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Video: Samsung C8000-series plasma HDTVs

Steve Kindig has been an electronics enthusiast for over 30 years. He has written extensively about home and car A/V gear for Crutchfield since 1985. Steve is also a volunteer DJ at community radio station WTJU, where he is a regular host of the American folk show "Atlantic Weekly," as well as the world music program "Radio Tropicale."

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Experience stunning 3D images with Samsung's Internet-ready C8000 plasma HDTVs.

Video Transcript

Steve: We're talking about Samsung's C8000 series plasma HDTVs. These are 1080p TVs, which is pretty common, but these have some special features. They're 3D-ready and they're also internet-ready — which means that you can do things like stream Netflix movies.

And I mentioned that they're plasma, and that means that they are really good at handling motion and they give you things like great black levels and really good contrast.

These are 3D-ready TVs also which means that they have special screens that can display images really quickly, which is what you need for 3D. But it also means that they'll give you the clearest 2D picture that you've ever seen.

And if you want to watch 3D at home there are some other things that you need. You need some special 3D glasses, which in this case means Samsung 3D glasses, and you need a 3D video source like a 3D Blu-ray, or a 3D channel like on cable or satellite, or a 3D video game. To get you going Samsung also makes a 3D starter kit that includes two pairs of 3D glasses and a 3D Blu-ray movie.

If you need more information about the Samsung C8000 series go to If you buy from Crutchfield you'll get free technical support for as long as you own your television. And if you need advice on buying a television give us a call, e-mail us, or chat with us online.

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