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65" Curved May 2014
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Samsung UE65HU8500 Curved 4K Ultra HD LED TV Review
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28 Reasons For

Nine Industry Awards

This television has received nine awards from expert review sites.

This TV was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Log.com.tr all of whom said that this Samsung television was superb.

The editors of two more expert review sites both decided that this 4K and 8K TV was great. Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com both gave this television a "Highly Recommended" award.

In addition, this 4K and 8K TV received a Homecinemachoice.com "Best Buy" award and Insideci.co.uk gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

Two other expert review sites both decided that this Samsung TV was good. 01net.com gave this television a "5 Star" award and it received a "Great Ergonomics" award from Benchmark.pl.

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Good Expert Reviews

Twenty-four experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and T3.com have rated this 4K and 8K TV on average 86%. Television experts think this TV is one of the better similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

Good Picture Quality

Some customers who purchased it reckoned that it had good picture quality. Lindosland rated this TV 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this TV “To be fair, I have lived with a Pioneer 60 inch Kuru plasma for the last few years; a screen renowned for it's excellent blacks and shadow detail”. Expert review site Hdtvtest.co.uk wrote in their Samsung UE65HU8500 review “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” . Digitalmediaandit.com said in their Samsung UE65HU8500 review “Stunning 2D and 3D picture quality”.

Three Samsung UE65HU8500 reviewers who bought the product agreed that it had good colour saturation. James Davis wrote two years ago “THE FANTASTIC and vivid colours makes viewing a pleasure”. Expert website Hdtvtest.co.uk mentioned in their Samsung UE65HU8500 review “With deep blacks, accurate colours and excellent upscaling”. Last year Digitalmediaandit.com said “Brilliant colours” in their review of the Samsung UE65HU8500 and gave it a very good rating.

Several customers reckoned that the product had a sharp image. Lindosland wrote “On balance I think I'll stick with the Samsung for its much brighter picture and superb sharpness - until there is something better”.

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Good High Def TV

Several Samsung UE65HU8500 owners who purchased this TV thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. James Davis said on Amazon “The Ultra HD is incredible and the Football Mode is excellent in Watching football as it increases the Excitement when a Goal is scored by the sonic sound” in his Samsung UE65HU8500 review. Robert Gunter mentioned “Astounding picture on hd, I'm thrilled” in his review. Expert review site Whathifi.com gave the product a score of 5 stars and said “If you're in the market for a top-class 4K Ultra HD screen, this Samsung UE65HU8500 should be on your shortlist”.

Easy to Use

Some people who bought it agreed that it was easy to use. Margesimpson said in their Samsung UE65HU8500 review “They are astoundingly easy to use and set up with a very intuitive menu”. Spaceboy said “Although the latter is swish looking and quite fun to use, I ended up using the standard remote most of the timeSockets”. Winnieanwellie wrote “The hight tec remote with "laser beam" control easy to use” in their Samsung UE65HU8500 review.

Two customers who bought this TV wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Spaceboy said on Amazon two years ago “Fairly standard samsung menu system” in their review of this TV. Spaceboy also mentioned “It is very rare with the correct settings – make sure you have all the motion smoothing etc on.4k content”.

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it had a good experience. In November last year Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “ProsGreat picture quality – truly stunning immersive experience” and gave it an excellent review score.

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Good Product Quality

Some Samsung UE65HU8500 reviewers who purchased it thought it was good quality. Daniel L. said on Amazon “The picture quality otherwise is very good.” in his review of the Samsung UE65HU8500. Two years ago Spaceboy gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “The picture quality is fabulous straight out the box, even on standard mode”. Techradar.com wrote in their review of the Samsung UE65HU8500 on expert review site Techradar “UE65HU8500 is a set that combines new standards of UHD picture quality with an immensely sophisticated smart system”.

Good Sound Quality

Seven people who bought the Samsung UE65HU8500 mentioned that it had good sound quality. Robert Gunter wrote on Amazon “The sound is very good too”. Winnieanwellie said on Amazon “Sound is quite reasonable and the down”. Two years ago Techradar.com said “Easily the best sound quality Samsung has ever delivered from a 'm” and gave the product a very good rating.

Reasonably Priced

Several Samsung UE65HU8500 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this TV was good value for money. James Davis said “Downside is it only comes with one Year Guarantee hence the price” and scored it 5 stars. James Davis also said “It offers Five year Guarantee for exorbitant cost if you so wish”. Margesimpson said on Amazon “We bought this tv from john lewis at the weekend for a good price as it is now discontinued”.

Samsung TVs Have Good Reviews

Based on 22,708 user and expert reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its TVs. Samsung also has good ratings specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range compared to other brands.

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Nice Design

Several people who purchased it thought it was good looking. Two years ago Spaceboy wrote “This is a beautiful tv”. Digitalmediaandit.com said in their review of the Samsung UE65HU8500 in November last year “The first thing you notice when unpacking this TV is just how beautiful the aesthetics are”.

One Samsung UE65HU8500 owner who reviewed it considered that it was smooth. Ed mentioned on Amazon “The metal hole is just smooth with no thread cut at all” yet he gave the product a rating of 1 stars. One person who purchased it considered that it was a good design. Two years ago expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk said in their Samsung UE65HU8500 review “A striking design and brilliant Smart TV content”.

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Good Smart TV Features

One customer who purchased the product concluded that it was good for watching on demand TV. Margesimpson said “It is awesome with amazon prime streaming and if you want to watch sport, this tv really comes alive in football mode” in their review of this TV.

One Samsung UE65HU8500 owner who purchased the Samsung UE65HU8500 reckoned that it had good apps. Spaceboy scored the product very highly and wrote on Amazon “Also very easy to access apps such as youtube or SpotifyRemote controls” in their review.

One person who purchased it reckoned that it was good for watching YouTube on. Spaceboy rated it as very good and wrote “On youtube there are plenty of demos to test it out” in their Samsung UE65HU8500 review.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Three customers said in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Winnieanwellie rated it 5 stars and said on Amazon two years ago “Sharp pics right to the edges and surprisingly good 3d”. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote in their review “Ultra HD 4 K 3D Full HD”.

Good for Wall Mounting

Several Samsung UE65HU8500 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good for wall mounting. Winnieanwellie said “The down facing speakers not adversely affected by wall mounting” in their review.

Good Size

One person who reviewed the product considered that it was thin. Spaceboy wrote “It is very slim with a tiny bezel” in their review and rated it 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

One Samsung UE65HU8500 owner considered that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Expert review site Digitalversus.com gave the Samsung UE65HU8500 a score of 4 stars and mentioned “With Ultra HD resolution and HDMI 2.0 ports for inputting native UHD content” in their review of the Samsung UE65HU8500.

Good Remote Control

One customer who bought this TV concluded that it had a good remote control.

Has a Built-In Camera

The UE65HU8500 has a built-in camera. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the UE65HU8500 do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs with a built-in camera to this TV and we think the Sony KD-65S9005[plb_2442942_price] which is cheaper; or the LG 65LA970[plb_1734265_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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3D Compatible

The UE65HU8500 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the UE65HU8500.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3D compatible televisions currently available including a cheaper television such as the Sony KD-65S9005[plb_2442942_price] or you might consider a higher scoring television such as the LG 65LA970[plb_1734265_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Samsung UE65HU8500 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the UE65HU8500 also have a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think a cheaper TV such as the Sony KD-65S9005[plb_2442942_price] or you might consider a better rated TV such as the LG 65LA970[plb_1734265_price] are also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Samsung UE65HU8500 supports smart TV features. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec also support smart TV features.

There are a number of alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available that you might want to look at including the Sony KD-65S9005[plb_2442942_price] which is cheaper; or the LG 65LA970[plb_1734265_price] which has better reviews.

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2160p Video Mode

The Samsung UE65HU8500 supports a better video mode than most similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it. This Samsung TV supports a 2160p video mode, whereas most 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to it support a 1080p video mode.

This TV's video mode (2160p) is actually the best supported video mode across all TVs of a comparable type and age to the UE65HU8500.

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

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2 HDMI Version

This television has a 2 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Four Loudspeakers

The UE65HU8500 is a four loudspeaker television. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age have between 2 and 19 loudspeakers.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of TVs of a similar age and type to the UE65HU8500 is 8W and the highest is 120W. The UE65HU8500 has a quite high RMS rated power (40 Watts) compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the UE65HU8500.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of 1,200 hertz, the UE65HU8500 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE65HU8500. The motion interpolation frequencies of televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the UE65HU8500 range from 120Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 920Hz.

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Quite High Subwoofer RMS Power

The lowest subwoofer RMS power of TVs of a similar age and type to the UE65HU8500 is 2W, the highest is 70W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 21W. At 20 Watts, the UE65HU8500 has a fairly high subwoofer RMS power compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Features One App

features one app

The number of lifestyle apps featured on the Samsung UE65HU8500 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. This television features a Skype app, which is the most frequently featured app featured on televisions of this age and spec.

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Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on televisions of a similar age and spec to it.

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3 Reasons Against

User Reviews Are Poor

UE65HU8500 owners on average rated this TV 60 out of 100. Owners aren't convinced by this Samsung television.

Price Has Recently Increased by £89.13

In the last 46 days the UE65HU8500 has increased in price by £89.13.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UE65HU8500 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE65HU8500 also do not feature OLED technology.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE65HU8500

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 TVs of this age and spec. 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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Running Costs Are OK

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of B. The UE65HU8500 has an average 5 year running cost of £265 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 116 televisions that have been around for more than two years.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Samsung released the UE65HU8500.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
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)
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Timeshift Feature
App
Audio
Audio System
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF 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
HDCP Security Feature
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Remote Output Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Audio Out Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Internet Browser
WLAN-Ready Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Smart Mode
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
OSD Language
Performance
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise Technology
Wide Color Enhancer
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Face Detection
Clock Function
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
Smartphone Remote Feature
On/off Switch
Swivelling Stand
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
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
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Mounting Kit
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card

9 Awards

Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice 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 benchmark.pl Great Ergonomics

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…

20 August 2014

Homecinemachoice.com

?Ooh, I really want a curved TV!' said nobody ever. But today I find myself testing one anyway, thanks to Samsung's conviction that the future of TV isn't flat. In fact, so sure is the Korean... Read more…

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User Reviews

(22)
Reviewed 12 December 2015 by Del 58

OK, after 4 months of owning this television, I have had 5 service calls. The 1st one was to assess problems with the motion camera. 2nd visit to replace camera. This didn't solve the issue, which... Read more…

Reviewed 12 December 2014 by David

Garbage a rip off seconds buyer beware...

Reviewed 22 April 2016 by Amazon Customer

Had it for months now and no problems...

Reviewed 18 April 2016 by MaxRagusa

Don't buy this tv!

We bought this tv from john lewis at the weekend for a good price as it is now discontinued and I have to say the quality stood out from all the others picture wise and the sound is thrown about... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £262.79
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £264.62
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Energy Rating
1.3T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
34
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 34 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers UE65HU8500T, samsung p222823, samsung p222823p, samsung ue65hu8500, samsung ue65hu8500t, samsung ue65hu8500l, samsung ue65hu8500z, samsung ue65hu8500lx, samsung ue65hu8500zx, samsungtv ue65hu8500, samsung ue65hu8500tx, samsung ue65hu8500zxz, ue65hu8500 ue65hu8500, samsung ue65hu8500txx, samsung ue65hu8500lxx, samsung ue65hu8500txxu, samsung ue65hu8500lxxn, samsung ue65hu8500654k, samsung ue65hu8500zxzt, samsung ue65hu8500654ku, samsung ue65hu8500654kul, samsung ue65hu8500654kult, samsung ue65hu8500654kultr, samsung ue65hu8500654kultra, samsung ue65hu8500654kultrah, samsung ue65hu8500654kultrahd, samsung ue65hu8500654kultrahdl, samsung ue65hu8500654kultrahdle, samsung ue65hu8500654kultrahdled
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