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Samsung UN55B8000 LCD HDTV First Impressions Review

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From our limited hands-on testing of the UN55B8000 at CES in Las Vegas, we were impressed with the display.

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Controls, Menu & Remote

Remote

The remote that will ship with the UN55B8000 was not available for us to review at the show. 

Controls

Samsung seems to have decided that the controls on the screen are something of an afterthought; they put 6 touch controls on the bottom right corner of the front of the screen, but they are barely visible. They are obviously assuming that most people are going to use the remote control for most of the time, and that's a fair assumption to make. 

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The small touch controls are located on the bottom right corner of the screen*

Menu

We were unable to access the on-screen menus of the UN55B8000, so we can't comment on this at present. However, we have found the menu systems of previous Samsung models that we looked at (such as the LN46A750) to be simple and straightforward to use. Hopefully, Samsung will continue this trend with the LNXX BX8000. 

 

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Sections

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