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Samsung UE55ES8000

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55" 800Hz Jul 2012
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Sixteen Industry Awards

This television has received sixteen awards from experts in TVs.

The reviewers at Digitaltrends.com, Techradar, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au, Overclockersonline.net and Techradar.com/au/ all thought that this TV was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Trusted Reviews, M3.idg.se, Pcactual.com, Avforums.com and Hardwarezone.com.ph all endorse this large TV and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The reviewers at Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info both thought that this TV was great and gave it their "Silver" award.

An other two expert review sites both endorsed this Samsung TV. Flatpanelshd.com conluded that they would definitely endorse this television and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award and it received an Itproportal.com "Best Buy" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on fifty expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and T3.com this TV has an overall expert rating of 86 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

Some Samsung UE55ES8000 reviewers who reviewed the Samsung UE55ES8000 reckoned that it had good picture quality. Goodgearguide.com.au said in their Samsung UE55ES8000 review “Samsung's best 2012 LED TV is a strong performer for picture quality and design” and rated it 5 stars. Expert review site Hardwarecanucks.com mentioned “The picture quality was superb and its focus upon aesthetics was second to none”. Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their Samsung UE55ES8000 review on Pocket Lint “Smart Hub is great, while image quality is good.”.

One Samsung UE55ES8000 owner concluded that this TV had a sharp image. Avhub.com.au wrote “Should have better chosen default for Sharpness setting” .

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of Samsung UE55ES8000 reviewers who purchased the Samsung UE55ES8000 considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Stuff.tv mentioned four years ago “The 3D image is the best we've seen from a TV so far”. Also four years ago Cnet.com.au mentioned in their review on expert review site CNET.com.au “Samsung's premium LCD model offers excellent picture quality, good 3D, lots of smarts”. Pcadvisor.co.uk rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote “Motion control party tricks, this would be considered a highly desirable 3D TV, with a strong online proposition”.

Nice Design

A few Samsung UE55ES8000 reviewers who purchased the Samsung UE55ES8000 reckoned that it was a good design. Four years ago Slashgear.com said “A 55-inch behemoth, though with strikingly delicate design” in their review of this TV. Techradar.com said in their Samsung UE55ES8000 review on expert website Techradar also four years ago “From the moment you first behold its almost sci-fi design and bold, dynamic pictures, you'll be entranced”. Expert website Techmagnifier.com said “The television has been highly admired in the market for its outstanding and excellent design” in their review of this TV.

Ten people agreed that the Samsung UE55ES8000 was good looking. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000 “Attractive design, innovative features, great appearance”. Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Gorgeous design”. Avhub.com.au also said “The beautifully thin Samsung UNE 8000 LED TV seems to have come from a year or two in the future”.

Some Samsung UE55ES8000 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a thick frame. Avhub.com.au wrote “Thin bezel looks lovely” in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000. Expert website Cnwintech.com mentioned in their review “Appearance of this product with a thin bezel really fantastic”.

One person who purchased this TV considered that it was well designed. Avhub.com.au said “Well designed and responsive menu system”.

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Good Size

A few people who reviewed the Samsung UE55ES8000 thought it was thin. Channelnews.com.au said in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000 “Is this dual core, voice controlled Slim LED set worth the upgrade? Or should you hang on to your current set for the next gen?”. Expert review site Computeractive.co.uk said “It doesn't seem quite as big as that number suggests thanks to a remarkably slim bezel.” in their Samsung UE55ES8000 review. Four years ago expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com gave the product an excellent rating and mentioned in their review of this TV “A super slim silver frame you’ll barely be able to make out from your perch on the sofa.”.

One person said that the product was a good width. Smarthouse.com.au wrote four years ago “The bezel is the same consistent width right” in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers wrote in their reviews that this TV was good quality. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert website Trusted Reviews “And then it chucks in some superlative 2D and 3D picture quality for good measure” in their review. Stuff.tv wrote “The Samsung's picture quality is outstanding right across the board” and scored the Samsung UE55ES8000 5 stars. Cnet.co.uk said in their review on expert review site CNET.co.uk “The Samsung UE55ES8000 is a beautiful TV with mostly great picture quality and a decent EPG that's let down by its voice”.

Good Technical Features

A number of Samsung UE55ES8000 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good features. Four years ago Cnet.com mentioned on expert website CNET.com “The Samsung UNES8000 LED TV boasts stunning design and more features than any TV on the market” but even so they rated the Samsung UE55ES8000 3 stars. Expert review site Ubergizmo.com said “Large set of seemingly very advanced features.” in their review. Four years ago Pocket-Lint.com said “The core of this TV has some top features” in their review.

Good High Def TV

Nine Samsung UE55ES8000 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Gadgetguy.com.au mentioned “Full HD, with LED edge-lighting” and rated the Samsung UE55ES8000 5 stars. Expert review site Computeractive.co.uk said “The picture quality was strikingly good, especially on HD ch” in their review. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Slimline HD TV with excellent picture quality” .

Excellent Brand

Based on 22,325 expert and owner reviews, Samsung has excellent reviews for its TVs. Samsung also has excellent reviews specifically within its large TVs range compared to other manufacturers.

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Easy to Use

Some customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to use. Expert review site Stuff.tv wrote “A brilliant smart TV made into something extraordinary by its next-gen control options” in their review and scored this TV very highly. Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar “Samsung has developed a handy habit of being the first major brand out of the traps each year when it comes to launching new TV ranges” and gave the product an excellent review. Whathifi.com rated it as very good and said “In some ways, watching this TV is better than being Harrison Ford in – Deckard may have been able to control his TV simply by muttering indistinctly at it.” in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000.

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned “3.8 / 5We take these readings using the best settings for watching a movie” in their review. One person who purchased it mentioned that it was easy to handle. Two years ago Avhub.com.au said “Brilliant HD content handling” in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000.

One person who reviewed this TV thought it had a good interface. Avhub.com.au said in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000 “Sleek design with thin bezel, good smart interface, light-up controller, generally good picture quality in both 2D”.

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Good Connectivity

One Samsung UE55ES8000 owner who reviewed this TV thought it was able to connect to the internet. Expert review site Zoneitech.com wrote in their review of this TV “Beyond extreme thinness and dashing good looks and Internet capability, this 55-inch LED TV further improved by incorporat” .

One Samsung UE55ES8000 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UE55ES8000 was good in terms of connectivity. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Very good 3D display, excellent connectivity and media support, interesting new control options” in their Samsung UE55ES8000 review.

One Samsung UE55ES8000 owner reckoned that the product had network functionality. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their review of this TV “Excellent network feature set” .

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Good Remote Control

A few customers who reviewed it said that it had a good remote control. Techradar.com/au/ rated it 5 stars and wrote four years ago “The voice, gesture and touchpad remote systems are particularly startling” in their Samsung UE55ES8000 review. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000 “Touchpad remote very useful for browsing”. Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Remote with builtin touchpad is particularly practical”.

Robust

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com said in their review of this TV “Considering the over-£2,000 price point we feel it makes for a good, solid TV rather than an” . Avhub.com.au mentioned “Solid table stand, with unique design”.

Good Smart TV Features

One person said in their reviews that the product was good for watching Freeview TV. Stuffmideast.com said “High-def pictures (Blu-ray, Freesat or Freeview HD) are impressive too” in their Samsung UE55ES8000 review. One person who bought the Samsung UE55ES8000 concluded that it had good apps. Avhub.com.au mentioned two years ago “Useful video sharing and apps”.

Good Webcam

One customer who purchased this TV considered that it was good for making skype calls. Avhub.com.au said “Camera is great for Skype”.

Nice Stand

One Samsung UE55ES8000 reviewer concluded that it had a good stand.

Has a Built-In Camera

The UE55ES8000 has a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this television to all the other televisions with a built-in camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UN55F8000, and the LG 55EA980 is also worth considering.

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3D Compatible

The Samsung UE55ES8000 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the UE55ES8000 also are 3D compatible.

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Quite Fast Refresh Rate

With a refresh rate of 800 hertz, the UE55ES8000 has a fairly fast refresh rate compared to most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the UE55ES8000. Across all the large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE55ES8000 the refresh rates range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average refresh rate is 330Hz.

If this large TV refresh rate is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Samsung UE65F8000 (1,000Hz).

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs of this type and age, the UE55ES8000 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UE55ES8000, the UE55ES8000 has a WiFi connection.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The UE55ES8000 is a three USB 2.0 port television.

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Two RF Ports

The Samsung UE55ES8000 is a two RF port TV.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the UE55ES8000 range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 460Hz. The UE55ES8000 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency (800 hertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released more than two years ago.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on large TVs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems

The Samsung UE55ES8000 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most large TVs that are a similar age to it. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE55ES8000. The analog signal format systems "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this TV.

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Quite Thin

The average thickness of comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the UE55ES8000 is 56mm. At only 30.8 millimeters, the Samsung UE55ES8000 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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5 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Samsung UE55ES8000 owner wrote in their reviews that it was not noisy. Avhub.com.au said two years ago “Noisy DVD playback”.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most large TVs that came out more than two years ago do not feature OLED technology. The UE55ES8000 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also feature OLED technology including the 55EA980, or the 55EC930 both from LG which is also higher rated.

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Only Two Processor Cores

The UE55ES8000 is a two processor core TV.

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Fairly High Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

Across all the comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UE55ES8000 the power consumptions in power save mode range from 0.1W to 93W. At 55 Watts, the UE55ES8000 has a fairly high power consumption in power save mode compared to most of the other televisions that have been around for around the same time as the UE55ES8000.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of televisions of a similar age and spec to the UE55ES8000 is 120kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 60kWh to 320kWh. At 161 kilowatt hours, the UE55ES8000 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other large TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE55ES8000

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many large TVs that are a comparable age 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 Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Samsung released the UE55ES8000.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
Refresh Rate
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
App
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
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
HDCP Security Feature
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Networking
Bluetooth Connection
Management Features
Smart Mode
OSD Language
Performance
Integrated Card Reader
Video Format
Audio Format
Processor Core
Stored Teletext Page
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
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
Input Voltage
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Package Dimensions
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

16 Awards

pcactual.com Recommended techradar.com/au/ Editor's Choice CNET.com.au Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice Techradar Editor's Choice hardware.info Silver Award 01net.com 4 Star uk.hardware.info Silver itproportal.com Best Buy Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended flatpanelshd.com Highly Recommended hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended avforums.com Recommended Overclockersonline.net Editor's Choice M3.idg.se Recommended

Expert Reviews

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26 May 2014

THIS IS A PARTIAL REVIEW. The complete product review (and the whole issue in which it features) can be purchased here . This digital edition can be downloaded to your iPad or Android tablet... Read more…

Slimline HD TV with excellent picture quality and Smart Internet connectivity and apps
Attractive design, innovative features, great appearance
Sleek design with thin bezel, good smart interface, light-up controller, generally good picture quality in both 2D and 3D forms, great Smart Hub interface, well-rounded sound
Features and innovative control systems
Superlative pictures
Expensive, face-recognition and hand gestures are gimmicky
Expensive
Picture lacks uniformity, flimsy 3D glasses, picture presets are too harsh, does a TV really need gesture control no SD card slot, no custom EQ settings
Inaccurate gesture control
Noisy DVD playback
6 March 2013

Samsung is already giving Apple a run for its money in the smartphone market, and if Apple ever does launch a TV product it will find Samsung ready and waiting with its own Smart TV range. We... Read more…

5 February 2013

February 5th, 2013, In Reviews, Television Sets, by Mike OsadciwIt was in the Aug/Sept 2012 issue of CANADA HiFi that I reviewed Samsung?s excellent flagship PN64E8000 plasma television. Equipped... Read more…

Overclockersonline.net

I used to think a 55? TV was massive but after buying a home with a two story great room, I could see why many people are choosing larger and larger TVs. They just have to fit the space. A 42? or... Read more…

14 December 2012

?Hi TV, power on,? I say, as if talking to myself. As if wishing aloud that I had telekinesis. I'm alone in TechnoBuffalo's gaming room, staring blankly at my reflection on the TV set. I wait as... Read more…

14 December 2012

Not just smart, this TV can be upgraded so that features and capabilities still new & fresh. Appearance of this product with a thin bezel really fantastic. The large screen and a thinner bezel is... Read more…

6 December 2012

The UE48ES8000 is Samsung's 46in monster of a flagship TV. It doesn't seem quite as big as that number suggests thanks to a remarkably slim bezel, but it will still dominate most living rooms.The... Read more…

Say hello to Samsung?s bad boy smart TV. This epic 55-incher has all the works, of course: 3D support, LED backlighting for stunning contrast, a super slim silver frame you?ll barely be able to... Read more…

29 November 2012

Very good) Icing on the cake? even when there is a lot of junk in front of the TV, the remote still works The Samsung ES8000 Series is very attractive because of its striking design and large set...

27 November 2012

Hardwarezone.com.ph

Samsung is one of the pioneers to kickstart the Smart TV campaign during a time when most televisions were 'dumb' and happy to stay offline. With the arrival of their 2012's series of televisions,... Read more…

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