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Samsung Curved UE65HU8500

Samsung Curved UE65HU8500
alaScore 98

26 reviews

Jul, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analysed 26 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the resolution and design. The sound and image quality also get good feedback, but there are some mixed ratings about the value for money.

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We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung Curved UE65HU8500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Samsung UE65HU8500 review

 

Samsung gets its 4k curved groove on

Sensational native 4K pictures ; Peerless 4K upscaling ; Upgradable connections and 'brains ; Impressive audio performance

Curve can exaggerate reflections ; Slightly high input lag ; 3D Preset too aggressive ; Viewing angle limit

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Samsung UE65HU8500 review

 

A striking design and brilliant Smart TV content and features, but it isn't the best when upscaling lower resolutions to 4K

That said, its surprising that neither TV uses a traditional design; and so many will make their choice based on whether they prefer the curved design of the Samsung or the speakers on the Sony, rather than on the small differences in image...

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Interestingly, the HU8500 adopts a modular design. As 4K standards are far from cast in stone, Samsung has coupled the screen to an external Smart Evolution One Connect tuner box. It's here that all sources connect, including aerial and twin satellite...

Overall, the HU8500 can be considered a head-turner of a TV. Although we are not entirely convinced by the value of the curve, we will concede it looks pretty cool. Picture performance is excellent, particularly with native 4K content streamed via...

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Samsung UE65HU8500

 

The future of TV starts here

Stunning 2D and 3D picture quality ; Extremely sophisticated smart TV system ; Future proof thanks to HDMI 2.0 ; Sets a new bar for TVs ; 1,000 less than last year's model ; Curve really works at this size

Presets for 3D not ideal ; Curve can cause reflection issues ; Input lag a smidgen higher than we'd like

To be honest, it’s kind of handy that the curve doesn’t strike us as an unmitigated disaster, since Samsung is so behind its curved technology that it’s only fitted its curved screens with its top-line panel and processing technology. If you’d rather...