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Samsung UN46F8000

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Samsung UN46F8000 Review
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Geeks Column Review - Samsung UN46F8000 46-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Ultra Slim Smart LED HDTV
OFFICIAL Samsung UN46F8000 REVIEW PLUS PROS & CONS

31 Reasons For

Twenty-Two Industry Awards

This Samsung TV is one of the most awarded by experts in televisions of all the TVs of this age and spec.

This 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 said that this television was fantastic.

The reviewers at Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Pocket Lint, Pcactual.com and Itc.ua all thought that concluded that they would endorse this television and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This mid-size TV received a "Highly Recommended" from Hdtvtest.co.uk, Flatpanelshd.com and Avforums.com all of whom thought that this television was very good.

The writers at three other expert review sites all said that this TV was a sensible purchase. This Samsung TV received a "Best Buy" award from Homecinemachoice.com, Expert Reviews and Itproportal.com.

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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. The expert review sites think this mid-size TV is one of the better TVs of this type and age.

Good Picture Quality

Several Samsung UN46F8000 reviewers who reviewed the Samsung UN46F8000 wrote that it 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”. Three years ago expert website Itproportal.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN46F8000 “Sophisticated feature set, fabulous picture quality from any source”. Expert website Digitalspy.co.uk wrote “A few years ago, plasma TVs were the only way to get the best possible picture quality in your living room” in their Samsung UN46F8000 review.

Good Size

A number of Samsung UN46F8000 owners who reviewed the Samsung UN46F8000 reckoned that it was thin. Expert review site Homecinemachoice.com scored it 5 stars and said three years ago “The UE55F8000 hits the ground running with its design, which combines an on-trend slender bezel with a dark, glassy finish”. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “They have always been slim, easy on your power bill, look great” in their review of this TV. 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”.

Nice Design

A number of Samsung UN46F8000 reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it was good looking. Three years ago Cnet.com.au mentioned on expert review site CNET.com.au “Samsung's flagship smart TV features a slim, stylish design, plus impressive software functions like natural voice recognition”. Expert review site Techdigest.tv wrote in their review “The UE55F800 is a truly beautiful set, with a jaw-dropping design befitting of its price tag”. 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” in their review of the Samsung UN46F8000.

A few Samsung UN46F8000 reviewers concluded that the Samsung UN46F8000 was a good design. Smarthouse.com.au said “Praised for it's space saving design and advanced functionaliti” in their Samsung UN46F8000 review. Expert review site Hdtvtest.co.uk wrote in their review of this TV “The UE46F8000′s stunning design still wowed us no end”. Expert review site Techguide.com.au wrote “The company has raised the bar in every aspect of this LED TV and combines sleek design and func” in their review.

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Good Product Quality

Eight Samsung UN46F8000 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of the Samsung UN46F8000 “It has strong picture and audio quality and a truly excellent smart TV system, making it a well-rounded package”. 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”. Hdtvsolutions.com said in their Samsung UN46F8000 review “The TV's great picture quality - right out of the box - should calm your qualms” and scored the product 4 stars.

Good Technical Features

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Pcmag.com said on expert review site 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 Samsung UN46F8000 review. Three years ago expert website Hometheaterreview.com wrote in their review of the Samsung UN46F8000 “Consequently, this TV is loaded with all of the company's best technologies and features” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Also three years ago expert website Toptenreviews.com mentioned “It includes many extra features to enhance your TV viewing experience” in their review of the Samsung UN46F8000.

Good High Def TV

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

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 22,708 user and expert reviews for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has good reviews. We also found that Samsung has good reviews specifically within its mid-size TVs range.

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Easy to Use

A few Samsung UN46F8000 reviewers mentioned that it had a good experience. Whathifi.com mentioned “A friendlier user experience” in their Samsung UN46F8000 review.

One Samsung UN46F8000 reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good interface. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote “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.

One customer said in their reviews that it had good voice recognition. One Samsung UN46F8000 owner who purchased this TV thought it was easy to handle.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of Samsung UN46F8000 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good 3D picture quality. T3.com rated the product as excellent and said “The F8000 currently represents the pinnacle of Samsung's Smart 3D TV range” in their review of this TV. Avmax.tech2.in.com mentioned “While we reviewed this Flat Panel in our studio, we completely enjoyed its 3D capabilities and astounding picture quality”.

Good Sound Quality

Two customers who bought the product reckoned that it had good sound quality. Whathifi.com wrote “A definite step up in both sound and picture performance.” in their review of this TV.

Good Support

Some Samsung UN46F8000 owners who purchased it concluded that it had good technical guidance. Two years ago Technlologyx.com wrote in their review “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”.

Good Remote Control

One Samsung UN46F8000 reviewer concluded that the Samsung UN46F8000 had a good remote control.

Good Connectivity

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Expert review site Techguide.com.au gave the product a rating of 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”.

Robust

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was well made.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One Samsung UN46F8000 owner mentioned in their reviews that this TV had great smart functions. Expert review site Whathifi.com said “It's a cutting-edge set with improved smart features” in their review of this TV.

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 UN46F8000 has 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 UE40F7000, and the UE46F7000 both from Samsung is also worth considering.

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3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other TVs that have been available for more than two years which are not 3D compatible, the UN46F8000 is 3D compatible.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the UN46F8000 which do not support smart TV features, the UN46F8000 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Samsung UN46F8000 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago do not have a WiFi connection.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The UN46F8000 is a two composite video in port television. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the UN46F8000 only have one composite video in port.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The UN46F8000 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the televisions that were released around the same time as the UN46F8000. Most of the mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UN46F8000 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this Samsung TV has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The UN46F8000 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the UN46F8000 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 1,200 hertz, the UN46F8000's motion interpolation frequency is one of the fastest amongst TVs of a similar age and type to the UN46F8000.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The Samsung UN46F8000 has one of the higher RMS rated power (20 Watts) amongst televisions of this age. TVs of a similar age and spec to the UN46F8000 have RMS rated power of between 2W and 80W.

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Very High Subwoofer RMS Power

Televisions of this age and spec have subwoofer RMS power of between 10W and 20W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 15W. With a subwoofer RMS power of 20 Watts, the UN46F8000 has one of the highest subwoofer RMS power amongst TVs of this age.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on TVs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Supports Two Video Formats

supports two video formats

The number of video formats supported by the UN46F8000 is more than most TVs of this spec and age. The most commonly supported video format is MKV, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats ASF and AVI are also supported by this television.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Samsung UN46F8000 has a greater number of audio formats than most similar spec TVs that came out more than two years ago. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UN46F8000.

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Quite Thin

TVs that have been around for more than two years have thicknesses of between 3.5mm and 100mm. With a thickness of only 35.55 millimeters, the UN46F8000 has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A number of people thought the Samsung UN46F8000 was not cheap. Cnet.com said in their review of this TV on expert review site CNET.com three years ago “The excellent yet expensive Samsung UNF8000 is a tour de force of LED LCD TV design, features” yet they rated it 80 out of 100. In the same month Cnet.co.uk mentioned on expert review site CNET.co.uk “It's hugely expensive and if you mostly use your TV to watch mov” in their review of this TV. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “It is quite expensive, though”.

One Samsung UN46F8000 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UN46F8000 was not good value for money. Expert website Digitalspy.co.uk mentioned “The pricey world of LED TVs has finally caught up”.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Samsung UN46F8000 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This Samsung TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs that were released around the same time as the UN46F8000.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UN46F8000 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to the UN46F8000 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

With a weight of 12.8 kilograms, the UN46F8000 is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the UN46F8000. The average weight of mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the UN46F8000 is 10kg, and the weights range from 3.7kg to 36kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN46F8000

Running Costs Are Average

The UN46F8000 has an average running cost of £109 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 714 mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been on the market for 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 Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Samsung released the UN46F8000.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Audio
Audio System
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Audio Input Port for DVI
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Remote Output Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Internet Browser
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
On/off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
On Screen Display
Auto Power Off
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Integrated Card Reader
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Game Mode
BD Wise Technology
Wide Color Enhancer
Local Dimming
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
Smartphone Remote Feature
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
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
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Manual

22 Awards

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

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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Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £105.76
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £108.80
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers un46f8000, un46f8000b, un46f8000bf
Barcodes 00887276024844

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