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Samsung Series 8 RU8000 55" 4K UHD LED TV $995 @ JB Hi-Fi

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Great price on the Samsung Series 8 RU8000 55" 4K UHD LED TV at JB.

Rtings reviews are really good too at 7.9/10. Link here https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/ru8000

While we are here, grabbing two new 55" TVs for living areas. Budget is around 1200 max. Any reason why I shouldn't get the RU8000? or what would be better? Would be used for Netflix, Plex, Disney+ only.

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      Great find. Has anyone had any success getting local store to match Ebay prices with codes?

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        JB would be your best bet, usually they will match if they have margin in it

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          Thanks mate. I'll try

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          I talked jb down to $950 on this tv. I think is an ok tv for the price

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            @stickymoo: OK as in average. Or OK as in happy with it? what else would you suggest?

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              @Bellpop: I really like the lg um7600 55 inch if you can get it around high $700 to really low $800 which jb should do. I think it has been cheaper. But for that price it is a good buy from a brick and mortar.

              I like the ips screen as my living area is really open and a lot of light comes in. Also for the viewing angle. I can still watch the tv 5 meters away from the kitchen.

              It is direct-lit which is great for the price.

              I also love the webOS. Moving from an older Sony smart tv and a new r7 Hisense. The smart remote and webOS of the lg just makes it an enjoyable experience. So much better.

              No nanocell but I am happy with hopefully older more reliable tech and I will keep an eye out as the generations progress and any niggles get ironed out.

              I just don't think the u8000 is worth an extra $200

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                @stickymoo: Wow, thanks for the detailed response. I might look into the um7600 now. Our living areas are also fairly well lit, so it might suit.

                Thanks sticky moo!

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                @stickymoo: Hey mate just checked out the the site for JB on the LG UM 55" but the only model that shows up is the 7400, is that the same one or is the 7600 a different model completely? and looking I can only find it for sale at the same price as the reduced 55 RU8000/
                ANy help would be good :D

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                  @Marto101: Yep. 7400 sorry! There's movement there and jb will come down to close to $800.
                  I think the good guys had it for $795 recently.

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                  @Marto101: lg 7400 would more compare to samsung ru7100 both are the bottom of the range, then goes to Samsung ru8000 would more compare to lg um8100/8600

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                    @RogueWolf: How though.

                    ru8000/ ru7100 and um7400 are pretty different. I understand the entry level price point. But

                    VA vs IPS panel

                    Edge-lit vs Direct-lit

                    WebOS vs tizen

                    Both have excellent low input lag and response time.

                    I needed an IPS panel for reflection, a very open bright room (the room is never dark) and the viewing angle. The VA panel wasn't an option.

                    My opinion is the lg is better value. Otherwise as op has an up to $1200 the samsung q60 or lg sm86 on special would also be something to look at.

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                      @stickymoo: Yeah just mean if you are comparing the range from base model up, best though to go in store & compare the TVs, personally like the lg design better than Samsung

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      Ahhh damn, I bought yesterday for $901 using PLUV10. Could have got the $879 if I waited a day.

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      thanks mate, just paid 879, cant wait

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      should just add to this if you are purchasing from POWERLANDAU when using code PICK100, rather then spending $879/$929 bring your total up to $900/$1000 for an extra $21 you can choose any item worth $71 that will trigger $100 0ff $1000, & final price will be $900 at checkout

      some other stores that accept that code: Big W, Sony, TGG, Bing Lee, Microsoft, Dell, Powerlandau, EB Games, Mobileciti etc..

      pick100

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      At these prices, would it make this the best bang for buck 55" TV on the market?

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    Has Airplay and inbuilt Apple TV app too :)

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      Yeah, that's cool hey. for under 1K seems hard to beat. I have a 2017 series 8 and it's great too.

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    Fantastic minimalist remote on this TV, that has automatically been able to control my soundbar and nvidia Shield.

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      That’s funny - I have the samsung 2019 and the shield doesn’t even come up as an option for the universal remote. Is yours shield plugged directly into the tv ?

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    Samsung over LG any day when it comes to TV. I am waiting for the 75" or 82" version of RU800 to come on special..

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      if we're talking about Samsung RU8000 (model right over entry level 7 series) over LG UM7400 (entry level)for sure..but otherwise not so much mate..LG OLEDs are way better than the sammy QLEDs..

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        I would agree, LG are currently market leaders in OLED… however they're now starting to report some screen burn-in, and the competition for OLED is about to ramp up.
        I'd hold off on buying an OLED as the next round of TVs will drop in a few months, and HDMI 2.1 will be rolling out amongst them, so if you want latest and greatest, and guaranteed future proof, wait just a bit longer

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        I'd say for right now save your money and get a um7400 as you won't be able to notice the difference between that and the ru8000. But you'll save $200

        If anything in a bright room like op states she'll notice a vast improvement with the ips panel of the lg compared to the VA panel of the Samsung.

        If you don't like LG. Go a Sony with an ips panel. Or if you don't want an "entry level" TV get the lg sm86 which has a nanocell display and new processor.

        Problem with calling the lg an "entry level" TV is that there's no set bar. The lg standard for where they enter the market is very high compared to most.

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    Anyone got experience using a Harmony remote with this TV? I can't seem to find it in the Logitech database but can find it for other regions.

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    Any 65 inch deals?

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    Hey OP, to answer your question Sammies are great for streaming. (I've got a Q8F 2018 for reference)
    I've got a NAS and the main menu picks it up super well as a Source. It goes into file explorer mode and you can access folders like you do in your computer. For me this works a little easier than PLEX as I regularly delete content I've seen in my download folders. Having said that PLEX works like a treat too.

    The native player does a good job with most of the files I throw at it (95% of files plays flawlessly). In the odd chance I get a unsupported file I then use PLEX to run it.

    Only down side I've found is that they started to put in ads in the home navigation for disney+ and other paid apps. Havent looked if there's a way to turn that off yet but I found it very intrusive to put adds on the navigation bar.

    Not sure about the TV in question here but to my surprise the sound quality of my TV is pretty good! So much that I only use my Monitor Audio speakers to play movies, the rest of the time I use the TV sound.

    Hope that helps in some way.

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    Note that delivery seems to take a little while from them. We purchased this via JB HI FI website on 06/02, still no confirmation of delivery date. During checkout it said receive by Tuesday 11/02. Sydney Metro.

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