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Samsung PN59D6500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 reviews of Samsung PN59D6500. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviews about the sound and design are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good feedback. Opinions about the energy efficiency and reliability are mixed, while there are some negative opinions about the black level.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung PN59D6500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung PN59D6500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 user reviews of Samsung PN59D6500 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Views about the sound and design are overall positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the black level. The energy efficiency and reliability get mixed views.

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black level

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung PN51D6500 51-Inch 1080p 600 Hz 3D Plasma HDTV (Black) [2011 MODEL]Samsung PN59D6500 59-Inch 1080p 600 Hz 3D Plasma HDTV (Black) [2011 MODEL]

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Samsung PN59D6500 Review – 59-inch Plasma HDTV

 

Samsung has introduced this 3D Plasma panel, after getting a clear picture about the sets of last year from the customer reviews. It looks like you will enjoy watching 3D on this 59-inch set through the active shutter glasses. These glasses have been...

There are a lot of connectivity features. With 4 HDMI, you can connect many high definition devices like Blu-ray player and camcorder. It can be fun watching movies in 3D on the Blu-ray player. Since the TV is integrated with all the latest...

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Major disappointment

 

They almost had a great panel. However something is very wrong in the video processing and Samsung has down right refused to look into this matter. I have never seen this problem with any other panel other than a brief similar issue with Panasonic,...

Overall great color re-production, Smart TV, Cool remote but bulky, 3D very promising

Major problems with brightness and contrast. Huge fluctuations at these levels. dark image turn darker and then flash into a light cloudy grey matter and back. No solution from Samsung

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Could be really good

 

I would love this tv if it did not have this minor annoyance. The brightness fluctuates in a very distracting way. It would be good if samsung would fix it. Panasonic plasma had the same issue and were fixed with a firmware/board update. Samsung please!

Great color picture quality and design

Brightness fluctuates, but it looks like Samsung won't fix it

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Not recommended.

 

Could've been great but thanks to Samsung's business practices it scores the lowest possible score.

Great picture quality. Awesome looking bezel

has a problem with fluctuating brightness as many users have described before. And no dont tell me its just my set samsung. Ive returned the set and got a new 3 times already. Samsung treats me like I'm a "dumb" consumer and won't admit the problem at a

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Major disappointment

 

They almost had a great panel. However something is very wrong in the video processing and Samsung has down right refused to look into this matter. I have never seen this problem with any other panel other than a brief similar issue with Panasonic,...

Overall great color re-production, Smart TV, Cool remote but bulky, 3D very promising

Major problems with brightness and contrast. Huge fluctuations at these levels. dark image turn darker and then flash into a light cloudy grey matter and back. No solution from Samsung

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Perfection ruined major problem

 

This TV could easily be one of the best TVs of 2011. Unfortunately, until Samsung acknowledges the problem and issues a fix, I COULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS SET TO ANYONE.

Excellent PQ, great features

Brightness fluctuations are completely unacceptable, most likely due to malfunctioning eco sensor. This problem persists even when eco sensor is set to off

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So close to perfection, but major flaw.

 

I am very conflicted about this television. If Samsung would fix the brightness pops with a firmware update, this would be a five-star television. Since they refuse to even acknowledge the problem despite confirmed reports from dozens of people, I have...

Stunning picture. Great motion resolution. It's the most beautiful television I have ever owned. 3D movies look amazing too

There is a minor problem with buzzing. It's highly directional and can only be heard when you are directly in front of the television at ear level. Step two feet to the side and the buzzing disappears. It's barely noticeable in quiet scenes, and not at

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INCREDIBLE PLASMA TV. CAN'T GO WRONG. PRICE DROPPING.

 

OVERALL, THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE TV. IT IS ALMOST ALL SCREEN. EVEN THE FACTORY SETTINGS ARE NOT BAD AND WHEN YOU ADJUST IT DOWN A LITTLE, THE REAL, LIFELIKE PICTURE IS FANTASTIC. IN MID MAY, 2011 I PAID $1800 DELIVERED WHICH WAS BEST PRICE I COULD FIND....

INCREDIBLE PICTURE, GOOD SOUND, EASY TO ADJUST TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS. NOT CAPABLE OF 3D CAPABLE. 2D TO 3D FOR BROADCAST TV (DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS AVAILABLE IN ANY 3D TV)

ABSURD THAT ANY MFG SELLS A 3D TV AND DOESN'T INCLUDE THE GLASSES. ADD $250 ; PRINTED MANUAL IS MINIMAL AT BEST AND EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE INSTANT ACCESS TO THE E-MANUAL, IT IS HARD TO FIGURE OUT WHAT SOME ADVANCED PICTURE ADJUSTMENTS ACTUALLY DO. I...

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Great mid-range 3D Plasma

 

The clear trim around the outside edge and neck of the base give this TV a very modern look. It actually played a part in my decision to buy this TV. I checked out both Panasonic and Samsung Plasma TV's at my local dealer before coming to a decision on...

Sleek and sexy looking! Improved GUI. I love the menu design. Every year these just get better and better ; Games and movies are phenomenal on this TV. Image Retention is no longer an issue! I replaced a 2010 LG Plasma with this set, and that one had...

Brightness pops/fluctuations issue ; This is a known issue that affects a lot of the 2011 Samsung Plasma sets. For nearly a year there wasn't anything done to fix this. I had a tech replace my entire panel, but it didn't fix it. Samsung has finally...

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Great product. Love it!

 

A very tech-savvy friend of mine helped me shop around for a new TV. While I was originally thinking LCD, my friend (knowing this TV was going in my basement/man cave), suggested I go with a Plasma TV. He explained the benefits of plasma (ie true...

Good Resolution, Attractive Design, Great Picture Quality, Fast Setup

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