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Samsung UN60D8000YF LED LCD 3D HDTV Review$4,299.00
The Samsung UN60D8000 has a native 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution. It can handle all standard NTSC broadcast signals.
The Samsung UN60D8000's viewing angle is a pathetic 29 degrees, or roughly 14 degrees from center on either side. At that point, the contrast ratio drops by half. That's quite narrow, even for an LCD. As you can see in the chart below, the Sony EX729, another LCD, did a little better. The Samsung PNxxD8000 and the Panasonic VT30, both plasma displays, were quite a bit better (and the Samsung plasma is atypically narrow).
The Samsung UN60D8000, like many higher-end TVs, attempts some form of glare reduction by refracting the ambient light. When hit with a strong light, the TV creates a 4-pointed star pattern surrounded by some short rainbows. Trippy, right? Don't worry, nothing but the strongest, most direct lights will make them appear. Change the angle even a little and the glare should become minimal.
The Samsung UN60D8000 has a long list of video processing features with confusing names, many of which sound similar. We'll explain the best we can.
- Tour & Design
- Blacks & Whites
- Color Accuracy
- Viewing Effects
- Audio & Menus
- Multimedia & Internet
- Power Consumption
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