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Samsung UE55HU8500

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55" 200Hz Dec 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
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Eight Industry Awards

Amongst comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years, this television is one of the most highly awarded by experts in TVs.

The writers at Techradar and Log.com.tr both said that this Samsung TV was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This TV was given a "Recommended" award by both Trusted Reviews and Insideci.co.uk, both of which decided that this television was good.

Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com both said that this 4K and 8K TV was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The editor of Homecinemachoice.com thought that this TV was good and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This TV has an average expert rating of 86% based on twenty-five expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and T3.com.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, people who bought this TV rated it as outstanding.

Good Product Quality

Several customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was good quality. Bamber Williams mentioned in their review “Love it, excellent quality & outstanding picture quality”. Mms wrote “The 3D works beautifully and the image quality is extremely good” in their review of the Samsung UE55HU8500 and gave it a score of 5 stars. Nathan wrote in his Samsung UE55HU8500 review on Amazon “Picture quality is amazing”.

Good Picture Quality

A few people who bought it agreed that it had good picture quality. Stephen Maxwell mentioned three years ago “The best tv I have ever bought straight out off the box the picture quality is stunning” and scored the product 5 stars. Also three years ago Trustedreviews.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Samsung's UE55HU8500 is every inch a flagship TV, combining a ground-breaking design with stellar picture quality and a rich, sophisticated feature count”. Hdtvtest.co.uk wrote 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”.

Three people said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Two years ago Paul Robo gave the Samsung UE55HU8500 a rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review on Amazon “Colours are vibrant and bright”. Expert website Hdtvtest.co.uk said in their review of the Samsung UE55HU8500 “With deep blacks, accurate colours and excellent upscaling”. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Brilliant colours”.

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Good High Def TV

A few people who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Kid Misso mentioned in their review of this TV “With a few basic tweaks the picture is absolutely incredible with HD or 4k sources”. Kid Misso also wrote “Decent scenic HD sources do genuinely have a sense of depth that makes it look almost 3D at times”. Nathan wrote on Amazon “Obviously HD input sources fair better than SD” and scored it very highly.

Easy to Use

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good experience. Kid Misso mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “I am sure more experience TV buffs would want to do more than this”. Digitalmediaandit.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV “ProsGreat picture quality – truly stunning immersive experience”.

A number of customers who bought the Samsung UE55HU8500 concluded that it was easy to use. Mms scored it very highly and said in their review “Give me the good old remote control every day”. Paul Robo gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Very intuitive and brilliantly simple” in his review of the Samsung UE55HU8500.

A few people who bought this TV agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Prime User Plus rated the product as very good and wrote three years ago “Settings are easily customisable to get the picture you want” in their review. Robert Long scored the product very highly and he wrote “The default settings are pretty good, so I will leave them for the time being” in his Samsung UE55HU8500 review.

One Samsung UE55HU8500 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Margesimpson mentioned 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 Samsung UE55HU8500 review.

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Nice Design

A number of Samsung UE55HU8500 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. J Man said on Amazon “Great TV, looks great, extensive options, amazing visuals, sound is good, 3D content great and 3D conversion is also pretty”. Nathan mentioned on Amazon “Find I don't tend to use it anymore as the tv sound is pretty good now.2”. Paul Robo said “Incredible picture within the most beautiful package” in his review of this TV and rated the Samsung UE55HU8500 5 stars.

Three Samsung UE55HU8500 reviewers who reviewed the Samsung UE55HU8500 said that it was a good design. Prime User Plus scored the Samsung UE55HU8500 5 stars and 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”. Three years ago expert review site Techradar.com said “As if it wasn't tricky enough thinking about factors such as screen size and resolution, ease of use, smartness, design” in their Samsung UE55HU8500 review and rated this TV as excellent. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on Expert Reviews also three years ago “A striking design and brilliant Smart TV content”.

One Samsung UE55HU8500 owner considered that the product was neat. Paul Robo said on Amazon “So everything is nice and tidy and hidden within our TV stand” in his review.

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Good Sound Quality

A few Samsung UE55HU8500 owners who reviewed it considered that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer rated the Samsung UE55HU8500 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Samsung UE55HU8500 on Amazon “After months of enjoyment with it I still love it.I bought the sound bar to go with it”. Two years ago Paul Robo gave the Samsung UE55HU8500 a very good review score and he said “We purchased the matching Samsung sound bar which fits perfectly under the TV” in his review of this TV. Prime User Plus mentioned on Amazon “1) The sound is good”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several people who purchased this TV concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Ps99 gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE55HU8500 on Amazon “Clarity is amazing as is the 3D”. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “Ultra HD 4 K 3D Full HD” in their review and rated it as very good.

Good Brand

Samsung is one of the better rated TV manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Samsung also has good reviews for its 4K and 8K TVs.

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Good Remote Control

A few Samsung UE55HU8500 owners who bought the Samsung UE55HU8500 concluded that it had a good remote control. Kid Misso rated it 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE55HU8500 “I love the remote too and my sky remote has already been relegated to the drawer”. Two years ago Paul Robo gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Allows you to control that device using the super cool Samsung smart remote (more on that later” in his review of the Samsung UE55HU8500. Paul Robo also said “The Smart Remote is brilliant”.

Robust

One Samsung UE55HU8500 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Itchy Jack mentioned on Amazon “Problems from day 1biggest of which is the built in freesat recorder don't record what you set it to” in their review.

One Samsung UE55HU8500 reviewer who reviewed this TV mentioned that it was strong and durable. Prime User Plus said “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” and scored the product 5 stars.

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Good Standard Def TV

One Samsung UE55HU8500 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was good at displaying standard definition TV.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer reckoned that it was quiet. Robert Long mentioned on Amazon two years ago “I can hear a fairly quiet whirring noise coming from inside the box, so I presume that's from the fan.” and rated the Samsung UE55HU8500 5 stars.

Good Battery Life

One person reckoned that it had a good battery life. Paul Robo wrote on Amazon “It also connects to the TV via Bluetooth so its battery life is really good (so far” in his review and rated it as very good.

Good Connectivity

One Samsung UE55HU8500 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. Robert Long wrote “IMac are working fine on the internet with no buffering.”. One person considered that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned “With Ultra HD resolution and HDMI 2.0 ports for inputting native UHD content”.

Good Size

One Samsung UE55HU8500 reviewer said in their reviews that the Samsung UE55HU8500 was a good size. B. R. Crane said three years ago “Two remotes, both a nice size and seem to work well” and rated it 5 stars.

One Samsung UE55HU8500 owner said in their reviews that it was thin. D. F. Downie wrote in their Samsung UE55HU8500 review three years ago “The stunning high resolution picture fills the 55 inches because of the very slim bezel surround” .

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Has a Built-In Camera

The UE55HU8500 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the UE55HU8500 do not have a built-in camera.

Alternative TVs with a built-in camera currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55F9000[plb_2190075_price].

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The UE55HU8500 has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including the Samsung UE55F9000[plb_2190075_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV

The UE55HU8500 supports smart TV. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the UE55HU8500 also support smart TV.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which support smart TV currently available including the Samsung UE55F9000[plb_2190075_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 60 Watts, the Samsung UE55HU8500 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago. The RMS rated powers of 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the UE55HU8500 range from 8W to 120W.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago is 120Hz and the fastest is 3,000Hz. The UE55HU8500 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencys (1,200 hertz) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

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Features One Lifestyle Apps

features one lifestyle apps

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

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Analog Tuner Type

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most frequently found tuner type on TVs of this age and spec.

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4 Reasons Against

Inferior Webcam

One person thought it was not good for making skype calls. Three years ago Prime User Plus said on Amazon “I have tried various different sound setting and it seems to hard to escape this.2) Skype function is not great”.

A Bit Expensive

A number of customers who reviewed the product wrote that it was not good value for money. Mr F W Mepham said “Quite costly” in his review. Prime User Plus mentioned on Amazon “It does come with a hefty price tag though, so be sure of the investment you are making”.

One person who reviewed it considered that it was not cheap. Bigkahunar wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon three years ago “WOW it is so good, expensive”. One person who reviewed it concluded that it was not a bargain for the price. Digitalmediaandit.com said “It's not cheap” in their review.

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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

When compared to other comparable spec televisions that came out more than two years ago, the UE55HU8500's depth of 92.9 millimeters is one of the thickest. The thinnest depth of similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago is 10mm, the thickest is 99mm, and the average depth is 53mm.

If you don't mind having a thicker depth then you might want to consider the Samsung UE55F9000[plb_2190075_price] (38.8mm and higher rated).

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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 around for around the same time as 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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Running Costs Are OK

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is B, and the average running cost of the UE55HU8500 is £235 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 116 televisions of this type and age.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average High Frequency Rate

With a high frequency rate of 200 hertz, the Samsung UE55HU8500 has a relatively average high frequency rate compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the UE55HU8500.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
2D-3D Converter
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Number of Tuners
Smart TV
Smart TV
Timeshift
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
SCART Ports Quantity
RS-232 Ports
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Remote (IR) Output
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Teletext Function
BD Wise
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Face Detection
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Built-In Camera
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight

8 Awards

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

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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Running Cost

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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 quick ue55hu8500, samsung ue55hu8500, samsung ue55hu8500t, samsung ue55hu8500l, samsung ue55hu8500lx, samsung ue55hu8500tx, samsung ue55hu8500txx, samsung ue55hu8500lxx, samsung ue55hu8500lxxc, samsung ue55hu8500txxu
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