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Samsung UE65C8000 review

The world's largest 3D LED TV may have a high price tag, but it's still great value

Our Verdict

For

  • Classy slim design
  • Involving 3D pictures
  • Extensive connectivity
  • Internet@TV, USB Media Play and DLNA networking functions
  • Excellent HD pictures

Against

  • Most inputs require adaptors
  • Occasional edge LED dimming issues
  • Motion Plus technology is on as standard
  • Audio is unimpressive
  • No built in Wi-Fi

The UE65C800 is the joint-largest domestic 3DTV in the world.

Samsung has long dominated the market for smaller screen sizes, but until now its only screens larger than 60in have been plasma, but that technology, for some reason, isn't something the brand seems too keen to push.

This LED-lit, 3D panel enables it to take on Panasonic's P65VT20 at the high end of the market.

Its brushed titanium-effect bezel and deliciously slim depth of 29.3mm certainly beats its main rival in the looks department. Get it out of the box (it'll take two of you, but it's not as heavy as you might expect) and set it down on its desktop stand, and you'll appreciate its simple beauty.

If your viewing space can't accommodate a screen of this size, there are equally alluring 40, 46 and 55in iterations.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-S2, DVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product Family8000
3D Type3D
Brand NameSamsung
Screen Size165.1 cm (65")
Aspect Ratio16:9
EthernetYes
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)39.20 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard600 x 400
Operating Power Consumption370 W
Standby Power Consumption60 mW
RMS Output Power30 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand991.40 mm
Width with Stand1519 mm
Depth with Stand347.40 mm
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
Enhanced Refresh Rate200 Hz
Height911.7 mm
Width1519 mm
Depth29.3 mm
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, Surround Sound, DTS
Product Series8000
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesAuto Program, Auto-off, Closed Caption, Picture in Picture, Sleep Timer, Teletext
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelUE65C8000
Product NameUE65C8000 65" LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Part NumberUE65C8000
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Samsung LCD TVs Elegantly designed with a unique Touch of Color™ bezel, Samsung LCD TVs display brilliant images with amazing detail and provide a host of connectivity options.

Package Contents
  • UE65C8000 LED-LCD TV
  • Batteries
  • Instruction Manual
  • Remote Control
  • Cable Connection (Component, Scart, Composite, RF, LAN, PC, Optical )
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)36.20 kg