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Samsung UE55ES8000 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 256 reviews of Samsung UE55ES8000 Series. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and connectivity are generally positive. The glare and design are also mentioned favorably, but reviews about the size and usability are different. Many are critical about the tuner and remote control.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung UE55ES8000 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung UE55ES8000 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Samsung UE55ES8000 Series from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the glare and design are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good reviews, but reviews are divided on the remote control. There are some critical opinions about the size.

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75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Series 8 ES8000 (55 inch) Full HD LED SMART TelevisionSamsung Series 8 ES8000 (55 inch) Full HD LED SMART Television

Mar, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung UE55ES8000

 

Exclusive: The Samsung UE55ES8000 is the company's new flagship TV and as expected it is, for the most part, nothing short of spectacular.

Stunning design ; phenomenal feature count ; Excellent 3D and 2D performance

The gesture control system is currently unhelpful ; Occasional backlight bleed, especially with 3D

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Samsung UE55ES8000 review

 

An exhaustively specified, state-of-the-art TV

Towering specification, including a host of novel control interfaces ; outstanding picture quality, with advances in 3D particularly notable ; thoughtful online functionality

Gesture recognition better in theory than in practice ; not cheap

If this is anything to go by, 2012’s going to be quite a year for televisions

Feb, 2012

Expert review by (t3.com)

Samsung UE55ES8000 review

 

The flagship Samsung UE55ES8000 adds gesture and voice control to Smart TV

Dual-core picture quality ; Great multimedia file support ; Stunning industrial design

Voice/gesture feels faddy ; Needs tweaking for best pics ; Pricey

Expert review by : John Archer (homecinemachoice.com)

Samsung UE55ES8000 review

 

The first big new TV release of 2012 is here, in the comely shape of Samsung's UE55ES8000. And if its level of technological advancement and all-round quality is symptomatic of what we might also expect from other brands in the coming weeks and months,...

Sensational, slimline design; very good 2D and 3D pictures; excellent Smart services

Gesture system is currently very hard work; provided picture presets are unhelpful; backlight bleed possible unless output is low

May, 2012

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Samsung UE55ES8000 review

 

This 55in Samsung is the first of a tsunami of super-smart TVs due in 2012. If any have control interfaces half as exciting as this, though, we'll be absolutely amazed

Voice recognition works well ; Can be upgraded ; The best 3D imaging we've seen

Gesture recognition, not so much ; Not what you would call cheap

A brilliant smart TV made into something extraordinary by its next-gen control options

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Paul Lamkin (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung 55ES8000 LED TV pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Samsung's 55-inch Super OLED TV quite rightly grabbed the CES headlines but the Korean company also used this year's Vegas expo to go live with its "ultra-slim

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : John Archer (techradar.com)

Samsung UE55ES8000 review

 

Samsung's new 55-inch TV redefines 'smart'

Outstanding picture quality ; Impressively expanded online platform ; Innovative control system ; Sensational design

Picture presets are poor ; Gesture control not great ; Limited viewing angle ; Backlight bleed with 3D

Samsung has developed a handy habit of being the first major brand out of the traps each year when it comes to launching new TV ranges.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Jason Jenkins (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung UE55ES8000 review

 

Last year's five-star rated Samsung D8000 was a thing of beauty. It was the first time I'd seen a TV with such a thin bezel, and ignoring its excellent picture quality, it could have won CNET UK's Editors' Choice award on design alone.

Picture quality; Camera is great for Skype; Thin bezel looks lovely.

Voice and gesture control is still a work in progress; Confusing Smart TV software.

The Samsung UE55ES8000 is a beautiful TV with mostly great picture quality and a decent EPG that's let down by its voice and gesture capabilities and some of the Smart TV software.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Samsung UE55ES8000 smart TV

 

Say hello to Samsung's bad boy smart TV. This epic 55-incher has all the works, of course: 3D support, LED backlighting for stunning contrast, a super slim silver frame you'll barely be able to make out from your perch on the sofa. But it's also one...

Dec, 2012

ITProPortal - BEST BUY!

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (itproportal.com)

Samsung UE55ES8000 review

 

We're used to seeing feature-packed TVs from Samsung, but the UE55ES8000 is so advanced, so jam-packed with clever, futuristic technology that we're slightly worried it might try to take over the world. Read more:...

Features and innovative control systems Superlative pictures Stunning design

Expensive Inaccurate gesture control Noisy DVD playback

Make no bones about it – the UE55ES8000 is a magnificent TV. There aren’t many sets that can match its incredible feature list and level of innovation. Voice and gesture control, touch-pad remote and face recognition make it feel like a TV from the...

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:DNSe / Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:N / Y
DLNA Certified:No / Yes

Design

Built-in camera: Yes
Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver
LED Indicators: Yes
On/Off switch:Y
Product color:Black, Silver / Silver
VESA mounting:Y

Display

2D-3D converter: Yes
3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:Digital
Display Diagonal:55
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Mega Contrast
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:800
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:800
Motion interpolation technology:CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
Noise reduction: Yes
Screen format adjustments:16:9
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:161
Energy efficiency compliance:A
Power consumption (PowerSave):55
Power consumption (standby):0.1
Power consumption (typical):110

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: Yes
Smartphone remote support: Yes
VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Auto power off: Yes
ECO mode: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Number of OSD languages:29
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Game
Voice control:Y

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Browsing: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:2
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:10.2
Package height:34.4
Package weight:56
Package width:53.1

Performance

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, ADPCM, HE-AAC, LPCM, WMA
BD Wise: Yes
Built-in camera:Y
Card reader integrated: No
Extended PVR: Yes
Face detection: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Local dimming: Yes
Noise reduction:Y
Picture processing technology:Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
Processor cores:2
Smartphone remote support:Y
Teletext:1000
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:ASP, H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MPEG4-SP, MVC, RV, VC-1, VP6, VP8, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9
Video formats supported:ASP,H.263,H.264,H.265,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,MPEG4-SP,MVC,RV,VC-1,VP6,VP8,WMV7,WMV8,WMV9
Voice control:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio input for DVI: Yes
Common interface (CI):No / Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:3
Headphone outputs:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
PC in (D-Sub):No / Yes
RF ports quantity:2
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

AC input frequency:50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:161
Energy efficiency class:A
Power consumption (PowerSave):55
Power consumption (standby):0.1
Power consumption (typical):110

Smart TV

Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV):Y
Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:Skype
Smart modes:Game
Smart TV: Yes
Timeshift: Yes

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.21
Depth (with stand):8.27
Height:28.4
Height (with stand):28.2 / 30
Package depth:10.2
Package dimensions (WxDxH):5.31 x 10.2 x 34.4 / 53.1 x 10.2 x 34.4
Package height:34.4
Package weight:56
Package width:53.1
Weight:36.6
Weight with stand:42.5
Width:48.4
Width (with stand):48.4