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Samsung UN55H8000
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Samsung UN55H8000

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55" Curved Sep 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Screen Shape Release Date
About This ProductBe drawn in and feel like you re part of the picture with the Samsung Curved Smart LED H8000. The proprietary heliocentric technology provides optimal peripheral vision with a... More
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21 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

This TV was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews, Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com all of whom thought that this large TV was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this television is 78 out of 100 based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and Pocket Lint.

Nice Design

Several Samsung UN55H8000 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Expert website Cnet.co.uk gave it a rating of 70 out of 100 and wrote two years ago “Supremely stylish and bursting with features” in their review of the Samsung UN55H8000. Digital Versus wrote in November last year “The Samsung U 55 8000 produces beautiful pictures when viewed in brighter rooms, has an excellent smart TV system”. Digital Versus also mentioned “Its curvy nature and stylish design means it also looks the business”.

A number of people who reviewed this TV agreed that it was a good design. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of this TV “Great design giant size” nonetheless they rated the Samsung UN55H8000 60 out of 100. Expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned “It's that the design flourish adds notably to the price you pay” in their review of this TV.

One Samsung UN55H8000 owner who reviewed this TV considered that it was luxurious. Whathifi.com said “The upmarket H8000 series was announced at CES in January”.

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Good High Def TV

A few Samsung UN55H8000 owners said in their reviews that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Two years ago Cnet.co.uk gave the Samsung UN55H8000 a score of 4 stars and said on expert review site CNET.co.uk “The UE55H8000 is the range topper in Samsung's Full HD LED line-up this year”. Cnet.co.uk also mentioned “It still sits directly below the company's wallet busting Ultra HD sets”. Expert review site Techradar.com said “Then use a Full HD panel on a huge high-end TV like the UE65H8000 just seems odd” in their Samsung UN55H8000 review.

Good Product Quality

A number of Samsung UN55H8000 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Digital Versus said last year “Picture quality is great”. Digital Versus also said “Good sound quality”. Digital Versus also mentioned “Build quality could be better”.

Samsung TVs Have Excellent Reviews

Samsung is one of the best television brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Samsung also has excellent ratings for its large TVs.

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Good Technical Features

Several customers who purchased the Samsung UN55H8000 mentioned that it had good features. Expert website Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned “It's a curved screen with the best picutre quality features for a 1080p display in Samsung's 2014 lineup” and gave the Samsung UN55H8000 a rating of 5 stars. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote “Is jam-packed full of top-notch features that work a treat” in their Samsung UN55H8000 review.

Robust

Some Samsung UN55H8000 owners who purchased this TV agreed that it was well made. Digital Versus said last year “Impressive contrast combined with solid, yet detailed blacks” in their review of this TV. Reviewed.com mentioned “A very solid TV—but you're paying for the curve If reviewing multiple curved TVs has taught me anything” .

Good 3D Picture Quality

Some people who bought this TV thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Digital Versus said “No crosstalk in 3D mode” however they scored the product 3 stars. Expert review site Reviewed.com scored the product 77 out of 100 and mentioned “The Samsung UN55H8000 (MSRP $2,899) is a high-end Full HD 1080p option that's smart, 3D capable” in their review of this TV.

Good Picture Quality

Three Samsung UN55H8000 owners who purchased it reckoned that it had good picture quality. In November last year Digital Versus mentioned in their review of this TV “Excellent 2D and 3D picture quality” but in spite of that they gave it a score of 3 stars. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned “The curved 65-inch LCD UE65H8000 TV, which promises top notch image quality and plenty of bang for your wallet-crunching buck” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

One person who reviewed the Samsung UN55H8000 thought it had a good contrast ratio. Digital Versus said “Good blacks and contrast ratio” in their review of the Samsung UN55H8000.

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Good Sound Quality

A number of Samsung UN55H8000 reviewers who purchased this TV considered that it had good sound quality.

Easy to Use

One Samsung UN55H8000 owner who reviewed it said that it was easy to use. Last year Digital Versus said in their Samsung UN55H8000 review “Easy to use smart TV system” but they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good Size

One Samsung UN55H8000 owner who bought it reckoned that it was a big size.

Good Stand

One customer concluded that the Samsung UN55H8000 had a good stand. Two years ago Cnet.co.uk said in their review of the Samsung UN55H8000 “Its curved screen immediately makes it stand out from the crowd”.

Good Remote Control

One Samsung UN55H8000 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good remote control. Digital Versus mentioned “Effective motion controller” nonetheless they scored it 60 out of 100.

Good Smart TV Features

One person concluded that the product was good for watching TV catchup services. Digital Versus said “Has all UK catchup TV services”.

3D Compatible

The Samsung UN55H8000 is 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec televisions that were launched around the same time as the UN55H8000 also are 3D compatible.

Alternative 3D compatible televisions currently available which you might also want to consider include the UE55D7000, the PS51F5500, or the UN55H6400 all from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago, the UN55H8000 supports smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support smart TV features and we think the UE55D7000, the UN65F8000, and the UN55H6400 all from Samsung which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other large TVs that were released more than two years ago, the Samsung UN55H8000 has a WiFi connection.

There are a number of other televisions with a WiFi connection currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the UE55D7000, the UN55F8000, or the UN55H6400 all from Samsung.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The UN55H8000 is a two composite video in port television. Most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UN55H8000 only have one composite video in port.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

When compared to other TVs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Samsung UN55H8000's motion interpolation frequency of 1,200 hertz is one of the fastest. The motion interpolation frequencies of similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the UN55H8000 range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 460Hz.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of this age and type, the Samsung UN55H8000 does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other televisions which also have a built-in camera to this television and we think the UN55ES8000, the UE55ES8000, or the UN55F8000 all from Samsung which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the UN55H8000 does not feature OLED technology.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the 55EA980, or the 55EA970 both from LG which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Fairly Thick

Large TVs that were launched around the same time as the UN55H8000 have thicknesses of between 3.5mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 56mm. At 88.9 millimeters, the Samsung UN55H8000 has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN55H8000.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN55H8000

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Samsung released the UN55H8000.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs that are a similar 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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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Smart TV
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
RS-232 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
Remote Output Port
Networking
Management Features
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
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
Technical Details

3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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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...

8 August 2014

Curved TVs are great, yes I said it and you really have to check one out to really see and understand its benefits. A few months ago, we here at Booredatwork.com got our hands on the Samsung... Read more…

4 July 2014

The Samsung UE48H8000 is priced at around £1300, so you pay a premium for the curved design. But you get a lot of TV for that money - and not just because it's curved. The quality of the picture...

With the 55H8000, Samsung improves on the already formidable picture quality of last year's top of the line model. I also believe that by reimagining their Smart Hub, they have made all the apps...

26 May 2014

Samsung's continue to offer one of the fastest and most feature-rich Smart TV platforms. LG wants to challenge them with a new webOS based platform and we will see how that plays out. But being...

8 May 2014

A couple of years ago a Full HD 65in set costing just over £3000 would have been seen as a bargain. Today, we think it needs to have 4K TV to fully justify the price.The Samsung UE65H8000 also...

Curved 4K and OLED TVs are getting all of the attention this year. What about 1080p LED TVs? Samsung decided to cater to those not ready for 4K with the 55H8000 LED TV. It's a curved screen with... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un55h8000, samsung un55h8000a, samsung un55h8000af, samsung un55h8000afx, samsung un55h8000afxz, samsung un55h8000afxza
Barcodes 00887276673950, 00887276679891
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