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55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV

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Customer Reviews for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Review 1 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Samsung rocked my TV watching world

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By
onApril 2, 2011
from San Jose, CA
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Bright display, Realistic color, tiny bevel, great 3d, coordinates with receiver
My quest for a television for the bedroom as been long and arduous. After bringing home this 2011 Samsung 55" 8000, it's finally come to satisfying end.
We started with a competitors 55". The TV worked for about 15 minutes and then failed. Competitor offered to send a tech out, but we declined. When it did run, the competitor's TV had a great image. We instead opted to have it returned.
Having already bought competitors 3D glasses and IR dongle, I tried another 55" tv from the same company. It had a beautiful design and mostly worked. Unfortunately, there were two dark spots on the screen. Other than those two dark spots, the TV was a good TV. We did notice a little weirdness with the local dimming causing the whole image to sometimes get noticeably brighter and dimmer when there was a scene that was just on the cusp. The 3D was decent, but 3D video where there was a lot of contrast between something in the foreground and background did bleed through a fair amount.
We called up competitor about the dark spots and they had a company that services TVs get in touch with us for a fix under warranty. The company indicated the panel needed to be replaced but the replacement was on backorder. After a week or two, we got a call from competitor offering to replace our TV since the part was on backorder. A few weeks after that, we got a call again from competitor indicating the TV was on backorder and wouldn't be available for 2 months. We got in touch with the company we bought it from and they coordinated to have the TV returned.
The day the TV was returned, we went to our local brick and mortar store to check out TVs in person. The new 2011 Samsung 55" 8000 was our favorite. After all the problems we had with the last two TVs, we decided to purchase at a brick and mortar store so we could easily return the TV if it failed to live up to our expectations. We loaded the Samsung in the back of a Corvette (the TV box, like the TV, is relatively small) and drove it home.
We unpacked the TV and it was awesome. When we bought the TV, we got a starter kit with glasses. Apparently they don't use IR for the 3D glasses anymore, they've moved to bluetooth according to the sales guy in the store. The 3D on the Samsung blew away the 3D on the previous TVs. All of the ghosting we saw on the other TVs was gone. Tangled 3D, Shrek 1 3D and GranTourismo 5 looked great. In addition, we haven't noticed the dimming on the Samsung. They've done it so well it just makes for a great looking picture instead of something distracting.
I love this TV. it looks great when it's off. The picture quality looks great when it's on. To top it off, it works really well with my new receiver. I needed an HDMI 1.4a switch to pass through 3D. I couldn't find any HDMI 1.4a switches, but receivers with HDMI 1.4a weren't too expensive. The frustrating thing about TVs has always been getting audio from the TV back to the receiver. With HDMI 1.4a, there's an audio return channel. The same HDMI cable that carries audio and video from my receiver to the television can be used to send audio from the television back to the receiver. I did fail to get this working at first as the audio return channel is only supported on HDMI2 (labeled as ARC on the back of the TV). A quick perusal through the manual clarified this. Since we would never use the TV tuner (live TV, this day in age? Come on, who watches TV without a DVR? Who even uses broadcast television, cable or over the air?), I didn't think this audio return channel thing would be all that useful but the TV has support for Hulu, Netflix and Pandora built in. Starting up these apps on the TV cause the receiver to automatically switch to audio from the TV. The TV itself will turn the receiver on and off and when the receiver is on, the TV automatically disables the TV speakers and the volume control on the TV remote actually controls the receiver volume. I didn't have to spend hours figuring out how to set all of this up either, it just worked.
It is nice that the remote has a flip side with a qwerty keyboard. The qwerty side of the remote uses bluetooth instead of IR and must be paired. As noted in some of the other reviews, the pairing is tricky to get working. You will have to hold the remote inches from the TV (for pairing only, and you only need to pair once) and probably try multiple times. I ended up getting my remote in a weird state where I couldn't pair it. Calling tech support, the phone tree wasn't deep and I didn't have to wait on hold. The technician informed me of the trick of holding down the @ and backspace buttons for a few seconds to reset the remote. After that, the pairing worked on the first try. It was disappointing the reset magic wasn't included in the manual, but Samsung more than made up for it by having a live person for me to talk with that required no hold time.
Keep up the great work Samsung!
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I would recommend this to a friend!
+15points
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Review 2 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

55D8000

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By
onMarch 16, 2011
from Columbus
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight
Cons: Did not meet expectations
Honest Review a person who knows his electronics pretty well.
I like samsung... i really do. Replaced my old 52 LCD(which looks REALLY good still) for this new technology 55 inch LED TV. So here goes.
Pros:
1- Picture looks awesome, a LITTLE better than my LN526000 LCD (which was a awesome TV BTW)
2- TV is SLIM
3- Small border gives it a better physcial look and overall better esthetics. SWEET LOOKING TV... really.
4- Lightweight hangs on samsung slim wall mount fine.
Cons: First listed means what I hate about it most to what I hate about it the least.
1- When streaming from server to TV, does not play through the receiver. I should have known this Meaning you only get to listen to whatever your playing through the TV. (TV speakers sound pretty good, but whats the point of having surround sound if it doesn't take advantage of the full 5.1 or 7.1 sound in Dolby or Tru HD) Serious entertainment system people beware this is a KILLER. =(
2- Wireless streaming from Samsung PC share software source is VERY limited. Only plays AVI, WMV, and DIVX far as I know. Does not play MPEG 2, or MKV (which is HD video aka BLURAY quality). So basically we can't stream BluRay quality videos without converting it. (whos gonna wanna do that every time if they even can)
3- You HAVE/MUST/NEED Samsungs PC SHARE MANAGER software to use the all share to view most of the stuff on your computer. I tried the default sample videos from windows and it played 1 of 2 without using the windows default server. Nothing streamed through Tversity worked through the tv, so I had to use samsungs pc share software. (through the TV)
4- The controller is ugly and when using the qwerty side the buttons are really small and annoying. I'm 5'8 BTW 140LBS. Hate to see how bigger people with snicker size fingers deal with it. Hitting the light button turns the lights on for about 1 second... if you hold the light button the light stays on. ( I dont like having to hold a light button down for light)
5- Had to turn in a voucher for my 3D glasses that would work with my TV. (new technology which is better b/c its bluetooth.) Voucher says 10-12 weeks. That means up to 3 MONTHS... without 3D viewing. (1 quarter of a year). Should have came in the box... not sure why they didn't do this.
6- Power cord is very short like 4 feet. Should have been like 8-10 feet IMO.
My personal OVERALL opinion: I'm keeping the TV b/c it's 3D and I feel like it's still a good tv that "I CAN MAKE" do what I want to do through OTHER hardware... but why should I have too if those features are what I'm paying for?
Picture looks very good, but not even $1000 worth better than my 52 LCD from Samsung.
VERY expensive TV with limited new features. I'm hoping the new 3D bluray player that has allshare will push the signal through my receiver (which it should) so I can get surround sound while streaming. Will probably be limited to samsungs pc share software, so I'll end up using Tversity through my PS3 still for connecting pc content, which offers more playable formats, but still not MKV.
The PC share software offered by Samsung needs to be easier to find (had to google pc share manager software) and should offer A LOT more if not all types of files to be playable. ESPECIALLY MKV... we wanna stream in High Def...
In the end if I wanted to recommend a system to a friend or family, I'd tell them to get an older model (C series) 3D tv, if they wanted 3D. If not than a D6000 series for 2D. (Great value for the money) Would recommend a PS3 for basic (not 3D) bluray and for streaming in which you would still get 5.1 or 7.1 surround and more playable video formats through free software, or a Samsung 3D bluray with allshare capability that would do the same but with 3D with limited video formats for streaming.
I love samsung. I just wish they did more for the new technology. Seems like a waste we have the means to provide such freedom, utility, and advance technology in a TV, but to limit that technology or handicap it imo is such a waste. If you can't go all out with something, don't go at all.
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No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
+36points
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Review 3 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Absolutely STELLAR picture quality!

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By
onAugust 22, 2012
from Manchester, TN
I have used this product for:6-12 months
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:6-10
Pros: Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight, brilliant
Cons: anynet+
Folks, for the time being, you cannot get much more top of the line than the UN55D8000. It does pretty much anything you want it to. The picture is brilliant and amazing; and 3D has definitely evolved a LOT since the days of red & blue 3D glasses in the theater! This set even has a 3D Mode that will convert your standard, 2-dimensional shows into a 3D of sorts. Kind of gimmicky I know... but it's there.
We bought a Samsung HT-D6500W 3D Blu-Ray Home Theater at the same time, and fully expected the two to talk to each other. They did. They argued.
The most egregious example of this was when I pointed our universal remote at the system and press "Watch TV". It's configured to turn everything on (which it does) and the satellite picture and sound came up beautifully... for 10 seconds. Then the input changed! All by itself! It would take 4 steps of going through various menus just to get our satellite back on the TV!
After a Samsung technician came out and spent an hour and a half troubleshooting it, we finally found the culprit: a feature called Anynet+ was enabled and for some reason, the Home Theater was changing inputs. Anynet+ is a bell/whistle that really doesn't need to be there... especially if you have a universal remote. What it does is control the home theater's volume and power from the TV remote. Since we use a universal remote, it's entirely unnecessary and causes more problems than it fixes. I'm telling you: if you buy a Samsung Smart TV, a Samsung Smart Home Theater, and a universal remote, the first thing you'll want to do is disable Anynet+ in the settings. Trust me.
Don't expect much in the way of sound from this television. I mean, most of it's an inch thick; not much room for speakers in there. Besides, if you're looking for a true home theater experience, you're likely not going to want to rely on the TV's sound anyway for HD viewing. Spring for a Samsung home theater in a box like the HT-D6500W.
All in all, I wish I could give this TV 6 stars. It's network capable via wi-fi (make SURE you have an 802.11n speed router - b & g speeds won't cut it here); it's 3D, it's brilliant once configured for home use; and Samsung's tech support is top-notch. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
The only, and I mean ONLY, possible downside is that the user's manual is ON THE TV. You will be hard-pressed to find a hard-copy user's manual for it. But the guide that comes with it pretty well covers the basics and will have you up and running in no time.
If you decide to buy, I hope you enjoy your UN55D8000 as much as we do ours. Just disable Anynet+ and you should be fine.
Oh and I almost forgot all about this neat little feature called DLNA! If your smartphone is DLNA-capable (like my Galaxy Nexus), it's super easy to stream music, photos and videos from your phone to the UN55D8000 wirelessly! All you need is a DLNA client app on your phone (Skifta in the Android Market works brilliantly; I'm sure there's something for Apple products as well). The TV will ask you to allow the source device and off you go. Just hit "Exit" on the TV's remote when you're done. If I think of anything else I'll let you know.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 4 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Do the research!

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By
onDecember 4, 2012
from Salt Lake City, UT
I have used this product for:3-6 months
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:6-10
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Durable, Realistic color, Lightweight, amazing
Cons: no rmvb file support.
If you are a video / gamer / audio / new kind of enthusiast you need to do your research. I have been a fan od the Samsung Series TVs since the series 6. My mom had a series 6 and before I had the series 8 I had a series 7. The truth is you get what you pay for. Is the Series 8 worth it? YES...and here is why. LED Motion Plus with Auto Motion Plus crates such a pristine picture you would not beleive it. FYI...You need to have not only the TV but a cable that can handle 240 Hz throughput, Optical capabilities on your receiver, a good surround system and a B-Ray Player that has the specs to do what you need. If your a bargain hunter do it online and if your a retail junkie that needs someone to tell you what you need go to 3 places before you buy. The Apps available on the Samsung App Store are not as extensive yet as the Play Store butt they will get there annnd the expandable hardware feature introduced iiin the 8 series is Briilliant. Do you have a Galaxy phone, tablet or a home media server? This bad boy is DLNA compliant and you should stop asking questions now. Be mindful that if you are buying this TV to watch brodcast TV (Not HD DDirecTV or Comcastt XFinity) it wont look as good as it does on a cheap TV because tis TV shows you what it truly is... not HD. I dont pay for TV and never will. This TV is for online content and amazing B-Ray and 3D Quality. People who give negative reviews on this TV are not technically savy. If you are one of tthose and find this review intuiging then do your research. There is no manufacturer that can come close digital family inegration as Samsung. I own the following and the integration between my media server, phones, tablets and TV are AMAZING!!!!!
Galaxy Vibrrrant
Galaxy Tab 10.1
Galaxy S II
Galaxy S III
Galaxy Note
Galaxy Tab 2
Galaxy Note 10.1
55" Series 8 240 Hz LED TV
One Downfall. Samsung has not partnered with Real Player to allow RMVB file support but there are ways to get around that. Samsung I emplore you...get RMVB support with real player!
Features 
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I would recommend this to a friend!
+1point
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Review 5 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Best TV I have ever owned

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5 out of 5
By
onJanuary 23, 2012
from Phoenix, AZ
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:novice
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight
I have had the un55d8000 for about a month now, and still am blown away by the picture quality. The level of depth in the 2D picture is phenomenal, the black levels are pretty deep, and the colors are beautiful. the brightness levels are really good and I have no issues viewing even in a bright room in the middle of the day.
The 240hz refresh rate is great as well. I have not notice any motion blur during fast action sequences in movies or while watching sporting events.
I bought the TV for the 2D quality, but the 3D is a fun extra. There is not enough content to really make 3D more than just a novelty, but what native 3D content you can watch is displayed fantastically. I have noticed very little crosstalk, much less than I have seen anywhere else including IMAX. The 2D to 3D conversion also works really well, and adds a nice level of depth to non-3D content.
The un55d8000 uses Bluetooth 3D glasses, where as most manufacturers have moved to a UV line of site style of glasses. While this allows other manufacturers to have a standard of glasses that are interchangeable, it also limits you to line of sight and distance to the transmitter. You also may have resync times when entering and leaving the line of sight. I prefer Samsung's method, and as stated, the 3D quality is fantastic.
There are plenty of inputs on the TV. The only problem I have is I could really have used a second component input, as I have an older DVD home theater system that does not have an HDMI output, and a Wii that I want to connect to the TV.
The Samsung apps are good. Having the full qwerty keyboard on one side of the remote is a big plus. Using the Netflix app was easy, and streaming quality is pretty good. The only downside right now is not having an app for the Amazon streaming service. I am not quite sure as to why as older models of Samsung TV's had this app.
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Review 6 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Excellent TV

Features 
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4 out of 5
By
onOctober 25, 2011
from Miami, FL
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight
Great features and design. The performance is excellent IMO, but I gave it a good rating there since there is still some judder decoding some scenes.
I love this TV for the features first, and foremost. Excellent contrast and adjustment settings. I used most of Cnet's settings and love the image quality in 2D and 3D. The best feature is SmartHub though. I have used and abused Netflix and Internet Radio apps. Since I'm not satisfied with Netflix, I also have a choice of other apps like Blockbuster. Just an excellent selection of apps for tv, and download and install quickly thanks to wifi.
This is my first experience with 3D at home, but I like it a lot. I got ghosting once when I tried to sync the glasses while I was fast-forwarding, but otherwise it's very convincing. My ex was extremely impressed with the effect as well. Like looking into a window. Things don't pop out, they get depth. I've only used it with Comcast's 3D streams, not higher-quality bluray movies. So I'm sure the effect is even better.
Sound if great. I have it on my wall, and it's loud at 20, and I think it goes up to 100. Punchy enough down low to get the job done. I'm waiting for a cheap 7.1 system, but this TV is plenty loud enough to annoy the neighbors.
After SmartHub, Iove the design the most. I saw this TV at the store where I bought my sofa and fell in love. The tiny bezel is the business, boys. This is where it's at for the future.
I wish there wasn't anymore judder in films. It's not all over the place, but it's noticeable at times. This is something I've seen in every HDTV I've seen so far, but I wish it was still eliminated by this point. Still, nowhere near a deal-breaker.
Oh yeah, the display is bright, even in a room next to a sliding glass door. I have the backlight set at 10/20 as well, so that's impressive.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
+2points
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Review 7 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

This is the new centerpiece in the main room of our home.

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By
onOctober 26, 2011
from Ocala, FL
I have used this product for:3-6 months
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:6-10
Pros: Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight
Cons: light bleed
I researched this TV alot before taking the plunge and purchasing a few monthes back. I like to try and get the best technology available at the time and hold on to it for a while. This was a replacement for one of the first 1080i projection units from many years back that served me well.
I needed more space, and they do not get any slimmer than this current 8000 series LED TV. I of course have to hang it on the wall like a picture with the Samsumg mount, and then run all the cables through the wall to the AV devices to give the floating look to the display. All aspects of this were fairly straight foward. I wish the power and connections were closer together, i had to run separate chases for the signal and power connections.
Setup was pretty easy, and all devices worked well once I got it figured out that the cable box had to connect directly, and could not run thrughthe receiver. With the audio return channel, it still peforms fine on the cable box. Wireless setup was easy, and glad for the "N" connection as streaming 3D is bandwidth intensive. DVD playback is excellent connected to a 5500 Samsung 3D blu-ray player.
Overall, the picture is of course just incredible, and the many extra features are impressive.
i have two gripes with this TV, the first being the lack of APP support for Amazon streaming service. This is available on 2010 models, and should still be available on these new units.
The second problem is with some LED light bleed I expericene on the lower left of the display during dark senses in that area. I'd hope that a unit of this level of price and performance would not have an issue like this, but have read that it is an known issue with LED units, and does not really have a good fix at this point.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
+2points
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Review 8 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Best TV ever!!!

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By
onDecember 27, 2011
from Mexico City, Mexico
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight, big big big!!!, 3d, converts 2d into 3d
I bought the UN55D8000 on December 17th 2011.
I wanted to buy a big screen TV for almost a year.
2 years ago I had an UN40D6400 and it was totally awesome, I love the fact that they are DivX certified and they play pretty much any video format right from the USB port.
So, now I wanted to buy another Samsung, no other brand, I waited and waited to find the best price for a big screen TV. And I finally got this UN55D8000 brand new for a great deal.
So, I bought it and I must say it exceeded my expectations.
I am a techy guy and I love the fact that I can send the videos right from the PC to the TV, no conversion required, no USB, no DVD burning, not even an HDMI cable needed.
Don't get me wrong, the TV comes with all these functions:
4x HDMI ports
3 USB ports
Wi-Fi (embedded, not an USB adapter)
RCA connections
Optical audio output
Practically everything I needed and wanted and imagined to have in a TV
What blew me out was the fact that it converts any 2D signal into a 3D signal, so you can actually enjoy watching football games in 3D.
It comes with Netflix, YouTube, Skype, and you can download more free apps for the TV, even download games for the TV. And it also has Google Talk, Tweeter and Facebook.
It is ultra-thin, seriously, is not even 1" thick.
And if it is not enough, well, there is a great App for the iPhone with which you can use your iPhone as a remote control, and also as a Qwerty Keyboard.
So practically I do not need to buy the keyboard.
I seriously have everything I have wanted, dreamed and MORE!
Thanks Samsung for such a great TV.
And thanks to the Tijuana, Mexico people who make ALL SAMSUNG TV's
Viva Tijuana!!!!!!
And Viva Samsung!!!
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I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 9 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

incredible picture!

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By
onDecember 4, 2011
from upstate N.Y.
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight, almost no picture lag, big energy saver
I have had this TV two weeks now and have worked with the settings for the lighting in the room that it is in and have found it to have an incredible picture from all it's sources.
I have compared it to the set I just replaced a Samsung LN52b750 which had a fantastic picture and have found it to be even better. I always had people who would stop in to visit say what a great picture that TV had. Needless to say I am extremely please that Samsung has gotten even better. Most of my viewing is in 2d but, I wanted 3D for my friends and their family. The 3D is awesome! I highly recommend this TV to anyone who wants the best picture quality. The only advice I have is adjust the picture setting for your room lighting to get the best picture quality as this TV can be set for most any room lighting and viewing material, sports, action, movies, and 3D to name some. Taking a few minutes to accomplish this will be it's own reward. This set also works great with a decent home theater set up. If you use a fiber optic cable I recommend setting the out put to Doby on both the TV and Blue Ray player for best sound if you don't have hdmi capability on your receiver. Oh also wanted to mention that this set has virtually no lag between the audio and picture which had to be compensated for on the previous model. Almost forgot to mention the LED lighting generates almost no heat at all (at least that I can feel from the front of it and from the top. The previous model was quite noticeable and a big difference in power consumption with LED only drawing a fraction of what my previous set used.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 10 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Top of the line performance with stunning performance and picture quality on 3D or 2D.

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By
onDecember 4, 2011
from VA
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Bright display, Realistic color, features and design innovation
This is TV provides an excellent bright pic and the Eco sensor really controls the screen brightness even in a very bright sunny room so that you can enjoy the same excellent quality picture under any conditions. Using the AllShare is a breeze, no wiring required to view the content from your other devices.
Watching football on this TV is a real pleasure, with the clear motion technology, the game comes to live and the TV matches the player’s motion and speed with no hesitation at all. One thing that is also amazing is the 2D to #D conversion. This feature works so well that you might forget that the you are looking at a 3D TV (that is up converting a 2d broadcast!) because the picture looks so real.
There are many amazing features on this TV but most of all the contrast level and how the picture contrast is so amazingly good, I have never seen a TV picture better than this one. Combine the picture quality with the extremely thing slim bezel and you have a TV that as looks incredible when it off as it is when it is on- a great peace of art that really attracts attention.
The TV has other great features such as smart hub and the built in network (which was a breeze to setup) and the great QWERTY Remote that comes with.
The TV is expensive but if you want a high end top of the line TV and you are willing to pay for it, this one really delivers and will know (and SEE) that your money is well spent.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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Review 11 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Samsung's 2011 UN55D8000 IS THE TRUTH!

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
By
onAugust 18, 2012
from From New Jersey To St. Louis
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:6-10
Pros: Bright display, Durable, Realistic color, Lightweight, 240hz makes or breaks the led class, software upgrades and interface, picture out of this world
Cons: auto motion plus set on smooth is jittery at times, not full array, not thx
Whichever size you get you wont be disappointed by the detail and color accuracy, I came from the last few generations starting a few years back and this one by far exceeded my expectations, I got a good deal and was on the fence about pulling the trigger because I was looking towards Full Array and THX back-light unit's. Once I got it home set it on Natural and made my adjustments to the panel the TV came to life and with AUTO MOTION PLUS ON - SMOOTH I feel like I am right there in the action. This was the best TV in 2011 and I'm not sure if the new model for 2012 is really an upgrade unless you use the smart functions in the TV than maybe, but I still don't know if I can justify the difference in price. Don't be scared to try it out, it was the best investment I made in 2011 hands down.. A++ Samsung for raising the bar over and over. I am thinking about trying out their plasma series but I'm not sure I can get away from the brightness this TV's back-light has to offer. It also has a nice amount of fine tuning options. Samsung you know we are patiently waiting for another attempt at the Full Array and hopefully THX Certification, you gotta deliver if you want to remain in the game and above the rest, picture quality will always trump bonus features and extras, 3D on this unit was good but could use a little polishing, that's my take on UND8000, get it and forget it, this thing is unreal.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 12 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

I Love My TV!!

Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
By
onDecember 17, 2011
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Bright display, Realistic color, w/ hdmi - ultra simple setup, great addition as an extra center channel
Cons: pip
I spent nearly 3 years on the fence about the value of HD, watched as 3D emerged, and read countless reviews, from professionals and consumers alike. This TV has changed the way I watch TV and has captivated my family. It is clear, vibrant, and I think the 3D is just incredible. I came from a 32" CRT, so my review may have a lot to do with that. I disagree with the reviews that "inconsistent color and blooming, ruin this overpriced TV". Though there is some blooming with standard def shows, if you take some time to learn how to calibrate the TV you can overcome this. Check the web for what others have done and/or recommend, you won't regret it. Now for some nitty gritty, Samsungs config of the TV features are a bit of a mystery to me. The TV wants to default it's video source and features to plain television signals, using either an antenna("rabbit ears") or direct cable in type connections. Don't most folks use a cablebox? You can certainly get past this, but I would think a highend TV would be geared toward "highend signals". The other item which goes along with the above is PIP, there is no way to change what two sources you want to use PIP with, so you get PIP with antenna sources only. Other than that though, I love my TV, that's all there is too it! If a good deal like I found that included the 3D Blu-Ray player and extra glasses with it finds you, buy! You won't regret it!
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 13 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Not Impressed...

Features 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
By
onMarch 15, 2011
from VA
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Lightweight, black levels
Cons: Poor quality, Did not meet expectations
Been disappointed with Samsung products lately as I returned a UN55C7000 for picture quality deficiencies. It seems they fixed the D8000 in some of those respects but have new hurldes. The Black levels on the TV are very impressive, but as soon as you turn your brightness up or if it is in a middle grayscale, my entire left side of the screen lights up brighter than the rest of the panel.
Motion in darker scenes tend to leave color trails, especially around faces. The pixels cannot turn dark fast enough when lighter colored objects are moving, thus leaving a lighter color trail where the object used to be on screen. Could be caused by having Auto Motion Plus turned on, but why buy a TV with an advertised feature that does not work? a.k.a. 240Hz
Auto Motion Plus seems to be ineffective at reducing judder, no matter the setting. In my previous experience with the C7000 I returned, the Auto Motion Plus was actually a nice feature that I enjoyed. Made it seem as if you were looking through a window, but I guess Samsung decided to go a cheaper route this year, cause the only setting that seems to work is 'OFF'.
For how much this TV is going for right now, I truly believe this is not worth your money or time. This could be a defective set I received, but you can bet if I see the same problems after an exchange, this puppy is going back. Will update with new information soon.
Features 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 14 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Wonderful TV

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
By
onNovember 8, 2011
I have used this product for:3-6 months
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight
I have had this LED TV for several months now and I cannot tell you how much I love this TV. I upgraded from the LN46A650A1F LCD (46") and WOW what a difference. Don't get me wrong I still love that older LCD TV but the 8000 is so much better when watching HD movies, TV shows and sporting events (football!) and of course video games.
I also love the AllShare, although it would be nice if the TV could just see the share on my PC without the extra software but I will take what I can get. For AllShare to work it does have to be installed and running on your PC.
I have this TV connected to my stereo receiver and watching movie's at home is just like being in the movie theater, without the sticky floor.
My one issue with this TV is that the remote receiver on the TV is a small area in the lower right hand corner of the screen (red power L.E.D.). If the remote is not pointed at that area then forget it. I think it would have been better by making the frame a little wider along the top or bottom of the TV and have several receivers, that way you would only need to aim the remote in the general direction of the TV. Even with this issue I would still purchase this TV again or maybe just go up to the 65” instead. ;-)
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 15 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

WOW!

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By
onOctober 30, 2011
from Glen Allen, VA
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:beginner
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Bright display, Durable, Realistic color, Lightweight, great selling tool
This is absolutely the best TV we ever owned. This replaced a 2006 50” Plasma of other brand which was a major hit back then. Gave it to my in-laws for Christmas of that year when we moved into our new home that came with a Samsung projection TV built into our wall, which was also stunning. This 55” LED 8000 Smart TV is amazing. Easy set up. I thought it was going to be over our heads as far as a learning curve but at an age of 56 I surprised even my 25 year old son that my wife and I set it up with ease with out a ripple. Love the 3D movies. My wife loves to Facebook her friends. It is truly a Smart TV. The Features are endless, Bright displays, realistic color out of the box WOW! I was considering an other brand then I saw this in action the winner hands down Samsung Led 8000. I have used it in my business as well. We were able to bring clients in our home have a quiet dinner and in the background playing music via our Smart TV. Then afterwards gave a presentation using Samsung LED 8000 instead on a laptop. The client and family were in aw toggling back and forth from online and the presentation. Not only did the client buy our product but also they are buying the same Samsung. Thank you.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 16 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Just Do It! You'll NOT regret it.

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
By
onDecember 23, 2011
from Warner Robins GA
I have used this product for:3-6 months
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Bright display, Realistic color, emanual inside tv, intuitave menue system
Cons: a bit pricey, needs more hdmi inputs
This was an upgrade/ replacement from my old sony 57 inch 3 gun rear prolector and never been happier with a picture or features. I've been living with this TV for a couple of months now and other than one quirk with a software upgrade which messed up all my internet app addresses have had absolutley no problems with it. To be fair reverting back to the previous version restored functionality and i simply waited till the last upgrade and there were no issues.. The TV picture on this set from any video source will spoil you! Use HDMI whenever possible and this thing rocks! I have a MAC Book Pro that i piped in as the external monitor via HDMI and after backing up about 8 feet have the most awesome computer monitor i've ever used, with the exception of the hi res apple monitors costing much more. if it sounds like i'm raving aboout this TV then GOOD.... I've heard some of the earlier TVs had issues with power supplies and inputs clipping under certain conditions but i guess these little bugs have been worked out. I especially like the upgrade feature and do so frequently with little or no hassle. this is getting long so i'll just say BUY ONE you won't regret it.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 17 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

It's OK but very buggy...

Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
By
onOctober 28, 2011
from Boston
I have used this product for:3-6 months
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight
Cons: Poor quality, Did not meet expectations
Looks great and has a ton of bells and whistles but it would be nice if this thing worked properly. Firstly, as a TV, it's got lot of stutter. I saw this in the reviews too late. It's supposed to be fixed in one firmware update after the next but it never is totally. The image tends to be the most jumpy in non-HD broadcasts. I've fiddled with all the settings for this as recommended online, but it never really goes away. And, btw, I'm not high maintenance or a videophile, this thing just doesn't work well as a TV.
As to the bells and whistles, the Youtube app is useless. Seriously useless. Everyone hates it. It's impossible to find what you're looking for, and if you have a Youtube account and set up your playlists for easy viewing, that doesn't help either because the app does't connect to your personal account.
The web browser is awful. It's difficult to navigate, isn't compatible with several websites, and many video windows either don't work at all or appear like a slideshow.
Overall, I wouldn't buy it again. It is beautiful and it will age well aesthetically, but that pales in comparison to the fact that as a TV, it ain't that great.
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 18 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Switching from Plasma

Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
By
onOctober 18, 2011
from Cloverdale, CA
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight
I'd read and seen a number of the "problems" with LCD/LED TVs compared with plasma. I have to say that both in the showroom and at home, this TV surpassed my concerns.
Viewing angle is excellent in that I found no fading of the picture within the available room viewing spots----in the store, compared to other brands, this wider angle was obvious.
Fast movements didn't seem to blur or look odd.
When I first tried the Smart TV (Internet access) things were a bit spotty using Wifi, but a minor adjustment in the position of the router took care of that.
We can't get over the clarity of the picture. It's as if all shows we're watching were being shown live---there is no loss of quality from recorded TV shows.
No, the sound quality isn't as good as on our plasma---BUT, that's a choice we were willing to make, since this 55" TV sits in the same sized opening that was once filled with a 43" TV with larger speakers. A small compromise for that much more picture. Plus, the TV has numerous adjustment in sound quality so you can easily find the best listening for you.
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 19 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Not bad

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By
onDecember 13, 2011
from Brooklyn, NY
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Lightweight, apps, free 3d glasses
This TV took me a while to get it configured to what I like. The soft appearance gives off a very clean smooth look. I'd say it's making people look a bit Photoshopped but hey, no TV is perfect.
My build is an October build, earlier builds besides the August build seem to have the most issues(i.e. Clouding around the edges and light bleeding from the edges of the bezel.) My build do not have those issues. Also, I have read the the buttons on the side are different from the earlier builds this year, so check the box for the build date. The settings will take you a while to get what you consider a satisfactory image, it's trial and error.
Something to consider for folks who may own an HD TV for the first time...check your resolution input from your cable box and make sure it's at 1080 for optimal HD, make sure your settings are not on 720 or lower. Mine was lower and on the stretched setting, so I was getting an ugly picture because the frequency was low resolution AND it was zoomed up. I fixed the settings and it shows MUCH better than before.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 20 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Nice picture But.....

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
By
onMarch 31, 2011
from SD, CA
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: smartr tv web browser
Cons: Poor quality, Did not meet expectations
I own a 55c800,46c800,and 50c7000 plasma, i become i big fan of 3D tvs and samsung made the best,i purchase 55D8000 last week and let me tell you this: the image is difereces between C8000 and D8000:
1.C8000 panel is bright image is perfec, D800 panel is not brigth its more like the olds LCD panel style than last year LED panels type. 2.C8000 steel frame beatifull, D8000 chrome frame but poor quality- its more like plastic chrome not steel chrome. 3.C8000 perfect backligh can not see any ligth on edges, D8000 on dark room you can see the edge ligths on panel seems like clouds when dark images at the edges.
I can't make the querty control Sync with the D8000 tv yet, i have several days trying with no luck, this is not good.
Its a hughe diference on images between C8000 and D8000 I prefer C8000 its brighter image more like sparklyn image.
The Pros of D8000: Smart Tv with web browser (but cant use them because of the querty remote) Can sync and play my music, pics and videos from my Pc, C8000 never work with my PC share.
Cons: many
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 21 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Top of the Food Chain for LED TV's

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By
onJuly 23, 2011
from Jackson, MS
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight
Cons: some hd games struggle with tv's refresh rate
This TV is definately a must have. Blu-Ray movie video quality is on a totally different level. I want to go back and watch my entire library again. The 3D is awesome. Resident Evil: Afterlife had me ducking from glass, slow-motion bullets, and blood splatter the whole movie. I do suggest getting some Monster 900 3D Max Ultimate Speed HDMI cables, that support 240 to 480 hertz refresh rates, to connect your components. Also, this unit has 4 HDMI inputs in the rear of it to connect your components to.
If you are using an A/V receiver, I highly suggest not using the receiver's HDMI inputs. I have a Pioneer Elite SC-35 and the video quality is still at its purest connecting directly to the TV. Just invest in some Monster Fiber Optic Cables to run from your componets to the receiver for audio. You will not be disappointed in the theater quality sound.
Overall, this TV is one of the best brands out there. With built-in Wi-Fi for firmware updates and dynamic picture quality, you can't go wrong with this purchase. Two words "Buy It".
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 22 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Amazing Picture!

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By
onMay 19, 2011
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight
Cons: handling 26fps hd
This TV replaced an old CRT 55" dinosaur, so it's kind of funny seeing a 200lb refrigerator-sized unit wheeled out and replaced with a slim 54lb Samsung. The picture quality is noticeably better -- brighter, crisper, sharper.
Like others, I noticed some HD sources that were pretty much unwatchable until I turned *OFF* the motion processing, which is why performance gets 4 stars; either the processors just aren't fast enough or the firmware isn't efficient enough to handle HD sources recorded at 26fps (TNT HD and ABC HD were the most obvious ones). This workaround doesn't have any noticeable drawbacks, though, just causes me to scratch my head a little.
Setup was a breeze. Haven't played much with 3D movies yet, but while that was a requirement for a new TV, it isn't going to happen that often. One of these days I may get the Skype video camera option, as it would be pretty nice to do video chats on this screen...
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 23 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Amazing TV!

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By
onApril 17, 2012
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: beyond all expectations
I bought this TV several months ago and is everything I expected and more. Samsung is the best. A little over a year I had bought the model "UN46C7000" and I was so impressed by the quality so I decided to buy this new model.
Everything about this TV is good. The picture and 3D effects are perfect, almost unreal. The sound is excellent. The Wi-Fi and lots of Apps provides many choices of entertainment (to date I have not been able to explore them all). The TV comes with two pairs of 3D glasses rechargeable. These glasses are lighter and adaptive to facial contours even if you use glasses (like me).
As if all this were not enough, the TV has a beautiful and elegant design. Starting at the base (Quad Stand), just over 1 inch wide and the Ultra Slim Bezel practically make you see only the beautiful screen surrounded by an elegant silver border!
Definitely the best choice. It almost no moves me go to the cinema!
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 24 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Best 55 Inch TV- Amazing picture, Menu and Design

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By
onJune 27, 2011
from NY
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Bright display, Durable, Realistic color, Lightweight
Cons: sound
So Far its been 2 weeks and i am enjoying this amazing 55 inch, 1080p, 240Hz, 3D TV. I had a 32 inch Samsung TV and recently upgraded to 55 inch TV. The picture quality is crisp, clean and unbeatable. No other TV can match this 25 million contrast ratio, color and richness. Tons of ways to customize the picture quality and sound. The thin bezel makes a huge difference. Along with energy savings and easy menu option this makes the TV a true champion. The remote is a bliss, it operates with breeze. The one change I want Samsung to include is a pair of medium and small size 3D glasses along with the adult 3d glasses. I would definitely recommend this product if you want amazing picture and usability. This TV wont be obsolete for another 10 years. Samsung is taking technology to great limits. Now i need to buy a 3d player and a samsung internet tv camera. WIll update the review after my experiments.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
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Samsung Captivate™ Android Smartphone
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Review 25 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Television Perfection

Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
By
onJune 11, 2011
Crisp picture and clear speakers with huge utterly borderless display make for eye candy that will lead to diabetes. Because of this television I refuse to watch anything not in HD. Turning every program from 2D to 3D quality was fun for the first 2wks, though unless a movie or show was specifically made for 3D viewing it isn't that amazing. The Smarthub feature with all those great apps are quite amazing, though a small setback is that the qwerty keyboard doesn't always work for all typing situations. The youtube app works a little awkward. Otherwise looking forward to more apps for this wonderful television. Along with several HDMI ports, Usb , and designated computer connections, it allows a whole world of hardware connections, from cell phone to cameras, etc. This TV doesn't disappoint, I've tried. The only thing that makes this TV bad is the limited quality shows that airs on cable/sat.
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
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Review 26 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Awsome Picture

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
By
onDecember 12, 2011
from Pennsylvania
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight, awesome picture
Cons: querty remote hard to use, a little pricey
I've had this led tv for about 2 weeks and my initial review is very good for this 8000 series tv. I am still in awe at the picture quality everytime I turn it on, especially when watching a blu-ray movie. I cannot believe how good even childrens cartoon like movies look. Setup went without a hitch, everything went the way it was supposed to. The only downside thing I can say is the querty remote is difficult to use and the browser wont play many videos I've tried to open. I have read other people asking for a wireless mouse and full size keyboard that will work with this tv and I have to agree- are you listening Samsung? I and probably a lot of other people would buy one in a heartbeat if it became available. Overall a wonderful tv for viewing media, but for browsing the web, just hook up your laptop to the hdmi port and use a wireless mouse and keyboard with your laptop. Great job Samsung
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 27 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Loyalty paid off again.

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By
onApril 21, 2011
from Hicksville, NY
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight, unbeatable picture quality, use your galaxy s phone as a remote
Un-be-lievable. I also own the 2008 model UN40A650, which all of my friends and family agree has the best picture they'd ever seen on a television. I enjoyed that set immensely and will continue to until it burns out. When I got my tax return I headed straight to Amazon to pick one of these up after all the things I'd read on Gizmodo and other sites. Once I got it turned on, the remote paired instantly and the Mets game was still in progress, which left my wife and I in awe as the picture sprang to life in a way our older set couldn't touch. Everything about the TV is superb, especially the Smart Hub which has already kept us busy for hours playing with apps and listening to Pandora without draining battery on our phones or blasting the computer from upstairs. I've been using it for only a day now, and I've already recommended it to everyone I've spoken to since opening the box lol.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
Product(s) I Recommend
LN40A650
4.9 out of 5(18)
 
 
 
Samsung Vibrant™ Android Smartphone
4.2 out of 5(560)
 
 
 
Flash Memory HD Camcorder
4.3 out of 5(4)
 
 
 
 
 
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Review 28 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Thinest bezel on the market

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
By
onDecember 27, 2011
from Maryland
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Lightweight, thinest bezel on the market, many usb ports
Cons: Did not meet expectations, tv takes a while to boot up fully, blacks could still be much better, tv adjusts brightness way too much when using menu, samsung bump on the bottom center needs to go!
Colors are not bad and is full of features. With one of the thinnest bezels available, on the wall, it almost looks like a floating piece of glass (55 & 60in model). The 8000 has a thinner bezel than the 7000 or 7900 (@ 55in). This is not the case with the 8000 65in. however, the bezel is very think. Smart TV interface can be slow at just navigating and selecting an app. The web browser is slow as well. Navigation cursor for the browser works surprisingly well, however. The blacks could be better but they are the best I have seen with a side lit LED. TV takes a while to boot up fully until you can use the Smart TV portion. TV adjusts brightness way too much when browsing through Smart TV menus and apps. YouTube app is extremely lacking. Samsung bump on the bottom center needs to go! Don't use 3D so I can not comment on it. Hope that helps make your decision a little easier!
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 29 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Truly Unbelieveable!

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
By
onAugust 19, 2011
from dallas
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight
When it comes to video, I am over the top. I have a 1080p projector that throws a 120" image in a media room, and a few months ago I bought another manufacturer's 65" 3D set and six 3D glasses for my living room. Two weeks ago my daughter and I were shopping for a computer and we noticed Samsung's 55" 8000 series. The picture was so amazing that we bought this set the next day, and my other new 65" set is unplugged and unused in my spare room. Honestly, watching 3D programming on this set is breathtaking, the 2D to 3D conversion is nearly as good as the native 3D, and the 2D is better than any other set I have seen! The blacks on this set are unquestionably the best I have seen on any television including plasmas, the colors are as deep and rich as you would expect on an LED, and the brightness of the side-lit LED matches the brightness of the best LCDs.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 30 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Out of the box, it'll knock off your socks!

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By
onApril 10, 2011
from Potomac Falls, VA
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight
Set up was relatively simple and took only about 20 minutes. Once I plugged in my component, the TV took over and everything was working in the blink of an eye. The color and contrast are unbelievable--my wife says "it hurts." I have never seen such vivid color and sharp detail on a TV.
I had to download a software update on my computer to a USB drive to access my Netflix account, but that was easy enough to do. I plugged the USB drive into the back or the TV and the update began automatically. Once completed, I had access to Netflix and all the other Internet apps available. How cool is that?
We are so impressed with the quality and performance of this TV, that we just bought the Samsung HWD550 Soundbar in preparation for mounting the TV on the wall.
I would most certainly recommend this Samsung product to my friends and family.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 31 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Samsung 55" 8000 series

Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
By
onJuly 26, 2011
from Las Vegas
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight
Cons: remote is not universal compatable
I was about to check out and the salesman at the local retail store had me sold on a Sony Bravia. The salesman was a greenthumb so he was just doing what he was told. Sell the most expensive item. As I walked around the store looking at the other TV's, I asked another salesman if there were any deals going on in the store. He walked me over to the Samsung TV display and told me I would receive 2 pairs of 3D glasses and a 3D Blueray player. He then told me there was a newer model out, (8000 Series). I was sold. Plus the fact it was $600 less. Sony wasn't offering any free add-ons. When I took the TV home, the setup took only 10 minutes. When i turned the TV on The picture quality blew me out of the water. I get excellent comments from every client who comes over. Thank You Samsung for making such an awesome & reliable product.
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 32 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Awesome TV

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
By
onJanuary 5, 2012
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight, amazing tv, builit in smart app, built in wifi
Cons: price a bit too high, keyboard on remote hard to use, no amazon prime, its so beautiful makes me wish it was bigger
Colors / brightness / wow-factor are amazing on high def & even normal channels. My daughter & school friends are amazed every time. I must mention that I bought another brand 55" LED with passive 3D & decided to return after a few days as the colors on some high def channels looked fake. I also bought & returned the Samsung D8000 Plasma as we had a hard time seeing TV channels with a dark tint (imagine going to a restaurant with dimmed light and trying to read the menu). Bottom line…this is the most amazing TV, I have ever seen and had. I only wish, it was cheaper & I could buy a bigger one. The only issue we see, is at times (once a while), colors on high def channels look washed out for a few seconds & then it goes back to normal. I had this issue with games on PC when my graphic card could not handle speed or resolution.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 33 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Smarter than expected

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
By
onFebruary 9, 2012
from Michigan
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:intermediate
Pros: Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight
Cons: price
We have been using a 4 year old Samsung 52 inch TV that worked well but we wanted to change to the LED type for lower power draw and lighter weight thin case. We liked the picture on the new 55 inch Smart TV and thought the 3D feature was not something we would use much. We also didn't pay a lot of attention to the other smart features included in the system when we were shopping.
After getting the Tv home and installed we were amazed at all that it does, the fantastic picture, and the assorted extra features included. We had not paid any attention to the 3D channels on Direct TV until we owned this set but find there are some shows we really enjoy in 3D. We are still learning how to use everything but it is my nature to buy something that is beyond my needs so I can grow into it. I have not found a TV that I like better.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 34 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

Tired of getting it right

Features 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Design 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
By
onMay 5, 2012
from Washington DC
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:novice
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Lightweight
Cons: Not high def, Did not meet expectations, line at the botoom, sound quality not good
I bought this TV 2 months back. I spent a good amount of money on this. I had a problem that there was a thick line on bottom of TV all the time in all the modes. It used to disappear in between in some modes. I thought of calling a service agent but the line was not consistent and it is clearly visible. I don't even get a feel of HD TV. I bought this TV with lot of expectations. Now after 2 months because of the problem i don't even feel like switching it on. I am repenting my decision to buy this. I am calling a service rep next week, because i am tired of getting it right. I will keep posting how it goes so that it can help others make a right choice. I wish i could return it. Also remote does not respond very well in smart hub. Key board does not work quite well etc etc. Overall it is pathetic product.
Features 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Design 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 35 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Samsung has done it again another great TV

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By
onDecember 19, 2011
from Fayetteville, NC
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:11+
Pros: Bright display, Inexpensive, Realistic color, Lightweight
I have too say Samsung has come though again for me with another great Product, I have six Samsung TV from 19" up too my new 55" LED 8000 and six Blu-Ray DVD two of them 3D and two Surround Sound Bar Systems. But this TV is the show Topper What a great TV it dose it all and matched with, my surround sound Bar system and and using it with my Apple TV, as well as watching some fantastic 3D movies, I am watching more TV than I have ever had, and not too mention how great it works with my Son's PS3 Move Games system the picture and sounds is unreal. If your thinking about getting a 3D TV with all the Bells, whistle and lights, that really do what they say they are going to do. This is the TV for you. One of the reason I have brought so many Samsung Products, they are true too what they advertise and more.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
Product(s) I Recommend
3D Rechargeable Glasses for 2011 Samsung 3D TVs
4.5 out of 5(15)
 
 
 
3D Active Glasses 2011 SSG-3050GB (Battery Operated)
4.7 out of 5(48)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review 36 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Awesome TV!

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
By
onOctober 23, 2011
Pros: Bright display, Lightweight
Bought this on the recommendation of a friend. It was clearly the best set on display at local electronics store and there were about 50 sets on display. Out of the box, the set was reasonably well calibrated according to a DVD on calibrating HD tv's, so no setting adjustments required. Even so, this set has almost every adjustment available in on-screen user menu, no service menu required. 3D is very good and not hard to watch at all. Only complaint is cable routing. This is a thin set and not much space to plug things in, but they go in sideways and the thick hdmi cables require right angle adapters if you want a clean install. Performance is good, streaming movie service interface is choppy but usable and looses connection on occasion but overall good. Best remote I've ever used too.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 37 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Smart TV is really Smart

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By
onDecember 31, 2011
from The Colony, TX
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Realistic color, Lightweight, best deal, maximum features for price, lots of options to change display
Cons: crome
This TV looks and performs well. I researched on the internet for 2 days and I decided on this TV because it is fully loaded with 3D, Smart Apps and wireless. The only think I would have changed is the crome feet to be black. I even spent 2 hours in the store compairing it to other TV's even Plasmas. I love the Plasmas TVs, but I have rooms that are well lit, and Plasma TVs give off too much glare in bright rooms (in my opinion). Your money will be well spent because this TV comes with 2 active 3-D glasses and Samsung was giving 2 or 4 more with this model with a free blue-ray player. Sweet deal and great picture. This TV can also swivile, so I didn't mount it. It is the lightest 55" if you want to hang. It is only 35 lbs without the stand. all other TV's are heavier that are 3D.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 38 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Unbelievable!

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
By
onAugust 24, 2011
from Baltimor
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight
Cons: placement of ports
The picture quality of my new Samsung 55" LED 8000 Series Smart TV: Unbelievable! I am not new to big screen HD TV. My (other brand) 48 inch plasma died after six years and I was devastated. I decided to go for the best rated, highest quality, latest technology TV on the market. I am glad I did. I thought the 3D feature was just a gimmick - maybe it will end up that way, I don't know - but the picture quality when playing 1080dpi BluRay is a real thrill! The set is 50 pounds lighter than my plasma and less than an inch thick. My only complaint would be the placement of the USB and other inputs and outputs: When mounted close to the wall it is very difficult to reach these ports. A better choice would be to place the USB, AV, and Camera Card slots on the edge of the TV frame.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 39 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

UN55D8000 LED

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
By
onMarch 3, 2012
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Durable, Realistic color, Lightweight, crystal clear superb picutre, amazing contrast
This is a beautiful TV . It is remarkably light and easy to set up . After spending some time tweaking iam very happy with the picture quality . My previous tv was a DLP 1080P samsung 50 inch which i bought in 2006 overall great hdtv . I have sold it and upgraded to top of line d8000 series led . It is not a perfect tv - watching credits roll on a black screen can reveal some less than perfect backlight uniformity but when watching real content , uniformity is a NON-ISSUE. IMAGE DETAIL , COLORS AND CONTRAST ARE ALL EXCELLENT . Smart Hub (online) works great . I have been very happy with my new LED Samsung Tv !!! if you google you can find setting / calibration pictures for best image , when playing xbox or ps3 make sure to put it in Game Mode or you might notice slight lag .
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
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Review 40 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Thin and Simple

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
By
onDecember 13, 2011
from NE
I have used this product for:3-6 months
Expertise:novice
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Durable, Realistic color, Lightweight, lots of plug in options for external devices
Cons: internet error occasionally
I have the LCD TV 55" and the sleek style fits anywhere no matter what size or style your home design! My TV stands on an elegant glass and wood stand and is very sturdy, no tipping or wobbling! Was very impressed that it doesn't feel hot to touch when TV has been on all day. Small downside is the internet connection. When using the SmartHub and any app within, there was an error with the Internet interference. Would have to exit and shut off TV and start over with the SmartHub and apps, then would go right into any of the Internet apps. No problem then. However it has been a random problem and we actually own 2 of these 55". Of the two, one is only having this as an ongoing issue, the other never had any trouble. When all said and done, AN AWESOME TV for ANYONE!
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 41 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

break down out of box

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By
onNovember 12, 2011
from New york
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight
Well let me tell you 1st I did a lot of research on this model
when it came to my house set up a snap no problems setting up Qwerty remote pairing 3D glasses bty took 1 hour to charge and the 3D fantastic, 2hours into watching TV Then it happened the SCREEN started to freak out blue /red/yellow could not get the picture then I felt let down by the product I said to myself I got a lemon it does happen
......called the helpdesk they went over couple of reset s still no picture.......ask to speak with a supervisor did a different test it started working good thing i have 1 year warranty and also bought extra 3years after that so for now its a waiting game been watching tv for a couple of hours no problems sound is ok but will buy sound bar
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 42 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Excellent 4 everything but

Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By
onJanuary 24, 2012
from FL
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight
Trying to get samsung-all share to play my anime videos on my pc with the sub ON. finding out later that one of there newest TV modles only supports the subtitle formats SRT, SMI, SUB, TXT, TTXT.at. And that i can't downloade the VLC media app to the tv. Witch is so sad becuse the picture is amazing!!! but other this 1 irritating issue this tv is the end all be all. look I am a huge anime fane i love the stufe and the maine deciding facter of my purchs was how good it would look on the tv and wow the videos i got form online looked good on my pc. but when i played it on the tv it was like watching avater in hd just so clear and smoth non of thous litle box. and when you push the button 2D-3D on its like AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 43 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

This Smart TV is the state of the art. It is user friendly.

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By
onDecember 10, 2011
from Oxford, AL
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Durable, Realistic color, Lightweight
Cons: sound is not the best quality
55" LED UND8000 Series Smart TV sets up easily. I followed the well presented instructions and set the channels, connected the computer, turned on the 3D, twicked colors and contrast to my liking in about 20-30 min. and I am not that savy. The TV easily found my wireless router. The color, contrast, resolution, and blacks are outstanding. Super high definition. Didn't know what to expect in quality of 3D. It has been very clear and crisp. The 3D dimension has been fun. The glasses are very light and the remote is very user friendly to switch 3D back and forth. The TV style is light, sleek and very attractive. Have only had the TV about 1 month, but I am very impressed. At this point would strongly recommend it.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 44 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Audio Return Channel Implementation is troubled

Features 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
By
onJuly 10, 2011
from Seattle, WA
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Bright display
Cons: audio return channeel implementation weak
The TV looks great and I have little to add to what has been said. I do want to warn anyone planning to use the Audio Return Channel feature. It requires you to turn on the AnyNet+ feature that basically start taking control of your receiver. This is a problem because the TV changes your source on your receiver when you do not want or expect it to. This basically forced me to shut this off which impacts my ability to use the TV for more then a dump TV without messing with the settings so I can get sound. Samsung's implementation.has a lot to be desired and it is a shame that something so tiny impacts people ability to use the product. If this is a feature you plan to use then I would recommend a different TV.
Features 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
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3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
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Review 45 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Happy with the TV

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By
onOctober 10, 2012
The TV has been great. Features are unlimited and the TV performs good. My only thing is I watch a lot of sports and the motion blur sometimes bothers me. Now I must say I am a perfectionist and want it to be perfect. Mainly the reason I bought this TV, because of the high refresh rate. I have narrowed the blur down more to the cable and signal feed than the TV. The feed coming in is probably not the best even though the company will have you believe it is. Blue Ray DVDs look amazing and you don't notice the blur when watching them. Might have to switch to Google TV when we get the 1gb per second feed here in a few months. Hopefully that will help. Otherwise, this is a great TV and you will be happy with it.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 46 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Fantastic TV

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By
onDecember 11, 2011
from Los Angeles, CA
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight
This is the best TV for it value. Great Picture. The Pictures are sharp and clear as if they were in front of you. The colors rendition are beautiful and sharp. I would buy another Samsung TV hands down. The only draw back is the power cord is too short since my entertainment center is 4 feet tall where is reside on. Had to buy an extension cord to reach the surge protector. Also the power cord connecting into the TV is very flimsy. It can easily move from one side to other disconnecting the power to the TV. it is the design of the TV relatively to the thickness of the TV because the engineer can't put a regular standard plug connection onto the TV due to the thickness of the TV.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 47 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Nice design but poor overall picture quality

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
By
onMay 9, 2011
from Maryland
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Lightweight, design
Cons: poor screen uniformity
I picked up a 55D8000 from Amazon about a month ago. The LCD had very poor uniformity just like the review set on CNET. It made watching things like baseball aggravating because of the variance in backlighting during quick pans across a green field. You can try to compensate for the flaw but at the expense of an accurate picture. Even then the issue still exists. The design of the set is pretty cool but in a high dollar TV picture quality should be the primary focus. As the CNET review showed the lower end D6400 series has a better overall picture. It's not good when your mid range model is betting out the high end. Hopefully Samsung will take notice and adjust accordingly.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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1 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 48 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Great

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
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Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By
onMay 25, 2013
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Bright display, Inexpensive, Durable, Realistic color, Lightweight
Cons: internal speakers.
Pros:
Easy setup.
Lightweight.
Great picture.
Many, many features.
Universal app control.
Price is fair for all that you get in this tv.
Cons:
Internal speakers are so so, but it has them at least. Bass will crackle on speakers even if lowered.
Not really a con, but something to get used to. The picture is so sharp at the 240 clear refresh. Movies that are usually lens grained are reprocessed, and that graininess your used to is gone. A little strange for me at first, but a testament to how good, and clear the picture is.
Side by side comparison at the store is unmatched. This TV. owns them all in picture clarity.
Hard to call it a TV. actually. It's defiantly smart.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
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Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 49 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Best TV on the market!!

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By
onJanuary 18, 2013
from Miami,FL
I have used this product for:1-2 years
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:11+
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Inexpensive, Realistic color, Lightweight
This TV is the best quality picture and sound I have experienced yet. I am a heavy movie watcher, and really like the deep blacks, soft grays, and bright clear light and white areas. In low light settings, the TV performs well.
I recently watched a restored vintage classic movie by Ingmar Bergman and the black and white was crisp, and clear. I am stunned.
The 3 d is good when wearing the glasses, although that is not why I bought the set. It was time to get better quality and thin screen convenience. The 3 d kiddy movies really had the images jumping out of the screen at me. A little scary actually, and so much like the 3d images in the theatre., Very nice!
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 50 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Great television, awesome picture

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
By
onMay 5, 2012
I have used this product for:3-6 months
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Bright display, Realistic color
Cons: complicated menus.
I always wanted a big flatscreen. Now I have it! This television delivers a great picture when watching satellite, blu-ray and video games. The only drawback I can say is that many of the menu items seem a bit complicated if you don't know what they are referring to. Of course, I'm probably not as tech-savy as a twenty-something. It's loaded with features being a "smart tv", such as Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, etc. I really don't use those features that much since I have an Xbox 360 that supports all of those things. I love the fact that it has internal wifi so you don't need an adapter like the Samsung Blu-Ray player I also purchased. Overall great product.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 51 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Best LED lit picture I've seen, colors really pop!

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By
onApril 16, 2011
from Toledo Ohio
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight
After looking a many TV's for a month, I could not find anything to beat the picture quality, energy consumption, styling, thin profile, web capibility and wifi connectability. All of the other manufacturers are currently playing catch-up. Way to go Samsung ! I am looking forward to the qwerty keyboard remote to ship. This TV has a very thin bezel around the screen - bigger screen fit's in a smaller space. Now for the 3-D experiance... all I can say is WOW! Great performance. Plus you get a 3-D starter pack - 2 glasses with it and 2 more with a MIR Rebate, plus 3 movies with the starter pack and 2 more with the MIR.
Thanks Samsung for a great product.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 52 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Unbelievable HD TV

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By
onJanuary 7, 2012
from Yerington, Nevada
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Bright display, Inexpensive, Durable, Realistic color, Lightweight
Just purchased this TV and it is amazing. I replaced a 2 year old Samsung LCD 120 hz 46 in. which I thought was great. This TV goes so far beyond my old Samsung that I can barely believe it. The picture seems to "float" in space because of the almost non-existant bezel and the clarity and uniformity of both color and picture are outstanding. This is my first experience with 3D so I have nothing to compare it to but I love it and it seems to be flawless. I've learned to expect incredible technology from Samsung and this TV certainly is worthy of that category....I really love it and both my wife and I couldn't be more pleased with our new Samsung.
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 53 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

3D, connectivity, and Smart Apps all wrapped in one beautiful package

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By
onApril 9, 2012
from Granada Hills, CA
I have used this product for:1-2 years
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:6-10
Pros: Bright display, Inexpensive, Durable, Realistic color, 3d!, connectivity, smart tv apps
Cons: stand wobbles when pushed slight from top, no built-in wireless, smart tv apps slow to load
Overall, a good tv.
PROS - Connectivity is abundant - 4 HDMI ports, 1 Component, 1 RCA, 1 optical, and 1 ethernet. Samsung Smart Apps work decently and are well designed. Yahoo widgets are okay. 3D is beautiful. As a computer monitor it is unparalleled.
CONS - not wireless enabled, need to connect to a router or buy a Samsung LinkStick. The Smart TV apps are slow to load compared to a Galaxy Tab or laptop. The stand seems flimsy and wobbles slightly. It definitely needs to be wall anchored or wall mounted for safety reasons. The Yahoo widgets are not well implemented and seemed more of an afterthought and not part of the Smart TV platform.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 54 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

55" 8000 series

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
By
onJanuary 29, 2012
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight
Well I'm sure most already know it starts with the little red button .. POWER ! The rest is true bliss . For those who don't , well the grass is greener on the other side ( even environmentally ) . The 8000 series is hands down the best picture in LED's today .. Even being a previous owner of Samsung products I did shop around with other brands just to make sure there wasn't anything better. Well that didn't take long as I found the quality and design from the edge lit frame , apps , streaming , and picture quality is top notch . But as much as I love the 8000 series I can't wait for the upcoming series of TV's to hit the market this year .
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 55 for 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Wonderful product

Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By
onAugust 25, 2011
from Las Vegas, Nv
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Bright display, Inexpensive, Realistic color, Lightweight, applications, ease of set up
This is my second Samsung TV. I purchased my first Samsung Plasma a little over five years ago and the picture is a awesome today as it was when I took it out of the box. It was because of this that I chose to buy another Samsung TV, and this surely doesn't disappoint. My new TV is amazing! The picture on the TV actually looks better now that I took it home and wired it (with monster cables) then it did on display at the store. The 3d (@ 240 Hz) is incredible even if the original picture or video game isnt projected in 3d. I honestly couldn't be happier and am so happy I went with another Samsung. What an awesome product!! Thanks Samsung.
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
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