Samsung UN55ES8000 Review
Samsung’s top of the line model does not leave a lot to be desired, except possibly true full-array local dimming backlighting which technology Samsung still has not adopted. Instead, this flat screen TV is edge lit with LED lighting. It has a local dimming feature through the edge lit LEDs called Micro Dimming Ultimate which works to light various areas of the screen individually and provide better contrast and black levels to various parts of the picture by doing so. It also has one of the most unique features on the market called Smart Interaction Smart TV which allows for facial recognition, voice command control and hand control all enabled by a front facing camera on top of the HDTV.
Smart Interaction Smart TV feature is cool
Micro Dimming Ultimate local dimming
Great looking “window” frame effect with a barely noticeable .3” width (all you see if the picture)
Powerful LED lighting leading to great contrast
Local dimming is not true full array giving less control and overall picture performance than that technology
Lighting can become less uniform if backlight is turned up too high