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55" 200Hz Dec 2014
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30 Reasons For

Eight Industry Awards

Television experts rave about this TV and have given it eight awards.

The writers at two expert review sites both said that this Samsung television was outstanding and gave it their highest award. This TV received an "Editor's Choice" award from both Techradar and Log.com.tr.

This TV received a "Recommended" from both Trusted Reviews and Insideci.co.uk, both of which said that this 4K and 8K TV was good.

Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com both decided that this Samsung TV was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The editor of one additional expert review site concluded that this television was good. Homecinemachoice.com gave this TV a "Best Buy" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Twenty-five experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and T3.com have rated this television on average 86 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

UE55HU8500 owners on average rated this TV as marvellous.

Good Picture Quality

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Two years ago Stephen Maxwell gave it a score of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “The best tv I have ever bought straight out off the box the picture quality is stunning”. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert website Trusted Reviews “Samsung's UE55HU8500 is every inch a flagship TV, combining a ground-breaking design with stellar picture quality and a rich, sophisticated feature count” in their Samsung UE55HU8500 review. Two years ago Hdtvtest.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE55HU8500 “Difficult as it is to believe, Samsung has improved the already outstanding picture quality on its HU8500 series of curved UHD television just by releasing a software update”.

A few people who reviewed the Samsung UE55HU8500 concluded that it had good colour saturation. Paul Robo gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote “Colours are vibrant and bright” in his review of this TV. Hdtvtest.co.uk said “With deep blacks, accurate colours and excellent upscaling” in their review of the Samsung UE55HU8500. Digitalmediaandit.com scored it very highly and mentioned “Brilliant colours”.

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Good High Def TV

A number of Samsung UE55HU8500 owners who bought the product agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Kid Misso said in their review of the Samsung UE55HU8500 two years ago “With a few basic tweaks the picture is absolutely incredible with HD or 4k sources”. Kid Misso also said “Decent scenic HD sources do genuinely have a sense of depth that makes it look almost 3D at times”. Nathan wrote two years ago “SKY HD channels appear very impressive.” in his review of this TV.

Easy to Use

A few customers who bought this TV thought it had a good experience. Kid Misso gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon two years ago “I am sure more experience TV buffs would want to do more than this”. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “ProsGreat picture quality – truly stunning immersive experience” in their review.

A few Samsung UE55HU8500 owners who purchased the product concluded that it was easy to use. Mms mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Give me the good old remote control every day” in their review of this TV and rated it as excellent. Paul Robo gave this TV a score of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Very intuitive and brilliantly simple”.

A few customers thought this TV was easy to use the menus. Prime User Plus wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “Settings are easily customisable to get the picture you want” and rated the product as very good. Robert Long mentioned “The default settings are pretty good, so I will leave them for the time being” in his review.

One Samsung UE55HU8500 owner who bought the product considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Margesimpson wrote on Amazon “The curve is just more easy to watch, my eyes feel more comfortable watching it, i looked straight back to our flat panel” in their review of the Samsung UE55HU8500 and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

A few people wrote that the product was good quality. Bamber Williams mentioned “Love it, excellent quality & outstanding picture quality”. Nathan wrote on Amazon “Picture quality is amazing” in his review and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Last year Robert Long gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote “The local HD programmes are top quality, so at least the upscaling of HD programmes will be worth watching on this TV” in his review of the Samsung UE55HU8500.

Nice Design

Seven people considered that it was good looking. J Man gave it a very good review and mentioned on Amazon “Great TV, looks great, extensive options, amazing visuals, sound is good, 3D content great and 3D conversion is also pretty” in their review. Mms wrote in their review of the Samsung UE55HU8500 “The 3D works beautifully and the image quality is extremely good”. Two years ago Nathan rated it 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Find I don't tend to use it anymore as the tv sound is pretty good now.2”.

Three Samsung UE55HU8500 reviewers who bought it said that it was a good design. Prime User Plus said on Amazon “From the moment its taken out of its packaging, this TV commands the attention in the room due to its sleek design and curvature” in their review of this TV. Techradar.com said on expert review site Techradar “As if it wasn't tricky enough thinking about factors such as screen size and resolution, ease of use, smartness, design” and gave the Samsung UE55HU8500 a score of 5 stars. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote two years ago “A striking design and brilliant Smart TV content” .

One Samsung UE55HU8500 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was neat. Paul Robo mentioned in his review “So everything is nice and tidy and hidden within our TV stand” and rated it as very good.

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Good Sound Quality

Several customers thought the Samsung UE55HU8500 had good sound quality. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Samsung UE55HU8500 “After months of enjoyment with it I still love it.I bought the sound bar to go with it” and gave the Samsung UE55HU8500 a score of 5 stars. Paul Robo he mentioned “We purchased the matching Samsung sound bar which fits perfectly under the TV” in his review. Prime User Plus mentioned on Amazon two years ago “1) The sound is good” in their Samsung UE55HU8500 review.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Some Samsung UE55HU8500 reviewers who bought it agreed that it had a good 3D picture quality. Ps99 said on Amazon “Clarity is amazing as is the 3D”. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Ultra HD 4 K 3D Full HD”.

Good Brand

We checked 22,708 expert and user reviews for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has good ratings. We also found that Samsung has good ratings specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range.

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Good Remote Control

Several people who purchased the product thought it had a good remote control. Kid Misso wrote on Amazon “I love the remote too and my sky remote has already been relegated to the drawer”. Paul Robo gave it a score of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Allows you to control that device using the super cool Samsung smart remote (more on that later”. Paul Robo also said “The Smart Remote is brilliant”.

Robust

One person who bought it considered that it was well made. Itchy Jack mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE55HU8500 “Problems from day 1biggest of which is the built in freesat recorder don't record what you set it to” however despite that they only scored the product 40 out of 100.

One Samsung UE55HU8500 owner who reviewed it mentioned that it was strong and durable. Prime User Plus gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Football mode is also a nice tough to fans out there, as it really brings to life the stadium atmosphere, reducing the commentary volume, while amplifying stadium sounds”.

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Good Standard Def TV

One customer who bought the Samsung UE55HU8500 wrote that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. Nathan wrote in his review of this TV “Obviously HD input sources fair better than SD” and gave the Samsung UE55HU8500 a rating of 5 stars.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Samsung UE55HU8500 owner reckoned that the product was quiet. In December last year Robert Long mentioned on Amazon “I can hear a fairly quiet whirring noise coming from inside the box, so I presume that's from the fan.” in his review.

Good Battery Life

One person who purchased the Samsung UE55HU8500 said that it had a good battery life. Paul Robo said in his review on Amazon “It also connects to the TV via Bluetooth so its battery life is really good (so far”.

Good Connectivity

One person wrote in their reviews that it was able to connect to the internet. Robert Long gave this TV a score of 5 stars and he said in his review of this TV “IMac are working fine on the internet with no buffering.”. One person said in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Digitalversus.com said two years ago “With Ultra HD resolution and HDMI 2.0 ports for inputting native UHD content”.

Good Size

One person concluded that it was a good size. B. R. Crane said on Amazon “Two remotes, both a nice size and seem to work well” in their review of the Samsung UE55HU8500 and scored it 5 stars. One Samsung UE55HU8500 owner reckoned that the product was thin. D. F. Downie mentioned “The stunning high resolution picture fills the 55 inches because of the very slim bezel surround”.

Has a Built-In Camera

The UE55HU8500 has a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the UE55HU8500 do not have a built-in camera.

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3D Compatible

The UE55HU8500 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE55HU8500.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UE55HU8500 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the UE55HU8500.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UE55HU8500 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UE55HU8500.

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2160p Video Mode

The UE55HU8500 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than the 1080p video mode supported by most comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

This TV's video mode (2160p) is actually the best supported video mode across all TVs that came out more than two years ago.

A 480p video mode is the worst supported video mode across similar types of TV.

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3 MHL Version

The UE55HU8500 supports a 3 MHL version which is newer than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 2 MHL version.

A 3 MHL version is in fact the best supported MHL version amongst all televisions of this spec and age.

Amongst similar types of television the worst supported MHL version is 2.

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2 HDMI Version

This TV has a 2 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Four Loudspeakers

The Samsung UE55HU8500 is a four loudspeaker television.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

Across all the televisions of this type and age the RMS rated power range from 8W to 120W. With an RMS rated power of 60 Watts, the UE55HU8500 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the UE55HU8500 is 120Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 920Hz. At 1,200 hertz, the UE55HU8500 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Features One App

features one app

The number of lifestyle apps featured on the Samsung UE55HU8500 is more than most TVs that were released around the same time as it. This TV features a Skype app, which is the most commonly featured app featured on 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE55HU8500.

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Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Inferior Webcam

One customer who purchased this TV considered that it was not good for making skype calls. Prime User Plus wrote on Amazon two years ago “I have tried various different sound setting and it seems to hard to escape this.2) Skype function is not great” but in spite of that they still scored it very highly.

A Bit Expensive

Two Samsung UE55HU8500 reviewers said in their reviews that this TV was not good value for money. Mr F W Mepham wrote on Amazon “Quite costly” but even so he still gave it a rating of 5 stars. Prime User Plus mentioned in their Samsung UE55HU8500 review on Amazon two years ago “It does come with a hefty price tag though, so be sure of the investment you are making” but even so they rated the product as very good.

One customer said in their reviews that it was not cheap. Bigkahunar wrote on Amazon “WOW it is so good, expensive” in their review of the Samsung UE55HU8500 yet they rated this TV 5 stars.

One Samsung UE55HU8500 owner said in their reviews that the product was not a bargain for the price. Last year Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned in their review of this TV “It's not cheap” but they gave the Samsung UE55HU8500 a rating of 5 stars.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of this age and type, the UE55HU8500 does not feature OLED technology.

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Very Thick

The UE55HU8500 has one of the thickest thicknesses (92.9 millimeters) amongst comparable spec televisions of this age. The average thickness of TVs of this type and age is 52mm, and the thicknesses range from 10mm to 94mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE55HU8500

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 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time 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 4K and 8K TV has an energy efficiency classification of B, and the UE55HU8500 has an average running cost of £235 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 116 TVs of this spec and age.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this television was released.

Average Refresh Rate

At 200 hertz, the UE55HU8500 has a pretty typical refresh rate compared to most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Screen Format Adjustment
2D-3D Converter
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Timeshift Feature
App
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
RS-232 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
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
OSD Language
Performance
Teletext Function
BD Wise Technology
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Face Detection
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Built-In Camera
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
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
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
Special Features

8 Awards

Trusted Reviews Recommended Techradar Editor's Choice hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended homecinemachoice.com Best Buy avforums.com Highly Recommended insideci.co.uk Recommended 01net.com 5 Star log.com.tr Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(35)

ProsGreat picture quality ? truly stunning immersive experience.Brilliant coloursGreat scaling and processing powerGood online and App content incl. Netflix, Amazon and many more 4K...

Great picture quality truly stunning immersive experience
Brilliant colours
Great scaling and processing power
Good online and App content incl
Netflix
Picture can be affected by bright sunshine, especially when sitting on an angle
However most TV's suffer from direct sunlight, and we just draw the blind 8230
Football mode is horrible
That is it
If you have the money and are looking for a 4K Smart TV
15 December 2014

Impressive, attractive and entertaining, this premium-quality Samsung UE65HU8500 TV makes us excited about 4K's future...

9 December 2014

Difficult as it is to believe, Samsung has improved the already outstanding picture quality on its HU8500 series of curved UHD television just by releasing a software update. With deep blacks,...

Hdtvtest.co.uk

10 November 2014

Curved TVs are all the rage but are they really any good? [SAMSUNG]We've seen square ones, flat ones and some disastrous 3D ones, but it seems the next big thing is curved ones.Bendy TVs are being... Read more…

7 October 2014

Samsung's UE55HU8500 is every inch a flagship TV, combining a ground-breaking design with stellar picture quality and a rich, sophisticated feature count. We'd recommend going for a bigger screen...

Trusted Reviews

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User Reviews

(42)
(Verified Purchase)

Set this tv up yesterday and it is fantastic the picture is excellent and looks great in my home.

Reviewed 4 June 2015 by Customer No Name "JOHN"

I bought the Samsung 55 inch curve T V just before Christmas last year and I have never looked back.
I had the Samsung 46 inch before that and I can honestly say this is far better and the 46... Read more…

Reviewed 13 May 2015 by Itchy Jack

Great looking TV but problems from day 1
biggest of which is the built in freesat recorder don't record what you set it to and often cuts out half way through the program. Have spoken to... Read more…

Reviewed 26 April 2015 by Paul Robo

Where to start? This is the most incredible TV...

We deliberated for over 12 months as to the curved vs. flatscreen conundrum.

My father in law had just purchased a 4K... Read more…

Reviewed 2 April 2015 by Max Pearson

I brought this with a huge loan from Lloyds TSB and it's great! The box is incredibly roomy, which is a bonus because I live in it now.

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Brochures and Manuals

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Electricity cost when switched on £232.35
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £234.18
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Energy Rating
1.2T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
30
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 30 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue55hu8500, ue55hu8500l, 8806086083003, quick ue55hu8500, samsung ue55hu8500, samsung ue55hu8500t, samsung ue55hu8500c, samsung ue55hu8500l, samsung ue55hu8500lx, samsung ue55hu8500tx, samsung ue55hu8500cr, samsung ue55hu8500txx, samsung ue55hu8500lxx, samsung ue55hu8500lxxc, samsung ue55hu8500txxu
Barcodes 07091135409960, 08806086044301, 08806086068017, 08806086068024, 08806086068031, 08806086073288, 08806086073295, 08806086083003, 08806086086424

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