The class of 2020 What Hi-Fi? Award-winning TVs has recently been announced, and a quick scroll to the 'Best 55-58in TV under £1000' reveals the Samsung UE55TU8000.
The reason we're telling you this? Right now, this excellent 2020 55in Samsung 4K TV can be snapped up for significantly less than a grand thanks to Black Friday. You see, while some retailers list it with a £699 RRP (we tested it at £599), you can now buy it for just £499 (opens in new tab) at Amazon, Peter Tyson and eBay.
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Samsung UE55TU8000 55in 4K TV:
£699 £499 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Samsung's 8-series is positioned just below the company’s glamorous range-topping QLEDs. Under intense review, we praised this midrange TV's "brilliant HDR picture, bags of tonal detail and punchy colours". It's packed with smart apps and is easy to use, too.
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It’s a classy, near bezel-less TV with a ‘three-sided Boundless Design’ that is neatly finished on the rear with a fairly uniform 6cm thickness and no awkward lumps sticking out to hinder wall-mounting.
The Tizen user interface has had a few minor tweaks since the 2019 models. Not only is it stacked with apps and services, but it’s clean and easy to use. It also features Samsung’s Ambient Mode, with access to artwork, background themes and other visual niceties, all designed to turn your telly into something more stylish than a black rectangle when not in use.
Voice control is through Bixby, as has been standard for the last few seasons, but this time, the option to choose Alexa is also built into the system (Google Assistant has been promised as a later update).
Under review, we enthused, "the picture is involving, exciting and way beyond anything else you’ll find at this price. To have top levels of shading and punch in the same TV is beyond the capability of most mid-range TVs – and it’s the kind of performance you’d pay a lot more for with QLED and OLED technology."
Our advice? If you're looking to level up your home cinema game now, give this Samsung some serious thought...
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