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Samsung UE60D8000 review

LED TV is the ultimate mix of Smart technology and picture performance

Our Verdict

For

  • Gorgeous styling
  • Rich, vivid pictures
  • Smart portal is second-to-none

Against

  • It's not cheap
  • Sound performance doesn't do the screen justice
  • Smart Hub can be overwhelming

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 browser, media streaming and smartphone control, the UE60D8000 enters the upper echelons of the HDTV market, and faces stiff competition.

First and foremost it has to contend with Panasonic's TX-P65VT30, which claims an extra five inches of screen real estate and a loyal band of followers. Consumers will also be looking at the LG 60PZ950T, Philips' 58-inch Cinema 21:9 and Samsung's own 64-inch D8000 plasma.

While it's the flagship set in Samsung's LED range, you can get the D8000 in smaller, more affordable versions. There are 55-inch, 46-inch and 40-inch models on sale for around £2,500, £1800 and £1,300 respectively.

Once out of the box and attached to its four-footed stand (you'll need a pal to help you here - the TV isn't particularly heavy, but its sheer size means only a very rich idiot would try to lift it on their own), the UE60D8000 cuts an imposing figure.

Its monster screen is flanked by the thinnest of glistening silver bezels, and it's so slim in terms of depth that you'll find yourself wondering exactly how Samsung has put it together. There's no other TV on the UK market that can match it for sheer wow factor.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-S2, DVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product Family8000
3D Type3D
Brand NameSamsung
Screen Size152.4 cm (60")
EthernetYes
Wireless LANYes
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)24.80 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
Operating Power Consumption190 W
Standby Power Consumption100 mW
RMS Output Power30 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.4a
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Number of Common Interface1
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
3D TechnologyShutter
3D ConversionYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
3D Glasses RequiredYes
Motion Interpolation TechnologyClear Motion Rate 800
Height779.2 mm
Width1356.9 mm
Depth30.5 mm
ColourSilver
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse, Surround Sound, DTS
Product Series8000
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesWeb Browser, Teletext, Auto Program, Auto-off, Picture in Picture, Sleep Timer
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelUE60D8000
Product NameUE60D8000 LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Part NumberUE60D8000
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Discover TV's new dimension
Upgrade to the total 3D TV experience with the LED 8000, which synchronises the advanced 3D picture with latest in 3D Sound automatically through Samsung's 3D Sound Effect. Driving this superior performance is Samsung's innovative 3D HyperReal Engine, enhancing images and optimising performance for the most vibrant and crystal-clear full HD images. You'll be simply dazzled by the Micro Dimming, which makes perfect the smallest picture details. And with new featherweight 3D glasses with ergonomic design a built-in real-time 3D converter, this LED Smart TV is ready to inject new life into both your 2D movies and your whole home entertainment experience.

Package Contents
  • UE60D8000 LED-LCD TV
  • 3D Active Glasses
  • Remote Controller
  • Battery
  • Slim Gender Cable
  • Power Cable
  • User Manual
  • E-Manual
SpeakersYes
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)21.60 kg