Nice TV - will go with the new OLED when it comes out.
1 January 2014
Summary: Mine like most of these and most plasma TV's has a buzz sound. You get used to it an after time don't even notice it. This TV performs great. Nice black great color saturation. I do have very,very, very minor burn in which you can see on all white commercials other then that you can not see it. My TV is on about 6 hours a day everyday.
Summary: Best picture but it is smarter than me. Still have not used all of the features but the picture is the best. Debated between this one and a Panasonic with similar ratings. Glad I went with the Samsung.
Summary: I actually bought 5 TVs to compare them in my home and returned the ones that did not "pass." This one was easily the best picture and had the most complete feature set. No question the picture is great - as compared to the LED TVs I looked at that gave the picture a soap-opera'ish look. The blacks are phenomenol - and the TV is bright enough to see in a very well lit family room that has a ton of windows.
Summary: I bought this literally 12 months ago. Just out of warranty it dies. Replaced the main board, power board still doesn't work. Just like anything else I have owned built by Samsung it doesn't work. I will NEVER buy another Samsung product in my entire life. Google Samsung TV issues and you will see an entire swath of issues. I don't understand how this company can even be in business treating their customers the way they do!
Summary: I purchased a PN59D8000, which I have had for about two years now. I used the the picture settings provided by cnet, and all I can say is wow! It has one of the best pictures I've seen. The colors are very accurately reproduced. The blacks are very dark. The 3D is amazing. I've read some people having issues with burn-in in the reviews on here. I would have to say a lot of that is probably the user's fault.
Good tv but could be better with more design effort
12 May 2013
Summary: Pros: Excellent picture. Works as advertised. Sound amazingly good for such a slim tv. You may not need a sound bar if you are used to the sound from an old tube tv. The 3d is amazing, but it takes a while to get used to because of the edge effects and other issues that affect the realism, such as the fact that moving one's head does not change the apparent point of view. The 3d is full 1084p which makes it look better than the Lg 3D.
4 stars despite the Main Board required replacement
18 February 2013
Summary: Pros: Great picture in either dark or bright environments. The wireless connection to the home network connected easily and handles most HD files w/o problems. Great for watching files saved onto the network PC. Occasionally loses connection and requires a PC reboot. Good sound for a TV. Cons; The major disappointment has been the keyboard on the remote, despite the major repair required. It has never delivered what was promoted. Apps.
Summary: Pros: Picture quality is absolutely superb. Expansive video range from virtually black (better dark gradations than most LCD's in videophile reviews) to bright white, ultra fine detail on faces - almost too revealing at times when you can discern even distant stunt doubles easily. Hooked to a PC the display is 1920x1024 native resolution and 10 pitch text is very legible. Gaming is nice as well.