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Samsung PN50C8000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the remote control and value for money are overall positive. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the sound. Views are divided on the connectivity.

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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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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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 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

 

Maxell’s Encore EN-5 offer a rich, full sound for an affordable price, beating out nearly all of the headphones in the test. However, our testers didn’t think they were very comfortable, nor did this pair do a good job staying put during use....

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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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"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 ; 3D images ; Picture Accuracy ; Refresh rate

TERRIBLE out of box picture settings ; Remote control ; Stand ; Black levels

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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

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"DO NOT BUY! SAMSUNG WEASELS OUT OF WARRANTY"

 

I bought a Samsung PN50C8000 plasma tv in January. On Wednesday, May 11, 2011,the screen went black while no one was watching TV. I called Samsung to tell them this. Later while trying feverishly to make it work, I noticed a star shaped crack on the...

Excellent image and excellent features.

Just watching the TV and not touching the TV causes the internal panel to crack. Samsung claims that this is physical damage. DO NOT BUY