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Expensive but poor model
on August 7, 2015
We have bought this relatively expensive Samsung UN55HU8550 and got a bunch of problems.
Well, the quality of the image and the sound are really good but...
First, although we have paid for smart TV, this device is not a smart TV.
I was able to connect to internet (Wi-Fi) but I was not able to watch movies from the local network (my computer) and other networks. Only Netflix works OK. I cannot watch even BBC News.
In the same time, my Roku box attached to this device does not have any problems in playing movies. (I expected that I could watch movies without Roku now. - No!)
I tried different server software. Especially bad is SmartView 2.0 recommending by Samsung for using with this TV. It tried to violate the Windows 7 protected memory, and OS had shut it down.
Second, sometimes the TV stops accepting any signals from the remote control, except of power on and power off. When it happens I usually switch off the TV and switch it on again. Sometimes it helps. I found out that it often happens when head phones are connected. If it happens when the head phones are in, I just remove them from the socket, and this always helps! The TV starts accepting signals from the remote. It looks strange.
Third, just of the sudden there appeared interruptions in the demonstration. The TV just stopped for couple of seconds every 2-3 minutes. The screen became dark, the sound disappeared as well. I have switched to other HDMI port, and it helped. For how long?..
I strongly DO NOT RECOMMEND this model.