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Samsung UN50HU8550
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Samsung UN50HU8550

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50" Flat May 2014
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15 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

This Samsung television has received five awards from experts.

Two expert review sites both thought that this 4K and 8K TV was exceptional and gave it their highest award. PC Mag and both gave this TV an "Editor's Choice" award.

The reviewers at two other expert review sites both liked this Samsung TV. This television received a "Recommended Product" award and it received "" award from who concluded it was good.

This Samsung television received a "Top Pick" award from

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on seven expert reviews from sites including, PC Mag, and the average expert rating of this Samsung TV is 84%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 850 owner reviews the average owner rating of this TV is excellent.

Good High Def TV

Some Samsung UN50HU8550 owners said in their reviews that the Samsung UN50HU8550 was good at displaying high definition TV. Two years ago expert review site said “When consumer "4K" Ultra HD TVs were first introduced 3 years ago, pricing was unsurprisingly stratospheric” and rated the Samsung UN50HU8550 4 stars. also mentioned “Now that we're into Year 3 of Ultra HD”. Expert website said two years ago “Ultra HD is still meandering toward its Happy Place” in their Samsung UN50HU8550 review.

Samsung Has Excellent Reviews for Its TVs

On average Samsung 4K and 8K TVs have excellent reviews compared to other brands as do all TVs produced by Samsung.


Good Picture Quality

One Samsung UN50HU8550 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality.

Good Connectivity

One Samsung UN50HU8550 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Expert review site wrote “The HU8550 has 4 HDMI 2.0 inputs right o”.

Good Product Quality

One person said in their reviews that the product was good quality.

3D Compatible

The UN50HU8550 is 3D compatible. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to the UN50HU8550 also are 3D compatible.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UN50HU8550 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UN50HU8550.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UN50HU8550 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UN50HU8550 also have a WiFi connection.

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Two RF Ports

The UN50HU8550 is a two RF port TV. Most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago have between one and two RF ports.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of 1,200 hertz, the UN50HU8550 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UN50HU8550. Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago the motion interpolation frequencies range from 120Hz to 3,000Hz.

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Very Light

At only 14.7 kilograms, the Samsung UN50HU8550 is quite light compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the UN50HU8550. The weights of TVs that were released more than two years ago range from 2.2kg to 120kg, and the average weight is 30kg.

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Quite Thin

With a thickness of only 35.55 millimeters, the UN50HU8550 has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the UN50HU8550 have thicknesses of between 10mm and 94mm, and the average thickness is 52mm.

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2 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UN50HU8550 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of this age and spec do not feature OLED technology. The UN50HU8550 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of this age and type. 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

This television was released over two years ago.


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4 Awards

PC Mag Editor's Choice Recommended Product Top Pick Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

2 December 2014

Weather you wile away your free moments watching the zombie takeover of Atlanta, zipping through space in an English telephone box, or maybe trying to solve a murder case in the span of an hour,... Read more…

24 November 2014

Now that we're into Year 3 of Ultra HD, it's quite remarkable how fast prices have fallen since Year 1. Now priced at $3,300 (MSRP) for the 65" HU8550, that's a full $2,700 less than what...

10 November 2014

The Samsung HU8550 offers our favorite combination of picture quality and features in a 4K TV this year, making it a good value despite the high price...

10 October 2014

The Samsung HU8550 series of LED televisions is packed with features and despite some picture issues, it performs the best of the 4K panels we've tested. 1080p is still a better bet right now, but...

PC Mag

3 October 2014

If you're going to put a TV as sizeable as 65-incher is in your home, you deserve a terrific picture, not just a big one. And the HU8550 delivers that premium picture quality, no matter the...

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User Reviews

Reviewed 28 May 2014 by Fredco
Fredco would recommend the Samsung UN50HU8550 (Verified Purchase)

The picture quality is absolutely stunning. There is unfortunately very little 4K programming available so far (House of Cards on Netflix), but what there is, is spectacular. One reason for buying... Read more…

Reviewed 23 May 2014 by Gadgetguy
Gadgetguy would recommend the Samsung UN50HU8550 (Verified Purchase)

Great 4k tv, got everything hooked up to this baby, ps4, MacBook Pro, cable, Apple TV. Love the wii style pointer remote...

Reviewed 21 July 2014 by Rand
Rand would recommend the Samsung UN50HU8550 (Verified Purchase)

I cannot believe the picture on this set, NOTHING compares to SAMSUNG Ultra except another Samsung ULTRA. The picture is great from all angles and movies are four times the quality of regular HD... Read more…

Reviewed 18 July 2014 by Dougvb
Dougvb would recommend the Samsung UN50HU8550 (Verified Purchase)

I have limited space in a built-in media center and this TV with almost no bezel fits great with enough room to vent. My only wish is there is no place to plug in head phones, even my soundbar... Read more…

Reviewed 28 May 2014 by Julio
Julio would recommend the Samsung UN50HU8550 (Verified Purchase)

I can't make it work with the smart view 2 app, i can not see tv through my phone or tablet...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung 120, samsung 120h, samsung 120hz, samsung un50hu8550, samsung un50hu8550f, samsung un50hu8550fx, samsung un50hu8550fxz, samsung un50hu8550fxza
Barcodes 00887276976013, 08872769760134