56.24"
31.63 "
65"
6'2"

Samsung UE65BU8500

ABOUT THIS TV

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Launched in the year 2022, the UE65BU8500 is a 65" 4K TV from Samsung. It comes with a 10-bit VA, IPS-ADS panel. The max. resolution it can display is 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and a pixel density of 68 ppi.

Picture Quality

After screen size and resolution, the next most important feature of a display is its Color Reproduction, which is defined by its color gamut specification.

Samsung has not provided a color gamut specification for this TV. But don't worry, we have other means to guess that. As this 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 should be Lifelike! Meaning it will produce color accurate images out of the box.

What is Color gamut ?

Color gamut spec of a TV is the measurement of the range of colors that the TV can produce.

Meaning, this specification determines the ability of a TV to produce accurate colors. A TV 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 define color gamut. Viz — sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 etc.

But you don't need to worry about that, here is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.

Color Gamut Chart

After color gamut, next in the list is Static Contrast.

What is Static Contrast ?

Static contrast ratio of a TV corresponds to its Black levels. A TV with low static contrast ratio (less than 1000:1) will not produce deep blacks. Moreover, such displays may suffer from backlight bleeds such as this:

Backlight bleed exampleThe image is an example of another display, it is not this one

Obviously this will affect your experience considerably, especially in a dark room.

Also note, 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, so lesser detail overall.

If given a choice, I will prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.

This TV is rated with a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., good enough to achieve deep blacks. The panel comes with local dimming backlight 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, the peak brightness it can produce is 250 nits, powered by Edge LED backlight technology.

Gaming Performance

If you are planning to use your TV only for content consumption, you can ignore these specifications. But if you are also going to use the TV for playing games or use it as a PC monitor, make sure to take a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.

The input lag on this TV 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 ?

This lag is the latency at which your device inputs changes the content of the TV. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.

For best of both worlds, look for a TV that features an input lag and response time of < 20ms.

Dimensions and Ergonomics

The width of this TV is 57.15 inches while its height is 35.33 inches. In terms of thickness, it is 1 inches thick. Overall it weighs 21.7 kgs including its stand. Without stand, it weighs 20.9 kgs.

Speaking of 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. Swivel, Tilt or Pivot features are not supported on this unit.

Hardware and Audio

The TV is powered by 4-Core CPU. However, Samsung didn't provide any specification on the total available RAM on this TV.

To power its UI, the TV runs Tizen 6.5 Operating System.

For display connectivity, Samsung has provided 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.

For wireless connections, 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.

As for power usage, it consumes 124 Watts on average and 0.5 Watts on standby.

For powering this unit, you will require either a 110V or 220V outlet @ 50Hz-60Hz.

SPECSHEET

GENERAL
Brand
Samsung
Type
Smart TV
Size
65" (inches)
Model Series
BU8500
Model Number
UE65BU8500
Operating System
Powered by Tizen 6.5
Launch Year
2022
DISPLAY
Panel
65" 10 bit VA, IPS-ADS Panel
Bit Depth
10 bits (8 bits + FRC) ~1073741824 colors
Resolution
4K - 3840 x 2160 ~68 ppi
Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Response Time
N/A
Input Lag
8 ms
Brightness
N/A
Backlight Source
Edge LED
Static Contrast
N/A
Dynamic Contrast
N/A
Display Coating
N/A
Color Gamut
sRGB: 90-100% (approx.)
DCI P3: N/A
NTSC 1953: N/A
Rec 2020: N/A
Adobe RGB: N/A
HARDWARE
Display Ports
3 x HDMI 2.0
Network Connectivity
  • LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
  • 802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
  • 802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
  • 802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac)
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • DLNA
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • 1 x Ethernet RJ45
Other Ports
  • Wireless Dex
  • 1 x Satellite In (F-type female)
  • 1 x Antenna (RF) (female)
  • 1 x CI+ 1.4
  • 2 x USB 2.0
Audio
Speakers: 2 x 10W
Inbuilt Subwoofer: N/A
Ports: 1 x Optical Audio Out
Chipset
RAM: N/A
CPU: 4 Core CPU
GPU: N/A
Power Consumption
Average: 124 W
Maximum: 182 W
Standby: 0.5 W
Power Outlet
100 V - 120 V @ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
220 V - 240 V @ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
Energy Class
G
FEATURES AND TECHNOLOGY
Marketed Features
Screen Interpolation
Value: 2200 PQI
Technology: Picture Quality Index
Frame Rate Control
Yes
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Screen
Width: 56.24 " (inches)
Height: 31.63 " (inches)
Diagonal: 65" (inches)
Body
Width: 57.15 " (inches)
Height: 32.77 " (inches)
Depth: 1.01 " (inches)
Weight: 20.9 kg
Body with Stand
Width: 57.15 " (inches)
Height: 35.33 " (inches)
Depth: 11.43 " (inches)
Weight: 21.7 kg
ERGONOMICS
Viewing Angle
Horizontal: 178 °
Vertical: 178 °
Pivot Support
Left Pivot: N/A
Right Pivot: N/A
Tilt Support
Forward Tilt: N/A
Backward Tilt: N/A
Swivel Support
Left Swivel: N/A
Right Swivel: N/A
Height Adjustment
No
Vesa Mount Support
Yes
Interface: 400 x 300 mm
ENVIRONMENT LIMITS
Altitude
Storage: N/A
Operation: N/A
Temperature
Storage: N/A
Operation: N/A
Humidity
Storage: N/A
Operation: N/A

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