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Samsung UN55H8000

55" Full HD Curved Sep 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date
Three industry awards
Good high def TV
Relatively expensive
25 Reviews + 3 Awards
Trusted Reviews Recommended avforums.com Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk Recommended

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Price

Relatively Expensive

Four customers who bought it concluded that it was not expensive. Trusted Reviews wrote “Might feel expensive once its rivals are out” yet they gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Digital Versus said in their review of this TV “Relatively expensive” . Expert review site Cnet.co.uk mentioned “It's very pricey for a Full HD model”.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this TV was not good value for money. Techradar wrote “It's not a total deal breaker for the untrained eye” in their review of this TV. Three years ago expert review site Whathifi.com said “A couple of years ago a Full HD 65in set costing just over £3000 would have been seen as a bargain”.

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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

This TV was given a "Recommended" award by review websites Trusted Reviews, Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com all of whom thought that this Samsung TV was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This TV has an average expert rating of 78% based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and Pocket Lint.

Excellent Brand

Based on 47,290 expert and user reviews (including 2,155 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent reviews for its televisions. Samsung also has excellent reviews specifically for its large display diagonal TVs compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Samsung television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Good Technical Features

Four owners who bought the Samsung UN55H8000 wrote that it had good features.

Effective Motion Controller

Two people who reviewed the Samsung UN55H8000 agreed that it had a good remote control. Two years ago Digital Versus wrote “Smart Controller, smart functions” however they only rated it 60 out of 100. They also said “Effective motion controller” in their review.


Design

Great Design Giant Size

Four people concluded that it was good looking. Expert review site Hdtvtest.co.uk said three years ago “There were times when we looked at the lush, beautiful picture put out by the Samsung UE55H8000” in their Samsung UN55H8000 review. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote “Samsung's UE65H8000 is a gorgeous television set that will no doubt look the business in your living room” in their review of this TV. Three years ago expert review site Cnet.co.uk rated it 70 out of 100 and said “Supremely stylish and bursting with features”.

Three owners who purchased this TV mentioned that it was well designed. Techradar mentioned “Great design giant size” in their review of this TV and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100. Website Cnet.co.uk said three years ago “Its curvy nature and stylish design means it also looks the business” in their review of this TV. Expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of this TV “It's that the design flourish adds notably to the price you pay”.

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Impressive Contrast Combined With Solid, Yet Detailed Blacks

Two customers who purchased the Samsung UN55H8000 concluded that it was well made. Website Whathifi.com mentioned “Impressive contrast combined with solid, yet detailed blacks” in their review of this TV. Expert website Reviewed.com scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “A very solid TV—but you're paying for the curve If reviewing multiple curved TVs has taught me anything”.

Good Sound Quality

Four owners who purchased it thought it was good quality. Digital Versus said two years ago “Picture quality is great” in their review of this TV. Trusted Reviews wrote “Good sound quality” in their review of this TV and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Expert website Lcdtvbuyingguide.com gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this TV three years ago “It's a curved screen with the best picutre quality features for a 1080p display in Samsung's 2014 lineup”.


Display

Good High Def TV

Nine owners who purchased it agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Three years ago expert review site Avforums.com wrote in their review of the Samsung UN55H8000 “With all the manufacturers placing greater emphasis on Ultra HD 4K this year, there's a danger that their Full HD line-up might get left behind”. Expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned in the same month “The Samsung UN55H8000 (MSRP $2,899) is a high-end Full HD 1080p option that's smart, 3D capable” in their review of this TV. Also three years ago expert website Hdtvtest.co.uk said in their review of this TV “As TV manufacturers seek to boost sales of 4K Ultra HD televisions which command higher margins, they are reserving all their best features”.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this type and age. 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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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 1,200 hertz, the UN55H8000 has a very fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV. Across all the large display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.

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Good Contrast

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UN55H8000 had a good contrast ratio. Digital Versus mentioned two years ago “Good blacks and contrast ratio”.

Two owners who reviewed the product concluded that it had good picture quality. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “The curved 65-inch LCD UE65H8000 TV, which promises top notch image quality and plenty of bang for your wallet-crunching buck”.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

We compared this TV to all the other 55" TVs and we think the Samsung UN55ES8000F, and the LG 55EC930 (£1,334.99) which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was September 2014 when this large display diagonal TV was released.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung UN55H8000 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs that are a similar age to this television also support Wi-Fi.

Alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the UN55ES8000F, or the KE55S9 both from Samsung or the LG 55LB870.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UN55H8000 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this television also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UN55H8000 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Performance

Features Motion Control

The Samsung UN55H8000 features motion control, as do most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to this television.

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Supports BD Wise

The Samsung UN55H8000 supports BD Wise. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also support BD Wise.

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Features Voice Control

The UN55H8000 features voice control. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also feature voice control.

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Has a Game Mode

The UN55H8000 has a game mode, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The UN55H8000 has a built-in subwoofer, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The UN55H8000 has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been available for a similar time to this television.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The UN55H8000 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Smart TV

Supports Internet TV

The UN55H8000 supports internet TV. Most of the other televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The UN55H8000 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UN55H8000 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this television.

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Weight & Dimensions

Fairly Thick

At 88.9 millimeters, the UN55H8000 has a fairly thick depth compared to most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years. The average depth of similar spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as this TV is 55mm, and the depths range from 2.9mm to 100mm.

If you don't mind having a thicker depth then you might want to consider the UE55H6800 (£999.99) (90.6mm and higher rated), or the UE55H8000 (89.8mm and higher rated) both from Samsung or the Sony KDL-60W855 (£399.99) (93mm and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un55h8000afxza
Barcodes 00887276673950, 00887276679891

Samsung UN55H8000 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung UN55H8000 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 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 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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LG 55EC930

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55EC930

£ 1,334.99
Vastly better Whathifi.com review
Vastly better Digital Versus review
Ten more awards
One less composite video in port
Samsung HG55EC890

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HG55EC890

£ 1,468.73
Two times thinner
20W higher RMS rated power
Three number of loudspeakerss
960Hz slower motion interpolation frequency
Philips 50PFH4009

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50PFH4009

£ 455.39
A lot lighter
Newer by one month
Thinner
11x slower motion interpolation frequency
NEC E805

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E805

£ 5,277.81
25" larger display diagonal
Thinner
DVI port
Not 3D
NEC MultiSync E705

NEC
MultiSync E705

£ 3,430.80
22% larger display diagonal
A little thinner
DVI port
Not 3D
Sony KDL-65W955

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KDL-65W955

£ 1,939.93
Three loudspeakers
A lot higher RMS rated power
10" larger screen size
Only one composite video in port
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