Here is a note from Robert Zohn who does the annual TV "Shoot Out"
Samsung engineers hit a grand slam home run with the new F8000 series. Exceptional form, fit and finish. This new display boasts all metal construction with a new even more ultra thin elegant design. A true pleasure when off and an absolutely stunning image when powered on, 1/4" bezel and the 1.2" thin the low profile all metal construction gives the confident feeling of quality.
The 2013 Smart 2.0 interface is not the only smart thing you we'll have in the so very smart size offerings of 46", 55", 60", 65" and the enormous, but not too enormous 75". You will also enjoy the next generation of applications and uses from your Android or Apple phones and tablets.
Samsung is true to their word and by Q2, 2013 we can now purchase the 2012 "E Series" Smart Evolution upgrade kit for delivery planned for the end of February. The Evolution upgrade kit will give your 2012 E series the new 2013 "Quad Core" processor and all of the menus and apps. and of course, Samsung will continue with Evolution kit upgrades for the 2013 TVs
Finally, and to my delight, this year's flagship "edge lit" LED panel did not suffer from the expected anomalies. The screen uniformity is vastly improved and almost non-existent and lack of flash-lighting in the corners was a pleasant and welcome surprise. My hat's off to the fine design and electrical engineers for developing this great panel.
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Speakers: SpeakerCraft: 6 AIM8 Fives & 2 TIME Fives used as Wides
Woofers: SVS PB13-Ultra (1), HSU MBM-12 MK2 (2)
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