Toshiba Portege R835-P56x Black Friday Reviews

Toshiba Portege R835-P56x Black Friday


I've had Toshiba Portege R835-P56x for nearly three weeks, and think it's great!

Summary:

Pros:
- Lightweight
- Clean and understated design
- Sturdy: most surfaces are made of metal (only the bezel, hinges, and a few bottom panels are plastic). You can easily lift it up by the corner with one hand.
- Battery life is good (7.5+ hours with mixed usage). Also, no "battery bulge" in the back!
- Battery is removable
- Trackpad has a nicely configurable driver (Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Mouse > Device Settings > Settings...)
- Value; saves enough money for an SSD compared to a competing system like a Macbook Pro (see below)

Cons:
- Screen isn't great. (It isn't bad, though -- just narrow in vertical viewing angle).
- Black color means you might be tempted to clean the keyboard/trackpad a little obsessively.
- Industrial smell coming from the vent in the first few days of ownership (now gone)
- When closed, the lid depresses a little when you apply pressure to the middle. I suggest keeping the included fabric insert thing to protect the lid from keyboard scratches. (Note that keyboard scratches also occur on other notebooks, including the sturdy Apple Macbooks, so I'm not taking off any points).

Overall:
I'm giving Toshiba Portege R835-P56x five stars because it represents a great value. I paid $835 for the system, and replaced the hard drive with an Intel X25-M 120GB SSD ($175). The total cost of my system therefore was $1010, which puts it in entry-level Macbook territory.

(Note that the SSD is very easy to install -- you unscrew two panels in the back, swap the drives, and clean-install your operating system).

Why the SSD? With the SSD plus Sandy Bridge processor, performance is superb -- startup is fast (15 seconds from button to login screen, plus 8 seconds from login to loaded desktop). Programs launch quickly, and shutdown is quick as well. I'd say the stock system with the hard drive is a bit imbalanced (processor is too fast for the 5400 RPM hard drive) but at least it comes with plenty of room and doesn't cost much. With this configuration, program launching and startup are slower, and you are stuck with bloatware, but the computer still operates reasonably fast.

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Comparisons with other systems:

Compared with the Air, the R835 (with SSD installed) gives you:
- more storage space (120GB SSD on my R835 vs. 64GB for the $999 11" MBA model)
--- with SSD, similar bootup times (23 seconds for R835 vs. 15 seconds *see 6/2/2011 edit* for MBA) and wakeup times (both about 2 seconds)
- a better processor (core i5-2410M vs. a core 2 duo) and more memory
- longer battery life + removable battery
- a DVD drive, USB 3.0 port, eSATA, VGA (no need to carry a dongle around)
- 0.9 or 0.3 pounds more weight (vs. the 11" and 13" MBA models, respectively).
- about 0.25" more thickness

Compared with the Macbook Pro (13" entry-level model), you get:
- $190 in savings (with SSD in the R835) or $365 savings (with stock HDD)
-- With SSD swap, you get performance gains compared to the MB. With the default hard drive, you get twice as much storage (640GB vs. 320GB, both 5400 RPM).
- Removable battery
- Similar metal build quality (Macbook pro feels a little sturdier, but weighs 40% more)
- 1.3 pounds in weight savings (!)

Compared with the plastic Macbook (13" $999 model), you get:
- Metal build quality
- an SSD (for about the same total cost), or $165 in savings + 390GB more hard drive space
- Better processor (two generations ahead) and RAM (4GB vs. 2GB).
- 1.5 pound weight savings (!)

So, I saw no reason to go with the Macbooks when I could get superior performance and save money, weight, and battery flexibility with the R835.

Compared to other PC systems -- It's thinner and slightly less expensive than the Lenovo x220 (but isn't as rugged and has slightly shorter battery life), and is very much cheaper and has a better processor (but has an inferior screen) than the Sony Z series.

In short, the Toshiba Portege R835-P56x makes its Apple competitors look seriously overpriced (or under-featured, depending on how you look at it) and costs less than its PC competitors.

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My evaluation of the unit:

I liked the design -- it's quite sturdy (with its metal construction) and light (3.2 pounds). It doesn't feel as "dense" as the Macbook Air, but it's sufficiently sturdy and light enough, such that you can lift it by a corner with one hand. Also, it certainly breaks a threshold in thinness, so it certainly *looks* thin. The CD/DVD drive makes a great "but wait, there's more" parlor trick!

(The design also appeals to me because it's pleasantly different from the Macbooks' design. In my Econ class, it looks stealthy and elegant compared to the sea of glowing Apples. Funny how "Think Different" should now apply to a PC rather than a Mac...)

As noted above, the performance is good, especially with an SSD installed. The weakest point is the integrated graphics, though it's not completely pathetic; I was able to play Portal without too much choppiness.

The battery life is great -- I got 7.5 hours with mixed use (web browsing, spreadsheets, including an hour of Steam running). I estimate you get about 4-5 minutes per percent used (according to the Windows battery icon), or 400-500 minutes total.

There are a few minor drawbacks. For one, the screen is merely average because the vertical viewing angle is not good. Also, a downside to the black body color is that I obsessively clean it with every fleck of dust. The unit had a distinctly industrial smell when it first came, but now it's gone. Also, its lid depresses a little, which I suspect will lead to the keyboard leaving scratches on the screen (this also happens to Macbooks, which are supposed to be the pinnacle of design, so I guess it's acceptable). To counter this, I use the included piece of fabric between the screen and keyboard when I transport the unit around.

Despite these minor drawbacks, the system overall exudes great quality, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a well-built, fast, and highly portable notebook. I would strongly recommend replacing the stock hard drive with an SSD to balance the performance, especially given that the relatively low price (for this weight class) leaves some money to acquire an SSD.

EDIT (5/16/2011): PCMark Vantage scores for my system are here: [ ... ] . You can compare with other Core i5-2410M systems here: [ ... ]

EDIT (6/2/2011): I visited the Apple Store today. The 11-inch MBA started up in about 50 seconds (not sure what took so long), while the Core i7 MacBook Pro ($1500) started up in about 35 seconds (didn't have a chance to try the i5 MBP). If I remember correctly, the default R835 took about 60 seconds to start up. Again, the startup time for my configuration is 23 seconds.

EDIT (7/24/2011): Thanks to several reviewers for bringing this up: apparently, the motherboard does support SATA III speeds, but Toshiba disabled the speed, thus getting you SATA II speeds. This would mean that it wouldn't be too valuable buying a SATAIII SSD for use in this computer. I'll update this after I confirm this limitation.


--- Review By : Macky (USA)---




Product Features

Intel Core i5-2410M Processor 2.3 GHz (2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology), 3MB Cache
Configured with 4GB DDR3 1333MHz (max 16GB)
640GB (5400 RPM); Serial ATA hard disk drive, 8x SuperMulti DVD drive
13.3" diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT display, Intel HD Graphics with 64 MB
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 8 Hour Battery Life

Processor, Memory, and Motherboard

Hardware Platform: PC
Processor: 2.9 hertz Intel Core i5
Number of Processors: 2
RAM: 4 GB
RAM Type: SODIMM
Memory Slots: 2

Hard Drive

Size: 640 GB
Manufacturer: Serial ATA hard disk drive
Type: Serial ATA
Speed: 5400 rpm

Ports and Connectivity

USB Ports: 3

Cases and Expandability

Size (LWH): 12.44 inches, 8.94 inches, 1.05 inches
Weight: 3.2 pounds

Power

Rated Charge (normal use): 8 hours

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HP Pavilion dv6-6150us Black Friday Reviews

HP Pavilion dv6-6150us

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Enjoy exceptional features and solid reliability in our Pavilion dv6-6150us Notebook. You'll get a brilliant HD display§§ and large hard drive for storing all your media, plus fingerprint reader and our CoolSense technology for helping keep the temperature comfortable when lounging around the house.

Top performer
  • Get great performance with digital media creation, video editing and encoding, image rendering, and photo editing from the2nd generation Intel Core i5-2410M
  • processor with Turbo Boost (up to 2.9MHz‡) Experience genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit§§§
  • Enjoy fast, easy, trusted Web browsing with Windows Internet Explorer1
  • Get intense visuals on the 15.6" (diagonal) high-def§§+ BrightView LED display (1366 x 768)
  • Run several apps at once with the 6GB of DDR3 memory
  • Store data on the 750GB hard drive§ (5400 rpm) with built-in protection†
  • Protect your PC with a free 60-day subscription to Norton Internet Security2, ranked #1 in protection and performance†
  • Reduce your impact on the environment with this ENERGY STAR® qualified and EPEAT Silver registered system


Fun features
  • Watch and edit movies with the SuperMulti DVD burner3
  • Treat your ears to amazing sound with the Beats audio
  • Chat face to face with the HP TrueVision HD webcam with integrated digital microphone
  • Play 5 free HP games, already loaded on your PC



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Canon T2i Black Friday Best Price Reviews

Canon EOS Rebel T2i Full Review

Only ten months after hitting the market with the EOS Rebel T1i as the "flagship" of Canon's entry-level DSLR line, it has given the flag to the newly-introduced Canon T2i Black Friday. Apart from a strong physical resemblance and seemingly identical 9 point AF systems, the newer camera seems to offer incremental changes in many areas compared to its older sibling, which remains on Canon's website as of this writing.


Resolution has jumped to 18 megapixels on the same size APS-C CMOS sensor that gives the T2i a 1.6x crop factor (35mm equivalent). The processor is a Digic 4, same as the T1i, but nominal ISO sensitivity range has gone to 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800) while the older camera was 100-3200 (expandable to 6400 and 12,800). An "improved" HD video function offers manual exposure control and a movie crop function.

Canon T2i Black Friday


The metering system uses an "enhanced" 63 zone iFCL (intelligent focus, color and luminance) dual-layer sensor and the 3.0-inch LCD monitor has had its resolution increased about 9%. In addition to SD/SDHC memory media, the T2i is also compatible with SDXC. The camera can be had as a body-only and is offered in "kit" form paired with Canon's EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. Our review unit was the kit camera and here's what that lens focal length looks like:

The T2i lens mount is Canon's EF, which makes both EF and EF-S lenses fully compatible. Canon includes an eyecup, camera strap, USB and AV cables, battery pack and charger, and CD-ROM software with each camera. By adding the T2i to its lineup, Canon boasts entry level offerings at 10, 12, 15 and 18 megapixel resolutions. Come aboard as we set sail with the new Rebel flagship.

BUILD AND DESIGN
The T2i is identical to the T1i, with a similar control layout and slight increases in exterior dimensions and weight. The camera picks up a "quick control" button where the live view/movie shooting button used to reside on the camera back.

The live view button is now located adjacent to the camera's diopter adjustment knob. Round buttons of the T1i camera back have largely given way to more irregular-shaped control pads and the product badging on the front is changed a bit, but that's about it. The camera body is a composite and fit and finish are comparable to the competition in its class.

Ergonomics and Controls
The T2i with kit lens is relatively small and lightweight. The deeply sculpted handgrip has a fairly tacky material wrapping around from the right side of the body to the channel between the grip and the lens mount, which gives a secure-feeling hold. The shooting finger of the right hand falls naturally to the shutter button and, for my hand at least, the pinky folds under the camera body and sort of locks the camera into the hand. It felt secure enough for me to produce the following "bird in hand is closer than one in the bush" shot. A lorikeet feeds from a nectar cup in my left hand while I take the shot with my right. And here's a two-handed shot of another fellow in a nearby shrub.

Menus and Modes
The T2i's menus are relatively simple and generally intuitive. Depending on the shooting mode, you can access either all or only part of the menu selection. The custom functions menu (available in P, Av, Tv or M shooting modes) has 12 sub-menus covering exposure, image noise, autofocus and drive settings, and four "operation/other" settings; overall, it's a complex menu. When I first shot the T2i with flash, it fired when the shutter button was pressed. I checked the camera in several different modes with various settings and then came back to flash, which at this point was firing a pre-flash, then the flash, then holding the shutter open for an extended period. Fortunately, the manual's troubleshooting guide listed a flash problem that seemed to describe my situation, and setting the flash synch speed to 1/200th of a second in the custom functions menu got the flash back where I wanted. The T2i may be an entry level product, but it still throws a curve if you get some inappropriate setting(s) dialed in by mistake.

In this case, flash synch got set to "auto" at some point in my experimentation.

And while it's intricate enough to satisfy manual exposure fans who delight in dialing up a custom brew of camera settings to adjust performance, the T2i hasn't forgotten it's still technically an entry-level camera. The full manual exposure controls that are the hallmark of many DSLRs are joined by auto, creative auto and six additional scene shooting modes that establish practically all settings for image capture, along with a movie shooting component.

Auto: Called full auto by Canon, the camera manages all settings except image quality and peripheral illumination correction (PIC). We'll discuss PIC in the lens section of the review.
Creative auto: Camera manages all settings except image quality; four choices of picture style and PIC.
Scene: Six scenes (flash off, portrait, landscape, close-up, sports, night portrait) with their own icon on the mode dial and the camera manages all settings except image quality and PIC.
A-DEP: Automatic depth of field; the camera sets autofocus to one shot and autofocus point selection to automatic; the user can adjust all other camera settings. This mode establishes AF point(s) and aperture that seeks to bring objects in both foreground and background into focus.
P - program auto: Camera manages shutter and aperture settings, user can adjust all other settings (and by using "program shift" can alter shutter/aperture combinations to produce same exposure).
Tv - shutter priority: User sets shutter speed camera sets aperture; user can adjust all other settings.
Av - aperture priority: User sets aperture, camera sets shutter speed; user can adjust all other settings.
M - manual: User sets all camera settings.
Movie: Captures 1920 x 1080 full HD video at 30, 25, or 24 frames per second (fps); 1280 x 720 HD at 60 or 50 fps; 640 x 480 at 60 or 50 fps and a "movie crop" option of 640 x 480 with about 7x magnification at 60 or 50 fps.

Display/Viewfinder
The 3.0-inch LCD monitor has increased in composition to 1,040,000 dots (up from 920,000 in the T1i) and is adjustable for seven levels of brightness. Even so, using the monitor for image composition and capture is sometimes difficult in bright outdoor light. Coverage is about 100%.


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Apple MacBook Black Friday Deals Reviews USA Sale

Apple MacBook Pro (13-Inch, 2011 Version)
With Apple having an ever-increasing presence in the the homes of everyday users, the company has recently been making aggressive moves in terms of affordability versus performance in its desktops and laptops. Apple continues that trend with its latest line of MacBook Pros. Unlike the last makeover of this line, the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro, which is the entry-level version, gets a huge internal overhaul this time, receiving boosted processor power, as well as a larger hard drive, without raising the price tag. Some of the standout features from previous generations are here as well: The battery life is still unbeatable, and the design remains stark and gorgeous. In fact, aesthetically, it didn't change at all. The MacBook Pro line was already well ahead of its competition in terms of performance and style, and it takes another step ahead with this next generation.

The entry-level $1,199 13-inch MacBook Pro that we reviewed was built around a Second-Generation 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor (also known as Sandy Bridge), a 320GB hard drive, and a 13.3-inch screen. This is the base model of the group. For $300 more, you can bump up your processor to a 2.7GHz Core i7 and your hard drive to 500GB. The 15-inch models start at $1,799, and the 17-inchers at $2,499. The 15-inch and 17-inch models now come standard with Core i7 processors and advanced switchable graphics technology. The 13-inch offers only integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 in both its models. All of the new MacBook Pros use Second-Generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors.

Design

On the outside, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is almost exactly the same as the previous version. Design-wise, we think Apple was smart to approach the new line with the attitude that if it’s not broken, don’t fix it. The previous line of MacBook Pros was as stunning as it was stark, and the new line carries that torch onward. The silver case, dominated by an aluminum shell with just one seam around the underside, feels plenty solid. Nothing much mars the design of the MacBook’s body: On the top of the lid is a simple white Apple logo that lights up when the laptop is in use. And, well, that’s about it. The case snaps shut with a magnetic latch, making opening the lid easy without compromising the durability of the body.

As with the previous version, all the ports are located on the left side of the chassis and include an Ethernet jack, a FireWire 800 port (backward-compatible with FireWire 400, 200, and 100), the new Thunderbolt connector (more on that in a moment), two USB 2.0 ports, an SDXC-card slot, and a headphone jack. Toward the front left of the chassis are indicator lights that allow for a quick look at remaining battery power. On the right side of the body are a security-lock slot and the opening for the slot-loading optical drive, which is a dual-layer DVD burner. As with previous MacBook lines, it doesn’t support Blu-ray discs, a feature we keep hoping will come with every new iteration of MacBook Pros.

These MacBook Pros are the first laptops to feature the Thunderbolt port (which replaces the mini-DisplayPort connector from previous MacBook Pros), based on Intel's Light Peak technology, which supports both high-performance peripherals and high-resolution displays. Apple claims the technology can provide data transfer at 20 times the speed of a USB 2.0 port. And, from what we saw during our demonstration, we believe it. (We'd test it ourselves, but no cable is currently available.) It's compatible with USB 2.0 and 3.0, FireWire, Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, VGA, DVI, and HDMI. It also allows you to daisy-chain up to six devices. Apple does not include a Thunderbolt cord in the box, though. Then again, there aren't many peripherals for it just yet, either.

Once you open the lid, you’ll notice that little has changed in the design of the keyboard and touch pad (which Apple terms its "Trackpad"). The full-size keyboard comes with backlit keys, and it remains perfectly spaced and nicely responsive to the touch. An ambient-light sensor adjusts the key backlighting according to the brightness of the area where you’re working. The speaker is above the keyboard, and although it's adequate for personal use while using the MacBook Pro, you won't want to try and fill a room with it.

Features


On the keyboard deck is the generously sized, buttonless multi-touch Trackpad, which has a glass surface. Instead of the two-button pad you’ll find on most other laptops, the entire pad on the MacBook Pro acts as a button, allowing you to press anywhere to enact a function; you use two fingers to right-click. The Trackpad features inertia-based scrolling, meaning that if you swipe up or down on the pad with two fingers, you’ll continue to scroll through the page until it reaches the top or bottom, just as an iPad or iPhone works. This is the same as the previous versions. As always, we found the Trackpad very easy to use, especially since it functions much like the touch screen on an iPad or iPhone.

As with previous MacBook Pros, the pad also allows you to use a four-finger swipe to show your desktop, view all open windows, or change programs. Of course, the now-requisite multi-touch functionality is built in here as well. (This is the same as the touch features on an Apple iPhone or iPad, allowing you to zoom, rotate, and slide images around with two fingers.)

Performance

Inside the latest MacBook Pros is where you'll find all the major new goodies, though. The CPU gets an excellent bump from a Core 2 Duo to a Second-Generation 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor. (For those of you who have been following Intel's problems with the supporting chipsets for some of its Sandy Bridge processors, worry not. Apple waited for the problem to be resolved before acquiring the chips.) Graphics, however, take a step down from an Nvidia GeForce 320M card to an Intel HD Graphics 3000 chipset.

To put the CPU (and 4GB of DDR3 RAM) through its paces, we started with our Cinebench test, which stresses all the cores of a given processor to gauge raw CPU performance. Compared both with the previous MacBook Pro and the average for thin-and-light laptops, this 13-inch MacBook Pro far exceeded expectations, with a score of 8,707. That score is higher than every other thin-and-light notebook we have tested. (Although it's worth noting, none of those laptops used Intel's Sandy Bridge technology, so it's not a huge surprise to see these high numbers here, and in fact, we expect to see them on PCs in the near future.) The current average for the thin-and-light category is 5,942, and the previous 13-inch MacBook Pro managed a still-noteworthy score of 5,039. To compare, the $1,779 Lenovo ThinkPad T410s scored 7,340 on this same test. Other similar thin-and-lights didn't fare even that well, including the Samsung QX410 (6,737) and HP Envy 14 (6,862).

Next, we ran our standard iTunes test to further stress the CPU. (In this, we encode 11 standard audio tracks from MP3 to AAC format.) Once again, the 13-inch MacBook Pro blew every other thin-and-light out of the water with a score of 2 minutes and 38 seconds. This beat the thin-and-light category average of 4:07 and the previous 13-inch MacBook Pro by over a minute. The ThinkPad T410s almost matched the MacBook's score here, though, with a time of 2:43. The MacBook handily beat the QX410 and Envy 14 in this test.

Refer to computershopper.com

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Samsung UN60D8000 Black Friday Reviews 3D HDTV

Product Details
Samsung 60" 3D Series 8 LED Silver Flat Panel HDTV, Model UN60D8000

The Super narrow slimness and the finest 3D technology make Samsung’s LED TV Series 8000 a supreme choice of entertainment. The rich, realistic texture of Full HD images completely draws you in while Micro Dimming Plus enhances clarity and contrast by producing deeper blacks and purer whites. Turn everything you watch from 2D into a 3D masterpiece with brilliant 3D picture, sound and contrast with the innovative 3D HyperReal™ Engine. Samsung also makes your TV smarter with Social TV, Search All, Web Browser, Allshare, Your Video and a variety of Samsung TV Apps all accessible on your HDTV. Plus, you can enjoy wireless connectivity and Skype™-to-Skype HD video calls from the comfort of your living room. You’ll enjoy the wonders of a true 3D cinematic experience powered by Samsung’s 3D HyperReal™ Engine, and the 3D Converter magically transforms all of your 2D content into 3D. In fact, the 8000 Series is so ready for 3D it comes with 2 pairs of 3D active glasses right in the box.

Features:

* 25,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
* Micro Dimming Plus
Samsung’s Micro Dimming Plus technology achieves new heights through its renewed chipset, enhanced algorithm and zoned LED light technology producing the deepest blacks and purest whites for the ultimate in picture clarity and contrast
* Clear Motion Rate
Refresh rate (Hz) is only a third of the story, Clear Motion Rate (CMR) by Samsung measures the true clarity performance of a TV. Using the Chipset, TV Panel and the Backlight together, CMR measurements express the TV’s true ability to resolve detail in fast moving images
* Full HD 3D TV
Active 3D viewing is the only way to experience Full 1080p HD 3D content. With the latest 3D imaging technology, you will be completely immersed in a new world of TV viewing reality. Less ghosting produces images that are razor-sharp and fluid, no matter how fast they’re moving. Watch any content in 3D with our built-in 3D converter
* 3D HyperReal™ Engine
The driving force behind the amazing colour and realistic images of Samsung’s new LED TVs is the innovative 3D HyperReal™ Engine. By optimizing performance and image enhancement, the Samsung 3D HyperReal™ Engine provides the most vibrant and crystal-clear Full HD images in 2D and 3D
* Ultra Clear Panel
The Ultra Clear Panel on Samsung LED TV’s efficiently absorbs external light and effectively eliminates reflection, providing you with real, natural colour and deep, dynamic detail that deliver a clearer, more comfortable viewing experience
* Built-In Wi-Fi
Reduce the cable clutter. Samsung now allows you to wirelessly connect your TV to your home network and experience content from all your connected devices right on your TV
* Smart TV
At Samsung, our job is to deliver the ultimate “SMART” experience to our customers. With our new line-up of SMART TV’s we’re now taking it to a whole new level. Our SMART TV’s deliver a completely different TV viewing experience, seamlessly integrating a broad array of Internet content, broadcast programming, personal content, and virtually unlimited applications—all viewable on one TV screen. Through our user-friendly user interface, Smart Hub, look for your favourite video and content with Your Video or browse for TV-related content with Search All. We’ve also optimized web capabilities through our Web Browser feature. Moreover, our world’s first TV App store contains hundreds of Apps that can be used to make your home entertainment experience more satisfying
* Smart Hub
Smart Hub is a portal to all your Smart TV’s features. Start with an array of convenient Apps and services that are continually being added. Search All of those Apps and services for the content you want while watching live TV. Your Video examines your viewing habits and begins to recommend similar content you might enjoy. (Content available via ‘Smart Hub’ may vary among product categories, models, and territories. See Samsung.com for more details.)
* Samsung Apps
Unleash the true potential of your Samsung Smart TV by accessing the world’s first TV App store with the widest variety of Samsung Apps for TV available today. They provide you with a quick and easy way to access your favourite content through your Samsung Smart TV. So download the TV Apps that make your Smart TV even smarter by letting you watch your favourite movies, turning your TV into a digital photo album or a casino blackjack table, or even staying in touch with loved ones through live video chatting
* Social TV
Stay connected with friends and family with Samsung’s Social TV feature. With Social TV, you can share your viewing experiences through blogging and chatting services, like Facebook, Twitter, and Google Talk, all while watching live TV!
* Search All
Enjoy the ease of searching for information or content through the convenient Search All feature on Smart Hub. You can perform your search in one of two ways. The first method is through the Smart Hub user interface. The Smart Hub UI provides you with the easy-to-use tools to find exactly what you’re looking for, the other way is to search while watching TV
* Your Video
Gain access to your movie guide with Samsung’s Your Video feature. Your Video allows you to watch and preview movie clips and TV programs from your TV through a customized recommendation service for video and content. What’s more, you’ll even receive key information like a brief synopsis and user ratings to help you make an informed choice. (Please note: Feature availability varies based on country.)
* Skype™ HD Video
Skype™ is a free internet video calling service that allows users to communicate with each other. Historically eachuser would need a PC and specific software as well as a web cam, now just create an account and communicate with friends and family worldwide directly through your TV. A Samsung Skype camera is required and sold separately
* Web Browser
Benefit from the convenience of surfing the Internet on a PC, but through your Samsung Smart TV. The Web Browser feature has been optimized for your TV so that you can enjoy a true Internet-surfing experience but on the big screen. So now you can watch TV or surf the web without ever having to turn on your PC
* QWERTY Remote
Samsung’s QWERTY remote makes SMART TV even easier and more convenient than ever. Search for your favourite movie or actor, or sign in to your account with ease using the full wireless QWERTY keyboard



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Samsung UN55D8000 Black Friday Sale Reviews

February 2011
For the ultimate TV enthusiasts, incredible picture quality and advanced connectivity are just the first step; the Samsung UN55D8000 LED TV goes a step beyond, adding elegant design to the formula. The Samsung "One Design" bezel is only 0.2 inches--as slender as they come--for a picture that's, well, all picture. On that commanding 55-inch screen you can enjoy Samsung' Smart TV, which puts the web, a wide range of apps, Skype video calling, and plenty more at your fingertips. Or connect a Blu-ray 3D player to get immersed in cinema-quality 3D programming--two pairs of active glasses are included.

Samsung UN55D8000 With a 240Hz refresh rate, 2 millisecond response time, and improved LED backlight scanning, this HDTV offers true-to-life 2D, 3D and HD images with outstanding clarity.
Advancing the Art of Entertainment
Auto Motion Plus 240Hz

There's a big difference between seeing the game and seeing every split second of it. That's where Auto Motion Plus 240Hz technology comes in. All the action in every frame is analyzed and then adjusted so nothing goes by in a blur. From quarterbacks to cyber warrior, the action is always smooth, sharp and fluid.
1080p Full HD With Four HDMI Inputs

The Samsung UN55D8000 delivers Full HD 1080p resolution, for a superb level of detail and clarity in your picture. To connect your sources, four HDMI inputs are provided, for delivering a Full HD picture and audio over a single cable.
Samsung's "One Design"

The first thing you notice about the LED D8000 series is its barely visible 0.2-inch brushed metal bezel, a fine line that subtly frames the rich content on the screen and enhances the TV's light form factor. It rests on an improved Quad Stand, with minimalist visual appeal to fit in any viewing environment.
Micro Dimming Plus

Samsung's most innovative LED picture contrast technology delivers the deepest dark tones and brightest whites, while eliminating the "halo" effect and image distortion associated with diffused light.

Samsung UN55D8000 3D, Experience cinematic-quality 3D entertainment in the comfort of your living room or upconvert regular 2D programming to immersive 3D.
Samsung UN55D8000 Smart TV
Connect with Samsung Smart TV to easily search for movies, TV shows, explore Samsung Apps, chat with friends and more--QWERTY remote control included.
Samsung UN55D8000 Bezel
With an incredibly slim 0.2-inch framed border the LED 8000 series lets you get a bigger TV in a smaller space.
3D in HD

Enter a new dimension in TV and Home Entertainment with Samsung 3D TV. Experience cinematic-quality 3D entertainment in the comfort of your living room. Samsung 3D is a truly immersive viewing experience, with the power to fill your room with images you can almost touch. Connect to a Blu-ray 3D Player to play 3D titles or intensify your viewing experience by upconverting regular 2D content to immersive 3D.

Two pairs of active rechargeable 3D glasses are included to get you started. Samsung's active glasses are lightweight and comfortable, and will fit right over your prescription glasses.
Smart TV with Samsung Apps

Connect with Samsung Smart TV for a wealth of added entertainment options. The UN55D8000 features Samsung's Smart Hub, a simple menu system for connected features. Easily search for movies, shows and videos via online services and across connected devices, browse the web from your television, chat with friends, and access a wide variety of apps from Samsung Apps.

Samsung Apps is a growing collection of apps specifically built for your TV, connecting you to your favorite digital content like videos, sports, games, social networking, and much more. With web-connected apps on your Samsung Smart TV, you can stream movies from Netflix or Blockbuster, TV shows from Hulu, videos from YouTube, Next Level sports information from ESPN, music from, Pandora and view updates on your Facebook or Twitter accounts. The apps that matter to you, now available on your TV.

Also included with the Samsung UN55D8000 is a QWERTY Remote Control for easy typing of search terms, Twitter updates, etc.

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