73.7"
41.46 "
85"
6'2"

Samsung UE85BU8000

ABOUT THIS TV

Samsung UE85BU8000 400x400 Image Samsung UE85BU8000

The UE85BU8000 is a 85 inch 4K TV from Samsung. It was launched in 2022. It features 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 52 ppi.

Picture Quality

Now, the next important specification of a display that will impact your viewing experience is Color Gamut.

Samsung did not provide a color gamut rating for this TV. So we have to take a guess. As this TV features a 85 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! It is capable of producing color accurate images out of the box.

What Color Gamut means ?

Color gamut specification of a TV is the measurement of the range of colors that the TV can show.

A display with poor color accuracy will produce washed out colors that will spoil your immersive experience.

Different manufacturers use different measurement standards to specify color gamut. Such as — sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC, DCI P3 to name a few.

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

Color Gamut Chart

Next in the list that will impact your experience is Static Contrast.

Understanding the static contrast ratio of a TV

There are 2 types of contrast specifications for a TV. Static and Dynamic. We are interested in static contrast ratio. Dynamic doesn't matter much.

This specification defines the intensity of black levels. That is, a TV with static contrast ratio < 1000:1 may produce black images something like this:

Example of a disply with low contrast ratio

Apart from this, such TVs are likely be prone to backlight bleeds that will affect your experience — as shown below.

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

Think of static contrast as another dimension to details — just like resolution. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will produce less shades of colors, thus lesser detail overall.

This TV is rated with a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., well enough to produce deep blacks. For the record, it also comes with local dimming feature 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 luminance the TV can achieve is 250 nits, which is powered by Edge LED backlight.

Gaming Performance

If you are planning to use your TV solely for content consumption, you can ignore these specifications. But if you are also planning to use the TV for gaming or use it as a PC monitor, you would want to get a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.

The input lag on the Samsung UE85BU8000 is 8 ms and its minimum response time is N/A. Gamers gonna 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 display. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.

For best of both worlds, get a TV that has an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.

Dimensions and Ergonomics

Vertically, the TV measures 85 inches and horizontally 74.84 inches.

It is 1 inches thick. In total this TV weighs approximately 42.5 kilograms including its stand. Without stand, it weighs 41.5 Kgs. So plan your space accordingly.

Now, coming to ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 600 x 400 mm is provided for wall-mounting. Swivel, Tilt or Pivot features are not supported on this unit.

Hardware and Audio

The TV comes with a 4-Core CPU. There is no data about the RAM on this TV.

Speaking of OS, the Samsung UE85BU8000 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 wireless connections, the manufacturer has provided Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.

The Audio unit of this TV is powered by 2 x 10W speakers.

In terms of power usage, on average, this TV consumes 186 watts. On standby, it uses 0.5 watts.

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

SPECSHEET

GENERAL
Brand
Samsung
Type
Smart TV
Size
85" (inches)
Model Series
BU8000
Model Number
UE85BU8000
Operating System
Powered by Tizen 6.5
Launch Year
2022
DISPLAY
Panel
85" 10 bit VA, IPS-ADS Panel
Bit Depth
10 bits (8 bits + FRC) ~1073741824 colors
Resolution
4K - 3840 x 2160 ~52 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: 186 W
Maximum: 289 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: 73.7 " (inches)
Height: 41.46 " (inches)
Diagonal: 85" (inches)
Body
Width: 74.84 " (inches)
Height: 42.76 " (inches)
Depth: 1.06 " (inches)
Weight: 41.5 kg
Body with Stand
Width: 74.84 " (inches)
Height: 44.45 " (inches)
Depth: 15.61 " (inches)
Weight: 42.5 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
Yes
Vesa Mount Support
Yes
Interface: 600 x 400 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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