Computer Hardware

Samsung 60-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV

Samsung 4K Ultra HD HU8550 Series
The future of television has arrived with this expansive Samsung 4K Ultra HD screen. Display 4K content at 4x the resolution of Full HD, plus upscale all of your current TV shows and movies in amazing detail.


Product Features
    Refresh Rate: 120Hz (Native); Clear Motion Rate 1200 (Effective)
    Backlight: LED (Edge-Lit)
    Smart Functionality: Yes - Motion and Voice Control with Camera Accessory (sold separately)
    Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand : 53.6'' x 30.9'' x 1.4'', TV with stand : 53.6'' x 32.5'' x 11.6''
    Inputs: 4 HDMI 2.0, 3 USB, 1 Component, 2 Composite
    Accessories Included: Smart Remote Control, 4 Pairs of 3D Active Glasses (SSG-5150GB)

Technical Details
    Brand Name: Samsung
    Display Technology: LED
    Display Size: 60 inches
    Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
    Image Contrast Ratio: N/A
    Resolution: 4K Ultra HD
    Refresh Rate: 120 Hz



UHD Upscaling
Upconverts SD, HD, or full HD content to UHD-level picture quality.
   
Auto Depth Enhancer
Analyzes regions of each image and automatically adjusts the contrast. As a result, everything you watch has incredible detail and appears more natural.
   
Deeper Color Quality
Wide Color Enhancer Plus delivers a broader spectrum of colors.
   
Clear Motion Rate 1200
Clear Motion Rate 1200 lets you enjoy fast-moving movies, sports and video games with minimal motion blur.


Smart Hub
The Smart Hub organizes your entertainment into 5 panels, to help you seamlessly navigate your favorite content.
   
S Recommendation
Receive personalized TV & movie recommendations based on your preferences and what's popular.
   
Voice and Motion Ready
Quickly command your Smart TV with voice commands and gestures (camera accessory sold separately).
   
Quad Screen
Transforms your TV into four screens that can access live TV, video clips and the Web all at once. Multitask with ease with the Samsung's remarkably powerful Quad Core Plus processor.


Screen Mirroring
Wirelessly beam your photos, videos, presentations, or video games to the big screen.
   
Smart Remote Control
Select TV functions by talking into the built-in microphone, use the touchpad to navigate quickly, or use the remote like a mouse.
   
Smart View 2.0 - 2nd Screen
Allows you to stream content from your TV to your mobile device. You can also view the screen of your smartphone or other compatible mobile device on your TV.
   
UHD 4K Standard Future Proof
The One Connect Box (sold separately) will update your TV with the newest software and features, making your TV ready for any future 4K format.

Customer Reviews
By Professor H
This is the best picture quality of any TV I have had. It is a 4K TV and even though there isn't any 4K content yet without getting movie on a hard drive and paying out the nose. This Samsung upscales the content up and it looks pretty darn great. Noticeably sharper then others that I looked at. The sound is also very good. There are plenty of smart features and internet hookup without having any external devices like Roku, Apple TV. Upconverts any source inputted. Samsungs latest backlighting technology.

I bought the TV for the picture quality not really for the 3D. Most of the smart features are just extra pluses.
It does a decent job of upscaling the HD content, but remember it is trying to upscale from HD to near 4K and the information is just not there for it to do real 4K. It, for the lack of better terms, makes a guess on what 4K should be. That withstanding it does guess well, and will offer a better picture than standard HD, just not UHD so expect that. Samsung isn't talking about what the specs are for the up scaling at the time of this review.

Pros:
1. Excellent color and sharpness. Also controls to can easily adjust the picture to any way you wish (moe color saturation, less saturation, sharpness, brightness, etc) Lots of smart features I am still learning.

2. Excellent sound upgrade from standard HD Samsungs. For the price it should have good sound huh.

3. Watching Lord Of The Rings On This Will Make You Cry

4. 3D works great and comes with four sets of glasses.

Cons:
1. Dialog box pops up telling you that you can use voice controls. This is very distracting and I don't need the a dialog box on the TV to pop up to tell me this. Its in the instructions booklet. It doesn't happen very often- but it is annoying. You can disable this but it takes some time to dig through the screens until you are there.

2. Heavier than standard HD versions of Samsungs, like the 8000. Good info for those mounting on wall.

3. No Content to justify early adopter purchase price.

4. Friends watching Lord Of The Rings (Also crying picture is so good) begain plotting to take "Precious" from us.

There is just nothing to watch right now and the prices of these 4K sets are going to drop at least another 500 just like when the HD sets came on the scene. Plus the 4k technology will most likely get better when they decide just how the content is going to be implemented. On the upside Samsung uses what they call a Hub or One Connect box so if content inputs get better you can just replace the hub box instead of kicking yourself that you have to get a new set.

I tried the Netflix 4K streaming and it's a mixed bag at this stage. Some of the nature documentaries look like 4K and some look more like 1080P.

The UHD dvd players are coming so if you have this Samsung you will be ready from day one. I think even the xbox is going to offer 4k content when connected. Does have a superior picture than non UHD tv's. Its just gonna cost ya a little more brother. I had to have it. I couldnt wait. My current tv died on me and I had to do something. The only thing I could rationalize, being addicted to great new technology, was to go into debt to feed my habit. I am so ashamed at my weakness.

In all seriousness:
My suggestion is if you must have the latest 4k tech then here it is. Much better than Sony especially with their no customer service. The LG's do look good, just not this good.

UPDATE 4-25-2014

Ok there has been a big controversy on whether this model comes with a one connect box or not. You get a different story everywhere. Found a Samsung training representative who spent two hours educating me on every 4k tv on earth and what was what. One Connect; 2013 version of this model had the external One Connect box. 2014 version of this model has internal One Connect with no external box. When One Connect technology is updated you can get the external box and it overrides the internal to keep everything cutting edge. He said samsung is supporting One Connect for a guaranteed four years to guard against your tv becoming obsolete. I asked him about the 1080p to 4k upscaling. He said yes it does a good job at kicking up standard HD better than Sony or LG, but if you want to see something great, get a 4K bluray player, then he drug me around to show what it could do. It was very impressive. He shared a story about the 9000 which requires an external One Connect box to opperate as all the technology is in the box and the tv is basically a monitor, said stores all over the place are misplacing the boxes when they move a tv and have all these dead big screens everywhere.This TV is a keeper.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Glossy screen, black bezel and cabinet, silver T-Shape stand

The Tuner receives over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (Seperate HDTV antenna required)

QAM cable TV tuner

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®

TV 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 240Hz refresh rate plus backlight scanning

UHD video upscaling seamlessly upconverts SD and HD content

Internet-ready Smart TV

Supports up to 5.1-channel audio with streaming movie services like Netflix and Vudu(tm) (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 splits the TV screen into four quadrants so you can watch live TV, video clips, and the web all at once

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)

Comes with two remotes: a touchpad remote with built-in microphone for voice control, plus a standard illuminated button-based IR remote