But maybe you're wondering about how its picture stacks up against the competition, or about how much further your TV experience will be taken by spending the extra dough. OK, fine, keep reading. The Samsung UNES8000 isn't a bad performer by any means, but it's not much better than many LCDs and plasmas, and worse than you might expect from Samsung's highest-end LED TV. It's also more expensive than just about any TV available today, with the exception of a few models with full-array local dimming. Finally its standout feature, which allows you to control the TV with a wave or a word, just don't work all that well. Few TVs can approach the Samsung UNES8000's "wow" factor, but how much that matters to you depends on your tolerance for its significant caveats.
July 10, 2012 2:24 PM PDT
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