Date: July 28th, 2010
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Samsung Canada
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES (from Samsung)
Full Specs can be viewed on Samsung's website in full detail HERE.
Samsung's ultra-slim LED TV Series 6 combines the benefits of the latest LED technology with the advanced wireless features and optimal picture quality. On the outside, the Series 6 boasts its Touch of Nature design that is incredibly eye pleasing. The Series 6 also contains Samsung's Ultra Clear Panel, Auto Motion Plus 120 Hz and Wide Colour Enhancer Plus to deliver images that are unbelievably vibrant with razor-sharp edges. The HyperReal™ Engine helps to produce the best images and the Series will become your single source of home entertainment with its web-enabled Internet@TV suite, ConnetShare Movie™, four HDMI inputs and AllShare™ DLNA capabilities. And on top of all this, the LED TV is extremely environmentally friendly exceeding the ENERGY STAR® certification.
As one of the innovators of Internet-ready TVs, Samsung has taken its Internet@TV technology another step further. The new Internet@ TV has even more advanced features to choose from with even greater capabilities. The expanded Content Service now provides access to a whole new range of downloadable widgets from a growing number of categories from many new content providers.
Wide Colour Enhancer Plus
The challenge of any TV screen is to recreate reality through colour and light. We met this challenge with our Wide Colour Enhancer Plus feature. After analysing each pixel, it stretches them to their 3-dimensional limit. What you get is the fullest, most lifelike colours you've ever seen on a TV.
AllShare™ DLNA Certified™
AllShare™ allows Samsung LED TVs to wirelessly connect with compatible DLNA Certified™ devices. That means you can share movies, photos and music all through a single device-your TV.
All it takes is one cable to connect your TV to your other audio and video sources. Samsung HDMI ports allows you to import all kinds of content without compression including pictures and videos from your digital camcorders and multimedia PCs. Now enjoying it all on a wide HD screen couldn't be easier.
Ultra Slim, Touch of Colour™ Design
The new 1.1 thick Samsung LED TV has evolved its breakthrough bezel design to achieve an even more sculptural shape, while leaving the slim shape intact. The modern upgrade to the exterior will enhance the décor of any room. And like a chameleon, the understated colour tone in the bezel changes based on the viewing angle and surrounding light. The Samsung LED TV is so light, it can be hung on the wall like a beautiful painting with our unique wall-mounting system.
Full HD 1080 p Resolution
With twice the resolution of standard HD TVs, the LED TVs deliver images that defy your mind and bring pleasure to your home entertainment experience. The rich, realistic texture of Full HD images invites you to enjoy a viewing that redefines reality.
With the ConnetShare Movie™ capability, transform your LED TV into a home entertainment theatre. Simply plug in your USB memory drive or HDD into the TV and instantaneously enjoy a range of movies, photos and music on your LED TV. So instead of watching movies on your PC, you can download them onto a USB and watch them in the comfort of your living room on your LED TV.
Auto Motion 120 Hz™
Auto Motion Plus 120 Hz technology virtually eliminates any motion blur and creates smooth transitions between frames, resulting in the clearest picture you have to see to believe.
The driving force behind the amazing colour and realistic images of Samsung's new LED TVs is the innovative HyperReal Engine. By optimising performance and image enhancement, the Samsung HyperReal Engine provides the most vibrant and crystal-clear Full HD images.
Mega Dynamic Contrast
Mega Dynamic Contrast delivers the most vibrant range of colours and brightness - from pure blacks to pristine whites. That means you will see colours as they were meant to be, and you won't be at the mercy of your TV's limitations.
With the UN55C6500 TV falling in around US$1950-$2200 range at your favorite online retailer, this is a model that is almost US$1000 cheaper than LED models only one short year ago. Please keep in mind that although this TV is labeled as a "LED TV", it is only an LCD TV with LED backlighting. It is not an OLED panel.
As I have mentioned in our previous LED TV review, this has caused a lot of confusion in the market which is making the average consumer think a new technology has come to the market and thus they don't know if it is safe to buy. This could be a marketing blunder on Samsung's part seeing if it doesn't say LCD on the box, the unknowing consumer will tend to shy away out of pure ignorance. They don't know the difference.
As always you will receive a manual along with a quick setup guide and warranty paperwork. Some models will come with additional PC sharing software and a cleaning cloth.
The included wall mounting kit is complete with all mounting hardware, safety lines and loom along with the plate to cover the void left when the stand is removed.
While still focusing on the stand, Samsung chose a lighter and more stylish stand to compliment this new model. The stand comes unassembled to keep package dimensions down and takes no longer than 5-10 minutes with proper tools to attach it properly. Just have a friend handy to help you seeing doing this alone can be a daunting task.
With this generation of TVs, Samsung chose to use its newer remote control which has larger backlit keys and a glossy black finish. Although in the past I was not impressed with Samsung's new remote, it has grown on me and the bigger buttons are handy in a dimly lit room. You also have the option of turning the backlit keys on and off when needed.
And at last you have your new Samsung UN55C6500 perched on your TV stand or attached to your wall. By following their trend of making a smaller overall package, this TV is a full 11lbs less than the UN55B8000 I reviewed previously. In fact, at a total of 50lbs, I could easily lift it onto the stand myself. While lifting this TV into place, I couldn't help but notice just how rigid the construction was while still only being 1.1 inches thick. It didn't bend at all.
Again this new LED model carries on with the minimal, yet stylish aesthetic approach. The front panel contains brushed and glossy components that look good, but will not distract from your overall viewing enjoyment. More on that on the next page.