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

Samsung Curved 55HU8500 Series (UA55HU8500 / UE55HU8500 / UN55HU8500)
alaScore 97

124 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and sound. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas views about the remote control and value for money are mixed.

image quality, usability, design, sound, size

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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alaTest has collected and analysed 6 user reviews of Samsung Curved 55HU8500 Series (UA55HU8500 / UE55HU8500 / UN55HU8500) from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: SAMSUNG UE55HU8500 TVC 55 LED UHD CURVO 3D SMART

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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

The UE55UH8500 is a worthy addition to the 4K/UHD stable, complementing its big brother, the mightily impressive UE65HU8500. There are some unsatisfying aspects to its less important features but for its sheer picture excellence it's a total delight....

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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...

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: No
DVB-T2: 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
DLNA certified: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 400 x 400


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:1200
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Direct LED

Energy Information

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

General Features

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