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Samsung 59D8000 Series (PN59D8000 / PL59D8000 / PS59D8000)

Samsung 59D8000 Series (PN59D8000 / PL59D8000 / PS59D8000)
alaScore 89

289 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 289 reviews of Samsung 59D8000 Series (PN59D8000 / PL59D8000 / PS59D8000). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Views about the sound and price are overall positive. The design and usability also get good views, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the size.

image quality, usability, design, price, sound

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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. Reviewers really like the sound and design. The price and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability. Reviews are divided on the size.

image quality, usability, price, design, sound

reliability

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

Aug, 2015

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Expert review by: Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

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.

Nov, 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
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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: Robert Wiley (plasmatvbuyingguide.com)

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...

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

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
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