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Samsung 51D8000 Series (PN51D8000 / PL51D8000 / PS51D8000)

Samsung 51D8000 Series (PN51D8000 / PL51D8000 / PS51D8000)
alaScore 92

298 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 298 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

image quality, usability, price, design, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 51D8000 Series (PN51D8000 / PL51D8000 / PS51D8000) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 298 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung 51D8000 Series (PN51D8000 / PL51D8000 / PS51D8000)

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 6 user reviews of Samsung 51D8000 Series (PN51D8000 / PL51D8000 / PS51D8000) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk.

image quality, resolution, sound

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung PS51D8000 - 51" Full HD 3D Plasma Smart TVSAMSUNG PS51D8000FUXXU Series 8 D8000 51 inch 3D Plasma Television 1920 x 1080 Digital TV Tuner DLNA WLAN HDMI/VGA/USB/RJ-45 (Silver)

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 51D8000 Series (PN51D8000 / PL51D8000 / PS51D8000)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 207 user reviews of Samsung 51D8000 Series (PN51D8000 / PL51D8000 / PS51D8000) 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.

image quality, usability, price, design, sound

reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung PN51D8000 51-inch 1080p 3D Ready Plasma HDTV [2011 MODEL]

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Samsung PND8000

 

With picture quality that's nearly the equal of the tough competition, as well as best-in-class design and features, the Samsung PND8000 makes a strong case for being the best overall plasma TV of 2011.

The Samsung PND8000 series has outstanding overall picture quality, with excellent black-level performance, and the most accurate color of any TV we've ever reviewed. It can handle bright rooms well and exhibits the nearly perfect screen uniformity of...

The relatively expensive PND8000 cannot produce full shadow detail or proper 1080p/24 cadence without sacrificing some black-level performance. Smart Hub lacks Amazon Instant, its search is next to useless, and its interface can be cluttered and confusing

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Samsung PN51D8000

 

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 PN51D8000’s excellent performance and slim design, we think it is entirely possible that the Samsung PN51D8000 could redefine the public’s perception of plasma TV technology.

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Samsung PN51D8000

 

Slick design with a thin panel. Superb picture quality with excellent shadow detail. Includes 3D support, built-in Wi-Fi, and a wide selection of services and apps. Useful remote with a QWERTY keyboard and both IR and Bluetooth connectivity

Expensive. Not energy efficient

While it's not for the thin of wallet or flimsy of fuse box, the Samsung PN51D8000 is an excellent, full-featured 3D plasma HDTV that delivers plenty of bang for its significant buck.

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Samsung PN51D8000

 

For the last couple of years it has seemed that our job as TV reviewers comes down to determining which TV is better: the best Panasonic plasma or the best Samsung plasma. In 2011 the vessel bearing the Samsung flag is the PND8000, and while...

The Samsung PND8000 series has outstanding overall picture quality, with excellent black-level performance, and the most accurate color of any TV we've ever reviewed. It can handle bright rooms well and exhibits the nearly perfect screen uniformity of...

The relatively expensive PND8000 cannot produce full shadow detail or proper 1080p/24 cadence without sacrificing some black-level performance. Smart Hub lacks Amazon Instant, its search is next to useless, and its interface can be cluttered and...

With picture quality that's nearly the equal of the tough competition, as well as best-in-class design and features, the Samsung PND8000 makes a strong case for being the best overall plasma TV of 2011.

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Samsung PN51D8000 51" Plasma SmartTV Video Review

 

For the past few years we've started asking ourselves "What'simportant in a TV?" Is it the black levels? How thin it is?Color accuracy? Media streaming? Apps? I mean, what is it that peoplelook for in a new flat panel? And more importantly, what should...

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Samsung PN51D8000 51" Plasma SmartTV Review

 

We do a video review of the Samsung PN51D8000 51" Plasma SmartTV and find it to be a really stellar performer, with deep, rich blacks and a feature set that allows it to be everything all at once.

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Samsung PN51D8000 Plasma 3D TV Review

 

Last year, I gave our Highly Recommended rating to the PN50C8000, Samsung's 2010 top of the line plasma TV. And I like this year's successor even better.

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Samsung PN51D8000 Review – 51-inch Plasma HDTV

 

Samsung has introduced the +1 concept this year and has made the display size larger by 1 inch in the diagonal direction. Trying to be innovative and adding a different touch to its new range of TVs, Samsung has improved on the 50-inch model of last...

Smart Hub is the latest introduction in the TV which makes accessing the Internet easy and exciting. This is the web browser in the set using which you can surf the web just like you can through your computer. There is a Your Video option too which...

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Samsung PN51D8000

 

The Samsung PN51D8000 is a 51-inch plasma HDTV that has overall outstanding image quality, especially in the color and black-level measurements. It also has built-in Wi-Fi with tons of streaming media applications as well as 3D capabilities if you're...

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Samsung PS51D8000 review

 

Samsung's flagship plasma TV represents a delicious compromise. It's got the second best online dimension, after Sony's Bravia Internet Video platform, which is too often strapped to TVs with lacklustre 3D pictures. And the second best 3D performance,...

Smart Hub, 3D, Explore 3D app, Freeview HD, Freesat HD, record-to-USB

Smart Hub can be slow, panel lacks contrast, 3D glasses not included

It's a shame 3D is an optional extra here, but we love the picture quality and this is a solid performer when it comes to apps and the little extras.

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: Yes
Application Store (IPTV): Yes
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4) / No
DVB-S:DVB-S2 (HD) / No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4) / No
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):No / Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV:No / Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video / No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP): No
Processor Cores:Single-Core
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD):No / Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Front AV Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Headphone Output: No
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
S-Video: No
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
Frequency:50 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):C / Unknown
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

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