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Samsung UN46ES8000

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46" Feb 2012
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Smart TV Release Date
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Samsung UN46ES8000 Review
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25 Reasons For

Seventeen Industry Awards

This Samsung TV has received seventeen awards from expert review sites.

Seven expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this TV. This Samsung television received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews, Techradar, M3.idg.se, Pcactual.com, Avforums.com, Techradar.com/au/ and Hardwarezone.com.ph.

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

The experts at Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info both decided that this mid-size TV was great and gave it their "Silver" award.

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

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This TV has an average expert rating of 86 out of 100 based on fifty expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and T3.com. That puts this mid-size TV in the top 13% of all the TVs of a similar age and type.

Nice Design

A few Samsung UN46ES8000 owners concluded that the product was a good design. Expert website Cnet.com mentioned “The Samsung UNES8000 LED TV boasts stunning design and more features than any TV on the market” in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review however they scored it 3 stars. Expert website Slashgear.com mentioned “A 55-inch behemoth, though with strikingly delicate design” in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000. Expert website Ubergizmo.com said in their review of this TV “The remote still works The Samsung ES8000 Series is very attractive because of its striking design and large set of seemingly very advanced features.”.

A few people said in their reviews that the Samsung UN46ES8000 was good looking. Expert website Cnet.co.uk wrote “The Samsung UE55ES8000 is a beautiful TV with mostly great picture quality” in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review. Techradar.com scored the product 5 stars and wrote on Techradar “So it is that this 46-inch star boasts a gorgeous ultra-slim design” in their review. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned in their review “Samsung is on typically aggressive form with the Samsung UE46ES8000, combining cutting-edge features with a gorgeous space-saving design”.

A number of people agreed that the product had a thick frame. Avhub.com.au wrote “Thin bezel looks lovely” in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review. Expert website Cnwintech.com rated the Samsung UN46ES8000 74 out of 100 and mentioned in their review “Appearance of this product with a thin bezel really fantastic”.

One person who bought this TV concluded that it was well designed. Two years ago Avhub.com.au wrote “Well designed and responsive menu system” in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review.

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Good High Def TV

Several Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Gadgetguy.com.au wrote in their review “Full HD, with LED edge-lighting”. Avhub.com.au said two years ago “Slimline HD TV with excellent picture quality” in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review. Avhub.com.au also wrote “Brilliant HD performance”.

Good Picture Quality

Some Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Cnet.com.au said in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review on CNET.com.au “Samsung's premium LCD model offers excellent picture quality, good 3D, lots of smarts”. Four years ago Computeractive.co.uk mentioned “The picture quality was strikingly good, especially on HD ch”. Hardwarecanucks.com wrote “The picture quality was superb and its focus upon aesthetics was second to none”.

One customer wrote that the Samsung UN46ES8000 had a sharp image. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review “Should have better chosen default for Sharpness setting” .

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Good Size

Several Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewers who purchased this TV wrote that it was thin. Four years ago Channelnews.com.au mentioned “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?” and rated the product 5 stars. Expert website Computeractive.co.uk said in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review in the same month “It doesn't seem quite as big as that number suggests thanks to a remarkably slim bezel.”. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “A super slim silver frame you’ll barely be able to make out from your perch on the sofa.” in their review.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was a good width. Smarthouse.com.au wrote “The bezel is the same consistent width right” in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review.

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Good Technical Features

Several Samsung UN46ES8000 owners who bought it wrote that it had good features. Pocket-Lint.com gave the Samsung UN46ES8000 a rating of 4 stars and wrote on Pocket Lint four years ago “The core of this TV has some top features”. Also four years ago expert review site Firstpost.com said “The model possesses cutting edge features that very few televis”. Avhub.com.au said “Attractive design, innovative features, great appearance”.

Good Product Quality

Seventeen people who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on Trusted Reviews four years ago “It's a fantastic-looking 46in LCD TV with great picture quality and oodles of features.” in their review. In the same month expert website Stuff.tv said “The Samsung's picture quality is outstanding right across the board”. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “Samsung's best 2012 LED TV is a strong performer for picture quality and design” in their review.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Ten people who purchased the product thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Stuff.tv gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote “The 3D image is the best we've seen from a TV so far”. Four years ago expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote “Motion control party tricks, this would be considered a highly desirable 3D TV, with a strong online proposition” in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000 two years ago “SD and 3D delivery could be better” .

Samsung TVs Have Good Reviews

On average Samsung mid-size TVs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all televisions produced by Samsung.

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Easy to Use

Six people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Stuff.tv scored the product 5 stars and mentioned “A brilliant smart TV made into something extraordinary by its next-gen control options”. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their review “Crisp, detailed images, welldesigned and friendly interface, great control app and interactive controls, extensive features”. Avhub.com.au also wrote “Interesting control features”.

Several Samsung UN46ES8000 owners who bought the Samsung UN46ES8000 said that it was easy to use the menus. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert website Digital Versus “3.8 / 5We take these readings using the best settings for watching a movie” in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000.

One person who reviewed it considered that it had a good interface. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of this TV “Sleek design with thin bezel, good smart interface, light-up controller, generally good picture quality in both 2D”.

One Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewer who reviewed the Samsung UN46ES8000 reckoned that it was easy to handle. Avhub.com.au said in their review “Brilliant HD content handling” .

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Good Connectivity

One Samsung UN46ES8000 owner who bought the product thought it had network functionality. Avhub.com.au wrote “Excellent network feature set” in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review.

One Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of this TV “Very good 3D display, excellent connectivity and media support, interesting new control options”.

One person who bought it concluded that it was able to connect to the internet. Expert website Zoneitech.com wrote in their review of this TV “Beyond extreme thinness and dashing good looks and Internet capability, this 55-inch LED TV further improved by incorporat” .

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Robust

Several Samsung UN46ES8000 owners who reviewed this TV wrote that it was well made. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000 “Considering the over-£2,000 price point we feel it makes for a good, solid TV rather than an”. Two years ago Avhub.com.au mentioned “Solid table stand, with unique design” in their review.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this TV had good apps. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Useful video sharing and apps”. One Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewer who bought it thought it was good for watching Freeview TV. Expert review site Stuffmideast.com said in their review “High-def pictures (Blu-ray, Freesat or Freeview HD) are impressive too” .

Good Webcam

One Samsung UN46ES8000 owner who bought this TV said that it was good for making skype calls. Avhub.com.au mentioned two years ago “Camera is great for Skype”.

Good Stand

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had a good stand.

Good Remote Control

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good remote control. Avhub.com.au wrote “Touchpad remote very useful for browsing”. Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Remote with builtin touchpad is particularly practical”.

Has a Built-In Camera

The UN46ES8000 has a built-in camera, unlike most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the UN46ES8000 which do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs with a built-in camera to this TV and we think the UE40F7000, and the UE46F7000SL both from Samsung which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago which are not 3D compatible, the Samsung UN46ES8000 is 3D compatible.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UN46ES8000 supports smart TV features. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UN46ES8000 do not support smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UN46ES8000 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other televisions that have been available for around the same time as the UN46ES8000 do not have a WiFi connection.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The UN46ES8000 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the televisions of this age and spec. Most of the mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the UN46ES8000 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this television has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The UN46ES8000 is a two composite video in port television. Most of the other televisions that were released around the same time as the UN46ES8000 only have one composite video in port.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Thin

The UN46ES8000 has a quite thin thickness (only 30.47 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the UN46ES8000. The thinnest thickness of TVs that are a similar age to the UN46ES8000 is 3.5mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer thought the Samsung UN46ES8000 was not noisy. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review “Noisy DVD playback”.

Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of a comparable spec and age to the UN46ES8000 do not feature OLED technology. The UN46ES8000 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN46ES8000

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 mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as 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

It was over four years ago when Samsung released the UN46ES8000.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
Audio System
Equalizer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Audio Input for DVI
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
WLAN-Ready
Ethernet LAN
Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Card Reader Integrated
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour of Product
Built-In Microphone
Ergonomics
Smartphone Remote Support
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Cables Included
Manual

17 Awards

parentesis.com Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice CNET.com.au Editor's Choice techradar.com/au/ Recommended pcactual.com Recommended Techradar Recommended uk.hardware.info Silver 01net.com 4 Star hardware.info Silver Award 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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26 May 2014

THIS IS A PARTIAL REVIEW. The complete product review (and the whole issue in which it features) can be purchased here . This digital edition can be downloaded to your iPad or Android tablet... Read more…

Slimline HD TV with excellent picture quality and Smart Internet connectivity and apps
Attractive design, innovative features, great appearance
Sleek design with thin bezel, good smart interface, light-up controller, generally good picture quality in both 2D and 3D forms, great Smart Hub interface, well-rounded sound
Features and innovative control systems
Superlative pictures
Expensive, face-recognition and hand gestures are gimmicky
Expensive
Picture lacks uniformity, flimsy 3D glasses, picture presets are too harsh, does a TV really need gesture control no SD card slot, no custom EQ settings
Inaccurate gesture control
Noisy DVD playback
6 March 2013

Samsung is already giving Apple a run for its money in the smartphone market, and if Apple ever does launch a TV product it will find Samsung ready and waiting with its own Smart TV range. We... Read more…

5 February 2013

February 5th, 2013, In Reviews, Television Sets, by Mike OsadciwIt was in the Aug/Sept 2012 issue of CANADA HiFi that I reviewed Samsung?s excellent flagship PN64E8000 plasma television. Equipped... Read more…

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…

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Electricity cost when switched on $91.45
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers un46es8000, un46es8000f, framethetv un46es8000
Barcodes 00036725237292, 00610395124863, 08806071851105
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