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Samsung 55" 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED HDTV - 120Hz (UN55HU8550) is rated
Rated 2 out of
Not what it is cracked up to be
When buying a 4k tv understand the store shows you the best picture as possible or the tv demo mode. In the real word we have 1080p at best have very little 4k programing. Go Pro or Samsung 4k camera. Now that is said. The Samsung un55hu8550 4k tv is Not what its cracked up be. As watching in1080p there was a lot of clouding in the black and dark colors. The picture was not great it did look like you were looking through a screen door.You need to watch this tv 10 feet back when watching 1080p. Not Samsung fault but the HDMI 2 didn't work. the upscaling just wasn't what it was cracked up to be. .Back to my un55f8000 tv..
Date published: 2014-08-10
Rated 2 out of
3D is really worst in this tv
3D is really worst in this tv. Lot of ghosting when there is any motion in the picture. I have played around with 3D settings but that doesn't make any good. I bought this TV with 3D as my primary aspect (within my budget# but now regret my decision. I already have Samsung 6 series 2011 model. I love the 3D in my old samsung tv but not with the new revolutionary 55" 4K HU8550 tv. Apart from 3D i love this tv in overall.
If Samsung really helps me in sorting out this issue #by patch update or so), it will be great.
Date published: 2015-02-27
Rated 4 out of
Awesome! Except two problems
Problem 1) My HU8550 when hardwired to my U-Verse NVG589 router can only download about 15Mbps. That is using the AT&T recommend speed test site and the HU8550 built in browser. About 25Mbps is required for Netflix 4K. A computer hardwired to the same router using the same speed test site reports 35Mbps or more, closer to the 45Mbps service I pay for. The issue is something between the router and TV but not fixable by either me or U-Verse.
Problem 2) When using the speech recognition feature of the smart remote control and asking "What time is it" the TV responds with the wrong time unless it has been recently reset. Samsung support has me reset the TV which fixes the problem for a while, but the problem always comes back.
The TV is awesome. I hope these two issues get fixed soon!
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 5 out of
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, 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.
Date published: 2014-08-02
Rated 5 out of
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.
Date published: 2015-10-02
Rated 5 out of
Incredible Picture Quality
Everything about this TV, I love. The lack of true UHD 4K content is a bummer, but overall the upscaling makes for a much clearer version of 1080 content. I would recommend going with the 240 refresh rate over the 120. Lastly the active 3D is just incredible.
Date published: 2014-10-21