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Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000

Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000
95
Reviews
7 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
61
Value for Money
Good
92
Age
6 Months Old
75
Running Costs
£140 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
Our review analysis indicates that this TV it. It's a positively reviewed and enormous 4K 58.4mm thick TV, with low running costs and a very good spec. It has a game mode and a smartphone remote app, features voice control and supports Wi-Fi.
Features We Love:
Large display diagonal (65")
Features voice control
Has a game mode
Has a smartphone remote app
Supports Wi-Fi
65"
58.4mm
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£143
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Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 Price History

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Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £733.98 on eBay 32 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.

There is a 82% chance that the price of the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 will go down in the next 2 weeks. We forecast that prices will drop by up to £87 over this period.

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With outstanding reviews and at under only 6 months old, we have ranked the Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 number 95 in 60+ inch TVs, number 254 in 4K TVs and number 270 in Netflix recommended TVs.

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Kagoo Score
95
Reviews
86
Features
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Value for Money
92
Age
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Running Costs

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 82?

owners report that it has brilliant user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this TV to others.
Released by Samsung 5 months ago, it is one of the newest TVs on the market, incorporating some of the latest television features.
This TV has running costs of £140 over 5 years, which is pretty average compared to the other 5,300+ 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?

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?

Having compared this Samsung TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is excellent for playing games, ranking number 51 in TVs for gaming. It is also good for watching sport, ranking number 207 in TVs for sport as well being good for watching films, ranking number 250 in TVs for films.
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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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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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    How Good Are Samsung TVs?

    86
    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
    Has an ECO mode
    Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight
    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 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 display diagonal of the Samsung UN65RU8000 of 65" is larger than 93% of all televisions when sorted 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. 97% of TVs also do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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

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    Features Voice Control
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    The Samsung UN65RU8000 features voice control. 85% of televisions do not feature voice control.

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    Has a Game Mode
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    The Samsung UN65RU8000 has a game mode. 66% of televisions 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 84% of TVs 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. 79% of TVs 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 televisions do not support Digital Clean View.

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    Has a Desktop Stand Included
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    The UN65RU8000 has a desktop stand included, unlike 55% of televisions which 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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    Has an ECO Mode

    The Samsung UN65RU8000 has an ECO mode, which is unusual. 92% of TVs do not have an ECO mode.

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    Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight

    The Samsung UN65RU8000 features Adaptive Dimming Backlight. 98% of TVs do not feature Adaptive Dimming Backlight.

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    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.

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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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    Samsung Series 8 UN65RU8000 Release Date

    March 2019

    As one of the newer televisions, this television features the latest in television technology.

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    In April 2018, 65 new Samsung televisions were released making it the biggest month that year for new Samsung television releases. The biggest month in 2017 for new Samsung TV releases was March, with 73 new Samsung televisions released that month. July was the biggest month in 2016 for new Samsung TVs, with 61 new Samsung TVs released that month.

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    How Fast Do Samsung Television Prices Drop After Release?

    Samsung TVs tend to depreciate more slowly than most TVs.

    Most TVs drop in price by 17% in the first 6 months after release. New Samsung televisions drop in price by an average of 14% in the first 6 months after they were first released.

    A typical new Samsung television costs on average £844. By waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £122.

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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 £140 over 5 years to run, which is pretty average compared to the other 5,300+ televisions that we checked.

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    Electricity cost when switched on £140
    Electricity cost when on standby £3
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    £143
    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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    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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