Reviews and Problems with Samsung UA55F8000 / UE55F8000 / UN55F8000
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13 February 2014
Conclusion: The Samsung UNF8000 series of LED backlit HDTVs offer solid performance and loads of features in a beautiful streamlined cabinet, but its black levels are mediocre and its ports are awkwardly placed.
Excerpt: As the king of Samsung's 1080p LED HDTVs, the F8000 series flourishes a crown encrusted with resplendent jewels like a quad core processor, voice and motion controls, and a Smart Hub overflowing with apps, social media, and smart recommendations.
Conclusion: Any minor quirks associated with Samsung’s ultra-rich Smart TV interface should be considered a by-product of aggressive efforts at improving the Smart TV experience. Future iterations will likely be even more refined, and that’s exciting to think about. However, this TV series would be worth every penny, even if it was as dumb as a post. The F8000’s stellar picture quality and beautiful aesthetic make it the top pick for an LED-based LCD television this year.
Pros: Excellent Black levels for an LED TV, Superior brightness and color, Most beautifully designed TV of the year, Smooth fast-motion video resolution, Super-fast user interface
Cons: Poor off-axis performance, Wide TV stand may limit placement flexibility, Remote takes getting used to
Conclusion: Versatility is the name of the game with the UN55F8000, in both performance and features. This is an excellent all-around performer that can serve up a very attractive image in both bright and dark viewing environments without a lot of advanced adjustment required. If I were shopping for a home-theater-oriented display for a dim to dark room, I'd still lean toward a plasma like the Panasonic VT60 or maybe Samsung's own F8500 for that nth degree of black-level improvement...
Excerpt: Samsung’s UE55F8000 is more than just a TV – it’s a versatile home entertainment hub that gives you access to a wide range of media, be it your own or from on-demand services. Controlling the TV is aided by gesture control thanks to the integrated camera, voice recognition via the touchpad remote, and smartphone and tablet compatibility.
Excerpt: The F8000 series succeeds last year's ES8000 models, and ranges in size from 40 inches all the way up to 75 inches. The F8000 has an entirely new base, but the most important improvements are less visible. Samsung has equipped its new high-end TV with a completely new Smart TV platform that runs on a very fast engine.
Futuristic Samsung UNF8000 LED TV gives great picture, too
20 June 2013
Summary: The excellent yet expensive Samsung UNF8000 is a tour de force of LED LCD TV design, features, and picture quality.
Pros: The Samsung UNF8000 LED LCD TV delivers excellent picture quality with deep black levels, accurate color, effective video processing and a uniform screen; stunning minimalist design with hairline bezel and low-profile stealth stand; mind-boggling feature list with touch-pad remote, IR blaster with cable box control, four pairs of 3D glasses, motion and voice command, and the industry's most capable Smart TV platform.
Cons: Extremely expensive; wide stand; cable box control scheme still inadequate for heavy DVR users.
Conclusion: There’s no doubt that Samsung’s big F8000 is a formidable example of LED TV art. Both in terms of aesthetic design and feature functionality, it’s a front runner, with images that are blisteringly sharp and vibrant. While the value of voice and gesture control remains debatable, there’s little doubt they’re working better this season.
Pros: Spectacular in every sense, the design is a minimalist triumph, user interface is polished
Cons: Picture presets don’t get the best out of the TV, motion handling remains an Achilles heel in an artefact sock, gesture control is still little more than a novelty