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Samsung ES8000

55" Full HD 800Hz Sep 2012
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Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date $138.74 Electricity cost over 5 years
Sixteen industry awards
Gesture recognition better in theory than in practice, not cheap
Unacceptable noise level
103 Reviews + 16 Awards
Techradar Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended Overclockersonline.net Editor's Choice

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Reviews

Sixteen Industry Awards

Experts in TVs love this large display diagonal TV and have given it sixteen awards.

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

Five other expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this television. This TV received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews, M3.idg.se, Pcactual.com, Avforums.com and Hardwarezone.com.ph.

This Samsung television was given a "Silver" award by both Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info, both of which wrote that this large display diagonal TV was very good.

An additional two expert review sites both liked this TV. The writer at Flatpanelshd.com gave this television a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Best Buy" award from Itproportal.com who thought it was was good.

This TV received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on fifty expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus this TV has an average expert rating of 85 out of 100.

Average Owner Reviews

On average, ES8000 owners rated this TV 73 out of 100. 7 reviewers gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars.

Samsung TVs Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 32,219 expert and owner reviews (including 816 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent reviews for its televisions. Samsung also has excellent reviews specifically for its large display diagonal televisions compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Benefits

Great for Films

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it was great for watching Netflix. One owner wrote in their reviews that it was great for watching films. Severian wrote on Amazon “The most realistic picture is in Movie mode” in their review of the Samsung ES8000.


Features

Camera is Great for Skype

One owner concluded that the product was good for making skype calls. Cnet.co.uk mentioned “Camera is great for Skype” in their review of the Samsung ES8000.

Nice Stand

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung ES8000 had a good stand. Aadil's Reviews mentioned on Amazon four years ago “The only other difference i could find is the stand” in their review of this TV.

Supports Skype

supports Skype

The Samsung ES8000 supports Skype. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that were released around the same time as this television also support Skype.

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New Touchpad Remote is Very Good

Six people wrote in their reviews that it had a good remote control. Avhub.com.au said in their Samsung ES8000 review “New touchpad remote is very good”. Avhub.com.au also wrote “Touchpad remote very useful for browsing” in their review. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ scored it 7 stars and said in their review of this TV “The voice, gesture and touchpad remote systems are particularly startling”.

Interesting Control Features

Twelve customers who bought the product agreed that it had good features. Avhub.com.au said “Its massive feature set includes a touch-pad remote” in their review of the Samsung ES8000. Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Excellent network feature set” in their review. Avhub.com.au also said “Not having to use virtual keyboards' with Smart TV features is the future” in their review.


Design

In, Built Camera

Five customers mentioned that it was well made. Avhub.com.au mentioned “In, built camera” in their Samsung ES8000 review. Avhub.com.au also said “Solid table stand, with unique design” in their review. Pocket-Lint.com 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 this TV.

Picture Quality

Twenty-three people thought this TV was good quality. Avhub.com.au wrote “Well designed and responsive menu system” but despite that they only scored it 1 stars. Five years ago Cnet.co.uk wrote on CNET.co.uk “Picture quality” in their review of this TV. Pocket-Lint.com wrote on expert website Pocket Lint “Smart Hub is great, while image quality is good.” and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

Stylish Design

Twenty-four owners mentioned that this TV was well designed. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Qualit dimage, design, contrle vocal et gestuel amusant”. Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Stunning industrial design” in their review. Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Eyepopping design” in their review.

Six owners said in their reviews that it was good looking. Avhub.com.au mentioned three years ago “Beautiful screen” but despite that they only gave it a rating of 14 out of 100. Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph wrote in their review of this TV “Samsung's 55-inch ES8000 Smart TV is a sexy and innovative evolution of the lowly boob tube”. Expert review site Unbox.ph said in their review of this TV five years ago “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”.

Two people who reviewed the Samsung ES8000 said that it had a thin frame. Expert review site Cnwintech.com said in their review of this TV “Appearance of this product with a thin bezel really fantastic”. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was smooth. Four years ago Aadil's Reviews said on Amazon “The file browser is smooth and simply designed” and gave it a score of 7 stars.

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Voice and Gesture Control

Fifteen customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Avhub.com.au said “Remote with builtin touchpad is particularly practical” in their review of this TV. Avhub.com.au also wrote “Very good 3D display, excellent connectivity and media support, interesting new control options” in their review. Avhub.com.au also wrote “Interesting control features” in their review.

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Digitalversus.com gave the product a rating of 8 stars and wrote on expert review site Digital Versus “3.8 / 5We take these readings using the best settings for watching a movie”. Four years ago The Blade Runner gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “After going through a number of forum threads on the subject (AV Forums was particularly helpful) I tried a couple of the settings that seemed most popular”.

Two owners wrote that it had a good interface. Avhub.com.au wrote in their Samsung ES8000 review “Ambitious user interface” . One customer who reviewed this TV wrote that it was easy to handle. Avhub.com.au wrote in their Samsung ES8000 review “Brilliant HD content handling”.

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Audio

Noisy DVD Playback

Two people wrote that it was noisy. Avhub.com.au said in their review of this TV “Noisy DVD playback” . Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Some minor undefeatable noise reduction” in their review.

3D Sound

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Three years ago Avhub.com.au mentioned in their review of this TV “A DVI audio in and an MHL port”. T3.com mentioned “Partie audio trs convaincante”. Four years ago Aadil's Reviews mentioned in their Samsung ES8000 review on Amazon “Sound is ok, will need some adjusting with the EQ to get a clearer fuller sound”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two people wrote that it was noisy. Avhub.com.au said in their review of this TV “Noisy DVD playback” . Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Some minor undefeatable noise reduction” in their review.


Display

Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

The Samsung ES8000 has one of the faster high frequency rates (800 hertz) amongst large display diagonal televisions of this age. The high frequency rates of TVs of this age and spec range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 320Hz.

Alternative 800Hz refresh rate TVs currently available which you might also want to look at include the Samsung UE55ES8090 which has better reviews.

If this TV high frequency rate is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Samsung UE65F8000 (1,000Hz and higher rated).

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The Samsung ES8000 has a wide color enhancer. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that are a similar age to this television also have a wide color enhancer.

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Has a Full HD Display

The Samsung ES8000 has a Full HD display, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this television.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The Samsung ES8000 has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television also have a 2D-3D converter.

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Full HD

Twelve people who reviewed it mentioned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Three years ago Avhub.com.au wrote “Brilliant HD performance”. Five years ago Cnwintech.com mentioned in their Samsung ES8000 review “The large screen and a thinner bezel is extremely cool combination to enjoy a shows in HD”. Expert review site Gadgetguy.com.au mentioned in their review of this TV “Full HD, with LED edge-lighting” .

Good 3D

Twenty-three people who reviewed the product considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Avhub.com.au wrote “Excellent 3D and 2D performance” in their review of the Samsung ES8000. Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Enables 3D content” in their review. Avhub.com.au also wrote “Accessibilit, recherche vocale efficace, qualit d'image en 3D” in their review.

Superb Clarity

Twenty-three customers who bought it thought it had good picture quality. T3.com wrote “Hi-def picture clarity and colour performance” although they only rated this TV 18.8 out of 100.

Six people who bought it agreed that it had a good contrast ratio. Avhub.com.au said three years ago “Uitstekende kleuren, degelijke zwartwaarde en goed contrast, perfecte mediaspeler via USB n DLNA, goede beeldverwerking, uitstekende bewegingsscherpte, ruim internetaanbod, spraakherkenning, gebaarher” in their review of this TV. Avhub.com.au also wrote “Excellent white and black levels” in their review. Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Tested contrast ratio among the highest in TVs” in their review.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Avhub.com.au wrote “Accurate colours” but even so they only gave it a score of 14 out of 100. Four years ago The Blade Runner wrote in their review of this TV “Natural colours; unbelievable levels of detail” and scored it very highly.

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Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of this age and spec. 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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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung ES8000 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that were released around the same time as this TV also support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative televisions which support Wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UN55ES8000F, or the LG 55LB870.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Samsung ES8000 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other large display diagonal televisions that were launched around the same time as this television.

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Smart TV

Useful Video Sharing and Apps

Three people agreed that it had good apps. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of this TV three years ago “Useful video sharing and apps” but despite that they only rated it 1 stars. Avhub.com.au also said “Access to apps and ability to surf the internet” in their review.

Two customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good for watching YouTube on. Avhub.com.au wrote “De 'Search All' optie bij stembediening kan handig zijn om zoekopdrachten voor Youtube of internet in te 'spreken” however they gave this TV a rating of 1 stars. Mike R mentioned on Amazon “Other bits of interest are that it has built in wi-fi (for netflix/youtube/iplayer etc) and hand motions which don't really work practically” in his Samsung ES8000 review.

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was good for watching Freeview TV. T3.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Freeview HD and Freesat HD tuners” but even so they gave it a score of 1 stars. Stuffmideast.com rated it 5 stars and mentioned “High-def pictures (Blu-ray, Freesat or Freeview HD) are impressive too”.

Two people thought it was good for watching on demand TV. Amazon Customer rated it 7 stars and mentioned in their Samsung ES8000 review on Amazon “The built in Netflix application and the built in BBC iPlayer application”. Aadil's Reviews mentioned on Amazon “Other digital files or streamed online via netflix/lovefilm is also quite impressive”.

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Has an Anynet (HDMI-CEC) Port

The Samsung ES8000 has an Anynet (HDMI-CEC) port. Most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to this TV also have an Anynet (HDMI-CEC) port.

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Has an Internet TV Function

The Samsung ES8000 has an internet TV function. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that are a similar age to this television also have an internet TV function.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Samsung ES8000 supports smart TV features. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as this TV also support smart TV features.

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Lots of Connectivity Options

Three customers agreed that it was good in terms of connectivity. Avhub.com.au said in their review of this TV “Lots of connectivity options” but they rated the product 1 stars.


Performance

Has a Digital Video Recorder (DVR)

The Samsung ES8000 has a digital Video Recorder (DVR), as do most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an Extended PVR

The Samsung ES8000 has an extended PVR. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this television also have an extended PVR.

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Features Local Dimming

The Samsung ES8000 features local dimming. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also feature local dimming.

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Supports BD Wise

The Samsung ES8000 supports BD Wise. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as this TV also support BD Wise.

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Has a Game Mode

The Samsung ES8000 has a game mode, as do most of the other large display diagonal televisions that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an Audio Input for DVI

The Samsung ES8000 has an audio input for DVI. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that came out around the same time as this TV also have an audio input for DVI.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub)

The Samsung ES8000 has a PC in (D-Sub). Most of the other TVs of this age and spec do not have a PC in (D-Sub).

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Management Features

Has a Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung ES8000 has a Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that are a similar age to this television also have a Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Samsung ES8000 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Packaging Content

Features 3D Glasses Included

The Samsung ES8000 features 3D glasses included, as do most of the other large display diagonal televisions that were launched more than two years ago.

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Price

Little Bit Expensive

Four customers who purchased the product thought it was expensive. Avhub.com.au wrote three years ago “Pricey, not the finest DVD upscaler” in their review of the Samsung ES8000. Macworld.co.uk said in their review of this TV “Expensive, face-recognition and hand gestures are gimmicky”. Avhub.com.au also wrote “Little bit expensive” in their review.

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Weight & Dimensions

Slim Bezel

Eleven people concluded that it was thin. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of this TV “The beautifully thin Samsung UNE 8000 LED TV seems to have come from a year or two in the future” but even so they scored it 1 stars. Cnet.co.uk wrote “Thin bezel looks lovely” in their review of the Samsung ES8000 although they gave the product a score of 18.8 out of 100. Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Slim Bezel” in their review.


Support

Poor Support

One customer who purchased it mentioned that it did not have good technical guidance. Johanna said on Amazon “I found that removing them nigh on impossible which was very frustrating as the instruction manual states they should come separately, not installed”.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This TV was released in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue55es8090sxzg, samsung ue55es8000uxxu, ue55es8005u, ue55es8000s
Barcodes 08806071834771, 08806071836164, 08806071837017, 08806071837024, 08806071864808, 08806071864815, 08806071873824, 08806085000575, 08806085069060
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