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Samsung 65" HU8500 Series (UA / UE / UN 65HU8500, 65HU8505, 65HU8550, 65HU8580, 65HU8590)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 553 reviews of Samsung 65" HU8500 Series (UA / UE / UN 65HU8500, 65HU8505, 65HU8550, 65HU8580, 65HU8590). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Comments about the price and design are overall positive. The sound and usability are also appreciated, whereas the energy efficiency and durability get mixed reviews. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability and remote control.

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size, remote control, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 65" HU8500 Series (UA / UE / UN 65HU8500, 65HU8505, 65HU8550, 65HU8580, 65HU8590) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung 65" HU8500 Series (UA / UE / UN 65HU8500, 65HU8505, 65HU8550, 65HU8580, 65HU8590)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Samsung 65" HU8500 Series (UA / UE / UN 65HU8500, 65HU8505, 65HU8550, 65HU8580, 65HU8590) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price and sound. The design and usability are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the reliability and remote control.

image quality, usability, design, sound, price

size, remote control, reliability

61% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Tv Samsung UE65HU8500 UHD 4kTv Samsung UE65HU8500 UHD 4k

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 65" HU8500 Series (UA / UE / UN 65HU8500, 65HU8505, 65HU8550, 65HU8580, 65HU8590)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 284 user reviews of Samsung 65" HU8500 Series (UA / UE / UN 65HU8500, 65HU8505, 65HU8550, 65HU8580, 65HU8590) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. People really like the price. The image quality is also appreciated, but there are some less positive views about the energy efficiency and usability.

image quality, price

usability, energy

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung UN65HU8550 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED HDTVSamsung UN65HU8550 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED HDTV

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung 65" HU8500 Series (UA / UE / UN 65HU8500, 65HU8505, 65HU8550, 65HU8580, 65HU8590)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung 65" HU8500 Series (UA / UE / UN 65HU8500, 65HU8505, 65HU8550, 65HU8580, 65HU8590) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs on Amazon.ca.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung UN65HU8550 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TVSamsung UN65HU8550 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Samsung UN65HU8550FXZA

 

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

Ultra high-definition (UHD or 4K) televisions are getting more and more affordable, but there's still very little content. The Samsung UNHU85500 series of LED-lit 4K HDTVs delivers 3,840-by-2,160 resolution, which is inherently superior to the...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Stephen (4k.com)

A Review of the Samsung UN65HU8550 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV

 

If you're looking for one of the best flat screen LCD TVs of 2014 because you're not interested in the gimmicky style of curved screens, then the Samsung UN65HU8550 65 inch 4K TV is your best bet for a happy purchase.

One of Samsung’s best flat screen 4K TVs from 2014 ; Excellent brightness ; UHD upscaling delivers value even on HD content ; Excellent contrast btw black/bright ; Smart Hub and Smart TV work wonderfully ; Not a bad price ; Broad compatibility with 4K...

Ultra Clear Panel causes reflection at off angles ; Minor edgelight bleeding ; Lacks full array LED backlighting

As one of Samsung’s best and most affordable large-screen 4K TVs, the UN65HU8550 offers a compelling package for homeowners who want 4K resolution, lots of features and excellent quality without spending several thousand dollars on one of the latest...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: televisions.reviewed.com (reviewed.com)

A TV doesn't need to be curved to deliver a great picture.

 

Not interested in the curviest, flashiest Samsung 4K on the market, but still looking for top-notch? Here you go: The Samsung UN65HU8550 (MSRP $3,499) is a 4K option that's just one step down from the company's top 2014 offering, the curved HU9000 .

Jun, 2014

hcc best buy

Expert review by: John Archer (homecinemachoice.com)

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)

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Steve May (t3.com)

Samsung UE65HU8500 curved 4K TV review

 

The Samsung 65-inch HU8500 is the world's first 4K curved screen

4K picture performance ; Twin tuner functionality ; Aggressive pricing

Awkward oval remote ; Viewing sweet spot ; Looks silly wall mounted

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: John Archer (techradar.com)

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

Ratings in depth At the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas Samsung boldly claimed that the future of TV is curved, and now it's putting its money where its mouth is by building its flagship TV series for 2014, the 4K-resolution HU8500 range, around...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Samsung UE65HU8500 review

 

A feature-packed 4K screen that dazzles with its richly-detailed and vibrant picture

Superb detail definition Pleasing upscaling Exciting picture Vibrant colours Wealth of smarts

Black levels could be stronger A little unresponsive to commands

Impressive, attractive and entertaining, this premium-quality Samsung UE65HU8500 TV makes us excited about 4K’s future.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

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

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Steve May (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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...

Apr, 2014

Editors choice

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

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...

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital DTS / Dolby MS11, DTS Premium Sound 5.1 / Dolby MS11, DTS Premium Sound 5.1, DTS Studio Sound / DTS Premium Sound 5.1 / DTS Premium Sound 5.1, DTS Studio Sound, Dolby MS11

Certificates

Green (Eco) compliant: Yes

Display

Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Mega Contrast
HD type:4K Ultra HD
OLED technology: No
Screen shape:Curved / Flat

Ergonomics

VESA mounting: Yes

Other features

Dimming type:Micro Dimming Pro

Performance

BD Wise Plus: Yes
Motion control: Yes
Picture processing technology:Samsung Wide Color Enhancer / Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Voice Control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

MHL version:3.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes

Smart TV

Lifestyle apps:skype
Screen mirroring: Yes