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Samsung UE55D8000

Samsung UE55D8000 55in net-connected LED TV

3D telly with downloadable apps

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Image quality

For the best results use the DIY Custom setting. Reduce Judder Reduction to zero and turn Blur Reduction up high. If you turn Motion Plus off entirely, the smudge-ring artefact disappears, but moving resolution drops to around 650 lines. There’s also some slight judder on pans.

Samsung UE55D8000

The Custom settings are your friends

Colour fidelity is excellent. Reds and greens ping from the screen, and black levels are Sanctum deep. Off-angle viewing is good too, with only minor contrast and colour loss.

Samsung UE55D8000

All the many ports are round the back

Samsung UE55D8000
Samsung UE55D8000

The brushed-metal bezel is incredibly narrow

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