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Sixteen Industry Awards

This large TV has received sixteen awards from expert review sites.

Digitaltrends.com, Techradar, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au, Overclockersonline.net and Techradar.com/au/ all said that this television was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This TV was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews, M3.idg.se, Pcactual.com, Avforums.com and Hardwarezone.com.ph all of whom concluded that this Samsung television was good.

This large TV was given a "Silver" award by both Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info, both of which wrote that this Samsung TV was very good.

In addition, this Samsung television received a "Highly Recommended" award from Flatpanelshd.com and the editor of Itproportal.com wrote that it was a sensible purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on fifty expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and T3.com this television has an overall expert rating of 86%.

Good Picture Quality

Sixteen Samsung UE55ES8000 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Four years ago Goodgearguide.com.au wrote “Samsung's best 2012 LED TV is a strong performer for picture quality and design” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Hardwarecanucks.com said “The picture quality was superb and its focus upon aesthetics was second to none” in their review of this TV. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on expert review site Pocket Lint four years ago “Smart Hub is great, while image quality is good.”.

One Samsung UE55ES8000 owner said in their reviews that the Samsung UE55ES8000 had a sharp image. Avhub.com.au said in their Samsung UE55ES8000 review “Should have better chosen default for Sharpness setting”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Several Samsung UE55ES8000 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Four years ago Stuff.tv scored it 5 stars and said in their review “The 3D image is the best we've seen from a TV so far”. Cnet.com.au wrote on expert website CNET.com.au “Samsung's premium LCD model offers excellent picture quality, good 3D, lots of smarts”. Expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk said “Motion control party tricks, this would be considered a highly desirable 3D TV, with a strong online proposition”.

Nice Design

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that this TV was a good design. Slashgear.com said “A 55-inch behemoth, though with strikingly delicate design” in their review. Four years ago expert website Techradar.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said “From the moment you first behold its almost sci-fi design and bold, dynamic pictures, you'll be entranced”. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com said in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000 “The television has been highly admired in the market for its outstanding and excellent design”.

A few customers who bought this TV concluded that it was good looking. Avhub.com.au wrote “Attractive design, innovative features, great appearance”. Avhub.com.au also wrote “Gorgeous design”. Avhub.com.au also wrote “The beautifully thin Samsung UNE 8000 LED TV seems to have come from a year or two in the future”.

Two customers mentioned that the product had a thick frame. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000 “Thin bezel looks lovely”. Expert website Cnwintech.com wrote “Appearance of this product with a thin bezel really fantastic” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

One person wrote that it was well designed. Two years ago Avhub.com.au said “Well designed and responsive menu system”.

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Good Size

Ten Samsung UE55ES8000 owners who reviewed this TV considered that it was thin. Expert website Channelnews.com.au mentioned in their review “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?”. Expert website Computeractive.co.uk mentioned “It doesn't seem quite as big as that number suggests thanks to a remarkably slim bezel.” in their review of this TV. Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote “A super slim silver frame you’ll barely be able to make out from your perch on the sofa.” in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000.

One person who bought this TV reckoned that it was a good width. Smarthouse.com.au rated the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The bezel is the same consistent width right”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people who bought the product said that it was good quality. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com rated the product 5 stars and said four years ago “And then it chucks in some superlative 2D and 3D picture quality for good measure” in their review of this TV. In the same month expert review site Stuff.tv wrote “The Samsung's picture quality is outstanding right across the board” in their review of this TV. Cnet.co.uk gave the Samsung UE55ES8000 a score of 4 stars and said in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000 on CNET.co.uk “The Samsung UE55ES8000 is a beautiful TV with mostly great picture quality and a decent EPG that's let down by its voice”.

Good Technical Features

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that the product had good features. Cnet.com wrote on expert review site CNET.com “The Samsung UNES8000 LED TV boasts stunning design and more features than any TV on the market”. Ubergizmo.com mentioned four years ago “Large set of seemingly very advanced features.”. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on expert review site Pocket Lint “The core of this TV has some top features” in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000.

Good High Def TV

A number of customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Gadgetguy.com.au said “Full HD, with LED edge-lighting” . Computeractive.co.uk said in their review “The picture quality was strikingly good, especially on HD ch”. Avhub.com.au mentioned two years ago “Slimline HD TV with excellent picture quality”.

Samsung TVs Have Good Reviews

On average Samsung large TVs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all televisions manufactured by Samsung.

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Easy to Use

Some Samsung UE55ES8000 owners considered that it was easy to use. Expert review site Stuff.tv wrote “A brilliant smart TV made into something extraordinary by its next-gen control options”. Techradar.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Samsung has developed a handy habit of being the first major brand out of the traps each year when it comes to launching new TV ranges”. Expert website Whathifi.com wrote in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000 “In some ways, watching this TV is better than being Harrison Ford in – Deckard may have been able to control his TV simply by muttering indistinctly at it.”.

A few customers who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Four years ago Digitalversus.com gave the Samsung UE55ES8000 a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review “3.8 / 5We take these readings using the best settings for watching a movie”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a good interface. Avhub.com.au wrote “Sleek design with thin bezel, good smart interface, light-up controller, generally good picture quality in both 2D”. One Samsung UE55ES8000 reviewer who purchased it mentioned that it was easy to handle. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Brilliant HD content handling” in their review of this TV.

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Good Connectivity

One Samsung UE55ES8000 owner reckoned that this TV had network functionality. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Excellent network feature set”. One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Very good 3D display, excellent connectivity and media support, interesting new control options”.

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

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Good Remote Control

Some Samsung UE55ES8000 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good remote control. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “The voice, gesture and touchpad remote systems are particularly startling” in their Samsung UE55ES8000 review. Avhub.com.au wrote two years ago “Touchpad remote very useful for browsing”. Avhub.com.au also wrote “Remote with builtin touchpad is particularly practical”.

Robust

A number of customers said in their reviews that this TV was well made. Four years ago Pocket-Lint.com said “Considering the over-£2,000 price point we feel it makes for a good, solid TV rather than an” in their review. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review “Solid table stand, with unique design”.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One person who reviewed it considered that it had good apps. Avhub.com.au wrote “Useful video sharing and apps” in their review of this TV.

One Samsung UE55ES8000 reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Expert review site Stuffmideast.com mentioned “High-def pictures (Blu-ray, Freesat or Freeview HD) are impressive too” in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000.

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Good Webcam

One Samsung UE55ES8000 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good for making skype calls. Avhub.com.au said “Camera is great for Skype”.

Nice Stand

One Samsung UE55ES8000 owner thought the Samsung UE55ES8000 had a good stand.

Has a Built-In Camera

The UE55ES8000 has a built-in camera. Most of the other large TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UE55ES8000 do not have a built-in camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative TVs with a built-in camera currently available including the Samsung UN55F8000[plb_1998277_price] which has better reviews.

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3D Compatible

The UE55ES8000 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other large TVs that have been around for a similar time to the UE55ES8000.

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Quite Fast Refresh Rate

The slowest refresh rate of TVs of a similar age and type to the UE55ES8000 is 50Hz and the fastest is 3,000Hz. At 800 hertz, the UE55ES8000 has a fairly fast refresh rate compared to most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE55ES8000.

If you want a TV with a faster refresh rate then you might also want to look at the Samsung UE65F8000[plb_2034779_price] (1,000Hz).

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other large TVs that have been available for more than two years, the UE55ES8000 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

The Samsung UE55ES8000 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The UE55ES8000 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UE55ES8000. Most of the comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the UE55ES8000 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this television has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Two RF Ports

The Samsung UE55ES8000 is a two RF port television.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of large TVs that have been available for more than two years range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 460Hz. The UE55ES8000 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency (800 hertz) compared to most of the other large TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many large TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the Samsung UE55ES8000 is more than most large TVs that were released more than two years ago. This Samsung television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by TVs of a comparable type and age to the UE55ES8000. The analog signal format systems "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this television.

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Quite Thin

At only 30.8 millimeters, the UE55ES8000 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age. The thinnest thickness of large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE55ES8000 is 3.5mm and the thickest is 100mm.

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7 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A few people agreed that this TV was not cheap. Expert website Hardwarecanucks.com wrote in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000 four years ago “An ultra expensive flagship 3D HDTV from Samsung”. In the same month expert website Televisioninfo.com wrote “The Samsung UN55ES8000 might seem overpriced.” in their review of this TV. Two years ago Avhub.com.au mentioned “Expensive, face-recognition and hand gestures are gimmicky”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE55ES8000 was not good value for money. Avhub.com.au wrote in their Samsung UE55ES8000 review “Pricey, not the finest DVD upscaler”.

One Samsung UE55ES8000 owner who purchased this TV reckoned that it was not a bargain for the price. Two years ago Avhub.com.au mentioned “Gesture recognition better in theory than in practice, not cheap” in their Samsung UE55ES8000 review.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the Samsung UE55ES8000 thought it was not noisy. Two years ago Avhub.com.au said “Noisy DVD playback”.

Very High Running Costs

Whilst the energy efficiency rating of this Samsung TV is A, the UE55ES8000 is in the most expensive 17% of all 324 large TVs that came out more than two years ago that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the UE55ES8000 will cost £177 over 5 years to run.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of this type and age do not feature OLED technology. The Samsung UE55ES8000 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to look at including the 55EC930[pl_2442859_price], or the 55EA980[pl_2042821_price] both from LG which also has a higher rating.

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Only Two Processor Cores

Most large TVs that are a similar age to the UE55ES8000 have between two and three processor cores, including the UE55ES8000 which has two processor cores.

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Fairly High Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

With a power consumption in power save mode of 55 Watts, the Samsung UE55ES8000 has one of the higher power consumptions in power save mode amongst large TVs of this age. The power consumptions in power save mode of televisions of this type and age range from 0.1W to 93W, and the average power consumption in power save mode is 43W.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of TVs of this spec and age is 120kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 60kWh to 320kWh. The UE55ES8000 has a fairly high annual energy consumption (161 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the UE55ES8000.

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Full HD HD Type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of this age and spec. 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 this large TV was released.

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16 Awards

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