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Samsung UE48H8000
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Samsung UE48H8000

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48" Curved Mar 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Screen Shape Release Date
With a curved screen, your viewing experience reaches another level of immersive realism. It provides a panoramic view that wraps around you and draws you into the picture. The screen is curved at... More
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26 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The experts at Trusted Reviews, Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com all recommend this TV and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This Samsung TV has an average expert rating of 78% based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and Pocket Lint.

User Reviews Are Excellent

This Samsung TV has a superb average user rating based on 30 user reviews.

Good High Def TV

Sixteen Samsung UE48H8000 reviewers said in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Akthorn mentioned on Amazon “Fantastic tv great value for money, loving the hd and colours”. Chris Hunt said “I like the HD channels, so this was all needed to be done any way (channle assigning to numbers) DO NOT LET THIS PUT YOU OFF”. Two years ago Cnet.co.uk wrote “The UE55H8000 is the range topper in Samsung's Full HD LED line-up this year” in their review of the Samsung UE48H8000.

Good Product Quality

A few Samsung UE48H8000 reviewers said in their reviews that it was good quality. Jim Murray mentioned “Amazing picture quality and depth, especially with netflix content” in his Samsung UE48H8000 review. Jim Murray also said “Sound quality surprisingly good without a sound bar”. N. Fairbrother mentioned “TV picture quality is excellent and would definitely recommend” in their review of the Samsung UE48H8000.

Nice Design

Five Samsung UE48H8000 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said in their review of this TV “Supremely stylish and bursting with features”. Digital Versus said last year “The Samsung U 55 8000 produces beautiful pictures when viewed in brighter rooms, has an excellent smart TV system”. Digital Versus also said “Its curvy nature and stylish design means it also looks the business”.

A number of customers who purchased it concluded that it was a good design. Digital Versus mentioned “Great design giant size” in their review of the Samsung UE48H8000. Expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned “It's that the design flourish adds notably to the price you pay”.

One customer considered that it was luxurious. Two years ago Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of this TV “The upmarket H8000 series was announced at CES in January”.

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Good Picture Quality

Several Samsung UE48H8000 owners mentioned that the Samsung UE48H8000 had good picture quality. Digital Versus wrote in their review last year “Picture quality is great” however they rated the Samsung UE48H8000 60 out of 100. Digital Versus also mentioned “Excellent 2D and 3D picture quality”. Gadgetshow.channel5.com gave it a score of 4 stars and said two years ago “The curved 65-inch LCD UE65H8000 TV, which promises top notch image quality and plenty of bang for your wallet-crunching buck”.

One Samsung UE48H8000 reviewer considered that it had a good contrast ratio. Digital Versus said in their review of the Samsung UE48H8000 “Great blacks and contrast ratio” . One customer thought it had good colour saturation.

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Good Sound Quality

Five customers who bought it agreed that it had good sound quality. Faisal N. said “Sound is good, recomemnded product” in their review of this TV. Digital Versus mentioned “Good sound quality” in their review of the Samsung UE48H8000 but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

Several customers agreed that this TV had good features. Expert review site Lcdtvbuyingguide.com said “It's a curved screen with the best picutre quality features for a 1080p display in Samsung's 2014 lineup” in their review. Two years ago Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “Is jam-packed full of top-notch features that work a treat” in their review of this TV.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few Samsung UE48H8000 owners who bought the Samsung UE48H8000 thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Akthorn gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Just tried 3d superb” in their review. Mr. C. Anderson said in their review on Amazon “Finally the active 3D doesn't seem to do it for me, I've seen better with passive 3D on LG models” but they only gave it a rating of 3 stars. Digital Versus wrote “No crosstalk in 3D mode”.

Samsung Has Excellent Television Reviews

Mid-size TVs built by Samsung have excellent ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all televisions (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Samsung also has excellent ratings across its entire range.

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Easy to Use

Several Samsung UE48H8000 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to use. Jim Murray wrote on Amazon “Apps easy to use” in his Samsung UE48H8000 review. Kash scored it 5 stars and said in their Samsung UE48H8000 review on Amazon “The Smart Features are easy to use and I have been able to link my Mobile Phone & Galaxy Tab via Smart Link”. Mr. Da Voisey-Smith said two years ago “Picture superb, sound good and good ease of use” in their review of the Samsung UE48H8000.

Good Size

Some Samsung UE48H8000 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was a good depth. Steelyeyedmissileman said on Amazon “Great depth of image” in their review of this TV. One customer concluded that the product was a big size.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for watching TV catchup services. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE48H8000 “Has all UK catchup TV services” however despite that they only scored it 3 stars.

One Samsung UE48H8000 owner who bought it mentioned that it had great smart functions. One person wrote in their reviews that it had good apps.

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Good Remote Control

Some people who reviewed it wrote that it had a good remote control. Digital Versus said “Effective motion controller” in their review.

Robust

Several people who purchased it wrote that it was well made. Digital Versus wrote in their Samsung UE48H8000 review “Impressive contrast combined with solid, yet detailed blacks” but despite that they gave it a score of 3 stars. Expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned “A very solid TV—but you're paying for the curve If reviewing multiple curved TVs has taught me anything”.

Good Stand

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a good stand. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on expert review site CNET.co.uk “Its curved screen immediately makes it stand out from the crowd”.

Has a Built-In Camera

The UE48H8000 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago do not have a built-in camera.

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3D Compatible

The Samsung UE48H8000 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the UE48H8000 which are not 3D compatible.

We compared all the other 3D compatible TVs to this TV and we think the Samsung UE48H6410[plb_2251813_price] which has better reviews; or the UE40F6800[pl_2161639_price], and the UE32F6800[pl_2161644_price] both from Samsung which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Samsung UE48H8000 supports smart TV features, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the UE48H8000 which do not support smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support smart TV features and we think the UE40F6800[pl_2161639_price], and the UE32F6800[pl_2161644_price] both from Samsung which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE48H6410[plb_2251813_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UE48H8000 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to the UE48H8000 do not have a WiFi connection.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the UE40F6800[pl_2161639_price], or the UE32F6800[pl_2161644_price] both from Samsung which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE48H6410[plb_2251813_price] which has better reviews.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The UE48H8000 is a four HDMI port television. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Two RF Ports

Most TVs of this age and type have between one and two RF ports, including the UE48H8000 which has two RF ports.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

When compared to other TVs of this spec and age that we have assessed, the motion interpolation frequency of the Samsung UE48H8000 of 1,000 hertz is one of the fastest. Similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE48H8000 have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz.

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Quite High Subwoofer RMS Power

The UE48H8000 has a quite high subwoofer RMS power (20 Watts) compared to most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the UE48H8000. Across all the mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago the subwoofer RMS power range from 10W to 20W.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE48H8000 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released more than two years ago also do not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

With a weight of 13.2 kilograms, the UE48H8000 is quite heavy compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE48H8000. The lightest television of this age and type is 1.4kg heavy and the heaviest is 36kg.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The annual energy consumptions of TVs of a similar spec and age to the UE48H8000 range from 0.22kWh to 620kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 76kWh. The Samsung UE48H8000 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (100 kilowatt hours) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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Quite High Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

The Samsung UE48H8000 has a quite high power consumption in power save mode (50 Watts) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the UE48H8000. Across all the TVs of a comparable type and age to the UE48H8000 the power consumptions in power save mode range from 0.01W to 5,200W.

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Fairly Thick

The thicknesses of TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UE48H8000 range from 3.5mm to 100mm. With a thickness of 79.2 millimeters, the UE48H8000 has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE48H8000.

If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the UE40F6800[pl_2161639_price] (47mm and cheaper), or the UE32F6800[pl_2161644_price] (49.5mm and cheaper) both from Samsung.

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Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This television has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE48H8000

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions of a similar age and spec to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This television has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
3D Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Tuner
Smart TV
App
Audio
Subwoofer RMS Power
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Remote Output Port
Networking
Management Features
Smart Mode
OSD Language
Performance
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Swivelling Stand
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Technical Details

3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(24)
25 May 2015

The Korean manufacturer's latest flagship Full HD model with curved panel is an attempt to break with tradition. The Samsung H8000 benefits from an unusual style and all the latest connected...

Good contrast
No crosstalk in 3D mode
Effective motion compensation
Two remotes, one with touchpad and gyroscopic pointer
Smart Hub apps
Glossy screen susceptible to glare
Narrow viewing angles
Risk of clouding
Full HD resolution panel
Reflections from curved screen
13 January 2015

The UE65H8000 is an impressive all-rounder, but it's just too big for its boots. To design-in a curve and then use a Full HD panel on a huge high-end TV like the UE65H8000 just seems odd. It's...

11 September 2014

Samsung's UE65H8000 is a gorgeous television set that will no doubt look the business in your living room and is jam-packed full of top-notch features that work a treat. We're not totally...

3 September 2014

A very solid TV?but you're paying for the curve If reviewing multiple curved TVs has taught me anything, it's that the design flourish adds notably to the price you pay. The UN55H8000 is quite...

21 August 2014

Avforums.com

We've already reviewed the 55-inch version of Samsung's flagship Full HD TV for 2014. The UE55H8000 was an excellent example of a modern LCD TV with LED edge-lighting and a Full HD panel. The... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 8 June 2015 by D M Weston
(Verified Purchase)

Ordered from electronic empire, delivery could have been quicker, tracking information would have been usefull.

Tv is really good, even if it is last years model its still last years... Read more…

Reviewed 6 June 2015 by Stephen Williams
(Verified Purchase)

Absolutely awsome picture. Dead easy to install and setup the tv and I am a tech dullard.

Reviewed 5 June 2015 by Akthorn "athorn"
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic tv great value for money, loving the hd and colours. just tried 3d superb. highly recommended tv.

Reviewed 31 May 2015 by Steelyeyedmissileman "Dam Yankee"

Great colour. Great depth of image. Fantastic.
Only slightly daft thing is the layout of sockets at the back.
They're all situated on one side which makes connecting slightly tricky.Read more…

Reviewed 2 March 2015 by Jim Murray

Amazing picture quality and depth, especially with netflix content. Apps easy to use. Sound quality surprisingly good without a sound bar.
Have waited a long time to purchase this and am not... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $88.96
Electricity cost when on standby $1.41
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Total running cost over 5 years $90.37
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue48h8080, ue48h8000, ue48h8080s, ue48h8000s, ue48h8080sq, ue48h8000sl, samsung ue48h8000, samsung ue48h8000s, samsungtv ue48h8000, samsung ue48h8000st, samsung ue48h8000sz, samsung ue48h8000stx, samsung ue48h8000szx, samsung ue48h8000szxz, samsung ue48h8000stxx, samsung ue48h8000stxxu, samsung ue48h8000szxzt
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