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Samsung UE40C8000

Samsung UE40C8000

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40" 200Hz Aug 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
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26 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

This Samsung TV has received six awards from experts in TVs.

The experts at Avguide.com and Theregister.co.uk both concluded that concluded that they would recommend this mid-size TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This TV received a "Bronze" from Toptenreviews.com who concluded that this mid-size TV was good.

EISA.eu gave this television an "EISA Best Product" award, it received a "Hot Product" award from Pocket Lint and it received a "Top Pick" award from Soundandvision.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on twenty-eight expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and T3.com the average expert rating of this television is 85 out of 100. This puts this TV in the top 15% of all the TVs of a similar spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Product Quality

Some people who purchased the product concluded that it was good quality. Six years ago Cnet.com wrote “It has the company's best LCD picture quality specs for 2010, packs in more” in their review of the Samsung UE40C8000. In the same month Techworld.com wrote in their review of this TV “The UN55C8000 bundles superb image quality with great Internet”. Homecinemachoice.com said in their review three years ago “Excellent picture quality” and rated the product 4 stars.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few Samsung UE40C8000 reviewers concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Trustedreviews.com said “The 3D world certainly hasn't been standing still since Apri” in their Samsung UE40C8000 review and gave it a score of 4 stars. Homecinemachoice.com gave the Samsung UE40C8000 a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their Samsung UE40C8000 review three years ago “Affordable 3D glasses”. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “You'll need a pair of active 3D glasses and you should be able to get at least one”.

Good Picture Quality

A few Samsung UE40C8000 reviewers who purchased it thought it had good picture quality. Homecinemachoice.com said “Great image quality” in their review of the Samsung UE40C8000. Expert website Asia.cnet.com scored the product 79 out of 100 and wrote “The Samsung UA46C8000 sets a new bar in black-level performance for LED-edgelit TV and offers good 3D picture quality except for a visible crosstalk problem” in their review. Cnet.com.au gave it a rating of 4 stars and said on expert website CNET.com.au “The Samsung UA46C8000 sets a new bar in black-level performance for LED-edge-lit TV and offers decent 3D picture quality”.

One Samsung UE40C8000 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had a good contrast ratio. One Samsung UE40C8000 owner who purchased the product reckoned that it had good colour saturation.

One person said that it had a good refresh rate. Expert website Bigpicturebigsound.com mentioned “A 240Hz refresh rate and surprisingly rich online/multimedia options along with that whole extra dimension” and rated the product 4 stars.

One customer who reviewed the Samsung UE40C8000 reckoned that it had a sharp image. Homecinemachoice.com said in their review “Overall deep blacks and good sharpness” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

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Good High Def TV

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Three years ago Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Full HD 3D compatible”. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “Sharp HD pictures”. T3.com mentioned “This full HD 1080p TV is also one of the thinnest 55-inch models around, sports a raft of te” .

Nice Design

Several Samsung UE40C8000 owners who reviewed the product wrote that it was good looking. Homecinemachoice.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this TV three years ago “Gorgeous styling and ultra-black screen”. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “The Samsung U 46 8000 3D TV is drop dead gorgeous”. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “Stunning 3D effects, gorgeous design”.

Several Samsung UE40C8000 reviewers who bought it thought it was a good design. Three years ago Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Superior HD Visuals, content rich connected TV portal, classy looking ultrathin design”. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “Great slimline design”. Flatpanelshd.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE40C8000 six years ago “It has a titanium design and a very slim frame” .

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Good Technical Features

A number of Samsung UE40C8000 owners who reviewed the product considered that it had good features. Cnet.com scored this TV 4 stars and wrote “The high-end Samsung UNC8000 series still offers superb features, solid performance” in their review of this TV. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “Great range of internet features”. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “Mind-boggling range of features, stunning design, picture quality”.

Good Size

Some customers who bought it reckoned that it was thin. Homecinemachoice.com said “Great video and solid audio in a thin package”. Homecinemachoice.com also said “It's super slim at just 24mm”. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “A very thin design and outstanding web apps make this TV stand out”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was a big size. Pcadvisor.co.uk scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “Not so ridiculously oversized that it'll dominate your living room”.

One Samsung UE40C8000 reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was a good depth. Three years ago Homecinemachoice.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE40C8000 “Amazing depth and variety of both preset viewing modes, calibration settings” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

One customer concluded that the product was compact. Cnet.com.au wrote on expert review site CNET.com.au “Despite the performance boost, these panels still retain their svelte styling throug”.

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Samsung Has Good TV Reviews

We checked 23,817 expert and user reviews for Samsung televisions and found that on average Samsung has good ratings. We also found that Samsung has good ratings specifically within its mid-size TVs range.

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Good Sound Quality

Several people who purchased it reckoned that it had good sound quality. Homecinemachoice.com said “Insubstantial sound from builtin speakers” in their review. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The Samsung C8000 series delivers outstanding video and audio, plus a ton of well-designed Internet”.

Good Connectivity

Four Samsung UE40C8000 reviewers who purchased the Samsung UE40C8000 said that it was able to connect to the internet. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Top-notch Internet apps, including Skype”. Homecinemachoice.com also said “Improved internet TV offering”.

One customer considered that it was good in terms of USB connections. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Easy to record to USB devices” and gave this TV a rating of 4 stars.

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Easy to Use

A number of Samsung UE40C8000 owners said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Homecinemachoice.com said in their review of this TV “Remote could be easier to use”. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “Classy remote control”.

One person who reviewed it considered that it performed as expected. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned “The snappily titled Samsung UE46C8000 3D TV does exactly what it says on the tin, offering 46 inches of 3D viewing goodness”.

One customer mentioned that the Samsung UE40C8000 was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Robust

A few Samsung UE40C8000 owners who reviewed the Samsung UE40C8000 considered that it was well made. Expert website Techworld.com said “The ultrathin, sleek-looking Samsung UN55C8000 delivers terrific images, solid audio, great support for multimedia playback”. Expert review site Etechreviews.com mentioned in their Samsung UE40C8000 review “Samsung UN65C8000 is a 3D TV and it has a in built 3D processor” . Macworld.com said on Mac World “The ultrathin, sleek-looking Samsung C8000 series delivers terrific images, solid audio, great support for multimedia playback” in their Samsung UE40C8000 review.

Smart TV Features Are Good

A few customers wrote that it had good apps. One Samsung UE40C8000 owner wrote in their reviews that this TV was good for watching Freeview TV. Homecinemachoice.com said “Freeview HD tuner built-in” in their Samsung UE40C8000 review.

Good Remote Control

A number of Samsung UE40C8000 reviewers who reviewed the Samsung UE40C8000 concluded that it had a good remote control. Expert website Stuff.tv gave it a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of the Samsung UE40C8000 “Even the remote is shiny and appealing, if slightly unintuitive.”.

Good Webcam

One customer said in their reviews that this TV was good for making skype calls.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed this TV said that it was noisy. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg said “It comes with a truckload of advanced display controls, has excellent noise reduction algorithms”.

Supports Smart TV

The UE40C8000 supports smart TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years do not support smart TV.

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Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

The slowest high frequency rate of televisions of this spec and age is 50Hz, the fastest is 1,600Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 180Hz. At 200 hertz, the Samsung UE40C8000 has a fairly fast high frequency rate compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to the UE40C8000.

We compared all the other 200Hz refresh rate TVs to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-46HX853[plb_1457850_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a faster high frequency rate then you might want to look at the Samsung UE48H6400[plb_2232459_price] (400Hz) which is also higher rated.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

Most mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE40C8000 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the UE40C8000 which has four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Two SCART Ports Quantitys

The UE40C8000 is a two SCART ports quantity television.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

Across all the televisions of a comparable spec and age to the UE40C8000 the RMS rated powers range from 4W to 80W. With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the Samsung UE40C8000 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencys of comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the UE40C8000 range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 800 hertz, the UE40C8000 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencys amongst TVs of this age.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

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

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Quite Thin

The average depth of televisions of a comparable age and spec to the UE40C8000 is 61mm, and the depths range from 3.5mm to 100mm. When compared to other comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the UE40C8000's depth of only 23.9 millimeters is one of the thinnest.

TVs with a thicker depth that might be worth considering include the Samsung UE40C7000[plb_1661050_price] (26.5mm).

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7 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it was not cheap. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Expensive, some issues with 3D pictures” in their Samsung UE40C8000 review. Homecinemachoice.com also said “Extremely expensive”. Expert website Theregister.co.uk said “The more expensive C8000 is the one that really turned my head” but even so they still gave the Samsung UE40C8000 a rating of 4 stars.

Several people who reviewed this TV considered that it was not good value for money. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Pricey for its class” in their review of the Samsung UE40C8000. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review on expert review site Digital Versus five years ago “3D, so we find the higher price tag hard to justify, wh” however they still scored it 4 stars.

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Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

Like most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the UE40C8000, the UE40C8000 does not have a wi-Fi.

Alternative TVs which also have a wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Samsung UE46F8000[plb_2149163_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UE40C8000 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE40C8000 also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera which you might want to consider including the Samsung UE40F7000[plb_1494094_price].

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most frequently found tuner type on TVs of a similar type and age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the UE40C8000 does not feature OLED technology.

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Running Costs Are High

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the UE40C8000 is £212, which makes it one of the more expensive to run TVs of a comparable age and type.

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Heavy

At 12.8 kilograms, the UE40C8000 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago. The lightest TV of this spec and age is 1.4kg heavy, the heaviest is 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE40C8000

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on mid-size TVs that have been available 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 Three Years Ago

This Samsung TV was released over three years ago.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Supported 3D Technologies
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
PC Audio in
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Audio Input for DVI
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise
Local Dimming
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Kit
Cables Included
Manual

6 Awards

toptenreviews.com Bronze theregister.co.uk Recommended soundandvision.com Top Pick Pocket Lint Hot Product avguide.com Recommended EISA.eu EISA Best Product

Expert Reviews

(42)
12 September 2013

Samsung's UE65C8000 is the latest addition to the brand's 3DTV range. At a gargantuan 65ins, it allows the manufacturer to stake a claim to producing the world's largest 3D LED TV, superseding the... Read more…

Superior HD Visuals, content rich connected TV portal, classy looking ultrathin design
Great video and solid audio in a thin package
Top-notch Internet apps, including Skype
Full HD 3D compatible
Great 3D pictures
Edge LED causes some light pooling, crosstalk with 3D
Performance 45
Design 55
Features 55
Overall 45
27 May 2012

The Samsung UE46C8000 is a real looker. Even the remote is shiny and appealing, if slightly unintuitive.But get past the looks and you'll find a superb performer. TV reception's particularly... Read more…

The UN46C8000 is one of those TVs that's just easy to like. It produces an attractive image with little adjustment out of the box, but it also has the tools you'd need to calibrate an even...

22 March 2011

At 46 inches, the Samsung LED 8000 UE46C8000 is large enough to be spectacular, but not so ridiculously oversized that it'll dominate your living room. The price is good given the wealth of...

9 March 2011

The Samsung UE46C8000 looks stunning with the 1920×1080p screen surrounded by a sleek 26.5mm-thin bezel which has a silver ?brushed titanium? appearance, which in turn is surrounded by an even... Read more…

12 February 2011

Samsung UN65C8000 is a 3D TV and it has a in built 3D processor. This 65 inch panel can also convert 2D content to 3D. Other features here include edge-lit LED backlighting along with Seamless... Read more…

22 January 2011

Samsung again advances to the head of the class with theSeries 8 line of LED-backlit 1080p LCD TVs. The ultrathin, sleek-looking Samsung C8000 series delivers terrific images, solid audio, great... Read more…

17 January 2011

Apart from a different coloured frame that's been shaved down a few millimetres, it's hard to tell the difference between the C8000 and the C7000. Both produce very similar pictures both in 2D and...

1 January 2011

EISA.eu

Looking for an exciting 3D home theatre including 7.1 sound? The superslim Samsung UE46C8000 is equipped to bring the fascinating world of 3D into your living room. Full HD, 3D-quality and 2D to... Read more…

The Samsung C8000 series delivers outstanding video and audio, plus a ton of well-designed Internet and media player features--for a hefty fee...

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Electricity cost when switched on £208.31
Electricity cost when on standby £3.65
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Total running cost over 5 years £211.96
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 27 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue40c8000

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