Summary: We purchased this TV in September 2012 after a tremendous deal of research and comparison shopping. We are extremely happy with it; the 3D is awesome, it has a great refresh rate and the Smart TV features are pretty cool, except kind of slow.
Summary: Considering that the new-fandangle techie features on the 8000 work barely 50-60 percent of the time and the remote is cumbersome to use, save hundreds of dollars and get the E7000 series or E6500 series instead.
Summary: when this came I thought, oh my that's huge. as was told when buying a 3D tv to buy big as the glasses "shrink" the TV size they do. the 3D is amazing! so glad I went with active glasses instead of passive very little tweaking was needed on the picture out of the box.
Plasma is not DEAD! Color and Beautiful Reproduction Galore!
A. Lwin "GIStech", Amazon
18 June 2012
Summary: I was a little hesitant to buy a plasma. I purchased the older model a few years back and loved the HD display. Of course there is that buzz that was so apparent with the models a few years back. I returned that one because it was too loud!