Pros Picture is stunning,
3D picture is really nice,
Blacks are deep and inky,
Thin size and bezel,
Dual core processor works great,
Allshare works great,
Camera and mic work beautifully.
Cons Web browsing (need larger text size),
Remotes aren't perfect.
Summary I upgraded from a Samsung D6000 LED tv...which I found to already have a stunning picture.
I purchased the new 8000 series and unboxed it. very nice. placed it on the wall using the ultra slim mounts...and off i went. For starters, I got a good deal on the TV and was just going to try it and turn around and sell it. But after using it I said No way. I'm keeping it. It's just too freaking amazing.
Let's start with the picture. I can't say enough about how great my picture is...using my basic tv outdoor antenna. its truly incredible. after a month i still stare at it in amazement. pure joy. and those who complain "on occasion" about the bleeding or whatever. who cares. its during a rare blacked out commercial. get over it. has no issue when watching tv. the picture is stunning.
Now on to the small bezel. Well I thought this would be cool but a gimmick. wrong. simply amazing. its all picture...you are looking at. and from a sideview its super thin. crazy. The thin bezel and lighted LED "samsung" at the bottom is very classy. it says expensive. i buy a tv as a piece of furniture just as much as something to watch. beautiful in every way.
on to the features: voice control. i don't use it much. i sit too far away to use it by the tv microphone, and don't really use the voice control remote (tv comes with 2 remotes). so i don't really use it. Gestures: cool but doesn't work for me b/c my room is dark. only works in very lighted situations. and even in the middle of day, my room isn't lighted enough. cool feature, and it does work, but i don't really use it much.
on the remotes: the touchpad type remote with voice control i don't care for much. i like the standard remote like with the other lesser tv's...and until i get the new keyboard remote then i will stick with this.
netflix, vudu etc.. works perfect. no issues.
web browser: works good but hope they have the ability to make text bigger when you do searches. (font size increase??) otherwise you stand close to the tv to read browser text. surely they thought of how to do it, but i haven't figured it out.
anynet+. works amazingly well with my panasonic bd320 bluray/3d player. plug and play. can use my one remote for that bluray player.
tv speakers: they stink. seriously. big deal. love the thin size and bezel. i bought an klipsch energy powerbar elite with 10" sub. amazing sound. done.
dual core processor: works great. no lag. no issues on smart tv apps etc like the older 2011 models.
fitness apps. nice addition. especially since its free on samsung tv's.
3D picture. really nice. i have to say. even avatar bluray no in 3d was amazing picture/colors.
allshare. works great. no issues.
dual view with samsung phone/tablet. works perfect. i use it on my tablet on my patio...to watch tv. no issues.
overall I think this Tv,PICTURE, bezel, microdimming... are truly stunning. my only complaint is web browsing (need larger text size), and remotes aren't perfect. the new keyboard remote will help.
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So nice to look at. its a keeper.