TU7020 Crystal UHD 4K Ultra HD HDR 50" Smart TV (2020)
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Samsung’s cheapest 2021 range is basic, but not having a PVR or built-in voice control isn’t the end of the world if the TV makes your favourite shows look and sound lovely. eARC support means it can pass through lossless audio, such as Dolby Atmos, to a compatible soundbar or system. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range and refers to contrast (or difference) between the brightest and darkest parts of an image.
HDR10+ is a dynamic metadata HDR format backed by Samsung, and it tailors the HDR performance to the characteristics of the TU7020’s display given its relative lack of brightness. Indeed, a big screen and something nice to watch is a very good solution to let the time go by these days.HDR10+ is a HDR format supported by Panasonic and Samsung as a free to use, open platform alternative to Dolby Vision. You can see virtually all the bristles in Sam Elliot’s moustache, or the pores of Jennifer Connelly’s skin.
It has virtually the same spec as the TU7100, and comes armed with the brand’s 4K upscaling prowess, HDR support and a bevy of streaming apps via the Tizen OS. While not outfitted with the fancier features of its more expensive siblings, the TU7020’s interface, app support and gaming are like what you’d see higher up the range. Ang Lee’s Hulk features widescreen shots of faces in close-up, and the Samsung TU7020 showcases them in fantastic fashion.Colours in upscaled HD broadcasts have a natural appearance, far more subtle than more expensive TVs. Fine detail is excellent; whether its textures, objects or faces – the Samsung TU7020 is fantastic at digging up detail. In the Avatar Blu-ray, colours have vigour and naturalism that’s tonally more on point than what’d you get from the Hisense A7500F, for example.
HLG is a HDR format co-developed by the BBC and Japanese national broadcaster NHK for transmission of broadcast and live streamed content in HDR. Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest.
It adds dynamic metadata on top of the core HDR10 signal that tells a TV how it should adjust the brightness, colours and contrast of content for the most optimal picture quality.