Summary: Originally sold on the bright brilliant colors of the Samsung LCD and LED 3D HDTV's , I compared the Samsung Plasma 3D HDTV(PN58C8000) head to head at BestBuy using the same settings and same Blue-Ray movies (Avitar + Monsters&Aliens3D) and found the plasma to blow them all away. I ended up buying the TV, 3D BlueRay Player (Samsung) and extended warranty through Amazon and saved a lot cash...sorry Best Buy.
Summary: I had the c8000 55" LED for over 3 weeks and loved the bright and clear picture, but it was hard to get the settings right for normal viewing, the viewing angle was atrocious vs. even LCD screens, and parts of the screen in dark scenes still have some clouding. I sent the LED back and purchased the c8000 58" plasma. I'm very happy with it so far, especially after tweaking the settings.
Summary: An amazing plasma TV! Wanted to upgrade from a bulky and heavy projection TV upstairs to new flat screen TV to make a media room in finished basement. Wanted latest 3D technology that wouldn't become obsolete so soon. Didn't go to local stores to view demonstration of TVs since don't know how well they are set up. Instead relied on Internet reviews posted on various models by owner of new TVs.
Summary: This set became the focal point of an all-new theatre system to replace one of the first DLP 1080p Sammys, with a 5.1 Infinity surround, from about 5 years ago we had done. Being an old Stereo Review go from many moons ago, I decided to take the plunge into a full 3D, yada-yada, state-of-the-art system.
Summary: Greetings, I have owned this 58 inch TV for 5 weeks and have obsessed over every stage - the research, buying (price) and now settings and picture quality and 3d testing. No television is perfect and this is important to realize as some reviews I have read seem to be searching for television nirvana. I did isolate a bad pair of glasses (1/6) that would drop sync and Samsung was both fast and efficient in dealing with the issue today.
Summary: The picture quality is simply amazing, once the picture settings are tuned correctly. The default settings that come with the various picture modes are quite bad. I was initially worried that I might have a defective unit. The colors were just way off. Fortunately I found professional calibration results for this model on the Web [...]. If you're not happy with the color reproduction of this model, I strongly suggest that you give these settings a try.
Summary: I recently purchased this TV along with a new Sound System (Aperion Intimus 4T Hybrid SD), A/V Receiver (Pioneer VSX-1120k) & Blu-Ray/SACD player (Sony BDP-S570) to go along with the Apple TV my wife got me for my birthday. I must say the thing that has blown me away the most about our new home theater system is this TV. It replaced a 42' Vizio that was only capable of 720p but still gave us 4 or 5 good years, and is still performing well in the upstairs bedroom now.
Summary: I have been a 3D nut since the 50s with movies, comic books what ever. With that said I have been reading the 3d TV reviews since 2009 and checking the TVs out in the stores. I have seen all the problems past reviews have noted in the various brands of TVs in the stores. After a year of research I bought a Sammy PN58C8000 from Amazon and I am blown away. After 3 weeks I have not see any of the problems reported on other models and brands.
Summary: Networked TV Issues: Internet Apps have a long way to go. They are laggy, run in the foreground and can cause you too have to wait for timeouts (or turn off the unit). Pandora is a nice to have and the Yahoo bar apps are nicely done but some of the rest are just too slow. I can get to my laptop and pull up facebook or twitter far faster. The commitment of the media sharing developers at Sony and other TV manufacturers to UPnP as a standard protocol needs to die.
Summary: Folks my review title says all you need to know about the Samsung PN58C8000 58-Inch 1080p 3D Plasma HDTV (Black) . I bought mine 3 months ago from Amazon & have been extremely satisfied with the deep blacks, accurate colors & incredible detail from this HDTV. The 3-D has been an unexpected, welcome surprise as well. Like many of you I researched & researched & researched to find the best HDTV that fit my budget.