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Samsung UN55F8000

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54.6" Active May 2013
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Twenty-Two Industry Awards

This large TV has received twenty-two awards from experts in TVs.

This Samsung TV received an "Editor's Choice" from Digitaltrends.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au, Overclockersonline.net, Technlologyx.com and Techradar.com/au/ all of whom concluded that this TV was brilliant.

This large TV was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Pocket Lint, Pcactual.com and Itc.ua all of whom decided that this TV was good.

The experts at Hdtvtest.co.uk, Flatpanelshd.com and Avforums.com all wrote that this television was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This TV was given a "Best Buy" award by Homecinemachoice.com, Expert Reviews and Itproportal.com all of whom said that this Samsung TV would make a great purchase.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on fifty-three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar this television has an overall expert rating of 88%. This means that TV experts think this Samsung TV is one of the better TVs of this age and type.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 6 user reviews this large TV has a terrific overall user rating. This TV in the top 2% of all the large TVs that came out more than two years ago when ranked by user rating.

Good Picture Quality

Several people who purchased the Samsung UN55F8000 thought it had good picture quality. Flatpanelshd.com wrote “With F8000 Samsung says that they have improved picture quality in a number of areas” in their review of this TV. Three years ago Itproportal.com wrote “Sophisticated feature set, fabulous picture quality from any source” in their review of this TV. Digitalspy.co.uk mentioned in the same month “A few years ago, plasma TVs were the only way to get the best possible picture quality in your living room”.

Good Size

Eight Samsung UN55F8000 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was thin. Expert website Homecinemachoice.com said “The UE55F8000 hits the ground running with its design, which combines an on-trend slender bezel with a dark, glassy finish” and scored the Samsung UN55F8000 5 stars. Goodgearguide.com.au gave the Samsung UN55F8000 a score of 5 stars and said on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “They have always been slim, easy on your power bill, look great” in their review of this TV. Goodgearguide.com.au also wrote “Samsung’s latest Series 8 is the best LED TV we’ve tested -- the company continues to excel with its top TV, which is thin, quick, has a great picture”.

Nice Design

Some Samsung UN55F8000 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking. Cnet.com.au scored the Samsung UN55F8000 5 stars and wrote on expert review site CNET.com.au “Samsung's flagship smart TV features a slim, stylish design, plus impressive software functions like natural voice recognition” in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000. Expert website Techdigest.tv said “The UE55F800 is a truly beautiful set, with a jaw-dropping design befitting of its price tag”. Expert website Hdtvtest.co.uk said “Samsung has not held anything back in creating its flagship LED LCD TV this year, showering the F8000 with an utterly gorgeous design, sumptuous high-definition pictures, class-leading standard-def handling, bright” in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000.

Four Samsung UN55F8000 owners wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UN55F8000 was a good design. Expert website Smarthouse.com.au said “Praised for it's space saving design and advanced functionaliti”. Expert review site Hdtvtest.co.uk said in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000 three years ago “The UE46F8000′s stunning design still wowed us no end” . Expert review site Techguide.com.au gave this TV a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “The company has raised the bar in every aspect of this LED TV and combines sleek design and func”.

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Good Product Quality

A few Samsung UN55F8000 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Expert website Cnet.co.uk rated this TV 5 stars and said in their Samsung UN55F8000 review “It has strong picture and audio quality and a truly excellent smart TV system, making it a well-rounded package”. Expert review site Smarthouse.com.au said three years ago “You're after a TV with smart features and premium picture quality then the slender 40-inch Samsung UA40F8000 might be for you” . Hdtvsolutions.com wrote “The TV's great picture quality - right out of the box - should calm your qualms” in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000.

Good Technical Features

A number of Samsung UN55F8000 owners said in their reviews that it had good features. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “The Samsung UNF8000 series of LED backlit HDTVs offer solid performance and loads of features in a beautiful streamlined cabinet.”. Expert review site Hometheaterreview.com wrote three years ago “Consequently, this TV is loaded with all of the company's best technologies and features”. In the same month expert website Toptenreviews.com rated this TV 5 stars and wrote in their review of this TV “It includes many extra features to enhance your TV viewing experience”.

Samsung Has Excellent Television Reviews

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

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Good High Def TV

Four customers wrote in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Trustedreviews.com said “That honour now belongs to the UE65F9000 4K Ultra HD model - a model we'll be testing in the next few days.” in their review and rated the product 5 stars. Expert website Toptenreviews.com wrote in their review of this TV three years ago “With a full HD 1920 x 1080 picture” and gave the Samsung UN55F8000 a score of 5 stars. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “The Samsung UE55F8000 is arguably the most advanced Full HD LED TV you can buy today”.

Easy to Use

Two people said in their reviews that the product had a good experience. Expert review site Whathifi.com said “A friendlier user experience”. One person said in their reviews that it was easy to handle.

One customer who bought it reckoned that it had good voice recognition.

One Samsung UN55F8000 reviewer who bought it said that it had a good interface. Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Any minor quirks associated with Samsung's ultra-rich Smart TV interface should be considered a by-product of aggressive efforts at improving the Smart TV experience”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Some people said in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert review site T3.com mentioned in their review of this TV “The F8000 currently represents the pinnacle of Samsung's Smart 3D TV range” . Avmax.tech2.in.com rated it 80 out of 100 and said “While we reviewed this Flat Panel in our studio, we completely enjoyed its 3D capabilities and astounding picture quality”.

Good Sound Quality

A number of Samsung UN55F8000 reviewers who reviewed this TV reckoned that it had good sound quality. Whathifi.com mentioned “A definite step up in both sound and picture performance.” in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000 and scored it 4 stars.

Good Support

A few people considered that the product had good technical guidance. Expert review site Technlologyx.com said in their Samsung UN55F8000 review two years ago “Features such as a Smart Hub with TV Channel Guide, very simple” and scored it 4 stars. Expert review site Businessspectator.com.au said “Over the last few years it has inked some impressive content deals to help it fight off Apple in the gadget space”.

Good Remote Control

One customer who reviewed the Samsung UN55F8000 concluded that it had a good remote control.

Good Connectivity

One Samsung UN55F8000 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Techguide.com.au said in their Samsung UN55F8000 review “Samsung's Series 55-inch F8000 is the hero product of its smart TV range that combines excellent picture quality, connectivity plus gesture” .

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One Samsung UN55F8000 owner who reviewed this TV thought it was well made.

Good Smart TV

One customer thought it had great smart functions. Expert review site Whathifi.com wrote “It's a cutting-edge set with improved smart features” in their Samsung UN55F8000 review.

Has a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UN55F8000 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the Samsung UE55F8000[plb_1274638_price].

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3D Compatible

The Samsung UN55F8000 is 3D compatible. Most of the other televisions of this type and age also are 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price], or the Samsung UE55F8000[plb_1274638_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UN55F8000 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the UN55F8000.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a smart TV features and we think the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price], or the Samsung UE55F8000[plb_1274638_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UN55F8000 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other large TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UN55F8000.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price], or the Samsung UE55F8000[plb_1274638_price] is also worth considering.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The UN55F8000 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The UN55F8000 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the TVs of a similar age and spec to the UN55F8000. Most of the televisions of a comparable age and type to the UN55F8000 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this television has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The Samsung UN55F8000 is a two composite video in port TV. Most of the other TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UN55F8000 only have one composite video in port.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the TVs of a similar age and type to the UN55F8000 the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. The UN55F8000 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency (1,200 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the UN55F8000.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on televisions of this spec and age.

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Supports Two Video Formats

supports two video formats

The number of video formats supported by the Samsung UN55F8000 is more than most comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by large TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UN55F8000. The video format "ASF" is also supported by this Samsung TV.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports One Audio Format

The UN55F8000 has a greater number of audio formats than most televisions of this type and age. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by large TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Thin

With a thickness of only 35.55 millimeters, the Samsung UN55F8000 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UN55F8000. Televisions of this type and age have thicknesses of between 3.5mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 56mm.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Samsung UE55F8000[plb_1274638_price] (30mm).

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Only Supports One Image Format

The UN55F8000 has a greater number of image formats than most comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by televisions of this spec and age.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UN55F8000 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other televisions of this type and age also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price] is also worth considering.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN55F8000

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 this spec and age. 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 Three Years Ago

This Samsung television was released over three years ago.

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22 Awards

Trusted Reviews Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy Techradar Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended CNET.com.au Editor's Choice pcactual.com Recommended muycomputer.com 5 Star hardware.info Silver Award techradar.com/au/ Editor's Choice itproportal.com Best Buy Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice technlologyx.com Editor's Choice soundandvision.com Top Pick hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended flatpanelshd.com Highly Recommended uk.hardware.info Silver avforums.com Highly Recommended homecinemachoice.com Best Buy Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice Overclockersonline.net Editor's Choice toptenreviews.com Silver itc.ua Recommended

Expert Reviews

(77)
22 February 2014

The Samsung F8000 family has celebrated success as the best HDTV available and our investigation supports this. Features such as a Smart Hub with TV Channel Guide, very simple and attractive...

Technlologyx.com

23 January 2014

The Samsung UNF8000 series of LED backlit HDTVs offer solid performance and loads of features in a beautiful streamlined cabinet, but its black levels are mediocre and its ports are awkwardly...

23 January 2014

The Samsung UNF8000 series of LED backlit HDTVs offer solid performance and loads of features in a beautiful streamlined cabinet, but its black levels are mediocre and its ports are awkwardly...

21 January 2014

The Samsung UNF8000 series of LED backlit HDTVs offer solid performance and loads of features in a beautiful streamlined cabinet, but its black levels are mediocre and its ports are awkwardly...

22 November 2013

Samsung's F8000 Series represents an evolutionary leap in the company's LCD TV offerings...

Soundandvision.com

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 8 December 2013 by Michael G.
(Verified Purchase)

When setting up TV for the first time it will scan for a cable box or satellite box automatically. In case the TV doesn't know what model series cable or satellite you have, you must know the... Read more…

Reviewed 13 December 2013 by Nick T.

I bought this TV from a competitor but wanted to chime in as I've owned it for several months. This is the top of the line for 2013 for Samsung, this is the best TV you can by that's not a 4K.... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $87.05
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Total running cost over 5 years $89.41
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.57 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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Manufacturer Part Numbers un55f8000, un55f8000b, un55f8000bf, samsung un55f8000
Barcodes 00887276024851
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