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Samsung 51E8000 Series (PN51E8000 / PS51E8000 / PL51E8000)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 reviews of Samsung 51E8000 Series (PN51E8000 / PS51E8000 / PL51E8000). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the design and price. The sound and usability also get good reviews. There are some mixed opinions about the glare, while some have doubts 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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 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 People really like the price and design. The sound and usability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the durability and reliability, while there are some mixed reviews about the glare.

image quality, usability, sound, design, price

reliability, durability

69% 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)

May, 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: David Katzmaier (

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.

Apr, 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

Expert review by: (

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: Niall Magennis (

Samsung PS51E8000 review


Forget about the gimmicky voice and motion control features -- this set has plenty to make you sit up and take notice of it. It marries great online features with good audio quality and strong picture performance across both 2D and 3D. Its price is a...

Great online features ; Skype video calling without the need for any add-ons ; Strong 2D and 3D images ; Good sound quality

Expensive ; Motion and voice control features are not worth the effort

Nov, 2012

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

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

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