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absolutely great picture. nothing negative to say about it
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Now that Ultra High Definition has established itself as the next TV standard, TV makers are giving us more sizes and styles to choose from. Samsung's sleek 50" UN50HU8550 will appeal to those who prefer a true flat screen to the new curved-screen designs. Naturally, you get the super-sharp 3840 x 2160-pixel picture detail that makes 4K images look so stunning.
Samsung made sure that this set's video processing and connections are as state-of-the-art as the screen. The UN50HU8550 is one of the first Ultra HD TVs to include “HEVC” decoding, which means it can display streamed 4K Netflix® content with no additional gear needed. And this TV will be ready for what's coming further in the future, thanks to Samsung's Smart Evolution feature, which provides a goof-proof way to upgrade the TV's inputs, outputs, and processing brains. Think of it as an insurance policy that will keep UN50HU8550 owners up to date on Ultra HD format standards as they evolve.
Samsung's UHD Video Pack media player.
Samsung's UHD Video Pack (sold separately) lets you instantly make the most of your Samsung Ultra HD TV. Only a little bigger than a smartphone, this 1-terabyte hard drive comes pre-loaded with several full-length movies and nature documentaries, all in spectacular full 4K resolution. Simply connect it to the TV using the supplied USB cable and start enjoying the best picture you've ever seen.
True 4K content will continue to be scarce for a while, but that won't keep you from enjoying a remarkable picture. Samsung made 4K upconversion a top priority as they developed the video processing circuitry for the UN50HU8550. Their UHD Upscaling automatically upconverts any signal to match the screen's 4K resolution. All of your current video sources — Blu-ray player, cable or satellite TV box, game console — will look better than ever.
The Quad Screen feature divides this TV into four screens. Watch a golf tournament on one screen while searching 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.
Tablets and smartphones can run circles around many older Smart TVs, but they can't do all the tricks that the UN50HU8550 can. Samsung's speedy quad core processor supports a new Multi-Link feature, which lets you place live TV side-by-side with other apps, like YouTube™ or a web browser — you can browse the web without having to interrupt what you're watching.
Besides surfing the web you can do things like multitask or use one app while downloading another. Whether your connection is wired or wireless, you can do a quick web search while you watch movies and TV shows, and enjoy TV while you chat with friends and family online. Along with built-in apps for services like Netflix®, Hulu Plus™, and YouTube™, you can download new ones from Samsung's large selection of apps.
Samsung's AllShare™ Play lets you wirelessly access and stream content from any compatible device. If you have a Galaxy S3 smartphone or Galaxy tablet, you can share movies, photos, and music via the UN50HU8550. Your Wi-Fi® network lets you do things like "toss" photos from your phone or tablet to the screen with the swipe of a finger. Or push streaming video like Netflix movies from device to screen.
Sending content from your phone to your TV is cool, and going TV-to-phone is even cooler. Just download Samsung's free Smart View app and use the TV View feature to mirror whatever's on the UN50HU8550's screen on any compatible smartphone or tablet. You can leave the room anytime without leaving your entertainment behind. It's like a whole-house TV system you can hold in your hand.
absolutely great picture. nothing negative to say about it
absolutely great picture. nothing negative to say about it
Set up was very easy. Attaching cables was even easier. Picture is stunning. Multiple picture adjustments take some time to work through, there are MANY options. Bought a scratch and dent. I couldn't find ANY scratches or dents....Great deal
Pros: Outstanding picture
Cons: Many user adjustments but I enjoyed figuring them out....
Easy to use features with a fantastic picture.
Pros: Easy set-up Awesome picture Amazing sound with the sound bar
Cons: The only bad thing is I need to make a stand to elevate the TV higher than the sound bar so that it doesn't interfer with the TV'S remote sensor. For whatever reason the Pandora App has been stuck on the load screen
I just replaced an old Sony XBR 34 inch widescreen set from 11 years ago. I researched on line and picked this Samsung to replace it. It was a great choice! Of course Crutchfield helped me answer my questions as always.
Pros: Easy Setup steps you through the process Amazing picture- I read people say it was like the first time you saw HD over standard definition. It is indeed that much of a improvement over HD and that is without using 4K. Also the 3D is nice and amazing. Cool remotes- Smart remote is really nice for doing keyboard type entries. Fast switching between apps and selections (Quad core engine) does this and you don't wait for switching lags.
Cons: Only one con and it is my personal preference. My previous Sony had awesome sound and I wanted a set that had speakers that were decent and didn't want to drive a sound bar or my surround system to watch TV. The speakers aren't bad but they are a long shot away from my old set. I am sure with some tinkering I will get it to acceptable level. Sony does have the new wedge designed set out with large internal side mounted speakers but their price very high.
Great tv I wish I have gotten the 55 I love it for gaming and Netflix
Pros: Easy set up nice contrast the blacks look black gray color
fantastic picture very sharp and clear
Pros: very easy to set up and program
Cons: none so far
Great picture sleek design
The picture quality of this TV is outstanding. Very easy to set up. So pleased that I recommended it to my father-in-law and he bought one too.
This Samsung is stunning. This smart TV is smarter than me. Thankfully I have a 13 year that will show me how to fully utilize it!
Pros: Too many to list
Cons: Some of the upscaling content looks weird and blurry... but its probably something I haven't figure out yet...
Amazing picture quality. I've got a refrence Panasonic Plasma and this TV gives a clarity and deffinition unequaled. The quality of the blacks detail are on par with the Panasonic. Overall extremely satisfied with my purchase.
Pros: Clarity, deffinition, color reproduction, black details, and light output.
Cons: None come to mind.
Best TV I ever owned. Even if you are in the cheap seats(off to the side) you see a great picture. The Sound bar is a good investment. The smart Remote is perfect.
Pros: Two thumbs up.
Cons: The only bad thing is I had to make a small 3/4" stand to elevate the TV higher than the sound bar so that it would not interfer with the TV'S remote sensor.
I was in the market for a new 3D TV that incorporated the very latest technologies, including UHD resolution and HDMI 2.0, when I came across the UN50HU8550 on the Crutchfield website. I placed an order, and received the set a couple of days later. The initial setup process was quick and easy, and did not require that I peruse the manual at all...I just followed the onscreen instructions, and in a few minutes I was ready to go. Image quality via my cable box was quite impressive, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that setting the cable box HDMI audio output to PASSTHROUGH allowed the TV to pass Dolby Digital 5.1 to my AVR via an optical cable. 3D from my Blu-Ray player was virtually flawless with zero crosstalk, and UHD programs from Netflix looked sharp, detailed and vibrant. I was even able to stream UHD files from my NAS directly to the TV with superb results.
Pros: Incredibly sharp and detailed picture quality from ultra high definition sources. Flawless 3D images with great depth and rich color. Vivid, noise-free upconversion of 1080p signals.
Excellent quality TV, great picture and finally speakers you can hear!.
Pros: This Samsung TV has excellent colors and the picture quality is just awesome. The sound is even alot better. You can actually hear it!
Cons: Needs some adjusting out of the box to get the color the way you like.
This HU8550 series of TV is the best flat screen (not curved) on the market right now. I got the scratch/dent from Crutchfield and the TV is like brand new. Great service from Crutchfield all around. I do wished I would have gone bigger but I will just upgrade to the 65" when these become cheaper and move this 50" to my bedroom.
Pros: Everything. Awesome TV.
Cons: Just wished it was cheaper but it is the best TV on the market.
I eenjoy the charity, apps, online streaming video apps, 3d viewing and sound.
Just purchased the 50 inch and realized I could have gone bigger in our condo as a result of the clarity and quality of the picture of this fabulous internal engine.
Cons: No cons!
|Screen Resolution (pixels)||3840 x 2160|
|Screen Refresh Rate||120 Hz|
|Backlighting Type||LED (edge-lit w/ local-dim)|
|Internet Movie Streaming||Netflix,Hulu,Vudu,Amazon,HBOGO|
|Bluetooth Audio Streaming||No|
|Picture In Picture||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Type of Warranty Service||In-home|
|Total Video Inputs||6|
|Component Video Inputs||1|
|Composite Video Inputs||1|
|Optical Digital Audio Output||
|Coaxial Digital Audio Output||None|
|Analog Audio Output||
|Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide)||175 kWh|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||$19|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||27|
|Height without Stand (inches)||25-3/8|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||10-5/8|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||2-1/4|
|Stand Width (inches)||25-1/8|
|Weight with Stand||39.6 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||32.4 lbs|
|Wall Bracket Included||No|
|Pedestal Stand||Assembly required|
Ultra-HD 4K Resolution w/ UHD Upscaling: The Samsung HU8550 series LED-LCD TV has a display resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 (4K) and will display all video at that resolution; regardless of input signal. The Ultra-HD TV even offers "HEVC" decoding, which means it'll be able to display 4K content from online movie & TV show providers (like Netflix). 4K provides 4x higher resolution than current 1080p high-definition TVs, ensuring a truly immersive experience for all your favorite movies and TV shows. UHD Upscaling delivers the complete Ultra-HD 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 Ultra-HD-level picture quality.
Note: You can upgrade this HU8550 series LED-LCD TV with Samsung's One Connect Box (sold separately) to unlock new features and services offered by Samsung Electronics. With the One Connect Box from Samsung, you can update the TV with new software and technology that will adapt to future Ultra-HD standards and improve TV performance; faster speed, more content, more features. The One Connect Box simply plugs into the TV using a single proprietary cable.
LED Edge-Lighting w/ Local Dimming: Samsung's LED Edge-Lighting technology w/ UHD Dimming + Precision Black Local Dimming maximizes the contrast between lights and darks to create a picture that is as true-to-life as possible. The television's white LEDs are arranged along the left and right edges of the screen and a proprietary light guide is used to focus its luminance inwards towards the middle of the screen for a more uniform brightness.
Clear Motion Rate 1200: Clear Motion Rate (CMR) is Samsung's more comprehensive and accurate measure for how well the LED-LCD TV can display fast-moving images. Previously, motion clarity was expressed simply by the refresh rate, measured in Hz. CMR, however, takes into account all three factors that contribute to motion clarity: panel refresh rate, image processor speed and backlight technology. CMR is measured by determining the thinnest line a TV can display in a moving image. The thinner the line, the higher the CMR rating, and the clearer the picture you'll enjoy on the screen.
Auto Motion Plus: Auto Motion Plus removes blur and judder from scenes with large amounts of rapid movement to provide a clearer picture. Auto Motion Plus reduces blur so that action movies, sports and video games have enhanced clarity. Advanced panels and unique backlight technology combine with proprietary algorithms to reduce the response time and yield a more accurate image reproduction with faster onscreen motion. Auto Motion Plus can be set to Clear, Standard, Smooth, Custom, or Off.
Wide Color Enhancer Plus + Auto Depth Enhancer: With Wide Color Enhancer Plus, you'll witness a wider spectrum of colors on the TV screen, just like the director intended. You'll enjoy enriched colors while watching your favorite movies, and shows, even if it's older, non-HD content. Auto Depth Enhancer is innovative picture technology that analyzes regions of each image and automatically adjusts the contrast for a greater sense of depth. As a result, everything you watch has incredible detail and appears more natural.
Video Inputs: The Samsung Ultra-HD LED-LCD TV offers Ultra-HD, high-definition, and standard definition video inputs.
Note: The TV feature a single RF-type coaxial input for connecting an external indoor/outdoor antenna. The unit has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) tuner, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals (up to 1080i).
HDMI (MHL) Port: The HDMI 3 port is designed for the connection of select mobile phones and other portable electronic devices using the new MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) standard. Simply plug your MHL compatible smartphone into the TV's HDMI 3 (MHL) port using the HDMI cable that is included with your mobile phone. MHL allows you to display full 1080p video and still images on the Samsung TV from your mobile smartphone. The TV's IR remote can be used to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Stop Fast Forward/Rewind, and Menu navigation). Your MHL compliant device will also charge while connected to the TV's HDMI 3 port. To find MHL-certified devices, go to www.mhlconsortium.org.
Ultra-HD 3D (4 Pair of Glasses Included): With Ultra-HD 3D you get 4x the resolution of Full HD 1080p while watching 3D. Samsung The TV utilizes Bluetooth-enabled active shutter glasses for an ultra 4K 3D viewing experience when coupled with a 3D source, such as a 3D-ready Blu-ray player or an HD 3D broadcast from satellite or cable providers (connected via HDMI 2.0). The Samsung LED-LCD TV automatically adjusts the overall picture to provide an optimal 3D effect. The Samsung 3D TV also offers a unique feature that allows you to intensify your 2D viewing experience by up-converting it to virtual 3D. In addition, you can adjust the overall 3D perspective, 3D image depth, and 3D brightness.
Note: Samsung 3D TV supports Ultra-HD 3D for 3840 x 2160p (24/30Hz), 1920 x 1080p (24/60Hz), 1920 x 1080i (60Hz), and 1280 x 720 (60Hz) video signals.
Multi-Link Screens: The Samsung HU8550 series LED-LCD TV supports Quad Screen and PIP.
Picture Control: You can make the following adjustments for an optimum picture.
Note: You can adjust and store Picture Settings for each external device connected to the TV or apply the settings to all inputs and sources.
Film & Game Modes: The television provides Film & Game modes.
BD Wise: BD Wise Plus provides the optimal picture quality for Samsung DVD, Blu-ray, and Home Theater products which support BD Wise. When BD Wise is set to On, the TV's picture mode is automatically changed to the optimal resolution.
DNSE+ Processing: The Samsung LED-LCD TV employs DNSe+ processing which provides selectable custom settings for experiencing virtual surround sound with maximum bass response, dialog clarity, and 3D Audio for any source; including Blu-ray movies, TV programming, streaming, and games.
Note: The speakers of this TV provide different sound images according to how you position the television. You can select between "Wall-Mount" or "Stand" to provide the best sound quality based on the television's placement.
5-Band EQ + Sound Modes: You can manually adjusts the TV's built-in 5-band EQ (100 Hz, 300 Hz, 1 kHz, 3 kHz, and 10 kHz) for a more customized sound; or simply choose from the following Preset Sound Modes - Standard (normal mode), Music (music mode), Movie (movie mode), Clear Voice (emphasizes voices), and Amplify (increases clarity for people who have difficulty hearing).
Audio Extras: The Samsung TV offers a variety of audio adjustments to meet your listening needs.
Audio Outputs: The Samsung LED-LCD television provides an analog and digital audio output.
ARC (Audio Return Channel): The Audio Return Channel within the television's HDMI 4 input enables the TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data "upstream" to an A/V receiver; increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection. This feature allows audio to be sent from the television to your A/V receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio/video to the television. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to the TV. ARC allows audio from the TV tuner, Network connection, inserted USB device, HDMI inputs, or any analog connected device to be heard through your ARC compatible AV receiver via the television's HDMI ARC input. The audio from the TV's tuner, network connection, and USB port can pass as Dolby Digital or 2ch PCM. HDMI and analog connected devices will be output as 2ch PCM only.
Note: Both the television and the receiver must support ARC for this function to work properly. When connecting an A/V receiver that is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI 4 input. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel (ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is necessary.
SoundShare: The TV is compatible with the SoundShare feature found on some Samsung active soundbar speaker systems). SoundShare makes a wireless connection between the TV and the speaker system via Bluetooth. Once the two are paired, you can control the volume and mute the sound by using the remote control from the TV or the speaker system. If you change the soundbar speaker system from TV mode to another mode or turn it off, the TV audio will resume playing from the TV's speakers. SoundShare can be found on select Samsung active soundbar speaker systems (sold separately).
Samsung's Quad Core Processor: Samsung's Quad Core processing speeds allow you to perform multiple tasks at the same time, such as using an app while downloading another one. It also enables extremely faster web browsing and application access. Quad Core eliminates lag to give you a fluid browsing experience. It enables you to switch between apps, stream content, and multi-task faster. This extra power also provides faster page refreshing
Network Connection (wired/wireless): You can set up the Samsung HU8550 series LED-LCD TV so that it can access your home network and online Samsung Apps through your local area network (LAN) using a wired (RJ-45 Ethernet) or wireless connection (built-in WiFi). You can setup a wired network connection automatically or manually. You can setup the wireless network connection using these four methods; Automatic, Manual, WPS (PBC), or WPS (PIN). The TV's built-in WiFi supports IEEE 802.11A/B/G/N wireless LAN networks and WEP (open/shared), WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), or WPA2-PSK network security; a dual-band Gigabit wireless-N router is recommended for 4K streaming.
Note: Samsung recommends a home network connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps for standard definition, 10 Mbps for high definition, and 15 Mbps for ultra-high definition.
WiFi Direct: When using WiFi Direct, you can connect directly with other devices without using a wireless router. You'll be able to wirelessly transfer personal content (such as photos & videos) to the Samsung LED-LCD TV without connecting to your home network. WiFi Direct completely bypasses your WiFi access point/router, so it's easy to set up. Streaming of copy-protected content and other certain formats are not supported.
Smart Apps: Once you have connected the Samsung TV to your home network, you gain access to Smart Apps. Smart Apps lets you download for pay or free-of-charge applications and services to the Samsung HU8550 series LED-LCD TV. You can enjoy a variety of content from various downloaded applications; such as videos, music, photos, games, and news. Smart Apps has a growing collection of pay and free-of-charge online applications that connect you to some of your favorite online content. Visit Samsung's App Store for a complete list of available Samsung Apps.
Note: The Link Service Accounts function lets you link your player to your accounts with Internet services (such as Twitter, Facebook, etc.) so that the player can log you into the service automatically when you start the app for that service.
4K Network Streaming: This Ultra-HD TV even offers "HEVC" decoding, which means it'll be able to display 4K content from online movie & TV show providers (like Netflix or UltraFlix). 4K network streaming requires a network speed of 15Mbps or greater. A wired Ethernet connection is recommended over a wireless WiFi connection for better performance. If you desire a WiFi connection, then use a dual-band Gigabit wireless-N router for 4K streaming. Make sure the Samsung television has the latest software/firmware updates installed.
Web Browser You can access the internet using the player's Web Brower application. You can search web pages using Google or Bing. You may enter a URL addresses or enter a keyword search. The player will archive your web browser history. You can also save "Favorite" web pages and create a "Home" page. The playback of Flash videos is also supported. The Web Browser is optimized to fill your connected TV's screen. Use a USB- or Bluetooth-enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately) for a more convenient web browsing experience.
Note: The browsing experience, however, may not be the same as it is on your computer. The Web Browser is not compatible with Java applications. E-commerce, for purchasing products online is not supported. ActiveX is not supported.
Skype Ready: Samsung's free Skype app on the Samsung LED-LCD TV lets you make video calls from the comfort of your living room. Using the TV's remote control, you can create free Skype accounts, log into existing accounts, and navigate via a simple Skype interface made for the big screen. You can make free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls to friends and family, wherever they are in the world from the Samsung TV (separate Samsung TV Skype camera required, sold separately).
AllShare Services: The Samsung TV offers AllShare Cast screen mirroring and AllShare/DLNA wireless media streaming.
Note: For AllShare/DLNA, Windows PCs with XP and Vista installed require Samsung's PC Share Manager software, which can be downloaded for free from the Samsung Download Center. Not compatible with older Windows OS versions and Mac.
Triple USB Ports: The television is equipped with three USB (type-A) ports. There are two USB 2.0 ports - one is used for connecting a USB mass-storage-class device (5V/0.5A); the other is used to connect a TV camera or keyboard/mouse from Samsung. There is one USB 3.0 port which can connect to a USB hard-disk-drive (5V/1A). The USB 2.0 (5V/0.5A) and USB 3.0 ((5V/1A) ports let you view photo and movie files, as well as listen to audio files saved on a compatible USB device. Files must be formatted in FAT, exFAT, or NTFS. The TV can recognize up to 1,000 files per folder.
Firmware/Software Updates: The television's Software Upgrade menu allows you to upgrade the TV's software & firmware for performance improvements & additional services. You can upgrade in four ways; USB, Internet, Alternative Software, or Standby Mode. The tested television contained firmware version T-GFP8AKUC-1001.2 (as of 4/10/14). Visit the Samsung Download Center for the latest Firmware/Software updates.
Smart Hub: This TV features Smart Hub, an interactive multi-purpose menu system. With Smart Hub, you can surf the web, download applications, and stay in touch with family and friends through social networking services. In addition, you can enjoy photo, video & music files stored on external storage devices. The new Smart Hub interface organizes your entertainment and content into 5 convenient panels.
Content Discovery: The TV offers unique ways to search and access your favorite and new content from the TV's tuner and network apps.
Instant On: This Samsung Ultra-HD TV turns on 4x faster than previous models with Instant On, so you can quickly begin browsing apps or watching your favorite movies, sports, or shows.
RVU Compatible (for DirecTV): This Samsung television is RVU-compatible which means DIRECTV subscribers with the Genie Whole-Home HD DVR can watch live broadcast and stored content from their DVR on the Samsung TV, without the need for an additional Genie Mini Client devices or set-top boxes. However, you will need a DECA unit (sold separately) that converts Coax to Ethernet, which will plug into the Samsung TV's LAN port. Make sure the television has the latest firmware update.
Security: The Samsung LED-LCD TV offers several security features to protect TV, your connected equipment, & family.
Hearing & Visually Impaired: The Samsung HU8550 series LED-LCD TV offers Close Captions and an Audio Guide for the hearing and visually impaired.
ECO Settings: The Samsung LED-LCD TV provides ECO settings to reduce the TV's power consumption and cut-down on energy costs.
Timers: The Samsung HU8550 series LED-LCD TV offers On/Off and Sleep timers for your convenience.
Remote Support + Self Diagnosis: The Samsung Remote Support service offers you one-on-one support with a Samsung Technician who can remotely diagnose your TV, adjust the TV settings, perform a factory reset, and install recommended firmware updates. Your TV must be connected to your homes wired or wireless network. The Samsung HU8550 series LED-LCD TV also provides a Self Diagnosis menu which allows you to check the television for picture, sound, and signal problems.
Note: The television only comes with a brief User Manual. A complete instruction manual is built-in into the TV and can be viewed on-screen. Open the e-Manual to learn how to use the TV's many features.
Smart Touch Remote Control: The new Samsung Smart Touch Remote Control makes it even easier to navigate the television's entertainment sources, menu settings, and Smart TV features. Improved user convenience has been provided so that you can switch the channel and adjust the volume with just your fingertips while focusing on the TV screen. The built-in touchpad acts as a pointer & mouse so you can navigate menu settings and search for content quickly and easily. You can even activate a virtual on-screen remote controller (w/ numeric keypad, playback controls, and shortcut menu) on the TV which can be operated through the remote's touchpad. It also has a built-in microphone that you can use to give the Samsung TV voice commands. Because the Smart Touch Remote communicates with the TV through wireless Bluetooth communication, it will need to be initially paired with the TV. This means you don't have to point the remote directly at the TV.
Note: The Samsung TV also comes with a standard IR remote control.
Voice Control: Using the Smart TV Remote's built-in microphone and the voice control function of the TV, your voice is all you need to turn on the Samsung television, navigate menus, and get to your favorite Smart TV content. You can even use only your voice to switch the channel, adjust the volume level, and launch online apps while focusing on the TV screen, which removes the need for a conventional remote control.
Note: To use Voice Control, you must pronounce words and phrases clearly and correctly in the language (English/French/Spanish) you selected. The Voice Control function can be affected by unclear pronunciation, voice level, or surrounding noise. Speak voice commands 4"-6" away from the remote's microphone, and make sure to speak in a loud (75-80dB) & clear voice, and reduce any background noise in the room.
SmartView Mobile App: You can download the Samsung SmartView mobile app (from iTunes or GooglePlay) onto to your Apple iOS (5.0+) or Android (4.0.3+) device for yet another way to control the Samsung LED-LCD TV. If both your Apple iOS or Android device and TV are connected to the same wireless network, your smartphone or tablet will link to the TV automatically where you can use your mobile device like a remote control. The TV can also transfer live feeds to your smartphone or tablet. Main features include:
Optional Motion Control: To use the Motion Control feature, you must install a proprietary Samsung camera (sold separately) on the TV. When connecting the camera to the Samsung TV, make sure to connect it to the specified USB port of the TV. Other USB ports do not support the TV camera or Motion Control.
Keyboard & Mouse Compatible: The Samsung HU8550 series LED-LCD TV will support a USB-enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately), which makes web browsing a lot easier.
Pedestal Stand: The TV comes with a pedestal stand. The TV is shipped with the pedestal stand unattached. The television weighs 39.6 lbs with the stand. This stand does not swivel.
Wall Mounting: The TV has four threaded inserts on the back for use with an optional wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is 400mm (h) x 400mm (v). The threaded inserts require M8 (8mm) machine screws (not supplied). The television weighs 32.4 lbs without the stand.
Note: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 4" above/below the television for adequate ventilation.
Detachable AC Power Cord: The Samsung HU8550 series LED-LCD TV comes with a 5' detachable AC power cord. The AC power cord sits 0.8125" out from the rear-panel. The AC power cord is fitted with a right-angle AC plug that sits 0.8125" from the wall.
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Sorry, I am not using external speakers, so I cannot really answer the question. [ GUIDO W Dec 27, 2014 ]
Thanks! I hope so! [ plama Nov 30, 2014 ]
This is confirmed as a 10-bit panel from Samsung on the avs forums. [ Charles Nov 29, 2014 ]
I am not sure. It is not specified anywhere that we are aware of including in manufacturer's spec sheet and manual. We do not see any banding but given the source of our videos and connectors (DVD, Blu-Ray, Cable, HDMI, etc.) which use 8-bit standards, I don't think we would/could tell the difference. [ BEATRIZ A Nov 29, 2014 ]
This information is not readily available from the manufacturer. Also I have found conflicting information in av forums. My opinion is if it were 10 bit Samsung would be telling us that. Since they do not provide that information, I would say it is an 8 bit panel. [ Robert Nov 29, 2014 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The evolution kit for that 30550U8550 would be the SEK-2500U. Check it out here: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_305SEK2500/Samsung-SEK-2500U-Evolution-Kit.html If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Aug 12, 2014 ] Staff