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Samsung UE40C8000

Samsung UE40C8000

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40" 200Hz Aug 2013
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Six Industry Awards

This mid-size TV is one of the most awarded by expert review sites of all the TVs of this type and age.

Avguide.com and Theregister.co.uk both said that concluded that they would endorse this television and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This TV was given a "Bronze" award by Toptenreviews.com who thought that this mid-size TV was good.

The reviewers at three more expert review sites all concluded that this mid-size TV was good. EISA.eu gave this Samsung television an "EISA Best Product" award, Pocket Lint gave it a "Hot Product" award and it received a "Top Pick" award from Soundandvision.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this television is 85% based on twenty-eight expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and T3.com. That puts this Samsung TV in the top 16% of all the mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago.

Good Product Quality

Some people who purchased the product concluded that it was good quality. Six years ago Cnet.com wrote “It has the company's best LCD picture quality specs for 2010, packs in more” in their review of the Samsung UE40C8000. In the same month Techworld.com wrote in their review of this TV “The UN55C8000 bundles superb image quality with great Internet”. Homecinemachoice.com said in their review three years ago “Excellent picture quality” and rated the product 4 stars.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few Samsung UE40C8000 reviewers concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Trustedreviews.com said “The 3D world certainly hasn't been standing still since Apri” in their Samsung UE40C8000 review and gave it a score of 4 stars. Homecinemachoice.com gave the Samsung UE40C8000 a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their Samsung UE40C8000 review three years ago “Affordable 3D glasses”. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “You'll need a pair of active 3D glasses and you should be able to get at least one”.

Good Picture Quality

A few Samsung UE40C8000 reviewers who purchased it thought it had good picture quality. Homecinemachoice.com said “Great image quality” in their review of the Samsung UE40C8000. Expert website Asia.cnet.com scored the product 79 out of 100 and wrote “The Samsung UA46C8000 sets a new bar in black-level performance for LED-edgelit TV and offers good 3D picture quality except for a visible crosstalk problem” in their review. Cnet.com.au gave it a rating of 4 stars and said on expert website CNET.com.au “The Samsung UA46C8000 sets a new bar in black-level performance for LED-edge-lit TV and offers decent 3D picture quality”.

One Samsung UE40C8000 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had a good contrast ratio. One Samsung UE40C8000 owner who purchased the product reckoned that it had good colour saturation.

One person said that it had a good refresh rate. Expert website Bigpicturebigsound.com mentioned “A 240Hz refresh rate and surprisingly rich online/multimedia options along with that whole extra dimension” and rated the product 4 stars.

One customer who reviewed the Samsung UE40C8000 reckoned that it had a sharp image. Homecinemachoice.com said in their review “Overall deep blacks and good sharpness” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

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Good High Def TV

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Three years ago Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Full HD 3D compatible”. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “Sharp HD pictures”. T3.com mentioned “This full HD 1080p TV is also one of the thinnest 55-inch models around, sports a raft of te” .

Nice Design

Several Samsung UE40C8000 owners who reviewed the product wrote that it was good looking. Homecinemachoice.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this TV three years ago “Gorgeous styling and ultra-black screen”. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “The Samsung U 46 8000 3D TV is drop dead gorgeous”. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “Stunning 3D effects, gorgeous design”.

Several Samsung UE40C8000 reviewers who bought it thought it was a good design. Three years ago Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Superior HD Visuals, content rich connected TV portal, classy looking ultrathin design”. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “Great slimline design”. Flatpanelshd.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE40C8000 six years ago “It has a titanium design and a very slim frame” .

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Good Technical Features

A number of Samsung UE40C8000 owners who reviewed the product considered that it had good features. Cnet.com scored this TV 4 stars and wrote “The high-end Samsung UNC8000 series still offers superb features, solid performance” in their review of this TV. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “Great range of internet features”. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “Mind-boggling range of features, stunning design, picture quality”.

Good Size

Some customers who bought it reckoned that it was thin. Homecinemachoice.com said “Great video and solid audio in a thin package”. Homecinemachoice.com also said “It's super slim at just 24mm”. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “A very thin design and outstanding web apps make this TV stand out”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was a big size. Pcadvisor.co.uk scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “Not so ridiculously oversized that it'll dominate your living room”.

One Samsung UE40C8000 reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was a good depth. Three years ago Homecinemachoice.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE40C8000 “Amazing depth and variety of both preset viewing modes, calibration settings” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

One customer concluded that the product was compact. Cnet.com.au wrote on expert review site CNET.com.au “Despite the performance boost, these panels still retain their svelte styling throug”.

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Samsung Has Good TV Reviews

We checked 22,708 expert and user reviews for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has good reviews. We also found that Samsung has good reviews specifically for its mid-size TVs.

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Good Sound Quality

Several people who purchased it reckoned that it had good sound quality. Homecinemachoice.com said “Insubstantial sound from builtin speakers” in their review. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The Samsung C8000 series delivers outstanding video and audio, plus a ton of well-designed Internet”.

Good Connectivity

Four Samsung UE40C8000 reviewers who purchased the Samsung UE40C8000 said that it was able to connect to the internet. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Top-notch Internet apps, including Skype”. Homecinemachoice.com also said “Improved internet TV offering”.

One customer considered that it was good in terms of USB connections. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Easy to record to USB devices” and gave this TV a rating of 4 stars.

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Easy to Use

A number of Samsung UE40C8000 owners said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Homecinemachoice.com said in their review of this TV “Remote could be easier to use”. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “Classy remote control”.

One person who reviewed it considered that it performed as expected. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned “The snappily titled Samsung UE46C8000 3D TV does exactly what it says on the tin, offering 46 inches of 3D viewing goodness”.

One customer mentioned that the Samsung UE40C8000 was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Robust

A few Samsung UE40C8000 owners who reviewed the Samsung UE40C8000 considered that it was well made. Expert website Techworld.com said “The ultrathin, sleek-looking Samsung UN55C8000 delivers terrific images, solid audio, great support for multimedia playback”. Expert review site Etechreviews.com mentioned in their Samsung UE40C8000 review “Samsung UN65C8000 is a 3D TV and it has a in built 3D processor” . Macworld.com said on Mac World “The ultrathin, sleek-looking Samsung C8000 series delivers terrific images, solid audio, great support for multimedia playback” in their Samsung UE40C8000 review.

Smart TV Features Are Good

A few customers wrote that it had good apps. One Samsung UE40C8000 owner wrote in their reviews that this TV was good for watching Freeview TV. Homecinemachoice.com said “Freeview HD tuner built-in” in their Samsung UE40C8000 review.

Good Remote Control

A number of Samsung UE40C8000 reviewers who reviewed the Samsung UE40C8000 concluded that it had a good remote control. Expert website Stuff.tv gave it a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of the Samsung UE40C8000 “Even the remote is shiny and appealing, if slightly unintuitive.”.

Good Webcam

One customer said in their reviews that this TV was good for making skype calls.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed this TV said that it was noisy. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg said “It comes with a truckload of advanced display controls, has excellent noise reduction algorithms”.

3D Compatible

The UE40C8000 is 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years are not 3D compatible.

Other 3D compatible TVs currently available which you might also want to consider include the Samsung UE46F7000[plb_1588337_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UE40C8000 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years do not support smart TV features.

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Quite Fast Refresh Rate

With a refresh rate of 200 hertz, the UE40C8000 has one of the faster refresh rates amongst comparable spec televisions of this age. TVs of this age and spec have refresh rates of between 50Hz and 1,600Hz.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 200Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-46HX853[plb_1457850_price].

If this Samsung television refresh rate is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the UE32H6400[pl_2232460_price] (400Hz), or the UE32H6410[pl_2236817_price] (400Hz) both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

Most mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago have between one and four HDMI ports, including the Samsung UE40C8000 which has four HDMI ports.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the UE40C8000 range from 2W to 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W. At 20 Watts, the Samsung UE40C8000 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the UE40C8000.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of 800 hertz, the Samsung UE40C8000 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies amongst similar spec TVs of this age. The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs of this spec and age range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Thin

When compared to other comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the thickness of the UE40C8000 of only 23.9 millimeters is one of the thinnest. Across all the televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE40C8000 the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm.

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7 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it was not cheap. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Expensive, some issues with 3D pictures” in their Samsung UE40C8000 review. Homecinemachoice.com also said “Extremely expensive”. Expert website Theregister.co.uk said “The more expensive C8000 is the one that really turned my head” but even so they still gave the Samsung UE40C8000 a rating of 4 stars.

Several people who reviewed this TV considered that it was not good value for money. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Pricey for its class” in their review of the Samsung UE40C8000. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review on expert review site Digital Versus five years ago “3D, so we find the higher price tag hard to justify, wh” however they still scored it 4 stars.

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The UE40C8000 does not have a WiFi connection, although this is within the context that most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the UE40C8000 also do not have a WiFi connection.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UE40C8000 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other televisions which also have a built-in camera to this television and we think the Samsung UE40F7000[plb_1494094_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Running Costs Are High

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the UE40C8000 will cost £212 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the more expensive to run televisions of this age and spec.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the UE40C8000, the UE40C8000 does not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

The Samsung UE40C8000 is one of the heavier TVs of a comparable type and age to the UE40C8000 (12.8 kilograms) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The weights of comparable spec televisions that came out around the same time as the UE40C8000 range from 3.7kg to 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE40C8000

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable age and spec 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 mid-size TV was released.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
3D Technology
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Audio Input Port for DVI
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
OSD Language
Performance
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise Technology
Skype Function
Local Dimming
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Kit
Cable Included
Manual

6 Awards

Pocket Lint Hot Product EISA.eu EISA Best Product theregister.co.uk Recommended toptenreviews.com Bronze soundandvision.com Top Pick avguide.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(42)
12 September 2013

Samsung's UE65C8000 is the latest addition to the brand's 3DTV range. At a gargantuan 65ins, it allows the manufacturer to stake a claim to producing the world's largest 3D LED TV, superseding the... Read more…

Superior HD Visuals, content rich connected TV portal, classy looking ultrathin design
Great video and solid audio in a thin package
Top-notch Internet apps, including Skype
Full HD 3D compatible
Great 3D pictures
Edge LED causes some light pooling, crosstalk with 3D
Performance 45
Design 55
Features 55
Overall 45
27 May 2012

The Samsung UE46C8000 is a real looker. Even the remote is shiny and appealing, if slightly unintuitive.But get past the looks and you'll find a superb performer. TV reception's particularly... Read more…

The UN46C8000 is one of those TVs that's just easy to like. It produces an attractive image with little adjustment out of the box, but it also has the tools you'd need to calibrate an even...

22 March 2011

At 46 inches, the Samsung LED 8000 UE46C8000 is large enough to be spectacular, but not so ridiculously oversized that it'll dominate your living room. The price is good given the wealth of...

9 March 2011

The Samsung UE46C8000 looks stunning with the 1920×1080p screen surrounded by a sleek 26.5mm-thin bezel which has a silver ?brushed titanium? appearance, which in turn is surrounded by an even... Read more…

12 February 2011

Samsung UN65C8000 is a 3D TV and it has a in built 3D processor. This 65 inch panel can also convert 2D content to 3D. Other features here include edge-lit LED backlighting along with Seamless... Read more…

22 January 2011

Samsung again advances to the head of the class with theSeries 8 line of LED-backlit 1080p LCD TVs. The ultrathin, sleek-looking Samsung C8000 series delivers terrific images, solid audio, great... Read more…

17 January 2011

Apart from a different coloured frame that's been shaved down a few millimetres, it's hard to tell the difference between the C8000 and the C7000. Both produce very similar pictures both in 2D and...

1 January 2011

EISA.eu

Looking for an exciting 3D home theatre including 7.1 sound? The superslim Samsung UE46C8000 is equipped to bring the fascinating world of 3D into your living room. Full HD, 3D-quality and 2D to... Read more…

The Samsung C8000 series delivers outstanding video and audio, plus a ton of well-designed Internet and media player features--for a hefty fee...

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £208.31
Electricity cost when on standby £3.65
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 27 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue40c8000, ue40c8000x, ue40c8000xw, ue40c8000xwx, ue40c8000xwxx, ue40c8000xwxxc, samsung ue40c8000, samsung ue40c8000x, samsung ue40c8000xk, samsung ue40c8000xkx, samsung ue40c8000xkxx, samsung ue40c8000xkxxu

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