Pros Clarity is outstanding, and the converter from 2D to 3D on Movies and TV is the biggest plus. The Finish is great on the edging. Remote is easy to use and controls the 3d Player through BD-link... one remote to control both items.
Cons So far the cons are.. User manual not enough information and clarity and you cant seem to turn off the other sources displays on the screen even though not being used. have to buy the wireless usb.. Comes on 3D players but not on TV?
Summary This is a sweet TV, I was really struggling to buy or not to buy 3D, I needed a new TV my Plasma after 5 years was acting up (LG) and i wanted a larger screen. So do I get a non 3D and save a few bucks or go for the new.. I am wondering why I was questioning to buy or not. This blows away any TV i have seen at anyone?s house and they all have Plasma or LCD ... The 3D LED is the Balls... I watched monsters and aliens 3d which was great, But then i put in Star Trek II Blue ray and activated the 2 D to 3D and i was blown away! Yes its not the 3d with gimmicks.. But I felt I was right there! I felt they were right there! The space scenes and the detail was well I cant put it in to words.. Awesome, I.. Don?t know how it tells what to separate but I does and its great I cant wait to go through the rest of my DVDs.. So I have heard LG does not have the 2 to 3D feature... But this does... yea no problem with glasses either.. I recommend it. I have not tired the Internet yet as i need the Wireless USB... when I do, there goes my Roku.. It won?t be needed. A++
"Fantastic TV"on by jbonzey
Pros The picture on the 55C8000 is just amazing. Bright, clear, stunning picture. Sound is also good.
Cons Only one coax connection. Reflects some light in bright room but not at all a problem. To be honest I was having trouble coming up with CONS.
Summary My old 55" HD projection died after 10 years. All i can say is the picture quality on the 55C8000 is simply amazing connected via HDMI. I don't know what some of the reviewers complaining about picture quality are talking about, (blackness levels, flickering etc). As always, upgrade the firmware to fix any bugs etc. I didn't purchase the 3D glasses as i could care less about the functionality, but was looking for a great TV Picture that will hopefully last for 10 more years. I very much like the internet connectivity - Youtube etc. and downloaded a video on demand movie from Vudo which was amazing.
I truly can not express how great this TV looks mounted on the Wall connected up to my Dish Network HD Receiver. It is located in a VERY bright Family room (lots of windows, French Door, Skylights) and it still is picture perfect - nice and bright
Anyway, if your looking for a really nice large HD TV - Definitely give this one a look.
Pros Blueray looks AMAZING!!! Really, you feel as though you are actually there and the depth of each frame is something you won't see on a lesser quality TV. The picture is very bright and natural looking. The colors are truly fantastic.
Cons The sound isn't all that great On HD shows, there is a strange effect which I have seen described as soap opera effect. It's sort of odd. The clarity is unsurpassed, but there is something not right.
Summary Over all the TV is great. The "soap opera" thing is very odd and I just cannot decide if it is something I can handle or if I find it totally unacceptable for a TV with such a hefty price-tag. The worst part is, a consumer won't know about it until the TV is set up in their home because at the stores, all they show you is Bluray, which is perfect. I am clearly no technical genius, but I am telling you now, there is something off and different from the Bluray. It's my only real complaint about the quality. Anyways, simplicity of the controls is great. There is nothing confusing or tricky about this thing. I read in one of the tech reviews that the remote is terrible. I totally disagree, I think it's great! Very "futuristic" looking with a back-light and everything. I think the appearance of the TV itself is beautiful. I feel like I need to replace the stand it is on! My concern is that it isn't completely worth what people, including myself, are paying. Also, I bought the 3D bundle so I am totally 3D capable which sounded great exceptt in the 3 weeks I've had it, I haven't located a single 3D movie to watch except for the little sample movie that came with the set. Plus, the glasses are super expensive, like to the tune of $100 a pair on the cheap end! How is someone supposed to share their excitement with friends??? I am not willing to spend hundreds of dollars on glasses. So, does it make more sense to wait a few years until the whole 3D thing is more user friendly? Probably.
Ok, in a nutshell: Bluray is fantastic and best picture quality possible! HD is very clear and bright but some strange effects hinder the actual quality. Internet right to the TV is super cool, lovin' it! Sound, eh, not great but should have surround anyways. Price, terrible! I got a great deal and still question my purchase. 3D WILL BE great, but now, it's just ok. Just go see the 3D in theaters. Esthetically very nice.
I think I am going to go back to where I bought it and see if they have the same TV just not 3D so I can save some bucks. If I could find the same TV just not 3D and for a grand less, I would jump all over it. It is just too soon for 3D to be all that great at home.
I'm just a regular person who bought this thing and I just hope that what I said will help someone.
Pros The picture is second to none, crystal clear images, very nice and simple to use remote(not sure why some people are knocking it), blu ray movies look surreal, brushed chrome looks very sharp.
Cons Should have come with a 3d capable hdmi cable, and really should have come with at least 2 pairs of glasses, price still steep but there is deals to be had if you look around
Summary I recommend this TV, no questions asked, if you can afford it, do not waste your time and buy a non LED 3D television set as this is truly the wave of the future, and you will regret if you go a different direction and buy a non LED 3D television set now in a year or less.
Pros Colars are bright and eye catching, beats every tv out thier with colar, clarity is off the charts to you can notice the smallist details fine. and under one inch thick its a stunner.
Cons My only complaint comes with the motion, first of all i like the soap opera look because it gives you amaing clarity even in fast scenes. however it seems to handle 24fps somewhat badly, some scences will become a tad jerky maling motion clarity less
Summary overall the good far outwight the bad. i would just hope that samsung come out with an update to address the 24fps as well as adding even more of a soap opera clarity look, it looks preety decent now but could be improved upon. (for those of you that dont like this look i say simple buy a plasma) plasma give yopu that theater look while led and lcd give you that soap opera look)