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Samsung UE55HU8500

55" 4K Ultra HD 200Hz May 2014
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Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date $183.68 Electricity cost over 5 years
Eight industry awards
Lkkert design p trods af enkelte smfejl
Inferior webcam
77 Reviews + 8 Awards
Techradar Editor's Choice homecinemachoice.com Best Buy Trusted Reviews Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended

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Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

TV experts love this TV and have given it eight awards.

The reviewers at Techradar and Log.com.tr both wrote that this television was fantastic and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The experts at two additional expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this Samsung TV. Trusted Reviews and Insideci.co.uk both gave this TV a "Recommended" award.

The experts at Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com both wrote that this 4K and 8K TV was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This television was given a "Best Buy" award by Homecinemachoice.com who said that this Samsung TV was good.

This TV received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on twenty-five expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus this 4K and 8K TV has an overall expert rating of 86%. The TV expert review sites think this television is one of the better televisions of this age and type.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 80 user reviews the average user rating of this TV is terrific. Over 85% of reviewers gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Samsung Has Excellent Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 32,219 user and expert reviews (including 5,284 verified purchases) for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has excellent reviews specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs. 97% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Lkkert Design P Trods Af Enkelte Smfejl

Seven owners reckoned that the product was good looking. Robert Long mentioned on Amazon “A good looking set too!I switch between living here” in his review of this TV. Robert Long also said “The default settings are pretty good, so I will leave them for the time being” in his review. J Man rated the Samsung UE55HU8500 a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “Great TV, looks great, extensive options, amazing visuals, sound is good, 3D content great and 3D conversion is also pretty”.

Four customers reckoned that this TV was well designed. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote in their review of this TV “Lkkert design p trods af enkelte smfejl”. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “A striking design and brilliant Smart TV content” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Techradar.com wrote on Techradar “As if it wasn't tricky enough thinking about factors such as screen size and resolution, ease of use, smartness, design”.

One owner who reviewed this TV wrote that it was neat. Two years ago Paul Robo mentioned “So everything is nice and tidy and hidden within our TV stand” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

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Superb Contrastrich Picture Quality

Ten owners who purchased it mentioned that it was good quality. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Great picture quality truly stunning immersive experience”. Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “Superb contrastrich picture quality” in their review. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com mentioned “Samsung's UE55HU8500 is every inch a flagship TV, combining a ground-breaking design with stellar picture quality and a rich, sophisticated feature count” in their review of this TV.

Robust

One owner reckoned that the product was well made. Itchy Jack wrote on Amazon “Problems from day 1biggest of which is the built in freesat recorder don't record what you set it to” in their review of this TV.

One person said in their reviews that this TV was strong and durable. Prime User Plus gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Football mode is also a nice tough to fans out there, as it really brings to life the stadium atmosphere, reducing the commentary volume, while amplifying stadium sounds”.

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Nemt Interface

Three owners concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Prime User Plus scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote three years ago “Settings are easily customisable to get the picture you want”.

Three people mentioned in their reviews that this TV was easy to use. Paul Robo wrote “Very intuitive and brilliantly simple” in his review of this TV. Mms rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Give me the good old remote control every day” in their review of this TV.

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good interface. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote in their review of this TV “Nemt interface” and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One owner said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Margesimpson mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “The curve is just more easy to watch, my eyes feel more comfortable watching it, i looked straight back to our flat panel”.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The UE55HU8500 has a built-in camera, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was quiet. Robert Long wrote in his review of the Samsung UE55HU8500 “I can hear a fairly quiet whirring noise coming from inside the box, so I presume that's from the fan.” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Good Sound Quality

Six people reckoned that the product had good sound quality. Two years ago expert review site Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “We purchased the matching Samsung sound bar which fits perfectly under the TV” in their review of this TV and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Prime User Plus gave the Samsung UE55HU8500 a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “1) The sound is good”. Nathan wrote in his review of this TV on Amazon “Find I don't tend to use it anymore as the tv sound is pretty good now.2”.

Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The UE55HU8500 has a built-in subwoofer, as do most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to this TV.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The UE55HU8500 has an auto volume leveler, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 60 Watts, the UE55HU8500 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to this TV. Comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV have RMS rated powers of between 8W and 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 28W.

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Fairly High Subwoofer RMS Power

4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago have subwoofer RMS powers of between 2W and 70W. With a subwoofer RMS power of 20 Watts, the Samsung UE55HU8500 has one of the higher subwoofer RMS powers amongst similar spec TVs of this age.

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Power

Good Battery Life

One person who bought the Samsung UE55HU8500 reckoned that it had a good battery life. Paul Robo rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote two years ago “It also connects to the TV via Bluetooth so its battery life is really good (so far” in his review of this TV.


Features

Uitstekende Smart Features

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had good features. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote in their review of this TV “Uitstekende Smart features”.

Smart Touch Remote

Five people who reviewed this TV reckoned that it had a good remote control. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote in their review of this TV two years ago “Smart Touch remote”. Kid Misso rated this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “I love the remote too and my sky remote has already been relegated to the drawer”. Paul Robo said in his Samsung UE55HU8500 review on Amazon “The Smart Remote is brilliant”.

Inferior Webcam

One owner thought it was not good for making skype calls. Prime User Plus mentioned on Amazon “I have tried various different sound setting and it seems to hard to escape this.2) Skype function is not great”.

Looks Silly Wall Mounted

One customer said in their reviews that the product was not good for wall mounting. Digitalmediaandit.com said “Looks silly wall mounted”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One customer who purchased this TV concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Prime User Plus rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “It does come with a hefty price tag though, so be sure of the investment you are making”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was a good size. B. R. Crane wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “Two remotes, both a nice size and seem to work well”. One owner wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UE55HU8500 was thin. D. F. Downie said “The stunning high resolution picture fills the 55 inches because of the very slim bezel surround” in their review of this TV.

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Display

Ultra HD 4 K 3D Full HD

Seven people who bought the product thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Ultra HD 4 K 3D Full HD” in their review of this TV. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Dobre odwzorowanie kolorw wietny tryb 3D znakomite funkcje multimedialne” in their review. Three years ago Mms rated it a maximum of 5 stars and said on Amazon “The 3D works beautifully and the image quality is extremely good” in their review of this TV.

Has a 2D-3D Converter

The UE55HU8500 has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV also have a 2D-3D converter.

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Ultra HD

Eighteen customers considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned two years ago “Dfinition Ultra HD”. Digitalmediaandit.com also said “Ultra HD resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels” in their review. Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “Ultra hd betaalbaarder” in their review.

Vibrant Colours

Ten customers reckoned that the product had good picture quality. Hdtvtest.co.uk wrote “Difficult as it is to believe, Samsung has improved the already outstanding picture quality on its HU8500 series of curved UHD television just by releasing a software update” in their review of this TV. Ps99 scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Clarity is amazing as is the 3D” in their review of this TV. Stephen Maxwell said “The best tv I have ever bought straight out off the box the picture quality is stunning” in his review of this TV.

Four people who reviewed this TV mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Two years ago Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Vibrant colours”. Hdtvtest.co.uk wrote “With deep blacks, accurate colours and excellent upscaling” in their review of this TV. Paul Robo rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and he said in his review of this TV on Amazon two years ago “Colours are vibrant and bright”.

One customer who purchased it said that it had a good contrast ratio. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Good native contrast performance” in their review of this TV.

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4K Ultra HD

4K Ultra HD

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs of a similar spec and age 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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Average High Frequency Rate

At 200 hertz, the UE55HU8500 has a fairly standard high frequency rate compared to most of the other televisions of this type and age.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The UE55HU8500 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi and we think the Samsung UE55JU7500, and the Panasonic TX-55CX680 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared all the other TVs which also support Wi-Fi to this television and we think the LG 55UF770 is also worth considering.

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Has a Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UE55HU8500 has a Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other televisions of this age and type.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Samsung UE55HU8500 has an ethernet port. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV also have an ethernet port.

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Packaging Content

Has a Mounting Kit

The UE55HU8500 has a mounting kit, as do most of the other televisions of this type and age.

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Features 3D Glasses Included

The UE55HU8500 features 3D glasses included, 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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Performance

Features Face Detection

The UE55HU8500 features face detection, as do most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

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Supports Motion Control

The UE55HU8500 supports motion control. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV also support motion control.

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Has an Extended PVR

The UE55HU8500 has an extended PVR, as do most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Game Mode

The UE55HU8500 has a game mode. Most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also have a game mode.

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Supports BD Wise

The UE55HU8500 supports BD Wise. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV also support BD Wise.

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Features Voice Control

The Samsung UE55HU8500 features voice control, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Features Local Dimming

The Samsung UE55HU8500 features local dimming, as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this television.

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Smart TV

Features Timeshift

The UE55HU8500 features timeshift, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UE55HU8500 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV.

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4k Netflix

Two owners thought it was good for watching on demand TV. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “4k Netflix”. One customer who bought it mentioned that it had great smart functions.


Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDCP

The UE55HU8500 has an HDCP, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Management Features

Has a Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung UE55HU8500 has a Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV also have a Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UE55HU8500 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Benefits

Good Colour Fidelity in "Movie" Mode (average Delta E 2.9

Two people said in their reviews that it was great for watching Netflix. One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was great for watching films. Digitalmediaandit.com said “Good colour fidelity in "Movie" mode (average Delta E 2.9” in their review of this TV.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Samsung television was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue55hu8500lxxc, samsung ue55hu8500t, ue55hu8500z
Barcodes 00003801110201, 08806086044301, 08806086068017, 08806086068024, 08806086068031, 08806086073288, 08806086073295, 08806086083003, 08806086086424

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