Best picture quality with 3D sources
The second thing you need to enjoy 3D TV in the home is, well, a 3D TV.
The first is our pick if you have money to burn and your primary concern is 3D picture quality. Samsung has improved its processing and squelched crosstalk significantly with the ES8000, outdoing any other active TV. Of course this set also doesn't suffer the artifacts inherent in current passive 3D TVs. On the downside, it's expensive and not the greatest 2D performer.
- Overall score: 6.6 (3.0 stars)
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Starting at: $1,645.00
The good: The beautifully thin Samsung UNES8000 LED TV seems to have come from a year or two in the future. Its massive feature set includes a touch-pad remote, IR blaster, four pairs of 3D glasses, motion and voice command, and the industry's most capable Smart TV platform. Its picture quality boasts superb color accuracy along with industry-leading video processing and 3D performance.
The bad: Lighter black levels and imperfect screen uniformity hamper its picture significantly, especially for such an expensive TV. Samsung charges too much for extra features that are largely unnecessary and poorly implemented.
The bottom line: Although it hits plenty of high points, the Samsung UNES8000 LED TV cannot ultimately justify its high price.
October 31, 2012 10:28 PM PDT
Photo by: Sarah Tew/CNET
| Caption by: Ty Pendlebury, David Katzmaier
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