The C8000 is definitely an underachiever. It is one highly disappointing television.
A. Leetham "ViDeeOhPhiUhl", Amazon
16 April 2010
Summary: While the C8000 is technically not Samsung's flagship television for 2010, -- that honor belongs to the 1/3 inch deep C9000 that costs $6,000 -- it does represent Samsung's best foot forward as far as picture performance is concerned. With this fact in mind, I simply must say that it is a major disappointment. The longer I have it, the more problems I find with it. I have become more and more upset and frustrated with it by the day.
Summary: I have the most weird relationship with Samsung TVs. I love their design, but I hate the stuff inside. Strongly influenced by the highly favourable reviews I got a 40B7000. It just remained one afternoon at my home. It was the worst SD picture I'd ever seen. I took it back to the store and reswitched on my impeccable 4-year old Sony lcd. I can't hep feeling attracted to Samsung design, but I won't fall in temptation again.