Samsung NU8000 Vs TCL 6 Series/R617 2018

                         

Bottom line: Which one is better?

Bottom line: Samsung NU8000 is better.

When we compare Samsung NU8000 Vs TCL R617 in this review, Samsung NU8000 is better as it supports FreeSync variable refresh rate that eliminates tearing when playing video games, has better gray uniformity that eliminates clouding or shadows in slow panning uniform-color shots.

Samsung NU8000 Vs TCL 6 Series/R617 2018: DESIGN

Stand; the two TVs have stands.

Wall mount; both TVs have VESA 200×200

Borders; Samsung NU8000 has 0.35” (0.9cm) whereas TCL R617 has 0.47” (1.2cm)

Max thickness; Samsung NU8000 has 2.28” (5.8cm) whereas TCL R617 is 2.95” (7.5cm)

Max temperature; Samsung NU8000 has 96oF (35oC) whereas TCL R617 has 95oF (35oC)

Average temperature; Samsung NU8000 has 89oF (32oC) whereas TCL R617 has 84oF (29oC)

Bottom line: Samsung NU8000 is better.

Samsung NU8000 Vs TCL 6 Series/R617 2018: PICTURE QUALITY

Native contrast; Samsung NU8000 has 5461:1 whereas TCL R617 has 5182:1

Local dimming; the two TVs have local dimming.

Backlight; Samsung NU8000 has Edge whereas TCL R617 has Full-Array.

SDR real scene peak brightness; Samsung NU8000 has 509cd/m2 while TCL R617 has 701cd/m2

HDR real scene peak brightness; Samsung NU8000 has 529cd/m2 whereas TCL R617 has 840cd/m2

Gray uniformity; Samsung NU8000 has 8.0 whereas TCL R617 has 6.3

50% Std. Dev; Samsung NU8000 has 2.775% whereas TCL R617 has 4.670%

50% DSE; Samsung NU8000 has 0.161% while TCL R617 has 0.229%

Viewing angle; Samsung NU8000 has 5.3 while TCL R617 has 5.1

Black uniformity; Samsung NU8000 has 8.7 while TCL R617 has 7.8

Native Std. Dev; Samsung NU8000 has 0.727% while TCL R617 has 1.006%

Total reflections; Samsung NU8000 has 5.8% whereas TCL R617 has 5.7%

Pre calibration; Samsung NU8000 has 7.8 while TCL R617 has 7.7

White balance dE; Samsung NU8000 has 1.98 while TCL R617 has 3.15

Color dE; Samsung NU8000 has 3.44 while TCL R617 has 2.33

Gamma; Samsung NU8000 has 2.13 whereas TCL R617 has 2.21

Post calibration; Samsung NU8000 has 9.1 whereas TCL R617 has 9.7

White balance dE; Samsung NU8000 has 0.21 whereas TCL R617 has 0.31

Color dE; Samsung NU8000 has 2.25 while TCL R617 has 2.20

Bottom line; TCL R617 is better.

Samsung NU8000 Vs TCL 6 Series/R617 2018: MOTION

100% response time; Samsung NU8000 has 12.8ms while TCL R617 has 12.4ms

Flicker-free; the two TVs are not flicker-free.

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

Motion interpolation; the two TVs have motion interpolation 30fps. Samsung NU8000 has motion interpolation 60fps.

Variable refresh rate; Samsung NU8000 has FreeSync

Native refresh rate; Samsung NU8000 has 120Hz except 49” while TCL R617 has 60Hz.

Bottom line: Samsung NU8000 is better.

Samsung NU8000 Vs TCL 6 Series/R617 2018: INPUTS

Input lag; Samsung NU8000 has 9.4 whereas TCL R617 has 9.2

Supported resolutions; Samsung NU8000 has 8.8 whereas TCL R617 has 8.3

Total inputs; each TV has 1 Digital optical audio out, 1 Tuner (cable/Ant) and 1 Ethernet. Samsung NU8000 has 4 HDMI and 2 USB while TCL R617 has 3 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 Analog audio out 3.5mm and 1 composite in.

Inputs specifications; the two TVs support HDR10, HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth, CEC, HDCP 2.2 and Wi-Fi. Samsung NU8000 supports HDR10+ and HLG while TCL R617 supports Dolby Vision and Variable Analog audio out.

Audio pass-through; the two TVs support ARC, 5.1 Dolby Digital and 5.1 DTS.

Bottom line: Samsung NU8000 is better.

Samsung NU8000 Vs TCL 6 Series/R617 2018: SOUND QUALITY

Low-Frequency Extension; Samsung NU8000 has 67.27Hz whereas TCL R617 has 142.54Hz

Max; Samsung NU8000 has 87.0dB SPL while TCL R617 has 87.2dB SPL

Weighted THD @ Max; Samsung NU8000 has 1.235 while TCL R617 has 0.396

IMD @ Max; Samsung NU8000 has 3.68% while TCL R617 has 17.02%

Bottom line: Samsung NU8000 is better

Samsung NU8000 Vs TCL 6 Series/R617 2018: SMART FEATURES

Smart OS; Samsung NU8000 operates on Tizen version 2018 whereas TCL R617 on Roku TV version 8.0

Interface; Samsung NU8000 is easy to use and not smooth whereas TCL R617 is easy to use and very smooth.

Ads; both TVs have ads.

Apps and features; the two TVs have apps and features

Remote; both TVs have small remotes.

TV controls; the two TVs have TV controls.

Bottom line: Samsung NU8000 is better.

Conclusion

Samsung NU8000 is better as it supports FreeSync variable refresh rate that eliminates tearing when playing video games, has better gray uniformity that eliminates clouding or shadows in slow panning uniform-color shots.