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Smart TV Capability, Smooth Video Playback, Deep Black Levels, Attractive, QWERTY Keyboard Remote.
Superb color accuracy, Excellent black levels and brightness, Built-in Wi-Fi, Thin and light (for a plasma), Bluetooth QWERTY remote
The PN59D8000 is a 3DTV, and it supports 2Dto3D conversion, Samsung's robust Smart Hub platform is available, with a host of videoondemand, musicondemand, socialnetworking, and other services. Skype and DLNA media streaming are also supported, The PN5
Slick design with a thin panel, Superb picture quality with excellent shadow detail, Includes 3D support, built-in Wi-Fi, and a wide selection of services and apps, Useful remote with a QWERTY keyboard and both IR and Bluetooth connectivity.
Terrific overall picture quality, Excellent color performance, Internet streaming with builtin WiFi, 3D works better than ever.
Very thin design, Excellent blacklevels, Very good image quality, QWERTY keyboard on remote
The Samsung PND8000 series has outstanding overall picture quality, with excellent black-level performance, and the most accurate color of any TV we've ever reviewed. It can handle bright rooms well and exhibits the nearly perfect screen uniformity of
Expensive, Base is too Unstable.
Some motion artifacts, Unattractive stand, No Amazon Instant Video app
The package only includes one pair of 3D glasses. Activeshutter 3D glasses are generally more expensive than passive glasses, although Samsung does offer glasses for only $30, Plasma TVs generally aren't as bright as LCDs, which is a concern with acti
Expensive, Not energy efficient.
Expensive, Blacks a touch lighter than some competing TVs, Not the best TV for a welllit room, Streaming media interface too crowded
The relatively expensive PND8000 cannot produce full shadow detail or proper 1080p/24 cadence without sacrificing some black-level performance. Smart Hub lacks Amazon Instant, its search is next to useless, and its interface can be cluttered and confus...
By evogadget.com on June 01, 2012
The Samsung PN51D8000 has many attributes to recommend it as one of the best plasma TVs this...-
By Audioholics on January 05, 2012
For the past few years we've started asking ourselves "What's important in a TV?" Is it the black levels? How thin it is? Color accuracy? Media streaming? Apps? I mean, what is it that people look for in a new flat panel? And more importantly,...-
By G4tv.com on December 15, 2011
Video Review: The Samsung PN59D8000 Plasma television comes backed with features in a super thin design that measures only 1.5" deep. Throw in Samsung’s Smart hub, and this TV also has access to Hulu and Netflix for endless entertainment. Kevin...100
By TweakNews on November 29, 2011
Samsung's PN59D8000 Plasma Smart TV is targeted towards the consumer who who wants to use their livingroom display for than watching TV and movies. With this one purchase, you essentially get a TV and a functional Home Theater PC in one attractive...-
By Digital Trends on November 08, 2011
Given Samsung’s strong brand and the PN51D8000’s excellent performance and slim design, we think it is entirely possible that the Samsung PN51D8000 could redefine the public’s perception of plasma TV...90
By Home Theater Review on October 31, 2011
Over the past few years, Samsung has really stepped up its game in the plasma division. While I did not review this particular TV, I recently spent some time with the step-down PN51D6500...90
By Home Theater on October 27, 2011
Apart from a somewhat dim 3D image (an issue shared by other plasma models we’ve tested), this Samsung is a superb HDTV. It has one of the best feature sets on the market, particularly the flexibility of its color calibration. Its Internet...82
By PC Mag on August 12, 2011
While it's not for the thin of wallet or flimsy of fuse box, the Samsung PN51D8000 is an excellent, full-featured 3D plasma HDTV that delivers plenty of bang for its significant buck....80
By HDTV Solutions on August 09, 2011
The PQ on the PN51D8000, Samsung's top-of-the-line plasma, is reference quality. Add in the burgeoning Smart TV package of content providers and apps and this D8000 series earns our Highly Recommended...80
By TelevisionInfo on July 22, 2011
With a brushed metal design and an innovative, double-sided QWERTY keyboard, Samsung spared no detail in designing this 60-inch 1080p, plasma TV for 2011. For some reason, Samsung calls it a 59-inch screen “+1,” apparently to emphasize that...-