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Samsung UN85HU8550
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Samsung UN85HU8550

tomsguide.com Editor's Choice
85" Flat Jun 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Screen Shape Release Date
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15 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This TV received an "Editor's Choice" from Tomsguide.com who thought that this 4K and 8K TV was outstanding.

Good Expert Reviews

This 4K and 8K TV received a rating of 80% from TV expert review website tomsguide.com.

Samsung Has Excellent Reviews for Its Televisions

4K and 8K TVs manufactured by Samsung have excellent reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just 4K and 8K TVs) and found that Samsung also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

Good Picture Quality

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Tomsguide.com said “Great black levels, shadow detail” in their review of the Samsung UN85HU8550. One Samsung UN85HU8550 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it had good colour saturation. Tomsguide.com said “Colors run slightly cool”.

Nice Design

A few Samsung UN85HU8550 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good looking. Tomsguide.com gave the Samsung UN85HU8550 a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their Samsung UN85HU8550 review in November last year “The gorgeous deep blacks vanish”. Tomsguide.com also wrote “Elegant, utilitarian design”.

Good Product Quality

A number of Samsung UN85HU8550 owners said in their reviews that it was good quality. Tomsguide.com mentioned “Very good picture quality (but only when viewed headon” in their review of this TV.

Good High Def TV

A number of Samsung UN85HU8550 reviewers concluded that the Samsung UN85HU8550 was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Tomsguide.com scored this TV 4 stars and said “There's no question that TV manufacturers are committed to Ultra HD, also known as 4K, sets”. Tomsguide.com also wrote “Topclass detailin both 4K and Full HD”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person who reviewed it said that it had a good 3D picture quality. Tomsguide.com rated the product 4 stars and mentioned “Active shutter 3D glasses with RF sync” in their review of this TV.

Good Technical Features

One Samsung UN85HU8550 owner mentioned in their reviews that this TV had good features. Expert review site Tomsguide.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Samsung's trim, 65-inch 4K TV delivers great image quality and smart TV features in an attractive package” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Robust

One Samsung UN85HU8550 reviewer who reviewed the Samsung UN85HU8550 wrote that it was well made. Tomsguide.com wrote in their Samsung UN85HU8550 review “The Samsung UNH 8550 4K LED LCD has an excellent picture with deep black levels, accurate color and solid uniformity with little blooming”.

3D Compatible

The Samsung UN85HU8550 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UN85HU8550 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other TVs that were launched more than two years ago, the UN85HU8550 has a WiFi connection.

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Two RF Ports

The UN85HU8550 is a two RF port TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UN85HU8550 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 Samsung UN85HU8550 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age. The average motion interpolation frequency of TVs of this age and type is 910Hz.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the UN85HU8550, the Samsung UN85HU8550 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of this spec and age do not feature OLED technology. The UN85HU8550 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Thick

Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago the thicknesses range from 10mm to 94mm. The UN85HU8550 has one of the thicker thicknesses (68.58 millimeters) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.

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Heavy

The average weight of similar spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago is 30kg. At 55.1 kilograms, the UN85HU8550 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UN85HU8550.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN85HU8550

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 televisions of this type and age. 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 4K and 8K TV was released.

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1 Award

tomsguide.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(1)
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

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 18 October 2014 by 180A
180A would recommend the Samsung UN50HU8550 (Verified Purchase)

3D images very good suggest you buy harmony remote and have he systems programed by the Geek Squad...

Gorgeous picture
Picture quality
Awesome picture
Vivid color
Appears that you are looking at a picture in a magazine
Occasional bufferingpixelation
Haven't found anything yet
Not much so far
Rear facing speakers reduce sound quality
Sound
Reviewed 15 December 2014 by Rich
Rich would recommend the Samsung UN50HU8550 (Verified Purchase)

First 4x for us. What great clarity. Added a Denon sound Bar. We love it...

Design, price, spec's, warranty. Solid feel. Thin yet comes with a DVD drive. Hybrid Drive SSD for fast boot ups and OS functions. Yet larger space for other storage
Very Sharp with upscaling
Great picture and ease of use
Clarity. Ease of operation. Light weight
Lightning fast SSD drive supported by large capacity HD
Track pad a little finicky. There aren't that many that are actually good
Can't think of anything
Windows 8 pre-loaded (don't know that you can avoid this any longer anywhere on a new computer purchase
No touch screen (a pity, because Windows 8 is meant for touchscreen devices imho)
Touchpad is not seated correctly. I can get my fingernail underneath the right side
Reviewed 19 January 2015 by Happyman
Happyman would recommend the Samsung UN50HU8550 (Verified Purchase)

Extremely happy with the purchase. The 3-D is right on just like being at the movies. The picture quality for both normal TV shows and movies is superb. More than once we have said it's as if the... Read more…

Awesome picture. Future proof with 4K
Picture
Internet access
Connectivity
UHD Smartv is easy to set up and connect to internet provider
Sound is decent with speakers being on the back of TV
Sound is good
Not great
Nothing negative yet
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Electricity cost when switched on $208.51
Electricity cost when on standby $1.41
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Total running cost over 5 years $209.92
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
35
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 35 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un85hu8550, samsung un85hu8550f, samsung un85hu8550fx, samsung un85hu8550fxz, samsung un85hu8550fxza, samsung un85hu8550fxzar, samsung un85hu8550fxzarb
Barcodes 00887276046426, 08872760464260, 653341165091R1
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