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Samsung UE55HU8290
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Samsung UE55HU8290

55" 1,000Hz May 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
B
£208.15 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

Samsung is one of the superior television manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Samsung also has good ratings for its 4K and 8K TVs.

3D Compatible

The UE55HU8290 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UE55HU8290.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3D compatible televisions currently available including the Samsung UE48HU7500 which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other televisions that are a similar age to the UE55HU8290, the UE55HU8290 supports smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the Philips 55PUS9109, or the Panasonic TX-65AXW804 which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the UE55HU8290 has a WiFi connection.

Alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Philips 55PUS9109, or the Panasonic TX-65AXW804.

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2160p Video Mode

The UE55HU8290 supports a better video mode than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. This television supports a 2160p video mode, whereas most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it support a 1080p video mode.

This TV's video mode (2160p) is actually the best supported video mode amongst all TVs of this age and spec.

Amongst comparable types of TV the worst supported video mode is 480p.

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Four Loudspeakers

The UE55HU8290 is a four loudspeaker TV. Most of the other TVs of this age and type have between 2 and 19 loudspeakers.

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Three RF Ports

The UE55HU8290 is a three RF port television.

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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs of this type and age.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UE55HU8290 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the UE55HU8290 also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera including the 65PUS9109, or the 65PUS9809 both from Philips or the Panasonic TX-65AXW804.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE55HU8290 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also do not feature OLED technology.

Alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to consider include the Samsung UE55HU7200 (£1,099.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Thick

4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE55HU8290 have thicknesses of between 10mm and 94mm, and the average thickness is 52mm. With a thickness of 93.4 millimeters, the Samsung UE55HU8290 has one of the thickest thicknesses amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.

We compared all the other 93.4mm thick TVs to this television and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55HU8200 (£1,899.99) is also worth considering.

TVs with a thicker thickness that might also be worth considering include the Samsung UE55HU8500 (£1,599.00) (92.9mm and higher rated).

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE55HU8290

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

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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OK Running Costs

This television has an efficiency rating of B. The UE55HU8290 has an average 5 year running cost of £209 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 116 televisions of this age and spec.

Average Refresh Rate

The UE55HU8290 has a relatively typical refresh rate (1,000 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the UE55HU8290.

We compared this television to all the other 1,000Hz refresh rate televisions and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 55LA970 is also worth considering.

TVs with a faster refresh rate that might be worth looking at include the TX-48AX630 (£529.00) (1,200Hz), the TX-55AX630 (£951.39) (1,200Hz), or the TX-40AX630 (£599.00) (1,200Hz) all from Panasonic which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Timeshift Feature
Audio
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Remote Output Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Near Field Communication
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise Technology
Wide Color Enhancer
Local Dimming
Clock Function
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
Smartphone Remote Feature
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Frequency Tolerance
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Battery Included
3D Glasses Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £205.11
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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kwh per hour left on standby
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Annual electricity price inflation %
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Total running cost over 5 years £208.15
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Samsung UE55HU8290uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
1.0T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.0 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
27
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 27 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue55hu8290, samsung ue55hu8290l, samsung ue55hu8290lx, samsung ue55hu8290lxz, samsung ue55hu8290lxzg
Barcodes 08806086246248

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