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Samsung UE78U8500

Samsung UE78U8500

78" 1,200Hz Apr 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
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17 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

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

Good Picture Quality

A number of Samsung UE78U8500 owners thought the Samsung UE78U8500 was good for watching blu-ray discs. In December Don A. Axon mentioned in his Samsung UE78U8500 review on Amazon “The picture quality on blu-ray is amazing, though fast action scenes do get a little blurred”. Don A. Axon also said “3d Blu-ray is fantastic”.

Good Product Quality

A number of people thought it was good quality. In December Don A. Axon said “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 mentioned “The picture quality on blu-ray is amazing, though fast action scenes do get a little blurred”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Don A. Axon and he said this month “3d Blu-ray is fantastic” in his review of this TVs.

Good Sound Quality

One Samsung UE78U8500 owner said in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Don A. Axon gave this TVs a score of 4 stars and he said in his review of this TVs in December “You no doubt want specifics.I can't comment on sound quality, I have a surround system set up on my amp”.

Has a Built-In Camera

The UE78U8500 has a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago do not have a built-in camera.

Other televisions with a built-in camera currently available which you might also want to consider include the Philips 55PUS9109, the Panasonic TX-55AXW904, or the Samsung UN65HU9000 which has better reviews.

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Quite Fast Refresh Rate

The average refresh rate of TVs of a similar age and spec to the UE78U8500 is 780Hz. The UE78U8500 has a fairly fast refresh rate (1,200 hertz) compared to most of the other televisions of this type and age.

There are a number of other 1,200Hz refresh rate televisions currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-48AX630 (£529.00), or the Philips 65PUS9809.

If this television refresh rate is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the TX-58DX902 (£1,499.95) (3,000Hz), or the TX-65DX902 (£2,249.00) (3,000Hz) both from Panasonic.

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3D Compatible

The UE78U8500 is 3D compatible. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the UE78U8500 also are 3D compatible.

There are a number of alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sharp LC-60UD20.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UE78U8500 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE78U8500.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UE78U8500, the UE78U8500 supports smart TV features.

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Four Loudspeakers

The Samsung UE78U8500 is a four loudspeaker TV. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the UE78U8500 have between 2 and 19 loudspeakers.

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2 HDMI Version

This TV has a 2 HDMI version, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable type and age to it.

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3 MHL Version

The UE78U8500 supports a 3 MHL version which is newer than the 2 MHL version supported by most televisions that were launched around the same time as it.

This TV's MHL version (3) is actually the best supported MHL version across all 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago.

Across similar types of TV the worst supported MHL version is 2.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

Most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UE78U8500 have between one and two composite video in ports, including the UE78U8500 which has two composite video in ports.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Across all the TVs of a comparable spec and age to the UE78U8500 the RMS rated power range from 8W to 120W. At 40 Watts, the UE78U8500 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE78U8500.

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Two RF Ports

Most TVs that are a comparable age to the UE78U8500 have between one and two RF ports, including the Samsung UE78U8500 which has two RF ports.

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Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on similar spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as it.

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2 Reasons Against

Poor Smart TV Features

One person said in their reviews that it was not good for watching on demand TV.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the UE78U8500, the UE78U8500 does not feature OLED technology.

Other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE55HU7200 (£1,099.00).

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE78U8500

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of a similar age and spec 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

This television has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
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
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Timeshift Feature
Audio
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
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
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Remote Output Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
MHL Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
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
Game Mode
BD Wise Technology
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Face Detection
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting
Power
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue78u8500, samsung 400x400, samsung ue78hu8500, samsung ue78hu8500t, samsung ue78hu8500tx, samsung ue78hu8500txx, samsung ue78hu8500txxu

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