Have had it for 7 months now...
The pic is decent. The sound is good but not great.
I also recently found some screen uniformity issues like some whiteblotches specialy at the bottom left corner area...It can be notced specialy on grey static images
Surfed the net have found it its a nature of all samsung tv...
Also a bit too much exaggeration on red colors
I give it 4 out of five specially for the screen uniformity issues.
You can now buy this TV online for less than £1500 so I have done so. Using a discount code I reserved online at Comet, collected last night, set up and.....wow!
I was tempted with the Panasonics but if for nothing else but looks this TV is amazing. The picture is great too..... always a bonus!.
Im not too bothered about the quality of the TV speakers myself as it seems pointless spending this sort of money on a TV and not connecting it to a decent amp!
I have had this TV for nine-days and I love it, the picture is great. The picture has 4-preset modes, all of which can be easily improved upon by modifying the basic picture controls. I would suggest backlight 8 (of 20) and contract 85 (of 100).
The Whaf Hi Fi review is good and I agree with much of what is written. Though I wonder if the Dominic (editor) this month did a check to ensure the 'Verdicsts' matched up. For the UE46ES8000 the verdict on pg-57 was "This is the benchmark set against which all other TV's will be measured in 2012", yet on pg-8 under the Panasonic TX-P50GT50 the verdict is "...the Panasonic TX-P50GT50 is the TV to beat in 2012". Come on What Hi-Fi, this is sloppy!
Also, much to my frustration, this is yet another review stating that the box can access BBC iPlayer - making me wonder if the reviewer actually looked at the SMART functions. It's not there - I have spoken to SAMSUNG and there target for release in week commencing May 14th. If you view the 1,000 reviews online suggesting people have seen the set using iPlayer, you may want to question whether or not the reviewer has been near the set! To be fair to What HiFi, they claim "it can be found" - yes, in a few weeks.
All in all a good tv, a good review. But let's hope Dominic gets some coffee's in next week
Well, BBC iPlayer is still not on the App Store for ES8000 series. I spoke again to Samsung today and they are no longer committing to a release date, but say they hope to have iPlayer ready for the ES8000 by "the summer". Once again, if you read a review of this TV from a reviewer saying how good iPlayer is, then they simply have been nowhere near the product.
With 2K price tag and economy already going in recession I will wait for Samsung to beat it itself
Sorry, should have made it clearer pioneer7: the Panasonic TX-P50GT50 is the TV to beat in the 50in screen size, while the Samsung is the one to beat in the 46in size category. We haven't yet done a direct comparison between the two.
Thank you Sir
I thought I was going a little mad, with such a wright up on the panasonic front page an all, then read the sammy review on here I thought crikey, what a dilema...Personally I still like Plasma
There are 4 lights hdmi sockets.
No, there are only 3.
Yes, there are three HDMI sockets.
So is this set better than the Panasonic GT50 which you have spoken very highly of, online and in this months mag...Or are you saying this is the best LED set out there at the moment.
Based on picture terms of course
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