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Samsung UE65HU8500

65" 4K Curved May 2014
B
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date £264.62 Electricity cost over 5 years
Eight industry awards
Good product quality
Reasonably priced
58 Reviews + 8 Awards
Techradar Editor's Choice homecinemachoice.com Best Buy avforums.com Highly Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended

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Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

This Samsung TV is one of the most highly awarded of all the TVs of this age and type.

This 4K and 8K TV was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both review websites Techradar and Log.com.tr, both of which decided that this TV was terrific.

This TV received a "Highly Recommended" award from both websites Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com, both of which said that this television was very good.

Two other expert review sites both thought that this Samsung TV was good. This television received a "Best Buy" award from website Homecinemachoice.com who thought it was would make a great purchase and the expert at review website Insideci.co.uk conluded that they would endorse it and gave it a "Recommended" award.

The writers at two more expert review sites both decided that this Samsung TV was good. 01net.com gave this TV a "5 Star" award and it received a "Great Ergonomics" award from Benchmark.pl.

Good Expert Reviews

This television has an average expert rating of 86% based on twenty-four expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, T3.com and Digital Versus. This puts this TV in the top 18% of all the televisions of this age and spec when ranked by average expert review score.

User Reviews Are Poor

Owners have rated this TV on average 60 out of 100. If all the TVs that have been around for more than two years are ranked by average user review score then this 4K and 8K TV is in the bottom 14%.

Samsung TVs Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 47,290 owner and expert reviews (including 11,240 verified purchases) for Samsung TVs 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.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Two customers who bought it considered that it was good value for money. James Davis mentioned “Downside is it only comes with one Year Guarantee hence the price”. He also wrote “It offers Five year Guarantee for exorbitant cost if you so wish” in his review.


Design

Good Product Quality

Two people said that the product was good quality. Daniel L. said in his review of this TV on expert website Amazon three years ago “The picture quality otherwise is very good.” nonetheless he scored it 60 out of 100. Spaceboy scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “The picture quality is fabulous straight out the box, even on standard mode”.

Has a Built-In Camera

The UE65HU8500 has a built-in camera, as do most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to this television.

Alternative televisions with a built-in camera currently available that you might want to consider include the LG 65LA970 which has better reviews.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was May 2014 when this television was released.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

This Samsung television has an efficiency rating of B, and the UE65HU8500 has an average running cost of £265 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 320 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.


Audio

Impressive Audio Performance

Four people who reviewed it concluded that it had good sound quality. Website Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “Impressive audio performance” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Three years ago Winnieanwellie said “Sound is quite reasonable and the down facing speakers not adversely affected by wall mounting”. Robert Gunter mentioned on expert website Amazon in the same month “The sound is very good too”.

Six Loudspeakers

The Samsung UE65HU8500 is a six loudspeaker TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than two years have between 1 and 19 loudspeakers.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The Samsung UE65HU8500 has a built-in subwoofer. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in subwoofer.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The UE65HU8500 has one of the higher RMS rated powers (60 Watts) amongst televisions of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of TVs of this age and type is 8W and the highest is 120W.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The UE65HU8500 has an auto volume leveler, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The UE65HU8500 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this television.

There are a number of alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at including the LG 65LA970, or the Panasonic TX-65CX800 which both of have better reviews.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung UE65HU8500 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as this TV also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Bluetooth

The UE65HU8500 supports Bluetooth, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The UE65HU8500 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UE65HU8500 has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago also have an ethernet port.

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Packaging Content

Has a Mounting Kit

The UE65HU8500 has a mounting kit. Most of the other televisions that have been around for a comparable time to this TV also have a mounting kit.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The UE65HU8500 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The UE65HU8500 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The Samsung UE65HU8500 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as this TV also have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The UE65HU8500 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

Features Motion Control

The Samsung UE65HU8500 features motion control. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also feature motion control.

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Supports Face Detection

The UE65HU8500 supports face detection. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV also support face detection.

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Features Extended PVR

The Samsung UE65HU8500 features extended PVR. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this television also feature extended PVR.

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Supports BD Wise

The UE65HU8500 supports BD Wise. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also support BD Wise.

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Features Local Dimming

The UE65HU8500 features local dimming, as do most of the other televisions that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Features Voice Control

The UE65HU8500 features voice control, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV.

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Has a Game Mode

The UE65HU8500 has a game mode, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The UE65HU8500 supports Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as this television also support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Samsung UE65HU8500 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Smart TV

Supports Timeshift

The Samsung UE65HU8500 supports timeshift. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for more than two years also support timeshift.

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Supports Internet TV

The UE65HU8500 supports internet TV, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Smart TV

The UE65HU8500 supports Smart TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago also support Smart TV.

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Display

Has a 2D-3D Converter

The UE65HU8500 has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago also have a 2D-3D converter.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The UE65HU8500 has a wide color enhancer. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also have a wide color enhancer.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of 1,200 hertz, the UE65HU8500 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies amongst comparable spec TVs of this age. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV is 100Hz and the fastest is 3,000Hz.

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Vibrant Colours

Three people said in their reviews that the Samsung UE65HU8500 had good colour saturation. Website Whathifi.com said “Vibrant colours”. Three years ago James Davis wrote on expert review site Amazon “THE FANTASTIC and vivid colours makes viewing a pleasure”.

Two people who reviewed this TV reckoned that it had good picture quality.

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65 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 65 inches television.

We compared this TV to all the other 65" TVs and we think the LG 65LA970, and the Samsung UE65F9000 which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If you want a TV with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the UE78JS9590 (78" and higher rated), or the UE78JS9500 (£4,999) (78" and higher rated) both from Samsung or the Sony KD-75X9405 (£4,499) (75" and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue65hu8500zxzt, samsung ue65hu8500lxxn, ue65hu8500 ue65hu8500, samsungtv ue65hu8500
Barcodes 08806086068079, 08806086068086, 08806086069816, 08806086073301, 08806086079075, 08806086081702

Samsung UE65HU8500 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung UE65HU8500 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 1,018,074 product attributes, 85,006 TV reviews and 3,569,800 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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