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 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.
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: 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. Very happy with the purchase.
Summary: This is our first High Definition TV to own and came from Santa Clause. The picture is beautiful and the TV was easy to set up. Not Tech savvy enough to comment in that way but if you just want an easy TV with a beautiful picture this is great! Haven't tried the 3D yet and will update with a review when we finally do! Don't be afraid to by this TV. Does need a big room.
Summary: Installed this TV just before Christmas, and fall more in love with it every day. It is every bit as good as rated in the CNET review. Picture quality and contrast are unbelievable. Refresh rate outstanding for use with action video games. Color out of the box is perfect even when viewing movies with lyrical, nuanced cinematography. Only one minor complaint: When you set the TV to use EXTERNAL speakers, you relinquish all control over equalization.