Launched in the year 2022, the UE65BU8000 is a 65" 4K TV from Samsung. It comes with a 10-bit VA, IPS-ADS panel.
The maximum resolution it can achieve is 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz with a pixel density of 68 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important spec of a display that will impact your viewing experience is Color Gamut.
This TV doesn't provide a color gamut specification, but don't worry, we have other means to guess that. Now, since the TV features amassive 65 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! Meaning it is capable of producing color accurate images out of the box.
What is Color gamut ?
Color gamut spec of a TV indicates the range of colors that the display can produce.
In layman terms, this specification tells the ability of a TV to produce accurate colors. A display with low color gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), so the image produced will look "washed out" in colors.
Different manufacturers use different units to specify color gamut. Viz — sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 Adobe RGB and rec.2020.
But don't worry, here is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.
Now, next in the list is Static Contrast.
Why its important?
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 dusty as shown in below image.
As you can see, this will affect your experience considerably.
Note that, static contrast ratio and resolution go hand in hand when it comes to details. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, thus lesser detail overall.
This TV comes with a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., good enough to display deep blacks and eye-catching visuals. For the record, it also comes with local dimming technology which is a plus.
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), HDR10+, HDR and HDR10 are also supported on this TV.
As for brightness, it is can produce a maximum luminance of 250 nits. The backlight of this TV is powered by Edge LED technology.
Now if you are going to use a TV other than watching videos — like as a PC monitor or for gaming purposes, make sure to get a TV that features the lowest input lag. For gaming however, both the input lag and response time affects the performance.
The input lag on the Samsung UE65BU8000 is 8 ms and its minimum response time is N/A. You will love this TV if you are a gamer.
What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?
This lag is the amount of time at which your device inputs changes the content of your display. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
But ideally, get a TV that has an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Coming to ergonomics — If you plan to wall mount the TV, you can make use of the VESA mount provided with this TV, which by the way has an interface size of 400 x 300 mm. There is no Swivel, Tilt or Pivot feature support in this TV.
Vertically, the TV measures 65 inches and horizontally 57.12 inches.
In terms of thickness, it is just 1 inches thick. In total it weighs 21.3 kgs including its stand. Without stand, it weighs 20.9 Kgs. So plan your space accordingly.
Hardware and Audio
The chipset of this TV is powered by a Quad Core CPU. However, we could'nt find any information on the total RAM on this TV.
Speaking of OS, the Samsung UE65BU8000 runs Tizen 6.5 Operating System.
For display connectivity, there are three HDMI 2.0 ports on this TV.
To connect 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, you will have — a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
Speaking of speakers, it is packaged with 2 x 10W built-in speakers.
Now, coming to power usage, on average, this TV consumes about 124 watts. On standby, it uses 0.5 watts.
Both 110V and 220V outlets are supported on this unit.