Samsung UN46B8500

  • Samsung UN46B8500
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  • Deeper black levels than any HDTV available aside from Pioneer Kuro.
  • Solid shadow detail.
  • Reduced blooming compared with other local dimming LED-based LCDs.


  • Expensive.
  • Poor off-angle viewing.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Sound and Vision Magazine on 77

The last time I tested a Samsung LCD, the company’s UN46B8000 (September 2009), a model with an “edge-lit” LED backlight, I was totally taken in by that set’s slimness. At just under 1½ inches deep, here was a display that...

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By AVguide on 70

This is it. This top of the range Samsung is presently the ne plus ultra of LCD HDTVs, packed with just about every bell and whistle that Samsung can toss into the mix. LED local dimming technology is the prime feature, whereby conventional...

By TelevisionInfo on

The Samsung UN46B8500 is an excellent performer, no doubt. In that regard, it at least partly justifies the huge cost. We loved the color performance, contrast ratio, deep black levels even the audio performance. Even factoring in these testing...

By Home Theater on

Deep blacks , Excellent resolution , Full range of color adjustments , Local-dimming LED technology Samsung, it appears, is going LED in a big way. Thirteen of its LCD sets in the 6, 7, and 8 Series use LEDs for back-lighting instead of CCFLs (cold...

By cnet on 87

It costs a mint, but Samsung's local dimming, LED-based UNB8500 series delivers the best picture quality of any LCD we've tested. Read full review See all...

By AVRev on

One of Samsungs new LED backlit HDTVS, the UN46B8500 – or the LED 8500 as Samsung calls it – features a slim design and a fairly strong feature set.The 46” member of Samsung’s 8500 8 Series comes in at just over an inch and a...

International Review By on 87

Samsungs neuer LED-Fernseher 55B8500 ist das beste TV-Gert, das dieses Jahr auf den US-Markt gekommen ist. Es bietet dank lokal dimmbarer Hintergrundbeleuchtung ein noch besseres Bild als die bisherigen LED-Modelle des Herstellers....