55" HU8500 Curved Smart 3D UHD 4K LED TV

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55" HU8500 Curved Smart 3D UHD 4K LED TV

FEATURES

CURVED SCREEN

Curved Screen

Surround your senses with the Samsung Curved UHD, the future of TV viewing.

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CURVED SCREEN

Wider viewing angles

Designed with a 4.2m radius curvature optimised for the average viewing distance¹ of most living rooms, it also offers a wider field of view by shortening the distance between you and the screen's corners to create more natural viewing angles.

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CURVED SCREEN

Deeper sense of depth

Auto Depth Enhancer technology makes you feel like you're literally there by analysing different areas on screen and applying contrast enhancements to each of these areas to provide a superior sense of depth.

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UHD UP-SCALING

UHD Up-scaling

Enjoy all your favourite live TV shows and Blu-Ray discs crisper than ever before.

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CLEARER

PurColour

Appreciate the purest expression of colour. With the ability to produce more accurate and natural colours than ever before, your TV screen will open a new window into reality.

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CLEARER

4 Times More Detail than Full HD

UHD produces the brightest, clearest images with four times the detail of Full HD to deliver an amazing viewing experience.

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FUTURE READY

UHD Smart Evolution Kit

Unique to Samsung, the UHD Smart Evolution Kit² completely reengineers your TV without having to replace it. The HU8500 is compatible with all current UHD connected sources and can be upgraded to be compatible with future UHD standards as well.

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  • Multiscreen viewing

    Samsung's Multi-Link Screen³ brings a broader level of multitasking to your viewing experience as it provides the ability to view multiple screens at once.

  • Quad Core Plus

    The new Samsung Smart TV experience is lightning fast on the HU8500 thanks to the Quad Core Plus processor which is up to two times faster than Quad Core, delivering quicker loading and navigation. The powerful processor significantly boosts performance with speedier access to Smart features and true multitasking capabilities.

  • S Recommendation

    S Recommendation with Voice Interaction⁴ lets you discover more of the TV you love by suggesting what's new to watch based on what you like. It intelligently learns your preferences; the more you watch the smarter it gets.

  • Smart Hub

    The industry's reference Smart platform⁵ just got better. The leading Smart TV experience is now even more powerful, with faster access to Smart features, true multitasking and an intuitive interface.

  • Games Panel

    The exciting new Games panel lets you and your family enjoy a wide variety of fun games instantly on the largest screen in your home, without the need for any additional hardware.

  • Samsung Smart Control

    The new Samsung Smart Control combines a premium metallic ergonomic design with motion recognition, a touch pad and a new button console to provide you with simpler, more accurate content selection and ultra-responsive control.

A Closer Look

  • Everything looks super-sharp, no matter the source.

    Through a UHD up-scaling process, the UHD picture engine converts Full HD, HD and lower resolution sources to nearly-UHD clarity.

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  • Stay in touch.

    A built-in camera pops up for easy Skype™ sessions with family and friends, or for controlling your TV with gestures. When it's not in use, the camera stays hidden to keep the beautiful, clean curve of your TV.

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  • With its screen floating above a metal plate, this TV frames whatever you're watching so beautifully, it's as if nothing else exists.

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  • It's like you're there.

    With ultra-high-definition sharpness, colour accuracy and picture clarity, absolutely nothing comes between you and the most mind-blowingly vivid viewing experience.

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  • The screen is uniformly curved.

    The screen is curved at just the right angle to provide the optimal viewing distance in your living room.

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tech specs

  • Resolution
    3840 x 2160
  • Smart Hub
    Yes
  • 3D
    Yes

Product (LED,PDP,OLED)

  • Product (LED,PDP,OLED)

    LED

Series

  • Series

    8

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Curved

  • Curved

    Yes

Display

  • Inch

    55 (138)

  • Resolution

    3840 x 2160

  • Ultra Clear Panel

    Yes

Video

  • UHD Upscaling

    Yes

  • Clear Motion Rate

    1200

  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio

    Mega DCR

  • Micro Dimming

    UHD Dimming

  • Precision Black (Local Dimming)

    Yes

  • Wide Colour Enhancer (Plus)

    Yes

  • Wide Colour Gamut

    No

  • PurColour

    Yes

  • Auto Depth Enhancer

    Yes

  • Film Mode

    Yes

  • Motion and Black Enhancer

    No

  • Motion Judder Canceller

    No

  • Cinema Smooth

    No

  • Natural Mode Support

    Yes

Audio

  • Dolby MS10 / MS11

    MS11

  • DTS Studio Sound / DNSe+

    DNSE+

  • DTS Premium Sound / DTS Premium Sound 5.1

    DTS Premium Sound 5.1

  • 3D Sound

    Yes

  • Auto Volume Leveler

    Yes

  • Sound Customiser

    Yes

  • Sound Output (RMS)

    60W (Front TW (10W+10W) , Front Mid (10W+10W) , Woofer Left 10W+10W)

  • Speaker Type

    Front Firing + New Waveguide

  • Woofer

    Yes

Smart TV

  • Smart Hub

    Yes

  • On TV

    Yes

  • Movies & TV Shows

    Yes

  • Multimedia

    Yes

  • Apps

    Yes

  • News On

    Yes

  • Game

    Yes

  • Multi-Screen (Dual / Quad Screen)

    Quad

  • Skype™ on Samsung TV

    Yes

  • Social TV

    Yes

  • Samsung Sports Experience (SSE)

    No

  • Web Browser

    Yes

Smart Interaction

  • Voice Interaction

    EU 17 Countries (UK, IE, FR, DE, IT, ES, NL, BE, LU, SE, FI, NO, DK, PL, PT, AT, CH)

  • Voice Control

    Yes

  • Built In Camera

    Yes

  • Face Recognition

    Yes

  • Motion control

    Yes

Convergence

  • AllShare - Content Sharing

    Yes

  • AllShare - Screen Mirroring

    Yes

  • Samsung SMART View

    Yes

  • ISP Bound Service

    No

  • Smart Home

    Yes (UK, FR, DE, IT, ES)

  • Wake On LAN

    No

Feature

  • Samsung 3D

    Yes

  • 3D Converter

    Yes

  • Multi view

    No

  • Instant On

    Yes

  • Quad Core

    No

  • Quad Core+

    Yes

  • Accessibility (TTS / Zoom)

    Zoom

  • Digital Clean View

    Yes

  • Auto Channel Search

    Yes

  • Auto Power Off

    Yes

  • Clock & On / Off Timer

    Yes

  • Sleep Timer

    Yes

  • BD Wise Plus

    Yes

  • Calibration Mode

    No

  • Caption (Subtitle)

    Yes

  • Channel List USB-Clone

    No

  • ConnectShare™ (HDD)

    Yes

  • ConnectShare™ (USB 2.0)

    Movie

  • AC / DC TV

    No

  • USB Copy

    No

  • Football Mode

    Yes

  • Screen Capture

    No

  • Zero Power Consumption

    No

  • Embeded POP

    Yes

  • EPG

    Yes

  • Extended PVR

    Yes

  • Game Mode

    Yes

  • History

    Yes

  • IP Video Closed Caption

    No

  • Network Speaker Support

    Yes

  • OSD Language

    27 European Languages

  • Picture-In-Picture

    Yes

  • BT HID Built-in

    Yes

  • Screen Burn Protection

    No

  • Smart Evolution Ready (Set Back / One Connect)

    Ready (One Connect)

  • TV SoundConnect

    Yes

  • USB HID Support

    Yes

  • Teletext (TTX)

    Yes

  • GUI

    Golden Bridge

  • Time Shift

    Yes

  • Analog Clean View

    No

System

  • DTV Tuner

    DVB-T / C / S2

  • Analog Tuner

    Yes

  • 2 Tuner

    Yes

  • CI / CI+ / 2CI+

    CI+ (1.3)

  • MHP / MHEG / HbbTV / ACAP / GINGA / OHTV / BRL

    HbbTV ( DE, ES, PT, FR, BE, NL, LU, CH. PL, CZ )

Connectivity

  • HDMI

    4

  • USB

    3

  • Component In (Y/Pb/Pr)

    1

  • Composite In (AV)

    2 (1Common Use for Component Y)

  • Ethernet (LAN)

    1

  • Headphone

    No

  • Audio Out (Mini Jack / LR)

    1

  • Digital Audio Out (Optical)

    1

  • PC In (D-sub)

    No

  • PC / DVI Audio In (Mini Jack)

    No

  • RF In (Terrestrial / Cable input / Satellite Input)

    1 / 1 (Common Use for Terrestrial) / 2

  • Ex-Link ( RS-232C )

    No

  • IR Out

    Yes (15 European Countries)

  • CI Slot

    1

  • Scart

    No

  • Wi-Fi Direct

    Yes

  • MHL 3

    Yes

  • One Connect (Jack)

    Yes

  • USB Mirroring

    No

  • MHL

    Yes

  • Dongle Ready (3G / LTE)

    No

  • InstaPort S (HDMI quick switch)

    No

  • Wireless LAN Adapter Support

    No

  • Wireless LAN Built-in

    Yes

  • Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)

    Yes

Design

  • Design

    Curved T-Shape

  • Bezel Type

    VNB (10mm)

  • Front Colour

    Black

  • Light Effect (Deco)

    Yes

  • Stand Type

    Curved T-Shape

  • Swivel (Left/Right)

    No

  • Camera Type

    No

Eco

  • Eco Sensor

    Yes

  • Energy Efficiency Class

    B

  • Lead Presence

    Yes

Power

  • Power Supply

    AC220-240V 50/60Hz

  • Power Consumption (Max)

    267W

  • Power Consumption (Energy Saving Mode)

    108W

  • Power Consumption (IEC 62087 Edition 2)

    145W

  • Peak Luminance Ratio

    66%

  • Yearly Power Consumption (EU standard,kWh)

    201kWh

Dimension

  • Package Size (WxHxD)

    1337 x 843 x 225

  • Set with Stand (WxHxD)

    1232.6 x 767.6 x 307.9

  • Set without Stand (WxHxD)

    1232.6 x 723.0 x 92.9

Weight

  • Package Weight

    32.5kg

  • Set Weight with Stand

    23.8kg

  • Set Weight without Stand

    20.2kg

Accessory

  • 3D Active Glasses (Included)

    2 (SSG-5100GB)

  • Remote Controller Model

    TM1490A + TM1240A

  • Battery (for Remote Control)

    Yes

  • Samsung Smart Touch Control (Included)

    Yes

  • Electric Stand Support

    No

  • Electric Wall Mount Support

    No

  • Ultra Slim Wall Mount Support

    Yes

  • Mini Wall Mount Support

    Yes

  • Vesa Wall Mount Support

    Yes

  • Floor Stand Support

    Yes

  • TV Camera (Included)

    No

  • IR Extender Cable (Included)

    Yes

  • Network Speaker (Included)

    No

  • Wireless Keyboard (Included)

    No

  • User Manual

    Yes

  • Wireless LAN Adapter (Included)

    No

  • E-Manual

    Yes

  • ANT-Cable

    No

  • Power Cable

    Yes

  • Slim Gender Cable

    Yes

REVIEWS (24)

Owners Overall Ratings

24 out of 24 (100%) customers recommend this product

  • Features4.9/5.0
  • Performance5.0/5.0
  • Design4.8/5.0
  • Value4.6/5.0

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SAM55

2014-07-07

  • Features4/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value5/5.0

Outstanding television

The picture on this television is just absolutely lush. Even without 4k, normal HD and blu ray images are crisper, brighter and more vibrant than before.

My only gripe is the lack of 4k content available in the UK to stream at the moment, this is not anything against the TV itself, its hard to find anything bad to say. love the curve, this does seem to be a hot topic for debate as to whether it actually improves the viewing experience. For me it just gives the whole Tv a more sexy look...I love it!! Delighted with my purchase.

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Chamby

2014-05-27

  • Features5/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value5/5.0

Samsung Curved .... Marvellous .

Supperb picture and sound quality . Once youve calibrated it , the results are stunning . Its very easy and fast to use . 4K content looks breathtaking , even Standard Definition looks good .

Full HD looks excellent with the UHD Upscalling . Sound is a big improvement on previous models as well . 3D is brilliant too . The depth , colour and detail are unbelievable in 4K . The curve is a great design and does immerse you when watching movies . I highly recommend this TV , if you want great picture sound and design you cant go wrong with this model .

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R Davies

2014-05-11

  • Features5/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value5/5.0

Money well spent

Excellent TV, easy to install and set up all the features and easy to use, vision quality amazing The screen lagged behind the sound when playing BluRay but easily corrected by slowing the audio output down by 250ms

Bluboy1

2014-04-28

  • Features5/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value5/5.0

Probably the best Samsung TV yet

Had this TV since 17th April 2014. Its a stunning piece of technology but I do agree with the first post that it does take a while to set up to yourparticular liking.

4K picture quality is stunning with up scaled 1080p images not far behind. There are very minor motion issues but Ive started to ignore them and learned just to enjoy the image quality. The smart hub has to be the best available on any TV as is the web access. My only niggle is the Football Mode which gives garish images which put you off watching the sport, not a feature I would ever use again and it really is an unnecessary gizmo. Apart from that, very well done Samsung.

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John Archer

10/07/14

Samsung UE55HU8500

Pretty much as good as 55-inch TVs get if you don't mind the curve

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10/07/14

Samsung UE55HU8500

Pretty much as good as 55-inch TVs get if you don't mind the curve

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Quick Guide

5.71 MB, pdf, ENGLISH

11 Aug, 2014

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