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Samsung UE40C8000XWXXC

40" Full HD 200Hz Aug 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date £211.96 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are good
Good high def TV
Good size
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Expert Reviews Are Good

This television received an expert rating of 85 out of 100 from homecinemachoice.com. That puts this TV in the top 17% of all the TVs of this age and type.

Samsung TVs Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 47,290 expert and user reviews (including 6,426 verified purchases) for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Samsung has excellent ratings specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs. 95% of those that bought a Samsung television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

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 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.

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.


Price

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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Features

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 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.


Weight & Dimensions

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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Quite Thin

Across all the TVs of this type and age the depths range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average depth is 59mm. When compared to other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this television, the depth of the UE40C8000XWXXC of only 23.9 millimeters is one of the thinnest.

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Display

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” .

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions of this age and type. 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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Average High Frequency Rate

The UE40C8000XWXXC has a fairly average high frequency rate (200 hertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV.

We compared this television to all the other 200Hz refresh rate televisions and we think the Samsung UE40B8000, the LG 42LE8500, and the Toshiba 46TL963 which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If this television high frequency rate is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Samsung UE40F6800 (£668.39) (400Hz and higher rated).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on TVs of this type and age.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV is 310Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 800 hertz, the UE40C8000XWXXC has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies amongst medium display diagonal TVs of this age.

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40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inch TV.

We compared this television to all the other 40" TVs and we think because of their better review scores, the UE40D5000, the UE40B8000, and the UE40B6000 all from Samsung are also worth considering.

If this television display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the 42LB650 (£479.09) (42"), or the 42LB561 (£259) (42") both from LG.

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Smart TV

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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Good Smart TV Features

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.

Supports Internet TV

The UE40C8000XWXXC supports internet TV, as do most of the other televisions of this age and type.

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Supports Smart TV

The UE40C8000XWXXC supports Smart TV, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Audio

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”.

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”.

Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The UE40C8000XWXXC has a built-in subwoofer, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The UE40C8000XWXXC has an auto volume leveler. Most of the other TVs that are a similar age to this TV also have an auto volume leveler.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Across all the TVs of this spec and age the RMS rated powers range from 4W to 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. At 20 Watts, the UE40C8000XWXXC has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was August 2013 when this television was released.


Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The UE40C8000XWXXC does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this television do support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other TVs which also support Wi-Fi to this television and we think the Panasonic TX-47ASW654, or the Samsung UE48H6700 are also worth considering.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UE40C8000XWXXC has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an Audio Input for DVI

The UE40C8000XWXXC has an audio input for DVI, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The Samsung UE40C8000XWXXC has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV also have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Performance

Supports BD Wise

The UE40C8000XWXXC supports BD Wise. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also support BD Wise.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

Like most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this television, the UE40C8000XWXXC does not feature local dimming.

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Has a Game Mode

The UE40C8000XWXXC has a game mode. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV also have a game mode.

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Packaging Content

Has a Mounting Kit

The UE40C8000XWXXC has a mounting kit, as do most of the other televisions that are a similar age to this TV.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The UE40C8000XWXXC has a desktop stand included. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV also have a desktop stand included.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The UE40C8000XWXXC has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The UE40C8000XWXXC supports Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years also support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Samsung UE40C8000XWXXC has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to this television.

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Energy

High Running Costs

The UE40C8000XWXXC is in the most expensive 4% of all 661 televisions of a comparable age and type that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the UE40C8000XWXXC will cost £212 over 5 years to run.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue40c8000, ue40c8000xwxxc

Samsung UE40C8000XWXXC Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung UE40C8000XWXXC review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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