We haven’t yet ended our journey in the land of Samsung TVs. But this time we will end it by adding a review about the company’s $2,500 UN65D8000. It didn’t disappoint us in the slightest. We will share with you why this device took our fancy.
A display of 65″ welcomed us when we turned this TV on. Other specs are these: 16:9 aspect ratio, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 240 Hz refresh rate, 25000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a speaker. Input and output connections are many. You get 3 USB ports, 2 RCA phono, 4 HDMI ports, 1 VGA, 1 component and many other options. Measurements for the UN65D8000 are 48.5″ x 27.8″ x 1.2″. As for weight, this is a 41 lbs kind of TV.
A 65-inch Full HD 3D TV
The features on this product include a remote control, 2 pairs of 3D glasses, Micro Dimming Plus, Smart Hub and a couple more.
While the body of this device is made of the best materials that assure solidity, the stand doesn’t have those elements. We managed to offer it a couple of scratches in our tests.
After performing some calibration adjustments, we were able to take full advantage of what we were watching on the display. This TV was sure apt in delivering great colors and contrast. Brightness was another pro. Movies using the 3D technology looked amazing. Crosstalk did not make an entrance.
From among the features on this UN65D8000, three stood out to us. One of them was the Smart Hub one. It gave us the opportunity to enjoy the World Wide Web to the fullest. The Micro Dimming Plus feature was another attraction of this TV. It worked in the following manner: it made sections of the backlight appear dimmed while other sections appeared very bright. Superb contrast and accuracy are both possible when using this feature. The AllShare option is an equivalent to DLNA compatibility. But, compared to that one, the AllShare provides a superior experience, in that it is way user-friendlier and capable of a faster reaction.
Ultra Clear Panel technology
The details that people’s skins in movies had was impeccable. The user is going to see every bit of a character’s skin in the most explicit detail. Which might seem creepy to some of you, but there are gadget consumers who want something like this. There was no judder to distract us from watching an action scene. As a result, motion had plenty of smoothness. There was no unnecessary video processing that could make content hard to watch.
Sound is clear. We were not forced to pump up the volume at all. Not even once during the tests we did to write this review.
Ambient light coming in from various sources will not make the UN65D8000 appear covered fully in reflections. Because there’s an Ultra Clear Panel included in this TV. However, this feature is not fully capable of eliminating every single reflection it deals with. But it all depends, in the end, on where you are going to place this device. Try to avoid rooms with plenty of strong ambient light.
The UN65D8000 that Samsung came up with this time is one of the company’s most intriguing TV sets. Not only does it look good, it also performs well. Of course it’s not all flowers and unicorns, but the cons are all incapable of making us want to throw this product out the window. So try it out and see how good it really is.
|Panel size||65 inch|
|Accessories||3D glasses (2pcs) included|
|Dynamic contrast ratio||25000000:1|
|Panel resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Backlight characteristics||LED Backlight technology|
|Panel refresh rate||240 Hz|
|Secondary audio program (SAP)||Yes|
|Speaker(s) 2 x Right/left channel speaker||Built-in – 15 Watt|
|QWERTY keyboard remote||Yes|
|Power consumption stand by / sleep||0.12 Watt|
|Parental channel lock||Yes|
|Video interface HDMI||Yes|
|PC interface VGA / HD-15||Yes|
|HDMI connections||4 x HDMI|
|3 x USB (19 pin HDMI Type A),|
|RCA phono x 3 connectors||Yes|
|RCA phono x 2 connectors||Yes|
|Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm||Yes|
|Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm||Yes|
|4 pin USB Type A||Yes|
|15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)||Yes|
|Total weight||109.6 lbs|