Best TV to buy in UK in 2023 - Samsung UE43BU8000KXXU

Our suggestion for a very good 43-inch TV to buy in UK in the beginning of 2023 - the Samsung UE43BU8000KXXU

Samsung UE43BU8000KXXU - best UK TV 2023

Today we want to share some details and impressions about a TV that turned into a real best-seller in UK in the beginning of this year. The Samsung UE43BU8000KXXU is one of those products that managed to cover most consumer expectations at a very decent price.

The main features of the UE43BU8000KXXU include good 4k resolution picture, Smart TV applications and the versatile 43-inch size. All of that comes at the price of around £400 for a brand new item and around £260 for a refurbished product (if you manage to find one). 

That is neither the cheapest nor the most expensive 43-inch television offered in UK these days, which puts it somewhere in the middle among its direct competitors. 

Samsung UE43BU8000KXXU - full product specifications

We mentioned just few of the main features of this Samsung TV, now lets take a detailed look at the specs:

Display
Dynamic contrast ratio marketing nameMega Contrast
Display technologyLED
Screen shapeFlat
HD type4K Ultra HD
Response time8 ms
Noise reductionYes
Motion interpolation technologyPQI (Picture Quality Index) 2200
Display diagonal (metric)108 cm
Display resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
Display diagonal109.2 cm (43")
Native aspect ratio16:9
Native refresh rate50 Hz
TV tuner
Tuner typeAnalog & digital
Digital signal format systemDVB-C,DVB-S2,DVB-T2
Auto channel searchYes
Smart TV
Operating system installedTizen
Video appsAll 4,Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV,BBC iPlayer,  BritBox, Disney+, ITV Hub,My5,NOW TV, Netflix, Rakuten TV, Samsung TV Plus, YouTube
Sports appsBT Sport
Music appsApple Music, Spotify
Lifestyle appsTikTok
Smart TVYes
Smart modesGame, Movie
Internet TVYes
Screen mirroringYes
Sound mirroringYes
Audio
Audio decoding technologiesDolby MS12
RMS rated power20 W
MultiroomYes
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)Yes
Adaptive soundYes
Q-SymphonyYes
Network
Web browserYes
Wi-Fi DirectYes
Bluetooth version5.2
Wi-Fi standardsWi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
BluetoothYes
Wi-FiYes
Ethernet LANYes
Internet TVYes
Design
VESA mountingYes
Product colorBlack
Stand colorBlack
Introduction year2022
Performance
High Dynamic Range (HDR) supportedYes
Subtitles functionYes
MBR supportYes
Teletext functionYes
Noise reductionYes
Game modeYes
High Dynamic Range (HDR) technologyHigh Dynamic Range 10+ (HDR10 Plus)
IPv6 supportYes
MultiroomYes
ConnectShare (USB)Yes
ConnectShare (HDD)Yes
SmartThings app supportYes
Game featuresAuto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Tap viewYes
Video appsAll 4,Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV,BBC iPlayer, BritBox, Disney+, ITV Hub,My5, NOW TV, Netflix, Rakuten TV, Samsung TV Plus, YouTube
Sports appsBT Sport
Music appsApple Music, Spotify
Lifestyle appsTikTok
Smart TVYes
Ports & interfaces
Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity2
RF ports quantity1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports1
Common interface (CI)Yes
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)Anynet+
HDMI ports quantity3
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)Yes
Management features
Auto power offYes
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)Yes
Smart modesGame, Movie
Works with Samsung BixbyYes
Works with the Google AssistantYes
Works with Amazon AlexaYes
Teletext
Teletext functionYes
Ergonomics
VESA mountingYes
Power
AC input frequency50/60 Hz
Energy saving modeYes
AC input voltage220-240 V
Power consumption (max)130 W
Power consumption (standby)0.5 W
Power consumption (typical)72 W
Energy efficiency class (SDR)G
Energy efficiency class (HDR)G
Energy consumption (SDR) per 1000 hours72 kWh
Energy consumption (HDR) per 1000 hours100 kWh
Technical details
MultiroomYes
ConnectShare (USB)Yes
ConnectShare (HDD)Yes
Weight (with stand)8.7 kg
Wi-Fi DirectYes
Weight (without stand)8.4 kg
Country of originSlovakia
Bluetooth version5.2
AC input voltage220-240 V
Smart TVYes
Game modeYes
Product colorBlack
Screen mirroringYes
Supplier features
Country of originSlovakia
Weight & dimensions
Width (without stand)96.5 cm
Height (without stand)56 cm
Depth (without stand)2.57 cm
Weight (without stand)8.4 kg
Package width1093 mm
Package height677 mm
Package depth129 mm
Width (with stand)965.5 mm
Height (with stand)599 mm
Depth (with stand)205.6 mm
Package weight11.9 kg
Weight (with stand)8.7 kg
Packaging data
E-manualYes
Smart Remote includedYes
Package width1093 mm
Package height677 mm
Package depth129 mm
Remote control includedYes
Package weight11.9 kg
Packaging content
E-manualYes
Smart Remote includedYes
Remote control includedYes
Other features
Sports appsBT Sport
Music appsApple Music, Spotify
Weight (without stand)8.4 kg
Country of originSlovakia
Bluetooth version5.2
AC input voltage220-240 V
Screen mirroringYes
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)Yes

Hopefully, this detailed list with all of the specifications gives you enough insights about the Samsung UE43BU8000KXXU and why we think it might be one of the best 43-inch TVs offered in UK in the beginning of 2023. 

Our previous favorite in the segment was the Sony 43XG7005 which is really one amazing TV but already a bit outdated model. Its Triluminos display technology and amazing 4k image quality really impressed us, especially when we managed to find it for under 500 Euro (brand new). 

Samsung UE43BU8000KXXU - the alternatives

Of course the Samsung UE43BU8000KXXU is not alone on the UK market and there is a lot of competition in this price and size segment. Here are few of the possible alternatives that you may want to check:

Popular brands and models to choose from

There are several great TV options available in the UK, and the best one for you will depend on your specific needs and budget. Some popular brands include Samsung, LG, Sony, and Panasonic.

For overall best picture quality and performance, OLED TVs are considered the best option. They have the best contrast, deep blacks, and great colors. They are also available in a wide range of sizes, from smaller 55-inch models to larger 77-inch screens.

For budget friendly option, QLED TVs are a good choice. They offer a great balance of performance and affordability, and they're available in a wide range of sizes.

For Smart TV options, LG and Samsung are considered among the best. They have a wide range of smart features, including streaming services and voice control, and they're easy to use.
In terms of specific models, Samsung's QLED TVs are popular among consumers in the UK, especially their Q70T, Q80T and Q90T models. These TVs have good picture quality and are budget friendly.

LG's OLED TVs, such as the CX and BX series, are also popular among consumers in the UK, These TVs have the best picture quality and offer a wide range of sizes.

Sony's XH series are also popular, They are known for their good picture quality and motion handling.

Lastly, Panasonic's HZ2000 is a popular model, it is considered among the best OLED TVs available in the market, it offers the best picture quality and a wide range of smart features.

It is important to note that these are just examples, consumer preferences and trends are always changing so it would be best to check the latest information and reviews before making a decision.

Ultimately, the best TV for you will depend on your specific needs and budget. It is important to read reviews from trusted sources and compare different options before making a decision.

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