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Samsung UE78HU8500
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Samsung UE78HU8500

£6,199.99
£4,749.00 £1,450.99 cheaper than 58 days ago
78" Curved Apr 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Screen Shape Release Date
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21 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

Expert review site dinside.no/data scored this TV 83 out of 100.

Samsung TVs Have Good Reviews

Samsung has good average ratings for its 4K and 8K TVs as well as across its entire TV range.

Good Picture Quality

Some customers said in their reviews that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Don A. Axon mentioned “3d Blu-ray is fantastic”.

Good Product Quality

Some Samsung UE78HU8500 owners thought the Samsung UE78HU8500 was good quality. Don A. Axon gave the product a rating of 4 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “You no doubt want specifics.I can't comment on sound quality, I have a surround system set up on my amp”. Don A. Axon also wrote “The picture quality on blu-ray is amazing, though fast action scenes do get a little blurred”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Samsung UE78HU8500 reviewer who bought the product mentioned that it had a good 3D picture quality.

Good Sound Quality

One Samsung UE78HU8500 owner who bought this TV reckoned that it had good sound quality.

Has a Built-In Camera

Unlike most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago which do not have a built-in camera, the Samsung UE78HU8500 has a built-in camera.

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3D Compatible

The UE78HU8500 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also are 3D compatible.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UE78HU8500, the UE78HU8500 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Samsung UE78HU8500 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE78HU8500.

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Six Loudspeakers

The Samsung UE78HU8500 is a six loudspeaker TV.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The UE78HU8500 is a three USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other TVs of this age and type only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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2 HDMI Version

This TV has a 2 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on TVs of this age and spec.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The UE78HU8500 is a four HDMI port television.

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2160p Video Mode

The UE78HU8500 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than the 1080p video mode supported by most TVs that came out around the same time as it.

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

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

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Five Tuners

The UE78HU8500 has more tuners than most of the televisions that have been on the market for more than two years. Most of the televisions of this age and type only have between one and four tuners, however this Samsung TV has five tuners.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The Samsung UE78HU8500 has one of the higher RMS rated power (60 Watts) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the UE78HU8500 is 8W and the highest is 120W.

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Quite High Subwoofer RMS Power

The subwoofer RMS power of televisions of a comparable age and spec to the UE78HU8500 range from 2W to 70W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 21W. At 30 Watts, the UE78HU8500 has a fairly high subwoofer RMS power compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of 1,200 hertz, the UE78HU8500 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average motion interpolation frequency of televisions of this age and spec is 920Hz.

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Features One App

The UE78HU8500 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most TVs of this age and type. This TV features a Skype app, which is the most frequently featured app featured on TVs of a similar spec and age to the UE78HU8500.

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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many comparable spec televisions that were launched around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Smart TV Features

One person who purchased this TV thought it was not good for watching on demand TV.

Pricey

4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than two years range in price from £399 to £19,999. We think that this 4K and 8K TV looks expensive compared to other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UE78HU8500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the UE78HU8500 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Fairly High Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

The UE78HU8500 has a quite high power consumption in power save mode (133 Watts) compared to most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the UE78HU8500. 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago have power consumptions in power save mode of between 46W and 210W, and the average power consumption in power save mode is 94W.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

At 264 kilowatt hours, the UE78HU8500 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other televisions of this spec and age. Across all the TVs of a similar type and age to the UE78HU8500 the annual energy consumptions range from 66kWh to 660kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 210kWh.

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Heavy

The UE78HU8500 is one of the heavier comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UE78HU8500 (45.9 kilograms) amongst TVs of this age. The average weight of comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the UE78HU8500 is 30kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE78HU8500

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

This Samsung television was released over two years ago.

Running Costs Are Average

This TV has an efficiency rating of A, and the average running cost of the UE78HU8500 is £307 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 116 TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Screen Format Adjustment
Display Diagonal
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Timeshift Feature
Audio
Audio System
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Remote Output Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
OSD Language
Performance
Teletext Function
Child Lock
Game Mode
BD Wise Technology
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Face Detection
Clock Function
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
Swivelling Stand
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
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
Manual

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 2 April 2015 by Brian D.

Took out loan for it and sold my car stunning 4k and curved only thing Is Netflix isn't licensed on it which is the reason I purchased it so I missed the return date.

Reviewed 19 January 2015 by Nizam

Ps4 on this is unreal! Just blew my student finance on this! Shame my dad gave me a beating when the tv came through the door but then he enjoys it too now! :D.

Reviewed 12 January 2015 by Don A. Axon
(Verified Purchase)

I have had this TV for about a week now and in general I like it, but you no doubt want specifics.

I can't comment on sound quality, I have a surround system set up on my amp, and so... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £304.45
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £306.28
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Energy Rating
1.5T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 39 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue78hu8500, ue78hu8500z, ue78hu8500l, samsung 1080, samsung 2160, samsung 80211, samsung 1080p, samsung 2160p, samsung 80211a, samsung 80211ac, quick ue78hu8500, samsung ue78hu8500, samsung ue78hu8500z, samsung ue78hu8500t, samsung ue78hu8500tx, samsungtv ue78hu8500, samsung ue78hu8500zx, samsung ue78hu8500zxz, samsung ue78hu8500txx, samsung ue78hu8500zxzt, samsung ue78hu8500txxu
Barcodes 08806086292351, 08806086292658, 08806086293891, 08806086296946, 08806086296953

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