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

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 107 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (83)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright display (80)
  • Realistic color (72)
  • Lightweight (50)
  • Built-in speakers (24)
  • Inexpensive (18)

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (4)

Best Uses

  • Home (9)
  • Home theater (6)
  • Movies (4)
  • Wall mounting (4)
  • Bedroom (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (5), Enthusiast (5), Power user (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

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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4.0

Just in time for the Super Bowl

By Patsfan341

from Jacksonville, Fl

Pros

  • Bright display
  • Inexpensive
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I bought this tv a week before the super bowl to ensure the highest quality picture for the big game. Suffice it to say, neither the tv nor the Patriots disappointed. Smart hub interface is intuitive and provides all the necessary applications to satisfy my teenage children.

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      4.0

      Great picture and features

      By LikeGadgets

      from West Michigan

      Pros

      • Bright display
      • Realistic color

      Cons

      • Poor sound

      Best Uses

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

        Great picture and the available features are amazing. Only complaint is the sound. Sounds like an old radio. You will definitely want to add a sound bar or surround system to really enjoy this TV.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Picture

        By ibfloyd

        from Covington, VA 24426, USA

        Pros

        • Bright display
        • Realistic color

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

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

          Best picture I have seen I have had three samsungs, this one has the best picture.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent TV !!

          By Marcusvslog

          from Miami, FL, USA

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              This is my first experience with a Samsung TV, but just have a Note 3 cell phone and a Tablet 8". I am very happy with all these products. Now I am sure that my next products will be from this great brand as well.

              Comment on this review

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My Ultimate Happiness

              By 1oldtimer70

              from Wilmington, NC

              Pros

              • Bright display
              • Durable
              • Inexpensive
              • Lightweight
              • Realistic color

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Enjoying all the features that come with this TV. With it attached to my surround sound it makes me feel like I'm in a IMAX theather. 3D movies are great. Enjoying the other features that Smart TV offers. Hard to get away from in front of the screen.

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A real deal

                  By flytofish

                  from Undisclosed

                  Pros

                  • Bright display

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      this unit has great features, the pointer is excellent, the picture is to die for, and can't wait to try the 3d

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I Love my 55" Samsung 8550!

                      By Agingtechietoylover

                      from Louisville KY

                      Pros

                      • Bright display
                      • Durable
                      • Inexpensive
                      • intuitive compact remote/mouse
                      • Lightweight
                      • on board apps work flawlessly.
                      • Realistic color

                      Cons

                      • may be the last set we need

                      Best Uses

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

                        I love everything about this technical wonder! The picture and the ability to manipulate several sets of picture adjustments to make the images perfect to me. The small remote/mouse works flawlessly and controls power/volume of my Denon AV Receiver and AT&T U-verse power and all functions almost out of the box. YouTube, Netflix, Amazon an Vimeo have a good selection of 4K content and up scaling works very well. U-Verse offers PPV 3D rentals of all the Action Adventure movies. We watched Guardians of the Galaxy last night and the 3D was better than in the theatre and the glasses set securely in place, even though I wear regular glasses as well. This is our 4th Samsung flatscreen. The first was a best in class 32" 1080i set. It cost a bit more than the 8550 when we bought it and it's still going strong. With all the features built into the 8550, this may be the last set we need.

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Super Picture

                        By Dave the Video Guy

                        from Fox Lake, Il.

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                        Verified Buyer

                        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

                        Cons

                        • Poor Sound Quality

                        Best Uses

                        • Bedroom
                        • Home
                        • Home Theater
                        • Movies
                        • Wall Mounting

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

                        Super easy to set up. Easy to use. Great picture, even watching some old black & white movies.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Had to contact Samsung for a question and the only thing bad was it took them two days to have a teck get back to me. Turns out I fixed it myself, had something hooked up incorrectly.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I enjoy using the technology if I am able to figure it out

                        By CoosaR2000

                        from Ohatchee, AL

                        Pros

                        • Realistic color

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            It is not as simple as I would like for it to be to learn about the capabilities...I actually would appreciate a human to talk me through it...that can understand and speak English, not just answer "FAQ's"

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                            5.0

                            Work of art

                            By lavyn

                            from Undisclosed

                            Pros

                            • Bright display
                            • Realistic color

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                After reading many reviews on the web I settled on this model and I have not been disappointed.

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