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Samsung UN55F8000

54.6" Full HD Active Aug 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date $90.37 Electricity cost over 5 years
Twenty-three industry awards
Inferior webcam
Does not have a good battery life
107 Reviews + 23 Awards
Techradar Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy

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Reviews

Twenty-Three Industry Awards

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

The writers at Digitaltrends.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au, Overclockersonline.net, Technlologyx.com, Techradar.com/au/ and Technologyx.com all said that this TV was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Five more expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this television. Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Pocket Lint, Pcactual.com and Itc.ua all gave this TV a "Recommended" award.

The experts at Hdtvtest.co.uk, Flatpanelshd.com and Avforums.com all thought that this medium display diagonal television was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This television received a "Best Buy" from Homecinemachoice.com, Expert Reviews and Itproportal.com all of whom said that this medium display diagonal television was a sensible purchase.

The writers at three more expert review sites all thought that this medium display diagonal television was great. This TV received a "Silver" award from both Toptenreviews.com and Uk.hardware.info and it received a "Silver Award" from Hardware.info.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this television is 88 out of 100 based on fifty-five expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar. If all the medium display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago are ranked by average expert review score then this TV is in the top 12%.

Good Owner Reviews

Users have rated this TV on average 85 out of 100. Over 81% of reviewers gave this television either 4 or 5 stars.

Samsung Has Excellent Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 32,219 owner and expert reviews (including 5,499 verified purchases) for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has excellent reviews specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range. 96% of those that bought a Samsung television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Performance

Features Local Dimming

The UN55F8000 features local dimming, unlike most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago which do not feature local dimming.

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Supports BD Wise

The UN55F8000 supports BD Wise. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also support BD Wise.

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Has a Game Mode

The UN55F8000 has a game mode. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago also have a game mode.

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Support

A Moviefriendly Picture Preset Would Help

Five people who purchased the Samsung UN55F8000 considered that it did not have good technical guidance. Tech.uk.msn.com wrote in their review of this TV “A moviefriendly picture preset would help” . Four years ago Newegg.com mentioned “Instruction book print too small”. Newegg.com also mentioned “Box has 2 more sets after it and not match New Egg s so I got no clue if I really got what I ordered because manual is totally generic” in their review.

One customer thought this TV did not have good customer support. Jezz mentioned on Amazon “With two examples) this caused significant and disappointing problems, which Samsung Customer Support has put down to the use of unsuitable hard drives” in their review of this TV.

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Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

Eleven people who reviewed this TV wrote that it did not have a good battery life. Newegg.com mentioned “That and you have take apart the entire laptop just to replace the battery”. Newegg.com also wrote “The complaints from other users about how difficult the ram, battery and hard drive are to change worry me.” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “Battery will say 40 left” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Body Shape

Ten people who reviewed the Samsung UN55F8000 agreed that it was thin. Four years ago expert website Gadgetguy.com.au gave it a rating of 8 stars and mentioned “The UA55F8000 crams all the company’s top tier technology into a super thin (35mm) panel”. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au said in their review of this TV “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”. Goodgearguide.com.au also mentioned “They have always been slim, easy on your power bill, look great” in their review.

Two customers who bought the product agreed that it was a good body shape. Newegg.com said in their review of this TV “The entire body of this laptop is covered in that soft rubbersilicone that makes it look”. Newegg.com also said “It blends into the body until it's turned on” in their review.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Newegg.com mentioned “Decent optical zoom, compact, front LCD”.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Used As a Remote

The UN55F8000 supports smartphones used as a remote, as do most of the other televisions of this age and type.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The UN55F8000 has an energy Star certified, as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV.

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Packaging Content

Features 3D Glasses Included

The Samsung UN55F8000 features 3D glasses included. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also feature 3D glasses included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an Audio Input for DVI

The Samsung UN55F8000 has an audio input for DVI. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV also have an audio input for DVI.

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Display

Good High Def TV

Eight people who bought the product considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Four years ago Trustedreviews.com gave the product a rating of 7 stars and wrote “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 wrote “With a full HD 1920 x 1080 picture”. Technlologyx.com gave it a score of 9 stars and wrote “The Samsung F8000 family has celebrated success as the best HDTV available and our investigation supports this” in their Samsung UN55F8000 review.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec TVs that have been around for 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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Trnh Chiu 3D

Ten customers reckoned that the product had a good 3D picture quality. Techradar said in their review of this TV “Trnh chiu 3D” but despite that they rated it 1 stars. T3.com said in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000 “The F8000 currently represents the pinnacle of Samsung's Smart 3D TV range” and rated it 5 stars. Avmax.tech2.in.com said four years ago “While we reviewed this Flat Panel in our studio, we completely enjoyed its 3D capabilities and astounding picture quality” in their Samsung UN55F8000 review and scored it 7 stars.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many TVs of this type and age.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The UN55F8000 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Good for Playing Games On

Seventeen owners considered that this TV had good picture quality. Expert website Smarthouse.com.au said “You're after a TV with smart features and premium picture quality then the slender 40-inch Samsung UA40F8000 might be for you”. Digitalspy.co.uk mentioned “A few years ago, plasma TVs were the only way to get the best possible picture quality in your living room”. Expert review site Flatpanelshd.com rated the product 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV “With F8000 Samsung says that they have improved picture quality in a number of areas”.

One person thought the product had a good contrast ratio.

One customer who purchased this TV mentioned that it was good for playing games on. Newegg.com wrote “I have a Yamaha HTR connected to my PC, mostly for games, sometimes movies though” but in spite of that they only gave this TV a rating of 1 stars.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The UN55F8000 has a built-in subwoofer. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The UN55F8000 has an auto volume leveler, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Quite High Subwoofer RMS Power

At 20 Watts, the UN55F8000 has a fairly high subwoofer RMS power compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago the subwoofer RMS powers range from 10W to 20W.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The UN55F8000 has a quite high RMS rated power (20 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The average RMS rated power of televisions of this spec and age is 19W.

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Good Sound Quality

Ten people agreed that the product had good sound quality. Newegg.com mentioned “This phone sounds fantastic, i even gave my Zune player to my girlfriend because this phone sounded way better than my Zune”. Expert website Whathifi.com mentioned “A definite step up in both sound and picture performance.” . Cnet.co.uk said on expert website CNET.co.uk “It has strong picture and audio quality and a truly excellent smart TV system, making it a well-rounded package” in their review of this TV.


Features

Good Stand

Four people who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good stand. Newegg.com said last year “Stylish bezel and stand” . Foxview wrote “The set itself is huge with the stand on it is 1.2mtr wide so make sure your stand is that wide”. Stephen Reid wrote on Amazon “The stand is wholly unobtrusive” in his review of this TV.

Generous Feature Set

Eighteen people who reviewed the product wrote that it had good features. Pc Mag said on PC Mag “Generous feature set”. Techradar said in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000 “Sophisticated online features” however they only gave the product a score of 20 out of 100. Toptenreviews.com said “This TV has one of the richest black levels and is packed with features for your viewing enjoyment” in their review of this TV however despite that they only gave it a rating of 1 stars.

Remote Cm Ng

Five people wrote that the Samsung UN55F8000 had a good remote control. Techradar wrote four years ago “Remote cm ng”. Expert website Technlologyx.com gave the product a rating of 8 stars and wrote “Features such as a Smart Hub with TV Channel Guide, very simple and attractive remote, voice and motion controls”. Mr. Rm Gearing said on Amazon “Snazzy remote and the inputs better designed than the C series” in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000.

Inferior Webcam

Two customers who bought this TV thought it was not good for making skype calls. Mduk mentioned on Amazon “Skype problems need resolving” in their Samsung UN55F8000 review. Mduk also said “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” in their review.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The UN55F8000 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Bluetooth

The UN55F8000 has a Bluetooth. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this television do not have a Bluetooth.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UN55F8000 has an ethernet port. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago also have an ethernet port.

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Design

Has a Built-In Camera

The UN55F8000 has a built-in camera, unlike most of the other televisions that have been around for more than two years which do not have a built-in camera.

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Well Made

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that this TV was well made. Newegg.com wrote four years ago “This Tablet is of good quality build with Android 4.1 operating system” in their review of this TV. Newegg.com also wrote “A powerful GTX 970m, this laptop is built to game” in their review. Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag “The Samsung UNF8000 series of LED backlit HDTVs offer solid performance and loads of features in a beautiful streamlined cabinet.”.

Two owners who purchased this TV reckoned that it was strong and durable. Newegg.com wrote “Sturdy Design”. Newegg.com also mentioned “Screen is sturdy, matte, pleasant, can be crazy bright” in their review.

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Smooth

Eighteen owners considered that this TV was good looking. Expert website Avforums.com wrote in their review of this TV “It's been a pretty good year for LED TVs, so far” and gave it a rating of 8 stars. Avforums.com also said “It was led out in fine style by the 55-inch model of the TV we have here now” in their review. Expert review site Gizmodo.com.au wrote “It's beautiful, clever and versatile” in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000 and gave it a score of 6 stars.

Twelve people who reviewed this TV concluded that it was well designed. Four years ago expert website Smarthouse.com.au said “Praised for it's space saving design and advanced functionaliti”. Cnet.com.au said on CNET.com.au “Samsung's flagship smart TV features a slim, stylish design, plus impressive software functions like natural voice recognition”. Gizmodo.com.au wrote in their Samsung UN55F8000 review “If you're in the market for a new TV, love your content and appreciate beautiful design, you can't go further than the F8000 Smart TV” and gave it a rating of 6 stars.

Four people who reviewed it thought it was smooth. Newegg.com mentioned “Gaming feature allows for Xbox or PlayStation games to run fast and smooth” in their review of this TV. Newegg.com also wrote “Cooling; Dual fans, with the option of an additional ambient case fan that fits in place of the optical drive provides smooth cooling for the powerful hardware inside this machine” in their review. Avi wrote on Amazon four years ago “Functionality is smooth & easy to understand” in their review of this TV.

One person mentioned that this TV was neat. Jezz said in their review of this TV “It became easy to understand and operate with assistance from the well organised digital manual, which had been quite opaque at first”.

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Outstanding Picture Quality

Twenty-six customers concluded that it was good quality. Tech.uk.msn.com mentioned “Picture quality and design are both outstanding, online” in their Samsung UN55F8000 review yet they gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100. Soundandvision.com wrote in their review of this TV “Excellent picture quality for an LCD HDTV Innovative remote control” nonetheless they scored this TV 19.28 out of 100. Techradar mentioned in their review of this TV “Outstanding picture quality”.

Excellent Touchpad Remote Control

Six customers said in their reviews that this TV was easy to use. Techradar wrote four years ago “Excellent touchpad remote control” in their review of this TV. Newegg.com mentioned “Any and all shared devices on my network instantly available and ready to use”. Newegg.com also said “Size, weight and ease of use in a grab” in their review.

Three customers who reviewed the product considered that it had a good interface. Tech.uk.msn.com wrote “The interface features some clever touches”. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000 “The tv interface is simple”. Expert website Digitaltrends.com said in their review of this TV “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”.

Three owners who bought this TV wrote that it was easy to setup. Newegg.com said four years ago “Easy to setup and excellent picture quality.” in their Samsung UN55F8000 review but even so they only gave the product a rating of 1 stars. Newegg.com also mentioned “Outstanding picture, excellent Smart options, easy to setup, plays mkv files over network without muxxing” in their review. Avi gave this TV a rating of 8 stars and said “Most amazing TV I've ever bought! Easy to set up & just perfect quality pic”.

Two customers who bought this TV reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Newegg.com mentioned “Plenty of settings options to fine tune the picture just how you like it” in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000. One person who reviewed this TV thought it had good voice recognition.

One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to handle.

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Benefits

Great for Films

One customer who purchased this TV thought it was great for watching films. Expert website Smarthouse.com.au wrote “It's also great not to see any obvious judder beyond what might be natural to a movie source”.


Smart TV

Good in Terms of Connectivity

Two people who reviewed it thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Four years ago Newegg.com mentioned “Internet connectivity works right out of the box”. Expert review site Techguide.com.au wrote in their Samsung UN55F8000 review “Samsung's Series 55-inch F8000 is the hero product of its smart TV range that combines excellent picture quality, connectivity plus gesture”.

Supports Smart TV Features

The Samsung UN55F8000 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have Good Apps

Two people who reviewed it agreed that it did not have good apps. Four years ago Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this TV “The software support is terrible and the Appworld apps are riddled with ads if they are free”. Newegg.com also mentioned “No way of killing apps if they are frozen, you have to take out the battery for that” in their review.

Two owners concluded that the Samsung UN55F8000 was not good for recording TV. Jezz wrote “Problems with Freesat and recording to hard drive” in their review of this TV. One owner who bought it reckoned that it was not good for watching YouTube on. Four years ago Newegg.com mentioned “Has trouble handling YouTube” in their review of this TV.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was not good for watching on demand TV. Newegg.com mentioned four years ago “Need to figure out how to enter alpha characters when logging on to Netflix etc”.

One owner who reviewed this TV considered that it was not good for watching Freeview TV. Jezz mentioned on Amazon four years ago “Freeview reception is poor in this area so we were particularly interested in the potential for Freesat recording with F8000's pair of satellite tuners”.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Samsung released the UN55F8000 in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un55f8000, un55f8000bf
Barcodes 00887276024851
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