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Samsung UE55C9000

55" Full HD 33.9mm Nov 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Depth Release Date £288.80 Electricity cost over 5 years
Six industry awards
Not easy to use
Does not have a good remote control
40 Reviews + 6 Awards
hardwarecanucks.com Dam Innovative Pocket Lint Hot Product Trusted Reviews Recommended Overclockersonline.net Editor's Choice

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Reviews

Six Industry Awards

This television is one of the most highly awarded by expert review sites of all the TVs of this type and age.

This TV received a "Recommended" award from both review websites Trusted Reviews and Pcactual.com, both of which thought that this large display diagonal TV was good.

The authors at two other expert review sites both endorsed this television. This Samsung television received an "Editor's Choice Gold" award from website Bcchardware.com and the editor of website Overclockersonline.net decided that it was exceptional and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

This TV received a "Dam Innovative" award from Hardwarecanucks.com and Pocket Lint gave it a "Hot Product" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

This large display diagonal TV has an average expert rating of 87 out of 100 based on twenty-eight expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and Pocket Lint. Experts think this TV is one of the better TVs of this type and age.

Excellent Brand

We checked 47,387 user and expert reviews (including 2,157 verified purchases) for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent reviews. We also found that Samsung has excellent reviews specifically for its large display diagonal televisions. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Does Not Have a Good Remote Control

Eight customers who reviewed it considered that it did not have a good remote control. Seven years ago Pocket Lint said “Flawed touchscreen remote” in their Samsung UE55C9000 review. Pocket Lint also said “Remote is a little gimmicky” in their review. Pocket Lint also said “The OTT touchscreen remote is more trouble than its worth” in their review.

Inferior Webcam

One customer considered that the Samsung UE55C9000 was not good for making skype calls.

Good Features

Six Samsung UE55C9000 reviewers agreed that the Samsung UE55C9000 had good features. Pocket Lint said “Studded with features” nonetheless they only gave it a rating of 19.4 out of 100. Pocket Lint also wrote “Huge range of features” in their review. Pocket Lint also mentioned “Excellent industrial design, good picture quality, great features” in their review.


Design

Not Easy to Use

Four customers wrote in their reviews that the product was not easy to use. Techmagnifier.com wrote “Price, remote control requires learning curve”. Pocket Lint wrote “Touchscreen remote control is unnecessarily difficult to use, exorbitant price tag, no integrated Wi-Fi, no Skype camera support”. Pocket Lint also mentioned “The deceptively difficult to use touch-screen remote” in their review.

Robust

Three customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Goodgearguide.com.au scored it 8 stars and said in their Samsung UE55C9000 review on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “It is very stylish and well built”. Avguide.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said seven years ago “The 9000 series is clearly the standard-bearer and it sets the bar for advanced HDTV design and engineering to a level that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago” in their Samsung UE55C9000 review. Pcadvisor.co.uk rated the Samsung UE55C9000 8 stars and wrote 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”.

Good Quality

Nine people mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE55C9000 was good quality. Seven years ago Pocket Lint mentioned “Great picture and sound quality”. Six years ago Digital Versus said “Good 3D picture quality” in their review of this TV but despite that they scored the product 18.8 out of 100. Pocket Lint also mentioned “Stunning design, viciously revealing image quality, bright colourful 3D” in their review.

Well Designed

Ten people who reviewed the Samsung UE55C9000 concluded that it was well designed. Pocket Lint wrote “Immaculate design”. Pocket Lint also said “High-end design” in their review. Pocket Lint also wrote “The elegance and beauty of its design” in their review.

Three Samsung UE55C9000 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was good looking. Expert website Techmagnifier.com wrote in their Samsung UE55C9000 review “A sleek and sophisticated styling” and scored this TV 7 stars.

One person who reviewed the product thought it was smooth. Expert review site Lcdtvbuyingguide.com said in their review of this TV “The feature is intended to reduce judder and smooth out the picture from that annoying jerky effect.”.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was November 2013 when Samsung released the UE55C9000.


Smart TV

Good in Terms of Connectivity

Two customers agreed that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Techmagnifier.com said six years ago “3D performance, looks, connectivity, panel performance” but in spite of that they only gave it a score of 17.6 out of 100. Pocket Lint mentioned “Excellent connectivity and media support”.

Good for Watching Freeview TV

Three Samsung UE55C9000 reviewers who reviewed the Samsung UE55C9000 reckoned that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Pocket Lint mentioned seven years ago “Freeview HD tuner” in their review of the Samsung UE55C9000.

Supports Internet TV

The UE55C9000 supports internet TV. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been available for a comparable time to this TV also support internet TV.

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Audio

Good Sound Quality

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

Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The Samsung UE55C9000 has an auto volume leveler. Most of the other TVs that were launched more than two years ago also have an auto volume leveler.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

Across all the similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as this TV the RMS rated powers range from 7W to 100W. The UE55C9000 has a fairly high RMS rated power (30 Watts) compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The UE55C9000 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV which support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The UE55C9000 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Samsung UE55C9000 has an ethernet port. Most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this TV also have an ethernet port.

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Energy

High Running Costs

The UE55C9000 is one of the more expensive to run televisions of a similar type and age that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the UE55C9000 will cost £289 over 5 years to run.


Ports & Interfaces

Has an Audio Input for DVI

The Samsung UE55C9000 has an audio input for DVI. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been on the market for more than two years also have an audio input for DVI.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Samsung UE55C9000 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The UE55C9000 has a PC in (D-Sub) port. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The UE55C9000 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television do not have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Performance

Supports BD Wise

The UE55C9000 supports BD Wise, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The UE55C9000 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV also have a desktop stand included.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UE55C9000 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The Samsung UE55C9000 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV.

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thin

With a depth of only 33.9 millimeters, the UE55C9000 has one of the thinner depths amongst large display diagonal televisions of this age. Large display diagonal televisions that were launched more than two years ago have depths of between 3.5mm and 100mm.

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Price

Cheap

Eight Samsung UE55C9000 owners who bought the product reckoned that it was expensive. Six years ago expert website Lcdtvbuyingguide.com said “The UNC9000 series is the top of the line from Samsung for 2010 – the most expensive and feature laden TV they make”. Expert review site Theregister.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE55C9000 “It may be slightly more expensive than many small cars.”. Expert website Whathifi.com said in their review of this TV “An expensive television is rare in 2010” .

One Samsung UE55C9000 reviewer considered that this TV was cheap. Digital Versus said six years ago “3D glasses cheap” in their Samsung UE55C9000 review yet they only rated the Samsung UE55C9000 1 stars.

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Expert review site Gadgetguy.com.au mentioned “So what’s so special about it? We reckon that several of the more extraordinary features justify that price” in their review of the Samsung UE55C9000.

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Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on large display diagonal televisions that are a comparable age to it. 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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Good High Def TV

Six Samsung UE55C9000 owners said in their reviews that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Hardwarecanucks.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “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”.

55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inches television.

Televisions with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Samsung UE65H8000 (65") which is also higher rated.

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Good Picture Quality

Eleven people agreed that the product had good picture quality. Pocket Lint mentioned “Incredible image clarity” however they only rated it 1 stars. Pocket Lint also mentioned “The astounding clarity of its Full HD picture” in their review. 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”.

One person thought the Samsung UE55C9000 had good colour saturation. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on CNET.co.uk “Bright, vivid colours” although they rated the product 1 stars.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Eight people who purchased it concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Pocket Lint said “Colour-rich 3D”. Cnet.co.uk wrote on CNET.co.uk “Good 3D performance”. Cnet.co.uk also said “The 46-inch Samsung UE46C9000 LED 3D TV may be hugely expensive.” in their review.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue55c9000swxxn, ue55c9000swxxc
Barcodes 08808993970315

Samsung UE55C9000 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung UE55C9000 review we compared this TV to 4,701 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,018,001 product attributes, 85,134 TV reviews and 3,292,400 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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