Samsung UN55B8500: 55-inch 1080p LCD TV with LED Backlight

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The detailed specs for the UN55B8500 from Samsung:

  • Display: 54.6-inch S-PVA TFT LCD
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Contrast Ratio: 7,000,000:1 (dynamic)
  • Frequency: Auto Motion Plus 240Hz
  • Connectivity: Internet@TV, DLNA, USB (2), InfoLink, HDMI (4), Component, Composite, Ethernet, VGA
  • Adjustability: Swivel (Left/Right)
  • Dimensions: 52.1 x 34.0 x 12.1-inch (w/stand), 52.1 x 31.4 x 1.6-inch (w/o stand)
  • Weight: 77.6-lbs (w/stand), 61.7-lbs (w/o stand)
  • Price: MSRP US$4,499.99

The UN55B8500 is a 55-inch LCD TV from Samsung sporting edge-lit LED backlight technology to make it really thin, just 1.6-inch. If you are thinking of putting a large LCD TV on the wall and making it as flush as possible to the wall, something like Samsung’s UN55B8500 is a must. The resolution is a requisite 1920 x 1080 with a motion-blur-busting 240Hz frequency called Auto Motion Plus. The 55-inch ultra-thin LCD TV has a lot of connectivity options, but I would like to see Samsung work with Netflix and others instead of doing its own thing. Four HDMI connections should help connect all of your digital video sources. The dynamic contrast ratio is rated at 7 million to one but that’s just marketing. The best way to see if it is any good is to go to a store where they have it installed in a dark room. It will be hard to find but well worth it since the dark environment will show you how good the UN55B8500 really is in terms of contrast. Although the MSRP is a sky-high US$4,499.99, Amazon is selling the UN55B8500 for just $4049.

Source: Samsung

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