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Samsung 50" HU8500 Series (UN 50HU8500, 50HU8550)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 250 reviews of Samsung 50" HU8500 Series (UN 50HU8500, 50HU8550). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the sound and remote control. The design and usability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the durability and price.

image quality, usability, design, remote control, sound

price, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung 50" HU8500 Series (UN 50HU8500, 50HU8550) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 50" HU8500 Series (UN 50HU8500, 50HU8550)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 user reviews of Samsung 50" HU8500 Series (UN 50HU8500, 50HU8550) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Comments about the sound and design are overall positive. The remote control and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive comments about the durability and price. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

image quality, usability, remote control, design, sound

price, durability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung UN50HU8550 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TVSamsung UN50HU8550 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung 50" HU8500 Series (UN 50HU8500, 50HU8550)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Samsung 50" HU8500 Series (UN 50HU8500, 50HU8550) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the sound. The price also gets good views.

design, price, sound

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung UN50HU8550 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TVSamsung UN50HU8550 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Samsung UNHU8550: Best 4K TV of the year doesn't come cheap (review)

 

With 4K TVs, great picture quality is still gonna cost ya. Samsung's feature-rich, high-style HU8550 costs less than the very highest-end 4K sets this year, but it's still expensive. On the other hand it's among the best-performing TVs on the market.

The Samsung UNHU8550 4K LED LCD has an excellent picture with deep black levels, accurate color and solid uniformity with little blooming. It costs less than Samsung's curved 4K LED LCD and doesn't have the curve's picture-quality issues. Its styling...

The HU8550 is relatively expensive, and the high resolution is very difficult to discern, especially with non-4K content.

The Samsung HU8550 offers our favorite combination of picture quality and features in a 4K TV this year, making it a good value despite the high price.

Nov, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Samsung UN50HU8550FXZA

 

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.

With the limitations of the content in mind, native 4K movies look genuinely impressive on the 65HU8550 through the sheer technical achievement of its higher resolution. I watched Star Trek: Into Darkness and Night at the Museum on the 65HU8550, and...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by (lcdtvbuyingguide.com)

Samsung UN50HU8550 4K 120Hz Smart LED TV

 

This is actual hardware local dimming instead of software dimming seen on lower tier Samsung LEDs this year. It makes much more of a positive impact on picture quailty. We felt the image with this feature on was better than off, which is a rare case...

4K is still in the early stages. Last year we saw 4K TVs released that didn't have HDMI 2.0 built right in. That puts early adopters in a bad postion. They have to rely on the manufacturer to upgrade their TVs. The HU8550 has 4 HDMI 2.0 inputs right on...

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Great tv"

 

I got the 65hu8550. The first one I bought had the QS04 panel. Checking AVS forum revealed that this was not a Samsung panel. The picture was good, but started turning on and off randomly. I had to return it. The exchange tv I received had a TS02...

Great picture, nice smart tv features

price/panel lottery

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"The best LED TV I've seen yet "

 

Samsung hit one out of the park with the HU8550. For an LED it has excellent black levels and great colors. Motion is extremely smooth with no soap opera effect at all that I've noticed with the multiple settings I've toyed around with. I ended up...

Excellent black levels and unnoticeable input lag, great gaming TV

Nothing yet

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"New TV already experiencing problems"

 

I purchased this TV three weeks ago and have been fairly impressed by the picture quality. However, about a week ago the TV started randomly turning itself off and then immediately turning itself back on. Two times there has been a loud whirring noise...

Great picture

Randomly turning off/on

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Great TV for a smaller room

 

This TV has a wonderful picture. The sound is a little weak

May, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Great 3D. Great, sharp UHD picture.

 

The 3-D quality on this television is the most realistic that I have ever seen. The reason may be due to the ACTIVE 3-D, as opposed to the passive TV, one sees in movie theaters.

May, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

excellent TV, had to turn the saturation down a li

 

Had to turn the saturation down a little but WOW what a picture.

May, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Excellent picture and smart options

 

I already had the 65 inch version of this TV and I loved it so much I bought the 50 inch version for the bedroom. The picture is excellent and the smart options can't be beat.

May, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20
Subwoofer RMS power:20

Design

Color of product:Black, Silver

Display

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:50
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Motion interpolation frequency:1200
Motion interpolation technology:CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160

Energy Management

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:110 - 120
Input frequency:60
Input Voltage:110 - 120

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:15.7 x 15.7

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Number of OSD languages:3
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP, FRE

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:6.3
Package height:29.1
Package width:49.8

Performance

Motion control:Y
Voice control:Y

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub): No
Remote (IR) output:1
RF ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:110 - 120

Smart TV

Interactive TV: Yes
Internet TV: Yes
Smart TV: Yes

TV Tuner

Digital signal format system:ATSC
Tuner Type:Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.4
Depth (with stand):10.6
Height:25.4
Height (with stand):27
Package depth:6.3
Package height:29.1
Package width:49.8
Weight:518.5
Weight with stand:635.3
Width:43.9
Width (with stand):43.9