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Samsung 51E8000 Series (PN51E8000 / PS51E8000 / PL51E8000)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 reviews of Samsung 51E8000 Series (PN51E8000 / PS51E8000 / PL51E8000). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the glare. Many are critical about the black level and durability.

image quality, usability, sound, price, design

reliability, durability, black level

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 51E8000 Series (PN51E8000 / PS51E8000 / PL51E8000) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 user reviews of Samsung 51E8000 Series (PN51E8000 / PS51E8000 / PL51E8000) from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The sound and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the glare. The durability and reliability get critical reviews.

image quality, usability, sound, design, price

reliability, durability

70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung PN51E8000 51-Inch 1080p 600Hz Ultra Slim Plasma 3D HDTV (Black) (2012 Model)Samsung PN51E8000 51-Inch 1080p 600Hz Ultra Slim Plasma 3D HDTV (Black)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (

Samsung PN51E8000 51" Plasma HDTV


LCD might have overtaken plasma in the living room, but for those with a theater room or just without lots of open windows, plasma still typically offers a better picture. The Samsung PN51E8000 lives up to that reputation by providing a wonderful image...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: (

Samsung PN51E8000HDTV


We were first introduced to Samsung's ES8000 series back in May. It's their flagship LCD for 2012, and on top of being an impressive, high-end TV, it also operated with some innovative voice and gesture controls, and showed off Samsung's content-heavy...

Excellent color accuracy ; Some of the most convincing 3D in the industry ; Huge viewing angle

Motion that’s more blurry than competitors

The Samsung PN51E8000 is a welcome entry to Samsung’s excellent flagship line-up.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Lee Neikirk (

Samsung PN51E8000


Samsung's flagship plasma is the top of its class

Excellent color accuracy.; Some of the most convincing 3D in the industry.; Huge viewing angle

Motion that’s more blurry than competitors

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: (

Samsung PN51E8000 Review – 51-inch Plasma HDTV


The 51-inch 3D plasma HDTV set is one of the higher end models launched by Samsung. It comes with a set of advanced networking and connectivity features offered by the higher end LED TV models launched by the manufacturer. In addition to supporting...

The PN51E8000 is also designed by the manufacturer with a set of HDMI and USB ports. These input options enable viewers to access the offline movies, music, videos, photos and games stored on compatible devices and discs. You can simply connect a DVD...

May, 2012

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Samsung PN51E8000 PN59E8000 PN64E8000 Plasma 3D TV


The Samsung E8000 Series, the Flaghship Plasma Series of Samsung for the year 2012 and guess what we had a first look of this last time at the CES 2012 and this

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (

Samsung PS51E8000 review


Its image quality and motion smoothing could be better, but it's packed full of great online services and smart features

The E8000’s image quality is good, but not as good as that of Panasonic’s plasma TVs, and its motion-smoothing doesn’t seem to work very well. Despite that, we were mightily impressed by its smart features and media playback. We prefer the

May, 2012

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Samsung PS51E8000


Specification, cutting-edge interface, composed, believable pictures from all sources

Struggles a little with standard-def, sounds poor even by flatscreen standards, gesture control more trouble than it’s worth

Your shortlist of worthwhile plasma TVs just increased by one – try it

May, 2012


Expert review by: John Archer (

Samsung PS51E8000


Panasonic has already set the plasma TV bar high for 2012. Can Samsung's flagship keep up?

Excellent online service ; Innovative control systems ; Very good pictures, especially with 3D

Gesture control system could be better ; Black level not as deep as Panasonic plasma's ; Some motion issues

We felt sure when we tested its P50ST50 that Panasonic had set a very high bar for 2012 plasma technology. So it’s not entirely surprising to find that even Samsung’s new flagship plasma set doesn’t manage to scale the same picture heights, at least in...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Andy Sim (

Samsung Series 8 PS51E8000 51-inch 3D Plasma TV - Big on Smarts and Visuals


Sporting the Quad-Stand pedestal instead of the more recent Arc-Flow stand flaunted by its ES8000 LED sibling, the E8000 plasma TV sports many of Samsung's Smart Interaction privileges, which include voice activation, motion controls, and facial recogn...

Dec, 2012


Expert review by: David Mackenzie (

Samsung PS51E8000 Plasma 3D TV Review


The 51-inch model from Samsung's top-end E8000 Plasma TV series has been here with us for a while, going through our usual in-depth testing. We recently reviewed the 60″ version from the step-down E6500 series, and found it to be one of the best HDTVs...

The Samsung PS51E8000 is a great Plasma TV. It features good black levels, and since it’s a PDP, those blacks are consistently dark across the entire screen surface and viewing area – even although they’re not the absolute darkest out there. After only...

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: Yes
Application Store (IPTV): No
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP): No
Processor Cores:Dual-core
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: Yes
Ethernet: Yes
Front AV Interface: No
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming: No
S-Video: No
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:600
Full HD: No
HD ready: No
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):Unknown

General Features

3D: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:Plasma
Screen Format:16:9