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Samsung 51E8000 Series (PN51E8000 / PS51E8000 / PL51E8000)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and remote control. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the sound and value for money.

image quality, usability, design, remote control, reliability

value for money, sound

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

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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...

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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.

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Samsung PN51E8000


The Samsung PNE8000 is easily the most full-featured plasma TV on the market; no other can touch its sheer doodad-ification. It's the opposite of a " dumb monitor, " building in not only the most app-happy Smart TV suite available, but also voice and...

The Samsung PNE8000 series exhibited outstanding overall picture quality, characterized by exceedingly deep black levels, accurate colors, superb video processing, and very good 3D. Unlike LCDs, as a plasma TV it has superb off-angle and uniformity...

Samsung charges too much for extra features that are largely unnecessary and poorly implemented. Its picture delivers slightly worse shadow detail and bright-room performance than some competitive plasmas, and its maximum light output is somewhat dim.

The expensive Samsung PNE8000 series comes through with stellar picture quality, but its main appeal is to people who crave the latest gadgetry in their plasma TV.


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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

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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...

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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

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"Great quality TV"


Fantastic TV! We love it! The biggest gripe would be the quality of standard definition shows my older parents watch since they have no interest in doing HD cable until they move in a few months across country. Then you bet I'll be plugging it into HD...

Picture quality

Standard definition quality isn't amazing - but not bad.

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"Very Good but can be better."


A great buy for US$1250 or less. Comparable with Panasonic GT50. Worth trying.

Great vivid colours. Black levels are good. Great smart applications.

3D depth control is missing!! White background is dull. Little bit of Cross talk in 3D.

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


alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 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



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)

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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
USB Recording: No
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


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:600
Full HD: No
HD ready: No
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):Unknown

General Features

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