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Samsung UHD Smart TV TU8000 Manual

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Before Reading This User Manual

This TV comes with this user manual and an embedded e-Manual.
Before reading this user manual, review the following:

User Manual Read this provided user manual to see information about product safety, installation, accessories, initial configuration, and product specifications.
e-Manual For more information about this TV, read the e-Manual embedded in the product.
• To open the e-Manual, > Settings > Support > Open e-Manual

On the website, you can download the user manual and see its contents on your PC or mobile device.
Learning the e-Manual’s assistance functions
• Some menu screens cannot be accessed from the e-Manual.

Search Select an item from the search results to load the corresponding page.
Index Select a keyword to navigate to the relevant page.
– The menus may not appear depending on the geographical area.
Recent pages Select a topic from the list of recently viewed topics.

Learning the functions of the buttons that appear on e-Manual topic pages

Try Now Access the associated menu item and try out the feature directly.
Link Access an underlined topic referred to on an e-Manual page immediately.

Warning! Important Safety Instructions

Please read the Safety Instructions before using your TV.

CAUTION Class II product: This symbol indicates that a safety connection to electrical earth (ground) is not required.
This symbol indicates that high voltage is present inside. It is dangerous to make any kind of contact with any internal part of this product. DC voltage: Rated voltage marked with this symbol is DC voltage.
This symbol indicates that this product has included important literature concerning operation and maintenance. C
Caution. Consult instructions for use: This symbol instructs the user to consult the user manual for further safety-related information.
  • The slots and openings in the cabinet and in the back or bottom are provided for necessary ventilation. To ensure the reliable operation of this apparatus and to protect it from overheating, these slots and openings must never be blocked or covered.
    – Do not place this apparatus in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet, unless proper ventilation is provided.
    – Do not place this apparatus near or over a radiator or heat register, or where it is exposed to direct sunlight.
    – Do not place vessels (vases etc.) containing water on this apparatus, as this can result in a fire or electric shock.
  • Do not expose this apparatus to rain or place it near water (near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.). If this apparatus accidentally gets wet, unplug it and contact an authorized dealer immediately.
  • This apparatus uses batteries. In your community, there might be environmental regulations that require you to dispose of these batteries properly. Please contact your local authorities for disposal or recycling information.
  • Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or adaptors beyond their capacity, since this can result in fire or electric shock.
  • Power-supply cords should be placed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them. Pay particular attention to cords at the plug end, at wall outlets, and at the point where they exit from the appliance.
  • To protect this apparatus from a lightning storm, or when left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the set due to lightning and power-line surges.
  • Before connecting the AC power cord to the DC adaptor outlet, make sure that the voltage designation of the DC adaptor corresponds to the local electrical supply.
  • Never insert anything metallic into the open parts of this apparatus. This may cause a danger of electric shock.
  • To avoid electric shock, never touch the inside of this apparatus. Only a qualified technician should open this apparatus.
  • Be sure to plug in the power cord until it is firmly seated. When unplugging the power cord from a wall outlet, always pull on the power cord’s plug. Never unplug it by pulling on the power cord. Do not touch the power cord with wet hands.
  • If this apparatus does not operate normally – in particular, if there are any unusual sounds or smells coming from it – unplug it immediately and contact an authorized dealer or service center.
  •  Be sure to pull the power plug out of the outlet if the TV is to remain unused or if you are to leave the house for an extended period of time (especially when children, elderly, or disabled people will be left alone in the house).
    – Accumulated dust can cause an electric shock, an electric leakage, or a fire by causing the power cord to generate sparks and heat or by causing the insulation to deteriorate.
  • Be sure to contact an authorized Samsung service center for information if you intend to install your TV in a location with heavy dust, high or low temperatures, high humidity, chemical substances, or where it will operate 24 hours a day such as in an airport, a train station, etc. Failure to do so may lead to serious damage to your TV.
  • Use only a properly grounded plug and wall outlet.
    – An improper ground may cause electric shock or equipment damage. (Class l Equipment only.)
  • To turn off this apparatus completely, disconnect it from the wall outlet. To ensure you can unplug this apparatus quickly if necessary, make sure that the wall outlet and power plug are readily accessible.
  • Store the accessories (batteries, etc.) in a location safely out of the reach of children.
  • Do not drop or strike the product. If the product is damaged, disconnect the power cord and contact a Samsung service center.
  • To clean this apparatus, unplug the power cord from the wall outlet and wipe the product with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use any chemicals such as wax, benzene, alcohol, thinners, insecticide, aerial fresheners, lubricants, or detergents. These chemicals can damage the appearance of the TV or erase the printing on the product.
  •  Do not expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing.
  • Do not dispose of batteries in a fire.
  • Do not short-circuit, disassemble, or overheat the batteries.
  • There is a danger of an explosion if you replace the batteries used in the remote with the wrong type of battery. Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
    * Figures and illustrations in this User Manual are provided for reference only and may differ from the actual product appearance. Product design and specifications may change without notice.

What’s in the Box?

Make sure the following items are included with your TV. If any items are missing, contact your dealer.

  • Samsung Smart Remote & Batteries (AA x 2)
  • User Manual
  • TV Power Cable

    COMPONENT IN / AV IN Adapter (Not available in some locations)
  • Warranty Card / Regulatory Guide (Not available in some locations)

Wall Mount Adapter

  • The items’ colours and shapes may vary depending on the models.
  •  Cables not included can be purchased separately.
  •  Check for any accessories hidden behind or in the packing materials when opening the box.

Warning: Screens can be damaged from direct pressure when handled incorrectly. We recommend lifting the TV at the edges, as shown.

TV Installation

Mounting the TV on a wall

If you mount this TV on a wall, follow the instructions exactly as set out by the manufacturer. Unless it is correctly mounted, the TV may slide or fall and cause serious injury to a child or adult and serious damage to the TV.
For models providing wall mount adapters, install them as shown in the figure below before installing the wall mount kit.

  • Refer to the installation manual included with the Samsung wall mount kit.

  • Samsung Electronics is not responsible for any damage to the product or injury to yourself or others if you choose to install the wall mount on your own.
  • You can install your wall mount on a solid wall perpendicular to the floor. Before attaching the wall mount to surfaces other than plaster board, contact your nearest dealer for additional information. If you install the TV on a ceiling or slanted wall, it may fall and result in severe personal injury.
  • Standard dimensions for wall mount kits are shown in the table on the next page.
  • If you are installing a third-party wall mount, note that the length of the screws you can use to attach the TV to the wall mount is shown in column C in the table on the next page.
  • When installing a wall mount kit, we recommend you fasten all four VESA screws.
  • If you want to install a wall mount kit that attaches to the wall using two top screws only, be sure to use a Samsung wall mount kit that supports this type of installation. (You may not be able to purchase this type of wall mount kit, depending on the geographical region.)
TV size in inches VESA screw hole specs (A * B) in millimeters Standard Screw Standard Screw Quantity
55 200 x 200 M8 M8 4
65 400 x 400

Do not install your wall mount kit while your TV is turned on. This may result in personal injury from electric shock.

  • Do not use screws that are longer than the standard dimension or do not comply with the VESA standard screw specifications. Screws that are too long may cause damage to the inside of the TV set.
  • For wall mounts that do not comply with the VESA standard screw specifications, the length of the screws may differ depending on the wall mount specifications.
  • Do not fasten the screws too firmly. This may damage the product or cause the product to fall, leading to personal injury. Samsung is not liable for these kinds of accidents.
  • Samsung is not liable for product damage or personal injury when a non-VESA or non-specified wall mount is used or when the consumer fails to follow the product installation instructions.
  •  Do not mount the TV at more than a 15-degree tilt.
  • Always have two people mount the TV onto a wall.

Providing proper ventilation for your TV

When you install your TV, maintain a distance of at least 10 cm between the TV and other objects (walls, cabinet sides, etc.) to ensure proper ventilation. Failing to maintain proper ventilation may result in a fire or a problem with the product caused by an increase in its internal temperature.
When you install your TV with a stand or a wall mount, we strongly recommend you use parts provided by Samsung Electronics only. Using parts provided by another manufacturer may cause difficulties with the product or result in injury caused by the product falling.

Installation with a stand Installation with a wall mount

Attaching the TV to the Stand

Make sure you have all the accessories shown, and that you assemble the stand following the provided assembly instructions.

Safety Precaution: Securing the TV to the wall to prevent falling

Caution: Pulling, pushing, or climbing on the TV may cause the TV to fall. In particular, ensure your children do not hang on or destabilise the TV. This action may cause the TV to tip over, causing serious injuries or death. Follow all safety precautions provided in the Safety Flyer included with your TV. For added stability and safety, you can purchase and install the anti-fall device as described on the next page.

WARNING: Never place a television set in an unstable location. The television set may fall, causing serious personal injury or death. Many injuries, particularly to children, can be avoided by taking simple precautions such as

  • Using cabinets or stands recommended by the manufacturer of the television set.
  • Only using furniture that can safely support the television set.
  • Ensuring the television set is not overhanging the edge of the supporting furniture.
  • Not placing the television set on tall furniture (for example, cupboards or bookcases) without anchoring both the furniture and the television set to a suitable support.
  • Not placing the television set on cloth or other materials that may be located between the television set and supporting furniture.
  • Educating children about the dangers of climbing on furniture to reach the television set or its controls.

If you are retaining and relocating the television set that you are replacing with this new set, you should apply the same precautions to the old set.

Preventing the TV from falling

  1. Using the appropriate screws, firmly fasten a set of brackets to the wall. Confirm that the screws are firmly attached to the wall.
    – You may need additional material such as wall anchors depending on the type of wall.
  2. Using the appropriately sized screws, firmly fasten a set of brackets to the TV.
    – For the screw specifications, refer to the standard screw part in the table under “Mounting the TV on a wall”.
  3. Connect the brackets fixed to the TV and the brackets fixed to the wall with a durable, heavy-duty string, and then tie the string tightly.
    – Install the TV near the wall so that it does not fall backward.
    – Connect the string so that the brackets fixed to the wall are at the same height as or lower than the brackets fixed to the TV.

The Samsung Smart Remote

About the Buttons on the Samsung Smart Remote

  • The images, buttons, and functions of the Samsung Smart Remote may differ depending on the model.

Pairing the TV to the Samsung Smart Remote

When you turn on the TV for the first time, the Samsung Smart Remote pairs to the TV automatically. If the Samsung Smart Remote does not pair to the TV automatically, point it at the remote control sensor of the TV, and then press and hold the buttons labelled and as shown in the figure on the left simultaneously for 3 seconds or more.

Installing batteries into the Samsung Smart Remote

To install the batteries, push the rear cover open in the direction of the arrow, and then insert the batteries as shown in the figure. Make sure that the positive and negative ends are facing in the correct direction.

  • Alkaline batteries are recommended for longer battery life.

Running the Initial Setup

When you turn on your TV for the first time, it immediately starts the Initial Setup. The Initial Setup allows you to configure the basic settings for the TV to operate, such as broadcast reception, channel search, and network connection, at one time.

  • Before starting the Initial Setup, be sure to connect external devices first.
  • To use the TV’s smart features, the TV must be connected to the Internet.
  • Noise may occur temporarily when the TV communicates with mobile devices.
  • The SmartThings app is available on mobile devices for Android 6.0 or higher and iOS 10 or higher.
  • To perform initialization by using the SmartThings app, the mobile device must have been connected via Wi-Fi.
  • When the pop-up for setup does not appear automatically on the SmartThings app of your mobile device, proceed with the process after manually adding the TV using Add Device on the dashboard of the SmartThings app.
    You can also start the Initial Setup using the TV’s menu ( > Settings > General > Start Setup).
    Follow the instructions displayed on the Initial Setup screen and configure the TV’s basic settings to suit your viewing environment.

Using the TV Controller

You can turn on the TV with the TV Controller button at the bottom of the TV, and then use the Control Menu.
The Control menu appears when the TV Controller is pressed while the TV is On. For more information about its usage, refer to the figure below.

Connecting to a Network

Connecting the TV to a network gives you access to online services, such as Smart Hub, as well as software updates.

Network Connection – Wireless

Connect the TV to the Internet using a standard router or modem.

Network Connection – Wired

Connect your TV to your network using a LAN cable.

  • The TV does not support network speeds less than or equal to 10 Mbps.
  • Use Cat7 (*STP Type) cable for the connection.
    * Shielded Twist Pair

Mobile Network

Depending on the model or geographical area.
While connecting to the mobile network, some functions might be unavailable.
Refer to the following diagram and insert the Mobile Dongle into the USB port. The Mobile Dongle must be connected to the TV in order to connect to the mobile network. However, the Mobile Dongle is sold separately and is not available from Samsung.
If you have any problems using online services, please contact your Internet service provider.

  • When you use a large mobile dongle(Data Card), USB devices may not work properly due to interferences among the USB ports, or the wireless network may not work properly due to interferences from the peripherals and surroundings. In this case, use a USB extension cable.

Supported Telecom and Model Name
For more information, refer to the e-Manual.

Troubleshooting and Maintenance


If the TV seems to have a problem, first review this list of possible problems and solutions. Alternatively, review the Troubleshooting Section in the e-Manual. If none of these troubleshooting tips apply, please visit “www.samsung.com” and click on Support, or contact the call centre listed on the back cover of this manual.

  • This TFT LED panel is made up of sub pixels which require sophisticated technology to produce. There may be, however, a few bright or dark pixels on the screen. These pixels will have no impact on the performance of the product.
  • To keep your TV in optimum condition, upgrade to the latest software. Use the Update Now or Auto-update
    functions on the TV’s menu (> Settings > Support > Software Update > Update Now or Auto update).

The TV won’t turn on.

  • Make sure that the AC power cord is securely plugged in to the TV and the wall outlet.
  • Make sure that the wall outlet is working and the power indicator at the bottom of the TV is lit and glowing a solid red.
  • Try pressing the Power ( ) button on the TV to make sure that the problem is not with the remote control.
    If the TV turns on, refer to “Remote control does not work” below.

There is no picture/video/sound, or a distorted picture/video/sound from an external device, or “Weak or No Signal” is displayed on the TV, or you cannot find a channel.

  • Make sure the connection to the device is correct and that all cables are fully inserted.
  • Remove and reconnect all cables connected to the TV and the external devices. Try new cables if possible.
  • Confirm that the correct input source has been selected ( > Source).
  •  Perform a TV self-diagnosis to determine if the problem is caused by the TV or the device ( > Settings > Support > Self Diagnosis > Start Picture Test or Start Sound Test).
  • If the test results are normal, reboot the connected devices by unplugging each device’s power cord and then plugging it in again. If the issue persists, refer to the connection guide in the user manual of the connected device.
  • If you are not using a cable box or satellite box, and your TV is receiving TV signals from an antenna or a cable wall connector, run Auto Tuning to search for channels ( > Settings > Broadcasting > (Auto Tuning Settings) > Auto Tuning).
    – The Auto Tuning Settings may not appear depending on the model or geographical area.
    – If you are using a cable box or satellite box, please refer to the cable box or satellite box manual.

The remote control does not work.

  • Check if the power indicator at the bottom of the TV blinks when you press the remote’s Power button. If it does not, replace the remote control’s batteries.
  • Make sure that the batteries are installed with their poles (+/–) in the correct direction.
  • Try pointing the remote directly at the TV from 1.5 ~ 1.8 m away.
  • If your TV came with a Samsung Smart Remote (Bluetooth Remote), make sure to pair the remote to the TV.

The cable box or satellite box remote control doesn’t turn the TV on or off or adjust the volume.

  • Programme the cable box or satellite box remote control to operate the TV. Refer to the cable box or satellite box user manual for the SAMSUNG TV code.

The TV settings are lost after 5 minutes.

  • The TV is in the Retail Mode. Change the Usage Mode in the General Menu to Home Mode (  > Settings > General > System Manager > Usage Mode > Home Mode).

Intermittent Wi-Fi

  • Make sure the TV has a network connection ( > Settings > General > Network > Network Status).
  • Make sure the Wi-Fi password is entered correctly.
  • Check the distance between the TV and the Modem/Router. The distance should not exceed 15.2 m.
  • Reduce interference by not using or turning off wireless devices. Also, verify that there are no obstacles between the TV and the Modem/Router. (The Wi-Fi strength can be decreased by appliances, cordless phones, stone walls/fireplaces, etc.)

  • Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and ask them to reset your network circuit to re-register the Mac addresses of your new Modem/Router and the TV.

Video App problems (Youtube etc)

  • Change the DNS to Select > Settings > General > Network > Network Status > IP Settings > DNS setting > Enter manually > DNS Server > enter > OK.
  •  Reset by selecting> Settings > Support > Self Diagnosis > Reset Smart Hub.

What is Remote Support?
Samsung Remote Support service offers you one-on-one support with a Samsung Technician who can remotely:

  • Diagnose your TV
  •  Adjust the TV settings for you
  •  Perform a factory reset on your TV
  • Install recommended firmware updates

How does Remote Support work?
You can easily get Samsung Remote Support service for your TV:

  1. Call the Samsung Contact Centre and ask for remote support.
  2. Open the menu on your TV and go to the Support section. ( > Settings > Support)
  3.  Select Remote Management, then read and agree to the service agreements. When the PIN screen appears, provide the PIN number to the technician.
  4. The technician will then access your TV.

Eco Sensor and screen brightness

Eco Sensor adjusts the brightness of the TV automatically. This feature measures the light in your room and optimizes the brightness of the TV automatically to reduce power consumption. If you want to turn this off, go to > Settings > General > Eco Solution > Ambient Light Detection.

  • If the screen is too dark while you are watching TV in a dark environment, it may be due to the Ambient Light Detection function.
  •  The eco sensor is located at the bottom of the TV. Do not block the sensor with any object. This can decrease picture brightness.

Caring for the TV

  •  If a sticker was attached to the TV screen, some debris can remain after you remove the sticker. Please clean the debris off before watching TV.
  • The exterior and screen of the TV can get scratched during cleaning. Be sure to wipe the exterior and screen carefully using a soft cloth to prevent scratches.
  • Do not spray water or any liquid directly onto the TV. Any liquid that goes into the product may cause a failure, fire, or electric shock.
  • To clean the screen, turn off the TV, then gently wipe away smudges and fingerprints on the panel with a micro-fiber cloth. Clean the body or panel of the TV with a micro-fiber cloth dampened with a small amount of water. After that, remove the moisture with a dry cloth. While cleaning, do not apply strong
    force to the surface of the panel because it can damage the panel. Never use flammable liquids (benzene, thinner, etc.) or a cleaning agent. For stubborn smudges, spray a small amount of screen cleaner on a micro-fiber cloth, and then use the cloth to wipe away the smudges.

Specifications and Other Information


Model Name UA55NU8500 UA65NU8500
Display Resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Screen Size Measured Diagonally 138 cm 163 cm
Screen Curvature 4200R 4200R
Sound (Output) 40 W 40 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) Body
122.52 x 71.05 x 9.72 cm
122.52 x 78.96 x 33.77 cm
144.19 x 83.38 x 11.36 cm
144.19 x 91.33 x 3783 cm
Without Stand With Stand
17.7 kg
19.5 kg
242 kg
26.3 kg

Environmental Considerations

Operating Temperature
Operating Humidity
Storage Temperature
Storage Humidity
50°F to 104°F (10°C to 40°C)
10% to 80%, non-condensing
-4°F to 113°F (-20°C to 45°C)
5% to 95%, non-condensing
  • The design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
  •  For information about the power supply, and more information about power consumption, refer to the label rating attached to the product.
  • You can see the label rating attached to the back of the TV. (For some models, you can see the label rating inside the cover terminal.)

Decreasing power consumption

When you shut the TV off, it enters Standby mode. In Standby mode, it continues to draw a small amount of power. To decrease power consumption, unplug the power cord when you don’t intend to use the TV for a long time.


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To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate these items from other types of waste and recycle them responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources.
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