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Samsung UN46F8000BF

45.9" Full HD Active May 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date £108.80 Electricity cost over 5 years
Twenty-two industry awards
Good high def TV
Middling remote and stand
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

Experts in TVs love this TV and have given it twenty-two awards.

This Samsung TV was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review sites Digitaltrends.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au, Overclockersonline.net, Technlologyx.com and Techradar.com/au/ all of whom decided that this television was brilliant.

Review websites Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Pocket Lint, Pcactual.com and Itc.ua all recommend this TV and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The authors at review sites Hdtvtest.co.uk, Flatpanelshd.com and Avforums.com all strongly endorse this television and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Three other expert review sites all concluded that this medium display diagonal TV was a sensible purchase. Homecinemachoice.com, Expert Reviews and Itproportal.com all gave this television a "Best Buy" award.

The experts at websites Toptenreviews.com, Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info all said that this Samsung TV was great and gave it their "Silver" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Fifty-three experts from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar have rated this medium display diagonal TV on average 88%. Experts think this Samsung television is one of the better TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Samsung Has Excellent TV Reviews

We checked 47,290 owner and expert reviews (including 6,426 verified purchases) for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Samsung has excellent ratings specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs. 95% of those that bought a Samsung television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Middling Remote and Stand

Two owners agreed that the product did not have a good stand. Techradar rated the product 3 stars out of 5 and wrote three years ago “Overly wide Arc Stand base” in their review of this TV.

Middling Remote and Stand

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the product did not have a good remote control. Techradar mentioned in their review of this TV three years ago “Middling remote and stand” . They also said “Remote takes getting used to” in their review.

Generous Feature Set

Fifteen customers said in their reviews that it had good features. Techradar mentioned “Generous feature set” in their Samsung UN46F8000BF review. They also said “Fantastic smart features” in their review. Expert review site Itproportal.com wrote “An extensive and sophisticated feature set, fabulous picture quality from any source” in their review of this TV.


Price

Low Price

Four people agreed that the product was good value for money. Techradar said “Low price” in their review of this TV. Expert website Techdigest.tv scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV “The UE55F800 is a truly beautiful set, with a jaw-dropping design befitting of its price tag”. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote “Offering a good balance of affordability and performance, LED lighting can be credited for making TV screens thinner”.

Four customers who reviewed the Samsung UN46F8000BF thought it was expensive. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com wrote “Though expensive” in their review of this TV. 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. Expert review site Cnet.com wrote “The excellent yet expensive Samsung UNF8000 is a tour de force of LED LCD TV design, features”.

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Benefits

Faithful Colours in Movie Mode (average Delta E 1.9

Two customers who purchased this TV agreed that it was great for watching films. Techradar said “Faithful colours in Movie mode (average Delta E 1.9” yet they only rated it 60 out of 100. Expert website Smarthouse.com.au wrote four years ago “It's also great not to see any obvious judder beyond what might be natural to a movie source” .


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The UN46F8000BF is typical compared to the other 661 televisions of this type and age that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the UN46F8000BF is £109.


Smart TV

Smart TV Features Are Good

Two customers reckoned that it had great smart functions. Expert website Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of this TV “It's a cutting-edge set with improved smart features”.

Supports Smart TV

The UN46F8000BF supports Smart TV. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV also support Smart TV.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This medium display diagonal TV was released in May 2013.


Display

Good High Def TV

Four people said in their reviews that the Samsung UN46F8000BF was good at displaying high definition TV. Pocket-Lint.com wrote on expert review site Pocket Lint “The Samsung UE55F8000 is arguably the most advanced Full HD LED TV you can buy today”. Expert review site Technlologyx.com said “The Samsung F8000 family has celebrated success as the best HDTV available and our investigation supports this”. Expert review site Toptenreviews.com mentioned “With a full HD 1920 x 1080 picture”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Three owners reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert review site Avmax.tech2.in.com said in their Samsung UN46F8000BF review “While we reviewed this Flat Panel in our studio, we completely enjoyed its 3D capabilities and astounding picture quality” and rated it 80 out of 100. Expert website T3.com mentioned “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 of a similar age and type 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 televisions of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The UN46F8000BF has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of 1,200 hertz, the UN46F8000BF has a very fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years. The average motion interpolation frequency of TVs of a similar type and age to this TV is 310Hz.

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45.9 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 45.9 inches television.

If this Samsung television display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Samsung UE46F8000 (£399.99) (46") which is also higher rated.

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Good Picture Quality

Eight customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good picture quality. Expert review site Hdtvsolutions.com rated this TV 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this TV “The TV's great picture quality - right out of the box - should calm your qualms”. Expert review site Techguide.com.au said “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 Samsung UN46F8000BF review and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Four years ago expert website Digitalspy.co.uk mentioned “A few years ago, plasma TVs were the only way to get the best possible picture quality in your living room”.


Design

Stunning Design

Twelve customers who purchased this TV said that it was well designed. Techradar said in their Samsung UN46F8000BF review three years ago “Excellent Design”. Expert review site Hdtvtest.co.uk 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 of this TV. They also said “The UE46F8000′s stunning design still wowed us no end” in their review.

Eight people said that it was good looking. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com mentioned four years ago “Gorgeously designed and generously appointed”. Expert website Itproportal.com wrote “Drop-dead gorgeous looks”. Expert website Gizmodo.com.au said “It's beautiful, clever and versatile”.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The UN46F8000BF has a built-in camera, unlike most of the other televisions of this age and type 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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User Interface is Fluid and Interesting

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UN46F8000BF had a good interface. Techradar said “User interface is fluid and interesting”. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com mentioned “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 review of this TV and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Decent Sound Quality

Ten owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was good quality. Techradar wrote “Decent sound quality” in their review of this TV nonetheless they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. They also said “Beautiful picture quality” in their review. Expert website Flatpanelshd.com mentioned “With F8000 Samsung says that they have improved picture quality in a number of areas” in their Samsung UN46F8000BF review.


Audio

Good Sound Quality

Three customers who reviewed the product thought it had good sound quality. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “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 wrote four years ago “A definite step up in both sound and picture performance.”.

Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The Samsung UN46F8000BF has a built-in subwoofer, unlike most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to this TV which do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The UN46F8000BF has an auto volume leveler. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this TV also have an auto volume leveler.

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Fairly High Subwoofer RMS Power

With a subwoofer RMS power of 20 Watts, the Samsung UN46F8000BF has a quite high subwoofer RMS power compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the TVs that were released around the same time as this television the subwoofer RMS powers range from 10W to 20W.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung UN46F8000BF supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to this TV also support Wi-Fi.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi and we think the Sony KDL-46HX853 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Samsung UN46F8000BF supports Bluetooth, unlike most of the other TVs that are a similar age to this TV which do not support Bluetooth.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UN46F8000BF has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also have an ethernet port.

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Weight & Dimensions

Slim, Stylish Design

Nine owners who purchased the Samsung UN46F8000BF said that it was thin. Techradar said “Slim and futuristic design”. They also wrote “Slim, stylish design” in their review. Expert website Hdtvtest.co.uk said “The incredibly slim black bezel – measuring a mere 5mm – virtually dissolves into the background, leaving nothing between you”.

Quite Thin

The Samsung UN46F8000BF has one of the thinner depths (only 35.55 millimeters) amongst TVs of this age. The depths of TVs of a similar age and type to this TV range from 3.5mm to 100mm.

If you would consider a television with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Samsung UE40B8000 (29.9mm).

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an Audio Input for DVI

The UN46F8000BF has an audio input for DVI. Most of the other TVs that are a similar age to this television also have an audio input for DVI.

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Certificates

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

The UN46F8000BF does not have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, unlike most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to this TV.

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Has an Energy Star Certified

The Samsung UN46F8000BF has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV also have an Energy Star certified.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The Samsung UN46F8000BF supports smartphones being used as a remote, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to this TV.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The UN46F8000BF has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV.

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Performance

Supports BD Wise

The Samsung UN46F8000BF supports BD Wise. Most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago also support BD Wise.

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Features Local Dimming

The UN46F8000BF features local dimming. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago do not feature local dimming.

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Has a Game Mode

The UN46F8000BF has a game mode, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers un46f8000bf
Barcodes 00887276024844

Samsung UN46F8000BF Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung UN46F8000BF review we compared this TV to 4,717 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 1,041,547 product attributes, 85,382 TV reviews and 3,802,500 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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