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Samsung UE65F8000

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65" 1,000Hz May 2013
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Twenty-Two Industry Awards

Amongst large TVs that were released more than two years ago, this large TV is one of the most awarded.

This Samsung TV was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Digitaltrends.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au, Overclockersonline.net, Technlologyx.com and Techradar.com/au/ all of whom decided that this television was brilliant.

The reviewers at five additional expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this TV. This television received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Pocket Lint, Pcactual.com and Itc.ua.

The writers at three additional expert review sites all concluded that this television was very good. This TV received a "Highly Recommended" award from Hdtvtest.co.uk, Flatpanelshd.com and Avforums.com.

This large TV was given a "Best Buy" award by Homecinemachoice.com, Expert Reviews and Itproportal.com all of whom wrote that this TV was good.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on fifty-three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar the average expert rating of this television is 88 out of 100. That puts this Samsung TV in the top 17% of all the TVs of a similar age and type.

Good Picture Quality

Several Samsung UE65F8000 owners thought the Samsung UE65F8000 had good picture quality. Expert review site Flatpanelshd.com mentioned “With F8000 Samsung says that they have improved picture quality in a number of areas” . Expert website Itproportal.com scored the product 5 stars and said “Sophisticated feature set, fabulous picture quality from any source” in their Samsung UE65F8000 review. Digitalspy.co.uk said three years ago “A few years ago, plasma TVs were the only way to get the best possible picture quality in your living room”.

Nice Design

A number of Samsung UE65F8000 owners said in their reviews that the Samsung UE65F8000 was good looking. Expert review site Techdigest.tv said three years ago “The UE55F800 is a truly beautiful set, with a jaw-dropping design befitting of its price tag” and gave the Samsung UE65F8000 an excellent rating. Hdtvtest.co.uk wrote “Samsung has not held anything back in creating its flagship LED LCD TV this year, showering the F8000 with an utterly gorgeous design, sumptuous high-definition pictures, class-leading standard-def handling, bright”. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “Gorgeously designed and generously appointed” and scored the Samsung UE65F8000 5 stars.

Four Samsung UE65F8000 reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was a good design. Smarthouse.com.au said “Praised for it's space saving design and advanced functionaliti”. Expert review site Hdtvtest.co.uk said “The UE46F8000′s stunning design still wowed us no end”. Three years ago expert website Techguide.com.au scored it 5 stars and said “The company has raised the bar in every aspect of this LED TV and combines sleek design and func”.

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Good Technical Features

A few people who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag two years ago “The Samsung UNF8000 series of LED backlit HDTVs offer solid performance and loads of features in a beautiful streamlined cabinet.” in their review of this TV. Hometheaterreview.com wrote three years ago “Consequently, this TV is loaded with all of the company's best technologies and features”. Stuff.tv wrote in their review “After all, this 55in edge-lit LED screen promises a shiny new Smart Hub, new features and better all-round performance” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Good Size

A few customers who bought it reckoned that it was thin. Three years ago expert review site Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “The UE55F8000 hits the ground running with its design, which combines an on-trend slender bezel with a dark, glassy finish” in their review of the Samsung UE65F8000. Goodgearguide.com.au gave this TV a rating of 5 stars and said on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “They have always been slim, easy on your power bill, look great” in their Samsung UE65F8000 review. Goodgearguide.com.au also wrote “Samsung’s latest Series 8 is the best LED TV we’ve tested -- the company continues to excel with its top TV, which is thin, quick, has a great picture”.

Good Product Quality

Some customers wrote that the product was good quality. Three years ago expert review site Cnet.co.uk gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “It has strong picture and audio quality and a truly excellent smart TV system, making it a well-rounded package” in their Samsung UE65F8000 review. Expert review site Smarthouse.com.au said in their review of this TV “You're after a TV with smart features and premium picture quality then the slender 40-inch Samsung UA40F8000 might be for you” . Expert website Hdtvsolutions.com said “The TV's great picture quality - right out of the box - should calm your qualms”.

Good High Def TV

Some customers who reviewed this TV wrote that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Trustedreviews.com said on Trusted Reviews “That honour now belongs to the UE65F9000 4K Ultra HD model - a model we'll be testing in the next few days.”. Toptenreviews.com wrote “With a full HD 1920 x 1080 picture” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on expert review site Pocket Lint “The Samsung UE55F8000 is arguably the most advanced Full HD LED TV you can buy today” in their review.

Good Brand

Samsung is one of the better rated television brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Samsung also has good reviews for its large TVs.

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Easy to Use

A number of Samsung UE65F8000 owners said in their reviews that it had a good experience. Expert review site Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE65F8000 three years ago “It includes many extra features to enhance your TV viewing experience”. Whathifi.com said “A friendlier user experience” .

One Samsung UE65F8000 reviewer who purchased the Samsung UE65F8000 thought it had a good interface. Expert website Digitaltrends.com rated it 80 out of 100 and said three years ago “Any minor quirks associated with Samsung's ultra-rich Smart TV interface should be considered a by-product of aggressive efforts at improving the Smart TV experience” in their review of the Samsung UE65F8000.

One Samsung UE65F8000 reviewer who bought it considered that it had good voice recognition. Cnet.com.au said on CNET.com.au “Samsung's flagship smart TV features a slim, stylish design, plus impressive software functions like natural voice recognition and gesture controls” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

One Samsung UE65F8000 owner considered that the product was easy to handle.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of Samsung UE65F8000 reviewers who purchased it thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Three years ago expert website T3.com wrote in their review “The F8000 currently represents the pinnacle of Samsung's Smart 3D TV range” and gave it an excellent review score. Expert website Avmax.tech2.in.com said “While we reviewed this Flat Panel in our studio, we completely enjoyed its 3D capabilities and astounding picture quality” in their review of the Samsung UE65F8000.

Good Sound Quality

A few people who reviewed the product concluded that it had good sound quality. Expert website Whathifi.com mentioned “A definite step up in both sound and picture performance.” in their review of the Samsung UE65F8000.

Good Support

Two Samsung UE65F8000 owners concluded that this TV had good technical guidance. Expert website Technlologyx.com gave this TV a score of 4 stars and wrote “Features such as a Smart Hub with TV Channel Guide, very simple”. Expert website Businessspectator.com.au wrote “Over the last few years it has inked some impressive content deals to help it fight off Apple in the gadget space” in their review.

Good Remote Control

One person who reviewed this TV thought it had a good remote control.

Good Connectivity

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert website Techguide.com.au scored the Samsung UE65F8000 5 stars and mentioned “Samsung's Series 55-inch F8000 is the hero product of its smart TV range that combines excellent picture quality, connectivity plus gesture” in their Samsung UE65F8000 review.

Good Smart TV

One person who bought it concluded that it had great smart functions. Three years ago expert website Whathifi.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote “It's a cutting-edge set with improved smart features” in their Samsung UE65F8000 review.

Robust

One Samsung UE65F8000 owner wrote in their reviews that this TV was well made.

Has a Built-In Camera

The UE65F8000 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. Most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 55EA980[plb_2042821_price], and the Samsung UE55F8000[plb_1274638_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Fast Refresh Rate

Across all the TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE65F8000 the refresh rates range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average refresh rate is 330Hz. With a refresh rate of 1,000 hertz, the Samsung UE65F8000 has one of the faster refresh rates amongst large TVs of this age.

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3D Compatible

The UE65F8000 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE65F8000 also are 3D compatible.

Alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the LG 55EA980[plb_2042821_price], or the Samsung UE55F8000[plb_1274638_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the UE65F8000, the Samsung UE65F8000 supports smart TV features.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the LG 55EA980[plb_2042821_price], or the Samsung UE55F8000[plb_1274638_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the UE65F8000, the UE65F8000 has a WiFi connection.

There are a number of other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the LG 55EA980[plb_2042821_price], or the Samsung UE55F8000[plb_1274638_price].

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Three RF Ports

The UE65F8000 has more RF ports than most of the large TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UE65F8000. Most of the TVs that were released more than two years ago only have between one and two RF ports, however this TV has three RF ports.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

Most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than two years only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however the UE65F8000 has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of televisions of this spec and age is 460Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. The UE65F8000 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency (1,000 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Quite High Subwoofer RMS Power

The Samsung UE65F8000 has one of the higher subwoofer RMS power (20 Watts) amongst TVs of this age. Across all the TVs of this type and age the subwoofer RMS power range from 10W to 50W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 17W.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Thin

Across all the televisions of a similar spec and age to the UE65F8000 the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 56mm. At only 38.4 millimeters, the UE65F8000 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other large TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE65F8000.

If you are not concerned about having a thicker thickness then you might also want to consider the Samsung UE55F8000[plb_1274638_price] (30mm) which also has a higher rating.

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6 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Four customers said in their reviews that the product was not cheap. Expert review site Cnet.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE65F8000 “The excellent yet expensive Samsung UNF8000 is a tour de force of LED LCD TV design, features” but even so they rated it 80 out of 100. Cnet.co.uk said “It's hugely expensive and if you mostly use your TV to watch mov” in their review of the Samsung UE65F8000 but despite that they still scored the product 5 stars. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au said in their Samsung UE65F8000 review “It is quite expensive, though” but they gave it a score of 5 stars.

One Samsung UE65F8000 owner who bought it concluded that it was not good value for money. Three years ago Digitalspy.co.uk said in their review of the Samsung UE65F8000 “The pricey world of LED TVs has finally caught up”.

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Expensive

The cheapeast large TVs that have been available for more than two years that we found costs £329 and the most expensive costs £3,799. We think that this TV looks expensive for a large TV that was launched more than two years ago.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE65F8000 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the UE65F8000 also do not feature OLED technology.

It is worth also looking at alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology including the LG 55EA980[plb_2042821_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

Across all the televisions of a similar spec and age to the UE65F8000 the annual energy consumptions range from 60kWh to 320kWh. The UE65F8000 has a quite high annual energy consumption (143 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Fairly High Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

Across all the large TVs that came out around the same time as the UE65F8000 the power consumptions in power save mode range from 0.1W to 93W. The UE65F8000 has one of the higher power consumptions in power save mode (56 Watts) amongst large TVs of this age.

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Heavy

The lightest large TV that was released more than two years ago is 2.3kg heavy and the heaviest is 63kg. With a weight of 24.6 kilograms, the UE65F8000 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the UE65F8000.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE65F8000

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 similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time 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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OK Running Costs

This TV has an efficiency rating of A+. The UE65F8000 has an average running cost of £161 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 324 TVs of a comparable type and age.

Released Over Three Years Ago

Samsung released the UE65F8000 over three years ago.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
3D Technology
2D-3D Converter
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
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
App
Interactive TV
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
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
Consumer Electronics Control
Remote Output Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi Connection
Internet Browser
WLAN-Ready Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Optical Disc Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise Technology
24p Playback
Wide Color Enhancer
Extended PVR
Skype Function
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Face Detection
Motion Control
Stored Teletext Page
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Built-In Camera
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
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
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Energy Star Certification
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
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Camera Included
3D Glasses Included
Mounting Kit
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card
Quick Installation Guide

22 Awards

toptenreviews.com Silver Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice soundandvision.com Top Pick technlologyx.com Editor's Choice techradar.com/au/ Editor's Choice muycomputer.com 5 Star pcactual.com Recommended CNET.com.au Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended uk.hardware.info Silver hardware.info Silver Award itproportal.com Best Buy Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice homecinemachoice.com Best Buy avforums.com Highly Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended flatpanelshd.com Highly Recommended Overclockersonline.net Editor's Choice hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended itc.ua Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert Reviews

(77)
22 February 2014

The Samsung F8000 family has celebrated success as the best HDTV available and our investigation supports this. Features such as a Smart Hub with TV Channel Guide, very simple and attractive...

Technlologyx.com

23 January 2014

The Samsung UNF8000 series of LED backlit HDTVs offer solid performance and loads of features in a beautiful streamlined cabinet, but its black levels are mediocre and its ports are awkwardly...

23 January 2014

The Samsung UNF8000 series of LED backlit HDTVs offer solid performance and loads of features in a beautiful streamlined cabinet, but its black levels are mediocre and its ports are awkwardly...

21 January 2014

The Samsung UNF8000 series of LED backlit HDTVs offer solid performance and loads of features in a beautiful streamlined cabinet, but its black levels are mediocre and its ports are awkwardly...

22 November 2013

Samsung's F8000 Series represents an evolutionary leap in the company's LCD TV offerings...

Soundandvision.com

21 November 2013

This LED TV has one of the best video displays on the market, and it includes many extra features to enhance your TV viewing experience...

Toptenreviews.com

20 October 2013

At first, all the features and apps that the Samsung UN55F8000BF Smart TV provides might be intimidating, but the TV's great picture quality - right out of the box - should calm your qualms. You...

16 October 2013

When it comes to televisions, LCD panels with LED lighting seems to be the choice of the masses. Offering a good balance of affordability and performance, LED lighting can be credited for making... Read more…

15 October 2013

Overclockersonline.net

I remember the first TV Samsung shipped to me for review; it was a 46? LCD that sat in my parents living room. I thought that was a big TV but as years have passed the TVs started getting bigger.... Read more…

9 October 2013

Samsung, the global electronics leader is on a serious marathon run, and somehow no other electronics manufacturer seems to catch up with them. Be it product launches and new technologies Samsung... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £157.03
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £160.07
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Energy Rating
0.79T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.79 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 21 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue65f8000, samsung ue65f8000s, samsung ue65f8000st, samsung ue65f8000stx, samsung ue65f8000stxx, samsung ue65f8000stxxu
Barcodes 08806085461536, 08806085477520, 08806085478275, 08806085484511, 08806085505650

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