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Samsung UN55H8000
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Samsung UN55H8000

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55" Curved Sep 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date
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20 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The experts at three expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this TV. This television received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews, Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and Pocket Lint this television has an overall expert rating of 78%.

Good High Def TV

A number of people who purchased this TV considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Cnet.co.uk rated the product 70 out of 100 and mentioned in their Samsung UN55H8000 review on CNET.co.uk “The UE55H8000 is the range topper in Samsung's Full HD LED line-up this year”. Cnet.co.uk also wrote “It still sits directly below the company's wallet busting Ultra HD sets”. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote in their review of this TV “Then use a Full HD panel on a huge high-end TV like the UE65H8000 just seems odd” and gave the Samsung UN55H8000 a rating of 70 out of 100.

Nice Design

A few people who reviewed the Samsung UN55H8000 reckoned that it was good looking. Expert website Cnet.co.uk rated it 4 stars and mentioned “Supremely stylish and bursting with features” in their review. Digital Versus wrote “The Samsung U 55 8000 produces beautiful pictures when viewed in brighter rooms, has an excellent smart TV system” nonetheless they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Digital Versus also wrote “Its curvy nature and stylish design means it also looks the business”.

Two Samsung UN55H8000 reviewers reckoned that it was a good design. Digital Versus mentioned two years ago “Great design giant size” in their Samsung UN55H8000 review but in spite of that they rated this TV 60 out of 100. Expert website Reviewed.com wrote three years ago “It's that the design flourish adds notably to the price you pay” and rated it 4 stars.

One Samsung UN55H8000 owner said that the product was luxurious. Whathifi.com mentioned three years ago “The upmarket H8000 series was announced at CES in January” in their Samsung UN55H8000 review.

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Good Product Quality

Six Samsung UN55H8000 owners thought the product was good quality. Digital Versus said “Picture quality is great” in their Samsung UN55H8000 review yet they rated it 60 out of 100. Digital Versus also said “Good sound quality”. Digital Versus also said “Build quality could be better”.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Large TVs built by Samsung have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just large TVs) and found that Samsung also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Technical Features

Several customers who purchased the product thought it had good features. Expert website Lcdtvbuyingguide.com wrote three years ago “It's a curved screen with the best picutre quality features for a 1080p display in Samsung's 2014 lineup”. Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “Is jam-packed full of top-notch features that work a treat”.

Robust

Several customers wrote that this TV was well made. Two years ago Digital Versus said “Impressive contrast combined with solid, yet detailed blacks” yet they rated the Samsung UN55H8000 60 out of 100. Expert review site Reviewed.com said in their review of the Samsung UN55H8000 “A very solid TV—but you're paying for the curve If reviewing multiple curved TVs has taught me anything”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several customers considered that the product had a good 3D picture quality. Digital Versus said “No crosstalk in 3D mode”. Digital Versus also mentioned “Excellent 2D and 3D picture quality”. Reviewed.com said “The Samsung UN55H8000 (MSRP $2,899) is a high-end Full HD 1080p option that's smart, 3D capable” .

Good Picture Quality

A few Samsung UN55H8000 reviewers who bought the Samsung UN55H8000 reckoned that it had good picture quality. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com rated the product 4 stars and said three years ago “The curved 65-inch LCD UE65H8000 TV, which promises top notch image quality and plenty of bang for your wallet-crunching buck”.

One Samsung UN55H8000 reviewer who purchased this TV reckoned that it had a good contrast ratio. Digital Versus wrote “Good blacks and contrast ratio”.

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Good Sound Quality

A number of Samsung UN55H8000 reviewers who reviewed this TV considered that it had good sound quality.

Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed this TV said that it was easy to use. Digital Versus wrote in their review of this TV two years ago “Easy to use smart TV system” .

Good Size

One Samsung UN55H8000 reviewer said in their reviews that it was a big size.

Nice Stand

One Samsung UN55H8000 reviewer who reviewed the product wrote that it had a good stand. Cnet.co.uk said on expert review site CNET.co.uk “Its curved screen immediately makes it stand out from the crowd” in their review.

Good Remote Control

One Samsung UN55H8000 reviewer said that it had a good remote control. Digital Versus mentioned “Effective motion controller”.

Good Smart TV Features

One customer concluded that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Digital Versus wrote “Has all UK catchup TV services” in their review.

Supports Smart TV

Like most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UN55H8000, the UN55H8000 supports smart TV.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative televisions which support smart TV currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55D7000[plb_344784_price], or the LG 55LB870[plb_2233830_price].

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Like most of the other large TVs that have been around for more than two years, the UN55H8000 has a wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative TVs with a wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to consider including the UE55D7000[pl_344784_price], or the UN55H6400[pl_2305910_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Two Composite Video Ins

The Samsung UN55H8000 is a two composite video in television. Most of the other large TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UN55H8000 only have one composite video in.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Televisions of a comparable type and age to the UN55H8000 have motion interpolation frequencys of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 460Hz. The Samsung UN55H8000 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency (1,200 hertz) compared to most of the other large TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was not cheap. Digital Versus wrote in their review of the Samsung UN55H8000 “It's hugely expensive (around 2 000) for a Full HD TV, there was a lot of backlight clouding on our review sample”. Digital Versus also wrote “Might feel expensive once its rivals are out”. Digital Versus also said “Relatively expensive”.

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that this TV was not good value for money. Cnet.co.uk said on expert website CNET.co.uk “Although it's pricey” in their review. Cnet.co.uk also said “It's very pricey for a Full HD model”.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was not a bargain for the price. Expert review site Whathifi.com wrote in their review “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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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the UN55H8000 does not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera including the UN55ES8000[pl_403312_price], the UE55F8000[pl_1274638_price], or the UN55F8000[pl_1998277_price] all from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UN55H8000 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UN55H8000 also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the Samsung KE55S9[plb_2047037_price], or the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Quite Thick

The UN55H8000 has a quite thick depth (88.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UN55H8000. The average depth of large TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UN55H8000 is 56mm.

If you don't mind having a thicker depth then you might want to look at the UE55H6800[pl_2465825_price] (90.6mm), or the UE55H8000[pl_2232249_price] (89.8mm) both from Samsung or the Sony KDL-60W855[plb_2182887_price] (93mm) which also has a higher rating.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN55H8000

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television was released over two years ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions of this age and type. 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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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
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
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Remote (IR) Output
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Game Mode
BD Wise
Voice Control
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight

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Expert Reviews

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25 May 2015

The Korean manufacturer's latest flagship Full HD model with curved panel is an attempt to break with tradition. The Samsung H8000 benefits from an unusual style and all the latest connected...

Good contrast
No crosstalk in 3D mode
Effective motion compensation
Two remotes, one with touchpad and gyroscopic pointer
Smart Hub apps
Glossy screen susceptible to glare
Narrow viewing angles
Risk of clouding
Full HD resolution panel
Reflections from curved screen
13 January 2015

The UE65H8000 is an impressive all-rounder, but it's just too big for its boots. To design-in a curve and then use a Full HD panel on a huge high-end TV like the UE65H8000 just seems odd. It's...

11 September 2014

Samsung's UE65H8000 is a gorgeous television set that will no doubt look the business in your living room and is jam-packed full of top-notch features that work a treat. We're not totally...

3 September 2014

A very solid TV?but you're paying for the curve If reviewing multiple curved TVs has taught me anything, it's that the design flourish adds notably to the price you pay. The UN55H8000 is quite...

8 August 2014

Curved TVs are great, yes I said it and you really have to check one out to really see and understand its benefits. A few months ago, we here at Booredatwork.com got our hands on the Samsung... Read more…

4 July 2014

The Samsung UE48H8000 is priced at around £1300, so you pay a premium for the curved design. But you get a lot of TV for that money - and not just because it's curved. The quality of the picture...

With the 55H8000, Samsung improves on the already formidable picture quality of last year's top of the line model. I also believe that by reimagining their Smart Hub, they have made all the apps...

26 May 2014

Samsung's continue to offer one of the fastest and most feature-rich Smart TV platforms. LG wants to challenge them with a new webOS based platform and we will see how that plays out. But being...

8 May 2014

A couple of years ago a Full HD 65in set costing just over £3000 would have been seen as a bargain. Today, we think it needs to have 4K TV to fully justify the price.The Samsung UE65H8000 also...

Curved 4K and OLED TVs are getting all of the attention this year. What about 1080p LED TVs? Samsung decided to cater to those not ready for 4K with the 55H8000 LED TV. It's a curved screen with... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un55h8000, samsung un55h8000a, samsung un55h8000af, samsung un55h8000afx, samsung un55h8000afxz, samsung un55h8000afxza
Barcodes 00887276673950, 00887276679891

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