Summary: The Samsung HU8550 offers our favorite combination of picture quality and features in a 4K TV this year, making it a good value despite the high price.
Pros: The Samsung UNHU8550 4K LED LCD has an excellent picture with deep black levels, accurate color and solid uniformity with little blooming. It costs less than Samsung's curved 4K LED LCD and doesn't have the curve's picture-quality issues. Its styling is attractive and minimalist, with a nearly all-picture look. Its unique OneConnect upgrade path promises a semblance of future-proofing. The feature set is well-implemented and comprehensive, with best-in-class connectiv...
Cons: The HU8550 is relatively expensive, and the high resolution is very difficult to discern, especially with non-4K content.
Conclusion: If you’re going to put a TV as sizeable as 65-incher is in your home, you deserve a terrific picture, not just a big one. And the HU8550 delivers that premium picture quality, no matter the source’s resolution (VHS tapes notwithstanding, folks). Until 4K OLED televisions come down in price significantly, this is one of the best-looking TV’s you’ll be able to get without breaking the bank – at least until next year.
Pros: Best flat 4K TV Samsung makes, Uniformly high brightness, Great black levels, shadow detail, Snappy navigation and app loading
Cons: Reflective screen, Loses clarity and contrast off-axis, Some edgelight bleed