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Samsung 64E8000 Series (PN64E8000 / PS64E8000 / PL64E8000)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and design. The value for money and sound also get good views, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability. Many are critical about the build quality.

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build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 64E8000 Series (PN64E8000 / PS64E8000 / PL64E8000) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

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Samsung PN64E8000

 

The Samsung PNE8000 is easily the most full-featured plasma TV on the market; no other can touch its sheer doodad-ification. It's the opposite of a " dumb monitor, " building in not only the most app-happy Smart TV suite available, but also voice and...

The Samsung PNE8000 series exhibited outstanding overall picture quality, characterized by exceedingly deep black levels, accurate colors, superb video processing, and very good 3D. Unlike LCDs, as a plasma TV it has superb off-angle and uniformity...

Samsung charges too much for extra features that are largely unnecessary and poorly implemented. Its picture delivers slightly worse shadow detail and bright-room performance than some competitive plasmas, and its maximum light output is somewhat dim.

The expensive Samsung PNE8000 series comes through with stellar picture quality, but its main appeal is to people who crave the latest gadgetry in their plasma TV.

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Samsung PN64E8000

 

While OLED technology is grabbing headlines, Samsung is also quietly updating their plasma lineup with the PNE80000, a Smart TV that features new apps, gesture and voice control, facial recognition and an improved panel. No word on pricing, though...

Improved plasma panel promises better color ; Voice and gesture control ; Cloud connectivity and a new suite of apps

Could be too smart for some consumers

Though the Samsung PN64E8000 has a brand new panel that supposedly improves color and contrast, the most heavily-advertised improvement to Samsung’s flagship plasma was a complement of connectivity and user control features. New apps take advantage of...

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Samsung PN64E8000 Review – 64-inch Plasma HDTV

 

The 64-inch plasma TV set is one of the higher end 3D HDTV sets available in the market. Along with 1080p HD resolution and active 3D compatibility, the model comes with a set of smart networking and internet access. A user can explore the networking...

The manufacturer has also designed the model with a dual core processor to allow users simultaneously watch their favorite TV programs and surf the web. You can even stay connected with your friends through Skype video conferencing using the...

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"Poor Workmanship and designed to fail."

 

It appears Samsung TVs have no quality control (other than the consumer being stuck with a defective product, so if you got a good one, you are very lucky, but I suspect you will have problems at some point). Right out of the factory sealed box, my...

U-Tube is worth the slow painstaking process to get to.

Poor quality control, terrible customer service, if you get stuck with a bad one, like me, you are SOL. Problem appears to be with all high end Samsung TVs.

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"What an amazing TV!"

 

My dad has this same model from two years ago and it looks so much better than that one. It's huge, it looks classy, the picture is really sharp. The factory settings seem to be a little dark and I haven't calibrated it yet, but overall I'm very happy...

Amazing picture quality, the 3D performs great, the apps are better than I expected, and it has more features than I've been able to fully test out. My last TV was a 50" 1080i DLP with DVI, this is just miles beyond it. Best looking video games ever.

When people on screen say "hi", my TV thinks I'm talking to it. I just can't see myself using that or the gestures. It's kind of dumb. The registration process is way easier with a PC. It was missing 4 screws for the base! Why two remotes?

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Amazon review summary for Samsung 64E8000 Series (PN64E8000 / PS64E8000 / PL64E8000)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 user reviews of Samsung 64E8000 Series (PN64E8000 / PS64E8000 / PL64E8000) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

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build quality

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung PN64E8000 64-Inch 1080p 600Hz Ultra Slim Plasma 3D HDTV (Black) (2012 Model)Samsung PN64E8000 64-Inch 1080p 600Hz Ultra Slim Plasma 3D HDTV (Black)

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Samsung Plasma TV PN64E8000

 

Outstanding tv set. Everyone loves it. I use to be a Sony Fan.

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Great TV! I love it

 

There are so many features in this TV that its hard to review. The motion sensorvoice controlwebcam all work as advertised, but I think theyre fairly gimmicky. I like using a remote instead. Its faster. The app store, however, is great. I really like...

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Buy good cables

 

kk99 That is obviously a cable issue and not the TV's fault. Buy better cables with more shielding and the dark bands will go away. You will see dark bands extending like that on any display technology when using bad cables

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not pleased

 

continue... now, even though those were much more noticeable on a PC, they exist when watching TV... but since the image moves all the time and things aren't as Black/White for long... they aren't as apparent. But I can notice the band if looking at...

Samsung *did* make an effort to accomodate me... However

Very disappointed with the TV! I purchased this TV as part of a new Home Theater I was building in my living room. One of the things I really wanted to do in my new setup was to hookup a HTPC... so, as part of the new toys, I also built a PC...

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: Yes
Application Store (IPTV): Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4) / No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
USB Recording:No / Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes

Connectivity

CI Plus:No / Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
Ethernet: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:600
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):C / Unknown

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Shutter Glasses
Product Type:Plasma
Screen Format:16:9
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