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All 6 Series TVs use Samsung's LED edge-lighting technology contained in a "super-slim" cabinet that measures around 1.1" thick.

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thin and attractive panel and stand

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LED backlighting allows for greater contrast, wider colour gamut and lower energy consumption

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no built-in Internet functionality

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no local-dimming LED therefore no higher contrast than regular LCD-TVs

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The Samsung LED 6 Series is Samsung's line of high-end LED HDTVs introduced in 2009 that use an LED edge-lighting solution and feature a native resolution of 1080p and Auto Motion Plus 120Hz technology. All 6 Series TVs use Samsung's LED edge-lighting technology contained in a "super-slim" cabinet that measures around 1.1" thick. Being the entry-level line out of all the 2009 LED televisions mean that these sets lack a few features found in the more expensive premium 7000 and 8000 Series, most notable the expanded Internet connectivity. The B6000 models use Samsung's InfoLink Internet service found on the high-end 2008 models, but lacks the 2009 Internet@TV technology with more advanced Internet widgets and streaming video. However, the TV can stream digital media from a home network including video with expanded format support. The step-up from the 6 Series is the 7 Series which adds the full Internet@TV video streaming and widgets.

Specifications
  • native resolution of 1080p
  • Auto Motion Plus 120Hz
  • LED Edge-lighting
  • "Eco-friendly"
    • Energy Star 3.0 compliant
    • Consumes 40% less power than standard LCD backlighting technologies
    • mercury free
    • lead free
  • 1.1" thick cabinet
  • Inputs: 4xHDMI, USB, Ethernet
  • InfoLink Internet service
  • USB Media format support
    • video: 3GPP, MKV, WMV9 and DivX
    • audio: MP3
    • photo: jpeg
Features common to all LED 6 Series models

LED Edge-lighting - this technology differs from, and should not be confused with, regular LCD or even LED backlighting. With edge-lighting the LEDs surround the TV panel and light up the display that way, which has benefits and drawbacks compared with traditional backlights. Compared to previous LED backlighting technologies, the LED edge-lights have a significant disadvantage that they're incapable of "local dimming" which results in a lower contrast ratio.

Digital Media Support - these TVs can stream digital media from the network, or from a USB device attached directly to the set. For 2008 all the TVs can handle audio, video and photos while last year video support was limited to only the flagship lines. Furthermore, the video format support is increased in 2009 to add popular formats such as MKV, and WMV9. This means that most video found on the Internet will work.

Super-slim Design - one of the major benefits to the LED edge-lighting technology is that the televisions can be made extremely thin. Each set measures around 1.1" thick which is one of the thinnest available designs released in 2009.

6 and 7 Series features

Auto Motion Plus 120Hz - Auto Motion Plus refers to Samsung's motion compensation technology that uses the faster 120Hz refresh rate to insert artificial frames between the standard frames of the source video. Samsung claims this technology is well suited for fast moving video such as sports and action movies to reduce motion blur, and also helps with movies by reducing an effect called "judder". However, many people don't like this technology because it can make the video have what is called the "Soap Opera Effect".

Models

The naming convention for the Samsung LED 6 Series: Samsung UNxxB6000 where the "xx" is replaced by the television's size.

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