The Crystal UHD marketing name was launched by Samsung in 2020 and is used to refer to budget 4K TVs based on traditional LCD technology . This line of TVs is designed to provide consumers with a quality picture at an affordable price and without unnecessary features.
Samsung AU8000 2021
In 2021, it consisted of three models: AU9000 , AU8000 , and AU7000 , with various variations denoting minor differences in design and function. For example, a comparison of the characteristics of AU9000 and AU9070 shows that they differ only in front panel color (black, titanium gray) and Bluetooth version (4.2, 5.2).
The entire Crystal UHD line -up for 2022 has yet to be announced, but the BU8000 * was announced yesterday. Based on the strict continuity between last and this year, which we see in the premium Neo QLED and QLED lines , we dare to assume that BU9000 and BU7000 brothers will soon complement it .
* Note: Model number may vary for different markets, eg BU8005, BU8075, BU079.
But back to BU8000 . The TV is equipped with a 60Hz refresh rate screen with side backlight, uses Contrast Enhancer to add depth to the image and MotionXcelerator to enhance the clarity of dynamic scenes, supports HDR10 , HDR10 + and HLG formats . The Crystal 4K processor is used for image and sound processing .
The BU8000 audio system consists of two speakers with a total output of 20W . In terms of sound, the TV supports Adaptive Sound to optimize it based on content and ambient noise, OTS Lite for a three-dimensional sound, and Q-Symphony to sync with a compatible Samsung soundbar .
In terms of smart features, the BU8000 offers SmartThings for networking other devices in your home, Google Duo for video conferencing ( requires a compatible camera like the Samsung SlimFit to work ), Samsung Workspace for accessing your computer files remotely, TapView for duplicating content from a smartphone to a TV screen, as well as voice control using Bixby , Alexa , Google Assistant programs . The BU8000 runs on the Tizen platform version 6.5 with an updated interface.
For convenient voice control, the TV remote has a built-in microphone. By the way, now it runs on solar energy and does not require conventional batteries.
Gamers in the BU8000 are waiting for a low input signal delay and the ALLM function , which automatically puts the TV into game mode when a compatible console is connected, as well as support for the HDR format for video games – HGiG .
Wired connections include USB 2.0 , HDMI 2.0 with eARC and Ethernet , among others . The wireless capabilities of the BU8000 are provided by Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 5 modules .
Externally, the novelty has a minimalist design with a thin body, a small frame around the screen and a flat back panel. TV stands are adjustable in height in case of placing a soundbar in front of it.
By the way, the BU8000 already has a variation under the BU8500 brand , which differs only in the design of the stand.