Summary: Have had it a little over a month. Nice picture - sound leaves a lot to be desired! Not a deal breaker because we have a Boise surround sound system but a real pain. Controller is complicated - smart TV does not work as well as Apple TV. Controller is a dumb one - can not be programmed to control anything else! And finally the instruction manual - or rather the lack of one - worst I have had in 20 years!!! And don't think that is OK I'll get the info from their web site.
Summary: I have the D8000 55" TV. It's a great TV, but you can't imagine my disappointment when I found that none of the D series Samsung TVs are compatible with Amazon's Instant Video Service. In fact, no 2011 Samsung TV's are compatible. Amazon says this is the fault of Samsung, and Samsung won't respond to questions. All in all, that would have killed the deal for me, but I didn't pay attention before I bought. It is keeping me from getting another Samsung however.
Summary: I received the Samsung un55d8000 two weeks ago. At first glance the picture is absolutely breathtaking. After watching it for a few weeks I really started to notice the blurring effect (especially on sports and quick motion). To give you an example... When watching football sometimes you could not even see the runners legs it will blur so much. I have also tried this on multiple sources (wdtv live, blue ray) and same thing.
Summary: The TV itself is great, and we are really enjoying it. But one of the primary reasons we bought it is to use the embedded Skype functionality to talk to our family. This is how it goes: In summer 2011 I bought Samsung D series TV (8000 model) as documented in my initial review below. In the product description this TV clearly shows that it supports Skype [...] On the other hand, the list of applications for this TV doesn't list the Skype application as of today [...
Summary: The picture is crisp and clean, but for the price there should be less jutter. Some HD movies are not worth watching because the picture looks more like an old style stop motion nickleodean movie. Turning the 240 hz Auto Motion Plus feature to smooth (the highest setting) does little to remove the jutter. I have even turned off all advanced settings and used the custom AMP to set Jutter to 10 with no satisfactory result. Looks like it will be a returned item.
Summary: (PLEASE NOTE: This review is not about this tv set, it is mainly about Samsung and the way I was treated with their customer service. I purchased an LN40C650 just over a year ago. The review is posted on that product on Amazon, and I wanted to share my experiences with Samsung for anyone and everyone to see.
3d crosstalk or ghosting is really bad, support won't fix the problem, they told me that its the incoming 3d video problem.
henry from CA, Amazon
18 August 2011
Summary: Other than the 3d ghosting or crosstalk problem, everything else is really nice. I'm using: -Samsung UN55C8000 55-Inch 1080p 240 Hz 3D LED HDTV -Samsung BD-C5900 -Shrek 3d that came with the Starter Kit -Priest 3D -Roxio 3d (Roxio 3d is one of the apps of the TV) I called product support, after going some basic trouble shooting, they concluded that its a video source problem, so I ask them how can I truly verify that its the source problem, because I'm using a Samsung...