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Samsung UN55B6000 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED HDTV
Redefining the standards for viewing quality, energy-efficiency and home entertainment decor, the Samsung 6000 Series LED HDTV deliver unparalleled picture quality and enhanced connectivity while also helping you reduce your carbon footprint with the reduced power consumption of the LED screen. Using Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) as its primary light source--rather than traditional Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps (CCFL)--this cutting edge HDTV also offers the benefits of an ultra-high contrast ratio and a slim depth that allows for a more artful design.
Ultra-slim 55-inch LED HDTV with full HD 1080p resolution for the sharpest picture possible
LED technology enables a true-to-life range of picture brightness; uses 40 percent less energy than conventional LCD TVs
InfoLink RSS feeds of news, weather and sports from your broadband connection
Inputs: 4 HDMI, 1 component, 2 USB, 1 Ethernet, 1 PC, 1 optical digital audio output
Includes detachable swivel table stand; measures 51.5 x 34.4 x 12 inches (WxHxD) with stand
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17 of 17 found the following review helpful:
Outstanding Picture QualityOct 29, 2009
Pros: Excellent picture clarity, amazing colors, 120hz works exceptionally well with progressive scan (ie 720p, 1080p)
Cons: Expensive, backlighting (actually, it's edge lighting on this model) is a little uneven in the corners. While watching credits at the end of a movie, you can see light and dark patches when the background is supposed to be solid black. This only occurs with really dark images and is a function of the TV being so thin.
Overall: I've had the TV for several months with no problems. I'm really happy with this purchase and would make it again.
92 of 111 found the following review helpful:
Great TV if one can figure out how to use it.Apr 26, 2009
By Able Devildog
My family and I just love this TV, particularly for watching sports. We looked at a lot of LCD and Plasmas but saw none that gave us the sense of depth this one does. It is like 3D. Moreover, our family room is also a sun room during the day but the picture is just as strong in the day time as it is when the room is dark. The viewing angle is comparatively wide. We see no appreciable drop off when it is viewed at an angle. It is large enough that my wife can view it from the adjacent kitchen with ease.
Learning how to use its features and to set it up is another matter and that is the one gripe I have with the TV. Samsung only provides a four page manual which tells the owner nothing. Instead it includes a flash drive which contains a manual for its use but it took me over three weeks to realize what the flash drive was for. The manual does not show the available ports or how things are to be connected to the TV. I finally figured it out by trial and error and got the flash drive connected. Finding out how to use it however, was again a lot of trial and error. Once I was able to read the pages, it was hard to read, mostly grey on black (I hate black-you can't see where anything is on black). Figuring how to page the manual on the TV isn't easy. Samsung provides numerous steps to take but the user has to leave the Manual screen to go through the steps and unless the user writes out all the steps, it is a tiresome process to follow the steps.
So I tried using the flash drive on my computer. Well the manual is in a strange format so it will not open normally. Windows searched for a driver that would allow viewing the manual and found one which I downloaded and installed The one I found that worked was from IrFanView but one must also download all the plugins before it will work. However, when I opened the Manual, it was unprintable except with a screen capture utility.
That was more trouble than it was worth and it then dawned on me to go to the Samsung Support Center and see if there was a Manual that could be downloaded. Voila, the Manual was available in both PDF and Word formats but because the Manual is in three languages, it is 273 pages long. Just print the first 75 pages.
What I found is that with no difficulty I could run picture shows directly from either my camera or from a card reader. They come out beautifully. If I tried to print pictures that big, they would be grainy as all get out. But the pictures show in full size on the big screen in terrific detail and color and they have depth.
But I wish the USB ports were either on the side or the front where they are easily accessible. I intend to wall mount the screen but if I do I won't be able to get to the connections which are on the back. And even then it is difficult to insert USB cords because the recess is so narrow.
We love this TV however, because of the lack of a printed manual and the location of the USB ports, I can only give it 4 stars.
20 of 22 found the following review helpful:
AMAZING.... sometimes. Love- HateFeb 27, 2010
By Andrew Carney
What's great about it: Light Weight, Looks Stunning, Great Features
What's not so great: Off angle viewing, dark scene viewing, corners glowing, backlight is not uniform
"I WISH I LOVED THIS TV!
After being a plasma fan for years, I gave an LED-LCD a chance. Set-up was great. Features-a-plenty! Picture quality... AMAZING!!!.... sometimes. I played 'UP' on blu-ray. It blew my mind! Full screen, and bright colors; you will not find a tv with a better image. There is a definate sweet spot for viewing. Which leads me to my first complaint.
-Viewing angle: When your in the sweet spot. It looks great! When your one couch cushion over, you start to loose it. Contrast is lost, and dark images turn into a washed out blueish color. I was used to the viewing angle on my Samsung plasma, and deeply missed it after setting up the LED.
- Low Light: This is a Great TV for daytime viewing. Colors stand out. At night, in a dark room? Not so much. You start to notice that the blacks are not as black as they were during the day. Also, you will notice the corners of the screen starting to light up with a bluish tinge. Extremely distracting especially when watching a movie or show with a 1.85 or 2.4 aspect ratio.
-Backlight uniformity: What uniformity? In a very dark scene, you will really start to notice hot spots and cold spots when it comes to backlight. On an all black screen, it looks like black and blue camo. I even noticed Hot Spots during the olypics in very white areas. Again, distracting. This is most likely due to the side lighting as opposed to the full array lighting.
OVERVIEW! When you find that sweet spot, and play somthing full screen or with a native 16X9 resolution, the picture will blow your mind. But when you stand up, walk around, watch in a dark room, or watch movies that are matted on top and bottom? You will really start to notice a dissapointing amount of distracting problems.
I wish I didn't have to return it, but unfortunately I am going back to plasma."
25 of 29 found the following review helpful:
Enjoying the Samsung UN55B6000 HDTVJun 22, 2009
Image Quality and Connectivity:
This Samsung UN55B6000 is excellent technology and priced to move. We've got it hooked up to a cable box (MOT DCT 6200) via the 1 component connection and the image is sharp and crispy and the colors are vivid and bright.
We have an older PC connected via the VGA connection and the 3.5mm mini audio connection. Internet browser windows come up real sharp in 1920x1280i resolution. Sidebar: I'm also using wi fi and wireless mouse and keyboard.
Hi-res images look fantastic. This TV was assembled with web-browsing and computing in mind (Net widget, USB, JPEG and mp3 friendly) and Samsung has nailed it.
Online Support and Configuring the Cable Box:
Initially, the cable box was sending 720x480i to the TV. Fortunately I was able to find forums online with posts from a Samsung HD Tech and a cable co. employee that outlined the solution -- turn off the cable box, hit the menu button (cable remote) and here you can select the higher (or different) resolution.
Additionally, the cable box required two power cycles for this (resolution) change to take effect but when it did I was viewing cable tv in 1920x1080i.
Using Samsung's P.Size (Picture) Button:
When watching cable programming broadcast in HD, the 16:9 (aspect ratio) mode looks the best to me. For standard definition programming the Wide-Fit mode stretches the image a bit to fill the screen.
I've noticed some adjusting is required when flipping between channels, for example, sometimes CNN ticker text is below the screen and other times the Fox Sports Net FSN graphic is a bit above the screen. Perhaps this issue is addressed in the screen-fit mode, I'm not sure yet, I'll have to mash a few more buttons. Overall, I give it 4.5 stars.
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Amazing TV!!Jan 28, 2010
By Denny G.
I was searching for a television at my local HH Gregg when I came upon this television. They were playing "Speed Racer" in Blu-Ray and it was the most AMAZING picture I had ever seen! I waited and found it priced well below any brick and mortar or online shop through [...]. I purchased the tv and had it within a week. The contrast is amazing and details are crisp. Picture is beyond belief (especially in HD and Blu-Ray). Have not noticed any problems with the set that I researched before buying it. If you are in the market for a television with great black levels and AWESOME color, then buy this tv. Samsung has truly out performed all other models this time! I paid less for this set when it was on special than the LN model of comparable specifications and I could not be happier with my decision. I also have an XBox 360 attached with an HDMI cable and I do not notice any lag. The gaming system seems to work just as well on this television as any other. Don't listen to the people that tell you it is not as good as a plasma! This tv goes above and beyond any plasma I have ever owned or seen. Plus I have the tv sitting in front of my bay window and have no problem with the light on the set when watching it in the middle of the day. The best money I have ever spent!
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