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Samsung UE55F8000

CNET.com.au Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
55" Flat Feb 2012
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date
With the elegant Samsung F8000 Series 8 LED TV, it's like you re experiencing TV for the first time. You can explore online content and get personal viewing recommendations. With Samsung's Smart... More
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27 Reasons For

Twenty-Two Industry Awards

This television is one of the most highly awarded of all the TVs of this type and age.

The experts at Digitaltrends.com, Trusted Reviews, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au, Overclockersonline.net, Technlologyx.com and Techradar.com/au/ all said that this TV was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

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

The writers at three more expert review sites all decided that this TV was great. Hdtvtest.co.uk, Flatpanelshd.com and Avforums.com all gave this television a "Highly Recommended" award.

This large TV was given a "Best Buy" award by Homecinemachoice.com, Expert Reviews and Itproportal.com all of whom wrote that this television was a sensible purchase.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on fifty-three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar the average expert rating of this television is 88 out of 100. TV experts think this TV is one of the better TVs of a comparable age and spec.

Good Picture Quality

Some people who reviewed the Samsung UE55F8000 mentioned that it had good picture quality. Flatpanelshd.com mentioned “With F8000 Samsung says that they have improved picture quality in a number of areas” in their review of the Samsung UE55F8000. Itproportal.com said in their review of this TV four years ago “Sophisticated feature set, fabulous picture quality from any source” . Evogadget.com mentioned “Topnotch image quality” in their review.

Good High Def TV

Several Samsung UE55F8000 owners who bought this TV mentioned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Trustedreviews.com said on expert website 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 UE55F8000. Expert review site Toptenreviews.com said “With a full HD 1920 x 1080 picture”. Pocket-Lint.com gave the Samsung UE55F8000 a score of 5 stars and mentioned “The Samsung UE55F8000 is arguably the most advanced Full HD LED TV you can buy today”.

Good Technical Features

A number of customers who bought it wrote that it had good features. Four years ago expert review site Hometheaterreview.com mentioned “Consequently, this TV is loaded with all of the company's best technologies and features” in their Samsung UE55F8000 review and gave it a score of 5 stars. Expert website Stuff.tv said “After all, this 55in edge-lit LED screen promises a shiny new Smart Hub, new features and better all-round performance” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Stuff.tv also mentioned “A stunning screen and smarter features have thrown down the gauntlet for TVs in 2013”.

Good Size

Eleven Samsung UE55F8000 owners mentioned in their reviews that this TV was thin. Expert review site Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “The UE55F8000 hits the ground running with its design, which combines an on-trend slender bezel with a dark, glassy finish” in their Samsung UE55F8000 review. Four years ago Goodgearguide.com.au gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their Samsung UE55F8000 review “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

Several people concluded that this TV was good quality. Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE55F8000 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”. Four years ago expert review site 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”. Expert review site Hdtvsolutions.com said in their review in the same month “The TV's great picture quality - right out of the box - should calm your qualms”.

Nice Design

A few people who bought the Samsung UE55F8000 reckoned that it was good looking. Three years ago Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “Loads of features in a beautiful streamlined cabinet.”. Trustedreviews.com said in their review “The world at large – are still pretty psyched to have the first 2013-range Sa”. Cnet.com.au mentioned on expert review site CNET.com.au “Samsung's flagship smart TV features a slim, stylish design, plus impressive software functions like natural voice recognition” in their review of this TV.

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good design. Four years ago expert review site Smarthouse.com.au mentioned “Praised for it's space saving design and advanced functionaliti” in their review of the Samsung UE55F8000. Hdtvtest.co.uk said “The UE46F8000′s stunning design still wowed us no end” in their Samsung UE55F8000 review. Four years ago expert website Techguide.com.au mentioned “The company has raised the bar in every aspect of this LED TV and combines sleek design and func”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of Samsung UE55F8000 owners said in their reviews that the product had a good 3D picture quality. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on Trusted Reviews four years ago “The Samsung UE55F8000 improves dramatically over its already illustrious predecessor in almost every way, combining class-leading 3D images and outstanding 2D images with a huge, cutting edge feature count” in their Samsung UE55F8000 review and rated it as excellent. Expert website T3.com said “The F8000 currently represents the pinnacle of Samsung's Smart 3D TV range”. Evogadget.com mentioned in their Samsung UE55F8000 review “Two pairs of active 3D glasses included” .

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

We calculated the average ratings for all Samsung TVs and also specifically for Samsung large TVs and found that in both cases Samsung had good ratings.

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Good Sound Quality

Some Samsung UE55F8000 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this TV had good sound quality. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert review site Trusted Reviews “Even – honestly!- some startlingly good audio” in their review of the Samsung UE55F8000 and scored the Samsung UE55F8000 very highly. Expert review site Whathifi.com mentioned “A definite step up in both sound and picture performance.” in their review.

Good Connectivity

Several people who purchased this TV thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Evogadget.com said “Internet connectivity, builtin web browser” in their review. Expert review site Techguide.com.au scored it 5 stars and mentioned “Samsung's Series 55-inch F8000 is the hero product of its smart TV range that combines excellent picture quality, connectivity plus gesture” in their review of this TV.

One Samsung UE55F8000 reviewer who reviewed the Samsung UE55F8000 reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. Five years ago Evogadget.com wrote “Internet features, including builtin web browser” in their review of this TV.

One person who reviewed this TV said that it was wifi compatible. Evogadget.com said “Ethernet and builtin WiFi”.

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Easy to Use

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good experience. Expert review site Toptenreviews.com said “It includes many extra features to enhance your TV viewing experience” in their review of this TV. Whathifi.com rated it 4 stars and mentioned in their Samsung UE55F8000 review “A friendlier user experience”.

One customer said in their reviews that the Samsung UE55F8000 had a good interface. Expert website Digitaltrends.com said in their review of this TV “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” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

One Samsung UE55F8000 reviewer who purchased this TV mentioned that it had good voice recognition. One customer mentioned that it was easy to handle.

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Good Support

Two customers who bought it thought it had good technical guidance. Expert website Technlologyx.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned “Features such as a Smart Hub with TV Channel Guide, very simple”. Businessspectator.com.au said “Over the last few years it has inked some impressive content deals to help it fight off Apple in the gadget space”.

Good Remote Control

One Samsung UE55F8000 reviewer thought it had a good remote control.

Robust

One Samsung UE55F8000 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was well made.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One Samsung UE55F8000 owner thought it had great smart functions. Expert review site Whathifi.com mentioned four years ago “It's a cutting-edge set with improved smart features” .

Has a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UE55F8000 has a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to the UE55F8000 do not have a built-in camera.

Other televisions with a built-in camera currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Samsung UN55F8000[plb_1998277_price], or the LG 55EA980[plb_2042821_price].

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Supports Smart TV

Like most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the UE55F8000, the UE55F8000 supports smart TV.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The Samsung UE55F8000 has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE55F8000.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UN55F8000[plb_1998277_price].

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Two Composite Video Ins

Most of the other large TVs that have been available for more than two years only have one composite video in, however the UE55F8000 has two composite video ins.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 30 Watts, the Samsung UE55F8000 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE55F8000. The lowest RMS rated power of large TVs that are a similar age to the UE55F8000 is 7.5W and the highest is 100W.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Large TVs that were launched more than two years ago have motion interpolation frequencys of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 1,000 hertz, the Samsung UE55F8000 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UE55F8000.

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Quite High Subwoofer RMS Power

Across all the large TVs that came out around the same time as the UE55F8000 the subwoofer RMS powers range from 10W to 50W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 17W. At 20 Watts, the UE55F8000 has a very high subwoofer RMS power compared to most of the other large TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This television has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on large TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Thin

The UE55F8000 has one of the thinner depths (only 30 millimeters) amongst TVs of this age. The thinnest depth of televisions of a comparable age and type to the UE55F8000 is 3.5mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average depth is 56mm.

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3 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A few customers mentioned that it was not cheap. Expert review site Cnet.com said in their review of the Samsung UE55F8000 “The excellent yet expensive Samsung UNF8000 is a tour de force of LED LCD TV design, features” but despite that they still gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Expert website Cnet.co.uk said “It's hugely expensive and if you mostly use your TV to watch mov” but they gave this TV a score of 5 stars. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “It is quite expensive, though” in their Samsung UE55F8000 review but despite that they rated it 5 stars.

Several customers who bought this TV thought it was not good value for money. Evogadget.com said five years ago “3D requires costly glasses” in their review. Digitalspy.co.uk said “The pricey world of LED TVs has finally caught up” in their Samsung UE55F8000 review.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE55F8000 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the UE55F8000 also do not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also feature OLED technology including the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price].

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Fairly High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The UE55F8000 has a quite high power consumption (PowerSave) (56 Watts) compared to most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average power consumption (PowerSave) of similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE55F8000 is 44W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE55F8000

Average Running Costs

This large TV has an efficiency rating of A+, and the average 5 year running cost of the UE55F8000 is £123 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 321 TVs of a comparable age and type.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions that were launched around the same time as 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 Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Samsung released the UE55F8000.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Supported 3D Technologies
2D-3D Converter
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Number of Tuners
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Timeshift
Interactive TV
Audio
Audio System
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
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
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
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Remote (IR) Output
Networking
Wi-Fi
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
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Smartphone Remote Support
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
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
Camera Included
3D Glasses Quantity
Mounting Kit
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card

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

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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

21 November 2013

This LED TV has one of the best video displays on the market, and it includes many extra features to enhance your TV viewing experience...

Toptenreviews.com

20 October 2013

At first, all the features and apps that the Samsung UN55F8000BF Smart TV provides might be intimidating, but the TV's great picture quality - right out of the box - should calm your qualms. You...

16 October 2013

When it comes to televisions, LCD panels with LED lighting seems to be the choice of the masses. Offering a good balance of affordability and performance, LED lighting can be credited for making... Read more…

15 October 2013

Overclockersonline.net

I remember the first TV Samsung shipped to me for review; it was a 46? LCD that sat in my parents living room. I thought that was a big TV but as years have passed the TVs started getting bigger.... Read more…

9 October 2013

Samsung, the global electronics leader is on a serious marathon run, and somehow no other electronics manufacturer seems to catch up with them. Be it product launches and new technologies Samsung... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £121.78
Electricity cost when on standby £0.61
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue55f8000, ue55f8000a, ue55f8000at, UE55F8000STXXU, samsung ue55f8000, samsung ue55f8000s, samsung ue55f8000st, samsung ue55f8000sl, samsung ue55f8000slx, samsung ue55f8000stx, samsung ue55f8000stxx, samsung ue55f8000slxx, samsung ue55f8000slxxn, samsung ue55f8000stxxu
Barcodes 08806071207001, 08806085438477, 08806085439023, 08806085444881, 08806085447141, 08806085449053, 08806085457010, 08806085461741

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