Dive into the drama of your favorite films or the action of a football game with this Samsung curved LED TV. The curving 55-inch screen draws the viewer in, and 4K UHD resolution offers true-to-life graphics. This Wi-Fi-enabled Samsung curved LED TV lets you watch everything from YouTube videos to streaming video services.
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Great value entering the 4K world
Posted by: Techboo from: on
I had my eye on the previous gen of this tv for over a year. Once the new gen came out it was this one that I wanted to get. The only thing stopping me was the price. Over a thousand for a new tv was just too much. But then prime day 2016 happened and unbelievable deals fell from the sky. Bestbuy matched Amazons price for an identical tv, just numbered ku6600 instead of the more well known tv numbered ku6500. Since I knew I wanted the ku6500 55" version and didn't want to do the research on the ku6600, I just went to Bestbuy. $650 + simple install for another $50.
The screen is curved and I like that. Others say the curve isn't noticeable, but I think it makes for a more immersive experience. Also I always noticed that the corners of a large flat screen seem a little darker than the middle of the flat screen. I think it is because there aren't surrounding pixels to help light up the corners and also that the corners are slightly further away and at more of an angle. The curve seems to solve the angle issue since the screen bends back toward you. So the screen is always the same distance from your eyes and the light is emitted toward you.
The clarity is really good. Only down side of the large screen is that standard def really is fuzzy. 1080 is really clear as is 4K. I've streamed 4K, but to be honest the picture really isn't significantly better than 1080. The jump from SD to HD is a bigger leap in clarity.
The speakers are good. I'm fine with them when watching tv. But when I watch a movie I do wish the sound was 'bigger'. I am looking at the Bose Solo 5.
The stand is nice looking. It does not rotate. The V angle of the stand means a long sound bar is hard to fit in front. That is why I'm looking at smaller sound bars. Maybe the JBL Boost TV, probably Bose Solo 5.
The remote is a 'smart remote'. All smart means is less buttons and it requires you to be 'smarter' to figure it out. Sometimes more is more (buttons that is). The remote is either radio or the most sensitive IR ever. Any stray hit, by sitting or leaning on it, will register even when completely hidden under pillows. I do like that it works almost anywhere.
This tv is very big for the room it is in. We sit only 8' away, so it does make for a more theater like experience. The 55" screen is awesome. Go big or go home! The bezel is pretty slim and allows it to fit in an enclave just a little bigger than the screen itself. Very cool looking. The connections seem adequate. I hard wired the Ethernet so I don't have to deal with slower and more unreliable wifi.
I stream Amazon prime and it works pretty much flawlessly. The speed of finding movies is impressive. I've never seen a movie buffer, ever. Samsung apps are few and far between. Most are useless for a tv. The CNBC app is slow and difficult to navigate. The iPad app of the same is 100xs easier to use. A lot of this has to do with the hunt and peck typing. A typing app or voice ability is a must. To see the weather, it's a lot faster to use a smart phone or iPad. The best apps are the video streaming apps. It is nice that they are built into the tv rather than having to buy a roku, Apple TV, or Amazon fire.
The only real negative is the 60hz refresh rate. Samsung uses the gimmick of calling it 120 motion rate. They just double the hz refresh to fool us. I've yet to see lots of football so I can't speak of the motion blur for that sport. I have noticed that motion blur happens when the camera pans not when an object flys by. This is similar the motion blur in a movie film, so I'm ok with it. Using motion plus at any level above 4 makes the picture have the soap opera effect. That just sucks. So I have it set to 2 or 3.
Overall I could not be happier with this tv, especially for the price. Thank you Amazon for Christmas in July!
57 out of 60 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Hickman from: on
TV looks great. Fit good on my existing tv stand. Only had the tv for a week but a huge improvement over a lcd tv. Colors on the screen are crystal clear and digging the curve.
20 out of 20 found this review helpful.
This model has software problems
Posted by: CasualUser from: on
Purchased this TV and had for approximately 2 weeks when all of a sudden issues began popping up. First; the remote control has few buttons on it, in order to change source input you rely on the screen showing you the options to choose from, i.e. HDMI 1, HDMI 2 etc. After working fine for two weeks all of a sudden these options would not show up, the area was simply grey, BUT, they were there but you couldn't see them. If you used the remote to select, the TV would change sources, but you never knew what it was going to change to as you couldn't see it. This same grey bar would also appear when choosing your channel list and settings - making it impossible to use the "quick links" as it calls it. Soon after having this problem, a second issue arrived. The TV has a feature to turn on/off at a prescribed time onto a specific channel or source and at your chosen volume. This worked great for the first two weeks as the TV would act as an alarm clock for me turning on the news. Once the problem with the grey bar appearing all of a sudden the timing function wasn't working properly. Instead, the TV would turn on at the designated time BUT on the wrong channel that was programmed and at a volume 3x what was designated. I worked with Samsung Tech support via text service to which they had me unplug everything wait 2 minutes and plug back in thereby resetting the TV telling me it was simply a "glitch". Well the reset worked for about 4 days and then the TV did the same thing again. Eventually returned that TV to Best Buy - who provided great service - and received a replacement. Second TV has done the same thing. I have been on the phone with Tech support two more additional times to which their solution is always to unplug and reset. I tell them this will work for a week at best and each time I have been correct. Samsung will be sending a Tech person out, and if they don't find a problem with the TV they stated they will charge me for the call. In addition, I need to take the TV off the wall AGAIN. As a long time Samsung customer I can say I am completely disappointed with their service and standing behind their equipment. They have had remote access into my TV and verified the problem and then threaten to charge me for a service call as they have been unable to determine it's problem and are suggesting it may be the result of the other equipment hooked to it: Apple TV, Sony BD, and VCR even though none of these have been powered on during this time, and it makes no logical sense as to why they would effect the TV turning on with a different channel at a different volume or the grey bar. So today, everything is disconnected from the TV with the exception of the cable until such time it fails again and the tech guys can verify. Totally frustrated - last Samsung I will ever purchase.
22 out of 28 found this review helpful.
Great, but amazing?
Posted by: Tater from: on
This is a great TV. The picture quality and refresh rate are amazing. But, one thing that no one tells you about a curved TV, is if you have the TV across from a window or door. Instead of having the glare in one certain spot on the TV, it is stretched across the whole screen and can be a huge annoyance.
The build quality seems to be a bit subpar but I feel most newer tvs have a flimsy feel to them.
I have also had a couple issues with the remote not working and the YouTube and Netflix app not working as well.
For the price, it is a great purchase for a good quality 4KTV and I do not regret it. But, I do not think I would purchase another curved TV as I don't think the added price does anything to value what a curved TV is supposed to do.
15 out of 18 found this review helpful.
Outstanding Picture Quality, mostly.
Posted by: Dave from: on
Even though the local cable service (Xfinity) does not provide 4K resolution yet, the difference between my last TV and this one is night and day. The curved picture offers a depth that I don't see on even the new 4K flat screens. Images are sharp and bright for 95% of the time.
In the evening the display dims without reason, then brightens up again a few minutes later. In the settings there is an option to have the screen automatically dim when the ambient light is low. I turned this feature off, but the display still dims. I recently noticed that is also occurs randomly during the day when the ambient light is brighter. It only happens periodically, but I thought worth mentioning.
10 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Kangg from: on
I've always liked Samsung's displays. This is my first Samsung TV. The picture on this is awesome right out of the box. Watching TV and movies in UHD is a whole new experience. It's almost like it's live in front of your face. I was skeptical but wow !
I read plenty of online reviews before purchasing this set. Most saying that a curved screen adds nothing to the viewing experience. I'll agree to disagree. I watched both the flat and curved models of this TV in the store and the picture on the curved set just seemed to draw me in more
Love this thing. Very happy with my purchase. There is one gripe I have though. The remote that comes with this TV totally sucks. it's only redeeming feature is I can turn on my PS4 with it, that's it. Pretty much hate the remote. What were you thinking Samsung ?
16 out of 20 found this review helpful.
Ummmm not impressed
Posted by: Mica1979 from: on
I'm currently in the process of deciding whether or not to take it back . The picture is absolutely not even remotely close to the way it looks in the store. I've played on my Blu-ray player and Ive run it through my Comcast HD DVR brand-new box . Granted these are not ultra high definition but they are 1080 and I have to say The picture is still jittery shaky not crisp and the black level is not very impressive . I tried adjusting the picture and I'm just not very satisfied. I realize this is not a high-end TV but my five-year-old Vizio looks better in almost every format .
9 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Excellent picture with all digital sources
Posted by: scooter7 from: Charlotte NC on
If your on the fence wondering whether to upgrade to 4k then go ahead and do it as you won't be sorry. Moved a 60" 2014 model 1080p sony to another room. This new samsung has a noticeably better picture with broadcast hd tv and certainly measureably better on streaming and blu ray discs. The olympics have been the perfect test and color and detail are awesome after some basic calibration and experimentation. My budget was 800.00 and I knew I would purchase five year in home warranty to protect my investment. Set up of product is intuitive and straightforward. Television communicated automatically with my galaxy and even set up wifi pass code automatically. Smartview works great with photos and videos off my phone. I am sure there are marginally better performing products at a much higher price point but I can assure anyone with 100% certainty that this tv has an outstanding picture that would please the pickiest videophile if calibrated properly for individual video sources, is very easy to use with video streaming apps and remote I love after using a little bit. Not sure tv would be a good fit for serious gamers but does fine with fast moving sports after some setting experimentation. Can't wait to record some native 4k on my new note 7 and watch on new Samsung with touch of a button. 30 day return policy for elite members if needed, 24 month 0 interest financing and a five year in home warranty make this upgrade a no brainer. Can't wait till opening night in NFL to watch panthers put a beat down on broncos.
14 out of 18 found this review helpful.
Love my new Samsung 55" Curve TV
Posted by: MovieWatcher from: on
My living room is very small, so I was interested in getting a curve TV since there would be viewing from the side and not just in front of the TV. This 55" curve TV is working out great. The view from the side is wonderful. We also have it set straight across from the double-wide door that leads into the kitchen, so we are also able to watch this big screen from the kitchen table. I love movies, so I am able to have a movie on and keep half an eye on it while cooking, eating, doing dishes, folding laundry, and other work in the kitchen.
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Posted by: WD21 from: on
Upgraded from a Mitsubishi DLP 1080p, it is like a whole new world just opened up. The up conversion is spectacular. Can't wait too watch an actual 4k movie. Choose the Samsung and was not disappointed. The one remote controls everything now, even the Xbox. Best of all, didn't have to program it, just plugged in the hdmi cables and the tv automatically detected everything.
I've had the tv now for over a month, love it, and highly recommend it