The RU7100’s are the start of Samsung’s 2019 4K TV range. The design is very similar to that of the Samsung’s NU7100 range with a thin black bezel round the screen. As the TV is very slim, I recommend placing the TV on the wall with a bracket as it does have a couple of wide set pedestal feet and a larger tv stand will be required. Located at the back of the TV, you’ll find 2 HDMI & 2 USB ports, an Ethernet and shared scart inputs. For those wanting a more minimalist look, there is a large groove and clips to hold all the wires together which reduces the number of loose, untidy wires. This range of televisions comes in many different sizes to suit all budgets, starting at 43” it goes up to 50”, 55”, 58”, 65” the biggest size being 75”.
Upon opening the box from the top directly in front of you is the printed set up guide, located to the left-hand side I easily found the ‘power bag’ with accessories which includes the remote, user manual, batteries and spacers. Beneath this pack both pedestal feet are easy to locate, the polystyrene is secured precisely around the television to minimise any damage.
The universal guide feature appeals to me the most as everything can now be found in one place. It recommends popular shows and even tailors the content just for you – meaning less time searching and more time watching! You are only ever three clicks away from your favourite shows and you can say goodbye to having multiple remotes lined up on the coffee table!
One notable difference with this Samsung RU7100 range is that it doesn’t have built in Bixby – Samsung’s virtual assistant. However, this doesn’t mean it can’t accept voice commands; it is compatible with both Google Home and Amazon Alexa to make life that little bit simpler. Simple and quick to connect to Alexa & Google Home enabled devices, Alexa can turn on the TV, change channels, control the volume, search for a video on YouTube and more!
Now for the techy points – HDR (which stands for High Dynamic Range) focuses on the contrast between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks and it is proven to give a more realistic image. The Samsung RU7100 range also includes a UHD processor with dimming technology, which independently adjusts the tone brightness and the sharpness of the picture quality. This guarantees the best results every time.
Overall, the Samsung RU7100 is a range of good, budget 4K TVs with plenty of exciting features. However, it should be noted that if you own the old model (the NU7100 range) there isn’t much difference apart from a slightly upgraded picture and the Alexa & Google Home compatibility. For more information, why not pop in to your nearest store or visit our website for full model specifications. Happy shopping!