The UE60BU8000 is a 60 inch 4K TV from Samsung. It was launched in 2022. It comes with a 10-bit VA panel. The maximum resolution it can achieve is 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and a pixel density of 74 ppi.
Now, the very next specification of a display that will impact your viewing experience is its Color Gamut.
This TV doesn't come with a color gamut specification, so we have to make an assumption based on its panel type. As this TV features a big 60 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.
What is Color gamut ?
Color gamut specification of a TV is the measurement of the range of colors that the display can display.
What this means is, this specification indicates the ability of a display to produce accurate colors. A display with low gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), thus producing a "washed out" picture.
It is specified in different units - sRGB,sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC, DCI P3 etc. 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.
Next in the list of important specifications that will impact your experience is Static Contrast.
What is Static Contrast ?
A TV with high enough static contrast ratio will produce deep blacks while a TV with low contrast ratio (<1000:1) will produce images that look muddy as shown in the below image.
As you see, this will affect your experience considerably.
Think of static contrast as another dimension to details — just like resolution. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, so 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 features a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., enough to produce deep blacks and eye-catching visuals. For the record, it also comes with local dimming backlight technology which is a plus.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), HDR10+, HDR and HDR10.
Coming to brightness, it can go as bright as 250 nits. The panel of this TV is powered by Edge LED backlight technology.
If you are going to use the TV other than using it as a TV — say as a PC monitor or for gaming purposes, you would want to get a TV with lowest input lag. For gaming however, both the input lag and response time impacts the performance.
The input lag on this TV is 8 ms and its minimum response time is N/A. So its a go-to TV if you are interested in gaming.
Understanding Input lag and response time
This lag is the amount of time at which key-presses/mouse movements changes the content of the screen. 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 < 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Coming to ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this TV with an interface size of 400 x 300 mm. However, there is no Swivel, Tilt or Pivot feature support in this TV.
The TV measures 60 inches vertically and 53.27 inches horizontally.
It is 1 inches thick. Overall it weighs around 19.0 kilograms (including stand). Without stand, it weighs 18.6 kgs.
Hardware and Audio
The core of this TV is powered by a Quad Core CPU. However, we could'nt find any information about the RAM on the TV's specsheet.
Speaking of OS, the Samsung UE60BU8000 runs Tizen 6.5 Operating System.
For display connectivity, there are three HDMI 2.0 ports on this TV.
For connecting USB devices, you will have 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.
For connecting to this TV wirelessly, the manufacturer has provided a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
The Audio unit of this TV is powered by 2 x 10W speakers.
Speaking of power usage, the TV consumes 110 Watts on average and 0.5 Watts on standby.
Both 110V and 220V lines are supported on this unit.