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Samsung UN55D8000 55-Inch 1080p 240 Hz 3D LED HDTV (Silver) [2011 MODEL] (2011 Model)

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Resolution 1080p 1080p 1080p 1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate 240 Hz 240 Hz 240 Hz 240 Hz
3D (Y/N) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smart TV Yes Yes Yes Yes
Total HDMI Ports 4 4 4 4
Dimension 27.8 x 48.5 x 1.2 inches 30.9 x 48.3 x 12.1 inches 28.1 x 48.8 x 1.2 inches 32.8 x 50.5 x 12.1 inches
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Product Details

Size: 55-Inch
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 48.5 x 27.8 inches ; 35.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 54 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B004N866SU
  • Item model number: UN55D8000YFXZA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (547 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,700 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 27, 2011

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3D Technology Checklist

This product is 3D-related. To help you get a great 3D experience, use the checklist below to ensure you have everything you need. 3D viewing requires:

A Display
First, you'll need a 3D-ready display--whether it's a 3D HDTV, 3D projector, or 3D computer monitor. These displays have more processing power than standard 2D models for displaying 3D images in rapid succession.
A Source
Your display may be ready for 3D playback, but you'll still need a device to read 3D content. This can be a cable box with a subscription to a 3D channel, a 3D Blu-ray Disc player, or a PlayStation 3 system.
3D Content
3D content--the actual entertainment, in other words--will be played back using the source mentioned above, whether it's a 3D broadcast from your cable provider, a 3D Blu-ray Disc, or a 3D video game.
3D Glasses
For now, the vast majority of 3D HDTVs require glasses for 3D viewing. Many use powered "active shutter" glasses, others polarized "passive" glasses. You'll need one pair per viewer, and they'll have to be compatible with your display, whether they're the same brand, or a pair of "universal" glasses designed to work across brands.
HDMI Cable
To connect your source (such as a 3D Blu-ray Disc player) to your display, you'll need a high-speed HDMI cable. Cables with this designation feature bandwidth speeds up to 10.2 Gbps (gigabits per second), for carrying the 3D signal without any loss of quality.

If you want to get more information about 3D, shop our 3D products, watch videos, or interact with other customers, we invite you to visit 3D 101, our customer center about everything 3D.

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Internet-Ready Television

Internet-ready devices use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content to your television, whether it's streaming video from Netflix, new music from Pandora, or a quick glance at today's weather forecast.

Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.

Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.

Learn more about Internet-ready devices and HDTVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you'll need to get started at our Internet TV 101 customer center.


February 2011
For the ultimate TV enthusiasts, incredible picture quality and advanced connectivity are just the first step; the Samsung UN55D8000 LED TV goes a step beyond, adding elegant design to the formula. The Samsung "One Design" bezel is only 0.2 inches--as slender as they come--for a picture that's, well, all picture. On that commanding 55-inch screen you can enjoy Samsung' Smart TV, which puts the web, a wide range of apps, Skype video calling, and plenty more at your fingertips. Or connect a Blu-ray 3D player to get immersed in cinema-quality 3D programming--two pairs of active glasses are included.

Samsung UN46D8000
With a 240Hz refresh rate, 2 millisecond response time, and improved LED backlight scanning, this HDTV offers true-to-life 2D, 3D and HD images with outstanding clarity.

Advancing the Art of Entertainment

Auto Motion Plus 240Hz

There's a big difference between seeing the game and seeing every split second of it. That's where Auto Motion Plus 240Hz technology comes in. All the action in every frame is analyzed and then adjusted so nothing goes by in a blur. From quarterbacks to cyber warrior, the action is always smooth, sharp and fluid.

1080p Full HD With Four HDMI Inputs

The UN55D8000 delivers Full HD 1080p resolution, for a superb level of detail and clarity in your picture. To connect your sources, four HDMI inputs are provided, for delivering a Full HD picture and audio over a single cable.

Samsung's "One Design"

The first thing you notice about the LED D8000 series is its barely visible 0.2-inch brushed metal bezel, a fine line that subtly frames the rich content on the screen and enhances the TV's light form factor. It rests on an improved Quad Stand, with minimalist visual appeal to fit in any viewing environment.

Micro Dimming Plus

Samsung's most innovative LED picture contrast technology delivers the deepest dark tones and brightest whites, while eliminating the "halo" effect and image distortion associated with diffused light.

Samsung UN46D8000 3D
Experience cinematic-quality 3D entertainment in the comfort of your living room or upconvert regular 2D programming to immersive 3D.
Samsung UN46D8000 Smart TV
Connect with Samsung Smart TV to easily search for movies, TV shows, explore Samsung Apps, chat with friends and more--QWERTY remote control included.
Samsung UN46D8000 Bezel
With an incredibly slim 0.2-inch framed border the LED 8000 series lets you get a bigger TV in a smaller space.
3D in HD

Enter a new dimension in TV and Home Entertainment with Samsung 3D TV. Experience cinematic-quality 3D entertainment in the comfort of your living room. Samsung 3D is a truly immersive viewing experience, with the power to fill your room with images you can almost touch. Connect to a Blu-ray 3D Player to play 3D titles or intensify your viewing experience by upconverting regular 2D content to immersive 3D.

Two pairs of active rechargeable 3D glasses are included to get you started. Samsung's active glasses are lightweight and comfortable, and will fit right over your prescription glasses.

Smart TV with Samsung Apps

Connect with Samsung Smart TV for a wealth of added entertainment options. The UN55D8000 features Samsung's Smart Hub, a simple menu system for connected features. Easily search for movies, shows and videos via online services and across connected devices, browse the web from your television, chat with friends, and access a wide variety of apps from Samsung Apps.

Samsung Apps is a growing collection of apps specifically built for your TV, connecting you to your favorite digital content like videos, sports, games, social networking, and much more. With web-connected apps on your Samsung Smart TV, you can stream movies from Netflix or Blockbuster, TV shows from Hulu, videos from YouTube, Next Level sports information from ESPN, music from, Pandora and view updates on your Facebook or Twitter accounts. The apps that matter to you, now available on your TV.

Also included with the UN55D8000 is a QWERTY Remote Control for easy typing of search terms, Twitter updates, etc.

Skype on Samsung TV

Enjoy the convenience and connectivity of free, IP-based, picture-in-picture video calls via Skype, right from your couch. Skype is nice on a 15-inch laptop, but it's a whole new experience on a display this size.

Built-in WiFi

Access all your Smart TV features or DLNA network content without the need for a wired connection or add-on device. The UN55D8000 has Wi-Fi connectivity right out of the box.

ConnectShare Movie

Connect a thumb drive or digital camera quickly and easily via one of the UN55D8000's USB ports. An intuitive, user-friendly interface allows access to videos, music, or pictures via the remote.

AllShare DLNA Networking

For even more entertainment options, the UN55D8000 lets you connect to your home network and stream music, videos, and photos from other DLNA Certified devices (your computer, network storage drive, etc.).

Ultra Clear Panel

Absorbing ambient light, Samsung's Ultra Clear Panel eliminates reflections, boosts contrast ratio, and creates a comfortable viewing environment. Enjoy crisp image details, natural skin tones, excellent shadow detail, and vibrant colors.

UN55D8000 Select Specifications

Video
Screen Size: 54.6 Inches
Display Type: LED With Micro Dimming Plus
Resolution: 1080p Full HD
Inputs
HDMI: 4 (version 1.4)
Component Video (Y/PB/PR): 1
Composite Video 2 (1 Shared With Componenent)
PC Input: 1
USB 2.0 Ports: 3
Component Audio Input: 1
PC Audio Input: 1
Outputs
Digital Audio Output: 1
Weight and Dimensions
Dimensions (WxHxD): 48.5 x 27.8 x 1.2 Inches (48.5 x 31.0 x 9.5 Inches With Stand)
Weight: 35.7 lbs. (41 lbs. with stand)

What's in the Box

UN55D8000 55-Inch Class (54.6 Inches Diagonal) 3D LED HDTV, Stand, QWERTY Remote Control, Two Pairs of Rechargeable Active 3D Glasses, Documentation




Samsung 2011 LED/LCD Feature Comparison


Series
D8000
D7900
D7000
D6500
D6400
D6300
D6000
D5500
D5003
D5010
D5000
D4003
D4000
D630
D550
D450
D403
Screen Sizes
Full HD 1080p
240Hz
120Hz

3D
Samsung Apps
Your Video
Search All
Web Browser
Skype
HDMI Inputs
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
2
2
2
2
4*
4
4
2**
2
USB Ports
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
WiFi Built-In
Micro Dimming
Micro Dimming Plus
Micro Dimming Plus
Allshare
Qwerty Remote Included
3D Glasses Included
Design
One
One
One
One
One
ToC
ToC
ToC
High Glossy Black
ToC
ToC
High Glossy Black
ToC
ToC
ToC
ToC
High Glossy Black
Bezel Type
Ultra Thin
Ultra Thin
Ultra Thin
Ultra Thin
Ultra Thin

* 19" has 2 HDMI inputs
** 19" and 22" have only 1 HDMI input

Product Description

The Samsung UND8000 series has a unique, visually stunning design that minimizes the frame around the screen for a nearly all-picture look. It produces deep black levels with accurate color, along with excellent video processing and improved 3D picture quality. The Smart Hub Internet portal boasts more apps and streaming services than the competition, along with a functional Web browser, and is easier to use thanks to the included dual-sided Bluetooth keyboard with a screen and QWERTY keyboard.Speaker - 2 x Right/left channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt

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Customer Reviews

We have had this now for a few years and have not had any problems. The picture is perfect. Our old one was a 720 p and the Read more ›
The TV arrived on time with no damage. The picture quality is very good and we have had no issues with the TV. The wireless connection was also very easy to set up. Read more ›
Turn the TV off when you go to bed -- and it's back…The picture is good, and the sound is OK... but Samsung US TVs are virtually incapable of showing watchable PAL video. Read more ›
Of course, Samsung denies any knowledge of this being an inherent problem. The picture is crisp and the sound quality is good. But the darn thing isn't reliable. Read more ›
The picture quality was great but as CNET & HDTV reviewers mention, at times, there is ghosting effect (Best I can describe is if someone threw a bucket of water over fresh… Read more ›
I love my tv the image is sharp the design is beautiful and all is great. I'm a simple girl, I like good stuff, but I want it to be good, stylish and easy to function, this… Read more ›
No problems with delivery or set up. Wifi is great. Definitely need two people for wall mounting this TV. Read more ›
The 240 Hz refresh rate makes the movies look almost too good, like I'm…The auto dimming feature is nice and makes watching a movie in a dark or semi-dark room amazing. I… Read more ›
The picture is crystal clear. The network feature is painfully slow but I just link my laptop to the D8 and we realy fly. It is light enough for me to mount it on the wall… Read more ›
If you have iOS of Android you can control the TV through Wi-Fi. The streaming options are very cool if you have a streaming enabled wireless router. The Tv has both… Read more ›
good one i liked the tv very much. It has wifi which makes easy to connect Internet from tv. the designee and features are good Read more ›
3D on bluray movies are just WOW lol for everyday TV the default setting are great out of the box Read more ›
this tv is nothing move then average. Lots of light leaks from all 4 corners. the blacks are terrible! and it has motion blur.. Read more ›
Contrast is great Color is deep and true Super light, weighs 35 lbs if it needs to be moved Read more ›
When I…A little flashlighting on loading screens and what not is totally acceptable to me, as you never see it watching or playing anything and the blacks are incredible. Read more ›
Will be sending it back and getting a replacement. Otherwise picture has high resolution compared to my plasma and the blacks are very deep. Broad range of colors and very… Read more ›
I really like this TV. The colors are natural, good contrast and excellent wide angle viewing. I didn't mount it on wall and using a stand. Read more ›
3rd Set - With this set I finally saw why this TV is so well reviewed. This one had a clear screen and the colors were perfect. The picture was absolutely stunning at times. Read more ›
The web browser is slow and the interface is painful. You're better off browsing on your laptop / PC / smartphone & sending the display to the TV if you really want your… Read more ›
Very happy with this purchase! The apps are great, and the picture quality is amazing! So thin and light perfect to wall mount! Read more ›
The 3D movies by Verizon are not compatible with this active 3D, so unless there is a way around this, I'll…The Smarthub and access to Netflix, Hulu, etc. are excellent. Read more ›
It has plenty of inputs for computer, analogs and HDMI. The built in apps are also great! Read more ›
I personally hate having…3D is cool with glasses that connect to the TV and the remote is double sided with a keyboard (which won't work for all apps, but is still cool). Read more ›
This tv already has streaming apps like Netflix, Hulu, Blockbuster on demand, etc. Those apps work great. But there are alot of apps that you can't get through Samsung app… Read more ›
WiFi ready is good for surfing internet anytime. The QWERTY remote is not easy to manipulate. Read more ›
This unit is packed with features and apps,…The keyboard on the remote is a great feature, although controlling the mouse cursor with it can be frustrating at times. Read more ›
I brought LG 55' first' this one is fine ), then i like to have 3D function so i paid 3,4 hundred more to get the LG 55' 3D one. however, the second one has dead pixel and… Read more ›
I…Works great with PS3, but the qwerty remote works weird with Youtube which make's it kind of annoying but beyond that Skype and the other apps that the tv has works great. Read more ›
picture could not be better 3d only way to go. remote is easy to uselove smart tv.apps netflix an more. . Read more ›

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478 of 499 people found the following review helpful By Jamie on April 2, 2011
Size Name: 55-Inch Verified Purchase
This review is a little long winded. Skip to the bottom for just the pros and cons. Or, keep reading to waste 10 minutes of your life.

Over the last 5 years, I have been using a 58" Panasonic Plasma TV. Not a bad TV, but not the greatest either. It was only 1080i, it got hot pretty fast (which made the room hot and the air condition kick on too often), and the dimensions were weird (I looked at entertainment centers that should fit a 60" TV, but the TV still wouldn't fit.). I felt an upgrade was in order.

I'll have to admit, shopping for a TV was pretty fun. A lot of work though. The research was overwhelming at times. Websites upon websites, magazines, books, different people's inputs, salesmen trying to sell you different things depending on which store you went to, etc. I narrowed it down to one of many Sony HDTVs or a Samsung C or D series. After narrowing it down to those 2 brands, it was a little easier. I went to about 4 different Fry's Electronics and 7 different Best Buys to check it out in different situations. After that, it came down to the UN55D8000 (boy, did I memorize those numbers). To make the decision easier, I was looking on Amazon, and to my amazement, they had it for $500 less that everyone else, plus free shipping. Score!

With the free shipping, it usually takes a little longer. I would say, from the time the order was placed, until it got to my front door, it took about 1.5 weeks. It came delivered from Home Direct, USA and had no issues with delivery. They were going to set up the TV, but I told them not to, since my entertainment center hadn't come in yet. I opened up the box, put the TV on a soft cloth (our bed's comforter) and installed the stand. Eight screws, piece of cake. I connected the Directv receiver and a PS3.
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557 of 589 people found the following review helpful By Josetron on June 8, 2011
Size Name: 55-Inch Verified Purchase
I have been playing with this TV for one week, the image a color accuracy was great until I notice there is a white halo in the left and right side of the TV. After reading other users and expert reviews, seems like the screen uniformity problem is persistent.

I chat with Samsung representative and this is what they told me:

Please wait for a Samsung Agent to respond.
You are now chatting with 'Dennis'. There will be a brief survey at the end of our chat to share feedback on my performance today.
Your Issue ID for this chat is LTK4380954317X

Dennis: Hi, thanks for reaching out to Samsung tech support. How can I help you today?
Visitor: Yes I bought a UN55D8000 TV,
Dennis: Okay.
Visitor: have a problem with the image, there is a white halo when watching dark scenes
Dennis: Where is this located on the screen?
Visitor: left side (more intense) and right side (less intense), middle (center) looks fine
Dennis: Is it on the corners that you can notice this?
Visitor: no, more like a vertical line from top to bottom
Visitor: but is not exactly a line, it's a halo
Dennis: Please set the TV to Standard or Movie picture mode and lower the backlight to 7.
Dennis: Use the TV with this setting for 3 weeks.
Dennis: This should go away.
Visitor: tell me more why?
Dennis: This occurs when the LED screen emits more light.
Visitor: are the LED supposed to emit less light after three weeks?
Dennis: Using the TV with these settings will eliminate the excess light.
Visitor: yes, but it doesn't look good since doesn't have enough light
Dennis: Please change the settings and try this for at least 2 weeks.
Visitor: can't understand why 2-3 weeks? what happen after?
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179 of 190 people found the following review helpful By Phil in MIdland VINE VOICE on April 23, 2011
Size Name: 46-Inch Verified Purchase
I wanted to give this TV a glowing review; after all, it has some of the latest LED technology, and the style is trend setting. After a week with this TV, I am less than satisfied with the 'Samsung Experience'. Let me get this off my chest first. Did you ever go to an event, like a county fair, early, when not all the rides and attractions were open? You're excited because it looks like it can be a lot of fun, but it's just a bit too early for the full experience. Well, that's the way I feel about this TV. First of all, the 3d glasses that are supposed to ship with this TV were not in the box. Instead, there is a voucher you may mail in, or go online to order (which I did). After a week and no response, I called to find out why the delay. I was told to read the voucher's fine print, which said there was a 10-12 week wait for the glasses. Not good. Secondly, I found an issue with the remote control unit, which is not a fun thing to have in your hand. It is sort of short and stubby, with two sides. One side has a QWERTY keyboard for text entry, and a touch-sensitive pointer. I find that the up, down, right, left controls do not work correctly with my unit, and called support to report this. They seemed very interested in the matter and told me they would call back in 45 minutes (after they set up a testing unit) for further info. There was no call back. Another reviewer mentioned the difficulty in pairing the remote with the TV, via Bluetooth. I also found this to be a problem and not consistently easy to do.

Samsung has incorporated a feature called Smart Hub into their 'Smart TV'. This is a portal that has Netflix, Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook, Pandora, a web browser, and several games and applications that are either free or paid for.
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