The result of this placement is that the set can produce deeper bass than usual, which in turn leads to a more solid and punchy sound that works just as well for action movies as it does for soaps. With a set of this size though, I think you’d be nuts not to twin it with a proper surround sound system.
In terms of power draw the set sucks in less than a watt on stand by, but takes a relatively hefty 209W or so in Dynamic mode or around 150W in the Movie mode, which operates with reduced brightness.
The UE55C9000 is a difficult TV to score, because it’s basically more of a statement product, than something that’s going to sell in big numbers. Obviously, it’s the design and slimness of the set that pushes the price up, and there really is no other TV on the market that is as aesthetically pleasing.
It’s no slouch when it comes to performance either, as it has incredibly good picture processing (especially for SD upscaling), deep black levels and 3D performance. However, the back light inconsistencies and the poorly thought out touchscreen remote are rather annoying given the huge asking price. Still, if money isn’t an issue for you and you want a telly that really is a picture, then Samsung’s UE55C9000 is definitely the one to buy. ®
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RE: No wall mounting?
"If you want to wall mount it, this base can be removed and fitted to the back of the set."
I mean, come on... this was right at the beginning of the article. It's not like it was buried in the later pages. Make an effort.
I'd get one but....
Obviously it's way too expensive, but more practically, there's never anything worth watching. Oops.
Would be fun to play games on though.
I spotted the Althea and Donna reference ( how old is the reviewer? ) and I claim my free TV
Utterly pointless thinness
At under 8mm thin it'll look great hung on the wall, most framed pictures protrude into the room more than that. Bang a duct in the wall for the hidden cabling and the stand can stay in the box where it belongs.
Where are you seeing that?
It says in the article that you can wall mount the TV.