Reviews and Problems with Samsung UN65ES8000 / UE65ES8000 / UA65ES8000
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Thick vertical stripes/bands across the Screen. DO NOT BUY THE 65 INCH VERSION
28 June 2013
Summary: The TV interface is nice and we really wanted to love this (very expensive) television. However, while watching movies on Amazon Prime or tv shows on Hulu (through the SmartTV feature) we see thick vertical dark bands across the screen. It is particularly noticeable on lighter backgrounds and really detracts from the viewing experience, so much that my husband and I cannot stand to use this TV we paid so much money for (almost $3K).
Amazon Excellent Customer Service - Samsung No Quality Control
Kevin M, Amazon
26 April 2013
Summary: After buying Samsung TV's for over 10 years and being very happy with them I will never buy a Samsung product ever again. I originally purchased a Panasonic TCP65-ST50 and whilst the picture quality was fantastic I discovered I was susceptible to seeing Plasma lag (I can see yellow flickering in the whites), so I thought it was time go back to Samsung. I was originally put off by some of the bad reviews but when it reached the right price I thought why not.
Too many Panel issues - Clouding, Banding & Flashlighting were so bad for a flagship product
25 April 2013
Summary: Unfortunately I had the worst experience with my first Samsung product in years. In reading the reviews for this top-of-the-line TV, I was sure that the misfortunes of some owners must be the vocal minority. There's no way a flagship product that looks like such an amazing piece of hardware could be this bad. That or maybe there was just a bad batch and Samsung probably has that sorted out. That's what I was thinking anyway when I made my purchase.
Summary: Bright spots from the corners and one the size of a basketball right in the middle of the screen. This was an amazon warehouse purchase, so you think it would have been tested before being resold. Returned right away, what a waste of time.
Summary: I received this 65" TV on 2/7/13. I was hoping that it would be problem-free, unlike the experience of many. Alas on day 2 it developed banding problems. These are vertical bands that you can see when the camera pans across a field. It seems like a soccer game really reveals this problem. When the camera moves across the field you can see areas of light/dark (vertical) bands. I cannot see the bands in any other scenes during the game, such as closeups, goal area, etc.
Summary: Going to try and keep this short. If you are thinking of buying a 60inch version or below, you'll find that picture quality is good and if you wanted better, you'd really want to go the plasma route with the understanding that for the increased picture quality you get with the plasma you end up with some disadvantages (babying the tv more to avoid image retention). Ok, now for the real reason I am writing this: The 65 inch model is flawed/defective.
Summary: Im not a tech junkie. I paid good money to have a product that works even better than I require. I specifically wanted to avoid a tv that jitters during large or fast scenes. Sadly this samsung is plagued with chopiness even worse than my previous 2003 model mitsubishi non dlp rear projection. I applied the settings recommended by cnet, and possibly got a little improvement, but not enough to avoid writing this review.
Summary: The following is the review I tried to put on Samsung's website but didn't meet their "guidelines". The only bright spot in this unpleasent experience was the customer service from Amazon. Absolutly no issues trying to resolve my problems: "I really wanted to love this TV (UN65ES8000) and am still saddened it didn't work out and in addition, disappointed in Samsung in not posting my first review (perhaps because it's not favorable, but we'll see if this is allowed to get...
Summary: Nice looking TV, but the picture stutters, I calibrated it, still stuttering. I wanted to love this TV, but it just doesn't cut the mustard. Just called Amazon for return. Will try Sony or LG.