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Samsung UE48H8000

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48" Curved Jul 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date
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25 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The reviewers at Trusted Reviews, Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com all decided that concluded that they would recommend this TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and Pocket Lint this TV has an overall expert rating of 78%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 8 owner reviews this mid-size TV has a brilliant overall owner rating. Owners think this TV is one of the very best mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Good High Def TV

Fifteen Samsung UE48H8000 reviewers who purchased the product concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Akthorn mentioned two years ago “Fantastic tv great value for money, loving the hd and colours”. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert review site CNET.co.uk “The UE55H8000 is the range topper in Samsung's Full HD LED line-up this year”. Cnet.co.uk also said “It still sits directly below the company's wallet busting Ultra HD sets”.

Nice Design

A number of people reckoned that it was good looking. Cnet.co.uk said on CNET.co.uk “Supremely stylish and bursting with features”. Two years ago Digital Versus wrote “Its curvy nature and stylish design means it also looks the business”. Expert website Hdtvtest.co.uk said in their Samsung UE48H8000 review “There were times when we looked at the lush, beautiful picture put out by the Samsung UE55H8000”.

A number of customers concluded that the product was a good design. Expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned in their review “It's that the design flourish adds notably to the price you pay”. One Samsung UE48H8000 reviewer mentioned that it was luxurious. Whathifi.com mentioned “The upmarket H8000 series was announced at CES in January”.

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Good Product Quality

Five people wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Digital Versus wrote “Picture quality is great” however despite that they scored the Samsung UE48H8000 3 stars. Digital Versus also wrote “The Samsung U 55 8000 produces beautiful pictures when viewed in brighter rooms, has an excellent smart TV system and its audio quality is good too”. Digital Versus also mentioned “Good sound quality”.

Samsung Has Good TV Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Samsung TVs and also specifically for Samsung mid-size TVs and found that in both cases Samsung had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Sound Quality

A number of customers reckoned that the product had good sound quality. Faisal N. wrote three years ago “Sound is good, recomemnded product” in their review.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of people said in their reviews that the Samsung UE48H8000 had a good 3D picture quality. Akthorn wrote in their review two years ago “Just tried 3d superb”. Digital Versus mentioned “No crosstalk in 3D mode”. Expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE48H8000 “The Samsung UN55H8000 (MSRP $2,899) is a high-end Full HD 1080p option that's smart, 3D capable” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Good Technical Features

A number of Samsung UE48H8000 reviewers who reviewed the Samsung UE48H8000 reckoned that it had good features. Expert review site Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned “It's a curved screen with the best picutre quality features for a 1080p display in Samsung's 2014 lineup” in their Samsung UE48H8000 review and gave it a score of 5 stars. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “Is jam-packed full of top-notch features that work a treat” in their Samsung UE48H8000 review and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Good Picture Quality

Three customers who reviewed this TV thought it had good picture quality. Two years ago Digital Versus wrote “Excellent 2D and 3D picture quality” although they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE48H8000 “The curved 65-inch LCD UE65H8000 TV, which promises top notch image quality and plenty of bang for your wallet-crunching buck”.

One person who purchased the Samsung UE48H8000 reckoned that it had good colour saturation. One Samsung UE48H8000 reviewer who reviewed the Samsung UE48H8000 said that it had a good contrast ratio. Digital Versus wrote “Great blacks and contrast ratio” but they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

Several Samsung UE48H8000 reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was easy to use. Three years ago Mr. Da Voisey-Smith said on Amazon “Picture superb, sound good and good ease of use”. Digital Versus wrote two years ago “Easy to use smart TV system” but even so they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good Size

One Samsung UE48H8000 reviewer who bought the Samsung UE48H8000 considered that it was a good depth. Steelyeyedmissileman mentioned two years ago “Great depth of image” in their Samsung UE48H8000 review. One customer who bought it reckoned that it was a big size. Digital Versus said in their review of the Samsung UE48H8000 “Great design giant size” .

Robust

Two customers who bought this TV said that it was well made. Digital Versus said “Impressive contrast combined with solid, yet detailed blacks”. Reviewed.com wrote “A very solid TV—but you're paying for the curve If reviewing multiple curved TVs has taught me anything” in their review.

Nice Stand

One customer who reviewed the product thought it had a good stand. Three years ago expert review site Cnet.co.uk gave the product a score of 70 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this TV “Its curved screen immediately makes it stand out from the crowd”.

Good Remote Control

One Samsung UE48H8000 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it had a good remote control. Digital Versus said two years ago “Effective motion controller” but in spite of that they gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

Good Smart TV Features

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good for watching TV catchup services. Two years ago Digital Versus said “Has all UK catchup TV services” in their Samsung UE48H8000 review.

Supports Smart TV

The UE48H8000 supports smart TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the UE48H8000 do not support smart TV.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which support smart TV currently available including cheaper televisions such as the Samsung UE46F6500[plb_1549433_price].

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the UE48H8000 which do not have a wi-Fi, the Samsung UE48H8000 has a wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including the Samsung UE46F6500[plb_1549433_price] which is cheaper.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

Most televisions of a similar age and spec to the UE48H8000 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the UE48H8000 which has four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The UE48H8000 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity television. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Two RF Ports Quantitys

The UE48H8000 is a two RF ports quantity TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the UE48H8000 have between one and two RF ports quantitys.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the TVs that are a comparable age to the UE48H8000 the motion interpolation frequencys range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz. At 1,000 hertz, the UE48H8000 has a very fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the UE48H8000.

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Quite High Subwoofer RMS Power

The UE48H8000 has a quite high subwoofer RMS power (20 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as the UE48H8000. Across all the mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the UE48H8000 the subwoofer RMS powers range from 10W to 20W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 14W.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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9 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE48H8000 was not cheap. Digital Versus said “Relatively expensive” in their review of the Samsung UE48H8000 and gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Digital Versus also mentioned “It's hugely expensive (around 2 000) for a Full HD TV, there was a lot of backlight clouding on our review sample”. Digital Versus also mentioned “Might feel expensive once its rivals are out”.

A number of customers wrote that the Samsung UE48H8000 was not good value for money. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said “Although it's pricey” although they still gave it a rating of 4 stars. Cnet.co.uk also said “It's very pricey for a Full HD model”.

One Samsung UE48H8000 reviewer wrote that this TV was not a bargain for the price. Expert website Whathifi.com wrote in their Samsung UE48H8000 review three years ago “A couple of years ago a Full HD 65in set costing just over £3000 would have been seen as a bargain” .

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Expensive

The price range of TVs of this age and spec is from £139 to £3,099. We think that this Samsung TV looks expensive compared to other TVs of this age and spec.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago do not have a built-in camera. The UE48H8000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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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 comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UE48H8000 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UE48H8000 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

The average weight of mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago is 10kg, and the weights range from 1.4kg to 36kg. At 13.2 kilograms, the UE48H8000 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the UE48H8000.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago is 75kWh. The UE48H8000 has a quite high annual energy consumption (100 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UE48H8000.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The lowest power consumption (PowerSave) of TVs of a similar age and type to the UE48H8000 is 0.01W and the highest is 90W. The UE48H8000 has a fairly high power consumption (PowerSave) (50 Watts) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UE48H8000.

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Fairly Thick

The thinnest depth of TVs that came out around the same time as the UE48H8000 is 3.5mm and the thickest is 100mm. With a depth of 79.2 millimeters, the UE48H8000 has one of the thicker depths amongst similar spec TVs of this age.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Samsung UE46F6500[plb_1549433_price] (47mm) which is also cheaper.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE48H8000

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this mid-size TV was released.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar 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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Running Costs Are OK

This television is rated A for energy efficiency, and the UE48H8000 is typical compared to the other 670 TVs of this age and type that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the UE48H8000 is £118.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Supported 3D Technologies
2D-3D Converter
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Number of Tuners
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Timeshift
Lifestyle Apps
Interactive TV
Audio
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
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
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
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
Smart Modes
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
Wide Color Enhancer
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Face Detection
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Input Voltage
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
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Mounting Kit
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card

3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(24)
25 May 2015

The Korean manufacturer's latest flagship Full HD model with curved panel is an attempt to break with tradition. The Samsung H8000 benefits from an unusual style and all the latest connected...

Good contrast
No crosstalk in 3D mode
Effective motion compensation
Two remotes, one with touchpad and gyroscopic pointer
Smart Hub apps
Glossy screen susceptible to glare
Narrow viewing angles
Risk of clouding
Full HD resolution panel
Reflections from curved screen
13 January 2015

The UE65H8000 is an impressive all-rounder, but it's just too big for its boots. To design-in a curve and then use a Full HD panel on a huge high-end TV like the UE65H8000 just seems odd. It's...

11 September 2014

Samsung's UE65H8000 is a gorgeous television set that will no doubt look the business in your living room and is jam-packed full of top-notch features that work a treat. We're not totally...

3 September 2014

A very solid TV?but you're paying for the curve If reviewing multiple curved TVs has taught me anything, it's that the design flourish adds notably to the price you pay. The UN55H8000 is quite...

21 August 2014

Avforums.com

We've already reviewed the 55-inch version of Samsung's flagship Full HD TV for 2014. The UE55H8000 was an excellent example of a modern LCD TV with LED edge-lighting and a Full HD panel. The... Read more…

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User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 5 June 2015 by Akthorn "athorn"
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic tv great value for money, loving the hd and colours. just tried 3d superb. highly recommended tv.

Reviewed 31 May 2015 by Steelyeyedmissileman "Dam Yankee"

Great colour. Great depth of image. Fantastic.
Only slightly daft thing is the layout of sockets at the back.
They're all situated on one side which makes connecting slightly tricky.Read more…

Reviewed 21 November 2014 by John Mcgauchie
(Verified Purchase)

Great TV easy set up very sharp picture and great service from TV's and more, arrived earlier than expected well packed so very pleased.

Reviewed 16 October 2014 by Mr. Da Voisey-smith

Great TV. Picture superb, sound good and good ease of use.

Reviewed 4 October 2014 by FAISAL N.
(Verified Purchase)

Excelant picture quality.. Sound is good, recomemnded product.

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £115.37
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £117.20
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Energy Rating
0.58T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.58 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

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