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55" Curved Jun 2014
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Samsung H8000 (UE55H8000) Curved 3D LED LCD HD TV Review
Samsung UE55H8000 Curved 3D LED LCD HD TV Review

27 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

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

Good Expert Reviews

Based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and Pocket Lint the average expert rating of this large TV is 80 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 22 owner reviews this TV has an average owner rating of 82%.

Good Product Quality

A number of Samsung UE55H8000 owners who bought the product concluded that it was good quality. Two years ago Digital Versus said “Picture quality is great” in their review of this TV but in spite of that they only gave the product a score of 3 stars. Digital Versus also mentioned “Excellent picture quality”. 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”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few customers who reviewed this TV considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Claus Heinrich rated the Samsung UE55H8000 5 stars and said on Amazon “Has 4 pair of nice 3D glasses with batteries that are activitated” in their review. Johnson mentioned on Amazon “I would give 5 star for 3D, better than theatre” and gave the product an excellent rating. Johnson also said “We thoroughly enjoyed our first 3D movie in our home”.

Good High Def TV

A few people wrote in their reviews that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Three years ago Cnet.co.uk rated this TV 4 stars and mentioned in their Samsung UE55H8000 review 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 wrote “It still sits directly below the company's wallet busting Ultra HD sets”. Expert review site Techradar.com said “Having already set the bar for 2014 TVs with its sensational UE65HU8500 UHD TV, Samsung is now turning its sights on the full HD market with the UE55H8000”.

Nice Design

Several Samsung UE55H8000 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was good looking. Three years ago Cnet.co.uk said on CNET.co.uk “Supremely stylish and bursting with features” and rated the product 70 out of 100. Digital Versus said “Its curvy nature and stylish design means it also looks the business” in their review. Three years ago Hdtvtest.co.uk said “There were times when we looked at the lush, beautiful picture put out by the Samsung UE55H8000”.

Two Samsung UE55H8000 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was a good design. Two years ago Digital Versus wrote in their review of this TV “Attractive curved, screen design”. Expert review site Reviewed.com wrote “It's that the design flourish adds notably to the price you pay” in their review.

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was luxurious. Expert review site Whathifi.com said “The upmarket H8000 series was announced at CES in January”.

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Good Technical Features

Some Samsung UE55H8000 owners who bought this TV wrote that it had good features. Claus Heinrich mentioned on Amazon two years ago “You are connected, and, all features are working on new TV” in their review of the Samsung UE55H8000 and rated it 5 stars. Expert website 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 review of the Samsung UE55H8000 and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “Is jam-packed full of top-notch features that work a treat”.

Samsung TVs Have Good Reviews

Samsung is one of the better rated television brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Samsung also has good ratings for its large TVs.

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Good Sound Quality

Some people who purchased it considered that it had good sound quality. Claus Heinrich mentioned “Sound is good and has surround feel” . Digital Versus mentioned “Good sound quality”.

Robust

Two customers reckoned that the Samsung UE55H8000 was well made. Digital Versus mentioned “Impressive contrast combined with solid, yet detailed blacks” in their Samsung UE55H8000 review. Expert review site Reviewed.com said three years ago “A very solid TV—but you're paying for the curve If reviewing multiple curved TVs has taught me anything”.

One Samsung UE55H8000 reviewer who bought this TV concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch.

One Samsung UE55H8000 reviewer considered that the product was strong and durable. Expert website Techradar.com rated the Samsung UE55H8000 5 stars and said three years ago “Accompanies its stellar pictures with startlingly robust sonics” in their Samsung UE55H8000 review.

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Good Picture Quality

A number of Samsung UE55H8000 reviewers who reviewed the Samsung UE55H8000 concluded that it had good picture quality. Three years ago Gadgetshow.channel5.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this TV “The curved 65-inch LCD UE65H8000 TV, which promises top notch image quality and plenty of bang for your wallet-crunching buck”.

One Samsung UE55H8000 reviewer mentioned that the product had a good contrast ratio. Digital Versus wrote in their Samsung UE55H8000 review “Great blacks and contrast ratio” nonetheless they only scored it 3 stars.

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Easy to Use

Three Samsung UE55H8000 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. John Billingsley wrote in his review “It is so easy to use and a dream to set up” . Mr. D. Shaw mentioned in their review of this TV “Sound outstanding and ease of use great”. Digital Versus wrote in their review of the Samsung UE55H8000 “Easy to use smart TV system”.

Good Remote Control

Some Samsung UE55H8000 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good remote control. Claus Heinrich mentioned “Great new kind of remote is included” in their review of this TV and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of this TV “Effective motion controller” .

Good Support

A few Samsung UE55H8000 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it had good technical guidance. Two years ago Claus Heinrich wrote “Good directions for quick start guide and setup” in their review. Johnson said in his review of this TV also two years ago “Setting up 3D with manual changes following the instructions was easy” .

Good Size

Some Samsung UE55H8000 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was a good depth. Claus Heinrich wrote in their review of the Samsung UE55H8000 on Amazon “Picture has depth and 3D look when it” and gave it a very good review.

One Samsung UE55H8000 owner reckoned that this TV was thick. Happy in Cyprus wrote in their review on Amazon “Now it has developed a thick black band across the top of the screen” nonetheless they scored it 1 stars.

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Good Stand

Some customers considered that the Samsung UE55H8000 had a good stand. Claus Heinrich said “Stand was easy to install” in their review of the Samsung UE55H8000. Cnet.co.uk gave this TV a rating of 70 out of 100 and mentioned on expert website CNET.co.uk “Its curved screen immediately makes it stand out from the crowd”.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One person considered that it was good for social networking. Claus Heinrich wrote “Is great if you Game, Facebook, Tweet or use your TV for social media interacting--I don't.” . One Samsung UE55H8000 owner who reviewed the Samsung UE55H8000 said that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Digital Versus mentioned “Has all UK catchup TV services” in their review yet they rated it 60 out of 100.

Good Connectivity

One person who purchased this TV considered that it was wifi compatible. Claus Heinrich said in their review on Amazon “Basically connects to the internet automatically if you are using a wireless network--finds it in 2 seconds or less”.

Supports Smart TV

The UE55H8000 supports smart TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the UE55H8000 also support smart TV.

It may also be worth considering one of the other televisions which support smart TV currently available including the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Like most of the other TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UE55H8000, the UE55H8000 has a wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other televisions with a wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price].

There are a number of other TVs which also have a wi-Fi which you might also want to look at including the Sony KDL-60W855[plb_2182887_price].

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

Most televisions that are a comparable age to the UE55H8000 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the UE55H8000 which has four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

Most large TVs that were released more than two years ago have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the UE55H8000 which has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the TVs of this spec and age the motion interpolation frequencys range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 460Hz. At 1,000 hertz, the UE55H8000 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the UE55H8000.

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Fairly High Subwoofer RMS Power

Televisions of a comparable type and age to the UE55H8000 have subwoofer RMS powers of between 10W and 50W. At 20 Watts, the UE55H8000 has a quite high subwoofer RMS power compared to most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the UE55H8000.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This TV has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many TVs of a similar age and spec to it.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable age and type to it.

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5 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A few Samsung UE55H8000 reviewers thought the Samsung UE55H8000 was not cheap. Digital Versus said “Relatively expensive” in their review of this TV. Digital Versus also wrote “Expensive for HD set”. Digital Versus also wrote “It's hugely expensive (around 2 000) for a Full HD TV, there was a lot of backlight clouding on our review sample”.

Several Samsung UE55H8000 owners wrote that this TV was not good value for money. Johnson wrote in his review of the Samsung UE55H8000 on Amazon “For the price of one K, can't complain”. Three years ago Cnet.co.uk mentioned “Although it's pricey” in their review of this TV. Cnet.co.uk also said “It's very pricey for a Full HD model”.

One person said in their reviews that it was not a bargain for the price. Whathifi.com wrote in their review of the Samsung UE55H8000 three years ago “A couple of years ago a Full HD 65in set costing just over £3000 would have been seen as a bargain” but despite that they gave the Samsung UE55H8000 a score of 4 stars.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UE55H8000 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE55H8000 do not feature OLED technology. The UE55H8000 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

Other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to look at include the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The average power consumption (PowerSave) of TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE55H8000 is 44W. With a power consumption (PowerSave) of 54 Watts, the Samsung UE55H8000 has a fairly high power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the UE55H8000.

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Fairly Thick

The thinnest depth of televisions of a comparable spec and age to the UE55H8000 is 3.5mm and the thickest is 100mm. The Samsung UE55H8000 has one of the thicker depths (89.8 millimeters) amongst large TVs of this age.

If you would consider a television with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-60W855[plb_2182887_price] (93mm).

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE55H8000

OK Running Costs

This Samsung television is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The UE55H8000 has an average running cost of £127 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 321 TVs of a comparable age and type.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This Samsung TV has been on the market for over two years.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable type and age 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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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
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
Audio
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
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
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
Extended PVR
Voice Control
Face Detection
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
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)
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
Manual

4 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
Samsung's latest U 65 8000 is a monster of a TV, and that's not just because of its 65inch screen size
Glossy screen susceptible to glare
Narrow viewing angles
Risk of clouding
Samsung's 65inch wonder is a topnotch set, but we have a few minor problems with it
For starters, we found a little bit of lag in the default viewing options when playing games, but it's not a total deal breaker for the untrained eye
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…

8 August 2014

Curved TVs are great, yes I said it and you really have to check one out to really see and understand its benefits. A few months ago, we here at Booredatwork.com got our hands on the Samsung... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 31 March 2015 by Johnson

I would give 5 star for 3D, better than theatre. We thoroughly enjoyed our first 3D movie in our home. Setting up 3D with manual changes following the instructions was easy. Better with 4k but for... Read more…

Reviewed 11 January 2015 by Claus Heinrich | 2 Comments

I waited two weeks to write this review, I wanted to be sure, and helpful to others. Buy it! Curved screen is awesome. Picture has depth and 3D look when it is not 3D. Very little side fade--hard... Read more…

Reviewed 3 January 2015 by Mr. D. Shaw
(Verified Purchase)

If you want a tv that's everything you want this is it everything connected by wifi at the touch of a button the clarity of the picture and sound outstanding and ease of use great.

Reviewed 1 November 2014 by Happy In Cyprus | 2 Comments

Around 3 years ago we bought a Samsung UE55D8000 3D TV, with soundbar. We loved the TV until 2 months ago, but now it has developed a thick black band across the top of the screen. Also, it now... Read more…

Reviewed 29 October 2014 by Pavel Matveev | 10 Comments

I bought my 55 inch TV (UE55H8000) from Samsung in April 2014 (almost top model), after 2 months of using it stopped working.
I've been calling to Samsung customer service/Visual FX (their... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £124.99
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.63 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue55h8000, ue55h8000s, ue55h8000sz, UE55H8000ST, ue55h8000stx, ue55h8000stxx, ue55h8000stxxu, samsung p221884, samsung p221884p, samsung ue55h8000, samsung ue55h8000s, samsung ue55h8000st, samsung ue55h8000sz, samsung ue55h8000stx, samsung ue55h8000szx, samsung ue55h8000szxz, samsung ue55h8000stxx, samsung ue55h8000stxxu, samsung ue55h8000szxzt
Barcodes 08806086009348, 08806086009737, 08806086009744, 08806086011808, 08806086032797, 08806086048033

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