Reviews and Problems with Samsung PS51D8000 / PN51D8000
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Summary: With picture quality that's nearly the equal of the tough competition, as well as best-in-class design and features, the Samsung PND8000 makes a strong case for being the best overall plasma TV of 2011.
Pros: The Samsung PND8000 series has outstanding overall picture quality, with excellent black-level performance, and the most accurate color of any TV we've ever reviewed. It can handle bright rooms well and exhibits the nearly perfect screen uniformity of plasma, as well as superb 3D picture quality. It includes built-in Wi-Fi and a comprehensive set of picture controls. The Smart Hub Internet portal boasts more apps and streaming services than the competition, along with...
Cons: The relatively expensive PND8000 cannot produce full shadow detail or proper 1080p/24 cadence without sacrificing some black-level performance. Smart Hub lacks Amazon Instant, its search is next to useless, and its interface can be cluttered and confusing.
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: Svelte and with decent audio and a versatility that extends even to impressive 3D, this 51-inch plasma makes for an excellent value home cinema screen. It might not be up there with the very best from Panasonic’s arsenal of 3D plasmas in terms of ultimate quality, but at this price nor should it be. And in other regards, like the often brilliant Smart Hub in particular, it appears the more polished affair.
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.