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Samsung UE65F8000ST

65" Full HD 1,000Hz May 2013
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date £158.86 Electricity cost over 5 years
Twenty-two industry awards
Nice design
Good technical features
77 Reviews + 22 Awards
Techradar Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy

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Reviews

Twenty-Two Industry Awards

This television has received twenty-two awards from expert review sites.

This Samsung TV received an "Editor's Choice" award from review websites Digitaltrends.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au, Overclockersonline.net, Technlologyx.com and Techradar.com/au/ all of whom wrote that this large display diagonal TV was excellent.

This TV received a "Recommended" award from websites Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Pocket Lint, Pcactual.com and Itc.ua all of whom said that this television was good.

The writers at websites Hdtvtest.co.uk, Flatpanelshd.com and Avforums.com all thought that this Samsung TV was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The writers at three more expert review sites all concluded that this large display diagonal TV would make a great purchase. Homecinemachoice.com, Expert Reviews and Itproportal.com all gave this Samsung TV a "Best Buy" award.

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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 TV has an average expert rating of 88%. This means that television experts think this Samsung TV is one of the better large display diagonal televisions that were released more than two years ago.

Samsung Has Excellent Reviews for Its Televisions

Based on 47,387 user and expert reviews (including 2,157 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent reviews for its televisions. Samsung also has excellent reviews specifically within its large display diagonal televisions range compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Samsung television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Good Technical Features

Thirteen owners who reviewed the Samsung UE65F8000 thought it had good features. Expert review site Klgadgetguy.com said in their review of this TV “They've really rethink on how consumers can interact with their TV by including a lot of useful features”. Expert website Toptenreviews.com mentioned four years ago “It includes many extra features to enhance your TV viewing experience”. Expert review site Stuff.tv said “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 the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Four customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was expensive. Four years ago expert website Techmagnifier.com mentioned “Though expensive”. Expert website Cnet.co.uk said “It's hugely expensive and if you mostly use your TV to watch mov” in their review of this TV and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Four years ago expert website Cnet.com mentioned “The excellent yet expensive Samsung UNF8000 is a tour de force of LED LCD TV design, features” in their Samsung UE65F8000 review and scored it 4 stars out of 5.

Three customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote in their review of this TV “Offering a good balance of affordability and performance, LED lighting can be credited for making TV screens thinner”. Expert website Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Available with cutting-edge features, this is sure to be a perfect deal, who” although they only scored it 3 stars out of 5. Expert review site Techdigest.tv said “The UE55F800 is a truly beautiful set, with a jaw-dropping design befitting of its price tag” in their review of this TV and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

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Design

Nice Design

Eight people said in their reviews that it was well designed. Expert review site Hdtvtest.co.uk said in their review of this TV four years ago “The UE46F8000′s stunning design still wowed us no end” . They also mentioned “Samsung has not held anything back in creating its flagship LED LCD TV this year, showering the F8000 with an utterly gorgeous design, sumptuous high-definition pictures, class-leading standard-def handling, bright” in their review. Expert review site Techguide.com.au scored the Samsung UE65F8000 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “The company has raised the bar in every aspect of this LED TV and combines sleek design and func”.

Seven owners said that it was good looking. Expert review site Itproportal.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Drop-dead gorgeous looks”. Four years ago expert review site Pocket-Lint.com said “Gorgeously designed and generously appointed”. Expert review site Gizmodo.com.au wrote “It's beautiful, clever and versatile”.

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Good Product Quality

Eight customers wrote in their reviews that this TV was good quality. Four years ago expert review site Itproportal.com mentioned “An extensive and sophisticated feature set, fabulous picture quality from any source”. Expert review site Hdtvsolutions.com wrote “The TV's great picture quality - right out of the box - should calm your qualms” in their review of this TV and scored the product 4 stars out of 5. Expert website Flatpanelshd.com said four years ago “With F8000 Samsung says that they have improved picture quality in a number of areas” in their review of this TV.

Has a Built-In Camera

The UE65F8000 has a built-in camera, unlike most of the other televisions of this type and age which do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative televisions with a built-in camera currently available including because of its better review score, the LG 55EA980.

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Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A+. Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the UE65F8000 will cost £159 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 290 televisions of a similar age and spec.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Seven customers mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Expert website Hdtvtest.co.uk mentioned “The incredibly slim black bezel – measuring a mere 5mm – virtually dissolves into the background, leaving nothing between you”. Expert review site Homecinemachoice.com scored it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “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 rated it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “They have always been slim, easy on your power bill, look great”.

Quite Thin

The UE65F8000 has one of the thinner depths (only 38.4 millimeters) amongst large display diagonal televisions of this age. The thinnest depth of TVs of this age and spec is 3.5mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average depth is 55mm.

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Display

Good High Def TV

Four owners agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com mentioned in their review of this TV “The Samsung UE55F8000 is arguably the most advanced Full HD LED TV you can buy today”. Expert review site Technlologyx.com wrote “The Samsung F8000 family has celebrated success as the best HDTV available and our investigation supports this” and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Expert website Toptenreviews.com said “With a full HD 1920 x 1080 picture” and gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Three people reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert review site Avmax.tech2.in.com mentioned in their review of this TV “While we reviewed this Flat Panel in our studio, we completely enjoyed its 3D capabilities and astounding picture quality” and scored it 80 out of 100. Expert website T3.com wrote “The F8000 currently represents the pinnacle of Samsung's Smart 3D TV range”.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs that are a comparable 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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Good Picture Quality

Seven customers who purchased this TV thought it had good picture quality. Expert review site Techguide.com.au said in their review of this TV “Samsung's Series 55-inch F8000 is the hero product of its smart TV range that combines excellent picture quality, connectivity plus gesture”. Expert website Digitalspy.co.uk wrote four years ago “A few years ago, plasma TVs were the only way to get the best possible picture quality in your living room”. Also four years ago expert website Smarthouse.com.au mentioned “You're after a TV with smart features and premium picture quality then the slender 40-inch Samsung UA40F8000 might be for you”.

Very Fast High Frequency Rate

The Samsung UE65F8000 has a quite fast high frequency rate (1,000 hertz) compared to most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this TV. Across all the large display diagonal televisions that are a comparable age to this TV the high frequency rates range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The Samsung UE65F8000 has a wide color enhancer, as do most of the other large display diagonal televisions that came out around the same time as this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE65F8000 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions of this type and age also do not feature OLED technology.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the LG 55EC930 (£1,334.99).

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The Samsung UE65F8000 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Large display diagonal televisions that were launched around the same time as this TV have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 1,000 hertz, the UE65F8000 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies amongst large display diagonal televisions of this age.

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Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This television has a Mega Contrast contrast ratio (dynamic), which is typical of many large display diagonal televisions that are a comparable age to it.

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65 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 65 inch TV.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This TV was released in May 2013.


Audio

Good Sound Quality

Two owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had good sound quality. Four years ago expert review site Cnet.co.uk wrote in their Samsung UE65F8000 review “It has strong picture and audio quality and a truly excellent smart TV system, making it a well-rounded package”. Expert review site Whathifi.com mentioned “A definite step up in both sound and picture performance.”.

Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The Samsung UE65F8000 has a built-in subwoofer, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The UE65F8000 has an auto volume leveler. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been available for around the same time as this TV also have an auto volume leveler.

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Quite High Subwoofer RMS Power

The average subwoofer RMS power of TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV is 16W, and the subwoofer RMS powers range from 5W to 50W. At 20 Watts, the UE65F8000 has a fairly high subwoofer RMS power compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to this television.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The UE65F8000 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The UE65F8000 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been available for around the same time as this television also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UE65F8000 has an ethernet port. Most of the other televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as this television also have an ethernet port.

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Certificates

Does Not Have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The Samsung UE65F8000 does not have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that came out more than two years ago do have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Performance

Supports Face Detection

The UE65F8000 supports face detection, as do most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been available for more than two years.

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Features Motion Control

The UE65F8000 features motion control. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also feature motion control.

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Features Voice Control

The UE65F8000 features voice control. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been available for around the same time as this TV also feature voice control.

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Supports BD Wise

The UE65F8000 supports BD Wise, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Features Extended PVR

The Samsung UE65F8000 features extended PVR, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as this TV.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The Samsung UE65F8000 does not feature local dimming. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV do feature local dimming.

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Has a Game Mode

The UE65F8000 has a game mode. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as this television also have a game mode.

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Packaging Content

Has a Camera Included

The UE65F8000 has a camera included. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as this TV do not have a camera included.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Samsung UE65F8000 has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The Samsung UE65F8000 has a common interface (CI) slot, which is unusual. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that were released more than two years ago do not have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The UE65F8000 supports smartphones being used as a remote, as do most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV.

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Smart TV

Supports Interactive TV

The UE65F8000 supports interactive TV. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that were released around the same time as this TV also support interactive TV.

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Supports Timeshift

The UE65F8000 supports timeshift. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to this television also support timeshift.

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Supports Internet TV

The UE65F8000 supports internet TV. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been available for more than two years also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The Samsung UE65F8000 supports Smart TV. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been available for a similar time to this television also support Smart TV.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The UE65F8000 supports Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UE65F8000 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this television also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue65f8000stxxu, ue65f8000sl
Barcodes 08806085461536, 08806085477520, 08806085478275, 08806085484511, 08806085505650

Samsung UE65F8000 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung UE65F8000 review we compared this TV to 4,701 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 1,018,001 product attributes, 85,134 TV reviews and 3,292,400 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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