Reviews and Problems with Samsung UA55F8000 / UE55F8000 / UN55F8000
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Samsung UN55F8000 review
23 September 2013
Excerpt: Samsung F8000 Series information: This review is based on our hands-on experience with the 55-inch UN55F8000 TV. However, our observations also apply to the 46-inch UN46F8000, 60-inch UN60F8000, 65-inch UN65F8000 and the 75-inch UN75F8000. According to Samsung, the five sets differ only in dimension and weight and offer identical features and performance.
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...
Pros: Top Contrast, Color, Black Levels, Amazing Light Flow-through from the powerful LED edge lighting, Upscales 480i and 480p signals to near HD levels, Excellent Gaming performance, Volume and Sound Quality solid, The built-in front facing camera now works great, Voice Control (via Smart Touch Remote) features work well for Navigating Smart TV menu, Navigating the Apps store and downloading is fast, Apps from the Samsung Smart TV App store provide a wide range of good fr...
Summary: The UE55F8000 is the best LED TV I've seen so far this year. It has strong picture and audio quality and a truly excellent smart TV system, making it a well-rounded package. Nevertheless, it's hugely expensive and if you mostly use your TV to watch movies in the evening, you'll get the same features, except with better picture quality and at lower price from Samsung's slightly chunkier F8500 plasma.
Pros: Class-leading smart TV system, Deep black levels by LED standards, Strong, bold colours, Decent audio performance
Cons: Motion- and voice-control features are still gimmicky, 'Crease' across the top and bottom of the display when showing certain images
Excerpt: The Samsung UE55F8000 is arguably the most advanced Full HD LED TV you can buy today. Gorgeously designed and generously appointed, it’s a screen which will have tech-heads and interior designers dribbling comparable qualities of drool. But while Samsung has clearly spared no expense pampering this Series 8 flagship, which is also available as the 46-inch 46UEF8000 and 40-inch UE40F800, it comes with a think-twice price tag and doesn’t quite scale the height of its...
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
One classy bit of kit: Samsung’s 55 inch F8000 3D TV reviewed
13 May 2013
Summary: The Samsung UA55F8000 is one classy bit of kit. Incredibly smart, with very good basic TV performance as well, and an elegantly thin panel. And it won’t be left behind for the next few years if you want to pay for the Evolution upgrade.
Pros: Excellent picture quality, Very good touchpad remote control, Cloud support, 3D glasses included, ‘Evolution’ upgradability
Cons: No swivel stand, default sharpness setting up too high
Excerpt: The Samsung UE55F8000 is the jewel in Samsung's market-leading TV crown. It boasts a cutting-edge feature set which includes second-generation voice and gesture control, updated smart-TV functionality and a battery of picture technology refinements. See all digital home reviews .
Conclusion: The UE55F8000 is a staggeringly good TV in every department. Drop-dead gorgeous looks, an extensive and sophisticated feature set, fabulous picture quality from any source and a new operating system that oozes user-friendliness. Even its sound quality is up to scratch, for heaven’s sake. The only real negative I can find is that voice control is a bit hit and miss, but that’s a negative drop in an ocean of positives.
Pros: Outstanding feature list, Superb picture quality from any source, Slick operating system
Cons: Hit and miss voice control, Needs wide TV stand, Price