The Samsung PN51D8000 plasma TV is the base offering in the high-end D8000 line.

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The Samsung PN51D8000 plasma TV is the base offering in the high-end D8000 line, having the smallest screen size of the line at fifty-one inches. Like the rest of the D8000 line, this plasma TV offers cinema quality 3D video, as well as 1080p HD 2D images. The 600Hz refresh rate helps to contribute to a seamless picture. This refresh is powered by subfield motion, which fires the individual pixels faster than a regular refresh, for smoother images. When you want to view online content, the PN51D8000 has built-in Wi-Fi, so that you can access the Samsung Apps. These apps allow you to search for content from Netflix, Blockbuster, Hulu, and a variety of other sites. The D8000 series TVs also come with a full web browser, the only current Samsung line to do so.     

  • 51" display
  • Real Black filter
  • 4 HDMI Inputs
  • 2 Component Inputs
  • 1 Composite (AV) Input
  • 1 PC Input (D-sub)
  • 1 PC Audio Input (Mini Jack)
  • 1 Ethernet Port
  • 2 USB 2.0 Ports
  • 1 Optical Digital Audio Output
  • 1 DVI Audio Input (Mini Jack)
  • 1 Headphone Jack
  • 1 RF Input
  • ATSC/Clear QAM Tuners
  • Remote Control
  • Exceeds Energy Star standards
  • Samsung Apps Platform
  • 3D Enabled
  • AllShare DLNA Networking
  • ConnectShare Movie
  • BD Wise
  • Game Mode
  • Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
  • 1-Tuner Picture-in-Picture
  • Wireless LAN Adaptor Support
  • Auto Channel Search
  • Auto Power Off
  • Auto Volume Leveler
  • Clock & On/Off Timer
  • Closed Captioning
  • HDTV Tuner Built-in
  • Sleep Timer
  • V-Chip
Post Review
03/28/2011 02:58

I just received this TV (the Samsung PN51D8000) from PC Richards and it's an awesome piece of technology (truly a computer masquerading as a flat-screen TV) that produces an impressive picture and outstanding access to Internet Web sites. However, there's one thing anyone interested in purchasing this TV ought to be careful off (that is, in addition to the hefty price): Samsung and Netflix aren't yet on the same page with regards to the Internet access/widget software: I can't yet access my Netflix & my 'movie queue', and apparently I'm not the only 'early adopter' of this high-end TV experiencing the issue---or so the Samsung customer service techie informed me. Apparently Samsung will be notifying purchasers of this model about a future 'firmware update' concerning the software/Netflix Website connecivity issue, in the weeks ahead. I'm bummed, since my wife & I & my kids I watch a ton of Netflix---but we still love the TV! - Impatient for Netflix

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