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Samsung UN40B6000 LED TV

Ultra-thin 40" 1080p LCD HDTV with 120Hz anti-blur technology and LED backlighting

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Beautiful high-def images, elegant looks

The UN40B6000 belongs to Samsung's family of state-of-the-art LED HDTVs — the slimmest TVs they've ever made. Touch-panel controls give the TV a clean look, while red accents around the edges of the gloss black frame enhance the beauty of this set's stylish design.

LED lifestyle

High-contrast images and rich colors, courtesy of an LED backlight


In place of a conventional fluorescent backlight, the UN40B6000 uses a series of LEDs. LED backlighting dramatically improves picture contrast, expanding the range of gray tones from absolute black to brilliant white. It also increases the number of available colors — you'll primarily notice deeper reds and greens. Images have tremendous punch and impact, and colors look more nuanced and natural. An LED backlight also doesn't require as much power. In fact, Samsung's 2009 LED HDTVs consume up to 40% less power than last year's conventional LCD sets.

120Hz refresh rate for smooth motion

While most HDTVs still use a 60Hz refresh rate, the UN40B6000 doubles it to 120Hz. Together with Samsung's Auto Motion Plus technology, this creates a smoother picture with less motion blur — something you'll definitely appreciate if you watch a lot of action movies or fast-paced sports. You'll also notice that images have a more solid, three-dimensional look.


A variety of viewing options

The UN40B6000 gives you four HDMI inputs and a component video input for connecting your high-definition gear. The HDMI inputs offer "CEC" control which lets you operate compatible HDMI-equipped Samsung components using only the TV's remote. So if you keep your components hidden away in a cabinet, you can control them without using a remote repeater system. The component video input also doubles as a composite input, letting you connect a standard-definition device such as a VCR or camcorder.

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Product Highlights:

  • 39.9" screen (measured diagonally)
  • widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Touch of Color™ high-gloss finish — black with red accents
  • built-in digital (ATSC) and analog (NTSC) tuners for over-the-air TV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • built-in QAM cable TV tuner receives unscrambled programs without a set-top box (cable service required)
  • Ultra Clear LCD panel (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • LED edge backlight for high contrast and natural colors
  • Auto Motion Plus 120Hz™ anti-blur technology for clearer motion
  • 4-millisecond pixel response time
  • 3,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • x.v.Color™ compatibility
  • 1-tuner picture-in-picture
  • built-in down-firing stereo speakers (10 watts x 2)
  • illuminated remote control
  • Anynet+ simplifies remote control for compatible Samsung components (HDMI-CEC)
  • picture settings memory for each video input
  • 5 A/V inputs, including:
    • 1 component video (selectable component/composite)
    • 4 HDMI v1.3 — accepts signals up to 1080p (60Hz, 24Hz)
  • PC input: analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin)
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • Ethernet port with InfoLink™ RSS feeds
  • optical digital audio output for Dolby® Digital
  • stereo minijack audio output (mini-to-RCA adapter required for a connection to most audio components)
  • 2 USB ports (1 for digital video/photo/MP3 playback, 1 for Samsung's wireless USB adapter)
  • Energy Star® 3.0 compliant — see our article on TV power consumption for more info about this and other testing standards
  • detachable swivel stand (stand "footprint" is 20-1/2"W x 10-1/8"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 38-5/8"W x 24-7/8"H x 1-1/4"D (27-1/4"H x 10-1/8"D on stand)
  • weight: 40.6 lbs. with stand; 32.4 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

This TV is excellent. It is clear and bright. It is easy to set up. Crutchfield service is excellent

Thomas, Otisville, NY

What's in the Box:

  • 40" LED TV
  • Wireless remote control (BN59-00850A)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Bottom cover (used when wall mounting)
  • Pedestal stand base
  • Five M4 x 10mm screws
  • TV-holder attachment with mounting screw
  • 4 Plastic wall-mount holder-rings
  • Plastic wire cable holder
  • 3 Self-adhesive wire clips
  • Self-adhesive wire stand
  • Screen cleaning cloth
  • Owner's Manual
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Pedestal Stand Installation Instructions
  • Warranty Sheet
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Digital Television Transition Notice

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Samsung UN40B6000 LED TV Reviews

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(6 Reviews)

Glad we waited and bought a Samsung

Anonymous from JimH Oxford, OH on 1/20/2010

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After doing research and looking at flat screen TVs for about 14 months, we decided to buy one this past Christmas. It was a good thing we waited for a year since the prices came down dramatically at all six vendors we checked. We chose the new model of Samsung for the picture quality, features, and the informative and reliable folks at Crutchfield. The picture on the LED TV is crisp and vivid with a great perception of depth of field. A number of options allow you to receive optimum quality in any room setting. We also ordered a Samsung soundbar HT-SB1 to give the audio a boost for movies. The sale price made it a great bargain. It works well for day to day listening. If you want theater style audio though, you should shop for something else. The only gripe I have is that the Samsung TV manual really needs an index for reference to all the features. The table of contents is not comprehensive enough. The material that Crutchfield sent along is very helpful and so is the reference material on their website. It is comprehensive and very useful. They speak in terms that appeal to a layman or an expert. Thank you Crutchfield for your continued excellent service, media information and product reviews.




Kenneth from Nashville,Tennessee on 12/25/2009

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When the LED Samsungs came out, I thought I would wait until the "next generation" of LED's before purchasing. I had purchased a 40" Samsung LCD last year and was pleased with it's performance. (This is after decades of owning Sony TV's, but now they seem to have slipped in quality. I talked my parents into purchasing a 50" LCD projection and that has died in less than 4 years and Sony will not help them). I was purchasing a Denon 4810ci and decided to purchase this 40" LED for the bedroom at the same time. Crutchfield gives a HT discount if you purchase at the same time. I have been a Crutchfield customer for over 20 years. They have always treated me with the utmost respect and have helped me in ways that NO ONE Else would. Purchasing from Crutchfield is ALWAYS worth any extra that it may cost you. With this new TV and blu ray player in our Master Bedroom, the picture quality is breathtaking! I cannot see how the picture could be any better. It is almost 3D without the glasses! You Will Not Be Disappointed With This Purchase. Hope This Helps Someone. Merry Christmas!!!!



Just Excellent

Chris from Fayetteville, NC on 8/28/2009

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This TV is excellent. I went to numerous local stores to view about 10 different TV's that would fit in the space provided and to see what deals were out there to save a little $$ in the process. Well Crutchfield surely delivered on both accounts. 1st and foremost this TV is super clear and bright compared to others. My local store had this and my second choice mounted side by side so it was easy to compare. So the next questions was should I spend the extra $$ on the LED backlit LCD TV and after making up my mind I'm glad I did. The technology that's built into this TV just makes sport watching seamless especially auto racing. The only thing I can't comment on is the sound. I have the TV in an entertainment cabinet hooked up to my surround sound system. Now buying was easy as well. My local store didn't have it in stock and didn't know when they were going to get more so it was off to the internet and trusty Crutchfield to see what they could do for me. Well they had it in stock and on sale w/ free delivery to my door. you can beat that. .. But you can... Within the 30 days price guarantee the TV went on sale for a better price and after one phone call the deal just got sweeter saving me a bit more green. Thanks Crutchfield.



Excellent LCD

Thomas from Otisville, NY on 8/14/2009

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This TV is excellent. It is clear and bright. It is easy to set up. Crutchfield service is excellent



Samsung UN40B6000 LED TV

Jason from Hanover, PA on 7/22/2009

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This tv is unbelievable and so is Crutchfield. I ordered this Samsung the middle of July. Crutchfield has been #1 with me for years and will continue to be my electronics store. Service is flawless, shipping is free and prices can't be beat. Samsung hit one out of the park with this tv. It's thin, lightweight and one incredible looking picture with loads of features. Thanks Crutchfield for years of great experiences and products.



Awesome TV

beninmemphis from Memphis, TN on 5/2/2009

My wife and I bought a Sony KDL-40XBR4 Christmas 2007. The Sony is still working fine but we wanted a larger set to replace an old 27" JVC that was in the master bedroom. There are 40 inch TV's ot there that a less expensive but until you see this TV side by side with the rest, it is hard to appreciate just how incredible the picture is. The reviews I read before pulling the trigger, all said that the LED was much more efficient (much like LED lighting for your home) and they said that the hours or life of the TV would surpass that of a typical LCD....I believed them since the LED lights in my house are supposed to last for 20 years. If you buy one, you will not be disappointed.




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Video Features
Audio Features
PC/USB/Network Functions
Convenience Features
Remote Control
Mounting Options

Video Features

LED Technology: Samsung's LED technology allows for an amazing 3,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and ultra-sharp blacks by allowing multiple LEDs to turn on an off automatically based on the image. The LED backlight also provides more natural color representation and deep reds and greens because Samsung uses white LEDs that produce 105% of the broadcast color gamut. The television's white LEDs are arranged along the left and right edges of the screen and a proprietary light guide is used to focus its luminance inwards towards the middle of the screen for a more uniform brightness. Overall, this LED Backlight system produces contrast with stronger blacks and whites, and greater subtlety of every gradation in between.

Ultra Clear Panel: With Samsung's Ultra Clear Panel colors are more vibrant, brighter, and clearer. This ultra clear panel technology also enhances contrast and reduces reflection so you can enjoy an overall outstanding viewing experience.

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.

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

4 HDMI Inputs: The four rear-panel HDMI inputs can be used to connect a DVD player, Game console, HDTV or Satellite Set-top box with an HDMI output. The HDMI 1 input can also be used to connect a device with a DVI output (a DVI-to-HDMI adapter cable is necessary). If a DVI-equipped device is used, a separate audio cable will also be needed from the device to TVs PC audio input. No audio cables are needed for an HDMI-equipped device. The HDMI input can also be used to connect a PC to this TV. The HDMI jack will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i signals.

Component Video: The rear-panel Component Video jack will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. The component video inputs can also be used as a composite video input.

Mega Contrast Ratio: This TV has an 3,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, giving you brilliant brightness and contrast for superior picture and detail from both PC and TV images.

Advanced Color Processing: Advanced Color Processing ensures that every image is as vibrant and colorful on screen as it was when it was filmed.

Auto Motion Plus 120Hz: Auto Motion Plus 120Hz technology virtually eliminates any motion blur and creates smooth transitions between frames. Auto Motion Plus calculates the image between frames and inserts it, creating a non-repetitive transition from one to the next. The result is a clearer picture than ever before. You can select from 5 Auto Motion Plus 120Hz settings

  • Clear: Sets Auto Motion Plus 120Hz to minimum.
  • Standard: Sets Auto Motion Plus 120Hz to medium.
  • Smooth: Sets Auto Motion Plus 120Hz to maximum.
  • Custom: Adjusts the blur and judder reduction level to suit your personal preference.
  • Off: Switches Auto Motion Plus 120Hz off.

Screen Sizes: You can choose one of the following picture 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 an HDMI input (720p/1080i/180p), Component (1080i/1080p), or DTV (1080i) signal is used.

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 adjustment for an optimum picture:

  • Automatic Picture Settings:
    • Standard: for the optimum display in a normal environment
    • Dynamic: for high-definition in a bright room
    • Natural: for optimum and eye-comfortable display
    • Movie: for viewing movies in a dark room
  • Manual Picture Settings:
    • 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: adjusts the color tint of the picture
  • Advanced Picture Settings:
    • 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 from -3 to +3
    • Color Space: color space is a color matrix composed of red, green and blue colors, you can select your favorite color space to experience the most natural color; you can choose from Auto, Native, or Custom (Red/Green/Blue)
    • 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
    • Edge Enhancement: emphasize object boundaries in the picture
    • xvYCC: provides a wider color space when used with xvYCC-compatible video components and content; using HDMI or component video connections; you can turn this feature On or Off; Picture Mode must be set to Movie to use this feature

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.

Digital Noise Reduction: 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.

Film Mode: The TV can be set to automatically sense and process film signals from all sources and adjust the picture from optimum quality.

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

BD Wise: BD Wise provides the optimal picture quality setting for Samsung DVD, Blu-ray, and Home Theater products which support the BD Wise feature for a richer picture.

Blue Only Mode: This function displays the blue signal only by removing the red and green signals from the video signal so as to provide a Blue Filter effect that is used to adjust the Color and Tint of video equipment such as DVD players and Home Theaters. Using this function, you can adjust the Color and Tint to preferred values appropriated to the signal level of each video device using the Red/Green/Blue/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Color Bar Patterns, without using a additional Blue Filter.

Audio Features

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.

Sound Modes: You can choose from the following sound settings:

  • Standard: Resets the standard factory settings.
  • Music: For watching music videos and concerts.
  • Movie: For watching movies.
  • Clear Voice: For watching a show that is mostly dialogue.
  • Custom: Adjust the 5-band EQ; 100 Hz, 300 Hz, 1 kHz, 3 kHz, and 10 kHz.

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.

Digital Audio: The optical digital output (with plastic cover) on the rear panel will output Dolby Digital (when available) or 2 channel PCM.

PC/USB/Network Functions

Media Play: Media Play enables you to view photos (JPEG) and movie (MPEG1/2/4, Motion JPEG, DivX, XviD) files, as well as listen to audio files (MP3) saved on a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device using the television's side panel USB type-A port. The television's Media Play function will only support MP3 music files with a high sampling frequency of 32, 44.1, or 48 kHz. The television's USB port will support video resolution from 720 x 576 to 1920 x 1080. The maximum supported JPEG resolution is 15360 x 8640 pixels. Your JPEG and MP3 files must be formatted in FAT 16 or FAT 32. The TV's USB port can recognize up to 10,000 files. You can use the television's remote control to operate basic playback functions of your JPEG or MP3 files.

  • MP3 Playback: The television displays an on-screen list of your MP3 files to scroll through and select from. You can sort your music by title, artist, mood, genre, folder, or favorite. You can also select from a Repeat and Random playback mode.
  • JPEG Playback: The television displays a thumbnail index of your photos to select from (15 per page). You can sort your images by date, color, folders, and favorites. When you have single image displayed, you can zoom (1x, 2x, 4x) and rotate (0, 90, 180, 270-degees) the photo. You can also view your images as a slide show. You can choose the slide show speed (Fast, Normal, Slow), slide show effect (None, Fade, Blind, Spiral, Checker, Linear, Stairs, Wipe, Random), and select an MP3 audio file as background music.
  • Movie Playback: The movies stored on your USB Mass Storage Device can be sorted into the following categories - Date, Title, Folder, and Favorites. You can also control basic playback functions such as Play, Pause, Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind, Skip Next/Previous and Repeat. In addition, you can configure picture and sound settings. If you stop your movie, you can pick up where you left off using the Resume Play function.

Note: The TV features two rear-panel USB ports. One USB type-A port is used for firmware updates, displaying the  E-Manual from the supplied USB thumb-drive, and playing music or picture/video files. The other USB type-A port is used for connecting to Samsung's network wirelessly using the proprietary Samsung Wireless LAN adapter (305Link, sold separately). Both USB HDD and HUB are not supported. MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) is not supported)

InfoLink RSS Service: The Samsung LED TV features a rear-panel Ethernet port which allows you to connect the television to your home PC's network with or without a router so you can use the InfoLink RSS function of the television. The InfoLink RSS feature gathers up-to-the-minute content from USA Today and displays it on the television screen so you can always stay connected to the News, Weather and Stock Reports while watching TV at home.

PC-Capable: This unit has a 15-pin D-Sub (RGB) input that allows you to use it as a high-resolution computer monitor. Any HDMI input can also be used with a computer. The TV can be set to automatically adjust to the video signals received, or you can use the setup menu to adjust the screen quality and position. No cables are supplied for connecting the TV to a PC.

PC Input: This rear-panel input consists of a stereo mini-jack and an analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack. This jack allows you to connect a personal computer with a D-Sub 15-pin output. When using the RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack, you must use the PC Audio 3.5mm input for your audio connection.

Convenience Features

ToC (Touch of Color): Samsung's new Touch of Color design features a hint of amber color naturally blended into the traditional piano black frame of the Samsung 6000 Series LED television.

Slim Design: The Samsung LED TV features a slim flat-panel design that measures only 1.4375" deep (with cord).

1-Tuner PIP: This TV has one built-in tuner, which does not allow PIP to function in the same mode. You can only watch an analog TV broadcast  in the sub picture window while watching a different video source from the Component, HDMI or PC input on the TV's main window. You can change the size of the PIP window and even view the two pictures as a 4:3 or 16:9 split screen. You can also move the PIP window to each corner of the screen. In addition, you can switch the audio over to sub PIP picture window.

Note: While the V-chip is in operation, the PIP function cannot be used.

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, IPTV, Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, and Digital Media Adapter.

Channel Labels: Each analog channel programmed into memory can be labeled with a name. Digital channels names are already assigned and cannot be edited.

Favorite Channel: You can create a list of your favorite channels and recall the list using the FAV.CH button on the remote.

Digital Signal Strength Meter: The digital signal strength meter can be used to help you find the antenna position that delivers the highest HDTV digital signal strength.

Analog Channel Fine Tuning: The fine tuning feature allows you to manually adjust analog channels for optimal reception. A separate fine tuning setting may be put into the TV's memory for each analog channel.

V-Chip: The V-Chip automatically locks out programs that are deemed inappropriate for children. You can set up the parameters for the V-Chip using the TV Parental Guidelines, MPAA (movie) ratings, Canadian French, or Canadian English ratings systems. The V-Chip function is protected by a 4-digit PIN.

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.

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. You also choose the On Timer's channel and Volume. The on and off timers work independently of one another.

Melody: A unique melody plays when the TV is turned on and off. The melody volume is adjustable (Low/Medium/High), or you can turn this feature off if you prefer.

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 Off.

Remote Control

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

Anynet+: Anynet+ is a function that enables you to control all connected Samsung devices that support Anynet+ with the Samsung television's remote control. The Anynet+ system can be used only with Samsung devices that support the Anynet+ features. The Anynet+ feature must be turned on in the menu to function.

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 pedestal stand allows the TV to swivel left to right +/- 20-degrees. The television weighs 40.6 lbs with the stand.

Wall Mounting: The TV has four threaded inserts on the back-panel for use with an optional wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is VESA 400 x 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 32.4 lbs without the stand.

Note: The four supplied plastic ring-holders should be used when installing an optional wall-mount bracket.

Kensington Lock: When mounting the monitor in a public place, you can secure it with an optional anti-theft device called a Kensington Lock. This TV has a slot on the rear panel to accommodate a Kensington Lock device.

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