CNET First Look
This Samsung TV looks like modern living room artThe Samsung MU9000 is a high-end 4K HDR TV that looks beautiful turned off, thanks to clean, slim styling and clever hidden wiring.
[MUSIC] This is Samsung's 65 inch MU9000 4KHDR TV. And it's all about style. [MUSIC] Like many TVs this one is basically all picture with a super think frame around the image, a classy metallic edge, a tiny Samsung logo and a really nice slim profile from the side. but it's the other design touch that really set it apart. the triangle shape base supports of rigid metal on hold the TV suspended over you table top, or cabin for sleeker look than most of your sets. the only cables you need to connect to this TV, one for power, and one for the input box are completely hidden behind the panel on the TV's back. The result is a basically wireless look from any direction including the back. This little input box with four hdmi for your devices is the key. It can be stashed near your streaming box, game console and other devices allowing just that one wire to the TV. Samsung's remote can also control your other devices itself so you can kick those other devices to the curb. Set up is easier than with a universal remote, since the TV actually recognizes most devices as soon as you plug them in, sets up the corresponding input, and programs the TV remote, all automatically. So what about image quality? It's very good, in my test, but quite a few cheaper TVs can perform better. Black levels and dark room performance were decent, but not spectacular. And while the TV can get impressively bright for light rooms It's high dynamic range image didn't have the popping impact as many other mid range sets I compared. With the MU9000, Samsung is betting you pay extra for TV that looks great even when turned off. If high style is your priority but you don't want a more expensive Q8 model, it's worth a close look. [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO]