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Samsung UN55B8000 (UN-55B8000)

Ultra-thin 55" Widescreen LED 1080p HDTV with 240Hz Anti-blur Technology

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Samsung UN55C8000 (UN-55C8000)

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With Stand:

 52"  12.1"
 33.9"

Without Stand:

 52"  1.2"
 31.4"

Samsung has recently introduced their highly anticipated line of LED Televisions. Images that are true to life need contrast, color and clarity, and the ultra-brilliant LED TV's has it all. The 3,000,000:1 Mega contrast provides an incredible range of brightness from pure blacks to the whitest whites. Advanced color processing enables a wider range of natural colors and greater depth for a vibrant picture. And with the Auto Motion Plus technology to eliminate motion blur, the result is a jaw-dropping picture never seen before.

The Samsung UN55B8000 is a 55” LED Television and is unbelievably small at a razor thin 1.2” deep. This television is the slimmest yet and can be hung on the wall, making it convenient for tight spaces. The frame is made with red “Touch of Color” for a soft look.

Can't decide if you would rather surf the web or watch TV? Well, you can do it all on the Samsung Series 8 LED TVs. Take the hassle out of sharing your talent with the world by accessing your videos, music and photos from your PC or DLNA Mobile device and enjoy them on your television.

Television Features:
  • 55" 1080p Ultra-thin LED Television with anti-blur technology
  • Wide color enhancer pro provides the fullest and most lifelike colors
  • Auto Motion Plus 240 Hz technology eliminates motion blur for smooth, crisp picture
  • Slim, sleek design at 1.2" deep
  • USB 2.0 Multi-media center to connect a digital camera, thumb drive and even MP3 Player
  • Access videos, playlists and pictures with your remote
  • Content library flash feature lets you enjoy hours of entertainment
  • Digital noise reduction will help reduce static and ghosting (unwanted image) that may appear on screen
  • Home network center connects the television and select mobile phones through a wireless network connection to view calls, text messages, and schedules
  • Game mode enhances dark areas, sharpens the pictures and speeds up the image processing of games
  • DLNA Certified allows you to watch videos, photos, and listen to saved music on your PC through the TV
  • V-Chip system blocks rated TV and movie programs determined by the parent
  • LED edge backlight for high contrast and natural colors
  • Built-in digital (ATSC) and analog (NTSC) for over the air broadcasts
  • Built-in QAM cable TV Tuner
  • Picture-in-picture and game mode
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
  • Other Reference #s: UN55B8000A1F, UN-55B8000A1F
Product Specifications:
  • 5,000,000:1 Dynamic contrast ratio
  • Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
  • Built-in DTV Tuner
  • 4 HDMI Inputs
  • Digital audio output
  • PC Input (D-Sub)
  • 1 Component input
  • 1 Ethernet input
  • 2 USB Inputs
  • Dimensions: (with stand) 12.1"D x 52"W x 33.9"H
  • Dimensions: (without stand) 1.2"D x 52"W x 31.4"H
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Product History:

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Display

Television Type

The type of technology used to produce the screen images. LCD, DLP, Plasma, LCoS, and CRT are the most common. 2 newer technologies include LED and OLED which use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as a backlight, as opposed to conventional LCD TVs, which use cold-cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) for a backlight.

LED technology integrates LCD display technology with LED backlighting. On LED television, both LCD and LED will be selected here.

LCD
LED
3D Ready
This means that the television is compatible with 3D images. Some televisions will require special glasses to view the 3D images, while other TVs can display the image without the necessity of glasses.
Screen Size
The screen size dimension is measured diagonally in inches.
55"
Aspect Ratio
The standard ratio of 4:3 (width:height) is one that most are familiar with; however, today we're seeing more models with widescreen 16:9 aspect ratios, which closely matches the most common movie theater screen ratio and HDTV broadcasts too.

Selectable aspect ratio means that the user has the option to choose which aspect ratio they would like. This feature is usually found on televisions.

16:9
Resolution (pixels)
A display's pixel resolution defines its ability to resolve fine details. Digital TVs and projectors measure screen resolution in pixels. The higher the resolution, the more detailed the picture will be.
1920 x 1080 
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This is the maximum contrast ratio that the display is able to produce. Typically, the dynamic contrast ratio is about 5x the normal, or static, contrast ratio.
5,000,000:1
Refresh Rate
Refresh rate is the number of times in a second that the display will draw the picture on the screen.
240 Hz
Response Time
In relation to LCD monitors, the response time is the amount to time it takes for a pixel to go from black to white, and then return to black again. The time is measured in ms, or milliseconds. The lower the response time, the smoother the display can playback video. A high response time results in less blur and a crisper image.
2 ms

Video

WiFi Capable
This feature allows devices to download new software updates, stream video content through various services, or connect with BD-Live features wirelessly when connected with a compatible wireless link.
Video Broadcast System
Most cameras and displays will be compatible with a NTSC video broadcast system. Others will be compatible with a PAL system. Many units will be compatible with both.
NTSC
ATSC Compatible
ATSC is the new high definition format that will become the standard in 2009. It will be replacing the former NTSC television system.
Yes
QAM Tuner
A QAM tuner allows select digital televisions to receive a digital signal without the use of a digital set-up box.
Yes
HDTV Compatibility
This means that the television, projector, or monitor is capable of receiving and playing back a high-definition signal.
Yes
Display Format
High-definition televisions will display the image at 1080i, 1080p, or 720p. To be considered full HD, a television must display at 1080p.

Standard televisions will display the images at 480i or 480p. This means that there are 480 horizontal lines that create the picture.

1080p
CableCARD Compatible
CableCARD is a wireless card that allows the viewing of digital cable television channels on digital video recorders, personal computers and televisions. They do not require the use of equipment provided by a cable television company.
No

Speakers

Number of Subs/Speakers
This value represents the number of speakers or subwoofers that the enclosure accommodates.
1
Premium Surround Speakers
This means that the television has high quality speakers built-in that provide a surround sound feel. While this feature does not replace a 5.1 or 7.1 Dolby surround sound system, it does have a notable difference above the standard television speakers.
Yes

Inputs & Outputs

Composite (RCA) Inputs
This is the number of composite (RCA) Inputs that the television has
0
HDMI Inputs
This is the number of HDMI inputs that the television or monitor is able to accept at a single time.
4
Component Video Inputs(Y,Pb,Pr)
This is the number of component video inputs that the television or monitor is able to accept at a single time.
1
S-Video Inputs
This is the number of S-Video inputs that the television, monitor, or other display is able to accept at a single time.
0
Ethernet Input
Connect to the internet or a computer network with an ethernet input.
Yes
VGA (D-sub) Input
VGA inputs allow the unit to be connected to a computer using an analog 15-pin VGA cable. This feature is especially important for those that want to use a projector or television to display the image from their computer. Ideal for presentations and other business applications.
Yes
iPod Dockable
This designates if an iPod can be docked the particular device. This feature applies it to home DVD/Blu-ay players, iPod accessories, alarm clocks, and more. When an iPod is docked, it will charge the iPod. Some devices will support the playback of video off of a docked compatible iPod. Some players include a dock or have one built-in, while others require you to purchase it separately.
No
Front Panel RCA Inputs
This designates if the unit has RCA composite inputs on the front of the unit. Used for the easy connection of a separate Audio/Video device to play through the unit.
No
USB Photo Viewer Input
This feature means the the television or monitor can have a USB device connected to it for the viewing of photos.
Yes
Digital Audio Output
A digital audio output will send a high quality audio signal to a compatible receiving source.
Yes
Fixed Audio Output
A fixed audio output is another way to output audio from the television or other display, to an audio receiving source.
No

General

Wall Mountable
An item that is wall mountable gives the owner the option of attaching it to the wall.
Yes
OSD (On Screen Display)
Indicates that the unit has menus and features that display on the screen. Typically, on-screen menus allow users to adjust audio and video settings easier.
Yes
OSD Languages
Indicates the languages featured in the OSD (On Screen Display).

"Multilingual" includes three of the major European languages (English/Spanish/French) plus many others such as German, Italian, and more.

English
Spanish
French
Energy Star Compliant
Energy Star is an internationally recognized standard for energy efficient products. These electronics save 20-30% on energy usage.
Yes
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Black
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.
Yes
Height (with stand)
This is the height of the television with the stand attached.
33.9"
Width (with stand)
If the television includes a stand, this is the width of the television with then stand.
52"
Depth (with stand)
This is the depth of the television without the stand.
12.1"
Weight (with stand)
This is the weight of the television including the stand that is included with the purchase of the television.
63.9 lbs
Height (without stand)
This is the height of the television without the attached stand.
31.4"
Width (without stand)
This is the width of the television not included the stand.
52"
Depth (without stand)
This is the depth of the television without the stand.
1.2"
Weight (without stand)
If the television includes a stand, this is the weight of the television and the stand together.
51.1 lbs

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
4.7
Features
5.0
Design
5.0
Usability
5.0
Toad

Albuquerque

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Value
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Design
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Great Tv

March 20, 2010

Best TV I have ever owned. Great picture and easy to operate.

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Dude

Bristol, VA

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Super TV

January 26, 2010

The TV is awesome and was so easy to setup. The picture is amazing and the features are out of this world. Great job Samsung

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Bear

Mead, WA

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Samsung UN55B8000 - Great HDTV and Easy Order

September 24, 2009

I've had this HDTV for a little over a week and it's unbelievable GOOD!
Having had Samsung DLP and now this there is no comparison (I thought the DLP was good). Setup was EASY with the 4 HDMI inputs nothing was lacking. I even setup my Zune to which was through the AV plug (need a new HD Zune which would go into the HDMI). I have a PS3 hooked up with Dish network. The PS3 has a picture that is 1080p and is like being in any games. I played Planet Earth BD which so real you can almost touch things. NFL and Nascar are so real. Best price was at Sonic Electronix even got money back through Bing. You got to get this if you want the best picture out there.
IMO.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

UN55B8000

UPC

036725229938

Weight

82.00lbs

Internal SKU

un55b8000

Internal Product ID

19101

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Samsung UN55B8000 (UN-55B8000)