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Samsung Curved UE65HU8500

Samsung Curved UE65HU8500
alaScore 98

30 reviews

Sep, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the resolution and design are on the whole positive. The sound and image quality also get good opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the value for money.

image quality, sound, design, resolution

We analyzed 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

 

‘Ooh, I really want a curved TV!' said nobody ever. But today I find myself testing one anyway, thanks to Samsung's conviction that the future of TV isn't flat. In fact, so sure is the Korean screen king that bent is best that it currently only offers...

Stunning picture quality with all sources; feature- and content-rich smart system; upgradable connections and processing; good audio performance

The curve can cause reflection issues; picture presets overcooked (especially 3D)

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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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Samsung UE65HU8500 review

 

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...