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Samsung UE46F8000

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46" Flat Jul 2013
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Twenty-Two Industry Awards

This television has received twenty-two awards from experts.

The experts at six expert review sites all decided that this TV was fantastic and gave it their highest award. This Samsung TV received an "Editor's Choice" award from Digitaltrends.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au, Overclockersonline.net, Technlologyx.com and Techradar.com/au/.

The experts at Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Pocket Lint, Pcactual.com and Itc.ua all thought that concluded that they would recommend this television and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This Samsung television received a "Highly Recommended" from Hdtvtest.co.uk, Flatpanelshd.com and Avforums.com all of whom concluded that this television was great.

This TV received a "Best Buy" from Homecinemachoice.com, Expert Reviews and Itproportal.com all of whom thought that this television was a sensible purchase.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This TV has an average expert rating of 88% based on fifty-three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar. That puts this television in the top 11% of all the TVs of a comparable age and spec.

Owner Reviews Are Good

People who bought this mid-size TV rated this television 85% on average.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Samsung UE46F8000 owners concluded that the Samsung UE46F8000 had good picture quality. Four years ago expert website Smarthouse.com.au said “You're after a TV with smart features and premium picture quality then the slender 40-inch Samsung UA40F8000 might be for you” in their Samsung UE46F8000 review. Hdtvsolutions.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned “The TV's great picture quality - right out of the box - should calm your qualms” in their review of this TV. Flatpanelshd.com wrote in their Samsung UE46F8000 review “With F8000 Samsung says that they have improved picture quality in a number of areas” .

Good High Def TV

A few customers who bought it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on Trusted Reviews “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 of the Samsung UE46F8000. Expert website Toptenreviews.com rated the product 5 stars and mentioned four years ago “With a full HD 1920 x 1080 picture”. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com said in their Samsung UE46F8000 review in the same month “The Samsung UE55F8000 is arguably the most advanced Full HD LED TV you can buy today” .

Good Technical Features

A few people who reviewed this TV considered that it had good features. Expert website Hometheaterreview.com wrote “Consequently, this TV is loaded with all of the company's best technologies and features”. Expert review site Stuff.tv gave the Samsung UE46F8000 a very good review score and mentioned “After all, this 55in edge-lit LED screen promises a shiny new Smart Hub, new features and better all-round performance”. Stuff.tv also said “A stunning screen and smarter features have thrown down the gauntlet for TVs in 2013”.

Easy to Use

A few people reckoned that the Samsung UE46F8000 was easy to setup. Grandad gave it an excellent review score and said on Amazon “Brilliant picture and easy to set up” in their review of this TV.

Two customers who reviewed this TV mentioned that it was easy to use. Greenlight mentioned on Amazon “The various shortcuts offered to my most viewed channels via the smarthub, coupled with a genuine ease of control using the smart touch handset supplied, provides a really immersive” in their review. Greenlight also mentioned “Really easy to use”.

A number of Samsung UE46F8000 reviewers concluded that this TV was easy to use the menus. Greenlight gave it an excellent rating and said in their review of this TV on Amazon “They were decent enough to publish the settings they used after calibrating their set so that you can do likewise ([.]The sound could probably do with some beefing up”.

Some customers said in their reviews that the Samsung UE46F8000 had a good experience. Four years ago Toptenreviews.com mentioned “It includes many extra features to enhance your TV viewing experience” and rated it 5 stars. Expert review site Whathifi.com wrote in their review of the Samsung UE46F8000 “A friendlier user experience” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

One person reckoned that the Samsung UE46F8000 had a good interface. Expert website Digitaltrends.com said in their review “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”.

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Good Size

Eight Samsung UE46F8000 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was thin. Four years ago Homecinemachoice.com rated the Samsung UE46F8000 as very good and wrote in their review “The UE55F8000 hits the ground running with its design, which combines an on-trend slender bezel with a dark, glassy finish”. Goodgearguide.com.au said “They have always been slim, easy on your power bill, look great”. Goodgearguide.com.au also mentioned “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 Product Quality

Twelve people who bought this TV agreed that it was good quality. Kevin Ellis mentioned in his review on Amazon four years ago “The colours are simply superb and the image quality compared to other TV's” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Mrs C P Smith said on Amazon “Easy to set up and the picture quality is amazing” and rated it 5 stars. Rick rated it 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Picture quality is great, 3d hd viewing is amazing an literally ads another dimension to your viewing pleasure” in his Samsung UE46F8000 review.

Nice Design

A few Samsung UE46F8000 reviewers said in their reviews that this TV was good looking. A. Alshareedah gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “Check technical websites reviews such as Cnet as well)- the design in beautiful, very minimalist, almost no frame”. Calico wrote on Amazon “This TV is everything other reviews have suggested, beautiful clear picture etc”. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this TV on expert review site PC Mag “Loads of features in a beautiful streamlined cabinet.”.

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

One person who purchased it thought it was well designed.

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Good Connectivity

One person concluded that it was wifi compatible. A. Alshareedah mentioned in their Samsung UE46F8000 review “You get more than you will use, everything from built in wi-fi, to smart TV, hand” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

One Samsung UE46F8000 reviewer said that this TV was able to connect to the internet. Kevin Ellis wrote on Amazon “On screen menus are easy to navigate and the internet simply screams through these TV's with full apps for all sorts of features like BBC iplayer, Netflix, Lovefilm”.

One customer who bought the Samsung UE46F8000 concluded that it had network functionality.

One customer who bought it concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Four years ago expert review site Techguide.com.au said in their review of the Samsung UE46F8000 “Samsung's Series 55-inch F8000 is the hero product of its smart TV range that combines excellent picture quality, connectivity plus gesture”.

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Samsung TVs Have Good Reviews

On average Samsung mid-size TVs have good ratings as do all TVs built by Samsung.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Some Samsung UE46F8000 owners who purchased it considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Grandad wrote in their review of this TV “No hesitation in recommending product and 3D is brilliant”. Expert website T3.com said in their review of the Samsung UE46F8000 “The F8000 currently represents the pinnacle of Samsung's Smart 3D TV range”. Four years ago expert website Avmax.tech2.in.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE46F8000 “While we reviewed this Flat Panel in our studio, we completely enjoyed its 3D capabilities and astounding picture quality”.

Good Support

A number of people considered that it had good technical guidance. Expert website Technlologyx.com wrote in their review of the Samsung UE46F8000 “Features such as a Smart Hub with TV Channel Guide, very simple” and rated it 4 stars. Expert review site Businessspectator.com.au wrote “Over the last few years it has inked some impressive content deals to help it fight off Apple in the gadget space”.

Good Sound Quality

Some Samsung UE46F8000 reviewers who bought it said that it had good sound quality. A. Alshareedah said in their review on Amazon “This new TV have solved that issue compared to many of the old samsung TV's- the speakers are good” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Cnet.co.uk said in their review of this TV on expert website CNET.co.uk “It has strong picture and audio quality and a truly excellent smart TV system, making it a well-rounded package”. Whathifi.com mentioned in their Samsung UE46F8000 review “A definite step up in both sound and picture performance.” .

Good Smart TV Features

One Samsung UE46F8000 reviewer who reviewed the Samsung UE46F8000 reckoned that it was good for social networking. One person thought the product had good apps.

One person reckoned that the Samsung UE46F8000 had great smart functions. Four years ago expert website Whathifi.com rated the Samsung UE46F8000 80 out of 100 and said “It's a cutting-edge set with improved smart features” in their Samsung UE46F8000 review.

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Robust

A few people who reviewed the Samsung UE46F8000 concluded that it was well made.

Good Remote Control

One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good remote control.

Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The UE46F8000 has a wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the UE46F8000 do not have a wi-Fi.

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Supports Smart TV

The UE46F8000 supports smart TV, unlike most of the other TVs of this age and spec which do not support smart TV.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

Most mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the UE46F8000 which has four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The UE46F8000 has more USB 2.0 ports quantitys than most of the mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. This television is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV compared to most of the televisions that were released more than two years ago which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Three RF Ports Quantitys

The UE46F8000 is a three RF ports quantity TV. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UE46F8000 only have between one and two RF ports quantitys.

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Four Number of Loudspeakerss

The Samsung UE46F8000 is a four number of loudspeakers television.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of TVs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 4W to 80W. When compared to other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE46F8000 that we have checked, the RMS rated power of the UE46F8000 of 40 Watts is one of the highest.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 1,000 hertz, the UE46F8000 has a very fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. Mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE46F8000 have motion interpolation frequencys of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz.

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Not Included Optical Disc Player Type

This TV has a Not included optical disc player type, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

When compared to other TVs that are a similar age to the UE46F8000 that we have assessed, the UE46F8000's power consumption (PowerSave) of only 0.1 Watts is one of the lowest. Mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago have power consumption (PowerSave)s of between 0.01W and 90W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 32W.

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Quite Thin

Across all the TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE46F8000 the depths range from 3.5mm to 100mm. The UE46F8000 has a quite thin depth (only 34.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other televisions of this age and type.

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7 Reasons Against

Inferior Stand

A number of Samsung UE46F8000 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it did not have a good stand. A. Alshareedah wrote in their review three years ago “Very bad foot stand design”.

A Bit Expensive

Five Samsung UE46F8000 owners who reviewed it thought it was not cheap. Djbettaney mentioned on Amazon three years ago “My 40 " much to my shock has a better picture than this super expensive update”. Cnet.com mentioned on expert review site CNET.com “The excellent yet expensive Samsung UNF8000 is a tour de force of LED LCD TV design, features” in their review of this TV. Expert website Cnet.co.uk said “It's hugely expensive and if you mostly use your TV to watch mov” in their Samsung UE46F8000 review however despite that they rated it 5 stars.

One person who bought this TV concluded that it was not good value for money. Expert review site Digitalspy.co.uk said in their Samsung UE46F8000 review four years ago “The pricey world of LED TVs has finally caught up”.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of a similar type and age to the UE46F8000 do not have a built-in camera. The UE46F8000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

Alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE40F7000[plb_1494094_price].

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of this type and age do not feature OLED technology. The UE46F8000 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

The weights of similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years range from 3.7kg to 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg. At 12.8 kilograms, the Samsung UE46F8000 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other televisions that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The annual energy consumptions of televisions of this spec and age range from 0.22kWh to 620kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 75kWh. The UE46F8000 has a fairly high annual energy consumption (104 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the UE46F8000.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE46F8000

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of a comparable 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

It was over three years ago when this TV was released.

Average Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A. The average 5 year running cost of the UE46F8000 is £116 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 668 televisions of this age and spec.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Timeshift
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
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
Remote (IR) Output
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
WLAN-Ready
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Teletext Function
Game Mode
24p Support
Local Dimming
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Mounting Kit
Cables Included
Manual
Other Features
AV Output
AC Adapter Included

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

(30)
Reviewed 19 November 2013 by Greenlight

After much chin stroking and hand wringing I took the plunge on this model a about 3 weeks ago. I'd considered other series within the Samsung range, as well as Panasonic & LG but the impact of... Read more…

Reviewed 25 July 2013 by Rick

Very pleased with this tv and the service received. I read a lot of tv reviews before settling on this one, research is key when spending a lot of money. Picture quality is great, 3d hd viewing is... Read more…

Reviewed 25 June 2013 by Kevin Ellis

If you are looking for a new TV this year look no further. The Samsung UE46F8000 is the best TV around. The colours are simply superb and the image quality compared to other TV's (and believe me... Read more…

Reviewed 27 December 2013 by Mrs C P Smith
(Verified Purchase)

After all the problems of getting delivery of this TV, we finally got this in our possession. Easy to set up and the picture quality is amazing. There is hardly any surround to the screen which... Read more…

Reviewed 8 November 2013 by Grandad
(Verified Purchase)

Ordered 46" version wich is totally unbelievable. Brilliant picture and easy to set up. No hesitation in recommending product and 3D is brilliant...

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £113.77
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £115.60
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0.57T
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 ue46f8000, ue46f8000w, ue46f8000s, ue46f8000a, ue46f8000sl, ue46f8000at, ue46f8000slxxc, samsung ue46f8000, samsung ue46f8000s, samsung ue46f8000sl, samsung ue46f8000st, samsung ue46f8000stx, samsung ue46f8000slx, samsung ue46f8000slxx, samsung ue46f8000stxx, samsung ue46f8000stxxu, samsung ue46f8000slxxc
Barcodes 08806085438460, 08806085439122, 08806085444867, 08806085446182, 08806085448902, 08806085456617, 08806085495159

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