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Samsung UE55C9000 review

Samsung's 55" Series 9 LED LCD 3D TV is the cream of the crop

Ease of use is generally good. The user interface is, for the most part, extremely well designed and attractive. Navigating the set's features is aided by some lovely artwork. Unlike Panasonic's TV listings interface, the EPG is clean and attractive. Only the Wi-Fi implementation really needs a rethink.

The supplied touchscreen remote looks like the bee's knees, but proves to be a headache to use and some regular users might not persevere after initial frustrations.

While the set has an extremely well designed and intuitive user interface for most of its functions, the Wi-Fi component is impenetrable and some of its dialogue boxes are laugh-out-loud obtuse.

User interface

The remote is not really worth the hassle of trying to partner with the set because it falters with general usability. The touchscreen requires you to scrutinise every finger dab, as it's incredibly easy to hit the wrong part.

The right-hand side of the directional navigator is positioned alongside the 'Exit' button and it's very easy to quit a command inadvertently after connecting with the wrong graphic. The battery life is also limited: it can only just manage a day's use, and once depleted has to be recharged via a USB wall socket.

Remote

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Product Family9000
3D Type3D
Brand NameSamsung
Screen Size139.7 cm (55")
Aspect Ratio16:9
EthernetYes
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)25.30 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
Standby Power Consumption100 mW
RMS Output Power30 W
DLNA CertifiedYes
VGAYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand873.30 mm
Width with Stand1295.60 mm
Depth with Stand306.10 mm
Number of Common Interface1
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
Height784.4 mm
Width1295.6 mm
Depth8 mm
ColourTitanium
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, Surround Sound
Product Series9000
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesAuto Program, Auto-off, Closed Caption, Sleep Timer, Favorite Channel Selection, Teletext
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelUE55C9000
Product NameUE55C9000 55" LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Part NumberUE55C9000SKXXU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Samsung LCD TVs Elegantly designed with a unique Touch of Color™ bezel, Samsung LCD TVs display brilliant images with amazing detail and provide a host of connectivity options.

Package Contents
  • UE55C9000 LED-LCD TV
  • Batteries
  • Manual
  • Power Cable
  • Remote Control
  • Gender Slim Cable
SpeakersYes