Samsung TV BU8500: A Good Balance Between Price and Quality

We often struggle to find good equipment that presents good value for money. That offers us the best features (or almost) and at the same time does not make a hole in our pocket. The Samsung TV BU8500 TV series is a good deal in this regard because it brings the best technologies but without a ridiculous price.

This is a TV model that is striking for its design, slim and elegant to say the least, which incorporates much of the most cutting-edge Samsung features and is marketed for a base price of €649, for the 43-inch model, which is the smallest of the series.

But let’s take a closer look at its features.

Samsung TV BU8500 Datasheet

Samsung TV BU8500
DiagonalIt is available in 43, 50, 55, 65, and 75 inches.
Resolution and technology4K. HDR 10+, UHD Dimming, Dynamic Crystal Color
panel typeLEDs
ProcessorCrystal 4K Processor
Operating systemTizen
ControlSamsung Smart Control 
Sound2CH. 20W RMS total
connections3x HDMI, 2x USB, Ethernet
wireless connectivityWi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.2
SupportDouble side stand
OthersAccessibility: Zoom / High Contrast / Multiple Audio Output / Color Inversion / Grayscale / Sign Language Zoom / Repeat. Ambient Mode, Adaptive Sound, FreeSync
Release dateAvailable
PriceFrom 649 euros (43-inch model)

Ultra-thin and Lightweight Design

Samsung TV BU8500

If there is one thing that makes this new series of TVs stand out, it is undoubtedly the design. The manufacturer has baptized it as AirSlim and it is not for less, because this is an ultra-thin screen, adjustable to perfection in any living room or room in which it must be adapted.

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More Color and Realism

Another of the great advantages of the new series of Samsung Crystal UHD BU8500 TVs is that they feature Dynamic Crystal Color technologies. With this, the manufacturer promises a more intense range of colors, with realistic and clear content. The panel in question is formed by a conglomerate of crystalline inorganic nanoparticles, which reproduce more than a billion colors. It also has an intuitive operating system, Tizen, which can be easily customized and adapted to the user’s real needs and preferences. The model is marketed in different screen sizes (43, 50, 55, 65, and 75 inches), with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels and a refresh rate of 50Hz.

Processor and Operating System

In terms of internal machinery, Samsung’s BU8500 doesn’t fall short either. The TV has a true 4K UHD resolution, offering up to four times more pixels than a Full HD model. What does this translate into? Well, much clearer and sharper images. This is thanks to the Crystal Processor 4K, which also promises a good experience for those users who not only use the TV to watch content (movies and series) but also enjoy video games. Motion Xcelerator technology makes gaming much smoother because frames are improved (FRC) and moving scenes are optimized up to 120Hz in 4K.

On the other hand, and like all Samsung models, this series of TVs works through the Tizen operating system. Through this, you can access streaming services such as TikTok, Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, or Apple TV+, among many others, as is already quite common in Smart TVs that we can find in the market today.

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Sound Power

Samsung TV BU8500

One of the features that most caught our attention of this series of Samsung TV BU8500 has been the advantageous options and features in terms of sound technology. To begin with, it should be noted that the Samsung TV is prepared to adjust the sound when variations in the scenes are detected. It does this through an artificial intelligence system. But there is more.

The new sound experience proposed by Samsung is based on a new sound experience: Object Tracking Sound Lite (OTS Lite), which offers 3D surround sound and thanks to artificial intelligence, plays the sound in the exact place where the action occurs.

On the other hand, it should be noted that thanks to Samsung technology will not be necessary to add a thousand and one speakers in your living room to enjoy a surround sound experience. The entire series of TVs are compatible with the Q-Symphony system, which is nothing more than a soundbar that will create a surrounding atmosphere around. Of course, all who want to sign up for this experience will have to purchase the Q-Symphony bar separately. Its price can reach, on offer, 860 euros.

Connections and Controls

Samsung TV BU8500

As it could not be otherwise, the Samsung TV BU8500 TV series has 3 HDMI outputs, 2 USB and Ethernet inputs, to connect comfortably to the Internet via cable. In addition, it has Wifi 5 and Bluetooth 5.2, which ensures full communication between all connectable devices that we have at home.

As for the control, we can say that in this case, Samsung has looked to the future. Because it presents the SolarCell Remote, which is an environmentally friendly remote control that does not work with disposable batteries but has a solar panel on the back that supports continuous charging during sunlight hours. This same remote has a built-in microphone to facilitate voice assistant functions.

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Models and Prices

As we indicated at the beginning, the Samsung TV BU8500 is marketed in different formats, depending on the diagonal of your screen. Thus, in the market we can find it in the following dimensions, which will determine the difference in the final prices:

  • 43 inches: 650 euros
  • 50 inches: 710 euros
  • 55 inches: 800 euros
  • 65 inches: 1,000 euros
  • 75 inches: 1,400 euros

These prices are the official prices in the Samsung store, but if you need them, you can opt for different financing modalities. The largest model, for example, can go for €38.86 per month for up to 36 months, if you finally decide to pay in installments. You can check the purchase and financing conditions through the Samsung website.

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