Bottom line: Which one is better?
Samsung MU8000 is a better TV when we compare MU7000 vs MU8000 as it has a local dimming feature, better motion handling with faster response time as well better motion interpolation. It also gets brighter and handles reflections better in a bright room.
The design features of Samsung MU7000 Vs MU8000 have the following comparison;
Stand; each TV has a stand
Wall mount; the two TVS can be mounted on wall.
Borders; MU8000 has 0.31” (0.8cm) whereas MU7000 has 0.55” (1.4cm)
Max thickness; MU8000 is 2.09” (5.3cm) whereas MU7000 is 2.17” (5.5cm)
Max temperature; MU8000 has 100oF (33oC) whereas MU7000 has 111oF (44oC)
Average temperature; MU8000 has 94oF (33oC) whereas MU7000 has 97oF (36oC)
Native contrast; MU8000 has 4723:1 whereas MU7000 has 6362:1
Local dimming MU8000 has local dimming
SDR real scene peak brightness; MU8000 has 385cd/m2 whereas MU7000 has 342cd/m2
HDR real scene peak brightness; MU8000 has 417cd/m2 while MU7000 has 338cd/m2
Gray uniformity; MU8000 has 7.8 while MU7000 7.6
50% std. Dev; MU8000 has 4.068% whereas MU7000 has 3.189%
50% DSE; MU8000 has 0.150% while MU7000 has 0.164%
Viewing angle; MU8000 has 4.2 while MU7000 has 4.3
Black uniformity; MU8000 has 7.1 while MU7000 has 7.3
Native std. Dev; MU8000 has 1.271% whereas MU7000 has 1.118%
Total reflections; MU8000 has 6.0% while MU7000 has 5.8%
Pre-calibration; MU8000 has 8.9 while MU7000 has 7.1
White balance dE; MU8000 has 1.84 while MU7000 has 4.06
Color dE; MU8000 has 1.40 whereas MU7000 has 2.78
Gamma; MU8000 has 2.16 while MU7000 has 2.32
Picture mode; the two TVs have movie
Post calibration; each TV has 9.5
White color dE; MU8000 has 0.38 whereas MU7000 has 0.19
Color dE; MU8000 has 1.20 while MU7000 has 2.21
Gamma; MU8000 has 2.20 whereas MU7000 has 2.21
Response time; MU8000 has 8.8 while MU7000 has 6.3
100% response time; MU8000 has 13.3ms whereas MU7000 has 20.7ms
Flicker-free; the two TVs don’t have flicker-free
Black Frame Insertion (BSI); the two TVs have optional BSI
Motion interpolation (30fps); the two TVs have this
Motion interpolation (60fps); MU8000 has this.
Variable refresh rate; the two don’t have variable rate.
Input lag; MU8000 has 8.9 whereas MU7000 has 9.1
1080p @ 60 Hz; MU8000 has 24.2ms whereas MU7000 has 21.0ms
1080p @ 60 Hz outside game mode; MU8000 has 79.1ms whereas MU7000 has 83.2ms
Supported resolutions; each TV has 8.2
1080p @ 60 Hz @ 4:4:4; the two TVs support this.
Total inputs; each TV has 1 digital optical audio out, 1 tuner (cable/Ant) and 1 Ethernet. MU8000 has 4 HDMI while MU7000 has 3, 3 USB while MU7000 has 2.
Inputs specifications; each TV has HDR10, HLG, HDMI 2.1 and Wi-Fi support.
Audio pass-through; each TV has ARC, Dolby digital and DTS
Frequency response; MU8000 has 6.8 whereas MU7000 has 6.7
Low-frequency extension; MU8000 has 71.27Hz while MU7000 has 89.80Hz
Std. Dev. @ Max; MU8000 has 7.49db while MU7000 has 6.26dB
Max; MU8000 has 90.8dB SPL while MU7000 has 89.dB SPL
Distortion; MU8000 has 6.2 while MU7000 has 6.4
Weighted THD @ Max; MU8000 has 2.528 while MU7000 has 1.607
IMD @ Max; MU8000 has 14.91% whereas MU7000 has 15.95%
Smart OS; the two TVs operate on Tizen, versions 2017
Interface; the two TVs are easy to use and have average smoothness.
Ad-free; the two TVs have ads
Apps and features; the two TVs have apps and features preinstalled.
Remote; the two TVs have small sized remotes.
TV controls; the two TVs have TV controls
In this review of Samsung 7000 Vs 8000, MU8000 is a better TV as it has a local dimming feature that improves blacks in dark rooms.$ 1697.99