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Samsung UE78HU8500

78" 4K Ultra HD Curved Nov 2016
A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date £306.28 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good expert reviews
Poor smart TV features
Not so good for films
4 Reviews

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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This TV received a rating of 83 out of 100 from expert review website dinside.no/data.

Excellent Brand

We checked 32,219 expert and owner reviews (including 5,284 verified purchases) for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent ratings. We also found that Samsung has excellent ratings specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs. 97% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Good Picture Quality

Two people who reviewed this TV considered that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Don A. Axon wrote two years ago “3d Blu-ray is fantastic”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer reckoned that the Samsung UE78HU8500 had a good 3D picture quality.

Has a 2D-3D Converter

The Samsung UE78HU8500 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as this television.

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4K Ultra HD

4K Ultra HD

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many new 4K and 8K TVs. 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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Design

Good Product Quality

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

Has a Built-In Camera

The UE78HU8500 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out in the last year do not have a built-in camera.

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Audio

Good Sound Quality

One person who bought this TV considered that it had good sound quality.

Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The UE78HU8500 has an auto volume leveler. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released in the last 12 months also have an auto volume leveler.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The UE78HU8500 has a built-in subwoofer. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV also have a built-in subwoofer.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of latest similar spec TVs range from 6W to 120W. At 40 Watts, the UE78HU8500 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other latest 4K and 8K TVs.

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Other

Only Released Six Months Ago

Being released just six months ago, this 4K and 8K TV is likely to use more advanced technology.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The UE78HU8500 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other new 4K and 8K TVs also support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other televisions which support Wi-Fi to this TV and we think the LG OLED65E7 (£4,999.00), the Sony KD65A1 (£4,995.00), and the Samsung QE65Q8C (£3,799.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UE78HU8500 has a Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other TVs that have been available for the last year also have a Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Samsung UE78HU8500 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Performance

Features Face Detection

The UE78HU8500 features face detection. Most of the other new similar spec TVs also feature face detection.

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Supports BD Wise

The UE78HU8500 supports BD Wise, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to this television.

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Supports Motion Control

The UE78HU8500 supports motion control, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched in the last year.

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Has an Extended PVR

The UE78HU8500 has an extended PVR, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for the last year.

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Features Voice Control

The Samsung UE78HU8500 features voice control, as do most of the other recently released comparable spec TVs.

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Has a Game Mode

The UE78HU8500 has a game mode. Most of the other new 4K and 8K TVs also have a game mode.

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Features Local Dimming

The UE78HU8500 features local dimming. Most of the other latest 4K and 8K TVs also feature local dimming.

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Packaging Content

Features 3D Glasses Included

The UE78HU8500 features 3D glasses included, as do most of the other televisions that are a similar age to this TV.

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Management Features

Has a Picture-in-Picture

The UE78HU8500 has a Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other recently released televisions also have a Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Samsung UE78HU8500 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for the last year also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI)

The Samsung UE78HU8500 has a common interface (CI), as do most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV.

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Smart TV

Features Timeshift

The UE78HU8500 features timeshift, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Has an Internet TV Function

The UE78HU8500 has an internet TV function, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Samsung UE78HU8500 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other recently released 4K and 8K TVs.

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Poor Smart TV Features

One person who bought the product reckoned that it was not good for watching on demand TV.


Benefits

Not So Good for Films

One customer said in their reviews that this TV was not great for watching Netflix.


Price

Pricey

We think this TV looks expensive compared to other similar spec TVs that were released in the last 12 months. The cheapeast new similar spec TV that we found costs £175 and the most expensive costs £19,999.


Energy

Running Costs Are Very High

This television has an efficiency rating of A, however the average 5 year running cost of the UE78HU8500 is £307 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the least economic to run latest comparable spec televisions.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue78hu8500txxu, ue78hu8500l
Barcodes 08806086292351, 08806086292658, 08806086293884, 08806086293891, 08806086296946, 08806086296953

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