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8.4 out of 10

Samsung PS59D8000 / PN59D8000

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung PS59D8000 / PN59D8000

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Overall 9

Samsung PN59D8000 Review

7 November 2011
  • 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
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Overall 9
Value for money 9
Features 10
Picture quality 9

Samsung PN59D8000 Review - 3D Plasma TV

Plasma TV Buying Guide
21 June 2011
  • Conclusion: Audio Output Quality: Sound quality is much better on this 1.5" plasma than on similar depth LED-LCD TVs – even Samsungs. Why, I have no idea. The 15W X 15W speakers deliver a richer, fuller sound than most TVs these days. There was plenty of volume to fill a large room at the 50% level. We've always like the Clear Voice feature in the past.
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Overall 9

Samsung's best plasma has 3D, Smart TV and a thin design

Good Gear Guide.au
10 September 2011
  • Excerpt: The Samsung Series 8 (PS59D8000) is a 59in 3D plasma TV that builds on the high quality and impressive performance of last year's Series 7 plasma . It's got an excellent plasma panel and can display a great deal of detail from Full HD video, with almost no loss of detail in dark and bright scenes. We're still not sold on the 3D, but it's better than last year's attempt. Similarly, the Smart TV features aren't perfect but they provide a distraction to mundane digital TV.
  • 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
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