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Samsung UE55HU8500

Samsung UE55HU8500
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Techradar Editor's Choice homecinemachoice.com Best Buy Trusted Reviews Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 55" 4K TV, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 6 further awards from other expert sites
55" 4K No 92.9mm Dec 2014 B
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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Samsung UE55HU8500 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have scored the Samsung UE55HU8500 as follows:
95
Reviews
106 Reviews + 8 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Age
3 Years Old
64
Running Costs
£170 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has very good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 91%, based on 106 reviews. This TV has received eight awards including a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" award from Techradar plus one other site. Hisense TVs also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However this Samsung TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2018.
The UE55HU8500 has an efficiency rating of B, and its running costs of £170 over 5 years are in the most expensive 18% of all 4,306 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
Customers report superior product quality, picture quality and excellent design.
It has some great features:
Larger than average display diagonal
4K
3D
Supports Wi-Fi
Curved screen
UHD up-scaling
PurColour
UHD smart evolution kit

What is This TV Best Used For?

61
Watching Films
Good
82
Watching Sport
Excellent
74
Playing Games
Very Good

Samsung UE55HU8500 Video Reviews

How Big is the Samsung UE55HU8500?

The Samsung UE55HU8500 is 1,232.6mm wide and 92.9mm tall. It is 723mm thick and weighs 20.2kg.

Samsung UE55HU8500 front dimensions
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Samsung UE55HU8500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Eight Industry Awards

This Samsung television has received eight awards from expert review sites.

The writers at review websites Trusted Reviews and Insideci.co.uk both endorse this TV and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This television received an "Editor's Choice" award from both review sites Techradar and Log.com.tr, both of which said that this Samsung television was terrific.

The writers at websites Avforums.com and Hdtvtest.co.uk both strongly endorse this Samsung television and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The author at one other expert review site said that this television was very good. This was from Homecinemachoice.com who gave it an "Best Buy".

The author at one additional expert review site concluded that this TV was very good. This was from 01net.com who gave it an "5 Star".

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 26 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and T3.com this TV has an overall expert rating of 86 out of 100. This means that TV experts think this television is one of the better TVs.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this TV rated this TV as exceptional on average. Over 85% of reviewers gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Excellent Brand

Based on 111,124 expert and user reviews (including 52,486 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent ratings for its televisions. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Two people who reviewed this TV concluded that it was good quality.

Users Report Great Image Quality

Two owners who purchased this TV agreed that it had good picture quality.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Two people who reviewed the Samsung UE55HU8500 thought it was good looking.

  • As if it wasn't tricky enough thinking about factors such as screen size and resolution, ease of use, smartness, design…
  • Although we are not entirely convinced by the value of the curve, we will concede it looks pretty cool…
  • Incredible picture within the most beautiful package…

Customers Report a Good Remote Control

Two customers reckoned that this TV had a good remote control.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Two people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two people who bought the product concluded that it was good value for money.

Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

This Samsung TV has an efficiency rating of B, and the UE55HU8500 has an average 5 year running cost of £170 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 18% of all 4,306 TVs.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Samsung released the UE55HU8500 in December 2014.

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Features

Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Samsung UE55HU8500 of 55" is in the largest 24% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of TVs is 13", the largest is 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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4K

4K

The UE55HU8500 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found HD type of Full HD. Across all TVs the worst resolution is HD Ready and the best is 8K. 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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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The Samsung UE55HU8500 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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3D

The Samsung UE55HU8500 is 3D, which is unusual. 75% of TVs are not 3D.

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Very Thick

The thickness of the UE55HU8500 of 92.9mm is thicker than average when compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 95% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The thinnest thickness of TVs is 1.7mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The UE55HU8500 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of televisions.

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Supports BD Wise

The UE55HU8500 supports BD Wise, which is unusual. 92% of televisions do not support BD Wise.

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Features Voice Control

The UE55HU8500 features voice control. 86% of TVs do not feature voice control.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The UE55HU8500 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels TV, which is the most common resolution supported by TVs. In addition, this Samsung television supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all TVs the best resolution is 5120 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 366 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The UE55HU8500 has a mounting kit. 91% of TVs do not have a mounting kit.

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Features Motion Control

The UE55HU8500 features motion control, unlike 97% of televisions which do not feature motion control.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The Samsung UE55HU8500 supports smartphones being used as a remote. 87% of TVs do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The UE55HU8500 has a pair of 3D glasses included, unlike 86% of TVs which do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The UE55HU8500 has a wide color enhancer, which is unusual. 95% of televisions do not have a wide color enhancer.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The UE55HU8500 has a built-in camera, unlike 98% of TVs which do not have a built-in camera.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The UE55HU8500 has an auto volume leveler, unlike 83% of TVs which do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The UE55HU8500 has a built-in subwoofer, which is unusual. 90% of televisions do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Supports Face Detection

The Samsung UE55HU8500 supports face detection, which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not support face detection.

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Supports Timeshift

The Samsung UE55HU8500 supports timeshift, which is unusual. 82% of TVs do not support timeshift.

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Features Extended PVR

The Samsung UE55HU8500 features extended PVR. 87% of TVs do not feature extended PVR.

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Six Loudspeakers

Most TVs have between 1 and 19 loudspeakers, including the UE55HU8500 which has six loudspeakers.

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Higher Than Average Subwoofer RMS Power

The subwoofer RMS power of the Samsung UE55HU8500 of 20W is higher than average when compared to most other TVs. It is higher than 68% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. Across all the televisions the subwoofer RMS powers range from 1W to 70W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 18W.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UE55HU8500 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 73% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Features Local Dimming

The UE55HU8500 features local dimming, which is unusual. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The Samsung UE55HU8500 has a 2D-3D converter. 87% of TVs do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung UE55HU8500 supports Picture-in-Picture. 79% of TVs do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Faster Than Average High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rate of the UE55HU8500 of 200Hz is in the fastest 34% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The slowest high frequency rate of televisions is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz.

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Supports Bluetooth

The UE55HU8500 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 80% of televisions do not support Bluetooth.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Samsung UE55HU8500 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 78% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Higher Than Average RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of the UE55HU8500 of 60W is higher than 97% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. Across all the TVs the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The UE55HU8500's motion interpolation frequency of 1,200Hz is in the fastest 8% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Across all the televisions the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The UE55HU8500 supports Wi-Fi. 92% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung ue55hu8500lxzf, samsung ue55hu8500t, 8806086083003, ue55hu8500z

Barcodes:

00003801110201, 08806086044301, 08806086068017, 08806086068024, 08806086068031, 08806086073288, 08806086073295, 08806086083003, 08806086086424

Frequently Asked Questions About the Samsung UE55HU8500

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