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Samsung UE78HU8500
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Samsung UE78HU8500

78" Curved Sep 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date
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17 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

TV expert review website dinside.no/data scored this television 83%.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Samsung 4K and 8K TVs have good ratings on average and across all televisions Samsung is one of the better rated brands.

Good Picture Quality

Some customers who reviewed the product thought it was good for watching blu-ray discs.

Good Product Quality

A few people who purchased the product reckoned that it was good quality. Don A. Axon wrote “You no doubt want specifics.I can't comment on sound quality, I have a surround system set up on my amp” in his review of the Samsung UE78HU8500. Don A. Axon also said “The picture quality on blu-ray is amazing, though fast action scenes do get a little blurred”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Samsung UE78HU8500 reviewer who purchased this TV concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Two years ago Don A. Axon wrote in his review of this TV on Amazon “3d Blu-ray is fantastic”.

Good Sound Quality

One person who purchased the product mentioned that it had good sound quality.

Has a Built-In Camera

Unlike most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago which do not have a built-in camera, the Samsung UE78HU8500 has a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative TVs with a built-in camera currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the LG 65LA970[plb_1734265_price].

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The UE78HU8500 has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including the LG 65LA970[plb_1734265_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV

The UE78HU8500 supports smart TV, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the UE78HU8500.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other televisions which support smart TV currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 65LA970[plb_1734265_price], or the Philips 65PUS9809[plb_2436937_price].

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Four Number of Loudspeakerss

The Samsung UE78HU8500 is a four number of loudspeakers TV.

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Five Number of Tunerss

The UE78HU8500 has more number of tunerss than most of the similar spec televisions that have been around for a comparable time to the UE78HU8500. Most of the similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago only have between one and four number of tunerss, however this television has five number of tunerss.

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2 HDMI Version

The UE78HU8500 has a 2 HDMI version which is newer than most televisions of a comparable type and age to it. Most TVs that are a comparable age to it have a 1.4 HDMI version.

A 2 HDMI version is actually the best HDMI version amongst all TVs of a comparable spec and age to the UE78HU8500.

The worst HDMI version across comparable types of TV is 1.4.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

Most televisions of this age and spec have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the Samsung UE78HU8500 which has four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Two RF Ports Quantitys

Most 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the UE78HU8500 have between one and two RF ports quantitys, including the UE78HU8500 which has two RF ports quantitys.

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Fairly High Subwoofer RMS Power

The lowest subwoofer RMS power of comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the UE78HU8500 is 2W and the highest is 70W. The UE78HU8500 has a fairly high subwoofer RMS power (30 Watts) compared to most of the other televisions of this age and type.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of 1,200 hertz, the UE78HU8500 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencys amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. The average motion interpolation frequency of comparable spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as the UE78HU8500 is 900Hz.

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Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Poor Smart TV Features

One customer said in their reviews that the product was not good for watching on demand TV.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of a comparable spec and age to the UE78HU8500 do not feature OLED technology. The UE78HU8500 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with an OLED technology and we think the Samsung UE55HU7200[plb_2432088_price] is also worth considering.

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Very High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The Samsung UE78HU8500 has one of the highest power consumption (PowerSave)s (133 Watts) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age. Comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years have power consumption (PowerSave)s of between 46W and 140W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 91W.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

At 264 kilowatt hours, the UE78HU8500 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the UE78HU8500. Across all the TVs of a similar spec and age to the UE78HU8500 the annual energy consumptions range from 66kWh to 660kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 210kWh.

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Heavy

The lightest television that is a comparable age to the UE78HU8500 is 2.2kg heavy and the heaviest is 120kg. At 45.9 kilograms, the UE78HU8500 is quite heavy compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE78HU8500

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of this spec and age. 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Running Costs Are Average

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A, and the UE78HU8500 has an average running cost of £307 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 115 TVs of this age and spec.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Number of Tuners
Smart TV
Smart TV
Timeshift
Audio
Audio System
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
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
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Remote (IR) Output
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Teletext Function
Child Lock
Game Mode
BD Wise
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Face Detection
Clock Function
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
Swivelling
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
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
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Mounting Kit
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual

Expert Reviews

(1)
24 October 2014

Det høres mye ut å betale 60.000 kroner for en TV, men det er fortsatt slik at store størrelser koster penger når du også skal ha god bildebehandling. Er du over snittet interessert i store...

Fantastisk strrelse som gir deg flott filmflelse Den frste TVen som viser oss at bueformen har sin rett
Har alt du trenger av finesser og funksjoner, enkel styre
One Connectboks, mulighet for trdls surroundlyd uten receiver via Samsungs multirom
KantLED har sine begrensninger, prisen er for hy for mange

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 2 April 2015 by Brian D.

Took out loan for it and sold my car stunning 4k and curved only thing Is Netflix isn't licensed on it which is the reason I purchased it so I missed the return date.

Reviewed 19 January 2015 by Nizam

Ps4 on this is unreal! Just blew my student finance on this! Shame my dad gave me a beating when the tv came through the door but then he enjoys it too now! :D.

Reviewed 12 January 2015 by Don A. Axon
(Verified Purchase)

I have had this TV for about a week now and in general I like it, but you no doubt want specifics.

I can't comment on sound quality, I have a surround system set up on my amp, and so... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £304.45
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £306.28
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Samsung UE78HU8500uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
1.5T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
39
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 39 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue78hu8500, ue78hu8500z, samsung 1080, samsung 2160, samsung 80211, samsung 1080p, samsung 2160p, samsung 80211a, samsung 80211ac, samsung ue78hu8500, samsung ue78hu8500z, samsung ue78hu8500t, samsung ue78hu8500tx, samsungtv ue78hu8500, samsung ue78hu8500zx, samsung ue78hu8500zxz, samsung ue78hu8500txx, samsung ue78hu8500zxzt, samsung ue78hu8500txxu
Barcodes 08806086292351, 08806086292658, 08806086293891, 08806086296946, 08806086296953

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