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conclusion:We like it

82 July 11th 2012 3:15 pm

Samsung's ES8000 is an ultra-thin, light, and sleek series of LED-lit LCD TVs, with superb picture quality, good 3D output, and a great range of smart TV and home-networking features. The ES8000 handles video motion well, has good black levels and accurate color reproduction, and has a good Game mode that meets most of the motion and resolution needs of today's gaming consoles. You'll pay handsomely for all of these features; the 46-inch version sells for about $2,000, well above the price of many other LED sets, and double the price of some of Samsung's other LED models, such as the ES6500.

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Critic reviews

8.5
8 reviews
  • Picture quality
    8.7
  • Sound quality
    8.0
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Other features (networking, etc.)
    7.3

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User reviews

9.3
6 reviews
  • Picture quality | 1 comment
    9.2
  • Sound quality
    7.6
  • Media support
    9.0
  • Other features (networking, etc.)
    9.2
7.0
CNET Jul 10, 2012

Although it hits plenty of high points, the Samsung UNES8000 LED TV cannot ultimately justify its high price.

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9.0
CNET AU Jul 6, 2012

The Samsung US55ES8000 LCD TV is beautiful in design, and delivers an excellent picture once you make the adjustments. The voice and motion-control features... actually worked, and will likely work even better as Samsung tweaks the firmware in light of customer feedback.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Jul 24, 2012

... if it is an all-round smart TV experience you are after, with brilliant picture quality to boot, the E8000 is as good as it gets.

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8.0
SlashGear Jul 9, 2012

Samsung’s ES8000 is a worthy update to its predecessor, and the company demonstrates its edge over much of the competition with the Smart TV functionality.

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10
T3 Jul 16, 2012

In truth the pseudo-Kinect control options are a little gimmicky, and contribute significantly to the set’s high ticket price. However, its excellent image quality and peerless smart TV connectability ensure you won’t feel short-changed.

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9.0
HDTVTest Jul 11, 2012

While there may be other less expensive HDTVs (mostly plasmas) that arguably deliver better value-for-money when it comes to 2D picture performance in a darker viewing environment, the Samsung UE55ES8000 remains one of the best LED LCD TVs we’ve seen lately.

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9.0
IT Pro Portal Sep 27, 2012

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.

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8.0
FlatPanelsHD Jun 7, 2012

We are still not impressed with the Smart TV platform but features do not weigh much in our book; picture quality does and therefore we award ES8000 with our Highly Recommended Award.

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7.0
khalidnaseem khalidnaseem

Great looking TV. Good feature set. The UI is reasonably intuitive. However, although the picutre quality seems impressive, low lit scenes are marred by the lighting bleed at each corner of the screen. On my TV the bleed extends into the centre of the screen. There are random blotches of light on...

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9.0
newport newport

Panel quality is definitely top of the pack. Really beautifully designed with almost non-existent bezel, my wife just loves it on first sight. Nothing special on the sound part, the speaker quality is really just mediocre. Media support is wonderful, plays almost all video formats thrown at it....

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