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Samsung UE65H8000

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65" Curved Mar 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Screen Shape Release Date
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26 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The writers at Trusted Reviews, Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com all recommend this television and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

This television has an average expert rating of 78 out of 100 based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and Pocket Lint.

Good High Def TV

Some customers thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Cnet.co.uk said on CNET.co.uk “The UE55H8000 is the range topper in Samsung's Full HD LED line-up this year” and gave this TV a rating of 70 out of 100. Cnet.co.uk also said “It still sits directly below the company's wallet busting Ultra HD sets”. Techradar.com wrote on expert review site Techradar “Then use a Full HD panel on a huge high-end TV like the UE65H8000 just seems odd” in their review and gave it a score of 70 out of 100.

Nice Design

Several Samsung UE65H8000 reviewers thought the product was good looking. Two years ago expert website Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review “Supremely stylish and bursting with features”. Digital Versus wrote “The Samsung U 55 8000 produces beautiful pictures when viewed in brighter rooms, has an excellent smart TV system” in their review of the Samsung UE65H8000. Digital Versus also said “Its curvy nature and stylish design means it also looks the business”.

A few Samsung UE65H8000 owners wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UE65H8000 was a good design. In November last year Digital Versus mentioned “Great design giant size” in their review of the Samsung UE65H8000 yet they only scored this TV 60 out of 100. Two years ago expert website Reviewed.com said in their review of this TV “It's that the design flourish adds notably to the price you pay”.

One Samsung UE65H8000 reviewer reckoned that it was luxurious. Expert website Whathifi.com said “The upmarket H8000 series was announced at CES in January” in their review of the Samsung UE65H8000.

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Good Product Quality

Five people who purchased it reckoned that it was good quality. In November last year Digital Versus mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE65H8000 “Picture quality is great”. Digital Versus also said “Good sound quality”. Expert review site Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned in their review “It's a curved screen with the best picutre quality features for a 1080p display in Samsung's 2014 lineup”.

Good Brand

We checked 22,708 expert and owner reviews for Samsung televisions and found that on average Samsung has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has good ratings specifically for its large TVs.

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Good Technical Features

A number of Samsung UE65H8000 reviewers who reviewed the Samsung UE65H8000 agreed that it had good features. Two years ago Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned “Is jam-packed full of top-notch features that work a treat” in their review.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few people who purchased it agreed that it had a good 3D picture quality. Digital Versus wrote in their review last year “No crosstalk in 3D mode” . Digital Versus also wrote “Excellent 2D and 3D picture quality”. Expert website Reviewed.com wrote two years ago “The Samsung UN55H8000 (MSRP $2,899) is a high-end Full HD 1080p option that's smart, 3D capable” in their review of this TV and gave the product a rating of 77 out of 100.

Good Sound Quality

Several customers who purchased the Samsung UE65H8000 thought it had good sound quality.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Samsung UE65H8000 reviewers thought this TV had good picture quality. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned two years ago “The curved 65-inch LCD UE65H8000 TV, which promises top notch image quality and plenty of bang for your wallet-crunching buck” .

One Samsung UE65H8000 owner who reviewed it concluded that it had a good contrast ratio. Digital Versus mentioned “Great blacks and contrast ratio”.

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Robust

Two people who purchased the Samsung UE65H8000 thought it was well made. Digital Versus said “Impressive contrast combined with solid, yet detailed blacks”. Expert website Reviewed.com mentioned “A very solid TV—but you're paying for the curve If reviewing multiple curved TVs has taught me anything” and gave the Samsung UE65H8000 a rating of 77 out of 100.

Easy to Use

One customer concluded that this TV was easy to use. Digital Versus wrote “Easy to use smart TV system” but in spite of that they only gave the Samsung UE65H8000 a rating of 3 stars.

Good Size

One Samsung UE65H8000 owner who reviewed the Samsung UE65H8000 concluded that it was a big size.

Good Stand

One Samsung UE65H8000 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this TV had a good stand. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert website CNET.co.uk two years ago “Its curved screen immediately makes it stand out from the crowd” in their Samsung UE65H8000 review.

Good Remote Control

One customer who bought the Samsung UE65H8000 wrote that it had a good remote control. In November last year Digital Versus said “Effective motion controller” although they gave the Samsung UE65H8000 a score of 60 out of 100.

Good Smart TV Features

One Samsung UE65H8000 owner who reviewed the Samsung UE65H8000 concluded that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Digital Versus mentioned last year “Has all UK catchup TV services” in their review but they scored the product 60 out of 100.

3D Compatible

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UE65H8000, the UE65H8000 is 3D compatible.

We compared all the other 3D compatible televisions to this television and we think the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price] which has better reviews; or the Sony KDL-60W855[plb_2182887_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UE65H8000 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the UE65H8000.

We compared this television to all the other TVs which support smart TV features and we think the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price] which has better reviews; or the Sony KDL-60W855[plb_2182887_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UE65H8000 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the Sony KDL-60W855[plb_2182887_price] which is cheaper; or the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Three RF Ports

The Samsung UE65H8000 has more RF ports than most of the televisions of this age and type. This television is a three RF port television compared to most of the TVs of this type and age which only have between one and two RF ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This television supports an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently supported WiFi standard on large TVs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The UE65H8000 is a three USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The Samsung UE65H8000 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other televisions of this age and type have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of large TVs that were launched more than two years ago range from 7.5W to 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. At 40 Watts, the Samsung UE65H8000 has a very high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The Samsung UE65H8000 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies (1,000 hertz) amongst large TVs of this age. Similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the UE65H8000 have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 460Hz.

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Fairly High Subwoofer RMS Power

The lowest subwoofer RMS power of similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE65H8000 is 10W, the highest is 50W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 17W. At 20 Watts, the Samsung UE65H8000 has a quite high subwoofer RMS power compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE65H8000.

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8 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some people thought it was not cheap. Digital Versus wrote “Relatively expensive” in their review of this TV. 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 wrote “Might feel expensive once its rivals are out”.

Several Samsung UE65H8000 reviewers agreed that the Samsung UE65H8000 was not good value for money. Cnet.co.uk said on CNET.co.uk two years ago “Although it's pricey” in their review. Cnet.co.uk also said “It's very pricey for a Full HD model”.

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

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UE65H8000 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the UE65H8000 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Four Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the UE65H8000 is more than most large TVs that were released more than two years ago. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs that have been around for more than two years. The image formats "BMP", "MPO" and "PNG" are also supported by this television.

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Expensive

We think this large TV looks expensive compared to other TVs that came out more than two years ago. The price range of TVs that came out more than two years ago is from £329 to £3,799.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE65H8000 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other large TVs that were launched more than two years ago also do not feature OLED technology.

Other televisions which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to consider include the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only One Audio in Port

The Samsung UE65H8000 is a one audio in port TV. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the UE65H8000 have between one and three audio in ports.

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Heavy

The UE65H8000 is quite heavy (24 kilograms) compared to most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the UE65H8000. TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE65H8000 have weights of between 2.3kg and 63kg, and the average weight is 20kg.

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Fairly High Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

At 60 Watts, the UE65H8000 has a fairly high power consumption in power save mode compared to most of the other large TVs that are a similar age to the UE65H8000. The average power consumption in power save mode of TVs of a similar age and spec to the UE65H8000 is 43W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE65H8000

Running Costs Are OK

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the UE65H8000 is £147, which is typical compared to the other 324 TVs of a similar age and spec.

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 came out more than two years ago. 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 Samsung released the UE65H8000.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
3D Technology
2D-3D Converter
Screen Format Adjustment
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Tuner
Twin Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Timeshift Feature
App
HbbTV
Interactive TV
Screen Mirroring
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
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Remote Output Port
Audio in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
Internet Browser
WLAN-Ready Connection
Bluetooth Connection
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Smart Mode
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise Technology
Wide Color Enhancer
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Face Detection
Motion Control
Processor Core
Subtitle Format
Security Algorithm
Picture Processing Technology
Luminance
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
Swivelling Stand
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
Weight & Dimensions
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
Mounting Kit
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card
Other Features
Dimming Type

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

(1)
Reviewed 24 April 2015 by Louise Mclady
(Verified Purchase)

Love it.

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £144.22
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £146.05
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Energy Rating
0.72T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.72 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers UE65H8000ST, samsung p221885, samsung p221885p, samsung ue65h8000, samsung ue65h8000s, samsung ue65h8000st, samsung ue65h8000sl, samsungtv ue65h8000, samsung ue65h8000sz, samsung ue65h8000szx, samsung ue65h8000slx, samsung ue65h8000slxx, samsung ue65h8000szxz, samsung ue65h8000szxzt, samsung ue65h8000slxxn
Barcodes 08806086009409, 08806086009577, 08806086009584, 08806086011815, 08806086023092, 08806086032803, 08806086048040

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