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Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in Featured, Reviews |

Samsung Smart LED TV 55 “UN55ES8000G” Review

This time we want to introduce the new 55 inch Smart, a TV that came to revolutionize the market for TV’s intelligent interaction with the voice, face recognition and motion control.

The new commitment of the South Korean Samsung includes a dual-core processor, a 240Hz refresh rate, resolution 1920 X 1080 Full HD, 3D display, integrates a web browser, social networking, access to Skype, front camera, 3 HDMI ports , 3 USB ports, design made with metal materials, 3D sound, digital tuner integrated ISDB-Tb, Picture-In-Picture, among other features. You can also control the TV with your own hands by gestures or with your own voice.


Display Type: LCD with LED backlight

Size: 54.6 Inches

Dimensions: 123.03 x 72.23 x 3.08 cm (without stand) – 123.03 x 76.16 x 21 cm (with stand)

Weight: 16.6 kg and 19.3 kg without stand with stand

Resolution: 1920 X 1080 Full HD

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Refresh Rate: 240Hz

Contrast: 30,000,000:1

Inputs: 3 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 Ethernet (LAN), 1 Component Y / Pb / Pr, 2 composite AV, 2 RF (Air and Cable) and 1 DVI Audio

Outputs: 1 optical digital and 1 x 3.5mm Jack

Digital Tuner: ISDB-Tb

Analog Tuner: NTSC Trinorma, PAL, SECAM

Audio: 2 speakers 10W RMS

Audio Effects: DNSe, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse, DTS 2.0 and 3D Sound.

Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Ethernet and DLNA

Multimedia playback: H.264, DivX HD MPEG1/MPEG2: DAT, MPG, MPEG, TS, TRP, VOB, MKV, DivX, AVI, MPEG4 MP4, MKV, DivX, AVI H.264 TS, TRP, MP4, MKV, DivX, AVI

3D: 3D Active

3D glasses: 4 lens assets

Power Consumption Standby: Less than 0.1 W

Color: Silver

Other: 2D to 3D conversion, integrated camera, web browser, YouTube app store to download apps, Skype, to record from directly from the Digital TV, access to Netflix, Weather, 960Hz Clear Motion Rate, remote control with integrated touchpad , among other features.

Smart TV

The world of definitely here to stay and over time will integrate more and more options and services to virtually stop using your PC and your TV ocupes. And now you make up your own web browser, social networks like Facebook and Twitter integrated and last but not least, it also integrates Skype to keep you in touch with your friends and family. In short, some of the things you do on your computer, now you can easily do with your TV, weird no? But hey, look at some functions and services offered by the world of Smart TV from Samsung.

To begin, we have a search bar to find the function, or web content that we want, and if you do not want to take the remote, you can take your own voice directly connect a keyboard or computer to one of three USB ports on the TV and write to it.

Then you have the option “Explore 3D” where you’ll find many online videos in 3D so that you can take advantage of 3D technology that integrates the TV. Find trailers of the latest movies, music videos and some concert documentary short cars, formula 1, extreme sports, snowboarding … etc, and best of all it’s totally free access to this content and 100% 3D HD.

Netflix is also present allowing you to connect with your account and have the possibility to watch movies and series that you used to see on your computer directly on your TV. If you do not have an account, you can get one in the same LED and you can even choose to try the service for a month.

Did someone say social networks? Well here you can login with your Facebook and see what your friends published in the same TV and you can even update your status. The same can do with your Twitter account, having the ability to view your timeline, mentions, and even see your tweet.

Then you will find Skype, where you can login to your account and chat with your contacts. Obviously you can also make calls using the TV speakers and a microphone-range. But if you want to go further, you can use the integrated HD camera LED for your friends and family can see you in high definition. The Skype client also allows you to search, add, delete contacts or view more information about them. Also you can leave the session minimized so you can do other things on TV and you will be notified to the side of the screen when you connect a contact, you send a message or call you. And finally you can use your own voice to control some functions of Skype.

And of course could not miss the YouTube application. There you can view and search all the videos you want in normal quality HD and 3D. You can also fast forward, rewind, watch information videos, login to your account or watch channels from other users.

Are you good exercise? Smart Fitness TV app integrates with which you will have a makeshift gym at home. On startup, the app will ask you your data (age, weight, height), and asks you what you want to accomplish with your training program, if you want to lose kilos, win or stay as you are today. From there, and a challenge ahead, you can start with Fitness sports and monitor your progress every day. The training is carried out with exercise videos and pilates, fitness, yoga, among others, there are over 100 different content. Before starting the video, the system will explain what muscles will work, duration and the benefits you get. You can also use the integrated camera to see how you do the exercises.

We also have the Samsung Apps app store where you will find useful applications for download on the TV, including some local and is TerraTV and Third, to give you an example.

Finally we can find the web browser which is fairly complete, coming to support Adobe Flash Player content without any problem. The only bad thing is that the browser sometimes gets a little slow with a lot of content sites, but this may be resolved with future updates.


The design was one of the things I liked most was the incredible LED metal design. Terminations, materials and extremely thin edge that has left you crazy, really. But then left with his mouth open when you see how thin it is the television set and silver color makes the LED wasteful elegance where you look.

Details of the Samsung brand backlight was a very good idea that I personally liked it. I thought that night was to distract the illuminated logo, but I was wrong because at least I did not bother me at all.

The team does not have any physical button or key, except back where we only found a key to turn on or turn off the computer, which is also a joystick to slide through the menus.


Our protagonist has a LCD type screen with LED backlighting. Its size is 54.6 inches and has a native resolution of 1920 X 1080, supporting content up to 1080p Full HD. It has a refresh rate of 240Hz and mega contrast 30,000,000:1.

The image quality offered by our Smart TV from Samsung is one of the best I’ve seen. It really has a brightness and a contrast that makes the screen look very bright and the colors are outstanding and vivid.

The definition of the screen is excellent, every detail of an image on HD may be observed perfectly. And thanks to your refresh rate of 240Hz, this screen is perfect to play, due to the rapid response that has the screen, thanks to the effect that “ghost” does not exist.


The 3D quality and outcome has increased considerably in recent years on TVs from Samsung, and our hero is no exception.

These are the active 3D glasses that came with the LED:

These lenses are active and are really comfortable, adapting well to people who wear glasses. The 3D effect is achieved appreciate is quite good, has great depth and 3D effect can be appreciated from any angle. The good news is that fatigue sight has decreased significantly, at least I did not bother me at all.

Voice Control, Control Gesture and Facial Recognition

And we come to one of the functions that score high on our hero and really attract much attention.

With Samsung Smart LED TV you control with your own voice some of the main functions of the TV without being close to the microphone LED. First you say the “magic word” that the TV will start to listen and heed what you say.

The TV comes pre-configured with the keyword “Hi Tele” and it will activate the voice control. You can say “Hello Tele” when you’re watching digital TV and then say “channel up” and the TV switches to the next channel. You can say channel down, volume up, volume down, mute, stop or so to see if other options are available to handle voice. You can also turn on the TV to just say “Hi Tele Power”.

Here’s a video demonstration to see how the voice control.

And if you control your TV with your voice, then do it with your hands!

With Samsung Smart LED TV, you can use your hands to control the cursor and have complete control of the TV. Using the integrated HD camera, the TV is recording the movement of your hand so you can move the cursor on the screen and when you close your hand, the TV means that you are selecting an option. The TV picks up the orders right and left hands interchangeably, so lefties will not have to sacrifice his natural tendency to handle the commands.

Here we leave another video demonstration where I appear to control some TV functions:

And finally we face recognition which lets you quickly log on to Facebook, Twitter and other accounts over which the TV can manage. You can also use facial recognition as input to your Skype account. It is also very useful as a form of parental control, designing a specific profile for your children that allows you to be confident when you use your Smart TV without you to be present.

Remote Control

Well, if you prefer the classic and want to use the remote to control your TV, I tell you that you can do, but this control is different from others because it has an integrated touchpad to slide easily through the menus on the TV, surf the internet , etc.

The control operates on two AA batteries and an integrated microphone for voice control the TV through the same remote control, if you’re far away from the LED.

TV Tuner

Our protagonist is ready to tune digital channels through the ISDB-Tb which works very well and with excellent reception. The graphical interface for changing channels is quite attractive as it appears on the right side and is shifting:

You can also connect a hard drive or flash drive to your TV and record directly from the digital tuner.

And finally I leave you with a video made by our Director Audiovisual, Jonah Van den Bosch , where you can see the Samsung Smart LED TV:

The Unmissable

  • The image quality
  • Excellent sharpness, brightness, contrast and colors
  • 3D glasses not tire quickly view
  • Integrated Wi-Fi
  • Media Player supports multiple formats
  • Excellent design
  • Good sound quality
  • Full connectivity
  • Excellent online applications and pre-loaded
  • Dual-Core Processor

The unpresentable

  • The camera might have a better picture quality
  • The price is very accessible

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