Reviews and Problems with Samsung PS59D8000 / PN59D8000
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Best purchase to date
15 December 2013
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: 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.
Summary: I've had this tv for about 3 weeks. It's my first plasma and I am extremely satisfied. The picture is beautiful--the colors are bright and accurate (to my eye, at least), and the detail is awesome. Set up was easy, and I was surprised at the excellent quality of the netflix feed over my wireless network. As reported by many owners, the tv does emit a low directional buzz. I notice it now and then, but it does not bother me enough to return the tv.
Amazing picture. Even better after calibration (see settings below)
12 December 2011
Summary: I've been reading reviews and doing quite a bit of research on buying a new tv. I've always been a fan of plasma's and so had my mind set on a higher end Panasonic. (either GT30 or VT30.) I was considering a 55" Panasonic and then read some great reviews on the Samsung PN59D8000 and 7000. I liked the look, went to the store to see both sets in person. It was still tough to tell the differences in store due to the wacky settings they use.
Pros: Outstanding Picture Quality! (Is there really anything else) Tons of extra Features! (Not sure how many I will actually use) Sweet Looking Design! (Simply beautiful)
Cons: My only negative is the remote. The included remote sometimes fails to pick up right away when changing sources. I programmed my universal remote, and it works flawlessly. Also, the fact that there is no back light on the keyboard kind of kills the usef