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Samsung PN51D7000 51-Inch 1080p 600 Hz 3D Plasma HDTV (Black) [2011 MODEL] (2011 Model)
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- 3D glasses not included in box, must be purchased as optional accessory
- Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio 15,000,000:1
- 600Hz Subfield Full HD Motion performance
- Samsung Smart TV
- 3D picture performance
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Samsung's exceptional Plasma TV delivers incredible entertainment in a captivating design.Take your viewing pleasure to the edge with the Samsung PN51D7000 Plasma TV. Experience more screen compared to similar model sizes– Samsung’s special Plasma Plus One Design visually adds an extra inch to the 51-inch screen size. Experience customized entertainment like never before with Samsung Smart TV, a gateway to the best of the web with Samsung Apps, advanced search features and more. And experience the immersive wonder of Samsung3D; it’s depth and clarity only available with3D movie titles and TV programming that’ll leave you in awe.
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 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.
Samsung's D7000 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.
Make the Most of Movie Night
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.
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 PN51D7000 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.
Connect a thumb drive or digital camera quickly and easily via the PN51D7000'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.
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 PN51D7000 exceeds the strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and US Department of Energy.
PN51D7000 Select Specifications
|Screen Size:||51 Inches|
|Display Type:||Plasma Display Panel (PDP)|
|HDMI:||4 (version 1.4)|
|Component Video (Y/PB/PR):||2|
|USB 2.0 Ports:||1|
|Component Audio Input:||2|
|PC Audio Input:||1|
|Digital Audio Output:||1 (Rear)|
|Weight and Dimensions|
|Dimensions (WxHxD):||47.1 x 28.3 x 1.5 Inches (47.1 x 30.8 x 12.0 Inches With Stand)|
|Weight:||49.4 lbs. (59.7 lbs. with stand)|
What's in the Box
PN51D7000 51-inch PDP 3D HDTV, Stand, Remote Control, Documentation
Samsung 2011 PDP Feature Comparison
|Screen Sizes|| |
51", 59", and 64"
|Bezel Design|| |
|Scan Format|| |
|600Hz Subfield Motion|| || || || || || || |
|3D Picture|| || || || || |
|Rel Black Filter|| || |
|Local Contrast Enhancer|| |
|Samsung Apps|| || || |
|Your Video|| || || |
|Search All|| || || |
|Web Browser (w/ QWERTY remote)|| |
|HDMI Inputs|| |
|USB Ports|| |
|Built-in WiFi|| || || |
|Allshare|| || || || |
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Samsung devised a solution to eliminate most of the glare from the 7000/8000 series sets, calling it the Real Black Filter. The RBF is a sheet of thin plastic laminated on the inside of the front set glass to mitigate glare caused by direct incoming light for those rooms with a lot of ambient light present. Kind of like a tint for a car window. Is it effective? Yes.
Does it at a huge price? Absolutely.
You see, what Samsung failed to predict and discover - and, more disturbingly, what they refuse to acknowledge even at this stage - is that this plastic sheet can PEEL on its own from the inside, possibly due to the considerable heat generated from the plasma set, creating air bubbles within the screen itself that will only EXPAND during the course of time, distorting or otherwise ruining the television.
I've learned about the peeling issue before getting the television set, since it seemed not everyone was having this issue (although a great number were). I thoroughly inspected my television around the edge using a flashlight and found no signs of peeling. It wasn't until after 100 hours of breaking in the plasma did I notice a slight distortion on the top right corner of my set, and it was as I feared: my set was peeling.
I'm still one week into the purchase of this television, and I will undoubtedly return it toward the tail end of my 30-day exchange window as my television's newfound problem will only accelerate over the course of time. Every report I've heard from other owners with this issue seem to indicate that matters will only get worse from here.
I urge both current and potential buyers to research this matter before it's too late. I will exchange my set for a newer model, but I have very little hope that the new machine will not suffer from the same issue as my current one as the problem is inherit in the design of the set and not a mere random defection.
UPDATE: 07/09/2011 - A second peeling (air bubble) has appeared, this time on the top left corner of the screen.
UPDATE 2: 07/27/2011 - Just received my replacement TV from Amazon (Love you, Amazon!), and am currently in the process of breaking it in. By this time, Samsung has discovered the underlying cause of the peeling issue. Apparently, the television's bezel is pressed too closely against the black filter, and needs to be separated slightly more. A solution has been devised and, from my understanding, Samsung will fix or replace any TV suffering from peeling issues with an updated panel provided that it's still under warranty. Unfortunately, they won't replace existing stock of their TVs with revised models, so new customers might still face this issue
UPDATE 3 (11/24/11): Second TV has not shown any initial signs of peeling or bubbling. I attribute this more to luck than anything else as the TV was built around the same time as the original defective one, and Samsung didn't address the issue at the point of the purchase. I've read that, in some cases, signs of peeling might won't surface until months later, and some owners are SOL as a result since the peeling occurred after the expiration of the warranty. I'll post another update in 3 months (or sooner if any unfortunate developments occur). If it can last a year without any problems, I'll upgrade my rating.
Update 4 (6/3/13): I've now owned the replaced set for two years and no problems whatsoever, so as promised i have upgraded my rating to 5 stars after originally giving it 1 due to the screen bubbles. This will be my final update of this product.
I use this TV as our main TV for all types of viewing, it is in a pretty bright room, though there are no windows behind it. The screen is a little reflective, I think the "real black filter" is pretty effective. During the day when the sun shines on the white wall behind the TV darker scenes are a little tough to see. This hardly bothers me at all as minimal as it is.
The picture quality on the TV out of the box is amazing, I didn't mess with any settings for a few weeks and was more than satisfied with the picture. The blacks are very deep, color is super rich/sharp, and the picture is unbelievably clear. CNET recently reviewed this TV calling it one of the best TVs they've ever reviewed, I'm now using the settings from their calibration and the TV looks even better.
The remote is fine, it isn't the qwerty model like the D8000, it is just a regular clicker. Entering search text in the TV apps is a little difficult. I have the Android phone remote app, I use it when I want to do YouTube searches, Netflix searches, etc. The remote app only works if the TV is already on, meaning you can't power up the TV with the remote app. Otherwise the remote app is pretty cool, has different interfaces for different modes, TV or smart hub.
I've used a few of the apps in the Smart Hub, my favorite so far being AllShare (DLNA) which plays files from the computer on the TV over the network. The network connection to the TV has to be wired for this application to work, it won't stream files if the TV is hooked wireless. I spent about half a day fooling around with some PC software provided by Samsung to make sharing for AllShare work, I later realized that this was unnecessary, all I ended up doing was enabling sharing in Windows Media Player and the files were available. I have about 50 video files in the Windows Media Library, AllShare takes around 1 minute to load the file list the first time I access it after the TV has been off. Most every video file type I've tried have played without problem, the exception being Matroska (.mkv) container files. Not having to hook the computer to the TV to play files is really nice. I have not tried to play any music.
*** UPDATE ***
MKV files will play on this TV, you have to rename them to .avi first.
The sound on the TV is better than I expected. Since the TV is so thin I thought the built in sound might be poor, this is not the case. I have surround sound, but I usually use the TVs sound for non-movie watching and it is totally fine.
I have not used the 3D capabilities of this TV.
All and all I'm very happy with this purchase and would definitely make it again and recommend others to buy this beast. I think this TV is a excellent value for the price.
Pros: Plasmas have the best black contrast. This matters more when viewing in 3D. The refresh rates are also spectacular for sports. This Samsung had a great picture and lived up to reviews.
Cons: Plasmas seem to be an unreliable investment. My LCD TV's have lasted twice as long without failure (8 and 10 years). Reading other reviews, plasma panel failures seem common.
Conclusion: Plasma seems to be only worth it for videophiles who can afford a new TV every couple of years.
Advice: LCD, OLED or even my Trinitron CRT outlast plasma sets. My next purchase will not be a plasma from Samsung. A very expensive lesson.
2 stars for 4 years of great service at $650/year. I expected at least 10 years.
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Will call Samsung for repairs.