Samsung UA55D8000

  • Samsung UA55D8000
82
Based on 28 scores, 38 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    13
  • Good:
    10
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Good picture quality, 3Dcapable, with 2Dto3D conversion, Internet connectivity, builtin web browser, Edgelit LED backlight.
  • The Samsung UND8000 series has a unique, visually stunning design that minimizes the frame around the screen for a nearly all-picture look. It produces deep black levels with accurate color, along with excellent video processing and improved 3D picture...
  • Hugely improved 3D visuals; vibrant and sharp 2D; powerful sound; Smart TV; very sleek design.

Cons:

  • The UND8000 series is extremely expensive and exhibits poor screen uniformity with excessive brightness variation and banding. Details in shadows were obscured somewhat, and the glossy screen reflects a lot of ambient light. Smart Hub lacks Amazon Inst...
  • Light 3D crosstalk; some film judder in 2D; black crush; bulky cable adapter; lacks the touch remote bundled in the US.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Overclockers Online on

We’re at the unfortunate end to the review. The Samsung UN55D8000 delivers exceptional performance in all categories from looks, features, power consumption and picture quality. Some may argue there are some color uniformity issues but in my eyes...

By CNET Australia on 89

The Samsung UA55D8000 is a superbly realised TV, which combines cutting-edge design with top-of-the-heap picture...

By TechRadar on 90

The Samsung UE60D8000 is the brand's most advanced LED screen yet. A 60-inch, 3D-capable and Smart TV-enabled flatscreen with drop-dead gorgeous looks, it sports a take-no-prisoners £4,300 price tag.With its built-in Wi-Fi, app store, web...

By Here's How on

The easiest way of summing up the UN55D8000's Smart TV capabilities is to say they have a Version 1.0 feel to them. A few are flaky. The way the apps work isn't consistent. But many of these features are attractive and work well. Most...

By Sound and Vision Magazine on

For much of the time I spent with it, Samsung’s UN55D8000 3D LCD HDTV held me in thrall with its accurate color, strong contrast, and clear, solid images. I also dug the set’s slim design and stylish 3D eyewear. However, when you consider...

By TelevisionInfo on

The Samsung UN60D8000 ($4299 MSRP) packs in every feature we’ve ever heard of, along with quite a few we’d never heard of. The TV is as thin as they come, with the panel measuring only 1.2 inches. The gleaming, 4-legged pedestal is also a...

By PC Mag on

The Samsung UN60D8000 ($4,299 list) is a 60-inch, LED-backlit 3D HDTV with a 1,920 by 1,080 resolution, SRS TheaterSound audio and micro dimming LEDs for enhanced contrast. Other features include the ability to sync multiple DLNA devices through...

By Plasma TV Buying Guide on 92

There are some slight color uniformity issues as with all LED backlit LCD TVs, but in the UND8000 they aren't too distracting. Color information is not as rich as it is with the best plasma TVs on the market, the trade off being exceptional...

By Home Theater on

I won’t soft-pedal my concerns about the Samsung’s non-uniform screen lighting. It keeps this set from earning a Home Theater Top Pick. But this issue may bother some viewers more than others. And no other LCD 3D set I’ve seen can...

By Canada HiFi on

It is said that when a species evolves, it does so to compete in the environment in which it lives for the purpose of survival. The weaker species becomes extinct and through natural selection, the stronger and smarter species remain in successive...

By Home Theater Review on 60

So is there anything redeeming about the UN55D8000 performance? If you're a sports fan (think NBA or NHL) or watch nothing but romantic comedies on Blu-ray, then my friend - the UN55D8000 is tailor made for you. In fact, it's brilliant. If you...

By Tech2 on 60

We were highly impressed by the UA55D8000’s performance across all HD videos that we watched. The smart TV functions were mainly overshadowed by the poor response time from the remote control. Playing games, browsing and using the controls can be...

By Good Gear Guide on 85

The Samsung Series 8 (UA55D8000) 3D LED TV is one of the best panels on the market for watching Full HD content. The level of detail it can display from a high quality source is excellent. It's also packed full of features -- even if some of them...

By ConsumerSearch on

The 55-inch Samsung UN55D8000 is a technological masterpiece, reviewers say. It's packed with just about every top feature for 2011, including an edge-lit LED backlight with local dimming and a 240 Hz refresh rate to minimize blur. Active shutter 3D...

By HardwareZone.com on 80

With testing complete we can now give you our final assessment of the Samsung D8000. On the whole, it impressed us with its excellent display. Boasting 240Hz refresh rate and 25,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, we were glad to find out that unlike...

By HDTV Reviews on

The Samsung UE55D8000 LED-sidelit LCD TV represents the manufacturer’s current top-tier model for 2011, and indeed, is the first of the new batch of Samsung HDTVs that we’ve got our hands on for in-depth image quality assessment. Based on...

By cnet on 81

The Samsung UND8000 TV delivers best-in-class looks and features, but its picture quality--thanks to uneven screen uniformity--is ultimately not as good as that of many less expensive...

By Tech Digest on 100

At 55 inches in size, the UE55D8000 will dominate any sensibly sized living room, but that's not due to any excess heft. It's a sleek and slender 29.7mm deep and weighing just 18.6 Kg with the stand attached is relatively light in terms of TVs...

By AVguide on 70

Although last year’s Samsung 9000 series 3D LED LCD TV was the clear winner in the style department with a super-svelte look, the next tier down 8000 series models were actually better performers, as they had a more sophisticated LED edge lighting...

By DigitalVersus on 80

As well as an attractive new design and a perfect finish, the D8000 produces a great picture in both 2D and 3D. It's just a shame that some very pronounced clouding spoils...