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Samsung UE55HU8500

Samsung UE55HU8500
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A fully featured and multi award winning 55" 4K television, with low running costs
55" 4K No 92.9mm Dec 2014 B
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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Samsung UE55HU8500 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have scored the Samsung UE55HU8500 as follows:
97
Reviews
106 Reviews + 8 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Running Costs
$140 Over 5 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 82?

It has great expert reviews and outstanding 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 2018.
This Samsung TV has running costs of $140 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 18% of all 4,388 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
The UE55HU8500 has some great features:
Larger than average display diagonal
4K
3D
Supports Wi-Fi
Curved screen
UHD up-scaling
PurColour
UHD smart evolution kit

What is This TV Best Used For?

61
Watching Films
Good
82
Watching Sport
Excellent
74
Playing Games
Very Good

Samsung UE55HU8500 Video Reviews

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.

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Samsung UE55HU8500 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The UE55HU8500 has an average 5 year running cost of $140 based on typical energy prices, which is in the most expensive 18% of all 4,388 televisions.

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Features

Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

Across all the televisions the display diagonals range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The UE55HU8500's display diagonal of 55" is in the largest 24% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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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. The worst resolution of all televisions is HD Ready and the best is 8K. 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/QLED Technology

The Samsung UE55HU8500 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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3D

The UE55HU8500 is 3D, which is unusual. 75% of TVs are not 3D.

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Very Thick

The UE55HU8500's thickness of 92.9mm is thicker than 95% of all televisions when ordered by this feature. Across all the TVs the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The UE55HU8500 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of televisions.

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Six Loudspeakers

Most televisions have between 1 and 19 loudspeakers, including the Samsung UE55HU8500 which has six loudspeakers.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The UE55HU8500 has an auto volume leveler, unlike 84% of TVs which do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung UE55HU8500 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 92% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Face Detection

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

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The UE55HU8500 has a wide color enhancer, which is unusual. 95% of televisions do not have a wide color enhancer.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

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

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Supports Timeshift

The Samsung UE55HU8500 supports timeshift, which is unusual. 82% of televisions do not support timeshift.

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Supports BD Wise

The Samsung UE55HU8500 supports BD Wise. 92% of televisions do not support BD Wise.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the UE55HU8500 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. This Samsung television also supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all televisions the worst resolution is 366 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Higher Than Average RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of all televisions is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 200W. The RMS rated power of the UE55HU8500 of 60W is very high compared to most other televisions. It is in the highest 3% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The UE55HU8500 has a mounting kit, which is unusual. 91% of televisions do not have a mounting kit.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The UE55HU8500 supports Picture-in-Picture. 78% of TVs do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Features Motion Control

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

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Features Voice Control

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

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

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

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Faster Than Average High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rate of the UE55HU8500 of 200Hz is faster than average when compared to most other televisions. It is in the fastest 32% of all televisions when ranked by this feature. The high frequency rates of televisions range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 250Hz.

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Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The Samsung UE55HU8500's motion interpolation frequency of 1,200Hz is in the fastest 7% of all televisions when ranked by this feature. The motion interpolation frequencies of televisions range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Samsung UE55HU8500 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 78% of televisions which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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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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Higher Than Average Subwoofer RMS Power

The subwoofer RMS power of the Samsung UE55HU8500 of 20W is higher than 68% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The average subwoofer RMS power of all televisions is 18W, with the lowest being 1W and the highest being 70W.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UE55HU8500 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 73% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has a Built-In Camera

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

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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 Bluetooth

The UE55HU8500 supports Bluetooth, unlike 80% of televisions which do not support Bluetooth.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The UE55HU8500 has a pair of 3D glasses included. 86% of TVs do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Features Extended PVR

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung ue55hu8500lxzf, samsung ue55hu8500t, 8806086083003, ue55hu8500z

Barcodes:

00003801110201, 08806086044301, 08806086068017, 08806086068024, 08806086068031, 08806086073288, 08806086073295, 08806086083003, 08806086086424

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