Samsung UN65D8000


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.Samsung-UN65D8000

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.

Review conclusion

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.

Technical specifications

TV characteristicsLED-LCD
Panel size65 inch
ColorBrushed titanium
ConnectivityBuilt-in Wi-Fi
Smart TVYes
Accessories3D glasses (2pcs) included
3D technologyYes
Dynamic contrast ratio25000000:1
Panel resolution1920 x 1080
Backlight characteristicsLED Backlight technology
Panel refresh rate240 Hz
Panel characteristicsWidescreen
Aspect ratio16:09
HDTV TunerYes
Secondary audio program (SAP) Yes
Speaker(s) 2 x Right/left channel speakerBuilt-in – 15 Watt
QWERTY keyboard remoteYes
Power consumption stand by / sleep0.12 Watt
Other features
Parental channel lockYes
Closed captioningYes
V-chip controlYes
Video interface HDMIYes
PC interface VGA / HD-15Yes
HDMI connections4 x HDMI
3 x USB (19 pin HDMI Type A),
RJ-45 connectorYes
RCA phono x 3 connectorsYes
RCA phono x 2 connectorsYes
Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mmYes
Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mmYes
4 pin USB Type AYes
15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)Yes
Total weight109.6 lbs
Depth17.5 inch
Height44.3 in
Width 65.4 in