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Samsung UN55ES8000

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55" Nov 2012
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25 Reasons For

Sixteen Industry Awards

This Samsung TV is one of the most highly awarded of all the TVs of a similar age and type.

The reviewers at Trusted Reviews, Techradar, M3.idg.se, Pcactual.com, Avforums.com, Techradar.com/au/ and Hardwarezone.com.ph all thought that concluded that they would recommend this television and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This TV received an "Editor's Choice" from Digitaltrends.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au and Overclockersonline.net all of whom concluded that this Samsung television was outstanding.

This Samsung TV received a "Silver" from both Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info, both of which thought that this large TV was great.

An additional two expert review sites thought that this TV was good. The expert at Flatpanelshd.com gave this television a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and the reviewer at Itproportal.com thought that it was a sensible purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Fifty experts from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and T3.com have rated this television on average 86 out of 100.

Nice Design

Some Samsung UN55ES8000 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UN55ES8000 was a good design. Four years ago Cnet.com mentioned in their review on CNET.com “The Samsung UNES8000 LED TV boasts stunning design and more features than any TV on the market” however despite that they scored the product 60 out of 100. Slashgear.com wrote “A 55-inch behemoth, though with strikingly delicate design” in their Samsung UN55ES8000 review. Expert review site Ubergizmo.com mentioned “The remote still works The Samsung ES8000 Series is very attractive because of its striking design and large set of seemingly very advanced features.” in their Samsung UN55ES8000 review.

Twelve Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewers reckoned that the product was good looking. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk mentioned “The Samsung UE55ES8000 is a beautiful TV with mostly great picture quality” in their review of this TV and rated it 80 out of 100. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned “So it is that this 46-inch star boasts a gorgeous ultra-slim design” in their review. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “Samsung is on typically aggressive form with the Samsung UE46ES8000, combining cutting-edge features with a gorgeous space-saving design”.

A few people thought this TV had a thick frame. Two years ago Avhub.com.au said “Thin bezel looks lovely” in their review of this TV. Cnwintech.com wrote four years ago “Appearance of this product with a thin bezel really fantastic”.

One person wrote that the product was well designed. Avhub.com.au said in their Samsung UN55ES8000 review “Well designed and responsive menu system”.

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Good Picture Quality

A few people wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Cnet.com.au scored the product 4 stars and wrote on expert website CNET.com.au four years ago “Samsung's premium LCD model offers excellent picture quality, good 3D, lots of smarts”. Expert review site Hardwarecanucks.com wrote “The picture quality was superb and its focus upon aesthetics was second to none”. Four years ago Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their review on Pocket Lint “Smart Hub is great, while image quality is good.”.

One person who reviewed it considered that it had a sharp image. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their review “Should have better chosen default for Sharpness setting”.

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Good Technical Features

Several Samsung UN55ES8000 owners who bought the Samsung UN55ES8000 agreed that it had good features. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000 “The core of this TV has some top features”. Expert review site Firstpost.com mentioned four years ago “The model possesses cutting edge features that very few televis” in their review. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Attractive design, innovative features, great appearance” in their Samsung UN55ES8000 review.

Good Size

Some Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewers said in their reviews that it was thin. Expert review site Channelnews.com.au said in their review “Is this dual core, voice controlled Slim LED set worth the upgrade? Or should you hang on to your current set for the next gen?” and rated the product 5 stars. Expert review site Computeractive.co.uk mentioned in their review of this TV “It doesn't seem quite as big as that number suggests thanks to a remarkably slim bezel.” . Four years ago expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “A super slim silver frame you’ll barely be able to make out from your perch on the sofa.”.

One Samsung UN55ES8000 owner reckoned that the Samsung UN55ES8000 was a good width. Expert website Smarthouse.com.au said in their review of this TV “The bezel is the same consistent width right” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Several Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Expert website Trustedreviews.com said in their Samsung UN55ES8000 review “It's a fantastic-looking 46in LCD TV with great picture quality and oodles of features.”. Expert review site Stuff.tv said in their review four years ago “The Samsung's picture quality is outstanding right across the board” and rated it 5 stars. In the same month expert website Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “Samsung's best 2012 LED TV is a strong performer for picture quality and design” in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000.

Good High Def TV

Some people who bought the Samsung UN55ES8000 thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Gadgetguy.com.au mentioned “Full HD, with LED edge-lighting” in their review of this TV. Expert review site Computeractive.co.uk said four years ago “The picture quality was strikingly good, especially on HD ch” in their review. Avhub.com.au said in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000 “Slimline HD TV with excellent picture quality” .

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few customers who reviewed this TV thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Four years ago Stuff.tv said in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000 “The 3D image is the best we've seen from a TV so far” and scored the product very highly. Pcadvisor.co.uk said in their Samsung UN55ES8000 review on PC Advisor.co.uk “Motion control party tricks, this would be considered a highly desirable 3D TV, with a strong online proposition” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Avhub.com.au mentioned two years ago “SD and 3D delivery could be better”.

Samsung Has Good TV Reviews

Large TVs built by Samsung have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just large TVs) and found that Samsung also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Easy to Use

Six Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewers who purchased the product wrote that it was easy to use. Expert review site Stuff.tv wrote “A brilliant smart TV made into something extraordinary by its next-gen control options”. Avhub.com.au said “Crisp, detailed images, welldesigned and friendly interface, great control app and interactive controls, extensive features” in their Samsung UN55ES8000 review. Avhub.com.au also said “Interesting control features”.

A few Samsung UN55ES8000 owners reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Digitalversus.com said “3.8 / 5We take these readings using the best settings for watching a movie”. One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good interface. Two years ago Avhub.com.au mentioned “Sleek design with thin bezel, good smart interface, light-up controller, generally good picture quality in both 2D”.

One Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this TV was easy to handle. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Brilliant HD content handling” in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000.

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Good Connectivity

One Samsung UN55ES8000 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had network functionality. Avhub.com.au wrote “Excellent network feature set” in their review of this TV.

One Samsung UN55ES8000 owner concluded that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of this TV “Very good 3D display, excellent connectivity and media support, interesting new control options”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this TV was able to connect to the internet. Expert website Zoneitech.com mentioned in their Samsung UN55ES8000 review “Beyond extreme thinness and dashing good looks and Internet capability, this 55-inch LED TV further improved by incorporat”.

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Robust

Several Samsung UN55ES8000 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on expert review site Pocket Lint “Considering the over-£2,000 price point we feel it makes for a good, solid TV rather than an”. Avhub.com.au wrote “Solid table stand, with unique design” in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000.

Good Smart TV Features

One person who bought the product said that it had good apps. Avhub.com.au wrote in their Samsung UN55ES8000 review two years ago “Useful video sharing and apps” . One person who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Stuffmideast.com mentioned “High-def pictures (Blu-ray, Freesat or Freeview HD) are impressive too”.

Good Webcam

One person wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UN55ES8000 was good for making skype calls. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000 “Camera is great for Skype”.

Nice Stand

One Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it had a good stand.

Good Remote Control

Three customers considered that the product had a good remote control. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of this TV two years ago “Touchpad remote very useful for browsing”. Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Remote with builtin touchpad is particularly practical”.

Has a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UN55ES8000 has a built-in camera, unlike most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago which 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 Samsung UN55F8000[plb_1998277_price] is also worth considering.

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3D Compatible

The UN55ES8000 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the UN55ES8000.

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Quite Fast Refresh Rate

With a refresh rate of 800 hertz, the UN55ES8000 has one of the faster refresh rates amongst large TVs of this age. The slowest refresh rate of televisions of a similar age and spec to the UN55ES8000 is 50Hz and the fastest is 3,000Hz.

TVs with a faster refresh rate that might be worth considering include the Samsung UE65F8000[plb_2034779_price] (1,000Hz).

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UN55ES8000 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UN55ES8000.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Samsung UN55ES8000 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago also have a WiFi connection.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The UN55ES8000 has more composite video in ports than most of the TVs that were launched around the same time as the UN55ES8000. Most of the TVs of this spec and age only have one composite video in port, however this TV has two composite video in ports.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many televisions that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Thin

The thicknesses of large TVs that are a comparable age to the UN55ES8000 range from 3.5mm to 100mm. With a thickness of only 30.47 millimeters, the UN55ES8000 has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst large TVs of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some Samsung UN55ES8000 owners who reviewed the Samsung UN55ES8000 mentioned that it was not cheap. Expert website Hardwarecanucks.com mentioned in their review “An ultra expensive flagship 3D HDTV from Samsung”. Four years ago expert website Televisioninfo.com said in their review “The Samsung UN55ES8000 might seem overpriced.”. Avhub.com.au wrote “Expensive, face-recognition and hand gestures are gimmicky”.

One Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was not good value for money. Avhub.com.au said “Pricey, not the finest DVD upscaler”.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One Samsung UN55ES8000 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UN55ES8000 was not noisy. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Noisy DVD playback” in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UN55ES8000 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this television and we think the 55EC930[pl_2442859_price], or the 55EA980[pl_2042821_price] both from LG which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite High Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

TVs of this type and age have power consumptions in power save mode of between 0.1W and 93W. The Samsung UN55ES8000 has one of the higher power consumptions in power save mode (55 Watts) amongst similar spec televisions of this age.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of TVs of a comparable age and type to the UN55ES8000 is 120kWh. The UN55ES8000 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (161 kilowatt hours) amongst large TVs of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN55ES8000

Running Costs Are OK

This television has an energy efficiency classification of A, and the average running cost of the UN55ES8000 is £133 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 324 TVs of this age and type.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec TVs that have been around 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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Released Over Four Years Ago

This large TV has been on the market for over four years.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Noise Reduction Feature
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
Audio
Equaliser
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Networking
WiFi Connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Teletext Function
Voice Control
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Built-In Microphone
Ergonomics
Smartphone Remote Feature
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Package Dimensions
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

16 Awards

Trusted Reviews Recommended Techradar Recommended Overclockersonline.net Editor's Choice hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended itproportal.com Best Buy Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice avforums.com Recommended CNET.com.au Editor's Choice Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice uk.hardware.info Silver flatpanelshd.com Highly Recommended techradar.com/au/ Recommended 01net.com 4 Star hardware.info Silver Award M3.idg.se Recommended pcactual.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

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26 May 2014

THIS IS A PARTIAL REVIEW. The complete product review (and the whole issue in which it features) can be purchased here . This digital edition can be downloaded to your iPad or Android tablet... Read more…

Slimline HD TV with excellent picture quality and Smart Internet connectivity and apps
Attractive design, innovative features, great appearance
Sleek design with thin bezel, good smart interface, light-up controller, generally good picture quality in both 2D and 3D forms, great Smart Hub interface, well-rounded sound
Features and innovative control systems
Superlative pictures
Expensive, face-recognition and hand gestures are gimmicky
Expensive
Picture lacks uniformity, flimsy 3D glasses, picture presets are too harsh, does a TV really need gesture control no SD card slot, no custom EQ settings
Inaccurate gesture control
Noisy DVD playback
6 March 2013

Samsung is already giving Apple a run for its money in the smartphone market, and if Apple ever does launch a TV product it will find Samsung ready and waiting with its own Smart TV range. We... Read more…

5 February 2013

February 5th, 2013, In Reviews, Television Sets, by Mike OsadciwIt was in the Aug/Sept 2012 issue of CANADA HiFi that I reviewed Samsung?s excellent flagship PN64E8000 plasma television. Equipped... Read more…

Overclockersonline.net

I used to think a 55? TV was massive but after buying a home with a two story great room, I could see why many people are choosing larger and larger TVs. They just have to fit the space. A 42? or... Read more…

14 December 2012

?Hi TV, power on,? I say, as if talking to myself. As if wishing aloud that I had telekinesis. I'm alone in TechnoBuffalo's gaming room, staring blankly at my reflection on the TV set. I wait as... Read more…

14 December 2012

Not just smart, this TV can be upgraded so that features and capabilities still new & fresh. Appearance of this product with a thin bezel really fantastic. The large screen and a thinner bezel is... Read more…

6 December 2012

The UE48ES8000 is Samsung's 46in monster of a flagship TV. It doesn't seem quite as big as that number suggests thanks to a remarkably slim bezel, but it will still dominate most living rooms.The... Read more…

Say hello to Samsung?s bad boy smart TV. This epic 55-incher has all the works, of course: 3D support, LED backlighting for stunning contrast, a super slim silver frame you?ll barely be able to... Read more…

29 November 2012

Very good) Icing on the cake? even when there is a lot of junk in front of the TV, the remote still works The Samsung ES8000 Series is very attractive because of its striking design and large set...

27 November 2012

Hardwarezone.com.ph

Samsung is one of the pioneers to kickstart the Smart TV campaign during a time when most televisions were 'dumb' and happy to stay offline. With the arrival of their 2012's series of televisions,... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers un55es8000, un55es8000f, samsung un55es8000, samsung un55es8000f, samsung un55es8000fx, samsung un55es8000fxz, samsung un55es8000fxza
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