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Samsung UE55HU8500

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55" 200Hz Dec 2014
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29 Reasons For

Eight Industry Awards

Experts love this 4K and 8K TV and have given it eight awards.

This TV received an "Editor's Choice" from both Techradar and Log.com.tr, both of which concluded that this 4K and 8K TV was superb.

Trusted Reviews and Insideci.co.uk both concluded that concluded that they would recommend this Samsung television and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This television was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com, both of which decided that this 4K and 8K TV was great.

This TV was given a "Best Buy" award by Homecinemachoice.com who wrote that this 4K and 8K TV was good.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this 4K and 8K TV is 86 out of 100 based on twenty-five expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and T3.com.

Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this Samsung TV rated this TV as outstanding on average.

Good High Def TV

A number of customers said in their reviews that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Kid Misso wrote on Amazon “With a few basic tweaks the picture is absolutely incredible with HD or 4k sources” in their Samsung UE55HU8500 review and scored it 5 stars. Kid Misso also said “Decent scenic HD sources do genuinely have a sense of depth that makes it look almost 3D at times”. Nathan said two years ago “SKY HD channels appear very impressive.”.

Good Picture Quality

Several customers who reviewed the Samsung UE55HU8500 thought it had good picture quality. Stephen Maxwell wrote in his Samsung UE55HU8500 review on Amazon two years ago “The best tv I have ever bought straight out off the box the picture quality is stunning”. Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert website Trusted Reviews “Samsung's UE55HU8500 is every inch a flagship TV, combining a ground-breaking design with stellar picture quality and a rich, sophisticated feature count” in their Samsung UE55HU8500 review. Two years ago expert website Hdtvtest.co.uk wrote “Difficult as it is to believe, Samsung has improved the already outstanding picture quality on its HU8500 series of curved UHD television just by releasing a software update”.

Some people said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Paul Robo mentioned on Amazon “Colours are vibrant and bright” in his review of this TV. Expert review site Hdtvtest.co.uk wrote “With deep blacks, accurate colours and excellent upscaling”. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Brilliant colours” in their review of this TV and scored this TV very highly.

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Easy to Use

Some Samsung UE55HU8500 owners who bought this TV thought it had a good experience. Two years ago Kid Misso said on Amazon “I am sure more experience TV buffs would want to do more than this” in their review of the Samsung UE55HU8500 and scored it very highly. Expert review site Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “ProsGreat picture quality – truly stunning immersive experience” in their Samsung UE55HU8500 review.

A number of people who purchased the product concluded that it was easy to use. Mms mentioned on Amazon “Give me the good old remote control every day” in their review of this TV. Paul Robo wrote in his review of the Samsung UE55HU8500 “Very intuitive and brilliantly simple”.

A few customers agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Prime User Plus gave this TV a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Settings are easily customisable to get the picture you want”. Robert Long mentioned on Amazon last year “The default settings are pretty good, so I will leave them for the time being” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One Samsung UE55HU8500 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was comfortable and easy to hold. Two years ago Margesimpson said on Amazon “The curve is just more easy to watch, my eyes feel more comfortable watching it, i looked straight back to our flat panel” in their review of this TV and rated it as excellent.

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Good Product Quality

A few customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. Bamber Williams mentioned “Love it, excellent quality & outstanding picture quality” in their Samsung UE55HU8500 review and rated it as very good. Nathan wrote in his review on Amazon two years ago “Picture quality is amazing”. Robert Long he wrote on Amazon “The local HD programmes are top quality, so at least the upscaling of HD programmes will be worth watching on this TV” in his review of the Samsung UE55HU8500.

Nice Design

A number of Samsung UE55HU8500 reviewers who bought it said that it was good looking. J Man mentioned on Amazon “Great TV, looks great, extensive options, amazing visuals, sound is good, 3D content great and 3D conversion is also pretty”. Mms said on Amazon “The 3D works beautifully and the image quality is extremely good”. Nathan wrote “Find I don't tend to use it anymore as the tv sound is pretty good now.2” in his Samsung UE55HU8500 review and scored it 5 stars.

Three people who bought it mentioned that it was a good design. Prime User Plus wrote “From the moment its taken out of its packaging, this TV commands the attention in the room due to its sleek design and curvature” in their review. Expert website Techradar.com gave it an excellent review and mentioned “As if it wasn't tricky enough thinking about factors such as screen size and resolution, ease of use, smartness, design”. Two years ago expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of this TV “A striking design and brilliant Smart TV content”.

One Samsung UE55HU8500 reviewer said in their reviews that it was neat. Last year Paul Robo mentioned in his review of the Samsung UE55HU8500 on Amazon “So everything is nice and tidy and hidden within our TV stand”.

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Good Sound Quality

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer wrote “After months of enjoyment with it I still love it.I bought the sound bar to go with it”. Paul Robo wrote in his review of the Samsung UE55HU8500 on Amazon “We purchased the matching Samsung sound bar which fits perfectly under the TV”. Prime User Plus said in their review “1) The sound is good”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several Samsung UE55HU8500 reviewers agreed that the Samsung UE55HU8500 had a good 3D picture quality. Ps99 rated it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Clarity is amazing as is the 3D”. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Ultra HD 4 K 3D Full HD”.

Excellent Brand

Samsung is one of the best TV brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Samsung also has excellent ratings for its 4K and 8K TVs.

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Good Remote Control

A few Samsung UE55HU8500 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good remote control. Kid Misso said “I love the remote too and my sky remote has already been relegated to the drawer” in their Samsung UE55HU8500 review. Paul Robo wrote on Amazon “Allows you to control that device using the super cool Samsung smart remote (more on that later” in his review of this TV. Paul Robo also mentioned “The Smart Remote is brilliant”.

Robust

One person wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Itchy Jack wrote in their Samsung UE55HU8500 review on Amazon “Problems from day 1biggest of which is the built in freesat recorder don't record what you set it to”.

One Samsung UE55HU8500 reviewer who reviewed this TV concluded that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Prime User Plus said “Football mode is also a nice tough to fans out there, as it really brings to life the stadium atmosphere, reducing the commentary volume, while amplifying stadium sounds”.

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Good Standard Def TV

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was good at displaying standard definition TV. Nathan rated it as excellent and he wrote on Amazon two years ago “Obviously HD input sources fair better than SD”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Samsung UE55HU8500 reviewer wrote that this TV was quiet. In November last year Robert Long wrote in his review of the Samsung UE55HU8500 “I can hear a fairly quiet whirring noise coming from inside the box, so I presume that's from the fan.”.

Good Battery Life

One customer who purchased it thought it had a good battery life. Paul Robo said “It also connects to the TV via Bluetooth so its battery life is really good (so far” in his Samsung UE55HU8500 review.

Good Connectivity

One person who purchased the product reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. Robert Long wrote “IMac are working fine on the internet with no buffering.” in his review of the Samsung UE55HU8500.

One Samsung UE55HU8500 reviewer who bought this TV considered that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Digitalversus.com scored the product 4 stars and said on Digital Versus “With Ultra HD resolution and HDMI 2.0 ports for inputting native UHD content” in their review of this TV.

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Good Size

One person who purchased this TV mentioned that it was a good size. B. R. Crane mentioned on Amazon “Two remotes, both a nice size and seem to work well” in their review of the Samsung UE55HU8500.

One customer reckoned that the product was thin. D. F. Downie said in their review of this TV on Amazon “The stunning high resolution picture fills the 55 inches because of the very slim bezel surround” and rated this TV as excellent.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The UE55HU8500 has a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions of this type and age do not have a built-in camera.

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3D Compatible

The UE55HU8500 is 3D compatible. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year are not 3D compatible.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3D compatible televisions currently available including the UE65JS9000[pl_2824054_price], or the UE65JU7500[pl_2824103_price] both from Samsung or the LG 55EF950[plb_3059571_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UE55HU8500 supports smart TV features. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out more than a year ago also support smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative televisions which support smart TV features currently available including the UE65JS9000[pl_2824054_price], or the UE65JU7500[pl_2824103_price] both from Samsung or the LG 55EF950[plb_3059571_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the UE55HU8500, the UE55HU8500 has a WiFi connection.

There are a number of alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the UE65JS9000[pl_2824054_price], or the UE65JU7500[pl_2824103_price] both from Samsung or the LG 55EF950[plb_3059571_price].

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Four Loudspeakers

The UE55HU8500 is a four loudspeaker TV. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UE55HU8500 have between 1 and 23 loudspeakers.

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2160p Video Mode

This TV supports a 2160p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on TVs of a comparable age and type to it.

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3 MHL Version

The UE55HU8500 supports a 3 MHL version which is newer than the 1.3 MHL version supported by most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as it.

A 3 MHL version is actually the best supported MHL version across all 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year.

A 1.3 MHL version is the worst supported MHL version amongst comparable types of TV.

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2 HDMI Version

This TV has a 2 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of TVs of a similar age and spec to the UE55HU8500 is 10W and the highest is 120W. The UE55HU8500 has one of the highest RMS rated power (60 Watts) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the UE55HU8500 have motion interpolation frequencies of between 100Hz and 2,400Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 1,200 hertz, the UE55HU8500 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

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Features One App

features one app

The UE55HU8500 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most TVs that are a similar age to it. This television features a Skype app, which is the most commonly featured app featured on TVs of a comparable age and type to the UE55HU8500.

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5 Reasons Against

Inferior Webcam

One person considered that this TV was not good for making skype calls. Two years ago Prime User Plus said on Amazon “I have tried various different sound setting and it seems to hard to escape this.2) Skype function is not great”.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UE55HU8500, the UE55HU8500 does not feature OLED technology.

Other televisions which also feature OLED technology that you might want to consider include the LG 55EF950[plb_3059571_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

Across all the TVs of a similar spec and age to the UE55HU8500 the annual energy consumptions range from 61kWh to 500kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 140kWh. At 201 kilowatt hours, the UE55HU8500 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE55HU8500.

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Very Thick

At 92.9 millimeters, the Samsung UE55HU8500 has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE55HU8500. Comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the UE55HU8500 have thicknesses of between 11mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 61mm.

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Fairly High Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

At 108 Watts, the Samsung UE55HU8500 has a quite high power consumption in power save mode compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for more than a year. The power consumptions in power save mode of 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the UE55HU8500 range from 43W to 140W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE55HU8500

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this television was released.

Average Refresh Rate

At 200 hertz, the Samsung UE55HU8500 has a fairly typical refresh rate compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the UE55HU8500.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
Refresh Rate
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Tuner
Smart TV
App
Audio
Audio System
Subwoofer RMS Power
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Remote Output Port
MHL Version
Networking
Management Features
Smart Mode
OSD Language
Performance
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Swivelling Stand
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Technical Details

8 Awards

Trusted Reviews Recommended Techradar Editor's Choice hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended homecinemachoice.com Best Buy avforums.com Highly Recommended insideci.co.uk Recommended 01net.com 5 Star log.com.tr Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(35)

ProsGreat picture quality ? truly stunning immersive experience.Brilliant coloursGreat scaling and processing powerGood online and App content incl. Netflix, Amazon and many more 4K...

Great picture quality truly stunning immersive experience
Brilliant colours
Great scaling and processing power
Good online and App content incl
Netflix
Picture can be affected by bright sunshine, especially when sitting on an angle
However most TV's suffer from direct sunlight, and we just draw the blind 8230
Football mode is horrible
That is it
If you have the money and are looking for a 4K Smart TV
15 December 2014

Impressive, attractive and entertaining, this premium-quality Samsung UE65HU8500 TV makes us excited about 4K's future...

9 December 2014

Difficult as it is to believe, Samsung has improved the already outstanding picture quality on its HU8500 series of curved UHD television just by releasing a software update. With deep blacks,...

Hdtvtest.co.uk

10 November 2014

Curved TVs are all the rage but are they really any good? [SAMSUNG]We've seen square ones, flat ones and some disastrous 3D ones, but it seems the next big thing is curved ones.Bendy TVs are being... Read more…

7 October 2014

Samsung's UE55HU8500 is every inch a flagship TV, combining a ground-breaking design with stellar picture quality and a rich, sophisticated feature count. We'd recommend going for a bigger screen...

Trusted Reviews

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User Reviews

(42)
(Verified Purchase)

Set this tv up yesterday and it is fantastic the picture is excellent and looks great in my home.

Reviewed 4 June 2015 by Customer No Name "JOHN"

I bought the Samsung 55 inch curve T V just before Christmas last year and I have never looked back.
I had the Samsung 46 inch before that and I can honestly say this is far better and the 46... Read more…

Reviewed 13 May 2015 by Itchy Jack

Great looking TV but problems from day 1
biggest of which is the built in freesat recorder don't record what you set it to and often cuts out half way through the program. Have spoken to... Read more…

Reviewed 26 April 2015 by Paul Robo

Where to start? This is the most incredible TV...

We deliberated for over 12 months as to the curved vs. flatscreen conundrum.

My father in law had just purchased a 4K... Read more…

Reviewed 2 April 2015 by Max Pearson

I brought this with a huge loan from Lloyds TSB and it's great! The box is incredibly roomy, which is a bonus because I live in it now.

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $180.97
Electricity cost when on standby $1.42
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Total running cost over 5 years $182.39
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Energy Rating
1.2T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
30
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 30 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers quick ue55hu8500, samsung ue55hu8500, samsung ue55hu8500c, samsung ue55hu8500t, samsung ue55hu8500l, samsung ue55hu8500cr, samsung ue55hu8500tx, samsung ue55hu8500txx, samsung ue55hu8500txxu
Barcodes 07091135409960, 08806086044301, 08806086068017, 08806086068024, 08806086068031, 08806086073288, 08806086073295, 08806086083003, 08806086086424
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