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Samsung 55" Black LED Flat Panel LCD HDTV - UN55B8000

Abt Model: UN55B8000 | UPC Code: 036725229938
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1080p (1920 x 1080) Full HD Resolution/ Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio/ Auto Motion Plus 240Hz/ Ultra Slim 1.2" Deep Design/ Touch of Color Design/ Ultra Clear Panel/ Wide Color Enhancer Pro/ Built-In ATSC/Clear QAM Tuner/ 2ms Response Time/ USB 2.0/ Game Mode/ Picture-In-Picture (PIP)/ Single User Interface/ SRS TruSurround HD/ Anynet Plus (HDMI-CEC)/ Content Library (2GB Flash Memory)/ Black Finish
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Samsung 55" Black LED Flat Panel LCD HDTV, Model UN55B8000

Go from brilliant LED images to online content, at the touch of a button, with the UN55B8000. LED technology renders the most advanced HD images on the market, for eye-popping, jaw dropping picture quality on a 55-inch screen. New for 2009, the Medi@2.0™ feature brings online content to your TV, via a host of customizable widgets, video, stocks, photo sharing and more – all at the touch of a remote button. Access the pre-loaded Content Library™ for more digital content, from educational to entertaining. Auto Motion Plus 240Hz™ technology keeps even the fastest onscreen motion smooth and natural. The Touch of Color™ accented bezel and 1.2-inch Ultra Slim Design give you one of the most attractive, thinnest HDTVs available and that’s including the tuner! With the ultra slim wall mount (sold separately), your Samsung LED TV extends only 1.8 inches off of the wall – in virtually any room. And with the same passion we have for delivering groundbreaking HD excitement and style, Samsung is dedicated to preserving the environment with LED TVs, through reduced power consumption (up to 40% savings versus 2008 Samsung conventional LCD TVs) and eco-friendly manufacturing techniques.

Features:

  • 1080p (1920 x 1080) Full HD Resolution
  • Widescreen aspect ratio
  • Mega dynamic contrast ratio
  • Game Mode
    Enhances dark areas, sharpens the picture, speeds up the image processing response and enhances the sounds of your games. Picture and sound quality optimized for the special needs of gaming systems at the touch of a button
  • Ultra Clear Panel
    Advanced LCD technology lets you enjoy crisp image details, natural skin tones, excellent shadow detail, and vibrant colors
  • Auto Motion Plus™240Hz
    Advanced processing that reduces blur and enhances image detail when viewing fast motion video sequences
  • Ultra slim 1.2" design
  • Touch of Color™ (ToC)
    Samsung’s unique manufacturing process accents the surrounding bezel with a stylish charcoal tone
  • Medi@2.0
    • Internet@TV - Content Service
    • DLNA Wireless
    • Content Library™ (2GB Flash Memory)
      Exercise, children’s “edutainment”, cooking, image gallery, games
    • USB 2.0 Movie
      For playing MP3 and displaying MPEG files through the USB 2.0 connection on selected Samsung TVs
  • Wide Color Enhancer Pro
    Optimizes a given color’s hue, resulting in more natural rendering of colors
  • 2ms Response Time
    Minimizes blurring of fast motion in sports programs
  • Picture-in-Picture (PIP)
    Enables convenient, simultaneous viewing of TV programs and video or PC content sources
  • Single User Interface
  • SRS TruSurround HD
    Creates an immersive, feature-rich surround sound experience from two speakers, complete with rich bass, high frequency detail and clear dialog
  • Stereo broadcast reception
    Supports multichannel sound (MTS) and second audio program (SAP) with 181-channel capacity
  • Down firing speakers with subwoofer
    10 Watts x 2 audio power
  • Anynet™ Plus (HDMI-CEC)
    Allows peripheral AV devices such as a DVD player to be controlled by a Samsung TV remote control
  • Energy Star® Compliant
    Reduces energy consumption by up to 25% compared with standard TVs
  • V-Chip system
    Allows blocking of rated TV and movie programs determined by a parent to contain objectionable content
  • Trilingual on-screen displays in English, Spanish or French
  • Variable sleep timer
    Can be programmed to turn the TV off at different time intervals

Specifications:

  • HDMI v1.3: 4 side
  • USB: 2 side
  • Component video: 1 bottom
  • PC input: 1 bottom
  • Ethernet: 1 bottom
  • Optical sound output: 1 side

Approximate Dimensions:

  • With Stand
    • Height: 39.25"
    • Width: 52"
    • Depth: 12.1"
  • Without Stand
    • Height: 31.4"
    • Width: 52"
    • Depth: 1.2"

Approximate Weight:

  • Without Stand: 51.1 lbs
  • With Stand: 63.9 lbs
  • Shipping: 82 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts and Labor
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Television TypeLED
LED TechnologyNo
Screen Size55"
Aspect Ratio16:9
Resolution1920x1080
3DNo
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power15Wx2 audio output
LEDYes
Number of HDMI Inputs4 HDMI (version 1.3), HDMI-CEC
USB Port2 USB 2.0 Movie
PC ConnectionYes
Built-in-TunerATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM
Input ConnectorsPC, USB, HDMI, Component
Output ConnectorsOptical
Wall-Mountable400 x 400
Width (inches)52"
Height (inches)33.9"
Panel Depth (inches)12.1"
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Samsung 55" Black LED Flat Panel LCD HDTV
 
4.7

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great picture quality (37)
  • Good resolution (36)
  • Attractive (34)
  • Good connection options (33)
  • Easy to setup (32)

Cons

  • Poor sound (5)
  • Glare (3)

Best Uses

  • Home theater (29)
  • Movies (27)
  • Home (20)
  • Wall mounting (20)
  • Bedroom (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (23), Casual user (8), Power user (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just got this TV...Good Grief!

This is the most money I have spent online so I was nervous, but at the end of the day the SAME TV with warranty was a full $800 less then at...Read complete review

This is the most money I have spent online so I was nervous, but at the end of the day the SAME TV with warranty was a full $800 less then at [...]. So I went for it. [...].The TV? Mercy. I played around with the 7000 series and it was great, but there was some judder in a few fast moving scenes both in movies and sports, hence I went with the 8000. I have not seen one motion artifact since turning it on. Tennis, golf, basketball...movies. Crystal clear. It has 5,000,000 : 1 contrast ratio compared to the the 7k series which is 3 mil to 1. You can see a difference. The first show I turned on was the Lakers vs the Magic. Good grief...the picture was 3d with colors that just poured off the screen and this was with 1080i dish network. 300 was the first movie I watched...after some tweaking of the settings it looked perfect. The blacks on this TV are every bit as good as Pioneer's Kurio Plasma, but with a crystal clear picture.Setup: LOL. pop off the 4 box handles lift the set out of the box, place it on where you want it and plug it in. Done. There is NOTHING to assemble. The stand is already attached. Picture: See above. Simply stunning. The thing is 1.2 inches wide. Incredible.Interface: Very easy to deal with. I have not bought a new TV in 8 years so I am a novice, but I found this TV VERY easy to adjust.Sound: Sucks. Plain and simple. The speakers are just too small to sound good. I use a Denon 5.1 speaker/receiver system anyway so it is a non issue for me.Looks: Awesome. The set looks very classy with a brushed aluminum stand.I use a PS3 for my blueray which works great with this TV. Just fyi.p.s. ABT has the best price [...] right now although this could change. FYI this was my first purchase from them. I was impressed.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Product is "ok", but buy another brand !

Do not expect Samsung to exchange the product if it is defective even from "day one". Samsung will offer you to repair the product, not to exchange it......Read complete review

Do not expect Samsung to exchange the product if it is defective even from "day one". Samsung will offer you to repair the product, not to exchange it... which means... to REFURBISH it for you despite the fact that you purchased a brand new product which never worked !
I had this experience not with this TV, but with a Samsung Blue Ray player. Bought it online, received, installed, did not work. The online retailer directed me to Samsung... and the fact mentioned above happened... I had to ship the product for Samsung and they will "refurbish" it for me...

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5.0

Fantastic Led Tv

By kingwello

from baltimore Md

About Me Power User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Fast Setup
  • Good Connection Options
  • Good Remote Control
  • Good Resolution
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Reduced Glare

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Home Theater
  • Movies
  • Wall Mounting

Comments about Samsung 55" Black LED Flat Panel LCD HDTV:

[...]

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5.0

A whole new world of TV watching

By Shelly

from Westport, CT

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Fast Setup
  • Good Connection Options
  • Good Remote Control
  • Good Resolution
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Reduced Glare

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Home Theater
    • Movies
    • Wall Mounting

    Comments about Samsung 55" Black LED Flat Panel LCD HDTV:

    This TV turned out to be better than we could have imagined - it's like going to the theatre!

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    4.0

    Can't wait to watch it again and again

    By Clark

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fast Setup
    • Good Connection Options
    • Good Resolution
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

    • Glare

    Best Uses

    • Home Theater
    • Video Games
    • Wall Mounting

    Comments about Samsung 55" Black LED Flat Panel LCD HDTV:

    Have had this TV for a few months now and I like it immensely. It isn't without its drawbacks though. The screen glare is slightly annoying if lights or windows are reflected in the screen, especially for dark scenes. The border around the screen is also easily scratched, even with the cloth that comes with the TV for cleaning. It isn't noticable from viewing distances, you have to get within a foot or two. After about a month we had the white screen issue as well. Ended up being a loose connector. [...] Also, after about two months of use the TV remote died. [...] All that being said, comparing the 240Hz with a friends 120Hz Samsung, I am glad I waited and spent the extra money on the 240Hz, well worth it. [...]

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    5.0

    This TV is le-gen-waitforit-dary!

    By Holly

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Fast Setup
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

    • Glare

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Home Theater
    • Movies
    • Video Games

    Comments about Samsung 55" Black LED Flat Panel LCD HDTV:

    I super-love this television. The extra cash to upgrade from the 7000 series to this 8000 was totally worth it. There are some reviews out there about the side-lighting for the LEDs and there being lightened corners, and I have noticed that while watching some things. However, if you hadn't been told or you hadn't read those reviews, you may not have noticed it. It's there, but it's minor and the blacks that you get with this television are sharp. The picture is so amazing that in a lot of instances it feels like there is a sort of 3D effect happening, almost like you are in the movie frame. The one con I do have is the Auto 240Hz True whatever it's called. It's ok, but I don't notice a difference between this television and the old LCD I had that was 60 Hz. I also do notice a glare on the television from the windows, no matter if the sun is up or not. I know that was supposed to mainly be a Plasma problem, but I do find it slightly annoying with this television as well.

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    5.0

    This is a Great TV

    By Bill

    from Chgo IL

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Fast Setup
    • Good Connection Options
    • Good Remote Control
    • Good Resolution
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Movies
      • Video Games

      Comments about Samsung 55" Black LED Flat Panel LCD HDTV:

      This TV has nothing to hide. Easy Set up outstanding picture. Past reviews said that the sound wasn't that good but I don't see any problems with it.

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      4.0

      Beautiful display,weird 240Hz automotion

      By Movie Buff

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Fast Setup
      • Good Connection Options
      • Good Remote Control
      • Good Resolution

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater
      • Movies
      • Wall Mounting

      Comments about Samsung 55" Black LED Flat Panel LCD HDTV:

      The quality is incredible. My only complaint is the 240Hz auto motion.
      Even the most cinematic films look like video. This auto motion is designed for sports not movies. My wife hates it and would like me to turn it off.
      Still trying to figure out if that is possible.
      The sound quality is poor too. I bought a sound bar/ sub woofer and it made a huge difference.

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      5.0

      Search For The Finest Should End Here

      By Market Wizard

      from Voorhees, New Jersey

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Fast Setup
      • Good Connection Options
      • Good Remote Control
      • Good Resolution
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound Quality
      • Reduced Glare

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Attached to Computer
        • Business
        • Home
        • Home Theater
        • Movies
        • Video Games

        Comments about Samsung 55" Black LED Flat Panel LCD HDTV:

        This product is where technology meets Art. Aesthetically beautiful to look at as well as producing the finest picture quality and sound that you will ever find. Also very slim and lightweight for easy moving.

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        5.0

        Vibrant beautiful picture blows me away!

        By Richie Z

        from South Florida

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Bright Image
        • Fast Setup
        • Good Connection Options
        • Good Resolution
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Movies
          • Wall Mounting

          Comments about Samsung 55" Black LED Flat Panel LCD HDTV:

          After researching and comparing several models available in the $2k to $3k range, I was just consitantly blown away by the Samsung LEDs. Got a great price [$] [...]Got it, mounted it(only 2" total from wall to face with Samsung Slim Mount), connected it and it just continues to impress. Screen is not as reflective as you'd think, plays every HD video file I throw on a USB drive(reads NTFS even though it doesn't say so in the manual). Great picture, great features, looks great... perfect!

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          5.0

          Awesome Product!

          By GamerCouple

          from Almo, KY

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Bright Image
          • Fast Setup
          • Good Connection Options
          • Good Resolution
          • Simple Controls

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Home Theater

          Comments about Samsung 55" Black LED Flat Panel LCD HDTV:

          The TV is amazing. We hooked up our blu-ray player and the picture blew us away! Gaming on this TV looks fabulous too! Easy to set up, comes with a mini remote for channel and sound control that is nice. The TV swivels on its own mount, which is nice for larger rooms. I love this TV!

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          5.0

          Simply Superb.

          By Shankar

          from Cleveland, OH

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Bright Image
          • Fast Setup
          • Good Connection Options
          • Good Resolution
          • Simple Controls

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Samsung 55" Black LED Flat Panel LCD HDTV:

            Unpacking and setting it up was so easy. I only needed an extra pair of hands to lift. So far in three weeks we have fallen in love with it!

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