The 74 inch LCD LED television crowned the smart TV phenomenon with its internet repertoire and a slew of interactive features. Now Samsung is prepping store shelves for its successor, the F8000, and we're enamoured with this set for many more reasons.
There's a lot of 'wow' in the F8000 and most of it comes from the combination of its mind boggling size and its exceptional picture quality. The large screen is bordered by a fine bezel and an inconspicuous stand, allowing the F8000 to deliver a big screen experience without taking up much space at all.
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The size-or rather the lack of it-makes the exquisite picture quality an even greater achievement. The petite LED^^ panel has Clear Motion wits for in-focus picture, an Ultra Clear Panel capable of minimising reflections and the lauded Micro Dimming Ultimate tech noted for delivering wholesome blacks. Add the gamut of 3D wizardry and the F8000 is no doubt worthy of the prestigious Samsung badge.
Typically thinner Samsung televisions can suffer in the sound department, but Samsung has managed to squeeze impressive audio from a 40 watt speaker system which includes two woofers. For more sound (we argue you can never have
too much) the F8000 has a clever arc-shaped stand that welcomes soundbars.
The other well-engineered bonus is a retractable camera suited for Skype phone calls^^. With the expansive screen real-estate, there really isn't a more intimate way to hold a Skype conversation.