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If you've been to your local multiplex recently, you probably saw a movie in 4K on a curved screen. Now Samsung lets you experience that amazing picture depth and detail right in your living room.
In addition to its super-sharp 3840 x 2160-pixel picture detail, the UN55HU8700's screen is gently curved to provide a slight wraparound effect. The curved surface reduces reflections from ambient lighting on the sides, which is always a good thing.
Together, these features create the ultimate immersive viewing experience, enveloping you in spectacular color, clarity and detail. And unlike last year's curved designs, the UN55HU8700 can be wall-mounted.
Samsung made sure that this set's video processing and connections are as state-of-the-art as the screen. The UN55HU8700 includes “HEVC” decoding, which means it can display streamed 4K content from Netflix® and other providers 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 UN55HU8700 owners up to date on Ultra HD format standards as they evolve.
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 UN55HU8700 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®, 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 UN55HU8700. 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 Smart View app and use the TV View feature to mirror whatever's on the UN55HU8700's screen on your Galaxy S3 phone or tablet. You can leave the room anytime without leaving your entertainment behind. Think of it as a whole-house TV system you can hold in your hand.
Movie theaters have switched to 4K projectors in recent years, and now you can enjoy amazing 4K picture quality at home. Ultra HD TVs with 4K resolution offer four times the detail of 1080p HDTVs. Some major TV makers offer media players so you can download and watch true 4K content for the best possible picture. Netflix® is already streaming some of their content in 4K, and other services plan to offer 4K video later this year.
I finally found a TV that can replace my LG and it cost less than $1100. I bought it scratch and dent and the only damage was to the bottom of the box. The TV had never been unpacked. And what a TV it is! The picture looks 3D even when it's playing in 2D. Images are crystal clear with colors that are brilliant without looking fake. I can set it to energy saving mode and it still looks great. Even 3D effects are sharp and crystal clear with glasses that are light and comfortable. Glasses come with an extra battery for each of the 4 pairs (total of 8 batteries). The smart touch controller is so much better than my old LG motion controller offering full control and complete access to all features. I'll just put the regular remote away. This TV makes old programming like the original Battlestar Galactica series from 1978 look new and fresh. Now let's see how I feel after I've had it for more than 2 days. Expectations are high on this one.
Pros: What's not to like.
Cons: Mounts low on the stand and may require modification of the stand to raise it up high enough to give the equipment breathing room. Also has a rather thick panel but I only look at the front.
I did a lot of research and looked on all of the Samsung 4k tvs before going with the un55hu8700. After some simple settings adjustments I am thrilled with the picture. I was very happy that I saved some extra money and went with the "scratch and dent" model. 2 months later I still can't find a scratch on the TV!
Pros: Great 4K picture.
Cons: The picture setting from samsung don't do this tv justice. A little help from an online search and the picture pops!
This TV is an excellent all around TV with very few if any flaws. Coming from a 7 year old Sony, I was very impressed not only with the picture (can anybody REALLY notice a difference once it's in your home compared to other aha UHD TV's?) but also with the features. The gyroscopic remote is excellent. I was skeptical at first but am very happy with it. It will allow you to do about 95% of what you can do with the standard remote but it is also easy to hold and use. The UHD video pack is a nice bonus with decent content. The smart TV apps are excellent. The responsiveness and design of the interface is excellent. The physical design of the TV is nice too. The only flaw, is that while the curved screen does feel more immersive, it can also enhance glare from a window that is opposite the TV. This can be remedied by moving the position of the TV or sitting somewhere else relative to the source of glare and the TV.
Pros: Great picture, interface, design, curved screen is nice, UHD video pack, remote controls, responsiveness of interfaces, intuitiveness of use, easy setup
Cons: The curved screen enhances glare in certain lighting conditions (like a window opposite of the TV during the day).
I haven't had a chance to call technical support so I may upgrade this rating, but out of the box the TV had an excellent picture for the most part. Fast motion blur isn't as good as I expected and the TV volume is low without soundbar. The soundbar is constantly out of sync with the TV, I did buy the high end samsung curved soundbar. I had to leave town soon after receiving the TV so I'm looking forward to working on everything when I get back. My previous experiences with Crutchfield have been excellent.
Beautiful picture and decent sound.
Pros: Superior picture. Easy setup.
Great TV. The picture is spectacular. Crisp, clear with no motion blur. 3D picture is great as well. The only reason I don't give it a 5 is the viewing angle. For the best picture you have to be directly in front of the set. As you move away from the center you start to lose color and contrast. This is not noticeable in the store probably because of the settings used to display the TV.
Pros: Easy set up Awesome picture No motion blur
Cons: Viewing angle
The picture is as awesome as all the reviews I previously read indicate. Deep blacks, spectacular color, terrific detail and the latest high tech available in a 4K HDTV in this price range. I replaced my 47" LG 3D 1080p Smart TV with this unit. All I can say is: "Wow . . . what a difference." The product was timely shipped, well packaged and (with a little help from my wife) the unpacking and set-up were a breeze. I use an off-air antenna with a wireless internet connection and have not encountered any issues. My only problem now is that I need to upgrade my Home Theater System ( blu-ray player & A/V receiver) to compliment this unit. See the "Cons" below as to why I only rated this HDTV 4 stars.
Pros: Easy set-up, great picture, deep blacks. A very attractive unit. Motion remote is fantastic.
Cons: Refresh Rate - Samsung's CMR 1320 blur reduction number is meaningless. 120Hz is just that. I still see motion blur when watching fast moving sporting events. Glossy Screen - It's best if unit is used in a true "home theater" setting. Upscaling - Doesn't do a great job with 720p.
What a TV .
It is everything I expected and more. Last playoff game was absolutely incredible. I felt like I was there.
Pros: Clarity, color. Easy to setup.
Cons: None at this time
We moved the 1080 40'" Sony TV into the bedroom and put the 8700 into the family room. I was happy with the Sony until I got this beauty set up. There is no comparison as to clarity of picture and commands. We are still learning all the nuances but are sure our satisfaction will grow. Some complain that there is insufficient 4K programming available. However, more is coming on board every day. If you want a set that will take you into the technical future this one is for you.
Pros: State of the art TV with amazing clarity.
Cons: Haven't found one yet.
Amazing picture. Everything I expected and more from a Ultra High Def. TV. The Smart TV options let you connect to the internet easily and pull in apps as needed sot you can watch movies on Netflix, VUDU, and other apps. Very easy to operate and navigate. It comes with two remotes. A mini remote that you can point and scroll on any menu or object which I find very handy. Just excellent product period.
Pros: Excellent picture and sound Very easy to operate and setup Easy internet connection Two handy remotes
You can believe all the superlative reviews on this product. Incredible picture, functionality, and looks. My wife said 3D, 4K streaming from Netflix ?! Yep! Is 4K four times better ? Think of VHS vs. DVD ... DVD vs. BluRay .... Anyone discerning audio/video fan will not be disappointed. And Crutchfield provides their usual prompt shipping, customer service and follow-up support.
Pros: You have to see it to believe picture, great up-scaling, curved screen and easy set-up with HDMI cables. Fantastic video pack.
Cons: No negatives with this Smart television but one may have questions about future 4K material availability.
This TV is the real deal.
Pros: UHD content from Netflix looks great. Up scaling of prime time shows, movies and blu-rays looks amazing.
Cons: Up scaling of 720p morning news looks worse than a regular HDTV.
This tv is outstanding and best.
Crutchfield gave me a great price and I had it two days after ordering.
This tv is outstanding, it so clear and life like. Worth every penny
Pros: Easy set up
The only thing I don't like about this television is that I find it hard to concentrate on the content of what I'm watching; I keep marveling at the absolutely brilliant picture this TV offers. This is the best TV (and most expensive) I have ever owned. Even though there is extremely limited UHD 4K content currently, its up-conversion to a superlative picture really works. It is truly stunning. The TV is very easy to set up, and after doing so, I watched "Life of Pi" on the included 4K video pack. Unbelievable! I felt as if I could reach out and pet Richard Parker (see the movie). Next time I'll try it in 3D. Crutchfield gave me a great price and I had it two days after ordering. Crutchfield, as always, was excellent.
Pros: Superb picture; Easy set up; Curved screen enhances viewing pleasure
Cons: Has a slight glare in direct sunlight
Amazing picture quality. The factory sound sounds good, but definitely needs external speakers. The smart features are very user friendly. I also like having the two remotes.
Pros: Picture quality, picture clarity, sound, plenty of settings, and it's curved.
Cons: Absolutely nothing.
I am not an electronics expert, but I have worked as a professional photographer, and I know a beautiful picture when I see one!
The resolution, the dark blacks, the dynamic quality of the picture in regular HD are just excellent. I can only imagine what it will look like in 4K quality.
I have not had a chance to use all the features yet, so this is a limited evaluation and first impression. I am certainly excited to see everything this set has to offer.
Pros: Picture quality, deep blacks
Cons: None that I have found so far
|Screen Resolution (pixels)||3840 x 2160|
|Screen Refresh Rate||120 Hz|
|Backlighting Type||LED (edge-lit w/ local-dim)|
|Instant Internet Movie Streaming||Netflix,Hulu,Vudu,Amazon,HBOGO|
|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)||221 kWh|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||$24|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||30|
|Height without Stand (inches)||28-1/8|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||10-3/4|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||3-5/8|
|Stand Width (inches)||29-7/8|
|Weight with Stand||51.1 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||43.8 lbs|
|Wall Bracket Included||No|
|Pedestal Stand||Assembly required|
Ultra-HD 4K Resolution w/ UHD Upscaling: The Samsung HU8770 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 HU8770 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 be 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.
Ultra-Clear Panel w/ Curved Screen: The Samsung Ultra Clear Panel absorbs ambient light, reduces reflections and lets the picture come to life. It displays deeper blacks and enhanced contrast for crystal clarity and reduces glare, so you can see clearly and enjoy more detail. Samsung's curved screen is supported with proprietary technology that creates an accurate picture with exceptional color, without any picture distortion. It has a dramatically improved field of view that creates a panoramic effect and helps the picture feel bigger.
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 1320: 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 HU8770 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 HU8770 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 HU8770 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-2124.3 (as of 8/11/14). 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 HU8770 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 HU8770 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 HU8770 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 HU8770 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 51.1 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 43.8 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 HU8770 series LED-LCD TV comes with a 5' detachable AC power cord. The AC power cord is fitted with a right-angle AC plug that sits 0.8125" from the wall.
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It uses the same brackets as a flat screen [ Brian Nov 10, 2014 ]
You can use a conventional mount. It has standardized mounting locations on the back. There are (4) plastic spacers (in accessory pack w/ 3d glasses) to place between the wall mount and TV to provide a "flat plane" for a conventional mount. [ Scott Nov 06, 2014 ]
It uses the same mounting hardware as my flat screen. [ James H. Nov 05, 2014 ]
Regular mounting brackets work fine. The back of the TV has a large flat area for wall mounting brackets. [ Hank Nov 05, 2014 ]
Same as a flat screen - I hung the curved 55" on the same bracket i used for my 46" flat screen. [ Eric Nov 05, 2014 ]