The UE50BU8500 is a 50 inch 4K TV from Samsung, launched in the year 2022. It features a 10-bit VA panel.
It can achieve a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and pixel density of 89 ppi.
Now, the very next feature of a display that will impact your viewing experience is Color Gamut.
Samsung has not provided a color gamut rating for this TV. So we have to take a guess. Now, since the TV features a big 50 inch screen, it won't come with a cheap panel, so here we can assume its equivalent sRGB coverage to be 90-100% or above. The color accuracy on this TV will be Lifelike! It will produce color accurate images by default.
Understanding the Color Gamut Specification
Color gamut spec of a TV is the measurement of the range of colors that the TV can display.
A TV with poor color accuracy will produce washed out colors that will spoil your immersive experience.
It is specified in different units - sRGB(most popular), NTSC, DCI P3 Adobe RGB, rec.2020. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.
But don't worry, here is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.
Now, after color gamut, the static contrast specification of a TV has equally important role in picture quality.
Understanding the static contrast ratio of a TV
Static contrast ratio of a TV corresponds to its Black levels. A Display with low static contrast ratio (<1000:1) will not produce deep blacks. Also, such displays are likely to suffer from backlight bleeds such as below:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Clearly this will rob your viewing experience, especially in a dark room.
Like resolution, the static contrast ratio is also equally responsible for details. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will produce less shades of colors, thus lesser detail overall.
If given a choice, always prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
This TV comes with a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., good enough to produce deep blacks and eye-catching visuals. For the record, it also comes with local dimming technology which is a plus.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), HDR10+, HDR and HDR10.
As for brightness, it is can achieve a peak brightness of 250 nits. The backlight used on the panel is Edge LED.
If you are planning to use your TV just for content consumption, you can ignore these specs. But if you are also going to use the TV for gaming or use it as a PC monitor, you would want to get a TV with the lowest input lag and response time.
The input lag on this TV is 8 ms and its minimum response time is N/A. Gamers will love this TV.
What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?
This lag is the latency at which device inputs changes the content of your TV. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
Although for better experience, look for a TV that features an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Now, speaking of ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 200 x 200 mm is provided for wall-mounting. Swivel, Tilt or Pivot features are not supported on this unit.
The vertical and horizontal measurements of this TV are 44 inches and 27.94 inches respectively.
Coming to thickness, it is just 1 inches thick.
Overall it weighs 12.1 Kgs including stand. Without stand, it weighs 11.5 Kgs. So plan your space accordingly.
Hardware and Audio
The Samsung UE50BU8500 is powered by Quad Core CPU. There is no data about the RAM on the TV's official specsheet.
The Operating System on this TV is Tizen 6.5.
For display connectivity, there are three HDMI 2.0 ports on this TV.
For connecting USB devices, it includes two USB 2.0 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (F-type female), 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x CI+ 1.4 and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
Regarding wireless connections on this TV, you will have — Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
The Audio unit of this TV is powered by 2 x 10W built-in speakers.
Speaking of power usage, on average, it consumes 78 Watts. On standby, it uses 0.5 Watts.
For powering this unit, you'll need either a 110V or 220V outlet @ 50Hz-60Hz.