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The PN59D8000 TV is a high-end offering designed with Samsung's new Plasma +1 technology.

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Pros

quiet - doesn't buzz annoyingly

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a big improvement over previous generation Samsung plasmas

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great selection of online streaming services - YouTube, Netflix, Vudu, Pandora, Hulu Plus, etc...

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built-in WiFi

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includes 2 pairs of Bluetooth controlled, active 3D glasses

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much slicker looking than the competition, almost like a super-thin LED LCD - thin metallic brushed bezels, chrome 'spider' stand

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impressive blacks

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well-designed backlit remote control with Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard

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great 2D/3D picture tuning options

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costs less than the competition at the same level of image quality

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swivel stand

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great Internet extras - web browser, Skype compatibility

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stunning image quality - plasma uniformity and viewing angles, perfect colour reproduction after calibration

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Cons

black levels don't quite match the competitions, loss of shadow detail is noticeable

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high price point

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doesn't quite match the image quality of the Panasonic VT30 series (currently the best plasma available, their flagship model)

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The PN59D8000 TV is a high-end offering designed with Samsung's new Plasma +1 technology, which enables large screen sizes with a narrow bezel (measuring up at just 1.4 inches). Another feature new for 2011 is the Smart Hub, which offers several ways in which to use the built-in Wi-Fi. The D8000 series TVs come equipped with a full web browser, the only current Samsung TVs to do so. As in past Samsung models, the Samsung apps are also available to you, and offer searchable content from several popular sites. This model differs from the rest of the 3D-enabled D8000 series in terms of display size, coming in the middle of the fifty-one inch PN51D8000 and the sixty-four inch PN64D8000 models.

Features
  • Real Black filter
  • 59" display
  • 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
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