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Samsung 55" UHD 4K LED 3D Smart HDTV - UN55HU8550

Abt Model: UN55HU8550 | UPC Code: 887276976204
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3840 x 2160 Resolution/ UHD Upscaling/ UHD Micro Dimming/ Precision Black Local Dimming/ Wide Color Enhancer Plus/ Clear Motion Rate 1200/ Smart Hub/ UHD 4K Standard Future Proof/ Quad Screen/ Smart View 2.0/ ConnectShare Movie/ 3D Full HDTV/ Built-In Wi-Fi/ UHD 4K Standard Future Proof/ Black/Chrome Silver Finish
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Samsung 55" UHD 4K LED 3D Smart HDTV - UN55HU8550 / UN55HU8550FXZA

Experience real world resolution with the Samsung Smart HU8550 UHD TV. The U8550 includes exclusive technology that delivers incredibly lifelike UHD 4K picture quality. Watch any movie, sport, disc or streaming app at 4 times the resolution of full HD with UHD Upscaling.

Features:

  • See a Picture That's More Lifelike
    See a picture that's more lifelike than ever with Samsung Smart UHD. Samsung Ultra High Definition TV displays your movies, sports and shows at 4x the resolution of Full HD and upscales your existing entertainment with incredible detail. Samsung UHD is also UHD 4K Standard Future Ready, so you'll never get left behind as new 4k standards and smart technology arrive.
  • UHD Upscaling
    UHD Upscaling delivers the complete UHD picture experience with a proprietary process including signal analysis, noise reduction, UHD upscaling and detail enhancement to seamlessly upconvert SD, HD or full HD content to UHD-level picture quality.
  • UHD Dimming
    UHD Micro Dimming precisely scans an incredible amount of zones across the entire image and adjusts brightness to deliver deeper darks and brighter whites. It virtually eliminates the "halo" effect and image distortion, so you'll enjoy a crystal clear picture.
  • Precision Black Local Dimming
    Experience sharper contrast with Precision Black Local Dimming. It dims LEDs behind the darkest area of the picture for greater contrast and darker blacks, while the brighter elements remain as bright as they should be. Sit back and enjoy the picture.
  • Wide Color Enhancer Plus
    With Wide Color Enhancer Plus, you'll witness a wider spectrum of colors on your screen, just like the director intended. You'll enjoy enriched colors while watching your favorite movies and shows, even older, non-HD content.
  • Clear Motion Rate 1200
    View every detail of action packed movies and sports with Clear Motion Rate 1200, the ultimate level of motion clarity. The Samsung CMR uses the frame refresh rate, image processor speed and backlight technology to measure fast action.
  • Smart TV
    Explore movies, shows, apps and social media on the intuitive and intelligent Samsung Smart TVs. Browse a new world of TV entertainment quickly and simply with a powerful processor and helpful tools like S Recommendation.
  • Smart Hub
    Enjoy everything you love in one place. The Smart Hub organizes your entertainment into 5 panels. Effortlessly navigate through live TV, movies, streaming content, social networks, apps plus games and more.
  • S Recommendation
    Receive personalized TV and movie recommendations based on your own preferences and what's popular and trending. Just ask your TV things like "what action movies are on" or open the Smart Hub to browse suggestions.
  • Voice Interaction
    Easily control your TV with Voice Interaction. Voice command lets you talk to the TV to search what's on or to perform basic commands such as "last channel," "record" or "turn off." You can also add an acessory camera, which recognizes your hand motions to browse the Smart Hub, play games and more.
  • UHD 4K Standard Future Proof
    Stay current as UHD 4K standards continue to advance. Not only does the One Connect Box update your TV with the newest software and features, it also makes your TV ready for any and all possible 4K formats. With the One Connect Box, the evolution of UHD 4K will never leave you behind.
  • Smart Evolution
    As technology advances, Samsung Smart Evolution updates your TV with our latest software and features so you're never left behind. Simply plug an Evolution Kit into a port on the back of the TV. Then watch in awe as your Samsung Smart TV upgrades into a better, faster device.
  • Smart Remote Control
    The Smart Remote Control gives you ultimate control of your Smart TV. Select TV functions by talking into the built-in microphone. You can also use the touchpad to navigate quickly, or use the remote like a mouse and simply point and click.
  • Quad Screen
    Transform your TV into four screens that can access live TV, video clips and the web all at once. Watch your favorite golf tournament on one screen and search the web for current standings on another. Then watch a video tutorial to master your swing while navigating your Smart TV panel on the fourth screen.
  • Quad Core Processor
    Enjoy a fluid browsing experience with Quad Core Processor. Seamlessly switch between apps, stream content and multi-task faster.
  • Smart View 2.0
    Turn your compatible mobile devices into a second TV with Smart View 2.0. Whatever is playing on your TV, Netflix, VOD or live TV can be streamed to your mobile device as a second viewing option. This lets you watch your favorite movies, shows and sports all around the house.
  • Screen Mirroring
    Enjoy your entertainment content from your compatible mobile device on your big screen. Screen Mirroring allows you to wirelessly access and share videos, photos and music from your PC, tablet, camera, mobile device to your Smart TV.
  • Instant On
    Tired of waiting for your HD TV to warm up? Your Samsung HD TV turns on 4 times faster with Instant On, so you can quickly begin browsing apps or watching your favorite movies, sports or shows.
  • Anynet+
    Redefine the universal remote with Anynet+ from Samsung. Control up to twelve compatible devices and streamline your device management for a better user experience.
  • ConnectShare™ Movie
    Watch videos, play music or view photos from a USB connection with ConnectShare Movie. You don't need a PC or special equipment—just plug your USB directly into your Samsung TV's USB Port and entertain family and friends.
  • Full Web Browser
    Browse the web on your Smart TV to find the latest content. Enjoy everything from online shopping and social media browsing to entertainment news and the latest YouTube hits. Catch up on all the trending news and then go back to watching TV.
  • Eco Senor
    With Eco Sensor, your TV can intelligently adapt its picture according to the intensity of the light in the room. This technology measures the amount of existing light and automatically adjusts the brightness of the image on your TV plus saves energy.
  • DTS Premium Sound | 5.1™ Decoding
    Delivers immersive 5.1 surround sound from any DTS-encoded content and converts any two-channel audio content into a 5.1 DTS surround sound track for discrete surround sound playback. Experience surround sound with maximum bass response, dialog clarity and consistent volume levels from all your content, including Blu-ray movies, TV programming, streaming and games.

Specifications:

Design

  • Type: LED
  • Design: Black/Chrome Silver
  • Bezel Width: 0.3" thin
  • Stand Type (Color): T-Shape (Silver)

Video

  • Screen Size: Diagonal length of a TV screen or monitor 54.6"
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160
  • Clear Motion Rate: 1200
  • UHD Up-scaling: Quadmatic Picture Engine

Audio

  • Dolby: MS11
  • Sound Effect: DTS Studio Sound
  • DTS Premium Sound: DTS Premium Sound 5.1
  • Sound Output (RMS): 10W x 2 / Woofer 10W x 2
  • Speaker Type: Front Firing + New Waveguide

Features

  • Smart Hub: Yes
  • Processor: Quad Core
  • Apps Platform: Yes
  • Voice Interaction: Yes
  • Motion Control: Yes
  • Smart View 2.0: Content Sharing + Smart View
  • 3D: Yes
  • Ultra Clear Panel: Yes
  • Dimming Technology: UHD Dimming
  • Wide Color Enhancer: Yes
  • ConnectShare™ : Movie
  • RVU: Yes (Direct TV Ready)
  • OSD Language: English, Spanish, French
  • Closed Captioning: Yes
  • Electronic Program Guide (Channel Guide): Yes
  • History: Yes
  • V-Chip: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
  • Game Mode: Yes
  • MHL: Yes
  • Eco Sensor: Yes

Inputs & Outputs

  • HDMI: 4 (HDMI 2.0)
  • USB: 3
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Component: 1
  • Composite In (AV): 2(1Common Use for Component Y)
  • RF In (Terrestrial/Cable Input): 1/1(Common Use for Terrestrial)/0
  • Digital Audio Out (Optical): 1
  • Audio Out (Mini Jack): 1
  • IR out: Yes
  • RS232C: 1
  • One Connect: Ready

Power

  • Power Supply (V): AC110-120V 60Hz

System

  • DTV Tuner: ATSC / Clear QAM

Accessory

  • 3D Active Glasses: 4 (SSG-5150GB)
  • IR Extender Cable: Yes
  • Remote: Samsung Smart Control (TM1490A)
  • Remote Control Battery: Yes
  • Mini Wall Mount Compatibility: Yes
  • Vesa Wall Mount Compatibility: Yes
  • Slim Gender Cable: Yes
  • Power Cable: Yes
  • User Manual: Yes
  • E-Manual: Yes

Approximate Dimensions

  • Product Size (WxDxH) Without Stand: 48.4" x 1.4" x 27.8"
  • Product Size (WxDxH) With Stand: 48.4" x 10.6" x 29.4"
  • Shipping Size (WxDxH): 54.3" x 6.5" x 31.9"

Approximate Weight:

  • Product Weight Without Stand: 39.2 lb.
  • Product Weight with Stand (lb): 46.5 lb.
  • Shipping: 56.0 lb.

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Years Parts And Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Television TypeLED
LED TechnologyYes
Screen Size55
Aspect Ratio16:09
Resolution4K
3DYes
Refresh Rate120Hz
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power10 Watts
LEDYes
Built-In WiFiYes
Internet Movie StreamingYes
Number of HDMI Inputs4
USB PortYes
PC ConnectionYes
Built-in-TunerYes
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, USB, Ethernet, Composite
Output ConnectorsOptical
Wall-MountableYes
Width (inches)48.4
Height (inches)29.4
Panel Depth (inches)1.4
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Samsung 55" UHD 4K LED 3D Smart HDTV
 
4.7

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright display (36)
  • Realistic color (32)
  • Lightweight (25)
  • Built-in speakers (15)
  • Durable (7)

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (5)
  • Home theater (4)
  • Movies (3)
  • Wall mounting (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

An amazing TV this is the top of the line for the 50-55 class

I've always wanted a high quality HDTV and this model has exceeded my expectations. I've had other HDTV experiences LED and LCD and after watching this TV you will be spoiled on the clarity,...Read complete review

I've always wanted a high quality HDTV and this model has exceeded my expectations. I've had other HDTV experiences LED and LCD and after watching this TV you will be spoiled on the clarity, you can never look at another TV the same again. Even if there is not a lot of 4K content out yet, but when you see the potential of 4K and how amazing it looks you will see how great HD content will be when they start pushing up to this. Even if there is not a lot of 4K out there this TV still sets the bar very high and makes everything look amazing. The upscaling makes normal Blue Rays almost seem like they are 4K quality. Even major TV channels that run 1080i look fantastic. Watching movie channels has become a whole new experience for me. One drawback that I do see is some TV channels just do not upscale that well. The bad HD quality out there and standard definition will look a tad bit blurry on the TV but adjusting setting will help with that. The 3D feature is also amazing paired with the clarity, I'm just blown away by it as well. The smart TV functions work smoothly and I'm very happy with the response of the remotes and what you can do with the TV. I haven't mastered all of the features, but the set up was very easy and I was up and running in virtually minutes after connecting everything. Having a very good internet connection and strong WIFI signal makes things smoother. Sound is surprisingly good if you use the clear voice function or movie setting. I was thinking about getting a sound bar but now I don't think its needed. Now for the drawbacks, like I said before the upscaling can be bad for some HD TV channels that are just not shot with quality HD cameras or have quality signals. I wish they could make a feature where you can turn off the upscaling or choose a select output to watch in. I also don't like the picture ratio choices, it seems there should be more but really I am nitpicking. I'm satisfied with the Smart Hub and the apps, but I see that the Netflix app is kinda glitchy right now, one day it works now it does not. I'm not sure if this is just an app issue with Netflix or the TV. I hope they work on that because Netflix is the one streaming 4K content so without the Netflix app the ability to stream 4K content suffers and hurts the fun of enjoying 4K on the TV. But I'm extremely glad I made this purchase and would recommend anyone that wants a top of the line TV to go get this model right now. It is extremely worth it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good looking TV but there might be better options out there

I would recommend waiting a bit before purchasing this model. LG, Panasonic and of course Sony all have comparable models coming soon and they may be better choices. The TV is edge-lit and...Read complete review

I would recommend waiting a bit before purchasing this model. LG, Panasonic and of course Sony all have comparable models coming soon and they may be better choices. The TV is edge-lit and I do sometimes notice the light coming in towards the screen center even with Darkest contrast setting. Screen looks good but Smart features just aren't there yet, and it uses Active 3d which is a bit annoying (batteries and weight and glasses can turn off during use) and passive would be fine for 1080p 120hz 3d content so no reason for active. [NOTE: At present, 4/8/14, there are no Smart Apps available for this TV at all, only a web browser] Technical Support at Samsung is less than useful and only seems to have information already available on the website, but at least they are polite in their rhetoric. Smart remote is cute and includes mouse/pointer capability but multifunction remote is just average and cannot compare to Logitech remotes. Bottom line, it's a decent TV which looks good but may not be the vest value as more models hit the streets this year. Note that there is almost no way at all to view 4k content of any media at this time on Samsung UHD TV. There is no Evolution Kit, no USB drive included with samples, no support for youtube 4k (yet) and no apps to stream Netflix 4k (yet). Even downloaded videos in formats like .mov won't play on the TV from external storage (my PC). I recommend waiting for more models to come out from the competitors before making a purchase of 4k TV in 2014.

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5.0

great t.v.

By technerd

from Chicago

Pros

  • Bright display
  • Built-In Speakers
  • Lightweight
  • Realistic color

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

    Comments about Samsung 55" UHD 4K LED 3D Smart HDTV:

    Ultra Night Definition is the best there is out there right now, and this tv has it all.

    Comment on this review

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Awesome TV

    By Anonymous

    from Marysville, WA, USA

    Pros

    • Bright display
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Samsung 55" UHD 4K LED 3D Smart HDTV:

        Picture quality is awesome!! Apps are great! I have owned both the TV and Samsung sound bar for about 6 months now and both are great items. Only issue I have is that when the TV is connected to the Samsung sound bar, I get audio stutter every once in a while and have yet to figure out why this is happening. Both the TV and sound bar are new so I am not sure if it is a TV or sound bar issue.

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        5.0

        Easy setup verizon fios

        By Mwuy

        from Delaware, USA

        Pros

        • Realistic color
        • smart tv worked great with fios

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Samsung 55" UHD 4K LED 3D Smart HDTV:

            The upscaling was the reason for purchase of this set compared with the Sony 850x and lg 9500 series and they all matched up and were comparable . I also believe the active 3d glasses were another plus

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            WOW!!!!

            By O.G.

            from Chicago

            About Me Enthusiast

            Pros

            • All the connections options I could ever need
            • Best looking TV out there
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Energy Efficient

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Samsung 55" UHD 4K LED 3D Smart HDTV:

              Awesome looking T.V.
              UHD is the future

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Expectations are real!!!!

              By Joe

              from Park Ridge, Illinois

              About Me Power User

              Verified Buyer
              Site Member

              Pros

              • All the connections options I could ever need
              • Best looking TV out there
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Energy Efficient
              • Good Remote Control
              • Great Picture Quality
              • LED-backlit
              • Picture Perfect
              • Reduced Glare

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Home Theater
                • Video Games

                Comments about Samsung 55" UHD 4K LED 3D Smart HDTV:

                Wireless connection never worked better.
                Smart TV remote is very useful.
                Easy to access Internet, DVD player & Apple tv.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Salespersons are very knowledgeable. No pressure.
                Answerered all my questions.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Outstanding Picture After Adjustment

                By Fred

                from Providence, RI

                About Me Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Energy Efficient
                • Great Picture
                • Software Can Be Updated

                Cons

                • Adjustments Needed to Get Best Picture

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about Samsung 55" UHD 4K LED 3D Smart HDTV:

                Out of the box, the picture was too dark on the standard setting. Auto-dimming also contributes to its being too dark. Turn off auto dimming. Customer Service will recommend using Dynamic picture setting. If you have a bright room, this setting is good. But at night it washes out the picture somewhat. I tweeted the Standard setting by raising the backlight setting, brightness setting and the Color saturation setting. Do not raise them too much. You will see the changes to the picture as you make the changes.

                I can't report on the sound quality because I attached my Sony sound bar to this TV and it sounds great with it.

                You will need Samsung Customer Service at some point during the set up. There is just too much going on with this TV to figure it all out yourself unless you have experience. You will need to update the software as one of your first post-setup tasks. The quality of Samsung customer service will depend heavily on the knowledge of the rep you get. I had excellent help twice and then someone who knew nothing when I needed help with WiFi dropping out.

                SUMMARY: Great TV. Awesome picture quality after you make adjustments. Watching a 3D movie on Netflix was awesome!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent Product

                By Fred21

                from Monroe Township, NJ, USA

                Pros

                • Bright display
                • Competitively priced
                • Durable
                • Realistic color

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Samsung 55" UHD 4K LED 3D Smart HDTV:

                    I have had a number of Samsung products and have been pleased with all of them. This TV is excellent with a picture that is overwhelming. It was easy to set up and works great. My only negative with the set-up was the lack of detailed clarity for the use of all of the inputs and a detailed view of the connections plane in the manual.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent

                    By wariskind

                    from New York, NY

                    Pros

                    • Bright display
                    • Built-In Speakers
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Realistic color

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Samsung 55" UHD 4K LED 3D Smart HDTV:

                        I'm still discovering new things on the tv.Is absolutely awesome.Keep up the good work and I'll be buying Samsung.

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Picture Quality

                        By Retired529

                        from Fort Myers, FL, USA

                        Pros

                        • Bright display
                        • Realistic color

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Samsung 55" UHD 4K LED 3D Smart HDTV:

                            The picture quality is superb. As the TV is new we are still trying to determine everything the smart TV will do. We have determined that adding a surround sound system will enhance the sound to match the picture quality. Still haven't gotten it to connect to my PC.

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                            4.0

                            8550 Review

                            By CBDemented

                            from Jacksonville, FL, USA

                            Pros

                            • Bright display
                            • easy setup for novices using presets
                            • Lightweight
                            • Realistic color

                            Cons

                            • hdmi signalling issues with avr 4k upscaling

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Samsung 55" UHD 4K LED 3D Smart HDTV:

                              I was an early adopter of the UN55HU8550, purchasing it the first week it was available. Overall, I've been very happy with the purchase. The picture is stellar, the aps more than adequate and useful, and connectivity is easy to achieve. All in all, I'm happy I went with the flat panel, and would recommend the set for anyone wishing to become an early 4k adopter.

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