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Samsung UE46F8000

£399.99
46" Full HD Active Feb 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date £115.60 Electricity cost over 5 years
Twenty-two industry awards
Poor product quality
Inferior stand
107 Reviews + 22 Awards
Techradar Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
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Reviews

Twenty-Two Industry Awards

This TV is one of the most awarded by experts of all the TVs of a similar age and spec.

This medium display diagonal TV received an "Editor's Choice" award from review sites Digitaltrends.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au, Overclockersonline.net, Technlologyx.com and Techradar.com/au/ all of whom thought that this television was outstanding.

The writers at five other expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this Samsung TV. Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Pocket Lint, Pcactual.com and Itc.ua all gave this TV a "Recommended" award.

The editors of review websites Hdtvtest.co.uk, Flatpanelshd.com and Avforums.com all decided that this television was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

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

This Samsung TV was given a "Silver" award by websites Toptenreviews.com, Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info all of whom concluded that this TV was great.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Fifty-three experts from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar have rated this television on average 88 out of 100. This means that experts think this TV is one of the better televisions of a similar spec and age.

Good User Reviews

Owners have rated this TV on average 85%. 21 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars.

Samsung Has Excellent Television Reviews

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

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Features

Inferior Stand

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this TV did not have a good stand. A. Alshareedah mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Very bad foot stand design” in their review of this TV but in spite of that they still gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

Does Not Have Good Features

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it did not have good features. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote in their review of this TV “Too Few Features” but despite that they still scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. Four years ago expert website Consumersearch.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Certainly no set has more features, including the ability to improve existing ones”.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Three people agreed that it was expensive. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said “It is quite expensive, though” in their review of this TV. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com wrote “Though expensive”. Three years ago Djbettaney scored it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE46F8000 on expert review site Amazon “My 40 " much to my shock has a better picture than this super expensive update”.


Benefits

Great for Watching Films

Two owners agreed that this TV was great for watching films. Website Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Fast Film Loading” in their review of this TV and scored the product 5 stars out of 5. Four years ago expert website Smarthouse.com.au said “It's also great not to see any obvious judder beyond what might be natural to a movie source”.


Energy

OK Running Costs

The UE46F8000 has an average 5 year running cost of £116 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 661 televisions that have been available for more than two years.


Design

Poor Product Quality

Two people said in their reviews that this TV was not good quality. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “The picture quality, however, is disappointing” yet they still rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Three years ago Yitian Zhao said “Poor bass quality”.

Easy to Use

Two people considered that the Samsung UE46F8000 was easy to setup. Grandad wrote on expert website Amazon four years ago “Brilliant picture and easy to set up”. Mrs C P Smith scored it a maximum of 5 stars and she mentioned on expert website Amazon also four years ago “Easy to set up and the picture quality is amazing”.

Has a Built-In Camera

The UE46F8000 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this television and we think the Samsung UE48H8000 (£429.99) is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The UE46F8000 has a built-in microphone, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as this television do not have a built-in microphone.

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Good Looking

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Website Amazon.co.uk said “Beautiful Images” in their review of this TV. Four years ago expert review site Gizmodo.com.au said “It's beautiful, clever and versatile” in their review of this TV. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com wrote “Gorgeously designed and generously appointed” in their review of the Samsung UE46F8000.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was February 2014 when Samsung released the UE46F8000.


Audio

Does Not Have Good Sound Quality

Two people said in their reviews that it did not have good sound quality. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote “Sound and Hand gesturing not that great” although they gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Calico gave it a rating of 40 out of 100 and said in their review of this TV on expert review site Amazon three years ago “Can't be used with a sound bar in front”.

Four Loudspeakers

The UE46F8000 is a four loudspeaker TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this television have between 2 and 19 loudspeakers.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The Samsung UE46F8000 has a built-in subwoofer, unlike most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television which do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of TVs of this age and spec range from 4W to 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. With an RMS rated power of 40 Watts, the Samsung UE46F8000's RMS rated power is one of the highest amongst medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The UE46F8000 has an auto volume leveler, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV.

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Fairly High Subwoofer RMS Power

With a subwoofer RMS power of 20 Watts, the UE46F8000 has a quite high subwoofer RMS power compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this TV. The lowest subwoofer RMS power of medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV is 10W and the highest is 20W.

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Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on televisions of a similar spec and age 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The Samsung UE46F8000 has a wide color enhancer. Most of the other televisions of this type and age also have a wide color enhancer.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The Samsung UE46F8000 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 1,000 hertz, the UE46F8000 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this TV. The motion interpolation frequencies of medium display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.

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46 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 46 inch TV.

If this television display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung UE50F6400 (£349.99) (50" and cheaper).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung UE46F8000 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Samsung UE50F6400 (£349.99) which is cheaper.

Alternative televisions which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE48H8000 (£429.99).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung UE46F8000 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The UE46F8000 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UE46F8000 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

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Other Features

Three USB Ports

three USB ports

Most of the other TVs of this spec and age only have between one and two USB ports, however the UE46F8000 has three USB ports.

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Certificates

Does Not Have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The UE46F8000 does not have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years do have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Performance

Features Motion Control

The Samsung UE46F8000 features motion control, as do most of the other televisions that came out more than two years ago.

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Supports Face Detection

The UE46F8000 supports face detection. Most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also support face detection.

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Features Extended PVR

The Samsung UE46F8000 features extended PVR, as do most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Features Voice Control

The Samsung UE46F8000 features voice control, as do most of the other televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV.

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Supports BD Wise

The UE46F8000 supports BD Wise, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Features Local Dimming

The Samsung UE46F8000 features local dimming, which is unusual. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV do not feature local dimming.

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Supports 24p

The Samsung UE46F8000 supports 24p, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Game Mode

The UE46F8000 has a game mode. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years also have a game mode.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The UE46F8000 supports smartphones being used as a remote. Most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to this TV also support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Packaging Content

Has a Mounting Kit

The UE46F8000 has a mounting kit. Most of the other TVs that were launched more than two years ago also have a mounting kit.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Samsung UE46F8000 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to this TV also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The UE46F8000 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other televisions of this age and type also have a desktop stand included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The UE46F8000 has a common interface (CI) slot, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The UE46F8000 supports Picture-In-Picture, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The UE46F8000 supports Picture-in-Picture, as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Samsung UE46F8000 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Smart TV

Supports Timeshift

The Samsung UE46F8000 supports timeshift, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Supports Internet TV

The UE46F8000 supports internet TV. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The Samsung UE46F8000 supports Smart TV. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television also support Smart TV.

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thin

The UE46F8000 has a quite thin depth (only 34.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to this TV. The depths of medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago range from 3.5mm to 100mm.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue46f8000stxxu, samsung ue46f8000slxxc, ue46f8000at, ue46f8000w
Barcodes 08806085438460, 08806085439122, 08806085444867, 08806085446182, 08806085448902, 08806085456617, 08806085495159

Samsung UE46F8000 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung UE46F8000 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 1,041,409 product attributes, 85,840 TV reviews and 3,937,500 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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