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Samsung UE55F9000

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55" Flat Feb 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Screen Shape Release Date
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Samsung UE55F9000 55 Inch 4K Ultra HD LED LCD TV Review
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Samsung UE55F9000

22 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

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

This 4K and 8K TV received an "Editor's Choice" from both Trusted Reviews and Techradar, both of which wrote that this television was brilliant.

The experts at Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com both decided that this TV was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The writer at Homecinemachoice.com said that this Samsung TV was good and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

The experts at two more expert review sites both decided that this 4K and 8K TV was good. This TV received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com and Soundandvision.com gave it a "Top Pick" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on twenty-six expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus this Samsung TV has an average expert rating of 86 out of 100. If all the TVs that came out more than two years ago are ranked by average expert review score then this television is in the top 12%.

Good High Def TV

A number of Samsung UE55F9000 reviewers considered that the Samsung UE55F9000 was good at displaying high definition TV. Three years ago Hdtvtest.co.uk wrote in their review “Samsung's F9000 series represents an exceptionally promising 4K Ultra HD debut for the South Korean TV manufacturer”. Expert review site Soundandvision.com mentioned “With a resolution of 3840 x 2160—four times as many pixels as in standard HD—Samsung's UN65F9000 is one of the first so-called Ultra HD sets to hit the market” in their review of the Samsung UE55F9000. Soundandvision.com also said “Source material for Ultra HD is scarce today”.

Good Brand

We checked 22,708 owner and expert reviews for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has good reviews. We also found that Samsung has good reviews specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs.

Good Picture Quality

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. One Samsung UE55F9000 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good for watching standard definition TV.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several people who purchased the product concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Two years ago G. Baird wrote on Amazon “Even more spectacularly with 3D content”.

Good Product Quality

A number of people who bought this TV considered that it was good quality. Cnet.com said in their review of the Samsung UE55F9000 on expert website CNET.com “Despite excellent all-around picture quality” but in spite of that they only rated the product 3 stars. Digitalversus.com said in their review on expert website Digital Versus “The UE65F9000 is another good Samsung TV with accurate image quality, good contrast”.

Robust

One person wrote in their reviews that this TV was well made. G. Baird mentioned in their review on Amazon “Standard definition pictures are very solid” and rated it as very good. One Samsung UE55F9000 owner said in their reviews that it was reliable. Two years ago G. Baird said “I moved from a trusty Panasonic Vieira 3D plasma” and rated it 5 stars.

Good Sound Quality

A few Samsung UE55F9000 owners reckoned that this TV had good sound quality. G. Baird mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE55F9000 on Amazon “This connects wonderfully to the TV and delivers warm and rich sounds”. G. Baird also wrote “A soundbar or connection to a separate sound system is naturally recommended”.

Easy to Use

One person who bought it mentioned that it was easy to setup. Malcolm J. Huson wrote in his review of this TV on Amazon “It is easy to set up and you get great performance” and scored it 5 stars.

Nice Design

One person concluded that the product was a good design. Expert website Techradar.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote three years ago “Its slender design delivers an attractive alternative to the bigge” in their review.

Good Standard Def TV

One Samsung UE55F9000 owner concluded that the Samsung UE55F9000 was good at displaying standard definition TV.

Good Size

One Samsung UE55F9000 owner reckoned that the product was thin.

Has a Built-In Camera

Unlike most of the other TVs of this type and age which do not have a built-in camera, the UE55F9000 has a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also have a built-in camera including the Samsung UE55HU8500 (£1,599.00), or the LG 65EC970 (£3,299.00).

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3D Compatible

The UE55F9000 is 3D compatible. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than two years also are 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung UE55HU8500 (£1,599.00).

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UE55F9000 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the UE55F9000 also have a WiFi connection.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Samsung UE55HU8500 (£1,599.00).

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Samsung UE55F9000 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the UE55F9000.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also support smart TV features including the Samsung UE55HU8500 (£1,599.00).

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Three RF Ports

The Samsung UE55F9000 has more RF ports than most of the televisions of a similar type and age to the UE55F9000. Most of the 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago only have between one and two RF ports, however this television has three RF ports.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Across all the televisions that were launched more than two years ago the RMS rated power range from 8W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 31W. The Samsung UE55F9000 has a quite high RMS rated power (70 Watts) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the UE55F9000.

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Very High Subwoofer RMS Power

With a subwoofer RMS power of 70 Watts, the UE55F9000 has a very high subwoofer RMS power compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the UE55F9000. 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UE55F9000 have subwoofer RMS power of between 2W and 70W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 21W.

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2160p Video Mode

The UE55F9000 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than most televisions of a similar spec and age to it. Most TVs of a similar age and spec to it support a 1080p video mode.

A 2160p video mode is in fact the best supported video mode across all 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than two years.

Across comparable types of television the worst supported video mode is 480p.

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Light

Televisions of a similar age and spec to the UE55F9000 have weights of between 2.2kg and 120kg, and the average weight is 30kg. The weight of the Samsung UE55F9000 of only 2.2 kilograms is one of the lightest amongst similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE55F9000.

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4 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A few Samsung UE55F9000 reviewers who bought the Samsung UE55F9000 considered that it was not good value for money. Cnet.com mentioned “The Samsung UNF9000 4K TV offers almost no improvement over cheaper 1080p TVs that cost thousands less”. Expert website Reviewed.com mentioned “It's pricey.” in their review of the Samsung UE55F9000 but despite that they gave it a score of 4 stars. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com mentioned “It has put hefty price tags on most of them”.

One customer who bought the Samsung UE55F9000 considered that it was not cheap. Haydn Barton said on Amazon “This is an expensive TV”.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago, the Samsung UE55F9000 does not feature OLED technology.

Other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to look at include the LG 65EC970 (£3,299.00).

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on TVs of this type and age.

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Quite High Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

The average power consumption in power save mode of similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE55F9000 is 94W, and the power consumptions in power save mode range from 46W to 210W. The Samsung UE55F9000 has a quite high power consumption in power save mode (117 Watts) compared to most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as the UE55F9000.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE55F9000

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of this spec and age. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Running Costs Are OK

This Samsung television has an energy efficiency rating of B. The UE55F9000 is typical compared to the other 116 televisions of this age and type that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the UE55F9000 is £254.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Thickness

The Samsung UE55F9000 has a relatively average thickness (38.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other televisions of this type and age.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
3D Technology
2D-3D Converter
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Screen Format Adjustment
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Timeshift Feature
Audio
Audio System
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
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
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Remote Output Port
Audio in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi Connection
Internet Browser
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Smart Mode
Control
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
OSD Language
Performance
Optical Disc Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Teletext Function
Child Lock
Game Mode
BD Wise Technology
Wide Color Enhancer
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Face Detection
Clock Function
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Peak Luminance Ratio
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
Smartphone Remote Feature
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Mounting Kit
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card
Other Features
Included Power Cord
USB Port
Wireless Connection

7 Awards

soundandvision.com Top Pick Techradar Editor's Choice 01net.com 4 Star homecinemachoice.com Best Buy avforums.com Highly Recommended Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended

Expert Reviews

(36)
2 May 2014

May 2nd, 2014, In Reviews, Television Sets, by Mike OsadciwIntending on outperforming all other models in their LCD (LED-backlit) lineup, Samsung?s flagship 65? 2160p UHDTV television delivers the... Read more…

3 February 2014

Whims and fancies apart, the 55? and 65? sizes of the Samsung F9000 series carry the best in class UHD screen along with the whole gamut of smart TV features that take the TV watching experience...

24 January 2014

As with all of the new Ultra HD sets, the Samsung might not give you everything that the future of the technology will throw at it, but for now it's an exceptional performer...

Soundandvision.com

12 December 2013

You now have a brand new method of showing your friends and neighbors how rich you are, without saying a word. The Samsung F9000 series Ultra High Definition TV with its 65-inches of 4K glory. For... Read more…

17 November 2013

Samsung's F9000 is an outstanding television. Then again, so is the F8000, which happens to cost about $1,700 less online. The big differences are the ability to take advantage of 4K material when...

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User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 29 May 2014 by Malcolm J. Huson
(Verified Purchase)

It is easy to set up and you get great performance. I love the way all your cables connect to an external box rather than the back of the TV.

Reviewed 22 April 2014 by David Elsom
(Verified Purchase)

This is the best picture I have ever seen. The depth of colour and sharpness receives complements from visitors all the time!

Reviewed 27 March 2014 by Haydn Barton
(Verified Purchase)

This is an expensive TV but it really is good. It's the best picture I have ever seen on a TV and that's the most Important thing. Will I ever use all its functions? Not sure yet but I will try... Read more…

Reviewed 13 March 2014 by G. Baird | 5 Comments

I purchased this utter stunner about 2 weeks ago and I have barely left the house as a result. Standard definition pictures are very solid but your love affair begins with the introduction of blu... Read more…

Reviewed 18 February 2014 by Em "Em"
(Verified Purchase)

This is the most amazing TV worth every penny. We have an older Samsung 6 series 3D and thought it could not be beaten. The ultra HD4K compared to the series 6 is like going back to analogue. ... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £251.58
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £253.41
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Energy Rating
1.3T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
33
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 33 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue55f9000, samsung ue55f9000s, samsung ue55f9000st, samsung ue55f9000sz, samsung ue55f9000szx, samsung ue55f9000stx, samsung ue55f9000stxx, samsung ue55f9000szxz, samsung ue55f9000szxzt, samsung ue55f9000stxxu
Barcodes 05060027200062, 08806085758285, 08806085760608, 08806085762411, 08806085762428, 08806085764200, 08806085764750

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