Power supply and panel failed after 2.5 years of regular use - too soon!
29 June 2014
Summary: I have this TV for two and one-half years. Works well, great picture. menus can be confusing. I am writing this now because my TV went out last night and doesn't power on. No LED light. From some internet research it appears to be the power supply. Samsung has had some issues with power supplies in the past, but they say not with this model. My previous tube TV lasted 17 years without any problem!
Summary: We have been using for over 2 years and no problems and a great picture. So glad we got the plasma as the picture is much better than our Samsung LCD. No motion blur. The smart tv functions are painfully slow, but we do not use them anyway. And although we do not often use the 3D function, it works well. Love that Samsung quality too.
Screen Cracked with no trauma- All over the INTERNET
SCOTT SILVESTRY "SS STL", Amazon
24 January 2013
Summary: I purchased this TV last year. This year, it died with no trauma. Samsung has denied the warranty claim for this TV. THIS DENIAL IS DESPITE THE TECHNICIAN NOT FINDING EVIDENCE OF EXTERNAL DAMAGE. After searching the INTERNET this problem is very common and SAMSUNG does not honor their warranty. I WILL NEVER BUY A SAMSUNG TV OR ANYTHING EVER AGAIN.
Summary: I love this big screen tv, has one of the best picture I have ever seen. The only thing that needs to be fixed is the set up software for some of the settings and Aps, also the remote can be a bear. But not a big deal, I use a satellite remote most of the time. All in all good tv.
Summary: I purchased Amazon Prime thinking I would stream movies from that source. There was no icon on the Samsung Smart Hub for this service. I called Amazon and they said Samsung hadn't released an update to allow this. Then I phoned Amazon and they said they did not have such an update and did not have plans to do so. They also indicated this was a 2011 model altho I purchased it in 2012. Otherwise the TV seems fine but this part has been disappointing.
Summary: This plasma has one of the best pictures I ever seen lately on a Plasma, bought this for a bedroom that's in a basement and the picture is perfect. I also bought 4 of the LED version's for rooms with more light and couldn't be happier. This Plasma has a very natural picture. Excellent black levels and features I probably would never use. If you have a dark room or room with controlled light, I highly recommend this Plasma.
Already not providing software support for MLB.tv - buy a newer version
T. Stradling, Amazon
30 June 2012
Summary: I bought this 8000 for top of the line apps and wireless functions. 6 months later when baseball starts, MLB.tv is not supported on this model number. Older Samsungs are supported. Newer Samsungs are supported. Mine says "We are looking to upgrade this by the beginning of the 2012 season." It is June 30. I had a Samsung Blu-ray BD-D5500. I kept watching MLB.tv on my computer thinking I need to hook up the blue-ray to the internet, because that has smart apps too.