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Samsung UE65F8000

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65" 1,000Hz May 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
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Samsung UE65F8000 review

29 Reasons For

Twenty-Two Industry Awards

TV experts love this large TV and have given it twenty-two awards.

Digitaltrends.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au, Overclockersonline.net, Technlologyx.com and Techradar.com/au/ all wrote that this TV was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The reviewers at Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Pocket Lint, Pcactual.com and Itc.ua all said that concluded that they would recommend this Samsung television and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The editors of three other expert review sites all thought that this television was very good. Hdtvtest.co.uk, Flatpanelshd.com and Avforums.com all gave this TV 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 TV was a sensible purchase.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on fifty-three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar this Samsung television has an average expert rating of 88%. That puts this television in the top 14% of all the TVs of this age and spec.

Good Picture Quality

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

Good Technical Features

A number of Samsung UE65F8000 reviewers agreed that the Samsung UE65F8000 had good features. Four years ago Hometheaterreview.com mentioned “Consequently, this TV is loaded with all of the company's best technologies and features” in their review. Expert website Stuff.tv gave this TV an excellent review score and said “After all, this 55in edge-lit LED screen promises a shiny new Smart Hub, new features and better all-round performance”. Stuff.tv also wrote “A stunning screen and smarter features have thrown down the gauntlet for TVs in 2013”.

Good Size

Several Samsung UE65F8000 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Expert review site Homecinemachoice.com gave the Samsung UE65F8000 a score of 5 stars and mentioned four years ago “The UE55F8000 hits the ground running with its design, which combines an on-trend slender bezel with a dark, glassy finish”. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their review of this TV “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”.

Good Product Quality

Several Samsung UE65F8000 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this TV was good quality. Cnet.co.uk wrote 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” in their review. 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” in their review of the Samsung UE65F8000. Four years ago expert review site Hdtvsolutions.com scored this TV 4 stars and mentioned “The TV's great picture quality - right out of the box - should calm your qualms”.

Nice Design

Several Samsung UE65F8000 owners who bought it concluded that it was good looking. Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag “Loads of features in a beautiful streamlined cabinet.” in their review. Cnet.com.au mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE65F8000 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”. Expert website Techdigest.tv said in their review of the Samsung UE65F8000 “The UE55F800 is a truly beautiful set, with a jaw-dropping design befitting of its price tag”.

A number of people who reviewed the Samsung UE65F8000 considered that it was a good design. Smarthouse.com.au wrote in their review of this TV four years ago “Praised for it's space saving design and advanced functionaliti” . Hdtvtest.co.uk said “The UE46F8000′s stunning design still wowed us no end”. Techguide.com.au gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said four years ago “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 few Samsung UE65F8000 reviewers who bought this TV reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Four years ago Trustedreviews.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV 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 the same month expert website Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review “With a full HD 1920 x 1080 picture” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com mentioned in the same month “The Samsung UE55F8000 is arguably the most advanced Full HD LED TV you can buy today” in their review of the Samsung UE65F8000.

Samsung Televisions Have Good Reviews

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 compared to other brands.

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Easy to Use

Some customers who bought the product thought it had a good experience. Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review four years ago “It includes many extra features to enhance your TV viewing experience”. Expert website Whathifi.com mentioned in their Samsung UE65F8000 review “A friendlier user experience” .

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good interface. Digitaltrends.com said “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 UE65F8000 review and rated the product 4 stars.

One customer who reviewed this TV concluded that it had good voice recognition. One person wrote that it was easy to handle.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of people concluded that 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” and rated it 5 stars. Avmax.tech2.in.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said “While we reviewed this Flat Panel in our studio, we completely enjoyed its 3D capabilities and astounding picture quality” in their review of the Samsung UE65F8000.

Good Sound Quality

Several Samsung UE65F8000 owners who reviewed this TV wrote that it had good sound quality. Four years ago Whathifi.com said in their review “A definite step up in both sound and picture performance.” and rated the Samsung UE65F8000 4 stars.

Good Support

Two people wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Three years ago expert review site Technlologyx.com mentioned “Features such as a Smart Hub with TV Channel Guide, very simple” in their Samsung UE65F8000 review. Expert website Businessspectator.com.au said four years ago “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 person who reviewed it concluded that it had a good remote control.

Good Connectivity

One Samsung UE65F8000 owner who bought the Samsung UE65F8000 concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert website Techguide.com.au wrote four years ago “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.

Robust

One Samsung UE65F8000 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made.

Good Smart TV Features

One Samsung UE65F8000 owner who reviewed it considered that it had great smart functions. Expert review site Whathifi.com mentioned “It's a cutting-edge set with improved smart features” in their review of the Samsung UE65F8000 and gave the Samsung UE65F8000 a score of 80 out of 100.

Has a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UE65F8000 has a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the UE65F8000 do not have a built-in camera.

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Fairly Fast High Frequency Rate

With a high frequency rate of 1,000 hertz, the UE65F8000 has a fairly fast high frequency rate compared to most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UE65F8000. Across all the TVs that were released more than two years ago the high frequency rates range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz.

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Supports Smart TV

Like most of the other large TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UE65F8000, the UE65F8000 supports smart TV.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The UE65F8000 has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the UE65F8000.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The UE65F8000 has more USB 2.0 ports quantitys than most of the televisions of a comparable type and age to the UE65F8000. Most of the televisions of a similar age and spec to the UE65F8000 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however this TV has three 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 Samsung UE65F8000 is a four HDMI ports quantity television.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of 1,000 hertz, the Samsung UE65F8000 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age. The motion interpolation frequencys of large TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UE65F8000 range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 460Hz.

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Two Number of Tunerss

The UE65F8000 is a two number of tuners television.

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Fairly High Subwoofer RMS Power

Across all the televisions of this age and spec the subwoofer RMS powers range from 10W to 50W. At 20 Watts, the UE65F8000 has a quite high subwoofer RMS power compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the UE65F8000.

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1.4 HDMI Version

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

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This television supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A number of people said in their reviews that the product was not cheap. Cnet.com wrote “The excellent yet expensive Samsung UNF8000 is a tour de force of LED LCD TV design, features” in their review of the Samsung UE65F8000. Expert website Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review “It's hugely expensive and if you mostly use your TV to watch mov”. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “It is quite expensive, though” however they still rated the product 5 stars.

One Samsung UE65F8000 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was not good value for money. Four years ago expert review site Digitalspy.co.uk mentioned in their review “The pricey world of LED TVs has finally caught up” however despite that they still gave the Samsung UE65F8000 a rating of 4 stars.

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Not Cheap

Televisions of a comparable age and spec range in price from £299 to £3,799. We think that this TV looks expensive compared to other televisions of a comparable age and spec.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE65F8000 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of 143 kilowatt hours, the Samsung UE65F8000 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst large TVs of this age. The lowest annual energy consumption of comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago is 60kWh and the highest is 320kWh.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The UE65F8000 has one of the higher power consumption (PowerSave)s (56 Watts) amongst televisions of this age. Across all the large TVs that were launched more than two years ago the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.1W to 93W.

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Heavy

At 24.6 kilograms, the UE65F8000 is quite heavy compared to most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the UE65F8000. The lightest TV of this age and spec is 2.3kg heavy, the heaviest is 63kg, and the average weight is 20kg.

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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 TV is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that have been available for 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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Running Costs Are OK

The efficiency rating of this television is A+. The average 5 year running cost of the UE65F8000 is £161 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 320 televisions of a similar spec and age.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This large TV has been on the market for over three years.

Average Depth

At 38.4 millimeters, the Samsung UE65F8000 has a pretty average depth compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the UE65F8000.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Supported 3D Technologies
2D-3D Converter
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Screen Format Adjustments
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
Lifestyle Apps
Interactive TV
Audio
Audio System
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Dolby Technology
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
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
WLAN-Ready
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Picture-and-Picture
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
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise
24p Support
Wide Color Enhancer
Extended PVR
Skype Function
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Face Detection
Motion Control
Teletext
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Built-In Camera
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Smartphone Remote Support
On/off Switch
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
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
Camera Included
3D Glasses Quantity
Mounting Kit
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card
Quick Installation Guide

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 £157.03
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £160.07
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.79 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 21 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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

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