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Samsung UN55HU8550

PC Mag Editor's Choice tomsguide.com Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product soundandvision.com Top Pick reviewed.com Editor's Choice
54.6" Flat Apr 2014
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Samsung UN55HU8550 Review - Truth Revealed!
55 inch LED TV | Samsung UN55HU8550 55 Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED HDTV Review
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19 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

Experts really like this Samsung TV and have given it six awards.

This 4K and 8K TV received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag, Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com all of whom said that this Samsung television was superb.

Furthermore, this 4K and 8K TV received a "Recommended Product" award from Digitaltrends.com and Bigpicturebigsound.com gave it "" award and thought it was good.

The editor of one additional expert review site concluded that this TV was good. Soundandvision.com gave this television a "Top Pick" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

This TV has an average expert rating of 84 out of 100 based on eight expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com and tomsguide.com.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 67 user reviews this Samsung TV has an overall user rating of 87%.

Good Picture Quality

Some Samsung UN55HU8550 owners thought the product had good picture quality. Tomsguide.com wrote “Great black levels, shadow detail” in their review of the Samsung UN55HU8550. One person considered that it had good colour saturation. In November last year Tomsguide.com wrote “Colors run slightly cool” in their review.

Good High Def TV

A few people who bought the product considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Tomsguide.com said “There's no question that TV manufacturers are committed to Ultra HD, also known as 4K, sets” and rated the Samsung UN55HU8550 80 out of 100. Tomsguide.com also mentioned “Topclass detailin both 4K and Full HD”. Two years ago Bigpicturebigsound.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said “When consumer "4K" Ultra HD TVs were first introduced 3 years ago, pricing was unsurprisingly stratospheric”.

Samsung Has Good TV Reviews

Samsung is one of the superior TV manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Samsung also has good reviews for its 4K and 8K TVs.

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Good Product Quality

Several Samsung UN55HU8550 owners mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good quality. In November last year expert website Tomsguide.com said “Samsung's trim, 65-inch 4K TV delivers great image quality and smart TV features in an attractive package”. Tomsguide.com also wrote “Very good picture quality (but only when viewed headon”.

Nice Design

A number of customers who bought the product said that it was good looking. In November last year Tomsguide.com wrote in their review of the Samsung UN55HU8550 “The gorgeous deep blacks vanish”. Tomsguide.com also wrote “Elegant, utilitarian design”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Samsung UN55HU8550 owner who reviewed this TV concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Tomsguide.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN55HU8550 “Active shutter 3D glasses with RF sync”.

Good Technical Features

One Samsung UN55HU8550 reviewer who reviewed this TV reckoned that it had good features.

Robust

One Samsung UN55HU8550 owner who purchased this TV concluded that it was well made. Tomsguide.com said “The Samsung UNH 8550 4K LED LCD has an excellent picture with deep black levels, accurate color and solid uniformity with little blooming”.

Good Connectivity

One Samsung UN55HU8550 reviewer who reviewed the Samsung UN55HU8550 considered that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Two years ago expert website Lcdtvbuyingguide.com rated the Samsung UN55HU8550 4 stars and mentioned “The HU8550 has 4 HDMI 2.0 inputs right o” in their review of this TV.

3D Compatible

The UN55HU8550 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Samsung UN55HU8550 supports smart TV features. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago also support smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UN55HU8550 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the UN55HU8550.

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Two RF Ports

The Samsung UN55HU8550 is a two RF port television.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago range from 120Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 920Hz. At 1,200 hertz, the Samsung UN55HU8550 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the UN55HU8550.

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Light

The lightest 4K and 8K TV that has been around for more than two years is 2.2kg heavy and the heaviest is 120kg. With a weight of only 17.8 kilograms, the Samsung UN55HU8550 is one of the lighter 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than two years amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

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Quite Thin

At only 35.56 millimeters, the Samsung UN55HU8550 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age. 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UN55HU8550 have thicknesses of between 10mm and 94mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than two years, the UN55HU8550 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UN55HU8550 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the UN55HU8550 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Two Loudspeakers

Most 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than two years have between 2 and 19 loudspeakers, including the Samsung UN55HU8550 which has two loudspeakers.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN55HU8550

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of a comparable type and age to 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

Samsung released the UN55HU8550 over two years ago.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Interactive TV
Audio
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Remote Output Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Wide Color Enhancer
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
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 Width
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card

5 Awards

PC Mag Editor's Choice tomsguide.com Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product soundandvision.com Top Pick reviewed.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(9)
12 February 2015

Samsung's trim, 65-inch 4K TV delivers great image quality and smart TV features in an attractive package and at an approachable price. Who it's for: TV lovers who are ready to jump into...

Tomsguide.com

Very good picture quality (but only when viewed headon)
Wide variety of smart TV apps, including Netflix and Hulu
Ability to download additional apps
Future upgrade capability via the One Connect box
Active shutter 3D glasses with RF sync
Noticeable contrast fading and color washout when viewed from off axis
The gorgeous deep blacks vanish
Nonrechargeable 3D glasses
Touchpad remote control is a little too sensitive, even when set to its lowest sensitivity setting
Hard to nail onscreen
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

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 17 June 2014 by Diane T
Diane T would recommend the Samsung UN55HU8550F (Verified Purchase)

We LOVE this tv. It upgrades regular hd with new depth that almost makes all hd appear 3d. Very impressed with the depth of the colors. The smart features are very intuitive and make using aps a... Read more…

Reviewed 11 September 2014 by Linda E.
Linda E. would recommend the Samsung UN55HU8550F (Verified Purchase)

Best picture and 3D experience ever! Great for tv, NetFlix and surfing the web. No better price available anywhere...

Reviewed 19 October 2014 by Abdur

Took some time to get a 4 k tv. Very happy with the purchase.Upscaling is not just a hype.Every source starting from standard def to blue ray content looks better.White can't be more whiter and... Read more…

Reviewed 15 September 2014 by Stuart B.
Stuart B. would recommend the Samsung UN55HU8550F (Verified Purchase)

I'm very pleased with this screen. This is my third Samsung screen and it is the best one yet. I installed this myself together with a Samsung sound bar. I also use a Harmony universal remote - so... Read more…

Reviewed 26 November 2011 by Anonymous

~The design is very traditional, which I like. It's not cutting-edge modern glossy design like the rest. It's very reminiscent of the dawn of flat screen displays...

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un55hu8550, samsung un55hu8550f, samsung un55hu8550fx, samsung un55hu8550fxz, samsung un55hu8550fxza
Barcodes 00088727697741, 00887276976204
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