Samsung NU8500 55" Class HDR UHD Smart Curved LED TV

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Samsung NU8500 55" Class HDR UHD Smart Curved LED TV
Key Features
  • UHD 3840 x 2160 Curved LED Panel
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HLG Support
  • Motion Rate 240 for Reduced Motion Blur
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & Ethernet Connectivity
View content at four times the resolution of 1080p with the Samsung NU8500 55" Class HDR UHD Smart Curved LED TV. This TV has a 54.6" LED edge-lit curved LCD, and incorporates Motion Rate 240 technology to digitally enhance fast-moving images to reduce blur. It is compatible with the HDR10, HDR10+, and HLG HDR formats to provide a wider color gamut with compatible content and other equipment for more vivid images.
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Samsung NU8500 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Dynamic Crystal Color
  • 3Enhanced Color and Contrast with HDR10+
  • 4Ultra Slim Array
  • 5Motion Rate 240
  • 6UHD Resolution
  • 7Reduced Clutter
  • 8Auto Depth Enhancer
  • 9Curved 360° Design
  • 104K HDR Gaming with Auto Game Mode
  • 11Bixby Digital Assistant
  • 12OneRemote with Voice Assistance
  • 13Universal Guide
  • 14Your SmartThings Hub
  • 15Designed for Seamless Setup with Your Smartphone
  • 16Notifications
  • 17TV Plus
  • 18Sync & Share
  • 19Steam Link
  • 20UHD Engine
  • 21HDMI Connectivity
  • 22Integrated Wi-Fi
  • 23Dolby Digital Plus
  • 24CTA 4K UHD Connected
  • 25Additional Features

View content at four times the resolution of 1080p with the Samsung NU8500 55" Class HDR UHD Smart Curved LED TV. This TV has a 54.6" LED edge-lit curved LCD, and incorporates Motion Rate 240 technology to digitally enhance fast-moving images to reduce blur. It is compatible with the HDR10, HDR10+, and HLG HDR formats to provide a wider color gamut with compatible content and other equipment for more vivid images.

The NU8500 has built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity to allow access to your favorite apps and Internet-based content, plus content-sharing and screen-mirroring with other smart devices such as your smartphone or tablet. With four HDMI inputs, there are multiple options for connecting high-definition video sources. Two USB ports are also onboard for connecting multimedia peripherals like flash drives.

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Dynamic Crystal Color

With Dynamic Crystal Color, you can experience an expanded world of colors with millions of shades.

Enhanced Color and Contrast with HDR10+

HDR10+ technology helps provide a wide range of brightness and contrast to bring the nuances of movies to life.

Ultra Slim Array

Ultra Slim Array technology controls lighting, making dark zones on the screen darker and bright objects brighter. Together with the Contrast Enhancer, contrast across all areas of the screen is optimized.

Motion Rate 240

Fast motion is digitally smoothed out by Motion Rate 240 technology, reducing the blur commonly associated with fast-moving objects.

UHD Resolution

See enhanced detail with an image that's four times the resolution of Full HD.

Reduced Clutter

The Samsung Clean Cable Solution is engineered to neatly manage cords for a cleaner look.

Auto Depth Enhancer

The Auto Depth Enhancer helps create a more immersive viewing experience with the curved display.

Curved 360° Design

The curved TV is designed to look attractive from nearly any angle.

4K HDR Gaming with Auto Game Mode

The TV allows your gaming console to optimize its settings for an enhanced gaming experience with reduced input lag and fast refresh rates.

Bixby Digital Assistant

Bixby helps make it easy to search for content, flip channels, or ask questions like, "What's the weather?" using only your voice. Click voice recognition on your remote or compatible mobile device, and Bixby is at your command.

OneRemote with Voice Assistance

Spend more time watching and less time searching. The OneRemote, voice assistance, and a universal guide help you find streaming and live shows. The OneRemote also automatically detects and controls all of your compatible connected devices and content.

Universal Guide

The universal guide brings your favorite content from multiple devices and apps together in one easy-to-browse menu. It recommends popular shows and can make custom recommendations tailored just for you.

Your SmartThings Hub

The SmartThings app connects your TV to a range of compatible smart devices and appliances, from your refrigerator to your smartphone. You can change room temperatures, see what's in the refrigerator or who's at your door, all from the comfort of your couch. Download the SmartThings app on your mobile device to control and monitor your TV and connected devices all from one screen.

Designed for Seamless Setup with Your Smartphone

Simply turn on your TV and it will connect to your smartphone automatically. Your phone will then share Wi-Fi network information with the TV. If your phone is linked to a Samsung account, it will automatically be shared with the TV, so no separate login is required. After a future firmware update, you'll be able to choose the apps on your phone that you also want on the TV; they will then be copied into the TV's Smart Hub and you'll automatically be logged in.


If you have laundry in your compatible washing machine, you'll get a popup message in the corner of the TV letting you know when it's done.

TV Plus

With TV Plus, you're just a few clicks away from a library of UHD 4K and HDR content.

Sync & Share

Sync your TV to your compatible smartphone to access and control your content on the screen. You can also continue your entertainment non-stop as you move around the house. With Sync and Share, you can grab your popcorn from the kitchen without pausing or missing a scene.

Steam Link

The Steam Link app lets you stream your favorite games seamlessly with enhanced graphics and speed.

UHD Engine

This processor helps optimize your content for near-4K picture quality.

HDMI Connectivity

HDMI connectivity enables digital audio and video over a single cable. One HDMI input is ARC-compatible for simplified connection to your compatible home theater system.

Integrated Wi-Fi

Enjoy your favorite on-demand content over your existing Wi-Fi (802.11ac) network.

Dolby Digital Plus

Dolby Digital Plus is designed to optimize your entertainment experience with enhanced sound richness and clarity.

CTA 4K UHD Connected

The NU8500-series complies with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) 4K Ultra High-Definition Connected definition requirements.

Additional Features

  • Edge-lit LED
  • C-type stand
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • UHD upscaling
  • Multiroom Link
  • Bluetooth headset support
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Quad-core processor
  • Full web browser
  • Digital Clean View
  • Auto channel search
  • Auto Motion Plus
  • Supreme UHD Dimming
  • ConnectShare
  • Embedded POP
  • InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)
  • Anynet+ HDMI CEC
  • Closed captioning
  • Electronic program guide
  • V-Chip
  • USB HID support
  • Eco sensor
  • Auto power off
  • Easy Pairing
  • TV-to-mobile device and mobile device-to-TV pairing via DLNA
  • Wide viewing angle
  • Virtually bezel-free design
  • IP control support with optional software

Samsung NU8500 Specs

HDR CompatibilityHDR10, HDR10+, Hybrid Log Gamma
Video SystemNTSC /
USB Ports2 x USB (Version Unspecified) (Audio, Video)
Power40 W
Virtual Assistant SupportSamsung Bixby
Supported LanguagesEnglish
Power ConsumptionTypical: 65.0 W
Maximum: 145.0 W
Standby: 0.3 W
Packaging Info
Package Weight55.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)55 x 33 x 7"

Samsung NU8500 Reviews

Excellent, all the way around

By DrJim in St Pete
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-05-04

I have owned Samsung TVs before, but this was my first smart TV. I love it. I have owned it for over a month and it performs flawlessly. I would buy it again in a heartbeat.

All Around Great Product

By bhautin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-07

Crystal Clear image, Very Easy setup, and features are great. Would definitely recommend this TV to everyone.

Very nice!

By Wasp12345678
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-12-28

Great tv for movies or games, just love and so does the whole family! :’)

Im not sure what to think maybe i have bad example

By Rvtech193
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2018-12-26

I love samsungs but think i may have got one that quality issue on the edges i see a small gap on back panel in the middle and can physically see it move when pressed in. When watching a movie has to much clouding ive seen other 8500 series and in dark room watching dark movie and havent seen clouding as bad and the back panel lighting seems be to much like corner flashlights maybe i have bad example but so reluctant this is actually 3rd 8500 series ive received from qvc first was last years model then second had dent in it now not sure this i expect the blacks darker less clouding ive had other samsungs and other flat screens lower line disnt have this kinda clouding.

cheaply made stand

By RLea
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2019-04-27

I just received my curved 8500 Samsung TV and the stand is way below par for the price and product from Samsung. There is a 2 piece stand. The part that attachs to the TV and the part that attached to that part. The bar stand portion screw into NOTHING (a void) in the rest of the stand, not to mention the extending portion of the screw is less than 1/4 inch. When standing the TV up, the plastic prongs snapped off therefore renders the stand unuseable. DO NOT purchase this TV unless you are prepared to mount it on the wall. Can not comment on the quality of the picture since I can't use the TV until I get it mounted on the wall. One would think that Samsung would produce a better quality stand for their TVs. My last 4k UHD flat screen had a far better stand.


By Tahoeshowtime
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2019-03-25

TV plus app freezes my entire television roughly 80% of the time. Virtually useless unless hooked to a cable box. Trash product, trash company.

Great quality

By Dstev
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-02-20

Bought about a month ago, absolutely beautiful picture and the curved screen is amazing

best tv yet

By elmerfudd1957
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-26

i have had this tv fir a week now and it is the best tv i have owned so far i highly reccomend thi product

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