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Samsung UN46ES8000

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46" Feb 2012
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Smart TV Release Date
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Samsung UN46ES8000 Review
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25 Reasons For

Seventeen Industry Awards

This television is one of the most awarded of all the TVs of this type and age.

This Samsung television was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews, Techradar, M3.idg.se, Pcactual.com, Avforums.com, Techradar.com/au/ and Hardwarezone.com.ph all of whom concluded that this TV was good.

This TV was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Digitaltrends.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au, Overclockersonline.net and Parentesis.com all of whom decided that this mid-size TV was exceptional.

The writers at Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info both thought that this Samsung TV was very good and gave it their "Silver" award.

In addition, this TV received a "Highly Recommended" award from Flatpanelshd.com and the editor of Itproportal.com wrote that it was good and gave it a "Best Buy" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on fifty expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and T3.com the average expert rating of this TV is 86%. The expert review sites think this mid-size TV is one of the better mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years.

Good Technical Features

Ten people who bought this TV agreed that it had good features. Five years ago Cnet.com mentioned in their review on expert review site CNET.com “The Samsung UNES8000 LED TV boasts stunning design and more features than any TV on the market”. Expert website Ubergizmo.com mentioned “Large set of seemingly very advanced features.” . Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on expert website Pocket Lint “The core of this TV has some top features” in their review.

Good Picture Quality

A number of customers said that it had good picture quality. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au wrote “Samsung's best 2012 LED TV is a strong performer for picture quality and design”. Cnet.com.au mentioned on CNET.com.au five years ago “Samsung's premium LCD model offers excellent picture quality, good 3D, lots of smarts”. Expert website Hardwarecanucks.com wrote “The picture quality was superb and its focus upon aesthetics was second to none”.

One person concluded that this TV had a sharp image. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000 “Should have better chosen default for Sharpness setting”.

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Good High Def TV

Several Samsung UN46ES8000 owners who reviewed it considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Gadgetguy.com.au mentioned five years ago “Full HD, with LED edge-lighting” in their review. Computeractive.co.uk said also five years ago “The picture quality was strikingly good, especially on HD ch” in their review of this TV. Avhub.com.au wrote “Slimline HD TV with excellent picture quality” in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review.

Nice Design

A few people who reviewed it wrote that it was a good design. Slashgear.com wrote in their review of this TV five years ago “A 55-inch behemoth, though with strikingly delicate design” . Expert website Techmagnifier.com mentioned “The television has been highly admired in the market for its outstanding and excellent design” in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000. Avhub.com.au said in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000 three years ago “Sleek design with thin bezel, good smart interface, light-up controller, generally good picture quality in both 2D” .

A few Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was good looking. Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar “So it is that this 46-inch star boasts a gorgeous ultra-slim design”. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000 “Samsung is on typically aggressive form with the Samsung UE46ES8000, combining cutting-edge features with a gorgeous space-saving design” and scored the product 5 stars. Avhub.com.au wrote “Attractive design, innovative features, great appearance” in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000.

A few Samsung UN46ES8000 owners thought it had a thick frame. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Thin bezel looks lovely” in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review. Cnwintech.com said five years ago “Appearance of this product with a thin bezel really fantastic” and rated the product 74 out of 100.

One Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewer who bought the product thought it was well designed. Three years ago Avhub.com.au said in their review of this TV “Well designed and responsive menu system”.

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Good Size

Some people said in their reviews that this TV was thin. Five years ago expert review site Channelnews.com.au gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Is this dual core, voice controlled Slim LED set worth the upgrade? Or should you hang on to your current set for the next gen?” in their review. Computeractive.co.uk mentioned in their review “It doesn't seem quite as big as that number suggests thanks to a remarkably slim bezel.”. Five years ago expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com scored the product 5 stars and mentioned “A super slim silver frame you’ll barely be able to make out from your perch on the sofa.”.

One Samsung UN46ES8000 owner who reviewed the product mentioned that it was a good width. Five years ago Smarthouse.com.au wrote “The bezel is the same consistent width right”.

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Good Product Quality

Several Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this TV was good quality. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com said in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000 “It's a fantastic-looking 46in LCD TV with great picture quality and oodles of features.”. Expert review site Stuff.tv gave it an excellent review and mentioned “The Samsung's picture quality is outstanding right across the board” in their review. Five years ago Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of this TV “The Samsung UE55ES8000 is a beautiful TV with mostly great picture quality and a decent EPG that's let down by its voice”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few customers who reviewed this TV thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert review site Stuff.tv mentioned “The 3D image is the best we've seen from a TV so far”. Pcadvisor.co.uk rated it 4 stars and said in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “Motion control party tricks, this would be considered a highly desirable 3D TV, with a strong online proposition”. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review “SD and 3D delivery could be better”.

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Samsung TVs and also specifically for Samsung mid-size TVs and found that in both cases Samsung had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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Easy to Use

A number of Samsung UN46ES8000 owners concluded that the product was easy to use. Expert website Stuff.tv mentioned “A brilliant smart TV made into something extraordinary by its next-gen control options” and scored the Samsung UN46ES8000 very highly. Avhub.com.au wrote “Crisp, detailed images, welldesigned and friendly interface, great control app and interactive controls, extensive features” in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000. Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Interesting control features”.

A number of Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of this TV “3.8 / 5We take these readings using the best settings for watching a movie” .

One Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it had a good interface. One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Avhub.com.au wrote “Brilliant HD content handling” in their review of this TV.

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Good Connectivity

One Samsung UN46ES8000 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it had network functionality. Avhub.com.au said “Excellent network feature set”.

One customer who purchased the Samsung UN46ES8000 wrote that it was good in terms of connectivity. Avhub.com.au said “Very good 3D display, excellent connectivity and media support, interesting new control options” in their review.

One customer mentioned that the product was able to connect to the internet. Zoneitech.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Beyond extreme thinness and dashing good looks and Internet capability, this 55-inch LED TV further improved by incorporat”.

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Robust

A number of customers who reviewed it said that it was well made. Five years ago Pocket-Lint.com scored the Samsung UN46ES8000 80 out of 100 and said in their review “Considering the over-£2,000 price point we feel it makes for a good, solid TV rather than an”. Avhub.com.au said in their review of this TV “Solid table stand, with unique design” .

Smart TV Features Are Good

One customer considered that the Samsung UN46ES8000 had good apps. Avhub.com.au said in their review “Useful video sharing and apps” . One person said in their reviews that this TV was good for watching Freeview TV. Stuffmideast.com wrote “High-def pictures (Blu-ray, Freesat or Freeview HD) are impressive too”.

Good Webcam

One person said that this TV was good for making skype calls. Avhub.com.au wrote “Camera is great for Skype” in their review.

Nice Stand

One Samsung UN46ES8000 owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good stand.

Good Remote Control

Several customers who bought it concluded that it had a good remote control. Avhub.com.au wrote “Touchpad remote very useful for browsing” in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review. Avhub.com.au also said “Remote with builtin touchpad is particularly practical”.

Has a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UN46ES8000 has a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UN46ES8000 do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other televisions with a built-in camera to this television and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE40F7000 is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV

The Samsung UN46ES8000 supports smart TV, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to the UN46ES8000 do not support smart TV.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other TVs of this age and type which do not have a wi-Fi, the Samsung UN46ES8000 has a wi-Fi.

We compared all the other TVs with a wi-Fi to this TV and we think the Samsung UE32H6410 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Two Composite Video Ins

The Samsung UN46ES8000 is a two composite video in television.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The UN46ES8000 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity television.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Across all the TVs that have been on the market for more than two years the RMS rated powers range from 4W to 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W. With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the UN46ES8000 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as the UN46ES8000.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

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

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Very Thin

The depths of TVs of a comparable type and age to the UN46ES8000 range from 3.5mm to 100mm. The Samsung UN46ES8000 has a quite thin depth (only 30.47 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the UN46ES8000.

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5 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Several Samsung UN46ES8000 owners agreed that this TV was not cheap. Expert website Hardwarecanucks.com wrote “An ultra expensive flagship 3D HDTV from Samsung”. Five years ago expert review site Televisioninfo.com mentioned “The Samsung UN55ES8000 might seem overpriced.”. Avhub.com.au said “Expensive, face-recognition and hand gestures are gimmicky”.

One Samsung UN46ES8000 owner reckoned that it was not good value for money. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of this TV “Pricey, not the finest DVD upscaler” .

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One person who purchased this TV thought it was not noisy. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Noisy DVD playback”.

Very High Running Costs

The UN46ES8000 is one of the most expensive to run TVs that were released more than two years ago that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the UN46ES8000 will cost £123 over 5 years to run.

Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most frequently found tuner type on mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of this age and spec do not feature OLED technology. The Samsung UN46ES8000 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN46ES8000

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec TVs that are a similar 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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Released Over Five Years Ago

Samsung released the UN46ES8000 over five years ago.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
Audio System
Equalizer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Audio Input for DVI
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
WLAN-Ready
Ethernet LAN
Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Card Reader Integrated
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour of Product
Built-In Microphone
Ergonomics
Smartphone Remote Support
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Cables Included
Manual

17 Awards

parentesis.com Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice CNET.com.au Editor's Choice techradar.com/au/ Recommended pcactual.com Recommended Techradar Recommended uk.hardware.info Silver 01net.com 4 Star hardware.info Silver Award itproportal.com Best Buy Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended flatpanelshd.com Highly Recommended hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended avforums.com Recommended Overclockersonline.net Editor's Choice M3.idg.se Recommended

Expert Reviews

(88)
26 May 2014

THIS IS A PARTIAL REVIEW. The complete product review (and the whole issue in which it features) can be purchased here . This digital edition can be downloaded to your iPad or Android tablet... Read more…

Slimline HD TV with excellent picture quality and Smart Internet connectivity and apps
Attractive design, innovative features, great appearance
Sleek design with thin bezel, good smart interface, light-up controller, generally good picture quality in both 2D and 3D forms, great Smart Hub interface, well-rounded sound
Features and innovative control systems
Superlative pictures
Expensive, face-recognition and hand gestures are gimmicky
Expensive
Picture lacks uniformity, flimsy 3D glasses, picture presets are too harsh, does a TV really need gesture control no SD card slot, no custom EQ settings
Inaccurate gesture control
Noisy DVD playback
6 March 2013

Samsung is already giving Apple a run for its money in the smartphone market, and if Apple ever does launch a TV product it will find Samsung ready and waiting with its own Smart TV range. We... Read more…

5 February 2013

February 5th, 2013, In Reviews, Television Sets, by Mike OsadciwIt was in the Aug/Sept 2012 issue of CANADA HiFi that I reviewed Samsung?s excellent flagship PN64E8000 plasma television. Equipped... Read more…

Overclockersonline.net

I used to think a 55? TV was massive but after buying a home with a two story great room, I could see why many people are choosing larger and larger TVs. They just have to fit the space. A 42? or... Read more…

14 December 2012

?Hi TV, power on,? I say, as if talking to myself. As if wishing aloud that I had telekinesis. I'm alone in TechnoBuffalo's gaming room, staring blankly at my reflection on the TV set. I wait as... Read more…

14 December 2012

Not just smart, this TV can be upgraded so that features and capabilities still new & fresh. Appearance of this product with a thin bezel really fantastic. The large screen and a thinner bezel is... Read more…

6 December 2012

The UE48ES8000 is Samsung's 46in monster of a flagship TV. It doesn't seem quite as big as that number suggests thanks to a remarkably slim bezel, but it will still dominate most living rooms.The... Read more…

Say hello to Samsung?s bad boy smart TV. This epic 55-incher has all the works, of course: 3D support, LED backlighting for stunning contrast, a super slim silver frame you?ll barely be able to... Read more…

29 November 2012

Very good) Icing on the cake? even when there is a lot of junk in front of the TV, the remote still works The Samsung ES8000 Series is very attractive because of its striking design and large set...

27 November 2012

Hardwarezone.com.ph

Samsung is one of the pioneers to kickstart the Smart TV campaign during a time when most televisions were 'dumb' and happy to stay offline. With the arrival of their 2012's series of televisions,... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £121.78
Electricity cost when on standby £0.61
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Total running cost over 5 years £122.39
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers un46es8000, un46es8000f, framethetv un46es8000
Barcodes 00036725237292, 00610395124863, 08806071851105

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