Samsung UE65C8000 review

The world's largest 3D LED TV may have a high price tag, but it's still great value

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  • Classy slim design
  • Involving 3D pictures
  • Extensive connectivity
  • Internet@TV, USB Media Play and DLNA networking functions
  • Excellent HD pictures


  • Most inputs require adaptors
  • Occasional edge LED dimming issues
  • Motion Plus technology is on as standard
  • Audio is unimpressive
  • No built in Wi-Fi

The UE65C800 is the joint-largest domestic 3DTV in the world.

Samsung has long dominated the market for smaller screen sizes, but until now its only screens larger than 60in have been plasma, but that technology, for some reason, isn't something the brand seems too keen to push.

This LED-lit, 3D panel enables it to take on Panasonic's P65VT20 at the high end of the market.

Its brushed titanium-effect bezel and deliciously slim depth of 29.3mm certainly beats its main rival in the looks department. Get it out of the box (it'll take two of you, but it's not as heavy as you might expect) and set it down on its desktop stand, and you'll appreciate its simple beauty.

If your viewing space can't accommodate a screen of this size, there are equally alluring 40, 46 and 55in iterations.