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87
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

Samsung gets just about everything right with its F8000 series, with what critics are calling the best picture quality available on any LCD TV, along with the best smart TV system you'll find anywhere. TelevisionInfo.com calls it "simply a great television" that "produces an excellent picture." HDTV Test calls it "the best LED-driven LCD TV we’ve seen thus far as far as image quality is concerned." The smart TV features boast an intuitive interface and speedy performance, thanks to the TV's advanced processor. TelevisionInfo calls the F8000's smart system "the best we've used." If the F8000 has one downside, it's its premium price. As HDTV Test puts it, "we’re left wondering how much of this goodness is going to filter down to more affordable Samsung LED TVs."

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User Reviews

100
Jonathan Marcialis
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
90
Al Pavangkanan
-No audio rating, since I had a soundbar hooked up. The F8000 integrates well...read more
90
Daniel Auer
Nice pick if you want perfect image quality and a design piece in your living...read more
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Model
46-inch

Key Specs

Type
LCD
Screen size
4622
Native resolution
1920 x 1080

General

Type
LCD (LED backlight) (46 inches)
Native resolution
1920 x 1080

Picture

Refresh rate
240 Hz

Video modes

Video formats
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
3D support
Yes

Media and connectivity

Optical media (built-in)
No
Digital media support
Yes (2.0) (No)
WiFi
Yes

Remote

Remote (included)
Yes
RS-232 control
Yes

Other features

Closed captioning
Yes
VESA mount
Yes

Inputs

Video inputs (rear)
Rf, Component, Hdmi, Composite (1 inputs) (4 inputs) (V1.4) (2 inputs)
Audio inputs
3.5mm stereo (1 inputs)

Audio

Integrated speakers
Stereo (20 W)
Model
55-inch

Key Specs

Type
LCD
Screen size
4622
Native resolution
1920 x 1080

General

Type
LCD (LED backlight) (55 inches)
Native resolution
1920 x 1080

Picture

Refresh rate
240 Hz

Video modes

Video formats
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
3D support
Yes

Media and connectivity

Optical media (built-in)
No
Digital media support
Yes (2.0) (No)
WiFi
Yes

Remote

Remote (included)
Yes
RS-232 control
Yes

Other features

Closed captioning
Yes
VESA mount
Yes

Inputs

Video inputs (rear)
Rf, Component, Hdmi, Composite (1 inputs) (4 inputs) (V1.4) (2 inputs)
Audio inputs
3.5mm stereo (1 inputs)

Audio

Integrated speakers
Stereo (20 W)
Model
60-inch

Key Specs

Type
LCD
Screen size
4622
Native resolution
1920 x 1080

General

Type
LCD (LED backlight) (60 inches)
Native resolution
1920 x 1080

Picture

Refresh rate
240 Hz

Video modes

Video formats
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
3D support
Yes

Media and connectivity

Optical media (built-in)
No
Digital media support
Yes (2.0) (No)
WiFi
Yes

Remote

Remote (included)
Yes
RS-232 control
Yes

Other features

Closed captioning
Yes
VESA mount
Yes

Inputs

Video inputs (rear)
Rf, Component, Hdmi, Composite (1 inputs) (4 inputs) (V1.4) (2 inputs)
Audio inputs
3.5mm stereo (1 inputs)

Audio

Integrated speakers
Stereo (20 W)
Model
75-inch

Key Specs

Type
LCD
Screen size
4622
Native resolution
1920 x 1080

General

Type
LCD (LED backlight) (75 inches)
Native resolution
1920 x 1080

Video modes

Video formats
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
3D support
Yes

Remote

Remote (included)
Yes

Other features

VESA mount
Yes

Audio

Integrated speakers
Stereo
Model
65-inch

Key Specs

Type
LCD
Screen size
4622
Native resolution
1920 x 1080

General

Type
LCD (LED backlight) (65 inches)
Native resolution
1920 x 1080

Picture

Refresh rate
240 Hz

Video modes

Video formats
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
3D support
Yes

Media and connectivity

Optical media (built-in)
No
Digital media support
Yes (2.0) (No)
WiFi
Yes

Remote

Remote (included)
Yes
RS-232 control
Yes

Other features

Closed captioning
Yes
VESA mount
Yes

Inputs

Video inputs (rear)
Rf, Component, Hdmi, Composite (1 inputs) (4 inputs) (V1.4) (2 inputs)
Audio inputs
3.5mm stereo (1 inputs)

Audio

Integrated speakers
Stereo (20 W)
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