Summary: The tv was not like new it had scratches on the front top face plate and the screen panel was scratch too about the same place! The tv stand was missing the five screws to put the stand on the tv so I had to buy those from samsungparts.com the tv leans to the front like it's going to break off the stand but it does not its stays in place! The tv performance is good but wish I was told it's was missing tv stand screws and the tv did not stand correctly on the stand!
Summary: Paid $3100 for the UN55B8500 in March, 2010. I've been very happy with the picture quality and indeed the whole TV until about a month ago when the TV started turning off on its own. At first rarely. Now, at least once a day. It is almost certainly the power board issue that Fancy, Anthony, Christopher, antipas, sabo, bayareakirk, martha, Irwin Yuen, RWilson, Mike323, etc. referred to.
Summary: First, what's been said in the 5 star reviews is true: the picture is stunning. It's simply one of the best local-dimming sets. But this panel does indeed have problems. When I researched this panel, I knew about the capacitor problem. I knew it was fixable in that case, so I pulled the trigger on this TV anyway. 4 years into this TV, I have not had any of the symptoms other reviewers have noted.. no capacitive touch glitches and no clicking...
Summary: I have had this LED for almost three years now. I have yet to see another television that has come out after this one that can top it in picture clarity, depths of the blacks, and brightness. I play and watch my blu-rays and PS3 games on this LED and have yet to notice any blurriness from fast motion. Phenomenal television. I would pay this price again.
It's only a matter of time before it goes out, already heard the click of death
27 July 2012
Summary: I've had mine since the end of March of 2010. Because this was my first serious HDTV, I wanted to make sure it was going to be a good one so I researched the heck out of the TV's out there and even went to CES amidst the 3D HDTV's, and rubbed shoulders with some of the dealers in attendance and asked about this model.
Summary: A simple Google search of "TV Capacitor Issues" answers a few questions. The search page comes up and to the bottom of the first there is no Sony, no LG, no Panasonic, no other manufacturer only Samsung.I have a Samsung UN55B8500. Purchased through Amazon Jan 2010, for just short of $4000.00. Today it died. Seems to be the power supply/capacitor issue. TV Clicking every few seconds and not turning on.
Summary: Purchased a Samsung UN55B8500 March of '09 by December of '11 (less than 2-years) television abruptly lost picture (black screen) although the power-on lamp remain illuminated, television wouldn't turn off with remote while the clicking sound of an internal relay cycling could be heard - unit had to be unplugged to shutdown.
Summary: Owned the TV for just over a year and the dreaded clicking issue started and a few months later, it has died for good. For those that are unfamiliar with it, just google "clicking noise samsung" and see how many hits you get. The TV will not turn on and it automatically shuts it off continually, hence the clicking noise. Obviously a known issue but alas Samsung will do nothing about it. I expected much more from a TV that cost $4,000 and expected Samsung to do something.
Summary: I believe in concise reviews so I'll keep mine short and sweet. I would consider myself a typical home buyer. I am by no means an expert in TV technology. Pros: * What a picture! * Slim * Light * Games look great (I use XBOX 360 w/ HDMI - Halo 3 and now Modern Warfare 2 w/ game mode on) * Standard def is decent and watchable although I rarely watch standard def anymore * Sports look great (I watch NBA and college football) * Blacks are WOW * No motion blur * Plenty of...
Summary: Sorry to say that I am guilty of only writing reviews when i am dissatisfied. you know the ol saying, "When we do right, no one remembers, but when we do wrong, no one forgets" hahaha. First, let me say that I paid ~$3400 +TAX for this TV. A GREAT deal .. and I would be totally satisfied if it were not for the fact a month earlier I purchased a UN55B8000 for ~$2400 and i like the less expensive one more.