Summary: I purchased the Samsung PN59D8000 59-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Plasma HDTV (Black) from Amazon and within 3 days I could no longer live with an unacceptable level of plasma buzzing from this beautiful Plasma. I own the benchmark Pioneer PRO-111FD 50-Inch Kuro Elite that exhibits a small audible and slightly noticeable buzzing but this Samsung's buzz was extremely loud during bright white images and was very distracting at normal audio levels.
Summary: I recently purchased four new tv's for my house, two Sony's and two Samsungs, so I can compare these TV's literally side by side. The TV's I purchased are: 1. Sony Bravia XBR55HX929 LED LCD TV 2. Sony Bravia KDL46NX720 LED LCD TV 3. Samsung PN59D8000 Plasma TV 4. Samsung UN46D7000 LED LCD TV Out of all four, I would recommend the Sony KDL from a performance and price perspective.
Summary: TV is a little washed out in my bright family room, a few picture adjustments make it look better. Bummer that it didn't come with any glasses or serious 3d content. Otherwise very nice although I'd think I'd but the more expensive sony bravia if I had to do it again. May as well get the best picture. No amazon instant video...
Summary: This TV has a great picture. Deep, deep blacks, very accurate color. 3D is awesome (and the glasses are reasonably priced as compared to Panasonic's). One draw back to the picture quality is the TV's habit of fluctuating the overall brightness. Some people refer to it as brightness pop. If you are watching a bluray in 1080/24p mode, this fluctuation can be reduced somewhat by turning on Cinema Smooth.
Pros: Have had this set for 2months .... Std definition is excellent ... Hi Def is only good when Compared to my last set (pioneer 50 HDTV) . I am trading this in for a Panasonic TC-P55VT30. Will let you know.
Cons: Hi def not what I would expect for the price.
Previous owner of PN63c8000, preliminary 3D review
Doodle Meriwether, Amazon
3 May 2011
Summary: Before this TV I owned a samsung PN63C8000 plasma. It was stolen. Well, I moved and was immediately in the market for another, but didn't like the ghosting issues with the PN63 and of most of the other 3d TV offerings of 2010. I decided to wait a few months for the 2011s. When I first heard of the new samsung D8000 LED I really loved the design, but checked it out in stores, read some reviews, and had some second thoughts.