Samsung UE55C9000 review

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

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Samsung ue55c9000

The Samsung UE55C9000 is the most ambitious LED LCD TV you can buy. Beautifully designed, with leading-edge electronics, it's a worthy flagship product from the world's biggest TV maker.

Two-dimensional pictures are terrific, images are extra-sharp and the use of LED backlighting aids black levels immeasurably. The feature set, with well considered online and network capability, is also on the money.

The 3D compatibility almost seems like an afterthought, but performance is very good, although crosstalk artefacts are there if you want to look for them. Overall, this is a fabulous TV proposition.

We liked

The gorgeous design and finish on this set, along with the astoundingly sharp picture quality. The screen's multimedia abilities impress, both in terms of networking stream and the richness of Samsung's online content portal. The 2D to 3D conversion is also impressive.

We disliked

The Touch Control remote zapper is far too fiddly to use and its Wi-Fi implementation is wanting. Integrated Wi-Fi would make more sense than a dongle.

There is also crosstalk evident in the set's 3D image, which may be noticeable depending on the kind of 3D material viewed.

There is no zero-overscan, 1:1 pixel matching mode.

And of course, you're going to need deep pockets to buy into the Series 9 experience.

Final verdict

It's expensive, but it very much looks the part. And if you're more interested in the visual performance than the aesthetics, there's always the brand's step-down Series 8 range.

Overall this is a remarkable LED LCD screen. It exceeds expectations in most areas and stands as a shining example of just how well Samsung can do high-end screens.

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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