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Samsung UN85HU8550
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Samsung UN85HU8550

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85" Flat Jun 2014
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Excellent Brand

Ultra large TVs produced by Samsung have excellent ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all televisions (not just ultra large TVs) and found that Samsung also has excellent ratings across its entire range.

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The UN85HU8550 has a maximum display resolution of 4K Ultra HD. That's over four times the display resolution of the most frequently found HD type of Full HD. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

This TV's display resolution (4K Ultra HD) is actually the best display resolution amongst all ultra large TVs that have been around for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of TV the worst display resolution is Full HD.

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

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Smart TV

Like most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the UN85HU8550, the UN85HU8550 is Smart TV.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UN85HU8550 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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3D Compatible

The UN85HU8550 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other ultra large TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UN85HU8550.

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Two RF Ports

The UN85HU8550 is a two RF port television.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 1,200 hertz, the Samsung UN85HU8550 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type. The average motion interpolation frequency of ultra large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UN85HU8550 is 630Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencies range from 100Hz to 1,300Hz.

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Digital Tuner

This TV has a Digital tuner, which is typical of many televisions that came out more than two years ago.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of this spec and age do not have a built-in camera. The UN85HU8550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most ultra large TVs that are a similar age to the UN85HU8550 do not feature OLED technology. The Samsung UN85HU8550 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 20 Watts, the UN85HU8550 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst ultra large TVs of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of TVs that have been around for a similar time to the UN85HU8550 is 20W and the highest is 120W.

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Only Two Loudspeakers

Most comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years have between 2 and 11 loudspeakers, including the UN85HU8550 which has two loudspeakers.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN85HU8550

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Samsung TV was released over two years ago.

Average Thickness

With a thickness of 68.58 millimeters, the UN85HU8550 has a fairly average thickness compared to most of the other ultra large TVs that are a comparable age to the UN85HU8550.

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Expert Reviews


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

User Reviews

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
Reviewed 15 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 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
Internet access
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 $201.38
Electricity cost when on standby $1.37
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Total running cost over 5 years $202.75
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Samsung UN85HU8550uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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