Samsung was the first manufacturer to market what could become the TVs of the future for the living room. The company's H8000 curved televisions combine an attractive, slim design with a more immersive and immersive viewing experience . These teams have Full HD quality and incorporate the latest in Smart TV and connectivity.
Some of the coolest features are the ability to split the screen into multiple interplaying apps or a new trending panel to view the latest tweets related to popular TV shows. Also worth noting is the new premium controller , which takes movement through Samsung's menus to a new level. The Samsung H8000 models are available in 48-inch, 55-inch, and 65-inch configurations . We tell you all the details in a thorough analysis.
Image and 3D
Curved TV Samsung H8000 use a resolution Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels to display its contents in high definition. Although in recent months 4K resolution has been the undisputed protagonist in the arrival of new high-end televisions, the technologies that Samsung has included in these teams will allow us to enjoy a very rich experience. The H8000s incorporate a high 1,000 Hz refresh rate for smoother images. In addition, through Auto Depth Enhancer technology we will achieve an effect similar to that of a 3D television without glasses. And is that the powerful image processorQuad Core + is able to analyze scenes, improve the contrast of the elements that are in the foreground and attenuate the contrast of those that are in the background, so that a greater depth is achieved in the images. On the other hand, Wide Color Enhancer Plus shows more vivid and realistic colors.
In the field of 3D , these televisions use active glasses to enhance this effect. Although it is a feature that has lost a lot of weight, Samsung equipment offers good quality in this type of content. We also have a 2D to 3D converter that is not an alternative to native movies, but that can offer good times of entertainment.
Curved design and formats
Undoubtedly, one of the great novelties of this year is the commercial launch of the first curved televisions for the general public. This is a response to the trend of users to buy televisions with an increasing format (last year the average was already 46 inches ). This trend has not corresponded to the increase in the size of the classrooms, so it is increasingly necessary to have creative responses to this demand. In addition to reducing the space required, Samsung's curved TVs have been designed trying to get closer to the way our vision works, creating a more natural viewing experience.This is an effect that is easier to experience than to explain. Another aspect that the Korean company has worked on is mounting it on the wall, an option that many customers demand. The support is made through the sides of the TV and not in the central area. The end result is that these curved televisions barely protrude a little more than one centimeter compared to last year's flat equipment. So we can install the equipment on the wall without being a hassle. The formats available for this range are 48 inches, 55 inches and 65 inches.
Few doubt that today Samsung has the most complete and mature offer in terms of Smart TV . The company has again taken an important step forward this year with the inclusion of several new features and the improvement of others. But before entering fully into the intelligent functions, we must highlight the new premium control of the brand. This device with an attractive curved design represents an evolution in the handling of menus and apps, thanks to the presence of an on-screen pointer that works via Bluetooth.Movement is nimble and precise, and you don't need to aim directly at the screen. Without a doubt, a great success of the firm. Other advanced control modes have also continued to be promoted, although with a different result. While voice control is very intuitive, gesture control still has a long way to go (although a significant step forward has also been taken by making it only necessary to move one hand and not the entire arm like last year).
One of the main novelties of this year is the Multi Link Screen Dual. This function allows us to divide the screen in two and view the content of a channel while an application with related content is opened on the right. For example, we may be watching the series "The Mentalist" and open the browser on the right . Search results related to this program will automatically be searched . The same happens, for example, if we open the YouTube platform on the right. It also highlights the new trends panel, which allows us to dive into the most popular programs on the net (those that are receiving a greater number of tweets). Through this panel, we will be able to view statistics on the age groups that comment on these contents or the difference between men and women. In addition, we also have the possibility to access the list of the latest related tweets.
It is the year of the World Cup, and the Korean company has not wanted to be left behind in the specific characteristics that many of the manufacturers have displayed. Users will be able to enjoy a specific football mode , which changes the TV settings automatically so that we can hear the ambient sound more powerful. This mode also allows automatic recording of the most important moments of the game or the ability to zoom into a certain area to better visualize a controversial play.
Another feature that have been deployed is a new panel specific games . Through this portal with a very visual design, you will access different titles that can be played through the traditional controller, the premium controller or even the mobile. In fact, the company continues to promote the use of mobile devices through features such as Screen Mirroring (to view mobile content live on TV) or a dedicated brand application to view TV content on the smartphone or tablet. . Finally, we would like to highlight the use of a double tuner , so that for example we can be watching one channel while another is being recorded.
In the field of audio, Samsung H8000 curved televisions integrate two 10W speakers and a 20W woofer for a total power of 40W . It is a quite remarkable audio system for a television, but if we really want to enjoy a complete experience, it is advisable to get a home cinema to complete this television.
TVs Samsung H8000 Series are an excellent choice for users who want to enjoy the latest technology on a Full HD . And here is one of the key questions to ask ourselves if we are thinking of buying a curved TV, since after making a significant investment in a curved TV, surely the most interesting option is to directly buy a 4K curved model such as the Samsung UE65HU8500L . Still, with the Samsung H8000 Serieswe will enjoy a very high quality in both design and image and with a large number of intelligent functionalities. All this with the jump that the new premium control with pointer supposes. In short, one of the most interesting options that the market offers right now in Full HD televisions .
|Screen Diagonals||48 inches, 55 inches, 65 inches|
|Dimensions and weight||48 inches: 107.8 x 67.1 x 23.6 centimeters and 14.7 kilos|
55 inches: 123.2 x 75.9 x 23.6 centimeters and 18.9 kilos
65 inches: 145.1 x 89.3 x 30.7 centimeters and 27.2 kilos
|Image||Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels|
Quad Core + Image Engine
Auto Depth Enhancer
1,200 Hz frequency
|Smart tv||Soccer mode|
Premium stick with pointer
Smart Control with gestures
Samsung Apps (YouTube, Social TV, Vevo, Dailymotion, Twitter ...)
|3D||Active 3D (two glasses included) 2D to 3D converter|
|Sound||Two 10W speakers + one 20W woofer (40W total power)|
|Connectivity||One Connect Box|
Dual DTT tuner
4 x HDMI 2.0
3 x USB 2.0
Component / Composite Video
Optical digital audio output
Bluetooth (keyboards and audio)