2011 TV reviews

All the LCD TV, LED TV and plasma TV reviews we've done so far in 2011

From what we're seeing so far, 2011's TVs are focusing on 'smart' features like Web access and video-on-demand. We've been impressed with what's on offer from the big brands like Sony, Samsung, LG and Panasonic — but read these reviews for our hands-on analysis.

Read about Samsung's 2011 TVs including Australian pricing.

Learn about Sony's 2011 BRAVIA LCD and LED TV line-up.

Check out LG's 2011 'Cinema 3D' plasma and LCD TVs.

Read our LCD vs LED vs Plasma TV buying guide.

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Samsung Series 8 (PS59D8000)

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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  • Manufacturer:
  • 13th May, 2011
  • Campbell Simpson
  • Samsung
  • Rating:
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  • 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

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