Samsung UE46C8000 3D LCD TV - Feature Table

John Archer

By John Archer



Our Score:


Overall Score


Scores In Detail

  • Value 8
  • Image Quality 8
  • Sound Quality 7
  • Features 10
  • Design 10


July 1, 2010, 4:48 pm

A friend had one of these (bought from CostCo for I think 1600 odd) for about week before taking it back.

Design wise fine, but picture quality, or more specifically backlight quality was appaling.

The non-uniform grey smear that was supposed to be perfectly black picture! So bad that it was visible even in bright scenes. Edge LED is design over function, and it sucks. The TV doesn't need to be so thin you can bend it over one knee!


July 1, 2010, 6:38 pm

Every review of these new Samsungs has, to a greater or lesser degree, mentioned crosstalk problems with 3D and backlighting issues in general. They have also featured strongly in forum comments. It's a pity, because design-wise these are beautiful sets. The Panasonics turn in better performance (personal note: 3D is of no interest for me) but the sets themselves are ugly. Here's hoping the new Philips 9705 series will turn up trumps. Any chance of TR getting hold of some of the top end LG's?

Gaurav Sharma

July 2, 2010, 12:39 am

how does image quality compare to previous generation samsung and sony LED sets such as the B8000 and X4500?


July 2, 2010, 12:50 am

I've seen these on the shop floor and don't like them. Silver feels very dated to me, like the old CRT widescreen days from the Wheel of Fortune prizes.

Nicholas Phan

July 2, 2010, 3:46 pm

i think in terms of the design of the current crop of TVs, the Sony's Black Monolithic design cannot be beat

the HX903 looks promising... will wait for trustedreviews to review that


July 2, 2010, 10:12 pm

It would be extremely helpful if you did a review of the Samsung PS50C7000. Just going by the spec list it's seem better than the panasonic VT model but is also several hundred pounds cheaper. Do you think the Samsung plasmas suffer from this crosstalk problem?


July 15, 2010, 3:10 am

I would also like to see a review of Samsungs PS50C7000.

I viewed one in a store yesterday and it had minor cross talk issues.

I also read a comment in a What HI Fi forum saying that some new Samsung Tv's

had faulty processors.

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