Samsung UN55B8000 55-Inch 1080p 240 Hz LED HDTV
Display Size: 55
Display Size: 55
Picture performance, advanced connectivity, and an eco-friendly and stunning design come together to form Samsung LED TV 8000. For the image connoisseur, our highest 240Hz motion blur reduction technology, a 5,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio that displays incredibly deep blacks and pristine whites, and enriched color processing deliver outstanding video. Samsung LED TVs use 40% less power than conventional LCD TVs and are manufactured with the environment in mind. Internet@TV has web TV widgets from Yahoo, Flicker, Ebay and others to entertain, inform and connect you to specially designed web content right on your LED TV. This Ultra Slim 1.2” depth set is the ideal complement for your room and your life.
This is one amazing TV. Everything seems to look better on it. Blu-rays seriously feel as though they are popping out of the screen. When Super Bowl 44 was on, you could see the shaving knicks on the coaches as they were interviewing them. This TV still exceeds my expectations after having it a couple of months. Many of the comments mention the light coming out of the corners of the display and how once you see it, you can't unsee it. I disagree, but hey what do I know?
This TV retailed for $3799 and Amazon had it for $2399. I was skeptical how the price could be so low and wondered if the shipper would deliver a scratch and dent package. The opposite was true. Ordering was simple (as usual), the package shipped quickly and arrived perfectly in original packaging. It was shipped by Pilot. I love my new TV and am blown away by the stunning clarity of the picture. I highly recommend purchasing this TV from Amazon.com.
I have had this set since October 2009 and I have not been disappointed in any way.In September I had concerns about some of the reviews complaining about the "white" edges/corners on dark scenes.Well these are rare and very faint. But once you perform a firmware update they no longer show up. My firmware update was from 001011 to 001017, and I performed it just this week after finally finding the time to connect the TV to the internet with a Netgear HD/Gaming 5 GHz Wireless-N Networking Kit -great kit by the way.Netgear WNHDEB111-100NAS Wireless N Access PointThe only thing on my wish list for this set would have been two banks of ports; one dedicated for Video Components devices, and the second one dedicated to AV devices. As it is there is only one bank that can service both types of devices. However once the connection is setup you are committed to that connection type. So if you have a switch box to share that bank between a Wii, a DVD, a laser disc player and a VCR and you want the highest image resolution possible you are going to have to connect using a Video Component connection thus leaving out your VCR and the Laser disc player because these two use an AV connection.- forget those switches advertised as converters they don't work. True converters are very expensive too.Also the remote uses AAA batteries. Considering that it is the only way to turn the TV on, that its size is quite large, and that it has a back lit feature that illuminates the keys in the dark, I would have preferred a larger size battery like AA that would last longer. But I am just nitpicking here.I connected a Panasonic Blu-Ray player through the HDMI interface and the picture quality is just outstanding.Panasonic DMP-BD60 Blu-ray Disc Player (Black)I also complemented the set with a Sharp sound bar which provide great sound at a modest expense.Sharp HTSB200 2.1 Sound Bar Audio SystemThe TV is hung on the wall like a picture which is the better way to install it. The pedestal is okay, but it is rather heavy ( 10 lbs ) and requires a strap attachment to the wall. Do yourself a favor, get the hanger kit from Samsung.Samsung WMN1000B Fixed Low-Profile Wall Mount for Select Samsung 40-Inch to 55-Inch Displays It is easy and fast to install. I did it myself after delivery.I love this set and would buy a second one to replace our older second CRT TV set in the bedroom if I could afford it .I truly hope Samsung is working on larger LED sets. Initially I was shopping for a 65 to 70 inch set. But these sizes were not available with LED.I do not want to ramble too much here. But I figure folks reading these reviews and considering making such a large purchase would want to get good practical feedback.So last but not least, the concierge/delivery service working with Amazon was fast and efficient. The TV was delivered on time, in great condition - including the packaging - , and with great care. The deliverers were in and out in 10 minutes with the TV setup, configured, and running. I guess they could have stayed longer and answered my questions if I had wanted to. But I am not that kind of customer :-)
I was able to tweak my settings using my Harmon Kardon 1350hd to just about eliminate the ghost gremlins from the corners. All and All this is a major issue and I will complain to Samsung. Took me about an hour of tweaking and getting back up peer review (neighbor) but I can live with it now.Samsung UN55B8000 55-Inch 1080p 240 Hz LED HDTV
I did a lot of research before buying this Samsung LED HDTV from Amazon. In fact I had already decided to buy from BestBuy but when I saw the price on Amazon I ordered in online and with two day delivery it was here in time for my installer to put it on my wall. My consultant/installer wanted me to buy an LCD (back-lit vs. edge-lit) but when he finished putting in my sound system and fired up the entire system he said he was stunned and amazed at the quality of picture and said that my choice of TVs was better than his recommendation! Mine is hanging in a alcove space in the wall of entertainment center cabinets in our living room and my issue with my older DLP TV was the reflections coming from my wall of windows to the side and back of our seating area. With the tilting wall mount and the incredible brightness of this TV the glare is not an issue any longer. The TV automatically updated its firmware once connected to the internet and with my Harmony 900 remote my wife can now easily operate all my components: DirecTV DVR, Apple TV, Ipod, the free BluRay DVD I got with this TV, and the Wii without written instructions or a phone call to me when the grandkids want to watch a DVD.The other thing that was great and had caused me a lot of anxiety in the past with Amazon was their delivery vendor here in the DFW area. I had quit buying from Amazon for a year because of this but when I saw that Amazon jettisoned its old shipping company and my TV was to be delivered by Pilot Freight Services that sealed the deal. Pilot called to schedule the delivery and again when in route, and they were very professional when it arrived and placed the box in my living room for the installer to unpack. I highly recommend this TV and I noticed yesterday that BestBuy had already jacked the price back up after the Super Bowl, while it is still much lower on Amazon.