Pros

  • Top-notch Internet apps, including Skype
  • Top-notch Internet apps, including Skype
  • Great video and solid audio in a thin package
  • Great video and solid audio in a thin package

Cons

  • Remote could be easier to use
  • Remote could be easier to use
  • Pricey for its class
  • Pricey for its class

At A Glance

The Samsung UN55C8000 delivers outstanding video and audio, plus a ton of well-designed Internet and media player features--for a hefty fee.

Manufacturer’s Description

Watch jaw dropping action leap off the screen with Samsung 3D technology. The UN55C8000 LED television brings new depth and dimension to it all- so you're not just watching the action, you're living it. Along with a visually stunning picture, it also features web connected Samsung Apps so you can stream movies, play games, flip through photos, and more while you watch TV. And Real 240Hz Clear Motion Rate virtually eliminates all motion blur so your picture is crisp. Add a 6,000,000:1 Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio and you'll experience a truly exceptional home entertainment experience.

The Specs

Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
VGA Yes
Number of HDMI Ports 4
Composite Video Yes
Component Video Yes
Digital Audio Output Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 55.00 "
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Backlight Technology Edge LED
Digital Tuner ATSC
General Information
Manufacturer Samsung
Manufacturer Part Number UN55C8000XFXZA
UPC Code 036725234000
Brand Name Samsung
Product Name UN55C8000 3D 55" LED-LCD TV
Marketing Information Watch jaw dropping action leap off the screen with Samsung 3D technology. The UN55C8000 LED television brings new depth and dimension to it all- so you're not just watching the action, you're living it. Along with a visually stunning picture, it also features web connected Samsung Apps so you can stream movies, play games, flip through photos, and more while you watch TV. And Real 240Hz Clear Motion Rate virtually eliminates all motion blur so your picture is crisp. Add a 6,000,000:1 Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio and you'll experience a truly exceptional home entertainment experience.
Product Model UN55C8000
Product Type LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.samsungusa.com
Product Series 8000
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • UN55C8000 3D LED-LCD TV
  • Remote Control
Features Closed Caption, Picture in Picture, Sleep Timer, Channel Labeling, Child Lock
DLNA Certified Yes
Network & Communication
Ethernet Technology Ethernet
Ethernet Yes
Physical Characteristics
Height 30.4"
Width 50.5"
Depth 0.9"
Weight (Approximate) 776.0 oz
Color Black
VESA Mount Standard 400 x 400
Height with Stand 32.80"
Width with Stand 50.50"
Depth with Stand 12.10"
Weight with Stand (Approximate) 53.40 lb
Video
Analog Tuner NTSC
Video Signal Standard HDTV 1080p
Standard Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Enhanced Refresh Rate 240 Hz
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 8,000,000:1
Scan Format 1080p
Sound
Sound System Surround Sound, Dolby Digital
Built-in Devices
Speakers Yes
Power Description
Operating Power Consumption 140 W
Standby Power Consumption 100 mW
Technical Information
Horizontal Viewing Angle 178°
Vertical Viewing Angle 178°
Response Time 2 ms
3D Technology Shutter
3D Glasses Required Yes
Internet Access Yes
Media Player Yes

Performance

Lab Tests 2D
Brightness and Contrast Rating Very Good
Brightness and Contrast Score 4.2
Color Quality Rating Very Good
Color Quality Score 4.0
Detail Rating Very Good
Detail Score 3.6
Motion Rating Superior
Motion Score 4.8
Power Usage
Green Rating Very Good
Green score 89.0
Power off 0.0   watts
Power on 84.0   watts