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Samsung UE55HU8200

£679.99
55" 4K 1,000Hz Oct 2014
B
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date £206.94 Electricity cost over 5 years
Three industry awards
Poor high def TV
Inferior sound quality
8 Reviews + 3 Awards
avforums.com Highly Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended
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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

Websites Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com both strongly endorse this television and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The author at websites Trusted Reviews endorse this Samsung television and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this TV is 83 out of 100 based on five expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, erenumerique.fr and hangtot.com.

Samsung Has Excellent Television Reviews

Based on 47,290 user and expert reviews (including 11,240 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent ratings for its TVs. Samsung also has excellent ratings specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Samsung television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Good Features

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Three years ago Avforums.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE55HU8200 “Comprehensive smart features”.


Design

Good Looking

One Samsung UE55HU8200 reviewer concluded that it was good looking. Avforums.com wrote “Gorgeous looks” in their review of the Samsung UE55HU8200.


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

This 4K and 8K TV is rated B for energy efficiency. The UE55HU8200 has an average running cost of £207 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 320 TVs of this age and type.


Display

Poor High Def TV

Three Samsung UE55HU8200 reviewers who bought this TV mentioned that it was not good at displaying high definition TV. Wilbur mentioned two years ago “TV Does Not Support HD or HD, DD Sound Through Set Top SKY HD Box”. Wilbur also wrote “T.V does not support Hd or HD, DD sound from set top Sky HD wifi box using Samsung recommended set up” in his review.

Good Contrast Ratio

One Samsung UE55HU8200 owner who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good contrast ratio. Three years ago Avforums.com said “Great native contrast performance” in their Samsung UE55HU8200 review but they gave it a score of 1 stars.

One customer who reviewed the Samsung UE55HU8200 concluded that it had good colour saturation. Expert website Hdtvtest.co.uk said in their review of this TV “The UE55HU8200 is yet another high-quality LED TV from Samsung, featuring outstanding uniformity, accurate colours post-calibration, typically superb video processing”.

One Samsung UE55HU8200 owner who bought it concluded that it had image blurring. Wilbur scored it 6 stars and he wrote “Good picture though occasionally suffers from motion blur”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed it considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Avforums.com mentioned in their review of this TV three years ago “Good 3D performance” .

Average High Frequency Rate

At 1,000 hertz, the Samsung UE55HU8200 has a pretty standard high frequency rate compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago.

TVs with a faster high frequency rate that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic TX-40AX630 (£639.09) (1,200Hz) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The Samsung UE55HU8200 has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV also have a 2D-3D converter.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The UE55HU8200 has a wide color enhancer. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also have a wide color enhancer.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV, the UE55HU8200 does not feature OLED technology.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inches television.

There are a number of other 55" TVs currently available that you might want to look at including the UE55HU8500 (£649.99), or the UE55HU7500 (£529.99) both from Samsung which and both of have better reviews.

If you want a television with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Samsung UE60JU6000 (£649.99) (60" and cheaper).

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television has been on the market since October 2014.


Audio

Inferior Sound Quality

Three Samsung UE55HU8200 owners mentioned in their reviews that this TV did not have good sound quality. Two years ago Wilbur said in his review of the Samsung UE55HU8200 “Sound not good from internal speakers”. Wilbur also wrote “Unfortunately this effects sound on other tv functions such as internet based programmes, voice search or usb playback” in his review.

Six Loudspeakers

Most televisions of a similar spec and age to this television have between 1 and 19 loudspeakers, including the UE55HU8200 which has six loudspeakers.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 60 Watts, the UE55HU8200 has one of the higher RMS rated powers amongst TVs of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television is 8W and the highest is 120W.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The Samsung UE55HU8200 has a built-in subwoofer. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this television also have a built-in subwoofer.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The UE55HU8200 has an auto volume leveler. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this television also have an auto volume leveler.

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Fairly High Subwoofer RMS Power

At 40 Watts, the Samsung UE55HU8200 has a fairly high subwoofer RMS power compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that were launched more than two years ago. The average subwoofer RMS power of TVs of this type and age is 21W.

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Smart TV

Good for Watching On Demand TV

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good for watching on demand TV. Avforums.com wrote “4K Netflix” but even so they gave this TV a score of 19.4 out of 100. One customer wrote in their reviews that this TV had great smart functions.

Supports Timeshift

The Samsung UE55HU8200 supports timeshift, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV.

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Supports Interactive TV

The UE55HU8200 supports interactive TV. Most of the other televisions of this type and age also support interactive TV.

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Supports Internet TV

The Samsung UE55HU8200 supports internet TV, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Supports Smart TV

The Samsung UE55HU8200 supports Smart TV. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this TV also support Smart TV.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The UE55HU8200 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to this TV.

Other TVs which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the 50PUS6809 (£689.09), or the 50PUK6809 (£691.29) both from Philips or the Panasonic TX-58AX802 (£679.99).

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Supports Bluetooth

The UE55HU8200 supports Bluetooth. Most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as this television also support Bluetooth.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UE55HU8200 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UE55HU8200 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The UE55HU8200 has a common interface (CI) slot, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Performance

Features Motion Control

The UE55HU8200 features motion control. Most of the other televisions of this age and type also feature motion control.

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Supports Face Detection

The UE55HU8200 supports face detection. Most of the other televisions of this type and age also support face detection.

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Features Extended PVR

The UE55HU8200 features extended PVR. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV also feature extended PVR.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The UE55HU8200 has an ambient light sensor, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV.

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Supports BD Wise

The UE55HU8200 supports BD Wise, as do most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Features Local Dimming

The Samsung UE55HU8200 features local dimming. Most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years also feature local dimming.

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Features Voice Control

The Samsung UE55HU8200 features voice control. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec also feature voice control.

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Has a Game Mode

The Samsung UE55HU8200 has a game mode, as do most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this television.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The UE55HU8200 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Samsung UE55HU8200 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also have a desktop stand included.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The UE55HU8200 supports Picture-In-Picture, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this TV.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The UE55HU8200 supports Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago also support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UE55HU8200 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this television also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Thick

Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as this TV the depths range from 10mm to 100mm. At 93.4 millimeters, the UE55HU8200 has a very thick depth compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

TVs with a thicker depth that might be worth considering include the Samsung UE40HU6900 (£617.99) (50.3mm) which is also cheaper.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue55hu8200lxxc, samsung ue55hu8200txxu, ue55hu8200 ue55hu8200, samsung 1000hz
Barcodes 08806086242998, 08806086243063, 08806086245166, 08806086247450, 08806086251402, 08806086264501

Samsung UE55HU8200 Review Sources

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