Reviews and Problems with Samsung UN55B8000 / UA55B8000
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V. Dara, Amazon
19 July 2010
Summary: I purchased UN55B8000 on Feb 14th, 2010 after my old Samsumg DLP HDTV stopped working after 5 years. The life of these HDTVs is lot shorter than that of old CRT TVs. Anyway, the picture quality is good, it depends on so many factors, whether it is 1080 or 720, compressed or uncompressed, TV channel,...
Summary: Overall, I am really happy with the UN55B8000. It has great picture quality in colors and contrast and we're having fun with the internet feature. The TV is surprisingly thin, and came with a substantial stand (which we're not using).
Awesome TV - Get it without the DLNA / Internet if possible
2 May 2010
Summary: The good: 1. Amazing picture quality 2. Bright color great contrast...can't even tell it's on 3. Excellent remote 4. Lots of I/O ports to connect stuff 5. Very thin...looks like a picture frame on the wall (mounted it myself with Samsung slim mount) The not so good: 1.
Summary: Great picture, nice brights, nice look, and nice gaming. Everything about this TV is awesome except for two things. The 240Hz doesnt really seem like 240Hz at all, it just seems like the 120Hz. I dont notice any difference.
Summary: I purchased this TV, partly against my better judgment, in the middle of February, 2010. I read many reviews by other consumers complaining of a "spotlighting" effect produced by the LED edge-lighting that replaces the fluorescent-style backlighting of older model LCDs.
240Hz anti-judder causes movies to appear like daytime soap
Venkatesh Padmanabhan, Amazon
13 January 2010
Summary: Don't get me wrong. It's an excellent TV. Great picture quality and brightness. Sound is not all that great but if you're getting a TV of this size, Samsung probably figures you have a surround sound system anyhow. The Internet features are a bit disappointing.
Summary: The clarity of this glossy-screened LED-backlit TV is stunning. HD movies off blu-ray look fabulous, and HD broadcasts through satellite (DirecTV) look absolutely fantastic. Watching a silly sitcom, I felt like I was in the studio audience.
Summary: Best picture I ever have seen in a flat panel compared even to my Pioneer elite, but my biggest concern was these halos that would show up around people or objects moving and this is not a fast movement problem. I have heard that this is a 240hz problem for the motion blur.
Slim Mount is not so great if you plug your TV in behind the TV
M. Butler, Amazon
18 November 2009
Summary: Everything about the TV so far is great! I am not convinced I needed the 240Hz, though. My only complaint is that when using the slim mount that was designed for this TV, there is not enough clearance behind the TV to plug it in without installing a recessed recepticle.
Summary: I spent a good amount of time researching TVs before deciding on the Samsung Series 8. This TV has a great picture partly because of the LED lighting. There are some times where the 240Hz smoothing can look strange but you can always turn it off or try changing to another setting.