Samsung UN55D8000 55 inch LED HDTVSep 12th, 2011 | By Simon
In today’s day and age of technology the living room or family room of a house is generally focused around a TV. It’s the watering hole for the family where cartoons are watched, news gets delivered and prime time shows are aired. When friends come over to my place, the TV is the first thing they’ll see as they walk into the living room. Sitting proud up against the corner my TVs demand attention. When Samsung asked me to review the UN55D8000, I was unsure if this would be a suitable replacement to the flagship 55C9000 that previously sat there.
The D8000 series is Samsung’s newest family of TVs. It comes in three different sizes: 46, 55 and 65. Apart from size, each models is the same. Gone are the days where you might find a D8001 or a D8100 with a slight variation in features: one extra HDMI cable or one less USB port or no Media Play feature.
New to the 2011 lineup and all D series TVs is what Samsung calls .
The Samsung LED Series 8000 Smart TV is all about a transformative, immersive experience delivered with style and intelligence. The sleek design and the finest 3D technology make Samsung’s LED TV Series 8000 a supreme choice of entertainment. The rich, realistic texture of Full HD images completely draws you in while Micro Dimming Plus enhances clarity and contrast by producing deeper blacks and purer whites. Turn everything you watch from 2D into a 3D masterpiece with brilliant 3D picture, sound and contrast with the innovative 3D HyperReal™ Engine. Samsung also makes your TV smarter with Social TV, Search All, Web Browser, Allshare, Your Video and a variety of Samsung TV Apps all accessible on your HDTV. Plus, you can enjoy wireless connectivity and Skype™-to-Skype HD video calls from the comfort of your living room.
Let’s get on with the review!