I'm sure with all new products there are going to be some that out of the box are not good, for me, it has worked great since set up and running it for about a week. I also read it takes over a month for the colors to "settle in". Non-HD picture is just OK - but I came from a DLP TV so I would compare it as the same as my old TV. This TV is made for Blu-ray and HD content.
Built in Web Browser and Wifi
In my opinion this TV looks as good or better than the ES8000 design-wise. A good chunk of dough has also been wiped from the price, so consider this one of my top value pics for 2013/2014. The only thing it gives up from the top model are the micro dimming ultimate, though it still has micro dimming, and it has a dual core processor rather than the quad-core, and no front facing camera.
A terrific collection of features and smart content
The 55-inch F7100 is not worth $2,499 (though it's available right now for $1,699). While Samsung's Smart Hub (and the cable connectivity therein) is probably the best smart platform on the market, it's still only a smart platform. On one hand, this TV looks great, and is fitted with all of the modern accoutrement you might want with an investment in a new display. Be warned, though: It has a few drawbacks that make me hesitate to praise it further.
Delivers high-end picture quality
Within the TV industry, reviewers and hobbyists alike agree on one thing: Plasma TVs produce a better picture than LCDs. And, hand over heart, it's true. However, LCDs like the Samsung F6300 redeem the fickle technology's mass popularity: This TV's picture looks very good, hands down, and its software works with fluid precision.
The Eyes of an Eagle
The level of detail breaks new ground as expected with 4K resolution. The Samsung image processing is very natural but you do see more detail than you would in real-life. It like having the eyes of an eagle. Hyper-detail? This image processing allows for viewing at a greater distance, which is the exact opposite of what experts recommend, based upon the 4K resolution smaller pixel size as compared to 2K/1080p panels.
This is a wonderful television
The picture is incredibly crisp and, despite its size the set is slim and light weight. The clicker has a touch pad feature and the connections with the internet, HBO, Amazon, Netflix are very easy (even for a non-technically savvy person like me). It connected easily (although it was missing 2 screws which Samsung sent out very quickly) so set up time was nominal. There have been no resolution or lighting issues (as have been described in the ES8000).
Strong LED edge lighting makes peak whites very bright
The UN65F8000 (65F8000BF) replaces the UN65ES8000 from 2012 as the top unit in the LED backlit LCD TV lineup for 2013 through early 2014. It includes built in Wifi, built in Web Browser, and Smart TV functions from last year with the addition of a much improved voice interaction and navigation feature for this year.
Create images with greater clarity
It is a slight step up from the F6300 series below it. The two series are pretty much the same except for 2 major additions in the features department. First there is local dimming, that helps to create a better contrast ratio, and second is the inclusion of active 3D. Those are two big upgrades for such a small step up. This TV is aimed at those looking for a value model that offers a little more than just a nice picture.
Colors are very accurate
At $1599 the UN55ES6500 is a very good value with all of the above mentioned features and picture quality attributes. It's pretty loaded for this price. Some of the only features that it does not have such as Smart Interaction are not really worth it. The picture is also not as standout as the top tier models, but is still very good. Competition is from the LG 55LM6700 and the Sony KDL-55HX750 and an assortment of plasma TVs.
Very good picture quality, Strong Smart TV platform with a good app selection
The Samsung UN46ES6500 (MSRP $1,729) is loaded with great features like Smart TV functionality, 3D, and media sharing via USB, just to name a few. Samsung deserves credit for not only implementing these features, but doing them very well.
The picture quality was excellent on this TV. Blacks were very dark and whites were modestly bright. The 46ES6500 had a great contrast ratio of 2658:1 and the screen had consistent black and white levels.
Attractive design, Bright picture with solid color and black-level performance
The Samsung ES6500 is not quite the slam-dunk of value we were hoping it might be, but it stands up very well against the similarly-sized and like-priced competition. The ES6500's most attractive attribute when turned off is its stunning good looks. With a thin profile, tiny bezel, Plexiglass border and matt-finished screen, this series from Samsung is about as beautiful as a TV gets at this price.
Struggle, Pain, and Joy
The fact that I can't adjust certain "features", combined with the level of screwing around it requires to make the picture look good makes me lower that. Seriously Samsung... why can't there be a default mode in here that has professionally calibrated settings? You must know that the reds are way too saturated, right? You can still set it to "Standard Mode" by default to create eye-popping pictures that make people buy the TV.
Sometimes...Not BEING a Smart TV... is The SMART TV!
In my quest to find the best TV for the money, I've discovered that most of today's LED TV's are challenged with the aforementioned "soap opera' effect. In a way, it's understandable. Networks broadcast their shows using a multitude of lighting choices. That alone can be problematic. Add to that the commercials that are broadcast in a non-HD format and then throw in the desire for TV makers to make TV panels super thin and you get too many options for your backlight to choose from.
Great TV, must fit for your circumstances and desires
First of all, lets be honest, this is an expensive tv. So the question of is it worth it will be a matter of priorities for you. Picture quality is amazing, I think better than Panasonic, pioneer elite, etc. but my specific set of circumstances found this as the only current tv that fit the bill. I wanted a TV for a home theater (I do not like projectors, I don't care what they say, no one I have seen can rival that of a good tv and there are too many limitations).
Every year, the mantle for "best TV of 20xx" passes between the same companies: Sony had it last year and Panasonic the year before. This time the focus is back on market leader Samsung and the excellent effort it's made in 2011 to produce products that are at least 12 months ahead of its competitors'. While we'll wait to see what the rest of the year can throw at us, it's indisputable that the Series 8 LCD is a truly cutting-edge television with performance at the very heart of it.
Brilliant 2D 1080p set
There's no doubting that $3,500 is a lot to pay for a TV. Samsung has at least attempted to sweeten the deal as much as possible by making the UN55D8000 more than just a dumb screen. The Smart Hub functionality is genuinely useful in places, and while we can't really see ourselves Tweeting from our TV, the YouTube and other streaming service access works well.
Produces a very deep shade of black.
Samsung has continued its tradition for design excellence into 2011 with the UE55D8000. The impossibly slim HDTV is an engineering marvel, and the new thin bezel looks stunning. The extensive calibration menus allow for Greyscale, Gamma and Colour to be tweaked to near perfection, which can result in lifelike, accurate video.
Build quality is solid
The UN46C6500 is 46", making it a middle-of-the-line unit in the series. Like its peers, it features an AutoMotion 120Hz refresh rate. Unfortunately, the natural background blur has been removed for normal cable broadcasts and DVD content-Â? which in turn renders a somewhat kitchy effect. Additionally, the expanded Internet@TV service now allows streaming content from Blockbuster, Netflix USA Today, and VUDU, as well as access to Twitter, Picassa, AccuWeather and Pandora.
First-rate Blu-ray player
Almost any way you look at it, the Samsung BD-C6500 is a first-rate Blu-ray player. The picture quality is among the best we've seen to date, it has audio options that are particularly friendly to older home theatre surround-sound systems, and it brings internet services such as Netflix, Vudu, YouTube and Pandora to your television, too. And at Â£150, this model won't break your wallet.
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