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Combining the latest Smart TV features and industry-leading interactive voice and motion controls, outstanding Full HD 3D picture quality and innovative audio, the Samsung 55F8500 Smart 3D 55" LED TV is undeniably the ultimate 21st-Century home entertainment hub.Beautiful TV designContinuing Samsung's reputation of innovative design, the next-generation sets once again deliver unique design combining a super slim , sleek silver edge and black bezel to make the Samsung F8500 look almost transparent - see more picture and less frame.The unifying, all-embracing flowing metal design is a beautiful complement to your living area, its original and advanced stand design providing a sculpture-like visual accent that also solidly supports the set. This clean, efficient design allows you to fit a soundbar in front of the TV for both an eye-catching arrangement and clever sound positioning. The minimalistic design is completed by a clean black finish, making it completely discreet yet totally compelling in spite of its large 55” size. Maintaining a clean facade, the retractable 5 MP digital camera is concealed when you're watching TV but easily accessible for high-quality, large-scale Skype chats. Share a smile with loved ones and create a personalised smart hub profile for rapid face recognition access.Discover more of the TV you love on your F8500 TV Samsung's new S Recommendation technology with voice interaction suggests what's new to watch based on your viewing history, it intelligently learns your preferences and the more TV you watch the smarter it gets. All you need to do is ask the TV to find you something to watch using natural language and it will instantly search Live TV, video on demand and apps to find suitable content matching your request. Samsung's Smart Hub provides immediate access to all your favourite shows via the ON TV Screen and cleverly organises and manages your content into five panels - On TV; Movies & TV Shows; Photos, Videos & Music; Social and Apps. The intuitive interface uses easily recognisable thumbnails for instant previews to help you choose. Future ready technologyThe F8500 is Smart Evolution enabled, making it future ready, This means that in the future, by adding a Smart Evolution kit, your TV will be updated with new technologies in terms of performance, features and content keeping your TV bang up to date for a fraction of the cost of a new TV. The Smart Evolution kit is sold separately and improvement levels are based on the year of purchase.Full HD picture The Samsung F8500's 1920 x 1080p Full HD LED display delivers breathtakingly lifelike images time after time, even for fast-moving sports or action movies. New Intelligent Viewing technology ensures that irrelevant of the source, or type of content you're watching images are automatically optimised so they appear clear and crisp.Web Clear View simultaneously optimises video and text content from the internet providing vivid images and sharper text. Micro Dimming Ultimate technology controls colour, contrast and detail levels within all image subsections for outstanding picture quality from all connected sources. Authentic skin tones and sharp details provide unequalled realism, while deeper blacks bring dark scenes to life. An amazing 1000 Hz CMR (Clear Motion Rate) gives you supreme clarity of motion, sharpness and contrast, concurrently calculating frame refresh rate, image processor speed and backlight technology for the optimum picture quality. Voice and motion control for total TV interactivity With the Samsung F-8500 TV's market-leading 2nd-generation voice and gesture control, you can play games and control the TV in a whole new way. Use motion control to take charge without pushing a button. Switch channels and volume level, swipe though Smart hub panels and seize content as with any smart mobile device. New two-handed gestures recognise natural movements to enable image zooming and rotation, making it easier and more fun to share photos. Voice control offers all-new interaction using straightforward natural language via the Smart Touch Remote. Control the TV, run apps or combine it with S Recommendation for a completely personalised experience – ask for something to watch and receive recommendations based on actors, titles or genres! Quad-core Smart TV A powerful quad-core processor enables much faster access to Smart TV functions, higher-quality video streaming and true multitasking capabilities. Cutting-edge 3D TV The Active 3D Hyper Real Engine lets you discover an exhilarating world of revolutionary entertainment, amazing picture quality, stunning depth and vivid colours opening up a world of totally immersive 3D possibilities. Put on the lightweight 3D glasses to engross yourself in the drama from all angles - without compromising on superior 2D High Definition picture quality. Twin tuners for more choice Using dual tuners, the 55” Samsung UE55 F8500 LED TV lets you watch either two Irish digital or two Freesat Channels at the same time. Stop family debates over what to watch by watching two different channels using the picture in picture function, or watch one programme on the TV and another on a tablet - or record onto a USB stick or hard drive using the second tuner. This highly practical development eliminates the need for a PVR - all you need is a hard drive. Irish digital is a built-in free to air digital service with free access to over 50 standard definition TV channels and 4 HD channels (including ITV HD, BBC One HD, BBC HD and 4 HD) - there's always something to watch! Also free to air, Freesat expands your choices with over 100 national and regional standard definition TV channels, including catch-up and HD channels (including ITV HD, BBC One HD, BBC HD and 4 HD). A strong signal is achieved via a separately-purchased connected satellite dish. Surrounded by sound Four speakers pair with Dolby Digital Plus / Pulse, DTS Studio Sound and DTS Premium Audio 5.1 for 40 W of jaw-dropping, cinematic sound that will put you in the centre of the action. Two 10 W speakers unite with two 10 W subwoofers to send chills up your spine as studio-quality soundtracks resound and a wide sonic landscape expands around you. And if you need more volume, enjoy the convenience of wireless connectivity with Samsung's range of compatible Soundbar and Docking solutions through SOUNDSHARE which easily synchronises your TV via Bluetooth to your chosen device. And that's not all… Built-in WiFi and Ethernet permit you to go online in comfort with the full web browser, update your Facebook and Twitter pages or access nearby DLNA Samsung compatible mobile devices. Enjoy swift internet and app response times, simultaneous Skype calls and viewing, and during-TV app usage. The Samsung App Store holds all the TV apps you'll ever need. Smart View turns your Samsung-compatible smartphone or tablet into a second TV screen via your home network. Take programmes with you on your device or watch a different channel to the main TV by selecting a different source in the app. Allshare lets you stream and share music, photos, movies and other multimedia directly to your TV. It's equipped with Cloud technology, so you can upload content to a central web storage account to access anywhere. To see the fantastic 55” Samsung F8500 in all its glory, please visit one of our stores for a full demonstration.*Catch up TV services available May 2013
Product code: 048884
When it comes to dropping stuff off, our delivery team also known as 'Knowhow delivery team' have certainly got the muscle. We deliver the big bulky products like large screen TVs above 39". To save you the hassle, we'll even recycle your old product and remove the packaging - for free.
Small products such as cameras, sat navs, TVs under 39", printers, softwares, data storage, tablets, laptops are couriered to you from our delivery partners - DPD.
Please see below more information on our delivery services.
Large Product Delivery Information
Large products such large screen TVs above 39" are generally delivered by our Knowhow delivery teams.
Knowhow Delivery Services
The Knowhow team are here to deliver your product between Tuesday and Saturday inclusive in most areas (with the exception of Donegal-we delivery once a week). We can deliver all large items to anywhere in the Republic of Ireland with the exception of island locations. We aim to deliver within 5 working days.
- Delivery is 5 day a week (Tuesday to Saturday), usually from 8a.m. - 6p.m.
- The evening before your delivery is scheduled our Knowhow team will call you between 3pm and 6pm to advise you of your delivery time window.
- An initial delivery during a 4 hour time slot will be supplied.
- On the day of delivery our Knowhow drivers will call you at least 30 minutes before arriving at the shipping address to give you an estimated time of arrival.
- We will un-box your item and remove all packaging for recycling free of charge.
- We will deliver to your room of choice. We can also install it for you a small fee - see below.
- We will remove your old appliances and scrap free of charge.
Delivery is €19.99 for your entire order - no matter how many items you decide to purchase. These delivery charges apply to online purchases only.
Other useful services also provided by Knowhow when they deliver your large products.
Installation: We offer a range of installation services for TVs above 39" Learn more on our installation page.
Free Recycling: We'll take away your old TV for free recycling. We do this as standard when you order a replacement large appliance from us. Learn more on our Recycling page.
Order tracking: You can track your large item delivery through our Knowhow team. Click here for Knowhow tracking.
Small Product Delivery Information
Small products include items such as laptops, desktop pcs, tablets, printers, softwares, data storage and TVs under 39". These are couriered to you from our delivery partners - DPD courier.
We deliver anywhere in Ireland with the exception of island locations.
Deliveries are Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holiday Mondays), generally between 9a.m. to 6p.m. Please allow 4-7 working days for extended Bank Holiday periods such as Christmas and Easter.
Please note: DPD will not pick up WEEE returns on small products, however you may take your WEEE returns with a valid receipt to your nearest Currys store - click HERE.
For security reasons we do not deliver to parcel motels.
Delivery is €4.99 for your entire order.
When do we deliver?
For our larger items such as our large screen TVs, we deliver Tuesday - Saturday inclusive, usually between 8a.m. to 6p.m. (service may vary in some outlying areas of Ireland).
For our smaller items, standard delivery is Monday to Friday, generally between 9a.m. to 6pm, and we aim to get your purchase to you within 3-5 working days. Please also 4-7 working days for extended Bank Holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas.
Whether you have a standard delivery or a specific delivery booked with us, you can track your order through our dedicated Knowhow tracking webpage, or via the courier specified in your confirmation email. Visit our Knowhow Track It facility and pop your details in the tracker to view the delivery schedule.
Larger items such as large screen TVs may not be available to view until after 10p.m..
All you need is your reference number (found on your email confirmation or receipt from your store).
On some products, we offer the option to order an item in advance if it's not in stock at the time, but we know that more stock is on its way and we will let you know the date we expect delivery to be available on the site. If you purchase two or more products at a time, they may have different availabilities and methods of delivery, in which case you may receive your items individually as soon as they become available.
VAT & Delays
Please be aware that we cannot offer VAT refunds to overseas customers ordering goods to be delivered to a Ireland address. We do everything we can to ensure our delivery times are met but sometimes delays do occur with deliveries during peak ordering periods i.e. Christmas and Sale periods. We will let you know if we become aware of any unexpected delays.
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