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Samsung ES8000

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A massive 65" Full HD TV with an Editor's Choice award from six expert review websites
65" Full HD Yes No Sep 2012
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Samsung ES8000 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have scored the Samsung ES8000 as follows for Summary.
86
94 Reviews + 16 Awards
66
Good Features
31
4 Years Old
39
£177 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
57
Average

Why Has it Scored 58?

It has very good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 84%, based on 94 reviews. This TV has received 16 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Overclockersonline.net plus five other sites and a "Recommended" award from Hardwarezone.com.ph plus four other sites. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However this Samsung TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2017.
The ES8000 has an energy efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £177 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report it is a good size, good product quality and image quality. However they also report that it is difficult to use.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite large display diagonal
3D
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology

Samsung ES8000 Video Reviews


Samsung ES8000 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

16 Industry Awards

This Samsung television is one of the most awarded by TV experts of all the TVs.

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

The editors of review websites Hardwarezone.com.ph, Pcactual.com, Avforums.com, M3.idg.se and Trusted Reviews all concluded that they would recommend this television and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Two more expert review sites both decided that this Samsung TV was very good. This television received a "Silver" award from Uk.hardware.info and it received a "Silver Award" from Hardware.info.

Furthermore, the author at website Itproportal.com gave this Samsung television a "Best Buy" award and concluded it was very good and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from website Flatpanelshd.com.

One additional expert review site decided that this Samsung TV was very good. This was from 01net.com who gave it an "4 Star".

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 51 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus this TV has an average expert rating of 85 out of 100. This means that TV experts think this Samsung television is one of the better TVs.

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Average Owner Reviews

People who bought this TV rated this television 73% on average. Over 72% of reviewers gave this television either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report That it is Difficult to Use

Two people agreed that the Samsung ES8000 was not easy to use the menus.

Samsung TVs Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 70,481 user and expert reviews (including 38,780 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent ratings for its TVs. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Two owners reckoned that the Samsung ES8000 was thin.

  • Appearance of this product with a thin bezel really fantastic…
    Cnwintech.com December 2012
  • It doesn't seem quite as big as that number suggests thanks to a remarkably slim bezel.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

Three owners who purchased the product agreed that it was good quality.

Customers Report Good Image Quality

Three customers said in their reviews that it had good picture quality.


Features

Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the TVs the display diagonals range from 2" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The Samsung ES8000's display diagonal of 65" is in the largest 10% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung ES8000 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The Samsung ES8000 is 3D, unlike 74% of TVs which are not 3D.

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Quite Thin

Across all the TVs the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The Samsung ES8000's thickness of only 30.8mm is in the thinnest 6% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Samsung ES8000 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The Samsung ES8000 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, which is unusual. 74% of TVs do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Has a Full HD Display

The Samsung ES8000 has a Full HD display, unlike 95% of TVs which do not have a Full HD display.

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Supports Timeshift

The Samsung ES8000 supports timeshift. 82% of TVs do not support timeshift.

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Features Voice Control

The Samsung ES8000 features voice control. 85% of televisions do not feature voice control.

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Supports Skype

Skype

The Samsung ES8000 supports Skype, which is unusual. 97% of TVs do not support Skype.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The Samsung ES8000's motion interpolation frequency of 800Hz is fairly fast compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 20% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The Samsung ES8000 has a 2D-3D converter. 86% of TVs do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The Samsung ES8000 has an auto volume leveler, unlike 83% of TVs which do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Energy Star Certified

The Samsung ES8000 is Energy Star certified, unlike 84% of TVs which are not Energy Star certified.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The Samsung ES8000 supports smartphones being used as a remote, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung ES8000 supports Wi-Fi. 91% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Audio Input for DVI

The Samsung ES8000 has an audio input for DVI, which is unusual. 92% of TVs do not have an audio input for DVI.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Samsung ES8000 has a pair of 3D glasses included, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has a DVI Port

The Samsung ES8000 has a DVI port, which is unusual. 97% of TVs do not have a DVI port.

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Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rates of TVs range from 20Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz. The Samsung ES8000's high frequency rate of 800Hz is fairly fast compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 8% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Face Detection

The Samsung ES8000 supports face detection, unlike 98% of TVs which do not support face detection.

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Only Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung ES8000 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 72% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The Samsung ES8000 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), unlike 94% of TVs which do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Has an Anynet (HDMI-CEC) Port

The Samsung ES8000 has an Anynet (HDMI-CEC) port, unlike 98% of TVs which do not have an Anynet (HDMI-CEC) port.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The Samsung ES8000 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not have a built-in camera.

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Features Extended PVR

The Samsung ES8000 features extended PVR. 87% of TVs do not feature extended PVR.

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Supports BD Wise

The Samsung ES8000 supports BD Wise. 90% of televisions do not support BD Wise.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung ES8000 supports Picture-in-Picture. 76% of TVs do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Features Local Dimming

The Samsung ES8000 features local dimming. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Has an ECO Mode

The Samsung ES8000 has an ECO mode, unlike 93% of TVs which do not have an ECO mode.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The Samsung ES8000 has a wide color enhancer, which is unusual. 93% of televisions do not have a wide color enhancer.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Samsung released the ES8000 in September 2012.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The energy efficiency rating of this Samsung TV is A. The ES8000 is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have looked at for running costs. Based on alright energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the ES8000 will cost £177 over 5 years to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung ue55es8090sxzg, samsung ue55es8000, ue55es8000s, ue55es8005u

Barcodes:

08806071834771, 08806071836164, 08806071837017, 08806071837024, 08806071864808, 08806071864815, 08806071873824, 08806085000575, 08806085069060

Significantly better user reviews
Cheaper to run by £82.10
100Hz faster high frequency rate
23" smaller display diagonal

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