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Samsung UE55C9000

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55" 33.9mm Nov 2013
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Review: Samsung UE55C9000
Samsung UE55C9000 review

19 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

Amongst similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years, this Samsung TV is one of the most highly awarded by TV experts.

This TV was given a "Recommended" award by both Trusted Reviews and Pcactual.com, both of which wrote that this television was good.

Furthermore, Bcchardware.com gave this Samsung television an "Editor's Choice Gold" award and said it was excellent and Overclockersonline.net gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and concluded it was fantastic.

The editors of two additional expert review sites both said that this television was good. This TV received a "Dam Innovative" award from Hardwarecanucks.com and it received a "Hot Product" award from Pocket Lint.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-eight expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, T3.com and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this television is 87 out of 100. That puts this large TV in the top 18% of all the large TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

Nice Design

A number of customers said in their reviews that the product was good looking. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote six years ago “It is very stylish and well built”. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned in their Samsung UE55C9000 review “The plethora of features includes 3D TV ready, wifi ready, super thin frame, extremely beautiful aesthetic appeal, Samsung's exc”. Pocket-Lint.com wrote on expert website Pocket Lint “The design of the 55-inch UE55C9000 is drop dead gorgeous and its image clarity is remarkable” in their review of the Samsung UE55C9000.

One Samsung UE55C9000 reviewer considered that it was a good design. Expert website Avguide.com said in their review “It sets the bar for advanced HDTV design and engineering to a level that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago” .

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Samsung Has Good Television Reviews

On average Samsung large TVs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs built by Samsung.

Good Picture Quality

A few people who bought this TV concluded that it had good picture quality. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote on PC Advisor.co.uk “Its picture quality is good and it has a huge range of integrat”. One Samsung UE55C9000 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it had clear images.

Good Product Quality

A few people said in their reviews that it was good quality. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “Fashion-before-function ethos, we were worried about the Samsung Series 9 (UA55C9000)’s ability to display a good quality picture with acceptable contrast” in their review of the Samsung UE55C9000. Goodgearguide.com.au also said “It has good picture quality and packs plenty of included features”. Expert website T3.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review “Image quality and 3D are class-leading for LCD”.

Good Size

A few people thought it was thin. Expert website T3.com mentioned “With its wafer-thin design and aluminium chassis, just 33.9mm thin, it’s clearly a class above its sibling.” in their review. Howtospendit.ft.com mentioned “The 9000 is astonishingly thin” in their review of this TV.

One Samsung UE55C9000 owner thought this TV was good structurally. Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “UE55C9000ZKXXU The Samsung Series 9 is a 55in 3D LED television that is a mere 7.8mm thick across its entire panel, with a stunning side profile and excellent construction”.

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Robust

A number of customers who purchased it considered that it was well made.

Good Technical Features

Several Samsung UE55C9000 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had good features. Expert website Gadgetguy.com.au mentioned “So what’s so special about it? We reckon that several of the more extraordinary features justify that price” .

Good 3D Picture Quality

Two people said in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality.

Good High Def TV

A few Samsung UE55C9000 owners who reviewed this TV said that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Hardwarecanucks.com said in their review of the Samsung UE55C9000 “In an industry which was pummeled by the recession, there really hasn’t been all that much released over the last two years in the ultra high end HDTV market”.

Easy to Use

One Samsung UE55C9000 reviewer concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Digitalversus.com wrote in their review on expert website Digital Versus “3.6 / 5We take these readings using the best settings for watching a movie”.

Good Connectivity

One Samsung UE55C9000 owner who purchased it wrote that it was wifi compatible.

Good Sound Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Expert website Homecinemachoice.com said “Somehow, miraculously, it’s also brimming with the latest audio visual technology” in their review of the Samsung UE55C9000.

Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

Most TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UE55C9000 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the UE55C9000 which has four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

At 30 Watts, the Samsung UE55C9000 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the UE55C9000. The RMS rated powers of large TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UE55C9000 range from 7.5W to 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of 800 hertz, the Samsung UE55C9000 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the UE55C9000. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE55C9000 is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,800Hz.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This television supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many TVs of this spec and age.

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Quite Thin

At only 33.9 millimeters, the UE55C9000 has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other large TVs that have been available for more than two years. The thinnest depth of televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the UE55C9000 is 3.5mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average depth is 56mm.

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7 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Seven people concluded that it was not cheap. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said “The 46-inch Samsung UE46C9000 LED 3D TV may be hugely expensive.” however they rated the product 5 stars. Expert website Whathifi.com mentioned “An expensive television is rare in 2010”. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their review of the Samsung UE55C9000 “Samsung's Series 9 (UA55C9000) 3D LED television is a very expensive proposition, with no change left over from $10,000” but even so they scored this TV 4 stars.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The UE55C9000 does not have a wi-Fi, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the UE55C9000 which have a wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also have a wi-Fi including the LG 55EA980 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Smart TV

Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years support smart TV, however the UE55C9000 does not support smart TV.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a smart TV and we think the Samsung UN55F8000 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs that are a similar age to the UE55C9000 do not have a built-in camera. The UE55C9000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

Alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at include the Samsung UN55F8000 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE55C9000, the Samsung UE55C9000 does not feature OLED technology.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the LG 55EC930 (£1,199.00) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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High Running Costs

The UE55C9000 is in the most expensive 5% of all 320 TVs of this type and age that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the UE55C9000 is £289.

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Heavy

Across all the large TVs that have been around for more than two years the weights range from 2.3kg to 63kg, and the average weight is 20kg. With a weight of 26.5 kilograms, the Samsung UE55C9000 is one of the heavier TVs of this type and age amongst large TVs of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE55C9000

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Samsung TV was released.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Supported 3D Technologies
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
PC Audio in
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Audio Input for DVI
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
WLAN-Ready
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Teletext Function
BD Wise
Picture Processing Technology
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual

6 Awards

pcactual.com Recommended hardwarecanucks.com Dam Innovative Bcchardware.com Editor's Choice Gold Pocket Lint Hot Product Trusted Reviews Recommended Overclockersonline.net Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

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5 February 2013

OK, what's so breathtaking? For me, three things, one of which isn't, funnily enough, that it's a 3-D TV since, along with some 12 per cent of us, I don't have 3-D vision. Breathtaking thing... Read more…

3 November 2011

The Samsung UN55C9000 3D TV is currently Samsung's premium 55 inch flat panel TV with an ultra-slim profile, a sleek and sophisticated styling, and all the bells and whistles from Samsung... Read more…

The UNC9000 series is the top of the line from Samsung for 2010 ? the most expensive and feature laden TV they make. The plethora of features includes 3D TV ready, wifi ready, super thin frame,... Read more…

Some may question the need behind ultra expensive pieces home entertainment equipment like the UN55C9000 and they’re right to do so. Why? Because for the vast majority of consumers, it just...

Hardwarecanucks.com

Overclockersonline.net

A TV is most certainly a luxury item, it's a feature you could without for an extended period of time. However, without a TV you disconnect yourself from the world. You don't get the daily news;... Read more…

9 March 2011

The 9000 series from Samsung is prettymuch the ultimate TV that is available at the moment. It has a 55-inch full HDdisplay in a razor thin profile and is loaded with each and every... Read more…

28 February 2011

The 46-inch Samsung UE46C9000 LED 3D TV may be hugely expensive, but it also looks like a million dollars and offers superb performance...

22 February 2011

The Samsung C9000 series displays have kept a low profile since their unveiling at the January 2010 CES show. When you consider their high price (the 46? UE46C9000 costs no less than £3000), that... Read more…

13 February 2011

Samsung could have waited for Apple to turn up with an iPhone pairing app but instead they went ahead and made their own multimedia centric touch screen remote for the Samsung UN55C9000. This is a... Read more…

17 January 2011

The C9000 is a good TV with a very flattering picture if you're not too sensitive to the dynamic backlighting. Image experts will want to go for another model...

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Electricity cost when switched on £288.43
Electricity cost when on standby £0.37
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Total running cost over 5 years £288.80
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
37
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 37 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue55c9000, ue55c9000s, ue55c9000sw, ue55c9000swxxc, samsung ue55c9000, samsung ue55c9000s, samsung ue55c9000sw, samsung ue55c9000swx, samsung ue55c9000swxx, samsung ue55c9000swxxn
Barcodes 08808993970315

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