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Samsung UE55HU8500

£649.99
55" 4K 200Hz May 2014
B
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date £234.18 Electricity cost over 5 years
Eight industry awards
Good product quality
It's not cheap
80 Reviews + 8 Awards
Techradar Editor's Choice homecinemachoice.com Best Buy Trusted Reviews Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended
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There was a cheaper price of £2,210.52 at Wellindal 6 days ago.

It's Not Cheap

Four people who bought the Samsung UE55HU8500 reckoned that it was not good value for money. Three years ago Trusted Reviews wrote “It's not cheap” in their review of this TV but they gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk said “Although we are not entirely convinced by the value of the curve, we will concede it looks pretty cool” in their review of this TV. Prime User Plus mentioned on expert review site Amazon “It does come with a hefty price tag though, so be sure of the investment you are making”.


Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

Expert review sites love this Samsung TV and have given it eight awards.

Review sites Techradar and Log.com.tr both decided that this 4K and 8K TV was excellent and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The experts at websites Trusted Reviews and Insideci.co.uk both decided that concluded that they would endorse this TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Websites Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com both said that this television was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The author at websites Homecinemachoice.com decided that this TV would make a great purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

One other expert review site wrote that this Samsung television was good. This TV received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on twenty-six expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and T3.com the average expert rating of this Samsung TV is 86 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 80 owner reviews the average owner rating of this 4K and 8K TV is superb. 36 reviewers (85% of all reviewers) gave this television the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Samsung Has Excellent TV Reviews

We checked 47,290 expert and user reviews (including 11,240 verified purchases) for Samsung televisions and found that on average Samsung has excellent reviews. We also found that Samsung has excellent reviews specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good Product Quality

Two owners reckoned that the product was good quality. Bamber Williams said “Love it, excellent quality & outstanding picture quality”. Nathan gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote in his review of this TV on expert website Amazon “Picture quality is amazing”.

Nice Design

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good looking. Paul Robo mentioned on expert website Amazon “Incredible picture within the most beautiful package” in his review of this TV.

Easy to Use

Three people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use. Three years ago expert website Techradar.com said “As if it wasn't tricky enough thinking about factors such as screen size and resolution, ease of use, smartness, design”. Mms mentioned “Give me the good old remote control every day” in their review of this TV and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Paul Robo said on expert review site Amazon “Very intuitive and brilliantly simple” in his review of this TV.

Has a Built-In Camera

The UE55HU8500 has a built-in camera, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV.

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Energy

Running Costs Are Average

This 4K and 8K TV has an energy efficiency rating of B, and the UE55HU8500 is typical compared to the other 320 TVs of this age and type that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the UE55HU8500 will cost £235 over 5 years to run.


Features

Smart Touch Remote

Three owners who purchased it concluded that it had a good remote control. Website Digitalmediaandit.com said “Smart Touch remote” and gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5. Paul Robo gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned in his review of this TV “The Smart Remote is brilliant”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was May 2014 when Samsung released the UE55HU8500.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung UE55HU8500 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this television also support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to look at including the UE55JU7500 (£629.99), or the UE55JU7000 (£579.99) both from Samsung and both of which are cheaper; or the Samsung UE48JS9000 (£959) which has better reviews.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung UE55HU8500 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Supports Bluetooth

The UE55HU8500 supports Bluetooth. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also support Bluetooth.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The UE55HU8500 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Samsung UE55HU8500 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to this TV.

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Display

Average High Frequency Rate

At 200 hertz, the Samsung UE55HU8500 has a relatively typical high frequency rate compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Vibrant Colours

Three customers thought this TV had good colour saturation. Website Whathifi.com said in their review of this TV “Vibrant colours” . Paul Robo mentioned two years ago “Colours are vibrant and bright”. Two people said in their reviews that this TV had good picture quality.

Has a 2D-3D Converter

The UE55HU8500 has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV also have a 2D-3D converter.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The UE55HU8500 has a wide color enhancer, 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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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The Samsung UE55HU8500 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency (1,200 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type. Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV the motion interpolation frequencies range from 100Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 870Hz.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inches television.

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Packaging Content

Has a Mounting Kit

The UE55HU8500 has a mounting kit. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV also have a mounting kit.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The UE55HU8500 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as this TV also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The UE55HU8500 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also have a desktop stand included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The UE55HU8500 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as this television.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The UE55HU8500 supports smartphones being used as a remote. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years also support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Performance

Supports Face Detection

The Samsung UE55HU8500 supports face detection, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this television.

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Features Motion Control

The UE55HU8500 features motion control. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also feature motion control.

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Features Extended PVR

The Samsung UE55HU8500 features extended PVR, as do most of the other televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV.

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Supports BD Wise

The UE55HU8500 supports BD Wise. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV also support BD Wise.

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Has a Game Mode

The UE55HU8500 has a game mode. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for more than two years also have a game mode.

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Features Voice Control

The UE55HU8500 features voice control, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV.

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Features Local Dimming

The UE55HU8500 features local dimming. Most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to this TV also feature local dimming.

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Audio

Six Loudspeakers

Most TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV have between 1 and 19 loudspeakers, including the UE55HU8500 which has six loudspeakers.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The UE55HU8500 has a built-in subwoofer. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as this television also have a built-in subwoofer.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The UE55HU8500 has an auto volume leveler, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 60 Watts, the UE55HU8500 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type. TVs that are a similar age to this TV have RMS rated powers of between 8W and 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 28W.

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Fairly High Subwoofer RMS Power

Across all the televisions of this age and spec the subwoofer RMS powers range from 2W to 70W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 21W. The Samsung UE55HU8500 has one of the higher subwoofer RMS powers (20 Watts) amongst similar spec TVs of this age.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The UE55HU8500 supports Picture-in-Picture, as do most of the other televisions that came out more than two years ago.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UE55HU8500 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Smart TV

Supports Timeshift

The Samsung UE55HU8500 supports timeshift. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV also support timeshift.

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Supports Internet TV

The UE55HU8500 supports internet TV, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Supports Smart TV

The UE55HU8500 supports Smart TV. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to this television also support Smart TV.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Thick

With a depth of 92.9 millimeters, the Samsung UE55HU8500's depth is one of the thickest amongst TVs of this type and age. 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to this television have depths of between 10mm and 100mm, and the average depth is 57mm.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue55hu8500lxxc, ue55hu8500z
Barcodes 00003801110201, 08806086044301, 08806086068017, 08806086068024, 08806086068031, 08806086073288, 08806086073295, 08806086083003, 08806086086424

Samsung UE55HU8500 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung UE55HU8500 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,547 product attributes, 85,382 TV reviews and 3,802,500 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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