Samsung Series 8 (PS64D8000) 3D plasma TV

Samsung Series 8 TV review: Samsung's best plasma has 3D, Smart TV and a thin design

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Samsung Series 8 (PS64D8000)
  • Samsung Series 8 (PS64D8000)
  • Samsung Series 8 (PS64D8000)
  • Samsung Series 8 (PS64D8000)

Pros

  • Excellent picture quality
  • Great design
  • Impressive sound quality from a thin TV

Cons

  • The Series 6 might be slightly better value
  • EPG is slow to load and navigate

Bottom Line

The 2011 edition of Samsung's Series 8 plasma is, as we'd expected, an impressive piece of technology. Its sound and visuals are great, and the inclusion of various 'Smart TV' features makes the Series 8 a useful multimedia device as well as a traditional TV. The built-in Web browser isn't perfect and we'd definitely prefer a notebook if one was close to hand, and some of the features are a little imperfect, but the Series is is nonetheless a big step forward from the featureless TVs of a couple of years ago.

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This review is for the 59in Samsung Series 8 (PS59D8000) 3D plasma TV. The full review can be found here. The 64in PS51D8000 is larger and more expensive than the 59in TV we reviewed. We don't think it's any more or less reasonably priced than the 59in PS59D8000.

The Samsung Series 8 (PS59D8000) is a 59in 3D plasma TV that builds on the high quality and impressive performance of last year's Series 7 plasma. It's got an excellent plasma panel and can display a great deal of detail from Full HD video, with almost no loss of detail in dark and bright scenes. We're still not sold on the 3D, but it's better than last year's attempt. Similarly, the Smart TV features aren't perfect but they provide a distraction to mundane digital TV.

If you're picking out a new television and want to work out what's best for you, read through our LCD vs LED vs plasma TV buying guide.

Want to learn about 3D TV? Take a look at our 3D TV buying guide.

Read the full review of the Samsung Series 8 3D plasma TV here.

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mutan

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It's hit and miss with a Samsung tv product. You might be lucky enough to get one that works for a few years without a problem, but the odds are against it. There new designs are excellent looking, no doubt about that, but on the whole they break far too easily. Samsung still need to do plenty of work on their quality control. But as they are such a monster company, I don't think they care. Just ask anyone who's had a run in when trying to get something done under warranty. Google Samsung TV's are crap and you'll get more than 3 million hits. It's such a pity Pioneer left the plasma market.

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