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Samsung UE65HU8500

£2,699.00
Techradar Editor's Choice homecinemachoice.com Best Buy avforums.com Highly Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended
A massive 65" 4K television, very good for watching sport on
65" 4K Yes No May 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Samsung UE65HU8500 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Samsung UE65HU8500 number 85 in 3D TVs, number 257 in 4K TVs and number 450 across all TVs.
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66 Reviews + 8 Awards
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Poor
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Good Features
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3 Years Old
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£265 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
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Good

Why Has it Scored 63?

It has very good expert reviews but below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 80%, based on 66 reviews. This TV has received eight awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Hdtvtest.co.uk plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" award from Log.com.tr plus one other site. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer televisions with better features are available. However this Samsung TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest televisions 2017.
The UE65HU8500 has an energy efficiency classification of B, and its running costs of £265 over 5 years are in the most expensive 8% of all 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report image quality, excellent audio quality and good product quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite large display diagonal
4K
Does not feature OLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is excellent for watching sport, ranking number 224 in TVs for sport. It is also excellent for playing games, ranking number 131 in TVs for gaming, but good for watching films, ranking number 360 in TVs for films.
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Samsung UE65HU8500 Video Reviews


Samsung UE65HU8500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

This TV is one of the most awarded by expert review sites of all the televisions.

This television was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both review websites Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com, both of which thought that this Samsung TV was great.

This TV received an "Editor's Choice" award from both websites Log.com.tr and Techradar, both of which said that this Samsung TV was superb.

In addition, the author at website Homecinemachoice.com said that this TV would make a great purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award and the editor of website Insideci.co.uk conluded that they would recommend it and gave it a "Recommended" award.

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

Expert Reviews Are Good

This television has an average expert rating of 86% based on 25 expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and T3.com. TV experts think this TV is one of the better televisions.

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Poor User Reviews

Users have rated this television on average 60%. This TV in the bottom 9% of all the TVs when ranked by user rating.

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Samsung Has Excellent Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 70,481 expert and user reviews (including 38,780 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent ratings for its TVs. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Great Image Quality

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this TV had good picture quality.

Users Report Good Audio Quality

Three people who purchased the Samsung UE65HU8500 wrote that it had good sound quality.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Two people who reviewed the product considered that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two owners said in their reviews that the Samsung UE65HU8500 was good value for money.

  • Although we are not entirely convinced by the value of the curve, we will concede it looks pretty cool…
  • Downside is it only comes with one Year Guarantee hence the price…
  • It offers Five year Guarantee for exorbitant cost if you so wish…

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £2,699.00 it is more expensive than 91% of TVs.


Features

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of TVs range from 2" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The display diagonal of the UE65HU8500 of 65" is in the largest 5% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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4K

4K

The highest resolution of the UE65HU8500 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found HD type of Full HD. The resolution of all TVs ranges from HD Ready (worst) to 8K (best). 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 Technology

The UE65HU8500 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The UE65HU8500 is 3D, unlike 74% of TVs which are not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The UE65HU8500 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The UE65HU8500 supports Wi-Fi. 91% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Samsung UE65HU8500 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 81% of TVs which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports Timeshift

The UE65HU8500 supports timeshift, unlike 82% of TVs which do not support timeshift.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The Samsung UE65HU8500 has an auto volume leveler. 83% of televisions do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Supports Face Detection

The Samsung UE65HU8500 supports face detection, unlike 98% of TVs which do not support face detection.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The UE65HU8500 supports smartphones being used as a remote, which is unusual. 87% of televisions do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The UE65HU8500 supports Picture-in-Picture, unlike 76% of TVs which do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Features Extended PVR

The Samsung UE65HU8500 features extended PVR, which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not feature extended PVR.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The Samsung UE65HU8500 has a 2D-3D converter, which is unusual. 86% of TVs do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The Samsung UE65HU8500's RMS rated power of 60W is in the highest 3% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The average RMS rated power of all TVs is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 120W.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The Samsung UE65HU8500 has a built-in subwoofer, which is unusual. 90% of TVs do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The UE65HU8500 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The resolution of all TVs ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The UE65HU8500 has a wide color enhancer, unlike 93% of TVs which do not have a wide color enhancer.

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Supports BD Wise

The UE65HU8500 supports BD Wise, which is unusual. 90% of TVs do not support BD Wise.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The UE65HU8500 has a pair of 3D glasses included, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Supports Bluetooth

The UE65HU8500 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 81% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The UE65HU8500 has a mounting kit, unlike 91% of televisions which do not have a mounting kit.

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Features Local Dimming

The UE65HU8500 features local dimming, unlike 76% of TVs which do not feature local dimming.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UE65HU8500 has a built-in camera. 98% of TVs do not have a built-in camera.

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Features Voice Control

The UE65HU8500 features voice control, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not feature voice control.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the UE65HU8500 of 1,200Hz is quite fast compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 8% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UE65HU8500 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Six Loudspeakers

The UE65HU8500 is a six loudspeaker TV. Most of the other TVs have between 1 and 23 loudspeakers.

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Features Motion Control

The UE65HU8500 features motion control, unlike 97% of TVs which do not feature motion control.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released in May 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

This TV has an energy efficiency classification of B, and based on satisfactory energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the UE65HU8500 is £265, which is in the most expensive 8% of all 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue65hu8500lxxn, samsung ue65hu8500zxzt, ue65hu8500uhd
Barcodes 08806086068079, 08806086068086, 08806086069816, 08806086073301, 08806086079075, 08806086081702

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