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Samsung UE49RU8000 review

£799.00 Typical price

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Key features
  • 49-inches
  • LCD
  • 4K Ultra-HD
Reviewed

The 8000 range of LCD TVs are in a funny spot. They aren't much cheaper than Samsung's high-end QLED Q60R range, but they do lack that range's headline feature: the 4K Quantum Processor (which should upscale content to 4K quality better than any other Samsung chip). If the quality of the 49-inch UE49RU8000 (sometimes called the UE49RU8000TXXU) is high regardless then you could save yourself a bit of money and choose this over the equivalent QLED. If it pales in comparison though then this range is in danger of being overshadowed. Read our full review to see if the UE49RU8000 is good enough.

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