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Samsung PN50C8000

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Overall 8

Hard to believe I've had it for 3 1/2 years, that's ancient in tech years!

M. Huber "Marcus Listone", Amazon
4 June 2014
  • Summary: I bought this on Black friday heavily discounted, rate 7.5/10 I love this TV, have had it for a long time. One of the earlier 3D TVs, works great in terms of 3D with video (usually played from a USB HD), or with 3D videogames (PS3 and Xbox360). I only have a few small negative things to say... During a 3-D film, the 3-D glasses (from this starter kit http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0049P1N26/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?
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Overall 4

don't buy this tv

rewrap, Amazon
3 December 2013
  • Summary: We bought this TV November 2010 in a bundle which included a blueray player and 3D glasses. When the tv was less than 3 years old, we noticed a black line across the top 3rd of the screen. Apparently, according to other purchasers who complained on the internet, and even at the Samsung website, it is a line of dead pixels. I contacted Samsung customer services via live chat at their website.
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Overall 10

This is the best TV I have ever owned

Knife Pro, Amazon
12 June 2013
  • Summary: The picture is perfect and the features are elegantly simple to use. From the it's thin frame and clean front to the sleek remote styling of this tv is also far above average. I highly recommend This one.
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Overall 2

Broke in less than three years

Yevgeny Ruzhitsky "YevR", Amazon
5 June 2013
  • Summary: Got a thin black line across the screen in less then 3 years. Sounds like a common problem for these TVs.
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Overall 2

Broke couple months past warranty

Miku Jakusuhn, Amazon
1 May 2013
  • Summary: While the picture was beautiful when I first purchased this television, a couple months past the warranty expiration, a horizontal black line appeared near the bottom of the screen. I don't think I'll ever purchase another Samsung set again.
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Overall 10


Italo Guy, Amazon
13 February 2013
  • Summary: Helped my best friend Tony set this up in his office 2 years ago, and he has been extremely happy ever since. This could quite possibly be one of the finest TVs Samsung has ever made. There has never been any humming, purple haze, distorted glass, overheating nor any of that utter BS nonsense that others have reported. If there WERE any problems with it, we would've returned it long ago. Perhaps we just got a good unit.
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Overall 2

HDMI quit working two months out of warranty

Aaron Sherwood, Amazon
22 July 2012
  • Summary: Well, my Samsung PN50C8000YF quit working two months out of warranty. I guess I should have been clued in by the fact that they only offer a one year warranty. None of the HDMI ports work, but everything else is fine. I can watch in HD using the component jacks, but am not able to watch 3D as this requires the HDMI port. I will never buy Samsung again.
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Overall 2

Great TV that failed 3 months out of warranty

T. Catlin, Amazon
7 February 2012
  • Summary: I bought this TV a little over a year ago and was very happy with it. Great picture, features, and plenty of options. Three months after the 1 year warranty expired I started having all kinds of sparkling/erratic pixels on the screen and it is basically unwatchable now. It was powered through a power conditioner its entire life so I'm not really sure what the deal was. I guess I was just unlucky. Caveat emptor.
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Overall 6


George C. Glanzmann "Chris", Amazon
3 December 2011
  • Summary: I have had this TV for 17 months and I like it except for two things. First, the flicker when watching 3D with the shutter glasses is so bad that I stopped watching 3D. Although the system runs at 120 Hz it is 60 Hz per eye, so, before you buy a TV with this type of 3D technology make sure you cannot see 60 Hz flicker (not everyone can). I recently saw a LG 3D TV with passive glasses and I did not see flicker.
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Overall 10

Converted from Panasonic to Samsung

MSDS, Amazon
20 November 2011
  • Summary: We have had a Panasonic 46 inch TH-46PZ850U for the last two years and have enjoyed that set. Good black levels, decent ability to handle non HD sources, and very good color on 1080 sources. It was unfortunately stolen in a burglary 2 weeks ago so we found ourselves back on the market for a TV.
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