60" 1080p 3D LED-LCD HDTV with Wi-Fi® and voice/gesture control
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Item #: 30560E8000
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Original Price: $1,999.99
The UN60ES8000 is the 60" sibling in Samsung's groundbreaking ES8000 family of TVs. It's a work of industrial art, with a thin, virtually edgeless panel design supported by a uniquely graceful stand. Picture quality is spectacular, thanks to some of Samsung's most advanced technologies. And the interactive user controls offer a taste of the future today.
While almost everything else about TVs has improved radically in recent years, we've still been stuck with the same old remote to control them. Not anymore. Samsung's Smart Interaction technologies go beyond buttons, providing control options that are engaging and fun.
Say "Hi, TV" to turn on the UN60ES8000's voice control. You can then tell the TV to change the channel or adjust the volume. To go online, simply say "web browser." This might sound a little silly, but when you try it, it's actually pretty cool.
The camera that's built into the top of the UN60ES8000 makes it possible to control the TV with hand gestures. Raise or lower the volume with a wave of your hand. Navigate menus by using hand movements to control an on-screen cursor. To select an item or app just close your hand.
The UN60ES8000 is among the first to provide a great experience with Skype® video calls. The top-mounted camera and speakerphone offer bright, detailed images and clear sound. Samsung's face recognition feature can automatically log you in to the TV's Smart Hub home screen without a password or ID.
Web access on your TV takes a big leap forward with this model. A dual-core processor enables faster web browsing and multitasking you can download an app while you're using another one. Samsung provides practical, easy ways to enjoy online entertainment. Whether your connection is wired or wireless, you can surf the web while you watch movies and TV shows, and enjoy TV while you chat with friends and family online.
There are built-in apps for accessing video services like Netflix®, Hulu Plus, and YouTube, and you can download new Samsung apps, all custom built to work on your TV. Samsung's new Signature Services include things like personalized movie and show recommendations, and the ability to set up and maintain a fitness routine.
The UN60ES8000 uses Samsung's latest Full HD active 3D technology to deliver spellbinding visuals with your favorite 3D movie titles. Just slip on a pair of the included 3D glasses to enjoy a deeper view, and not just with 3D video sources switch on the TV's 2D-to-3D conversion feature for added depth with regular 2D video. And even if you're not interested in 3D this set is still worth considering. Its advanced 3D-capable screen produces some of the most beautifully vivid 2D images you'll find anywhere.
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Reason #1: Awesome picture quality. The LED backlights in these higher-end LCD TVs can give you better picture contrast and more lifelike colors than sets with typical fluorescent backlighting. Reason #2: They're more energy-efficient than plasma or regular LCD TVs, helping you lower your monthly electric bill and helping the environment.
This TV was a direct replacement for Hitachi Ultra Vision 55 TV that I have had for many years. I conducted months of research and it was down to Sony and Samsung. While I look at all types of formats from 4k HD/3D and 1080P with an array of capabilities it was down to best value . The balance of needs and wants were essential to my choice of the Samsung, Ones ability to filter out the noise of hype from true quality at times can be very difficult. I was impressed and please with the quality of the picture thus far. I would recommend this TV to anyone needing a state of the art 3D/HD TV. By nature I always had feelings of buyers remorse, and that can drive anyone away from major purchase. The reality is this was the best value or best bang for the buck and I feel no such remorse. While it is still early for a 5 start review I would reserve it when reliability matches the quality and I will reserve that for another time.
Pros: Value/ Picture Quality/Ease of Setup
Cons: Maybe a little difficult to master all the capabilities
It's a little difficult for me to praise picture on this TV since I have been spoiled with picture on my 50" Pioneer Elite that I am just just moving from living room to bedroom and putting this 60" in its place. This set does have an excellent picture and I am happy with it for the most part. Family does not see any difference in picture compared to the Elite however, I do. Maybe that's just because I know what to look for in picture quality and it's not that important to them. Had to replace Smart Touch remote twice due to touch pad not working properly. The first one I contacted samsung for replacement. They sent reconditioned remote that never worked right out of the package. I contacted Crutchfield questioning if they had other customers having problems with Smart Touch remote. I was informed their support team they haven't had any issues however they would send me another remote to replace the bad one Samsung sent. Not only did they send another remote they sent a new one that works and it arrived in 3 days. It took 14 business days to receive a reconditioned remote from Samsung that didn't work. Samsung needs to take a close look at Crutchfield Customer Support and takes some notes. Thanks again Crutchfield for the "excellent" service!!!!
Pros: Brilliant, bright picture, black levels are ok but still don't compare to the plasma sets. Although probably won't use them much the 4 pairs of 3D glasses included seem to perform well. Very attractive slimline design. Thin bezel makes this set almost look like it is floating inside my entertainment center since I have it hung on wall.
Cons: Some light bleed from edges. Poor off axis performance. Lighter black levels and imperfect screen uniformity compared to my Elite. Voice recognition isn't always accurate; typing on the virtual keyboard is a pain. Voice, motion, and touchpad controls are unreliable for the most part a waste of time trying to use. Samsung should have spent more on engineering picture quality and less on senseless controls that do not function.
This is a great TV. Lots of features and a fantastic picture!! Customer service was outstanding.
Pros: Unbelievable picture!
Cons: None, so far...
Looked for a new tv for the past few years. Loved the look of this tv from the beginning. Kept looking at other tv's but kept coming back to this one. Well worth the cost in the end. The border less edges makes it almost look like a piece of art on the wall. Crutchfield was great working with. With their prices, reward points, and free gifts I really saved a lot of money.
Pros: Great picture Design
Cons: Don't really use the voice and motion control.
Fantastic quality tv and equally great customer service! HIGHLY recommend Crutchfield's for electronics and will be purchasing from them for all our electronics! Thank you!
TV setup was very easy. Picture was fantastic right out of the box.
Pros: Great picture in 2D and 3D. Easy Setup. Sound quality quite good. Sturdy Stand included was easy to remove for wall mount.
Cons: Supplied 3D glasses are unconfortable and detract from 3D viewing
Very nice 3D and over all a good TV
Pros: great pictures, easy to operate, nice features
Cons: A little pricey
I have the Samsung ES8000 60 inch for 3 months now. It took me 6 months to finally make the decision on this one. AWESOME SHARP picture. Best 3D on this planet. I also had this TV professionally calibrated. Well worth the small expense. A must!!!! Dealing with Crutchfield made this whole experience one of the best. You can shop around all day long on the internet to try to save a few hundred dollars and buy from a not so reputable dealer. Good luck. Don't waste your time. Crutchfield has been around for over 30 plus years and truly provide the best customer service you will ever see.
Pros: Razor Sharp Picture. 3D is out of the world!!!
Cons: None. Go for the 65 inch if you have room.
Spectacular video quality, good sound. Optional sound bar really amplifies sound nicely. Easily accessed my wireless router at startup.
Pros: Video quality, sound.
Cons: Overly complex controls. I have so many remotes I don't know which to use first. A remote from my cable provider, the Smart Remote. the Smart Touch Remote, the Sound Bar Remote. One universal remote for all functions would simplify life. Also, bought an optical cable for connecting the Sound Bar to the TV. It's supposed to power up the Sound Bar when the TV is powered up but doesn't. Must use the Sound Bar Remote to power up the Sound Bar. Very difficult to insert batteries in 3D glasses.
A problem for Canadian customers. The tv comes with an IR Blaster, which allows you to controll the cable set top box with the Samsung remote (finally). The remote can be paired to the set top box, however it also asks for the cable provider and region in order for the channel list to show on the screen while changing the channels. The problem is that it only supports US providers. It asks for a zip code. No postal code. Without the correct postal code, the Samsung remote will not change channels. I hope they come out with an update to Canadian customers soon.
This TV is awesome. I have several components of varied ages & technology. I was able to get everything connected while eliminating a slew of wires that were required for the TV I replaced. The menus are laid out logically and easy to navigate. The color and depth are stunning. Action pictures move with fluid clarity. I am extremely impressed with the many computer-like features this TV has - This is my first Samsung - I've always purchased SONY in the past becuase of their historical longevity - It was a tough decision - In the end the Samsung was less money & the picture and features were at least equal to the Sony. Now if it will last 10-12 years without issues before I need to replace it - This will have been a good decision.....
Pros: Features, Features, Features - This TV will do just about anything you would need a TV to do.... It's thin, light & attractive & the picture is awesome.
Cons: None that I've found yet....
I have had the TV for about 2 weeks now and enjoyed every minute of it. The fact that it comes with 4 glasses is great fr having friends over to watch movies. The wifi worked flawlessly. The only recommendation I would give is that you have a cheap USB or wireless keyboard handy to use with the TV. I do wish that there was only 1 remote rather than 2. The touch pad remote works ok but not great. Overall a GREAT TV just wish it weren't so expensive.
Pros: Size, Picture, Weight, Webcam.
Cons: PRICE!!! 2 remote controls, smudges very easily but once installed should never need touched again. the Voice recognition is just ok, it can take several tries to get the TV to turn on but once on it works fine. The glasses are active so if you sit a little far from the tv and have any other light in your eyes it will "flicker"...
|Screen Resolution (pixels)||1920 x 1080|
|Screen Refresh Rate||240 Hz|
|Backlighting Type||LED (edge-lit w/ micro-dim)|
|Instant Internet Movie Streaming||Netflix,Hulu,Vudu,YouTube|
|Picture In Picture||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Type of Warranty Service||In-home|
|Total Video Inputs||5|
|Component Video Inputs||1|
|Composite Video Inputs||1|
|Optical Digital Audio Output||
|Coaxial Digital Audio Output||None|
|Analog Audio Output||
|Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide)||161 kWh|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||$18|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||33|
|Height without Stand (inches)||31-7/8|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||8-5/16|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||1-1/4|
|Stand Width (inches)||41-1/2|
|Weight with Stand||51.8 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||45.4 lbs|
|Wall Bracket Included||No|
Ultra Clear Panel: With Samsung's Ultra Clear Panel, you can still get an amazing picture even with reflective light. Ultra Clear Panel absorbs most ambient light and virtually eliminates reflections so there are hardly any distractions. Ultra Clear Panel also helps make colors more vibrant with deeper blacks and enhanced contrast for crisper images and excellent shadow detail.
LED Edge-Lighting: Samsung's LED Edge-Lighting technology allows for a high dynamic contrast ratio and ultra-sharp blacks by allowing multiple LEDs to turn on an off automatically based on the image. LED Edge-Lighting also provides more natural color representation and deep reds and greens, because Samsung uses white LEDs that produce 105% of the broadcast color gamut. The television's white LEDs are arranged along the left and right edges of the screen and a proprietary light guide is used to focus its luminance inwards towards the middle of the screen for a more uniform brightness. Overall, this LED Backlight system produces contrast with stronger blacks and whites, and greater subtlety of every gradation in between.
Micro Dimming Ultimate: By maximizing the contrast between lights and darks, Samsung's Micro Dimming technology displays a picture that is as true-to-life as possible. Samsung's innovative technology scans zones across the image and adjusts brightness to deliver deeper dark tones and brighter whites. It also eliminates the "halo" effect and image distortion that can happen with diffused lights. The Ultimate version of this technology optimizes the quality to new heights by scanning 2x the number of zones in the image. The result is a crystal-clear picture with realistic, vivid detail and accurate color reproduction.
Clear Motion Rate 960: Clear Motion Rate (CMR) is Samsung's more comprehensive and accurate measure for how well the LED-LCD TV can display fast-moving images. Previously, motion clarity was expressed simply by the refresh rate, measured in Hz. CMR, however, takes into account all three factors that contribute to motion clarity: panel refresh rate, image processor speed and backlight technology. CMR is measured by determining the thinnest line a TV can display in a moving image. The thinner the line, the higher the CMR rating, and the clearer the picture you'll enjoy on the screen.
Auto Motion Plus 240Hz: With Samsung's Auto Motion Plus 240Hz with Clear Motion Rate, you can enjoy smooth motion in every frame. Advanced TV panels and unique backlight technology combine with proprietary algorithms to significantly reduce image response time. The lower the response time, the higher the Clear Motion Rate (CMR). Samsung's industry leading Clear Motion Rates yields the most accurate image reproduction for the clearest moving images. Auto Motion Plus 240Hz can be set to Clear, Standard, Smooth, Custom, Demo, or Off. The custom mode lets you manually adjust the Blur & Judder reduction.
Wide Color Enhancer Plus: Wide Color Enhancer Plus allows you to see picture color the way the director originally intended. Witness the entire RGB spectrum brought to life on your screen to bring you exceptionally vibrant, yet natural-looking images faithful to the director's original intent.
30,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio: The LED-LCD TV delivers a Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 30,000,000:1; which provides stunning colors and deep black, so your picture's details don't get lost in the shadows.
HDTV Tuner: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.
1080p Resolution: The LED-LCD television displays all inputs at a resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080). The television's HDMI and component video inputs will accept 1080p (24/60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i video signals.
Full HD 3D (via HDMI 1.4): The Samsung ES8000 series LED-LCD TV offers Full HD (1080p) 3D capability. Samsung 3D TV utilizes Bluetooth-enabled active shutter glasses (four pair included) for a full 1080p 3D viewing experience when coupled with a 3D source, such as a 3D-ready Blu-ray player or an HD 3D broadcast from satellite or cable providers (connected via HDMI 1.4). The Samsung ES8000 series LED-LCD TV automatically adjusts the overall picture to provide an optimal 3D effect. The Samsung 3D TV also offers a unique feature that allows you to intensify your 2D viewing experience by up-converting it to virtual 3D. In addition, you can adjust the overall 3D perspective (+/-5) and overall 3D image depth (1-10). Samsung 3D TV supports Full HD 3D for 1920 x 2205p (24Hz) or 1280 x 1470p (60Hz) video signals; and virtual 3D for 1920 x 1080p (24/30/60Hz), 1920 x 1080i (60Hz), or 1280 x 720p (60hz) video signals. The Samsung ES8000 series LED-LCD TV offers various 3D modes to match your 3D viewing needs.
- 2D-3D: Changes a 2D image to 3D; you can adjust the focus and depth of the image to maximize 3D experience.
- Side-by-Side: Displays two images next to each other. Available when the resolution is 720p, 1080i or 1080p.
- Top & Bottom: Displays one image above another. Available when the resolution is 720p, 1080i or 1080p.
- Line-by-Line: Displays the images for the left and right eye alternatively in rows.
- Vertical Stripe: Displays the images for the left and right eye alternatively in columns.
- Checker Board: Displays the images for the left and right eye alternatively in pixels.
- Frame Sequential: Displays the images for the left and right eye alternatively in frames.
- 3D-2D: Displays the image for the left eye only.
- Off: Turns the 3D function off.
Note: 2010 Samsung IR 3D glasses and3D glasses from other manufacturers are not compatible. Some 3D modes may not be available depending on the format of the image source. PIP, Auto Program, and some Picture Adjustment functions will also be disabled in 3D mode.
Included 3D Glasses (4 pair): The Samsung ES8000 series LED-LCD TV includes four pair of 3D active glasses with built-in Bluetooth. Samsung's 3D Active Glasses (SSG-3050GB) offer a comfortable fit through its lightweight frame and flexible noise- and ear-pieces. The Samsung 3D Active Glasses are powered by a single CR2025 3V lithium coin-type battery (pre-installed). The battery can last up to 150 hours when powered on. The Samsung's 3D Active Glasses provide a viewing range between 6' and 19.5' from the Samsung 3D-ready TV.
Note: If the 3D glasses move outside of the recommended operating distance, the signal from the TV will be disconnected and the display of the 3D glasses will turn off after several seconds. If you lie on your side while watch TV with 3D glasses, the picture may look dark or may not be visible. When viewing 3D video under fluorescent lighting (50-60Hz), you may notice a small amount of screen flickering.
Screen Sizes: You can choose one of the following screen sizes.
Note: Screen Size settings can be stored for each external device you have connected to an input of the TV.
Picture Control: You can make the following adjustments for an optimum picture.
Note: You can adjust and store Picture Settings for each external device connected to the TV.
Motion Lighting: The TV automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen in response to the brightness of the room. In bright light, the screen brightens. In dim light, the screen dims.
LED Motion Plus: This function removes drag from fast scenes with a lot of movement to provide a clear picture.
HDMI Black Level: You can select the black level on the screen to adjust the screen depth when you have a component connected via HDMI to the television. You can select either Normal or Low.
Noise Filtration: The Samsung TV provides digital noise and MPEG noise filtration.
Film Mode: The TV can be set to automatically sense and process film signals from all sources and adjust the picture from optimum quality. Film mode is supported in TV, AV, Component (480i/1080i), and HDMI (480i/1080i).
Game Mode: When connecting the television to a game console, you can enjoy a more realistic gaming experience when selecting Game Mode.
BD Wise: BD Wise provides the optimal picture quality for Samsung DVD, Blu-ray, and Home Theater products which support BD Wise. When BD Wise is set to On, the TV's picture mode is automatically changed to the optimal resolution.
PIP (Picture-in-Picture): You can watch the TV's tuner and one external video source simultaneously. The TV channel will be displayed in a sub-screen which can be moved to each corner of the television's screen. You can switch the audio between the main screen and sub-screen.
|Main Picture||Sub Picture|
|External Input: Component or HDMI||TV: Antenna input|
Note: PIP does not function in the same mode.
Virtual Surround: This function provides a virtual 5.1 channel surround sound experience through a pair of speakers using HRTF (Head Related Transfer Function) technology.
Dialogue Clarity: This function allows you to increase the intensity of a voice over background music or sound effects so that dialogue can be heard more clearly.
3D Audio: 3D audio technology provides the immersive sound corresponding to 3D (three-dimensional) video by putting audio depth control in perspective.
Sound Modes: You can choose from the following Preset Sound Modes:
Equalizer: You can manually adjusts the TV's built-in 5-band EQ (100 Hz, 300 Hz, 1 kHz, 3 kHz, and 10 kHz) for a more customized sound.
Auto Volume: Auto Volume automatically adjusts the volume of the desired channel, lowering the sound output when the modulation signal is high or raising the sound output when the modulation signal is low. This reduces the difference in volume when changing channels. The Auto Volume feature can be set to Normal, Night or Off.
Audio Delay: The Audio Delay function corrects audio/video mismatch, when watching TV or video, and listening to a digital audio output using an external device such as an AV receiver. You can adjust the audio delay from 0ms to 250 ms.
Picture Off: You can turn the television's screen off and still listen to audio.
Audio Outputs: The Samsung LED-LCD television provides an analog and digital audio output.
ARC (Audio Return Channel): The Audio Return Channel in HDMI 1.4 enables a TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data "upstream" to an A/V receiver; increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection. This feature allows audio to be sent from the television to your A/V receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio/video to the television. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to the TV. ARC allows audio from the TV tuner, Network connection, inserted USB device, HDMI inputs, or any analog connected device to be heard through your ARC compatible AV receiver via the television's HDMI ARC input. The audio from the TV's tuner, network connection can pass as Dolby Digital or 2ch PCM. HDMI, USB, and analog connected devices will be output as 2ch PCM only.
Note: Both the television and the receiver must support ARC for this function to work properly. When connecting an A/V receiver that is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI 2 input. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel (ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is necessary.
Network Connection (wired/wireless): You can set up the Samsung ES8000 series LED-LCD TV so that it can access your home network and online Samsung Apps through your local area network (LAN) using a wired (RJ-45 Ethernet) or wireless connection (built-in WiFi). You can setup a wired network connection automatically or manually. You can setup the wireless network connection using these four methods; PBC (WPS), Auto Network Search, One Foot, or Manually.
Note: The TV's built-in WiFi supports IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless LAN networks and WEP (open/shared), WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) network security.
WiFi Direct: When using WiFi Direct, you can connect directly with other devices without using a wireless router. You'll be able to wirelessly transfer personal content (such as photos & videos) to the Samsung LED-LCD TV without connecting to your home network. WiFi Direct completely bypasses your WiFi access point/router, so it's easy to set up. Streaming of copy-protected content and other certain formats are not supported.
AllShare/DLNA Certified: The Samsung ES8000 series LED-LCD TV's AllShare function, along with its DLNA Certification allow you to watch videos (DIVX/MPEG/H.264/WMV), photos (JPEG/PNG/BMP/MPO)), and listen to music (MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC/OGG) saved on your Windows PC (or other DLNA Certified media server) through the TV via its Ethernet (LAN) port or built-in WiFi (wireless). This eliminates the need to copy your photo, video, and music files to a separate USB storage device.
Note: Windows PCs with XP and Vista installed require Samsung's PC Share Manager software, which can be downloaded for free at www.samsung.com. Not compatible with older Windows OS versions and Mac.
Samsung's Dual Core Processor: Samsung's Dual Core's processing speeds allow you to perform multiple tasks at the same time, such as using an app while downloading another one. It also enables faster web browsing while playing apps or TV programs that you've recently opened through the Recent History feature.
Samsung Apps: Once you have connected the Samsung TV to your home network, you gain access to Samsung Apps. Samsung Apps lets you download for pay or free-of-charge applications and services to the Samsung ES8000 series LED-LCD TV. You can enjoy a variety of content from various downloaded applications; such as videos, music, photos, games, and news. Samsung Apps has a growing collection of pay and free-of-charge online applications that connect you to some of your favorite online content; such as movies from Netflix or Blockbuster, TV shows from Hulu Plus, videos from YouTube, music from Pandora, and social updates from Facebook or Twitter. Once connected to your home network, you can visit the online Samsung Apps store from the TV's Smart Hub menu and download free Apps or purchase advanced applications. The following App categories are available.
Description and Listings
|What's New||Displays newly registered applications.|
|Most Popular||Display the most popular applications.|
|Video||Displays apps that provide video media; such as movies, TV shows, and short length videos. You can access Netflix (5.1ch), Vudu, HuluPlus, Blockbuster On-Demand, Flixter, CinemaNow, YouTube, AOL HD, etc..|
|Game||Displays various game app; such as Memory, Sudoku, and Texas Hold'em.|
|Sports||Displays apps that provide sports content and exercise work outs. You can access MLB, NHL, or College for sports; and Push-Ups, Six-Pack, or Yoga for workouts.|
|Lifestyle||Includes apps that provide lifestyle media services; such as music (Pandora/vTuner), personal photo management tools (Picasa), and social networking (Facebook/Twitter/Google Talk).|
|Information||Includes apps that provide information content; such as news (CNBC/USA Today), weather (accuweather), and maps (Google maps).|
|Education||Includes educational apps for kids.|
|My Apps||Displays the application list and your cyber cash balance.|
|Help||For questions about Samsung Apps.|
Note: Smart Apps require an Internet connection with a speed of 1.5mbps or greater. Some application services may be provided in English only and the content available may vary, depending on your area. Visit Samsung's App Guide for a complete list of available Samsung Apps.
Ticker: The Ticker application provides useful News, Weather, and Stock Market information on-screen.
Web Browser (powered by Google): You can access the internet using the TV's Web Brower application (powered by Google). You can search by URL address or keywords. The player will archive your web browser history by Date, Name, or Frequency. You can also save "Favorite" web pages and create a "Home" page. The Web Browser can be accessed from the Smart Hub menu. The Web Browser is maximized to fill TV screen.
Note: The Web Browser is not compatible with Java applications. The playback of Flash videos is not supported. E-commerce, for purchasing products online is not supported. ActiveX is not supported.
Skype w/ Built-in Camera & Mic: Samsung's free Skype app, plus the built-in camera & mic on the Samsung LED-LCD TV lets you make video calls from the comfort of your living room. Using the TV's remote control, you can create free Skype accounts, log into existing accounts, and navigate via a simple Skype interface made for the big screen. You can make free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls to friends and family, wherever they are in the world from the Samsung TV.
Firmware/Software Updates: The television's Software Upgrade menu allows you to upgrade the TV's software & firmware for performance improvements & additional services. You can upgrade in four ways; USB, Internet, Alternative Software, or Standby Mode. The tested television needed an immediate firmware update (001016 as of 5/2/2012). Visit the Samsung Download Center for the latest Firmware/Software updates.
Triple USB Ports: The television is equipped with three USB (type-A) ports. Two of the USB ports can accept a USB mass-storage-class device (5V, 0.5A), while the other USB port will accept a USB hard-disk-drive (5V, 1A). Either USB port lets you view photo and movie files, as well as listen to audio files saved on a compatible USB device. Files must be formatted in FAT16/32 or NTFS. The TV can recognize up to 1,000 files in each folder.
Smart Hub: Once you have connected the Samsung ES8000 series LED-LCD TV to your home network, you can start using Samsung's Smart Hub interactive menu system. With Smart Hub, you can stream audio/video content from select Internet sites, access various pay or free-of-charge applications, and view them on the television. Application content includes news, sports, weather forecasts, stock market quotes, maps, photos, and games; plus a recommendation engine which suggests movies you might like from your video-on-demand services. The Smart Hub menu also gives you access to the television's off-air tuner, external inputs, and network connected media devices. The Smart Hub offers the following on-screen menu functions.
Note: Smart Hub requires an Internet connection with a speed of 1.5mbps or greater. You must setup a user name and password. Some application services may be provided in English only and the content available may vary, depending on your area.
RVU Compatible (for DirecTV): This Samsung television is RVU-compatible which means DIRECTV subscribers with the Genie Whole-Home HD DVR can watch live broadcast and stored content from their DVR on the Samsung TV, without the need for an additional Genie Mini Client devices or set-top boxes. However, you will need a DECA unit (sold separately) that converts Coax to Ethernet, which will plug into the the Samsung TV's LAN port. Make sure the television has the latest firmware update.
Input Source Names: You can assign a pre-programmed name to each of the inputs. When input naming is completed, you will no longer have to remember which component is connected to each input when selecting a source to watch. Source names include VCR, DVD, Cable STB, Satellite STB, PVR STB, AV Receiver, Game, Camcorder, PC, TV, DVI PC, DVI Device, IPTV, Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, and Digital Media Adapter.
Close Captions (CC): The Samsung ES8000 series LED-LCD TV provides Analog Closed Captions and Digital Closed Captions. The Digital CC offers customizable text, font, and size.
Program Rating Lock: The Program Rating Lock feature automatically locks out programs that are deemed inappropriate for children. You can block TV program based on their ratings and Movies based on their MPAA rating, so you have more control over what your children watch. The Program Rating Lock function is protected by a 4-digit PIN.
ENERGY STAR Compliant with ECO Settings: The Samsung ES8000 series LED-LCD TV is ENERGY STAR compliant and provides ECO settings to reduce the TV's power consumption and cut-down on energy costs.
Timers: The Samsung ES8000 series LED-LCD TV offers On/Off and Sleep timers for your convenience.
Auto Protection Time: If the screen remains idle with a still image for a certain period of time (2, 4, 8, 10 hours) defined by the user, the TV's built-in screen saver is activated to prevent the formation of host images on the screen.
Self Diagnosis: The Samsung ES8000 series LED-LCD TV provides a Self Diagnosis menu which allows you to check the television for picture, sound, and signal problems.
E-Manual: The television only comes with a brief User Manual. A complete instruction manual is built-in into the TV and can be viewed on-screen. Open the e-Manual to learn how to use the TV's many features.
Smart Interaction: The Samsung ES8000 series LED-LCD TV offers Smart Interaction with voice & motion control, as well as face recognition. Using this feature, you can access and control menu options and functions using speech, hand gestures, and face recognition.
Note: Samsung recommends using the Voice & Motion Control function within approximately 5-13' of your TV. The motion control's range may differ depending on the angle of camera or other conditions. Voice Control performance levels will vary based on the language spoken. Some TV and menu functions will require the use of the included IR remote control.
Smart Touch Remote: The new Samsung Smart Touch IR Remote Control makes it even easier to navigate the television's entertainment sources, menu settings, and Smart TV features. Improved user conveniences has been provides so that you can switch the channel and adjust the volume with just your fingertips while focusing on the TV screen. In addition, the built-in touchpad removes the need for a mouse when you change the menu settings or search for something on the Internet. It even has a built-in microphone that you can use to give the Samsung TV voice commands (0.3-0.4').
Note: A standard IR wireless remote control is also included and needed for specific menu functions.
IR Blaster: When you connect the included battery powered IR Blaster with the Samsung TV, you can control your connected external devices (such as Blu-ray player & Sat/cable box) using the included Smart Touch Control. Install the IR Blaster within 19.7" and 45° in up-down/left-right from the IR sensor of the external device.
Anynet+: Take all your remotes and condense them into one simplified solution. With Samsung's Anynet+ you'll enjoy one-touch control for all your HDMI-connected compatible devices like your Samsung TV, Blu-ray Disc player, AV Receiver and Home Theater. Anynet+ is a function that enables you to control all connected Samsung devices that support Anynet+ with the Samsung television's remote control. The Anynet+ system can be used only with Samsung devices that support the Anynet+ features. The Anynet+ feature must be turned on in the menu to function.
Smart View Mobile App: Download the Smart View Mobile App from the Android Market on select Samsung smartphones and tablets (Android 2.2-up) for yet another way to control the Samsung ES8000 series LED-LCD TV. If both your Samsung smartphone or tablet and TV are connected to the same wireless network, your smartphone or tablet will link to the TV automatically where you can use your smartphone or tablet like a remote control. The TV can also transfer live feeds to your smartphone or tablet. Main features include:
Note: Dual View may not be available on devices with Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
Keyboard & Mouse Compatible: The Samsung ES8000 series LED-LCD TV will also support either a USB or Bluetooth enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately).
5-Way Joy Stick: The television is equipped with a 5-way "joy stick" like button on the bottom right side of the TV's rear-panel that lets you control the TV without the remote control or Smart Interaction.
Pedestal Stand: The TV is shipped with the pedestal stand already attached. The television weighs 51.8 lbs with the stand. The pedestal stand can be removed to wall mount the TV.
Wall Mounting: The TV has four threaded inserts on the back for use with an optional wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is VESA 400 (400mm horizontal x 400mm vertical) in accordance with the industry standards set by the Video Electronics Standards Association. The threaded inserts require M8 (8mm) machine screws (not supplied). The television weighs 45.4 lbs without the stand.
Note: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 4" above/below the television for adequate ventilation.
Detachable AC Power Cord: The Samsung ES8000 series LED-LCD TV comes with a 5' detachable AC power cord. The power cord is fitted with a right-angle AC plug that sits 0.75" from the wall.
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