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Samsung UN65HU8550

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64.5" Flat May 2014
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CES 2014 | Samsung HU8550 Series 4K UHD TV Lineup | LED 4K TVs | UN55HU8550 UN65HU8550 | Reviews
Samsung UN65HU8550 65-Inch 4K Review
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Samsung UN65HU8550 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED HDTV Review by Amazon

17 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

This Samsung TV is one of the most highly awarded of all the televisions of a similar type and age.

This television was given an "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag, Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com all of whom concluded that this Samsung television was superb.

An other two expert review sites both endorsed this 4K and 8K TV. This TV received a Digitaltrends.com "Recommended Product" award and the editor of Bigpicturebigsound.com gave it "" award and decided it was good.

Soundandvision.com gave this TV a "Top Pick" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on eight expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com and tomsguide.com this Samsung TV has an overall expert rating of 84%.

Good Picture Quality

Several Samsung UN65HU8550 owners who purchased the Samsung UN65HU8550 agreed that it had good picture quality. Tomsguide.com said “Great black levels, shadow detail” . One Samsung UN65HU8550 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Tomsguide.com said in their Samsung UN65HU8550 review in November last year “Colors run slightly cool”.

Good High Def TV

A number of Samsung UN65HU8550 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Tomsguide.com wrote in their review of the Samsung UN65HU8550 “There's no question that TV manufacturers are committed to Ultra HD, also known as 4K, sets” . Tomsguide.com also mentioned “Topclass detailin both 4K and Full HD”. Expert review site Bigpicturebigsound.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said “When consumer "4K" Ultra HD TVs were first introduced 3 years ago, pricing was unsurprisingly stratospheric”.

Samsung Has Good TV Reviews

Samsung is one of the better rated television brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Samsung also has good reviews for its 4K and 8K TVs.

Good Product Quality

Three people considered that it was good quality. In November last year Tomsguide.com wrote in their review “Samsung's trim, 65-inch 4K TV delivers great image quality and smart TV features in an attractive package”. Tomsguide.com also mentioned “Very good picture quality (but only when viewed headon”.

Nice Design

A few customers mentioned that the product was good looking. Tomsguide.com said in their review of the Samsung UN65HU8550 last year “The gorgeous deep blacks vanish”. Tomsguide.com also wrote “Elegant, utilitarian design”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Samsung UN65HU8550 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Tomsguide.com mentioned “Active shutter 3D glasses with RF sync”.

Good Technical Features

One Samsung UN65HU8550 reviewer concluded that it had good features.

Robust

One Samsung UN65HU8550 owner wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UN65HU8550 was well made. Last year Tomsguide.com wrote “The Samsung UNH 8550 4K LED LCD has an excellent picture with deep black levels, accurate color and solid uniformity with little blooming”.

Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed it wrote that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com rated it 4 stars and said in their review of the Samsung UN65HU8550 “The HU8550 has 4 HDMI 2.0 inputs right o”.

3D Compatible

Like most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UN65HU8550, the UN65HU8550 is 3D compatible.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years, the UN65HU8550 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Samsung UN65HU8550 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the UN65HU8550 also have a WiFi connection.

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Two RF Ports

Most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UN65HU8550 have between one and two RF ports, including the UN65HU8550 which has two RF ports.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The UN65HU8550 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies (1,200 hertz) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. TVs of this type and age have motion interpolation frequencies of between 120Hz and 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 920Hz.

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Quite Thin

The thinnest thickness of TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UN65HU8550 is 10mm and the thickest is 94mm. At only 35.56 millimeters, the UN65HU8550 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the UN65HU8550.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UN65HU8550 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the UN65HU8550 do not feature OLED technology. The UN65HU8550 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Two Loudspeakers

The Samsung UN65HU8550 is a two loudspeaker TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the UN65HU8550 have between 2 and 19 loudspeakers.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN65HU8550

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of this age and type. 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Interactive TV
Audio
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Remote (IR) Output
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Performance
Wide Color Enhancer
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card

5 Awards

reviewed.com Editor's Choice soundandvision.com Top Pick Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product PC Mag Editor's Choice tomsguide.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

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12 February 2015

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...

Tomsguide.com

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
2 December 2014

Weather you wile away your free moments watching the zombie takeover of Atlanta, zipping through space in an English telephone box, or maybe trying to solve a murder case in the span of an hour,... Read more…

24 November 2014

Now that we're into Year 3 of Ultra HD, it's quite remarkable how fast prices have fallen since Year 1. Now priced at $3,300 (MSRP) for the 65" HU8550, that's a full $2,700 less than what...

10 November 2014

The Samsung HU8550 offers our favorite combination of picture quality and features in a 4K TV this year, making it a good value despite the high price...

10 October 2014

The Samsung HU8550 series of LED televisions is packed with features and despite some picture issues, it performs the best of the 4K panels we've tested. 1080p is still a better bet right now, but...

PC Mag

3 October 2014

If you're going to put a TV as sizeable as 65-incher is in your home, you deserve a terrific picture, not just a big one. And the HU8550 delivers that premium picture quality, no matter the...

Digitaltrends.com

8 August 2014

A superbly performing?and exceptionally inexpensive?Ultra HDTV that looks great with today's 1080p content...

Soundandvision.com

16 June 2014

The 65-inch HU8550 (MSRP $3,499) is a strong performer, especially when you stack it up against both Samsung's 65-inch HU9000 and Panasonic's 65-inch AX800U . Those 4K options may perform a little...

Reviewed.com

4K is still in the early stages. Last year we saw 4K TVs released that didn't have HDMI 2.0 built right in. That puts early adopters in a bad postion. They have to rely on the manufacturer to... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un65hu8550, samsung un65hu8550f, samsung un65hu8550fx, samsung un65hu8550fxz, samsung un65hu8550fxza
Barcodes 00088727697727, 00887276976181
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