Samsung UN55B6000 LCD HDTV First Impressions Review
The biggest feature on the UN55B6000 is the new LED backlighting system.
Tour & Design
The front of the UN55B6000 has a minimalist look, with the bezel being formed by a single piece of glass with some subtle red highlights in it. The only distinguishing features being a small Samsung logo in the middle of the bottom of the bezel and a series of discrete touch controls on the bottom right corner. These controls are touch sensitive, and the lights only come on when you touch the area, so most of the time you don't even notice they are there.
*The UN55B6000 has an elegant, clean design
*The bezel has a light red accent to it from a layer of red injected into the bezel during manufacturing (Samsung describes this as ToC, or Touch of Color). You can get a better sense of this from this close-up shot.
The UN55B6000 has an elegant, clean design
We were not able to get a photo of the back of the UN55B6000, but our investigations indicate that it is probably the same as the LN55B8000, a photo of the back of which is shown below. The major features here are the ports on the right side, and the screwholes for the VESA mount.
The back of the LN55B8000; the UN55B6000 has a similar style
The thin profile of the UN55B6000 means that there is no room for any interesting features on either side of the case.* The thin profile of the UN55B6000 precludes any significant features on the sides* ()**Stand/Mount** The UN55B6000 is placed atop a very simple, but stylish mount; a single piece of glass protruding from an Aluminum base. This was shown in both black and shiny aluminum at the show; Samsung has not yet decided which one to go with for the final version, or if they should offer both. Samsung has also announced a new mount which is just 0.6 inches thick, meaning that, when combined with the 1.19 inch thickness of the screen itself, the whole setup protrudes just 2 inches from the wall.
The stand of the LN55B600 is an elegant affar of glass and metal
Overall, the UN55B6000 is a very stylish display, with a clean, elegant design that is extremely appealing, in a subtle, understated way.
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