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Samsung Curved 65HU8500 Series (UA65HU8500 / UE65HU8500 / UN65HU8500)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 199 reviews of Samsung Curved 65HU8500 Series (UA65HU8500 / UE65HU8500 / UN65HU8500). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the color and design. The sound and usability also get good views. There are some mixed views about the price, and there are some critical opinions about the durability and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung Curved 65HU8500 Series (UA65HU8500 / UE65HU8500 / UN65HU8500) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Samsung Curved 65HU8500 Series (UA65HU8500 / UE65HU8500 / UN65HU8500) from 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 Comments about the price and design are generally positive. The sound and usability also get good views, whereas the reliability and remote control get less positive views.

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64% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Tv Samsung UE65HU8500 UHD 4kSamsung UE65HU8500 65-inch 4K UHD 3D Smart LED TVUE65HU8500 65 LED UHD CURVO SA

Nov, 2015

hcc best buy

Expert review by: John Archer (

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: John Archer (

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: Steve May (

Samsung UE65HU8500 curved 4K TV review


Its maker believes you'll all go ape for its banana-shaped Samsung UE65HU8500 4K flagship. But it's Netflix 4K that really wows...

4K picture performance ; Twin tuner functionality ; Aggressive pricing

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

With its innovative curved design and leading-edge spec, this advanced 4K UHD screen from Samsung demands to be seen. With native 4K streaming content, image quality is simply sensational. Colour vibrancy and dynamics are extraordinary.

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

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 (

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...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Steve May (

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 (

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

Consumer review by: Stephen (

Samsung UE65HU8500


Good TV

Extremely limited 4K content

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Leonard (

Samsung UE65HU8500


looks nice

Unable to get a good picture won't conect to Sony sound system . Suplier will not send a set up team even though I'm willing to pay . It was bought 27 th December 2013 . I'm left at the moment with a ver expensive tv with a picture that is blurred and...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Ed (

Samsung UE65HU8500


The 3D is superb on this product and although I delayed buying a sound-bar or similar, the sound from the set is not bad at all and I haven't noticed any annoying distortion at all

Not yet :-)

Dec, 2014