60" 1080p 3D LED-LCD HDTV with Wi-Fi® and voice/gesture control
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Samsung has become the world leader in HDTVs based on the amazing performance and popularity of their LED-LCD technology. With the F8000 series, they've poured all their best ideas for design, picture quality and convenience into a sleek package. This model also includes the company's groundbreaking interactive voice and gesture controls.
Samsung's main engineering focus on this model is the all-important backlight. The UN60F8000 uses an extremely sophisticated edge-lit LED backlight with Samsung's Precision Black local dimming. This is complemented by their Micro Dimming Ultimate software-based dimming, which adds another level of light control. You not only get the widest possible range from bright white to deep black, but also a nearly infinite number of shades in between.
Micro Dimming works by scanning the backlight "zones" across the picture and continuously adjusting brightness to optimize contrast scene by scene. The UN60F8000 uses the Ultimate version of this technology, which has twice as many backlight zones as the Pro version used in the next model down. It minimizes "halos" and other types of light-based distortion. This is a high-speed scanning backlight, which works along with the 240Hz screen refresh rate to virtually eliminate motion blur.
The UN60F8000 is one of Samsung's smartest Smart TVs ever thanks to a 1.35GHz quad-core processor. That's more horsepower than most tablets have. Besides surfing the web you can do things like multitask or use one app while downloading another. Whether your connection is wired or wireless, you can do a quick web search while you watch movies and TV shows, and enjoy TV while you chat with friends and family online. Along with built-in apps for services like Netflix®, Hulu Plus™, and YouTube™, you can download new ones from Samsung's large selection of apps.
Samsung's AllShare™ Play lets you wirelessly access and stream content from any compatible device. If you have a Galaxy S3 smartphone or Galaxy tablet, you can share movies, photos, and music via the UN60F8000. Your Wi-Fi® network lets you do things like "toss" photos from your phone or tablet to the screen with the swipe of a finger. Or push streaming video like Netflix movies from device to screen.
Sending content from your phone to your TV is cool, and going TV-to-phone is even cooler. Just download Samsung's Smart View app and use the TV View feature to mirror whatever's on the UN60F8000's screen on your Galaxy S3 phone or tablet. You can leave the room anytime without leaving your entertainment behind. Think of it as whole-house television you hold in your hand.
The Samsung UN60F8000 delivers a spectacular picture in 2D or 3D. Just slip on a pair of the included active glasses to enjoy a deeper view, and not just with true 3D video sources — switch on the TV's 2D-to-3D conversion for added depth with regular 2D video. And even if you're not interested in 3D this set still deserves consideration if picture quality is your number one priority.
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.
Word of advice if you are installing on a wall mount - there are two pieces in the black box that comes with the TV to allow you to connect the wall mount (the back of the TV is fatter on the bottom where the bottom end of the bracket screws in) so that it is flush to the TV.
Picture is great. Easy to setup and plenty of inputs (though I only needed the one HDMI)
Pros: Allows you to turn off the sound effects, which are annoying. Two remotes. One for day-to-day stuff and one that is a full remote. Makes sense I suppose, but not sure I need another remote sitting in my remote drawer.
Cons: Some of the pop-ups can be a little annoying when the TV turns on. Particularly if you close the camera, you get a popup telling you it it not activated. Duh. Best just to leave the camera "open". As with most of these new devices, the internet browser is junk. The apps are just OK. Camera is not adjustable so if you want use the features it provides it you need to angle the whole TV (which is fine with a fully articulating wall mount) but otherwise I guess you are out of luck
The picture quality exceeds my expectation. This TV replaced my Pioneer Elite plasma. In my opinion this set is a step up in overall picture quality. The Smart features are easy to navigate and wireless connectivity is really sweet according to my kids. The sound quality is lacking, but I expected that would be the case. Once it's matched with a good sound bar I know my viewing enjoyment will be even greater. This is my fourth Samsung, I couldn't be more pleased that I selected this model. As always the Crutchfield representative that assisted me in my selection was extremely helpful.
Pros: Phenomenal picture, easy operation and set-up.
Cons: Sound quality is lacking.
Simple to wall mount with existing mount of my 42" Samsung. Great quality of the picture. I need time to read and review the many things I can do with this product.
I ordered this TV and received it approximately 1 week later. I mounted it, set up everything, and calibrated it based on some suggestions from the AVS Forum. The results were beautiful; everything worked flawlessly for about 1 day, and then all of my HDMI inputs died. The Smart Hub, ethernet and optical cable still worked, but nothing from any of the 4 HDMI ports. This was very frustrating, given Samsung's reputation and it being a high-end unit. However, I called Crutchfield, and they walked me through about 15 minutes of troubleshooting, which I had already performed (i.e. different cables from different devices in different inputs). From there, they said I could either have Samsung send a technician out to look at it, or they could send me a replacement unit. I opted for the replacement unit ,which arrived about another week later. I set it up just as the first unit, and it has been going strong for about 2 weeks now... fingers crossed. All in all I am very pleased with this TV. The picture quality is amazing; the Smart Hub is fairly intuitive. I can't speak to the sound quality, as I have it hooked up to a surround sound system, but hopefully anyone purchasing this TV will not be using the TV's speakers anyway. The only thing keeping me from giving this TV 5 stars was the problem first set's HDMI inputs.
Pros: Great picture quality, Smart Hub easy to use, Wide variety of inputs/ports. The picture settings menu is very involved with lots of adjustment options: can be a pro or con depending on your style.
Cons: If you are using a TV stand, it has to be at least as wide as your TV because the TV's pedestal spans the width of the TV.
I've been a Sony TV fan for decades. I had a problem with a 5 yeary old Sony TV. Sony was great about it, and gave me many options on what to do about it. I paid to get a bigger/better/faster Sony TV. During a move across the country, that TV had some odd substrate failure. :( Probably not Sony's fault, but my son convinced me to give Samsung a try.
I still love my Sony TVs, but wow. This thing is sweet. Best picture short of a 4K TV, and so many toys. I've only had it for about a month so far, but I couldn't be happier so far.
Pros: Wonderful picture. More toys than any other TV I've seen.
Cons: The camera atop the TV isn't very useful. Even though I have the TV positioned directly at the viewer's face, the camera points above my head, and can't be adjusted lower. I doubt I will use it. I wanted to take off a 1/4 star, but I can't on this website. The hardware that came with the TV to adapt to a wall mount didn't work for me. I called the support listed on the documentation. They were not at all helpful. Fortunately for me, I bought the TV from Crutchfield, and they were very helpful
I was torn between this and a 55'' samsung 4K and I went with the larger of the two choices because bigger is better haha. My decision was based on the my viewing distance to the tv (12') and the lack of media for the 4K tv's as well as I am always skeptical of brand new technology as it changes so fast LED TV's have been out for a number of years and in my opinion Samsung has perfected their technology and it shows in this television. I could not have been happier with this purchase the clarity is amazing I do not have any regrets purchasing this instead of the 4K at all. The smart TV features are ok some of the options work good some are not so great for example the hand gestures to operate the TV work spotty at best and maybe it's me not doing it right but I could live without it. I love this TV and would recommend it highly.
Pros: Picture quality Smart remote is cool Direct TV compatible (do not need a receiver) Camera is fun to use with the kids 3D is amazing
Cons: Nothing to really complain about if this TV is on your want list get it!
Could be the best screen I've seen not 4K. Clarity is incredible,
Pros: Light weight. Beautiful display, easy interface, ready to plug and play
Cons: Base too wide for smaller stands,
The Samsung UN60F8000 is the best performing television i have owned.It gives sharp and clear images far better than my 2 year old 52 inch LCD set it is replacing.
Pros: Clear bright images on screen.Rich color and smoothe motion flow.Multi features and Skype
Cons: The Infrared Extender will not control my DishNet VIP622DVR cable box making necessary the use of the cable and television remotes to operate the set.Crutchfield,Samsung and DishNet tech support unable to resolve the problem
I initially thought the tv may be a little too big for my room, but after getting the picture settings figured out, this tv is great. Of course the hd sources offer the best picture, but as long as you are not too close to tv the standard definition shows are ok. The smart features are also nice.
Pros: Very thin and excellent picture quality on hd sources
This is by far the best LED TV I've seen and I have several in my house. I have 1 other Samsung and have been very pleased with it for over 3 years now. So when I was shopping for my next TV, I only looked at Samsung. This TV had great reviews online, which led me to my final decision. I am very pleased and will keep buying Samsung as long as the quality stays top notch.
Pros: Excellent contrast and back-light. Clear Motion rating of 1200 is fantastic. Very thin design with inputs and outputs out of the way for a nice clean flush mounting to a wall. Easy to navigate menus and change settings. Plenty of great features, such as WiFi, voice recognition, motion control and a Smart Touch remote. The speakers sounded plenty loud although I am using external speakers through a home theater receiver.
Best TV I have ever had! The picture is terrific. I almost bought a plasma, but now I am glad I didn't. I don't use the voice control, but the had control sometimes comes in handy. I am not much of an advocate of 3D, so really can't rate the 3D performance. But the picture and looks of the TV make it a 5 star product in my mind. Delivery from Crutchfield was as usual, on time and without hastle.
This television has an incredible picture - black is sooo black! Very sharp and colors are bright. Incredibly light, thin and easy to hang. I am very happy with this purchase!
Pros: Fantastic picture, light, thin, easy to use.
Cons: None discovered yet.
Have not completed installation yet. That said, the professional help i received helped me from making a mistake from buying something I would have regretted. The transaction was very good and shipping was very fast. Looking forward to working with them on the installation. So far the only Problem I have is the in ability to add the Djish network remote controls to the Yamaha remote.
Pros: unknown at this point because the system is not yet installed
Cons: unknown at this point because the system is not yet installed
This 3D TV is one of the best you can get!!!
Shopped around for weeks before finding the lowest price. Nobody could beat the price I found on Crutchfield nor did I get the help from the online chat or phone anywhere. You also can't beat free 3 day shipping. Thanks again!
Pros: Beautiful picture Digital tv, 3d I'd out if this world, blueray looks amazing. Price!
Cons: Remote is hard to get used to but Samsung is sending me another for free.
I've owned many panels over the years including The top Panasonic and Pioneer Plasmas. When LCD began to evolve I jumped on board with several different Samsung and Sony models. I can tell you without reservation, that this is LED TV perfected. The only complaint I have is the limited viewing angle, which is inherent in LCD technology. Perhaps if Samsung would begin using IPS panels we would see better viewing angles, but likely at the cost of contrast.
This panel has excellent black levels and shadow detail. I see very little blooming, zero clouding and minimal image blur. Finally, no banding, which was an issue with previous generation local dimming technology. Frankly, IMHO the only improvement over the F8000 is 4k technology. However, you will only benefit if you sit really close to the screen, or if you go above 65", and 4k media is very limited. This panel really shows how far the technology has come. I'm not really into the "smart" technology and all of the apps, but Nerflix and Amazon worked as advertised.
Pros: Incredible picture
Cons: Poor viewing angle
I have been using this TV for a couple weeks now. The Smart TV options are great - Netflix, etc. Also, the picture and quality are amazing! I don't know how to use the talk to or hand gesture features yet, but they look great and will let you control the TV w/o the remote.
Pros: Great picture and very thin
This 3D TV is one of the best you can get, at an affordable price! Picture is extremely clear and the refresh rate is really fast. My old Samsung was slow with its processor when in Smart Hub but this TV's quad-core processor is a MAJOR step up from its predecessors. Everything is smooth and clean. Apps load up instantly and the quality of the video that is streamed wirelessly from Netflix or Youtube is incredible. The TV is also extremely lightweight, only weighing about 45lbs. 5 Stars for this amazing unit.
Pros: Superior Picture Quality, Fast Quad-Core, Amazing Refresh Rate, Great Design, Lightweight.
Cons: TV Stand could be better, but hangs extremely well.
Been wanting to upgrade my Phillips 46 inch with a 60hz processer been looking and researching different makes and models and most of my friends said to go with a Samsung and I'm glad I did the picture is crisp and clean with nice dark and rich colors that pop out would HIGHLY RECOMEND THIS TV.
Pros: so far everything on this TV is great picture, apps, design quality is outstanding.
Cons: None that I have found
This TV has a great picture. I notice a lot more detail now in the picture. The Black is BLACK. I turned off the DVR with the TV still on and I thought the TV was still on. I then noticed the little Samsung light (which you can turn off) was still on and turned it off.
Pros: Great picture, little lag when gaming, crazy light and thin for it's size. Stable on it's stand. Connected the the internet by itself, synced time, date and updated the firmware automatically. Low energy usage.
Cons: I wish you could get the TV without all the "Smart" features. Just the great picture.
Picture is very accurate and very sharp, Just got it for couple weeks and still try to figure out how to use all the functions that include with this TV. Very happy with the services that provide by Crutchfield,
Pros: Picture quality is stunning, and the physical appearance is very attractive.
I've had this TV for over 2 months now and I love it! The picture quality is simply amazing. The blacks are super black and the color is incredibly vivid. The design, minus the stand, is awesome. Sometimes while watching movies, the picture just seems like its floating in mid air. Movies, look incredible. Games look incredibly clear. This set is also feature packed to the brim. Coming from an older Samsung smart TV, the apps on the older TV lagged a lot. I could barely stand to use Netflix on it. With the new TV though, everything runs smooth like warm butter! In my opinion the 3D on this TV is much better then what you would find at the movie theater. A huge plus over my older Samsung, is that the movies that I play through my hard drive now run perfect, with absolutely no stutters. I haven't experienced anything like that regardless of what the bit rate or codec the movie is using. Another huge plus, especially for anime fans, is that this TV plays embedded subtitles!! Overall, I am unbelievably glad I got this TV!
Pros: Picture Quality Features Design Embeded subtitles
Cons: The stand. Although it finally got me to get a stand that I can hang my TV from. I wish I had gotten one a long time ago.
Beautiful TV , got all my gadgets connected to it, it's not just a TV its a really intelligent TV.
Pros: Picture clarity, speed blazing fast processor
Cons: The remote control is limited, you have to many steps to navigate to get to certain area
I am very happy with the tv that I purchased from Crutchfield and I have received excellent customer service any time I have called . I have purchased many different products and they have stood by any product I have purchased and also if I had to return items they were great.
Pros: Great company to do business with
Cons: I have never had a bad experience with Crutchfield
Where do I start except by saying that the whole experience has been phenomenal. From the time I placed my order to the extremely fast shipping from Crutchfield, the whole process has been amazingly great. If your contemplating if you should get it or not, I will say that it will not disappoint. I've watched several movies on Blu-ray,DVD,Verizon Fios cable,Netflix and even games on the PS3 and I have to say that it blew my family away big time. We still can't believe how awesome the resolution actually is. You can really see the actors face's in great detail. My other TV that we had was a LG LCD 1080P and it dosen't compare, not even close. We have no issues at all and the setup was easy enough for my ten year old to figure out. I love the smart features and all the things that it offers. There are some things I would delete but unfortunately I can't but it's not that big of a deal for me.
I did get to try the 3D on my PS3 and it brought one of my games to life. I still haven't used it for any movies but I'm sure that it would look exactly like your in the theater. The sound from the TV is really good too compared to other TVS I looked at and compared them before I made my purchase at Crutchfield. It would be ideal to definitely get a Receiver,speakers and a sub-woofer from Crutchfield as the prices and service are bar-none. It also makes the whole experience really sound like the theater or better.
Well I really hope that this review helps,thank you.
Pros: 3D LED,240 Refresh rate,Remote is simple to operate,Quad-Core for really fast experience and Zero lag time,Internet is fast especially with Fios,Smart TV with Netflix,Amazon etc.......Great TV.
Cons: Price but well worth it
Working just fine right out of box . Might play with things after more reviews and info becomes available online but really cant see how much better this can get.
Pros: Gotta love this store Crutchfield great prices and fast shipping Thanks
Cons: none yet
Excellent picture have only had the tv for 2 days so have not been able to do much with it yet,to try the different things it can do
Pros: Very nice picture
Cons: Have none yet
|Screen Resolution (pixels)||1920 x 1080|
|Screen Refresh Rate||240 Hz|
|Backlighting Type||LED (edge-lit w/ local-dim)|
|Instant Internet Movie Streaming||Netflix,Hulu,Vudu,Amazon,YouTu|
|Picture In Picture||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Type of Warranty Service||In-home|
|Total Video Inputs||6|
|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)||146 kWh|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||$16|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||31-7/8|
|Height without Stand (inches)||30-5/8|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||13-5/8|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||1-3/4|
|Stand Width (inches)||51-3/4|
|Weight with Stand||48.9 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||45 lbs|
|Wall Bracket Included||No|
|Pedestal Stand||Assembly required|
LED Edge-Lighting w/ Micro Dimming Ultimate + Precision Black: Samsung's LED Edge-Lighting technology w/ Micro Dimming Ultimate + Precision Black maximizes the contrast between lights and darks to create a picture that is as true-to-life as possible. 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.
Ultra Clear Panel: Sometimes you can't keep sunlight or house lights from shining right on your TV screen. 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. Ultra Clear Panel also helps make colors more vibrant with deeper blacks and enhanced contrast for crisper images and excellent shadow detail.
Clear Motion Rate 1200: 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: Auto Motion Plus removes blur and judder from scenes with large amounts of rapid movement to provide a clearer picture. Auto Motion Plus reduces blur so that action movies, sports and video games have enhanced clarity. Advanced panels and unique backlight technology combine with proprietary algorithms to reduce the response time and yield a more accurate image reproduction with faster onscreen motion. Auto Motion Plus can be set to Clear, Standard, Smooth, Custom, or Off.
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.
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.
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.
HDMI (MHL) Port: The HDMI 4 port is designed for the connection of select mobile phones and other portable electronic devices using the new MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) standard. Simply plug your MHL compatible smartphone into the TV's HDMI 4 (MHL) port using the HDMI cable that is included with your mobile phone. MHL allows you to display full 1080p video and still images on the Samsung TV from your mobile smartphone. The TV's IR remote can be used to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Stop Fast Forward/Rewind, and Menu navigation). Your MHL compliant device will also charge while connected to the TV's HDMI 4 port. To find MHL-certified devices, go to www.mhlconsortium.org.
Full HD 3D (via HDMI 1.4): The Samsung LED-LCD TV offers Full HD (1080p) 3D capability. Samsung 3D TV utilizes Bluetooth-enabled active shutter glasses (two 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 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 LED-LCD TV offers various 3D modes to match your 3D viewing needs.
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 LED-LCD TV includes four pair of 3D active glasses with built-in Bluetooth. Samsung's 3D Active Glasses (SSG-5100GB) 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.
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.
Film & Game Modes: The television provides Film & Game modes.
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 (component/HDMI) simultaneously. The component/HDMI source will be displayed as the main picture, while the TV channel will be displayed in a sub-screen, while which can be moved to each corner of the television's screen. You can switch the audio between the main screen and sub-screen.
DNSE+ Processing: The Samsung LED-LCD TV employs DNSe+ processing which provides selectable custom settings for experiencing surround sound with maximum bass response, dialog clarity, and consistent volume levels from any content source, including Blu-ray movies, TV programming, streaming, and games.
Dolby Digital Pulse: Optimizes the TV sound quality when viewing and listening to Internet movies, Internet music, and other content played back from your wired or wireless network connection.
Sound Position: The speakers of this TV provide different sound images according to how you position the television. You can select between "Wall-Mount" or "Stand" to provide the best sound quality based on the television's placement.
5-Band EQ + Sound Modes: 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; or simply choose from the following Preset Sound Modes:
Audio Extras: The Samsung TV offers a variety of audio adjustments to meet your listening needs.
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, and USB port can pass as Dolby Digital or 2ch PCM. HDMI 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 3 input. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel (ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is necessary.
SoundShare: The TV is compatible with the SoundShare feature found on some Samsung Crystal Surround AirTrack active speaker systems (sound bars). SoundShare makes a wireless connection between the TV and the speaker system via Bluetooth. Once the two are paired, you can control the volume and mute the sound by using the remote control from the TV or the speaker system. If you change the AirTrack from TV mode to another mode or turned off, the TV audio will resume playing from the TV's speakers. SoundShare can be found on the Samsung HW-F450, HW-F550, HW-F551, HW-F750, and HW-F850.
Samsung's Quad Core Processor: Samsung's Quad Core processing speeds allow you to perform multiple tasks at the same time, such as using an app while downloading another one. It also enables extremely faster web browsing and application access.
Network Connection (wired/wireless): You can set up the Samsung 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 LED-LCD TV's AllShare function, along with its DLNA Certification allow you to watch videos (Divx/AVI/H.264/MPEG/MKV/MOV/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.
Screen Mirroring: This Screen Mirroring function lets you view the screen of your WiFi-enabled Samsung Android smart phone or tablet (with support for AllShare Cast) on the Samsung LED-LCD TV.
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 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 Vudu, TV shows from Hulu Plus, videos from YouTube, music from Pandora, and social updates from Facebook or Twitter.
Note: Samsung 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 Store for a complete list of available Samsung Apps.
Web Browser You can access the internet using the player's Web Brower application. You can search web pages using Google or Bing. You may enter a URL addresses or enter a keyword search. The player will archive your web browser history. You can also save "Favorite" web pages and create a "Home" page. The playback of Flash videos is also supported. The Web Browser is optimized to fill your connected TV's screen. Use a keyboard and mouse for a more convenient web browsing experience Use a USB-enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately) for a more convenient web browsing experience
Note: The browsing experience, however, may not be the same as it is on your computer. The Web Browser is not compatible with Java applications. 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 TV's built-in pop-up camera & mic 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.
Note: The built-in, pop-up Camera adds 0.5625" to the height of the TV.
Tickers: The Ticker application provides useful News, Weather, and Stock Market information on-screen.
Link Service Accounts: The Link Service Accounts function lets you link your player to your accounts with Internet services (such as Twitter, Facebook, etc.) so that the player can log you into the service automatically when you start the app for that service.
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 contained firmware version T-FXPAKUC-1013.2 (as of 4/9/2013). There was an immediate firmware update (ver. 1015) available. 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: This TV features Smart Hub, an interactive multi-purpose menu system. With Smart Hub, you can surf the web, download applications, and stay in touch with family and friends through social networking services. In addition, you can enjoy photo, video & music files stored on external storage devices. The new Smart Hub interface organizes your entertainment and content into 5 convenient panels.
Content Discovery: The TV offers unique ways to search and access your favorite and new content from the TV's tuner and network apps.
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.
Hearing & Visually Impaired: The Samsung LED-LCD TV offers Close Captions and an Audio Guide for the hearing and visually impaired.
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 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 LED-LCD TV offers On/Off and Sleep timers for your convenience.
Self Diagnosis: The Samsung LED-LCD TV provides a Self Diagnosis menu which allows you to check the television for picture, sound, and signal problems.
Remote Support: The Samsung Remote Support service offers you one-on-one support with a Samsung Technician who can remotely diagnose your TV, adjust the TV settings, perform a factory reset, and install recommended firmware updates. Your TV must be connected to your homes wired or wireless network.
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 Touch Remote (w/ IR Blaster): The new Samsung Smart Touch Remote Control makes it even easier to navigate the television's entertainment sources, menu settings, and Smart TV features. Improved user convenience has been provided so that you can switch the channel and adjust the volume with just your fingertips while focusing on the TV screen. The built-in touchpad removes the need for a mouse when you change the menu settings or search for something on the Internet. You can even activate a virtual on-screen remote controller (w/ numeric keypad, playback controls, and shortcut menu) on the TV which can be operated through the remote's touchpad. It also has a built-in microphone that you can use to give the Samsung TV voice commands. In addition, the remote can be programmed to control satellite/cable boxes, Blu-ray players, and home theaters from other manufactures using the TV's setup menu and the included IR blaster. You can turn on the remote's backlight function for a brief moment with a press of a button.
Note: The Smart Touch Remote communicates with the TV through wireless Bluetooth communication. This means you don't have to point the remote directly at the TV. The remote will need to be initially paired with the TV.
Smart Interaction: The Samsung LED-LCD TV offers Smart Interaction with voice & motion control, as well as face recognition through its built-in pop-up camera and integrated microphone. The camera is retractable and its viewing angle is adjustable. Using the TV's Smart Interaction, 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.
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): This TV is enabled with Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC); a feature that makes it possible to control Samsung external devices connected to the TV with ease. With Anynet+, you can use the TV remote control to operate all your compatible Samsung devices that are connected to the TV via HDMI. Anynet+ can control up to 12 compatible external devices (up to 3 of the same type).
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 F8000 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:
Keyboard & Mouse Compatible: The Samsung LED-LCD TV will also support either a USB or Bluetooth enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately), which makes web browsing a lot easier.
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.
Base: The TV is shipped with its base unattached. The base attaches to the television using the supplied hardware. The television weighs 48.9 lbs with the base.
Wall Mounting: The TV has four threaded inserts on the back for use with an optional wall-mount bracket (the included wall-mount adapters must be used). The spacing of the mounting holes is 400mm (h) x 400mm (v). The threaded inserts require M8 (8mm) machine screws (not supplied). The television weighs 45.0 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 LED-LCD TV comes with a 5' detachable AC power cord. The power cord sits 0.165" from the back of the television. The power cord is fitted with a right-angle AC plug that sits 0.75" from the wall.
The optical connection on the TV is the standard TOSLINK connection which is like a D with a little part in the flat side. It is not the mini connector [ ROBERT Jan 21, 2014 ]
The optical jack on the UN60F8000 is the standard "D" shape. I have a Samsung sound bar connected to my TV through a 3 ft. long optical cable. [ Larry Jan 20, 2014 ]
It is D shaped. Works with my yamaha rcvr and Sony Blu-ray. [ LAWRENCE Jan 20, 2014 ]
Sorry but I'm not good when it comes to TV installations. I had friend install both the sound bar and the Samsung TV. [ CRAIG Jan 20, 2014 ]