Samsung UE55RU7179UXZG Review and Specs

Samsung UE55RU7179UXZG (German version)

SCORE:
68

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HLG support
  • PurColor
  • UHD Engine Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Samsung UE55RU7179UXZG Overview

Samsung UE55RU7179UXZG was introduced in 2019. It has a LCD screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 50 Hz/60 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG. AMD Freesync™ allows TV to display variable refresh rate during gaming and its powerful UHD Engine picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give Samsung UE55RU7179UXZG TV 68 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
66
VIDEO FEATURES
73
AUDIO FEATURES
25
OTHER FEATURES
73
CONNECTIVITY
74
FORMAT SUPPORT
71
OVERALL
68

Major Changes from its predecessor

An indirect predecessor of 2019 RU7179 series can be considered a 2018 NU7100 series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES Samsung UE55RU7179UXZG Samsung UE55NU7100WXXN
AMD Freesync™ Yes No

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the predecessor - model UE55NU7100WXXN. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung UE55RU7179UXZG vs Samsung UE55NU7100WXXN where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Samsung UE55RU7179UXZG.

PROS
High Resolution 👍
Color Depth 👍
HDR10 👍
HDR10+ 👍
HLG 👍
AMD Freesync™ 👍
CONS
Low Refresh Rate 👎
LED Type 👎
Limited Viewing Angle 👎
No 3D Capability 👎
No Dolby Vision 👎
No Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👎
No IMAX Enhanced 👎
No NVidia G-Sync 👎
No 4K HFR 👎
No 2K HFR 👎
No VRR 👎
No HGIG Compatibility 👎
No Filmmaker Mode 👎
No Dolby Atmos 👎
DTS Digital Surround 👎
No Active Voice Amplifier 👎
No WiSA Ready 👎
Real Game Enhancer+ 👎

Selected Features

VA Panel

Samsung UE55RU7179UXZG has a vertical alignment (VA) panel which is most commonly used in LCD TVs as it provides deeper blacks compared to the IPS panel. However, it is still limited with the viewing angle compared to the IPS panel or OLED display.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Samsung UE55RU7179UXZG.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
CountryGermany
Series 2RU7179
ModelUE55RU7179UXZG
Release Year2019
Size55"
Smart TVYes
DISPLAY
DesignNew Edge
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeLCD
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeEdge LED
Dual LEDNo
Backlight DimmingFrame Dimming
Dimming NameUHD Dimming
ContrastMega Contrast
ColorPurColor
Viewing AngleNo
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion
Picture Quality Index1400
VIDEO
3D CapabilityNo
HDR10Yes
HDR10+Yes
Dolby VisionNo
HLGYes
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®No
IMAX EnhancedNo
AMD Freesync™Yes
NVidia G-SyncNo
4K HFRNo
2K HFRNo
VRRNo
HGIG CompatibilityNo
Picture ProcessorUHD Engine
UpscalingUHD Upscaling
BlacksNo
Frame Interploation TechniqueAuto Motion Plus
Frame Interpolation Frequency100 Hz
Black Frame InsertionYes
Filmmaker ModeNo
Contrast EnhancementNo
Auto Low Latency ModeYes
Depth EnhancementYes Auto Depth Enhancer
Adaptive PictureNo
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2
Speaker TypeDownfiring
Speaker Power Rating20 W
Multiroom LinkYes
Dolby AtmosNo
Dolby DigitalYes
Dolby Digital PlusYes
DTS Digital SurroundNo
Object Tracking SoundNo
Q-SymphonyNo
Dialog EnhancementNo
Audio Pre-selection DescriptorNo
Active Voice AmplifierNo
WiSA ReadyNo
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet InputYes
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi DirectYes
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
BluetoothYes
Apple AirplayYes Airplay 2
ChromecastNo
Virtual AssistantYes Google Assistant
Works with AlexaYes
HDMI Inputs3
HDMI Version2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECYes Anynet+
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)Yes
USB Inputs2
USB 3.0 PortsNo
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs2
Component InputsYes
Composite InputsYes
RCA Audio OutputsNo
3.5mm headphone Audio OutputNo
Optical Audio OutputYes
RS-232C RemoteNo
DLNAYes
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Operating SystemTizen
Internet BrowserYes
Voice CommandYes
Light SensorYes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)Yes
Parental Control (V-Chip)Yes
Far-Field InteractionNo
TeletextYes
Picture-In-PictureYes
Closed CaptionsYes
PVR FunctionYes Extended
USB Drive Format SupportFAT / exFAT / NTFS
Digital Clean ViewYes
Ambient ModeNo
Dcor ModeNo
Motion DetectionNo
ConnectShare™Yes
Embedded POPYes
Real Game Enhancer+No
Game ModeYes
Art ModeNo
USB HID SupportYes
Gallery ModeYes
Time ShiftYes
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPYes
AV1No
AVIYes
ASFYes
DivXNo
Flash VideoYes
H.263Yes
H.264Yes
H.265Yes
MKVYes
M2TSYes
MP4Yes
MPEG-4Yes
QuickTimeNo
RealVideoNo
TSYes
VC-1Yes
VP7Yes
VP8Yes
VP9Yes
VOBYes
VROYes
WebMYes
WMVYes
XvidNo
AUDIO FORMATS
AACYes
AC4No
AIFFYes
ALACYes
APEYes
aptXNo
eAAC+No
EAC3No
FLACYes
HE-AACNo
LPCMNo
M4AYes
MIDIYes
MP2No
MP3Yes
OGGYes
RealAudioNo
WMAYes
WAVYes
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPYes
GIFYes
JPEGYes
JPSNo
MPOYes
PNGYes
TUNER
Digital TunerYes 1
SAT TunerYes
Analog TunerYes
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2 HD
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
CI+Version 1.4
FM RadioNo
GENERAL
Energy EfficiencyA
Power SupplyAC 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)140 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.4 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1238.6 x 714.2 x 58.7 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1238.6 x 792.8 x 261.3 mm
Stand Size969.6 x 261.3 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1396 x 852 x 158 mm
One Connect BoxNo
No Gap Wall-MountNo
VESA Wall MountYes
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand17.3 kg
Weight With Stand17.7 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)21.9 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteTM1240A

Successor

The 2019 RU7179 series has a successor - 2020 TU7100 series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.

UPGRADES Samsung GU43TU7179UXZG Samsung UE55RU7179UXZG
Filmmaker Mode Yes No

DOWNGRADES Samsung GU43TU7179UXZG Samsung UE55RU7179UXZG
AMD Freesync™ No Yes

For this comparison we chose 43" version of the successor - model GU43TU7179UXZG. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung UE55RU7179UXZG vs Samsung GU43TU7179UXZG where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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