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Samsung UN46ES8000F

46" Full HD Jan 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Built-In Camera Release Date £131.04 Electricity cost over 5 years
Sixteen industry awards
Good picture quality
Nice design
88 Reviews + 16 Awards
Techradar Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended Overclockersonline.net Editor's Choice

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Price

A Bit Expensive

Five people who purchased the Samsung UN46ES8000 reckoned that it was not cheap. Five years ago expert review site Hardwarecanucks.com said “An ultra expensive flagship 3D HDTV from Samsung” in their review of this TV. Also five years ago expert website Televisioninfo.com mentioned “The Samsung UN55ES8000 might seem overpriced.” in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their review “Expensive, face-recognition and hand gestures are gimmicky”.

One Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was not good value for money. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Pricey, not the finest DVD upscaler” in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000.

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Reviews

Sixteen Industry Awards

Experts love this TV and have given it sixteen awards.

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

Four additional expert review sites all said that this TV was exceptional and gave it their highest award. This Samsung TV received an "Editor's Choice" award from Digitaltrends.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au and Overclockersonline.net.

The writers at websites Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info both said that this television was great and gave it their "Silver" award.

The writers at two more expert review sites both endorsed this TV. This Samsung TV received a "Highly Recommended" award from website Flatpanelshd.com, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Best Buy" award from review website Itproportal.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this TV is 86 out of 100 based on fifty expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and T3.com. This puts this television in the top 15% of all the TVs of this type and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Excellent Brand

Based on 47,387 owner and expert reviews (including 6,296 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent ratings for its TVs. Samsung also has excellent ratings specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs. 95% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Good Technical Features

Several Samsung UN46ES8000 owners who reviewed this TV concluded that it had good features. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “The core of this TV has some top features” and scored the Samsung UN46ES8000 80 out of 100. Five years ago expert website Firstpost.com said “The model possesses cutting edge features that very few televis” in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Attractive design, innovative features, great appearance”.

Good Webcam

One customer concluded that the product was good for making skype calls. Avhub.com.au said “Camera is great for Skype” in their review.

Nice Stand

One Samsung UN46ES8000 owner who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good stand.

Good Remote Control

A number of customers agreed that it had a good remote control. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their review “Touchpad remote very useful for browsing” . Avhub.com.au also said “Remote with builtin touchpad is particularly practical”.


Design

Good Product Quality

Seventeen customers concluded that the Samsung UN46ES8000 was good quality. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com gave the Samsung UN46ES8000 a score of 5 stars and wrote in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review “It's a fantastic-looking 46in LCD TV with great picture quality and oodles of features.”. Expert review site Stuff.tv wrote in their review “The Samsung's picture quality is outstanding right across the board” . Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au said “Samsung's best 2012 LED TV is a strong performer for picture quality and design”.

Nice Design

A number of Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewers who bought this TV said that it was a good design. Expert website Cnet.com said “The Samsung UNES8000 LED TV boasts stunning design and more features than any TV on the market” in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review. Slashgear.com said “A 55-inch behemoth, though with strikingly delicate design” in their review of this TV. Expert review site Ubergizmo.com wrote in their review of this TV “The remote still works The Samsung ES8000 Series is very attractive because of its striking design and large set of seemingly very advanced features.” .

A number of people who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Cnet.co.uk rated it 4 stars and wrote on CNET.co.uk “The Samsung UE55ES8000 is a beautiful TV with mostly great picture quality” in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review. Techradar.com wrote on expert website Techradar five years ago “So it is that this 46-inch star boasts a gorgeous ultra-slim design” in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000. Techradar.com/au/ wrote “Samsung is on typically aggressive form with the Samsung UE46ES8000, combining cutting-edge features with a gorgeous space-saving design” .

Some Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewers said in their reviews that this TV had a thick frame. Three years ago Avhub.com.au mentioned “Thin bezel looks lovely”. Expert review site Cnwintech.com said five years ago “Appearance of this product with a thin bezel really fantastic”.

One Samsung UN46ES8000 owner concluded that it was well designed. Avhub.com.au said three years ago “Well designed and responsive menu system”.

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Easy to Use

A few people considered that this TV was easy to use. Five years ago expert website Stuff.tv rated this TV as excellent and wrote “A brilliant smart TV made into something extraordinary by its next-gen control options” in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review “Crisp, detailed images, welldesigned and friendly interface, great control app and interactive controls, extensive features”. Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Interesting control features”.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Five years ago Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “3.8 / 5We take these readings using the best settings for watching a movie” in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000.

One Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewer considered that it had a good interface. Three years ago Avhub.com.au wrote “Sleek design with thin bezel, good smart interface, light-up controller, generally good picture quality in both 2D” in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000.

One Samsung UN46ES8000 owner said in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Brilliant HD content handling” in their review of this TV.

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Robust

A few Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewers concluded that this TV was well made. Pocket-Lint.com said in their review of this TV on Pocket Lint “Considering the over-£2,000 price point we feel it makes for a good, solid TV rather than an” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their review of this TV three years ago “Solid table stand, with unique design”.

Has a Built-In Camera

The UN46ES8000F has a built-in camera, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV which do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs with a built-in camera currently available including because of their better review scores, the UE40H6700, or the UE46F8000 (£399.99) both from Samsung.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The UN46ES8000F has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV do not have a built-in microphone.

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Display

Good High Def TV

Several customers thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Gadgetguy.com.au wrote “Full HD, with LED edge-lighting”. Avhub.com.au mentioned three years ago “Slimline HD TV with excellent picture quality”. Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Brilliant HD performance”.

Good Picture Quality

Several Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Five years ago Cnet.com.au mentioned on CNET.com.au “Samsung's premium LCD model offers excellent picture quality, good 3D, lots of smarts” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Expert review site Computeractive.co.uk wrote in their review of this TV “The picture quality was strikingly good, especially on HD ch”. Hardwarecanucks.com mentioned “The picture quality was superb and its focus upon aesthetics was second to none” .

One person said in their reviews that this TV had a sharp image. Avhub.com.au said “Should have better chosen default for Sharpness setting”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of customers who bought this TV concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Stuff.tv rated it as excellent and wrote “The 3D image is the best we've seen from a TV so far” in their review. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk said “Motion control party tricks, this would be considered a highly desirable 3D TV, with a strong online proposition” in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review. Avhub.com.au wrote “SD and 3D delivery could be better”.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The Samsung UN46ES8000F has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other televisions of this age and spec.

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46 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 46 inch TV.

TVs with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the UN48H5500 (47.6" and higher rated), or the UE48H6700 (48" and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Ten Samsung UN46ES8000 owners said in their reviews that it was thin. Five years ago expert website Channelnews.com.au scored this TV 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000 “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?”. Also five years ago Computeractive.co.uk said “It doesn't seem quite as big as that number suggests thanks to a remarkably slim bezel.”. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned “A super slim silver frame you’ll barely be able to make out from your perch on the sofa.” and scored the Samsung UN46ES8000 very highly.

One Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was a good width. Smarthouse.com.au gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000 “The bezel is the same consistent width right”.

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Very Thin

Televisions of a comparable age and type to this TV have depths of between 3.5mm and 100mm, and the average depth is 59mm. At only 30.8 millimeters, the Samsung UN46ES8000F has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago.

TVs with a thicker depth that might be worth looking at include the Samsung UE40B8000 (29.9mm).

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One customer thought the Samsung UN46ES8000 had network functionality. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Excellent network feature set” in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review.

One Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewer who bought the product considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Avhub.com.au said three years ago “Very good 3D display, excellent connectivity and media support, interesting new control options” in their review of this TV.

One Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewer who bought it concluded that it was able to connect to the internet. Zoneitech.com said “Beyond extreme thinness and dashing good looks and Internet capability, this 55-inch LED TV further improved by incorporat” in their review of the Samsung UN46ES8000.

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Good Smart TV Features

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

Supports Internet TV

The UN46ES8000F supports internet TV. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The UN46ES8000F supports Smart TV. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV also support Smart TV.

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Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Samsung UN46ES8000 reviewer who purchased it said that it was not noisy. Avhub.com.au wrote “Noisy DVD playback” in their Samsung UN46ES8000 review.

Has an Equalizer

The Samsung UN46ES8000F has an equalizer. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also have an equalizer.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The UN46ES8000F has an auto volume leveler, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was January 2013 when Samsung released the UN46ES8000F.


Energy

Very High Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the UN46ES8000F is £132 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 20% of all 622 TVs of this age and type.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The UN46ES8000F supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions which support Wi-Fi and we think because of its better review score, the Samsung UN48H5500 is also worth considering.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The UN46ES8000F supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UN46ES8000F has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Samsung UN46ES8000F supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to this television also support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Has an Audio Input for DVI

The UN46ES8000F has an audio input for DVI, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this television.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The UN46ES8000F supports smartphones being used as a remote, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Management Features

Does Not Have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UN46ES8000F does not have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out more than two years ago do have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The UN46ES8000F supports Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other televisions of this type and age also support Picture-in-Picture.

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Performance

Features Motion Control

The Samsung UN46ES8000F features motion control. Most of the other televisions that have been around for around the same time as this television also feature motion control.

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Features Voice Control

The Samsung UN46ES8000F features voice control. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV also feature voice control.

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Supports BD Wise

The Samsung UN46ES8000F supports BD Wise, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television.

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Features Local Dimming

The UN46ES8000F features local dimming. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV do not feature local dimming.

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Has a Game Mode

The UN46ES8000F has a game mode, as do most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The UN46ES8000F has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The Samsung UN46ES8000F has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Product Identifiers

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

Samsung UN46ES8000F Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung UN46ES8000F 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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