Reviews and Problems with Samsung UA55F8000 / UE55F8000 / UN55F8000
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Broken in 6 months
Chandra Balakrishnan, Amazon
4 January 2014
Summary: I bought this TV end of May 2013 and its already broken. The picture, audio and all that is good when it works which is brief but not I start to get flickering (white) at the top and bottom and it has worsened into RGB display issues with the video going out and TV shutting down/starting automatically. Since TV is under warranty still going to check what Samsung can do for this.
Summary: I saw this TV and the Sony 55w900a at a local store. I couldn't decide which I wanted so, since I already had 2 Samsungs I decided to remain with them. The still or slow moving shots look amazing but any movement over a slow walking speed is choppy at best. Latest firmware, tried different video sources, tried various motion settings, it is still apparent and bothersome. The only way to come close to eliminating it is to turn off all of the video processing.
Summary: Even though Samsung told me that ARC works on the television, they informed me it will not work with any of the smart TV apps until a firmware update is released, and who know when that will be, so a separate optical cable would have to be run of the TV to the AV receiver, defeating the entire point of ARC, sending audio without the extra cable. The base is also unstable, it nearly falling when turning it to plug in cables twice now, nearly falling forward.
Excerpt: Picture quality and black levels are superb on this TV, but several must-have features do not work as expected. Constant Wi-Fi connectivity issues paired with system freezes render the SmartHub applications nearly useless. Even after updating to the latest firmware, the TV still does not perform as advertised. Other simple features that you would expect to work 100% of the time (such as using the volume buttons on the remotes) do not function properly.
Excerpt: I purchased this high end TV because I expected it to be a top performer in its class. I was very disappointed with the lack of digital audio functionality and IMO Samsung missed the mark with this TV. As a plus it has a lot of functionality - the smart hub is a great idea and has a lot of potential - but to leverage apps like Hulu, Netflix and stream your own video you have to use the TV's built in audio decoder. That is where they dropped the ball.
Pros: awesome mechanical design, Bright display, Lightweight, Realistic color
Cons: Did not meet expectations, video hub only supports 2 channel audio
Summary: Why do people insist on calling LCD TVs which are either side or backlit by LEDs as "LED TVs" when obviously they are not? When the 1st generation of LCD TVs used fluorescent tubes to illuminate the LCD display nobody called them "Fluorescent" TVs! I still know some foolish friends who thing that they own true LED televisions when clearly they are not. Surely technology sites should at least make that fact abundantly clear?
Summary: Just received this really nice sleek TV. Set ups pretty straight forward. Hooking up to my Wifi was very simple. Had some issue when getting the new remote to control my cable DVR. I just left It alone for now so I can see watch my shows. After hooking up my Wifi, this TV had some updates to do. Took about 20 min for that which was very straight forward, so all in all, TV was ready to use in about half an hour after updates and set up.
Pros: Very classy on the stand and has a look like its floating. Sharp picture, good colors and blacks with blu ray and HD looks pretty good. SD looks worse on this one then my 2011 D6
Cons: Price! Seems like it may be almost too expemsive when newer technology will be here wihin a few years. Some light leakage in corners and on top. Remote is finicky and can't seem to control my other boxes. I probably was expecting to be wowed once set up but wasn't not happy I have to keep light setting down to 7 for a few weeks to rid this light leakage I have. I don't recall doing that before on my other TVs. if you have the extra money and your pockets are always fu...
Excerpt: Крайне не рекомендую покупать это творение!! До этого был Сони - 805 тоже 55 диагонали. Качество видео на порядок выше - но были и минусы - запоздалое переключение каналов (зато с предпросмотром), слабая подсветка матрицы. Нооо!! Какая детализация картинки! на днях сдам это творение в магазин на обмен или на Сони 905 (лучше смотреть детализированную картинку в розовом оттенке, чем засвеченную замыленность от самсунга), или LG попробуем...
Pros: внешний вид в выключенном состоянии. Внешний вид пульта управления, быстрое переключение каналов
Cons: 1. Главный недостаток: не верьте хвалебным одам - не показывет он так, как хвалят. Мутная картинка, лишённая детализации. Фото и меню смотреть приятно,- а вот динамику никак!! Лаги и подёргивания всегда присутствуют в качественном HD, в HD от триколор смотреть не хочется - второй план смазан.. Такое состояние воспроизведения видео можно объяснить слабым процессором обработки видео и большим временем отклика матрицы. 2.Чёрного цвета в принципе нет - всё засвечено подсв...