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Samsung UE55HU8500

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A multi award winning 55 inch 4K TV with good features
55" 4K Yes No Dec 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Samsung UE55HU8500 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Samsung UE55HU8500 number 903 across all TVs.
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106 Reviews + 9 Awards
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Good Features
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46
$188 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
64
Good

Why Has it Scored 64?

It has great expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with an average overall rating of 91%, based on 106 reviews.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2017.
This Samsung TV has running costs of $188 over 5 years, which are in the most expensive 11% of all 3,997 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
The UE55HU8500 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite large display diagonal
4K
Does not feature OLED technology
Very thick
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How Big is the Samsung UE55HU8500?

The Samsung UE55HU8500 is 1,232.6mm wide and 92.9mm tall. It is 723mm thick and weighs 20.2kg.

Samsung UE55HU8500 front dimensions
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Samsung UE55HU8500 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Samsung UE55HU8500 of 55" is quite large compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 23% of all televisions when ranked by this feature. TVs have display diagonals of between 2" and 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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4K

4K

The UE55HU8500 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. Across all televisions the resolution ranges from HD Ready (worst) to 8K (best). 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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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most other TVs, the UE55HU8500 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of televisions do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The Samsung UE55HU8500 is 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Very Thick

The thicknesses of televisions range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The UE55HU8500's thickness of 92.9mm is fairly thick compared to most other televisions. It is in the thickest 5% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The UE55HU8500 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of televisions also support Wi-Fi.

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Features Extended PVR

The Samsung UE55HU8500 features extended PVR, unlike 87% of televisions which do not feature extended PVR.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

TVs have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The RMS rated power of the UE55HU8500 of 60W is in the highest 4% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The Samsung UE55HU8500 has a wide color enhancer. 94% of televisions do not have a wide color enhancer.

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Six Loudspeakers

The UE55HU8500 is a six loudspeaker TV. Most of the other televisions have between 1 and 23 loudspeakers.

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Average High Frequency Rate

The UE55HU8500's high frequency rate of 200Hz is relatively average compared to most other TVs. It is in the slowest 1% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Bluetooth

The UE55HU8500 supports Bluetooth. 81% of televisions do not support Bluetooth.

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Supports Timeshift

The UE55HU8500 supports timeshift, unlike 82% of televisions which do not support timeshift.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The UE55HU8500 supports Picture-in-Picture. 76% of televisions do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Supports Face Detection

The Samsung UE55HU8500 supports face detection. 98% of televisions do not support face detection.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Samsung UE55HU8500 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 81% of TVs which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Features Voice Control

The Samsung UE55HU8500 features voice control. 86% of TVs do not feature voice control.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The UE55HU8500 has a built-in subwoofer, unlike 90% of televisions which do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Samsung UE55HU8500 has a pair of 3D glasses included, unlike 85% of TVs which do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The UE55HU8500 has a 2D-3D converter, which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The UE55HU8500 supports Wi-Fi. 91% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports BD Wise

The UE55HU8500 supports BD Wise, which is unusual. 90% of TVs do not support BD Wise.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UE55HU8500 has a built-in camera. 98% of TVs do not have a built-in camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The UE55HU8500 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most common resolution supported by TVs. The best resolution of all TVs is 5120 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The UE55HU8500 has an auto volume leveler. 83% of televisions do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the UE55HU8500 of 1,200Hz is in the fastest 7% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The Samsung UE55HU8500 supports smartphones being used as a remote. 88% of TVs do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Features Motion Control

The Samsung UE55HU8500 features motion control, unlike 97% of televisions which do not feature motion control.

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Features Local Dimming

The UE55HU8500 features local dimming. 76% of televisions do not feature local dimming.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UE55HU8500 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The UE55HU8500 has a mounting kit, unlike 91% of TVs which do not have a mounting kit.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The average running cost of the UE55HU8500 is $188 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 11% of all 3,997 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue55hu8500lxxc, 8806086083003, ue55hu8500z
Barcodes 00003801110201, 08806086044301, 08806086068017, 08806086068024, 08806086068031, 08806086073288, 08806086073295, 08806086083003, 08806086086424

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