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.
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.
Summary: The Samsung Plasma TV is the worlds best in performance. The Glass panel is incredibly durable, lightweight and frameless design. The TV uses unique resin layer that boosts contrast, increases brightness and minimizes unwanted light reflections. In addition, you get Full HD 1080p .
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.
Summary: Great picture quality, excellent plasma television. I initially bought the UN55D8000 LED from Samsung but was not that impressed with the picture. This plasma from Samsung is so much better. Picture quality is excellent. Only small quibble is the brightness output could be a tad higher.
Summary: Read multiple reviews on this TV. Hung it on the wall, hooked up my components via HDMI and it all worked perfectly. The HDMI-CEC (Anynet+) works great to control other devices with a single remote. Picture is bright and crisp. 3D is awesome (movies and games).