Bottom line: Which one is better?
Bottom line; Samsung MU9000 is better.
Samsung MU9000 is better when we compare Samsung MU8000 Vs MU9000 as it has significantly better reflection handling that is good when you are watching TV shows in brighter rooms. Its contrast is also slightly better that produces blacks which are evident while watching HDR movies in dark rooms.
Samsung MU8000 Vs Samsung MU9000: DESIGN
In terms of design of MU8000 Vs MU9000, we have the following comparison;
Stands; the two TVs have TV stands
Wall mount; the two TVs cab be mounted on wall.
Borders; MU8000 has 0.31” (0.8cm) while MU9000 has 0.39” (1.0cm)
Max thickness; MU8000 is 2.09” (5.3cm) whereas MU9000 is 1.89” (4.8cm)
Max temperature; MU8000 has 100oF (38oC), the same as MU9000
Average temperature; MU8000 has 94oF (33oC) whereas MU9000 has 90o F (32oC)
Bottom line: MU9000 is better as it is slimmer.
Samsung MU8000 Vs Samsung MU9000: PICTURE QUALITY
Native contrast; MU8000 has 4723:1 whereas MU9000 has 6023:1
Contrast with local dimming; MU8000 has 4727:1 whereas MU9000 has 6027:1
Local dimming; the two TVs have local dimming
Backlight; the two TVs have edge.
SDR real scene peak brightness; MU8000 has 385cd/m2 whereas MU9000 has 402cd/m2
HDR real scene peak brightness; MU8000 has 417cd/m2
Gray uniformity; MU8000 has 7.8 whereas MU9000 has 7.6
50% std. Dev; MU8000 has 4.068% while MU9000 has 4.064%
50% DSE; MU8000 has 0.150% while MU9000 has 0.168%
Viewing angle; MU8000 has 4.2, the same as MU9000.
Black uniformity; MU8000 has 7.1 whereas MU9000 has 6.9
Native Std. Dev; MU8000 has 1.271% whereas MU9000 has 1.409%
Std. Dev. w/L.D; MU8000 has 1.315% whereas MU9000 has 1.356%
Reflections; MU8000 has 7.4 whereas MU9000 has 9.1
Screen finish; MU8000 has semi-gloss while MU9000 has glossy.
Total; reflections; MU8000 has 6.0% while MU9000 has 1.9%
Pre-calibrations; MU8000 has 8.9 while MU9000 has 8.5
White balance dE; MU8000 has 1.84 whereas MU9000 has 1.96
Color dE; MU8000 has 1.40 while MU9000 has 2.16.
Gamma; MU8000 has 2.16 whereas MU9000 has 2.18
Picture mode; MU8000 has movie, the same as MU9000.
Post calibration; MU8000 has 9.5 whereas MU9000 has 9.6
White balance dE; MU8000 has 0.38 whereas MU9000 has 0.24
Color dE; MU8000 has 1.20 while MU9000 has 1.05
Gamma; MU8000 has 2.20 while MU9000 2.21
Bottom line: MU9000 is better
Samsung MU8000 Vs Samsung MU9000: MOTION
When we compare Samsung 8000 Vs 9000, we have the following;
100% response time; MU8000 has 13.3ms whereas MU9000 has 13.8ms
Flicker-free; the two TVs don’t have Flicker-free.
Black Frame Insertion (BFI); the two TVs have optional BFI
Motion interpolation; the two TVs have the same motion interpolation.
Variable refresh rate; the two TVs don’t have variable refresh.
Bottom line: MU8000 is better.
Samsung MU8000 Vs Samsung MU9000: INPUTS
Input lag; MU8000 and MU9000 have 8.9
Supported resolution; the two TVs have 8.2
Total inputs; each TV has 4 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 digital optical audio out, 1 Tuner (cable/Ant) and 1 Ethernet.
Input specifications; the two TVs have HDR10, HLG, HDMI 2.0 Full bandwidth, Wi-Fi support CEC and HDCP 2.2.
Audio pass-through; the two TVs have ARC, 5.1 Dolby Digital and 5.1 DTS.
Bottom line: MU8000 and MU9000 have the same input features.
Samsung MU8000 Vs Samsung MU9000: SOUND QUALITY
Frequency response; MU8000 has 6.8 whereas MU9000 has 6.2
Low-frequency extension; MU8000 has 71.27Hz whereas MU9000 has 89.80Hz
Std. Dev. @ max; MU8000 has 7.49dB whereas MU9000 has 8.53dB
Dynamic range compression; MU8000 has 3.59dP whereas MU9000 has 4.99dB
Distortion; MU8000 has 6.2 while MU9000 has 6.4
Weighted THD @ max; MU8000 has 2.528 while MU9000 has 1.102
IMD max; MU8000 has 14.91% while MU9000 has 11.66%
Bottom line: MU8000 is better.
Samsung MU8000 Vs Samsung MU9000: SMART FEATURES
Smart OS; the two TVs operate on Tizen version 2017.
Interface; the two TVs have an easy to use and average smooth interface.
Ad-free; the two TVs have ads
Apps and features; the two TVs have preinstalled apps and features.
Remote; each TV has a small sized remote.
TV controls; the two TVs have TV controls for adjusting volumes and channels.
Bottom line: MU8000 and MU9000 have the same smart features.
In this review of Samsung MU9000 Vs MU8000, Samsung MU9000 is better as you can watch movies in dark rooms and TV shows in brighter rooms.