Samsung UE55ES8000 55 inch 3D TV £1498.97 @ Currys & PC World
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Samsung UE55ES8000 55 inch 3D TV £1498.97 @ Currys & PC World

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Found 16th May 2013
Samsung 55 inch 3D TV UE55ES8000

Never been this low

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79 Comments

Old model but still a stonking TV.

another samsung junk overprocessed tv...does it come with sunglasses

Banned

hot

Home delivery is unavailable and it's out of stock in all my local stores.

If you want a big TV either get a plasma or buy a projector instead. You can get the Panasonic GT50 50 inch for £720 which has a superior PQ or an Optoma HD230X for £630 which offers you more inches. This tv is a waste of money.

clearance product so stock will be very limited now.just display models in most stores.evolution kit avaiable for 250 quid to make it the same spec as this years f8000.

they are selling display models for this price and currys display models are ON from nearly 9 a.m till 8 p.m. So if you buy a display model it means you are buying a piece that has been used/abused from last 7-8 months.

royals

another samsung junk overprocessed tv...does it come with sunglasses



interesting review there !

another one here What HiFi Review although they seem to disagree and gave it 5*

I think quite alot of you need to stop being TV snobs.

This is a brilliant TV with great features. Plasma's are dying. There are pros and cons for each type.

Get over it!!!!!!!!!

None anywhere near me. Wasn't keen on the camera at the top sticking out and as royals said Samsung seem to over saturate the colours on their TV. Presume the settings can be changed though.

After seeing an 85" Ultra HD TV in Selfridges at the weekend i'm waiting until they become affordable before upgrading my 2011 LG 42: 3D TV

I have this tv and love it. Don't like the default picture settings? Fine, customise them. Also, wouldn't they have to state that it is ex display? I'm pretty sure these will be new and unopened

darknoiz

interesting review there !another one here What HiFi Review although … interesting review there !another one here What HiFi Review although they seem to disagree and gave it 5*



But surely HUKDs resident 'experts' know better than those buffoons over at WhatHiFi? What do they know?? HiFis maybe?

Spending this sort of dosh you're better off waiting 6 months and going 4K or at least UHD. Wait and go next gen as in 2 years time, standard HD tellies will be like watching movies on DVD as opposed to Blu ray.

I just bought the UE55ES6800 (for £999 via ebuyer) and the picture is fantastic. I'm a big plasma fan and whilst I'm still not ready to switch the main living room TV yet, i'm impressed with the vividness of the screen. It does have a few backlight bleeding issues but I've turned the backlight and brightness down low and the picture is still more the bright enough. I went for the 6800 as it's the same processing as the 8000 but without the voice, gesture and a few other bells and whistles. The built in lovefilm and plex client mean it's a fantastic hub for movie viewing and the ARC provides all audio back to the amp if required.

http://grid1.co.uk/gallery/var/albums/General-Uploads/Samsung6800-01.JPG




Edited by: "GRiDlock" 17th May 2013

royals

another samsung junk overprocessed tv...does it come with sunglasses


Just because you cant afford one.Nevermind keep on robbing.

Wrong thread I know but since you mentioned Projectors I have a quick question;

Im building a Home Cinema in my Basement, it will not be huge, 20' x 10'. As Im starting from scratch the Speakers will be built into the Walls and Im looking at a Projector now instead of a LED TV. Any recommendations for this size of room?

Aaargh

If you want a big TV either get a plasma or buy a projector instead. You … If you want a big TV either get a plasma or buy a projector instead. You can get the Panasonic GT50 50 inch for £720 which has a superior PQ or an Optoma HD230X for £630 which offers you more inches. This tv is a waste of money.

Love this tv and bought the 46" wouldnt ever go back to grainy plasma.I personally like the vivid colours,makes tv more enjoyable.Samsung the king of the TV world.Maybe thays why panasonic and sony are now so far behind in sales sticking to plasma.

Robbieee

I think quite alot of you need to stop being TV snobs.This is a brilliant … I think quite alot of you need to stop being TV snobs.This is a brilliant TV with great features. Plasma's are dying. There are pros and cons for each type.Get over it!!!!!!!!!



Plasmas are dying! Hahaha! Not seen the reviews for the 2013 Panasonic Plasmas yet then? They wipe the floor with everything including the TV above. Got the GT60 arriving later on today in fact!

trigger_andy

Wrong thread I know but since you mentioned Projectors I have a quick … Wrong thread I know but since you mentioned Projectors I have a quick question;Im building a Home Cinema in my Basement, it will not be huge, 20' x 10'. As Im starting from scratch the Speakers will be built into the Walls and Im looking at a Projector now instead of a LED TV. Any recommendations for this size of room?



optoma seem to have a good range and get good reviews, this was mentioned earlier hd230x

get the ES7000 from PRC
prcdirect.co.uk/pro…000

then get the evo kit for £250 @ currys (or wait a bit for it to go down)

you then effectively have the f8000 for about this price

GRiDlock

I just bought the UE55ES6800 (for £999 via ebuyer) and the picture is … I just bought the UE55ES6800 (for £999 via ebuyer) and the picture is fantastic. I'm a big plasma fan and whilst I'm still not ready to switch the main living room TV yet, i'm impressed with the vividness of the screen.



You need a bigger tank for those fish!

Zuulan

You need a bigger tank for those fish!

They got neglected for a few days while we was busy streaming LOVEFILM and PLEX movies. I promise the tanks been cleaned since ;-)

Tyler Halifax

Spending this sort of dosh you're better off waiting 6 months and going … Spending this sort of dosh you're better off waiting 6 months and going 4K or at least UHD. Wait and go next gen as in 2 years time, standard HD tellies will be like watching movies on DVD as opposed to Blu ray.



What if you actually need a tv now, rather than in six months to two years time??

Also, I read somewhere that beyond a certain distance, 1080p is indistinguishable from 720p or even less resolution. Now, from 20 feet away, will these currently unaffordable 4K TVs be that much better to my fading eyesight than my current HD tv? Somehow I doubt it.

Oh, is that new clothes I see the emperor wearing? Thought so.

muckspreader1

Just because you cant afford one.Nevermind keep on robbing.


What a horrendous comment, even if it is in reply to a needlessly uninformed one.

Even if I had the money, I wouldn't squander £1.5k on a TV. For that price, I'd want it to be able to cook me dinner.

mattress

What if you actually need a tv now, rather than in six months to two … What if you actually need a tv now, rather than in six months to two years time?? Also, I read somewhere that beyond a certain distance, 1080p is indistinguishable from 720p or even less resolution. Now, from 20 feet away, will these currently unaffordable 4K TVs be that much better to my fading eyesight than my current HD tv? Somehow I doubt it.Oh, is that new clothes I see the emperor wearing? Thought so.



Quite so. Just last week one of the most respected AV figures in the US explained that a screen would need to be at least 8ft in diameter just to *begin* seeing the benefits of 4k from a reasonable viewing distance.

The only real benefit you'll see from a 4K set is either via a projector, or peering at a TV from a foot away in a shop - as the higher resolution will mean you won't be able to so easily make out individual pixels. At a decent distance away, it'll be indistinguishable to the human eye from 1080p. As it is, sitting more than 6ft back from a 46" HDTV set and you don't get any benefit from 1080p over 720p.

The *REAL* technological revolution coming along is OLED, which will offer the luminescence of LED and the deep blacks of plasma, but hopefully without its risk of burn-in.

Personally, OLED is the only thing that's making me hesitate on taking the plunge with a UE55F8000, but the technology has yet to be fully proven, there aren't yet any devices on the market, and the costs are likely to be exorbitant for several years.

Desk


Edited by: "Desk" 17th May 2013

What a retarded comment. £1500 is nothing, a weeks wage to many on here. If you consider the tech that goes into these things that can be exchanged for a weeks work it really puts things into perspective.

J_Staunton

What a horrendous comment, even if it is in reply to a needlessly … What a horrendous comment, even if it is in reply to a needlessly uninformed one.Even if I had the money, I wouldn't squander £1.5k on a TV. For that price, I'd want it to be able to cook me dinner.

I guess I need to look into Projectors in more detail. I was expecting to have to pay around £2000 for a semi decent one. Thanks for the comment.

rob200375

optoma seem to have a good range and get good reviews, this was mentioned … optoma seem to have a good range and get good reviews, this was mentioned earlier hd230x

GRiDlock

They got neglected for a few days while we was busy streaming LOVEFILM … They got neglected for a few days while we was busy streaming LOVEFILM and PLEX movies. I promise the tanks been cleaned since ;-)



Cleaning it won't make it bigger. I've a 120ltr one for sale if your interested.

trigger_andy

What a retarded comment. £1500 is nothing, a weeks wage to many on here.



You think that "many" of the people on here are on £6000 a month?
On what basis do you reach that fact?

P.s. Keep up the bullying responses. They really add weight to your argument.

WBRacing

You think that "many" of the people on here are on £6000 a month?On what … You think that "many" of the people on here are on £6000 a month?On what basis do you reach that fact?P.s. Keep up the bullying responses. They really add weight to your argument.



Is that before or after tax????

trigger_andy

What a retarded comment. £1500 is nothing, a weeks wage to many on here. … What a retarded comment. £1500 is nothing, a weeks wage to many on here. If you consider the tech that goes into these things that can be exchanged for a weeks work it really puts things into perspective.


I'm sorry, how is that retarded? And how does it "simply being a week's wage" make it okay? I'd love to have that as a weekly wage, but that's besides the point.

Yes, I think there is large portion of people on that kind of money on here. Just have a look at the Evoque thread, many people are buying them new latey, I seriously doubt that they are working in Tesco's packing shelves.

If you think I am 'bullying' then you must lead a very sheltered life and I think you are being very brave venturing this far into the internets.

WBRacing

You think that "many" of the people on here are on £6000 a month?On what … You think that "many" of the people on here are on £6000 a month?On what basis do you reach that fact?P.s. Keep up the bullying responses. They really add weight to your argument.

As I stated, that is a lot of TV for a weeks wage, that in my opinion makes it a great deal. In your opinion why would that fact its a weeks wage not be relevant?

J_Staunton

I'm sorry, how is that retarded? And how does it "simply being a week's … I'm sorry, how is that retarded? And how does it "simply being a week's wage" make it okay? I'd love to have that as a weekly wage, but that's besides the point.

mattress

What if you actually need a tv now, rather than in six months to two … What if you actually need a tv now, rather than in six months to two years time?? Also, I read somewhere that beyond a certain distance, 1080p is indistinguishable from 720p or even less resolution. Now, from 20 feet away, will these currently unaffordable 4K TVs be that much better to my fading eyesight than my current HD tv? Somehow I doubt it.Oh, is that new clothes I see the emperor wearing? Thought so.



You can stick with your Betamax video recorder and CRT telly - I have Blu ray and, soon to be gotten 4K telly!

Tyler Halifax

You can stick with your Betamax video recorder and CRT telly - I have Blu … You can stick with your Betamax video recorder and CRT telly - I have Blu ray and, soon to be gotten 4K telly!



Don't burn your nose on the screen!

And to disgust you even further, I have the 65" version of this tv!

We have this TV in the Rec Room on the Oil Rig Im working on now. Its a cracking TV, congrats. I was considering getting it and putting the 55" in the Bedroom but as Im getting a Projector Ill have to keep the 55" a while longer.

mattress

And to disgust you even further, I have the 65" version of this tv!

Tyler Halifax

Spending this sort of dosh you're better off waiting 6 months and going … Spending this sort of dosh you're better off waiting 6 months and going 4K or at least UHD. Wait and go next gen as in 2 years time, standard HD tellies will be like watching movies on DVD as opposed to Blu ray.



LOL. 4K is only worth it if you have a massive TV. If you've got a 42" TV you will not notice the diff. between 2160p and 1080p, unless you sit super close or have eagle eyes. Generally speaking, 4K is basically for cinemas and home theatre enthusiasts. The tech. jump is nowhere near comparable to DVD vs Blu-Ray. 576p content is visibly poor, even on modest sized sets.

I can't predict the future, but I don't see why people will bother with 4K unless it is forced upon them. I don't believe we will all end up with 65" 4K TVs in our living rooms.
Edited by: "Tarquin8484" 17th May 2013

trigger_andy

What a retarded comment. £1500 is nothing, a weeks wage to many on here.



Since when is £1500 after tax a week's wage to 'many' on HUKD? Unless you can back that up with something, I'm afraid you're talking out of your bottom.

Great price for a reasonably well regarded TV so it gets some heat from me. Though I agree with the earlier comments about not wanting to buy an ex demo one which could have been hammered.

I won't be buying one though as I'm not in a £135k a year job (which is what you need to have a take home pay of around £1500 a week)...... I'm really pleased to hear that HUKD is being populated these days by a lot of people who earn that much. Shame it hasn't done much to raise the ignorance level....

btw, I bought a Sammy 60" plasma last week (60E6500) for £899 which I'm very happy with. It was new with 5 year warranty but had to be collected from Brum. I think there may be one left if anyone is interested - just PM me if you want details.
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