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Samsung PN50C8000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 218 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the sound and price. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung PN50C8000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 user reviews of Samsung PN50C8000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on

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80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung PN50C8000 50-Inch 1080p 3D Plasma HDTV

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Samsung PN50C8000


Ever since we tested the Panasonic TC-PVT25 series in June, we've been itching to compare it directly with Samsung's flagship 3D-compatible plasma HDTV for 2010. After finally getting the chance to review the Samsung PNC8000 series--the odds-on...

Excellent black-level performance; accurate color overall; properly handles 1080p/24 sources; excellent bright-room image for a plasma; numerous picture controls and tweaks; sleek styling with inch-deep panel; superb streaming and widget content via...

Less energy-efficient than LCD models; duplication of Apps and widgets can be confusing; 1080p/24 mode causes loss in black level performance; optional dejudder processing introduces artifacts; does not include 3D glasses; terrible remote.

Samsung's PNC8000 series plasma TV produces one of the highest-quality pictures we've tested this year in both 2D and 3D modes, yet costs less than its direct competition.

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Samsung PN50C8000 Review


Samsung PN50C8000 is a 3D plasma TV that has a lot of frills to go around and impress any buyer. Great viewing angle, amazing black levels, accurate colors, and excellent video processing capabilities, make this particular Samsung plasma TV model a...

Really great blacks, Less glare than seen in last year’s models, Extensive entertainment options

Some perks, like Motion Judder Canceller and 600Hz Subfield Motion, are more marketing buzz than true add-ons, Not as slim as LCD TV models released this year


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Samsung PN50C8000 3D Plasma HDTVReview


Samsung makes a play for top spot in the 3D-ready plasma HDTV market with the full-featured C8000 series PDP.

Overall, I enjoyed my time with the Samsung PN50C8000. While 3D and black level performance were not the absolute best we've ever seen, they were excellent, exceeding the performance of most if not all LCD and LED TVs. The C8000 series offers an...

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Samsung PN50C8000 Review – 50-inch Plasma HDTV


The Samsung PN50C8000 is a 50” Plasma HDTV, and one of the smaller sets in Samsung's Class 8000 product line. It's a 3D model, which has 1080p. It is an ultra modern model.

Other features worth noting include the Real Black Filter. This innovation does a pretty good job of equalizing the picture quality, for both daytime and nighttime watching. This feature also helps to sharpen and brighten up images.

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Samsung PN50C8000 3D Plasma Review


I expected great things from the top of the line Samsung plasma C8000 series and what did I get? In a word, satisfaction. The PN50C8000 represents the top of the line for Samsung's 2010 plasma lineup and includes all the upgrade features such as 3D...

I expected great things from the top of the line Samsung plasma C8000 series and what did I get? In a word, satisfaction

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Samsung 50" PN50C8000 3-D TV


This Samsung 50" Plasma 3-D TV produces very good picture in 3-D as well as high definition and standard definition 2-D. Using this 3-D set was effortless and our testers felt the glasses were comfortable, light, and easy to use. One of the most...

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Samsung PN50C8000 Review


In this review of the PN50C8000 3D TV, we will take a look at a number of new features introduced with the PNC8000 series from Samsung. The PN50C8000 is part of Samsung's flagship PNC8000 series of Plasma 3D TVs. After having beaten other 3D TV...

The PN50C8000 is a great 50 inch Plasma 3D TV from Samsung and brings a number of new technological innovations to the table. With enhanced image quality and black levels along with all the advantages of a plasma panel display for 3D, this is certainly...

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Samsung PN50C8000 50-inch 3D Plasma TV


At the end of March, Samsung became the very first manufacturer to begin shipping 3D TVs. First to appear in stores were the company's LED and LCD series. We got our hands on the Samsung UN55C7000 55-inch 3D LED TV (an LCD TV which uses an LED...

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"Most expensive mistake I've ever made"


Started ghosting immediately out of the box. Not when I paused it... it would just randomly happen. I lowered the contrast and obsessively used scroll. Nothing worked. Kept ghosting and after about 2 months, permanent burn-in. None of this was covered...

Lots of internet options.

Ghosting, burn-in, entire panel fried after just over 1 year

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"Great Overall Picture"


Its a great TV but the picture settings out of box are absolutely horrible. Once you calibrate the picture to your liking the images are great! Some of the parts feel cheap and the black levels arent as good at the Panasonic. The 3D is really good and...

- Color quality

- TERRIBLE out of box picture settings