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Samsung 51E8000 Series (PN51E8000 / PS51E8000 / PL51E8000)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 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. Reviewers really like the price and design. The sound and usability are also appreciated. The black level and durability get less positive reviews, and there are some mixed views about the glare.

image quality, usability, sound, design, price

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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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 51E8000 Series (PN51E8000 / PS51E8000 / PL51E8000)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 user reviews of Samsung 51E8000 Series (PN51E8000 / PS51E8000 / PL51E8000) from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. People really like the price and design. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the glare. Some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

image quality, usability, sound, design, price

reliability, durability

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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) (2012 Model)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Heinonen (hometheaterhifi.com)

Samsung PN51E8000 51″ Plasma HDTV

 

Not long ago plasma and LCD were in a fierce competition for the flat panel market, but LCD has dominated sales the past few years. While the general public has moved to LCD for brighter images and more size choices...

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: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (hometheaterhifi.com)

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: (televisioninfo.com)

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: Andy Sim (hardwarezone.com)

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...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Lee Neikirk (reviewed.com)

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: (hdtvuniverse.com)

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

Expert review by: (hdtvgizmo.com)

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 (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung PS51E8000 review

 

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

May, 2012

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

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: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Samsung PS51E8000 review

 

A worthwhile plasma with a strong spec and cutting-edge interface

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:DNSe / Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby Pulse / SRS TruSurround, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Display

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:Digital
Display Diagonal:51
Display Diagonal (metric):50.7
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:600
Noise reduction: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p

Energy Management

AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:272
Energy efficiency compliance:C
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):186

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:N

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Number of OSD languages:29
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Remote Control Type:TM1290, TM1250B
Sleep Timer: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Browser supported:Y
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:N
WLAN-ready: No

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:13
Package height:32.9
Package weight:65.7
Package width:51.2

Ports & interfaces

Audio input for DVI: Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:3
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: No
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1 / 2
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:272
Energy efficiency class:C
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):186

Security

Child lock: Yes

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Smart TV: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Technical Details

Color of product:Black / Grey
Game mode: Yes

Teletext

Teletext:1000
Teletext function: Yes

TV Tuner

Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T / DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T2 / DVB-C, DVB-T
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.89 / 1.9 / 2.01 / 2.17
Depth (with stand):12.2
Height:28.1
Height (with stand):31.7
Weight:47
Weight with stand:52
Width:47
Width (with stand):47