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UE55HU8500

SAMSUNGUE55HU8500 55 inch Curved 4K Ultra HD 3D LED Smart TV Freeview HD freesat HD

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  • 4K ULTRA HD OFFERS 4X MORE INFO THAN THE 1080P HD FORMAT USED ON BLU-RAY. THIS GIVES INCREDIBLY DETAILED AND NATURAL LOOKING IMAGES THAT ARE ON A PAR WITH THE QUALITY ON SHOW AT DIGITAL CINEMAS
  • With TVs getting smarter all the time, they need more powerful brains. This model features a quad core processor so all functions are super quick.
  • A Smart TV is the ultimate entertainment for this connected age. They can play videos from the Internet, including BBC iPlayer, or show off content from your smartphone or tablet on the big screen.
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  • This unit has 4 HDMI inputs. This is the most common way to connect your devices, so make sure you'll have enough sockets to plug in everything you'll need.
  • This TV or projector uses active 3D, meaning every detail shines through on high resolution 3D signals such as 3D Blu-ray discs.
T3 is one of the UK's biggest gadget magazines, focusing on the latest and greatest innovations in the world of technology. A 5-star review marks out a must-have piece of tech.
4K ULTRA HD OFFERS 4X MORE INFO THAN THE 1080P HD FORMAT USED ON BLU-RAY. THIS GIVES INCREDIBLY DETAILED AND NATURAL LOOKING IMAGES THAT ARE ON A PAR WITH THE QUALITY ON SHOW AT DIGITAL CINEMAS
With TVs getting smarter all the time, they need more powerful brains. This model features a quad core processor so all functions are super quick.
A Smart TV is the ultimate entertainment for this connected age. They can play videos from the Internet, including BBC iPlayer, or show off content from your smartphone or tablet on the big screen.
This unit has 4 HDMI inputs. This is the most common way to connect your devices, so make sure you'll have enough sockets to plug in everything you'll need.
This TV or projector uses active 3D, meaning every detail shines through on high resolution 3D signals such as 3D Blu-ray discs.

(For more features refer to the specification table below.)

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Using a revolutionary curved screen and stunning 4K resolution, the Samsung UE55HU8500 is like no other TV in offering an unsurpassed viewing experience.

SAMSUNG CURVED SCREEN

The Samsung curved screen surrounds you, drawing you in, so you can lose yourself completely in the drama. Designed with a curvature optimised for the viewing distance in your living room, it also offers a wider field of view by shortening the distance between you and the screen's corners and creates more natural viewing angles. Samsung proprietary 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, it surrounds and delights your senses. With four times more detail than Full High Definition and the most vibrant and clearest images you've ever seen, Samsung's UHD experience gets you closer to the action than ever before.

4K UHD UPSCALING

You can enjoy the benefits of UHD today. Samsung's innovative 4-step UHD upscaling technology is a superior image processing technique that converts lower resolution content such as live TV and Blu-ray discs to stunningly sharper images, so you can now enjoy all your favourite TV shows and movies in more detail and clarity than ever before.

PURCOLOUR TECHNOLOGY

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

UHD DIMMING

Experience Crystal clear images with superior contrast optimised for UHD images. Samsung's UHD Dimming technology precisely adjusts colour, contrast and detail in every image while Precision Black backlight dimming technology delivers deeper blacks and purer whites for the ultimate in picture clarity and contrast.

FUTURE READY

The UE55HU8500 is Future Ready. Unique to Samsung, the UHD Smart Evolution kit completely reengineers your TV without you having to replace it. Renew your TV to the latest technology in terms of performance, content and features ensuring your TV remains cutting edge. The UE55HU8500 is compatible with all current UHD connected sources and can be upgraded to be compatible with future UHD standards as well.

UHD STANDARDS

The UE55HU8500 supports the latest UHD standards, including HEVC; a new video compression standard that enables the possibility of streaming UHD content over the internet. The 8500-series is HDMI 2.0 compliant and therefore can support UHD video playback at up to 60 frames per second. The new HDMI 2.0 standard has been designed to allow cables to transfer high amounts of information (video/audio) along an HDMI cable between devices such as set-top boxes and TVs. Additionally, the UE55HU8500 is HDCP 2.2 compliant, this ensures copyrighted UHD content is correctly read and played by the TV.

QUAD CORE PLUS

The new Samsung Smart TV experience is lightning fast on the 8500-series thanks to the Quad Core Plus processor which is up to two times faster than Quad Core, delivering quicker loading and navigation. The powerful processer in the HU8500 range significantly boosts performance with speedier access to Smart features and true multitasking capabilities. Enjoy super fast app response times, watch TV while simultaneously taking a Skype call, or carry on viewing your favourite programme whilst using an app. It's now even easier to toggle between apps, online services and on-air TV to enjoy a truly seamless TV experience.

S RECOMMENDATION WITH VOICE INTERACTION

S Recommendation with Voice Interaction 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. All you need to do is ask your TV to find you something to watch, it will respond to your natural voice and instantly search Live TV, video on demand services and apps to recommend TV and online content tailored to you. Now you'll always know what's on without the need to look for it.

SMART HUB

The industry's reference Smart platform 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. The Smart Hub intelligently organises and manages all your content into five easy to navigate panels: On TV; Movies & TV Shows; Multimedia; Apps; and Games. Come and join over 1 million weekly users accessing the Samsung Smart Hub, and check out samsung.com for the latest Smart entertainment offers in movies, TV, Sports, Kids', Music and Lifestyle.

TWO TV TUNERS

The UE55HU8500 supports Two TV Tuners so you can now access up to two channels at the same time. Stop the debates on what to watch by viewing two different channels at the same time via the picture in picture feature whilst also being able to record one of them. Alternatively, you can watch one channel while recording that channel plus one other channel simultaneously on an external hard disk drive (not included). The choice is yours.

60W SPEAKER & SUB WOOFER

Enjoy captivating sound - feel part of the action with the power of a 60W Speaker & sub woofer output from the UE55HU8500. Combined with the DTS Premium Sound 5.1 capability, it provides an immersive, simulated surround sound experience.

Be immersed by one of the most impressive TVs ever made: the Samsung UE55HU8500.

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Picture
Picture Features
+
Screen Size
Measured diagonally in inches
55
Is it ready to receive High Definition signals?
Yes
Is it ready to receive 1080p, Full High Definition signals?
Yes
Pixel Resolution
Pixel resolution - Horizontal x vertical
3,840 x 2,160
Contrast Ratio
Contrast ratio - from manufacturers information
NA
Brightness
Brightness of screen (cd/m squared with Plasma and LCD, ANSI for projectors)
NA
Response Time
Time taken for screen to respond in milliseconds.
NA
Motion Processing
Manufacturers now use their own measurements so can not necessarily be compared between brands. Examples include LG - Motion Clarity Index (MCI), Samsung - Clear Motion rate (CMR), Philips - Perfect Motion Rate (PMR), Sony - Motionflow XR and Panasonic - BLS (Back Light Scanning). All these figures are twice or more than the traditional 100Hz/200Hz refresh rate figures. No abbreviation indicates traditional measurement. Plasmas generally use a 600Hz sub-field refresh rate.
1200Hz CMR
LED Backlight
Does the TV have LED backlighting and what type is used? Full Array LED is generally agreed to be the highest spec and offers very even lighting and slim depth. Edge LED keeps a slim depth but relies on more processing for even lighting. Direct LED is the most basic and has the deepest depth. A simple 'Y' means the LED type is unspecified at present.
Y
3D TV
Does it offer 3D viewing? Remember that glasses are not always included.
Yes
2D/3D Conversion
Does it feature 2D to 3D upconversion? This lets you watch 2D material in 3D.
Yes
Number of 3D Glasses Included
The number of 3D glasses included with the sale of this unit. The glasses may be in the box, via separate redemption or offered at point of sale.
2 x SSG-5100GB
Analogue Tuner
Does it receive conventional, analogue TV stations?
Yes
Freeview
Does it receive Freeview TV stations?
Yes
Freeview HD
Does it receive Freeview HD TV stations?
Yes
Freesat HD
Does it receive Freesat HD TV stations?
Yes
Active/Passive Glasses 3DTV
Does the 3D TV use active or passive technology glasses? Active provides a superior resolution but passive glasses are cheaper and lighter.
Active
Local Dimming
Local Dimming is available on higher spec LED screens and improves contrast by being able to dim sections or 'zones' of the screen, individually. Also known as Micro Dimming.
Yes
4K, also known as Ultra HD, is currently the highest resolution available from a TV sold in the UK and gives stunning realism.
Yes
Twin Tuners
Does the TV come with twin tuners? Twin tuners allows you to record one channel whilst watching another.
Yes
OLED
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) TV offers perhaps the most advanced picture quality. Unlike more basic LED screens, OLED doesn't require backlighting. This helps the screens be thinner, lighter or even curved. They are also more consistent in the colour they produce, with higher contrast levels, too.
No
Curved Screen
By using a curved screen the viewing experience is more natural and everyone in the room gets to see the benefits of a superior viewing angle.
Yes
Sound
Sound Features
+
Analogue Audio Output
Does it have a dedicated analogue audio output? This lets you connect the TV's sound to a hi-fi system.
Yes
Digital Audio Output
Does it have a dedicated digital audio output? This lets you connect the TV's sound to an AV or digital hi-fi system.
Yes - optical
Speakers
Are stereo speakers standard?
Yes
Connections
Connection Features
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HDMI
Number of HDMI sockets.
4
USB
Number of USB sockets
3
USB Video Playback
Does it have USB video playback? As standard, USB sockets accept photo and music files. Enhanced spec sockets also accept video files.
Yes
USB Recording
Does it have USB recording? As standard, USB sockets playback files. Some will also record, for example, TV programs from a TV to hard drive.
Yes
Scart Sockets
Number of Scart sockets included
No
Component
Is a component input fitted? Highest quality analogue input which can facilitate Progressive Scan where fitted. Input can be by 3 x RCA, PC-input or special adaptor.
Yes
PC Input
Can a computer be plugged in via a D-SUB VGA socket?
No
DVI
Does it have a DVI input? Digital interface that carries picture only
No
Headphone Socket
Does it have a headphone socket? This allows you to connect headphones for private listening.
No
ARC - Audio Return Channel
Audio return channel feeds the sound back from a TV to an AV receiver, allowing the use of a single HDMI cable to connect TV and receiver/amp.
Yes
HDMI 2.0
HDMI 2.0 is an enhanced version of HDMI using the same connections but offering many technical advantages. These include the ability to handle 50/60 frames per second from 4K signals, 18-bit colour, 32 channel surround sound, full 21:9 aspect support plus much more.
Yes
Networking
Networking Features
+
DLNA Compliant
DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance. It is an alliance of interested bodies that help standardise streaming content. If a product is DLNA complaint you can be assured it will stream music, photos or video from your PC, laptop to TV or other device.
Yes
Wireless Connection
Whether a wireless or, Wi-Fi, connection is included as standard or optional (via dongle). This allows for wireless connection to your home network hub.
Yes
Web Applications
Access to web applications/apps?
Yes
BBC iPlayer
Whether or not the unit has access to one of the most popular web apps - BBC iPlayer.
Yes
Full Web Browser
Whether or not the unit gives the option of a full web browser. Note that in some instances not all web content can be shown - such as Flash.
Yes
Dual Core Processor
Just as with a PC, Dual Core processing speeds up multimedia, control response and Smart TV services.
No
Quad Core Processor
Just as with a PC, Quad Core processing speeds up multimedia, control response and Smart TV services.
Yes
Skype
Is Skype communication available? This might be provided as standard if the TV comes with a built-in camera or optional when used with a separately available camera.
Yes
NFC
NFC stands for Near Field Communication. This allows close proximity transfer of media simply by holding your tablet or smartphone next to the device.
No
Netflix 4K Streaming
Is this TV compatible with streaming 4K Ultra-HD content from Netflix?
Yes
Green Credentials
Eco Friendly Features
+
Does this product conform to energy efficient standards? These standards include the American "Energy Star", the European "Energy Flower" or "EcoLabel" and the UK EST (Energy Saving Trust) certification.
Yes
Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on.
0.5
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the TV is on, using standard picture settings and modest volume levels. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted.
380
Energy Efficiency Rating
This EU Energy Label lets you compare energy efficiency between products. A+ the best, most efficient rating with G being the most power hungry and least efficient
A
General
General Features
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Remote Control
Is an Infra-red remote included?
Yes
Stand
Is a desktop stand standard?
Yes - Fixed
Wall Mount Required
Type of wall bracket required (if compatible). VESA fittings are the industry standard and measured in mm. Typically, fittings range from 75 x 75 to 600 x 400.
Vesa 400 x 400
Dimensions excluding stand
Dimensions of set excluding any stand, bracket or detachable speakers (W x H x D) in mm
1232.6 x 723 x 92.9
Dimensions including stand
Dimensions of set including stand (W x H x D) in mm
1232.6 x 767.6 x 307.9
Weight
Approx weight without/with stand in KG.
23.8
Integrated DVD Player
Does this TV have an integrated DVD Player?
No
Touch Screen
Does the TV feature a touch screen for stylus or finger tip?
No
Voice Activated TV
Can the TV be activated by voice?
Yes
Model Number of 3D glasses supplied/required
The model number(s) of either the supplied glasses and/or suitable optional glasses.
SSG-5100GB
Camera
Does the TV feature an onboard or optional camera? This is mounted at the front of the TV, usually at the top, and is ideal for Skype calls on the big screen. Can also be used in conjunction with gesture control.
Yes
Gesture Control
Can the TV be activated by gestures? This requires a special remote or camera.
Yes
Smart Phone Remote
Can you use a Smart Phone (iPhone or Android) to control the unit?
Yes
Outer Box Dimensions
Size of the TV's box in mm
1337 x 843 x 225
Rated 5 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent sales staff and advice Opened the shop early (3 hours) so I could make my purchase. Price matched the item and provided excellent advice. 11 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome TV This is a really awesome television bursting with great features. The picture quality is outstanding and the separate connection box is really helpful if you intend to wall mount the TV [only a couple of cables to the TV]. Sound is ok, but a soundbar makes all the difference. It's a bit expensive, but if you can afford it you get a lot of TV. 06 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fantastic tv brilliant tv excellent to watch 4k stuff and the curve look great 19 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Truly incredible picture. Stunning TV Received this TV a few days ago. The TV looks stunning but thats nothing compared to the picture. Blu-rays look incredible, 4k Netflix streams are beyond belief, even SD looks passable. The smart hub is quick and responsive with a lot of Apps (not sure how many i'll use). Can't really comment on the sound as i use a seperate receiver. Remotes are good and voice commands work brilliantly. Haven't tried the gesture recognition and doubt i ever will. TV looked great on the stand but once on the wall it is even better. Beautiful TV with a beautiful picture. 09 May 2014
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