If you’ve got 239,000 bucks lying around in your house right now, and you've absolutely no idea what to do with it, well here’s a thought: burn it with a brand new Samsung Series 8 LED TV. [firstpara] Because that just happens to be the telly's price. They say you get what you pay for, but with this Samsung TV, we dare say you get a whole lot more. It's one of the most divine viewing experiences ever to be put on offer for mankind.
No, seriously. The UA55B8000 is a heck of a TV. First of all, it’s huge. Its screen area measures a ginormous 55 inches, making it a dream-come-true for home theater aficionados.
Capable of full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels), the UA55B8000 is the perfect match for your fancy Blu-ray players, or PS3. Be warned though, because once you’ve gotten used to watching Blu-ray movies on this baby, you’ll surely start to scoff at “low-res” DVD imagery.
The TV’s contrast ratio of 3,000,000:1 is just astonishing, and enables the TV to display a full range of blacks and whites, which is critical in preserving a film’s looks.
Likewise, never for a second did we notice any hint of image ghosting, thanks in large part to this TV’s response time of 3ms. So if you can bear with the hyperbole, we just want to say that this TV delivers near-perfect visuals for gaming and movies.
Additionally, with its thin bezels and sexy profile, the TV can liven up any room as well.
The UA55B8000 also offers a plethora of connectivity options. Standard HD connections such as HDMI (with a total of four), VGA and Component are all here.
What makes it stand out, though, is that it also has USB ports, and out-of-the-box Internet connectivity. With these options, you can stream Youtube videos, and play DivX, MP3, and JPG files right from the get-go.
Sexy, right? Now, if only we had a couple hundred Gs to spare.
WORDS BY: GELO GONZALES