Reviews and Problems with Samsung UN55ES8000 / UE55ES8000 / UA55ES8000
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6 August 2012
Excerpt: Say hello to Samsung’s bad boy smart TV. This epic 55-incher has all the works, of course: 3D support, LED backlighting for stunning contrast, a super slim silver frame you’ll barely be able to make out from your perch on the sofa. But it’s also one brainy goggle box, with Samsung’s smart TV app store and services - whatever you’re into you’ll be spoiled for choice.
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
Conclusion: Make no bones about it – the UE55ES8000 is a magnificent TV. There aren’t many sets that can match its incredible feature list and level of innovation. Voice and gesture control, touch-pad remote and face recognition make it feel like a TV from the future, while the generous online content and slick streaming functionality puts a wealth of entertainment at your disposal beyond TV and Blu-ray.
Pros: Features and innovative control systems, Superlative pictures, Stunning design
Cons: Expensive, Inaccurate gesture control, Noisy DVD playback
Excerpt: In a unique (and frankly bizarre) role reversal, the Samsung UE55ES8000 becomes the first TV to watch and listen to you. Offering both motion and voice control, in addition to two remote zapper options, it’s probably the most controllable telly ever made. It’s also heaving with image technology and better connected than Piers Morgan. With the UE55ES8000, Samsung has crammed in every cutting-edge feature going, and then crammed in more from the cutting room floor.
Conclusion: Nevertheless, there’s still a big gulf between how thrilling the picture quality can be and how humdrum the sound is. If you can’t countenance a full surround-sound system, the least you should consider is a soundbar. Buying the UE55ES8000 and then relying on its speakers isn’t a course of action we can completely get behind.
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
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