65" 1080p 3D LED-LCD HDTV with Wi-Fi®
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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 UN65F8000 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 UN65F8000 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 UN65F8000 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 UN65F8000. 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 UN65F8000'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 UN65F8000 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.
Would definitely purchase from Crutchfield again. Fast and careful delivery, excellent communication. Haven't used their support yet, but will be doing so to refine my settings.
Pros: Was leery of turning on set as I had visions of having ten thousand adjustments to make to view, happily, with minor tweeks I am delighted at clarity and colors of viewing tv and playing video games. Haven't tried the Internet yet.
Cons: A few settings are harder for me to understand, new tech stuff, will need to call support - eg setting up universal remote...glad I could figure out how to coordinate and use the three controllers (my cable, Samsung (2)), so cannot report on those, but I am happy I had no problem using TV and gaming, Netflix - will work on getting "smart" features fine tuned by getting support.
Arguably the best LCD/LED tv set available today! Does more things than I've been able to check so far, but everything I've used has been as advertised, or better. Very happy I bought it. Would highly recommend it.
Pros: Very good picture. Great black levels. Excellent online capability. Easy to set up and operate. More features and apps than any rational human being could ever want.
Cons: Even though the picture is superb, it's not perfect. Like other LED-illuminated liquid-crystal sets I've seen, it's almost impossible to achieve truly accurate flesh tones. Many (but not all) faces look like they've been enhanced with a layer of tan-brown-ish make-up. No combination of adjustments I've tried fully corrects this issue on either this set or another LED/LCD set that I own.
Let me start by saying that I returned this TV to Crutchfield after watching it for a week. The TV has a myriad of settings that you can use to adjust the vide display; but I could never get it calibrated to my liking. The impressive part of this experience was the Crutchfield customer service. After placing my order, the TV arrived within days. When I called to return it, they simply asked why I was returning it, but didn't pressure me to keep it or exchange it for another item. It was picked up within 2 days of my return request.
I will say that the Smart Apps are impressive and extensive. I have an a/v receiver and Logitech Harmony Ultimate remote control; so I never tested the sound or the touch remote that comes with it. The TV would occasionally pop open a voice command dialog box, but I hadn't been trying to give voice commands. The best part of the Samsung experience is the local TV guide it displays once you choose your cable provider. I do have a 3D Blu-ray player, and Avatar looked great. If I'd hired someone to come out and calibrate the TV for $250, I probably would have been happy with the picture; but I'd already paid a high price for the TV
Pros: Crutchfield's excellent customer service
Cons: Complicated video calibration. Price is too close to the new 4K TV's on the market
We bought this TV vs. lower end Samsungs in the same size because of the higher refresh rate, better backlighting, etc. That of course meant we got a boatload of "Smart" features. Well we love the picture quality but the additional features are less than wowing us.
Pros: Picture quality is superb (when we have all the automatic adjustments turned off). Very thin & light and looks great on the wall. Even on the stand it looked but with a couple of small grandkids around, I liked it better mounted. Nice bluetooth remote plus they will send you a conventional (IR) remote if you ask. I really like the advanced HDMI features like being able to control other components and backfeeding audio to my receiver.
Cons: Issues Smart features. 1) "Jutter" problems, particularly Sitcoms vs. Sports & other live action. Saw online recommendations to turn OFF everything that was automatically trying to reduce jutter and that seemed to cure it. 2) Skype has all kinds of issues trying to maintain a quality connection - both through wifi and hard-wired connection. I have a very good broadband and Skype works perfectly on my computer. 3) Web Surfing is slow; typing on remote is painful - bought a KB and that helps a lot.
The television is a great and will recommend this to every one. Great people to deal on line store, however the delivery experience has been horrible
Pros: Excellent Picture quality
Pros: Great picture quality
Cons: Smart remote is hard getting use to it, but is really nice.
We wanted a bigger and better TV and the UN65F8000 is basically the best option going if you aren't willing to make the leap to UHD or OLED. Previously we had a Samsung 52" LCD TV and while that was no slouch, being able to enjoy content on a 65" screen is thrilling. The amazing size of the screen combined with the slimness of the chassis also makes this model just a beautiful system to have in your living room.
The screen size increase was the primary driving force for the new purchase, but it has been a lot of fun to also play around with the 3D features along with the Smart Hub capabilities. With 3D, there were some initial technical hiccups as we are using a PS3 to play back 3D Blu-Rays but we couldn't get the TV and PS3 to recognize the 3D signal. Turns out that the A/V Receiver we're using was the limiting factor as it was from 2008, before the ability to do home 3D was around. Ended up connecting and using the HDMI inputs on the TV directly, which was a paradigm shift but it all works fantastic. The clean way of organizing the physical inputs on the rear of the TV is also appreciated as it keeps the cable clutter to a minimum.
As for the SmartHub features, I am slowly becoming a convert. We have an Apple TV and a PS3, but the TV comes with basically all the apps you'll need, including NetFlix, HBOGO, Amazon, YouTube, and Hulu. There's a lot more to explore but it's refreshing for the TV to be so functionally capable!
Pros: - Great screen size - Slim form factor - Clean organization system of cable inputs - SmartHub features are extensive, possibly rendering other digital devices you've got redundant - Amazing picture quality! - The 3D experience is pretty great, and getting 4 pairs of glasses is a nice touch.
Cons: I won't call these "cons", but rather things to be prepared for if getting this TV: - The TV base is just as wide as the TV, so make sure your table or console is wide enough too if you're not planning to mount the TV to a wall. - As my review mentions, if you're routing your 3D Blu-ray player through an A/V receiver instead of the TV directly, make sure it's capable of processing a 3D signal.
The television is a great product- highly recommended. Great people to deal on line store, however the delivery experience has been horrible. The TV was flown into a delivery center half an hour from my house, it was loaded onto a truck that drove a delivery to the next state, and on the way back over 9 hrs later the TV was delivered to me. When i called in they would not even give a morning/afternoon timeframe. So lost a days work waiting for it ,and essentially negated any benefits from not being local.
My trusty Samsung 60" DLP TV decided enough was enough and I needed a replacement. I poured over all of the specs for Samsung and Sony LED TV's and finally decided that this model had all the features I wanted. What I wasn't prepared for was the picture clarity and brightness this set displays. When you throw in all the extras, and capabilities, I'm hopeful that I'll be able to master this set before next Christmas. Of course I purchased it from Crutchfield. Their prices are good and the sales staff knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Thank you Samsung & Crutchfield, I'm a happy camper...
Pros: Well constructed, fantastic picture, packaged well for shipment, easy to set up and use as a basic set without becoming mired down with the extras.
Cons: None so far.
Impressive picture. Almost too many features to get my hands around. Its been just 3 days since installed, but I can tell you that you won't be disappointed with the picture and capabilities.
Pros: Picture quality, plethora of features, large supply of apps, smooth integration with other Samsung devices, very fast internet interface
Cons: Nothing about performance or features. "Typing" with the remote is slow and frustrating, so a keyboard may be a good addition although I haven't purchased one yet. It's a significant $ investment, but I think it's worth the investment.
This is an awesome TV. The picture quality is truly remarkable. We have several big screen TVs 55" and up and this one is heads above the others with crisp clear images with high def.
Pros: Ease of setup, picture quality fabulous, options available for not only internet access, but the options for external attachments too. Delivery was amazingly quick! Great job folks.
Cons: At this point, I've found nothing as a con with this TV.
Bought this tv as a early Xmas present . Did allot of research on tv's and this one was highly rated. Picture quality is excellent and tons of options . I also bought a sony 1040 receiver to go with my boss speakers, really complements the tv. The most important thing when buying all this high tech equipment is to have good tech support. Well we have called Crutchfield numerous times and they are always eager to help.
Great TV. We enjoy watching 3D movies with this TV. We have Samsung phones and they connect the TV. The built in camera is a great feature where you can use Skype . You do need a keyboard for faster way to input your data. The picture quality on this TV is great. Worth the money.
Picture is awesome and easy set up. More features than I will probably use but happy to have them. Delivery was as promised.
Pros: Easy set up and extremely quick browsing.
Our 47" Sony was on the blink so I went with the Samsung. ...good move. Hesitantly, I stepped up to the 65"...good move. Went with the top of the line with all the bells and whistles.... another good move. Bought it from Crutchfield and saved $$. ...yet another good move This TV makes me look brilliant.
Pros: It's ALL good.
Cons: Fighting over the remote with my son who is home from college for the Christmas Holidays.
This televison is amazingly excellent
Pros: Easy set up. Worked 100% right out of the box.
Awersome tv and great price for tv at Crutchfield
Pros: Best tv
Awesome everything- Picture, features, 3D, ease of set-up/use, internet browsing. Great entertainment system!
TV gets a WOW!! Excellent picture and fast internet. Oodles of other options than I will likely never have time to learn. I highly recommend!
Cons: Have not yet found one
Excellent picture. It's like looking out the window. 2D to 3D feature works better than I thought it would. This TV replaced a Samsung 52" 850 that was 5 years old. Best of all, We saw this TV, among others, at a local store before ordering. My wife said "great picture, buy it". I didn' have do anything to convince her.
Pros: THE BEST! what more can I say.
|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)||139 kWh|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||$15|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||34-1/2|
|Height without Stand (inches)||33|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||13-5/8|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||1-3/4|
|Stand Width (inches)||55-1/4|
|Weight with Stand||59.3 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||54.2 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 59.3 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 54.2 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.
I have it off on my Epson projector and there is little difference except with fast-moving scenes (I.e. Action scenes). [ JOHN B Jan 28, 2014 ]
I've got mine set on standard but comparing that to off both look pretty good. I would say with the setting off it my be a little more jittery. But nothing I would be concerned with. [ RONALD Jan 21, 2014 ]
Do you have the led 19 inch TV? [ RAFAEL Jan 20, 2014 ]
Hi Bryon I looked at the back of the T.V. and I see two threaded inserts that must be for a wall mount. My last 55" Samsung had four. I'm using the stand that came with the T.V. so I'm not really sure what type of wall mount you would need. You may want to contact Crutchfield or Samsung and ask them. The T.V. is awesome and does everything you could want and more. I just use it as a T.V. and nothing else. I'm not good at new technology so all the extras it does is wasted on me, but you will probably love it! You can't go wrong with Samsung. I've have three in my house. A 40",45", and the new 65". Sorry I couldn't be of more help. Good luck! Wayne [ WAYNE W Jan 06, 2014 ]
Yes, this TV will mount to a standard wall-mount as long as it is rated for a 65" TV. I used the Sanus LL11 mount. [ RANDALL Jan 06, 2014 ]
It does mount on a standard wall mount. I have mine mounted on a SANUS LRF118 mount. Of course, make sure your mount is rated for the weight of the TV and it's securely attached to the wall. The TV is a little heavy but I was able to mount just fine with just myself to hold it and someone else to slide in the rods of the mount. Hope this helps. [ SHERMAN D Jan 06, 2014 ]
While I haven't got it mounted on the wall yet, I do have the mount, and the bolt holes are in the back of the TV. I purchased the mount from Crutchfield, I checked out the mounting specs and matched it to a heavy duty tilting wall mount. It's going on the wall, just haven't finished that up yet. So, in short, yes. Happy viewing. I love the TV!! [ KERRY Jan 06, 2014 ]
I honestly haven't taken it out of the box. I bought it for my new home. [ DOMINICK Jan 06, 2014 ]