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Samsung UE55F8000

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55" Flat Feb 2012
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date
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32 Reasons For

Twenty-Two Industry Awards

Experts really like this TV and have given it twenty-two awards.

The experts at seven expert review sites all thought that this television was excellent and gave it their highest award. This Samsung television received an "Editor's Choice" award from Digitaltrends.com, Trusted Reviews, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au, Overclockersonline.net, Technlologyx.com and Techradar.com/au/.

The reviewers at four additional expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this TV. This Samsung TV received a "Recommended" award from Techradar, Pocket Lint, Pcactual.com and Itc.ua.

Three additional expert review sites all thought that this television was very good. This TV received a "Highly Recommended" award from Hdtvtest.co.uk, Flatpanelshd.com and Avforums.com.

The reviewers at Homecinemachoice.com, Expert Reviews and Itproportal.com all wrote that this Samsung television would make a great purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this TV is 88 out of 100 based on fifty-three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar. That puts this television in the top 17% of all the similar spec TVs that came out more than two years ago.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 20 user reviews this Samsung TV has a brilliant overall user rating.

Good Picture Quality

Twelve customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Smarthouse.com.au said in their review of the Samsung UE55F8000 “You're after a TV with smart features and premium picture quality then the slender 40-inch Samsung UA40F8000 might be for you”. Expert website Hdtvsolutions.com mentioned “The TV's great picture quality - right out of the box - should calm your qualms” in their review. Expert website Flatpanelshd.com said “With F8000 Samsung says that they have improved picture quality in a number of areas”.

Good High Def TV

Eight Samsung UE55F8000 reviewers who reviewed the Samsung UE55F8000 wrote that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Two years ago Steve Walker scored this TV very highly and he mentioned on Amazon “The was also the 4K or Ultra HD models for a bit more dosh.” in his review of the Samsung UE55F8000. Expert review site 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.”. Expert review site Toptenreviews.com mentioned “With a full HD 1920 x 1080 picture” in their review.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several Samsung UE55F8000 owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good 3D picture quality. Stephen Reid said in his review of this TV on Amazon “The 3D effect is equally outstanding”. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review of the Samsung UE55F8000 three years ago “The Samsung UE55F8000 improves dramatically over its already illustrious predecessor in almost every way, combining class-leading 3D images and outstanding 2D images with a huge, cutting edge feature count”. Expert website T3.com said in their review of the Samsung UE55F8000 “The F8000 currently represents the pinnacle of Samsung's Smart 3D TV range”.

Good Connectivity

Some Samsung UE55F8000 owners who reviewed it thought it was able to connect to the internet. Evogadget.com said in their review of the Samsung UE55F8000 “Internet features, including builtin web browser” .

Some Samsung UE55F8000 reviewers who reviewed the Samsung UE55F8000 concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Three years ago Jezz said “The Technical Support team still apparently knows very little about the subject and only insists that USB 2.0 must be used” and scored it 4 stars. Jezz also mentioned “In fact that has been superceded by USB 3.0, which is backwards compatible”.

A number of people who reviewed the Samsung UE55F8000 thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Four years ago Evogadget.com said “Internet connectivity, builtin web browser” in their review of this TV. Expert review site Techguide.com.au wrote “Samsung's Series 55-inch F8000 is the hero product of its smart TV range that combines excellent picture quality, connectivity plus gesture” .

One person who reviewed the Samsung UE55F8000 mentioned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Foxview rated it 5 stars and said on Amazon “Very easy to install and setup, picture quality via HDMI is very clear, hardly had to do much tweaking of the picture”.

One person who reviewed it thought it was wifi compatible. Evogadget.com said “Ethernet and builtin WiFi” in their review of the Samsung UE55F8000.

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Nice Design

A number of Samsung UE55F8000 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Mr. Rm Gearing wrote in their Samsung UE55F8000 review on Amazon two years ago “Did my homework on this, very good picture, sound too, looks beautiful in the room” and scored it 5 stars. Ric gave the product a very good rating and wrote “Also pops up when you rub your nose or rub your head)Its expensiveAnyway the cons don't worry me because I'm too busy watching my beautiful tv and screen!”. Stephen Reid mentioned in his review of the Samsung UE55F8000 on Amazon “Sound is pretty good too, for an ultra-thin set”.

A number of customers agreed that the Samsung UE55F8000 was a good design. Expert review site Smarthouse.com.au mentioned “Praised for it's space saving design and advanced functionaliti” in their review. Hdtvtest.co.uk wrote “The UE46F8000′s stunning design still wowed us no end” in their review of the Samsung UE55F8000. Expert review site Techguide.com.au rated it 5 stars and said in their review of this TV “The company has raised the bar in every aspect of this LED TV and combines sleek design and func”.

Some Samsung UE55F8000 reviewers thought this TV was smooth. Avi said “Functionality is smooth & easy to understand” in their Samsung UE55F8000 review. Stephen Reid gave it a score of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “It makes for smooth and easy viewing”.

One person who reviewed this TV said that it was neat. Jezz wrote on Amazon “Operate with assistance from the well organised digital manual, which had been quite opaque at first”.

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Good Technical Features

Fourteen customers who reviewed it wrote that it had good features. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “The Samsung UNF8000 series of LED backlit HDTVs offer solid performance and loads of features in a beautiful streamlined cabinet.” and scored it 80 out of 100. Expert website Hometheaterreview.com mentioned three years ago “Consequently, this TV is loaded with all of the company's best technologies and features”. Expert website Stuff.tv wrote “After all, this 55in edge-lit LED screen promises a shiny new Smart Hub, new features and better all-round performance” .

Good Size

Some Samsung UE55F8000 reviewers mentioned that it was thin. Expert review site Homecinemachoice.com wrote “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 UE55F8000 very highly. Three years ago Goodgearguide.com.au said on Good Gear Guide.com.au “They have always been slim, easy on your power bill, look great”. Goodgearguide.com.au also said “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”.

Good Product Quality

Some Samsung UE55F8000 owners thought it was good quality. Danibear mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE55F8000 on Amazon “The image quality is so crisp”. Ng wrote on Amazon “The TV itself is crazy, everything you need from a tv, picture quality is amazing”. Cnet.co.uk said in their Samsung UE55F8000 review on expert review site CNET.co.uk three years ago “It has strong picture and audio quality and a truly excellent smart TV system, making it a well-rounded package”.

Good Sound Quality

A number of Samsung UE55F8000 reviewers concluded that the Samsung UE55F8000 had good sound quality. Foxview mentioned “Sound is surprisingly good” in their Samsung UE55F8000 review and gave the Samsung UE55F8000 a rating of 5 stars. Ng gave the Samsung UE55F8000 a very good review and wrote in their review “Sound is ok.”. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com scored the product 5 stars and said “Even – honestly!- some startlingly good audio”.

Good Brand

Large TVs manufactured by Samsung have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all televisions (not just large TVs) and found that Samsung also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Stand

Three customers considered that it had a good stand. Foxview said “The set itself is huge with the stand on it is 1.2mtr wide so make sure your stand is that wide”. Stephen Reid mentioned “The stand assembles very easily” in his review of this TV. Stephen Reid also mentioned “The stand is wholly unobtrusive and the set sits very low on the table with just a couple of inches of the stand showing on each side of the set”.

Good Support

Several people who reviewed it reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Three years ago Jezz wrote on Amazon “Previous Channel buttons proved useful, serving better than the Guide button to show what was going on”. Expert review site Technlologyx.com said “Features such as a Smart Hub with TV Channel Guide, very simple”. Expert review site Businessspectator.com.au wrote “Over the last few years it has inked some impressive content deals to help it fight off Apple in the gadget space” in their review.

Easy to Use

A few Samsung UE55F8000 reviewers concluded that the product was easy to use. Three years ago Mduk wrote “Grandparents at the other end of the country I wanted something that was more practical than a PC for using Skype - The TVAt first, I could use Skype”.

Two customers who bought it agreed that it had a good experience. Toptenreviews.com rated the Samsung UE55F8000 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE55F8000 three years ago “It includes many extra features to enhance your TV viewing experience”. Whathifi.com rated it 4 stars and wrote in their review in the same month “A friendlier user experience”.

One Samsung UE55F8000 owner considered that the Samsung UE55F8000 was easy to setup. Avi wrote in their review of the Samsung UE55F8000 on Amazon “Most amazing TV I've ever bought! Easy to set up & just perfect quality pic” and gave the Samsung UE55F8000 a score of 5 stars.

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good interface. Expert website Digitaltrends.com wrote “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” in their review and gave this TV a rating of 80 out of 100.

One person who reviewed the product said that it had good voice recognition. Cnet.com.au wrote in their Samsung UE55F8000 review on CNET.com.au “Samsung's flagship smart TV features a slim, stylish design, plus impressive software functions like natural voice recognition and gesture controls”.

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Good Remote Control

Some Samsung UE55F8000 owners who purchased it reckoned that it had a good remote control. Mr. Rm Gearing said “Snazzy remote and the inputs better designed than the C series” and scored it 5 stars.

Good Smart TV

One customer who bought this TV concluded that it was good for recording TV. Jezz said on Amazon “The Tv is clearly intended to be capable of recording one Satellite channel while viewing another.”. One person considered that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Stephen Reid wrote “We watched programmes via BBC i-Player and 4oD and they stream effortlessly into the TV”.

One Samsung UE55F8000 owner thought the product had great smart functions. Three years ago Whathifi.com said “It's a cutting-edge set with improved smart features” in their review of this TV.

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Robust

One person who bought it considered that it was well made.

Has a Built-In Camera

Unlike most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the UE55F8000 which do not have a built-in camera, the Samsung UE55F8000 has a built-in camera.

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3D Compatible

Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the UE55F8000 is 3D compatible.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs of this age and type, the UE55F8000 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UE55F8000 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other televisions of this type and age also have a WiFi connection.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This TV supports 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n WiFi standards, which is typical of many televisions that are a similar age to it.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The UE55F8000 has more composite video in ports than most of the large TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UE55F8000. Most of the televisions of this age and type only have one composite video in port, however this Samsung TV has two composite video in ports.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

At 30 Watts, the UE55F8000 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the UE55F8000. The lowest RMS rated power of large TVs that were released around the same time as the UE55F8000 is 7.5W, the highest is 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 1,000 hertz, the Samsung UE55F8000 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other televisions of this age and spec. TVs of a similar type and age to the UE55F8000 have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 460Hz.

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Two Tuners

The Samsung UE55F8000 is a two tuner TV. Most of the other large TVs that have been around for more than two years have between one and two tuners.

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Quite High Subwoofer RMS Power

With a subwoofer RMS power of 20 Watts, the Samsung UE55F8000 has one of the highest subwoofer RMS power amongst large TVs of this age. The subwoofer RMS power of TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UE55F8000 range from 10W to 50W.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is the most frequently found comb filter on televisions of a comparable age and spec to it.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on large TVs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Thin

The thinnest thickness of large TVs that have been available for more than two years is 3.5mm and the thickest is 100mm. At only 30 millimeters, the UE55F8000 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the UE55F8000.

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3 Reasons Against

Inferior Webcam

Two Samsung UE55F8000 owners concluded that it was not good for making skype calls. Three years ago Mduk mentioned on Amazon “Skype problems need resolving” in their review of this TV. Mduk also wrote “If you are having these problems can I suggest you take to Twitter with the hashtag #samsungskype and tweet your complaint to @samsungtv and @Skype”.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE55F8000 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of this age and spec also do not feature OLED technology.

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Quite High Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

At 56 Watts, the UE55F8000 has a quite high power consumption in power save mode compared to most of the other large TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UE55F8000. The average power consumption in power save mode of large TVs that came out around the same time as the UE55F8000 is 43W, and the power consumptions in power save mode range from 0.1W to 93W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE55F8000

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec TVs that are a comparable 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 Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this large TV was released.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Supported 3D Technologies
2D-3D Converter
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Number of Tuners
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Timeshift
Interactive TV
Audio
Audio System
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
PC Audio in
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Audio Input for DVI
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Remote (IR) Output
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Smart Modes
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Smartphone Remote Support
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Camera Included
3D Glasses Quantity
Mounting Kit
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card

22 Awards

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

Expert Reviews

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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

21 November 2013

This LED TV has one of the best video displays on the market, and it includes many extra features to enhance your TV viewing experience...

Toptenreviews.com

20 October 2013

At first, all the features and apps that the Samsung UN55F8000BF Smart TV provides might be intimidating, but the TV's great picture quality - right out of the box - should calm your qualms. You...

16 October 2013

When it comes to televisions, LCD panels with LED lighting seems to be the choice of the masses. Offering a good balance of affordability and performance, LED lighting can be credited for making... Read more…

15 October 2013

Overclockersonline.net

I remember the first TV Samsung shipped to me for review; it was a 46? LCD that sat in my parents living room. I thought that was a big TV but as years have passed the TVs started getting bigger.... Read more…

9 October 2013

Samsung, the global electronics leader is on a serious marathon run, and somehow no other electronics manufacturer seems to catch up with them. Be it product launches and new technologies Samsung... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $89.97
Electricity cost when on standby $0.45
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue55f8000, ue55f8000a, ue55f8000at, UE55F8000STXXU, samsung ue55f8000, samsung ue55f8000s, samsung ue55f8000st, samsung ue55f8000sl, samsung ue55f8000slx, samsung ue55f8000stx, samsung ue55f8000stxx, samsung ue55f8000slxx, samsung ue55f8000slxxn, samsung ue55f8000stxxu
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