$2,300 (updated 2/2/16)
AT A GLANCE
Excellent picture quality for an LCD HDTV
Innovative remote control
Overly wide Arc Stand base
Samsung’s F8000 Series represents an evolutionary leap in the company’s LCD TV offerings.
My last experience with a Samsung TV (aside from the company’s KN55S9C OLED, reviewed in the November issue) was a memorable one. The company had just endowed its Smart Hub interface with voice control, and, consequently, it was the first TV I ever found myself talking at. Or screaming at, rather, since that feature proved useless in practice. Another reason was its performance: The Samsung was one of the best sets I’d tested in recent memory.