"Fantastic TV!"on by JosephLED
Pros Design super thin at 0.9 inches
Picture is amazing, superb sharpness, contract and colors
Internet apps really well
USB external HDD capable
Pandora Samsung App
Cons Lots of screen glare in a bright room
TV isn't wifi - need a $80 adapter or have to hardwire it
Narrow viewing angle
Summary I bought this TV after much agonizing over whether to just buy a new LCD tv or the latest generation 3D LEDs, and can say after 2 weeks of ownership that I definitely made the correct choice. This TV is awesome, whether you are buying it for the 3D or just for a great TV.
A quick run down of the TVs main features:
Design - This TV is super thin at 0.9 inches. OK, so not insanely thin as the 2010 flagship 9000 model at 0.3 inches, but then its less than half the price and design wise looks exactly the same. I have it hung on a wall using the Samsung low profile mount, and it really does look like a picture hanging from the wall. The silver framing is sleek, and if you use one of the internet apps like Picasso you can have photos play on a slideshow to really make it look like a painting. With the wall mount, it protrudes only 1.5 inches - quite stunning. If you don't mount, the supplied stand is very sophisticated too.
Picture - This set is replacing a 4 yr old Sony LCD HDTV, so for me, the difference is amazing. Superb sharpness, contract and colors. The 240Hz creates an amazing picture, too good almost for some types of show creating what some call an artificial feel to what you are watching, but its all down to personal preference, and settings can be altered when needed. For me, it's like watching through a window and I love it. Black levels and edge lighting are perfectly good for me - I have it in a well lit room and elevated above a fireplace and picture remains excellent throughout.
Internet apps - I was not expecting to use these much, but they actually work really well. I love the AP ticker, and AccuWeather, Yahoo and YouTube are also frequently used. Best of all is that this TV has introduced me to Netflix, where the convenience of just clicking a button on my TV remote makes watching streaming movies and TV shows even easier than watching my DVR.
3D - Amazing that this technology can be brought into the home. Not much in the way of native 3D content yet (but what these is is amazing), but the TV will convert 2D to 3D and does this pretty well, especially if you up the 3D depth levels. As you might expect, this works best in a darkened room, with HD signal and action packed scenes. I watched The Dark Knight on the conversion process and was thoroughly impressed.
Overall, I am truly impressed with the TV which packs in stunning picture and technology along with the best design aesthetics. Also, you can't go wrong buying through Amazon, I got for more 20% off list, free shipping and no tax, and delivery service is superb.
*** If you will buy this TV I suggest at: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036WT4KG?ie=UTF8&tag=***************&********=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&************=B0036WT4KG
"Simply beautiful!"on by rossj81
Pros Beautiful picture - 2D/3D, smooth motion processing, elegant frame and body styling, deep colors / high contrast, internet capable for widgets and firmware updates, and countless picture customization for custom tweaking geeks.
Cons Off angle viewing does lighten picture but this is the case with most LCD/LEDs. As with all thin LEDs the TV stand doesn't feel sturdy enough. Motion clarity is great but while watching Wall-E I notice a little stutter when the camera is panning.
Summary I've owned this LED TV for a week now and it has been no less than perfect. Hooked it up, downloaded the firmware update and I've been in heaven since. The TV is extremely thin and beautiful. The colors are vibrant, blacks are deep and motion is clear and smooth. My biggest concern was how well the 240hz handled sports and action movies and thank god I have not been let down. The PS3 is capable of playing 1080p/24 and the C8000 displays the input when the blu-ray begins. I've watched Star Trek, Transformers 1 & 2, Batman Dark Night 1 / 2, and a few pixar movies and the film / video quality has been no less then stunning. My wife is blown away buy the natural film like quality of this TV. The 3D capability looks just as good as the theaters. 2D picture quality is the best I've seen on any LCD LED TV. The TV is not wireless but my cable modem is next to my cable box so I prefer the faster wired connection. I have a receiver but I did notice the TV speaker quality is pretty damn good considering how thin it is. I notice no lit up edges that the 2009 models had. I don't understand the lower rating CNET gave the TV maybe they got a bad test dummy model. I was able to order the TV from Amazon for 2900.00 and if you ask me the flagship Samsung 2010 3D LED model was worth every penny. The TV has only been out now a couple of weeks and people who don't even own the TV or have went through the picture settings to customizes the blur and judder are posting negative reviews based on CNETs rating. Considering the 2 firmware updates by Samsung, 1080p/24 working perfectly fine, 2D/3D capabilities, beautiful image and motion processing, perfectly fine remote(everyone with a highend TV uses universal remotes)nonplastic reflective frame and the fact that the TV can be bought online for 2900.00 or even less, Cnet should consider reviewing their review.
Pros High black levels, asthetics, 3D compatible, brightness, size and depth, advanced settings, sound is better than expected, 8,000,000:1 contrast, 4 HDMI ports, numerous applications, great color, 240hz, quick refresh.
Cons Ugly base, some 3D content has double imaging issue with background items, people do not like watching tv with glasses, some individuals have issues with userability, tv leans forward when using base, the adapter for the component video.
Summary This is an excellent television for someone looking to purchase a high end energy efficient LED TV. After viewing the 3D content on this television I can conclude it is a very sweet experience although I did see some issues. Samsung has had some double image issues with their 3D televisions. This means that when you look at an object or layer in the background of the object that is currently in focus that background image looks almost blurry around the edges. I will admit that the 3D is very sharp and it is like you are right there. Many people have asked if the 3D image is 1080P and yes it is. The TV has great black levels and the backlight is pretty uniform for an edge lit LED display. The color is excellent and the advanced settings will allow users to adjust gamma levels, black levels, along with 3D settings. The applications seem endless compared to last year. I would suggest this model be hung on a wall due to the unattractive base and the fact that the base was manufactured in a way which make the TV lean forward. The 240hz only can noticed when you are watching sports or content that involves rapid movements and lots of motion. Going into the discussion of 3D content I agree with others in stating that many people do not relish wearing glasses to watch content; however, I will say that the 3D functions are very cool. It would be worth the money to purchase the 3D BluRay player for the bernefit of having a BluRay player and receiving the free starter kit. Just think of events that you might watch in 3D like sports, shows, and movies, or applications. The best part is that these TVs continue to get even more narrow (0.9" on this specific model). It is definitely one of the better LEDs I have seen this year. For those who are not early adopters I do recommend that you at least go to your nearest retailer and check one out on display. I hope this review has helped those considering this or similar models.
Pros Great picture, very thin and light weight, easy to set-up, 3D is Cool.
Cons Nothing that should keep you from buying one.
Summary I have been shopping for a couple years waiting for just the right time to replace my 9 year old rear projection screen. It always seemed that while the editors had lots of good things to say about new models they always mention something not good that most times was far beyond my TV knowledge so I just kept telling myself "I'll wait until the they say "this is it the holy grail of TV's" but of course that never happened yet. So my old TV finally needed costly repair and looked more out of style than ever so I went out to replace it and stood in every store that has display models. I looked at about 20 models that I was considering and this one easily stood-up above the rest like a redwood in a flower garden. I tried to look at all the others but I couldn't keep my eye's off it. The picture really POP's of the screen in a way that is hard to explain. Its a very clear picture and things have somehow lost he cinematic experience watching this TV. Let me explain the best I can. I was watching a movie tonight and instead of it looking like a fuzzy motion picture it looked more like a home video... wait no not quite... more like it seemed that i was standing beside the camera in the movie studio while the camera guy was filming the movie next to me. So it looked like I was there not watching it as a movie. Now the 3D is really cool and will be better when I can watch something other than a cartoon with it but even the 2D picture seems to add depth I have never seen before. I'm not much for old movies but I watched a movie that was made in 1966 and it made that look like it was made yesterday.
This set will not disappoint you. I think the editors spend way to much time over analyzing these TV's. Go look at the store first and you will see that this TV is really bright and stands out from all the others.
"Surprisely worth it"on by Enotiq
Pros The TV is very thin and nice. The colors are beautiful and contrast is sharp. Deep blacks. Looks stylish and futuristic. HD TV, video games, and blu ray movies look awesome.
Cons The price is expensive. Internet firmware issues with Netflix and Blockbuster is annoying. Did not come with the touch screen remote control. 3D blu ray content is limited. 3D glasses are very expensive. No Facebook internet app.
Summary I recommend this TV if you can afford it. It is expensive and slightly over priced. But overall I'm very happy with the TV. If you buy this TV it's probably a good idea to hold off on the 3D glasses, etc., until the price comes down and there is more content available. There is only one movie available and its a cartoon. Is 3D capability really worth $350 - $400 dollars? Of course not :) Watching the TV in 2D is very nice and most of the internet apps work. However, Samsung is having firmware issues with their internet partners (Netflix and Blockbuster). This is the only major blemish.
Also, I would recommend buying a splitter and connecting to the internet via a network cable (wired). Wireless is a joke.
You might have to turn off your modem and router for 5 minutes after you connect your TV to the internet. This is because the TV has its own MAC address. In some cases you will need to register the TV MAC address with your internet service provider.
You can find some good deals online but make sure the company is a certified dealer. This site was helpful for me. http://www.resellerratings.com/