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Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000
UN65RU8000

Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000
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7 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Popularity
Widely Available
86
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Running Costs
$120 Over 5 Years
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and top-rated 4K 58.4mm thick TV, with very low running costs and display diagonal. It has a game mode and a smartphone remote app, features voice control and supports Wi-Fi. Customers report that it has good sound quality, picture quality and it's very good-looking.
Features We Love:
Large display diagonal (65")
Features voice control
Game mode
Smartphone remote app
Supports Wi-Fi
65"
58.4mm
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$116
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Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price (excluding ex-display prices) has dropped from $849.99 to $779 in the last 32 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.

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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 number 1 across all TVs, number 1 in 4K TVs and number 1 in 60+ inch TVs.

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98
Reviews
89
Features
93
Popularity
86
Value for Money
87
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90

90
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 90?

our review analysis indicates that it has outstanding user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this television to others.
With it being less than a year since it was released by Samsung, this TV features some of the latest TV technology.
This TV has running costs of $120 over 5 years, which is pretty average compared to the other 5,400+ TVs that we have calculated running costs for.
It has some great features:
Large display diagonal
Features voice control
Has a game mode
Has a smartphone remote app
See entertainment bursting with color
Experience a wider range of color
See the bigger picture
Real game enhancer

What is the Kagoo Score?

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The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the TV is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec TVs come to market, the older TVs will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Average Review Score

4.7 stars (7 reviews)

86%

of Customers Would Recommend
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What Are People Saying About the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000?

Picture Quality
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Sound Quality
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Design
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Remote Control
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Gaming
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Six People Thought it Had a Good Design

Six people thought that the Samsung UN65RU8000 was very good-looking.

  • This TV is better than I was expecting, very easy set up to. Games on this thing look awesome, movies too. You will not be disappointed...
    Bevil151 - Bestbuy.com 30 Apr 2019
  • ... is absolutely beautiful. The screen is bright and clear and HDR videos in 4K just look gorgeous. 1080p even looks amazing as this TV does a superb job ...
    JoeInTX - Bestbuy.com 28 Apr 2019
  • I bought the 65" version of this and the picture is absolutely beautiful. The screen is bright and clear and HDR videos in 4K just look gorgeous. 1080p ...
    JoeInTX - Bestbuy.com 28 Apr 2019
  • ... right, I have ps vue for cable and it makes that look beautiful, ps4 games look amazing and of course 4k movies are jaw dropping. If you have the money ...
    Tazz84 - Bestbuy.com 30 Apr 2019
  • The Majority of Customers Thought it Had a Good Picture Quality

    Several people thought that the Samsung UN65RU8000 had good picture quality and upscaling.

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    Has Good Picture Quality
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Great picture quality with color options for what you are looking for...
    Samsung - Bestbuy.com 1 May 2019
  • ... chance. So i did, so far it's super nice. The colors, sound and picture quality is great. I don't have 4K channels but i still love. The gaming is amazing. ...
    Kev0987 - Bestbuy.com 6 May 2019
  • I bought the 65" version of this and the picture is absolutely beautiful. The screen is bright and clear and HDR videos in 4K just look gorgeous. 1080p ...
    JoeInTX - Bestbuy.com 28 Apr 2019
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    Has Good Upscaling
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Some Customers Thought This TV Had Good Audio Quality

    Three people thought that the Samsung UN65RU8000 had good sound quality.

  • ... thought the internal speakers would be sub-par but the internal speakers do a really good job on their own. For general family use, I think I could have ...
    JoeInTX - Bestbuy.com 28 Apr 2019
  • ... think I could have just stuck with the internal speakers. But, the sound bar integration is easy, thorough, and slick and the sound is very nice. It connects ...
    JoeInTX - Bestbuy.com 28 Apr 2019
  • ... But, the sound bar integration is easy, thorough, and slick and the sound is very nice. It connects optically to the TV and then is in sync. The TV controls ...
    JoeInTX - Bestbuy.com 28 Apr 2019
  • One Person Thought it Had a Useful Remote Control
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    One Person Thought This TV Was Good for Gaming
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Large display diagonal
    Features voice control
    Has a game mode
    Has a smartphone remote app
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Supports Wi-Fi Direct
    Supports Bluetooth
    Supports Digital Clean View
    Has a desktop stand included
    Has an ethernet port
    Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight
    Has an ECO mode
    4K
    ok thickness
    Does not feature OLED / QLED technology
    4K

    The highest resolution of the UN65RU8000 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a full hd TV, which is the most common resolution. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

    4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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    Large Display Diagonal
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    The display diagonals of TVs range from 7" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The display diagonal of the UN65RU8000 of 65" is very large compared to most other TVs. It is larger than 91% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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    Does Not Feature OLED / QLED Technology

    Like most other TVs, the UN65RU8000 does not feature OLED / QLED technology. 97% of TVs do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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    The thickness of the UN65RU8000 of 58.4mm is ok compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 39% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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    Features Voice Control
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    The UN65RU8000 features voice control, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not feature voice control.

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    Has a Game Mode
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    The UN65RU8000 has a game mode. 66% of TVs do not have a game mode.

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    Has a Smartphone Remote App
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    The UN65RU8000 has a smartphone remote app, unlike 83% of televisions which do not have a smartphone remote app.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The UN65RU8000 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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    Supports Wi-Fi Direct
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    The UN65RU8000 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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    Supports Bluetooth
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    The UN65RU8000 supports Bluetooth, unlike 79% of TVs which do not support Bluetooth.

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    Supports Digital Clean View
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    The Samsung UN65RU8000 supports Digital Clean View. 93% of TVs do not support Digital Clean View.

    What is Digital Clean View? Less Edit
    Has a Desktop Stand Included
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    The UN65RU8000 has a desktop stand included, which is unusual. 54% of TVs do not have a desktop stand included.

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    Has an Ethernet Port
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    The UN65RU8000 has an ethernet port. 65% of TVs also have an ethernet port.

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    Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight

    The UN65RU8000 features Adaptive Dimming Backlight, which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not feature Adaptive Dimming Backlight.

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    Has an ECO Mode

    The UN65RU8000 has an ECO mode, unlike 92% of televisions which do not have an ECO mode.

    Chart Hide Chart What is an ECO mode? Less Edit
    93
    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 has been listed on Kagoo since July 2019 and is currently ranked number 1 out of 948 TVs.
    86
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A TV with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This TV is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

    Product Quality Score
    High End Good Value for Money

    Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000
    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
    Price

    Whilst the product is in the most expensive 64% of TVs, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $779.00 we think it represents good value for money overall.

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    Value for Money of Similar TVs

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    Running Costs

    Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 Running Costs

    Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the UN65RU8000 will cost $120 over 5 years to run, which is pretty average compared to the other 5,400+ televisions that we checked.

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    Electricity cost when switched on $114
    Electricity cost when on standby $2
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    Total running cost over 5 years
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    Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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    To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000

    QWhat is the HD type of the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000?
    AThe Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 is a 4K TV.
    QWhat is the display diagonal of the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000?
    AThe Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 is a 65 inch TV.
    QDoes the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 feature OLED / QLED technology?
    ANo, the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 does not feature OLED / QLED technology.
    QWhat is the thickness of the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000?
    AThe Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 has a thickness of 58.4 millimeters.
    QWhat is the screen shape of the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000?
    AThe Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 is a flat TV.
    QWhat is the aspect ratio of the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000?
    AThe Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 supports a high-definition tv (16:9) aspect ratio.
    QIs the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 Smart TV?
    AYes, the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 is Smart TV.
    QDoes the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 have a smartphone remote app?
    AYes, the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 has a smartphone remote app.
    QDoes the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 have a game mode?
    AYes, the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 has a game mode.
    QDoes the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 support Digital Clean View?
    AYes, the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 is a TV which supports Digital Clean View.
    QDoes the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 feature ConnectShare (USB)?
    AYes, the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 is a TV which features ConnectShare (USB).
    QDoes the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 support 4K Ultra HD upscaling?
    AYes, the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 is a TV which supports 4K Ultra HD upscaling.
    QDoes the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 support Wi-Fi?
    AYes, the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 supports Wi-Fi.
    QDoes the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 support Bluetooth?
    AYes, the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 supports Bluetooth.
    QDoes the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 have an ethernet port?
    AYes, the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 has an ethernet port.
    QDoes the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 support Wi-Fi Direct?
    AYes, the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 supports Wi-Fi Direct.
    QDoes the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 feature voice control?
    AYes, the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 features voice control.
    QDoes the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 have a desktop stand included?
    AYes, the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 has a desktop stand included.
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    Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 Specification

    Key Features
    HD Type
    Display Diagonal
    OLED / QLED Technology
    Thickness
    Display
    Screen Shape
    Display Resolution
    Supported Video Mode
    Aspect Ratio
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
    Display Refresh Rate Supported
    Display Technology
    Supported Graphics Resolutions
    Audio
    RMS Rated Power
    Built-in Speaker
    Audio Decoders
    Speaker
    Multiroom
    Smart TV
    Smart TV
    Smart Modes
    Other Features
    Processor Cores
    Design
    On/off Switch
    Colour
    Power
    Power Consumption (Typical)
    Power Consumption (Standby)
    Annual Energy Consumption
    AC Input Voltage
    AC Input Frequency
    Maximum Power Consumption
    Certificates
    Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
    TV Tuner
    Auto Channel Search
    Tuner Type
    Digital Signal Format System
    Performance
    Smartphone Remote App
    Game Mode
    Digital Clean View
    Adaptive Dimming Backlight
    ConnectShare (USB)
    High Dynamic Range (HDR) 1000
    4K Ultra HD Upscaling
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth
    Ethernet Port
    Wi-Fi Direct
    Web Browser
    Management Features
    ECO Mode
    Voice Control
    Control Type
    On Screen Display (OSD)
    On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight
    Stand Height
    Weight With Stand
    Depth (With Stand)
    Height (With Stand)
    Width (With Stand)
    Height
    Width
    Stand Width
    Stand Depth
    Ports & Interfaces
    RF Port
    Digital Audio Optical Out
    USB 2.0 Port
    HDMI Port
    Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
    Audio Return Channel (ARC)
    RS-232C Port
    HDMI Quick Switch
    Packaging Data
    Package Weight
    Desktop Stand Included
    Package Height
    Handheld Remote Control
    Package Width
    Package Type
    Batteries Included
    Cables Included
    Manual
    E-Manual

    Product Identifiers

    Barcodes

     00887276303031

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