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Samsung UE55D8000 55in net-connected LED TV

3D telly with downloadable apps

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3D performance

Unlike Panasonic’s 3D plasmas, there’s no big hit on brightness when you don 3D glasses. Images are bright and retain much of their colour vibrancy. The super-thin bezel also helps the 3D effect. But as I’ve seen on previous Samsungs, there is an issue with crosstalk double-imaging, although clear improvements have been made.

Samsung UE55D8000

There is some crosstalk, but less than we've seen on past Samsung sets

The TV offers a depth perception control, which can minimise either negative or parallax double imaging, but you can’t dial both out. It's more effective to turn down the backlight, contrast and sharpness - which actually creates an image that resembles a 3D plasma.

The set also offers 2D-to-3D conversion. This is an unpredictable business, at its most fun used when gaming. The TV ships with a single pair of SSG-3100 Active Shutter glasses, which sync to the screen using Bluetooth.

Verdict

The D8000 is a superior LED TV aimed at those with an eye for stylish, upmarket tech. Its design is delicious, and its 2D HD performance is just as tasty – although I was conflicted about just how much Motion Plus picture processing I could tolerate. The set's 3D performance is also brighter, more colourful and more ‘outy’ than the rest, which helps mitigate against the 3D crosstalk. Perhaps the screen’s biggest plus is the Smart Hub portal, which has me genuinely excited about the future of internet connected TVs. ®

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Samsung UE55D8000

Samsung UE55D8000 55in net-connected LED TV

A super-slim 3D flatscreen that makes a big style statement, but isn't short on cutting-edge tech.
Price: £2600 RRP

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