Reviews and Problems with Samsung UN46C8000 / UE46C8000 / UA46C8000
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Summary: Its 3D is still a work in progress and its 2D picture quality comes up short of the best available, but the high-end Samsung UNC8000 series still offers superb features, solid performance, and unique style.
Pros: Better black levels than other edge-lit sets; accurate color with linear grayscale; numerous picture controls and tweaks; sleek styling with inch-deep panel; superb streaming and widget content via well-integrated Apps platform; 3D compatible; 2D to 3D conversion system works better than expected.
Cons: Extremely expensive; subpar uniformity and off-angle viewing; lighter black levels than full-array local-dimming sets; black areas tinged bluer; 3D exhibited ghost images along edges (crosstalk); does not include 3D glasses; terrible remote.
Conclusion: The ability to be able to reduce the backlighting setting (which is shoved up to maximum, along with contrast) when playing a 3D film is welcome too, as the 46C8000 doesn’t become as dim as some competitors when you’re wearing your Samsung specs.
Excerpt: Samsung’s latest product marketing and all the technologies of the Korean house. The price is certainly not negligible, but it is a 46-inch LCD TV with LED backlight, dimming Precision, ultra-thin cabinet, playback rate of 200 Hertz, ready to connect wirelessly with other devices and the ability to produce three-dimensional images.
Conclusion: A very good all-rounder, packed with features and a star with 3D – but lacks the black level performance to go down as a must-buy.
Pros: Samsung’s 46-incher does 3D very well, with the TV’s motion processing tech pitching in to help deliver images that aren’t beset with the same level of ghosting or crosstalk we’ve seen on some 3D LCDs. Samsung’s 3D active shutter glasses also work well, and the 3D picture is nicely bright and lively when viewed through them. 2D pictures are detail rich and vibrant, with good motion handling and little noise.
Cons: The edge LED backlighting has been designed to replicate the contrast-boosting effects of a direct LED backlit TV, but while it delivers better black response than most edge LED models, it doesn’t really work to the degree we were hoping for – so this TV doesn’t produce the best blacks out there. Its audio is also a tad disappointing, lacking beefy bass during movies and music playback.
Excerpt: (1 items) Editor's note: This review of the Samsung C8000 series is based on our hands-on testing and evaluation of the 55-inch UN55C8000 . According to the manufacturer, the image quality and features should be equivalent for each TV in this model line. Samsung again advances to the head of the class with theSeries 8 line of LED-backlit 1080p LCD TVs.
Pros: Great video and solid audio in a thin package, Top-notch Internet apps, including Skype
Cons: Pricey for its class, Remote could be easier to use
Conclusion: The Samsung UN46C8000 is an impressive LED 3D TV announced by Samsung for 2010. From our early impressions and the TV features and specifications, it seems like an excellent 3D Ready television for those consumers who are in the market for a reasonably large 3D TV without having to pay a premium for extra bells and whistles associated with the flagship 9000 Series.
Excerpt: The Samsung UN46C8000 3D TV is a 46 inch 3D ready display that is part of Samsung’s 8000 Series of LED based LCD HDTVs. While the 8000 series has is lacking in some of the bells and whistles of the flagship 9000 series (Including the lack of the revolutionary touch screen remote control ) this 3D television has an excellent feature set with great picture quality and an ultra-slim profile with gorgeous looks.