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Expert reviews of Samsung PS-51D8000
Review score distribution (out of 17 reviews)
  • 90-100:
    4
  • 75-89:
    10
  • 65-74:
    0
  • 0-64:
    0
  • Unrated:
    3
85
out of 100
  • Smart Hub, 3D, Explore 3D app, Freeview HD, Freesat HD, Record-to-USB, Attractive user interface,
    3D images, Dual HD tuners, Built-in Wi-Fi, Sharp HD pictures, Impressive 3D performance, Warm and natural colour tones, Good sound quality, Great Internet features, Superb value, Gorgeous design and interface, Brilliant 2D picture quality, Terrific sharpness and detail, Superb 3D, Great range of web content, Lovely styling, For all its features, The best bit about the Samsung PS64D8000 is the picture quality. The plasma screen measures in at 64 inches – big enough to fill even the largest abode – and it offers stunning colour reproduction. Blacks are among the deepest we', Ve seen on any TV, With crisp whites and a great contrast on offer. The Samsung PS64D8000 is packed with other technology too. It features active 3, Reference greyscale performance after calibration, Reference colour accuracy after calibration, 10 point white balance control, Colour Management System, Freeview HD built in, Impressive internet platform, Very well designed menu system, Superb build qual
  • Smart Hub can be slow, Panel lacks contrast, 3D glasses not included, Smart Hub too slow,
    Average contrast for 2D, Loses web connection, Black levels could be a tad deeper, 3D performance isn', T as good as Panasonic', S plasma models, A little crosstalk with 3D, Colours could be better out of the box, 2D pictures are too warm, Contrast is lacking, Motion could be better, The Samsung PS64D8000 is a great TV, But it', S a shame that you only get one pair of 3D glasses. They', Re not cheap to buy, And if your friends and family want to join in on the 3D action, Then it could cost quite a bit of money., Black levels and dynamic range could be better, Some PWM noise, 10 point white balance control can be problematic to use, Occasional instances of crosstalk, The input lag could be better, 3D glasses might be a bit fragile, Only a basic remote is included
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Testseek.co.uk has collected 17 expert reviews for Samsung PS-51D8000 and the average expert rating is 85 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.co.uk to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
Source
Excerpt
Award
Score
2011-12-14
Good:  Smart Hub, 3D, Explore 3D app, Freeview HD, Freesat HD, record-to-USB
Bad:  Smart Hub can be slow, panel lacks contrast, 3D glasses not included
Bottomline:  It's a shame 3D is an optional extra here, but we love the picture quality and this is a solid performer when it comes to apps and the little extras. ...
Score
80%


2011-12-13
Good:  Attractive user interface, 3D images, Dual HD tuners, Built-in Wi-Fi
Bad:  Smart Hub too slow, Average contrast for 2D, Loses web connection
Bottomline:  Forget Samsung's bevy of super-slim and much-marketed LED TVs - it's actually the brand's plasmas that see it at the peak of its powers.Strapped with its fast evolving and increasingly ambitious Smart Hub online platform, the 51-inch Samsung PS51D8000 ...
Score
80%


2011-11-25
Good:  Sharp HD pictures, Impressive 3D performance, Warm and natural colour tones, Good sound quality, Great Internet features
Bad:  Black levels could be a tad deeper, 3D performance isn't as good as Panasonic's plasma models
Bottomline:  Stylish looks, top-notch picture performance, great Internet features and strong handling of 3D material make the Samsung PS51D8000 a hugely impressive TV. If you're looking for a big screen with 3D-capable plasma, you'd be crazier than a box of frogs ...
Score
90%


2011-11-08
Bottomline:  
The PS64D8000 is a tempting TV proposition of gigantic proportions. It’s nicely turned out and delivers a spectacular picture performance. Just make sure you have enough mates to call on when you need help to lift it out of its box. ® More TV Reviews...
Score
85%


2011-10-28
Good:  Superb value, Gorgeous design and interface, Brilliant 2D picture quality
Bad:  A little crosstalk with 3D, Colours could be better out of the box
Bottomline:  Despite suffering with a little crosstalk when watching 3D, the Samsung PS51D8000 is a truly worthy affordable alternative to Panasonic’s 2011 plasma TVs....
Score
90%


2011-07-21
Good:  Terrific sharpness and detail, superb 3D, great range of web content, lovely styling
Bad:  2D pictures are too warm, contrast is lacking, motion could be better
Score
80%


2011-07-01
Excerpt:  At the end of last year, we were happy to get our hands on a review sample of a 2010 Samsung plasma TV, and jokingly mentioned that we hoped to review one of the 2011 models before they became “old news”. At Samsung, the push absolutely appears to be o...
Score
-


Good:  For all its features, the best bit about the Samsung PS64D8000 is the picture quality. The plasma screen measures in at 64 inches – big enough to fill even the largest abode – and it offers stunning colour reproduction. Blacks are among the deepest we've seen on any TV, with crisp whites and a great contrast on offer. The Samsung PS64D8000 is packed with other technology too. It features active 3
Bad:  The Samsung PS64D8000 is a great TV, but it's a shame that you only get one pair of 3D glasses. They're not cheap to buy, and if your friends and family want to join in on the 3D action, then it could cost quite a bit of money.
Bottomline:  Although plasma technology may be looked on as old news, for consumers of larger TVs like the Samsung PS64D8000 it makes perfect sense. This TV offers a staggeringly good picture, is relatively affordable for the technology on offer, and would grace ev...
Score
100%


avforums.com
2011-06-11
Good:  Reference greyscale performance after calibration, Reference colour accuracy after calibration, 10 point white balance control, Colour Management System, Freeview HD built in, Impressive internet platform, Very well designed menu system, Superb build qual
Bad:  Black levels and dynamic range could be better, Some PWM noise, 10 point white balance control can be problematic to use, Occasional instances of crosstalk, The input lag could be better, 3D glasses might be a bit fragile, Only a basic remote is included,
Score
80%


2012-03-16
Good:  Crisp, dynamic Full HD images; vibrant 3D; expansive Smart Hub proposition; beautiful to look at; good screen burn provision,
Bad:  Horizontal and vertical image judder; Social Media apps require separate Samsung account,
Score
80%


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