SAMSUNG 43" AU9000 Crystal UHD 4K HDR Smart TV (UE43AU9000KXXU) Review!

hbomb37

Standard Member
Hi Shay

Thanks for the review. I am thinking of getting this TV too, but had a couple of questions.

1) I had a look at one and I felt that the viewing angles were pretty good for a VA panel. What's your opinion? We would have ours on a moveable Vesa arm so we could adjust it a bit, but if we had a lot of people round and some were at a 45' angle, how bad do you think it would be?

2) it looked really thin, which I guess is a good thing, but does it feel flimsy? As I say, we'd have ours on a moveable arm so it would get manhandled occasionally. Do you get the impression it wouldn't cope too well?

Thanks for the review otherwise!
 

shaydoken

Active Member
1
VA panel on this is actually good in terms of viewing angle (better than older VA panels years back). However having it on a moveable vesa arm should help with viewing angles. IPS will be far better but good luck playing lottery with panel quality.

2
TV is thin indeed but build quality is solid. I don't see any problem being manhandled occasionally.
 

hbomb37

Standard Member
1
VA panel on this is actually good in terms of viewing angle (better than older VA panels years back). However having it on a moveable vesa arm should help with viewing angles. IPS will be far better but good luck playing lottery with panel quality.

2
TV is thin indeed but build quality is solid. I don't see any problem being manhandled occasionally.
That's really useful, thanks
 

Dans1210

Well-known Member
Hi, are you sure this is a va panel? I just bought the au7020 and im almost certain its an ips panel. Im going to return it and try to find another budget samsung 43 with va and this could be the one.
Cheers.
 

hbomb37

Standard Member
Hi, are you sure this is a va panel? I just bought the au7020 and im almost certain its an ips panel. Im going to return it and try to find another budget samsung 43 with va and this could be the one.
Cheers.

I have to say that I don't know how to check 100% one way or the other, but what I can say is that the blacks on this screen are very well done (for the price) and the contrast is pretty good too - much better than my old lg TV that definitely had a ips panel.
 

Dans1210

Well-known Member
Just had a look in Currys at the 43’ and im pretty satisfied it’s VA.
 

shaydoken

Active Member
Hi, are you sure this is a va panel? I just bought the au7020 and im almost certain its an ips panel. Im going to return it and try to find another budget samsung 43 with va and this could be the one.
Cheers.
AU7000 series I think they use IPS panel. AU9000 use VA panel.
 

shaydoken

Active Member
Just had a look in Currys at the 43’ and im pretty satisfied it’s VA.
Yep defo VA you can easily tell by the deep black level and viewing angles where as IPS panel will never reach that sort of deep black quality. Also when you move left/right viewing angles are not great as you lose details.
 

Dans1210

Well-known Member
Yep defo VA you can easily tell by the deep black level and viewing angles where as IPS panel will never reach that sort of deep black quality. Also when you move left/right viewing angles are not great as you lose details.
Agreed, received mine today and it is a VA panel. Thanks mate this thread was a great help!
 

coley

Standard Member
Thinking of getting the 65in version of this tv, wondering what the picture was like with cable tv,movies & sports. and is the panel 4k
 

temq

Novice Member
trouble with samsungs is panel lottery unless you can check the version no.= ks9000 had 4 different panels
 

Dans1210

Well-known Member
Thanks for the reply, just have to do a bit more research to see if this tv any good.
It’s ok for a bedroom tv but I would want something better for a main screen
 

visualise

Novice Member
It’s ok for a bedroom tv but I would want something better for a main screen
I've got an AU8000 and I feel the opposite. I find the HDR panel a bit too bright and vivid for bedroom use (had to half the white balance values in the hidden service menu).

Absolutely love it though and next time I'd buy the more expensive qled version (Q60A) without hesitation.
 

beano35

Standard Member
I have got a AU9000 50' which I have had since June, Changed my Hisense A7400UK as was driving me mad with judder/stutter and random turning on during the night. This is a big improvement over that been a Sammy fan for a long time now... Picture is great with a bit of tweaking, Gaming is awesome so much smoother than the Hisense ever was...

Just got a notification of firmware update today from 1506 to 1708 cant see any mention of what it does on the Samsung website. Holding out on pulling the trigger on installing it until I can find a bit more about what it offers... Has anyone had this yet or have you installed it and can you see any improvements?
 

gsm31

Active Member
Just set up the 43 inch.
Picture quality is very good when adjusted from out of the box settings.
Sound is mediocre but bought a Samsung soundbar at the same time as the TV.
 

beano35

Standard Member
1805 Firmware is out now as well, installed 1708 a little while back, TV seems bit more responsive and picture has maybe improved a bit as well to these old eyes
 

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