Samsung UNC8000 series LED-based LCD
Though the ultra-expensive 9000 models flaunt the thin chassis and touch-screen remote, the C8000 LED-based LCD is the company's video quality showpiece. It incorporates what the company is calling "precision dimming" (not "pinpoint dimming," as was previously reported). The LED backlight elements are arranged along the edges of the display, but can somehow localize their dimming to different parts of the image as needed. Company reps say it reduces many of the problems of traditional local dimming, such as blooming. Of course, we'll reserve judgment for when we can actually test one.
Model: UNC8000 series Type: 3D-compatible "precision dimming" LED-based 240Hz LCD TV Screen sizes: 46, 55, 65 inches Price (MSRP respectively): $2,800, $3,500, $5,000 Availability: April (July for 65-incher)
March 9, 2010 8:11 AM PST
Photo by: Samsung
| Caption by: David Katzmaier
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