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"You could happily watch this TV all day and your eyes would never get tired. The revamped Smart TV hub is also the gateway to a gazillion apps, which are pleasingly presented." - tech radar.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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