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Samsung UN55F8000

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54.6" Active May 2013
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31 Reasons For

Twenty-Two Industry Awards

Amongst TVs of a similar spec and age, this television is one of the most highly awarded.

The editors of six expert review sites all wrote that this large TV was outstanding and gave it their highest award. This television received an "Editor's Choice" award from Digitaltrends.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au, Overclockersonline.net, Technlologyx.com and Techradar.com/au/.

This Samsung television received a "Recommended" from Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Pocket Lint, Pcactual.com and Itc.ua all of whom thought that this television was good.

Three other expert review sites all wrote that this television was very good. Hdtvtest.co.uk, Flatpanelshd.com and Avforums.com all gave this Samsung TV a "Highly Recommended" award.

The writers at three other expert review sites all decided that this Samsung television was a sensible purchase. This Samsung TV received a "Best Buy" award from Homecinemachoice.com, Expert Reviews and Itproportal.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on fifty-three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar the average expert rating of this TV is 88%. This puts this television in the top 17% of all the televisions of a comparable spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Excellent User Reviews

This large TV has an excellent average user rating based on 29 user reviews.

Good Picture Quality

Ten Samsung UN55F8000 owners who purchased it concluded that it had good picture quality. Four years ago expert review site Smarthouse.com.au mentioned “You're after a TV with smart features and premium picture quality then the slender 40-inch Samsung UA40F8000 might be for you”. In the same month expert review site Hdtvsolutions.com said “The TV's great picture quality - right out of the box - should calm your qualms”. Expert review site Flatpanelshd.com said in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000 “With F8000 Samsung says that they have improved picture quality in a number of areas”.

Good High Def TV

A number of people who bought the product reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Steve Walker gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote three years ago “The was also the 4K or Ultra HD models for a bit more dosh.”. Trustedreviews.com scored the product 5 stars and said on Trusted Reviews “That honour now belongs to the UE65F9000 4K Ultra HD model - a model we'll be testing in the next few days.” in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000. Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000 “With a full HD 1920 x 1080 picture” and rated it 5 stars.

Good Technical Features

Several Samsung UN55F8000 reviewers who purchased it thought it had good features. Expert website Hometheaterreview.com wrote “Consequently, this TV is loaded with all of the company's best technologies and features”. Four years ago expert website Stuff.tv gave this TV a score of 5 stars and said “After all, this 55in edge-lit LED screen promises a shiny new Smart Hub, new features and better all-round performance” in their Samsung UN55F8000 review. Stuff.tv also mentioned “A stunning screen and smarter features have thrown down the gauntlet for TVs in 2013”.

Good Size

A few customers who reviewed this TV mentioned that it was thin. Expert website Homecinemachoice.com wrote “The UE55F8000 hits the ground running with its design, which combines an on-trend slender bezel with a dark, glassy finish”. Goodgearguide.com.au said on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “They have always been slim, easy on your power bill, look great” in their review of this TV. Goodgearguide.com.au also mentioned “Samsung’s latest Series 8 is the best LED TV we’ve tested -- the company continues to excel with its top TV, which is thin, quick, has a great picture”.

Good Product Quality

Twelve people who reviewed the Samsung UN55F8000 considered that it was good quality. Avi said in their review “Most amazing TV I've ever bought! Easy to set up & just perfect quality pic”. Ng mentioned “The TV itself is crazy, everything you need from a tv, picture quality is amazing” in their review. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their Samsung UN55F8000 review on expert review site CNET.co.uk “It has strong picture and audio quality and a truly excellent smart TV system, making it a well-rounded package”.

Nice Design

Fourteen customers who bought the product considered that it was good looking. Mr. Rm Gearing mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000 on Amazon “Did my homework on this, very good picture, sound too, looks beautiful in the room”. Ric wrote three years ago “Also pops up when you rub your nose or rub your head)Its expensiveAnyway the cons don't worry me because I'm too busy watching my beautiful tv and screen!” in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000. Four years ago Stephen Reid mentioned in his Samsung UN55F8000 review “Sound is pretty good too, for an ultra-thin set” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Several Samsung UN55F8000 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UN55F8000 was a good design. Smarthouse.com.au mentioned “Praised for it's space saving design and advanced functionaliti” . Four years ago expert website Hdtvtest.co.uk wrote in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000 “The UE46F8000′s stunning design still wowed us no end”. Expert review site Techguide.com.au mentioned in their review of this TV also four years ago “The company has raised the bar in every aspect of this LED TV and combines sleek design and func” and rated this TV 5 stars.

A number of customers reckoned that it was smooth. Avi wrote in their review of this TV “Functionality is smooth & easy to understand”. Stephen Reid mentioned “It makes for smooth and easy viewing” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One Samsung UN55F8000 reviewer mentioned that it was neat. Four years ago Jezz said on Amazon “Operate with assistance from the well organised digital manual, which had been quite opaque at first” in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000.

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Good Sound Quality

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Three years ago Foxview rated the product 5 stars and said “Sound is surprisingly good”. In the same month Ng mentioned “Sound is ok.” in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000. Expert review site Whathifi.com wrote four years ago “A definite step up in both sound and picture performance.” in their review and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Good Connectivity

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UN55F8000 was able to connect to the internet. Danibear wrote three years ago “The image quality is so crisp and clear, internet connection is very quick” in their review of this TV and gave the Samsung UN55F8000 a very good rating.

Two Samsung UN55F8000 reviewers considered that the Samsung UN55F8000 was good in terms of USB connections. Four years ago Jezz mentioned on Amazon “The Technical Support team still apparently knows very little about the subject and only insists that USB 2.0 must be used” in their review. Jezz also said “In fact that has been superceded by USB 3.0, which is backwards compatible”.

One customer said that the Samsung UN55F8000 was good in terms of HDMI connections. Foxview mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “Very easy to install and setup, picture quality via HDMI is very clear, hardly had to do much tweaking of the picture”.

One person thought the Samsung UN55F8000 was good in terms of connectivity. Expert review site Techguide.com.au mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000 “Samsung's Series 55-inch F8000 is the hero product of its smart TV range that combines excellent picture quality, connectivity plus gesture” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Some Samsung UN55F8000 reviewers who reviewed the product said that it had a good 3D picture quality. Stephen Reid mentioned on Amazon “The 3D effect is equally outstanding” in his review of this TV. Expert website T3.com wrote in their Samsung UN55F8000 review “The F8000 currently represents the pinnacle of Samsung's Smart 3D TV range”. Expert review site Avmax.tech2.in.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000 “While we reviewed this Flat Panel in our studio, we completely enjoyed its 3D capabilities and astounding picture quality”.

Samsung Has Good TV Reviews

Samsung has good average reviews for its large TVs as well as across its entire television range.

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Easy to Use

Two people agreed that this TV was easy to use. Mduk mentioned in their review on Amazon “Grandparents at the other end of the country I wanted something that was more practical than a PC for using Skype - The TVAt first, I could use Skype” and scored it 80 out of 100.

Several customers who reviewed it thought it had a good experience. Toptenreviews.com gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “It includes many extra features to enhance your TV viewing experience”. Whathifi.com scored the product 4 stars and wrote “A friendlier user experience” in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000.

One Samsung UN55F8000 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to setup.

One customer said in their reviews that it had a good interface. Expert website Digitaltrends.com said in their review four years ago “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” .

One Samsung UN55F8000 owner wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UN55F8000 had good voice recognition. Expert review site Cnet.com.au said four years ago “Samsung's flagship smart TV features a slim, stylish design, plus impressive software functions like natural voice recognition and gesture controls” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

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Good Stand

A number of Samsung UN55F8000 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good stand. Foxview said on Amazon “The set itself is huge with the stand on it is 1.2mtr wide so make sure your stand is that wide” and scored the Samsung UN55F8000 very highly. Four years ago Stephen Reid wrote in his review of this TV on Amazon “The stand assembles very easily”. Stephen Reid also wrote “The stand is wholly unobtrusive and the set sits very low on the table with just a couple of inches of the stand showing on each side of the set”.

Good Support

Several people wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UN55F8000 had good technical guidance. Jezz gave the Samsung UN55F8000 a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “Previous Channel buttons proved useful, serving better than the Guide button to show what was going on”. Expert website Technlologyx.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Features such as a Smart Hub with TV Channel Guide, very simple”. Expert review site Businessspectator.com.au wrote in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000 “Over the last few years it has inked some impressive content deals to help it fight off Apple in the gadget space”.

Good Remote Control

A few people reckoned that the Samsung UN55F8000 had a good remote control. Mr. Rm Gearing mentioned “Snazzy remote and the inputs better designed than the C series”.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One Samsung UN55F8000 reviewer who reviewed the Samsung UN55F8000 wrote that it was good for recording TV. Jezz said “The Tv is clearly intended to be capable of recording one Satellite channel while viewing another.”.

One Samsung UN55F8000 reviewer who reviewed the product said that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Four years ago Stephen Reid wrote on Amazon “We watched programmes via BBC i-Player and 4oD and they stream effortlessly into the TV” in his Samsung UN55F8000 review.

One customer who purchased it mentioned that it had great smart functions. Whathifi.com gave the Samsung UN55F8000 a score of 80 out of 100 and said four years ago “It's a cutting-edge set with improved smart features”.

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Robust

One customer thought it was well made. Three years ago expert review site Pcmag.com said “The Samsung UNF8000 series of LED backlit HDTVs offer solid performance and loads of features in a beautiful streamlined cabinet.” in their review of this TV.

Has a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UN55F8000 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. Most of the other large TVs that were launched around the same time as the UN55F8000 do not have a built-in camera.

Alternative TVs with a built-in camera currently available which you might want to look at include the LG 55EA980[plb_2042821_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV

Like most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN55F8000, the UN55F8000 supports smart TV.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The Samsung UN55F8000 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other televisions that are a similar age to the UN55F8000 also have a wi-Fi.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The UN55F8000 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity television.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

The UN55F8000 is a four HDMI ports quantity television. Most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the UN55F8000 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Two Composite Video Ins

The UN55F8000 has more composite video ins than most of the large TVs that were released more than two years ago. This television is a two composite video in television compared to most of the large TVs that are a comparable age to the UN55F8000 which only have one composite video in.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Large TVs that came out more than two years ago have motion interpolation frequencys of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 1,200 hertz, the UN55F8000 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other televisions that came out around the same time as the UN55F8000.

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Quite High Subwoofer RMS Power

The Samsung UN55F8000 has one of the higher subwoofer RMS powers (20 Watts) amongst large TVs of this age. The subwoofer RMS powers of large TVs that were launched around the same time as the UN55F8000 range from 10W to 50W.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This television supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Two Video Formats Supporteds

supports two video formats supporteds

The UN55F8000 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of a similar age and spec to it. This Samsung TV supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by TVs of this type and age. The video formats supported "ASF" is also supported by this television.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The UN55F8000 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of a comparable type and age to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UN55F8000.

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Quite Thin

With a depth of only 35.55 millimeters, the UN55F8000 has a quite thin depth compared to most of the other televisions of this age and spec. The depths of large TVs that were released around the same time as the UN55F8000 range from 3.5mm to 100mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Inferior Webcam

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UN55F8000 was not good for making skype calls. Mduk wrote on Amazon “Skype problems need resolving” in their Samsung UN55F8000 review but despite that they gave it a score of 4 stars. Mduk also said “If you are having these problems can I suggest you take to Twitter with the hashtag #samsungskype and tweet your complaint to @samsungtv and @Skype”.

A Bit Expensive

Some Samsung UN55F8000 reviewers who purchased the Samsung UN55F8000 considered that it was not cheap. Expert website Cnet.com wrote “The excellent yet expensive Samsung UNF8000 is a tour de force of LED LCD TV design, features” in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on CNET.co.uk “It's hugely expensive and if you mostly use your TV to watch mov”. Four years ago Goodgearguide.com.au said in their review on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “It is quite expensive, though”.

One person who reviewed the product considered that it was not good value for money. Expert website Digitalspy.co.uk said “The pricey world of LED TVs has finally caught up” in their review of the Samsung UN55F8000.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of image formats supported by the UN55F8000 is more than most comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by TVs of this age and spec.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that came out more than two years ago, the UN55F8000 does not feature OLED technology.

It is worth also looking at alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology including the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price] which also has a higher rating.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN55F8000

Running Costs Are Average

The UN55F8000 has an average 5 year running cost of £116 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 321 TVs of a comparable age and type.

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Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on televisions of a similar age and spec 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 Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Samsung released the UN55F8000.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
3D Type
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Audio
Audio System
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
RS-232 Ports
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Audio Input for DVI
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Remote (IR) Output
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Browsing
Management Features
On/Off Timer
On Screen Display (OSD)
Auto Power Off
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Card Reader Integrated
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Game Mode
BD Wise
Local Dimming
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Smartphone Remote Support
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
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Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Certification
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Energy Star Certified
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Weight
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Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
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Width
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Cables Included
Manual

22 Awards

toptenreviews.com Silver Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice soundandvision.com Top Pick technlologyx.com Editor's Choice techradar.com/au/ Editor's Choice muycomputer.com 5 Star pcactual.com Recommended CNET.com.au Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended uk.hardware.info Silver hardware.info Silver Award itproportal.com Best Buy Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice homecinemachoice.com Best Buy avforums.com Highly Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended flatpanelshd.com Highly Recommended Overclockersonline.net Editor's Choice hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended itc.ua Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert Reviews

(77)
22 February 2014

The Samsung F8000 family has celebrated success as the best HDTV available and our investigation supports this. Features such as a Smart Hub with TV Channel Guide, very simple and attractive...

Technlologyx.com

23 January 2014

The Samsung UNF8000 series of LED backlit HDTVs offer solid performance and loads of features in a beautiful streamlined cabinet, but its black levels are mediocre and its ports are awkwardly...

23 January 2014

The Samsung UNF8000 series of LED backlit HDTVs offer solid performance and loads of features in a beautiful streamlined cabinet, but its black levels are mediocre and its ports are awkwardly...

21 January 2014

The Samsung UNF8000 series of LED backlit HDTVs offer solid performance and loads of features in a beautiful streamlined cabinet, but its black levels are mediocre and its ports are awkwardly...

22 November 2013

Samsung's F8000 Series represents an evolutionary leap in the company's LCD TV offerings...

Soundandvision.com

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User Reviews

(23)
Reviewed 8 December 2013 by Michael G.
(Verified Purchase)

When setting up TV for the first time it will scan for a cable box or satellite box automatically. In case the TV doesn't know what model series cable or satellite you have, you must know the... Read more…

Reviewed 13 December 2013 by Nick T.

I bought this TV from a competitor but wanted to chime in as I've owned it for several months. This is the top of the line for 2013 for Samsung, this is the best TV you can by that's not a 4K.... Read more…

Reviewed 28 May 2015 by Arturas63
(Verified Purchase)

SUPPER.

This Samsung smart tv is just amazing and looks awesome, I can honestly say it's the best I have seen. I bought mine in 2013 and it is just great to watch, There's loads of features on it and by... Read more…

Reviewed 17 December 2014 by B. J. Du Cille

The on screen interface is so irritating its not true. There is a lot about the system that is not intuitive to use. The grey remote that comes with a touchpad is not really well designed - for a... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £112.17
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