Samsung TU7000 4K HDR TV Review

Samsung TU7000

UN55TU7000 2160p 60Hz Smart LED/LCD TV

Review Summary
Samsung TU7000

Product Name: TU7000FXZA

Product Description: 7 Series | 4K HDR | Ultra-fast Crystal Processor | Auto Game Mode | Tizen powered smart TV OS | Crystal Display

Brand: Samsung

  • Samsung UN55TU7000
3.5

See full review below

Model year: 2020

Screen size reviewed: 55”

Bottom Line:

Samsung’s TU7000 is a decent entry-level 4K TV. It offers very good contrast and black level performance. Color reproduction is also good, delivering tonally accurate and well-saturated colors. It offers a very good Tizen OS smart TV platform offering plenty of apps with an almost endless supply of entertainment options. It also provides good 4K and 1080p HD performance delivering sharp and detailed picture images with very good clarity.

The TU7000 does have its shortcomings in the areas of HDR performance which lacks in high peak brightness output and no wide color gamut for expanded color range. However, if these performance deficiencies won’t be an issue for you, then have a look at this otherwise solid performing 4K smart LED/LCD TV.

Dimensions:

With stand: (W x H x D) 48.4″ x 30.6″ x 9.8″

Without stand: (W x H x D) 48.4″ x 27.8″ x 2.4″

Weight:

With stand: 31.3 lbs.

Without stand: 30.6 lbs.

Warranty:  One year parts and labor

Pros

  • Very good contrast and black level performance
  • Delivers good picture detail and clarity
  • Color accuracy
  • Excellent gaming TV, very low input lag – approx. 9.5 ms
  • Good 4K upscaling of non 4K content

Cons

  • Contrast and color saturation loss at wide viewing angles
  • Limited HDR and peak brightness
  • No wide color gamut for HDR content
  • Only two HDMI inputs

Intro

Samsung’s standard lineup (basic models) for 2020 currently consists of four models. This could change as the year progresses as additional models may be added. However, this is only speculation on my part. In the meantime, the two latest basic models currently available are the TU8000 and the TU7000, the latter being the focus of this review.

The TU7000 is an entry-level 4K model and is available in a wide range of screen sizes which include: 43” ($299.99), 50” ($349.99), 55” ($399.99), 58” ($449.99), 65” ($549.99), 70” ($749.99), and 75 inches ($999.99).

Design & Features

Samsung TU7000 side view

Side view

The TU7000 is a good looking TV, especially for an entry-level model. Its overall appearance is sleek and well-refined with an ultra-thin bezel surrounding its semi-gloss coated screen surface. The slim bezel design that the TU7000 showcases was once only found on much more expensive models, but has now become commonplace on many of the flat panel designs currently being manufactured; this gives the TU7000 a much classier, and dare I say, expensive look.

The TU7000 uses edge-lit LED backlighting to illuminate the screen and doesn’t local dimming capability.

The TU7000 contains two solidly made feet that are easily inserted (pressed) into the bottom of the TV – no screws or tools required. The feet (stand) gives the TV very good stability with a minimal amount of wobble when I gently rocked the panel back and forth.

The TU7000’s panel depth is quite thin and measures approximately 2.4” deep. Overall, the TU7000 is solidly constructed and doesn’t appear or feel cheaply made.

Feature highlights:

  • Crystal Display – for crystal-clear colors that are fine-tuned to deliver a naturally crisp and vivid picture
  • Crystal Processor 4K – for 4K upscaling of non 4K content
  • Boundless Design – ultra-thin Bezel-less design appearance
  • Tizen powered smart TV OS
  • Auto Game Mode (ALLM) – automatically optimizes the screen and minimizes input lag, giving you more control. Enjoy a smooth gaming experience without motion blur and judder
  • HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG high dynamic range formats supported
  • PurColor color processing
  • Motion Rate 120 for motion blur reduction (60Hz refresh rate)
  • Basic remote – no voice recognition feature
  • Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant devices
  • Apple AirPlay 2 allows wireless streaming from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac
  • 802.11ac built-in Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth connectivity (ver. 4.2)

Connectivity

  • 2 HDMI 2.0b inputs – HDCP 2.2 compliant
  • 1 Digital optical output
  • 1 USB 2.0 input
  • 1 Ethernet port
  • 1 RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • Bluetooth wireless audio streaming to a compatible speaker or set of headphones
  • eARC – HDMI input #2

Performance

The TU7000 is a decent and solid performing TV – at least with the unit I used for this review. That doesn’t mean it didn’t have any performance issues, which it did. I’ll get to that in a moment. But first, let’s talk about what I did like about the TU7000. In my opinion and viewing observations with this TV, I felt its strongest picture quality attributes to be its contrast and black level performance. The contrast ratio was excellent which allowed for very good black level performance while viewing dark content.

Black screen uniformity was good on this display, showing an even tone of black across the entire screen. There was also very little blooming detected when viewing a white object set against a black screen. This TV will serve most viewers well while viewing in a dark room.

Although not great, color rendering was good on this TV without being calibrated. Colors were nicely saturated and tonally accurate. And I was generally pleased with the TU7000’s color presentation even though it doesn’t have wide color gamut capability which would have allowed this TV to display a wider color range when viewing HDR content.

Another area where the TU7000 delivered good performance was with detail and clarity. I was impressed with the amount of detail and clarity I saw for an entry-level TV when viewing 4K images. The images were sharp and refined allowing me to see fine detail in the images I viewed, whether they were close up shots of objects or outdoor shots of buildings or landscape foliage.

What I didn’t like or what could have been better with the TU7000’s performance:

As with most LED/LCD TVs, the TU7000 didn’t have good wide-angle viewing performance when viewing the TV at wide-angles. In fact, I felt it was slightly below what I would typically see with more costly TVs.

Motion handling was generally decent, however, you may experience some slight motion trails behind fast-moving objects depending on the content you are viewing.

HDR peak brightness is not very good on this TV and won’t give you the best performance when viewing HDR content. So this is something you should strongly consider if you want a TV that delivers high peak brightness which will allow for good to very good HDR performance. HDR performance was also hindered by this TV’s lack of wide color gamut capability.

SDR (standard dynamic range) or standard peak brightness is adequate enough (depending on your picture mode setting) to view this TV in all but the brightest of rooms that have lots of natural lighting, i.e., bright sunlight and glare. So keeps this in mind if your room setup has these extreme viewing conditions.

Rtings.com has posted “real scene” SDR (standard dynamic range) peak brightness at 233 nits, and HDR (high dynamic range) peak brightness at 248 nits.

Sound quality – As with most budget flat-panel TVs, the TU7000’s sound quality isn’t great and is typical of what is usually found on TVs in this price class. The bass response is lean an doesn’t provide much impact. The midrange frequencies provide the most sound output delivering clear and clean sound. Dialog was discernable even at higher output levels. I do recommend a soundbar with this TV if you want to take your audio experience to the next level and enjoy much better sound quality.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a decent performing 4K TV and not expecting it to do more than what it was designed for, then take a look at Samsung’s TU7000. For an entry-level model, it gets the job done with the exception of certain performance limitations, namely HDR, peak brightness output and wide color gamut capability. If these performance traits are important to you then I suggest you look elsewhere, such as a Samsung QLED model, that’s if you want to stay with the Samsung brand name.

Samsung TU7000 room view

TU7000

You may also like this review of the Samsung QLED Q80T.

Check out Samsung’s complete lineup of their 2020 standard 4K TVs here.

114 comments

  • Alexandre Métraux

    Hello, I read your 2 articles about the Samsung RU7100 (2019) and TU7000 (2020). I am currently hesitating between these 2 models because I cannot know which is the best. Is the 2020 model equivalent or better than the 2019 model in image quality? The number of HDMI port is not important to me … Thanks in advance!

    • Hi Alexandre,

      Even though I reviewed both models, I can’t tell you specifically which model has the best image quality without doing a side by side comparison which is not possible since I don’t have access to both TVs at the same time. And I can’t go off of memory alone. That being said, I have read info comparing the RU8000 (2019 model) and TU8000 (2020 model) stating that the RU8000 has better performance than the TU8000. So using this info as a guide, there is a strong possibility that the TU7000 will not perform as well as the RU7100.
      This is only speculation on my part.

      Hope this helps

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Will I be able to hard wire audio output to my amp as I can currently do with my Samsung mini-connector to RCA inputs?

    • Hi Kerry,

      If you are referring to a standard 3.5mm mini connector to RCA adaptor, then you won’t be able to connect your amp using your adaptor since the TU7000 doesn’t have an analog audio 3.5mm output port.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Martin Goldenberg

    I have intermittent problems when I turn on the TV. Screen is blotchy and looks like infra red. I got a new cable box didn’t make a difference. wonder if its a power problem with optimum. It’s a brand new Samsung Tu7000 I only have it one week…Help

    • Hi Martin,

      Sorry to hear you’re having an issue with your TU7000. Try doing a “factory reset” within the TV’s menu. After doing a factory reset, do a power cycle by unplugging the TV from its power source (wall outlet, surge protector). If this doesn’t solve your issue, you most likely have a defective TV. I would then exchange it.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • I have a TU7000 just bought some days ago, there seems to be a lag when scrolling through channels, streaming services or any options on the screen. Did you experience this issue when performing your tests? Overall the TV is perfect for where I have it. I really enjoy the clarity and colors since I do have it in a room where not too much natural light comes through. The only issue I have is this darn lag. I’m considering exchanging maybe for the LG UM7300 which is still within my budget if this is lag issue is across all TU7000 units.

    • Hi Angel,

      I didn’t experience any lag time. I suggest you power cycle your video sources if you haven’t already done so. Also, do a factory reset on the TV from the TV’s menu and see if this helps your situation. Furthermore, double check your device connections.

      Regards,
      Milton
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    • Milton,
      i have the same problem with my 70″ Samsung. A very pronounced lag when scrolling between apps and channels within apps. It takes an extended amount of time for Hulu to load. I have hardwired this tv as well and we have 1000mbps download speed to our router. I have a 46″ Samsung that runs wirelessly in my bedroom and it is sharp and has zero lag when bouncing through apps and channels. Any ideas? it is very frustrating.

      • Hi Jack,

        Sorry to hear about your issue. If you haven’t already done so, do a factory reset from the TV’s menu followed by a power cycle by unplugging the TV for about 1 minute. Also, check for any firmware updates that can also be done from the TVs menu.

        Hope this helps.

        Regards,
        Milton
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  • Regarding user bugs and issues, Samsung suggests making sure that your TV has the latest firmware. Apparently many user issues have been addressed in the more recent updates. If connected to the internet, you can update the firmware in the settings. Probably other offline ways as well, but I did not look them up.

  • Can I add apps such as YouTube TV, Disney+? I have the TU 7000 model

    • Hi Mary Rivera,

      Yes, you can add apps to the TU7000 including YouTube TV and Disney +. I have provided a link (here) to Samsung’s website to help you install apps.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Hi Milton, my name is also Milton. Just wanted to say hi! I just bought this TV and stumbled across your review. Thanks for the insight Milton!

    • Hey Milton,

      Thanks for checking in. I don’t meet too many people with our namesake. Hope you’re enjoying your TU7000.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • what about sound quality

    • Hi Ed,

      As with most budget flat-panel TVs, the TU7000’s sound quality isn’t great and is typical of what is usually found on TVs in this price class. The bass response is lean an doesn’t provide much impact. The midrange frequencies provide the most sound output delivering clear and clean sound. Dialog was discernable even at higher output levels. I do recommend a soundbar with this TV if you want to take your audio experience to the next level and enjoy much better sound quality.

      I will add these comments to the review.

      Regards,
      Milton
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      • You are spot on about the tv sound. I found the speakers better than most but adding a Vizio soundbar amped things up.

        Regards, Charles

  • Thank you for a great review. I have some questions.

    Would you recommend this tv for gaming?

    I have a PS4 and plan on getting a PS5.

    Would this tv be able to handle high performance consoles?

    If not what tv would you recommend?

    • Hi Jourdan Wells

      The TU7000 is a very good TV for gaming and provides excellent low input lag as I mentioned in the review. You should see good results when using a PS4 and the upcoming PS5 as well. The TU7000 doesn’t offer VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) technology which would enhance your gameplay. If you think you may want a TV with advanced gaming features like VRR, and you want to stick with the Samsung brand, then you will have to step up to the Q70T. You may also want to consider one of LG’s NanoCell 4K LED TVs that offer VRR.

      Thank you for your positive feedback on this review. Much appreciated.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Can I connect this tv to my jbl professional eon one pro portable?

    • Hi Vincent,

      I’m not familiar with the JBL Professional Eon Pro Portable. So not sure if I can help answer this question with certainty, I did some quick research and found that the JBL device does have a pair of RCA inputs and one 3.5mm input. However, the TU7000 does not have outputs for either of these connections. So you would not be able to connect the TV to the JBL using those connections. But you may be able to pair the two devices using Bluetooth, but I don’t know for sure if they will pair with one another.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • I am 86 years old and hearing impaired. Recently, I saw a TV that had closed captions on all its stations. I want closed captions for dramas primarily, What can you suggest?

    • Hi Paul Jonson,

      All modern TVs have the ability to decode closed caption content. However, the TV show you are watching must be encoded with the captioning, or for live TV, a stenographer listens to the broadcast and types the words. All you have to do then is turn on the TV’s closed captioning function to see the captioning.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • My TCL Smart tv went black after purchasing it three years ago. I tried everything to get it to show a picture on the screen with no luck.
    We are seriously looking at a TU7000 Samsung. From what the salesman said the TCL will black out on you. Where the Samsung TVs are better quality and last longer. That does sound correct to you?
    Thanks, John Diaz

    • Hi John,

      Generally speaking, Samsung TVs are of better quality and reliability when compared to TCL models. However, over the past couple of years, TCL TV’s overall picture quality has improved (especially with their 6 and 8 Series) with the possible exception of DSE (Dirty Screen Effect) which can vary from unit to unit.

      I would also like to add that the issue you are having with your TCL TV after three years of use can and may happen with any brand, including Samsung. So, in my opinion, it would not be entirely accurate for anyone to single out TCL as the only manufacturer having this issue.

      Samsung’s TU7000 is an entry-level model so don’t expect great picture quality. In fact, in my opinion, and experience, TCL’s 6 Series has better overall picture quality than the TU7000.

      Regards,
      Milton
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    • The volume just went out on my Samsung 7000 the other night after cutting it off and back on 3 times it finally came back on but hasn’t been as clear. The tv is on one month old.

      • Hi Karen,

        You can try a factory reset from the TV’s menu and see if this clears up your issue. After doing the factory reset, do a power cycle by unplugging the TV for about 1 minute. Hope this helps.

        Regards,
        Milton
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  • What is the basic difference between the TU7000 &TU8000? I am using a Net gear modem & a Orbi Router wireless. Is one better then the other for this set up. Also a conventional antenna. It is hooked up to a Toshiba Fire TV edition 43” which worked for about 2 years & now is not , they don’t know why . Thank you Milton

    • Hi Jim,

      The TU7000 and TU8000 have very similar picture quality with a slight edge going to the TU8000. I haven’t done a review of the TU8000, but according to info I have gathered, the TU8000 has slightly better contrast, color and detail. Featurewise, the TU8000 has additional features not found on the TU7000 and include: Ambient Mode, Game Motion Plus, better remote control, Bixby voice recognition built-in (on the TU7000 you must use external devices), a composite video input, 3 HDMI inputs (2 HDMI inputs – TU7000) and 2 USB inputs (1 USB input -TU7000).

      As far as modem and router connectivity, both TVs should achieve the same results. Conventional antenna hookup should also achieve the same results.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Hello Milton!

    I wanted to use this tv as a secondary monitor/screen for my laptop/workstation. Any pros/cons based on this specific model and what alternative TVs would be better geared for this purpose if this would not be recommended? It would be for general use, PowerPoints and video production.

    • Hi Greg,

      The TU7000 will do just fine as a secondary monitor for your laptop/workstation for the intended purpose you stated in your comments.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • I’m taking this TV abroad. Is it 110v-240v? In other words, can I plug it into an outlet in Europe as long as I change the prongs to fit into the outlet?

    • Hi Adam,

      According to Samsung support, this model does not have dual voltage capability. However, I have found info online that claims many past Samsung models do have dual voltage capability even though the back panel of the TV only states one type of voltage, ie 110/120 AC, but the power supply boards on the inside of the TV are engraved with the input as 100-240v 50/60Hz. I don’t know if that is the case with the TU7000. And I don’t suggest opening the back panel to find out. With that said, I would just go with the claim from Samsung stating it is rated for 110/120V only.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Milton, I am looking to purchase a new TV (65 Inch or 55 Inch) and I have two Samsungs in mind. One is the Samsung NU6900 (2018 model) and the other is Samsung 7 series (2020 model). We will be just hooking up cable and VCR on this TV; no gaming will be done as gaming is on another TV. Which one would you recommend.

    • Hi Colleen,

      The TVs you are considering are both entry models and have very similar picture quality that I would consider decent. You mentioned you would be hooking up a VCR and I assume the VCR has composite outputs to connect to the TV. Neither the NU6900 nor TU7000 have composite inputs so you won’t be able to connect the VCR using that method. I would suggest using the Tuner connections on the VCR and TV to connect the VCR, but that will not work either since the VCR most likely puts out an analog signal whereas the TVs will only process a digital signal.

      Your only other option to connect the VCR to the TV is to use an RCA to HDMI HDMI converter like the one shown here
      That being said, either model would be fine for your intended purpose.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • I am in the process of cutting the cord to cable and moving to YouTube TV. You mentioned that you could add YouTube TV — does that eliminate the need for buying a Roku? And if so, for those purposes, is the Samsung remote as good as the separate Roku? — for example, the ability to use voice to change programs and channel.
    –and in this regard, is there any difference between the 7000 and the 8000?
    Thx for your help.
    Bob

    • Hi Bob,

      As far as eliminating a Roku streaming device depends on whether or not you want to enjoy all of the program options Roku has to offer. I personally prefer the vast amount of content available on Roku when compared to Samsung’s smart TV platform. I also prefer to use a dedicated Roku remote when using the Roku smart platform since it was designed for that purpose and I like its user-friendliness and simplicity. The TU7000’s remote doesn’t have voice recognition control but the Roku remote does have a voice recognition feature (depending on which streaming player you buy) to access apps/content and control certain TV functions.

      The TU8000 does have a remote with a voice recognition feature. Other than that, the TU7000 and TU8000 provide the same smart TV features

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • We have a TIVO Romaro that we love. Will it work with smart TV’s. This will be our first smart TV purchase.

    • Hi Darlene,

      Yes, your TIVO Roamio will work with smart TVs. You will still connect your antenna to the TIVO’s antenna input to receive Over-the-Air broadcast channels. And then use the HDMI output from the TIVO and connect to a smart TV.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • BestBuys site says this is “direct” lit, not edge lit, as you claim. Which one is it specifically? Also, BestBuy lists the remote as “Smart,” which I assume would be voice, and you say no. Again, any clarity?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Hi Matt,

      To the best of my knowledge, the TU7000 is edge-lit. Other sources also claim this TV uses edge-lit backlighting. As for the remote, I can assuredly say the TU7000 uses a standard remote with no voice control. The step-up TU8000, however, is supplied with Samsung’s “OneRemote” smart remote with voice control.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Hi Milton,
    I recently bought an amplifier and speakers and need a new TV set for my family karaoke. Which TV would you recommend as we use Youtube as the source for our karaoke songs?
    Thanks for your time in advance. God bless your family and you!

    • Hi Richard,

      If YouTube will be the only or your primary use of the TV, then a basic entry-level model like the Samsung TU7000 will do just fine.

      Regards,
      Milton
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      • Considering a TU 8000 Samsung. Don’t need many bells and whistles. However, It will be mounted on table or wall in newly constructed covered screened porch – 4 -feet + – and except for ambient air, will be dry. Any issues concern you?

        • Hi Steve,

          There are many things to consider when using an indoor TV for outdoor use. I have provided a link (click here) to an article regarding this issue. It reiterates my thoughts exactly.

          Thanks for your comments.

          Regards,
          Milton
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  • My son has had his TV for about 4 months and when he turns it on it’s a black screen with a small picture of what looks to be possibly a USB hookup with a red triangular exclamation next to it. We have tried to reset it to factory setting but have been unsuccessful. All the TV is capable of is turning off/on with remote. I’ve tried to google the image he has but cannot find it anywhere. Please help…

    • Hi Lisa,

      Sorry to hear about your TU7000 issue. It sounds like you couldn’t do a factory reset because the screen is black, right?

      If there is a USB connected to the TV, remove it. Also, check and change the TV inputs from the remote control and see if you can get a picture from a different source.
      You can also try unplugging the TV for a few minutes and plugging it back in.

      You can also call Samsung customer support to see if they can help.

      If these steps don’t resolve your issue, you may have a defective TV.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Hi Milton,

    Great well written reviews. I purchased TU7000 and am very happy the the picture and performance. We moved to NC and we are leasing a home for six months before making a purchase.

    I like wall mounted TVs. As we are leasing I don’t want to make any holes in the walls and are using the stand feet for now. These feet snap into the TV. I can’t see any way to remove these stand feet. There appears to be nothing moveable on the TV or the feet. I called Samsung and was told they could be removed. Any thoughts?

    Many Thanks, Norm

    • Hi Norm Ray,

      Thanks for your compliments. Much appreciated.

      The feet can be easily removed. Just grasp them firmly and pull out. There are no fasteners holding them in place. To further assist you, check out the beginning of this YouTube video (here) showing this process.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • How do I get to the Bluetooth option to connect my bose wave system

    • Hi Hugh,

      I’m not very familiar with the Bose Wave System, so I don’t know for sure if my recommendations will work in your particular situation. From my understanding, you will need a Bluetooth pairing adaptor to connect the TU7000 to your Bose Wave System. You can take a look at these two adaptors, one from Bose and the other a generic brand, and do some research regarding their use in your situation. I don’t know if the Bose Wave System requires a proprietary Bose product for a Bluetooth option to work.

      From that point, you can follow the menu instructions within you TU7000 to pair the TV and Bluetooth adaptor. The adaptor would then physically connect to the input on the Wave System.

      Hope this helps,

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • I plan on placing this TV in a room with a lot of direct sunlight. How is the glare? Will screen appear ‘dark’?

    • Hi Kevin,

      The TU7000 does a decent job handling indirect lighting including sunlight. On the other hand, it does a poor job of handling direct sunlight. Under these circumstances, the picture image will appear washed out. The TU7000 wouldn’t be a good choice for your viewing requirements.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Hi Milton!

    Thanks for your excellent review and your very thoughtful answering of questions in this comment field!

    I just purchased a Roku sound bar because the speakers on our three-year-old TCL are worse than bad. I have a disability so I am having a handyman come in a few days to wall mount the sound bar, but then I started thinking maybe I should just buy a Samsung TU 7000 because the prices are reasonable and I’m not very happy with the picture quality of the TCL anyway… And I can have my handyman do everything at the same time.

    I’m very conscious about EMF in my home and we have everything hardwired in our home except when we need to use our printer then we turn on the router. I’m having trouble finding information on how these voice activated remote controls work… Is it Bluetooth? And is it just on all the time or can you turn it off? I probably should just call Samsung but I really like how you answer your question so I thought I would reach out to you first. 🙂

    Cheers,
    Michael

    • Hi Michael,

      The TU7000 doesn’t have a voice-activated remote. But the setup model TU8000 does. This remote uses Bluetooth technology to send voice commands to the TV. This feature can be turned on or off via the TV’s menu.

      Thanks for your kind comments as well. Much appreciated.

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      Milton
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  • Do i need to enable or turn on anything to activate HDR on the 55inch TU70000

    • Hi Phillip,

      It depends on the source, HDR is automatically enabled for the native apps within the TV. But for external sources, you have to enable “Input Signal Plus” from the “External Device Manager” menu.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Thanks for your review. Will I be able to connect my Bose QuietComfort headphones using bluetooth?

    • Hi David,

      Your Bose Quiet Comfort headphones should be compatible with the TU7000.

      Thanks for checking out this review.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Hi Milton,
    Thank you for your information and work.
    I was very happy with my 49″ MU6100 from 2017 until I stupidly hit the screen while playing a VR game and cracked it. I was checking options for a replacement but have noticed that the screen quality and the Tizen menu quality has decresed from my good old MU6100! This beast has a fully working Tizen with amazing fluid animations, whereas Tizen in the TU7000 series has been mutilated and made slow and annoying. I’m considering repairing the MU6100 but it costs the same as a new TV but considering the specs of my good old MU (smart remote with voice recognition, great sound, great image quality, direct LED lighting, better brightness, better and fluid Tizen, etc), I think I’ll repair it.
    What would you suggest?
    Thanks,
    Martin

    • Milton: can it be possible that a 6-series TV from 2017 has actually better quality than a 7-series from 2020?
      I’m seeing worse screen quality than the MU6100. Maybe direct LED has to do?

      • Hi Martin,

        Although I never reviewed a Samsung 2017 6-Series model, I can, however, after doing some quick research found info that agrees with your assessment claims of the 2017 6-Series having overall better picture quality than the current TU7000. This comes as no surprise being that some manufacturers have been lessening the performance and/or quality of their base models which in my opinion has to do with cost-cutting measures.

        Regards,
        Milton
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    • Hi Martin,

      It sounds like you really enjoyed the performance of your MU6100, so my thoughts are, if it isn’t cost-prohibitive, have it repaired. On the other hand, since you’re not content with the TU7000’s performance, you should consider a better Samsung model such as one of their QLED models which will give you much better performance than the TU7000.

      I appreciate your comments about the info provided on this website.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Martin Fernandez Cufre

    Hi Milton,
    Thank you for your work and info.
    I had left a comment but was rejected somehow.
    I have a 49″ MU6100 from 2017 (Series 6) and was VERY happy with it until I stupidly cracked the panel last week. I’m considering replacements (I live in Uruguay and here TVs are very expensive… the 55″ TU7000 costs $900) and I was shocked to discover that the TU7000 has actually quite lower image quality and lower other features, for example MU6100 has smart remote with voice recognition, direct LED lighting, better sound, super Tizen system with fluid animations and no restrictions, whereas Tizen has been mutilated and made sluggish in the TU7000. Why would Samsung do this? Also 2 HDMI and 1 USB?
    I’m considering repairing my MU6100 although the repair would cost the same as a new TV. But for the TU7000 I think I’ll prefer to stick with my 2017 MU6100.
    What do you think?
    Thanks!
    Martin

    • Hi Martin,

      I did get you early comments but responded to your second comment posting having the same questions. See that response above.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Hi Milton;
    I am interested in purchasing a Tu 7000. I have a Q6 Samsung at this time. Does the TU 7000 have the same Tizen Os web browser? Does it have memory?

  • Alejandro Ruvalcaba

    hello Milton, i bough this samsung tu7000 65 inch because my sony x690E 60 inch stops working , the samsung will be delivered next tuesday.
    i make the right decision choosing the samsung tu 7000 for replacing the sony x690e? , 2017 model , thank you.

    • Hi Alejandro,

      There is really no right or wrong answer to your question. They are both decent TVs. So the takeaway here is which TV’s performance appeals to you the most.

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      Milton
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  • Hi Milton, thanks for your detailed review, and response to comments. I currently have a 55” QLED Q60T, and looking to get the TU7000 65”. I’m not looking to use the TV for anything major other than watching regular cable, mostly soccer, maybe boxing, regular movies, and news. Also, do some streaming on multiple apps. As much as I’d like to get the 65” of the Q60T, not sure I want to break the bank for it lol. Are there any major differences between the Q60T, and the TU7000? Picture quality, and performance wise? It’s about $300 in price difference. What would be your suggestion, from your experience.

    • Hi Mike,

      The Q60T has overall better picture quality when compared to the TU7000. Some key differences are peak brightness output on both SDR and HDR content which is much better on the Q60T. Color rendering is also better on the Q60T due to its QLED technology and wide color gamut capability.

      Furthermore, based on the type of content you would be viewing, both TVs have decent motion handling while watching sports and if you watch movies in a dark room environment, both TVs have great contrast and black level performance which will enhance picture quality. The Q60T also has a voice control remote.

      For me personally, I would go with the Q60T based on the performance upgrades it offers.

      Thank you for your kind words of compliments. Much appreciated.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Milton,
    Your reviews and comments for other questions are very helpful. I am looking into a 50 or 55″ TV, mostly Samsung. My budget is $400 at the most and purchasing from Best Buy as I can us cc points. I was looking at the TU7000 for $377 but I also see the 6 series TV is the same price. I am a basic user, no gaming, and minimal streaming. I noted you haven’t done a review for the Samsung 6 series, however, what you can tell, which would be better and do you have recommendations for a good TV in this price range.
    Thank you for your help.
    Carol

    • Hi Carol,

      Glad you’ve found the reviews and comments to be helpful. Thank you.

      Although I didn’t do a review on a Samsung 6 series model, I can tell you from research they have very similar picture quality with a slight edge going to the 7 Series. I recommend you check out the TCL 5 Series which in my opinion will give you better picture quality than either of the two Samsung models you referred to. The TCL 5 Series 50″ model is selling for $399.00.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Further to my previous question, I can add that the TU7000 is Crystal 4K UHD and the NU6900 is LED UHD.

    • Hi Carol,

      The TU7000 does use Crystal 4K UHD technology which relates to the display panel and 4K video processing. The NU6900 uses standard UHD display technology. Both models use LED backlighting technology.

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      Milton
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  • Mr Milton
    I have a very slow internet connection at my house (around 6.1- 6.2 Mbps) is this TV (SAMSUNG TU7000 4K HDR TV) capable of “throttling back” the 4K, to a lower resolution 1080p or even 720p, when I’m watching something steaming from the internet? I’m sure my ‘old eyes’ probably couldn’t distinguish the difference anyway…

    • Hi Steve,

      Typically, today’s TVs, including the TU7000, will auto-detect the resolution of the source signal and display it accordingly. However, since you have a slower internet bandwidth you should stick to programming with 1080p resolution or lower. Furthermore, if you try to push a 4K signal with insufficient bandwidth to a 4K TV, you will most likely experience buffering and/or reduced signal quality. And depending on the 4K source provider, your signal may stream at a lower resolution, such as 1080p for example.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • I love Samsung TVs. My old one just died and BestBuy is replacing it. I’m looking at two: Samsung 43″ Q60T LED 4k UHD Smart Tizen $430 and the Samsung 43″ Class 8 LED 4k UHD Smart Tizen $330. I do not do games, Netflix etc… I just watch Directv shows. Had a stroke that doesn’t let me do technical things anymore, I even forget to watch shows I record. So easy is good for me. I read your reviews on the 7000 series which would probably be good enough but I like that I can voice control the tv on the others, but not sure I will use that feature, just nice to have perhaps.

    Any suggestions? Thank you very much.

    • Hi Sandi,

      For your convenience, both the Q60T and TU8000 (Class 8 Series) offer ease of operation.

      Voice control is a nice feature to have and I can identify with what you said about not using this feature because I find myself not using it on a regular basis.

      If you are concerned about picture quality, the Q60T comes out on top in this area, whereas the TU8000 and TU7000 have very similar picture quality with the edge going to the TU8000.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • A Wayne Wilkinson

    Hi Milton,
    I am looking to purchase a Samsung TU 7000 4K HDR TV. I need to know if me current comcast/ xfinity cable and remote is compatible with this TV ?

    • Hi Wayne,

      I recently had access to an Xfinity cable system and remote which was connected to an LG TV which I controlled with the Xfinity remote. So yes, you will be able to use your Xfinity devices with the Samsung TU7000.

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      Milton
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  • Good Afternoon,

    I have read all your reviews and comments regarding the TU7000’s series and not sure if it will work for my intended use. The reviews regarding remote control, the picture quality, sound and the amount of HDMI’s and USB’s seem to be a downfall for many.

    Currently, I have three older tv’s. A Vizio VO420E (which my son uses for gaming, tv, etc), Samsung (PN51E440A2F), and an Emerson. I am looking to upgrade the vizio and want something newer and help enhance my son’s gaming capability. At times, he does complain that his game lags. With that said, not sure if it’s the tv, internet or a combo of both. I have Att for my phone, internet and directv. I don’t have any issues except for my cell phone as the service can be spotty so I purchased a booster (micro cell). This does give me perfect cell coverage but not sure if this effects my tv.

    With all this said, I am looking to purchase a, reasonable priced, smart tv for a Christmas gift for my soon to be 12yo. I would like a tv that can grow with him. Have the ability to watch movies, directv, apps, playstation gaming (not lagging), bluetooth compatible with Alexa and a voice control remote, etc.

    With all that said, I just want a decent tv, but want to last and meet our needs. Not sure if I should be looking for 1080p or 4K.

    Please help a mom make my boy happy for Christmas.

    Thank you!!

    • Hi Jen,

      If you are somewhat discouraged about purchasing the Samsung TU7000, there are better options available to suit you and your son’s needs. The TCL 6 Series is a good place to start and is a great TV for video gaming and offers very good overall picture quality at a very affordable price. Check out my review of the TCL 6 Series here. You should also check out Sony’s X900H which is also an excellent gaming TV and is compatible with all of the latest gaming features that are offered on the Sony PlayStation 5. It also delivers very good picture quality. Check out my review of the Sony X900H here.

      4K TVs are pretty much standard these days and the majority of TVs on the market today are 4K models. 1080p TVs are still available, but from a financial standpoint, it makes more sense to purchase a 4K model as prices are very affordable since heavy market saturation has been reached.

      Hope this info helps with your purchasing decision.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Milton, is there a tv or device , that will control the music track volume as I can never understand what they are saying as they are drowned out by music. I miss the whole plot of the movie. I for one wouldn’t care what the price of a device that would separate the volume of the voice track & the music track. can you help or is there no such device . thanks cliff.

    • Hi Cliff,

      Many TVs have audio options in their menus which can help amplify dialogue. I assume you have the TU7000. But if not here is a link that describes those function according to manufacturers. You can also use a soundbar which will help you hear dialogue more clearly. There is also a company called Orb Audio that has a soundbar system that is designed to enhance dialogue clarity. I have never used this product, so I don’t know how well it performs. Here is the link to Orb Audio.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Hi,
    Roku available for this TV?

    • Hi RY,

      The TU7000 doesn’t have Roku built-in. So you will have to purchase a Roku streaming device to watch Roku content on this TV.

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      Milton
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  • Milton – I’m considering buying this model for my 95 year old Mother, who lives in an assisted facility. With Covid they have been in lockdown and she is extremely bored. I would love to set her up with a streaming service like Netflix so she could watch movies, but am confident she wouldn’t be able to use it. Do you know if there are any solutions that would allow me to change her channels or input remotely so I could call and offer her a choice of movies and then start them for her? Thank you very much!

    • Hi Gary,

      Great question. There isn’t a device that I know of that is specifically designed to control a TV remotely. However, I did find an article that presented a workaround solution that may work for your situation. Here is the link to the article. I truly hope you will find a solution to help your mom.

      Wishing you all the best.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Hi Milton. Spot on review! We purchased the NU6900 several days ago, and after realizing the store salesman did not tell us they had the TU7000 as an option went back and picked it up. So we have been able to do a true side by side comparison of the picture, and in our opinion the TU7000 is the clear winner. Add that to the better WiFi speed, bluetooth and other newer features, it’s clear that’s the one we are keeping.

    That said, I am still frustrated with the lack of audio outputs. We have a Polk Audio soundbar from Dish, but with our prior TV were using the soundbar, with RCA output from the TV, to augment the sound. In other words we had the TV speakers and the soundbar on at the same time. The soundbar is unfortunately not great by itself, but the combination was quite an improvement. With the TU7000, we can connect the soundbar with Bluetooth or optical audio, but seemingly have to choose the sound output, so if we choose Bluetooth or optical, the TV speakers are turned off. Any thoughts on how we can work around this? Thanks! Mark

    • Hi Mark,

      Thanks for your thoughts on this review. Much appreciated.

      If the TU7000 had an analog/headphone output jack, then it would have been possible to connect a soundbar with the use of proper cables which would have allowed you to use the TU7000’s internal speakers and a soundbar at the same time.

      Sorry, I don’t know of any other workaround.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Hi Milton thanks for your informative review I think I am getting the TU 7000. All I need to do is watch movies and HBO
    No gaming so for my purposes I just want sharp clarity and color. What do u think?

    • Hi Deborah,

      Thanks for expressing your appreciation for this review.

      The TU7000 is a decent entry-level 4K TV. It does, however, provide good clarity and color and should suit your TV viewing needs just fine.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Milton,

    Can you tell me if the Samsung 7 series TU 700D has a built in TV tuner. I am in the middle of a new build and we cut the cord on cable. I would like to be able to receive my normal tv stations.

  • Will this TV support a Nintendo switch/PS4? I’m a little old school and really only want this as a platform to enjoy my current consoles for light gaming and Netflix through these venues.

  • Do you know if this model supports “Miracast” where I can wirelessly mirror my laptop screen?

    • Hi Jay,

      To the best of my knowledge, the TU7000 does support screen mirroring from a laptop as long as the laptop has the proper requirements.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Hi Milton, I just bought my TU7000 and got it set up today. I have an Amazon Fire Stick in one of the two HDMI ports, and was watching YouTube TV videos when the screen went blank andcI lost sound. I tried all the standard fixes (unplug TV from power source, checked all cable connections, etc.) but nothing worked. Another thing is the TV randomly plays a two-note chime. I thought that maybe the trouble was with my Fire Stick, so I reset it, but still no picture or sound on the TV.

    Needless to say, I’m pretty upset that my new TV got the black screen of death on its very first day. Almost every fix I’ve seen online requires that you have a picture, but I don’t. And there’s not even a power button to try to force a reset.

    Can you help?

    Thank you,

    Karen

    • Hi Karen,

      Sorry to hear about your issues with the TU7000. Since you don’t have a picture to do a factory reset, you can try another method to reset the TV: With the TV unplugged from the power source, locate the power button on the TV and press and hold the button for about 30 seconds. Next, plug the TV back to the power source. Turn on the TV and see if this restores your picture and sound.

      Also, try hooking up a different source (cable, satellite, DVD/Blu-ray player) to the TV on a different input and see if you get picture and sound.

      The chimes you hear could be the TV getting notifications from an Alexa device if you are using one.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • In your opinion, which is better for streaming tv apps, Tizen or Roku, or other.

    • Hi Tim,

      Tizen and Roku are both good smart TV platforms and which one is better comes down to personal preference in my opinion. And for me personally, I prefer Roku over Tizen due to the amount and mass variety of content choices.

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      Milton
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  • I want a 65 inch or larger that i can access the internet. It’s difficult to find one that specifically says that. I bought a Vizio a few years back and found out they are not capable. Help! What do I need to look for in the product description.

    • Hi Bob,

      Some TVs have web browsers built-in, but if they don’t, the smart TV app will allow you to install (download) a web browser.
      Hope this helps.

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      Milton
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  • I am considering the TU7000 series. Will it support the Sansung sound bar and the Senheiser (sp)head phones tower. I currently have an older Sony Bravia 40 inch TV and I had to use the optical output for the sound bar and fixed output for the headphone unit.

    • Hi Philip,

      The TU7000 does have an optical out that will support your soundbar, however, it doesn’t have a mini analog output jack for your headphones. But the TU7000 does have Bluetooth capability that could be used with your headphones if they are Bluetooth compatible.

      Regard,
      Milton
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