Reviews and Problems with Samsung UN60ES8000 / UA60ES8000
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No sound when streaming amazon thru external speakers, stand doesn't swivel
joy peterson, Amazon
30 March 2013
Summary: Picture quality very good. I personally am not interested in features like gesture control. I want a great picture. I also want to stream Netflix and Amazon. I have my TV connected to external speakers. The only app I get sound from is Pandora but not Amazon or Netflix. However if I stream thru my Sony blu ray player I do get sound. So this is obviously a Samsung issue.
Summary: Amazon delivered my UN60ES8000 at 10:30 AM Friday, July 27, 2012. The two Pilot Freight Services reps had it out of the box sitting on its pre-installed floor stand and operating acceptably within 10 minutes. Getting my components plugged in and operating well together took another half-day or so.
Summary: TV is OK. Would have hoped for a more user-friendly Smart TV. So many menus and so many ways to get to different menus it gets confusing. Can't move apps on the TV so you have to scroll around past ones you don't ever use to get to the ones you do.
Great picture marred by flashlighting and clouding
5 July 2012
Summary: I'll premise this review by saying that I believe that the nature of edge-lit HDTVs means they are prone to clouding and flashlighting. However, given the price point this TV sells at, I would expect Samsung to have better QC and ensure that these sets have minimal to no clouding and flashlighting. Sadly, this was not the case for me. You, however, may be more lucky and have no issues with clouding or flashlighting.
Summary: EDIT #2: I've not had any additional problems with the SmartHub network identified in Edit #1. As such I'm pushing this back to three stars and will probably call it good as Samsung has moved on to a new line of 2013 TV's anyway. EDIT #1: I'm adjusting my rating down to 1 star from 4 due to the simple fact Samsung insists on linking their SmartHub network operations to all my TV watching options.
Summary: The beauty of this TV speaks for itself. It is very slim and the base is unique and styled in a contemporary way. However, the picture quality and other technology has a number of problems. I am too busy to go into details, but the bottom line is, if you crave design/style and are okay with a mediocre picture, buy this TV, otherwise you may want to try another set. UPDATE: My gripe with this TV is that the picture quality is mediocre for the price.