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Samsung UN55ES8000

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55" 800Hz Jul 2012
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
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24 Reasons For

Sixteen Industry Awards

This large TV is one of the most highly awarded of all the televisions of a comparable age and type.

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

The experts at Digitaltrends.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au and Overclockersonline.net all said that this TV was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Two more expert review sites both wrote that this television was very good. This Samsung TV received a "Silver Award" from Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info gave it a "Silver" award.

Two other expert review sites thought that this large TV was good. This Samsung television received a "Highly Recommended" award from Flatpanelshd.com and it received an Itproportal.com "Best Buy" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this Samsung TV is 86 out of 100 based on fifty expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and T3.com.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Samsung UN55ES8000 owners who reviewed the Samsung UN55ES8000 mentioned that it had good picture quality. Cnet.com.au mentioned on CNET.com.au “Samsung's premium LCD model offers excellent picture quality, good 3D, lots of smarts” in their Samsung UN55ES8000 review and gave it a score of 4 stars. Expert website Computeractive.co.uk wrote five years ago “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 Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewer who purchased it considered that it had a sharp image. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Should have better chosen default for Sharpness setting” in their review.

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Good Technical Features

A few Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UN55ES8000 had good features. Pocket-Lint.com said “The core of this TV has some top features” and gave this TV a rating of 4 stars. Expert website Firstpost.com mentioned in their review of this TV five years ago “The model possesses cutting edge features that very few televis” and rated it 75 out of 100. Avhub.com.au wrote “Attractive design, innovative features, great appearance”.

Good Size

Ten customers said in their reviews that it was thin. Expert review site Channelnews.com.au wrote “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?”. Computeractive.co.uk wrote “It doesn't seem quite as big as that number suggests thanks to a remarkably slim bezel.”. Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned in their review “A super slim silver frame you’ll barely be able to make out from your perch on the sofa.” and rated it 5 stars.

One Samsung UN55ES8000 owner who purchased it considered that it was a good width. Smarthouse.com.au mentioned in their review “The bezel is the same consistent width right” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers who reviewed the Samsung UN55ES8000 reckoned that it was good quality. Expert website Trustedreviews.com mentioned “It's a fantastic-looking 46in LCD TV with great picture quality and oodles of features.” in their review of this TV. Stuff.tv mentioned “The Samsung's picture quality is outstanding right across the board” and rated this TV as very good. Five years ago Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “Samsung's best 2012 LED TV is a strong performer for picture quality and design”.

Nice Design

Several Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was a good design. Cnet.com wrote in their Samsung UN55ES8000 review “The Samsung UNES8000 LED TV boasts stunning design and more features than any TV on the market” . Slashgear.com wrote in their review “A 55-inch behemoth, though with strikingly delicate design”. Expert review site Ubergizmo.com mentioned “The remote still works The Samsung ES8000 Series is very attractive because of its striking design and large set of seemingly very advanced features.”.

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Five years ago expert review site Cnet.co.uk said “The Samsung UE55ES8000 is a beautiful TV with mostly great picture quality” in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned in their review “So it is that this 46-inch star boasts a gorgeous ultra-slim design” . Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “Samsung is on typically aggressive form with the Samsung UE46ES8000, combining cutting-edge features with a gorgeous space-saving design” in their Samsung UN55ES8000 review.

A number of Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewers thought the Samsung UN55ES8000 had a thick frame. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review “Thin bezel looks lovely” . Cnwintech.com said “Appearance of this product with a thin bezel really fantastic” in their review.

One person said in their reviews that it was well designed. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000 “Well designed and responsive menu system”.

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Good High Def TV

Nine people who purchased this TV reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Gadgetguy.com.au mentioned “Full HD, with LED edge-lighting”. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review “Slimline HD TV with excellent picture quality” . Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Brilliant HD performance”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewers who reviewed this TV reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Five years ago Stuff.tv said in their review “The 3D image is the best we've seen from a TV so far”. Pcadvisor.co.uk gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Samsung UN55ES8000 review “Motion control party tricks, this would be considered a highly desirable 3D TV, with a strong online proposition”. Avhub.com.au said “SD and 3D delivery could be better” in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Samsung is one of the superior TV brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Samsung also has good reviews for its large TVs.

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Easy to Use

Six people who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use. Five years ago expert review site Stuff.tv mentioned “A brilliant smart TV made into something extraordinary by its next-gen control options”. Avhub.com.au said “Crisp, detailed images, welldesigned and friendly interface, great control app and interactive controls, extensive features” . Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Interesting control features”.

Some people who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “3.8 / 5We take these readings using the best settings for watching a movie” in their Samsung UN55ES8000 review.

One Samsung UN55ES8000 owner who purchased it wrote that it had a good interface. Three years ago Avhub.com.au mentioned “Sleek design with thin bezel, good smart interface, light-up controller, generally good picture quality in both 2D” in their Samsung UN55ES8000 review.

One Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewer thought the product was easy to handle. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their Samsung UN55ES8000 review “Brilliant HD content handling” .

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Good Connectivity

One Samsung UN55ES8000 owner said in their reviews that this TV had network functionality. Three years ago Avhub.com.au said “Excellent network feature set” in their review of this TV. One Samsung UN55ES8000 owner who reviewed this TV thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Very good 3D display, excellent connectivity and media support, interesting new control options” .

One Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewer who purchased the product concluded that it was able to connect to the internet. Expert review site Zoneitech.com wrote “Beyond extreme thinness and dashing good looks and Internet capability, this 55-inch LED TV further improved by incorporat” in their review of this TV.

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Robust

Some Samsung UN55ES8000 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on expert website Pocket Lint “Considering the over-£2,000 price point we feel it makes for a good, solid TV rather than an”. Avhub.com.au said “Solid table stand, with unique design”.

Good Smart TV

One Samsung UN55ES8000 owner wrote in their reviews that this TV had good apps. Three years ago Avhub.com.au wrote in their Samsung UN55ES8000 review “Useful video sharing and apps”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Expert review site Stuffmideast.com said in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000 “High-def pictures (Blu-ray, Freesat or Freeview HD) are impressive too”.

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Good Webcam

One Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good for making skype calls. Avhub.com.au said “Camera is great for Skype” in their review of this TV.

Nice Stand

One customer who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good stand.

Good Remote Control

Three people said in their reviews that it had a good remote control. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000 “Touchpad remote very useful for browsing”. Avhub.com.au also wrote “Remote with builtin touchpad is particularly practical”.

Has a Built-In Camera

The UN55ES8000 has a built-in camera, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UN55ES8000 which do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UN55F8000[plb_1998277_price], and the LG 55EA980[plb_2042821_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rates of TVs that are a similar age to the UN55ES8000 range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz. The UN55ES8000 has one of the faster high frequency rates (800 hertz) amongst large TVs of this age.

If this large TV high frequency rate is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung UE65F8000[plb_2034779_price] (1,000Hz).

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Supports Smart TV

Like most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the UN55ES8000, the UN55ES8000 supports smart TV.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The UN55ES8000 has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

We compared all the other TVs with a wi-Fi to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UN55F8000[plb_1998277_price] is also worth considering.

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Two Composite Video Ins

The UN55ES8000 is a two composite video in TV.

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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 large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Thin

The Samsung UN55ES8000 has one of the thinner depths (only 30.47 millimeters) amongst large TVs of this age. Large TVs that have been around for a similar time to the UN55ES8000 have depths of between 3.5mm and 100mm.

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5 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewers who bought this TV agreed that it was not cheap. Hardwarecanucks.com said five years ago “An ultra expensive flagship 3D HDTV from Samsung” in their review. Televisioninfo.com said “The Samsung UN55ES8000 might seem overpriced.”. Avhub.com.au said “Expensive, face-recognition and hand gestures are gimmicky”.

One Samsung UN55ES8000 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was not good value for money. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000 “Pricey, not the finest DVD upscaler”.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One Samsung UN55ES8000 owner said in their reviews that the Samsung UN55ES8000 was not noisy. Avhub.com.au wrote “Noisy DVD playback” in their review of the Samsung UN55ES8000.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of this age and type do not feature OLED technology. The UN55ES8000 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also feature OLED technology including the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The UN55ES8000 has a quite high power consumption (PowerSave) (55 Watts) compared to most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as the UN55ES8000. Large TVs that were launched around the same time as the UN55ES8000 have power consumption (PowerSave)s of between 0.1W and 93W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 44W.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of comparable spec TVs that came out more than two years ago is 120kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 161 kilowatt hours, the Samsung UN55ES8000 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN55ES8000.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN55ES8000

Running Costs Are Average

This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A, and the UN55ES8000 has an average running cost of £133 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 321 televisions of a similar age and spec.

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 TVs of a similar type and 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 Four Years Ago

This TV has been on the market for over four years.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Full HD Display
2D-3D Converter
Screen Format Adjustments
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Timeshift
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
Equalizer
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Anynet (HDMI-CEC) Port
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
Audio Input for DVI
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
WLAN-Ready
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Card Reader Integrated
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise
Wide Color Enhancer
Extended PVR
Skype Function
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Motion Control
Teletext
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour of Product
Built-In Microphone
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Smartphone Remote Support
On/off Switch
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
Input Voltage
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

16 Awards

pcactual.com Recommended techradar.com/au/ Recommended CNET.com.au Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended hardware.info Silver Award 01net.com 4 Star uk.hardware.info Silver 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

(89)
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 £131.40
Electricity cost when on standby £0.61
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Total running cost over 5 years £132.01
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0.66T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.66 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers un55es8000, un55es8000f, samsung un55es8000, samsung un55es8000f, samsung un55es8000fx, samsung un55es8000fxz, samsung un55es8000fxza
Barcodes 00036725237308, 08806071850955

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