In Europe this TV is UE55ES8000.
Launched by Samsung at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, the UN55ES8000 represents the high end TV from Samsung. On the agenda: improving the dynamic backlight system (‘ultimate’ micro-dimming) and, especially, voice and gestures control. The image quality have been improved?
Accurate colours: average delta E of 3.1
Effective motion interpolation function
Remote with built-in touchpad is particularly practical
Low power use: 107 watts
Glossy screen: reflections are a problem
Tight viewing angles
More 3D crosstalk than in the D8000
Disappointing contrast: 1960:1
The model we tested was prone to clouding
The Samsung ES8000 is ahead of its time. While there’s still room for improvement in the motion and voice control systems, it’s the first TV out there to integrate this kind of function. And, on the whole, they work reasonably well. Image quality, on the other hand, seems to have taken a step backwards, with a lower contrast level (1960:1) than the D8000, tighter viewing angles, screen brightness that’s less consistent across the display and stronger 3D crosstalk. All in all, the ES8000 just managed to scrape its way to a four-star review!
Read the full review at digitalversus.com.