Skip to main content

Samsung’s sexy HU9000 series curved Ultra HD TV is a dazzler, on or off

samsung h9000 series curved ultra hd led tv un65hu9000f
Image used with permission by copyright holder
This year’s hottest TVs are hitting store shelves now, and if you’re looking at getting in on the bleeding edge of the latest TV technology, you owe it to yourself to check out Samsung’s HU9000 curved Ultra HD TV.

Why the curve? Samsung says the gentle concave curvature makes for a more immersive viewing experience and provides a more uniform picture from edge to edge. And while we remain a little skeptical of those claims, we will say the curve is an elegant aesthetic design element that has a way of drawing attention from all who see it. If you crave a TV with some “wow” factor, the HU9000 will more than do the trick.

The HU9000’s form factor is but an appetizer though, because when you turn it on, this top-tier TV puts out a picture that is an absolute feast for the eyes. Based on our initial impressions, it is one of the best-looking LED/LCD televisions we’ve seen yet, with overall picture quality that approaches that of a high-end plasma. Color accuracy appears excellent, black levels are outstanding and contrast is eye-popping.

The set features the latest version of HDMI (2.0), with support for Ultra HD resolution (four times that of standard HD) at up to 60 frames per second. And, if you purchase a set now, Samsung will throw in its Ultra HD movie pack on a 1 TB hard drive for free (a $300 value). The movie pack comes with Ultra HD versions of  Night at the Museum, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Counselor, GI Joe: Retaliation, and World War Z, plus three documentary films: The Last Reef, Grand Canyon Adventure, and Cappadocia.

You don’t need Ultra HD content for this TV to look amazing, though. The HU9000 packs Samsung’s best video upconversion hardware, which makes nearly any source look stunning.

All of the hardware and connections are located in what Samsung calls the ‘One Connect’ box, which connects to the television via a single, proprietary cable. This way, the TV can be upgraded with the latest hardware, software, apps and features down the road, which removes the risk of it becoming outdated in the near future.

The HU9000 can be found on retail store shelves now, including Magnolia inside Best Buy and in Samsung Experience stores inside select Best Buy locations. The 65-inch model will run you $3500, the 65-inch $4500, and the big daddy 78-inch model a whopping $8000.

Want to see the TV up close and in action? You can check out this video at Digital Trends.

Only Murders in the Building season 4: Everything we know so far
What to be excited for in the next season of this Hulu Original mystery comedy
Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez in Only Murders in the Building.

 

We're in the dead of the summer right now, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't start thinking about the blissful fall television schedule waiting right in line behind the heat. With autumn orange comes a fresh batch of great series and returning favorites! Hulu's original mystery comedy Only Murders in the Building headlines the fall season yet again, with the Steve Martin-led program premiering its fourth season on August 27.

Read more
Walmart Prime Day Sale: cheaper TVs and laptops than Amazon
A TCL Q5 TV on a wall.

Prime Day isn’t confined to Amazon these days, with many major retailers also launching their own sales around the event. Because of that, we’ve focused on all the best Walmart Prime Day deals going on right now. These include some fantastic Prime Day TV deals as well as excellent headphone deals too. We’ve also rounded up great smart home deals to help you save the most possible while making your home look great. Read on while we take you through the best that the Walmart Prime Day deals have to offer, saving you from needing to search on your own.
Walmart Prime Day TV deals

Philips 32-inch HD LED TV --
Hisense 58-inch R6 Series 4K UHD LED TV --
TCL 75-inch 4-Series 4K UHD TV --
TCL 55-inch Q Class 4K UHD HDR QD-Mini LED TV --
SAMSUNG 75-inch Q80C QLED 4K TV --

Read more
Dexter: Original Sin: Everything we know so far
Dexter: Original Sin: Synopsis, cast, and more
Michael C. hall sitting in a chair on Dexter.

 

The folks over at Showtime can't resist giving us all of the Dexter we could possibly want (which makes sense, as it's one of the best shows on Paramount Plus). After bringing the character back for Dexter: New Blood, which gave the character the ending many felt he was robbed of at the end of the actual series, it seems we're now moving in the other direction.

Read more