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Samsung UN65HU8550
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64.5" Flat May 2014
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CES 2014 | Samsung HU8550 Series 4K UHD TV Lineup | LED 4K TVs | UN55HU8550 UN65HU8550 | Reviews
Samsung UN65HU8550 65 Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED HDTV Review
Samsung UN65HU8550 65-Inch 4K Review

17 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

Expert review sites really like this TV and have given it six awards.

This 4K and 8K TV was given an "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag, and all of whom said that this Samsung TV was fantastic.

Two more expert review sites both liked this television. gave this TV a "Recommended Product" award, confirming their endorsement and it received "" award from

This television received a "Top Pick" award from

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Good Expert Reviews

This television has an average expert rating of 84 out of 100 based on eight expert reviews from sites including, PC Mag, and

Good Picture Quality

Several customers who purchased it considered that it had good picture quality. wrote in November last year “Great black levels, shadow detail”. One Samsung UN65HU8550 owner who reviewed the Samsung UN65HU8550 reckoned that it had good colour saturation. said “Colors run slightly cool”.

Good High Def TV

Several Samsung UN65HU8550 owners who bought the Samsung UN65HU8550 concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. wrote in their review of this TV “There's no question that TV manufacturers are committed to Ultra HD, also known as 4K, sets”. also mentioned “Topclass detailin both 4K and Full HD”. Two years ago expert website said in their review of this TV “When consumer "4K" Ultra HD TVs were first introduced 3 years ago, pricing was unsurprisingly stratospheric” and gave this TV a score of 4 stars.

Samsung Has Excellent TV Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Samsung TVs and also specifically for Samsung 4K and 8K TVs and found that in both cases Samsung had excellent reviews compared to other brands.

Good Product Quality

A number of people thought this TV was good quality. mentioned “Samsung's trim, 65-inch 4K TV delivers great image quality and smart TV features in an attractive package” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. also wrote “Very good picture quality (but only when viewed headon”.

Nice Design

A few Samsung UN65HU8550 reviewers who purchased the product agreed that it was good looking. mentioned in their Samsung UN65HU8550 review in November last year “The gorgeous deep blacks vanish” . also said “Elegant, utilitarian design”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer who bought the product said that it had a good 3D picture quality. wrote in their Samsung UN65HU8550 review “Active shutter 3D glasses with RF sync”.

Good Technical Features

One Samsung UN65HU8550 owner mentioned in their reviews that this TV had good features.


One customer mentioned that the Samsung UN65HU8550 was well made. 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 UN65HU8550 owner wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UN65HU8550 was good in terms of HDMI connections. gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “The HU8550 has 4 HDMI 2.0 inputs right o” in their review.

3D Compatible

The UN65HU8550 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the UN65HU8550.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the UN65HU8550, the Samsung UN65HU8550 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UN65HU8550 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Two RF Ports

The Samsung UN65HU8550 is a two RF port TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and two RF ports.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The Samsung UN65HU8550 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies (1,200 hertz) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. Across all the televisions of a similar age and spec to the UN65HU8550 the motion interpolation frequencies range from 120Hz to 3,000Hz.

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Quite Thin

TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UN65HU8550 have thicknesses of between 10mm and 94mm, and the average thickness is 52mm. The UN65HU8550 has a quite thin thickness (only 35.56 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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2 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UN65HU8550 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UN65HU8550 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the UN65HU8550 also do not feature OLED technology.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN65HU8550

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time 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

This TV has been on the market for over two years.


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

Expert Reviews

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...

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

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...

8 August 2014

A superbly performing?and exceptionally inexpensive?Ultra HDTV that looks great with today's 1080p content...

16 June 2014

The 65-inch HU8550 (MSRP $3,499) is a strong performer, especially when you stack it up against both Samsung's 65-inch HU9000 and Panasonic's 65-inch AX800U . Those 4K options may perform a little...

4K is still in the early stages. Last year we saw 4K TVs released that didn't have HDMI 2.0 built right in. That puts early adopters in a bad postion. They have to rely on the manufacturer to... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un65hu8550, samsung un65hu8550f, samsung un65hu8550fx, samsung un65hu8550fxz, samsung un65hu8550fxza
Barcodes 00088727697727, 00887276976181