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Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000

Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000
95
Reviews
7 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
90
Age
9 Months Old
76
Running Costs
£150 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A newly released and remarkably highly rated 4K 65" TV, with a very good spec and low running costs. It has a game mode and a smartphone remote app, features voice control and supports Wi-Fi. Purchasers 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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£152
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With outstanding reviews and at under 1 year old, we have scored the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 as follows:

82

82
Kagoo Score
95
Reviews
86
Features
91
Age
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Running Costs

82

82
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 82?

purchasers report 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 £150 over 5 years, which is pretty average compared to the other 5,300+ televisions 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?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each TV by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

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.

What is This TV Best Used For?

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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?

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Remote Control
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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 an ethernet port
    Has a desktop stand included
    Has an ECO mode
    Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight
    4K
    ok thickness
    Does not feature OLED / QLED technology
    4K

    The UN65RU8000 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of full hd. 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 UN65RU8000's display diagonal of 65" is larger than 89% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. TVs have display diagonals of between 7" and 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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    Does Not Feature OLED / QLED Technology

    The Samsung UN65RU8000 does not feature OLED / QLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that 97% of TVs also do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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    The thickness of the Samsung UN65RU8000 of 58.4mm is ok compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 61% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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

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

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    Has a Smartphone Remote App
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    The Samsung UN65RU8000 has a smartphone remote app, which is unusual. 83% of TVs 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, which is unusual. 79% of televisions do not support Bluetooth.

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    Supports Digital Clean View
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    The UN65RU8000 supports Digital Clean View, unlike 93% of TVs which do not support Digital Clean View.

    What is Digital Clean View? Less Edit
    Has an Ethernet Port
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    The Samsung UN65RU8000 has an ethernet port. 65% of TVs also have an ethernet port.

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    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 ECO Mode

    The UN65RU8000 has an ECO mode. 92% of TVs do not have an ECO mode.

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    Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight

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

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    91
    Age

    Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 Release Date

    March 2019

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    When Are Most New Samsung Televisions Released?

    March to April is the most common period for new Samsung TVs to be released in.

    If you want the latest Samsung television features you may want to consider waiting until March 2020. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current Samsung TVs tend to drop off when the next models are released. The biggest month last year for new Samsung TV releases was April, with 69 new Samsung televisions released that month. March was the biggest month in 2017 for new Samsung TVs, with 73 new Samsung TVs released that month. In 2016 most new Samsung televisions were released in July, with 61 new Samsung televisions released that month.

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    How Fast Do Samsung Television Prices Drop After Release?

    Most TVs drop in price by 19% in the first 6 months after release, however Samsung televisions tend to depreciate more slowly.

    In the first 6 months after release, Samsung TVs drop in price by 17% on average.

    That means that on a typical Samsung TV costing £787 you could save on average £136 by waiting 6 months before buying.

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    Running Costs

    Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 Running Costs

    Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the UN65RU8000 will cost £150 over 5 years to run, which is pretty average compared to the other 5,300+ TVs that we checked.

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    Electricity cost when switched on £150
    Electricity cost when on standby £3
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    Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
    18
    To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 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

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    samsung bndlun65ru8000hwr650fbw, samsung un65ru8000fxza, samsung wh1000xm3b, samsung 76198486, samsung ru80000, samsung 8series, samsung hwr650, samsung 65quot, samsung 2160p

    Barcodes

     00000076198486,  00843342192770,  00850012858003,  00887276303031

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