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Samsung UE48H8000

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48" Curved Dec 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Screen Shape Release Date
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27 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The experts at Trusted Reviews, Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com all wrote that concluded that they would endorse this Samsung television and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Seventeen experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and Pocket Lint have rated this television on average 78 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this Samsung TV is exceptional based on 30 owner reviews.

Good High Def TV

A number of Samsung UE48H8000 owners concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Chris Hunt rated the product 5 stars and he wrote “I like the HD channels, so this was all needed to be done any way (channle assigning to numbers) DO NOT LET THIS PUT YOU OFF” in his review of the Samsung UE48H8000. Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review of this TV on CNET.co.uk “The UE55H8000 is the range topper in Samsung's Full HD LED line-up this year”. Cnet.co.uk also mentioned “It still sits directly below the company's wallet busting Ultra HD sets”.

Good Product Quality

Eight people who reviewed this TV thought it was good quality. Jim Murray mentioned in his review of the Samsung UE48H8000 “Amazing picture quality and depth, especially with netflix content”. Jim Murray also said “Sound quality surprisingly good without a sound bar”. N. Fairbrother said “TV picture quality is excellent and would definitely recommend” in their review.

Nice Design

Some Samsung UE48H8000 owners who bought it reckoned that it was good looking. Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE48H8000 two years ago “Supremely stylish and bursting with features”. Digital Versus said in their review of this TV “The Samsung U 55 8000 produces beautiful pictures when viewed in brighter rooms, has an excellent smart TV system”. Digital Versus also said “Its curvy nature and stylish design means it also looks the business”.

A few customers who bought this TV reckoned that it was a good design. Digital Versus mentioned “Great design giant size”. Reviewed.com said “It's that the design flourish adds notably to the price you pay” and gave this TV a rating of 77 out of 100.

One Samsung UE48H8000 owner who reviewed the Samsung UE48H8000 thought it was luxurious. Two years ago expert review site Whathifi.com wrote in their review of this TV “The upmarket H8000 series was announced at CES in January”.

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Good Picture Quality

A number of customers who reviewed it concluded that it had good picture quality. Digital Versus mentioned “Picture quality is great”. Digital Versus also said “Excellent 2D and 3D picture quality”. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote “The curved 65-inch LCD UE65H8000 TV, which promises top notch image quality and plenty of bang for your wallet-crunching buck” in their Samsung UE48H8000 review.

One person reckoned that the product had good colour saturation. Akthorn rated the product as excellent and said on Amazon last year “Fantastic tv great value for money, loving the hd and colours”. One Samsung UE48H8000 reviewer who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good contrast ratio. Last year Digital Versus mentioned “Great blacks and contrast ratio” in their review of the Samsung UE48H8000.

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Good Sound Quality

Some Samsung UE48H8000 reviewers who bought it thought it had good sound quality. Faisal N. wrote in their Samsung UE48H8000 review “Sound is good, recomemnded product” and gave the product a very good review score. Digital Versus wrote “Good sound quality”.

Good Technical Features

Some people wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com said “It's a curved screen with the best picutre quality features for a 1080p display in Samsung's 2014 lineup” in their Samsung UE48H8000 review. Two years ago Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “Is jam-packed full of top-notch features that work a treat” in their review of the Samsung UE48H8000.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Some people mentioned in their reviews that this TV had a good 3D picture quality. In November last year Akthorn wrote “Just tried 3d superb” in their review. Two years ago Mr. C. Anderson mentioned on Amazon “Finally the active 3D doesn't seem to do it for me, I've seen better with passive 3D on LG models” in their review of the Samsung UE48H8000 however despite that they only gave the Samsung UE48H8000 a rating of 60 out of 100. In November last year Digital Versus wrote “No crosstalk in 3D mode” but despite that they only scored this TV 60 out of 100.

Easy to Use

A few customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Jim Murray mentioned on Amazon “Apps easy to use”. Kash mentioned “The Smart Features are easy to use and I have been able to link my Mobile Phone & Galaxy Tab via Smart Link” in their review of the Samsung UE48H8000. Mr. Da Voisey-Smith said “Picture superb, sound good and good ease of use”.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Mid-size TVs built by Samsung have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Samsung also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Size

Some people who purchased it agreed that it was a good depth. Steelyeyedmissileman said “Great depth of image” in their Samsung UE48H8000 review. One Samsung UE48H8000 owner who reviewed this TV considered that it was a big size.

Good Smart TV Features

One Samsung UE48H8000 reviewer who purchased the Samsung UE48H8000 wrote that it had good apps. One person who bought this TV considered that it had great smart functions.

One Samsung UE48H8000 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for watching TV catchup services. Digital Versus said in their review of the Samsung UE48H8000 in November last year “Has all UK catchup TV services”.

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Good Remote Control

A number of Samsung UE48H8000 reviewers who purchased this TV thought it had a good remote control. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE48H8000 “Effective motion controller”.

Robust

A few Samsung UE48H8000 reviewers thought the product was well made. Digital Versus mentioned in their Samsung UE48H8000 review “Impressive contrast combined with solid, yet detailed blacks” but despite that they rated the Samsung UE48H8000 3 stars. Reviewed.com wrote “A very solid TV—but you're paying for the curve If reviewing multiple curved TVs has taught me anything”.

Nice Stand

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it had a good stand. Two years ago Cnet.co.uk said in their Samsung UE48H8000 review on CNET.co.uk “Its curved screen immediately makes it stand out from the crowd”.

Has a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UE48H8000 has a built-in camera, unlike most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the UE48H8000 which do not have a built-in camera.

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3D Compatible

The UE48H8000 is 3D compatible. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years are not 3D compatible.

We compared all the other 3D compatible TVs to this television and we think a cheaper TV such as the UE40F6800[pl_2161639_price], and the UE32F6800[pl_2161644_price] both from Samsung or you might consider a higher scoring TV such as the Samsung UE48H6410[plb_2251813_price] are also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Samsung UE48H8000 supports smart TV features, unlike most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago which do not support smart TV features.

There are a number of alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available that you might also want to consider including a cheaper television such as the UE40F6800[pl_2161639_price], or the UE32F6800[pl_2161644_price] both from Samsung or you might consider a higher rated television such as the Samsung UE48H6410[plb_2251813_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UE48H8000 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the UE48H8000 do not have a WiFi connection.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available including a cheaper television such as the UE40F6800[pl_2161639_price], or the UE32F6800[pl_2161644_price] both from Samsung or you might consider a higher scoring television such as the Samsung UE48H6410[plb_2251813_price].

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

Most mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the UE48H8000 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the UE48H8000 which has four HDMI ports.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

Most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the UE48H8000 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however the UE48H8000 has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Two RF Ports

The Samsung UE48H8000 is a two RF port TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the UE48H8000 have between one and two RF ports.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the UE48H8000 is 260Hz. The Samsung UE48H8000 has a very fast motion interpolation frequency (1,000 hertz) compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the UE48H8000.

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Quite High Subwoofer RMS Power

The average subwoofer RMS power of televisions of this spec and age is 15W, and the subwoofer RMS power range from 10W to 20W. The Samsung UE48H8000 has one of the higher subwoofer RMS power (20 Watts) amongst comparable spec televisions of this age.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on televisions that have been available for around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Five Samsung UE48H8000 owners who purchased it concluded that it was not cheap. Digital Versus said in their Samsung UE48H8000 review “Relatively expensive”. Digital Versus also said “It's hugely expensive (around 2 000) for a Full HD TV, there was a lot of backlight clouding on our review sample”. Digital Versus also mentioned “Might feel expensive once its rivals are out”.

A number of Samsung UE48H8000 owners who bought this TV concluded that it was not good value for money. Two years ago Cnet.co.uk wrote on CNET.co.uk “Although it's pricey”. Cnet.co.uk also wrote “It's very pricey for a Full HD model”.

One Samsung UE48H8000 owner said in their reviews that this TV was not a bargain for the price. Whathifi.com wrote “A couple of years ago a Full HD 65in set costing just over £3000 would have been seen as a bargain” in their review of the Samsung UE48H8000.

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Expensive

We checked 195 televisions of this age and type and they range in price from £73 to £4,406. We think that this television looks expensive compared to other televisions of this age and type.

Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs of this type and age.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UE48H8000 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago also do not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

The Samsung UE48H8000 is fairly heavy (13.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the UE48H8000. The weights of mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the UE48H8000 range from 3.7kg to 36kg.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

Televisions of a comparable spec and age to the UE48H8000 have annual energy consumptions of between 0.22kWh and 620kWh. At 100 kilowatt hours, the UE48H8000 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the UE48H8000.

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Quite High Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

At 50 Watts, the Samsung UE48H8000 has a quite high power consumption in power save mode compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. The average power consumption in power save mode of TVs of this spec and age is 69W.

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Fairly Thick

Mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago have thicknesses of between 3.5mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm. The Samsung UE48H8000 has one of the thicker thicknesses (79.2 millimeters) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

If you are not concerned about having a thicker thickness then you might want to consider the Samsung UE46EH5000[plb_1540970_price] (94.3mm and higher rated); or the UE40F6800[pl_2161639_price] (47mm and cheaper), or the UE32F6800[pl_2161644_price] (49.5mm and cheaper) both from Samsung.

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Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This TV has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio on mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE48H8000

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs that were released 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 Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this TV was released.

Running Costs Are OK

This TV is rated A for energy efficiency. The UE48H8000 is typical compared to the other 714 comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the UE48H8000 will cost £118 over 5 years to run.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
3D Technology
2D-3D Converter
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Timeshift Feature
App
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Remote Output Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Picture in Picture Function
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
Performance
Teletext Function
BD Wise Technology
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Face Detection
Clock Function
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
Special Features

3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(24)
25 May 2015

The Korean manufacturer's latest flagship Full HD model with curved panel is an attempt to break with tradition. The Samsung H8000 benefits from an unusual style and all the latest connected...

Good contrast
No crosstalk in 3D mode
Effective motion compensation
Two remotes, one with touchpad and gyroscopic pointer
Smart Hub apps
Glossy screen susceptible to glare
Narrow viewing angles
Risk of clouding
Full HD resolution panel
Reflections from curved screen
13 January 2015

The UE65H8000 is an impressive all-rounder, but it's just too big for its boots. To design-in a curve and then use a Full HD panel on a huge high-end TV like the UE65H8000 just seems odd. It's...

11 September 2014

Samsung's UE65H8000 is a gorgeous television set that will no doubt look the business in your living room and is jam-packed full of top-notch features that work a treat. We're not totally...

3 September 2014

A very solid TV?but you're paying for the curve If reviewing multiple curved TVs has taught me anything, it's that the design flourish adds notably to the price you pay. The UN55H8000 is quite...

21 August 2014

Avforums.com

We've already reviewed the 55-inch version of Samsung's flagship Full HD TV for 2014. The UE55H8000 was an excellent example of a modern LCD TV with LED edge-lighting and a Full HD panel. The... Read more…

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User Reviews

(17)
Reviewed 8 June 2015 by D M Weston
(Verified Purchase)

Ordered from electronic empire, delivery could have been quicker, tracking information would have been usefull.

Tv is really good, even if it is last years model its still last years... Read more…

Reviewed 6 June 2015 by Stephen Williams
(Verified Purchase)

Absolutely awsome picture. Dead easy to install and setup the tv and I am a tech dullard.

Reviewed 5 June 2015 by Akthorn "athorn"
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic tv great value for money, loving the hd and colours. just tried 3d superb. highly recommended tv.

Reviewed 31 May 2015 by Steelyeyedmissileman "Dam Yankee"

Great colour. Great depth of image. Fantastic.
Only slightly daft thing is the layout of sockets at the back.
They're all situated on one side which makes connecting slightly tricky.Read more…

Reviewed 2 March 2015 by Jim Murray

Amazing picture quality and depth, especially with netflix content. Apps easy to use. Sound quality surprisingly good without a sound bar.
Have waited a long time to purchase this and am not... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £115.37
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £117.20
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue48h8080, ue48h8000, ue48h8080s, ue48h8000s, ue48h8080sq, ue48h8000sl, samsung ue48h8000, samsung ue48h8000s, samsungtv ue48h8000, samsung ue48h8000st, samsung ue48h8000sz, samsung ue48h8000stx, samsung ue48h8000szx, samsung ue48h8000szxz, samsung ue48h8000stxx, samsung ue48h8000stxxu, samsung ue48h8000szxzt
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