We’ve been tackling a lot of plasma televisions, lately, so I figured it might be a good time to break in and handle some of the newest innovations in television. I got a chance to have a look at some of the new line of LED televisions from Samsung, and today I’m going to tackle one of them, the thoroughly amazing Samsung UN55C8000XF.
The Samsung UN55C8000XF is a fifty five inch 1080p LED television that offers internet connectivity for instant access to Blockbuster Online and YouTube, among others, 3D compatibility with the right components, Wide Color Enhancer Plus, two fifteen watt speakers with SRS TruSurround, one Ethernet port, one PC input, one component video input, four HDMI inputs, two USB ports, one optical sound output, and both AllShare and ConnectShare Movie to allow you easy access to all your other media, whether on PC, thumb drive or digital camera.
I had thought that 3D LED was just a gimmick until I got a faceful of this television, and plain and simple, I was floored. I hadn’t seen a picture that unearthly clear in a long time–the last time I had seen something like that was watching some kind of specially-filmed live video, and when you’re watching clips from Disney’s god-awful G-Force movie and they look better than they ever did, you know you’re watching a television with nearly cosmic powers. It takes a truly amazing television to make that swill look watchable. And the sound is just about as terrific with those fifteen watters running SRS TruSurround–I was getting blasted out of the room with the volume only about a third of the way up. If you turned this thing all the way up I think it could be used as a form of pest control. No mouse will live in the same walls where this thing’s blasting.
But of course, the price tag is going to be an issue–this sucker will set you back a whopping thirty one fifty at Best Buy, and that’s a huge price by any standard. But I can say, without reservation, that the Samsung UN55C8000XF is worth it.