Samsung Flat 4K 7 Series Ultra HD Smart TV, 65-Inch

Last updated date: January 21, 2020

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8.9

Samsung Flat 4K 7 Series Ultra HD Smart TV, 65-Inch

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Overall Take

The UHD processor in the Samsung Flat 4K 7 Series Ultra HD Smart TV, 65-Inch takes any content and upscales it to look optimized on their 4K display. The great image that is produced is coupled with standard smart TV features to let you use it for streaming your favorite shows. In our analysis of 84 expert reviews, the Samsung Samsung Flat 4K 7 Series Ultra HD Smart TV, 65-Inch placed 3rd when we looked at the top 20 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note January 21, 2020:
Checkout The Best 4K TV for a detailed review of all the top 4k tvs.

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From The Manufacturer

See all your favorite entertainment as it was meant to be seen with the Samsung UN65RU7100FXZA Flat 65-Inch 4K UHD 7 Series Ultra HD Smart TV. Featuring a powerful 4K UHD processor, this UHD Smart TV offers 4x the resolution (3, 840 x 2, 160) of Full HD 1080p HDTV. The 4K UHD processor instantly upscale content to 4K-level picture quality, even from non-native 4K sources, allowing you to enter the world of 4K with every show, season, and scene. Adding to the level of realism, the TV includes HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Proctor to reveal millions of shades of color with a vibrant, lifelike picture that HDTV can’t create. UHD Dimming dynamically fine tunes the deepness of the blacks to the brightness of the whites for a picture with sensational contrast. The slim design of the Samsung RU7100 naturally fills in the contours of your space with a refined, modern aesthetic that complements your lifestyle. The Samsung 7 Series UHD TV includes smart features such as One Remote, on-screen universal guide, smart speaker expandability with Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility, and more. BLUETOOTH CAPABILITY only supports audio profiles such as Ear Buds, Headphones, and Soundbars, but does not support Human Interface Devices such as a keyboards.

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VIZIO 75″ E-Series 4K UHD Smart LED TV (2018)
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TCL 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV
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Sony 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
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TCL 55-Inch 4K Smart LED TV
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LG 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD LED LCD TV
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Vizio 65-Inch LED TV
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LG 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD LED LCD TV
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Sony 60-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
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Overall Score: 7.4
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VIZIO 40-Inch LED Smart TV
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Sharp 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD LED Smart HDTV
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Expert Reviews: 1

An Overview On 4K TVs

Televisions have likely come a long way since the last time you were in the market for a new screen. TVs have followed the typical tech trajectory of slimming down and dropping weight while increasing screen sizes. Even if your current TV is only a couple years old, technology has skyrocketed in that time to produce incredible visual effects. That’s largely due to the introduction of 4K TVs. These 4K TVs bring along crisper, brighter and more colorful picture quality than ever before.

There are truly outstanding 4K TVs available with four times the amount of pixels as their 1080p predecessors. On top of that, they boast the latest and greatest screen technology. All of that adds up to the ultimate in viewing experiences, no matter what you choose to watch. Quite frankly, you’ve never seen your favorite shows or anything from around the world so vividly from the comfort of your couch.

But all these new and improved features can make choosing a new TV complex and confusing. There are many new numbers and acronyms in the descriptions that can sound like a foreign language to a new buyer. However, armed and ready with a bit of knowledge and a few tools of the trade, you can make an informed purchase and find the best 4K TV for you.

One of the first factors to consider is size. Measure and understand how much space you have for your TV. You’re more likely to mount a 4K TV on your wall than set it on a console, but some models have legs and can sit on a stand. It’s worth noting, these legs are generally at the outer edges of the TV, instead of in the center, affecting the overall dimensions of the stand. Additionally, TVs are measured diagonally, so take that into consideration when you assess your space and size needs.

“If you take away one thing from this guide, it’s that size matters,” Patrick Ward, editor-in-chief of the blog High Speed Experts, says. “Specifically, when buying a 4K TV, don’t hold back. The whole reason for getting a 4K TV is that you value picture and audio quality — that cinematic experience can only be achieved with a massive 4K TV.”

Now, the standard resolution is 4K Ultra HD, which offers four times the pixel resolution as previous 1080p HD. That means crisper, more detailed images. It also lets you sit closer to larger TVs without the usual image degradation.

Pixels alone aren’t responsible for the wow factor that comes with 4K TVs. For that, you need to dive into the additional differentiating acronyms. When you combine screen technology like High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG), that’s when those extra pixels really pop.

What’s more, these 4K TVs have all the features you need seamlessly integrated. They are smart TVs. That means there are no more gadgets or cords required to connect to apps, streaming services and more. It’s all in one.

The latest and greatest technology doesn’t always come cheap. While there are some excellent budget-friendly buys in the top 4K TVs, there are also spendier versions. The budget-friendly models start under $500. Then, you can quickly add on more fancy features that increase the price.  The splurge level pricing for the biggest and best can be in the range of $2,000 for a 65-inch model. At that price, the premium TVs deliver much more than a standard TV viewing experience. In fact, some Samsung models include a new Ambient Mode, which displays decorative content, useful information, personal photos or background music to blend with and enhance your interior décor.

“What used to be a hefty chunk of change for folks, is now quite affordable for the majority of households,” Ward points out. “Don’t have all the cash upfront? Putting it on a payment plan can make the monthly repayments virtually unnoticeable.”

You can rest assured it’s a good time to upgrade your TV. There are always updates and new technology in the works, but the next big change to 8K resolution is still a ways off. 

DWYM Fun Fact

Most televisions 50 inches and larger available for sale today are 4K. However, this high-definition resolution and massive size wasn’t always the norm. The earliest televisions were very primitive in comparison. RCA began selling the very first television sets and broadcasting regular programs back in 1939. These had 5-by 12-inch (12.7 by 25.4 cm) picture tubes.

Television technology has progressed by massive leaps and bounds since the early days. Still, for decades, the primary resolution used to describe TVs was the vertical resolution. The switch to 4K, or horizontal resolution, only came in recent years.

Even now, not all content will come in at 4K level. There isn’t any U.S. broadcast TV at this level yet. However, you can find 4K content in from many streaming services, like Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and Vudu. You can also access 4K content with Ultra HD Blu-ray players and gaming consoles, like the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.

What you can expect in the future is even more shifts, including increases in pixel resolution and more innovative technology. No matter what, the future of TV viewing is getting clearer and crisper with each new innovation.

The 4K TV Buying Guide

  • Remember to measure twice before selecting a new 4K TV. The screen measurements listed on TVs reflect the diagonal distance on the screen. The other measurement is the width of the TV, for sitting on a stand as well as hanging on the wall.
  • The newest 4K TVs have four times the pixels of the previous 1080p TVs from a few years ago.
  • There is new, advanced pixel technology in the works. However, it is a few years away still, so it’s a good time to upgrade to the latest and greatest 4K TVs available now.
  • The larger the number of pixels, the closer you can sit to the TV and still see a crisp clear image.
  • The new 4K TVs vary widely in price, so researching each of their distinguishing features could help you choose a more cost-friendly option.
  • The official resolution for 4K TVs is 3,840 by 2,160, so they are just shy of truly 4,000. The simplified description is much more user-friendly, so it stuck.