51.85"
29.16 "
60"
6'2"

Samsung UN60BU8000

ABOUT THIS TV

Samsung UN60BU8000 400x400 Image Samsung UN60BU8000

The UN60BU8000 is a 60 inch 4K TV from Samsung, launched in the year 2022. It features a 10-bit VA panel.

The max. resolution it can achieve is 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz with a pixel density of 74 ppi.

Picture Quality

After screen size and resolution, the next important spec of a display that will impact your viewing experience is its Color Gamut.

Samsung did not provide a color gamut specification for this TV. So we have to take a guess. Considering the 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 quality on this TV will be Lifelike! It is capable of producing accurate colors AS IT IS intended.

Understanding the Color Gamut Specification

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

A display with poor color accuracy will produce undersaturated/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 etc.

But you don't need to worry about that, here is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.

Color Gamut Chart

Now, next in the list is Static Contrast.

Why its important?

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

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

Example of a disply with low contrast ratio

Apart from that, such TVs may suffer from backlight bleeds that will impact your experience — as shown below.

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

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 produce less shades of colors, thus 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 comes with a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., enough to produce deep blacks. The panel 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.

Coming to brightness, the peak luminance the Samsung UN60BU8000 can produce is 250 nits. The backlight of this TV is powered by Edge LED technology.

Gaming Performance

If you are planning to use the TV other than using it as a TV — like as a PC monitor or Gaming, you should take a TV with lowest input lag. For gaming however, both input lag and response time affects the performance.

The input lag on the Samsung UN60BU8000 is 8 ms and its minimum response time is N/A. Gamers will love this TV.

Understanding Input lag and response time

This lag is the amount of time at which key-presses/mouse movements changes the content of your display. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.

Although for better experience, get a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of < 20ms.

Ergonomics and Dimensions

Now, speaking of ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this TV with an interface size of 400 x 300 mm. The unit doesn't come with Swivel, Tilt or Pivot support.

The TV measures 60 inches vertically and 53.27 inches horizontally. It is 1 inches thick.

Overall the TV weighs 19.0 KGs including stand. Without stand, it weighs 18.6 kgs. So plan your space accordingly.

Hardware and Audio

The core of Samsung UN60BU8000 is powered by a Quad Core CPU. There is no mention on the available RAM on this TV.

The Operating System on this TV is Tizen 6.5.

For display connectivity, there are three HDMI 2.0 ports on this TV.

To connect USB devices, it includes two USB 2.0 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Cable/Antenna In (F-type female), 1x RS232 (C) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.

Regarding wireless connectivity, you will have — 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.

Now, coming to power consumption, on average, this TV uses 113.76 watts. On standby, it takes 0.5 watts.

It supports a power outlet of 100 V - 120 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz.

SPECSHEET

GENERAL
Brand
Samsung
Type
Smart TV
Size
60" (inches)
Model Series
BU8000
Model Number
UN60BU8000
Operating System
Powered by Tizen 6.5
Launch Year
2022
DISPLAY
Panel
60" 10 bit VA Panel
Bit Depth
10 bits (8 bits + FRC) ~1073741824 colors
Resolution
4K - 3840 x 2160 ~74 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 Cable/Antenna In (F-type female)
  • 1 x RS232 (C)
  • 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: 113.4 W
Maximum: 189.6 W
Standby: 0.5 W
Power Outlet
100 V - 120 V @ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
Energy Class
N/A
FEATURES AND TECHNOLOGY
Marketed Features
Screen Interpolation
Value: N/A
Technology: N/A
Frame Rate Control
Yes
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Screen
Width: 51.85 " (inches)
Height: 29.16 " (inches)
Diagonal: 60" (inches)
Body
Width: 53.27 " (inches)
Height: 30.58 " (inches)
Depth: 1.01 " (inches)
Weight: 18.6 kg
Body with Stand
Width: 53.27 " (inches)
Height: 32.07 " (inches)
Depth: 11.09 " (inches)
Weight: 19 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: 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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