Samsung UN55ES8000 55 inch LED HDTVJan 6th, 2013 | By Simon
The UN55ES8000 is definitely a stunning TV when you see it in any living room. The new stand matches the almost invisible bezel making the TV a work of art even when not powered up. With a price point of under $2500, it is actually priced almost five hundred less than the Panasonic and a full grand less than Sony’s on Futureshop. This may seem shocking for a TV of such caliber and high caliber it is. Armed with a dual core processor there was never a huge pause when it came to switch between one of the many input devices or loading any of the applications. The 4 3D Glasses included in the package is a nice touch that has started to become more standard but the most impressive feature in my mind is the Smart Interaction. Not because of how great it is, but because of the opportunities that will present itself when you own this TV. I won’t even bother highlight the many successes in the picture quality with the CMR 960, Micro Dimming Ultimate and Smart Evolution support.
However, it doesn’t mean the UN55ES8000 was perfect. There were flaws with the Smart Touch Control and IR Blaster. It almost felt like Samsung was trying to accomplish too much and they should go back to the drawing board and ask what they can bring to the table that companies like Logitech haven’t already done.
I will say that if you want to impress without dropping a small fortune than the UN55ES8000 is the way to go.
- Attractive design
- Smart TV Hub offers vast array of apps and features
- Excellent picture quality
- Low power consumption
- Smart Interaction
- Unimpressed with Smart Touch Control/IR Blaster
I’d like to thank Samsung for making this review possible.