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Samsung UE55F8000AT

55" Full HD Flat Apr 2014
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date £122.39 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good high def TV
Good product quality
Good size

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Reviews

Excellent Brand

Based on 47,290 user and expert reviews (including 2,155 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent ratings for its TVs. Samsung also has excellent ratings specifically for its large display diagonal TVs compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Price

A Bit Expensive

A number of customers who purchased this TV concluded that it was not cheap. Expert website Cnet.com said four years ago “The excellent yet expensive Samsung UNF8000 is a tour de force of LED LCD TV design, features” in their review of the Samsung UE55F8000ST. In the same month expert review site Cnet.co.uk said “It's hugely expensive and if you mostly use your TV to watch mov” but in spite of that they still gave the Samsung UE55F8000ST a score of 5 stars. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “It is quite expensive, though” in their review but they still rated it 5 stars.

Two Samsung UE55F8000ST reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was not good value for money. Five years ago Evogadget.com said in their review “3D requires costly glasses”. Digitalspy.co.uk said “The pricey world of LED TVs has finally caught up” however they still gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

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Features

Good Technical Features

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

Good Remote Control

One person reckoned that the Samsung UE55F8000ST had a good remote control.


Energy

Average Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this television is A+. The UE55F8000AT is typical compared to the other 307 televisions of this age and spec that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the UE55F8000AT is £123.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Several Samsung UE55F8000ST owners who purchased the Samsung UE55F8000ST wrote that it had good technical guidance. Expert review site Technlologyx.com wrote in their review of the Samsung UE55F8000ST three years ago “Features such as a Smart Hub with TV Channel Guide, very simple” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Expert website Businessspectator.com.au mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE55F8000ST “Over the last few years it has inked some impressive content deals to help it fight off Apple in the gadget space”.


Design

Good Product Quality

A few customers reckoned that the product was good quality. Cnet.co.uk said in their review of this TV on CNET.co.uk four years ago “It has strong picture and audio quality and a truly excellent smart TV system, making it a well-rounded package”. Expert website Smarthouse.com.au said in their review of this TV “You're after a TV with smart features and premium picture quality then the slender 40-inch Samsung UA40F8000 might be for you” . Expert website Hdtvsolutions.com mentioned “The TV's great picture quality - right out of the box - should calm your qualms” in their review of the Samsung UE55F8000ST and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Nice Design

A number of customers who bought it concluded that it was good looking. Pcmag.com rated it 80 out of 100 and said on expert review site PC Mag three years ago “Loads of features in a beautiful streamlined cabinet.” in their review of this TV. Cnet.com.au wrote in their review of this TV on expert website CNET.com.au “Samsung's flagship smart TV features a slim, stylish design, plus impressive software functions like natural voice recognition”. Expert website Techdigest.tv said “The UE55F800 is a truly beautiful set, with a jaw-dropping design befitting of its price tag” in their Samsung UE55F8000ST review.

Several people who purchased the Samsung UE55F8000ST reckoned that it was a good design. Expert website Smarthouse.com.au said “Praised for it's space saving design and advanced functionaliti”. Expert review site Hdtvtest.co.uk wrote in their Samsung UE55F8000ST review four years ago “The UE46F8000′s stunning design still wowed us no end”. Techguide.com.au scored this TV 5 stars and said in their review “The company has raised the bar in every aspect of this LED TV and combines sleek design and func”.

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Easy to Use

Several Samsung UE55F8000ST owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good experience. Toptenreviews.com said “It includes many extra features to enhance your TV viewing experience” . Expert review site Whathifi.com mentioned “A friendlier user experience” in their Samsung UE55F8000ST review and scored it 80 out of 100.

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it had a good interface. Digitaltrends.com mentioned “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” in their Samsung UE55F8000ST review and rated it 4 stars.

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good voice recognition. One Samsung UE55F8000ST reviewer who bought it thought it was easy to handle.

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Robust

One Samsung UE55F8000ST reviewer who reviewed the Samsung UE55F8000ST considered that it was well made.

Has a Built-In Camera

The UE55F8000AT has a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions of this type and age do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs with a built-in camera currently available including because of their better review scores, the UN55ES8000F, or the ES8000 both from Samsung.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The UE55F8000AT has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to this TV.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

A few Samsung UE55F8000ST owners who purchased the product agreed that it was thin. Four years ago expert review site Homecinemachoice.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE55F8000ST “The UE55F8000 hits the ground running with its design, which combines an on-trend slender bezel with a dark, glassy finish” and rated it 5 stars. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au said “They have always been slim, easy on your power bill, look great”. Goodgearguide.com.au also wrote “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”.

Quite Thin

The average depth of large display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV is 55mm, and the depths range from 2.9mm to 100mm. At only 30 millimeters, the UE55F8000AT has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other large display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this television.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Samsung UE55D7000LS (29mm).

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Display

Good Picture Quality

A number of Samsung UE55F8000ST reviewers who purchased it considered that it had good picture quality. Expert website Flatpanelshd.com said “With F8000 Samsung says that they have improved picture quality in a number of areas”. Itproportal.com mentioned in their review “Sophisticated feature set, fabulous picture quality from any source” and rated the Samsung UE55F8000ST as excellent. Evogadget.com wrote “Topnotch image quality”.

Good High Def TV

A few Samsung UE55F8000ST reviewers who purchased this TV thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Trustedreviews.com wrote 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.”. Expert website Toptenreviews.com mentioned “With a full HD 1920 x 1080 picture” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “The Samsung UE55F8000 is arguably the most advanced Full HD LED TV you can buy today”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of people who bought this TV thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website T3.com said “The F8000 currently represents the pinnacle of Samsung's Smart 3D TV range” in their review of this TV. Five years ago Evogadget.com said in their review “Two pairs of active 3D glasses included”. Evogadget.com also wrote “Very good color in 3D scenes”.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec televisions that have been on the market 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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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The Samsung UE55F8000AT has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also have a 2D-3D converter.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

TVs that were released more than two years ago have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz. The UE55F8000AT has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies (1,200 hertz) amongst large display diagonal TVs of this age.

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3D Comb Filter

The Samsung UE55F8000AT has a 3D comb filter which is better than most TVs of a comparable age and type to it. Most TVs of this age and spec have a 2D comb filter.

A 3D comb filter is in fact the best comb filter amongst all similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 2D comb filter is the worst comb filter amongst similar types of television.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 55" televisions currently available including because of its better review score, the Samsung UN55ES8000F.

If this television display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the NEC MultiSync E585 (£1,480.90) (58").

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

A number of customers who purchased it thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Five years ago Evogadget.com mentioned “Internet connectivity, builtin web browser” in their review. Four years ago expert website Techguide.com.au wrote “Samsung's Series 55-inch F8000 is the hero product of its smart TV range that combines excellent picture quality, connectivity plus gesture”.

One Samsung UE55F8000ST reviewer thought it was able to connect to the internet. Evogadget.com said “Internet features, including builtin web browser” in their review of this TV. One Samsung UE55F8000ST reviewer said in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Evogadget.com mentioned in their review “Ethernet and builtin WiFi”.

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Good Smart TV

One Samsung UE55F8000ST reviewer concluded that it had great smart functions. Whathifi.com mentioned “It's a cutting-edge set with improved smart features” in their Samsung UE55F8000ST review.

Supports Interactive TV

The UE55F8000AT supports interactive TV, as do most of the other televisions of this type and age.

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Supports Timeshift

The Samsung UE55F8000AT supports timeshift, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV.

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Supports Internet TV

The UE55F8000AT supports internet TV. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The UE55F8000AT supports Smart TV. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also support Smart TV.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Samsung released the UE55F8000AT in April 2014.


Audio

Good Sound Quality

A few Samsung UE55F8000ST owners reckoned that the product had good sound quality. Expert website Whathifi.com scored the Samsung UE55F8000ST 80 out of 100 and said in their review “A definite step up in both sound and picture performance.”.

Four Loudspeakers

The UE55F8000AT is a four loudspeaker television. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV have between one and seven loudspeakers.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The UE55F8000AT has a built-in subwoofer, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

At 40 Watts, the UE55F8000AT has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other large display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV. The RMS rated powers of similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this television range from 7W to 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 22W.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The Samsung UE55F8000AT has an auto volume leveler, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that came out around the same time as this television.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung UE55F8000AT supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other televisions that have been around for a similar time to this TV also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The UE55F8000AT supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV.

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Supports Miracast

The Samsung UE55F8000AT supports Miracast. Most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this TV also support Miracast.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UE55F8000AT has an ethernet port, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as this TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a DVI Port

The UE55F8000AT has a DVI port. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec do not have a DVI port.

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Has an Audio Input for DVI

The Samsung UE55F8000AT has an audio input for DVI, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The UE55F8000AT has a PC in (D-Sub) port, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs that were launched more than two years ago do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The UE55F8000AT has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this television also have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Performance

Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The UE55F8000AT supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), as do most of the other televisions of this age and spec.

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Supports Face Detection

The Samsung UE55F8000AT supports face detection, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this television.

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Features Motion Control

The UE55F8000AT features motion control, as do most of the other televisions that are a similar age to this television.

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Features Extended PVR

The UE55F8000AT features extended PVR, as do most of the other televisions of this age and spec.

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Has a Child Lock

The Samsung UE55F8000AT has a child lock. Most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago also have a child lock.

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Features Voice Control

The UE55F8000AT features voice control, as do most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as this TV.

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Supports BD Wise

The UE55F8000AT supports BD Wise. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also support BD Wise.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The UE55F8000AT does not feature local dimming, unlike most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Has a Game Mode

The Samsung UE55F8000AT has a game mode, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The UE55F8000AT supports smartphones being used as a remote, as do most of the other televisions that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Packaging Content

Has a Camera Included

The UE55F8000AT has a camera included, unlike most of the other televisions of this type and age which do not have a camera included.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The Samsung UE55F8000AT has a mounting kit, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this television.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The UE55F8000AT has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The UE55F8000AT has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The UE55F8000AT has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other televisions that were launched around the same time as this television also have an Energy Star certified.

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Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The UE55F8000AT has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung UE55F8000AT supports Picture-in-Picture, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this television.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UE55F8000AT has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as this television also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue55f8000slxxn, samsung ue55f8000st, ue55f8000slxxc, UE55F8000STXXU, ue55f8000at
Barcodes 08806071207001, 08806085438477, 08806085439023, 08806085444881, 08806085447141, 08806085449053, 08806085457010, 08806085461741

Samsung UE55F8000AT Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung UE55F8000AT 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 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 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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