Reviews and Problems with Samsung UN46B8000 / UE46B8000 / UA46B8000
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Fantastic picture, in a darkened room. Awful sound.
T. Moore, Amazon
16 March 2010
Summary: I own another Samsung LCD TV (LNT4061LX), which is about 4 years old now, so I was expecting a great picture and on the whole I wasn't disappointed. The picture is clear and detailed, although the glossy finish on the screen is very annoying during the day, reflecting light from windows in the room. Why Samsung decided to make the screen glossy beats me. The matt finish on my other Samsung is great in a bright environment.
Summary: This TV has an absolutely fantastic picture. I looked at many LCD/LED/Plasma TVs in the stores before making this purchase and this looked the best. From the comfort of our couch without the distractions of the store it was even better. ***BUT*** It just stopped working after 4 days or about 25 hours. I started searching and there is a known problem with other Samsung TVs.
Summary: This TV is aesthetically amazing in all ways. It's big, shiny, and extremely thin. It has a superb picture. There is only one problem with this TV: it has a major problem with cloudy spots. I purchased this TV and when I plugged it up I immediately noticed these little white cloudy spots about 4" in diameter all over the screen when I pressed the power button.
Summary: The UN46B8000 is a very good display if space is an issue. However, it is not exactly what I was expecting. The store display I had seen was in open light and the display was connected to a Samsung BluRay player. This appears to be the key, as the display has some proprietary processing enabled for Samsung players. The 240Hz conversion gave the picture an odd life-like quality and I really liked it for CGI films.
Summary: This isnt a full reivew but be warned. this slimline TV comes with a slimline wall bracket, but there is a design issue here. The power cable for this unit is fixed and built in (no power plug at the unit end) so therefore if you intend to hide your cabling inside a wall then you will have to wait until the TV is delivered, or risk voiding the warranty by cutting the cable. I am really suprised that such a high end peice of kit should have a hardwired power line.