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Samsung UN55ES8000 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Slim LED HDTV (Silver) (2012 Model)

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  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Camera
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  • Thin LED Design: TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 48.4-Inch x 30-Inch x 8.3-Inch, TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 48.4-Inch x 28.4-Inch x 1.2-Inch
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Brand NameSamsung
Item Weight42.5 pounds
Product Dimensions48.4 x 8.3 x 30 inches
Item model numberUN55ES8000FXZA
Color NameSilver
Specification Metenergy_star
Special FeaturesNoise Reducing, Built-in Subwoofer, Sleep Timer, 3D Compatiblity
Frequency Response Curve60
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Date First AvailableFebruary 3, 2012
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TV Display Technology LED LED-lit LED LED-lit
Resolution 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
Refresh Rate 960 Hz 240 Hz 240 Hz 240 Hz
3D (Y/N) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smart TV Yes Yes Yes Yes
Total HDMI Ports 3 4 3 3
Dimension 30.0 x 48.4 x 8.3 inches 29.1 x 48.2 x 12.2 inches 32.8 x 60.0 x 6.5 inches 33.0 x 60.0 x 6.0 inches
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  • Noise Reducing
  • Built-in Subwoofer
  • Sleep Timer
  • 3D Compatiblity
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Product Overview

All Your Entertainment, One Convenient Place
At a Glance
At a Glance:
At a Glance

Experience the next level of Samsung Smart TV technology, plus unmatched picture quality, with the LED ES8000. Smart Interaction lets you access entertainment like never before - Voice Navigation and Gesture Control let you say commands and control TV functions with your hands, while Face Recognition automatically logs you onto your Samsung Apps account. Smart Content includes new ways to explore and locate your favorite shows, movies, videos, games, and more. A full web browser and innovative apps, along with new Signature Services, enhance your enjoyment. It's all powered by the Smart performance of a super-fast Dual Core Processor. Brilliant LED images are paired with the exceptional contrast, color, and detail of Micro Dimming Ultimate technology. It's all in a sleek, virtually edgeless design, which allows for a bigger picture in a smaller frame.

HDMI: 3 Digital Audio Video Out: 1
USB: 3 Ethernet: 1
Component In:
1 Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): 1
Composite In (AV):

Weight and Dimensions
VESA Size: 400x400
Dimensions (WxHxD): 48.4 x 30.0 x 8.3 Inches (48.4 x 28.4 x 1.2 Inches Without Stand)
Weight: 42.5 lbs. (36.6 lbs. Without Stand)


Smart TV

Watch your favorite movies while you browse the web or explore the Smart Hub. Find more content you love by searching for shows, movies, and videos across vudu, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and other digital content providers. Movies are handpicked for you through recommendations based on your viewing history and ratings. Access all your apps and download new ones such as Netflix, Facebook, YouTube, Hulu Plus, and Twitter! Browse the web while you watch movies and TV shows, and enjoy TV while you chat with friends and family online, all on one screen.

Learn more about "smart" TVs, how they work, what services are offered, and exactly what you'll need to get started at Amazon's Smart TV Center.

Smart Interaction

Gesture Control is an amazing new function reacts to movements made by your hands to perform tasks such as changing channels, selecting an app, or navigating through web pages. Enjoy the convenience of logging onto your Samsung Apps automatically with Face Recognition. With the built-in TV camera, this unique feature is able to automatically recognize your face so you don't have to type in your ID and password. Voice Navigation responds to the sound of your voice so you can control the TV and access apps without having to press a button.

Smart Content

Take advantage of Samsung Smart Content with Signature Services on this Samsung HDTV. With Family Story, share your most precious family moments by quickly uploading photos to a gallery, chatting in real time, posting messages, and sharing important family events so everyone is kept up to date. Kids Story recommends a variety of children friendly programming so you can watch your child enjoy the pleasures of learning. With Fitness, you can maintain a healthy lifestyle by exercising at home through the video-on-demand service and manage your workout history.

Smart TV
Full HD 3D
Experience vivid, life-like detail and clarity in both 2D and 3D. View larger

Built-In Features

The Samsung LED ES 8000 series comes with a built-in camera and WiFi. The camera, built right in the top of the TV, allows you to enjoy Skyping with friends and family all over the world on the big screen. The wireless LAN built right into the TV makes it easier than ever to browse the web, update your Facebook and Twitter, download apps, and stream your favorite movies and TV shows. Your web browser will also be powered by a dual core processor.

DNSe (Digital Natural Sound engine)

DNSe is a sound enhancement system that combines different equalizer settings and signal processing to create various user-centric presets to suit the most common listening scenarios. It is designed to optimize the sound of the compact ultra slim design, flat-panel TVs. The user’s settings are memorized, and the TV's menu includes a customer setting for each of the TV's inputs for a simulated surround sound experience.

Micro Dimming Ultimate

Enjoy the most vivid contrast with superior color and sharpest detail. Micro Dimming Ultimate combines the use of a special algorithm and scanning technology that delivers sharper images and enhanced contrast ratios.

Learn more about 3D, how it works, and exactly what you'll need to enjoy 3D at home at our 3D Center.


Ultra Slim Bezel
With an ultra-slim bezel featuring a virtually edgeless design, the picture appears even larger. View larger
Arch Flow Stand
With its sleek and smooth finish, the arch flow stand is an eye-catching complement to your Smart TV. View larger

Form or Function? Why Not Both?

With all of the Samsung Smart functions incorporated in LED 8000 series, it has the beauty and elegance to match. You no longer have to make the choice between form and function with the ultra-slim bezel and arch flow stand designs. The super slim bezel gives you that sleek look, all while making your screen look even bigger! With almost an edgeless picture, this design creates an immersive viewing experience. Whether you hang your TV on your wall, or use the arch flow stand, you can now display the latest in Samsung LED HDTV technology as if it were a modern work of art.

Samsung Synergy

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Samsung products were designed to work together, offering users the chance to build a complete home entertainment system that works in complete unison for your entertainment pleasure. With Anynet+, you gain seamless functionality and control between Samsung branded TVs and Samsung devices such as Blu-ray and home theater systems.

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Explore Samsung's complete home entertainment line, as well as essential accessories like 3D glasses, and a Samsung keyboard designed to make web browsing easier. Learn More.

What's Included

UN55ES8000 55-Inch 3D Slim LED HDTV, Stand, Standard Remote, Smart Touch Remote Control, Four Pairs of Active 3D Glasses, Documentation

Samsung LED TV Comparison Chart

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Series ES9000 ES8000 ES7500 ES7100 ES6500 ES6100 EH6070 EH6030 ES6003 EH6000 EH5300 EH5003 EH5000 EH4003 EH4000
Sizes (inches) 75 46, 55, 60, 65 46, 55, 60 46, 55, 60 32, 40, 46, 50, 55, 60, 65 40, 46, 50, 55, 60 46, 55 40, 55 46, 55, 60 40, 46, 50, 55, 60, 65 32, 40, 46, 50 39 32, 37, 40, 46, 50 32 26, 32
Resolution 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 720p 720p
CMR 960 960 840 720 480 240 240 240 240 240 120 120 120 60 60
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
HD Full 2D & 3D Full 2D & 3D Full 2D & 3D Full 2D & 3D Full 2D & 3D Full 2D Full 2D & 3D Full 2D & 3D Full 2D Full 2D Full 2D Full 2D Full 2D 2D 2D
Micro Dimming Ultimate Ultimate Pro Standard
Precision Black Local Dimming
Slim LED Design
ConnectShare Movie
Apps for TV
AllShare Play
Search All
WiFi Built-In
Web Browser
Smart TV
Smart Hub
Signature Services
Your Video
Skype Compatible
Dual Core Processor
Smart Interaction
Built-In Camera
Infrared Enabled
Wireless Keyboard Compatible
3D Glasses, pairs included 4 4 4 4 2 2 2
3D Blu-ray Player included
Smart Touch Remote
Remote Standard Standard Standard Standard Universal Universal Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard

Product Description

Samsung UN55ES8000 55-Inch 1080p 240 Hz 3D Slim LED HDTV (Silver)

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Customer Reviews

Decided to go back and do my Amazon reviews. I've had it one year and love it, picture is awesome and I have it turned down a bit actually on settings. Read more ›
excellent television my children are happy the picture quality is excellent. came the day that said the store and I loved her gift of the tablet to buy the TV. Read more ›
I had it mounted and running 20 minutes later and loving the image. The TV is very thin and the image is so amazing some shows don't look real they are so clear. I ordered… Read more ›
I purchased the Samsung UN55ES8000, and I must say hands down it's an awesome TV. The picture quality is extremely clear and bright I don't see any bleeding on the sides. Th… Read more ›
I…Picture is now perfect, but you will find youself switching the picture mode back and forth from "natural" and "movie", depending on what you are watching. Read more ›
The picture is incredible on this set. But it has a major issue the set keeps turning off and back on by itself every few minutes and nobody seems to know or want to… Read more ›
The Smart Hub feature is awesome. I can view anything from my Amazon Prime Instant Video account, Netflix, Hulu, and many more. Read more ›
There is no TV that comes close in quality to this one. The features are incredible. My guess about lack of documentation is that the documentation is having trouble… Read more ›
The TV has the best design, features and picture quality of anything in its price range, but unfortunately isn't reliable at all. Problems started early on with the unit… Read more ›
Great picture and features. The voice commands and hand commands are a little crappy but I expected that from the research I read before the purchase. Read more ›
The unit has a beautiful picture and is full of great features. There are some quirky aspects to the system though. Read more ›
It's like everything you watch is bluray -- it actually took some getting used to. The other super cool feature is the edge to edge picture with virtually no bezel. Almost… Read more ›
Its so cool to walk in my home and say "hi tv" and it turns on. The hand gesture controls work very well, almost too well. In a very bright room the TV will pick up… Read more ›
Pretty good tv, liked it so much. Remotes provided were good, nice picture quality. Has all required interfaces (HDMI, USB..), comes with trendy stand as well. Read more ›
Its not that useful to me. The remote is simple but searching titles on it can be exhausting. But for youtube, you can connect your smartphone or ipad and use that to search. Read more ›
I have already given reset in TV and the problem continues. The touch control remote is not working. I need help for this situation because i bought this tv only 2 months… Read more ›
I also purchased the keyboard with the TV. I recommend the keyboard because the remote is too slow. The keyboard is as awsome as the TV. Read more ›
The picture quality is excellent, 2D and 3D. The voice control and motion control work flawlessly. Just make sure that the room is well lit if you are using motion and the… Read more ›
The picture on this TV is stunningly beautiful and the colors are rich & vibrant and the blacks are deep. Edit: I have posted some pics(NFL interview & some TV show pics)… Read more ›
There's not too much glare which was a concern with a LED tv. The colors look great as well. I'm not a big fan of the motion and voice command options. Read more ›
I don't know what these other reviewers are…Blacks are deep and inky and with the backlighting on the factory default, I saw no evidence of flashlighting or light creep. Read more ›
I also own the UN55D8000 and a Pioneer Kuro Elite. The Kuro still has deeper blacks, however. Read more ›
I was extremely happy, took a…Micro dimming works great, looking at football is as you're in the game, 3D works well and I colors is amazing, night scenes are more visible. Read more ›
I love this product, is really good, nice colors, image, contrast, the internet connection is excelent, I can recommend it Read more ›
My husband and I were able to set up the unit very quickly and although we have a really nice stereo system, decided the quality of the internal speakers were nice enough… Read more ›
T V is very nice looking, but the stand I'm still not sold on yet. Sound is good. Not sure why a lot of people complain about it. Read more ›
Of course, Samsung is…As much as they would like to believe this issue is isolated, the countless message boards of customers experiencing the same issue speaks volumes. Read more ›
We enjoyed the picture and the color was good. It has only been two years and we have had constant annoying problems with the sound up and down. We had to sit with the… Read more ›
Loved it. Watched the closing ceremony over and over again because of the richness of color, sound and motion. Almost close to theater IMAX experience in a smaller size. Read more ›
Using their BD Wise technology you should get a cleaner picture. But really, if you are going to get this TV then you probably have an AVR and a decent sound system. I ran… Read more ›
The only thing the clarity is great but upset about all the support i got Read more ›
The screen uniformity is really good, I had a D7000 last year that I returned because of clouding and flashlighting, and this set is far better, though not quite perfect. Read more ›
The base is unique, the bezel is almost non existent, and…Second, the layout of the menus, the web browser and apps, and look of the on screen guide is as good as it gets. Read more ›
I like Samsung and I think they have a great Picture to their sets but this TV was…Horrible flashlighting, V-Shaped Light Bleed above logo, and bad motion resolution. O… Read more ›
Whithout not even a scratch, as soon as was installed we found out it had a screen problem, most of the time a full color lined screen that does not allow to watch any image. Read more ›
Excellent features on this superb, all screen, technology packed TV. If you like a lot of bells and whistles with your electronics this may be the set for you. Read more ›
This is only present in the Samsung apps. Netflix and youtube are perfectly fine. I think this may just be because they did not take the time to optimize their apps. Read more ›
In fact, we loved this tv so much that we 2 more (another 55” and a 65” unit ). Skype and all the apps work very well. It also has a video record feature! Read more ›
The apps are somewhat lacking. There are some very good ones, and I was shocked to see it had MLB.tv built-in so I didn't need to use my PS3--the picture was even better… Read more ›
Even after nearly a year of owning this. this is one amazing piece of equipment. people…NOW THEY finally UPDATED IT WITH AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO/PRIME APP. which is awesome. Read more ›
I definitely did not buy this TV for its…The Netflix support isn't bad if you're feeling lazy but beyond that I just hook up my computer, phone, or console to it. It's… Read more ›
Picture is good, web browser very sluggish, Soft Ap (tv transmits wifi) poor I pick up two lines signal out of three 12ft away from tv. Skype works but I only get one line… Read more ›
Just watched Avatar in 3D and I was almost at planet Pandora !! Smart hub is good but not as good as ur cellphone / pc apps! getting there! Read more ›
no lag. no issues on smart tv apps etc like the older 2011 models. Read more ›
so if someone every shuttered the hub would probably be useless). Also the netflix app is really horrible for the smart hub and the other apps are mostly uselss. Although i… Read more ›
I cannot say enough good things about this TV. The picture is beautiful, the 3d is stunning and the smart features are amazing. This TV does everything we could have ever… Read more ›
Purchased this TV less than a month ago, setup was simple , the smart remote is really annoying. I'm really surprised they did away with a qwerty remote bc it's rather… Read more ›
And I do understand the challenges with a room microphone versus one that is close to your face, but still, don't advertise a functioning smart TV if it is not functioning,… Read more ›
Nice TV. The TV is super thin and the stand is pretty nice. I also like the fact that the frame of the TV is really thin so you don't really pay attention to the edge of… Read more ›
Out of the box set-up was straightforward - I could do it myself with a little help from Verizon's customer service…The visual appearance of the set and its stand is great. Read more ›
The only reason it is getting 4 instead of 5 stars is because it does flicker once an a while to the info screen while you are…The TV is very thin ad the stand is nice. I… Read more ›
Just received my tv today and not…The picture quality in HD and 3D is very good standard definition is just standard it is not much any tv can do for low quality signal. Read more ›
Great price for a fantastic unit. Although there is a newer version of this i didn't like the stand for it. This one has a very unique and artistic look. Read more ›
However, the TV looks sexy. I love the new stand and the thin border is very nice. I also love that you can connect it to the internet, which seems to work pretty well. Read more ›
Purchased this TV less than a month ago, setup was simple , the smart remote is really annoying. I'm really surprised they did away with a qwerty remote bc it's rather… Read more ›
What more can I say? The setup was quick and simple and everything looks great. This is a must for anyone that wants a great TV. Read more ›
easy to set up, even figured out the Netflix connection without help from kids. Great picture quality. Read more ›
The picture quality in HD and 3D is very good standard definition is just standard it is not much…The voice and gesture controls were easy to setup and they work just fine. Read more ›
Great TV picture and easy set up. Looks sleek & beautiful with the chrome finish and stand. Read more ›
So fair or not (since the Blu-Ray had the same hassle, and it *was* my network somehow) I'm deducting one star for having to have some sort of perfect network setup to use… Read more ›
God how I wanted to keep and love this TV. I got it from Warehouse Deals at a fantastic price, used - like new. Sadly though, the clouding is a huge issue. Read more ›
For those, who will want to upgrade, the upgrade box (evolution kit) is supposed to launch soon, but I think the display quality is so unprecedented already, that this is… Read more ›
My gripe with this TV is that the picture quality is mediocre for the price. This is supposed to be Samsung's flagship TV for 2012, yet the picture quality is comparable to… Read more ›
No dead pixels, barely noticeable flash-lighting unless you're right on top of the set. The Smart Hub is fast and easy to navigate. Found settings on AVSforum to tweak the… Read more ›
nothing more to say than AMAZING...... very user friendly and easy to navigate... only issue was my ignorance, I bought a Blu-Ray player not realizing that it needed to a… Read more ›

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117 of 128 people found the following review helpful By Eugene Y on March 22, 2012
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I just received my TV, set it up and tested it out. First of all, installation was a breeze, camera and mic work beautifully as do the motion controls.

More importantly, the image is perfect. I don't know what these other reviewers are going on about but screen uniformity is phenomenal and on par with any of the other LED LCD tvs I've seen. Blacks are deep and inky and with the backlighting on the factory default, I saw no evidence of flashlighting or light creep.

3D works like a charm. Set the PS3 to recognize the new screen and the new 3D glasses pair with the TV quickly and easily and don't mind at all if I look away from the screen. Tested out Transformers 3D (don't laugh, I have 6 year old son and he loves them) and the image was crisp, detailed with very little artifacting or crosstalk. I fired up wipeout HD 3D and that performed beautifully as well.

For me, it was between this TV and the new Panasonic line up. While I agree that the plasmas handle blacks better than LCD screens, I prefered the image crispness of an LED LCD panel. I am not disappointed and more than happy with the es8000.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By bbilt on May 16, 2012
I upgraded from a samsung un55d6000 LED tv...which I found to already have a stunning picture.
I purchased the new 8000 series and unboxed it. very nice. placed it on the wall using the ultra slim mounts...and off i went. For starters, I got a good deal on the TV and was just going to try it and turn around and sell it. But after using it I said No way. I'm keeping it. It's just too freaking amazing.
Let's start with the picture. I can't say enough about how great my picture is...using my basic tv outdoor antenna. its truly incredible. after a month i still stare at it in amazement. pure joy. and those who complain "on occasion" about the bleeding or whatever. who cares. its during a rare blacked out commercial. get over it. has no issue when watching tv. the picture is stunning.
Now on to the small bezel. Well I thought this would be cool but a gimmick. wrong. simply amazing. its all picture...you are looking at. and from a sideview its super thin. crazy. The thin bezel and lighted LED "samsung" at the bottom is very classy. it says expensive. i buy a tv as a piece of furniture just as much as something to watch. beautiful in every way.

on to the features: voice control. i don't use it much. i sit too far away to use it by the tv microphone, and don't really use the voice control remote (tv comes with 2 remotes). so i don't really use it. Gestures: cool but doesn't work for me b/c my room is dark. only works in very lighted situations. and even in the middle of day, my room isn't lighted enough. cool feature, and it does work, but i don't really use it much.

on the remotes: the touchpad type remote with voice control i don't care for much. i like the standard remote like with the other lesser tv's...
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By rtrski on March 26, 2012
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Have had TV for a weekend now. First, a note on what I'm judging against: my last TV was a Toshiba 52" 'slim' DLP (13" deep, internal projection) at 720p, that didn't even have a built-in tuner, e.g. an "HD-ready" set from about 7 years ago. So maybe anything would have pleased me by comparison!!

But by that comparison the picture is night and day. I've read all the reviews about 'flashlighting' and 'off axis contrast decay' and yadda yadda yadda with edge-lit LED backed LCDs. I don't care. It looks brilliant. In fact the image is so crisp and clean that I can't help feel that shows I formerly thought were a bit 'gritty' and 'realistic' now have an almost unnaturally perfect-lit and colored crispness to them in 1080p, the oft mentioned 'soap opera effect'. I'm sure I'll get used to that. At the backlight level I'm set at (haven't entirely settled but running between "11" and "13" on the scale right now) the off-axis contrast is fine; our viewing positions are about 9-11ft from the set and separated by about 3-4' which puts us < 15 degs off 'normal' to the set face. The glossy screen does glare a little with ambient light, but even thru that the pic is clearer than thru the 'matte' hence more diffused reflection we got at all angles with the DLP set.

Built-in tuner is pretty powerful. Just hooked it up to my in-attic antenna (which has a long cable to get down to the living room) and we picked up every channel the old DirectTV HD receiver did (which also has an OTA tuner, and which we were using even though we stopped our DirecTV subscription several years ago) and then some. (Maybe part of the benefit is the DTV receiver had to have the OTA/sat multiplexer splitter in line, but then again it also had an inline amp).
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Brandon Taylor on April 12, 2012
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I bought this TV, fell in love and ended up returning it due to a factory defect (a large dead pixel right in the center). I ended up getting a Viera plasma and think it has a much better picture, but I wanted to review this TV since I still feel it is amazing in many ways, and is still a worthy purchase despite its exorbitant price.

First off, this TV is sexy; it is simply stunningly designed and looks very elegant. The base is unique, the bezel is almost non existent, and the faux chrome edges and base make the TV slick and stylish. Second, the layout of the menus, the web browser and apps, and look of the on screen guide is as good as it gets. Also, the HDMI and other ports are located on the bottom right, which, to me at least, is ideal.

So, why did I return it and not just get a replacement since it was a simple dead pixel defect?

*The sluggish speed of loading the apps and web controls

*The hand movement gesture feature isn't as glamorous as they claim

*The smart remote is buggy, and works intermittently

*The white halo blotches. The brighter spots throughout the screen are noticeable during dark scenes

*Night scenes are not that great, whereas plasma provides stunning night scenes

*I suspect quality control concerns with the TV

All in all, the features to me when I was ordering the TV were extremely cool, but I realized I would never use them. The style was nice, and I miss how sleek it looked, but the picture quality of my new Panasonic GT series is substantially better. I am actually happy about the defect. If you want style, extreme thinness of the TV, the intuitive and elegant menu design, and abundance of apps, then you will love this TV. Just know that plasma TV's do provide a better picture quality, but still have their downfalls. Happy shopping!
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