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Samsung PN59D8000FF Plasma 3D HDTV Review

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It certainly looks beautiful, but will this 1080p, 3D display live up to your hopes, dreams, and $1,000+ investment?

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Introduction

The Samsung PN59D8000 ($2,599 MSRP) is Samsung's flagship plasma TV for 2011. It certainly looks beautiful in brushed metal, but will this 1080p, 3D display live up to your hopes, dreams, and $1,000+ investment? We found it to have good black & white and color performance, but it could still be outdone in these areas by other televisions on the market. It's a lot of TV, at 60 inches on the diagonal (or 59 "+1," as Samsung insists on marketing it). If you want a TV that can serve all of your needs at once, with 3D capability, many streaming internet features, and fantastic motion performance, this Samsung might serve you well.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. 3D
  7. Viewing Effects
  8. Calibration
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Multimedia & Internet
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Panasonic Viera TC-P55VT30 Comparison
  14. Samsung UN46C8000 Comparison
  15. Sony Bravia KDL-46HX729 Comparison
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
  18. Photo Gallery
  19. Ratings & Specs
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