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Samsung UE65F8000

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65" May 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Wi-Fi Release Date
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Samsung UE65F8000 review

29 Reasons For

Twenty-Two Industry Awards

This television has received twenty-two awards from TV experts.

The experts at six expert review sites all wrote that this TV was terrific and gave it their highest award. This television received an "Editor's Choice" award from Digitaltrends.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au, Overclockersonline.net, Technlologyx.com and Techradar.com/au/.

Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Pocket Lint, Pcactual.com and Itc.ua all thought that concluded that they would endorse this Samsung TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This television received a "Highly Recommended" from Hdtvtest.co.uk, Flatpanelshd.com and Avforums.com all of whom thought that this Samsung TV was great.

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

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on fifty-three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar this TV has an average expert rating of 88%. This puts this large TV in the top 14% of all the TVs of a comparable age and type when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Picture Quality

Seven Samsung UE65F8000 reviewers who purchased this TV agreed that it had good picture quality. Four years ago expert website Flatpanelshd.com wrote in their review of this TV “With F8000 Samsung says that they have improved picture quality in a number of areas”. Expert website Itproportal.com mentioned in their review “Sophisticated feature set, fabulous picture quality from any source” and rated it as very good. Expert website Digitalspy.co.uk wrote in their review of the Samsung UE65F8000 “A few years ago, plasma TVs were the only way to get the best possible picture quality in your living room” .

Good Technical Features

Some customers who reviewed it said that it had good features. Expert website Hometheaterreview.com mentioned in their review “Consequently, this TV is loaded with all of the company's best technologies and features”. Expert review site 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”. Stuff.tv also mentioned “A stunning screen and smarter features have thrown down the gauntlet for TVs in 2013”.

Good Size

Several customers who reviewed it concluded that it 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 review of the Samsung UE65F8000 and gave it a very good rating. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “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

Eight people wrote that the product was good quality. Expert website Cnet.co.uk scored it 5 stars and mentioned “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 “You're after a TV with smart features and premium picture quality then the slender 40-inch Samsung UA40F8000 might be for you”. Hdtvsolutions.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and said “The TV's great picture quality - right out of the box - should calm your qualms” in their review of the Samsung UE65F8000.

Nice Design

Some customers who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this TV on expert review site PC Mag three years ago “Loads of features in a beautiful streamlined cabinet.”. Four years ago Cnet.com.au said 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 the Samsung UE65F8000. Expert review site Techdigest.tv scored this TV 5 stars and mentioned in their review “The UE55F800 is a truly beautiful set, with a jaw-dropping design befitting of its price tag”.

A number of customers thought it was a good design. Expert review site Smarthouse.com.au said four years ago “Praised for it's space saving design and advanced functionaliti”. In the same month expert website Hdtvtest.co.uk said “The UE46F8000′s stunning design still wowed us no end” in their Samsung UE65F8000 review. Techguide.com.au rated the product 5 stars and said in their Samsung UE65F8000 review “The company has raised the bar in every aspect of this LED TV and combines sleek design and func”.

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Good High Def TV

A number of Samsung UE65F8000 reviewers said in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote “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 wrote “With a full HD 1920 x 1080 picture”. Pocket-Lint.com gave the product a score of 5 stars and said in their review on expert website Pocket Lint “The Samsung UE55F8000 is arguably the most advanced Full HD LED TV you can buy today”.

Good Brand

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

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Easy to Use

A few customers who reviewed it thought it had a good experience. Toptenreviews.com wrote in their review “It includes many extra features to enhance your TV viewing experience”. Four years ago Whathifi.com mentioned “A friendlier user experience” in their Samsung UE65F8000 review and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

One person who reviewed it said that it had a good interface. Expert website Digitaltrends.com wrote “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”.

One person who purchased it reckoned that it had good voice recognition. One customer who bought this TV concluded that it was easy to handle.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A few Samsung UE65F8000 owners who reviewed the Samsung UE65F8000 concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. T3.com mentioned in their review “The F8000 currently represents the pinnacle of Samsung's Smart 3D TV range”. Four years ago expert website Avmax.tech2.in.com said “While we reviewed this Flat Panel in our studio, we completely enjoyed its 3D capabilities and astounding picture quality” in their review.

Good Sound Quality

A number of people who bought the product wrote that it had good sound quality. Four years ago expert review site Whathifi.com said “A definite step up in both sound and picture performance.” in their review of the Samsung UE65F8000.

Good Support

A number of Samsung UE65F8000 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it had good technical guidance. Expert review site Technlologyx.com rated it 4 stars and mentioned “Features such as a Smart Hub with TV Channel Guide, very simple”. Expert review site Businessspectator.com.au wrote “Over the last few years it has inked some impressive content deals to help it fight off Apple in the gadget space” in their review of this TV.

Good Remote Control

One Samsung UE65F8000 reviewer who reviewed it thought it had a good remote control.

Good Connectivity

One customer said in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert review site Techguide.com.au said in their review “Samsung's Series 55-inch F8000 is the hero product of its smart TV range that combines excellent picture quality, connectivity plus gesture” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Robust

One Samsung UE65F8000 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was well made.

Good Smart TV Features

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it had great smart functions. Whathifi.com wrote in their review four years ago “It's a cutting-edge set with improved smart features” .

Has a Built-In Camera

The UE65F8000 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions that have been available for more than two years do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 55EA980 is also worth considering.

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Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

The Samsung UE65F8000 has one of the faster high frequency rates (1,000 hertz) amongst large TVs of this age. The average high frequency rate of large TVs that came out more than two years ago is 320Hz, and the high frequency rates range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz.

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Supports Smart TV

The UE65F8000 supports smart TV, as do most of the other televisions that were launched around the same time as the UE65F8000.

Other TVs which support smart TV currently available which you might also want to consider include the LG 55EA980 which has better reviews.

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Features Wi-Fi

features wi-Fi

The UE65F8000 features wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs that were launched more than two years ago also feature wi-Fi.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which feature wi-Fi and we think the LG 55EA980 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The Samsung UE65F8000 has more USB 2.0 ports quantitys than most of the televisions of this type and age. This Samsung TV is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV compared to most of the televisions of a similar age and spec to the UE65F8000 which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Three RF Ports Quantitys

The UE65F8000 is a three RF ports quantity television.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

The UE65F8000 is a four HDMI ports quantity television. Most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the UE65F8000 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The UE65F8000 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencys (1,000 hertz) amongst large TVs of this age. The average motion interpolation frequency of similar spec TVs that came out more than two years ago is 450Hz.

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Two Number of Tunerss

The UE65F8000 is a two number of tuners TV. Most of the other large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE65F8000 have between one and two number of tunerss.

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Quite High Subwoofer RMS Power

At 20 Watts, the UE65F8000 has a fairly high subwoofer RMS power compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the UE65F8000. Televisions that have been around for around the same time as the UE65F8000 have subwoofer RMS powers of between 10W and 50W.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This TV has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many large TVs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This television supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on televisions that have been around for around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some people who purchased it thought it was not cheap. Cnet.com wrote on expert review site CNET.com “The excellent yet expensive Samsung UNF8000 is a tour de force of LED LCD TV design, features” in their Samsung UE65F8000 review. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said in their Samsung UE65F8000 review four years ago “It's hugely expensive and if you mostly use your TV to watch mov” . In the same month expert website Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their review of the Samsung UE65F8000 “It is quite expensive, though” nonetheless they gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One Samsung UE65F8000 owner who purchased the product thought it was not good value for money. Expert review site Digitalspy.co.uk said in their Samsung UE65F8000 review four years ago “The pricey world of LED TVs has finally caught up” but despite that they gave this TV a rating of 4 stars.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the UE65F8000, the UE65F8000 does not feature OLED technology.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

Televisions of a similar type and age to the UE65F8000 have annual energy consumptions of between 60kWh and 320kWh. The UE65F8000 has a fairly high annual energy consumption (143 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other large TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UE65F8000.

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Quite High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The UE65F8000 has a fairly high power consumption (PowerSave) (56 Watts) compared to most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to the UE65F8000. Large TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UE65F8000 have power consumption (PowerSave)s of between 0.1W and 93W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 43W.

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Heavy

At 24.6 kilograms, the Samsung UE65F8000 is quite heavy compared to most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the UE65F8000. The weights of televisions that were released more than two years ago range from 2.3kg to 63kg.

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Only Mega Contrast Contrast Ratio (dynamic)

This TV has a Mega Contrast contrast ratio (dynamic), which is typical of many televisions of this age and spec.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE65F8000

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on large TVs 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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OK Running Costs

This TV has an efficiency rating of A+. The UE65F8000 has an average 5 year running cost of £161 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 323 televisions of this age and type.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released over three years ago.

Average Depth

At 38.4 millimeters, the UE65F8000 has a fairly typical depth compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the UE65F8000.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
Built-In Subwoofer
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
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
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Design
Built-In Camera
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
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
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
3D Glasses Quantity
Quick Start Guide
Manual

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

(77)
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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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £89.73
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Energy Rating
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue65f8000, ue65f8000s, ue65f8000sl, ue65f8000st, ue65f8000sz, samsung ue65f8000, samsung ue65f8000s, samsung ue65f8000st, samsung ue65f8000stx, samsung ue65f8000stxx, samsung ue65f8000stxxu
Barcodes 08806085461536, 08806085477520, 08806085478275, 08806085484511, 08806085505650

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