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Samsung UN85HU8550
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Samsung UN85HU8550

tomsguide.com Editor's Choice
85" Flat Jun 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date
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14 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This television received an "Editor's Choice" from Tomsguide.com who concluded that this TV was marvellous.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Expert review site tomsguide.com scored this TV 80 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

Four Samsung UN85HU8550 owners thought the Samsung UN85HU8550 had good picture quality. Tomsguide.com wrote “Great black levels, shadow detail” and gave this TV a score of 80 out of 100. One person who reviewed the Samsung UN85HU8550 considered that it had good colour saturation. Tomsguide.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV “Colors run slightly cool”.

Good Brand

Samsung is one of the superior TV manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Samsung also has good ratings for its 4K and 8K TVs.

Nice Design

A number of people concluded that this TV was good looking. Tomsguide.com mentioned in their Samsung UN85HU8550 review last year “The gorgeous deep blacks vanish” . Tomsguide.com also said “Elegant, utilitarian design”.

Good Product Quality

A few customers reckoned that it was good quality. Tomsguide.com mentioned in their review of this TV “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”.

Good High Def TV

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UN85HU8550 was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Tomsguide.com mentioned “There's no question that TV manufacturers are committed to Ultra HD, also known as 4K, sets” in their review. Tomsguide.com also mentioned “Topclass detailin both 4K and Full HD”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer who purchased the Samsung UN85HU8550 reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Tomsguide.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review in November last year “Active shutter 3D glasses with RF sync”.

Good Technical Features

One Samsung UN85HU8550 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features.

Robust

One Samsung UN85HU8550 owner who reviewed the Samsung UN85HU8550 mentioned that it was well made. Tomsguide.com said “The Samsung UNH 8550 4K LED LCD has an excellent picture with deep black levels, accurate color and solid uniformity with little blooming” in their review.

3D Compatible

The UN85HU8550 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the UN85HU8550 also are 3D compatible.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UN85HU8550 supports smart TV features. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UN85HU8550 also support smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN85HU8550, the Samsung UN85HU8550 has a WiFi connection.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UN85HU8550 have motion interpolation frequencies of between 120Hz and 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 920Hz. At 1,200 hertz, the UN85HU8550 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN85HU8550.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UN85HU8550, the UN85HU8550 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the UN85HU8550, the UN85HU8550 does not feature OLED technology.

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Fairly Thick

The Samsung UN85HU8550 has one of the thicker thicknesses (68.58 millimeters) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. The thicknesses of TVs of a comparable type and age to the UN85HU8550 range from 10mm to 94mm, and the average thickness is 52mm.

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Heavy

With a weight of 55.1 kilograms, the UN85HU8550 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years. The lightest television that came out around the same time as the UN85HU8550 is 2.2kg heavy and the heaviest is 120kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN85HU8550

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs of this type and age. 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

It was over two years ago when Samsung released the UN85HU8550.

Specification

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1 Award

tomsguide.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(1)
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

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 18 October 2014 by 180A
180A would recommend the Samsung UN50HU8550 (Verified Purchase)

3D images very good suggest you buy harmony remote and have he systems programed by the Geek Squad...

Gorgeous picture
Picture quality
Awesome picture
Vivid color
Appears that you are looking at a picture in a magazine
Occasional bufferingpixelation
Haven't found anything yet
Not much so far
Rear facing speakers reduce sound quality
Sound
Reviewed 15 December 2014 by Rich
Rich would recommend the Samsung UN50HU8550 (Verified Purchase)

First 4x for us. What great clarity. Added a Denon sound Bar. We love it...

Design, price, spec's, warranty. Solid feel. Thin yet comes with a DVD drive. Hybrid Drive SSD for fast boot ups and OS functions. Yet larger space for other storage
Very Sharp with upscaling
Great picture and ease of use
Clarity. Ease of operation. Light weight
Lightning fast SSD drive supported by large capacity HD
Track pad a little finicky. There aren't that many that are actually good
Can't think of anything
Windows 8 pre-loaded (don't know that you can avoid this any longer anywhere on a new computer purchase
No touch screen (a pity, because Windows 8 is meant for touchscreen devices imho)
Touchpad is not seated correctly. I can get my fingernail underneath the right side
Reviewed 19 January 2015 by Happyman
Happyman would recommend the Samsung UN50HU8550 (Verified Purchase)

Extremely happy with the purchase. The 3-D is right on just like being at the movies. The picture quality for both normal TV shows and movies is superb. More than once we have said it's as if the... Read more…

Awesome picture. Future proof with 4K
Picture
Internet access
Connectivity
UHD Smartv is easy to set up and connect to internet provider
Sound is decent with speakers being on the back of TV
Sound is good
Not great
Nothing negative yet
Sound

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Electricity cost when switched on $198.87
Electricity cost when on standby $1.35
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Total running cost over 5 years $200.22
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
35
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 35 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un85hu8550, samsung un85hu8550f, samsung un85hu8550fx, samsung un85hu8550fxz, samsung un85hu8550fxza, samsung un85hu8550fxzar, samsung un85hu8550fxzarb
Barcodes 00887276046426, 08872760464260, 653341165091R1
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