Samsung 49″ NU8000 Smart 4K UHD TV (UN49NU8000)

4.38 out of 5
(21 customer reviews)

$999.99

  • Dynamic Crystal Color
  • HDR10+ Technology
  • 360 Design
  • One Remote
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21 reviews for Samsung 49″ NU8000 Smart 4K UHD TV (UN49NU8000)

  1. 5 out of 5

    PrincessSaya

    Samsung does it again

    I am a HUGE samsung fan. Most of what they put out is always great, quality products. This tv is no exception. Straight out the box its super easy to setup and log into. Its fast, responsive and has great features. I game alot on it and the colors and framerate are to die for. Game mode is perfect for fast paced games and when tons of things are happening on the screen. The volume is surprisingly good for a tv. Samsungs series line of tvs sets a high bar for performance and just knocks it out of the park.

    Originally posted on Samsung.com

  2. 5 out of 5

    Absolutemagik2

    So clear I feel like I am there!!

    This TV is so amazing…I love it. The clarity of the picture is super clear and makes me feel like I am actually there. I am seeing details in movies I have watched 10’s of times that I have never noticed before. Such an eye opening experience watching this TV. The picture quality and watching experience is so good my wife actually stays awake and finishes the movies with me now….a rare experience in the past. The physical design is so nicely designed that I hardly notice it. The user interface is excellent but I would love to have a dark mode for nighttime viewing as it is super bright and striking when the menu is activated and hard to look at in the dark but by no means is it a deal breaker. Smart TV functions have everything I need for a basic core experience but a few more apps and channels would be really great. On that note it does pair up with my external digital streaming device but I was unable to pair the remote correctly so I could use just one remote…someday I will figure it out and bliss will follow. The remote is wonderfully sleek, easy to use, has impressive around-the-corner range and it’s only drawback is accidentally sitting on it has taken me far from where I was watching in a split second, much to the great confusion of all watching. It was super easy to set up, both physically and digitally and takes up very little footprint compared to my old tv. I look forward to wall mounting it eventually but I almost feel like I don’t need to at all.

    All-in-all a perfect addition to my digital watching experience. I LOVE IT.

    Originally posted on Samsung.com

  3. 5 out of 5

    lessthanzero26801

    Picture Worth a Million $$$

    I have the 2016 version of this model and this one is brighter. It also has a clever channel on the back of the TV to hide the cords. The bezel is thin like a phone bezel. The HDR color is saturated and beautiful, the picture is crisp and realistic, and HD content on this TV looks like it is 4K.

    Originally posted on Samsung.com

  4. 5 out of 5

    ReddrumFisher

    Great features for a Led Smart TV

    Easy to set up and configure right out of the box. The support stand was one of the main reasons I got this TV, as it was only one in this approx sze that would fit my existing TV cabinet.

    Originally posted on Samsung.com

  5. 5 out of 5

    Paulaclese

    Fantastic TV

    Love this TV! Great size and amazing picture. Only wish it had 120hz refresh rate. Literally the only thing that could make this TV any better than it already is. Color range is spectacular. No noticeable juttering or lag whilst gaming in 4K or streaming 4K content. Black range is immense. Connection and setup through Samsung Smart Things app is brilliant!

    Originally posted on Samsung.com

  6. 5 out of 5

    Buyout

    Awesome TV

    I purchased this tv from Best Buy and had some great help from the TV sales person. I was deciding between the QLED and the NU8000. I choose this particular TV for a few reasons.
    1. I wanted to upgrade in size and quality from my current bedroom TV
    2. The NU8000 model for this size is a 2018 while the QLED 49″ was a 2017 model.
    3. I was already familiar with the 65″ model which I absolutely love.
    4. Upon viewing the floor model, I felt the picture quality was perfect.

    I use this TV every night and I enjoy the high quality of this product. My xbox one x is awesome on this tv.
    Thanks Samsung!!!!

    Originally posted on Samsung.com

  7. 5 out of 5

    ricklee

    excellent picture and good sound

    excellent picture and good sound . had tv for three weeks so far am loving it

    Originally posted on Samsung.com

  8. 5 out of 5

    Scoopjohn

    Fantastic tv

    Great Tv so far. Packaging was very protective and I was impressed with the side Velcro type protection for the screen. I felt that the instructions for the tv stand lacked direction. Words would have been useful as opposed to just pictures. The picture quality is amazing. It’s too soon for me to discuss the features but hit me up in 6 months and I will gladly review again.

    Originally posted on Samsung.com

  9. 5 out of 5

    crg31

    This is the lebron James of tvs

    This TV does anything you could possibly Want it 2. The quality of to TV can be seen once you take it out of The Box. It’s design is beautiful. The picture quality is amazing. You can watch a show of put in a DVD from 10 years ago and you’ll notice Colors popping out that ever seen before. If you’re I gamer this TV checks off every single Box possible on the xbox one X for the 4K settings. I have seen no flaws in any input setting mode. It was easy to set up and comes full of apps. I do love the simplicity the smart Remote. The talk to tExt works well better than most I have seen. I have a longer Review on Amazon. It is the very first review.

    Originally posted on Samsung.com

  10. 5 out of 5

    michael1226

    Samsung TV

    over all this TV is great The slimmness, weight and size is perfect for it’s price The sound quality and speed is amazing For it’s price
    the smartness and apps On this Tv Is amazing And finally the graphics and and quality is amazing everything looks real Thank you so much Samsung

    Originally posted on Samsung.com

  11. 5 out of 5

    Pablo0077

    excellent picture quality

    Easy menu navigation and picture quality is top notch , cable management intergraded into tv is a really nice touch.

    Originally posted on Samsung.com

  12. 5 out of 5

    ares408lars

    great television

    Amazing viewing experience
    Love the smart tv features

    Originally posted on Samsung.com

  13. 2 out of 5

    Mr Happy

    Very disappointed with non-retail setting picture

    I purchased my UN49NU8000FXZA tv from Best Buy on 11/10/2018. The set-up was not the easiest and the tv was slow to respond during input from remote. I finally had it up and running in about 30 minutes. The HD video quality is fair at best from my 1080i Dish receiver. I upgraded from a 10 yr old 47″ Phillips 1080p LCD tv.

    I reset the tv to factory settings the next day, the tv screen went black and then changed to a muted 2/3 blue and 1/3 violet colored screen. I cycled power off and on and turned on all 3 external components. I finally received a Dish network video display.

    My 10 yr old Phillips has a superior picture compared to the 49NU8000 tv. Audio is very good for this tv.

    I have watched Netflix and YouTube TV through my ROKU device. Both have the same quality picture as the 1080i Dish receiver. My 3 yr old Panasonic BR Player has better video on the 49NU8000 tv. I watched a 2K resolution version of John Carpenter’s The Thing and colors were definitely off. All faces look red, like they are wind burnt, blues are not as deep or rich, green is muted. The discrepancy in colors are most apparent when viewing a live NFL game. Also, the video is dim and muted. This tv does not seem to display a decent HD video.

    I have spent over 8 hours attempting to find a decent video setting I can live with. I have browsed numerous articles and blogs and adjusted settings, and I am very disappointed in my purchase.

    I researched tv’s for almost three months and this is what I am left with. My son recommends an S*** brand tv.

    I “cannot” recommend purchasing this tv.

    Originally posted on Samsung.com

  14. 3 out of 5

    matthyup

    No justification of buying this specific MODEL

    This is going to be more focused on UI standpoint of the device, looking at it from a perspective of a non-expert.

    Display and Design – Very good. Picture looks almost good right out of the box with base setting. Body and the bezel is really thin, with a sturdy stand.

    Interactive source** – This is where I am going to spend a lot of time. User interaction is TERRIBLE. Obviously, I feel this way since Samsung is a leading brand in TV market and needs to be better than this. Also, this particular device is not cheap. Here’s why I think it is so bad.

    1. Bixby – (Comparison to Google Assistant)
    Here is the list of reasons why BIXBY sucks.

    a) Does not recognize the words very well. Even when spoken slowly, I can hardly get the right word registration on the first try.
    b) Not smart enough to auto-correct with word-relevance. ( If I say “Cincinnati Bengals,” it will register the word “bangles,” without ever correcting it)
    c) CHANNEL change – I have to say “One thousand-sixty” to get to channel 1060.
    I cannot say “Ten – sixty.” These are little things that show how behind BIXBY really is.
    d) It always requires at least one or two buttons to be pressed when you search for something. ( It always asks back “is this is what you were looking for,” even for a search like “family guy.”)
    e) For certain searches, it just freezes up. ( If I say “Ohio State Buckeyes,” it literally says, “sorry I can’t do that.”…. Hmmm???!)
    f) So specific languages, causing people to think that they need to learn something new to utilize this. Or they might find pressing a few buttons to be less hassle.

    Here is another list of things that GOOGLE AI can do that BIXBY can’t.
    ( I had experience with LG UHD tv with LG ThinQ and Google Assistant)

    a). Be activated in any application or a type of source you’re utilizing.
    b). Understands way more commands, and is so much more informative. I like finding out scores of sports games. This will allow to do that. It just feel superior in AI technology with auto-correction of words. I’m no expert, but even I can naturally just feel it.
    c)You can say the same command in multiple ways.

    2. Remote Control – Great physical design, not so much for UI standpoint.
    Remote control sucks. I cannot believe that this is the way they imagined people using the remote.
    a) BECAUSE THE VOICE ASSISTANT SUCKS, they needed a better functional remote. You don’t have that with Samsung one remote. There is no SETTINGS button. Literally, you have to press two or three different type of buttons multiple times in order to get to the settings menu. It’s quite crazy that the setting button is not recognized as being as important as other buttons on the remote.
    b) Number button – This is mostly not utilizable. Like if you want to press “19,” it will require you to press arrow keys literally more than 10 times. If you make a mistake, it will require so much more buttons pushing. I think they could’ve utilized the wheel to navigate through number pad/dial more fluidly.
    c) Multiple buttons pressing. If you want to go forward, I’ve experienced, that you need to press the “play/pause” button AND then use the arrow key. It must be because not all applications are optimized for Samsung, which has been in SmartTV business for how long?

    I just don’t see the justification of getting rid of so much functionality on the remote.
    LG magic remote looks ugly, but is so much more functional. Even with a really good Voice Assistant, it kept all the functionalities. Samsung, even without a good voice assistant, got rid of all the functionalities. It is just crazy to think that the developing team thought it was good enough – (Also, I believe the remote design hasn’t changed in years).

    FINAL NOTE –
    I was a customer who was looking at NU 6900 – a lower version without the bixby command – and NU8000 – with Bixby command. I ultimately went with NU8000 model, because I was lured into thinking that VOICE AI is so great with a sleek looking remote.

    Here is the issue — There could be people like me who will spend more money to get to NU8000 for the voice command. But, I started to wonder if that was the right choice, because the AI interaction is so poor. Samsung differentiated these models based on the usability and utilization of BIXBY. But, since it is terrible, I just can’t justify the pricing structure of the NU lineup in lower model numbers.

    Either make NU8000 cheaper, because BIXBY sucks,
    OR make the BIXBY better (or utilize Google Assistant) to the point where users can justify the existence of the voice system and the reason to pay more for the device.

    Right now, I cannot recommend a regular-old person to purchase this device over
    NU6900 version (Paying more than $200 more for a little better picture quality and a terrible voice system? I don’t think so). IF AI is relatively important to you (If you like simplified commands), I would most likely recommend other brands with GOOGLE ecosystem.

    Samsung – The picture qualities aren’t the only thing people care, hence all the brands going into AI interface structure. TVs are no longer just a display, but a source of interaction itself. If other top brands like LG and Sony can provide better interface, while providing similar picture qualities, I personally believe a lot of people will start to choose them.

    Originally posted on Samsung.com

  15. 5 out of 5

    ndanger

    So far this is a great buy

    I have had this TV for a few weeks. It was an easy set up, even for not so tech savvy. The sound is a nice upgrade to the point where (Thankfully) no sound bar is required. Those things are atrocious and very annoying to deal with. The picture is crazy good with incredible detail. To this point we are very happy with this TV and hope it lasts for more than 2 years. Time will tell. The price was a good bit ore than lots of the black Friday specials, but those lower end devices simply do not measure up to this unit. I am glad we spent the extra on on. It is worth it. LOVE the fact that you can see the picture without looking straight on. Viewing at significant angles from the sides is no problem. Can see the picture with no distortion.

    Originally posted on Samsung.com

  16. 5 out of 5

    Swede Import

    Fantastic sharpness

    Just managed to get it fully working in smart-TV mode, using my WiFi net, after expert support from Comcast tech, involving replacing corroded connectors on all in-house RF cables from splitter box, and repositioning two WiFi extenders (required specialist measuring equipment. The TV itself has perfect picture sharpness and beautiful colors. Its remote has few buttons and, in itself, simple operation. It’s almost too simple, requiring too many complex actions to achieve most, but not all functions the standard Comcast remote does, making me use both, basically in-productive.
    TV was bought at great Xmas discount, directly from Samsung.

    Originally posted on Samsung.com

  17. 5 out of 5

    brandon45

    this is a great TV

    I LOVE THIS TV and this TV is awesome and it is a nice

    Originally posted on Samsung.com

  18. 2 out of 5

    tantar smith

    Picture Quality Problem

    I have had this TV for 3 days as a replacement to my absolutely perfect picture 2011 Samsung which stopped working. The picture quality cannot be compared as sitting in front of it and close up is great picture but the slightest turn to the side which is how our chairs set, the picture is not good, no clarity, no sharpness, not good color. Extremely disappointed. My bedroom TV, off brand, not smart, is much better picture.

    Originally posted on Samsung.com

  19. 4 out of 5

    JkenB

    Great for over the air

    This TV has an excellent display of over-the-air programming information. It really works well displaying not only by channel but also by time. I wish it had station “add on” capability instead of having to reprogam all channels. “Add on” would be of benefit to those with directional attennas and several locations from which to receive a broadcast channel/

    Originally posted on Samsung.com

  20. 1 out of 5

    Disappointed41sttime

    49″ Sucks

    Just recieved this TV as a gift. Was very Excited. Due to size limitations 49 was the only viable option for our home, turns out, 49″ is missing the very features we wanted and only available in larger sizes. So much for a 700$ oops. BAD call Samsung. ALL our devices are Samsung, 8 phones, 2 tablets and 3 tv,s.
    Since it was a gift shipped to us return is a nightmare.
    Screen quality is sharp but any movement is scetchy at best, our 10 year old Aquaos by Sony is better in any action or fast paced films/shows.
    Wife won’t even watch it. It gives her a headache.
    Huge disappointment SAMSUNG by otherwise loyal and impressed customers.
    Oh, the remote and interface are great, other than that,save your money.

    Originally posted on Samsung.com

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sunburnt

    Features are well thought out and designed.

    A okay so far. Handles the Spectrum app far better than my Roku.

    Originally posted on Samsung.com

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