Reviews and Problems with Samsung UN65ES8000 / UE65ES8000 / UA65ES8000
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Terribly overpriced for mediocre performance
H. Colwell "Full shelves", Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: Terribly overpriced for mediocre performance. Menu systems are slow, often unresponsive. Netflix app worked 1 time, now it just crashes the menu. Sound produced from this television couldn't be worse. The only acceptable mode is "night mode" as the volumes from speech is non existent, while the sounds for every effect is far too loud.
It's a crap shoot. Know that when buying ANY LED TV.
Anthony Tyler, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: Purchased the 65" version of this series. The first TV (uh oh, first?) had the dreaded vertical banding that, apparently, is common and should be accepted by every single consumer buying an LED TV (no matter what the price). While the picture was very good, the banding became quite an annoyance on such a large screen. The problem is that most people don't even notice there's something structurally wrong with their television and Samsung counts on this.
Summary: I wanted to love this TV because my cell phones, blue ray and tablets are all Samsung devices , but I ended up returning it. I would have rated the picture exceptional except for a defect that I could not get past for the price point, which caused me to return it. At the very top of the panel when an off white or non black scene is displayed the TV shows a horizontal distorted brighter line about an 1/8 to 1/4 inch going across the whole top part of the panel.
Summary: I satisfied with this item in principle but I have disappointed point that's why this tv can not service koren language when I want to set parameter of tv please give me how to change language
Summary: First TV arrived DOA. Samsung doesn't do returns for damaged units so you jump through hoops during multiple inquiry calls including repetitive gymnastics during each call- Did you check this, push that, serial number, etc, etc, etc.......God forbid you would waste their time sending a tech out to fix what is now your problem. Then after making the appt. the service tech was a no call/ show. Samsung of course is no help.
Summary: To make a TV a SMART TV, all the apps need to work. All the apps on the TV will either close out or don’t even open. I have to still watch Netflix and Amazon through my PS3 because the TV won’t let me watch it on their apps. The quality of the TV is nice and clear and the 3D looks great. But I could have gotten that much cheaper without going for a smart TV.
Wonderful picture . . . if it actually turns on and the the source is awesome
danny_boy "Boom", Amazon
22 May 2014
Summary: I wanted to love this TV, really, but I just couldn't get over the problems so it had to make its way back to Amazon. First, I don't think I'll ever buy anything again without buying it from Amazon. The CEVA delivery service was fantastic, and better yet, the return process was super easy and the refund came about 3 days after the item was picked up. I saved all the packing materials (I'm not really sure why, but it turned out to be a good move). Now to the TV . . . .
Summary: A smart TV that's stupid. User unfriendly and a manual that's not. No plug & play and no drop down tabs to connect speakers. Moreover Samsung tech support is clueless as they are useless. I'm taking this $2500 TV back. Very disappointed.
Summary: This is what I was worried about. I didn't really need a 3D TV, but all of the new ones seem to come with it as a function. The 3D picture looks better than the 2D picture, which is either grainy (auto motion plus off) or clear but looks like a soap opera or filmed with a camcorder (auto motion plus on). One of the worst things is that the iOS Smart View app doesn't work. This is one of the main reasons I bought the TV.
Summary: I've had two 65" ES8000s, and both of them demonstrated the same problems. While color, brightness and contrast are very good, Samsung has a defective backlight design. Both of my sets demonstrated flashlighting/clouding (a splotchy looking screen on black or dark scenes) and banding (alternating strips of light and dark backlighting, particularly visible in panning scenes across a uniform backdrop).