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 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: My old Sony Trinitron FINALLY died and I was SOOOOOOO happy to replace it. My wife thought I was just trying to find an excuse to buy a new Flatscreen TV. LOL I was happy to upgrade and couldn't wait to buy a new HDTV. So I set my sights on a flat screen TV with excellent picture quality, feature rich and internet capable. I'm a big movie watcher so picture quality was of the utmost importance.
Summary: I've had this 58" TV for a little over a month now and I am still amazed at the picture quality. For reference, I upgraded from a 60" 2007 Sony 60A200 rear projection television. When I was shopping for a new TV, I researched the subject for weeks. I was deciding between this Samsung plasma, Panasonic's VT series plasma, and LG's top of the line local-dimming LED TV.
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: I've had my pn58c8000 for a week, as I write this, and I'm very happy with it. (I didn't buy mine from Amazon, since Amazon won't ship it to Hawaii.) Here is my take on a few issues that concerned me when I was deciding to buy: (1) Is the c8000 plasma enough better than the c7000 to justify its higher price? I think the jury is still out. The c8000 provides control of the Motion Judder Cancellation feature, while the c7000 doesn't, at least out of the box.
Summary: I was a big fan of LCD tv's for years and had many of them. I never considered plasma as they all looked dim in the store. I also could not understand why they were much cheaper than a equivalent LCD, assuming they were inferior. Finally I decided to take a gamble and purchase this set, one of the best decisions I have made tv wise. Picture is great, every bit as bright as a LCD.
Summary: This was the most expensive item I purchased on Amazon and I was afraid of shipping damage. Well, no worries there as the shippers are just as great as Amazon! Register the product on Samsung's site and get 3 more months of warranty (as with many of their products). This TV replaces a 5-year old 42" 60hz Sony LCD rear projection that was still running great. I just wanted something more up to date and 3D capable. Well..
Summary: I've been looking to purchase a new TV for months and went back and fourth between the Samsung 8,000 series LED and Plasma. After reading reviews and comparing at my local store the Plasma displays a more accurate picture and is better at 3D, so I purchased the Plasma. I couldn't be happier! The picture quality is outstanding right out of the box. After calibrating it, its the best picure I have ever seen! Even my wife noticed a big difference from our old Samsung DLP.
Summary: caveat - just moved in and have only hooked it all up and watched for about a couple hours... I literally spent about 4 months going through all the different reviews on different sites. I knew that I wanted a 55" or plus tv. I wanted the best HD quality I could find. I initially was going to go with the highest rated 2009 samsung but had heard a great deal about a buzzing issue (PN55860?). It scared me off. I then switched and decided on Panasonic.