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Old May 8, 2012, 08:29 PM
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The UN55ES8000 is Samsung's newest flagship LED-based HDTV and it incorporates several features we've never seen before. Context-based voice control, facial recognition and a unique upgrade system have all been implemented into one supposedly seamless package. We took a few days to go hands on with an early engineering sample of this new $3,500 TV.


Read more here: Samsung UN55ES8000 LED HDTV Hands On Preview
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Old May 9, 2012, 12:21 AM
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Thanks for the preview Sky!

Its interesting to see where Samsung is going in terms of design, and integrating all the different tech (eg. camera for skype, wifi, netflix etc etc etc)

edit: also thanks for adding comments section for your TV reviews. Been wanting to comment/question on previous TV reviews
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Am I the only one who still wants proper panel uniformity on a TV that costs nearly four large?
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Old May 9, 2012, 06:01 AM
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"Kinect-like" looks to be more effort then its worth, it would be great for when the 2 year old runs off with the remote and hides it in some obscure place. Other then that a regular remote would be faster.

Just make a 4K "dumb" TV with theater aspect ratio for ~ the same cost and I would be happy. These TV apps always strike me as clunky, vs even consoles let alone a dedicated HTPC.
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Old May 9, 2012, 06:40 AM
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Personally, I think they're adding all of this fluff because they think its what we want.

Honestly, by now, for $3500 I should be able to but a local dimming (none of this micro dimming bullshit), properly calibrated LED TV that gives me some form of panel uniformity. Instead, I'd have to go with a $7000 Sharp Elite or a plasma that doesn't pump out the necessary backlight intensity.

Forgive my language but I don't give two shits about how thick the damn thing is, nor how many pointless features it has. Give me picture quality or you can take your 3D TV and cram it where the sun don't shine.

As you can tell, I'm in the market for a HDTV and I'm completely fed up with being taken for an idiot by the manufacturers.

Instead, we get this (a picture of the ES8000 I had for a few days):

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That's a $3500 LED TV? Man, that shit is definitely overrated.

Looks like I'm going Plasma.
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Looks like I'm waiting another 2-3 years for (large) OLED's to become mainstream.
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Seriously, is there any large sized TV out there that doesn't focus on all this useless crap and just displays my picture the best it can?

Also, that picture of uniformity is disgusting. Jesus.
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LG's 55" OLED is launching around september 2012. Only $8,000.
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LG's 55" OLED is launching around september 2012. Only $8,000.
I had read that, hopefully in 2-3 years they will be more mainstream, so the pricing may be equivalent to today's lineup ... fingers crossed.
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