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Samsung 59D8000 Series (PN59D8000 / PL59D8000 / PS59D8000)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Samsung 59D8000 Series (PN59D8000 / PL59D8000 / PS59D8000). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Comments about the sound and price are overall positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the size. There are some negative reviews about the reliability.

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reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 59D8000 Series (PN59D8000 / PL59D8000 / PS59D8000) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 59D8000 Series (PN59D8000 / PL59D8000 / PS59D8000)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Samsung 59D8000 Series (PN59D8000 / PL59D8000 / PS59D8000) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and design. The price and usability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the size, and many are less positive about the reliability.

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reliability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung PN59D8000 59-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Plasma HDTV (Black) (2011 Model)Samsung PN59D8000 59-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Plasma HDTV (Black) (2011 Model)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (pcmag.com)

Samsung PN59D8000

 

A 59-inch plasma HDTV with a 1,920 by 1,080 resolution, the Samsung PN59D8000 offers a contrast ratio in the millions, full 3D video support and more.

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Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Christian Sherden (televisioninfo.com)

Samsung PN59D8000

 

The Samsung PN59D8000 ($2,599 MSRP) is Samsung's flagship plasma TV for 2011. It certainly looks beautiful in brushed metal, but will this 1080p, 3D display live up to your hopes, dreams, and $1,000+ investment? We found it to have good black & white...

Great contrast ratio ; Great motion performance

Color performance was a bit off ; Narrow viewing angle for a plasma TV

With a brushed metal design and an innovative, double-sided QWERTY keyboard, Samsung spared no detail in designing this 59-inch 1080p, plasma TV for 2011. Samsung calls it a 59-inch screen “+1,” apparently to emphasize that its bezel is an inch...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Tweak News (tweaknews)

Expert Review

 

Samsung's PN59D8000 Plasma Smart TV is targeted towards the consumer who who wants to use their livingroom display for than watching TV and movies. With this one purchase, you essentially get a TV and a functional Home Theater PC in one attractive...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Adrienne Maxwell (hometheaterreview.com)

Samsung PN59D8000 3D Plasma HDTV Reviewed

 

Samsung continues to embrace 3D technology by introducing the PN59D8000 plasma HDTV, which has the ability to convert 2D content to 3D amongst other features. Adrienne Maxwell takes a look at all the features....

The PN59D8000 is a 3DTV, and it supports 2D-to-3D conversion ; Samsung's robust Smart Hub platform is available, with a host of video-on-demand, music-on-demand, social-networking, and other services. Skype and DLNA media streaming are also supported ;...

The package only includes one pair of 3D glasses. Active-shutter 3D glasses are generally more expensive than passive glasses, although Samsung does offer glasses for only $30 ; Plasma TVs generally aren't as bright as LCDs, which is a concern with...

Over the past few years, Samsung has really stepped up its game in the plasma division. While I did not review this particular TV, I recently spent some time with the step-down PN51D6500...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (hometheatermag.com)

Samsung PN59D8000 3D Plasma HDTV

 

We've said it before: Plasmas are the sand-in-the-face-at-the-beach, wallflower, last-kid-picked members of the flat-panel team. LCDs clearly dominate today's HDTV market. But plasmas are also the Cinderella stepsister whose beauty becomes obvious when...

Apart from a somewhat dim 3D image (an issue shared by other plasma models we’ve tested), this Samsung is a superb HDTV. It has one of the best feature sets on the market, particularly the flexibility of its color calibration. Its Internet features (if...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (hometheater.com)

Samsung PN59D8000 3D Plasma HDTV

 

We've said it before: Plasmas are the sand-in-the-face-at-the-beach, wallflower, last-kid-picked members of the flat-panel team. LCDs clearly dominate today's HDTV market. But plasmas are also the Cinderella stepsister whose beauty becomes obvious when...

Oct, 2011

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Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (soundandvision.com)

Samsung PN59D8000 3D Plasma HDTV

 

Samsung's latest flagship plasma line is the D8000 series—not to be confused with the company's D8000 LCD sets, although it surely will be. Just remember that Samsung's plasma model numbers start with a P.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: AVguide (avguide.com)

Samsung PN59D8000 Plasma 3DTV (105)

 

Samsung's PN59D8000 3D plasma raises the performance bar for plasma TVs and comes with extensive internet applications and a way-cool remote control.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: (hdtvuniverse.com)

Samsung PN59D8000 Review – 59-inch Plasma HDTV

 

Samsung has continued its impressive performance in this year's line-up too. The Plasma TVs last year were very popular and the models this year have retained all the good features and have added several new ones. The most significant part of the...

This model can make an interesting buy for many reasons. First of all, there is the extra one inch diagonally which makes the screen size larger. Next, you get full 3D HD experience which can be really exciting. But the best of all is the Web browser,...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Christian Sherden (reviewed.com)

Samsung PN59D8000

 

Samsung's 2011 flagship, beautifully designed with 1080p and 3D, and a hefty pricetag

Great contrast ratio; Great motion performance

Color performance was a bit off; Narrow viewing angle for a plasma TV

With a brushed metal design and an innovative, double-sided QWERTY keyboard, Samsung spared no detail in designing this 59-inch 1080p, plasma TV for 2011. Samsung calls it a 59-inch screen “+1,” apparently to emphasize that its bezel is an inch...

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SRS TheaterSound / SRS TheaterSound HD
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:15 / 30

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: Yes

Display

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):25000000:1
Display Diagonal:59 / 59.1
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:600
Response Time:0.001
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p
Viewable size diagonal:59

Indication

Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:16.9
Package height:37.8
Package weight:95.2
Package width:58.7

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Game mode: Yes

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:ATSC
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.5
Depth (with stand):13.8
Height:32.6
Height (with stand):36.1
Weight:67.5
Weight with stand:74.5
Width:54.3
Width (with stand):54.3