Reviews and Problems with Samsung PS59D7000 / PN59D7000
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UPDATE 25-05-2012: 3 Dead Pixels....Goodbye Samsung
4 September 2014
Summary: I have had this TV for about a week now. I am a techie (computer engineer/analyst/programmer...geek) so I thoroughly researched this TV and reviews like this before making this purchase (my first plasma, and step into HD and step into 3D, lol). CNET rated the D8000 as the second (close second to the Panasonic) best 2011 TV overall. With a little bit of research,I found that the D7000 is actually the same panel as D8000.
Summary: The first time I turned on this television it worked for an hour, and then a bright white horizontal line appeared across the screen. Not a little one, either, but 9 inches high! Samsung explained that because I had the TV shipped out of the country, there is no warranty, not even for the cost of parts. And this from a world-wide company.
Summary: The chronic brightness popping, a well documented issue with this set on CNET and in various forums, makes the TV upsetting to watch. Upsetting because you know what you paid and you also know that you have a low quality TV that Samsung does not stand behind. I've now spent months researching a fix for the problem and have had many conversations with the "don't know anythings" at Samsung.
Summary: I highly recommend this Plasma 3D TV. Great picture, true black colors. I will say there is a little noise from the plasma gas that you can here at first. You do not have to turn up the volume super high to drown out the noise.
Summary: I bought this as a replacement for a 51 inch Samsung plasma which had the power board blow out before the warranty was up. Since I was in Alaska, Samsung refunded the price of the 51 inch plasma, and so I put that money towards this one. Hopefully this plasma doesn't have the power board problems of the other one, because I love the clarity of the image, and the 3-D upconverting works surprisingly well.
Summary: I did a fair amount of research before deciding on this television. I was looking for an upgrade to my 4 year, 32 inch Sharp LCD. I own both an XBOX 360 and PS3 which get allot of use. My wife and I also watch a few TV shows and if nothing else is going on I usually have it tuned to one of the HD channels as I do other things. In other words, it's on all the time and actively used quite frequently.
You cannot find a better HD or 3D picture anywhere
6 May 2012
Summary: The picture on this tv might be the best I've ever seen. I've been shopping for about 6 months now, and I found the winner. Great features. Has the WIFI built in. 3D glasses are reasonably priced.
Amazing picture quality diminished by loud buzzing.
15 April 2012
Summary: NOTE: The brightness fluctuations that people complain about were pretty distracting, but there is a (possibly warranty-voiding) fix available if you search on AVS Forum and it works perfectly. It fixed my issues and made the only con the buzzing.
Pros: -AMAZING picture quality, -Thin and attractive design, -3D seems to work well, -Great picture controls, 10pt white balance, etc., -Smart Hub is decent but I don't use it at all
Cons: -The BUZZING! I have sensitive hearing and on my set the buzzing was so high-pitched that even with the TV at volume 15-20 I could hear the buzzing from 10' away. I'm returning this TV, I just can't stand the distracting hiss emanating from it.
Summary: Did a lot of research on buying a new plasma. HD picture quality was most important factor. CNET wasn't.wrong when they named this best HDTV of 2011. Picture quality is spectacular using CNETS calibration settings. I have zero regrets. Also delivery was three days earlier than projected. I also have a DLP, LCD, and another plasma and none of them can touch this Samsung 59" 7000. January 2012 build date.
Summary: This TV has an amazing picture. I am experiencing the humming sound as mentioned by some other reveiwers. But after the TV warms up it goes away almost completely. It is not very noticable and not something that I find that distracts from watching the TV. Upon delivery there was a cut in the back of the box that went thru and scratched the back of the TV. But I called Amazon and they quickly addressed the issue.