Jul 17, 2014 -
The UE55UH8500 is a worthy addition to the 4K/UHD stable, complementing its big brother, the mightily impressive UE65HU8500. There are some unsatisfying aspects to its less important features but for its sheer picture excellence it's a total delight. As for the screen's shape: try the curve, if you've got the nerve.
Models on the same playing field include Sony's KD-55X9005B, Panasonic's TX-58AX802 and LG's 55UB950V, while bargain hunters should consider the Toshiba 58L9363D, currently selling for £2,300. If all this 4K nonsense leaves you cold you might well consider the Full HD version of this screen from Samsung, the UE55H8000, which is £700 less expensive at £2,000. On the other hand you might go the other way and exchange £4,000 for LG's beautiful, but non-4K 55EA9800.