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
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
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
- UHD Dimming: UHD Micro 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 LEDs behind the darkest area of the
picture for greater contrast and darker blacks, while the brighter elements
remain as bright as they should be.
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.
- Panel Refresh Rate (Hz): Samsung's screen refresh rate
(120Hz) significantly improves motion detail and resolution by sampling the
image more frequently, leading to smoother, more fluid movement.
- Image Processor (Auto Motion Plus): Samsung's
proprietary Auto Motion Plus image processing technology is faster and more
responsive than conventional image processors, as it interpolates
intermediate frames to smooth out the image.
- LED Backlight Technology: Samsung's Edge-Lighting
Backlight technology regulates output precisely in synchronization with the
screen refresh to lessen the time it is lit, reducing ghosting and motion
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.
- HDMI 2.0: The Samsung LED-LCD TV features four HDMI 2.0
inputs to connect to your Blu-ray/DVD player, Satellite/Cable receiver, or
AV receiver. In addition, any HDMI input can be used to connect a PC to this
TV. The television's HDMI inputs will accept 3,840 x 2,160 (24/60Hz), 1080p
(24/60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i video signals.
- HDCP 2.2: HDCP 2.2 is supported only by the TV's
HDMI (MHL) input; HDCP is short for "High bandwidth Digital Content
Protection" and is used for 4K video copyright protection for
compatibility with 4K Blu-ray players and 4K Satellite/Cable providers.
- 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: All four HDMI inputs will
support up to 4:4:4 chroma subsampling for full color data rendering of
4K video; however the HDMI (MHL) input is limited to 30 fps in 4:4:4
mode. 4:2:2 (60/30fps) and 4:2:0 (60fps) is also supported by the TV.
With 4:4:4 color, luminance (brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled
at the same rate, resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video
sampling rate for a video image with more total colors, plus greater
color accuracy and detail. You must enable 4:4:4 & 4:2:2 color
subsampling by turning on the "UHD Color" setting within the TV's
- Analog: The Samsung LED-LCD TV features a single
component video input which will accept 1080p (24/60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p
and 480i video signals. The TV also features one composite video input which
support up to 480i only.
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,
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
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.
- Quad Screen: Using Quad Screen, you can view four independent screens at
once through this TV. You'll be able to enjoy live TV, video clips, and the
web all at once. For example; you can 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.
Using Quad Screen requires an Internet connection. You can listen to audio
from one of the split-screens through the TVs speakers and audio from
through a pair of Bluetooth-paired headphones (sold separately). Certain TV
features and apps may not be supported by Multi-Link Screen. <
- PIP (Picture-in-Picture): You can watch the TV's tuner and
one external video source (component/HDMI) simultaneously). The component/HDMI
source will be displayed as the main picture, while the TV channel will be
displayed in a sub-screen, while which can be moved to each corner of the
television's screen. You can switch the audio between the main screen and
Picture Control: You can make the following adjustments for
an optimum picture.
- Picture Sizes: You can choose one of the following
- 16:9: Sets the picture to 16:9 wide mode.
- Zoom 1: Vertically enlarges the size of the picture
and allows you to move the enlarged picture using the arrows on the
- Zoom 2: Vertically enlarges the size of the picture
more than Zoom 1 and allows you to move the enlarged picture using the
arrows on the remote.
- Wide Fit: Proportionally enlarges the picture to
fit the entire screen without changing the aspect ratio.
- 4:3: Sets the picture to 4:3 normal mode with
pillars on the left and right of the screen.
- Screen Fit: See the full image with no resizing
when HDMI (720p/1080i/180p) or Component (1080i/1080p) signals are
- Smart View 1/2: Reduces the 16:9 picture by 50% (1)
or 25% (2).
- Picture Modes: Picture Modes apply preset adjustments
to the picture.
- Dynamic: increases the brightness of the screen
(suitable for bright rooms)
- Standard: suitable for a normal environment
- Natural: useful for reducing eye strain
- Movie: darkens the screen and reduces glare
(appropriate for dark rooms)
- Entertain: sharpens images for a more dynamic
viewing experience (only available when connected to a computer)
- Manual Picture Settings: The TV has several options for
manually adjusting the picture quality.
- Backlight: adjusts the brightness of the LED
- Contrast: increases or decreases the contrast
between dark and light areas of the picture
- Brightness: adjusts the brightness level of the
picture (not as effective as Backlight setting)
- Sharpness: sharpens or dulls the edges of objects
- Color: adjusts the color saturation of the picture
- Tint (G/R): adjusts the amount of green and red in
- Advanced Picture Settings: The TV also offers more
advanced picture adjustments for fine tuning.
- Dynamic Contrast: adjusts the screen contrast so
that the optimal contrast is provided
- Black Tone: adjusts the black level on the screen
to adjust the screen depth
- Flesh Tone: adjusts the amount of red in skin tones
- RGB Only Mode: displays the Red, Green, and Blue
color for making find adjustments to the hue and saturation
- Color Space: adjusts the range of colors available
to create the image (Auto/Native)
- White Balance: adjusts the color temperature for
more natural picture colors
- Gamma: adjusts the primary color (red, green, blue)
- Picture Options: Additional picture options provide you
with a better viewing experience.
- Color Tone: adjusts the overall color tone of the
televisions using one of four presets: Cool, Normal, Warm 1, Warm 2
- Digital Clean View: if the broadcast signal
received by the TV is weak, you can activate the Digital Clean View
feature to reduce any static and ghosting that may appear on the screen
- MPEG Noise Filter: reduces MPEG noise to provide an
- HDMI Black Level: select the black level on the
screen to adjust the screen depth when you have a component connected
via HDMI to the television
- Cinema Black: dims the top & bottom areas of the
video image to provide a more immersive viewing experience (Movie mode
- Smart LED: controls the brightness of individual
areas on the screen to maximize contrast automatically
- LED Clear Motion: removes drag from fast scenes
with a lot of movement to provide a clear picture
- Motion Lighting: The TV automatically adjust the brightness of the screen in response to
the brightness of the room. In bright light, the screen brightens. In dim light,
the screen dims
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
- Film Mode: The TV can be set to automatically sense and
process film signals from all sources and adjust the picture from optimum
quality. Film mode is supported in TV, AV, Component (480i/1080i), and HDMI
- Game Mode: When connecting the television to a game
console, you can enjoy a more realistic gaming experience when selecting
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
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,
- Virtual Surround: The TV delivers a compelling, virtual
surround sound experience through its two-speaker system.
- Dialog Clarity: This function allows you to increase
the intensity of a voice over background music or sound effects so that
dialogcan be heard more clearly.
- 3D Audio: 3D audio technology provides immersive sound
that matches the pop-up effect of 3D Video by using perspective in the audio
depth control. 3D Audio in only available while viewing 3D content.
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
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
Audio Extras: The Samsung TV offers a variety of audio
adjustments to meet your listening needs.
- Auto Volume: Auto Volume automatically adjusts the
volume of the desired channel, lowering the sound output when the modulation
signal is high or raising the sound output when the modulation signal is
low. This reduces the difference in volume when changing channels. The Auto
Volume feature can be set to Normal, Night or Off.
- Audio Delay: The Audio Delay function corrects
audio/video mismatch, when watching TV or video, and listening to a digital
audio output using an external device such as an AV receiver. You can adjust
the audio delay from 0ms to 250 ms.
- Picture Off: You can turn the television's screen off
and still listen to audio.
Audio Outputs: The Samsung LED-LCD television provides an
analog and digital audio output.
- Digital Audio (w/ DTS Neo 2:5): The optical digital
output terminal will output Dolby Digital/DTS (when available) or 2 channel
PCM. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal in Dolby
Digital/DTS when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from a digital
broadcast channel through the tuner, network apps, and USB ports on the
LED-LCD TV. The optical digital audio output will only output in 2ch stereo
or a matrixed 5.1ch signal (DTS Neo 2:5) from sources connected to the TV
via HDMI or RCA.
- Analog Audio: The television features a 3.5mm
(minijack) audio output for connecting the television to an analog 2-channel
receiver. You will need a minijack-to-RCA adapter (sold separately) to make a stereo RCA connection between the television and
your soundbar speaker or AV receiver. The TV's analog audio output terminals
will output 2ch audio from any of the television's source inputs.
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
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
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.
- Movies & TV Shows: Watch movies and TV shows on
Amazon Instant Video,
CinemaNow; plus trailers and snippets from a variety of video apps (like
HBO GO is also now available for XFINITY customers only.
- Music/Radio: Listen to online music and internet radio from
vTuner, plus more.
- Social Networks: Share your thoughts and comments about
a program on the air through social networking services, like
You can post messages and comments in the same manner as you would
using a computer. You also get access to
- News & Weather: Includes apps that provide information
content; such as news (USA
Today), weather (AccuWeather),
and many more.
- Sports + Fitness: Variety of Fitness
apps to help you stay healthy, plus Sports apps (like
to keep you up to date on scores.
- Education & Kids: A recommended
list for applications and content that is suitable for children; including
education-based programs, cartoons, and games.
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.
- AllShare Cast Screen Mirroring: AllShare Cast is a
proprietary "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the
display from your compatible AllShare Cast Samsung mobile device to your TV.
This allows you to view pictures and videos that are playing on your
compatible Samsung smartphone or tablet on your TV screen. No wireless
router or access point required.
- AllShare/DLNA Certified: The Samsung LED-LCD TV's
AllShare function, along with its DLNA Certification allow you to watch
videos (Divx/AVI/H.264/MPEG/MKV/MOV/WMV), photos (JPEG/PNG/BMP/MPO), and
listen to music (MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC/OGG) saved on your Windows PC (or other
DLNA Certified media server) through the TV via its Ethernet (LAN) port or
built-in WiFi (wireless). This eliminates the need to copy your photo,
video, and music files to a separate USB storage device.
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
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.
- Video Playback: The TV supports the following video
file types; AVI, Divx, H.264, MPEG, MKV, MOV, and WMV. Movie files are
displayed in a folder and title list in either date or alphabetical order.
The TV offers Play, Pause, Search, and Resume playback functions for
compatible video files stored on a compatible USB device.
- Still Image Playback: The TV supports the following
still image file types; JPEG, PNG, BMP, or MPO. Still image files can be
viewed as a slide show with background music or as a thumbnail view (up to
15 images). Still images can also viewed full-screen and zoomed or rotated.
- Audio Playback: The TV supports music files supports
the following music file types; MP3, WMA, AAC, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, and OGG.
Music files are displayed in a folder and track list, and can be sorted by
Artist, Album, or Genre. Music files can be repeated or shuffled in a
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.
- Games: You can view all game apps provided by Smart Hub and
download and play the games you select.
- Apps: Apps offers an extensive collection of free and
paid news, sports, weather, and entertainment content you can directly
download to and enjoy on your TV. The Apps menu has a number of sub-menus
including Most Popular, What's new, and Categories to narrow down your
- On TV: Check a listing of TV programs that are
currently airing and are scheduled to be aired.
The program you are currently watching display in a small sub-window.
- Movies & TV Shows: Purchase and watch movies and TV
shows from an online service provider. You can browse content by Favorites,
Featured, Movies, TV Shows, Trailers, or Trending.
- Multimedia: Play back photo, video, and music
files from an external USB or network storage device.
Content Discovery: The TV offers unique ways to search and
access your favorite and new content from the TV's tuner and network apps.
- Recommendations: Receive personalized TV and movie
recommendations based on your own preferences and what's popular and
trending. You can display program recommendation for different times of the
- Favorite Channels: You can designate frequently watched
channels as "Favorites". You can create up to 5 favorite channel list for
each member of your family. You can also rename and edit favorite channel
- Genre: It is possible to filter channels by genre, if
the channels contain proper genre information.
- Schedule Manager: Using this function, you can set the
TV to display a desired channel automatically on a day and at a time of your
choice. The Schedule Manager can be set to repeat only once, everyday,
Mon-Fri, Mon-Sat, or Sat-Sun.
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
Security: The Samsung LED-LCD TV offers several security features to
protect TV, your connected equipment, & family.
- Smart Security: When any device is connected to the Internet, it
is vulnerable to hacks and malicious code. Samsung Smart Security protects
the TV and storage media connected to the TV from such threats, when the
television is connected to the Internet.
- Password Lock: You can setup up a 4-digit PIN to lock out
specific channels, TV settings, and reset procedure.
- Program Rating Lock: The Program Rating Lock feature
automatically locks out programs that are deemed inappropriate for children. You
can block TV program based on their ratings and Movies based on their MPAA
rating, so you have more control over what your children watch. The Program
Rating Lock function is protected by a 4-digit PIN.
Hearing & Visually Impaired: The Samsung HU8550 series LED-LCD TV offers
Close Captions and an Audio Guide for the hearing and visually impaired.
- Close Captions (CC): The TV provides Analog Closed
Captions and Digital Closed Captions. The Digital CC offers customizable
text, font, and size. The Caption feature does not work for Component and
HDMI input sources.
- Audio Guide: Activate the audio guide for the visually
impaired. This is only available with broadcasts that provide this service.
ECO Settings: The Samsung LED-LCD
TV provides ECO settings to reduce the TV's power
consumption and cut-down on energy costs.
- Eco Sensor: Samsung's unique Eco light sensor measures
the intensity of the room's light and automatically calibrates the
brightness of the image on the screen. In a sun-filled environment, the
screen gets brighter and in dim surroundings, the intensity is reduced. This
feature optimizes the viewing experience while also saving you energy.
- Energy Saver: This feature adjust the brightness of the
TV in order to reduce power consumption. When watching TV at night, set the
Energy Saver feature to High to reduce eye fatigue as well as power
consumption. You can set this feature to High, Medium, Low, or Picture Off
(sound remains on).
- No Signal Standby: The TV will automatically switch to
standby mode, if no picture is being received for a predetermined set amount
of time (15, 30, or 60 minutes).
- Auto Power Off: The TV will be automatically turn off
after 4 hours of being left idle to prevent overheating.
Timers: The Samsung HU8550 series LED-LCD TV offers On/Off and Sleep
timers for your convenience.
- On/Off Timer: The three On/Off timers allow you to
program the television to turn itself on and off by selecting a specific on
time and a specific off time. An On/off timer can be set to repeat only
once, everyday, Mon-Fri, Mon-Sat, or Sat-Sun. You can also choose the On
Timer's content (TV, USB, or Antenna) and volume. The on and off timers work
independently of one another.
- Sleep Timer: The sleep timer switches the television
off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to 30, 60,
90, 120, 150, or 180 minutes.
- Auto Protection Time: If the screen remains idle with a
still image for a certain period of time (2, 4, 8, 10 hours) defined by the
user, the TV's built-in screen saver is activated to prevent the formation
of host images on the screen.
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
- Picture Test: Use to check for picture problems. If the
problem appears in the test picture, select "Yes" and follow the directions
on the screen.
- Sound Test: Use the built-in melody sound to check for
sound problems. If the problem occurs during the test, select "Yes" and
follow the directions on the screen.
- Signal Test: An HD digital channel's reception quality
is either perfect or the channels are unavailable. Adjust your antenna to
increase signal strength.
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
- Programmable + IR Blaster: The remote can be programmed to
control satellite/cable boxes, Blu-ray players, and home theaters from other
manufactures using the TV's setup menu and the included IR blaster.
- Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): This TV is enabled with Anynet+
(HDMI-CEC); a feature that makes it possible to control HDMI-connected Samsung
and other HDMI-CEC compliant external devices
connected to the TV with ease. With Anynet+, you can use the TV remote control
to operate all your compatible Samsung Anynet+ and HDMI-CEC devices that are connected to the TV via
HDMI. Anynet+ can control up to 12 compatible external devices (up to 3 of the
Note: The Samsung TV also comes with a standard IR remote
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.
- Interactive Voice Control:
Interactive voice control lets you give "conversational" instructions to the
TV. You can execute various functions using common voice commands without
having to remember specific keywords.
- Imperative Voice Control:
Imperative voice control requires you to use pre-defined commands. "Trigger Words"
displayed on-screen to use during voice control to help you know what to say.
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
SmartView Mobile App: You can download the Samsung
SmartView mobile app (from
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:
- Remote: Your Apple iOS or Android device can work as remote
for the Samsung TV and a connected Samsung Blu-ray player or home theater
- TV View: Enjoy TV and other multimedia right from your
Apple iOS or Android device that's connected to the Samsung Smart TV. You can
watch the same content as on the TV or different content from another input
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 46.5
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 39.2 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
detachable AC power cord. The AC power cord sits 0.8125" out from the
AC power cord is fitted with a right-angle AC plug that sits 0.8125" from the wall.