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Samsung 59D8000 Series (PN59D8000 / PL59D8000 / PS59D8000)

Samsung 59D8000 Series (PN59D8000 / PL59D8000 / PS59D8000)
alaScore 90

344 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 344 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the remote control and sound. The usability and design also get good opinions, but reviews are divided on the value for money.

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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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 258 user reviews of Samsung 59D8000 Series (PN59D8000 / PL59D8000 / PS59D8000) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

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86% 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)Samsung PN59D8000 59-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Plasma HDTV with PN59D8000, BDD5500 3D Blu Ray Player, 2 SSG-3050GB 3D Glasses, Xtreme 6 ft 1.4v HDMI Cables

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Samsung PN59D8000

 

Superb color accuracy ; Excellent black levels and brightness ; Built-in Wi-Fi ; Thin and light (for a plasma) ; Bluetooth QWERTY remote

Some motion artifacts ; Unattractive stand ; No Amazon Instant Video app

Given Samsung’s strong brand and the PN59D8000’s excellent performance and slim design, we think it is entirely possible that the Samsung PN59D8000 could redefine the public’s perception of plasma TV technology.

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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...

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Samsung PN59D8000

 

For the last couple of years it has seemed that our job as TV reviewers comes down to determining which TV is better: the best Panasonic plasma or the best Samsung plasma. In 2011 the vessel bearing the Samsung flag is the PND8000, and while...

The Samsung PND8000 series has outstanding overall picture quality, with excellent black-level performance, and the most accurate color of any TV we've ever reviewed. It can handle bright rooms well and exhibits the nearly perfect screen uniformity of...

The relatively expensive PND8000 cannot produce full shadow detail or proper 1080p/24 cadence without sacrificing some black-level performance. Smart Hub lacks Amazon Instant, its search is next to useless, and its interface can be cluttered and...

With picture quality that's nearly the equal of the tough competition, as well as best-in-class design and features, the Samsung PND8000 makes a strong case for being the best overall plasma TV of 2011.

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Samsung PN59D8000 3D Plasma Review

 

Samsung's C8000 series plasma was our favorite TV last year, hands down. We were the first company to review a plasma TV way back in year 2000 and last year's C8000 series was one of the best pictures we have seen since the Pioneer Kuro. The entire...

As mentioned this was our top rated TV from last year with an overall rating of 9.45/10. Unfortunately, Samsung did make a few changes that hurt the picture quality slightly. The reason for that appears to be energy consumption. A yellow sticker on the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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Samsung PN59D8000

 

The Samsung PN59D8000 is a 59-inch 3D plasma HDTV that has fantastic picture quality and very deep black levels. The 3D image performance is also very good and the included remote is double-sided with a QWERTY keyboard, which is really unique.<p