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Samsung UN55ES8000 / UE55ES8000 / UA55ES8000

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Overall 9
9.0

Samsung UN55ES8000 Review

Digitaltrends
26 July 2012
  • Conclusion: Even though Samsung’s Smart Interaction is ahead of its time – and, frankly, might never catch on – there is plenty here in the way of performance and features to qualify this high-end television’s equally premium price. If you want the best, you’ll have to pay for it, but Samsung’s ES8000 series is certainly one of the best LED televisions we’ve ever seen. It should delight viewers for years to come.
  • Pros: Brilliant, bright picture, Excellent black levels, Superb color accuracy, Gorgeous design, Upgradable hardware
  • Cons: Some light bleed from edges, Poor off-axis performance, Merciless with low-quality sources
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung UN55ES8000F

PC Magazine
16 July 2012
  • Conclusion: With its voice- and motion-controlled interface, Samsung's ES8000F series does a lot to advance HDTV design, but some of the new features aren't quite ready for prime time.
  • Pros: Ambitious user interface. Beautiful design. Excellent white and black levels. Accurate color. Comes with 3D glasses.
  • Cons: Voice, motion, and touchpad controls are unreliable. Screen shows significant light bloom on the edges. Only three HDMI ports.
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Overall 7
6.8

Expert Review

reviewed
4 May 2012
  • Summary: Samsung’s ES8000 has easily the most daring new features on the TV market at the moment, which is why we gave it our Innovator of the Year award for 2012.
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Series 8 ES8000 55-inch edge LED LCD TV

Pocket Lint
10 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Gimmicks such as the UE55ES8000’s gesture control are best ignored, as at the core of this TV there’s some quality stuff. Take Samsung’s Smart Hub, for example. We think it’s up there with the best smart TV interfaces and made catch-up TV via iPlayer or other apps a breeze. Picture quality is smooth and detailed, but movie buffs are likely to want to switch off or customise the level of Motion Plus for that true cinematic experience.
  • Pros: Sleek design with thin bezel, good smart interface, light-up controller, generally good picture quality in both 2D and 3D forms, great Smart Hub interface, well-rounded sound
  • Cons: Picture lacks uniformity, flimsy 3D glasses, picture presets are too harsh, does a TV really need gesture control? no SD card slot, no custom EQ settings
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Overall 10
10
Design 10
10
Features 10
10

Samsung UE55ES8000 review

Home Cinema Choice
21 July 2012
  • Summary: This 55in LED TV goes into innovation overload and may be the cleverest TV we've ever seen
  • Pros: Sensational, slimline design; very good 2D and 3D pictures; excellent Smart services
  • Cons: Gesture system is currently very hard work; provided picture presets are unhelpful; backlight bleed possible unless output is low
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 9
9.0

Samsung’s premium 55 inch ES8000 TV reviewed

Gadget Guy
9 July 2012
  • Summary: The Samsung US55ES8000 is a beautiful-looking TV with at the very least as much network capability as anything on the market, and far more than most.
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Overall 9
9.0

Samsung’s top LED includes voice and gesture control - is this the best TV for 2012?

Good Gear Guide.au
15 June 2012
  • Summary: Samsung's best 2012 LED TV is a strong performer for picture quality and design, and it has some interesting technical advancements in the form of voice and motion recognition. On its own, the Series 8 TV is a high quality device. Picture quality isn't vastly improved since the 2011 Series 8 model, and the voice and motion features can feel both superfluous and slow. Nevertheless, it's one of the best-looking TVs we've seen and the feature-set is comprehensive.
  • Pros: Excellent picture quality in HD and SD, Useful video sharing and apps, Striking design
  • Cons: Voice and motion features aren't perfect, Interface feels slightly slow, No huge advances in picture quality since 2011
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Overall 9
9.0

Samsung UE55ES8000

Trusted Reviews
3 April 2012
  • Summary: Exclusive: The Samsung UE55ES8000 is the company's new flagship TV and as expected it is, for the most part, nothing short of spectacular.
  • Pros: Stunning design, phenomenal feature count, Excellent 3D and 2D performance
  • Cons: The gesture control system is currently unhelpful, Occasional backlight bleed, especially with 3D
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Samsung UE55ES8000

TechRadar UK
9 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Samsung has developed a handy habit of being the first major brand out of the traps each year when it comes to launching new TV ranges.
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Overall 10
10

Samsung UE55ES8000

What Hi-Fi?
21 February 2012
  • Conclusion: If this is anything to go by, 2012’s going to be quite a year for televisions
  • Pros: Towering specification, including a host of novel control interfaces, outstanding picture quality, with advances in 3D particularly notable, thoughtful online functionality
  • Cons: Gesture recognition better in theory than in practice, not cheap
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