While QLED monopolises the brighter, higher ground of Samsung’s range, the majority of buyers pick from the tiers below, where similar smart platform connectivity dovetails with more affordable, though less exotic panel technology. Here lies the Samsung TU8500, the top model in the company’s Crystal LED line-up.
It’s not just another cut-price 4K UHD flatscreen. Rather than use a single colour of LEDs in the light behind the panel, it actually employs two different LED colour temperatures (5000k and 2000k). This helps improve contrast, giving better black level performance.
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