UA55ES8000 55” Series 8 Slim LED TV


Introducing the 2012 ES8000 series Smart TV featuring Smart Interaction technology that hears you (Voice Control) and reacts to you (Gesture Control and Face Recognition), plus it also has innovative ways to explore and locate Smart Content. The ES8000 series is the ultimate in home entertainment.^ 0 5 0 reviews

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At a Glance
  • Samsung Micro Dimming Ultimate technology for exceptional image reproduction
  • Smart TV – SKYPE®, web browser, apps and more
  • Full 3D experience – 3D | 2D-3D converter | two pairs of 3D glasses included

Elegant. Minimalistic. Cutting Edge.

Elegant. Minimalistic. Cutting Edge.
The ES8000 series epitomises slim with beautiful curvi-linear edges that gives a hint of the high quality metallic bezel surrounding the screen. The new Arch Flow Stand balances elegance and simplicity beautifully accentuating the image on the screen that literally seems as if floating in the air.

Control. Navigate. Interact

Control. Navigate. Interact
The ES8000 series gives you up to five different ways to access the features and content on your TV – Voice, motion gesture control, remote activation through compatible tablet and smart devices, keyboard and mouse access, and the TV remote control.^

Voice Control, Motion Gesture Control and Face Recognition available on Slim LED ES8000, ES7500 and Plasma model E8000. Performance may vary depending on the language spoken and surrounding environment including ambient noise. Voice Control may not be available in all languages. Certain features may require Internet access. Use of the Samsung Smart Touch Remote Control is recommended for Voice Control. Face Recognition does not provide as high a level of security as logging in with an ID and password.

Access content like never before

Access content like never before
Updated for 2012 and featuring new personalised services such as Family Story, Kids and Fitness, Samsung's Smart TV gives you virtually instant access to a wide range of apps*, web browsing* and more.

*Some features may require additional peripheral devices which are sold separately. Certain advertised features, applications and services may not be available on all devices. Internet connection required. Data download and subscription charges may apply

Experience 3D NOW

Experience 3D NOW
Samsung's Explore3D Video on Demand service gives you access to over one hundred 3D titles, letting you experience 3D from almost get go.* What's more, Samsung 3D TVs feature a sophisticated 3D converter that lets you convert regular 2D images into high-quality 3D images in real-time. In addition to ordinary TV programs, the 3D converter lets you convert a wide range of 2D content into 3D, such as DVDs, Blu-ray media, and even photos and movies saved onto a USB storage device.

SKYPE with integrated camera

SKYPE with integrated camera
Talking, smiling and catching up is easy with the built-in camera and omni-directional microphones on the ES8000 series Samsung Smart TV. Log-in, gather everyone together and start Skyping. What's more, SKYPE® can work in the background so you don't miss a call when watching TV. - Supports video calls up to 720p HD for clarity - Picture in Picture view so you can see how you look to the person on the other side - Skype firmware updates required for face recognition

Full web, keyboard and mouse. Brilliant Stuff.

Full web, keyboard and mouse. Brilliant Stuff.
For 2012, we made improvements to Samsung Smart TV to help maximise your internet TV experience. As a start we introduced a Full Web Browser that is HTML5 and Flash compatible, so lots of content appears as it should when surfing the net. Inputting text on a conventional Samsung TV remote control can become a thing of the past thanks to USB keyboard and mouse+ compatibility on Samsung's 2012 Smart TVs. Thanks to integrated Bluetooth on the ES8000 series, wireless Bluetooth keyboard and mouse+ devices are also supported, providing greater freedom for internet access. Samsung recommends Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse devices for Smart TV (both sold separately).

The Ultimate Full HD 3D Experience

An outstanding 3D Experience
Whether you're watching in 2D or 3D, Samsung Full HD 1080p displays picture quality that's crisp, clear, and breathtakingly life-like. It's almost as close as you can get to the real thing. The Ultra Clear Panel on the ES8000 series gives the image deep, dark blacks while the advanced dimming technology delivers detailed contrast. Put on the 3D glasses to immerse yourself in the picture. Samsung's 3D glasses use Active shutter technology that delivers a 3D experience in up to Full HD 1080p (when coupled with a 3D source such as a Samsung 3D Blu-ray player). You can also convert 2D viewing to 3D, so you can watch sports, TV shows, and all your favourite programming in immersive 3D.

Full High definition display – razor-sharp text and exceptional images

Full High definition display – razor-sharp text and exceptional images
Whether it's Freeview|HD broadcasts in 1080 or text when web browsing, the Full High definition display on the ES8000 series delivers a crisp, sharp visual experience. Thanks to Samsung's integrated motion compensation and scanning backlight technologies, smooth motion is obtainable.

Ultra Clear Panel

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 on the ES8000 series, you can still get an amazing picture even in bright environments. Ultra Clear Panel is designed to absorb ambient light making colours vibrant while delivering deep blacks.

Micro-Dimming Ultimate

Micro-Dimming Ultimate
Virtually true-to-life as possible by helping to maximise the contrast between lights and darks. The proprietary technology scans the image and adjusts brightness across individual zones to deliver deep dark tones and bright whites. Micro Dimming Ultimate also helps to reduce the "halo" effect and image distortion that can happen with diffused lights. It is also capable of scanning many zones in the image resulting crystal-clear images with realistic, vivid detail and accurate colour reproduction.

Dual Core

Dual Core
The ES8000 series Smart TVs feature Samsung's proprietary Dual Core processor that provides performance improvements compared to a Samsung Smart TV without a Dual Core processor when browsing the web, downloading apps and allows multiple tasks to be performed at the same time, such as using an app while downloading another one.

Smart Touch Remote Control

Smart Touch Remote Control
A remote control designed specifically to complement the ES8000 series. The Smart Touch Remote Control offers features that help enhance navigation through your entertainment, settings and Smart TV features. With a microphone to further augment the voice control function, integrated touchpad, and buttons matched to key navigation functions, it's a quick and intuitive tool to get the most out of your Smart TV.

WiFi and Bluetooth Built-In

WiFi and Bluetooth Built-In
Connecting to the internet or your home network is a breeze using the Wi-Fi function, letting you connect to the net or access content without the need for cords, cables or adapters. The Bluetooth function lets you connect to devices such as compatible wireless Bluetooth keyboards and 3D glasses, instantly transforming your TV experience.

Content across all your compatible devices

Content across all your devices*
Samsung's AllShare Play** unites all your compatible wireless devices through DLNA technology so that your favourite movies, photos and music can be shared, streamed, listened and viewed on your Samsung Smart TV. If your wireless devices support Wi-fi Direct, you can send content directly to your TV without going through your home wireless router.

Never miss a program with Samsung PVR^^

Never miss a program with Samsung PVR^^
Samsung's ES8000 series lets you record your favourite Freeview|HD TV programs directly to a USB storage device (sold seperately), including high capacity portable hard disk drives. Making recordings is simple thanks to Freeview's Electronic programming guide (EPG). Simply find the TV program you're interested in and push the record button on the remote control. Recordings can also be made even if the TV is on stand by, and with no tapes to re-wind and support for HD recordings, enjoying your favourite TV programs is a breeze.

Watch and listen from USB – ConnectShare™ Movie

Watch and listen from USB – ConnectShare™ Movie
The versatile ConnectShare™ Movie USB function lets you connect your USB storage device (sold seperately) and enjoy your favourite videos such as MKV, DivxHD and WMV files, photos or music conveniently. What's more compatible USB storage devices such as external hard disk drives are also supported.
Evolution Kit – ready for the future

Evolution Kit – ready for the future

Experience the evolution of your Smart Evolution enabled TV. The ES8000 series Samsung Smart TV can accept future Samsung Evolution Kits that will allow you to change your Smart TVs functionality each year you upgrade***
Cloud - wherever, whenever*

Cloud sharing

AllShare Play** is Cloud capable giving you the flexibility to access and share lots of your favourite content when you're away from home. Simply upload using your Cloud-enabled device and stream and view on your Samsung Smart TV.

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  • Size
  • Resolution
    1,920 x 1,080
  • Smart Hub
  • 3D


  • ProductSlim LED˟


  • Series8
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  • Screen Size55
  • Resolution1,920 x 1,080
  • Wide Color EnhancerWide Colour Enhancer Plus
  • Ultra Clear PanelYes
  • Digital Noise FilterYes
  • Clear Motion Rate800
  • Micro DimmingMicro Dimming Ultimate


  • DolbyDolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse
  • 3D SoundYes
  • dts 2.0+Digital OutYes
  • Sound output (RMS)10 watts x 2
  • Speaker TypeDown Firing + Full Range
  • Auto Volume LevellerYes


  • HDMI3
  • USB3
  • Headphone1
  • Wireless LAN Built-inYes
  • Component In (Y/Pb/Pr)1
  • Composite In (AV)2 (1 Common Use for Component Y)
  • Digital Audio Out (Optical)1
  • PC In (D-sub)No
  • RF In (Terrestrial/Cable Input)1
  • RF In (Satellite input)No
  • PC Audio In (Mini Jack)No
  • DVI Audio In (Mini Jack)1
  • Audio Out L-R (Mini Jack)No
  • Ethernet (LAN)1
  • MHLYes

Smart TV Functionality

  • Samsung AppsYes
  • Samsung SMART TVYes
  • Family StoryYes
  • Search AllYes
  • FitnessYes
  • Skype™ on Samsung TVYes
  • KidsYes
  • Smart HubYes
  • Social TVYes
  • Web BrowserYes
  • Your VideoYes


  • Design NameMetal
  • Light EffectYes
  • Stand TypeArch flow Stand
  • Swivel (left/right)No
  • Bezel TypeD1


  • Power SupplyAC220 - 240V 50 / 60Hz
  • Intelligent Light SensorYes
  • Auto Power OffYes
  • Power Consumption (Stand-by)Under 0.1 watts
  • Clock & On/Off TimerYes
  • Typical Power Consumption110
  • Sleep TimerYes

Dimension (WxHxD)

  • Set without Stand1,230.3 x 722.3 x 30.8mm
  • Set with Stand1,230.3 x 761.6 x 210.0mm
  • Package1,349 x 873 x 259mm


  • Set without Stand16.6kg
  • Set with Stand19.3kg
  • Package (kg)25.4


  • 3D Active Glasses (Included)2
  • MoIP CameraNo
  • Samsung Smart Touch Control (Included)Yes
  • Remote Controller ModelTM1290, TM1250B
  • Wireless KeyboardNo
  • Samsung IR Blaster (Included)Yes
  • Battery (for Remote Control)Yes
  • Ultra Slim Wall Mount SupportYes
  • VESA Wall Mount SupportYes
  • Slim Gender Cable1 AV
  • ANT-CableNo
  • Power CableYes
  • User ManualYes
  • E-ManualYes
  • Wireless LAN Adaptor (Included)No
  • Mini Wall Mount SupportYes

Smart Content

  • Dual CoreYes
  • Recent HistoryYes

Smart Convenience

  • Personal Video Recorder ReadyYes
  • Time Shift ReadyYes
  • ConnectShare™ (USB 2.0)Movie (HDD)
  • Smart Phone Remote supportedYes
  • Wirelss LAN Adapter Ready. (Wireless LAN Adaptor required, sold separately.)No
  • BD WiseYes
  • Game ModeYes
  • Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)Yes
  • Picture-In-PictureYes
  • OSD LanguageLocal Languages

Smart Convergence

  • Allshare (Powered by DLNA)Yes
  • AllShare PlayYes
  • Samsung SMART ViewYes
  • Wi-Fi DirectYes

Smart Interaction

  • Camera Built-inYes
  • Face RecognitionYes
  • Motion controlYes
  • Voice Control (Embedded)Yes
  • Voice Control (Server)Yes
  • Camera AppYes
  • Samsung TV Apps supportedYes

Smart Evolution

  • Smart Evolution ReadyYes


  • 3DYes
  • 3D ConverterYes
  • 3D SoundYes


  • DTV TunerDVB-T / C
  • Analog TunerYes
  • EPGYes
  • Auto Channel SearchYes
  • Teletext (TTX) (1,000 pages)Yes

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