Samsung 50″ RU7100 4K UHD Smart LED TV Review
As the manufacturer behind one-third of the TVs shipped worldwide, it’s statistically likely that you’re going to be buying a Samsung TV over any other brand – and the Samsung NU7100 (or NU7120 in the UK) is a good example of why.
The NU7100 offers 4K Ultra HD resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR) on a budget. It sits at the bottom of Samsung’s 4K UHD range, below the Samsung NU8000, carrying broadly the same specs as the Samsung NU7300, just without the curved screen.
The UE49NU7100 retails at £479 (AU$1,299), although you can source it for as low as £388 at the time of writing (from Amazon) if a 43-inch TV isn’t too small for you.. Although the 49-inch model reviewed here isn’t available in the US, there’s a comparable 50-inch that sells for $449.
Considering the Samsung NU7100’s price, it’s no surprise that you’re not getting premium materials, although for many potential buyers, that won’t matter: most people will be buying for the picture, not the frame.
The set has two feet lifting it 78.6mm off the ground, and measures 1102.8 x 637.8 x 59.7 mm without the feet attached. The design is generally unassuming, but smart-looking, with a plain coloring and a small silver tag with the Samsung logo on the bezel below the screen.
On the rear, you get Samsung’s usual ribbed casing, with the ports built into the set rather than running through the external connections box found on more premium sets. When it comes to ports, the NU7100 packs in three HDMI 2.0(one with ARC), two USB, Ethernet, Common Interface, and an optical output for external hi-fi setups.
We reviewed the 49-inch model – however you can see all the NU7100 model sizes for the US, UK, and Australia in the box below. Keep in mind though that you won’t see all the benefit of 4K with only a 43=inch display.
SAMSUNG NU7100 SPECS
Screen sizes available: UK 49, 55, 65, 75; US 40, 43, 50, 55, 58, 65, 75; AU 43, 49, 55, 65, 75 | Tuner:Digital | 4K: Yes | HDR: Yes (HDR10, HDR10+, HLG) | Panel technology: LED | Smart TV: Eden | Curved: No | Dimensions:1102.8 x 637.8 x 59.7 mm | 3D: No | Inputs: 2x HDMI 2.0, Ethernet, CI, optical, 2x USB