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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 are impressed by the price and design. The sound and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the glare. There are some critical opinions about the black level and durability.

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. Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The sound and usability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the durability and reliability. Opinions are divided on the glare.

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)

Aug, 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