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Samsung UN55F8000

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54.6" Active May 2013
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31 Reasons For

Twenty-Two Industry Awards

This large TV has received twenty-two awards from expert review sites.

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 concluded that this Samsung television was superb.

The experts at Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Pocket Lint, Pcactual.com and Itc.ua all recommend this TV and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at Hdtvtest.co.uk, Flatpanelshd.com and Avforums.com all thought that this large TV was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The writers at three more expert review sites all said that this TV was good. Homecinemachoice.com, Expert Reviews and Itproportal.com all gave this television a "Best Buy" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this large TV is 88 out of 100 based on fifty-three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar. TV experts think this television is one of the better televisions of a similar age and type.

Excellent User Reviews

UN55F8000 owners on average rated this television as superb. This means that users think this TV is one of the better comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Samsung UN55F8000 reviewers mentioned that the product had good picture quality. Expert website Flatpanelshd.com wrote in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000 “With F8000 Samsung says that they have improved picture quality in a number of areas” . Itproportal.com said three years ago “Sophisticated feature set, fabulous picture quality from any source” . Digitalspy.co.uk wrote in their review of this TV “A few years ago, plasma TVs were the only way to get the best possible picture quality in your living room”.

Good Size

A few people thought this TV was thin. Three years ago expert website Homecinemachoice.com rated it as excellent and said in their review of this TV “The UE55F8000 hits the ground running with its design, which combines an on-trend slender bezel with a dark, glassy finish”. Goodgearguide.com.au gave the Samsung UN55F8000 a score of 5 stars and mentioned on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “They have always been slim, easy on your power bill, look great” in their review of this TV. Goodgearguide.com.au also said “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 Technical Features

A number of Samsung UN55F8000 owners who reviewed it concluded that it had good features. Hometheaterreview.com wrote “Consequently, this TV is loaded with all of the company's best technologies and features” in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000. Expert review site Stuff.tv said “After all, this 55in edge-lit LED screen promises a shiny new Smart Hub, new features and better all-round performance” in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000. Stuff.tv also wrote “A stunning screen and smarter features have thrown down the gauntlet for TVs in 2013”.

Good Product Quality

Eight customers who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk mentioned “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 mentioned in their review “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 wrote “The TV's great picture quality - right out of the box - should calm your qualms”.

Nice Design

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good looking. Two years ago expert website Pcmag.com wrote “Loads of features in a beautiful streamlined cabinet.”. Cnet.com.au said in their review of this TV “Samsung's flagship smart TV features a slim, stylish design, plus impressive software functions like natural voice recognition” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Expert website Techdigest.tv wrote “The UE55F800 is a truly beautiful set, with a jaw-dropping design befitting of its price tag” and rated the product 5 stars.

A few Samsung UN55F8000 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design. Expert website Smarthouse.com.au mentioned in their review of this TV three years ago “Praised for it's space saving design and advanced functionaliti” . Hdtvtest.co.uk mentioned “The UE46F8000′s stunning design still wowed us no end” in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000. Three years ago expert review site Techguide.com.au mentioned “The company has raised the bar in every aspect of this LED TV and combines sleek design and func” in their review of this TV.

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Good High Def TV

A few Samsung UN55F8000 owners said in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote “That honour now belongs to the UE65F9000 4K Ultra HD model - a model we'll be testing in the next few days.” in their review and gave this TV a score of 5 stars. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “With a full HD 1920 x 1080 picture”. Pocket-Lint.com scored it 5 stars and mentioned “The Samsung UE55F8000 is arguably the most advanced Full HD LED TV you can buy today”.

Samsung Televisions Have Good Reviews

Based on 22,708 expert and user reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its televisions. Samsung also has good ratings specifically within its large TVs range.

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Easy to Use

A number of Samsung UN55F8000 owners who purchased this TV concluded that it had a good experience. Toptenreviews.com gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000 “It includes many extra features to enhance your TV viewing experience”. Expert review site Whathifi.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote in their Samsung UN55F8000 review “A friendlier user experience”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good interface. Digitaltrends.com rated the product 4 stars and said “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 this TV.

One Samsung UN55F8000 reviewer thought it had good voice recognition. One Samsung UN55F8000 reviewer who reviewed this TV said that it was easy to handle.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Three Samsung UN55F8000 reviewers reckoned that the product had a good 3D picture quality. Three years ago expert website T3.com gave it a very good review score and said “The F8000 currently represents the pinnacle of Samsung's Smart 3D TV range” in their review of this TV. Also three years ago expert review site 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

A few Samsung UN55F8000 owners who reviewed the Samsung UN55F8000 reckoned that it had good sound quality. Whathifi.com said in their review “A definite step up in both sound and picture performance.” and gave this TV a score of 80 out of 100.

Good Support

Two customers said in their reviews that the Samsung UN55F8000 had good technical guidance. Expert review site Technlologyx.com said “Features such as a Smart Hub with TV Channel Guide, very simple”. Businessspectator.com.au mentioned “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 of this TV.

Good Remote Control

One Samsung UN55F8000 owner concluded that the product had a good remote control.

Good Connectivity

One person who bought it reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert review site Techguide.com.au said “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 UN55F8000 review.

Robust

One Samsung UN55F8000 reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it was well made.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One Samsung UN55F8000 owner who reviewed the Samsung UN55F8000 reckoned that it had great smart functions. Three years ago expert review site Whathifi.com mentioned in their review “It's a cutting-edge set with improved smart features”.

Has a Built-In Camera

The UN55F8000 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the Samsung UE55F8000[plb_1274638_price], or the LG 55EA980[plb_2042821_price] is also worth considering.

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3D Compatible

The UN55F8000 is 3D compatible. Most of the other large TVs that were released around the same time as the UN55F8000 also are 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a television that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the 55EC930[pl_2442859_price], or the 55EA980[pl_2042821_price] both from LG or the Samsung UE55F8000[plb_1274638_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the UN55F8000, the UN55F8000 supports smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also support smart TV features including the 55EC930[pl_2442859_price], or the 55EA980[pl_2042821_price] both from LG or the Samsung UE55F8000[plb_1274638_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UN55F8000 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other large TVs that were released more than two years ago also have a WiFi connection.

It is worth considering other televisions which also have a WiFi connection including the 55EC930[pl_2442859_price], or the 55EA980[pl_2042821_price] both from LG or the Samsung UE55F8000[plb_1274638_price].

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The UN55F8000 is a three USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the UN55F8000 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The UN55F8000 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other large TVs that have been around for more than two years have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The UN55F8000 has more composite video in ports than most of the TVs of a similar spec and age to the UN55F8000. Most of the comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago only have one composite video in port, however this TV has two composite video in ports.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 1,200 hertz, the UN55F8000 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the UN55F8000. The average motion interpolation frequency of large TVs that are a comparable age to the UN55F8000 is 460Hz.

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Quite High Subwoofer RMS Power

The average subwoofer RMS power of televisions of a similar type and age to the UN55F8000 is 17W, and the subwoofer RMS power range from 10W to 50W. The UN55F8000 has a fairly high subwoofer RMS power (20 Watts) compared to most of the other large TVs that have been around for a similar time to the UN55F8000.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many televisions of this type and age.

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Supports Two Video Formats

supports two video formats

The UN55F8000 has a greater number of video formats than most televisions of a comparable type and age to it. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by TVs of this age and spec. The video format "ASF" is also supported by this television.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the UN55F8000 is more than most large TVs that are a similar age to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the UN55F8000.

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Quite Thin

TVs of this age and spec have thicknesses of between 3.5mm and 100mm. The Samsung UN55F8000 has a fairly thin thickness (only 35.55 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the UN55F8000.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Samsung UE55F8000[plb_1274638_price] (30mm).

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3 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Four people thought it was not cheap. Cnet.com said on expert website CNET.com “The excellent yet expensive Samsung UNF8000 is a tour de force of LED LCD TV design, features” in their Samsung UN55F8000 review. Cnet.co.uk wrote “It's hugely expensive and if you mostly use your TV to watch mov” in their Samsung UN55F8000 review. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned in their review “It is quite expensive, though”.

One person who reviewed this TV considered that it was not good value for money. Digitalspy.co.uk mentioned “The pricey world of LED TVs has finally caught up” although they still gave this TV a score of 80 out of 100.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The UN55F8000 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of a similar age and spec to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by televisions of a comparable age and spec to the UN55F8000.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UN55F8000 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other televisions 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 is also worth considering.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN55F8000

Running Costs Are Average

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the UN55F8000 will cost £116 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 324 TVs of a similar age and spec.

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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 frequently found HD type on TVs of a similar age and type 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 Three Years Ago

Samsung released the UN55F8000 over three years ago.

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
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
On/off Timer
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
Local Dimming
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Smartphone Remote Feature
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
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
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

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

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 8 December 2013 by Michael G.
(Verified Purchase)

When setting up TV for the first time it will scan for a cable box or satellite box automatically. In case the TV doesn't know what model series cable or satellite you have, you must know the... Read more…

Reviewed 13 December 2013 by Nick T.

I bought this TV from a competitor but wanted to chime in as I've owned it for several months. This is the top of the line for 2013 for Samsung, this is the best TV you can by that's not a 4K.... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £112.17
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £115.21
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Samsung UN55F8000uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.57 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers un55f8000, un55f8000b, un55f8000bf, samsung un55f8000
Barcodes 00887276024851

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