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Samsung 55" HU8500 Series (UA / UE / UN 55HU8500, 55HU8505, 55HU8550, 55HU8580, 55HU8590)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 787 reviews of Samsung 55" HU8500 Series (UA / UE / UN 55HU8500, 55HU8505, 55HU8550, 55HU8580, 55HU8590). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the size and price. The design and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the reliability and sound. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency.

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energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 55" HU8500 Series (UA / UE / UN 55HU8500, 55HU8505, 55HU8550, 55HU8580, 55HU8590) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung 55" HU8500 Series (UA / UE / UN 55HU8500, 55HU8505, 55HU8550, 55HU8580, 55HU8590)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of Samsung 55" HU8500 Series (UA / UE / UN 55HU8500, 55HU8505, 55HU8550, 55HU8580, 55HU8590) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the image quality.

image quality

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung UE55HU8500 55inch 3D Curved LED 4K Ultra HD SMART TV Web CameraSamsung UE55HU8500 55inch 3D Curved LED 4K Ultra HD SMART TV Web Camera

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 55" HU8500 Series (UA / UE / UN 55HU8500, 55HU8505, 55HU8550, 55HU8580, 55HU8590)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 204 user reviews of Samsung 55" HU8500 Series (UA / UE / UN 55HU8500, 55HU8505, 55HU8550, 55HU8580, 55HU8590) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and sound. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. The energy efficiency and reliability get critical views.

image quality, usability, price, sound, design

reliability, energy

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung UN55HU8550 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TVSamsung UN55HU8550 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung 55" HU8500 Series (UA / UE / UN 55HU8500, 55HU8505, 55HU8550, 55HU8580, 55HU8590)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Samsung 55" HU8500 Series (UA / UE / UN 55HU8500, 55HU8505, 55HU8550, 55HU8580, 55HU8590) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs on Amazon.ca. People really like the remote control and design. The sound and usability also get good comments, but the price and durability get critical opinions.

image quality, usability, sound, design, remote control

durability, price

67% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung UN55HU8550 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TVSamsung UN55HU8550 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV

Nov, 2017

Techradar Editor's Choice 2014

Expert review by: Adrian Justins (techradar.com)

Samsung UE55HU8500 review

 

Samsung's flagship 4K/UHD TV with curved screen and enhanced Smart TV features

Superb pictures from all sources ; Peerless Smart TV selection ; Future-proof spec ; Excellent multi-media integration

Gimmicky football mode ; Viewing angle limitation ; Too many remote control methods ; Looks bad on a wall

With the UE55HU8500 Samsung has established its credentials as a leading light among makers of 4K/UHD screens. The curve won't be for everyone but it makes this a unique proposition in the 55-inch 4K market.

Jul, 2014

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung UE55HU8500

 

Pretty much as good as 55-inch TVs get if you don't mind the curve

Superb contrast-rich picture quality ; Content-rich smart TV platform ; There can be benefits to the curve

There can be issues with the curve ; Slightly high input lag ; It's not cheap

One other thing we highly recommend is that you use the TV’s Cinema Black feature on its low or likely Mid setting. This does a great job of getting rid of any residual light ‘jets’ that might still be sneaking into the black bars you get above and...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: (avforums.com)

Samsung UE55HU8500 (HU8500) Ultra HD 4K LED TV Review

 

Samsung's 55-inch 4K HU8500 is excellent in almost every department and it gave us a chance for our first taste of Netflix in 4K - delicious!

Good native contrast performance ; Excellent colour palette ; Great scaling and processing ; A highly usable dimming system ; Vast Smart TV feature-set ; It looks stunning ; 4k Netflix!

The curve seems to impact the dimming system slightly ; New Football Mode is a miss

The Samsung H8500 is an utterly striking TV set, not least because of the curved screen and if it doesn’t get folks talking on the shop floors, then we don’t know what will. The sweeping gorgeousness is ably abetted by the One Connect box which keeps...

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Samsung UN55HU8550

 

Yes, it still costs hundreds more than non-4K LCD TVs, and the difference in extra detail between 4K and 1080p is still basically invisible at normal screen sizes and viewing distances. But unlike Samsung's flat 1080p TVs, this one incorporates the...

The Samsung UNHU8550 4K LED LCD has an excellent picture with deep black levels, accurate color and solid uniformity with little blooming. It costs less than Samsung's curved 4K LED LCD and doesn't have the curve's picture-quality issues. Its styling...

The HU8550 is relatively expensive, and the high resolution is very difficult to discern, especially with non-4K content.

The Samsung HU8550 offers our favorite combination of picture quality and features in a 4K TV this year, making it a good value despite the high price.

Nov, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Samsung UN55HU8550FXZA

 

The Samsung HU8550 series of LED televisions is packed with features and despite some picture issues, it performs the best of the 4K panels we've tested. 1080p is still a better bet right now, but If you're set on a 4K TV, it should be at the top of...

Full-featured. Elegant, utilitarian design. 4K output is stunning.

Mediocre black levels. Colors run slightly cool. Poor input lag. Native 4K content is still rare.

With the limitations of the content in mind, native 4K movies look genuinely impressive on the 65HU8550 through the sheer technical achievement of its higher resolution. I watched Star Trek: Into Darkness and Night at the Museum on the 65HU8550, and...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: john (directtvs.co.uk)

Samsung UE55HU8500 55 Inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Curved LED TV

 

Picture quality is very good in 1080p ...But any resolution below HD is a wash out !.... The tvs 4k output from you tube's 4k footage is exellent. And the 1080p upscale to near 4k on some applications is very good indeed

Setting up this tv for the different peripherals is a little time consuming (ps3,ps4 and bluray player).....But the worst is the very bad customer service from Samsung and their online service engineers. I have had problems with the On TV software...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: john (reevoo.com)

Samsung UE55HU8500

 

Picture quality is very good in 1080p ...But any resolution below HD is a wash out !.... The tvs 4k output from you tube's 4k footage is exellent. And the 1080p upscale to near 4k on some applications is very good indeed .

Setting up this tv for the different peripherals is a little time consuming (ps3,ps4 and bluray player).....But the worst is the very bad customer service from Samsung and their online service engineers. I have had problems with the On TV software...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Carl (directtvs.co.uk)

Samsung UE55HU8500 55 Inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Curved LED TV

 

The screen in HD is fantastic ; When used with a sound Bar the sound is Brilliant ; Mirroring from my Samsung Note phone is brilliant ; Neetwrok connectivity is easy

There are lots of facilities that I cant master ; Such as ; IPTV use, cant download lists ; Internet use, not as easy as a PC browser ; Cant mirror to TV from a PC ; A lot of money for something that isnt perfect

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Carl (reevoo.com)

Samsung UE55HU8500

 

The screen in HD is fantastic. When used with a sound Bar the sound is Brilliant. Mirroring from my Samsung Note phone is brilliant. Neetwrok connectivity is easy.

There are lots of facilities that I cant master. Such as: IPTV use, cant download lists Internet use, not as easy as a PC browser. Cant mirror to TV from a PC. A lot of money for something that isnt perfect.

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Eliana (reevoo.com)

Samsung UE55HU8500

 

Good quality

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Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital, DTS
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital DTS / Dolby MS11 / Dolby MS11, DTS Premium Sound 5.1 / Dolby MS11, DTS Premium Sound 5.1, DTS Studio Sound / DTS Premium Sound 5.1,DTS Studio Sound,Dolby MS11
Audio system:HD Audio / Premium Sound DTS 5.1
Auto volume leveler:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in subwoofer:Y / Yes
Dolby technologies:Dolby Digital DTS / Dolby MS11
Number of loudspeakers:2 / 4 / 6
Number of Speakers:2 / 4 / 6
RMS rated power:20 / 40 / 60
Subwoofer RMS power:20

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Green (Eco) compliant:Y

Design

Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Black, White / Silver
LED indicators:Y / Yes

Display

2D-3D converter:Y / Yes
3D:Y / Yes
3D compatibility:Y / Yes
3D Type:Active
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):Mega Contrast
Display diagonal:138.7 / 139.7 / 1397
Display diagonal (metric):138 / 138.7
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Mega Contrast
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Motion interpolation frequency:1200
Motion interpolation technology:CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
Noise Reduction: Yes
OLED technology:N
Screen format adjustments:Zoom
Screen shape:Curved / Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:2160p

Ergonomics

On/off switch:Y / Yes
Smartphone remote support:Y / Yes
Swivelling: No
VESA mounting:Y / Yes
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400

Management features

Auto power off: Yes
Automatic shut off:Y
ECO mode:Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG):Y / Yes
Number of OSD languages:27 / 3
On Screen Display (OSD):Y / Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP, FRE / English, Spanish, French
On/Off timer:Y / Yes
Picture-in-Picture:Y / Yes
Sleep timer:Y / Yes
Smart modes:Game / Game, Movie, Sports / Game, Sports

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Browser supported:Y
Browsing: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Other features

Dimming type:UHD
Skype: Yes

Packaging Content

3D glasses included:Y / Yes
3D glasses quantity:2 / 4
Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC / AC, IR / iR
Camera included:Y / Yes
Desktop stand:Y / Yes
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Mounting kit: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Remote control type:TM1480A, TM1260C
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:165.1 / 225
Package height:810.2 / 810.3 / 843
Package weight:25.4 / 32.5
Package width:1337 / 1379.2

Performance

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, ADPCM, HE-AAC, LPCM, MP3, RealAudio, WMA
BD Wise:Y / Yes
BD Wise Plus:Y / Yes
Clock function:Y / Yes
Deep colour support: Yes
Extended PVR:Y / Yes
Face detection:Y / Yes
Game mode:Y / Yes
Local Dimming:Y / Yes
Motion control:Y / Yes
Picture processing technology:Samsung Wide Color Enhancer / Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Plug and Play:Y / Yes
Processor Cores:4
Subtitles function: Yes
Teletext function:Y / Yes
Video formats supported:DIVX, H.263, H.264, H.265, M-JPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MVC, RV, VP6, VP8, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9
Voice Control:Y / Yes
Wide Color Enhancer:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y / Yes
Common interface (CI):N / No / Y / Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+):N / No / Y / Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1 / 2
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDCP:Y / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:4
HDMI Version:1.4 / 1.4a / 2.0
Headphone outputs:1
MHL version:3.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y / Yes
PC in (D-Sub):N / No
Remote (IR) output:1
RF ports quantity:1 / 2
RS-232 ports:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

AC input frequency:50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:110 - 120 / 220 - 240
Annual energy consumption:201
Energy efficiency class:B / Unspecified
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (max):209 / 267
Power consumption (PowerSave):108
Power Consumption (Standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):108 / 119 / 145

Smart TV

Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV): Yes
Interactive TV: Yes
Internet TV:Y / Yes
Lifestyle apps:Samsung Smart View, Skype / skype
Screen mirroring: Yes
Smart TV:Y / Yes
Timeshift:Y / Yes

Technical Details

LED Backlight: Yes

TV tuner

Auto channel search:Y / Yes
Digital signal format system:ATSC / DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T / DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T2
Number of Tuners:2
Tuner type:Analog & Digital / Analogue / Analogue & Digital / Digital
Twin Tuner: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.56 / 35.6 / 9.29 / 92.9
Depth (with stand):26.9 / 269.2 / 30.8 / 307.9
Height :70.6 / 706.1 / 72.3 / 723
Height (with stand):74.7 / 746.8 / 76.8 / 767.6
Package depth:16.5 / 165.1 / 22.5 / 225
Package height:81 / 810.3 / 84.3 / 843
Package weight:25.4 / 32.5 / 32500
Package width:133.7 / 1337 / 137.9 / 1379.2
Weight:17.8 / 20.2 / 20200
Weight with stand:21.1 / 23.8 / 23800
Width:122.9 / 1229.4 / 123.3 / 1232.6
Width (with stand):122.9 / 1229.4 / 123.3 / 1232.6