Reviews and Problems with Samsung UN46D8000 / UE46D8000
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Picture is great, Smart Hub ads are unacceptable
Tracey C, Amazon
6 November 2013
Summary: When I first purchased this TV, I was mostly happy with it. At this point, I recommend staying away from Samsung Smart TV's. They see them as an ad delivery platform. The picture is very crisp and the colors are rich. Quite honestly, however, I am not terribly pleased with the Smart Hub or the remote. A few months or so ago, Samsung pushed an update to Smart Hub and it started showing advertisements for other products.
Summary: I'm sure this model has been discontinued, but bear this in mind when considering any Samsung "Smart" TV: the networking capabilities are very, very flaky. I have spent hours trying to keep this puppy connected to the internet and my router, with little lasting success. If you use Netflix or Plex, look elsewhere for a TV -- your life will be a nightmare of entering and re-entering settings, passwords, etc.
Other Reviewers Warned Me!!! Should have listened!
2 December 2011
Summary: Ok. This TV has been very troublesome. Bad Picture & Bad Samsung Customer Service!! First Issue: General Use Viewing - I read other reviewers about picture quality and troubles with contrast/black areas. Cartoons and other broadcasts such as sports work pretty well. I have never been able to adjust the picture quality to a satisfactory level for other types of shows such as sitcoms, dramas, movies, etc. My previous lcd tv was LG brand and I never had such issues.
"Samsung never updates firmware for video/audio playback"
9 September 2011
Pros: batter picture, vision
Cons: never updates new firmware for hard drive playback via USB. i brought it year ago but now some new movie downloaded not playable due to firmware not updated. i contacted samsung but they dont have answer.
Summary: I set up this tv a few days ago, and so far I have been hugely disappointed. The picture looks great and the black levels are deep, but there are several problems that completely ruin this set. Here are a few: 1.) There is always a thin line of light by the edges of the television. This is probably from the backlight (I assume). There are also white lights that form in all four corners of the set. 2.) Clouding, all over the TV.
Summary: I did lot of research on all the Samsung led models and finally decided to go with the 46D8000 model. After having the TV for a few days now, I must say I am very disappointed. Here are the issues I have found with the TV so far:- 1> Vertical Banding - The TV has big white vertical bands in the horizontal corners. Basically, its non-uniformity across the panel. Each vertical band is about 5-6 inches thick and is present on both corners.
Summary: I would not recommend this TV. The 3D features do not work-- screen goes blank when you switch to 3-D mode. After hours on the phone to Samsung they sent a Tech out to "fix" it. He was unable to fix it and has had to order parts in an attempt to repair it -- unclear when that will happen or even if the new parts are available or will fix the problem.
Summary: I bought this Samsung primarily because the small bezel size allowed me to fit a 46" into a space that previously only would hold a 42". If that is why you are looking at this model, get it. The picture quality is also as good as most of the other LED TV's on the market. Otherwise, it seems like Samsung has built a TV that is compatible only with their products. Or maybe the target market is not the United States.
Excerpt: ...110 cm. Inoltre ho scelto Samsung perche' le mie esperienze con i televisori Samsung che ho in casa sono state buone. Purtroppo sono rimasto deluso... Il TV funziona, si vede tuttosommato bene, ma le cose positive finiscono qui, la qualita' delle immagini e' paragonabile ad un normale televisore di marche di secondo livello. Primo difetto, che salta subito agli occhi, le scritte scorrevoli dei vari TG... Non scorrono fluidamente come nei vecchi modelli ...
Pros: sottile e bordi veramente piccoli
Cons: qualita' video deludente e telecomando scomodo