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Samsung UN85HU8550

85" 4K Ultra HD Flat Jun 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date $212.21 Electricity cost over 5 years
Six industry awards
Good high def TV
Good quality
339 Reviews + 5 Awards
soundandvision.com Top Pick Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product PC Mag Editor's Choice tomsguide.com Editor's Choice

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Reviews

Six Industry Awards

This Samsung television is one of the most highly awarded by TV experts of all the TVs of a comparable type and age.

This Samsung TV was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review websites PC Mag, Tomsguide.com and Reviewed.com all of whom wrote that this TV was outstanding.

The writers at two additional expert review sites endorsed this TV. This 4K and 8K TV received a Digitaltrends.com "Recommended Product" award and the editor of review site Bigpicturebigsound.com said that it was good and gave it "" award.

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

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on eight expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, lcdtvbuyingguide.com and bigpicturebigsound.com the average expert rating of this 4K and 8K TV is 84%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 343 owner reviews this television has a fantastic average owner rating. 262 reviewers (79% of all reviewers) gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 96% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Samsung Has Excellent Television Reviews

Based on 47,387 expert and user reviews (including 11,240 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent ratings for its televisions. Samsung also has excellent ratings specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range. 96% of those that bought a Samsung television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Benefits

Great for Watching Films

Seven people said in their reviews that it was great for watching Netflix. Three years ago Formerplasmalover said “And I've had the opportunity to see some native UHD programming (check out NetFlix and Amazon Instant Video)” in their review of this TV. 26yroldbro mentioned in their review of this TV “Netflix is also a convenient app to use”. Bismarck said in their review of this TV on expert website Bestbuy.com “Netflix looks and sounds fantastic (using a Pioneer Elite receiver through the optical out port for audio”.

Five people who bought the Samsung UN85HU8550 said that it was great for watching films. Website Bestbuy.com gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said three years ago “Hardly noticable when watching a movie in a dim room”. 26yroldbro wrote in their review of this TV two years ago “This is more than enough and creates an awesome movie experience” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Brianc mentioned on expert website Bestbuy.com “Really wows you when you watch a true high quality HD program or movie” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Twenty-four customers considered that it had good features. Techjunkie gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “The quality is incredible and the smart features have pretty much eliminated the need for other remotes”. Warrendl2020 wrote on expert website Bestbuy.com “Very impressive picture quality, with lots of bells and whistles that truly enhance the entertainment experience”. Tweetdawg187 said in their review of this TV “Amazing features and support” .

Good Remote Control

Twenty people said in their reviews that it had a good remote control. Shelbyherm mentioned on expert website Bestbuy.com “Its very easy to use and I do like the magic remote” in their Samsung UN85HU8550 review. Three years ago Samsungluvr0624 gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “I like the little remote for the TV”. Raaspoke mentioned on expert review site Walmart.com “UHD Upscaling WORKS! The Smart Remote is cool” in their review of this TV and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

Good Stand

Ten people reckoned that it had a good stand. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned “Superb stand and flexibility” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. They also said “Fantastic stand” in their review. And also mentioned “The stand is superior to those on similarly priced Dell IPS monitors”.


Display

Good High Def TV

Thirty-four owners who bought the Samsung UN85HU8550 thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Bigpicturebigsound.com said “When consumer "4K" Ultra HD TVs were first introduced 3 years ago, pricing was unsurprisingly stratospheric”. Expert review site Soundandvision.com wrote in their review of this TV “Ultra HD is still meandering toward its Happy Place” . Bigpicturebigsound.com also said “Now that we're into Year 3 of Ultra HD” in their review.

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 TVs that came out more than two years ago. 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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Great Blacks and Shadow Detail

Seventy-three customers who bought the product concluded that it had good picture quality. Three years ago website Cnet.com wrote “Great blacks and shadow detail”. Website Bestbuy.com gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said “Great Picture Quality”. They also mentioned “Picture clarity is amazing” in their review.

Six people who reviewed it thought it had good colour saturation. Website Bestbuy.com wrote in their review of this TV three years ago “Great display, large resolution, sharp colors and contrast”. Rona mentioned in her review of this TV “Very clear and sharp with natural looking colors”. Weiserboy said “Great blacks and colors so vivid” in their review of this TV.

Five people who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good contrast ratio. Three years ago website Bestbuy.com rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this TV “Color, Bright, no glare, excellent contrast, wide view angle, swiveladjustable stand, basic design (simple, not flashy”. They also mentioned “The crips dark blacks” in their review. And also said “Color and contrast seems great, no glare or angle issues”.

Four customers wrote in their reviews that it had a wide viewing angle. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Excellent color, viewing angle” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. They also wrote “The brightness in the viewing angle shifts a little bit when I stood up in front of one of these monitors” in their review. And also said “Good horizontal viewing angle”.

Two owners who reviewed this TV agreed that it had a good refresh rate. Rudi said in their review of this TV “Great size and optimal refresh rate”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Twenty-eight owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned “Terrific Picture And 3-d”. They also said “Picture is excellent and the 3D is awesome” in their review. Venkatx5 mentioned two years ago “It's a Wonderful 4K 3D TV so far I've seen”.

Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The UN85HU8550 has a wide color enhancer. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to this TV also have a wide color enhancer.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 1,200 hertz, the UN85HU8550 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs that have been available for more than two years. Across all the similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV the motion interpolation frequencies range from 100Hz to 3,000Hz.

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Design

Good Quality

Eighty customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was good quality. Website Bestbuy.com said “Quality and sound”. They also mentioned “Nice build quality, light weight, warranty” in their review. Expert review site Tomsguide.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned two years ago “Samsung's trim, 65-inch 4K TV delivers great image quality and smart TV features in an attractive package” in their review of this TV.

Easy to Use

Twenty-nine owners said in their reviews that the Samsung UN85HU8550 was easy to use. Website Bestbuy.com gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said three years ago “Great picture and ease of use”. They also mentioned “Good Remote Control” in their review. And also said “Very easy and intuitive to use”.

Sixteen owners who reviewed the product thought it was easy to setup. Two years ago website Bestbuy.com wrote in their review of this TV “UHD Smartv is easy to set up”. They also mentioned “Very easy to set up” in their review. Three years ago Steelersfan wrote “Easy to set up and the picture quality is great” in their review of this TV.

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Website 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”. Venkatx5 mentioned on expert website Bestbuy.com “I followed the settings suggested in another amazing site”. Perfectionist64 scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on expert website Walmart.com “Menus easy to navigate”.

Three customers who reviewed the product thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned “Comfortable to carry in one hand” and gave this TV a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Vince gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he wrote on expert website Bestbuy.com “Classy and firmly comfortable”.

Two customers concluded that this TV was easy to assemble. Three years ago Vince wrote in his review of this TV on expert website Bestbuy.com “The color is true to picture and they are quite sturdy and easy to assemble” and gave this TV a score of 80 out of 100. Pjgarcia said in their review of this TV on expert review site Bestbuy.com “This TV has an excellent picture! Very easy to assemble and it's really thin”.

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Its Styling is At

Thirty-three people concluded that the product was good looking. Website Cnet.com mentioned three years ago “Its styling is at”. Website Bestbuy.com wrote “Gorgeous picture” . They also mentioned “The monitor is not very good looking” in their review.

Twelve owners who reviewed this TV concluded that it was well designed. Website Cnet.com wrote “Elegant, utilitarian design”. Website Bestbuy.com said “Streamline design” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. They also mentioned “Very pretty design at a good price” in their review.

Four customers who bought this TV concluded that it was smooth. TV Enthusiast mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “I am very happy with this TV and it responds well and it is very smooth”. St3v3 said in their review of this TV “It DOESNT LOOSE ANY QUALITY FROM PHONE TO TV, JUST AS SMOOTH AND CRISP AS IT PLAYS ON THE PHONE” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. They also wrote “The smooth refresh rate working with the uhd 4k” in their review.

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Well Made

Six people said in their reviews that this TV was well made. Website Bestbuy.com scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV “Solid feel”. They also wrote “Everything feels solid rather than cheap plastic like some laptops can be” in their review. And also mentioned “If you want a solid monitor for video editing”.

Five people wrote that this TV was strong and durable. Three years ago website Bestbuy.com said “Sturdy design makes me feel confident about the monitor lasting a long time”. They also mentioned “The aluminium case feels sturdy which should be expected from Asus” in their review. And also wrote “Sturdy materials”.

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it was reliable. Elderslie mentioned in their Samsung UN85HU8550 review “I own several Samsung products & have been pleased with their reliability”. Zguri wrote on expert website Bestbuy.com “I am hopeful this product will prove to be as reliable if not more so”. Decaturdad said “Reliable wireless connection” in their review of this TV and rated it 5 stars out of 5.

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Power

Good in Terms of Power Usage

Two people who purchased it considered that it was good in terms of power usage. Website Bestbuy.com said in their review of this TV “Energy Efficient” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Chris mentioned in his review of this TV two years ago “I turned those settings off because it kept darkening the screen in order to save energy”.

Good Battery Life

Two people who bought it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned “Good battery life” in their review of this TV and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Nicholas H. wrote “A DVD tray, decent battery life (4.5 hours of YouTube” in his review of this TV.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

This television has been on the market since June 2014.


Smart TV

Smart TV Features Are Good

Eight customers agreed that the product had good apps. Venkatx5 mentioned on expert website Bestbuy.com two years ago “Luckily the apps of huge size can be installed on connected storage device”. Ultrahdenthusiast said in their review of this TV “I was able to easily access apps on my TV” . Formerplasmalover wrote on expert website Walmart.com “Plus the SmartControl remote is a brilliant piece of technology making interaction with apps easier and faster” in their review of this TV and gave this TV a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Eight customers who reviewed the Samsung UN85HU8550 wrote that it was good for watching on demand TV. Soni wrote in their review of this TV “Only glitch that came across is that Netflix app stopped working after 2 days”. Linda E. gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and she said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Best picture and 3D experience ever! Great for tv, NetFlix and surfing the web” in her review of this TV. Two years ago Rjg4sfo mentioned “I've had the unit about 6 weeks and TV, DVD and Netflix all look great” in their review of this TV.

Six people who reviewed it thought it had great smart functions. Bismarck mentioned “The smart features are fast and work well” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Mrfridays said “The smart features are easy to access”. Mysamsung wrote “It offers many optional features to both set-up and utilize all of the TV's smart features, which are quite extensive”.

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Good in Terms of Connectivity

Two people said in their reviews that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Website Bestbuy.com gave the Samsung UN85HU8550 a score of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Good wi-fi connectivity” in their review of this TV. Electronicsfan gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this TV on expert website Bestbuy.com “Great connectivity abilities with other devices on your network”.

Supports Interactive TV

The UN85HU8550 supports interactive TV, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Supports Internet TV

The Samsung UN85HU8550 supports internet TV. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The UN85HU8550 supports Smart TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago also support Smart TV.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung UN85HU8550 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The UN85HU8550 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UN85HU8550 has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this television also have an ethernet port.

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Performance

Features Motion Control

The UN85HU8550 features motion control, as do most of the other televisions that have been around for a comparable time to this TV.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UN85HU8550 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs of this type and age also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thick

The average depth of TVs of this age and type is 58mm, and the depths range from 10mm to 100mm. The UN85HU8550 has a fairly thick depth (68.58 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The UN85HU8550 has a built-in subwoofer. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also have a built-in subwoofer.

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Good Sound Quality

Thirty-six customers who reviewed it concluded that it had good sound quality. Website Bestbuy.com said “I'm not interested in the additional cost of sub-par speakers that make for a wider bezel” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “No speakers is a plus for a multi-monitor setup” in their review. And also wrote “Height adjustment range is perfect to fit my desktop speakers under”.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un85hu8550fxzarb
Barcodes 00887276046426, 08872760464260, 653341165091R1

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