Samsung UN55HU6830FXZA 4K Ultra HD 55-inch TV review missing

By Alan Ng - Nov 11, 2014

If you are looking to splash out during the busy sales and don’t mind paying for the quality, one model that you may be interested in taking a look at is the Samsung UN55HU6830FXZA 4K Ultra HD 55-inch LED TV.

This is a premium TV that is most likely going to be a significant upgrade to whatever TV set you are currently using in the living room.

That’s due to the fact that the Samsung UN55HU6830FXZA 4K specs are very desirable, as it includes features such as a 3840 x 2160 resolution, a vertical resolution of 2160p 4K, Clear Motion Rate 240 and access to Samsung’s Smart Hub.

The one downside that we can see however is that this TV from Samsung apparently only contains a 60Hz refresh rate, which is very low by Samsung’s standards. Also given the fact that this is a Ultra HD 4K TV, we should really be seeing a 240Hz refresh rate for this model.

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With that aside though, it is still going to be an amazing TV for average consumers looking for a large screen TV. This model is going to be pre-installed with all of your favorite smart apps on the go, this includes Netflix, YouTube, Skype, Hulu Plus and even Facebook.

We usually offer alternative opinions on our TV reports, but unfortunately there is no Black Samsung 55″ Class LED 2160p Smart 4K Ultra HD TV review for this particular model.

This is because it is a brand new model, exclusive to Best Buy which is only going to start selling this month. We’ll leave it to you to decide whether this is a good or bad factor though.

Give us your thoughts on this massive 55-inch behemoth. Are you interested, or is a 60Hz refresh rate a key factor which would make you look elsewhere?

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  • Laurie Curthoys Colabelli

    quite frankly im not impressed with the picture quality, the only time its great is during the 4k demo mode

  • Laurie Curthoys Colabelli

    its 60 hz, im in the store looking at the box as we speak with “clearmotion” . the best buy clerk just said it is 60 hz

  • imadebrown

    Guys….60 Hz is all you need unless you’re playing PC games on a super powerful rig. Literally nothing but that is in anything higher than 60 Hz. It’s crazy how many people don’t know this.

  • DG

    I bought it at bb in overland park ks on Thanksgiving night . Got there at abt 9p. They had plenty still in stock. I set it up the next day with my att uverse and HDMI connection. Watched several football and basketball games over the next couple days. I will return it soon as we are VERY DISAPPOINTED with the crispness and clarity. We didnt find it to be any better than a 1080 set, so why pay for 4K??

  • Deshaun

    I don’t understand. You all say that it’s not 240 Hz but on the official Samsung Website and Best Buy it says that it is.

  • paul

    120 hz,guys, just done chatted with Samsung offical site

    • newtotv

      i keep hearing mixed things. is its 120 hz refresh or cmr?

      also lots of people saying blacks are flashlighting any recs for calibration

  • Anthony

    i have seen 1st hand that when a samsung TV states Clear Motion 240 it always refers to 120hz check all the TVs on Samsungs website and see for yourself. this is actually going to be a 120hz TV the lower cost is going to be saved with cheaper materials an ordinary stand which is fine cause most people wall mount these and probably the lack of HDMI 2.0.

  • Anthony

    if you are pulling these specs from the best buy website than this review is most likely inaccurate because i can assure you that best buy constantly messes up the spec sheet online.

  • Bryan32669

    Only being 60HZ I will look for another model.

  • samiei

    I want this as a PC monitor.Literally no usage for TV what so ever. Just not sure about the refresh rate. Does it run at 60HZ at 4K or only 30? I prefer large screens + high res makes them perfect and practical to use as pc monitor.

  • Unwittingnemesis

    120+Hz is a total gimmick. It has no value to anyone minus high-end PC gamers (and in this case, the TV needs to be able to *accept* a 120Hz signal, which only HDMI 2.0 sets can do, to my knowledge). For all but gaming, it makes everything look “fake” (even though it’s actually closer to reality). The best thing to do with “fake” (simulated) signals higher than 60 Hz is disable it.

    To reiterate, unless you’ve witnessed a television with HDMI 2.0 (not likely), you have never seen a “real” signal higher than 60Hz. It’s always been simulated, and it’s always been less pleasant than native frequencies (24 for film, 30 for most TV, 60 for some sports [depending on the network] and soap operas).

  • Unwittingnemesis

    The proper viewing distance of a 55″ 4K television is less than three feet. It would offer exactly no benefits over a 1080p set in a living room. No one needs this except someone who wants an absolutely enormous PC monitor (yes, please). Of course, the set likely lacks HDMI 2.0, which you (and your GPUs) require if you desire more than 30 Hz (so, in reality, this is really a 30 Hz television, for all intents and purposes).

    Takeaways: a 55″ 4K is way to small to offer anything over a 55″ 1080P set in a living room (unless you sit a few feet from it…no one actually does that), and the only thing you should be looking for when buying a 4K set is HDMI 2.0. Not confirmed? Don’t buy it. It will be obsolete by next year.

    • Batman

      not true, a 55 inch, distance should be about 4 feet based on its height, AND you have it backwards because you are sitting closer the difference is visible, its when you are further away the lines get blurred, close to a 1080 you are you will see graininess

      • Troll21

        Not on a 4k tv, go to best buy and try it yourself. Just did it today and was three feet away and the picture was awesome. I had to walk 8 feet away from the tv before I couldn’t see the pixels anymore on the 1080p.

    • SYILMAZ

      I have this TV and the box says HDMI 2.0 right on it.

  • Ron M.

    As a general rule, if what you’re watching involves seeing real peoples’ faces as they talk, disable the higher refresh rate so they don’t look like creepy dolls (also known as the “soap opera effect”). If what you’re watching involves seeing real people run into each other (sports), or fake people attacking each other in an artificial environment (video games), keep the higher refresh rate mode turned on (though set to “low” or “medium” if given the option, because the most zealous motion modes can still make the picture look unreal).

    Remember these modes don’t add any actual detail to the video, and you might want to disable them when watching every-day, non-action content. A 120Hz refresh rate can be beneficial for certain situations, but a higher refresh rate should not be considered a good reasons to spend more on an HDTV. For most television and movie watching, you’ll probably want to keep the refresh rate set to 60Hz, anyway. Just keep the benefits in mind for sports and games, and don’t feel the need to push past 120Hz. Anything higher really is more of a gimmick than a truly useful feature.
    So the 60Hz for the ultra given these facts is really not that terrible.

    • Unwittingnemesis

      120Hz is a total gimmick. It has no value to anyone minus high-end PC gamers (and in this case, the TV needs to be able to accept a 120Hz input, which only HDMI 2.0 sets can do, to my knowledge). For all but gaming, it makes everything look fake (even though it’s actually closer to reality). :)

  • Larry E

    60Hz?!?! Really! I’ll just wait on something better to become affordable.

    • Unwittingnemesis

      see above…you don’t need or want 120 Hz.

      • steveio

        yeah you do, for hockey, football, soccer or anything thats live and fast, 120hz is where its at, huge difference, no artifacts or ghosting or tracers

  • Sean

    Would you buy this or one of the 55in Vizio M serires TV’s?

    • NgTurbo

      Interesting decision.. maybe the Vizio would be the better option this case as it’s confirmed 240hz refresh rate, as opposed to 60hz on this one.. depends which brand you prefer :)

      • shm224

        @NgTurbo:disqus : but Vizio M isn’t a 4K, is it?

        • LoganO

          No, But the Vizio P series is.

        • shm224

          @Logan0 : but the Vizio P can’t even do 4K @ 60hz, much less @ 240hz (at 4:4:4 chroma).

      • Batman

        Vizio claims 240, when tested it only pushes 120

    • Unwittingnemesis

      Neither; Sam’s Club has a 60″ 4K Vizio for $999 on BF. HDMI 2.0, H.265, etc.

  • MadisonSteve

    It is a 60hz refresh rate, says so in the specs, but Samsung’s “Clear Motion 240” is supposed to simulate 240hz. I would not buy it.

    • Unwittingnemesis

      All 120/240 Hz is simulated. No television accepts 120 or higher signals unless it has HDMI 2.0.

  • Adam Boyce

    Its clear motion 240 means it’s 240hz……..

    • Jim F

      240 Hz is 240 Hz, “Clear Motion 240” is not 240 Hz, it is 60Hz with a chip to emulate 240 Hz, otherwise it would have just said 240 Hz. Anytime a vendor has some fancy words in front of a spec, it means they have modified it to something else, generally inferior as in this case.

      • Batman

        it takes backlighting and processors to enhance the picture, not just the panel speed. This is Samsungs entry level TV, most tvs in this price ranged (sub 1500$ for 55 will only be 60, 120 at most)

  • scooter

    60hz? How crazy.

    • 60hz

      Maybe stupid question cause I haven’t researched the new 4k since buying my 60 samsung year and half ago. But with it being a 4k and new technology would it actually need to be more then 60hz since the picture is going to be much cleaner and so on to begin with. Granted most cable providers signal is only 60hz. Just wondering.

      • Batman

        A human eye can only register 60 hz, you should always turn off enhancments for the best picture

        • KeefGB .

          This is inaccurate. im not sure where this idea of 60 fps or hertz being visual limit came from. but it is a common yet false statement. the human eye is incredibly complex it can perceive far more then 60 hertz. Not to mention other factors that come into play from a larger amount of light being emitted

        • highdesertexplorer

          That’s not true. The whole reason our AC lines run 60hz is because the human eye cannot see the flicker in the lights. You cannot perceive anything above that, period.