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60" review after 5 weeks of use (had to order another one),
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This review is from: Samsung UN60ES8000 60-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Slim LED HDTV (Silver) (2012 Model) (Electronics)
I have had the 60" ES8000 for about 2 weeks now.
It is a nice TV.
We have a 46" ES8000 at work and I have never seen such an amazing TV, once I used it for a few hours I was hooked.
The 60" TV is really nice, it fits right above our fireplace.
I used a VideoSecu Ultra Slim Thin Flat LED HDTV Fashion TV Wall Mount Bracket for 32"-55" LED TV VESA 200x200 300x300 400x400 up to 800x800 - Adjustable Cable Length 1Y2 to mount this TV, and it was awesome.
You hang the TV like a picture with a wire and two special washers.
The TV is less than 1.5" from the front of the screen to the wall, thinner than most of our paintings we have.
The picture quality is GREAT, not perfect GREAT. This 60" has some cloudyness/bleed through in the corners that is EXTREMELY visible on dark/black backgrounds.
I have read a bunch of forum replies about leaving the TV on for 100hours to get rid of that, and we are on hour 80 right now. It SEEMS to be getting better, but it could be the placebo affect going on.
The 3d is awesome, Transformers and Avatar on the 60" in 3D rock!
You get 4 pairs of glasses with this TV, so it is enough for the family and friends!
The Smart Hub is really cool, the application selection is a bit sparse, but it should be growing.
One last thing that sold me on the TV was the expansion pack that this TV has.
It allows you to constantly upgrade your TV with whatever new technology Samsung comes out with next year, so instead of having to buy a new TV, you can buy the corresponding upgrade kit and plug it in to the expansion pack!
If you have any specific questions about the 60" please ask, I will answer in the comments.
I will update as time progresses with the TV.
The clouding was getting pretty bad in the corners, so I contacted Samsung and they wanted to have a service center come out and service the TV. I called the service center and he said return the TV to Amazon.
I called Amazon expecting a big fiasco, and was very surprised that it was extremely easy.
Amazon ordered me a new one (without paying for it) and had it delivered. At the time of delivery, they returned the old one.
The second es8000 is 10X better than the first one, but still not perfect. The ghosting/clouding in the corners on dark scenes is FAINTLY there. I am going to let it run for 200 hours and see if that helps, if not I will try one last es8000, before going with a different brand.
It is very upsetting that Samsung has this issue, and is not doing ANYTHING about it. I never had this much trouble when I was buying 42-50" tv's that were much cheaper. Hopefully this TV fixes itself or the third one works.......
**update** 5 months in.
TV is still awesome.
Fixed the issues with clouding and ghosting by simply changing some settings around.
Now the blacks are intensely black, like NO light black!
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Initial post: May 9, 2012 9:36:12 PM PDT
Brett A. Haberle says:
By all means let us know how the bleed/clouding changes for you in a few more days. =)
In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 6:19:00 PM PDT
It has not improved, so I am returning it, and hope the next one (ordered the same one UN60ES8000) will not have this issue.
I will report after the new TV arrives and gets here.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 4:24:51 PM PDT
Brett A. Haberle says:
I swapped my 60" out but the new one might be a little worse for me lol. I would love to try a swap again. How is the new one?
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 9:24:38 PM PDT
The new 60" is 10x better than the original 60" I received.
This is is 100% perfect, no clouding, ghosting or whatever you want to call it.
I have been absolutely pleased with this TV after I got one that was not a dud!
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 10, 2012 7:44:36 PM PDT
K. Siddiqui says:
Would you be able to tell me what settings did you use to stop the clouding second time round. I just got my tv, and I notice the same clouding effect on black screen.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2012 2:01:39 PM PDT
I have just added a picture to the product page, it is the screen with all of the settings.
You HAVE to use HDMI1 and the following settings, please try and report back your findings.
Posted on Oct 31, 2012 9:04:41 PM PDT
L. Sloan says:
My Samsung 55" tv just came crashing to the ground tonight using the same type of system that you have linked to. Needless to say, it's dead and was very frightening to see it happen.... thank goodness no one was standing near the tv. Please reconsider your mounting bracket... my tv has bee on the wall for almost 2 years and no one had touched it recently.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2012 9:14:42 PM PDT
Sorry to hear about your mishap.
It is very possible there were other factors that lead to the TV crashing to the ground, such as;
tv is the max weight limit,
anchors weren't properly fastened to a secure load bearing wall,
screws weren't tight that tightened into the tv.
Again I am sorry to hear of your mishap, but passing blame on a wall mount that might not be at fault isn't fair.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2012 10:16:49 PM PDT
L. Sloan says:
As I said I used a system similar to the one you used Mount World ML1 Samsung Ultra Slim Wall Mount WMN1000B Alternative for Samsung LED 40" 42" 46" 55"
The tv was mounted correctly, solid wood behind the sheetrock for anchoring to, and the product was rated for my tv. On ours the cable pulled out from the mounted disk on the rear of the television. While the concept of these types of products are great, not all are created equally. I was simply warning people that their tv's can come down and to be very careful when choosing this type of mount. My next tv will be fully anchored to the wall. I actually read your review while looking for a replacement television, your comments concerning quality issues made me a little weary of the product. I don't relish the idea of having to return televisions.
Posted on Nov 30, 2012 8:55:38 AM PST
Those settings are ridiculous... Backlight at 20, Contrast at 100 and Sharpness at 45?? I guess you like your TV in flamethrower mode like they are in the stores. I'm surprised if you are getting good blacks, minimal bleeding and no motion artifacts with those kind of settings. I can see the Contrast being pretty high but those other two settings seem way too high.