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Samsung TV AU8000 vs AU9000 difference: Which one you should buy?

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.

FreeSync

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.

Multi View

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.

Game bar

Advanced visual control of the game settings.

Ambient Mode

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
Screen Size43, 50, 55, 65, 70, 7543, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 85
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)BlackBlack
Bezel Width3 Bezel-less3 Bezel-less
Video
Motion Rate120120
refresh rate6060
PQI (Picture Quality Index)28002200
ColorDynamic Crystal ColorDynamic Crystal 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 liteYes lite
Q-SymphonyYesYes
Multiroom LinkYesYes
Features
OSTizen 6.0Tizen 6.0
Wi-FiYes WiFi 5Yes WiFi 5
BluetoothYes (ver 5.2)Yes (ver.5.2)
Smart HubYesYes
Samsung HealthYesYes
BixbyYesYes
Film ModeYesYes
LED Clear MotionYesYes
Natural Mode SupportYesYes
Motion TechnologyMotion Xcelerator TurboMotion Xcelerator
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
FreeSyncYesNo
Filmmaker ModeYesYes
IP ControlYesYes
BT HID SupportYesYes
MBR SupportYesYes
IPv6 SupportYesYes
Tap ViewYesYes
Auto Game Mode (ALLM)YesYes
Wireless DexYesYes
Cloud ServiceOffice 365Office 365
Multi ViewYesNo
Game Motion PlusNoNo
Dynamic Black EQNoNo
Super Ultra Wide Game ViewNoNo
Game barYesNo
Expert CalibrationNoNo
Auto Channel SearchYesYes
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)YesYes
Channel GuideNoNo
Ambient ModeYesNo
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
USB22
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
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