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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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You'll be giddy with excitement as soon as you clap eyes on the UEC65800; it's easily one of the most advanced, desirable flatscreens on the market and produces, at its best, some absolutely astonishing pictures.

We liked:

Samsung's net TV service has come a long way since it first launched: it's quick and a doddle to get used to, and now has some genuinely useful features. Then there's the jaw-dropping neighbour-infuriating design of the TV itself.

And lastly, and most importantly, we liked the picture quality. 2D hi-def performance is top class, and 3D images pack a real punch. The bigger the screen, the better this new home entertainment format looks.

We disliked:

That £5K price tag will hurt all but the healthiest bank balances and Samsung ought to be ashamed to marry such excellent imagery to such underpowered sonics.

Then there's the occasional tell-tale light pooling from the screen's edge LEDs when viewing bright content on a dark screen. Motion Plus activating as standard is a mistake and wireless connectivity ought to be built into a premium screen such as this.

Verdict:

You will want Samsung's newest 3DTV as soon as you see it in action. The picture performance is first rate, the feature-set brilliant and it looks beautiful.

Audio performance may let it down somewhat, but if you've spent £5K on a monster-sized connected TV, you've got a few quid left over for a dedicated sound system, surely?

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Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-S2, DVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product Family8000
3D Type3D
Brand NameSamsung
Screen Size165.1 cm (65")
Aspect Ratio16:9
EthernetYes
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)39.20 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard600 x 400
Operating Power Consumption370 W
Standby Power Consumption60 mW
RMS Output Power30 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand991.40 mm
Width with Stand1519 mm
Depth with Stand347.40 mm
Number of Common Interface1
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
3D TechnologyShutter
3D ConversionYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
3D Glasses RequiredYes
Motion Interpolation TechnologyClear Motion Rate 800
Enhanced Refresh Rate200 Hz
Height911.7 mm
Width1519 mm
Depth29.3 mm
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, Surround Sound, DTS
Product Series8000
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesAuto Program, Auto-off, Closed Caption, Picture in Picture, Sleep Timer, Teletext
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelUE65C8000
Product NameUE65C8000 65" LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Part NumberUE65C8000
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Samsung LCD TVs Elegantly designed with a unique Touch of Color™ bezel, Samsung LCD TVs display brilliant images with amazing detail and provide a host of connectivity options.

Package Contents
  • UE65C8000 LED-LCD TV
  • Batteries
  • Instruction Manual
  • Remote Control
  • Cable Connection (Component, Scart, Composite, RF, LAN, PC, Optical )
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)36.20 kg