Stunning edge-lit LED picture quality
Gorgeous all-round, your UN55B8000 1080p LED HDTV boasts edge-lit LED technology. While in LCDs and backlit LEDs, the light comes from behind the screen, edge-lit models, like this one, shine from the edges. This creates more precise colors, deeper dark areas, brighter light areas, and as much as 40% less energy consumption. Additionally, features like Wide Color Enhancer Pro analyzes each pixel, stretching them to their 3-dimensional limit to deliver advanced processing that ensures every image is as vibrant and colorful on screen as it was when it was filmed. Auto Motion Plus 240Hz delivers smooth motion and crisp picture quality, making every scene crystal clear — even in high-paced chase scenes. Beyond TV viewing, surf the net with "Discover Media 2.0" features thanks to an Ethernet port and smart navigation tools.
Playing the numbers game — Auto Motion Plus 240Hz™
The Samsung LED 8000 series is fully equipped with the newest video technology to make your viewing experience near perfect. The biggest news in TVs this year is 240Hz processing. Proven to be one of the most effective and sophisticated anti-blur tools, you're in for a treat. The system analyzes the motion of specific on-screen objects as well as overall movement in each scene, adjusting the amount of enhancement to create smooth, sharp pictures. For 60Hz (60i) video signals, Auto Motion Plus 240Hz adds three newly created frames that are inserted between the original 60 frames. That totals out to 240 frames per second (60 x 4) or quadruple the frame rate over 60Hz. The benefits are clearer, sharper images in fast action sports and video games.
Eco-friendly, ENERGY STAR® 3.0 certified
All of Samsung's LED TVs contribute to the company's eco-friendly vision, consuming 40% less power than standard CCFL-backlit LCD TVs, far below the stringent ENERGY STAR version 3.0 requirements. ENERGY STAR's Version 3.0 institutes standards for "power on" certifications, which involve automatic light dimmers and a more responsive screen that adjusts to the brightness in the room. As a result, ENERGY STAR 3.0 certified HDTVS consume significantly less energy than their predecessors, saving you more money over time by virtue of the more efficient default settings. The TVs also use low electricity and contain no mercury or lead, while the neck and stand are made of eco-friendly materials. Furthermore, the slim lightweight design reduces packaging materials and transportation energies.
Surf the net with Discover Media 2.0 features
Just in case you spend so much of your time with your new UN55B8000 that you forget to spend the appropriate amount of time surfing the web, Samsung has included an array of ways to surf the net. First, Internet@TV™. This feature allows you to connect to web widgets from Yahoo!, Flickr™, YouTube™, Usa Today®, eBay®, Showtime Networks®, and other new services on your Samsung via the remote. DLNA Networking capabilities let you sync up your entire household with DLNA technology. Connect and share your PC audio and video files through your remote.
Library hours extended
Your Content Library is open 24/7. With the series 8 LED, Content Library brings entertainment to a whole new, practical level. Enjoy hours of built-in entertainment features, then personalize your files by adding content that's available online. This built-in 2GB flash memory library contains a photo art gallery, games, workout routines, recipes, and other interesting digital content. How's that for smart? Additional items and updates are available from Samsung.com.
'Hi def' and inputs galore
Video comes from more than one source these days, and that doesn't mean from two sets of rabbit ears rigged together atop your TV. No, video comes from DVD and Blu-ray, from cable and satellite, from the internet and from your camcorder or digital camera. With so many diverse sources, you need a diverse set of connectivity options . . . and the UN55B8000 delivers. Four HDMI inputs (described in detail below) provide optimal hi def connectivity, while one component-video input is great for DVD and VHS input. Use your new Samsung flat panel as a computer monitor for watching online content with a PC input, and hook up your portable media player, digital camera, or digital camcorder thanks to two USB V2.0 ports.
Ultra-slim design with a Touch of Color™
Suited to your high-quality lifestyle, the UN55B8000 comes equipped to impress. Touch of Color (ToC) is a manufacturing process that infuses an elegant grey hue into the solid bezel during production, eliminating the need for paints or plastic veneers. With a Touch of Color, your Samsung TV will make a bold design statement hanging on your wall. The B8000 line is also the slimmest (1.2" depth) panel of any LED in the market — and it includes a tuner and power cord (no external transceiver box) so your LED HDTV looks cool and collected. To top it off, the 8 series comes with a pebble-shaped remote control. This piece of electronic art is designed with TOC, too, and handles basic operations.
Sounds good, too
Picture is only half of the high definition experience. Sound makes it complete. If you don't have the full surround sound setup, you can still get a rich sound from the UN55B8000 with its SRS TruSurround XT™. TruSurround is a patented SRS technology that solves the problem of playing 5.1 multichannel content over two speakers. TruSurround delivers a compelling, virtual surround-sound experience through any two-speaker playback system, including internal television speakers and headphones. It is fully compatible with all multichannel formats up to 5.1 channels. Take full advantage of this virtual surround-sound experience with the UN558000's built-in dual 15W speakers and integrated woofer.