Samsung UE46ES8000 TV reviews and prices: 46" Full HD 1080p LED screen

84 customer reviews

+ This TV scores high on design. - It scores poorly on sound quality.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 84 reviews.
Samsung UE46ES8000 with 46" Full HD 1080p LED screen, 3 HDMI ports and Freeview HD. See full product description

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Rob, Halstead High spec fanatic

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Great spec, good picture.
Bad points:
None really, sound could be a little better but not a major problem at all.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Apr 2013

Sara, Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Stunning image quality and very easy to use. Friend said "it's like looking through a window to the (sport)". Haven't set up the various gesture/ face recognition/ multi IR interface yet and don't really need them. Buy this for the quality of picture - the rest is just window dressing.
Bad points:
The sound isn't great but not terrible either.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 6.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Jun 2013

Nicky , Film and documentary lover

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
I purchased this TV on the 23rd of March 2013, and forget the images you see of it, it's even more stunning when you unwrap it. Truly a piece of art. You get a lot of features with this TV, as you would expect paying so much for one. Two remote controls, one smart, one standard. You get something called an IR blaster (which will take you a bit of figuring out as it looks like a smartly designed doorstop. It actually links your smart remote up to any other bluetooth device. Ie set top box etc. You get two pairs of the active shutter 3D glasses (the good ones). Motion control, Voice control, a webcam, and all the free apps samsung allow you to download from their smart hub.

Its easy to navigate, when you adjust picture settings to your liking, it's stunning (see bad points).

It has full browser capability, and I mean full, so far everything I have thrown at it, it can do. You can even use your voice to navigate and type, or motion control, if your room will allow it due to brightness (see bad points).

It is a stunning TV, and without a doubt one of the best money can currently buy without going 4k, also the most beautiful by far.

The 3D is the best on the market bar non.
Bad points:
Okay this is what you really need to know.

1, The voice control is spotty, and can be prone to just activating if a voice or program triggers it. This can be updated and will be im sure by Samsung over time.

2, The smart remote you get, is not very good, poorly designed, and sluggish. You will hardly use it unless using it for browser use etc, This is the worst part of the package in my honest opinion. To get everything else so right, and get this so wrong is kind of unbelievable. However, it could possibly be updated over time. The remote also contains a mic for Skype use.

3, Same for the IR blaster, you will hardly use it, unless you want a poorly designed sluggish remote taking over for your other more better suited devices.

4, The TV presets are bad, you will have to mess around with it, to suit your needs. When you first put it on, you will be amazed by the crispness of it, and how fluid everything looks. However, you will notice (especially when you go to watch a film) how everything appears to have a very cheap look to it. Basically the TV presets make everything look like it's shot digitally. Why ?, well the TV employs several settings that come preconfigured on, Motion blurr, juddering etc. You need to turn these all way down, and that will fix the issue.

5, Sound, very good for standard speakers, but this TV is not designed to output outstanding audio quality. The standard speakers have a number of presets. Which all cleverly push audio around the device, but it's noticeable when forground audio gets lowered in favour of background. So you really need to invest in surround sound equipment. Which I would imagine you would be considering how much this TV is. However, it is perfectly passable. I am still to get a surround system and I am happy with it (but I will be getting one).

Motion control, has the ability to just kick in, when I actually set my TV up it said that my room was to dark, even in glaring sunlight and with lights on. Yet every now and then it just starts working (for no reason) Voice control is much better yet that is not perfect either.

So be aware you may not able to use motion control, if the camera it uses does not like your wall paper or surroundings.

It also has a facial recognition technology (something I have not used myself, but is in there)

^ Everything written above, you will need to be aware of, and consider going in before you purchase. However, don't be put of, its a hell of a purchase, and one I do recommend completely.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Mar 2013

Chris, London Multi-purpose viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to setup on freesat
Love the player apps for iplayer, itv, 4od
2 USB ports where can play all kinds of formats from
Bad points:
Sometimes very slow on wifi. Best using Ethernet
The stand is a little rickety
Sometimes getting static shocks off the edge
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 5.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Mar 2013

Trevor, Goxhill Sports and games fan

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
HD Quality very good. 3D very good.
Bad points:
Standard quality setting for the picture is pretty poor
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 7.0
Sound quality 5.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 May 2013

Victor, London Occasional TV watcher

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Looks great, wide viewing angle, great picture, low energy consumption
Bad points:
Default picture settings horrible, could be easier to use
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 5.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Mar 2013

Roger, Weaverham High spec fanatic

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
A very smart looking TV with all the features I need.
Bad points:
Sound and 3D a bit flaky.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Jul 2013

This Samsung UE46ES8000 is reviewed on TechRadar

This Samsung UE46ES8000 is reviewed on PC Advisor

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 46
Type of screen LED
3D Yes
HD TV Full HD 1080p
Built-in disc player No Disc Player
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview HD
Freeview or Freesat tuner FreeSat HD
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of scart ports 1
Connections Ethernet
Connections HDMI
Connections Wireless
Smart TV Yes
Frequency (Hz) 800
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 1920
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Energy efficiency A
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 12
Release date 2012-03-21

Also known as: Samsung Series 8 UE46ES8000, UE46ES8000U, Samsung 46 Slim, Samsung 46"

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Manufacturer's Description

The Samsung UE46ES8000 brings you super-smooth 1080p and active 3D, with next generation backlighting for a truly cinematic experience in your living room. Thanks to Samsung’s revolutionary voice and motion control system remote controls will be a thing of the past, as you change channels, volume and more with a gesture. Finished with a trim bezel, it’s a modern choice that will flatter any space. It’s also a Smart TV, so it’ll have you online and enjoying a whole new world of content with ease.

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