Reviews and Problems with Samsung PS51D8000 / PN51D8000
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Samsung PN51D8000 Review
8 November 2011
Conclusion: Given Samsung’s strong brand and the PN51D8000’s excellent performance and slim design, we think it is entirely possible that this TV could redefine the public’s perception of plasma TV technology. If that happens, the divergence in price between plasma and LCD could close significantly. Right now, we’re seeing a street price for this TV at around $1,800. Samsung’s LED-backlit equivalent, the UN55D8000, currently goes for about $2,500 from the same retailers.
Pros: Superb color accuracy, Excellent black levels and brightness, Built-in Wi-Fi, Thin and light (for a plasma), Bluetooth QWERTY remote
Cons: Some motion artifacts, Unattractive stand, No Amazon Instant Video app
Conclusion: While it's not for the thin of wallet or flimsy of fuse box, the Samsung PN51D8000 is an excellent, full-featured 3D plasma HDTV that delivers plenty of bang for its significant buck.
Pros: Slick design with a thin panel. Superb picture quality with excellent shadow detail. Includes 3D support, built-in Wi-Fi, and a wide selection of services and apps. Useful remote with a QWERTY keyboard and both IR and Bluetooth connectivity.
Conclusion: Plasma TVs are really bringing it in the value category. This 51 inch D8000 sells for $1900 from authorized Internet dealers. It has a slew of features and is 1 inch larger than a 50" panel. When shopping for this TV, Samsung has often included a promotion for two free pairs of glasses or the 3D Starter kit which has two pair of glasses and two movies. Competition is ever present from Panasonic with the TC-P55VT30 which is 4 inches larger.
Pros: Great Looks, cool stand, Excellent Standard Definition up conversion, Film-like picture quality experience, Black Levels Excellent, Full Web Browser, Audio Quality/Inbuilt Speakers, Good Value for Large Sizes, 3D Viewing
Cons: Lower contrast due to lower measurement for peak whites, QWERTY Remote difficult to use and not backlit
Excerpt: Samsung’s flagship plasma TV represents a delicious compromise. It’s got the second best online dimension, after Sony’s Bravia Internet Video platform, which is too often strapped to TVs with lacklustre 3D pictures. And the second best 3D performance, losing out to Panasonic’s plasmas, which are the best performers, but are blighted by a content-light online service.
Excerpt: At just 4cm deep and with that luxurious bezel and pedestal, the Samsung PS51D8000 will attract more envious stares than most other sets. As with its £710 stablemate, the Samsung PS51D495 , the D8000 is a 51in panel. Given its price tag it’s no surprise you get Full HD, as well as extra features such as the company’s new Real Black Filter, Cinema Smooth motion tech and 3D Sound.
Pros: Terrific sharpness and detail, superb 3D, great range of web content, lovely styling
Cons: 2D pictures are too warm, contrast is lacking, motion could be better
Samsung Series 8 TV review: Samsung's best plasma has 3D, Smart TV and a thin design
Good Gear Guide.au
21 September 2011
Summary: The 2011 edition of Samsung's Series 8 plasma is, as we'd expected, an impressive piece of technology. Its sound and visuals are great, and the inclusion of various 'Smart TV' features makes the Series 8 a useful multimedia device as well as a traditional TV. The built-in Web browser isn't perfect and we'd definitely prefer a notebook if one was close to hand, and some of the features are a little imperfect, but the Series is is nonetheless a big step forward from the...
Pros: Excellent picture quality, Great design, Impressive sound quality from a thin TV
Cons: The Series 6 might be slightly better value, EPG is slow to load and navigate
Conclusion: Mesmo não sendo destinada àqueles com orçamento limitado ou que precisam economizar energia, a Samsung PN51D800 é uma excelente HDTV 3D de plasma que cumpre muito bem tudo o que promete.
Pros: Design elegante e bordas finas. Qualidade de imagem soberba e excelentes detalhes de sombra. Inclui suporte a 3D, Wi-Fi embutido e uma ampla seleção de serviços e aplicativos. Controle remoto com teclado QWERTY e conexão IR e Bluetooth.