AU series, QLED's and even LG OLED's
This series of TV is considered a budget/entry level TV. It will support most of your needs for gaming, movies and streaming but it won't have access to the top of the line features like 120fps gaming. It does support essentially everything else though. Its got an OK response time of 9.5ms in game mode which is good across most models of TV's. If this is your price range then this is the best you can get.
Thank you all for the responses! Very appreciated it.
|Category||4K Ultra HD TVs||4K Ultra HD TVs||4K Ultra HD TVs||4K Ultra HD TVs|
|Type of TV||Smart TV||Smart TV||Smart TV||Smart TV|
|Energy Rating||4 star(s)||4 star(s)||4 star(s)||5 star(s)|
|Wireless Options||Bluetooth and Wi-Fi||Bluetooth and Wi-Fi||Bluetooth and Wi-Fi||Bluetooth and Wi-Fi|
|Number of HDMI Ports||3||3||3||3|
|Number of USB Ports||2||2||2||2|
|Weight||8.4 kg||11.5 kg||15.5 kg||20.9 kg|
|Dimensions (without stand)||559.8 x 965.5 x 25.7 mm||644.5 x 1118.3 x 25.7 mm||708.8 x 1232.1 x 25.7 mm||831.8 x 1450.9 x 25.7 mm|
|Dimensions (with stand)||599.8 x 965.5 x 205.6 mm||683.6 x 1118.3 x 228.8 mm||747.8 x 1232.1 x 228.8 mm||871.0 x 1450.9 x 281.8 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)||1 year(s)||1 year(s)||1 year(s)|
|Release date||Apr 2021||Apr 2021||Apr 2021||Apr 2021|
|Manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual|
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