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Samsung UN65ES8000

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65" May 2012
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Smart TV Features Release Date
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20 Reasons For

Sixteen Industry Awards

Amongst TVs of a similar age and spec, this television is one of the most highly awarded.

This large 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 decided that this TV was good.

This TV was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Digitaltrends.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au and Overclockersonline.net all of whom decided that this Samsung TV was exceptional.

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

Two other expert review sites both endorsed this TV. This television received a Flatpanelshd.com "Highly Recommended" award and it received a "Best Buy" award from Itproportal.com.

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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 television has an overall expert rating of 85%.

Nice Design

A few customers said in their reviews that it was good looking. Techradar.com said in their Samsung UN65ES8000 review on expert website Techradar four years ago “So it is that this 46-inch star boasts a gorgeous ultra-slim design”. Techradar.com/au/ said “Samsung is on typically aggressive form with the Samsung UE46ES8000, combining cutting-edge features with a gorgeous space-saving design”. Unbox.ph wrote “It's the perfect centerpiece for your living room and I'm pretty sure that it will get tons of positive comments from your guests” in their Samsung UN65ES8000 review.

A number of customers who reviewed the Samsung UN65ES8000 said that it was a good design. Slashgear.com said “A 55-inch behemoth, though with strikingly delicate design”. Techmagnifier.com said “The television has been highly admired in the market for its outstanding and excellent design”.

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it had a thick frame. Expert website Cnwintech.com wrote in their review four years ago “Appearance of this product with a thin bezel really fantastic” .

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Good Size

Several Samsung UN65ES8000 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was thin. Expert review site Channelnews.com.au scored the product 5 stars and 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 Samsung UN65ES8000 review. 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.”. Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote “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 UN65ES8000.

One person who purchased this TV said that it was a good width. Expert website Smarthouse.com.au wrote in their review of the Samsung UN65ES8000 “The bezel is the same consistent width right”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people thought this TV was good quality. Expert website Trustedreviews.com mentioned “It's a fantastic-looking 46in LCD TV with great picture quality and oodles of features.” in their review of the Samsung UN65ES8000. Four years ago expert review site Stuff.tv wrote in their review of this TV “The Samsung's picture quality is outstanding right across the board” and gave this TV a score of 5 stars. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk gave this TV a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “The Samsung UE55ES8000 is a beautiful TV with mostly great picture quality and a decent EPG that's let down by its voice” in their review of this TV.

Good Picture Quality

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Four years ago Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “Samsung's best 2012 LED TV is a strong performer for picture quality and design” in their Samsung UN65ES8000 review. Also four years ago Hardwarecanucks.com said in their review “The picture quality was superb and its focus upon aesthetics was second to none”. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “Smart Hub is great, while image quality is good.”.

Samsung Has Excellent TV Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Samsung TVs and also specifically for Samsung large TVs and found that in both cases Samsung had excellent reviews compared to other brands.

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Good Technical Features

Several people agreed that the Samsung UN65ES8000 had good features. Cnet.com mentioned in their review on expert review site CNET.com “The Samsung UNES8000 LED TV boasts stunning design and more features than any TV on the market”. Expert website Ubergizmo.com wrote “Large set of seemingly very advanced features.” in their Samsung UN65ES8000 review. Pocket-Lint.com wrote on expert review site Pocket Lint “The core of this TV has some top features”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several Samsung UN65ES8000 owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good 3D picture quality. Stuff.tv said “The 3D image is the best we've seen from a TV so far” in their review of this TV. Cnet.com.au wrote “Samsung's premium LCD model offers excellent picture quality, good 3D, lots of smarts” in their Samsung UN65ES8000 review. Four years ago expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote in their Samsung UN65ES8000 review “Motion control party tricks, this would be considered a highly desirable 3D TV, with a strong online proposition”.

Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed this TV thought it was easy to use the menus. Digitalversus.com wrote on Digital Versus four years ago “3.8 / 5We take these readings using the best settings for watching a movie”.

One Samsung UN65ES8000 reviewer who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to use. Expert review site Stuff.tv wrote four years ago “A brilliant smart TV made into something extraordinary by its next-gen control options”.

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Good High Def TV

A number of Samsung UN65ES8000 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Gadgetguy.com.au said “Full HD, with LED edge-lighting” in their Samsung UN65ES8000 review. Expert website Computeractive.co.uk wrote in their Samsung UN65ES8000 review “The picture quality was strikingly good, especially on HD ch”. Four years ago Cnwintech.com wrote in their review of this TV “A thinner bezel is extremely cool combination to enjoy a shows in HD”.

Robust

One customer wrote that this TV was well made. Pocket-Lint.com rated this TV 4 stars and wrote on expert website Pocket Lint “Considering the over-£2,000 price point we feel it makes for a good, solid TV rather than an” in their review of the Samsung UN65ES8000.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One customer who reviewed this TV mentioned that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Stuffmideast.com wrote “High-def pictures (Blu-ray, Freesat or Freeview HD) are impressive too”.

Good Connectivity

One Samsung UN65ES8000 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. Zoneitech.com wrote in their review “Beyond extreme thinness and dashing good looks and Internet capability, this 55-inch LED TV further improved by incorporat”.

3D Compatible

The UN65ES8000 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the UN65ES8000.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago, the UN65ES8000 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UN65ES8000 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other televisions of this type and age.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The Samsung UN65ES8000 is a two composite video in port television.

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1080p Video Mode

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

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Quite Thin

With a thickness of only 33.01 millimeters, the UN65ES8000 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec. The thinnest thickness of TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UN65ES8000 is 3.5mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average thickness is 56mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UN65ES8000 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UN65ES8000 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions that were released around the same time as the UN65ES8000 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

At 25.1 kilograms, the UN65ES8000 is quite heavy compared to most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the UN65ES8000. The lightest TV that is a similar age to the UN65ES8000 is 1.8kg heavy and the heaviest is 63kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN65ES8000

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on large 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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Released Over Four Years Ago

This TV has been on the market for over four years.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
App
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Networking
Management Features
Performance
Integrated Card Reader
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
Power
Standby Power Consumption
Certificates
Certification
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

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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6 March 2013

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5 February 2013

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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…

26 November 2012

This is Samsung's latest Smart TV, the UN55ES8000F. A, B, C, D, and E were killed in a tragic skydiving accident... just kidding! This is a rather large upgrade in terms of both the hardware and... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers roadcasescom un65es8000, roadcasescom rclcd2n1signp02092, roadcasescom rclcd2n1signp02099
Barcodes 00036725238138, 00648044652016, 00648044652085
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