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Samsung LED Back-Lit TV's 9000 Series

by buzzjet / July 28, 2009 4:25 AM PDT

Does anyone know when the new 9000 series will be released? These were supposed to take the place of the A950's.

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Samsung LED Back-Lit TV's 9000 Series
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / July 28, 2009 8:03 AM PDT

buzzjet,

I don't have any release dates or finalized specs available.

There will be an intermediate UN55B8500 coming in the near future, and then the UNxxB9000 series likely after that. At this point, it's all speculative, but the prototype of the B8500 Series was pretty impressive and I have every reason to believe it will be released soon.

--HDTech

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9000 Series
by buzzjet / July 29, 2009 12:03 AM PDT

Thanks for the scoop. I spoke to Samsung directly and they did not provide any answers. Hopefully we will see these new models soon. I am sure that I am not the only person out there waiting on them.

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do they have local dimming or are they edge-lit?
by mamontano / July 29, 2009 12:07 AM PDT
In reply to: 9000 Series

Been reading about this. Hear it solves the problem of screen uniformity.

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Are any of these new models going to be offered in 40"
by buzzjet / July 30, 2009 2:56 AM PDT

Does anyone know if Samsung is going to offer any of these new models in the 40" size?

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Are any of these new models going to be offered in 40"
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / July 30, 2009 9:27 AM PDT

buzzjet,

They aren't officially released, and I don't have any further information until they are.

--HDTech

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Samsung LED 9000 series TV
by whisperwillows / August 23, 2009 1:16 AM PDT

Heard this tv will be out late 2009. The 8500 series will be out first. I am thinking they will release for the christmas rush. The 8500 series will be in the 3599 range. The 9000 series will come in 2 sizes 46 and 55 inch.

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update on 9000 series
by whisperwillows / August 23, 2009 1:30 AM PDT

The Samsung 9000 series is made up of two models so far, the 46-inch UN46B9000 and the 55-inch UN55B9000. Prices are currently unavailable but think the 46 inch will be around 4000 and 4900 for the 55 inch. just a guess since the 8500 starts out at 3599.00.. The 9000 series improves upon the 8500 series. The 8500 series, which as an edge-lite LED backlight, will be available in the US in September and come in two sizes: 46-inch and 55-inch sporting 240Hz frequencies, a dynamic contrast ratio of 7,000,000:1 that means absolutely nothing and a very fast 2ms response time. The 8500 series will have a big matching price too: US$3599.99 for the 46-inch and $4499.99 for the 55-inch. I?m guessing the 9000 series will be even more expensive. it is to be out late 2009 just in time for the christmas or thanksgiving rush..I am thinking black friday...day after thanksgiving.

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update on 9000 series
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / August 23, 2009 5:01 PM PDT
In reply to: update on 9000 series

whisperwillows -

Unfortunately, some media outlets have mis-reported this.

The 8500 Series will have a Backlit LED (not Edge), which will allow for local dimming, much like the LNxxA950 series from last year. The 9000 has been in concept, but not officially finalized.

There is no plan for Black Friday, from anything *I* know anyway, of this being a BF release. It's not an impulse purchase. I've been wrong before, but I don't believe we're holding off on its release based on that sale day. I believe it should be available for purchase before then without the ability to promise that.

--HDTech

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8500 vs 9000
by flwmoveover / September 14, 2009 6:16 AM PDT
In reply to: update on 9000 series

I also just heard from my distributor that the 8500 is backlit and should be a vast improvement over the 8000's edge lit LED. But what will the difference be between the 8500 and the 9000 series?

the added thickness isn't an issue for the full backlit LED btw.

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release b8500
by neilos23 / September 25, 2009 9:28 AM PDT
In reply to: 8500 vs 9000

hi
i was just wondering, since the release of the b8500 in usa, when will it be coming to other countries, australia?

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release b8500
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / September 27, 2009 4:00 PM PDT
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neilos23,

I don't have any distribution information for any market except the U.S. However, many of the local electronics stores would probably know if it's something they're planning on receiving.

I wish I had an answer, but I just don't know.

--HDTech

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samsung
by neilos23 / September 28, 2009 11:19 AM PDT
In reply to: release b8500

HDTech

thanks for the response, i hope time will see the model make it over here. they look very impressive

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Huh
by timeiswaiting / September 28, 2009 11:24 AM PDT
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If it hasn't been released, I wonder how several (people from AVS forum) already have it. Could they be lying to fellow users and could just have the B8000 and not the B8500?

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samsung
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / October 1, 2009 8:04 AM PDT
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timeiswaiting,

I just noticed yesterday that they went up on the BestBuy.com website, so the release may be starting to trickle in sooner than I had suspected.

--HDTech

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8500 vs 9000 series
by CPT Tuborg / December 13, 2009 2:59 PM PST
In reply to: update on 9000 series

My understanding from my readings is that the 8500 series is the first of the "fully back-lit" (adjustable) RGB LEDs from Samsung and NOT the Edge-lit white border LED garbage. The 8000 is the last Edge-lit. But you say this is not true?
WHO IS RIGHT ????????????

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8500 vs 9000 series
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 16, 2009 1:42 PM PST
In reply to: 8500 vs 9000 series

CPT Tuborg,

I'm not sure where you read any of that.

There is no UNxxB9000 series - current or planned.

The UNxxB8500 is a fully back-lit LED television, but it doesn't use RGB - they're white LEDs.

The UNxxB8000 Series is the top of the line Edge-Lit LED LCD TV.

--HDTech

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Reply to HD_Tech about your denial of the 9000 LED series
by CPT Tuborg / December 16, 2009 9:49 PM PST

HD: --- This is the post where I got your your so-called "non-existent and unplanned 9000" information from in the CNET Forum (Then where is whisperwillows getting this from ???????):

Update on 9000 series by whisperwillows - 8/23/09 8:30 AM In reply to: Samsung LED 9000 series TV by whisperwillows
The Samsung 9000 series is made up of two models so far, the 46-inch UN46B9000 and the 55-inch UN55B9000. Prices are currently unavailable but think the 46 inch will be around 4000 and 4900 for the 55 inch. just a guess since the 8500 starts out at 3599.00.. The 9000 series improves upon the 8500 series. The 8500 series, which as an edge-lite LED backlight, will be available in the US in September and come in two sizes: 46-inch and 55-inch sporting 240Hz frequencies, a dynamic contrast ratio of 7,000,000:1 that means absolutely nothing and a very fast 2ms response time. The 8500 series will have a big matching price too: US$3599.99 for the 46-inch and $4499.99 for the 55-inch. I?m guessing the 9000 series will be even more expensive. it is to be out late 2009 just in time for the christmas or thanksgiving rush..I am thinking black friday...day after thanksgiving.
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Led and Plasma Samsungs
by neilos23 / September 30, 2009 3:51 PM PDT

hey everyone

just wondering about screen burn-ins and the new tv's, i am a gamer and just wanted to know if this problem has been rectified or still plagues the plasmas, also, does this affect the new b8500 led range? another question about the b8500, does the US released model support pal as well as ntsc?

8500 has been released in USA already,

cheers everyone

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Led and Plasma Samsungs
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / October 3, 2009 4:30 PM PDT

neilos23,

Plasma remains unrecommended for long-term game playing.

Not so much with LCDs.

I don't believe the U.S. models support PAL. If it released in other regions, it will likely support PAL however, so stay tuned.

--HDTech

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gaming
by neilos23 / October 3, 2009 8:51 PM PDT

thanks, HD Tech

just wondering, how long roughly is long-term gameplay?

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gaming
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / October 4, 2009 6:49 PM PDT
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neilos23,

The manual quotes 5% of the time for anything with static images, per week. While you could probably increase that by taking careful measures (lowering brightness and contrast, etc), leaving static images on a plasma is not covered under warranty.

--HDTech

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8500 led tv
by midnightcaper09 / December 14, 2009 10:22 AM PST
In reply to: gaming

The 8500 is led all the way through. I'm watching it right now and it was only $2500 for the 46"

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