Reviews and Problems with Samsung UN46B8000 / UE46B8000 / UA46B8000
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28 August 2011
Summary: The picture quality on this TV is great. Samsung knows how to make a good LED SCREEN. However, as a full-featured, modern TV it is lacking in several areas: - Sound is terrible. When turned to less than half-volume, there are obvious vibrations int he cabinet even from dialogue. - The "Internet" features are very very slow (Amazon streaming, etc) to navigate, but do work well. - Cabinet crackles when turned off and cooling down (not that it gets very hot).
Summary: The remote for this LED 8000 series TV quit working after 10 months of use. Replacing the batteries did not help. Instructions posted on the back of the remote did not help in getting the remote to work.
Summary: The TV itself is 5 star. But customer service is so bad (zero stars)that I will not buy another Samsung product. This was my third Samsung TV, but never again. After having this TV for 11 months, the remote control stopped working. A quick call to Samsung's 800 number assured me that a new remote was on its way. Don't believe them. It turns out that their service standard is to ship with 14 business days - ie it may be almost a month before you get what you ordered.
Fantastic picture, in a darkened room. Awful sound.
T. Moore, Amazon
16 March 2010
Summary: I own another Samsung LCD TV (LNT4061LX), which is about 4 years old now, so I was expecting a great picture and on the whole I wasn't disappointed. The picture is clear and detailed, although the glossy finish on the screen is very annoying during the day, reflecting light from windows in the room. Why Samsung decided to make the screen glossy beats me. The matt finish on my other Samsung is great in a bright environment.
Summary: First-- the picture is superb. The 2010 Winter Olympics were simply stunning with the brightly-colored athletic gear. Great sources look, well, great. The animated movie "Up" looked almost 3D, absolutely jaw dropping like you were in the movie with the characters. Some modes need to be adjusted for the source. Motion smoothing does weird things to film-based sources making them look like video.
Summary: This TV has an absolutely fantastic picture. I looked at many LCD/LED/Plasma TVs in the stores before making this purchase and this looked the best. From the comfort of our couch without the distractions of the store it was even better. ***BUT*** It just stopped working after 4 days or about 25 hours. I started searching and there is a known problem with other Samsung TVs.
Summary: After just two months, the TV suddenly stopped working and was caught in an endless reboot cycle. Minus 1 star. Contacted Samsung, who put in a work order with a local contractor. It has been a week and this contractor has still not contacted us despite us having left a couple of messages. Minus 1 star. When the TV worked it was great, but getting a problem resolved is not going well.
Summary: This TV is aesthetically amazing in all ways. It's big, shiny, and extremely thin. It has a superb picture. There is only one problem with this TV: it has a major problem with cloudy spots. I purchased this TV and when I plugged it up I immediately noticed these little white cloudy spots about 4" in diameter all over the screen when I pressed the power button.
Wireless LAN Problem - No Warranty Support from Samsung
Phils Junk "Phils Junky Junk", Amazon
7 December 2009
Summary: I will Never buy another Samsung Product again. Why, you ask? I purchased Samsung TV (LN46A850, not the one shown in the review) 10 months ago (Feb.'09). One of the main reasons I selected this TV was for its wireless LAN ability. I'm now getting around to adding this function so I can connect the TV to my wireless network and I find that Samsung does not support this function even though its in the specifications and in the User's Manual.
Summary: The UN46B8000 is a very good display if space is an issue. However, it is not exactly what I was expecting. The store display I had seen was in open light and the display was connected to a Samsung BluRay player. This appears to be the key, as the display has some proprietary processing enabled for Samsung players. The 240Hz conversion gave the picture an odd life-like quality and I really liked it for CGI films.