Pros Vibrant color and accuracy
Best LED 3D quality
Best Apps SmartHub.
Best network integration with AllSharePlay.
Best integration via wifi, bluetoth or USB.
Evolution system for CPU and memory upgrade.
Cons 1) Voice and Motion control is a feature that is cool but not something you will use everyday if use at all. It needs some improvements, the good thing is that they can be done via a firmware update.
Summary Best LED TV for the money on this price range. This TV picture is plain WOW picture quality. Samsung did an awesome job on design, features and quality.
Before I bought the TV I spend a lot of time researching different reviews about Sony, Panasonic, Sharp and Samsung but specially I read a lot of expert forums and overall the best bank for the buck on this price range is Samsung without a doubt. So I decide to buy the UN65ES8000 about 3 weeks ago but end up having to exchange for another one because it had a dead pixel and a little of flash light effect on one of the corners, but after I got the replacement all I can say is WOW!. If you have a good video source for HD programming 1080p like a DirectTV or a good blueray player you will be amaze, is almost like looking through a window. 3D picture and conversion from 2D to 3D works perfect I did't notice any crosstalk.
I have no regret no doubt is the best LED TV on the market at the moment if you have the Money.
One advice if you are going to buy one is to get it from Amazon or a local store that sell a lot to ensure you get one from the second batch of inventory that came from Samsung. The first batch of TV did in fact have a manufacture issue where the screen shows a clouding, flash light effect and four corners. The new batch don't have any of this issues, again the picture is perfect.
The way to know if you got a TV from the second batch is if the TV tells you that there are no new firmware updates when you do the configuration the first time.
Pros Dual CPU is fast. OOTB, contrast amazing - blacks are deep as life & whites are as brilliant as the eye could take - easy to adjust to anything between. Great tones. $ for $ very good value. Primary use is visual, using a separate audio system.
Cons Audio is typical of today's TVs - inadequate. Also, remote can't control volume on anything except the TV, even cable remote is better. Blurs on occasion. Not sure of recommended motion settings. Samsung still delivering wifi problems.
Summary Check the blogs, but Samsung has had recurrent issues with the wifi. Out-of-the-box, it works well and then it just quits. It's less than 30 days, so I could have moved to a different TV, but the pros outweigh the cons considerably, so I am happy with getting a replacement TV. The picture is better than my XBR.
I've noticed some blurring with motion, so I am playing with the motion control settings. It's quite a bit better now, but I'm not sure of recommended motion settings, so I am still experimenting, but there are lots of settings to choose from & I'm not sure why there are so many, after all, nobody chooses "blur!"
I can't imagine the picture being any better after calibration, but if it gets better than this, wow!
I was pleasantly surprised to see it shipped with the stand assembled & attached. Just plug it in and go! The set-up is very attractive and the long stand adds stability.
Pros Amazing picture and sound quality...3D is phenomenal!!!
Cons Haven't found any yet!
Summary TV is the best on the market for LED's...amazing picture quality, 3D is superb and the sound is great. Couldn't buy a better TV...happy in every aspect!