Samsung UN55C7000 55-Inch 1080p 240 Hz 3D LED HDTV

  • Mega Dynamic Contrast
  • 4 HDMI (ver 1.4), HDMI-CEC
  • Component & PC input
  • 2 ConnectShare Movie
  • BD Wise
Product Description
Samsung LED HDTVs combine breakthrough picture quality and advanced connectivity options that will keep you entertained 24/7. This UN55C7000 LED HDTV also makes it easy to be green, and will save you some green, by being ENERGY STAR compliant…. More >>

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5 Responses to “Samsung UN55C7000 55-Inch 1080p 240 Hz 3D LED HDTV”

  1. A. Leetham says:

    I’ve owned this television for a few weeks now, and I’ve been putting it through a battery of tests using a variety of different sources and room lighting conditions. To get right to the point, I am returning it — it will be picked up this week — and waiting for either the UNC8000 precision dimming edge lit led set, or perhaps either the XBR-HX900 or XBR-LX900 from Sony. The C7000 is a good TV. It compares favorably — if not signficantly so — to any of the edge lit led lcd’s that Samsung released in 2009. However, it doesn’t hold a candle to the UNB8500 that was released late in 2009. It is also outperformed by Vizio’s latest (552), the Sony XBR 8, and even LG’s LH 90 gives it a run for it’s money and outperforms it in a few important areas. Essentially the performance of the C7000 is either matched or exceeded by multiple televisions that cost significantly less. If you are not a videophile and do not concentrate on picture performance in a completely darkened room, I’m sure this television will suit you just fine. However, if you are a videophile and/or picture performance in a completely darkened room and accurate reproduction of theater film viewing is very important to you, this television is not for you. This TV exhibits many of the same problems that plagued Samsung’s 2009 series of edge lit led’s — namely, a lot of light shining through from the corners, top and bottom, and sides of the picture while viewing in a darkened room — and does not perform the way you would hope for a television that costs this much. Samsung did improve upon the fluctuating back light problems of last years edge lit led’s. This television does not have a fluctuating back light problem at all. However, I must come back to the issue of light shining through from the edges of the screen. It’s a big concern for anybody who wants to reproduce a natural theater experience and view films the way they were meant to be seen. You simply cannot recreate that experience with this television. When you view a film — or any other content — in a completely darkened room, it is impossible not to notice the light shining in from the edges. That is a huge problem for a lot of us. I will say that when you are viewing a film in a bright room, this television is an outstanding performer. It is also an excellent performer for viewing sporting events, animated features, and other lively bright content in a brightly lit room. Of course, most of us do not wish to pay $3,300 to only be completely happy with our televisions when we are watching them in a brightly lit room. The light shining in from the edges also creates the potential to create a lot of problems with 3D viewing once we have sufficient 3D content available. Imagine trying to immerse yourself in a 3D viewing experience and not be able to focus on the 3D atmosphere due to the fact that there is light shining into the viewing area. I just don’t see it working. It seems that it would be a major obstacle in viewing 3D content. Imagine going to see Avatar in 3D or IMAX 3D and having light shining into all of the edges of the film. There’s just no way that it wouldn’t distract you and take away from your viewing experience. I foresee this being a huge problem for 3D viewing once we have the content. I will discuss some of the positives of this television because I don’t want anyone to think it’s a bad television. I would have really given it 2.5 starts out of 5 but Amazon doesn’t allow for a half star so I went with 3 because the positives probably do outweigh the negatives on this TV. The color accuracy is what we have all came to expect from Samsung, which is to say it’s flawless. The black level is outstanding — if not up to par with the local dimming led sets such as the 8500 and the XBR8, or the Pioneer Kuro 151 plasma — and does not have the fluctuating backlight problem. The black level is definitely better than last years edge lit led sets. The video processing and motion resolution is beyond reproach. It appears that this particular feature is probably comparable the 8500, which is the only lcd in history to be able to resolve all 1080 moving lines. It will be interesting to see if this television can do that once the reviews come out and the video processing has been tested. This television handles 24fps content perfectly, and reproduces the proper cadence of film based content. It is definitely a good television, it just has some major flaws, and is outperformed by a few sets that cost over $1,000 less. The potential for 3D viewing problems definitely exists, and Samsung needs to find a way to cure the problem of having light shine in from the edges of the screen.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  2. Keynote says:

    This TV is great. It looks really sleek and has outstanding features. One major problem, I guess Samsung did not learn from last year that it is not okay to have LED backlighting that creates clouds on the screen. I owned last year’s model and during dark scenes I could see what can be described as projector type lighting within the screen. The LEDs give off white light that is visible on the screen during dark scenes. Well this TV has the same issue but the lighting looks more visible than on my last year’s model. I don’t think that this is acceptable for a television that retails for $3299 and that is from a company such as Samsung.

    I was watching a space movie and my friend could not understand why there were white clouds on the screen. I had to play along since I could not bring myself to say that there were not clouds but the backlighting in the television.

    I am going to keep it because not many televisions out there can produce the same quality picture. This television does provide great picture quality as long as you get over the backlighting issues. I actually wish the TV was a little thicker since it is too fragile due to how thin it is. I have to say that Amazon is awesome. The order was very well managed.

    Update 3.24.2010

    My two cents about 3D

    I was really excited about getting my 3D glasses and C6900 blu ray player today. I have to say that I am now even more disappointed with Samsung’s 3D technology than with the edge lid technology that they are using. I sat on my couch wearing the dorky 3D glasses for about 20 minutes before I could not stand them anymore. Look, 3D is a gimmick and it looks like they got me. I can’t believe that I wasted my money on this stuff. The picture in 3D did look better but not enough to get me to sit on my couch for two hours wearing some uncomfortable stupid glasses. Maybe this is why they did not have the glasses available to consumers at launch. I really wish that I would have ordered the B8500 when it was truly available.

    In addition, the flashlighting screen issues on my C7000 looked even worse in 3D.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  3. I’ve been using the TV for a few weeks now…i was previously using an 8 series 46″ Samsung LCD from 2008…which I’ve been very happy with..I was looking forward to upgrading to a brand new 55″ inch LED from Samsung with 3d capability. I made one flawed assumption in buying this TV early on…that Samsung had learned from last years LED edge lighting fiasco and that the picture quality in 2010 would be excellent. Boy was I wrong! Read on for the reason(s)

    Quick background, I have the TV hooked up to the same Verizon Fios DVR cable box from my old TV and a brand new Samsung BD-C6900 1080p 3D Blu-ray Disc Playerusing high speed HDMI 1.3 cables (as the 1.4 was not out yet a few weeks ago).

    First off, this is NOT a “plug n play” TV. My initial picture quality (default settings) using my Verizon Fios cable box was almost unwatchable. I spent a couple house “tweaking” all the settings to find the best picture quality. I am still playing around with the settings trying to get it perfect (I dont think thats possible with this TV). The picture quality has improved significantly but I still could not get rid of the clouding issue. Also, I had to turn the 240hz feature OFF, as the picture quality with it on was not good. Why am I paying for that feature if you can’t use it?….Every show has different picture quality, some shows are too bright while others become too dark. I am not about to update settings every time I watch a show!

    Clouding Issue: The LED backlighting creates a tremendous amount of clouding in dark scenes. It is very annoying to see while watching a program in the dark. Samsung should be embarrassed for putting out this product. The clouding issue seems to be alot more pronounced while watching from the cable box. The picture quality when using the Blu Ray player is significantly better.

    I did NOT see any light shining in from the edges in a darkened room as other reviewers have mentioned.


    Very Thin

    Sound Quality better than I expected. It was better than my previous Samsung TV..

    Easy to use TV interface and remote.

    Picture Quality using the Blu Ray player was excellent.

    HDMI 1.4 compliant.


    Clouding Issue

    Not able to use the 240 hz feature.

    Overall picture quality when not using a Blu Ray DVD is just OK.

    Picture is not “plug n play”

    I was not able to test out Netflix or any apps yet although the internet connection seemed to be working fine as I updated the software on the TV and Blu Ray without any problems. Nor was I able to test out the 3D quality. I bought the TV before Samsung announced the 3D glasses promotion and I didnt feel like dropping $350 on the glasses…just yet, as I wasnt sure I was keeping the TV.

    After using this product for a few weeks and giving it a solid chance, I decided to return it. I REALLY wanted to like it, I just can’t. I noticed the Samsung UN55C8000 55-Inch 1080p 3D 240 Hz LED HDTV has just been released and has a function called “precision dimming”. Samsung claims that feature will take care of the clouding issue, although I havent confirmed this with my own eyes. So I will be returning this TV and getting the 8000 model. Amazon by the way has been great with handling the return.

    This TV has plenty of looks great, the interface and remote are very good. Sound Quality happens to be very good. But I couldn’t get over the poor picture quality..not from a near top of the line LED Samsung TV with a MSRP of $3300.

    I would NOT recommend this TV. Either wait for the reviews on the 8000 model or for Sony to release their LED TV’s over the summer.

    Rating: 3 / 5

  4. For those looking for this bit of information, I have the TV and it is hdmi 1.4, Amazon has it wrong in the Description and you can even find this information in the Product documentation if you don’t want to take my word for it. This TV also can upgrade a 2D hdmi 1.3 signal to 3D. The cloudy lighting issue some see with the Edge-lighting technology reported on the 2009 product has been greatly improved for 2010 and I can’t really say I even noticed it a in a black scene. Folks need to stop using past products to review current products, this is 2010 and not 2009. Outside of that, performance wise you will be blown away and will feel less pain knowing you just spent your child’s college fund.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. This is an awesome HDTV, with crystal clear image and sound. The 3D feature is really cool, but since right now there is almost no 3D transmission or blu-rays, you should wait a while longer for the price to go down a little bit.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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