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Samsung UN55F8000 55-Inch LED HDTV
By On April 16, 2013
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Samsung UN55F8000 55-Inch LED HDTV

Overview
Type

Smart LED HDTV

Brand

Samsung

Model No

UN55F8000

Release Date

February 24, 2013

Dimensions & Weight

48.2 x 12.2 x 29.1 Inches & 40.3 Pounds

Screen Size

55 Inch

Color

Arc Chrome Silver, Black

Warranty

1 Year

Cost

$2,697.99

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Positives

Smart Evolution technology, New Samsung App Store,

Negatives

Occasional flickering on the side while using 3D Glasses

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Samsung is marketing this new series as the future of Smart TV’s and is going out of their way to make this a family friendly unit. Last time we saw Samsung UN46F8000. Now here is Samsung UN55F8000 – 55-Inch Smart LED HDTV which has got all the features of its little brother and bit more screen size. So 46-Inch is not enough here is 55-Inch for you. You know they say bigger is better. Here it is definitely true.

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Few days ago we looked into a newcomer in HDTV world is 46-Inch Samsung UN46F8000. Today we are going to look at its big brother the 55-Inch SMart HDTV Model – Samsung UN55F80001080p 240Hz 3D Ultra Slim Smart LED HDTV. It has got all the features of its little brother and bit more screen size. So 46-Inch is not enough here is 55-Inch for you. You know they say bigger is better. Here it is definetely true.

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The average price for the Samsung UN55F8000 is approximately $2,600 to $2,800 dollars. It listed on Amazon @ $ 2,697.99 only.

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As already revealed the UN55F8000 is part of a new 8000 series being rolled out by Samsung this year. It offers buyers a more complete multimedia experience. The model features 1080p resolution, which is has been the standard in HDTV market for quite a while. At 55 inches, this bigger model has top of the line hardware, including a quad core 1.35 GHz processor and a 240 Hz refresh rate.

UN55F8000 features an extremely clear-coated screen, which makes for a more vivid viewing experience with colors that really pop out with an increased perception of depth. The quality of 3D viewing is excellent and Samsung has upgraded the comfort of its 3D glasses, making them much lighter.

Samsung has also made significant improvements with its voice recognition technology, as the TV’s software can now respond to conversational English, and is no longer limited to having viewers say specific commands in order for this to work.

There is also a wide array of new apps available through Samsung, including a cutting edge fitness app as well as MTV Music Meter, which keeps a running list of the most trending musicians and bands on the internet. All you have to do is click on a trending band and their music video will start to play instantly. Samsung is really taking steps to add apps and software that make this more of a multimedia center as opposed to just an HDTV. There are already thousands of apps in the new Samsung App Store and many more Apps are going to come very soon.

We really liked the introduction of Smart Evolution technology into this new model. While most software in recent Smart TV's will become obsolete with the release of a new model, Samsung has equipped their F8000 series with this evolving technology which automatically updates to the newest software and bring all new features directly to your TV. Your HDTV never falls behind.

We also liked the way Samsung created for a smooth and seamless integration with mobile devices and tablets. This allows users to stream media from their phones or tablets directly to their TV. The Family Story software by Samsung allows family members to stream photos and videos from their Samsung devices so that way the can send and leave messages to each other through the TV.

Something that we did not particularly like about this model was the 3D glasses. While viewing for the most part was great, there would occasionally be a flickering on the side of the viewing field if light were to penetrate the room at a certain angle. This is something that Samsung will hopefully get fixed as soon as possible.

  • Bezel Width: 0.2" Thin
  • Native Resolution: 1,920 x 1080
  • Clear Motion Rate: 1200 CMR
  • Sound Effect System: DNSe+
  • Sound Output (RMS): 10W x 2
  • Speaker Type: Down Firing + Full Range
  • Dolby Digital Plus/ Pulse: Yes
  • DTS 2.0+Digital Out / DTS Premium Sound: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Apps Platform: Smart TV with Samsung Apps and Full Web Browser
  • Smart Hub: Yes
  • 3D: Yes
  • AllShare™: AllShare (Content Sharing & Screen Mirroring)
  • Smart View: Yes
  • Smart Phone Remote Support: Yes
  • OSD Language: English, Spanish, French
  • Anynet+™ (HDMI-CEC): Yes
  • BD Wise™: Yes
  • Closed Captioning: Yes
  • Game Mode: Yes
  • Sound Share: Yes
  • USB HID Support: Yes
  • Wide Color Enhancer: Yes
  • Ultra Clear Panel: Yes
  • ConnectShare™: ConnectShare™ Movie
  • RVU: Yes (Direct TV ready)
  • Eco Sensor: Yes
  • Auto Power Off: Yes
  • Auto Volume Leveler: Yes
  • Clock & On/Off Timer: Yes
  • Micro Dimming: Micro Dimming Ultimate with Precision Black Local Dimming
  • HDMI: 4
  • Component: 1
  • Composite (AV): 2 (1 Common Use for Component Y)
  • Ethernet: 1
  • USB: 3 (2.0)
  • Digital Audio Out (Optical): 1
  • Audio Out Mini Jack: 1
  • DVI Audio In (Mini Jack): 1
  • RS232 (AV Control): Yes
  • RF In: 1
  • ENERGY STAR Compliant: ENERGY STAR 6.0
  • Typical Power Consumption: 70W
  • Maximum Power Consumption (W): 178W
  • Standby Power Consumption: Under 0.5W
  • Power Supply (V): AC110-120V 60Hz
  • Tuner: Analog Tuner
  • DTV Tuner Built-in: ATSC / Clear QAM
  • 3D Active Glasses: 4 (SSG-5100GB) Included
  • Remote Control Battery: Included
  • IR Extender Cable: Included
  • Power Cable: Included
  • User Manual: Included
  • E-Manual: Included
  • Mini Wall Mount Compatibility: Compatible
  • Vesa Wall Mount Compatibility: Yes (400x400)
  • Slim Gender Cable: 1AV, 1 Component(AV share), 1L/R

Final Verdict


This model offers everything any 3D HDTV or Smart TV user will ever need at this point in time. The UN55F8000 is simply on the cutting edge of Smart TV technology with a whole assortment of new user-friendly software that is specific to Samsung. This provides buyers with tremendous value and also makes this model easily worth the money.

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