Reviews and Problems with Samsung PS59D8000 / PN59D8000
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29 November 2011
Excerpt: Samsung's PN59D8000 Plasma Smart TV is targeted towards the consumer who who wants to use their livingroom display for than watching TV and movies. With this one purchase, you essentially get a TV and a functional Home Theater PC in one attractive package.
Conclusion: Given Samsung’s strong brand and the PN59D8000’s excellent performance and slim design, we think it is entirely possible that this TV could redefine the public’s perception of plasma TV technology. If that happens, the divergence in price between plasma and LCD could close significantly. Right now, we’re seeing a street price for this TV at around $1,800. Samsung’s LED-backlit equivalent, the UN55D8000, currently goes for about $2,500 from the same retailers.
Pros: Superb color accuracy, Excellent black levels and brightness, Built-in Wi-Fi, Thin and light (for a plasma), Bluetooth QWERTY remote
Cons: Some motion artifacts, Unattractive stand, No Amazon Instant Video app
Samsung's best plasma has 3D, Smart TV and a thin design
Good Gear Guide.au
11 September 2011
Summary: The 2011 edition of Samsung's Series 8 plasma is, as we'd expected, an impressive piece of technology. Its sound and visuals are great, and the inclusion of various 'Smart TV' features makes the Series 8 a useful multimedia device as well as a traditional TV. The built-in Web browser isn't perfect and we'd definitely prefer a notebook if one was close to hand, and some of the features are a little imperfect, but the Series is is nonetheless a big step forward from the...
Pros: Excellent picture quality, Great design, Impressive sound quality from a thin TV
Cons: The Series 6 might be slightly better value, EPG is slow to load and navigate
Conclusion: I have to say that I am very impressed with how Samsung has advanced its 8000 series plasma TVs this year. Not only does the PN59D8000 offer some of the most advanced, new age features you will find in any 2011 TV, Samsung has managed to raise the picture quality bar another few notches. In fact, the PN59D8000 will entertain viewers with one of the best 2D and 3D pictures available today and does so at a reasonable price point.