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Samsung UN55C6500 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED HDTV (Black) (2010 Model)

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  • ConnectShare Movie
  • Exceeds ENERGY STAR standards
  • Auto Motion Plus 120Hz
  • 55 inches screen with full HD 1080p resolution
  • Sync media from multiple devices with AllShare
  • Full HD 1080p resolution
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 50.5 x 32.8 inches ; 49.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 151 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0036WT4I8
  • Item model number: UN55C6500
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,332 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at February 15, 2010
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Product Description

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Samsung UN55C6500 LED tv (February 2010)
What do you get when you combine Internet@TV with 120Hz Clear Motion Rate technology? The Samsung LED 6500. Get the best of the web, right on your HDTV, with downloadable and customizable widgets – and coming soon, Samsung apps. Connect to friends, share pictures, shop online and more. Samsung’s 120Hz Clear Motion Rate technology delivers smooth, natural action in every scene. Samsung LED backlighting technology and advanced processing deliver a picture with an exceptionally large range of contrast and color, making images appear more lifelike. And the 6500 is as beautiful as it is functional, with a design that complements virtually any room in the house..

Stunning at only 1.1 inch deep – includes tuner (no external transceiver box).

Key Features
  • Screen Size: 55 inches
  • Full 1080p HD resolution: Enjoy the powerful picture quality, vivid colors and stunning clarity of Full HD 1080p resolution.
  • 120 Hz Clear Motion Rate: Samsung 120 Hz technology allows you to see fast action with a smoothness thats clearly ahead of the competition.
  • Ultra Slim Design: Stunning ultra slim depth – includes tuner (no external transceiver box).
  • Ultra Clear Panel: Advanced technology lets you enjoy crisp image details, natural skin tones, excellent shadow detail, and vibrant colors.
  • Touch of Color: Exclusive Stone Black Touch of Color design combines texture and color that can complement any room.
  • ConnectShare Movie: Connect a thumb drive or digital camera quickly and easily. User-friendly interface allows access to videos, a music playlist and pictures via the remote.
  • SAMSUNG SMART TV: Connect to an ever-expanding portal of your favorite digital content. Customizable widgets give you access to
    BLOCKBUSTER, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Amazon Instant Video and more – all on your HDTV.
  • Exceeds ENERGY STAR Standards: LED Energy Efficient, up to 50% less than the latest ENERGY STAR specification depending on series and screen size in standard mode.
  • Game Mode enhances dark areas, sharpens the picture, speeds up the image processing response and enhances the sounds of your games. Picture and sound quality optimized for the special needs of gaming systems at the touch of a button.
  • Wide Color Enhancer Pro delivers the entire spectrum of color and luminance for rich, saturated images with intense detail. 
  • AllShare: Sync up your entire household. A wired or wireless DLNA connection lets you stream your PC audio and video files to your HDTV using your remote.
  • 10 Watts x 2 audio power stereo broadcast reception: Supports multichannel sound (MTS)and second audio program (SAP) with 181-channel capacity.
  • DNSe: Delivers high-quality sound with more natural effects than conventional methods by reproducing the "genuine" stereo sound.
  • Warranty: 1 year parts and 1 year labor warranty (90 days parts and labor for commercial use), backed by Samsung toll-free support.
  • Swivel Stand


  • 4 HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) version 1.3:
      3 back, 1 side
    HDMI makes it easy to connect your home theater with one cable per component.
  • Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): Allows peripheral AV devices such as a DVD player to be controlled by a Samsung TV remote control.
  • USB: 2 back
  • Component video input: 1 back
  • Optical sound output: 1 back
  • PC input: 1 back
  • Ethernet: 1 back


  • TV without stand: 50.5 x 30.4 x 1.1 inches (WxHxD); 44.8 pounds
  • TV with stand: 50.5 x 32.8 x 10.5 inches (WxHxD); 49.8 pounds
  • What size TV should you get?
LED Series

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Wide Color Enhancer Pro

Delivers the entire spectrum of color and luminance for rich, saturated images with intense detail. Whereas blue and green shaded areas of the picture are washed out on conventional screens, wide color enhancer lets you experience more brilliant colors. Simply imagine a wider range of colors than you ever thought possible.


By being ENERGY STAR compliant you are assured that your Samsung model is helping the environment by using less energy while saving you money. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy promoting energy efficiency.


SAMSUNG SMART TV lets you enjoy more with Internet TV, allowing you to receive content via Yahoo!, Flickr, and more on screen. It also includes a content library so you can enjoy pre-loaded content, such as cooking recipes and fitness exercises. Plus, DLNA CERTIFIED connectivity lets you remotely access your PC's personal media so that you can download music, video, and photos and enjoy them anywhere in the home your TV is.1

1 Internet access and either Ethernet connection or wireless LAN access required.

Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?

HDTV Size chart
With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels. So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience.

If you know the size of the room you have already, where you want to sit, and where your new HDTV should go once you get it, you can figure out the size HDTV you should get.

  • Minimum size = Viewing distance/3
  • Maximum size=Viewing distance/1.5

Product Description

Samsung LED HDTVs combine breakthrough picture quality and advanced connectivity options that will keep you entertained 24/7. This UN55C6500 LED HDTV also makes it easy to be green, and will save you some green, by being ENERGY STAR compliant.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I have had this TV fro over 2 years now. Picture quality is still excellent. Good sound, but much better with surround system. Read more ›
Very good TV... I always…Blue Ray plays very well and even regular non HD channels look good... have to play with settings to fine tune the experience but overall good... Read more ›
I've had this tv for about 7 months and have very few complaints about it. The picture quality is great and looks beautiful. Read more ›
Either way, I've gone back to using my LG Blu-Ray DVD player for Netflix streaming, which…For all practical purposes, the image is as good as a Blu-Ray disc, IMHO. Read more ›
We bought this tv for my job to replace a smaller crappier tv. Picture quality is great eventhough we don't have HD channels. Really what is most impressive is the ability… Read more ›
After getting TV setup at home, I was certainly not disappointed. The clarity of the picture is outstanding. The quality of Blu-Ray broadcasts is unequalled. Read more ›
B…Every store I went to I was like yeah there's glare, but when the screen is fully lit you don't really see it, plus you know we all were used to CRT glass screens for years. Read more ›
-Excellent picture quality when viewing HDTV -Excellent picture quality when viewing full screen 16:9 ratio content (without black bars) -Excellent viewing in bright scenes Read more ›
I went out and bought a TV stand that has a TV…The picture quality is very good but the screen reflects everything - windows, doors, back yard, trees, lamps, walls etc. I… Read more ›
The only thing I have noticed is when playing Xbox 360 - Halo Reach that there are some weird resolution problems but from reading online, you just have to change a few… Read more ›
On the…However after watching it a while, you will notice whenever your movie fades to black, which is usually quite often, you will notice how poor the backlighting is. Read more ›
When I got the TV, it had only been out a short time…But they are all working now as of the most recent firmware update (which also improved the backlighting it seems). T… Read more ›
I found that adjusting the settings takes care of much of the cloudy black that people have complained of, but in truth…This is a great television and the price is amazing. Read more ›
With the design it even looks sexy even while its off. The quailty is certainly well worth the price. Read more ›
Thats when I started my research (viewing them in stores and reading online reviews) the research was a hassle but in the end it was…Amazon always has the best price too. Read more ›
My Husband calls me from Conn's yesterday to inform me he has finally found his new television at a great sale price (for New Years, of course) and arrived home with our… Read more ›
Excellent LED TV at a great value with free shipping from Amazon. Arrived within 3 business days and was boxed well. Read more ›
It makes it really hard to get a TV if you dont have the credit availability to purchase a replacement while you wait for Amazon to declare the item damaged and issue you a… Read more ›
Even the…The Internet connectivity wirelessly is lightening fast and movies and media that once took hours to load, now load in seconds with virtually no quality problems. Read more ›
Pros: Great picture and features while it worked Read more ›
There are a couple settings you'll want to tweak right out of the box. First, like other reviewers I noticed some problems with the auto motion plus feature. It adds a… Read more ›
While this TV has a great picture, I am disturbed that the highly promoted Auto Motion Plus feature creates a dilemma. The TV may need a firmware fix. Read more ›
The Game Mode is amazing for the Xbox (and I am sure the PS3 as well), I get no noticeable blur in high-speed scenes. Which on an LCD this size is a fantastic feature. Read more ›
This LED is totally phenominal. Great picture and great features. I have heard some reviewers complain about glare, but I have mine in my living area that has multiple… Read more ›
Did I mention it is thin, that's the second wow factor. The remote is easy to use, I however use it with my Logitech Harmony remote. Read more ›
Another cool feature that I didn't find out until several months after…It works flawlessly and has all the same functionality as the remote that came with the TV. I've… Read more ›
I have watched blu-ray movies, HD cable, streamed Netflix, and played XBOX 360 and…I'm pleased with the color settings, and making tweaks is easy through the menu. One… Read more ›
Summary- Pros- Great picture, thin and lightwight, good menus and good remote Cons- Off axis viewing is not as good as plasma Read more ›
I use netflix alot on the TV and I am able to stream 100% HD movies because of full signal coming from the bridged…Youtube in general is also good and has a good interface. Read more ›
Those…I went through the simple installation menu on the television and hooked it up to my AT&T uVerse DVR and voila - one of the most beautiful pictures i have ever seen. Read more ›
We…Delivery was timely, and getting it set up was relatively easy (considering that setting up HDTVs in general can be more of a pain than the old cathode ray tube sets). Read more ›
Nothing but high praises for the delivery process and the TV. Set up was easy and picture was perfect right out of the box. This is our first HD set and we are over-the-top… Read more ›
The TV is extremely easy to set up and start using. People complaining about the "soap opera" effect need to change their Auto Motion Plus settings to eliminate that… Read more ›
-Great picture overall (especially BD at 1080p) -Easy to Setup (need two people) -Good connectivity options Read more ›
I am very happy with it. Easy to set up, easy to connect to Internet. Still fine- tuning the picture quality. Read more ›
The TV is thin (looks fragile). It's easy to set up the picture quality. Sound is ok. Read more ›
(I'm in the process of moving the surround sound hardware from one side of the room to the other.) The Samsung sound quality is excellent. Read more ›
No strange rainbows that other people report. Sound is good too. I'd recommend one of these to my friends. Read more ›
As TV's become slimmer, more compact, and economical, the emphasis is placed on video…For my parents, the audio is perfectly sufficient - even for NFL games, movies, etc. Read more ›
The last negative comment is in regards to Samsung customer service. I called them to discuss my HDMI port issue as well as the sound issue. One rep told me that it was on… Read more ›
I am very pleased with this TV. The TV delivers vibrant color and reasonable sound quality. The cable input connectors are downward facing. Read more ›
As a few have mentioned, the Audio is not the best sound you've heard. As TV's become slimmer, more compact, and economical, the emphasis is placed on video quality over… Read more ›
It's also the thinnest TV I've ever seen; it hangs on the wall like a picture. The blacks are deep giving the picture depth almost 3 dimensional. The Internet works… Read more ›
The clouding issues on black screens is prevalent but it was something that I expected before buying this. I would not recommend this TV if clouding on black screens is a… Read more ›
First off, All that's written about it's picture quality and the…For a LED-LCD TV, I find it has a rather deep black blacks and the colors to be accurate and vivid. The… Read more ›
I purchased the 55" model and love it. The picture quality is wonderful and has good depth and color saturation. People look like they are in my living room. Read more ›
First of all let me say that this is an excellent not 3D Led TV. Picture quality is magnificent, color very accurate. I have just receive it and saw Avatar, and looked… Read more ›
I received this TV with a promotional offer from Amazon. The TV itself is great, sharp images with great color. The black are a little light in the corners, but otherwise a… Read more ›
The sound through Cable stations is adequate, but not great. The sound in streaming through netflix is mediocre at best, as is the sound when playing a DVD through the TV. T… Read more ›
I connected…Youtube widget work perfectly and I wasted a good hour before I was done. (can watch these movies in small window or full screen (although a little pixilated)). Read more ›
The Netflix app is good, as are some of the others, I don't use them much since I get Netflix from my Xbox, my BluRay player, my Mac Mini, etc, but if you dont have an… Read more ›
The…It doesn't seem like Netflix streaming is in HD all that often but it could also be that with this large of screen you notice any slight downgrade in stream quality. Read more ›
There is a bit reflection off screen depending on lighting in room. I love the apps, they didn't work so great at first but have since been upgraded. I use the Netflix and… Read more ›
3- Other internet applications like youtube, netflix or facebook. I use netflix alot on the TV and I am able to stream 100% HD movies because of full signal coming from the… Read more ›
Clear picture and easy to use control panel for any adjustments. Been playing for almost a year and everything still looks new. Read more ›
It has an excellent picture. Easy to operate, and has plenty of features. A++ Read more ›
The high def picture quality is really impressive and the set up menus are pretty easy to use too. I recently plugged the TV into our high speed internet via a LAN cable… Read more ›
The menus are attractive and easy to navigate, and hooking the TV up to our home network was a breeze. Read more ›
Did I mention it is thin, that's the second wow factor. The remote is easy to use, I however use it with my Logitech Harmony remote. Read more ›
Great deal, and we are very happy with the quality of the TV (no edge lightening, no sound issues, no buzzing etc. - just a perfect TV that is easy to operate, looks… Read more ›
It does not make it "even worse than low def." Consumer Reports gives it "Excellent" for standard def viewing. The P.SIZE button on the remote lets you easily toggle… Read more ›
The game itself looked good but the second problem I…I turned on the auto motion plus and tried all the different settings (Clear, Standard, Smooth) they all made it worse. Read more ›
Also, I love how thin this set is. Some people don't like the chrome stand but I think it goes well with the TV. Read more ›
Sound quality out of a tv this thin is what you would expect - good enough for watching the news but when I want to get into a good movie or football game, the surround… Read more ›
You can change the settings so it's not as clear, but we found little change…So we feel this tv is AWESOME for watching sports or tv, but uncomfortable for watching movies. Read more ›
Consumer Reports gave similar TVs low marks for viewing angle, but I think it's fine (at least in my house); don't know anyone who wants to watch a flatscreen TV at a… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

93 of 97 people found the following review helpful By J INYo on April 3, 2010
First off, I have had an 40" Samsung for 3 years and have been very pleased with it. It has a matte screen so that is what I was looking for. I really didn't want any glare so I actually was looking at LG's since they are one of few companies that make 50"+ lcds with matte screens. CNET reviewed the LG's with high marks as well so I was pretty much dead set on an LG.

So I went to Fry's, Bestbuy, HHgregg, and local TV shop just checking out the products. I definitely liked the pictures of the LG's. The colors are on par with the Samsungs and the washout from off angles is also better. But I couldn't get over the simple fact that the Samsungs just looked better. Every store I went to I was like yeah there's glare, but when the screen is fully lit you don't really see it, plus you know we all were used to CRT glass screens for years. The LG technically had deeper blacks, but in reality the matte refraction light made the screen seem more grayish and the glossy screens appeared to have deeper blacks due to clarity. Also, the clarity of the images in the Samsungs was noticeably better. Just one of those things you just see and say yeah that's better. For a final look, I brought my wife for her opinion and she point right to the Samsung as the better picture.

So as a matte finish fan and all the technical abilities of the LG's I had to go with the Samsung. Beyond the amazing picture the style is so much better. So thin, lighter, and the UN55c6500 has a great thin border, actually charcoal matte, with a nice clear trim. Looks so clean.

I've read where some people have said that the picture is so good that it almost looks 3d. I have to agree, playing some video games and bluray, the picture is so good it does almost look 3d.
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By John in OC on May 6, 2010
we already had 4 HDTVs when I bought this one on 5/2/10- Sony 46", Sharp Aquos 65", Samsung Touch of Color 52", and Panasonic plasma 58". All but the Sony are less than 2 years old- and all look good. But that Samsung Touch of Color really stood out. The picture has always been a real step above the others. So, we went to Best Buy to look at the latest Samaungs, and ended up buying this one.

I have never seen a picture like it. It looks 3 dimensional- you can really place people and scenery in space. It's almost eerie. Another reviewer has complained of flash lighting- but I can't see any evidence of it. Plus the thing is energy efficient- 190w max- less when back lighting is down (which everyone will turn down I'd expect- it's very bright). It's better at not reflecting light than plasmas for sure- another plus- and looks great when the room is brightly lit. It's quiet when on- no "buzz"- and it's relatively cool.

I've (unfortunately) sent back large TVs in the past- including a 65" (which Amazon was great about). I couldn't be happier with this one- so far at least.

*edited 5/8/10- netflix streaming nor Blockbuster streaming worked initially- but a firmware release in early May corrected this. Apps work fine- and VuDu works great and streams in 1080p/24 with Dolby Digital sound anyway- so it's a better source for great looking content. Currently Netflix still sends only stereo (dolby prologic II) audio...
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By James Thomas on June 25, 2010
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I had a 53" Pioneer Rear Projection for 6 years now and decided to upgrade to something that was slimmer and nicer.

Simply put, the picture on this set is awesome! I have had it more than a month and very pleased with it. I bought it with the assumption that I would try it and if I didn't like it just return it (since it is so expensive) and get something cheaper. I did a lot of research from seeing it multiple times and Best Buy and PC Richard and Sons to following an Audio Video Forum from actual owners regarding this TV.

Strangely enough there is a panel lottery as to what TV screen you will get. I received a SK03 panel and from what I read and know, the S panels have better off angle viewing than the C panels but more of a tendency to show clouding and spotlighting. I don't notice any real off angle viewing since I am watching it from the front and I am lucky to say that there are no spotlighting or clouding issues (believe me I looked hard!). A lot of the clouding or spotlighting can be significantly reduced with proper settings but there are some panels that just show it more than others. I have tested it in many dark movie scenes with bright foregrounds as well as letter box movies (can be found easier by watching bright scenes with dark edges. Unfortunately this is a problem with most LED Edge lit panels and the higher-end Samsung LED TVs have the ability to dim this.

I don't play games so I can't comment on that but a friend brought over his PS3 to see how it looked playing some of his faster paced games (I read some people had issues with speed and shadow images) and he absolutely loved it. We didn't encounter any issues with lag as others had. He was so please that he is planning to buy the same set to replace his Sony.
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77 of 92 people found the following review helpful By Stark on June 20, 2010
On the surface this is a great TV, excellent quality and extremely thin. However after watching it a while, you will notice whenever your movie fades to black, which is usually quite often, you will notice how poor the backlighting is. You won't see a completely black screen, rather light clouds all over it, that will annoy and spoil your viewing experience. These clouds are evident during regular play, but not so distinctive as when the whole image is black or dark.

I contacted Samsung and they wasted my time on the phone for an hour trying to reset the image settings and playing with the sharpness and contrast, which I obviously knew had nothing to do with the problem. Finally they had me schedule a tech to come and look at it, which I had to take an unpaid day off work just to meet with them because they wouldn't give me a specific time of day. And of course when he did come, it only took him 2 minutes to diagnose the problem as being poor quality panel. Or rather saying it's just the "characteristics" of the panel. He took pictures of it and said he would send them to Samsung to determine if they would replace, and to no small surprise they said no, that's just the "characteristics" of the panel.

I'm really disappointed in Samsung, considering they don't stand by the quality of their products, and offer such poor customer service. This TV was a huge investment for me, and it's really discouraging to spend that kind of money on something and not be satisfied, and have no option but just to live with it. I can't return it because it took so long for them to come look at it, that it's beyond the return period. not to mention shipping would cost so much.

Don't make the mistake I did and count on Samsung being quality.
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