The Samsung UN55B8000 – Energy Saving Big Screen Television
This is the third in a series of reviews based on the new range of LED televisions recently released by Samsung. Like I mentioned in the two previous reviews, LED technology allows flat screen televisions to save up to 40% on their electricity consumption. There has been a large backlash from environmental groups at the increased use of LCD and plasma televisions, because in many cases they use more electricity than the old cathode ray type televisions we used in the past. LED technology hopes to redress this balance and is likely to become the de facto screen technology for manufacturers in the years to come.
Samsung UN55B8000 – 55 inches of Perfect Picture Quality?
The UN55B8000 shares a number of features with its smaller cousins – the UN46B6000 and UN46B8000, what sets it apart is its huge tendermeets app screen. LED technology already adds to the viewing experience, but to see this applied to a larger screen, really highlights how much better these LED screens appear.
The addition of Samsung’s picture technology – Auto Motion Plus 240Hz, also helps to enhance this experience by analyzing every frame and adjusting it if there is the appearance of blur. This makes sports programming come to life – not quite as good as actually being inside the stadium, but not far off!
The UN55B8000 is also great for gamers. Its huge, crisp, color enhanced LED screen brings gaming to life and enhances the experience. The addition of 4 HDMI ports means that there is no shortage of ways to connect your games console or other peripherals.
Samsung UN55B8000 worth the expense?
There is no doubting that the Samsung UN55B8000 is not the cheapest flat screen television out there. However, in terms of value for money it offers a number of advantages over cheaper rivals. Firstly, you get a fantastic cutting edge design – the screen is super sleek at only 1.5 inch wide. You get a picture quality that could be argued as amongst the best in the world.
The LED technology helps the environment as well as saving you money on your electricity bill, and it will also future proof your investment, as LED technology is likely to render LCD and plasma technology obsolete over the next few years. However, the main reason to buy this TV is you get 55 inches of near picture perfect quality that makes watching any film or television programme an awesome visual experience.