Samsung MU9000 Vs Samsung NU8500

                         

Bottom line: Which one is better?

Bottom line: Samsung MU9000 is better.

Samsung MU9000 is slightly better when we compare Samsung 8500 Vs 9000 because it has a better reflection handling and better contrast ratio that produces deeper blacks in a dark room.

Samsung MU9000 Vs Samsung NU8500: DESIGN

Curved; Samsung NU8500 is curved.

Stand; the two TVs have stands.

Wall mount; Samsung MU9000 has VESA 400×400 whereas Samsung NU8500 has 200×200.

Borders; Samsung MU9000 has 0.39” (1.0cm), the same as Samsung NU8500.

Max thickness; Samsung MU9000 is 1.89” (4.8cm) whereas Samsung NU8500 is 3.78” (9.6cm).

Max temperature; Samsung MU9000 has 100oF (38oC) whereas Samsung NU8500 has 93oF (34oC)

Average temperature; Samsung MU9000 has 88oF (31oC)

Bottom line: Samsung MU9000 is better.

Samsung MU9000 Vs Samsung NU8500: PICTURE QUALITY

Native contrast; Samsung MU9000 has 6023:1 whereas Samsung NU8500 has 4310:1

Local dimming; the two TVs have local dimming.

SDR real scene peak brightness; Samsung MU9000 has 402cd/m2 whereas Samsung NU8500 has 525cd/m2

HDR real scene peak brightness; Samsung MU9000 has 424cd/m2 whereas Samsung NU8500 has 538cd/m2

Gray uniformity; Samsung MU9000 has 7.6 whereas Samsung NU8500 has 7.6

50% Std. Dev; Samsung MU9000 has 4.064% while Samsung NU8500 has 2.885%

50% DSE; Samsung MU9000 has 0.168% whereas Samsung NU8500 has 0.174%.

Viewing angle; Samsung MU9000 has 4.2 whereas Samsung NU8500 has 5.3

Black uniformity; Samsung MU9000 has 6.9 whereas Samsung NU8500 has 7.2

Native Std. Dev; Samsung MU9000 has 1.409% whereas Samsung NU8500 has 1.183%.

Total reflections; Samsung MU9000 has 1.9% whereas Samsung NU8500 has 6.2%

Pre calibration; Samsung MU9000 has 8.5 whereas Samsung NU8500 has 7.4

White balance dE; Samsung MU9000 has 1.96 while Samsung NU8500 has 2.93

Color dE; Samsung MU9000 has 2.16 whereas Samsung NU8500 has 3.17.

Gamma; Samsung MU9000 has 2.18 whereas Samsung NU8500 has 2.22.

Post calibration; Samsung MU9000 has 9.6 whereas Samsung NU8500 has 9.1

White balance dE; Samsung MU9000 has 0.24 while Samsung NU8500 has 0.27

Color dE; Samsung MU9000 has 1.05 whereas Samsung NU8500 has 2.35

Gamma; Samsung MU9000 has 2.19.

Bottom line: Samsung MU9000 is better.

Samsung MU9000 Vs Samsung NU8500: MOTION

100% response time; Samsung MU9000 has 13.8ms whereas Samsung NU8500 has 13.1ms.

Flicker-free; both TVs are not flicker-free

Black Frame Insertion (BFI); the two TVs have optional BFI.

Motion interpolation; the two TVs have motion interpolation 30fps and 60fps.

24p Judder; the two TVs are judder-free.

Variable refresh rate; Samsung NU8500 has FreeSync.

Native refresh rate; both TVs have 120Hz.

Bottom line: Samsung NU8500 is better

Samsung MU9000 Vs Samsung NU8500: INPUTS

Input lag; Samsung MU9000 has 8.9 while Samsung NU8500 has 9.6

Supported resolution; Samsung MU9000 has 8.2 while Samsung NU8500 has 8.8

Total inputs; each TV has 4 HDMI, 1 digital optical audio out, 1 Tuner (Cable/Ant) and 1 Ethernet. Samsung MU9000 has 3 USB whereas Samsung NU8500 has 2.

Inputs specifications; each TV supports HDR10, HLG, HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth, CEC, HDCP 2.2 and Wi-Fi. Samsung NU8500 supports HDR10+.

Audio pass-through; each TV supports ARC, 5.1 Dolby Digital and 5.1 DTS.

Bottom line: Samsung NU8500 is better.

Samsung MU9000 Vs Samsung NU8500: SOUND QUALITY

Low-frequency extension; Samsung MU9000 has 89.80Hz while Samsung NU8500 has 71.27Hz.

Max; Samsung MU9000 has 89.4dB SPL whereas Samsung NU8500 has 84.2dB SPL

Weighted THD @ Max; Samsung MU9000 has 1.102 whereas Samsung NU8500 has 1.428

IMD @ Max; Samsung MU9000 has 11.66% whereas Samsung NU8500 has 93.37%

Bottom line: Samsung MU9000 is better.

Samsung MU9000 Vs Samsung NU8500: SMART FEATURES

Smart OS; Samsung MU9000 operates on Tizen version 2017 whereas Samsung NU8500 on Tizen version 2018.

Interface; Samsung MU9000 is easy to use with average smoothness whereas Samsung NU8500 is easy to use and not smooth.

Ads; both TVs have ads.

Apps and features; both TVs have apps and features.

Remote; both TVs have small remotes.

TV controls; both TVs have TV controls.

Bottom line: Samsung MU9000 is better.

Conclusion

In this review, Samsung MU9000 is better because it has a better reflection handling and better contrast ratio that produces deeper blacks in a dark room.