CES 2009: Samsung Luxia LED TV range – 1.6" thick including wall mount

samsung-luxia.jpgThe product that Samsung seems most proud of at CES 2009 is their low power, super thin Luxia range of LED TVs. The 8000, 7000, and, yes, 6000 thousand models sit between 44″ and 55″ on the diagonal and use 40% less power than normal flat screen TVs because of the use of low power LEDs rather than the tubes associated with LCDs.

The LEDs keep the contrast nice and high producing darker blacks than many LCDs with perhaps the major issue being the speed at which the pixels can be turned on and off. However, the refresh rate on these Luxias is a full fronted 240Hz for the 8,000 and a certainly good enough 120Hz on the other two models.

All three models feature USB ports for obvious use and, much as I expect we’re going to see across the board at CES this year, you can access the web on them via both Ethernet and wireless connections.

Yahoo! has supplied Samsung with the Internet@TV content service which sounds much like the widget based system that Yahoo! also had a hand in with Toshiba’s Combo LCDs. You can connect to Flickr, YouTube and all the favourites as well as a host of as yet undeveloped applications.

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The Luxia LEDs are just over 1″ thick with an even thinner 0.6″ wall mount to keep your flat screen as flat as it can possibly be. Slightly cliched to see Samsung still in the thinnest/lightest/most silly race but then actually whacking great wall mounts have long been overlooked.

The three panels have rather interesting translucent frames going from black through to chrome on the 8000 and black to ruby on the other two. Prices and dates as yet to be announced.

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By Daniel Sung | January 7th, 2009





Daniel SungCES 2009: Samsung Luxia LED TV range – 1.6" thick including wall mount
  • Kelley Maria

    Not impressed. We bought a 46″ 6000 and the audio output jack is defective. OK, that happens.
    BUT the picture quality is poor. The image is blurry and I juts don’t get it. I have tried a variety of TV programs from old B&W movies, documentaries, Antiques Roadshow, BBC programs, network evening programs and they all are equally poor. On a cheesey Polaroid LCD I get sharp crisp images. My old Sony shows crisp images, I can see hairs and eyelashes, I can see the flecks of color on a person’s coat.
    On this Samsung Luxia 6000 all we get is a blonde patch, a red blur, even bushes look like a green blob. Now of course I can tell it’s a shrub or a person but the clarity and detail just isn’t there.
    HELP! I now am taking it back and need to make a decision on another TV.

  • kelley maria

    Not impressed. We bought a 46″ 6000 and the audio output jack is defective. OK, that happens.
    BUT the picture quality is poor. The image is blurry and I juts don’t get it. I have tried a variety of TV programs from old B&W movies, documentaries, Antiques Roadshow, BBC programs, network evening programs and they all are equally poor. On a cheesey Polaroid LCD I get sharp crisp images. My old Sony shows crisp images, I can see hairs and eyelashes, I can see the flecks of color on a person’s coat.
    On this Samsung Luxia 6000 all we get is a blonde patch, a red blur, even bushes look like a green blob. Now of course I can tell it’s a shrub or a person but the clarity and detail just isn’t there.
    HELP! I now am taking it back and need to make a decision on another TV.

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  • john miller

    Samsung makes some of the best looking televisions out there. You will not be disappointed with this television at all. The quality behind this television is so good. This is definitely a must buy. medical office space