Samsung UE55C9000 review

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

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Samsung ue55c9000

You might expect a blade-thin TV to have insubstantial audio, but the UE55C9000 confounds when it comes to sound.

Its speakers are cleverly located in its pedestal, facing forward across its width and unless you're seeking them out, you won't spot them. However, they deliver a well-rounded stereo spread. Naturally, there are a variety of processing modes, but for most use you can leave the screen on 'SRS Movie'. Power output is rated at 30w (2 x 15W).

In movie viewing we would still recommend utilising a separate multichannel sound system, but for every-day use the screen is fine.

Value

Value is more difficult to access. Clearly, much of the cost of the UE55C9000 is tied up in that gloriously engineered chassis. Ultimately, this is not a screen you'll audition if you're on a budget.

This is for lovers of the extraordinary; viewers who hanker for something a little bit special. A number of brands exist in this niche, catering for well-heeled customers, but it's unlikely that the likes of Loewe and Bang & Olufsen could have foreseen being shown a clear pair of heels by Samsung.

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