Review: Samsung F8000

Review: Samsung F8000

DL Editor's choice

Living rooms here do not seem to be getting bigger, but Samsung is intent on filling them with TV sets of an ever increasing size.

Its latest flagship, the F8000 series, represents the best combination the South Korean company has to offer in the home entertainment arena - sharp display, smart brains and brilliant design. It made me wish these beauties were cheaper and so could be upgraded more often.

I spent some time with the smallest available size, the 55-inch, of this model and everything about it made me want to have it permanently in my living room.

The polished silvery trim extends to the rear of the TV, which too often is a plastic panel of grooves, slots and slits that are magnets for dust.

The stand is a simple frame that sets the unit slightly above your TV console, but I would recommend using Samsung's special mount, which hangs the unit on your wall like a painting.

When you face the screen, all the necessary connectors, including the four HDMI, optical, component, composite and USB ports, are in the lower right-hand corner.

There is also a slot for the Evolution Kit.

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