Gift Tip 31: 55-inch Samsung UN55B8000 LED HDTV Has It All

Posted: Dec 3 2009, 9:10am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:00pm CDT, in Holiday Gift Guide


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The Samsung LED TV UN55B8000 is part of the three LED TV Series, the Series 6, Series 7, and Series 8, Samsung launched at this year’s CES. The Samsung LED TV Series 8, to which Samsung LED TV UN55B8000 belongs, combines all that that is present in the other two series and much more.
We prepared this gift tip before Samsung started shipping the UN55B8500. The Samsung UN55B8500 is the new ultimate LED TV from Samsung. The biggest difference is the higher Dynamic contrast ratio of 7,000,000:1 compared to the 5,000,000:1 the UN55B8000 series offers, but this comes at a price. You will have to shell out another $1,000 to get the UN55B8500.
Samsung has provided its LED TV UN55B8000 an ultra-slim figure and superb picture quality. Since Samsung has achieved improved power efficiency (power consumption down by 40%) with its 8000 Series LED HDTVs, the adverse impact on nature created by this TV will be reduced.

There are several features in the Samsung LED TV UN55B8000 that are intended to attain peak picture quality. A Mega Contrast of 5,000,000:1 means that a wide range of brightness levels will be at your finger tips. With the Advanced Color Processing feature, you are set to enjoy a broader range of colors in their natural beauty. You can watch programs without being perturbed by the motion blur as the Auto Motion Plus 240Hz technology will take care of it. The amazingly narrow thickness of 1.2" along with a well-conceived stand will enable you to place this TV almost anywhere in your home.

The Internet@TV of the Samsung LED TV UN55B8000 facilitates the reception of content from online TV Widgets like Yahoo! and Flickr. A wired or wireless Ethernet connection helps Internet@TV to retrieve data from these widgets. The Multi-Media Center of this LED TV, Media 2.0, enables you to effortlessly watch movies, hear music and browse photos on your TV. You can also wirelessly receive videos, photos and music from your PC or DLNA mobile device on screen.

The Content Library of the Samsung LED TV UN55B8000 gives you access to built-in entertainment features that allow you to play games and enjoy other entertainment when you are not in the mood to watch TV. You can also personalize the Content Library by introducing online downloaded content. The V-Chip system gives you the power to block programs that you think feature objectionable content. Anynet Plus (HDMI-CEC) facilitates controlling of peripheral AV devices like a DVD player by a Samsung TV remote control. The stunningly slim screen is a major plus of the Samsung LED TV UN55B8000. The brilliant picture-quality also separates this LED TV from the rest.

Great Gift For
Anyone who wants their TV to produce exceptional-quality pictures and provide access to online content.

Price and Where to Buy
The Samsung LED TV UN55B8000 is on sale for $2,848.13 (price in cart) on

This gift tip is part of the I4U News Top 100 Holiday Gift Guide. Find many more tech gift recommendations across 10 categories and shopping tips here.

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