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Samsung UN55B7000 LCD HDTV First Impressions Review

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It's hard to draw too many conclusions from our limited hands on at CES, the signs for the UN55B7000 look good.

January 08, 2009
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Tour & Design

**Front**

The front of the UN55B7000 has a clean, elegant look that would look at home in any modern home. In fact, Samsung had several models displayed on their stand at CES alongside works of art, and they didn't look out of place. The only major distinguishing marks are a Samsung logo at the bottom.

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The front of the LNXX B7000 has a clean, elegant design

**Back**

The back of the UN55B7000 has a similarly clean look, with a panel at the bottom right covering the input/output ports, and the power cable snaking up to the middle of the back. The four  screws are for the mount, which can take any standard VESA mount, or Samsung's new low profile mount that is just 0.6 inches thick. 

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*The ports and sockets on the back are under the panel

at the right

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**Sides**

There isn't much on the left or right side of the UN55B7000; because it is just 1.19 inches thick, there just isn't much here. 

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The sides of the UN55B7000 aren't much to look at, because the display is so thin

**Stand/Mount**

The stand of the UN55B7000 shares the clean design aesthetic of the rest of the display; the base is either aluminum or black (Samsung have not decided which color to use in the final version) and has a clear plastic pole that the TV itself sits on. This allows the display to rotate freely. Alternatively, it can be mounted on any standard VESA wall mount, and Samsung have announced a new wall mount that holds the display just 0.6 inches off the wall, making it look almost like a high-end picture frame. 

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The stand of the LNX B7000 is on a clear plastic post

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*Samsung's new low profile mount puts the screen just 0.6 inches off the wall

**Aesthetics**

Samsung's design principle for this year seems to be simple elegance, and the UN55B7000 is a fine example of this; it has a simple, understated design that leaves the screen images to do the talking. 

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Sections

  1. Tour & Design
  2. Performance Features
  3. Connectivity & Media
  4. Controls, Menu & Remote
  5. Conclusion
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