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Samsung ES8000

Techradar Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended avforums.com Highly Recommended Overclockersonline.net Editor's Choice
A multi award winning and fully featured 65 inch Full HD TV
65" Full HD Yes No Sep 2012
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Samsung ES8000 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Samsung ES8000 number 256 across all TVs.
100
94 Reviews + 16 Awards
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Not Currently for Sale
67
Good Features
20
4 Years Old
28
£177 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
49
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 49?

It has great expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 100%, based on 94 reviews. This TV has received 16 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Digitaltrends.com plus five other sites and a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews plus four other sites. Samsung TVs also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However this Samsung TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2017.
The ES8000 has an energy efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £177 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 3,965 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly large display diagonal
3D
Does not feature OLED technology
Only Mega dynamic contrast ratio

Samsung ES8000 Video Reviews


Samsung ES8000 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

16 Industry Awards

This television has received 16 awards from expert review sites.

Websites Digitaltrends.com, Techradar, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au, Overclockersonline.net and Techradar.com/au/ all thought that this TV was excellent and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The writers at review sites Trusted Reviews, M3.idg.se, Pcactual.com, Avforums.com and Hardwarezone.com.ph all recommend this Samsung TV and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Websites Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info both thought that this TV was very good and gave it their "Silver" award.

The authors at two additional expert review sites endorsed this television. This TV received an Itproportal.com "Best Buy" award and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from website Flatpanelshd.com, confirming their endorsement.

01net.com gave this Samsung television a "4 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on 51 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and T3.com the average expert rating of this TV is 85%. If all the televisions are ranked by average expert review score then this Samsung TV is in the top 20%.

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Average Owner Reviews

Users have rated this TV on average 73 out of 100. 14 reviewers (72% of all reviewers) gave this television either 4 or 5 stars.

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Difficult to Use

Two owners who bought the Samsung ES8000 thought it was not easy to use the menus.

Excellent Brand

Based on 66,261 expert and owner reviews (including 35,693 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent reviews for its televisions. Samsung also has excellent reviews specifically for its TVs compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Samsung television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Good Size

Two owners thought this TV was thin.

  • Appearance of this product with a thin bezel really fantastic…
    Cnwintech.com December 2012
  • It doesn't seem quite as big as that number suggests thanks to a remarkably slim bezel.

Great Product Quality

Three owners said in their reviews that it was good quality.

Customers Report Great Image Quality

Three people concluded that the Samsung ES8000 had good picture quality.


Features

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 65 inches, the Samsung ES8000 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other TVs. The smallest display diagonal of TVs is 2" and the largest is 110".

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Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other televisions, the Samsung ES8000 does not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The Samsung ES8000 is 3D. Most of the other TVs are not 3D.

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Quite Thin

Across all the TVs the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The Samsung ES8000 has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 30.8 millimeters) amongst TVs of this age.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung ES8000 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs.

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Supports Timeshift

The Samsung ES8000 supports timeshift, as do most of the other TVs.

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Supports Skype

The Samsung ES8000 supports Skype. Most of the other televisions also support Skype.

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Features Local Dimming

The Samsung ES8000 features local dimming, as do most of the other TVs.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of TVs is 440Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 800 hertz, the Samsung ES8000 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs.

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Has an ECO Mode

The Samsung ES8000 has an ECO mode, as do most of the other TVs.

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Fairly Fast High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rates of TVs range from 20Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz. The Samsung ES8000 has one of the faster high frequency rates (800 hertz) amongst TVs of this age.

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Energy Star Certified

The Samsung ES8000 is Energy Star certified, as are most of the other TVs.

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Features Extended PVR

The Samsung ES8000 features extended PVR. Most of the other TVs also feature extended PVR.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The Samsung ES8000 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs do not have a built-in camera.

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Has an Audio Input for DVI

The Samsung ES8000 has an audio input for DVI. Most of the other TVs also have an audio input for DVI.

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Has a Full HD Display

The Samsung ES8000 has a Full HD display, as do most of the other TVs.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The Samsung ES8000 has a wide color enhancer, as do most of the other TVs.

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Features Voice Control

The Samsung ES8000 features voice control. Most of the other TVs also feature voice control.

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Supports Face Detection

The Samsung ES8000 supports face detection. Most of the other TVs also support face detection.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The Samsung ES8000 has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other televisions also have a 2D-3D converter.

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Has a DVI Port

The Samsung ES8000 has a DVI port, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs do not have a DVI port.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The Samsung ES8000 supports smartphones being used as a remote. Most of the other TVs also support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The Samsung ES8000 has an auto volume leveler. Most of the other TVs also have an auto volume leveler.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The Samsung ES8000 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR). Most of the other TVs also support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Only Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This TV has a Mega Contrast|Mega contrast ratio (dynamic), which is the most commonly found contrast ratio (dynamic) on TVs.

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Has an Anynet (HDMI-CEC) Port

The Samsung ES8000 has an Anynet (HDMI-CEC) port. Most of the other TVs also have an Anynet (HDMI-CEC) port.

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Supports BD Wise

The Samsung ES8000 supports BD Wise. Most of the other TVs also support BD Wise.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The Samsung ES8000 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung ES8000 supports Picture-in-Picture, as do most of the other TVs.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung ES8000 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung ES8000 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other TVs also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Samsung ES8000 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other televisions also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This TV has been on the market since September 2012.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A. The average 5 year running cost of the ES8000 is £177 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 3,965 TVs.

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Samsung ES8000 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung ES8000 review we compared this TV to 100 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,093,922 product attributes, 110,228 TV reviews and 2,864,100 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue55es8090sxzg, samsung ue55es8000, ue55es8000s, ue55es8005u
Barcodes 08806071834771, 08806071836164, 08806071837017, 08806071837024, 08806071864808, 08806071864815, 08806071873824, 08806085000575, 08806085069060

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