Local dimming Samsung LED: Best LCD yet?
It costs a mint, but Samsung's local dimming, LED-based UNB8500 series delivers the best picture quality of any LCD we've tested.
If you watch football or read CNET, chances are you've noticed ads for Samsung's LED TVs. The company has released three series of these super-thin LED-based LCDs so far this year, the
Unlike the other three Samsung models, which use LED elements local dimming LEDs behind the screen, yet maintain an ultraslim profile. As a result this expensive HDTV handily outperforms its brothers and, yes, every other LCD-based display we've ever tested. It still can't match the best plasma, the legendary and Pioneer Kuro, and its off-angle picture leaves plenty to be desired, but people who claim the sweet spot in front of a Samsung UNB8500 will be treated to the most impressive flat-panel picture quality of the year.of their screens, the company's two 8500 models employ a full array of