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Speaking as someone who watches a fair bit of television and knows their way round a decent laptop, I’ve still not bothered to explore the fundamental difference between a DVD and Blu-ray player. Like many, I’m no techno genius and when it comes down to it I simply don’t have time to practice fluency in tech specs or trawl through gadget reviews. I merely look for something that looks decent, has a good reputation and does the job. Simple, high-quality and attractive. Bish bash bosh.
So when I recently heard about the Samsung UE55ES8000 (not exactly a catchy tagline) I was pretty apprehensive as to how the techies were going to try and prise me away from my trusty remote control and 32” inch screen - perfectly content with 2D colour thanks very much. But still, it’s always nice to know what’s out there so I hit up Google for the best smart tv on the market and this is what I got.
First things first, the images are pretty breath-taking and you can’t deny that it would look great in the corner. Insatiably flat, streamlined and barely visible from the side, its 55” screen and 3cm depth means you certainly won’t be squinting from a distance. It’s got every portal from HDMI, PC and LAN, to integrated wi-fi and of course, microphone and camera technology ready to embrace the voice and gesture activated technology. Throw in typical Smart TV content and 3D imaging for good measure and we can still spend a good few minutes listing endless technical attributes that get your brain buzzing. It’s looking pretty impressive but do we really need everything packed into a box whose primary function is to stand motionless in the living room and catch a guilty blast of X-factor when no-ones home?
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Take voice control for example. I’m not convinced I’d be particularly comfortable sitting in the house repeating ‘volume up’ over and over, or waving frantically in various directions for the sensors to comprehend my new-fangled sign language. Saying that, we’ve all been there; settling comfortably onto the couch complete with blanket, cup of tea and the cat on your lap before realising with devastation that the remote lays infuriatingly cheerful on the other side of the room. But instead of a few choice words and wishing you were Harry Potter for five minutes you can now slip gracefully into suave satisfaction with gadgets to rival James Bond.
This is something I’m sure many of us would get used to and with a couple of controllers to fall back on you can’t really go wrong when you take a look at the screen. Whether you’re watching a high definition documentary, scrolling through Twitter or repping your geek chic 3D glasses in a game of COD, the quality is close to perfection. All in all, the Samsung UE55ES8000 has received a well-earned five stars and whether you’re up to speed or trailing behind the latest gadget market it certainly won’t disappoint. After all, waving a wand was so last century…