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Samsung UE65H8000

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65" Curved Mar 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date
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26 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The writers at Trusted Reviews, Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com all thought that concluded that they would endorse this TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and Pocket Lint this Samsung TV has an overall expert rating of 78%.

Good High Def TV

A few Samsung UE65H8000 owners considered that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert review site CNET.co.uk three years ago “The UE55H8000 is the range topper in Samsung's Full HD LED line-up this year”. Cnet.co.uk also said “It still sits directly below the company's wallet busting Ultra HD sets”. Techradar.com wrote on Techradar “Then use a Full HD panel on a huge high-end TV like the UE65H8000 just seems odd”.

Nice Design

Several people who purchased this TV said that it was good looking. Cnet.co.uk wrote on CNET.co.uk “Supremely stylish and bursting with features” in their review of this TV. Digital Versus said in their Samsung UE65H8000 review “The Samsung U 55 8000 produces beautiful pictures when viewed in brighter rooms, has an excellent smart TV system” however despite that they only rated the product 3 stars. Digital Versus also mentioned “Its curvy nature and stylish design means it also looks the business”.

Several Samsung UE65H8000 owners who reviewed this TV thought it was a good design. Digital Versus mentioned in their review “Great design giant size” but they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Expert website Reviewed.com said “It's that the design flourish adds notably to the price you pay”.

One Samsung UE65H8000 owner who purchased it thought it was luxurious. Whathifi.com said “The upmarket H8000 series was announced at CES in January” and rated this TV 80 out of 100.

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Good Product Quality

A few customers mentioned that it was good quality. Digital Versus wrote in their review of the Samsung UE65H8000 “Picture quality is great” but they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Digital Versus also said “Good sound quality”. Expert review site Lcdtvbuyingguide.com said in their review of this TV “It's a curved screen with the best picutre quality features for a 1080p display in Samsung's 2014 lineup”.

Samsung Has Good Television Reviews

Samsung has good average ratings for its large TVs as well as across its entire television range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Technical Features

Some Samsung UE65H8000 reviewers mentioned that it had good features. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote in their review “Is jam-packed full of top-notch features that work a treat”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few customers thought this TV had a good 3D picture quality. Two years ago Digital Versus wrote “No crosstalk in 3D mode” but they only scored it 60 out of 100. Digital Versus also mentioned “Excellent 2D and 3D picture quality”. Expert review site Reviewed.com said “The Samsung UN55H8000 (MSRP $2,899) is a high-end Full HD 1080p option that's smart, 3D capable” in their review.

Good Sound Quality

A number of Samsung UE65H8000 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had good sound quality.

Good Picture Quality

A number of people who purchased it considered that it had good picture quality. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com gave the Samsung UE65H8000 a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their review “The curved 65-inch LCD UE65H8000 TV, which promises top notch image quality and plenty of bang for your wallet-crunching buck”.

One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good contrast ratio. Digital Versus said “Great blacks and contrast ratio”.

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Robust

A number of people considered that the Samsung UE65H8000 was well made. Digital Versus mentioned “Impressive contrast combined with solid, yet detailed blacks” yet they only rated this TV 3 stars. Reviewed.com said “A very solid TV—but you're paying for the curve If reviewing multiple curved TVs has taught me anything” and rated the product 4 stars.

Easy to Use

One Samsung UE65H8000 owner who reviewed the Samsung UE65H8000 considered that it was easy to use. Digital Versus wrote two years ago “Easy to use smart TV system” in their Samsung UE65H8000 review yet they gave the product a score of 3 stars.

Good Size

One Samsung UE65H8000 owner said in their reviews that it was a big size.

Nice Stand

One Samsung UE65H8000 owner who purchased this TV concluded that it had a good stand. Three years ago expert website Cnet.co.uk said in their review of this TV “Its curved screen immediately makes it stand out from the crowd”.

Good Remote Control

One customer said that it had a good remote control. Digital Versus said in their review of the Samsung UE65H8000 “Effective motion controller”.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One Samsung UE65H8000 reviewer concluded that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Digital Versus wrote in their Samsung UE65H8000 review “Has all UK catchup TV services”.

Supports Smart TV

Like most of the other large TVs that were launched more than two years ago, the UE65H8000 supports smart TV.

Other televisions which support smart TV currently available that you might want to consider include the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price] which has better reviews; or the Sony KDL-60W855[plb_2182887_price], or the Samsung UE55H8000[plb_2232249_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The UE65H8000 has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other televisions that came out around the same time as the UE65H8000.

We compared all the other TVs with a wi-Fi to this TV and we think the Samsung UE55H8000[plb_2232249_price] which is cheaper; or the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The UE65H8000 has more USB 2.0 ports quantitys than most of the comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to the UE65H8000. Most of the large TVs that were released around the same time as the UE65H8000 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however this Samsung television has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This television supports an 802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently supported wi-Fi standards on TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Three RF Ports Quantitys

Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the UE65H8000 only have between one and two RF ports quantitys, however the UE65H8000 has three RF ports quantitys.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

The Samsung UE65H8000 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV. Most of the other large TVs that were released around the same time as the UE65H8000 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

TVs that have been around for more than two years have RMS rated powers of between 7.5W and 100W. When compared to other comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the RMS rated power of the UE65H8000 of 40 Watts is one of the highest.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the televisions of a similar age and type to the UE65H8000 the motion interpolation frequencys range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 460Hz. At 1,000 hertz, the Samsung UE65H8000 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the UE65H8000.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This TV has a 1.4 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 480i|480p|576i|576p|720p|1080i|1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many comparable spec televisions that came out around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A number of Samsung UE65H8000 owners wrote in their reviews that it was not cheap. Digital Versus said two years ago “Relatively expensive” in their review and rated the product 3 stars. 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”. Digital Versus also wrote “Might feel expensive once its rivals are out”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was not good value for money. Three years ago Cnet.co.uk mentioned on CNET.co.uk “Although it's pricey”. Cnet.co.uk also wrote “It's very pricey for a Full HD model”.

One customer reckoned that the product was not a bargain for the price. Whathifi.com said in their Samsung UE65H8000 review three years ago “A couple of years ago a Full HD 65in set costing just over £3000 would have been seen as a bargain” .

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UE65H8000 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the UE65H8000 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not Cheap

The price range of televisions of this age and spec is from £299 to £3,799. We think that this television looks expensive compared to other televisions of this age and spec.

Only Supports Four Image Formats Supporteds

The number of image formats supported by the Samsung UE65H8000 is more than most TVs of a similar age and spec to it. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UE65H8000. The image formats supporteds "BMP", "MPO" and "PNG" are also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE65H8000 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the UE65H8000 also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only One Audio (L,R) in

Most TVs of this spec and age have between one and three audio (L,R) ins, including the UE65H8000 which has one audio (L,R) in.

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Quite High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The UE65H8000 has one of the higher power consumption (PowerSave)s (60 Watts) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age. Across all the large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE65H8000 the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.1W to 93W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 44W.

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Heavy

Across all the televisions of this type and age the weights range from 2.3kg to 63kg, and the average weight is 20kg. At 24 kilograms, the Samsung UE65H8000 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other large TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE65H8000

Running Costs Are Average

This large TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the UE65H8000 has an average running cost of £147 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 320 TVs that were released more than two years ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many large TVs that have been around for a comparable 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Samsung released the UE65H8000.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Supported 3D Technologies
2D-3D Converter
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Number of Tuners
Twin Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Timeshift
Lifestyle Apps
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Interactive TV
Screen Mirroring
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
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
HDMI Version
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Remote (IR) Output
Audio (L,R) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Networking
Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
WLAN-Ready
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Smart Modes
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise
Wide Color Enhancer
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Face Detection
Motion Control
Processor Cores
Subtitle Formats Supported
Security Algorithms
Picture Processing Technology
Luminance
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
Swivelling
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
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
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Mounting Kit
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card
Other Features
Dimming Type

3 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
Smart Hub apps
Glossy screen susceptible to glare
Narrow viewing angles
Risk of clouding
Full HD resolution panel
Reflections from curved screen
13 January 2015

The UE65H8000 is an impressive all-rounder, but it's just too big for its boots. To design-in a curve and then use a Full HD panel on a huge high-end TV like the UE65H8000 just seems odd. It's...

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…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 24 April 2015 by Louise Mclady
(Verified Purchase)

Love it.

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £144.22
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £146.05
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Energy Rating
0.72T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.72 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers UE65H8000ST, samsung p221885, samsung p221885p, samsung ue65h8000, samsung ue65h8000s, samsung ue65h8000st, samsung ue65h8000sl, samsungtv ue65h8000, samsung ue65h8000sz, samsung ue65h8000szx, samsung ue65h8000slx, samsung ue65h8000slxx, samsung ue65h8000szxz, samsung ue65h8000szxzt, samsung ue65h8000slxxn
Barcodes 08806086009409, 08806086009577, 08806086009584, 08806086011815, 08806086023092, 08806086032803, 08806086048040

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