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Samsung 51D8000 Series (PN51D8000 / PL51D8000 / PS51D8000)

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

77 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the color and sound. The value for money and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the remote control.

image quality, design, value for money, sound, color

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 77 reviews)

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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


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 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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"A very beautiful, accurate TV."


All in all if you just want a TV that looks great and doesn't have all the problems that almost all LCD's have then buy this TV. You won't be disappointed. It really does look great. I have about 250 hours on this set with very little calibration done...

Picture quality, Color accuracy, Black levels, price

I still don't think 3D is ready for prim time. Not on any set. But this tv does it fairly well.

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"Be careful about burn-in"


We have had the set for only a month now, and the burn-in is already noticeable on bright pictures (sky, basketball court). My wife watches CNBC a lot, so it has a very constant picture with bright yellow stock tickers along the bottom. If you watch...

Beautiful picture; plenty bright enough for a bright room

Burn-in is a real issue

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"Fantastic TV, but far from "Smart"."


As a basic TV that only has picture and sound, this is an awesome TV. If you expect much more from the Smart Hub, forget it. For example, my Wii streams Netflix flawlessly, but the same content via my smart TV will stutter and glitch. It updates itself...

Great TV if that is all you are expecting. Viewing angles, color, contrast, etc. are all excellent. Just don't expect much extra value when paying for the "smart" features.

TV has to be logged into the router every time it is turned on. Netflix glitches and stutters. Surfing the web is tiresome. 3D glasses give some people headaches. Smart features aside, the one complaint is an electrical background noise.

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Is this TV dual voltage?


Is this TV 120-240v 50-60hz?

I'm looking to find out if this is dual voltage

I need to know if this tv is dual voltage

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: Yes
Application Store (IPTV): Yes
DLNA certified: No
DVB-S:DVB-S2 (HD) / 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
USB Recording: No
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Front AV Interface: No
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


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:600
Frequency:50 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

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

General Features

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