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Samsung UN46ES8000

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46" Feb 2012
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25 Reasons For

Seventeen Industry Awards

This TV is one of the most awarded by experts of all the TVs of a comparable age and spec.

This mid-size TV was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews, Techradar, M3.idg.se, Pcactual.com, Avforums.com, Techradar.com/au/ and Hardwarezone.com.ph all of whom concluded that this television was good.

The writers at Digitaltrends.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au, Overclockersonline.net and Parentesis.com all said that this Samsung TV was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This mid-size TV was given a "Silver" award by both Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info, both of which decided that this television was very good.

Two additional expert review sites both thought that this TV was good. This mid-size TV received a "Highly Recommended" award from Flatpanelshd.com and it received a "Best Buy" award from Itproportal.com who said it was was good.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on fifty expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and T3.com the average expert rating of this Samsung TV is 86 out of 100. The TV expert review sites think this mid-size TV is one of the better TVs of this age and type.

Good Technical Features

Several Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good features. Expert website Cnet.com said “The Samsung UNES8000 LED TV boasts stunning design and more features than any TV on the market” however they only scored this TV 60 out of 100. Expert website Ubergizmo.com wrote in their review of this TV four years ago “Large set of seemingly very advanced features.” . Expert website Pocket-Lint.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000 “The core of this TV has some top features”.

Good High Def TV

A few Samsung UN46ES8000 owners agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Gadgetguy.com.au wrote “Full HD, with LED edge-lighting”. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000 “Slimline HD TV with excellent picture quality”. Avhub.com.au also said “Brilliant HD performance”.

Good Picture Quality

Several customers who purchased it reckoned that it had good picture quality. Goodgearguide.com.au said in their review of this TV four years ago “Samsung's best 2012 LED TV is a strong performer for picture quality and design” . Cnet.com.au wrote on CNET.com.au in the same month “Samsung's premium LCD model offers excellent picture quality, good 3D, lots of smarts”. Expert review site Computeractive.co.uk said in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review “The picture quality was strikingly good, especially on HD ch” .

One customer said in their reviews that this TV had a sharp image. Avhub.com.au wrote in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review “Should have better chosen default for Sharpness setting”.

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Good Size

Some Samsung UN46ES8000 owners said in their reviews that the product was thin. Four years ago expert website Channelnews.com.au said in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review “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 mentioned in their review “It doesn't seem quite as big as that number suggests thanks to a remarkably slim bezel.”. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com rated this TV 5 stars and mentioned four years ago “A super slim silver frame you’ll barely be able to make out from your perch on the sofa.” in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000.

One Samsung UN46ES8000 owner who bought it reckoned that it was a good width. Four years ago expert website Smarthouse.com.au said in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000 “The bezel is the same consistent width right”.

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Nice Design

A number of Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design. Slashgear.com wrote “A 55-inch behemoth, though with strikingly delicate design” in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review. Expert website Techmagnifier.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned in their review four years ago “The television has been highly admired in the market for its outstanding and excellent design”. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Sleek design with thin bezel, good smart interface, light-up controller, generally good picture quality in both 2D” .

Twelve Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewers said in their reviews that this TV was good looking. Expert review site Techradar.com said in their review of this TV “So it is that this 46-inch star boasts a gorgeous ultra-slim design”. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ wrote “Samsung is on typically aggressive form with the Samsung UE46ES8000, combining cutting-edge features with a gorgeous space-saving design”. Avhub.com.au said “Attractive design, innovative features, great appearance” in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review.

A few customers agreed that it had a thick frame. Avhub.com.au said “Thin bezel looks lovely” in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000. Expert website Cnwintech.com said in their review four years ago “Appearance of this product with a thin bezel really fantastic” .

One Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was well designed. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Well designed and responsive menu system”.

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Good Product Quality

Some Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewers who purchased the Samsung UN46ES8000 thought it was good quality. Trustedreviews.com gave this TV a rating of 5 stars and said “It's a fantastic-looking 46in LCD TV with great picture quality and oodles of features.”. Four years ago expert website Stuff.tv wrote “The Samsung's picture quality is outstanding right across the board” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Cnet.co.uk said in their review of this TV on expert website CNET.co.uk in the same month “The Samsung UE55ES8000 is a beautiful TV with mostly great picture quality and a decent EPG that's let down by its voice”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several customers agreed that the Samsung UN46ES8000 had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Stuff.tv wrote in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review “The 3D image is the best we've seen from a TV so far” . Pcadvisor.co.uk said in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “Motion control party tricks, this would be considered a highly desirable 3D TV, with a strong online proposition” and rated it 80 out of 100. Two years ago Avhub.com.au mentioned “SD and 3D delivery could be better”.

Samsung Televisions Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 22,325 expert and user reviews for Samsung televisions and found that on average Samsung has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Samsung has excellent reviews specifically for its mid-size TVs.

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Easy to Use

Some Samsung UN46ES8000 owners concluded that it was easy to use. Four years ago Stuff.tv gave the product a score of 5 stars and said “A brilliant smart TV made into something extraordinary by its next-gen control options” in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Crisp, detailed images, welldesigned and friendly interface, great control app and interactive controls, extensive features” in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review. Avhub.com.au also wrote “Interesting control features”.

A number of Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Digitalversus.com mentioned “3.8 / 5We take these readings using the best settings for watching a movie” and rated it 80 out of 100.

One Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewer who reviewed this TV wrote that it was easy to handle. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Brilliant HD content handling”. One person who reviewed the Samsung UN46ES8000 thought it had a good interface.

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Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed the product thought it was able to connect to the internet. Expert review site Zoneitech.com mentioned four years ago “Beyond extreme thinness and dashing good looks and Internet capability, this 55-inch LED TV further improved by incorporat”.

One Samsung UN46ES8000 owner who bought the product reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000 two years ago “Very good 3D display, excellent connectivity and media support, interesting new control options” .

One customer who purchased the product considered that it had network functionality. Two years ago Avhub.com.au said “Excellent network feature set”.

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Robust

Several Samsung UN46ES8000 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Four years ago expert website Pocket-Lint.com wrote “Considering the over-£2,000 price point we feel it makes for a good, solid TV rather than an” in their review. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Solid table stand, with unique design” in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review.

Good Smart TV Features

One Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Stuffmideast.com wrote “High-def pictures (Blu-ray, Freesat or Freeview HD) are impressive too”. One Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UN46ES8000 had good apps. Avhub.com.au wrote “Useful video sharing and apps” in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review.

Good Webcam

One Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was good for making skype calls. Avhub.com.au said “Camera is great for Skype” in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review.

Good Stand

One Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewer who bought this TV considered that it had a good stand.

Good Remote Control

Some customers thought the Samsung UN46ES8000 had a good remote control. Avhub.com.au said “Touchpad remote very useful for browsing”. Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Remote with builtin touchpad is particularly practical”.

Has a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UN46ES8000 has a built-in camera, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the UN46ES8000 which do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other televisions with a built-in camera currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the UE40F7000, or the UE46F7000 both from Samsung.

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3D Compatible

The UN46ES8000 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other televisions that were released more than two years ago which are not 3D compatible.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UN46ES8000 which do not support smart TV features, the UN46ES8000 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Samsung UN46ES8000 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the UN46ES8000 which do not have a WiFi connection.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The UN46ES8000 has more composite video in ports than most of the TVs of a comparable spec and age to the UN46ES8000. Most of the mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the UN46ES8000 only have one composite video in port, however this Samsung television has two composite video in ports.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the UN46ES8000 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however the Samsung UN46ES8000 has three USB 2.0 ports.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Thin

Similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years have thicknesses of between 3.5mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm. With a thickness of only 30.47 millimeters, the Samsung UN46ES8000 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other televisions that have been around for around the same time as the UN46ES8000.

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3 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer reckoned that the Samsung UN46ES8000 was not noisy. Avhub.com.au said “Noisy DVD playback” in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review.

Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions that were released around the same time as the UN46ES8000 do not feature OLED technology. The UN46ES8000 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN46ES8000

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time 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

This mid-size TV was released over four years ago.

Specification

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Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Networking
Management Features
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Integrated Card Reader
Teletext Function
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
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VESA Mounting Interface
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3D Glasses Included
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17 Awards

parentesis.com Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice CNET.com.au Editor's Choice techradar.com/au/ Recommended pcactual.com Recommended Techradar Recommended uk.hardware.info Silver 01net.com 4 Star hardware.info Silver Award 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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Electricity cost when switched on $94.24
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Manufacturer Part Numbers un46es8000, un46es8000f, framethetv un46es8000
Barcodes 00036725237292, 00610395124863, 08806071851105
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