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Samsung UE48H8000

£429.99
48" Full HD Curved Dec 2014
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Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date £117.20 Electricity cost over 5 years
Three industry awards
Good high def TV
Relatively expensive
30 Reviews + 3 Awards
Trusted Reviews Recommended avforums.com Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk Recommended
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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

Experts love this medium display diagonal TV and have given it three awards.

Websites Trusted Reviews, Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com all endorse this Samsung television and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

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

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

This television has an excellent average owner rating based on 8 owner reviews. 5 reviewers (100% of all reviewers) gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Users think this TV is one of the very best comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years.

Samsung Has Excellent Television Reviews

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

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Price

Relatively Expensive

Four people agreed that this TV was not expensive. Techradar mentioned “Relatively expensive” . Three years ago Trusted Reviews wrote in their review of the Samsung UE48H8000 “Might feel expensive once its rivals are out”. Expert website Cnet.co.uk said “It's very pricey for a Full HD model” but in spite of that they still rated it 4 stars out of 5.

Two people who reviewed the product considered that it was not good value for money. Techradar mentioned “It's not a total deal breaker for the untrained eye”. Expert website Whathifi.com wrote “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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Features

Good Technical Features

Four people considered that the Samsung UE48H8000 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”.

Effective Motion Controller

Two owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good remote control. Techradar mentioned in their review of this TV “Effective motion controller”. They also wrote “Smart Controller, smart functions” in their review.


Design

Great Design Giant Size

Four owners who purchased it said that it was good looking. Expert review site Hdtvtest.co.uk mentioned in their Samsung UE48H8000 review “There were times when we looked at the lush, beautiful picture put out by the Samsung UE55H8000”. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote “Samsung's UE65H8000 is a gorgeous television set that will no doubt look the business in your living room” in their review of this TV. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said in their review of this TV “Supremely stylish and bursting with features” and rated it 4 stars out of 5.

Three people who reviewed it considered that it was well designed. Website Cnet.co.uk mentioned “Its curvy nature and stylish design means it also looks the business”. Techradar said “Great design giant size” in their review of this TV. Expert website Reviewed.com wrote “It's that the design flourish adds notably to the price you pay”.

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Impressive Contrast Combined With Solid, Yet Detailed Blacks

Two customers who bought this TV thought it was well made. Techradar wrote “Impressive contrast combined with solid, yet detailed blacks” in their review of the Samsung UE48H8000. Expert review site Reviewed.com said “A very solid TV—but you're paying for the curve If reviewing multiple curved TVs has taught me anything” in their review of this TV.

Good Sound Quality

Four people concluded that this TV was good quality. Techradar mentioned “Picture quality is great” in their review of this TV. Three years ago Trusted Reviews scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Good sound quality” in their Samsung UE48H8000 review. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The curved 65-inch LCD UE65H8000 TV, which promises top notch image quality and plenty of bang for your wallet-crunching buck”.

Has a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UE48H8000 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV do not have a built-in camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative TVs with a built-in camera currently available including the Samsung UE46F8000 (£399.99) which has better reviews.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was December 2014 when this TV was released.


Display

Good High Def TV

Eleven customers said in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Three years ago expert website Hdtvtest.co.uk wrote “As TV manufacturers seek to boost sales of 4K Ultra HD televisions which command higher margins, they are reserving all their best features”. Expert review site Avforums.com said in their Samsung UE48H8000 review “We've already reviewed the 55-inch version of Samsung's flagship Full HD TV for 2014” and scored this TV 80 out of 100. They also mentioned “The UE55H8000 was an excellent example of a modern LCD TV with LED edge-lighting and a Full HD panel” in their review.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Two customers who reviewed this TV thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Reviewed.com said “The Samsung UN55H8000 (MSRP $2,899) is a high-end Full HD 1080p option that's smart, 3D capable”. Akthorn mentioned “Just tried 3d superb”.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions of a similar age and spec 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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Good Contrast

Three people agreed that this TV had a good contrast ratio. Two years ago Techradar gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and said “Great blacks and contrast ratio” in their review of this TV. Two people who bought it agreed that it had good picture quality.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The Samsung UE48H8000 has a wide color enhancer, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV, the UE48H8000 does not feature OLED technology.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The Samsung UE48H8000 has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also have a 2D-3D converter.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV is 310Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 1,000 hertz, the UE48H8000 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this TV.

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48 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 48 inches television.

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Energy

OK Running Costs

This TV is rated A for energy efficiency, and based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the UE48H8000 is £118, which is typical compared to the other 661 TVs of a comparable spec and age.


Audio

Good Sound Quality

Three customers who purchased it said that it had good sound quality. Faisal N. mentioned on expert website Amazon “Sound is good, recomemnded product” in their Samsung UE48H8000 review. Three years ago Mr. Da Voisey-Smith gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Amazon “Picture superb, sound good and good ease of use”.

Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The UE48H8000 has a built-in subwoofer. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this television do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 40 Watts, the UE48H8000's RMS rated power is one of the highest amongst medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV. The lowest RMS rated power of medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago is 4W and the highest is 1,000W.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The Samsung UE48H8000 has an auto volume leveler. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also have an auto volume leveler.

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Fairly High Subwoofer RMS Power

The Samsung UE48H8000 has one of the higher subwoofer RMS powers (20 Watts) amongst medium display diagonal TVs of this age. The average subwoofer RMS power of similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as this TV is 14W.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The UE48H8000 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Samsung UE46F8000 (£399.99) which has better reviews; or the Samsung UE50F6400 (£349.99) which is cheaper.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also support Wi-Fi including the Panasonic TX-48AS640 (£509.79).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung UE48H8000 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Samsung UE48H8000 supports Bluetooth. Most of the other televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV do not support Bluetooth.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The UE48H8000 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other televisions that are a similar age to this television also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Samsung UE48H8000 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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Certificates

Green (Eco) Compliant

The UE48H8000 is green (Eco) compliant. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also are green (Eco) compliant.

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Performance

Features Motion Control

The UE48H8000 features motion control. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV also feature motion control.

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Supports Face Detection

The Samsung UE48H8000 supports face detection, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Supports BD Wise

The Samsung UE48H8000 supports BD Wise. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also support BD Wise.

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Features Voice Control

The UE48H8000 features voice control, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Features Extended PVR

The UE48H8000 features extended PVR, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Features Local Dimming

The UE48H8000 features local dimming, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television which do not feature local dimming.

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Has a Game Mode

The Samsung UE48H8000 has a game mode, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Packaging Content

Has a Mounting Kit

The Samsung UE48H8000 has a mounting kit. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV also have a mounting kit.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Samsung UE48H8000 has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Samsung UE48H8000 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also have a desktop stand included.

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Smart TV

Supports Timeshift

The UE48H8000 supports timeshift. Most of the other televisions that have been around for around the same time as this television also support timeshift.

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Supports Interactive TV

The UE48H8000 supports interactive TV, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that came out around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Internet TV

The UE48H8000 supports internet TV. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The UE48H8000 supports Smart TV. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec also support Smart TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The UE48H8000 has a common interface (CI) slot, as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung UE48H8000 supports Picture-in-Picture, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for more than two years.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UE48H8000 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

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Weight & Dimensions

Fairly Thick

At 79.2 millimeters, the UE48H8000 has a fairly thick depth compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as this TV. The average depth of medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for a similar time to this television is 59mm, and the depths range from 3.5mm to 100mm.

Other TVs with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE46F8000 (£399.99) (34.9mm and higher rated); or the Samsung UE50F6400 (£349.99) (49.4mm and cheaper).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue48h8000szxzt, samsung ue48h8000stxxu, samsungtv ue48h8000, ue48h8080sq
Barcodes 08806086055802, 08806086056991, 08806086058438, 08806086058490, 08806086068000, 08806086069786, 08806086134545

Samsung UE48H8000 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung UE48H8000 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 1,018,074 product attributes, 85,006 TV reviews and 3,569,800 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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