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55" Curved Jun 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Screen Shape Release Date
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Samsung H8000 (UE55H8000) Curved 3D LED LCD HD TV Review
Samsung UE55H8000 Curved 3D LED LCD HD TV Review

27 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

The writers at four expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this large TV. Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com all gave this TV a "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and Pocket Lint the average expert rating of this television is 80%.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this TV rated it as 82%.

Good Product Quality

A few customers reckoned that it was good quality. In November last year Digital Versus said “Picture quality is great” in their review of this TV. Digital Versus also mentioned “Excellent picture quality”. Digital Versus also said “The Samsung U 55 8000 produces beautiful pictures when viewed in brighter rooms, has an excellent smart TV system and its audio quality is good too”.

Good High Def TV

Fourteen Samsung UE55H8000 reviewers who purchased it thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Cnet.co.uk gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote “The UE55H8000 is the range topper in Samsung's Full HD LED line-up this year” in their review of the Samsung UE55H8000. Cnet.co.uk also said “It still sits directly below the company's wallet busting Ultra HD sets”. Techradar.com wrote on Techradar “Having already set the bar for 2014 TVs with its sensational UE65HU8500 UHD TV, Samsung is now turning its sights on the full HD market with the UE55H8000”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Claus Heinrich mentioned last year “Has 4 pair of nice 3D glasses with batteries that are activitated” in their review. Also last year Johnson wrote in his review of the Samsung UE55H8000 “I would give 5 star for 3D, better than theatre”. Johnson also mentioned “We thoroughly enjoyed our first 3D movie in our home”.

Nice Design

Some Samsung UE55H8000 owners who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was good looking. Digital Versus said in their review in November last year “Its curvy nature and stylish design means it also looks the business” . Expert review site Hdtvtest.co.uk said two years ago “There were times when we looked at the lush, beautiful picture put out by the Samsung UE55H8000”. Also two years ago Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “Samsung's UE65H8000 is a gorgeous television set that will no doubt look the business in your living room” in their review of this TV.

Several Samsung UE55H8000 reviewers thought the Samsung UE55H8000 was a good design. Digital Versus mentioned “Attractive curved, screen design”. Expert review site Reviewed.com gave this TV a score of 77 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE55H8000 two years ago “It's that the design flourish adds notably to the price you pay”.

One Samsung UE55H8000 owner mentioned that the product was luxurious. Expert review site Whathifi.com mentioned “The upmarket H8000 series was announced at CES in January” in their Samsung UE55H8000 review.

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Good Technical Features

A few Samsung UE55H8000 owners agreed that it had good features. Claus Heinrich rated the product 5 stars and wrote “You are connected, and, all features are working on new TV” in their Samsung UE55H8000 review. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk mentioned “Supremely stylish and bursting with features” in their review. Expert review site Lcdtvbuyingguide.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned two years ago “It's a curved screen with the best picutre quality features for a 1080p display in Samsung's 2014 lineup” in their review.

Good Sound Quality

Four customers said in their reviews that this TV had good sound quality. Claus Heinrich gave this TV a score of 5 stars and said in their Samsung UE55H8000 review “Sound is good and has surround feel”. Last year Digital Versus wrote “Good sound quality”.

Samsung Has Good TV Reviews

Based on 22,708 owner and expert reviews, Samsung has good reviews for its TVs. Samsung also has good reviews specifically within its large TVs range compared to other brands.

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Robust

Two customers who bought this TV said that it was well made. In November last year Digital Versus said “Impressive contrast combined with solid, yet detailed blacks” however despite that they only gave it a rating of 3 stars. Expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned “A very solid TV—but you're paying for the curve If reviewing multiple curved TVs has taught me anything” in their review of this TV and gave the product a rating of 77 out of 100.

One person considered that this TV was easy to damage or scratch. One Samsung UE55H8000 owner who purchased it thought it was strong and durable. Expert review site Techradar.com said “Accompanies its stellar pictures with startlingly robust sonics” in their review.

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Good Picture Quality

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com gave this TV a score of 4 stars and mentioned “The curved 65-inch LCD UE65H8000 TV, which promises top notch image quality and plenty of bang for your wallet-crunching buck” in their review.

One person concluded that it had a good contrast ratio. Digital Versus mentioned “Great blacks and contrast ratio” in their review of this TV but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 3 stars.

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Easy to Use

A number of customers considered that it was easy to use. John Billingsley mentioned “It is so easy to use and a dream to set up”. In November last year Mr. D. Shaw mentioned “Sound outstanding and ease of use great” in their review of this TV and gave this TV a rating of 5 stars. Also in November last year Digital Versus said “Easy to use smart TV system” nonetheless they rated it 3 stars.

Good Remote Control

Three Samsung UE55H8000 reviewers who reviewed the Samsung UE55H8000 thought it had a good remote control. Claus Heinrich gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this TV last year “Great new kind of remote is included”. Digital Versus wrote in November last year “Effective motion controller”.

Good Support

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE55H8000 had good technical guidance. Claus Heinrich said in their review of the Samsung UE55H8000 last year “Good directions for quick start guide and setup” and gave the Samsung UE55H8000 a score of 5 stars. Johnson scored it very highly and he said in his review “Setting up 3D with manual changes following the instructions was easy”.

Good Size

Several people who reviewed it concluded that it was a good depth. Claus Heinrich mentioned on Amazon “Picture has depth and 3D look when it” in their review and rated it as very good.

One Samsung UE55H8000 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was thick. Happy in Cyprus wrote on Amazon two years ago “Now it has developed a thick black band across the top of the screen” in their review of the Samsung UE55H8000 but even so they only gave it a rating of 1 stars.

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Nice Stand

Two Samsung UE55H8000 reviewers who reviewed this TV concluded that it had a good stand. Claus Heinrich mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “Stand was easy to install”. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert website CNET.co.uk “Its curved screen immediately makes it stand out from the crowd”.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good for social networking. Claus Heinrich wrote in their review on Amazon “Is great if you Game, Facebook, Tweet or use your TV for social media interacting--I don't.”. One customer who bought the product concluded that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Digital Versus mentioned “Has all UK catchup TV services” but despite that they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good Connectivity

One Samsung UE55H8000 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this TV was wifi compatible. Claus Heinrich mentioned in their Samsung UE55H8000 review “Basically connects to the internet automatically if you are using a wireless network--finds it in 2 seconds or less”.

3D Compatible

The UE55H8000 is 3D compatible. Most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also are 3D compatible.

There are a number of alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available which you might want to consider including the Samsung UE55H6470[plb_2233878_price] which is cheaper.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Samsung UE55F6500[plb_1546869_price], or the Sony KDL-60W855[plb_2182887_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UE55H8000 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including cheaper TVs such as the Samsung UE55H6470[plb_2233878_price].

We compared all the other TVs which also support smart TV features to this television and we think the Samsung UE55F6500[plb_1546869_price], or the Sony KDL-60W855[plb_2182887_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the UE55H8000, the Samsung UE55H8000 has a WiFi connection.

Alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper TVs such as the Samsung UE55H6470[plb_2233878_price].

We compared all the other TVs which also have a WiFi connection to this television and we think the Samsung UE55F6500[plb_1546869_price], or the Sony KDL-60W855[plb_2182887_price] is also worth considering.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The UE55H8000 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the TVs of a comparable type and age to the UE55H8000. This television is a three USB 2.0 port TV compared to most of the TVs of this type and age which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

Most comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the UE55H8000 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the Samsung UE55H8000 which has four HDMI ports.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE55H8000 is 460Hz. At 1,000 hertz, the UE55H8000 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Fairly High Subwoofer RMS Power

The average subwoofer RMS power of TVs of this age and spec is 17W. With a subwoofer RMS power of 20 Watts, the Samsung UE55H8000 has a quite high subwoofer RMS power compared to most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the UE55H8000.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many TVs of a similar type and age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A number of customers who reviewed the Samsung UE55H8000 concluded that it was not cheap. Digital Versus mentioned “Relatively expensive” . Digital Versus also wrote “Expensive for HD set”. Digital Versus also wrote “It's hugely expensive (around 2 000) for a Full HD TV, there was a lot of backlight clouding on our review sample”.

A number of Samsung UE55H8000 reviewers who reviewed the product said that it was not good value for money. Johnson wrote in his review on Amazon “For the price of one K, can't complain”. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert website CNET.co.uk “Although it's pricey” in their Samsung UE55H8000 review although they still gave it a score of 70 out of 100. Cnet.co.uk also said “It's very pricey for a Full HD model”.

One customer who purchased this TV said that it was not a bargain for the price. Expert website Whathifi.com said “A couple of years ago a Full HD 65in set costing just over £3000 would have been seen as a bargain” nonetheless they still scored the Samsung UE55H8000 4 stars.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UE55H8000 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE55H8000 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also do not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the TVs that were released around the same time as the UE55H8000 the RMS rated power range from 7.5W to 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. At only 10 Watts, the Samsung UE55H8000 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other large TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

The Samsung UE55H8000 has a fairly high power consumption in power save mode (54 Watts) compared to most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the UE55H8000. Similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the UE55H8000 have power consumptions in power save mode of between 0.1W and 93W, and the average power consumption in power save mode is 43W.

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Fairly Thick

The average thickness of large TVs that were released around the same time as the UE55H8000 is 56mm. With a thickness of 89.8 millimeters, the UE55H8000 has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the UE55H8000.

If you would consider a television with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Samsung UE55F6500[plb_1546869_price] (47.2mm), or the Sony KDL-60W855[plb_2182887_price] (93mm).

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE55H8000

Average Running Costs

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the UE55H8000 has an average running cost of £127 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 324 large TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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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 large TVs that came out 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.

Specification

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Internet Browser
Timeshift Feature
Audio
Subwoofer RMS Power
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RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Audio Decoder
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Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out 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
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Smart Mode
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
OSD Language
Performance
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise Technology
Extended PVR
Voice Control
Face Detection
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
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VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
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Included 3D Glasses
Battery Included
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4 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
Samsung's latest U 65 8000 is a monster of a TV, and that's not just because of its 65inch screen size
Glossy screen susceptible to glare
Narrow viewing angles
Risk of clouding
Samsung's 65inch wonder is a topnotch set, but we have a few minor problems with it
For starters, we found a little bit of lag in the default viewing options when playing games, but it's not a total deal breaker for the untrained eye
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…

8 August 2014

Curved TVs are great, yes I said it and you really have to check one out to really see and understand its benefits. A few months ago, we here at Booredatwork.com got our hands on the Samsung... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 31 March 2015 by Johnson

I would give 5 star for 3D, better than theatre. We thoroughly enjoyed our first 3D movie in our home. Setting up 3D with manual changes following the instructions was easy. Better with 4k but for... Read more…

Reviewed 11 January 2015 by Claus Heinrich | 2 Comments

I waited two weeks to write this review, I wanted to be sure, and helpful to others. Buy it! Curved screen is awesome. Picture has depth and 3D look when it is not 3D. Very little side fade--hard... Read more…

Reviewed 3 January 2015 by Mr. D. Shaw
(Verified Purchase)

If you want a tv that's everything you want this is it everything connected by wifi at the touch of a button the clarity of the picture and sound outstanding and ease of use great.

Reviewed 1 November 2014 by Happy In Cyprus | 2 Comments

Around 3 years ago we bought a Samsung UE55D8000 3D TV, with soundbar. We loved the TV until 2 months ago, but now it has developed a thick black band across the top of the screen. Also, it now... Read more…

Reviewed 29 October 2014 by Pavel Matveev | 10 Comments

I bought my 55 inch TV (UE55H8000) from Samsung in April 2014 (almost top model), after 2 months of using it stopped working.
I've been calling to Samsung customer service/Visual FX (their... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £124.99
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.63 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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