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Samsung UN50HU8550

$2,499.99
50" 4K Ultra HD Flat May 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date
Five industry awards
Good picture quality
Good quality
317 Reviews + 4 Awards
reviewed.com Editor's Choice soundandvision.com Top Pick Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product PC Mag Editor's Choice
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Reviews

Five Industry Awards

This TV is one of the most awarded by experts in TVs of all the TVs of this spec and age.

This television was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both PC Mag and Reviewed.com, both of which said that this TV was exceptional.

The reviewers at two other expert review sites liked this TV. This television received a "Recommended Product" award from Digitaltrends.com, confirming their endorsement and the writer at Bigpicturebigsound.com gave it "" award and concluded it was good.

The writer at one additional expert review site said that this Samsung TV was good. This TV received a "Top Pick" award from Soundandvision.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Seven experts from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, reviewed.com and soundandvision.com have rated this TV on average 84 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

UN50HU8550 owners on average rated this TV as brilliant. Over 79% of reviewers gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Samsung TVs Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 32,219 expert and owner reviews (including 5,284 verified purchases) for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has excellent ratings 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

Good Quality

Seventy-eight people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. Bestbuy.com mentioned three years ago “Great Picture Quality” although they scored it 1 stars. Bestbuy.com also said “Nice build quality, light weight, warranty” in their review. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Quality and sound” in their review.

Good Looking

Thirty owners who bought the Samsung UN50HU8550 considered that it was good looking. Bestbuy.com mentioned “The monitor is not very good looking” in their review of the Samsung UN50HU8550. Bestbuy.com also wrote “Gorgeous picture” in their review. Travelknight gave the product a score of 8 stars and said also three years ago “Great choice for home theatre use - beautiful picture” in their review of the Samsung UN50HU8550.

Eleven customers reckoned that it was well designed. Three years ago Bestbuy.com said “Streamline design” but despite that they only rated it 20 out of 100. Bestbuy.com also said “Color, Bright, no glare, excellent contrast, wide view angle, swiveladjustable stand, basic design (simple, not flashy” in their review. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Very pretty design at a good price” in their review.

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the product was smooth. St3v3 said in their review of this TV on Walmart.com “The smooth refresh rate working with the uhd 4k”. Josephine wrote two years ago “Our first Smart TV experience has been smooth” in her review of the Samsung UN50HU8550.

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Easy to Use

Twenty-eight owners said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Three years ago Bestbuy.com said “Good Remote Control”. Bestbuy.com also said “Very easy and intuitive to use” in their review. Bestbuy.com also said “Great picture and ease of use” in their review.

Fifteen customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to setup. Bestbuy.com said in their review of the Samsung UN50HU8550 “UHD Smartv is easy to set up”. Bestbuy.com also wrote “Very easy to set up” in their review. Steelersfan wrote on Bestbuy.com “Easy to set up and the picture quality is great” in their review of this TV.

Seven customers who bought it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Bestbuy.com said “The standard colors are correct You don't have to mess around with the color settings unless you like a very 'cool' or 'warm' picture” but despite that they only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. Also three years ago Perfectionist64 said “Menus easy to navigate” in their Samsung UN50HU8550 review. Two years ago St3v3 rated it 8 stars and wrote on Walmart.com “You will have to adjust settings properly as the upscaling can make you see pixels or other overblemishing marks.”.

Three owners concluded that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Bestbuy.com said “Comfortable to carry in one hand” but despite that they scored it 1 stars. Vince wrote in his review of this TV “Classy and firmly comfortable”.

Two people thought the product was easy to assemble. Vince wrote in his Samsung UN50HU8550 review on Bestbuy.com “The color is true to picture and they are quite sturdy and easy to assemble”. Pjgarcia wrote “This TV has an excellent picture! Very easy to assemble and it's really thin” in their review of this TV.

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Well Made

Six customers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Bestbuy.com wrote “Its solid” in their review of the Samsung UN50HU8550 yet they only gave this TV a score of 20 out of 100. Bestbuy.com also wrote “If you want a solid monitor for video editing” in their review. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Everything feels solid rather than cheap plastic like some laptops can be” in their review.

Five people mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Bestbuy.com wrote “Sturdy design makes me feel confident about the monitor lasting a long time” but despite that they rated this TV 20 out of 100. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Sturdy materials” in their review. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “The aluminium case feels sturdy which should be expected from Asus” in their review.

Three customers who reviewed this TV mentioned that it was reliable. Three years ago Zguri wrote in their review of this TV on Bestbuy.com “I am hopeful this product will prove to be as reliable if not more so”. Elderslie wrote on Walmart.com “I own several Samsung products & have been pleased with their reliability”. Decaturdad wrote in their review of this TV on Bestbuy.com “Reliable wireless connection”.

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Display

Good High Def TV

Thirty people who purchased it agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Bigpicturebigsound.com wrote three years ago “Now that we're into Year 3 of Ultra HD” in their review of the Samsung UN50HU8550. Expert review site Soundandvision.com said “Ultra HD is still meandering toward its Happy Place” and gave the product a score of 7 stars. Bigpicturebigsound.com also wrote “When consumer "4K" Ultra HD TVs were first introduced 3 years ago, pricing was unsurprisingly stratospheric” in their review.

Good Picture Quality

Seventy owners who reviewed this TV considered that it had good picture quality. Bestbuy.com wrote in their review of this TV “Picture clarity is amazing” but despite that they only scored it 20 out of 100. Bestbuy.com also wrote “Picture quality especially blacks are awesome” in their review. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “That's excusable given I expected it with the Intel Graphics and was n” in their review.

Six people who purchased the product mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Bestbuy.com wrote “Great display, large resolution, sharp colors and contrast” but they gave it a score of 20 out of 100. Three years ago Rona wrote “Very clear and sharp with natural looking colors” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Raaspoke said “The greatest and best change in picture appearance (real, brilliant colors” in their review of this TV.

Five customers who bought it thought it had a good contrast ratio. Three years ago Bestbuy.com said in their Samsung UN50HU8550 review “Color and contrast seems great, no glare or angle issues” however despite that they only scored it 20 out of 100. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “The crips dark blacks” in their review. Mikethed scored it 6 stars and wrote on Bestbuy.com “Colors are accurate, contrast is very good, blacks are quite good #here is where I find the Sharp Elite excels#”.

Four people wrote in their reviews that the product had a wide viewing angle. Bestbuy.com wrote “The brightness in the viewing angle shifts a little bit when I stood up in front of one of these monitors” . Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Excellent color, viewing angle” in their review. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Good horizontal viewing angle” in their review.

Two customers who purchased it agreed that it had a good refresh rate. Rudi scored it 5 stars and wrote in their review of this TV on Bestbuy.com “Great size and optimal refresh rate”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a sharp image. Two years ago Bestbuy.com mentioned “Crispness of the picture” nonetheless they gave it a score of 1 stars.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Twenty-five owners who reviewed the Samsung UN50HU8550 reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Bestbuy.com said in their review of this TV “Terrific Picture And 3-d” but they only scored it 20 out of 100. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Picture is excellent and the 3D is awesome” in their review. Robban wrote “Love the color and picture quality and the 3D is magnificent” in their review of the Samsung UN50HU8550 and gave the product a score of 8 stars.

4K Ultra HD

4K Ultra HD

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable 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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Features

Good Features

Twenty-three people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good features. Bestbuy.com wrote in their review of this TV “Smart tv features”. Techjunkie mentioned “The quality is incredible and the smart features have pretty much eliminated the need for other remotes” in their review of the Samsung UN50HU8550. Three years ago Rgar mentioned “The picture and the features are great” in their review of this TV and rated it 6 stars.

Good Remote Control

Twenty owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good remote control. Shelbyherm mentioned in their Samsung UN50HU8550 review on Bestbuy.com “Its very easy to use and I do like the magic remote”. Samsungluvr0624 wrote on Walmart.com “I like the little remote for the TV” in their review of this TV. Raaspoke wrote “UHD Upscaling WORKS! The Smart Remote is cool”.

Good for Wall Mounting

One owner thought the product was good for wall mounting. Bestbuy.com mentioned “Can be wall mounted if more adjustment is needed” in their review of this TV.

Good Stand

Nine customers who bought this TV considered that it had a good stand. Bestbuy.com mentioned “The stand it comes with alone is probably worth 100” in their review of this TV but in spite of that they gave it a score of 20 out of 100. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “The stand is superior to those on similarly priced Dell IPS monitors” in their review. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Superb stand and flexibility” in their review.


Benefits

Great for Watching Films

Six customers who reviewed it concluded that it was great for watching Netflix. 26yroldbro mentioned in their Samsung UN50HU8550 review two years ago “Netflix is also a convenient app to use” and scored the product 6 stars. Bismarck mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN50HU8550 on Bestbuy.com “Netflix looks and sounds fantastic (using a Pioneer Elite receiver through the optical out port for audio” and scored it 7 stars.

Five people wrote in their reviews that it was great for watching films. Bestbuy.com said three years ago “Hardly noticable when watching a movie in a dim room” . 26yroldbro gave the product a rating of 9 stars and wrote two years ago “This is more than enough and creates an awesome movie experience”. Brianc wrote on Bestbuy.com three years ago “Really wows you when you watch a true high quality HD program or movie”.

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Smart TV

Good in Terms of Connectivity

Two people who purchased the product said that it was good in terms of connectivity. Bestbuy.com said three years ago “Good wi-fi connectivity”. Electronicsfan said on Bestbuy.com “Great connectivity abilities with other devices on your network”.

Good Smart TV Features

Eight owners considered that the Samsung UN50HU8550 had good apps. Stephen S. wrote on Newegg.com three years ago “All apps and software seem to respond fast” and scored this TV 4 stars. Ultrahdenthusiast said on Walmart.com “I was able to easily access apps on my TV”. Venkatx5 gave it a rating of 8 stars and mentioned on Bestbuy.com “Luckily the apps of huge size can be installed on connected storage device” in their Samsung UN50HU8550 review.

Seven customers who purchased this TV concluded that it was good for watching on demand TV. Rjg4sfo wrote in their review of this TV “I've had the unit about 6 weeks and TV, DVD and Netflix all look great” and rated it 6 stars. Three years ago Soni rated it 4 stars and wrote on Bestbuy.com “Only glitch that came across is that Netflix app stopped working after 2 days”. Also three years ago Formerplasmalover mentioned “And I've had the opportunity to see some native UHD programming (check out NetFlix and Amazon Instant Video)”.

Six customers who reviewed it concluded that it had great smart functions. Bismarck mentioned on Bestbuy.com “The smart features are fast and work well” in their review of this TV. Plats mentioned “Smart features are easy to use” in their Samsung UN50HU8550 review. Mysamsung said on Bestbuy.com “It offers many optional features to both set-up and utilize all of the TV's smart features, which are quite extensive” and scored it 6 stars.

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Interactive TV

The UN50HU8550 is interactive TV, as are most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV.

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Has an Internet TV Function

The UN50HU8550 has an internet TV function, as do most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UN50HU8550 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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Power

Good in Terms of Power Usage

Two owners concluded that the product was good in terms of power usage. Three years ago Bestbuy.com said in their Samsung UN50HU8550 review “Energy Efficient”. Chris scored it 6 stars and he mentioned on Bestbuy.com “I turned those settings off because it kept darkening the screen in order to save energy” in his review of this TV.

Good Battery Life

Two owners considered that the Samsung UN50HU8550 had a good battery life. Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN50HU8550 “Good battery life”. Nicholas H. mentioned on Newegg.com “A DVD tray, decent battery life (4.5 hours of YouTube” and scored it 7 stars.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner who bought it said that it was noisy. Gkitt said on Bestbuy.com “Two times there has been a loud whirring noise before the set froze” in their Samsung UN50HU8550 review.

Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The UN50HU8550 has a built-in subwoofer, 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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Good Sound Quality

Thirty-six customers agreed that the product had good sound quality. Bestbuy.com wrote “I'm not interested in the additional cost of sub-par speakers that make for a wider bezel”. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “No speakers is a plus for a multi-monitor setup” in their review. Bestbuy.com also said “Height adjustment range is perfect to fit my desktop speakers under” in their review.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The UN50HU8550 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Wi-Fi Direct

The UN50HU8550 has a Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as this television.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Samsung UN50HU8550 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

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Performance

Supports Motion Control

The Samsung UN50HU8550 supports motion control. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also support motion control.

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Features Voice Control

The UN50HU8550 features voice control, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Samsung UN50HU8550 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV.

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Support

Does Not Have Good Customer Support

One owner concluded that it did not have good customer support. Bestbuy.com wrote “I contacted Asus customer support and I was appalled at the fact that the customer representative blatantly lied to me about the RAM capacity” in their review of this TV.

One customer who purchased the product mentioned that it did not have good technical guidance. Bestbuy.com said two years ago “The touch pad gestures help.” in their Samsung UN50HU8550 review.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Samsung TV was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung b2b un50hu8550fxza, samsung un50hu8550
Barcodes 0008.87277E+11, 08872769760134

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