Samsung HU8550 Series 55" Class UHD 4K 3D Smart TV, 1200 CMR, Quad Screen, DTS Premium Sound 5.1, Smart View 2.0, 4 HDMI/3USB

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About Samsung UN55U8550

Experience real world resolution with the Samsung HU8550 Series 55" Class UHD 4K 3D Smart TV. The HU8550 includes exclusive technology that delivers incredibly lifelike UHD 4K picture quality. Watch any movie, sport, disc or streaming app at 4 times the resolution of full HD with UHD Upscaling.

See a Picture That's More Lifelike
See a picture that's more lifelike than ever with Samsung Smart UHD. Samsung Ultra High Definition TV displays your movies, sports and shows at 4x the resolution of Full HD and upscales your existing entertainment with incredible detail. Samsung UHD is also UHD 4K Standard Future Ready, so you'll never get left behind as new 4k standards and smart technology arrive

UHD Upscaling
UHD Upscaling delivers the complete UHD 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 UHD-level picture quality.

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. Sit back and enjoy the picture.

Wide Color Enhancer Plus
With Wide Color Enhancer Plus, you'll witness a wider spectrum of colors on your screen, just like the director intended. You'll enjoy enriched colors while watching your favorite movies and shows, even older, non-HD content.

Clear Motion Rate 1200
View every detail of action packed movies and sports with Clear Motion Rate 1200, the ultimate level of motion clarity. The Samsung CMR uses the frame refresh rate, image processor speed and backlight technology to measure fast action.

Smart TV
Explore movies, shows, apps and social media on the intuitive and intelligent Samsung Smart TVs. Browse a new world of TV entertainment quickly and simply with a powerful processor and helpful tools like S Recommendation.

Smart Hub
Enjoy everything you love in one place. The Smart Hub organizes your entertainment into 5 panels. Effortlessly navigate through live TV, movies, streaming content, social networks, apps plus games and more

S Recommendation
Receive personalized TV and movie recommendations based on your own preferences and what's popular and trending. Just ask your TV things like "what action movies are on" or open the Smart Hub to browse suggestions.

Voice Interaction
Easily control your TV with Voice Interaction. Voice command lets you talk to the TV to search what's on or to perform basic commands such as "last channel," "record" or "turn off." You can also add an accessory camera, which recognizes your hand motions to browse the Smart Hub, play games and more.

UHD 4K Standard Future Proof
Stay current as UHD 4K standards continue to advance. Not only does the One Connect Box update your TV with the newest software and features, it also makes your TV ready for any and all possible 4K formats. With the One Connect Box, the evolution of UHD 4K will never leave you behind.

Smart Evolution
As technology advances, Samsung Smart Evolution updates your TV with latest software and features so you're never left behind. Simply plug an Evolution Kit into a port on the back of the TV. Then watch in awe as your Samsung Smart TV upgrades into a better, faster device.

Smart Remote Control
The Smart Remote Control gives you ultimate control of your Smart TV. Select TV functions by talking into the built-in microphone. You can also use the touchpad to navigate quickly, or use the remote like a mouse and simply point and click.

Quad Screen
Transform your TV into four screens that can access live TV, video clips and the web all at once. 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.

Quad Core Processor
Enjoy a fluid browsing experience with Quad Core Processor. Seamlessly switch between apps, stream content and multi-task faster.

Smart View 2.0
Turn your compatible mobile devices into a second TV with Smart View 2.0. Whatever is playing on your TV, Netflix, VOD or live TV can be streamed to your mobile device as a second viewing option. This lets you watch your favorite movies, shows and sports all around the house.

Screen Mirroring
Enjoy your entertainment content from your compatible mobile device on your big screen. Screen Mirroring allows you to wirelessly access and share videos, photos and music from your PC, tablet, camera, mobile device to your Smart TV.

Instant On
Tired of waiting for your HD TV to warm up- Your Samsung HD TV turns on 4 times faster with Instant On, so you can quickly begin browsing apps or watching your favorite movies, sports or shows.

Redefine the universal remote with Anynet+ from Samsung. Control up to twelve compatible devices and streamline your device management for a better user experience.

ConnectShare Movie
Watch videos, play music or view photos from a USB connection with ConnectShare Movie. You don't need a PC or special equipment-just plug your USB directly into your Samsung TV's USB Port and entertain family and friends.

Full Web Browser
Browse the web on your Smart TV to find the latest content. Enjoy everything from online shopping and social media browsing to entertainment news and the latest YouTube hits. Catch up on all the trending news and then go back to watching TV.

Eco Sensor
With Eco Sensor, your TV can intelligently adapt its picture according to the intensity of the light in the room. This technology measures the amount of existing light and automatically adjusts the brightness of the image on your TV plus saves energy

DTS Premium Sound, 5.1 Decoding
Delivers immersive 5.1 surround sound from any DTS-encoded content and converts any two-channel audio content into a 5.1 DTS surround sound track for discrete surround sound playback. Experience surround sound with maximum bass response, dialog clarity and consistent volume levels from all your content, including Blu-ray movies, TV programming, streaming and games.

The Samsung UN55U8550 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Samsung UN55U8550: Bright display, Built-in speakers, Durable, Inexpensive, Lightweight and Realistic color

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Realistic color (210),Bright display (207),Lightweight (128),Durable (56),Inexpensive (35),Great picture quality (4)
Built-in speakers (69),Did not meet expectations (12),Poor quality (5),Pricey / poor value (5),Poor audio (3),Price (3)

Samsung UN55U8550 Specifications

Screen Size
3840 x 2160
Clear Motion Rate
UHD Up-scaling
Quadmatic Picture Engine
Sound Effect
DTS Studio Sound
DTS Premium Sound
DTS Premium Sound 5.1
Sound Output (RMS)
10W x 2 / Woofer 10W x 2
Speaker Type
Front Firing + New Waveguide
Smart Hub
Quad Core
Apps Platform
Voice Interaction
Motion Control
Smart View 2.0
Content Sharing + Smart View
Ultra Clear Panel
Dimming Technology
UHD Dimming
Wide Color Enhancer
Yes (Direct TV Ready)
OSD Language
English, Spanish, French
Closed Captioning
Electronic Program Guide (Channel Guide)
Wi-Fi Direct
Game Mode
Eco Sensor
Inputs & Outputs
HDMI: 4 (HDMI 2.0)
USB: 3
Ethernet: Yes
Component: 1
Composite IN (AV): 2(1Common Use for Component Y)
RF IN(Terrestrial/Cable Input): 1/1(Common Use for Terrestrial)/0
Digital Audi Out (Optical): 1
Audio Out (Mini Jack): 1
IR Out: Yes
RS23SC: 1
One Connect: Ready
AC110-120V 60Hz
DTV Tuner: ATSC / Clear QAM
Bezel Width
0.3" Thin
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Without Stand: 48.4 x 1.4 x 27.8" / 122.93 x 3.55 x 70.61cm
With Stand: 48.4 x 10.6 x 29.4" / 122.93 x 26.92 x 74.67cm
Without Stand: 39.2 lbs / 17.78kg
With Stand: 46.5 lbs / 21.09kg

Samsung UN55U8550 Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


My Ultimate Happiness

Enjoying all the features that come with this TV. With it attached to my surround sound it makes me feel like I'm in a IMAX theather. 3D movies are great. Enjoying the other features that Smart TV offers. Hard to get away from in front of the screen.


Most Liked Negative Review


Continuously Freezes and REBOOTS. Useless!

Just received the TV yesterday and it worked fine all last night. This morning it freezes as soon it turns on and then reboots itself after 20 seconds. Now it is stuck continuously rebooting itself. Fix your software!

Reviewed by 255 customers


Great TV


from Ocala, FL

The picture quality on this TV is excellent. There are so many features, that we don't understand all of them after two weeks of ownership. Still can't figure out how to set up favorite channel lists. We have a sound bar connected and when we play video from U Tube, we have to switch to the TV's internal speakers in order to get any sound. I'm quite sure these are due to operator error, so we'll just keep working at it. all in all, we love this TV. I just wish there was some 4K programming available from regular viewing channels.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome TV


from Newington, CT, USA

What we had been waiting for awesome looks and performance.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


This TV is amazing!


from Undisclosed

The picture on this TV is remarkable. Clear, precise, a 3-D experience! Crisp and clear, makes me feel as if I'm right there! The curve makes the picture clear on all angles. The sound is great. We got a Samsung sound bar to enhance it, but the TVs speakers are good if ine didn't want to get a sound bar. The remote is great and setting it all up is pretty simple. The apps are great and easy to get to and use. Love this TV and recommend it highly!


Great Picture


from Long Island, New York, USA

The product looks great. nice and clear, easy to look at.. the con: the small remote is hard to program.. maybe its just me, but I can't program my cable box or dvd... other than that its great!!!


Outstanding Picture quality


from Roseville, MI, USA

Even the old black and white movies come out life like!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great TV


from Miramar, FL

We've had this TV for about 3 weeks now and we love it. Features are great. PIcture is superb! Especially love the remote and the ease of changing inputs/apps.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Absolutely Amazing


from Maryland

I was in the market to replace my 55 in. 240 hz and was not sure which to go with. I did the comparisons and viewed both (not that helpful with store set ups) but the features pushed me here. I set up the Tv the next day to my Hdmi cable (use the Arc input to reciever if its available) and was off and running. I used the manual ... and got some special configuration settings and a tuning blu-ray (yes it makes a difference), after a few minutes of tweaking i have found that i lived in the Matrix for years. It was like everything i ever saw on Tv needs to he rewatched. I am impressed and very happy. Now alk i need is some true 4k media.. i might explode!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


I'm addicted to watching.


from St. Louis

I bought this in Agust 2014. I still love it. The picture is amazing. The price was fair. My only beef is this; I feel like its already obsolete. I know that's the way it goes in the entertainment world. I would still recommend this product. The picture is clean and crisp. The colors burst on the screen and the white and blacks out do the 4k tv's that I looked at. Overall this is a great product as samsung always is.


Amazing picture


from Dallas, TX, USA

The definition is outstanding. Best picture ever! Recommend


Nice picture except when the white spotsclouding issues appear


from Phoenix

I am experiencing about a half dozen inch size white spots that appear when a bright image is being displayed. These appeared right out of the box. I have had the TV for two weeks. I will try Samsung support and report any progress I have in getting this resolved.


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