If you’re not ready for a 4K TV, then Samsung has a 1080p LED in mind for you: the Samsung UN55H8000. In Samsung’s 2014 collection of 1080p TVs, its curved screen has the best picture quality, hands down. The colors pop out with great clarity and saturation; you’ll only see better color in top 4K and OLED TVs. The greatest aspect of this TV is its true local dimming, which makes the TV stand out when it comes to sharp contrast. The Samsung UN55H8000 also has built-in Wifi and a web browser. It added a touch pad remote that allows you to navigate the Smart TV functions. The Active 3D performance is impressive too, creating sharp pictures with great depth; however, the side viewing angles in 3D is not as impressive.
- 54.6″ diagonal
- 1920 x 1080 resolution
- 4 HDMI, 3 USB
- Dimensions without stand (W X H X D): 48.5″ x 28.1″ x 3.5″
- Dimensions with stand: 48.5″ x 29.9″ x 9.3″
- Weight without stand: 38.4 lbs.
- Weight with stand: 41.7 lbs.
Excellent contrast, color, and black levels
Has the most impressive micro dimming on a Samsung LED TV
Even 480i and 480p signals are upscaled to near HD levels
Superb gaming performance
New Smart Touch remote allows easy web surfing and Smart Hub navigation
Speedy booting up and loading apps thanks to quad core plus processor
Apps from the Samsung Smart TV App store provide a wide range of quality, free content
AutoMotion Plus allows for terrific 3D Playback
Glasses lightweight and comfortable to wear (4 pairs included)
The curve makes only minimal improvements for side-angle viewing for 2D images
Viewing 3D material at a side angle is not as impressive
Voice Control feature for Internet browsing doesn’t function perfectly
The 8000 series doesn’t have a built-in camera this year
|Steve Holdgren is an engineer by trade and has worked for some of the largest energy related engineering firms in the world with his latest stint in Switzerland. He holds a degree is mechanical engineering… See more about Steve|