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No Internet, no 3D, just an amazing picture

We're hooked on the elegantly simple design of Samsung's EH6000-series TVs. The UN55EH6000 will draw admiring glances even when it's turned off, and when you turn it on, images pop with clarity and color. If you're looking for a TV with an excellent picture but don't care about Internet capabilities or 3D, Samsung has the answer right here. This model delivers an unusually accurate picture right out of the box — you don't need to touch the picture controls.

The latest thinking on blur reduction

For years TV makers have used fast refresh rates to reduce motion blur on LCD TVs. Samsung's Clear Motion Rate is a more complete measure of how well a TV can depict fast-moving images. CMR considers three factors: frame refresh rate, image processor speed, and backlight technology. If you like your sports and other fast-action video to look sharp and clear, the UN55EH6000 does a fine job.

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UN55EH6000 Features:

  • 54.6" screen (measured diagonally)
  • matte screen with black bezel and cabinet
  • tuner receives over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • QAM cable TV tuner (subscription required to receive cable channels — contact your local service provider for details)
  • direct-lit full-array LED backlight for high picture contrast
  • 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • Clear Motion Rate 240 blur reduction (120Hz refresh rate plus backlight scanning)
  • built-in stereo speakers (10 watts x 2)
  • illuminated remote control
  • meets ENERGY STAR® requirements
  • picture settings memory for each video input
Connections and Dimensions:
  • 3 A/V inputs, including:
    • 1 component video (selectable component/composite)
    • 2 HDMI v1.3
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • optical digital audio output
  • stereo minijack output for connecting a sound bar or home stereo system
  • USB port for connecting a camera or thumb drive
  • detachable stand (stand "footprint" is 22-3/4"W x 9"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 49-1/4"W x 29"H x 4-1/2"D (31-1/8"H x 9"D on stand)
  • weight: 51.1 lbs. with stand; 45.4 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Reason #1: Awesome picture quality. The LED backlights in these higher-end LCD TVs can give you better picture contrast and more lifelike colors than sets with typical fluorescent backlighting. Reason #2: They're more energy-efficient than plasma or regular LCD TVs, helping you lower your monthly electric bill and helping the environment.

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Great TV

Written By GeorgeH, St Joe, AR on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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Great picture at a good price. Shipped to my rural address in less than a week with out any issues. All around a good experience.

Pros: Great picture

Cons: None at this time

Great Value

Written By DavidS, Pottstown, PA on Monday, April 15, 2013

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This LCD is large and considerably lower in price than if you were to purchase it in a retail store. Picture quality is excellent and perfect for my viewing needs (movies and games). Got the dent and scratch unit and it dropped the price down considerably.

Pros: value, size, picture clarity, tv menu navigation and ease of setup

Cons: only 2 HDMI slots

Samsung UN55EH6000

Written By Anonymous, Harrisonburg, VA on Tuesday, April 09, 2013

So far this TV has been everything I thought it would be. Great picture, easy to set up.

Pros: Picture, set-up


Written By Melindab, Silver spring on Saturday, March 30, 2013

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I spent 4 months hunting for just the right tv to upgrade to from my lg. I just wanted a tv, don't need it to talk to me, think for me, be in. 3d. Read all the reviews and it seemed like it was time to take the plunge and switch from the lg loyalty. I'm really disappointed, the picture quality is just ok, I was expecting at least a bit of a wow factor and yes even without all the bells and whistles, I think it should still have a great picture. I find myself in the basement watching the old lg which still has a great picture wishing I hadn't taken the plunge on this but it's stuck on the wall now.

Pros: Nothing fancy, just a tv. Excellent customer service

Cons: Picture quality, very disappointing

good deal

Written By MAK, Buford, GA on Saturday, February 02, 2013

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Good deal, great service

Cons: None so far

Samsung UN55EH6000 Great TV

Written By Jacek W., Albany NY on Monday, January 07, 2013

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This TV is great if you don't need 3D, WiFi, more than 2 HDMI inputs or a multi-unit remote. The picture is terrific and video adjustments are easy to make. Best Bang for teh Buck, if you wnt great picture quality with no 3D and Wi-fi, which i dont need since i have Apple TV.

Pros: Picture quality, price and size.

Cons: Optical Digital signal out is only 2 channel not 5.1

Great set

Written By GTK, St. Petersburg, FL on Tuesday, October 09, 2012

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This UN55EH6000 has a dandy picture, decent viewing angle, great features with easy navigation using an intuitive remote control. For folks like us with no nee or desire for 3D or video streaming, it's a highly affordable choice for a quality product. More inputs and outputs would have been another plus, but they're not there.

Pros: Picture, viewing angle, affordability, brand reputation.

Cons: I/O

Just right

Written By Elmo, Ft. Mill, SC on Sunday, August 05, 2012

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So what did I not want? To start, I had no interest in 3D TV and a collection of glasses to go with it. Also, with online devices like a Roku or an HTPC, I had no need for any apps on a TV. What I wanted was a good TV - plain and simple. I know thin is in, but I'm not a fan of edge lit designs. So I finally come across this Samsung UN55EH6000 with an array of LEDs for back lighting and nothing more that I don't need. Perfect! To top it off, Crutchfield's price was nice and low, inline with that of the top sellers. Add the fact that I get great tech support if I need it and it's a no-brainer purchase. They quoted 5-6 days to ship but instead, just a day and a half later, UPS was at the door! Setup was easy. We mounted it on the included stand and put it on the credenza. The stand has a little flex to it which made me a little concerned, but after a couple weeks, I've never seen it move. We're still deciding if we will do a wall mount. The current position is at eye level from the couch, so likely not. Hook up was a snap, as we just plugged in a single HDMI cable to connect to the AV receiver which does all the switching for us. Out of the box, the picture looked great. I like to read specs, but I don't care to think about them 24x7. As long as I can watch w/o wondering if the color is right or the contrast is off, then it works for me, and that's exactly how it works. The only thing I've really tinkered with are the motion settings.

Pros: Value for a non-edge lit LED. Off angle viewing looks as good as center. Black levels are very good. (Local dimming on a full array may be the best, but that's too rich for me.) The sound is decent, but nothing in a flat panel TV matches a surround sound setup. Very clean look and not having bells and whistles that I don't care for is even better.

Cons: I can't say I have any complaints. Although the stand felt a little wobbly side to side, it's solid front to back. I could always wall mount or connect an anchor if I was really concerned enough.

Samsung UN55EH6000

Written By EBR, Oakland, CA on Sunday, June 17, 2012

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This TV is great if you don't need WiFi, more than 2 HDMI inputs or a multi-unit remote. Since my connections are all through a receiver, one HDMI input is all I need. My Apple TV (or a Roku or WiFi connection in a DVD player) makes WiFi unnecessary and a Logitech universal remote was easy to program for this unit. The picture is terrific and video adjustments are easy to make. In my case, the size of the unit was also critical since it fits in a cabinet. The borders around the screen are extremely narrow so I got a much larger TV than I had anticipated was possible. Other brands with 55 inch screens just were not options and I would have had to settle for a smaller screen size.

Pros: Picture quality, price and size.

Cons: Thus far, after a couple of weeks of use, none

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  • 55" LED-LCD TV
  • 5' AC power cord
  • Pedestal base
  • Pedestal neck
  • Wireless remote control (AA59-00600A)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Eight 4mm x 10mm machine screws
  • Self-adhesive wire stand
  • User Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Stand Assembly Instructions
  • Warning! Important Safety Instructions
  • Limited Warranty Sheet
  • "Stop/Samsung Support" note

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Video Features
Audio Features
USB Functions
Convenience Features
Remote Control
Mounting Options

Video Features

Direct-Lit LED Technology:  Direct-Lit LED backlight technology bridges the gap between lower-cost CCFL (fluorescent) LCD TVs and newer edge-lit LED-LCD TVs. Samsung's Direct-Lit LED-LCD televisions feature LEDs positioned all the way across the LCD panel's back plane (instead of along the side). Unlike "Full-Array" backlight LED-LCD televisions that also feature LEDs positioned along the LCD panel's back plane, the Direct-Lit LED technology uses fewer LEDs and do not offer local dimming. Since there are fewer LEDs, the LCD panel's back plane must be moved farther away from the screen to provide adequate light coverage across the LCD panel, making the TV much deeper than an edge-lit LED-LCD television. Direct-Lit LED backlight technology offers a better picture and is more energy efficient than previous CCFL (fluorescent) LCD televisions, though it requires a much larger cabinet design than newer edge-lit LED-LCD TVs.

Clear Motion Rate 240: Clear Motion Rate (CMR) is Samsung's more comprehensive and accurate measure for how well the LED-LCD TV can display fast-moving images. Previously, motion clarity was expressed simply by the refresh rate, measured in Hz. CMR, however, takes into account all three factors that contribute to motion clarity: panel refresh rate, image processor speed and backlight technology. CMR is measured by determining the thinnest line a TV can display in a moving image. The thinner the line, the higher the CMR rating, and the clearer the picture you'll enjoy on the screen.

  • Panel Refresh Rate (Hz): Samsung's screen refresh rate (120Hz) significantly improves motion detail and resolution by sampling the image more frequently, leading to smoother, more fluid movement.
  • Image Processor (Auto Motion Plus): Samsung's proprietary Auto Motion Plus image processing technology is faster and more responsive than conventional image processors, as it interpolates intermediate frames to smooth out the image.
  • LED Backlight Technology: Samsung's Edge-Lighting Backlight technology regulates output precisely in synchronization with the screen refresh to lessen the time it is lit, reducing ghosting and motion blur.

Auto Motion Plus 120Hz: Auto Motion Plus 120Hz removes blur and judder from scenes with large amounts of rapid movement to provide a clearer picture. Auto Motion Plus 120Hz reduces blur so that action movies, sports and video games have enhanced clarity. Advanced panels and unique backlight technology combine with proprietary algorithms to reduce the response time and yield a more accurate image reproduction with faster onscreen motion. Auto Motion Plus 120Hz can be set to Clear, Standard, Smooth, Custom, Demo, or Off.

Wide Color Enhancer Plus: Wide Color Enhancer Plus allows you to see picture color the way the director originally intended. Witness the entire RGB spectrum brought to life on your screen to bring you exceptionally vibrant, yet natural-looking images faithful to the director's original intent.

5,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio: The LED-LCD TV delivers a Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 5,000,000:1; which provides stunning colors and deep black, so your picture's details don't get lost in the shadows.

HDTV Tuner: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.

1080p Resolution: The LED-LCD television displays all inputs at a resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080). The television's HDMI and component video inputs will accept 1080p (24/60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i video signals.

  • HDMI (v.1.3): The Samsung LED-LCD TV features two HDMI 1.3 inputs. In addition, any HDMI input can be used to connect a PC to this TV.
  • Component Video: The Samsung LED-LCD TV features a single component video input. The TV's component video input can also be used as a composite video input (480i only).

Screen Sizes: You can choose one of the following screen sizes.

  • 16:9: Sets the picture to 16:9 wide mode.
  • Zoom 1: Vertically enlarges the size of the picture and allows you to move the enlarged picture using the arrows on the remote.
  • Zoom 2: Vertically enlarges the size of the picture more than Zoom 1 and allows you to move the enlarged picture using the arrows on the remote.
  • Wide Fit: Proportionally enlarges the picture to fit the entire screen without changing the aspect ratio.
  • 4:3: Sets the picture to 4:3 normal mode with pillars on the left and right of the screen.
  • Screen Fit: See the full image with no resizing when HDMI (720p/1080i/180p) or Component (1080i/1080p) signals are inputted

Note: Screen Size settings can be stored for each external device you have connected to an input of the TV.

Picture Control: You can make the following adjustments for an optimum picture.

  • Picture Modes: Picture Modes apply preset adjustments to the picture.
    • Standard: suitable for a normal environment
    • Dynamic: suitable for a bright room
    • Movie: suitable for watching movies and games
    • Entertain: suitable for watching movies and game
  • Manual Picture Settings: The TV has several options for manually adjusting the picture quality.
    • Backlight: adjusts the brightness of the LED backlight
    • Contrast: adjusts the contrast level of the picture
    • Brightness: adjusts the brightness level of the picture
    • Sharpness: adjusts the edge definition of the picture
    • Color: adjusts the color saturation of the picture
    • Tint (G/R): adjusts the color tint of the picture
  • Advanced Picture Settings: The TV also offers more advanced picture adjustments for fine tuning.
    • Black Tone: adjusts the black level on the screen to adjust the screen depth
    • Dynamic Contrast: adjusts the screen contrast so that the optimal contrast is provided
    • Gamma: adjusts the primary color (red, green, blue) intensity
    • Color Space: adjusts the range of colors available to create the image (Auto/Native)
    • Color Tone: adjusts the overall color tone of the televisions using one of four presets: Cool, Normal, Warm 1, Warm 2
    • Flesh Tone: emphasize the pink flesh tone in a picture
    • White Balance: adjusts the color temperature for more natural picture colors

Note: You can adjust and store Picture Settings for each external device connected to the TV.

Motion Lighting: The TV automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen in response to the brightness of the room. In bright light, the screen brightens. In dim light, the screen dims.

LED Motion Plus: This function removes drag from fast scenes with a lot of movement to provide a clear picture.

HDMI Black Level: You can select the black level on the screen to adjust the screen depth when you have a component connected via HDMI to the television. You can select either Normal or Low.

Noise Filtration: The Samsung TV provides digital noise and MPEG noise filtration.

  • Digital Noise Filter: If the broadcast signal received by your TV is weak, you can activate the Digital Noise Reduction feature to help reduce any static and ghosting that may appear on the screen. You can select Low, Medium, High, Auto, or Off.
  • MPEG Noise Filter: This filter reduces MPEG noise of the picture. You can set the MPEG Noise Filter to Low, Medium, High, Auto, or Off. 

Film Mode: The TV can be set to automatically sense and process film signals from all sources and adjust the picture from optimum quality. Film mode is supported in TV, AV, Component (480i/1080i), and HDMI (480i/1080i).

Game Mode: When connecting the television to a game console, you can enjoy a more realistic gaming experience when selecting Game Mode.

Audio Features

SRS TruSurround HD: SRS TruSurround HD is a patented SRS technology that solves the problem of playing 5.1 multichannel content over two speakers. TruSurround delivers a compelling, virtual surround sound experience through any two-speaker playback system, including the internal television speakers. It is fully compatible with all multichannel formats.

Sound Modes: You can choose from the following Preset Sound Modes:

  • Standard: Selects the normal sound mode.
  • Music: Emphasizes music over voices.
  • Movie: Provides the best sound for movies.
  • Clear Voice: Emphasizes voices over other sounds.
  • Amplify: Amplify mode is for people who have difficulty hearing.

Equalizer: You can manually adjusts the TV's built-in 5-band EQ (100 Hz, 300 Hz, 1 kHz, 3 kHz, and 10 kHz) for a more customized sound.

Auto Volume: Auto Volume automatically adjusts the volume of the desired channel, lowering the sound output when the modulation signal is high or raising the sound output when the modulation signal is low. This reduces the difference in volume when changing channels. The Auto Volume feature can be set to Normal, Night or Off.

Audio Delay: The Audio Delay function corrects audio/video mismatch, when watching TV or video, and listening to a digital audio output using an external device such as an AV receiver. You can adjust the audio delay from 0ms to 250 ms.

Audio Outputs: The Samsung LED-LCD television provides an analog and digital audio output.

  • Digital Audio: The optical digital output terminal will output Dolby Digital (when available) or 2 channel PCM. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal in Dolby Digital when receiving Dolby Digital surround sound from a digital broadcast channel through the tuner on the LED-LCD TV. The optical digital audio output will only output in 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, RCA, or USB.
  • Analog Audio: The television features a 3.5mm (minijack) audio output for connecting the television to an analog 2-channel receiver. You will need a minijack-to-RCA adapter (119MCON2M, sold separately) to make a stereo RCA connection between the television and your AV receiver. The TV's analog audio output terminals will output 2ch audio from any of the television's source inputs.

USB Functions

ConnectShare: ConnectShare enables you to view photo and movie files, as well as listen to audio files saved on a USB Mass Storage Class device (MTP: Media Transfer Protocol is not supported) using the television's USB (type-A) port. Files must be formatted in FAT16/32 or NTFS. The TV can recognize up to 1,000 files in each folder.

  • Video Playback: The TV supports the following Video formats (MPEG 1/2/4, DivX 3.11/4.x/5.1/6.0, XviD, H.264 BP/MP/HP, and WMV-9) up to a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. Movie files are displayed in a folder and title list in either date or alphabetical order. The TV offers Play, Pause, Search, and Resume playback functions for compatible video files stored on a USB mass storage device.
  • Still Image Playback: The TV supports JPEG still image files with a maximum resolution up to 15360 x 8640. JPEG still image files can be viewed as a slide show with background music or as a thumbnail view (up to 15 images). Still images can also viewed full-screen and zoomed or rotated.
  • Audio Playback: The TV supports MP3 audio files with a frequency rate of 32/44.1/48 kHz. MP3 music files are displayed in a folder and track list, and can be sorted by Artist, Album, or Genre. Music files can be repeated or shuffled in a selected folder.

Firmware/Software Updates: Firmware/software upgrades can be performed by downloading the latest firmware/software updates from Samsung's Support Site to a USB thumbdrive.

Convenience Features

5-Way Joy Stick: The television is equipped with a 5-way "joy stick" like button on the bottom right side of the TV that lets you control the TV without the remote control.

Input Source Names: You can assign a pre-programmed name to each of the inputs. When input naming is completed, you will no longer have to remember which component is connected to each input when selecting a source to watch. Source names include VCR, DVD, Cable STB, Satellite STB, PVR STB, AV Receiver, Game, Camcorder, PC, TV, DVI PC, DVI Device, IPTV, Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, and Digital Media Adapter.

Close Captions (CC): The Samsung LED-LCD TV provides Analog Closed Captions and Digital Closed Captions. The Digital CC offers customizable text, font, and size.

Note: The Closed Captions feature does work in Component, HDMI, or PC modes.

Program Rating Lock: The Program Rating Lock feature automatically locks out programs that are deemed inappropriate for children. You can block TV program based on their ratings and Movies based on their MPAA rating, so you have more control over what your children watch. The Program Rating Lock function is protected by a 4-digit PIN.

ENERGY STAR Compliant with ECO Settings: The Samsung LED-LCD TV is ENERGY STAR compliant and provides ECO settings to reduce the TV's power consumption and cut-down on energy costs.

  • Eco Sensor: Samsung's unique Eco light sensor measures the intensity of the room's light and automatically calibrates the brightness of the image on the screen. In a sun-filled environment, the screen gets brighter and in dim surroundings, the intensity is reduced. This feature optimizes the viewing experience while also saving you energy.
  • Energy Saver: This feature adjust the brightness of the TV in order to reduce power consumption. When watching TV at night, set the Energy Saver feature to High to reduce eye fatigue as well as power consumption. You can set this feature to High, Medium, Low, or Picture Off (sound remains on).
  • No Signal Standby: The TV will automatically switch to standby mode, if no picture is being received for a predetermined set amount of time (15, 30, or 60 minutes).
  • Auto Power Off: The TV will be automatically turn off after 4 hours of being left idle to prevent overheating.

Self Diagnosis: The Samsung LED-LCD TV provides a Self Diagnosis menu which allows you to check the television for picture, sound, and signal problems.

  • Picture Test: Use to check for picture problems. If the problem appears in the test picture, select "Yes" and follow the directions on the screen.
  • Sound Test: Use the built-in melody sound to check for sound problems. If the problem occurs during the test, select "Yes" and follow the directions on the screen.
  • Signal Test: An HD digital channel's reception quality is either perfect or the channels are unavailable. Adjust your antenna to increase signal strength.

On/Off Timer: The three On/Off timers allow you to program the television to turn itself on and off by selecting a specific on time and a specific off time. An On/off timer can be set to repeat only once, everyday, Mon-Fri, Mon-Sat, or Sat-Sun. You can also choose the On Timer's content (TV, USB, or Antenna) and volume. The on and off timers work independently of one another.

Sleep Timer: The sleep timer switches the television off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to 30, 60, 90, 120, 150, or 180 minutes.

Auto Protection Time: If the screen remains idle with a still image for a certain period of time (2, 4, 8, 10 hours) defined by the user, the  TV's built-in screen saver is activated to prevent the formation of host images on the screen.

Remote Control

Wireless Remote: The supplied remote control is designed to only operate the Samsung LED-LCD television only. You can use the remote control up to a distance of about 23' from TV with a direct line of sight. The remote's buttons are backlit and will light up with a press of a button.

Note: This remote control has Braille points on the Power, Channel, and Volume buttons for the visually impaired.  

Mounting Options

Pedestal Stand: The TV is shipped with the pedestal stand unattached. The pedestal stand attaches to the television using the supplied hardware. The television weighs 51.1 lbs with the stand.

Wall Mounting: The TV has four threaded inserts on the back for use with an optional wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is VESA 400  (400mm horizontal x 400mm vertical) in accordance with the industry standards set by the Video Electronics Standards Association. The threaded inserts require M8 (8mm) machine screws (not supplied). The television weighs 45.4 lbs without the stand.

Note: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 4" above/below the television for adequate ventilation.

Detachable AC Power Cord: The Samsung LED-LCD TV comes with a 5' detachable AC power cord. The power cord sits 0.5" from the back of the television. The power cord is fitted with a right-angle AC plug that sits 0.9375" from the wall.

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