Our take on the Samsung UN85HU8550
4K Ultra HD TV was made for screens this big
This beautiful, bright, behemoth will show you things you've never seen before on a TV. Samsung's mind-boggling 85" UN85HU8550 is certainly not cheap, but think of all the money you'll save by not needing to see movies at the cineplex anymore. Even though this screen measures over seven feet from corner to corner, you can sit as close as 10 feet away and enjoy an immersive experience because the 3840 x 2160-pixel picture looks so insanely sharp and detailed. You've never seen anything like it!
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Samsung made sure that this set's video processing and connections are as state-of-the-art as the screen. The UN85HU8550 is one of the first Ultra HD TVs to include “HEVC” decoding, which means it can display 4K Netflix® content with no additional equipment 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 UN85HU8550 owners up to date on Ultra HD format standards as they evolve.
Samsung's UHD Video Pack (sold separately) lets you instantly make the most of your Samsung Ultra HD TV. Only a little bigger than a smartphone, this 1-terabyte hard drive comes pre-loaded with several full-length movies and nature documentaries, all in spectacular full 4K resolution. Simply connect it to the TV using the supplied USB cable and start enjoying the best picture you've ever seen.
True 4K content will continue to be scarce for a while, but that won't keep you from enjoying a remarkable picture. Samsung made 4K upconversion a top priority as they developed the video processing circuitry for the UN85HU8550. 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.
Smart TV times 4
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 UN85HU8550 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 Galaxy phones and tablets add handheld viewing and control
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 UN85HU8550. 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 UN85HU8550'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.
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- 84.5" screen (measured diagonally)
- glossy screen, black bezel and cabinet, silver T-Shape stand
- tuner receives over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (antenna required)
- QAM cable TV tuner (subscription required to receive cable channels contact your local service provider for details)
- RVU-compatible (for DIRECTV) DIRECTV subscribers with the Genie Whole-Home HD DVR can watch live broadcast and stored content on this TV without an additional receiver
- Ultra High Definition TV with 4K screen resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels)
- HEVC for compatibility with streamed 4K content from sources like Netflix® (requires Internet connection speed of at least 20Mbps)
- displays 3D images when you wear Samsung's active 3D glasses (4 pairs of glasses are included)
- 2D-to-3D conversion adds 3D-like depth to non-3D video sources
- LED edge backlight with Precision Black hardware-based local dimming and UHD Dimming software-based dimming for superb contrast and black levels
- Clear Motion Rate 1200 blur reduction (120Hz refresh rate plus backlight scanning)
- UHD video upscaling seamlessly upconverts SD and HD content
- Internet-ready Smart TV plays Netflix® video and more (subscription required for some services)
- supports up to 5.1-channel audio with streaming movie services like Netflix and Vudu (audio quality depends on your connection speed)
- built-in Wi-Fi® to link to a wireless network
- quad-core processor for seamless web browsing and app multitasking
- Quad Screen multitasking lets you browse the web or stream a video while you watch TV
- AllShare video and music streaming from a DLNA-compatible Windows® PC
- MHL-compatible HDMI input for viewing photos/videos from a compatible smartphone on the TV's screen
- 2-way screen mirroring send content wirelessly from device-to-TV or TV-to-device with compatible smartphones and tablets
- built-in stereo speakers (10 watts x 2 plus 20 watts for woofers)
- two remotes: a touchpad remote with built-in microphone for voice control, plus a standard illuminated button-based IR remote
- free downloadable apps for iOS® and Android let you use a compatible smartphone or tablet as a remote control
- Anynet+ simplifies control of compatible Samsung components via the HDMI connection (HDMI-CEC)
Connections and Dimensions:
- 6 A/V inputs, including:
- 4 HDMI 2.0
- 1 component video (selectable component/composite)
- 1 composite video
- RF input for antenna/cable signals
- optical digital audio output (may only pass 2-channel audio from HDMI-connected sources)
- stereo minijack output for connecting a sound bar or home stereo system
- Ethernet port for a wired connection to a home network
- 3 USB inputs for connecting a camera or thumb drive
- special port for future Smart Evolution upgrade
- detachable stand
- wall-mountable (bracket not included)
- 75"W x 43"H x 2-3/4"D (45-5/16"H x 15-5/8"D on stand)
- weight: 140.7 lbs. with stand; 121.5 lbs. without stand
- warranty: 1 year parts & labor in-home service or pick-up for service
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