Samsung UN55C9000 3D LED LCD HDTV First Impressions Review$6,999.00
Samsung UN55C9000 3D LED LCD HDTV First Impressions Review
Tour & Design
The Samsung UN55C9000 is all screen in the front. It's so minimalist that there aren't even any on-board controls, like on the step-down C8000 series.
We should note that the models on the CES show floor are not necessarily what the final product will look like.
Again, we're not sure if this is what the final version will look like, but we can hope. There's not a damn thing to mar the back of the UN55C9000 except the areas where screw holes connect to a wall mount. Of course, the TV needs to stand up some how, so that 0.3-inch thickness does not take the stand into account. Even so, the designers clearly took some time to deliver a base that matched the elegance of the TV.
We mentioned it's thin, right? Really thin, at 0.3 inches. There are obviously no ports or controls on the side.
The stand is not final at this time. The models on the show floor had a brushed metal rectangle that matched the body. But other Samsung's announced at CES had a 4-legged stand that looked more like furniture. See the tour of the C8000 series for pics.
The Samsung UN55C9000 is a beautiful TV to look at, and that's no small feat. Most TVs are either plain and ugly or garish and ugly, but Samsung has put a lot of effort into designing TVs that you don't want to hide in a cabinet. We should emphasize that the version of the UN55C9000 seen in these photos is not necessarily the one that will ship, but we hope it doesn't change much. The models on the display at CES had a brushed metal finish that wrapped seamlessly around from front to back, giving it the essence of a 55-inch iPhone. The 0.3-inch thickness is something to behold. It's the same width as a pencil. It's thinner than a finger. Good job, Samsung. 'Touch of Color' didn't win everyone over, but this one will.