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Since its arrival Samsung's sleek 65" UN65HU8550 has been one of our top-selling Ultra HD TVs. It appeals to those who prefer a true flat screen to the 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 UN65HU8550 is one of the first Ultra HD TVs to include “HEVC” decoding, which means it'll be able to display 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 UN65HU8550 owners up to date on Ultra HD format standards as they evolve.
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 UN65HU8550. 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 UN65HU8550 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 UN65HU8550. 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 UN65HU8550'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.
Replaced a 10 yr old Sony tv and all I have to say is wow what an excellent tv. It was Easy to set up.
Pros: Everything has been pros so far.
Cons: The only con is price.
Crutchfield was a pleasure to deal with. We upgraded to this TV and their staff was very helpful even after 3 calls. While the color of the TV is outstanding, 4K at this time is moot. There is a pathetic selection of movies broadcasted in 4K. Hopefully, that will change with time and 4K won't be another gimmick like 3D. I have yet to be able make the wireless connection to my Mac without buying another device. Airplay should be a part of this TV. External speakers are highly recommended. We upgraded from a 55" Visio that died after 2 1/2 years of use. I hope the Samsung is more reliable.
Pros: Impressive color. No useless black border. Excellent picture without distortion from every angle.
Cons: Complicated WiFi connection. Complicated remote synch. Limited selection of 4K movies. Poor sound quality.
Awesome 4k picture. Resolution is amazing in 3D. Buy it!
A phenomenal tv
Pros: Phenomenal picture
Cons: Only recommendation would be the addition of a hi def camera for Skype.
Awesome picture after adjusting with a set up DVD so clear it takes some getting use to
Pros: Great picture
Cons: Universal remote will not control my Yamaha receiver
Arrived in good condition. Unpacked, assembled, and set up by myself with no problems. Excellent performance all around.
Pros: All excellent
I have had this TV for about 6 weeks now and I can say it is the best TV I have ever seen.That includes the Pioneer,Samsung and Pansonic plasmas. I have watched several Blu-Rays, Blu-Ray 3-D, and Regular DVD's. I have not had the pleasure of watching any 4K content t but I am looking forward to it.
Pros: Very deep blacks. Spectacular color.
Cons: No cons except for lack of 4-K content. I am sure that is coming.
TV looks beautiful. Upgraded from an older HDTV and the picture is fantastic. The upscaling of the image brings new life and details to movies we've already been watching. Profile is very thin and the TV is super light.
Pros: Great picture
Cons: Screen is highly reflective. Can be bad if your room has a lot of lighting during the day, or your christmas tree lights are on.
What a beautiful picture, words can't describe it, you have to see it! Enjoying watching TV every day!
Pros: Beautiful picture, great 3-D, easy to setup, lots of apps
Received the TV in a timely fashion. Hooked it up. I was losing sound then picture from the cable box. Called Samsung. The Tech gave me wrong information, said I needed an HDMI 2.0 cable. He said that was my problem. Then I spoke to the next level of tech support at Samsung. That Tech told me that the need for a HDMI 2.0 cable was not correct. TV is going back to Crutchfield. They were great about the whole thing. Trying to make up my mind whether I want the same replacement or just a refund.
We are renovating an old home, and I wanted a great home theater. I first called Crutchfield and my advisor took unlimited time to explain options and alternatives. I am familiar the technology, but not an expert by any means. My advisor was great; he never seemed hurried, never "talked down" to me, and answered all my questions, even beyond my high expectations. Crutchfield's online technology is phenomenal; when we talked about a product, he was able to point my browser to the right page and we were able to look at the same information while we talked on the phone.
When I finally ordered, the products arrived in two business days in perfect condition. A perfect purchase experience.
The 65" Samsung HU8550 is awesome!! I expected a great product, but it is even better than I had expected. The picture is world class. With broadcast quality network programming (that is not native 4K) the picture is still much better than HD. It really feels like watching live theater rather than film or videotape. With football games (also not native 4K) the picture is simply beyond belief. I cannot imagine what native 4K will be like.
I could not be happier with the product or with the Crutchfield experience.
Pros: Crutchfield service, picture quality, product features.
Cons: Absolutely none.
I am not rating the product. Product hopefully it should be good. But I am rating my shopping experience. Website showed this as available after researchign for sometime I placed the order. In the check out process it said backorder. Next day morning it showed as 11/23 shipment date, I called the customer service and he confirmed it will be shipped on 11/24 for sure. Third day it says review and processing. Now customer service person says TV out of stock expecting from Samsung but status is unknown. She also added that you can switch to different TV or cancel your order.
It's almost like stock market,everyday changing.
I am not expecting such a experience from Crutchfield. All I would say is, this is not how big company operates. Totally below expectation.
Now I have to wait for the email to know when it will be delivered. I want to rate even less based on this order, but I couldn't because I still trust them to do what is the right thing to do.
I have reviewed 3 types of movies so far. These are regular def DVD, high def Blue Ray, and high def Blue Ray 3-D. I have not reviewed UHD, as I have no sources. Regular def DVD is very high quality. I don't know whether the upconversion from my new Samsung Blue Ray player or the TV is responsible. Blue Ray is exceptional, and the 3-D is better than any theater I have been in. Picture quality and definition are so good, that you can sit much closer than recommended. Five feet is fine, even with regular DVDs. I use this as a monitor, so cannot objectively grade "features." This TV is far superior to the Sony UHD I had for a short time. Seriously consider buying a larger TV than the standard recommendations for size vs viewing distance. I may move this set to the MBR and upgrade to a 75 inch for my 7-8 ft viewing distance main theater.
Pros: Picture quality is exceptional. Light weight makes it easy to wall mount.
Cons: 4 of 8 batteries for the 3-D glasses were dead. They give you 8, so that is not much of a problem.
My review. Samsung HU8550 65 inch, denon x3000, Energy micro 5.1.
A plasma is a far better tv. Maybe oled will equal. Please surpass!
LCD is a failure/success of marketing. We get stuck with crap. At least as far as picture quality is concerned. At least I still have a Panasonic plasma.
The only time I can call this TV beautiful is when the picture is bright. Anytime its in the dark, where suspense rules, it fails.
Gave it energy micro speakers. Sound good, just don't drive them hard. Denon x3000 will blow them at 75%. Trust me, turn it up more, they will pop! My replacements failed at 65%. Really? Denon x30000 is supposed to be 105 watts. Speakers rated from100. Yet they blow at 65. So much left to go!
Who's fault is this? I don't blame Crutchfield. Samsung your TV stinks. 4k means nothing next to a beautiful 1080p picture. Plasma rules. Embrace oled. Don't shove led crap on us until better wins!
TV Delivered ahead of time I expected. Easy to set up although the "Pod" is a little tricky if you use other remotes. I lost the settings after programing my "Harmony" remote. I still have to reprogram the pod again. TV picture is outstanding. I have yet to view a true 4K image but the HD pictures are much better than they were on my old Sony TV it replaced.
Pros: Easy to set up. Outstanding picture. Good application features
Cons: POD should have a "night light" feature. Although it has raised button symbols, the buttons are hard to see if the room is not lit brightly.
A great 4K display. Good user interface and SMART features. The Smart remote is nice with interactive feature, on screen pointing and voice commands. However a rather well known Netflix app issue occured which rendered the Netflix service unusable due to the update glitch. (something to do with regional account access?). Very frustrating at first as many online suggestions did not fix the problem. But online chat with Samsung tech support quickly and easily solved the issues. (changing DNS entry and factory resetting). I just wished Samsung had come forward and contacted the users early rather than leaving a lot of people out there in the dark as to how to fix this Netflix access problem. Could have been a 5-star rating without this rather simple but annoying problem.
The tv is really nice. Looks great on the wall. Really nice picture, sound from the speakers on it are not that bad. Still getting into it but so far really happy with the purchase.
This TV has is exactly what I expected from Samsung, the quality of the picture is excellent and the features keep improving year after year. The remote control is much improved over last years model, it's actually usable! I decided to upgrade to the 4K even though there's not much content out there yet. I'm waiting for Samsung to send me the free 4K media pack that was offered with the purchase so I can see first hand the higher resolution. I haven't tried Netflix yet to try their 4K streaming but reviews from others sound promising. I understand that Samsung is working a deal with Amazon to offer 4K. In any case I'm prepared when 4K takes off!
The TV stand is much improved and takes up less real-estate on a table top from other Samsung's I have with the 4 chrome legs, although this stand does't swivel. As other reviewers have mentioned the sound is pretty good without a sound bar but you'll want to eventually add a sound bar or other theater system. A word of caution regarding sound bars. If your going to use the ARC HDMI connections from a ARC sound bar to the TV be sure the sound bar supports 4K pass through or you won't be able to take advantage of 4K content when viewing.
Pros: Excellent picture, great smart features, much improved remote and as always Crutchfield staff and support is superb!
Cons: Reflective screen still a bit annoying but what can you do?
Overall outstanding television. Online 4k content is outstanding, and I can't wait for the rest of the media world to catch up. The tv does an ok job of handling cable hd, and at times it appears pixelated. This tv is really a tv of the future, and far ahead of most viewable sources.
Pros: Great 4k display of 4k media. Outstanding smart features.
Cons: Doesn't handle cablevision hd very well, yes I've already done a myriad of rec adjustments.
The TV is quite amazing, in many different ways. Normal programming looks very very good. The 4k content on Netflix looks stunning. TV has alot of features and it takes time to tweak things. The sound of the TV is actually very good considering the thinness, but I am running sound via Definitive Technology BP8060ST & Onkyo 727 receiver. At first the TV would have a judder/flicker effect and which dissipated through changing picture options. I did ALOT of research on this TV as I wanted the best picture quality and black levels possible without going to a full-array TV (which would not have been an option really given the large price increase). Overall, blacks are really really dark. My skepticism went away after several hours of watching TV and movies. Smart HUB is quick and the on screen remote allows you to zip through the menus/features. Web Browser is easy to use; content looks really crisp even while in Multi-Screen view. Setup on the TV was a breeze; finish on the TV and stand are really nice. I DEFINITELY recommend this TV to anyone who wants something nicer in their living room. It is quite a bit of money more than the non-4k TVs out there but after 2 weeks of owning the TV, I do not have any regrets for paying the premium price for the TV or selecting the HU8550 model. You live once so get what you really want, especially if you dont change TVs for 10+ years at a time like me. Played Gran Turismo 5 on 2D and 3D and picture quality was really good as well. Very happy!
Pros: Exterior styling, picture quality (esp. In 4k), good sound, very smooth operation of menus and features, black levels and brightness
Cons: None so far after 2 weeks. I dont foreser any dissappoinments
Watched the World Cup and it was a great experience. Crutchfield customer support is phenomenal and can't be beat. Two great products put together, great electronics and great Service, what else can a consumer want?
Pros: A TV that can easily last 5+ years, the last Samsung we had was at the 8 year mark when we decided it was technically obsolete, but it was still running strong. Easy to unpack and setup (2 person operation). Crutchfield service that never quits.
Cons: I am still looking for one.
I bought the Samsung 65" Ultra model 8550. This is an awesome tv and with the great delivery from Crutchfield, it is all gains.
Pros: The TV colors, features, sound you named.
Cons: So far none.
Today we installeed the 65" Samsung flat screen with a SONOS PLAYBAR and a TiVo Premiere 4 Set Top Box. Everything went very smoothly, few issues and the results are very impressive. Whatever concerns people had about controlling the TiVo Premiere with the Samsung remote seem to be resolved. Although the Samsung standard remote is a bit busy with buttons, it does what you need it to do so you can put the poorly labeled TiVo Remote in the drawer forever. The SONOS PLAYBAR fires up nicely when the TV is on, and it allows you to join a SONOS SUB to the PLAYBAR to have some pretty nice sounds.
Evn without the SONOS the TV sound is surprisingly good. I was listening to it when I thought I was listening to the PLAYBAR, and I was already impressed. Then I realized the PLAYBAR was very LOW in volume and I was hearing the TV, and I decided to use it that way for awhile until I had the tie to balance things better, but I don't intend to actually turn OFF the TV sound like most people do. It sounds that decent.
The TV, the TiVo, the DVD the Ethenet Hub and the Entertainment Center lights are all running off a small UPS without making much of a demand. The old Toshiba 42" LCD would trigger a line voltage drop when I turned it on, sot his seems pretty efficient on the power surge.
Basicly, this tv seems to have made our other large LCD's obsolete, so we're already planning the next replacement project.
Pros: Single remote supports TV, TiVo Premiere 4, and Samsung DVD. Picture quality is outstanding, stellar, pick your own term for outrageously good. Online firmware updates work flawlessly.
Cons: Daylight will relfect on the screen. Some TV MENU items gery out for unknown reasons (possibly the context of what it thinks I'm doing).
This purchase was the best I ever made, and it was the first one I made with Crutchfield. They were extremely helpful during my selections and post-sale. I will be purchasing from them again, just maybe not a TV since this thing will be glorious for many years to come!
Cons: None so far.
Very happy with my Samsung UHD. The quality of the up scaling is amazing and the price very reasonable. The Crutchfield was very knowledge and responded to my questions Ina very timely manner. My only criticism I'd the tv input source is continually displayed when changing amp input source, and no 4k content is shipped with the unit unlike other vendors. Otherwise this is a great product.
Pros: Upscaling, design, price, software updates over wifi.
Cons: No 4k content shipped with unit. TV input source banner (HDMI) each time amp source is switched between tivo, DVD, Apple TV.
Uhao impress the picture is great...
|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)||255 kWh|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||$28|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||34-3/8|
|Height without Stand (inches)||32-7/8|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||11-3/4|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||2-3/8|
|Stand Width (inches)||29|
|Weight with Stand||63.9 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||54.2 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 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.
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.
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 in HDMI 2.0 enables a 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). 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 63.9 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 54.2 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 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.
Go to menu select system then general then Game Mode. [ Ahmadou Feb 17, 2015 ]
I bought the 65 curved TV 9000 model not the 8550. [ JOHN T Feb 08, 2015 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Greg Jul 29, 2014 ] Staff
To be honest I did not see that option. The only one I saw was pip feature and also the split screen. which the hub was one one side and the video source was in the other. [ Robert F. Jul 27, 2014 ]
Samsung User Manual, Page 8, "One Connect is sold separately. Purchasing One Connect will allow you to upgrade the software to the version from the year in which your One Connect was released. Not supported on all models." [ Zzyzx Oh Jun 05, 2014 ]
no. [ LUKE G Jun 03, 2014 ]
No it does not. But once the new one is released sometime June/July of this year, you'll be able to plug the box into this TV. Just to clarify this is a separate purchase from the TV at a later time. I hope this is helpful. [ Matthew Jun 01, 2014 ]
No, from what I understand it's because this is a 2014 TV and it has all the updates and hardware that the one connect box has. The current one connect box brings the 2013 TV's to the 2014 specs, like the new interface and hdmi 2.0. [ JAMES May 31, 2014 ]
No,one connect box is not included in this tv. [ Miguel May 31, 2014 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff May 15, 2014 ] Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: 4K TV screen is 3840 pixels across by 2160 down for a total of 8,294,400 total pixels - 4 times the resolution of 1080p. More info here: http://www.crutchfield.com/learn/how-to-choose-a-tv.html If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Apr 29, 2014 ] Staff
I guess this would be better asked, "how far to the side can I be to view clearly"? However, to attempt an answer for you, I can view mine pretty clearly from about the 4 or 8 o'clock position if you were viewing from the side and the TV being 12 o'clock. Mostly watch from 12 to 1 o'clock position without a problem. [ Glenn Nov 15, 2015 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff Apr 21, 2014 ] Staff