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Samsung's PN59D8000 reminds that plasma can be beautiful with its amazing picture quality in an ultrathin panel. Not to mention the ton of apps and the best remote we've tried in some time.Samsung D8000 series information: The review of the Samsung PN59D8000 is based on our time with the 51-inch PN51D8000. Our observations are also applicable to the 64-inch PN64D8000. The three sets have identical specifications (except for dimensions and weight), according to Samsung. They should offer performances that are similar.We get frequent calls and emails from friends, family and readers asking for advice on what TV to buy. As we’re making our recommendations and we throw out some plasma TV models, we’re often asked the questions: “Isn’t plasma an outdated technology?” and “Aren’t LED TVs supposed to be the best?”The short answers to those two questions are, in order, “No” and “Not exactly,” and Samsung’s D8000 series is evidence. But some clarification is in order for those not familiar with the current state of plasma TV technology.LCD TV technology allowed TVs to become lighter, thinner and wall-mount friendly.
PCMag Editors did not test the Samsung PN59D8000. We did, however, test and review the Samsung PN51D8000 (4 stars, Editor's Choice) from the same series. A 59-inch plasma HDTV with a 1,920 by 1,080 resolution, the Samsung PN59D8000 ($2,999 list) offers a contrast ratio in the millions, full 3D video support and more. This TV comes with more like an even further reduced bezel size, a suite of web apps including Skype and built-in Wi-Fi among other features. This line of Samsung TVs is laser-focused on minimalism, with its greatly reduced bezel size, thanks to the company's Plasma +1 technology. The 1.5-inch thin frame rests on a sleek, chrome four-legged stand that swivels to support the plasma display's viewing angle. This glossy black Samsung TV has a touch of clear plastic lining its edges, and comes with four HDMI ports, two USB ports and plenty more connections. Users would find hardware that powers a 25 million to 1 contrast ratio, a 0.001 millisecond response time and a 600Hz subfield drive, or refresh rate, inside the PN59D8000. A Real Black Filter within this plasma display improves contrast ratio and reduces image glare.
For the last couple of years it seems that our job as TV reviewers comes down to determining which TV is better: the best Panasonic plasma or the best Samsung plasma. In 2011 the vessel bearing the Samsung flag is the PND8000, and while a href="http://reviews.preview.cnet.com:8001/flat-panel-tvs/panasonic-tc-p55vt30/4505-6482_7-34468892.html">Panasonic's VT30 still deserves the overall picture quality nod in our book, the Samsung is good enough to match the Panasonic's numeric Performance score of 9. The PND8000's picture quality is superb, and we don't expect any other TV aside from the VT30 to surpass it this year--although the less expensive PND7000 series, which we have yet to review, might equal it. The kicker, and it's a big one, is that the 59-inch Samsung PND8000 we reviewed actually costs less than the 55-inch Panasonic, while delivering a better design and even more features. Unless you're the pickiest of videophiles with the most unlimited of budgets, it's tough to justify the cost of the VT30 over the PND8000. We performed a hands-on evaluation of the 59-inch Samsung PN59D8000, but this review also applies to the other screen sizes in the series. All sizes have identical specs and according to the manufacturer should provide very similar picture quality.