If you are looking to update your TV, you are probably looking for a reliable and objective review. If you have come across the Samsung UN65HU9000FXZA 65″ Class UHD Smart 3D and would like to know more about it, you have come to the right place.
In this article, we will review this Samsung TV in great detailed. Our goal is to make this the only review you will need to read before you can make an informed decision.
It is amazing what different people expect from a product. It would be a mistake to assume that everybody looks at the same things when examining the possibility of buying a new TV (or a new computer, device, etc.). So, because different people care about different aspects, in this review we will cover all different aspects.
What some people might consider a pro, other might consider a con. So the best way to review a product such as this is to present all the information about it objectively so that readers can check if the product meets (or even surpasses) their expectations and, ultimately, draw their own conclusion.
You can skim read the review for information on details that you particularly care about. If, however, you are not sure of what is important for you and what isn’t, you should read the whole review from top to bottom.
Screen and Picture Quality
The first thing that we must talk about is the screen. This Samsung model has a curved screen that comes in different sizes including 65 inches
Although many people love curved screens, they are not for everyone. Having said that, some people might notice certain image distortions caused by the curves while other will not. This mostly depends on the angle you are watching TV front. If you are sitting directly in front of it, you will probably not notice any distortions but any other viewing angle might result in more noticeable distortions.
“I wasn’t surprised to find Samsung’s OLED screen to be bright, vivid, and clear. It’s beautiful, although in viewing some photos and videos, I found, as I have in the past, that – to my eye, at least – Samsung tends to oversaturate colors.” – Walt Mossberg
So, what is the difference between a flat screen and a curved screen? If you cut through all the marketing, essentially the only significant difference is the price. And this is something that you will have to take into account because, all things being the same, a TV with a curved screen will always cost the same as a TV with a flat screen. It is always a good idea to compare TVs of the same sizes and same functionalities. If you find one that is equivalent to this one but has a flat screen and is, therefore, cheaper, it would be a good idea to buy that one instead.
In terms of picture quality, this Samsung model has 4K picture resolution. As great and future-ready as that is, most content you watch on it will just be upscale to HD (either 720p or 1080p) at best.
Why? Because most producers do not make their products in 4K yet. Most TV and movies are currently produced only in HD. Whether you stream content (movies, TV, documentaries, etc.) from one of the available platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, etc. or watch TV (cable, satellite, or over-the-air), the overwhelming majority of all that content is, at best available in high definition (HD).
And although some Ultra High Definition or 4K content (which, for our purposes, means the same thing) is currently available (for example, on Netflix), there is no evidence that it will become the industry or broadcast standard any time soon.
Also, if you still have DVDs and are planning on watching them on your new TV, you will have to make do with standard definition (SD), which is only 430p (so nowhere near than the almost 4,000 that this TV could cope with).
We could say the same thing about 3D content. Whether this is a fad or not, only time will tell but if you have access to 3D content and would like to make the most of it, you could do a lot worse than to buy this Samsung TV.
The problem with playing 3D content using this TV is that you will need to power the 3D glasses yourself by getting your own batteries. This is an added cost to an already expensive TV.
This TV has a panel that generates vibrant and brilliant images while, at the same reducing glare. Another thing that contributes to the lack of glare is the local dimming. These two things combined make this model more than suitable for any room no matter how bright or dark.
One thing that is undeniable about the Samsung UN65HU9000FXZA is that it looks absolutely amazing.
This may sound superficial but when you think that a TV this big will occupy a rather prominent place in any room you place it at.
Since the advent of slim TVs, it has become a lot easier to integrate a TV into almost any kind of room. All TVs were really chunky and took up so much space!
But although all slim TVs (whether flat or curved) are infinitely more elegant that the all chunky TVs used to be, they are not all the same.
Users can always rely on Samsung models for eye-pleasing and functional design. This model is no exception. In fact, it is one of the most elegantly designed models to have even been produced by the Korean manufacturer.
Apart from its elegant and attractive model, this Samsung TV comes with a host of great features.
An important feature is its remote control. Not many people think about the remote control when they are considering buying a TV set but it should a really important factor.
Why? Because if you really think about it the remote control is the part of the TV that you would establish a daily relationship with. After all, the remote control is how you will have access to all the other features and how you will use the TV.
Even before you use the TV, when you are just setting up after you get it home, you will need to use the remote control. That is normally the first time, most users think about their clicker when they first set up their new TV.
We would strongly suggest that you check out the remote control for yourself before purchasing this or any other new TV.
In this instance, we have no complaints about the remote because it is one of the best ones we have seen. Why? Because it comes equipped with an intuitive and easy to use
This Samsung TV is a fully functioning smart TV. What this means is that thanks to the Samsung Smart Hub, you will have access to all the hottest apps including all the online streaming platforms available in your country or territory. For the United States, that means the likes of Hulu Plus, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, etc.
Another awesome feature is that this model comes with an in built camera. This is particularly useful if you are planning to use Skype from the Samsung Smart Hub. Most smart TVs do include Skype in the app host but very few come actually equipped with a camera.
Is it Worth It?
Yes, this Samsung model is expensive. Yes, it is expensive mostly because of its curved screen. You will most probably be able to find cheaper options out there. Also, the curved screen, as we saw, can cause problems for some viewers.
Having said all of that, this model’s picture quality is excellent particularly when it comes to contrast and has, over all, one of the best picture qualities of all the Samsung models available.
The easy to use remote control and the app Hubs are also two of this TV’s strengths. Also, the in built camera and its elegant design.
The best way to decide is this TV is for you or not would be to visit a show room and test it for yourself. Now that you have read about it, you should know both what to expect and what to watch out for.
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