UE55ES8000 http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/ue55es8000/news en-GB Samsung ES8000 Smart TV out now http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-es8000-smart-tv-out-now/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sammy&#039;s latest slither of interactive screen tech is ready to grace your living room </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="497" height="373" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-es8000-tv-apps-front_0.jpg?1364400329" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="497" height="373" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-es8000-tv-apps-front_3.jpg?1364400329" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5311.jpg?1364400329" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you've been patiently waiting for Samsung's stunning ES8000 telly to bless your living room with its sleek and shiny presence then you'll be glad to hear that it's now available in the UK, along with the rest of Samsung's 2012 LED and Plasma Smart TV series.</p> <p>Featuring an ultra-thin 5mm bezel and face recognition, plus cutting-edge voice and motion control, the sleek 3D-ready ES8000 and its fellow Smart TV counterparts will land with a host of apps, including Twitter and Facebook.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/news-nugget/samsung-es8000-smart-tv-out-now </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-es8000-smart-tv-out-now/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-es8000-smart-tv-out-now/news#comments Samsung UE55ES8000 Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:14:32 +0000 Esat Dedezade 420881 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung UE55ES8000 http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-ue55es8000/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This 55in Samsung is the first of a tsunami of super-smart TVs due in 2012. If any have control interfaces half as exciting as this, though, we&#039;ll be absolutely amazed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung UE55ES8000" alt="Samsung UE55ES8000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-ES8000-review-TV-press-1_5_0.jpg?1368892714" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung UE55ES8000" alt="Samsung UE55ES8000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-smart-hub-UI_5_0.jpg?1368892714" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung UE55ES8000" alt="Samsung UE55ES8000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-ES8000-review-IR-blaster_5_0.jpg?1368892714" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £2,500.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Voice recognition works well </div> <div class="field-item even"> Can be upgraded </div> <div class="field-item odd"> The best 3D imaging we&#039;ve seen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gesture recognition, not so much </div> <div class="field-item even"> Not what you would call cheap </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As you'd expect, the Samsung's picture quality is outstanding right across the board. Bright, detailed and stable, the 3D image is the best we've seen from a TV so far, and high-def pictures (Blu-ray, Freesat or Freeview HD) are impressive too. It's particularly good at dealing with tricky motion, serves up strong contrasts, and its detail levels are sky-high.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1520969273001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1520969273001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung UE55ES8000" alt="Samsung UE55ES8000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-ES8000-review-TV-voice-control_0_0.jpg?1368892714" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Voice Control </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Voice and gesture recognition have been on our TV wish-list for ages, and this TV is the first to provide them. And for the most part, they work really well. Voice prompts are responded to quickly and accurately, even if you ask for something as esoteric as "Oscars wardrobe malfunctions" to be entered into the search-bar.</p> <p>The ES8000's vocab seems expansive – Samsung has tried to prepare it for the UK's regional accents – and with so many Smart TV functions on board, voice navigation seems natural before long and indispensable soon after that.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung UE55ES8000" alt="Samsung UE55ES8000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-ES8000-review-camera_0_0.jpg?1368892714" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gesture Control </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Gesture control isn't quite so successful, as it needs a) an extremely bright room and b) grand, expansive yet very consistent gestures. Wave at the TV so it can work out where you're sitting. A hand-shaped cursor will appear, which you can move to adjust the channel, volume and so on. It's most useful for web browsing: make anticlockwise circles to go back a page, or shut your hand into a fist to close it down. There's potential, but until your room can be comfortably lit, and it can differentiate better between gestures, we'll stick with voice control.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung UE55ES8000" alt="Samsung UE55ES8000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-ES8000-review-TV-gesture-control_0_0_0.jpg?1368892714" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Touchpad Remote </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After all this, the ritzy touchpad remote seems a bit mundane, yet it's still far fancier than the vast majority of zappers. It works precisely, especially when using the TV's built-in web browser, offers 'hot key' shortcuts to the most commonly used controls and, because of its integrated mic, is absolutely essential to voice operation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung UE55ES8000" alt="Samsung UE55ES8000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-ES8000-review-touchpad_0_0.jpg?1368892714" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The usual smart TV functions (iPlayer, YouTube, Facebook and so on) are complemented by 'Family Share' (share pictures and notes with a discrete network of users), 'Kids' (an attempt to get a bit of learning in under the radar) and 'Fitness' (where you're made to feel inadequate by having your image displayed alongside that of a hard-body fitness instructor as you flail about).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Evolution Kit </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 'Evolution Kit' socket on the back of the ES8000 is nothing like as dull as it looks. It means Samsung will be able to upgrade your ES8000 to 2013 (or 2014 or whatever) specs when the time comes. Which has to be better than buying a whole new TV.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung UE55ES8000" alt="Samsung UE55ES8000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-ES8000-review-evolution-kit_0.jpg?1368892714" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IR Blaster </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In case your other equipment feels left out, Samsung supplies something it calls an 'IR Blaster' in the box. This allows any kit connected to your TV – your Sky box, say or a Blu-ray player – to be operated via voice or gesture recognition too. Saying a number to your Sky box and having it switch channels is more satisfying than you'd think.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> picture </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A brilliant smart TV made into something extraordinary by its next-gen control options</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/samsung-ue55es8000 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-ue55es8000/review#comments Samsung TVs over 42" UE55ES8000 Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:29:32 +0000 Sophie Charara 420435 at http://www.stuff.tv