Reviews and Problems with Samsung UA65HU9000 / UE65HU9000 / UN65HU9000
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Samsung UN65HU9000 Curved 4K UltraHD LED/LCD TV Review
26 November 2014
Conclusion: While mildly deficient in some areas, overall the HU9000 is a first class TV, but that's only when viewed head on, as the fall-off in picture quality when viewed off axis boots the TV from front cabin to back of coach. The out-of-the-box performance (once the TV is in Movie mode) is just great, and the curved screen adds to the "wow" factor (visitors to my house during my time with the HU9000 marveled at it).
Pros: Very good picture quality (but only when viewed head-on), Wide variety of smart TV apps, including Amazon, Netflix and Vudu streaming services, Ability to download additional apps, Future upgrade capability via the One Connect box, Active shutter 3D glasses with RF sync for full resolution 3D viewing, Voice recognition that works well if you speak slowly and clearly, Comes with 2 remote controls, Reasonably zippy web browsing (but do consider an external keyboard with...
Cons: Noticeable contrast fading and color washout when viewed from off axis; the gorgeous deep blacks vanish, Non-rechargeable 3D glasses, Touchpad remote control is a little too sensitive, even when set to its lowest sensitivity setting; hard to nail on-screen buttons on the first pass, Cable for One Connect box to the TV is only about 10 feet long, which may be too short for some installations, Connector for the One Connect cable features bulky termination block on each ...
Summary: The Samsung HU9000 has straight-up great picture quality, design and features, but the gratuitous curved screen adds very little to the viewing experience and way too much to the price.
Pros: The UNHU9000 curved 4K LED LCD has an excellent picture with deep black levels, accurate color and great bright-room viewing qualities. Its styling is drop-dead gorgeous, and the curve lends a unique, futuristic look. The feature set is well-implemented and comprehensive, with best-in-class connectivity and upgradeability, a superb remote, and just about every conceivable extra.
Cons: Aside from reducing reflections somewhat, the curve provides no benefit to image quality, and in fact introduces subtle distortions. The HU9000 is also more expensive than most 65-inch 4K TVs, including Samsung's own flat versions. The high resolution is very difficult to discern, especially with non-4K content.
Conclusion: If we simply take a step back and regard this TV for what it is – Samsung’s best effort for 2014 – then we have to say Samsung knocked it right out of the park with the HU9000 series. No, the curved design isn’t going to be for everyone, and we have tested at least one TV so far that has slightly better picture quality ( Sony’s X900B series , review coming soon), but Samsung ‘s unique combination of cutting-edge design, unique features like the One Connect box, premium...
Pros: Outstanding picture quality, Bright images with great black levels, Sleek, eye-catching design, Excellent remote control, UHD content included free
Cons: Curved look isn’t for everyone, Curve is expensive, LCD panels have limitations
Excerpt: What really was the most striking was the curved display, and how well it performed, the viewing angles are fantastic on it at up to 130 degrees. Plus the cinema feel you get while watching TV is second to none on the set. Samsung really hit the mark here in every respect. It is truly something you have to experience Now the software experience was a big bummer, with some improvements, Samsung needs to change its UI interface, and cut the bloatware.