Problems shortly after warranty expired, Samsung won't do anything. Avoid it.
Alberto Antenangeli, Amazon
5 September 2013
Summary: I bought this product back in 2010 as a Christmas gift for the entire family. I explicitly picked Samsung over other brands for its reputation of being a quality brand. For the first year or so the TV was OK - I mean, it's just a TV, right? You expect to turn it on, watch whatever it is you want to watch, turn it off, repeat for several years. Correct? Well, not so fast.
Summary: I've been very impressed with the Samsung TV's for a number of years - they have very impressive image quality, holding fine detail down into the black areas of the picture. I bought this model to replace a 42" Samsung "HD Ready" 1080i unit, which was only about 5 years old (and still has a very good image quality - but I wanted to upgrade to 1080P).
Summary: OK , IF YOU WERE WONDERING ABOUT THOSE NASTY REVIEWS FROM OTHER CONSUMERS, I MUST TELL YOU THAT THEY WERE RIGHT , TILL NOW. NO MORE GHOSTING ISSUE OR SOAP OPERA PROBLEMS ANYMORE. SAMSUNG RELEASED ON 09/02/2010 A FIRMWARE UPDATE THAT WILL GET RID OF THAT PROBLEM AND DISABLE THE SOAP OPERA EFFECT THE TV WAS HAVING . NOW I ALWAYS WANT TO HAVE THAT MEGA SMOOTH OPTION AND THERE WAS NO WAY TO TURN IT BACK ON UNTIL NOW.
Summary: First, I'll say I'm very satisfied with the TV. Crystal clear HD and very good processing of non-HD signals. Blacks are awesome. If I had it to do over again, I would purchase the same c7000 model instead of the c8000. However, there are noteworthy items for those shopping: Wireless Internet - For easy-setup wireless Internet use, it requires a separately purchased USB adapter device with the correct plug type.
Great 3D effects!! (but you can wait for more content to release)
1 December 2011
Summary: Wow! I love my new TV. I got this tv 6 days ago. I can't believe how many people asked if I had to always watch in 3D with the glasses on, NO. I have a hard time reading these bad reviews. This plasma has a beautiful display. If you don't like the display of so called soap opera effect why not tune the settings to your liking? Star Trek in HD looks crystal clear, is that what you people mean by soap opera effect? lol.
Summary: This TV is absolutely amazing. The picture quality is top notch, and after demoing several models from panasonic, samsung and LG, I decided for the price this TV included everything I could ever want. I'm extremely pleased with my decision. After purchasing a Samsung LED in December, I was left somewhat unimpressed. My first HDTV was plasma and after owning a few LCDs and one LED I decided to go back to plasma.
Summary: I purchased this TV as a replacement for an older JVC DLP 1080i set. The colors and details are amazing! Playing PS3 games and blu ray movies on a plasma are everything I've read about. There has been absolutely no blurring during action movies like some LCD's can have. I don't know how it compares to some of the "industry's finest" plasmas, like a Kuro, but from what I've seen, the black levels have been superb.