Samsung UNF8000 series
For plasma-phobic videophiles who want a TV in a size other than 55 inches, the Samsung F8000 remains our top pick. It's close enough to the Sony that both earned identical picture quality scores, and both sets' local-dimming schemes do a great job of pushing edge-lit LED as high up this list as it can go. Video processing and 3D actually surpass the Sony, but in other areas F8000 is a tiny step behind. No matter -- if you "settle" for this amazing TV you can console yourself with the best design and features on the market.
- Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 4 user reviews
Starting at: $1,609.00
The good: The Samsung UNF8000 LED LCD TV delivers excellent picture quality with deep black levels, accurate color, effective video processing and a uniform screen; stunning minimalist design with hairline bezel and low-profile stealth stand; mind-boggling feature list with touch-pad remote, IR blaster with cable box control, four pairs of 3D glasses, motion and voice command, and the industry's most capable Smart TV platform.
The bad: Extremely expensive; wide stand; cable box control scheme still inadequate for heavy DVR users.
The bottom line: The excellent yet expensive Samsung UNF8000 is a tour de force of LED LCD TV design, features, and picture quality.
October 31, 2013 3:23 PM PDT
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