Samsung AU TVs’ series is a product line of Crystal UHD TVs. And the one thing that sets this series apart is the classic technology screens. In general, both lines of TVs can be attributed to the medium-high class. In short, the two lines have more in common than they have differences. Whichever one you choose you’ll get good picture quality for a relatively fair price. However, it’s still not a high-end TV, so the sound quality will be good, but not excellent.
Also, don’t forget that TVs of the AU series, may be equipped with third-party screens.
Samsung AU7000 vs AU8000 brief description
Depending on the country the TV is made for, the model number of the TV may differ slightly.
In Europe, for example, there is AU8079, AU7199, AU7100. Such TVs (both AU7000 and AU8000) have an entry-level MediaTek 4K processor with a maximum 60 Hz frame rate. However, Samsung names such processors – Crystal Processor 4K. However, don’t forget the thing I just told you above, that’s a MediaTek processor.
Now, let’s talk about the display. Both lines have a display that’s made with VA technology and has EDGE backlighting, which means that the dimming technology is only possible in large areas. It also supports 10-bit color depth and uses dithering technology to increase the number of shades. To be fair, if we speak about your real perception, the TV screen only supports a color depth of 8 bits (at least it seems like this).
And briefly about OS. There’s Tizen 6.0, the latest version of this OS for 2021. But keep in mind that for different regions versions of the OS may have slight differences. When choosing a TV model, better read to read tech specs on the regional Samsung website.
Samsung TV AU8000 vs AU7000 differences
Now, let’s consider the differences between the TVs in terms of tech specs.
First of all, they’re using different motherboards and processors, but Samsung doesn’t disclose information in detail. However, we can understand this by the different number of USB ports, as that usually means the use of different components.
Visually, the AU7000 series TV will be a little slower compared to the AU8000 TV. But if you’re not critical about responsiveness to commands, these are very similar TVs. Samsung uses PQI (Picture Quality Index) in some areas. Of course, this score is higher on the AU8000 series TVs.
But no one knows how Samsung calculates this index, you should know that PQI is a very synthetical index. Since these are mid-level TVs, they usually only work with standard remote controls. Since the TV is equipped with Bluetooth, it’s technically ready to work with a smart remote.
In Germany, for example, these TVs work with smart remotes for sure. In the service menu, at the software level, there is an option that allows you to control whether or not the TV can work with the Smart remote control.
You can compare the tech specs of the TVs in more detail in the table. Note that, depending on the country, some technical features, especially those that are controlled at the software level, may slightly differ.
|AU8000 (2021)||AU7000 (2021)|
|Screen Size||43, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 85||43, 50, 55, 58, 65, 75|
|Style||Flat Panel||Flat Panel|
|Resolution||3,840 x 2,160||3,840 x 2,160|
|screen bit||10bit (8 bit+FRC)||10bit (8 bit+FRC)|
|type screnn||Crystal UHD||Crystal UHD|
|Backlighting||EDGE Led||EDGE Led|
|Dimming Technology||UHD Dimming||UHD Dimming|
|Stand Type (Color)||Black||TITAN GRAY|
|Bezel Width||3 Bezel-less||3 Bezel-less|
|PQI (Picture Quality Index)||2200||2000|
|Color||Dynamic Crystal Color||Pur Color|
|Contrast||Mega Contrast||Mega Contrast|
|HDR (High-Dynamic Range)||HLG, HDR10+||HLG, HDR10+|
|Picture Engine||Crystal Processor 4K||Crystal Processor 4K|
|Object Tracking Sound||Yes lite||No|
|OS||Tizen 6.0||Tizen 6.0|
|Wi-Fi||Yes WiFi 5||Yes WiFi 5|
|Bluetooth||Yes (ver.4.2)||Yes (ver.4.2)|
|LED Clear Motion||Yes||No|
|Natural Mode Support||Yes||Yes|
|Motion Technology||Motion Xcelerator||Yes|
|360 Video Player||No||No|
|360 Camera Support||No||No|
|Wireless TV On - Samsung WOW||Yes||Yes|
|Wired TV On - Samsung WOL||Yes||Yes|
|Digital Clean View||Yes||Yes|
|Mobile to TV - Mirroring, DLNA||Yes||Yes|
|SmartThings App Support||Yes||Yes|
|Far-Field Voice Interaction||No||No|
|BT HID Support||Yes||Yes|
|Auto Game Mode (ALLM)||Yes||No|
|Cloud Service||Office 365||Office 365|
|Game Motion Plus||No||No|
|Dynamic Black EQ||No||No|
|Super Ultra Wide Game View||No||No|
|Auto Channel Search||Yes||Yes|
|InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)||Yes||Yes|
|Auto Power Off||Yes||Yes|
|Auto Motion Plus||Yes||Yes|
|V-Chip||Yes only US||Yes only US|
|TV to Mobile - Mirroring||No||No|
|USB HID Support||Yes||Yes|
|Inputs & Outputs|
|RF In (Terrestrial/Cable||Yes||Yes|
|RF In (Satellite Input)||Yes Europe, No US||Yes Europe, No US|
|Digital Audio Out (Optical)||Yes||Yes|
|Audio Return Channel Support||No||No|
|Digital Broadcasting||ATSC/ClearQAM US, DVB Europe||ATSC/ClearQAM US, DVB Europe|
|Remote control||TM2180A||TM2180A, TM2140A|