The colors and dark levels are wonderful. The 3D effects are so cool and yes this is my first 3D TV, I have seen 3D in movie theaters but its so much better being at home. The added applications are cool and the added NAS support is wonderful. I have a Synology NAS and once I plugged it in to the network the TV detected my NAS and listed it as Synology.
I have owned this TV for 3 months and I am very pleased with it. The picture quality is amazing, especially with HD and Blu-Ray content. The Auto-Motion Plus makes every show seem so real, like it is happening right in front of your eyes. The 3D glasses and 3D capabilities are really good. I would highly recommend this Television. I was choosing between a Vizio and the Samsung as the Vizio TV's are becoming very popular. I am glad I chose the Samsung as it came with 2 pairs of 3D glasses and a swivel stand. It is very useful having the swivel stand! Overall, this TV is a must have!!
For the money this tv is amazing...
Awesome video processing...
Apps not important to me but they are kinda neat (actually use the radio station streams daily)
The appearance of this tv (ultra slim with almost no bezel) is unbeatable...
Only negative is the enhanced motion processing. It introduces judder. However I set it to clear (off) and there is no longer a problem.
I'm by no means a TV techie guru but I try to do my homework on every purchase so I get the best value for my money. I had some reservations about spending the money on this TV due to reviews by higher end electronics vendors even though it's a great deal...
THE GOOD: I have found that I'm extremely happy with the TV performance in standard HD, BR, BR 3D, and the Smart Hub. The amount of picture adjustments that can be made seem endless. Colors are bright and vibrant and blacks are pure and deep.
THE BAD: A little pricey... Many reviews cited bleed in of light at the corners of the TV due to its stylishly thin bezel (google it). This is ever so slightly visable under only certain circumstances. Even knowing about it going in, it's only noticable when watching TV in a completely dark room during completely dark scenes with only a small lighted portion of the screen. For example: at the begining or end of a movie when the screen is completely black and they display a white name in the middle of the screen. I had the same minor issue stated in one of the other reviews with the motion enhancement causing judder but the picture is perfect without it.
CONCLUSION: The technology and style you get for the price is phenominal. I had my concerns early on but every day when I watch TV, I have a smile on my face and get lost in what I'm watching. I would highly recommend this product to a friend, no doubt!
Was able to get it at clearance as I waited until the 2012s came out. I know they're selling out quickly, but this is a great TV in terms of style and picture. Yes there is clouding etc. but it is minmal and most people won't notice as the picture is very nice.
Unfortunately, I received a defective television. The picture is outstanding and offers a completely different viewing experience. The product is stunning. It had white horizontal lines and screen uniformity issues.
What else is there to say. Samsung is the best of the best. Love the thin bezel on this thing. almost gives you the impression that the image is floating in mid air. can't wait until the OLED tv comes out with practically no bezel. The Smart TV has a lot of good apps but still kinda slow for my taste. doesn't compare to hooking up a computer and just using that.
The UN55D8000 is last year's top-of-the-line HDTV from Samsung. It is a beautiful TV and the picture is incredible. Looking at HD broadcasts actually makes shows appear live. You can see the wrinkles in the actors faces, every detail of the sets, and the texture of the clothing they are wearing.
I love this TV and heartily recommend it to anyone who is looking for a 3d TV.
I was worried about this HDTV after reading some of the reviews online but I've been extremely satisfied so far. My only negative comment would be the TV remote; one side is for the TV and the other side is a QWERTY keyboard for use with the web browser. Although it works fine - I'd prefer to add a full size bluetooth keyboard but it's not an option with Samsung Smart TVs.
I absolutely love this TV and the price is EXTREMELY hard to beat! I've looked around town as well as online and this is by far the best price by at least $200 and for a top of the line model!!
The tv picture looks fantastic and the lack of a bezel is just mind-blowing. Can't say enough about how much I love this TV! Only complaint: I wish the 60 inch version had been available on a similar promotion, I'd have gotten that one instead!
The lack of a bigger bezel really does make a difference. Not only aesthetically, but in terms of functionality, too. Images are spectacular. Whether it be regular programming, HDTV programming, or Blu-Ray.
these tv's really are good, you get what you pay for and this paticular model is worth more than the price on buy.com. it is important to do the "system updates" after you connect the tv to an internet source.
Samsung's best Smart TV™ advances the art
For the ultimate TV enthusiasts, incredible picture quality and advanced connectivity are just the first step; the Samsung UN55D8000 LED TV goes a step beyond, adding one of the world’s most innovative designs to the formula. The Samsung One Design bezel is as slender as they come – for a visual impression of “more screen, less frame.” It’s on that commanding 55-inch screen that you’ll enjoy entire online world into your living – Samsung Smart TV™ puts the web, a wide range of apps and more connectivity services all on your TV. And Samsung’s cinema quality 3D technology delivers the incredible depth and clarity of 3D movie titles and TV programming.
Samsung Smart TV™: An exclusive service that turns your TV into a web-enabled gateway where you can interact, watch, play and share with friends.
3D: See how 3D HD movies and sports come alive with a true sense of depth and action that leaps from the screen. Connect to a Samsung Blu-rayTM 3D Player to play 3D titles or intensify your viewing experience by upconverting regular 2D content to immersive 3D. Full 3D experience requires 3D-native content; conventional 2D content can also be upconverted to near-3D image quality.
To receive two free pairs of 3D Rechargeable glasses see Mail-In Card inside TV shipping box
QWERTY Remote Control
Micro Dimming Plus: Samsung's most innovative LED picture contrast technology delivers the deepest dark tones and brightest whites, while eliminating the "halo" effect and image distortion associated with diffused light.
Skype™on Samsung TV: Enjoy the convenience and connectivity of free, IP-based, picture-inpicture video calls via Skype™ right from your couch. View it all lifesize on your Samsung TV.
AllShare™ DLNA® networking: Feed content from other digital devices to your TV for you to enjoy on screen.
ConnectShare™ Movie: Connect a thumb drive or digital camera quickly and easily. Userfriendly interface allows access to videos, a music playlist and pictures via the remote.
Ultra Clear Panel: Advanced technology lets you enjoy crisp image details, natural skin tones, excellent shadow detail and vibrant colors.
Wide Color Enhancer Plus: Delivers the entire spectrum of color and luminance for rich, saturated images with intense detail.
UN55D8000 LCD TV
4 HDMI® – version 1.4
3 USB – version 2.0
PC input: 1 (back)
Stand-by power consumption < 1 watt
Component Video input: 1 (back)
Composite Video inputs: 2 (1 shared with
Dolby® Digital Plus
SRS TheaterSound® HD: Get crisp, clear digital-quality sound via advanced SRS technology.
15 watts x 2 audio power stereo broadcast reception: Supports multi-channel sound (MTS) and second audio program (SAP) with 181-channel capacity.