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Samsung PN59D8000 59-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Plasma HDTV (Black)

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59-Inch
  • It has 59" screen (measured diagonally)
  • Ultra-slim bezel with Touch of Color accents
  • 25,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • 600Hz Subfield HD Motion for clear video motion
  • 2D-to-3D conversion adds a 3D-like effect to non-3D video sources
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TV Display Technology PLASMA PLASMA Plasma Plasma
Resolution 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
Refresh Rate 600 Hz 600 600 600
3D (Y/N) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smart TV Yes Yes Yes Yes
Total HDMI Ports 4 4 4 4
Dimension 32.6 x 54.3 x 1.5 inches 32.6 x 54.3 x 1.5 inches 32.6 x 54.3 x 1.5 inches 34.2 x 54.8 x 11.8 inches
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Technical Details

Size: 59-Inch
  • 3D Compatiblity
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Product Details

Size: 59-Inch
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 54.3 x 32.6 inches ; 96 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 98 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004RTL1YY
  • Item model number: PN59D8000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (230 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,508 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 12, 2011

Product Description

Size: 59-Inch

From the Manufacturer

The Samsung PN59D8000 59" Class Widescreen 3D Web Plasma HDTV has a special Samsung Plasma Plus One Design means there’s even more screen space compared to similarly sized models – so you can enjoy the most picture. Stay captivated with Samsung Smart TV – a web-enabled gateway to the best of the internet, plus Samsung Apps, and the ability to search either online or on your TV for content. On the Samsung PN59D8000 59" Class Widescreen 3D Web Plasma HDTV, you can take viewing even further with the power of 3D: all your favorite 3D movie titles and TV programming in an immersive experience you have to see to believe.

Product Description

3D Technology Checklist

This product is 3D-related. To help you get a great 3D experience, use the checklist below to ensure you have everything you need. 3D viewing requires:

A Display
First, you'll need a 3D-ready display--whether it's a 3D HDTV, 3D projector, or 3D computer monitor. These displays have more processing power than standard 2D models for displaying 3D images in rapid succession.
A Source
Your display may be ready for 3D playback, but you'll still need a device to read 3D content. This can be a cable box with a subscription to a 3D channel, a 3D Blu-ray Disc player, or a PlayStation 3 system.
3D Content
3D content--the actual entertainment, in other words--will be played back using the source mentioned above, whether it's a 3D broadcast from your cable provider, a 3D Blu-ray Disc, or a 3D video game.
3D Glasses
For now, the vast majority of 3D HDTVs require glasses for 3D viewing. Many use powered "active shutter" glasses, others polarized "passive" glasses. You'll need one pair per viewer, and they'll have to be compatible with your display, whether they're the same brand, or a pair of "universal" glasses designed to work across brands.
HDMI Cable
To connect your source (such as a 3D Blu-ray Disc player) to your display, you'll need a high-speed HDMI cable. Cables with this designation feature bandwidth speeds up to 10.2 Gbps (gigabits per second), for carrying the 3D signal without any loss of quality.

If you want to get more information about 3D, shop our 3D products, watch videos, or interact with other customers, we invite you to visit 3D 101, our customer center about everything 3D.

Internet-Ready Devices

Internet-ready devices use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content to your television, whether it's streaming video from Netflix, new music from Pandora, or a quick glance at today's weather forecast.

Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.

Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.

Learn more about Internet-ready devices and HDTVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you'll need to get started at our Internet TV 101 customer center.



February 2011

Samsung's D8000 series makes a great entry-point for 3D Plasma HDTVs. With a 1080p resolution, an ultra fast response time, and 600Hz subfield motion technology, you get a crystal-clear image. Connect a USB flash drive to enjoy some video, music, or pictures. Better yet, add a Blu-ray 3D player and some Samsung 3D glasses, and you'll have access to ultra-immersive 3D entertainment. 3D glasses not included in box, must be purchased as optional accessory.

Samsung PN59D8000
All the bold contrast and color of plasma, with the advanced features and design that Samsung is known for. Click here for a larger image

Make the Most of Movie Night

Plasma Display

Samsung's Plasma HDTVs deliver all the bold contrast and color of plasma, with the advanced features and design that Samsung is known for. Compared to other types of displays, Plasma offers high contrast ratios, gorgeously saturated colors, and allows for wide viewing angles, so every seat in the house is a great one.

Samsung PN59D8000 3D
3D Active Glasses sync up with the 3D TV to produce 3D images that virtually leap off the screen.
Samsung PN59D8000 Plus One
Samsung's new Plus One design offers a bigger screen with a more narrow outer frame.
Samsung 600Hz subfield
600Hz subfield technology makes contours crisper and scrolling text sharper.
3D Picture Performance

See how 3D HD movies and sports come alive with depth and action that leap from the screen. Connect a Blu-ray 3D Player or other 3D device and enjoy an immersive experience (Samsung active 3D glasses required, sold separately). The processing can even be applied to broadcast TV, gaming content and legacy DVDs to automatically convert 2D viewing into 3D in real time. If you’re not in the 3D mood, you’re back to watching one of the best quality HDTVs on the market with the push of a button.

600Hz Subfield HD Motion

For TV shows and movies, 600Hz subfield motion technology renders even the fastest-moving scenes with the utmost clarity and precision, so that each detail is crystal-clear. 600Hz subfield motion is a measurement for comparing Plasma pixel response and screen refresh rates to that of LCD/LED displays.

1080p Full HD With Four HDMI Inputs

The PN59D8000 delivers Full HD 1080p resolution, for a superb level of detail and clarity in your picture. To connect your sources, four HDMI inputs are provided, for delivering a Full HD picture and audio over a single cable.

"Plus One" Design

Samsung's Plasma Plus One Design sets this TV apart, with a bigger picture and a narrower outer frame, for an extra inch of screen compared to similarly sized competitors' models.

Ultra-Fast Response Time

A fast .001ms response time optimizes fast motion video content. Because it can track fast-moving images without motion blur, plasma is ideal for watching action-packed sports or playing video games.

ConnectShare Movie

Connect a thumb drive or digital camera quickly and easily via the PN59D8000's USB port. An intuitive, user-friendly interface allows access to videos, music, or pictures via the remote.

Real Black Filter

Sometimes you can’t keep sunlight or house lights from shining right on your TV screen. With Real Black Filter, you can still get an amazing picture even with reflective light. It improves image contrast by surpassing the amount of external light that’s reflected. So daytime viewing is improved for a crystal-clear picture and dark detail is crisp and well-defined. Real Black Filter especially helps maintain a high contrast so even your nighttime viewing features rich blacks and realistic images.

Quality Sound

Get crisp, clear sound with 10 watts through two speakers and advanced SRS technology. SRS' TheaterSound, available in new Samsung HDTVs, is an all-in-one audio suite that directly addresses the three most common consumer TV audio complaints--inconsistent volume levels, unintelligible vocals, and poor, dimension-less sound.

ENERGY STAR Compliant

The PN59D8000 exceeds the strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and US Department of Energy.

PN59D8000 Select Specifications

Video
Screen Size: 59 Inches
Display Type: Plasma Display Panel (PDP)
Resolution: 1080p
Inputs
HDMI: 4 (version 1.4)
Component Video (Y/PB/PR): 2
PC Input: 1
USB 2.0 Ports: 2
Component Audio Input: 2
PC Audio Input: 1
Outputs
Digital Audio Output: 1 (Rear)
Weight and Dimensions
Dimensions (WxHxD): 54.3 x 32.6 x 1.5 Inches (54.3 x 36.1 x 13.8 Inches With Stand)
Weight: 67.5 lbs. (74.7 lbs. with stand)

What's in the Box

PN59D8000 59-inch PDP 3D HDTV, Stand, Remote Control, Documentation




Samsung 2011 PDP Feature Comparison


Series
D8000
D7000
D6500
D550
D530
D490
D450
Screen Sizes
51", 59", and 64"
51", 59", and 64"
51" and 59"
51", 59", and 64"
51" and 59"
43" and 51"
43" and 51"
Bezel Design
Brushed Metal
Brushed Metal
Brushed
ToC
ToC
High Glossy
High Glossy
Bezel/Depth
Ultra-Slim
Ultra-Slim
Ultra-Slim
Slim
Slim
Slim
Slim
Stand
Quad
Titan Square
Silver Square
Black Square
Black Square
Black Square
Glossy Square
Scan Format
Full HD
Full HD
Full HD
Full HD
Full HD
HD
HD
600Hz Subfield Motion
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
3D Picture
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Rel Black Filter
yes
yes
Local Contrast Enhancer
yes
Samsung Apps
yes
yes
yes
Your Video
yes
yes
yes
Search All
yes
yes
yes
Web Browser (w/ QWERTY remote)
yes
Skype
yes
HDMI Inputs
4
4
4
4
2
3
2
USB Ports
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
Built-in WiFi
yes
yes
yes
Allshare
yes
yes
yes
yes

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The picture quality and color accuracy are both excellent.
Aaron
Instead, I use the TV's built-in web browser to access YouTube, which works pretty well, even in full-screen mode.
Nathaniel Allen
It is still a gimmick in my book, and I can only watch so much of it before I get annoyed.
TheBigB

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

183 of 191 people found the following review helpful By TheBigB on June 29, 2011
Size Name: 64-Inch
I've had this beast of a plasma for about a month now and I am truly still being blown away. Like other reviewers, I was on the fence about Panasonic versus Samsung. I also wanted something OVER 60 inches, and plasma was the way to go to keep costs reasonable. It was either a Panasonic VT65 or GT65 or the Samsung D8000 or D7000. I read countless point and counterpoint discussions on the AVForum site for months...And when I saw a great deal on this 64D8000 I jumped on it and am totally pleased with my choice.

PICTURE: Unbelievable.. Out of the box, it was amazing. Midnight blacks and bright clean whites.. I mean watching the Boston Bruins play in the Stanley Cup was the first thing I saw when I had this on...the black shirts contrasted against the white ice was amazing. Close ups of the Bruins uniforms looked like the TV was powered off on that part of the screen. Really great. Blu-rays of course looked even better. Again the blacks stood out and colors really popped...TRON: Legacy looked UN-believable!!! Just when I thought I'd seen it all, I went into advanced options in the menu and entered a professional calibration result from a tester on AVForum. It took awhile entering in all those R G B settings, but it was totally worth it. (Saved me a couple hundred I'm sure) After my "calibration", I saw the true power of this Samsung. The colors came alive. And the contrast and flesh tones became more realistic. Blacks were inky (definitely a popular but very true word to describe these blacks) and even darker than before! So, before I thought the picture was amazing, but now it was near perfection! I honestly can't see how even the wildly popular, overpriced Panasonic VT series can beat this...(according to CNet reviews, they BARELY edge out this tv in picture quality).
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69 of 73 people found the following review helpful By coselect on April 26, 2011
Size Name: 51-Inch
My wife and I just purchased the pn51d8ooo about a week ago from Paul's TV. I would have bet that we were going to walk out of the store with a led/lcd model. The salesman was extremely helpful with explaining the attributes of the models we were considering. He eventually steered us towards this model for consideration. It seemed strange to me that since they work on commission at this store he would try to sell us on the plasma (less expensive than the comparable led/lcd), it soon became clear that this salesman (Nick)not only knew what he was talking about but wanted us to get the best product for the money. This model is more full featured than anything else out there. It has full web browsing capabilities (yes, that's right - you can actually surf the net, buy from ebay or Amazon, google anything etc., etc.) There is a built in wireless card unlike all of the others we saw which required you to buy a dongle or other accessory. The picture in the showroom was awesome. Although not as brightly lit as the led models, the colors seemed more natural to me. the blacks were richer (when viewing from an angle the led blacks turned more gray than black). We paid $2,069.00 which included the starter 3D kit (two pair of glasses and five 3D movies). The remote is awesome, a standard tv remote on one side but flip it over and you have a full qwerty keyboard and other keys which make internet surfing so much easier. I do have to say that my wife was concerned that we would not like the plasma as much as we would have liked the intense brightness of the led model.
After getting the TV home we took a few days to set it up because we were waiting on a new console stand.
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59 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Nathaniel Allen TOP 100 REVIEWER on April 26, 2011
Size Name: 59-Inch
...although I should thank Amazon Warehouse for first sending me a busted-up 50" version of last year's C8000 or I may never have experienced the awesomeness of the 59" D8000!

The great (and exhaustive) information at AVSFourm lead me to this beauty, which I purchased from BuyDig due to Amazon Warehouse hanging me up on a C8000 replacement, and then Amazon taking forever to get the new 2011 Samsungs into inventory and listed for sale. I've got mine paired up with a Samsung BD-D6700 3D Blu-ray Player using AmazonBasics High Speed HDMI Cable. I wall mounted the set with a Sanus Vlt14-B1 Super-Slim Tilt Mount bracket. I'm using Samsung's SSG-3100GB 3D Glasses that came as part of the Shrek/Megamind 3D Starter Kit, which was included as a promotional item with this set.

Regarding picture quality:
- Simply outstanding. Crisp definition. True colors that aren't overly bright or artificial. Inky black blacks.
- No ghosting or shadows. Great with fast action and camera panning. Haven't tried video games.
- No sign of jutter or film effect; the high refresh rate makes any motion smooth and realistic, especially noticeable in-store when comparing this side-by-side with a lower refresh TV.
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