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Samsung 55" Black UHD 4K LED 3D Smart HDTV - UN55HU8700

Abt Model: UN55HU8700 | UPC Code: 887276032535
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3840 x 2160 Resolution/ Curved Panel/ UHD Upscaling/ UHD Dimming/ Precision Black Local Dimming/ Ultra Clear Panel/ Wide Color Enhancer Plus/ Clear Motion Rate 1320/ Smart TV/ Smart Hub/ Quad Core Plus/ Smart View 2.0/ S Recommendation/ Smart Remote Control/ Quad Screen Multi-Link/ Screen Mirroring/ Voice Interaction/ Samsung 3D/ Instant On/ Full Web Browser/ DTS Premium Sound, 5.1 Decoding/ Black Finish
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Samsung 55" Black UHD 4K LED 3D Smart HDTV - UN55HU8700FXZA

Experience real world resolution with the new Samsung HU8700 Ultra-High Definition TV. Designed with our exclusive curved UHD TV technology, you enjoy an incredibly immersive picture quality at 4 times the resolution of Full HD. Explore the future of picture quality with the new HU8700 series.

Features:

  • Curved Panel
    Samsung’s curved screen is supported with proprietary technology that creates an accurate picture with exceptional color, without any picture distortion. It has a dramatically improved field of view that creates a panoramic effect and helps the picture feel bigger
  • 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 near UHD-level picture quality
  • UHD Dimming
    UHD 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 LED lighting behind the darkest area of the picture for greater contrast and darker blacks, while the brighter elements remain as bright as they should be
  • Ultra Clear Panel
    The Samsung Ultra Clear Panel absorbs ambient light, reduces reflections and lets the picture come to life. It displays deeper blacks and enhanced contrast for crystal clarity, reduces glare, so you can see clearly and enjoy more detail
  • 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 1320
    View every detail of action packed movies and sports with Clear Motion Rate 1320, 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 easy to use panels. Effortlessly navigate through live TV, movies, streaming content, social networks, apps plus games and more
  • Quad Core Plus
    This powerful processor speeds up your Smart Hub experience. It gives you a fluid browsing experience and enables you to switch between apps, stream content and multi-task faster. Plus, your TV will turn on 4x faster with Instant On
  • Smart View 2.0
    Turn your phone, computer or tablet into a second TV with Smart View 2.0. Whatever is playing on your TV, Netflix, VOD or live TV is streamed to your mobile device as well. This lets you watch your favorite movies, shows and sports all around the house
  • 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
  • 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 Multi-Link
    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
  • Screen Mirroring
    The screen mirroring feature allows you to mirror your phone or other compatible mobile device's screen onto the TVs screen wirelessly. This feature allows you to use your big screen television instead of your devices smaller screen for showing content, media playback, or other function
  • Voice Interaction
    Easily control your TV with Voice Interaction. Voice command lets you talk to the TV to search what’son 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
  • Samsung 3D
    Enjoy full HD 1080p in both 2D and 3D modes with Samsung's active shutter glasses
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bezel Width: 0.3"
  • Stand Type (Color): Curved T-Shape (Silver)

Video

  • Screen Size: 54.6"
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160
  • Clear Motion Rate: 1320
  • UHD Up-scaling: Yes

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

Wireless Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

General

  • Smart Hub: Yes
  • Processor: Quad Core
  • Apps Platform: Smart TV with Apps, S-Recommendation and Full Web Browser
  • Voice Interaction: Yes
  • Motion Control: Ready
  • Smart View 2.0: Yes
  • Smart Evolution Ready: Yes
  • 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
  • Anynet+™ (HDMI-CEC): Yes
  • BD Wise™: BD Wise Plus
  • Closed Captioning: Caption (Subtitle)
  • Electronic Program Guide (Channel Guide): Yes
  • History: Yes
  • V-Chip: 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
  • Typical Power Consumption: 119W
  • Maximum Power Consumption: 232W
  • Standby Power Consumption: Under 0.3W

System

  • DTV Tuner: ATSC / Clear QAM

Accessory

  • 3D Active Glasses: 4 (SSG-5150GB)
  • IR Extender Cable: Yes
  • Remote: Samsung Smart Control (TM1480A), Universal Remote Control (TM1260C)
  • Remote Control Battery: Yes
  • Mini Wall Mount Compatibility: Yes
  • Ultra Slim Wall Mount Compatibility: Yes
  • Vesa Wall Mount Compatibility: Yes (400 x 400)
  • Slim Gender Cable: Yes
  • Power Cable: Yes
  • User Manual: Yes
  • E-Manual: Yes

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Without Stand (W x H x D): 48.5" x 28.1" x 3.7"
  • With Stand (W x H x D): 48.5" x 30" x 11.3"

Approximate Weight:

  • Without Stand: 43.9 lbs
  • With Stand: 51.1 lbs
  • Shipping: 65 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Television TypeLED
Screen Size (inches)55
Aspect Ratio16:09
Resolution4K
Curved PanelNo
3DYes
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power Per Channel10 Watts
LEDYes
Built-In WiFiYes
Internet Movie StreamingYes
Number of HDMI Inputs4
USB PortYes
Built-in-TunerYes
Input ConnectorsHDMI, USB, Ethernet, Component, Composite, RF
Output ConnectorsDigital Audio, IR
Wall-MountableYes
Width (inches)48.5
Height (inches)28.1
Panel Depth (inches)3.7
  

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Samsung 55" Black UHD 4K LED 3D Smart HDTV
 
4.6

(based on 142 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (109)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright display (116)
  • Realistic color (112)
  • Lightweight (70)
  • Built-in speakers (36)
  • Durable (27)

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (8)
  • Poor quality (3)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (3)

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

 

poor black uniformity

After weeks of research I bit the bullet on this model because of its features and supposed black uniformity. Unfortunately I wish I hadn't. My whole experience has been a nightmare from damaged deliveries...Read complete review

After weeks of research I bit the bullet on this model because of its features and supposed black uniformity. Unfortunately I wish I hadn't. My whole experience has been a nightmare from damaged deliveries to replaced panels. Let me first say the picture minus the black levels are incredible. If you are in a bright scene with no dark areas around the corners then you are going to love what you see. The moment you start going into the dark scenes you will see spotlighting. I had plenty of lcd's, led's and moved onto a plasma. Since the format is dead I went back to led because the problems I had with them were supposedly fixed. The reviews for this model were amazing and all gloating about the black uniformity. My model is the complete opposite. I attached two pictures of the same scene. The first is from my original panel and the second from the new panel a tech installed. The new panel is better but there iare still problem spots. One spot on the bottom left where the led is so visible that I have to turn hdmi black to normal, dynamic contrast to off and backlight down to 6. This helps a little but the light still shines through. The top right is patchy where the led are. Its not as bright and vibrant as the lower left led but if the scenes dark on the right and light on the left the problem appears. I know some people will say its not that bad but this is a tv that is top of the line, not a low end model from a competitor. There shouldn't be any flaws, period. I should have waited for this years model because I'm sure these problems are fixed but now I'm left with a TV on my credit card that I wish I never bought.

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5.0

Great TV

By 

from Bossier City, LA

Pros

  • Bright display
  • Durable
  • Highly Configurable
  • Realistic color
  • voice control capable

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I've had this set for over a year now. It has been an excellent TV. I recently readjusted the sharpness and video mode to produce a sharper, brighter display.

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      1.0

      Second disappointment

      By 

      from Northern ca.

      Pros

      • Realistic color

      Cons

      • Poor quality
      • Reliability

      Best Uses

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

        Had less than 7monthes and starting to have issues with this second Samsung, first Samsung had to replace because of a blue line going down middle of screen, this set is starting to have problems with screen going dark for no apparent reason yet to figure out what wrong

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        5.0

        Vop93

        By 

        from Kensington, MD, USA

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            We have this large screen SMART TV for about 11 months... asolutely fantastic product... the only thing I would suiggest to imporve is its Internet browser... it is good enough but has a limited number of features to set.

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            4.0

            Phenomenal TV

            By 

            from Roanoke, VA, USA

            Pros

            • Bright display
            • Lightweight
            • Realistic color
            • unreal black levels

            Cons

            • netflix app
            • not upscaled from smart hub

            Best Uses

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

              At first I thought the curve was gimicky but once I got it in my house I am very impressed. The color quality is fantastic and it upscales very well. The only gripe I have is that when using the smart features to play video like Netflix or Hulu there is motion blur and color banding, but I guess this is because it can't upscale the content. There have been some issues with Netflix working from the Smart Hub and it seems like any update fixes it but then after the next one it stops working again. Overall though I have been impressed with the TV and am extremely satisfied.

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              5.0

              Beat TV I have ever owned

              By 

              from Norwood, MA, USA

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  This TV is by far the best I have ever purchased. It has all the bells and whistles that you could possibly want. From the design to the picture quality it is truly amazing. I would recommend this TV one hundred percent. The technology is fantastic and it is very easy to set up and watch in no time.

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                  5.0

                  Picture is breathtaking

                  By 

                  from Chicago, IL

                  Pros

                  • Bright display

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      It's absolutely stunning. I'm blown away. Picture is so real it's like looking through a window. The style and look is sleek and modern. Love the frameless design. 3D is great but the glasses hurt a little after two hours.

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                      5.0

                      The picture is wonderful

                      By 

                      from Undisclosed

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Nothing

                      Best Uses

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

                        I think its one of the best products you have made. It also looks great in the room its in.

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                        4.0

                        Best in Class

                        By 

                        from San Diego, CA

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Realistic color

                        Cons

                        • software gliches

                        Best Uses

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

                          This TV has an excellent picture and 4K looks pretty amazing. I'm not a 3D guy so its nice to have the feature but I dont really use it. They have a lot of great Apps through the app store and it syncs up great with any media devices on the network for streaming. The one area the TV lacks is that the built in software could be a little less buggy. After some routine updates, certain apps will stop functioning. Whether or not this is Samsung's fault or the App maker's fault remains unclear. The remote is also pretty cool in that its got a built in pointer which is awesome for not having to type long usernames/passwords for apps among other things.

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                          5.0

                          Great picture.

                          By 

                          from Omaha, NE, USA

                          Pros

                          • Bright display
                          • Realistic color

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              I have owned this TV for approximately 3 weeks and it has met all of my expectations. I never make recommendations on anything.

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                              3.0

                              A LOT OF PROBLEMS

                              By 

                              from Undisclosed

                              Pros

                              • Bright display
                              • Realistic color

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  HUGE PROBLEM WITH CLOUDING AND FLASHLIGHT ON THE CORNERS.TV STUCK TWO OR THREE TIMES A DAY.I PAY A LOT OF MONEY FOR A TV WITH A LOT OF ISSUES AND THE BAD THING IS THAT I AM SUMSUNG FAN

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