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Samsung Curved 55HU8500 Series (UA55HU8500 / UE55HU8500 / UN55HU8500)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 642 reviews of Samsung Curved 55HU8500 Series (UA55HU8500 / UE55HU8500 / UN55HU8500). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and remote control. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the sound. The reliability and price get critical opinions.

image quality, usability, design, remote control, size

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung Curved 55HU8500 Series (UA55HU8500 / UE55HU8500 / UN55HU8500) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Samsung Curved 55HU8500 Series (UA55HU8500 / UE55HU8500 / UN55HU8500) from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Reviews about the remote control and sound are generally positive. The usability and design also get good opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the price, and some have doubts about the reliability.

image quality, design, usability, sound, remote control


95% of the reviews on 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 CameraTv Samsung UE55HU8500 UHD 4kSAMSUNG UE55HU8500 TVC 55 LED UHD CURVO 3D SMART

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Adrian Justins (

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

Ratings in depth You could be forgiven for thinking that AV manufacturers actually like making it hard for us to choose a new TV.

Jul, 2014

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: John Archer (

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

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Samsung UE55HU8500


Perfect TV


Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Pamela (

Samsung UE55HU8500


Great image, will only be enhanced when 4k is used by broadcasters. good design but wish I had gone for 65'' instead of 55

Sound is poor for size of TV, so you need a soundbar, I chose the curved to match TV but save your money and get flat version you will only notice the difference in your bank account

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Nino (

Samsung UE55HU8500


The graphic when watching movies is really exellent high quality

Nothing bad about the product

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Paul (

Samsung UE55HU8500


Picture quality is astounding

Only 3 HDMI inputs

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: john (

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...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Ray (

Samsung UE55HU8500


superb picture

smart remote is too small to hold properly

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Carl (

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

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Simon (

Samsung UE55HU8500


Amazing picture quality

Sound is good but when compared to the picture quality it would benefit from a sound bar. Certainly not a show stopper though

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store:No / Yes
DVB-T2:No / Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: Yes
Processor Cores:Quad-core
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus:No / Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 400 x 400


4K Upscaling: Yes
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:1200
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Direct LED / Yes
LED Technology:Direct LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):B / Unknown
Power Switch: No

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Shutter Glasses
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9