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Samsung UN55ES8000

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55" 800Hz Feb 2012
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Samsung Un55es8000 Review
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25 Reasons For

Sixteen Industry Awards

Amongst TVs of a similar age and type, this large TV is one of the most highly awarded by expert review sites.

This TV received a "Recommended" from Trusted Reviews, Techradar, M3.idg.se, Pcactual.com, Avforums.com, Techradar.com/au/ and Hardwarezone.com.ph all of whom wrote that this television was good.

The editors of four more expert review sites all decided that this large TV was marvellous and gave it their highest award. This TV received an "Editor's Choice" award from Digitaltrends.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au and Overclockersonline.net.

The editors of two additional expert review sites both decided that this TV was very good. This television received a "Silver Award" from Hardware.info and it received a "Silver" award from Uk.hardware.info.

The reviewers at two more expert review sites both liked this large TV. This television received a Flatpanelshd.com "Highly Recommended" award and it received a "Best Buy" award from Itproportal.com who decided it was was good.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on fifty expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and T3.com this large TV has an average expert rating of 86%.

Nice Design

Twelve Samsung UN55ES8000 owners mentioned that this TV was a good design. Expert review site Cnet.com said in their Samsung UN55ES8000 review “The Samsung UNES8000 LED TV boasts stunning design and more features than any TV on the market” but in spite of that they only gave it a score of 3 stars. Four years ago expert review site Slashgear.com said in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000 “A 55-inch behemoth, though with strikingly delicate design”. In the same month Ubergizmo.com said “The remote still works The Samsung ES8000 Series is very attractive because of its striking design and large set of seemingly very advanced features.”.

Twelve Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewers who reviewed it said that it was good looking. Expert website Cnet.co.uk said in their review “The Samsung UE55ES8000 is a beautiful TV with mostly great picture quality” . Techradar.com scored the Samsung UN55ES8000 5 stars and said in their Samsung UN55ES8000 review on expert review site Techradar four years ago “So it is that this 46-inch star boasts a gorgeous ultra-slim design”. Also four years ago 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”.

Several people who purchased the product thought it had a thick frame. Two years ago Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of this TV “Thin bezel looks lovely”. Four years ago expert review site Cnwintech.com rated the Samsung UN55ES8000 4 stars and said “Appearance of this product with a thin bezel really fantastic” in their Samsung UN55ES8000 review.

One Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was well designed. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Well designed and responsive menu system” in their review of this TV.

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Good Picture Quality

Some customers said in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Expert website Cnet.com.au mentioned “Samsung's premium LCD model offers excellent picture quality, good 3D, lots of smarts” in their review of this TV. Expert website Computeractive.co.uk said “The picture quality was strikingly good, especially on HD ch” in their review of this TV. Expert website Hardwarecanucks.com said “The picture quality was superb and its focus upon aesthetics was second to none” in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000.

One person said in their reviews that it had a sharp image. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000 “Should have better chosen default for Sharpness setting”.

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Good Size

A few customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was thin. Expert website Channelnews.com.au said “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?” in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000. Expert website Computeractive.co.uk said in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000 “It doesn't seem quite as big as that number suggests thanks to a remarkably slim bezel.” . Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com said 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 UN55ES8000.

One Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewer considered that it was a good width. Four years ago expert review site Smarthouse.com.au rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The bezel is the same consistent width right”.

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Good Technical Features

Some customers who purchased this TV considered that it had good features. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com rated the product 4 stars and wrote “The core of this TV has some top features”. Four years ago expert website Firstpost.com said in their review of this TV “The model possesses cutting edge features that very few televis” and gave the product a score of 75 out of 100. Two years ago Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000 “Attractive design, innovative features, great appearance”.

Good Product Quality

A number of Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewers said in their reviews that it was good quality. Trustedreviews.com mentioned in their Samsung UN55ES8000 review on expert website Trusted Reviews “It's a fantastic-looking 46in LCD TV with great picture quality and oodles of features.” and rated it 5 stars. Four years ago expert review site Stuff.tv mentioned “The Samsung's picture quality is outstanding right across the board” in their review of this TV. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “Samsung's best 2012 LED TV is a strong performer for picture quality and design” in their review.

Good High Def TV

Some people who bought it reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Gadgetguy.com.au gave this TV a score of 5 stars and said in their review of this TV “Full HD, with LED edge-lighting”. Avhub.com.au wrote two years ago “Slimline HD TV with excellent picture quality” in their review of this TV. Avhub.com.au also said “Brilliant HD performance”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several customers said in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Four years ago Stuff.tv said “The 3D image is the best we've seen from a TV so far”. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000 in the same month “Motion control party tricks, this would be considered a highly desirable 3D TV, with a strong online proposition” . Avhub.com.au mentioned “SD and 3D delivery could be better”.

Excellent Brand

Samsung is one of the top rated television manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Samsung also has excellent ratings for its large TVs.

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Easy to Use

Some people said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Expert review site Stuff.tv said in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000 “A brilliant smart TV made into something extraordinary by its next-gen control options” and scored the product 5 stars. Avhub.com.au said in their Samsung UN55ES8000 review two years ago “Crisp, detailed images, welldesigned and friendly interface, great control app and interactive controls, extensive features” . Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Interesting control features”.

Several customers wrote in their reviews that this TV was easy to use the menus. Digitalversus.com wrote on Digital Versus “3.8 / 5We take these readings using the best settings for watching a movie”. One Samsung UN55ES8000 owner said in their reviews that this TV was easy to handle. Avhub.com.au wrote “Brilliant HD content handling”.

One Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewer reckoned that it had a good interface. Avhub.com.au said in their review of this TV “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 UN55ES8000 reviewer thought it was able to connect to the internet. Expert review site Zoneitech.com mentioned “Beyond extreme thinness and dashing good looks and Internet capability, this 55-inch LED TV further improved by incorporat” in their review of this TV.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this TV was good in terms of connectivity. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000 “Very good 3D display, excellent connectivity and media support, interesting new control options”.

One Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UN55ES8000 had network functionality. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review “Excellent network feature set”.

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Robust

Several Samsung UN55ES8000 owners concluded that the product was well made. Four years ago expert review site Pocket-Lint.com wrote 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 wrote in their review of this TV “Solid table stand, with unique design”.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Expert review site Stuffmideast.com wrote “High-def pictures (Blu-ray, Freesat or Freeview HD) are impressive too”. One customer who reviewed the Samsung UN55ES8000 concluded that it had good apps. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their Samsung UN55ES8000 review two years ago “Useful video sharing and apps”.

Good Webcam

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was good for making skype calls. Two years ago Avhub.com.au said “Camera is great for Skype”.

Nice Stand

One Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewer wrote that it had a good stand.

Good Remote Control

Some Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewers who reviewed this TV said that it had a good remote control. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Touchpad remote very useful for browsing” in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000. Avhub.com.au also wrote “Remote with builtin touchpad is particularly practical”.

Has a Built-In Camera

The UN55ES8000 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. Most of the other large TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UN55ES8000 do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative TVs with a built-in camera currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UN55F8000[plb_1998277_price], or the LG 55EA980[plb_2042821_price].

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3D Compatible

The UN55ES8000 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN55ES8000 also are 3D compatible.

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Fairly Fast Refresh Rate

With a refresh rate of 800 hertz, the Samsung UN55ES8000 has a fairly fast refresh rate compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the UN55ES8000. The slowest refresh rate of TVs that were released more than two years ago is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average refresh rate is 330Hz.

TVs with a faster refresh rate that might also be worth considering include the Samsung UE65F8000[plb_2034779_price] (1,000Hz).

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UN55ES8000, the Samsung UN55ES8000 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Samsung UN55ES8000 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The Samsung UN55ES8000 has more composite video in ports than most of the televisions of a similar spec and age to the UN55ES8000. Most of the large TVs that were launched around the same time as the UN55ES8000 only have one composite video in port, however this television has two composite video in ports.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many TVs of this age and type.

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Quite Thin

At only 30.47 millimeters, the Samsung UN55ES8000 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other televisions that were released around the same time as the UN55ES8000. Across all the large TVs that are a comparable age to the UN55ES8000 the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 56mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it was not noisy. Two years ago Avhub.com.au said in their review “Noisy DVD playback”.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UN55ES8000, the UN55ES8000 does not feature OLED technology.

It is worth also looking at alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology including the 55EA980[pl_2042821_price], or the 55EC930[pl_2442859_price] both from LG.

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Quite High Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

At 55 Watts, the UN55ES8000 has a fairly high power consumption in power save mode compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age. The average power consumption in power save mode of televisions of a comparable type and age to the UN55ES8000 is 44W.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of TVs of a similar age and spec to the UN55ES8000 is 120kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 60kWh to 320kWh. The Samsung UN55ES8000 has a fairly high annual energy consumption (161 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UN55ES8000.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN55ES8000

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec televisions that have been around for more than two years. 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

Samsung released the UN55ES8000 over four years ago.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
Refresh Rate
Comb Filter
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
App
Audio
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
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Networking
Bluetooth Connection
Management Features
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Integrated Card Reader
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 Content
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included

16 Awards

pcactual.com Recommended techradar.com/au/ Recommended CNET.com.au Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended 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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Electricity cost when switched on $101.06
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.66 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un55es8000, samsung un55es8000f, samsung un55es8000fx, samsung un55es8000fxz, samsung un55es8000fxza
Barcodes 00036725237308, 08806071850955
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