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Samsung UE55ES8000 review

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

Samsung ue55es8000 review

Sound quality

Samsung has improved the sound performance of its UE55ES8000 from the equivalent 2011 model, with a slightly richer, more open mid-range clearly in evidence - no mean feat, given the challenges always associated with getting any sort of half-decent audio out of size zero TVs.

However, just because it's a bit better than last year's models does not mean the Samsung UE55ES8000's sound is by any means brilliant. The speakers quickly start to sound rather flimsy and bass-light when put under any real pressure, and the soundstage never matches the scale of the king-sized images.

Value

The UE55ES8000 is Samsung's new flagship TV, so it's hardly surprising that it's not especially cheap. But then cheapness is, of course, relative.

And actually, when you add up how many features it has, how gorgeous its design is, how accomplished its pictures are, how big its screen is and how innovative it's being with its control systems, then actually £2,500 doesn't seem so bad.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4), DVB-S2
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports3
Product Family8000
3D Type3D
EU Energy LabelA
Smart TVYes
Brand NameSamsung
Screen Size139.7 cm (55")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityCEC
EthernetYes
Wireless LANYes
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)19.30 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard400 x 400
Operating Power Consumption110 W
Standby Power Consumption100 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
VGANo
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand761.60 mm
Width with Stand1230.30 mm
Depth with Stand210 mm
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Number of USB Ports3
3D TechnologyShutter
3D ConversionYes
Energy Consumption per Year161 kWh
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
3D Glasses RequiredYes
Motion Interpolation TechnologyClear Motion Rate 800
Height722.3 mm
Width1230.3 mm
Depth30.8 mm
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse, DTS
Product Series8000
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesWeb Browser, Auto Power Off, Sleep Timer, PVR (Personal Video Recorder), Auto Program, Teletext, Sound Leveler, Picture in Picture
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelUE55ES8000U
Product Name55" ES8000 Series 8 Smart 3D Full HD LED TV
Manufacturer Part NumberUE55ES8000UXXU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Experience the future of home entertainment with a more advanced TV. The Samsung 55" ES8000 Slim LED TV features Smart Interaction, which gives you intuitive control via speech or gestures. You can also access a wide world of content, apps, web browsing and more through Smart Hub. This forward-thinking TV is even prepared for the future, thanks to the ability to install Smart Evolution Kits to improve picture and performance as well as deliver the newest features.

Package Contents
  • 55" ES8000 Series 8 Smart 3D Full HD LED TV
  • 2 x 3D Glasses
  • Smart Touch Control
  • Remote Control
  • IR Blaster
  • Batteries
  • Slim Gender Cable
  • Power Cable
  • User Manual
  • E-Manual
SpeakersYes
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)16.60 kg