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
Screen Size43, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 8543, 50, 55, 58, 65, 75
StyleFlat PanelFlat Panel
Resolution3,840 x 2,1603,840 x 2,160
screen bit10bit (8 bit+FRC)10bit (8 bit+FRC)
type scrennCrystal UHDCrystal UHD
screen technologyVAVA
BacklightingEDGE LedEDGE Led
Dimming TechnologyUHD DimmingUHD Dimming
Stand Type (Color)BlackTITAN GRAY
Bezel Width3 Bezel-less3 Bezel-less
Video
Motion Rate120120
refresh rate6060
PQI (Picture Quality Index)22002000
ColorDynamic Crystal ColorPur Color
ContrastMega ContrastMega Contrast
HDR (High-Dynamic Range)HLG, HDR10+HLG, HDR10+
Picture EngineCrystal Processor 4KCrystal Processor 4K
Audio
DolbyYesYes
Sound Output20W20W
WooferNoNo
Speaker Type2CH2CH
Object Tracking SoundYes liteNo
Q-SymphonyYesYes
Multiroom LinkYesYes
Features
OSTizen 6.0Tizen 6.0
Wi-FiYes WiFi 5Yes WiFi 5
BluetoothYes (ver.4.2)Yes (ver.4.2)
Smart HubYesYes
Samsung HealthYesNo
BixbyYesNo
Film ModeYesYes
LED Clear MotionYesNo
Natural Mode SupportYesYes
Motion TechnologyMotion XceleratorYes
360 Video PlayerNoNo
360 Camera SupportNoNo
Easy SetupYesYes
App CastingYesYes
Wireless TV On - Samsung WOWYesYes
Wired TV On - Samsung WOLYesYes
Digital Clean ViewYesYes
Ultra BlackNoNo
ConnectShareYesYes
Closed CaptioningYesYes
Game ModeNoNo
Eco SensorYesYes
Mobile to TV - Mirroring, DLNAYesYes
Google AssistantYesYes
AlexaYesYes
SmartThings App SupportYesYes
SmartThingsYesYes
Far-Field Voice InteractionNoNo
TV PlusYesYes
Web BrowserYesYes
GalleryYesYes
EPGYesYes
FreeSyncNoNo
Filmmaker ModeYesYes
IP ControlYesYes
BT HID SupportYesYes
MBR SupportYesYes
IPv6 SupportYesYes
Tap ViewYesYes
Auto Game Mode (ALLM)YesNo
Wireless DexYesNo
Cloud ServiceOffice 365Office 365
Multi ViewNoNo
Game Motion PlusNoNo
Dynamic Black EQNoNo
Super Ultra Wide Game ViewNoNo
Game barNoNo
Expert CalibrationNoNo
Auto Channel SearchYesYes
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)YesYes
Channel GuideNoNo
Ambient ModeNoNo
Auto Power OffYesYes
AI Technology??
Auto Motion PlusYesYes
Embedded POPNoNo
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)YesYes
V-ChipYes only USYes only US
TV to Mobile - MirroringNoNo
USB HID SupportYesYes
AI UpscaleYesYes
Easy PairingNoNo
Inputs & Outputs
HDMI33
USB21
EthernetYesYes
RF In (Terrestrial/CableYesYes
RF In (Satellite Input)Yes Europe, No USYes Europe, No US
Digital Audio Out (Optical)YesYes
Audio Return Channel SupportNoNo
eARCYesYes
One ConnectNoNo
Samsung OneRemoteYesYes
System
Digital BroadcastingATSC/ClearQAM US, DVB EuropeATSC/ClearQAM US, DVB Europe
Analog TunerYesYes
Accessories
Remote controlTM2180ATM2180A, TM2140A
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