Samsung Series 6 UN40B6000

Samsung launched its Series 6 TVs last year and the company has now updated the lineup by introducing models based on LED backlights. We were big fans of the original and thus had high expectations from our UN40B6000 test sample

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Samsung Series 6 UN40B6000
By  Jason Saundalkar Published  May 18, 2009

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Key Specs

Connections: HDMI, Component, D-Sub
HD support: Full HD
Price: TBA
Refresh rate: 120Hz
Screen size: 40-inch

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Samsung launched its Series 6 TVs last year and the company has now updated the lineup by introducing models based on LED backlights. We were big fans of the original and thus had high expectations from our UN40B6000 test sample.

The principle advantages of a screen based on LED technology include higher brightness, lower power consumption, more accurate colour reproduction and a more compact back-end design when compared to LCD models. We’re pleased to say this new Series 6 model incorporates all of these characteristics.

The TV is beautifully designed - as we’ve come to expect from Samsung – and sports a depth of just 1.2-inches, which means it will barely protrude when mounted on a wall. And from a performance standpoint, the LED backlight generates intensely vivid colours that’ll have you reaching out to touch them. On close inspection, the movies and photos we viewed also appeared very accurate in terms of colour, so if you really want to enjoy your content, this is a great buy. Even blacks on this screen appeared more accurate and uniform though it’s not quite up to the pure blacks that a plasma screen can produce.

In the connectivity department the UN40B6000 is quite fully-fledged; you’ll find four HDMI ports, one Component input and a D-Sub connector. Unlike other slim TVs we’ve come across however Samsung has included these connectors on the back of the screen. This will save you space in that you don’t need to worry about hiding the break-out box but could also prove troublesome if you need to attach another cable once you’ve wall mounted the screen.

Verdict: Although the initial outlay will be higher than a standard LCD TV, the power savings you’ll enjoy and display improvement balance the equation nicely.

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