The Series 8 and 9 TVs in the Crystal TV lineup, as you should know, are the low-end line of the TVs. The AU series comes with standard LED screens, these screens can be made not only by Samsung but also by other manufacturers.
The Crystal series TVs are most widely available in Europe, with the TVs having several modifications depending on the region. In the US and Canada, only the AU8000 model is sold.
The main differences between the AU9000 vs AU8000 TVs
Although the TVs have the same processors and the same number of ports, we can say that in terms of tech specs they’re the same TVs. However, there are significant differences in the software. Basically, this means that the AU9000 is more geared towards gamers.
The AU9000 has the following differences:
Detailed differences between the AU8000 and AU9000
Now I will talk about how the listed differences affect the quality and comfort of watching TV.
PQI (Picture Quality Index) 2800
Image quality index, this index is not described, how it’s calculated and there is no reliable information.
It’s used by Samsung in some countries, it is assumed that it shows how many index units the TIt is used by Samsung in some countries and shows how many index units the TV model scored for comparison. However, in real life, this index can be ignored. The AU9000 model has a higher index because of more features implemented at the software level.
Motion Xcelerator Turbo
Implemented the way to connect the game console with a floating frequency, VRR supports up to 120 Hz. Allows you to use the TV as a monitor, the gameplay (thanks to the opportunity to transmit video at a frequency of more than 60 Hz) is more enjoyable.
Additional synchronization of the game console and TV for better image quality control.
The image on the screen will be more stable, and you will not see incorrectly formed frames.
Images from different sources, such as watching cable TV and YouTube at the same time that can be displayed on different parts of the screen.
Advanced visual control of the game settings.
The TV can be used as room decor, to display wallpaper or photos.
AU8000 vs AU9000 design
If you plan to mount the TV on the wall, the mounting is the same. If you plan to mount on a stand, the AU8000 has two legs, the AU9000 has one large stand in the center of the TV.
Which TV is better to buy AU8000 or AU9000?
If you’re only going to use the TV for watching TV programs or videos, you can buy the AU8000. However, if you’re going to use the TV as a monitor, it’s better to buy the AU9000. You will get some nice additional settings that will make the gaming experience more enjoyable.
|AU9000 (2021)||AU8000 (2021)|
|Screen Size||43, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75||43, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 85|
|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||Black|
|Bezel Width||3 Bezel-less||3 Bezel-less|
|PQI (Picture Quality Index)||2800||2200|
|Color||Dynamic Crystal Color||Dynamic Crystal 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||Yes lite|
|OS||Tizen 6.0||Tizen 6.0|
|Wi-Fi||Yes WiFi 5||Yes WiFi 5|
|Bluetooth||Yes (ver 5.2)||Yes (ver.5.2)|
|LED Clear Motion||Yes||Yes|
|Natural Mode Support||Yes||Yes|
|Motion Technology||Motion Xcelerator Turbo||Motion Xcelerator|
|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||Yes|
|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|