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Samsung PN59D8000

59" 1080p 3D plasma HDTV with Wi-Fi®

11 Reviews

Item # 30559D8000

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Check out Samsung's finest plasma technology yet
3D TV is one of the most exciting things happening in TVs right now, and most experts agree that plasma is the best way to experience 3D at home. The demands of displaying 3D drove Samsung to develop their most advanced plasma screens yet — the D8000 series. Sure, 3D content is still scarce, so you may decide to wait a bit to pick up some 3D glasses. But in the meantime, this superb TV will deliver one of the best-looking 2D pictures you've ever seen.

Check out Samsung's finest plasma technology yet
3D TV Learn more 3D TV is one of the most exciting things happening in TVs right now, and most experts agree that plasma is the best way to experience 3D at home. The demands of displaying 3D drove Samsung to develop their most advanced plasma screens yet — the D8000 series. Sure, 3D content is still scarce, so you may decide to wait a bit to pick up some 3D glasses. But in the meantime, this superb TV will deliver one of the best-looking 2D pictures you've ever seen.

What can you watch in 3D? More than you may realize
The ultimate 3D viewing experience starts with video material that was filmed or created in 3D. You can choose from several 3D Blu-ray players, and a limited number of 3D Blu-ray titles are available. Also, ESPN® and DIRECTV® have launched dedicated 3D channels so that true 3D content is available to over 40 million satellite and cable TV viewers. The PN59D8000 can also upconvert regular 2D content, adding a 3D effect that many people enjoy.

This versatile Smart TV has a built-in web browser
When you connect to your broadband Internet service you'll see why Samsung calls this a Smart TV. Built-in web "apps" let you instantly watch movies streamed from Netflix®, or catch up on TV shows you missed with Hulu Plus™. Unlike previous Internet-capable TVs, this one includes a built-in web browser, and if your PC is networked you can also search through the video and music you've stored on it using the TV's remote. This set's remote control provides standard remote functionality on one side, and the other side has a QWERTY keyboard and screen for quicker text entry.

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  • 59" screen (measured diagonally)
  • ultra-slim bezel with Touch of Color™ accents
  • tuner receives over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • QAM cable TV tuner receives unscrambled programs without a set-top box (cable service required)
  • displays 3D images when you wear Samsung's active shutter glasses with Bluetooth® (sold separately)
  • 2D-to-3D conversion adds 3D-like depth to non-3D video sources
  • 600Hz Subfield HD Motion for clear video motion
  • Real Black Filter for high picture contrast and deep black levels
  • 25,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • Internet-ready Smart TV — plays Netflix® video and more, built-in web browser (broadband service required; subscription required for Netflix service)
  • built-in Wi-Fi® to link to a wireless network
  • AllShare™ video and music streaming from a DLNA-compatible Windows® PC
  • built-in stereo speakers (15 watts x 2)
  • illuminated remote control with QWERTY keyboard
  • Anynet+ simplifies control of compatible Samsung components via the HDMI connection (HDMI-CEC)
  • meets ENERGY STAR® requirements
  • picture settings memory for each video input
Connections and Dimensions:
  • 5 A/V inputs, including:
    • 1 component video (selectable component/composite)
    • 4 HDMI v1.4
  • PC input
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • optical digital audio output
  • Ethernet port for a high-speed connection to a home network
  • 2 USB ports for connecting a camera or thumb drive
  • detachable swivel stand (stand "footprint" is 29-1/2"W x 13-7/8"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 54-1/4"W x 32-5/8"H x 1-7/8"D (36-1/2"H x 13-7/8"D on stand)
  • weight: 74.7 lbs. with stand; 67.5 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 59" Plasma TV
  • Pedestal stand base
  • Guide stand
  • Wireless QWERTY remote control (RMC-QTD1)
  • 4 "AAA" batteries
  • 6" AV component video adapter (with two male minijack connectors on one end and female component video/stereo RCA jacks on other end)
  • 2 Ferrite cores
  • Eight 4mm x 8mm machine screws
  • Screen cleaning cloth
  • User Manual
  • Pedestal Stand Installation Instructions
  • QWERTY Remote Control instructions
  • Warranty Sheet (US)
  • Warranty Sheet (Canada)
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • "STOP" note

This plasma has got as close to a perfect picture as i have ever seen, except for the discontinued pioneer elites

rich t, rohnert park ca

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Samsung PN59D8000 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(11 Reviews)

Almost as good as slice bread

TeamLP from Phoenix, AZ on 9/1/2012

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I would propose to my TV if it would say Yes! I mean, she is a beauty. I LOVE this TV. The whole family enjoys the amazing picture this TV has. The 3D was pretty nice too. Saw several movies both in 1080P and 3D and there is a big difference. Either way, this is probably the BEST TV I've ever owned. I hung it on the wall with the Samsung slim wall mount. The TV now looks like a picture frame on the wall. I mean, I just sit and look at it even when it is off! lol. You cannot go wrong with Samsung products. Don't know where people talk about this humming sound, because when I turn on the surround sound all I hear is greatness!

Pros: No tax and free shipping! I can say this again and again. Go to your local store and do the math. You can't beat the price here. Outstanding picture Worked without any firmware updates Way to many bells and whistles to list. Its Samsung, stand down! The remote does take some time to get use to.

Cons: None so far, but if anything were to happen to the TV I purchased the 4 year warranty plan.

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rich t from rohnert park ca on 8/4/2012

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This plasma has got as close to a perfect picture as i have ever seen, except for the discontinued pioneer elites

Pros: great looking plus thin and samsung managed to not put the hookups where they will interfere with the mount

Cons: I read that the stand is flimsy - that is a understatement - plan on using a wall mount if you don't want to have your new TV crash to the floor one day!

Excellent Product

Shahumg2 from Chapel HIll, NC on 7/31/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Picture is outstanding, especially the HD channels. Really enjoy the web browser and additional online features. Can entertain for hours with Internet sync.

Pros: Outstanding picture quality and view from all angles is near perfect.

Cons: Remote takes some time to manage and will be nonfunctional with most cable systems. Only can use for Internet features.


JimB from San Diego Area on 7/15/2012

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Super picture. Crutchfield Tech support very helpful to me in making the correct connections and settings for the Cox cable box, new Denon AVR-1613, and Samsung TV. The result is everything I had hoped in picture and sound.

Pros: Picture quality, Viewing angle.

Cons: None I can think of.


Anonymous from Tallahassee on 6/19/2012

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Excellent TV with an excellent picture

Pros: Easy to set up, easy to install and a real concersation peice.

Cons: Do not have any.

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Matt from El Dorado Hills, CA on 5/21/2012

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Very nice tv, but beware of the static sound that comes from the center of the screen. At low volumes, it is very bothersome. Picture is great.

Pros: Amazing picture quality and colors. Easy setup and adjustments.

Cons: I have had two Samsung Plasma tv's and they both make a distinct humming sound from the center of the screen. If you are viewing at that level, it is very annoying. The joke is speaking with Samsung, they act like they have never heard that before and there are hundreds of reviews that admit having the same issue.

PN59D8000 seeing is believing

Pingsandbagger from Jersey Shore on 5/19/2012

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Before I talk about the TV. I want to say something about Crutchfield. I placed my order for this TV, a second TV, 3D Blu-ray player and 2 pairs of 3D glasses on Tuesday night around 8pm everything was delivered that Friday. I was totally impressed by the way the Crutchfield shipped my Samsung TV it was shipped inside an other box. I was hesitant to order a big screen TV but not anymore from Crutchfield. This Samsung is my fifth HD TV I was replacing a 9 year old 50" rear projection XBR. My other TV's are all Samsung both LCD and Plasma. In my option Plasma has a better picture. I had been looking at this TV since December 2011 when Home Theater did a review on it in their magazine. The picture is better in my home then when I looked at the TV in the stores. I used the calibration disk that I ordered from Crutchfield to adjust the standard picture settings. I went to Home Theater's web site to get the setting that they used to calibrate the TV in movie setting. You just have to see how great this TV is after it is calibrated. Trust me if you get this TV you will not be disappointed

Pros: Picture, Style, Remote

Cons: None

Awesome picture quality

Anonymous from Fl on 5/18/2012

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We got this for a large room with a wide viewing angle it is perfect. I love the remote and wireless features.



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Chuck F. from San Francisco, CA on 5/9/2012

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Set up took less than 10 minutes--astounding. Sturdy construction. Great HD picture quality. Non-HD tv can look a bit ratty--but there are probably adjustments for that.



Great TV

DavidB from Charlotte, NC on 7/8/2011

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I have been ordering from Crutchfield for many years but never ordered an item this large and assumed fragile for shipping. As usual I was impressed by the ordering and delivery of the TV. The TV was sent by a courier that handles these types of components and they were every bit customer focused as Crutchfield. Don't hesitate to use their shipping. As for the TV, I did a lot of research at Crutchfield and the web so I knew what I wanted and it met my expectations. I have several LCD TV's and was concerned about Plasma glare as I have the TV in a room with a lot of window behind and on the side of the TV. It is not a problem with glare for my situation. Set-up was easy and the TV synched with my wireless router without problem. The colors are great with deep blacks. Love the picture and sound is good although I run it through my receiver most of the time. I bought this model for the true Web search and email access and have tested without problems. The remote is a bit funky in that the keyboard is small but useful. If you have used a Blackberry you will not be bothered. I have not used many of the Apps but they are functional and fun. Having 3-D was not a big deal for me but I liked the effect when I tested the glasses and 3-D disks I received. The glasses are bluetooth and not a restrictive as previous models. Overall, I would recommend the TV and Crutchfield.



Fix The Documentation

JimH from Blue Springs, MO on 5/15/2011

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The Onkyo TXNR509 seems to work great, as does the Samsung PN59D8000 TV and the Samsung BDC5900 Blu-Ray Player. It is the documentation of all of these products that is sorely lacking. There is no Index. There is no Glossary of Terms. There is no explanation of what the keys and buttons on the remote controls actually mean and do; i.e. what function they perform. Sure, buried in the manuals there are information for most things to some degree, but not enough to master the device. The manuals just produce frustration and reason to call Crutchfield support. The support people don't know for example that the orange SYM button must be HELD DOWN in order to enter a "dot" when pressing the "N" key. The Netflix support person thinks it is a bad HDMI cable that is causing no sound to be heard due to HDCP copywrite protection, and doesn't have a clue as to what to change on the Onkyo to be able to actually hear the movie's sound. It seems like the manufacturers of these products are ashamed of them and just want to make it hard for the consumer to setup and enjoy the products we pay good money for. There is absolutely no documentation on how to use the vendor supplied widgets and software. The on-line e-manuals are hard to use and of little benefit.




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Features and Specs

Screen Size 59"
Screen Design Flat
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1080
Screen Refresh Rate N/C
Backlighting Type (for LCD TVs) N/A
Quantum Dot Color (for LCD TVs) No
HDR (High Dynamic Range) ---
3D Active
Wi-Fi Yes
Internet Movie Streaming Netflix, Hulu+, Vudu, Blockbuster, YouTube
Bluetooth Audio Streaming No
Voice Remote No
MHL-compatible ---
Picture In Picture No
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Type of Warranty Service In-home
Total Video Inputs 5
HDMI Inputs 4
Component Video Inputs 1
Composite Video Inputs 0
RF Inputs 1
Ethernet Port Yes
Optical Digital Audio Output 1 Rear
Analog Audio Output None
Power Consumption
Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide) 367 kWh
Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide) $40
Dimensions & Mounting Information
Width (inches) 54-1/4
Height with Stand (inches) 36-1/2
Height without Stand (inches) 32-5/8
Depth with Stand (inches) 13-7/8
Depth without Stand (inches) 1-7/8
Stand Width (inches) 29-1/2
Weight with Stand 74.7 lbs
Weight without Stand 67.5 lbs
Wall Mountable Yes
Wall Bracket Included No
Pedestal Stand Assembly required

Product Research

Video Features
Audio Features
PC/USB/Internet Functions
Convenience Features
Remote Control
Mounting Options

Video Features

Plasma +1 Design: With Samsung's Plasma+1" Design, you'll benefit from an extra inch in screen size (59" vs. 58") because of the thinner bezel. A thick bezel can be distracting and affect your viewing experience. The Plasma+1 Design brings back the joy of watching television and provides you with a larger screen so your home entertainment experience is the best it can be.

Real Black Filter Technology: Samsung's Real Black Filter technology reduces onscreen glare and allows you to enjoy deeper blacks and sharper images. The Real Black Filter not only creates rich deep blacks, but also also enhances all the other onscreen colors, as well. As a result, the Samsung Real Black Filter provides a stunning warm & realistic picture.

600Hz Subfield Full HD Motion: The television features 600Hz Subfield Full HD Motion technology with a fast 0.001ms response time that minimizes blurring of fast motion in sports programming and movie content. The 600Hz Subfield Motion technology makes action more life-like and natural looking. Action scenes and sporting events are crisp, clear and picture perfect. 600Hz Subfield Motion flashes a single image up to 600 times a second creating unprecedented picture quality. Contours are crisper and scrolling text sharper; no matter how fast images are moving. Fast action scenes are both clear with rich deep color detail. As a result, you get smooth, realistic playback of any content.

Crystal Full HD Engine: Samsung's Crystal Full HD Engine achieves incredible clarity by unifying all of the TV's advanced imaging technologies. It expands performance, enhances all aspects of the image and takes picture quality and integrity to new levels of excellence.

Cinema Smooth: Watch movies with sharp contrast, crisp picture quality and now with lower energy bills. Cinema Smooth technology automatically controls the letterbox lighting by turning off the lights at the top & bottom of the screen.

Wide Color Enhancer Plus: Samsung's Wide Color Enhancer Plus uses an advanced algorithm to drastically improve image quality - even displaying subtle tones and details that less advanced TVs cannot reproduce.

LCE (Local Contrast Enhancer): Samsung's LCC (Local Contrast Enhancer) is a video-processing algorithm which analyzes different zones on the screen for contrast optimization. The Samsung PDP 8000 Series TV offers a dynamic contrast ratio of 25,000,000:1.

HDTV Tuner: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.

1080p Resolution: The Plasma television displays all inputs at a resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080). The television's HDMI and component video inputs will accept 1080p (24/60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i video signals.

Video Inputs: The Samsung Plasma TV features HDMI, Component, and Composite video inputs.

  • HDMI (ver.1.4): The Samsung Plasma TV features four 1080p (24/60Hz) HDMI 1.4 inputs. The HDMI 1 input can also be used to connect a device with a DVI output (a DVI-to-HDMI adapter cable is necessary). If a DVI-equipped device is used, a separate audio cable will also be needed from the device to the "PC/DVI Audio In" 3.5mm stereo audio jack. In addition, any HDMI input can be used to connect a PC to this TV.
  • Component Video: The Samsung LED TV features two minijack audio/video inputs and comes with a 6" component video/stereo RCA adapter (1080p). This component video input can also be used as a composite video input (480i only).

Anti Burn-In Technology: To reduce the possibility of screen burn-in, this Plasma TV is equipped with screen burn-in prevention technology. Samsung's Anti-burn-in technology uses auto pixel shift and signal pattern processing functions to ensure that no images are burned into the plasma panel. The Time setting allows you to program the time between movement of the picture in minutes.

  • Pixel Shift: This function shifts the pixels of the displayed image every 1-4 minutes to prevent burn-in.
  • Scrolling: This function removes after-images on the screen by moving all the pixels on the PDP according to a pattern.
  • Side Gray (Dark/Light): When you watch TV with the screen ratio of 4:3, the screen is prevented from any damage by adjusting the white balance on both the extreme left and right sides of the television.
  • Auto Protection Time: If the screen remains idle with a still image for a certain period of time (10, 20, 40, 60 minutes) defined by the user, the TV's built-in screen saver is activated to prevent the formation of host images on the screen.

Full HD 3D (via HDMI 1.4): The Samsung Plasma TV offers Full HD (1080p) 3D capability. Samsung 3D TV utilizes Bluetooth-enabled active shutter glasses (SSG-3100/3300/3700, sold separately) for a full 1080p 3D viewing experience - when coupled with a 3D source, such as a 3D-ready Blu-ray player or an HD 3D broadcast from satellite or cable providers (connected via HDMI 1.4). The Samsung Plasma TV automatically adjusts the overall picture to provide an optimal 3D effect. The Samsung 3D TV also offers a unique feature that allows you to intensify your 2D viewing experience by up-converting it to virtual 3D. In addition, you can adjust the overall 3D perspective (+/-5) and overall 3D image depth (1-10). Samsung 3D TV supports Full HD 3D for 1920 x 2205p (24Hz) or 1280 x 1470p (60Hz) video signals; and virtual 3D for 1920 x 1080p (24/30/60Hz), 1920 x 1080i (60Hz), or 1280 x 720p (60hz) video signals. The Samsung Plasma TV offers various 3D modes to match your 3D viewing needs.

  • 2D-3D: Changes a 2D image to 3D; you can adjust the focus and depth of the image to maximize 3D experience.
  • Side-by-Side: Displays two images next to each other. Available when the resolution is 720p, 1080i or 1080p.
  • Top & Bottom: Displays one image above another. Available when the resolution is 720p, 1080i or 1080p.
  • 3D-2D: Displays the image for the left eye only.
  • Off: Turns the 3D function off.

Note: 2010 Samsung IR 3D glasses and 3D glasses from other manufacturers are not compatible. 3D Mode is automatically disabled when accessing ConnectShare, Samsung Apps, or Smart TV. PIP, Auto Program, and some Picture Adjustment functions will also be disabled in 3D mode.

Screen Sizes: You can choose one of the following screen sizes.

  • 16:9: Sets the picture to 16:9 wide mode.
  • Zoom 1: Vertically enlarges the size of the picture and allows you to move the enlarged picture using the arrows on the remote.
  • Zoom 2: Vertically enlarges the size of the picture more than Zoom 1 and allows you to move the enlarged picture using the arrows on the remote.
  • Wide Fit: Proportionally enlarges the picture to fit the entire screen without changing the aspect ratio.
  • 4:3: Sets the picture to 4:3 normal mode with pillars on the left and right of the screen.
  • Screen Fit: See the full image with no resizing when HDMI (720p/1080i/180p) or Component (1080i/1080p) signals are inputted

Note: Screen Size settings can be stored for each external device you have connected to an input of the TV.

Picture Control: You can make the following adjustments for an optimum picture.

  • Picture Modes: Picture Modes apply preset adjustments to the picture.
    • Standard: suitable for a normal room
    • Relax: suitable for an eye comfortable display (not available in PC mode)
    • Dynamic: suitable for a bright room
    • Movie: suitable for watching movies in a dark room
  • Manual Picture Settings: The TV has several options for manually adjusting the picture quality.
    • Cell Light: sets the pixel brightness
    • Contrast: adjusts the contrast level of the picture
    • Brightness: adjusts the brightness level of the picture
    • Sharpness: adjusts the edge definition of the picture
    • Color: adjusts the color saturation of the picture
    • Tint (G/R): adjusts the color tint of the picture
  • Advanced Picture Settings: The TV also offers more advanced picture adjustments for fine tuning.
    • Black Tone: adjusts the black level on the screen to adjust the screen depth
    • Dynamic Contrast: adjusts the screen contrast so that the optimal contrast is provided
    • Gamma: adjusts the primary color (red, green, blue) intensity
    • Expert Pattern: use this function to calibrate the picture
    • RGB Only Mode: displays the Red, Green, and Blue color for making find adjustments to the hue and saturation
    • Color Space: adjusts the range of colors available to create the image (Auto/Native)
    • Color Tone: adjusts the overall color tone of the televisions using one of four presets: Cool, Normal, Warm 1, Warm 2
    • Flesh Tone: emphasize the pink flesh tone in a picture
    • White Balance: adjusts the color temperature for more natural picture colors
    • 10p White Balance: controls the white balance in 10 pint intervals by adjusting the re, green, and blue brightness
    • Edge Enhancement: emphasizes object boundaries in the picture

Note: You can adjust and store Picture Settings for each external device connected to the TV.

HDMI Black Level: You can select the black level on the screen to adjust the screen depth when you have a component connected via HDMI to the television. You can select either Normal or Low.

Digital Noise Filter: If the broadcast signal received by your TV is weak, you can activate the Digital Noise Reduction feature to help reduce any static and ghosting that may appear on the screen. You can select Low, Medium, High, Auto, or Off.

MPEG Noise Filter: This filter reduces MPEG noise of the picture. You can set the MPEG Noise Filter to Low, Medium, High, Auto, or Off.

Film Mode: The TV can be set to automatically sense and process film signals from all sources and adjust the picture from optimum quality. Film mode is supported in TV, AV, Component (480i/1080i), and HDMI (480i/1080i).

Game Mode: When connecting the television to a game console, you can enjoy a more realistic gaming experience when selecting Game Mode.

BD Wise: BD Wise provides optimal picture quality for HDMI connected Samsung Blu-ray and DVD players which also support the BD Wise feature.

PIP (Picture-in-Picture): You can watch the TV's tuner and one external video source simultaneously. The TV channel will be displayed in a sub-screen which can be moved to each corner of the television's screen. You also view the two images side-by-side.

Main Picture Sub Picture
External Input: Component, HDMI, PC TV: Antenna input

Note: PIP does not function in the same mode.

Audio Features

Auto Volume: Auto Volume automatically adjusts the volume of the desired channel, lowering the sound output when the modulation signal is high or raising the sound output when the modulation signal is low. This reduces the difference in volume when changing channels. The Auto Volume feature can be set to Normal, Night or Off.

Sound Modes: You can choose from the following Preset Sound Modes:

  • Standard: Select the normal sound mode.
  • Music: Emphasizes music over voices.
  • Movie: Provides the best sound for movies.
  • Clear Voice: Emphasizes voices over other sounds.
  • Amplify: Amplify mode is for people who have difficulty hearing.

Equalizer: You can manually adjusts the TV's built-in 5-band EQ (100 Hz, 300 Hz, 1 kHz, 3 kHz, and 10 kHz) for a more customized sound.

SRS TruSurround HD: SRS TruSurround HD is a patented SRS technology that solves the problem of playing 5.1 multichannel content over two speakers. TruSurround delivers a compelling, virtual surround sound experience through any two-speaker playback system, including the internal television speakers. It is fully compatible with all multichannel formats.

SRS TruDialog: This function allows you to increase the intensity of a voice over background music or sound effects so that dialogue can be heard more clearly.

Audio Delay: The Audio Delay function corrects audio/video mismatch, when watching TV or video, and listening to a digital audio output using an external device such as an AV receiver. You can adjust the audio delay from 0ms to 250 ms.

Digital Audio: The optical digital output terminal will output Dolby Digital (when available) or 2 channel PCM. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal in Dolby Digital when receiving Dolby Digital surround sound from a digital broadcast channel through the tuner on the Plasma TV, or Dolby Digital surround sound from a Samsung Smart TV app, via the television's network connection. The optical digital audio output will only output in 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, RCA, or USB.

Note: There are no analog audio outputs.

PC/USB/Internet Functions

PC-Capable: This unit has a 15-pin D-Sub (RGB) input that allows you to use it as a high-resolution computer monitor. This input consists of a stereo mini-jack and an analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack. This jack allows you to connect a personal computer with a D-Sub 15-pin output. When using the RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack, you must use the PC Audio 3.5mm input for your audio connection. The HDMI 1 input can also be connected to a computer. The TV can be set to automatically adjust to the video signals received, or you can use the setup menu to adjust the screen quality and position.

Note: The Samsung Plasma TV provides an optimal PC resolution of 1920 x 1080p (60Hz).

3 USB Ports: The Plasma TV features three USB type-A ports. The USB ports can be used for software/firmware updates or playing music/picture/video files stored on a USB Mass Storage Class Device (MSC)

ConnectShare: ConnectShare enables you to view photo and movie files, as well as listen to audio files saved on a USB Mass Storage Class device (MTP: Media Transfer Protocol is not supported) using the television's side-panel USB type-A port. Files must be formatted in FAT16/32 or NTFS. The TV can recognize up to 1,000 files in each folder.

  • Video Playback: The TV supports the following Video formats (MPEG 1/2/4, DivX 3.11/4.x/5.1/6.0, XviD, H.264 BP/MP/HP, and WMV-9) up to a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. Movie files are displayed in a folder and title list in either date or alphabetical order. The TV offers Play, Pause, Search, and Resume playback functions for compatible video files stored on a USB mass storage device.
  • Still Image Playback: The TV supports JPEG still image files with a maximum resolution up to 15360 x 8640. JPEG still image files can be viewed as a slide show with background music or as a thumbnail view (up to 15 images). Still images can also viewed full-screen and zoomed or rotated.
  • Audio Playback: The TV supports MP3 audio files with a frequency rate of 32/44.1/48 kHz. MP3 music files are displayed in a folder and track list, and can be sorted by Artist, Album, or Genre. Music files can be repeated or shuffled in a selected folder.

Network Connection (wired/wireless): You can set up the Samsung Plasma TV so that it can access the Internet and Samsung Apps through your local area network (LAN) using a wired (RJ-45 Ethernet) or wireless connection (built-in WiFi). You will also be able to play your pictures, music, and videos saved on your PC through the television using either connection. You can attach the TV to your network via a hardwired Ethernet (RJ-45) connection or a wireless connection using the TV's built-in WiFi. You can setup a wired network connection automatically or manually. You can setup the wireless network connection using these four methods - PBC (WPS), Auto Network Search, Ad-Hoc, or Manually.

Note: The TV's built-in WiFi supports IEEE 802.11A/B/G/N and WEP/TKIP/TKIP-AES (except for 802.11N). When playing video over a IEEE 802.1B/G connection, the video may not pay smoothly.

DLNA Certified: The television's DLNA Certification allows you to watch videos (MPEG/DivX), photos (JPEG), and listen to music (MP3) saved on your Windows 7 PC (or other DLNA Certified media server) through the TV via its Ethernet (LAN) port or using wireless LAN connection (WiFi). This eliminates the need to copy your photo, video, and music files to a separate USB storage device.

Note: Windows PCs with XP and Vista installed require Samsung's PC Share Manager software, which can be downloaded for free at Not compatible with older Windows OS versions and Mac.

Samsung Apps: Samsung Apps is an online store where you can download select online applications to the Samsung Plasma TV. You can enjoy a variety of content from various downloaded applications - such as videos, music, photos, games, and news. Samsung Apps has a growing collection of pay and free-of-charge online applications, specifically built for Samsung TV, that connects you to some of your favorite online content - such as movies from Netflix or Blockbuster, TV shows from Hulu Plus, videos from YouTube, Next Level sports information from ESPN, music from Pandora, and social updates from Facebook or Twitter. Once connected to your home network, you can visit the online Samsung Apps store from the TV's Smart Hub menu and download free Apps or purchase advanced applications. The following App categories are available.

  • What's New: Displays newly registered applications.
  • Video: Displays apps that provide video media - such as movies, TV shows, and short length videos. You can access Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vudu, Blockbuster, YouTube, etc..
  • Game: Displays various game apps - such as Monopoly, Sudoku, and Chess.
  • Sports: Displays apps that provide sports content - such as game results, images, and highlights. You can access ESPN, Associated Press, and USA Today.
  • Lifestyle: Includes apps that provide lifestyle media services - such as music, personal photo management tools, and social networking - like Facebook and Twitter.
  • Information: Includes apps that provide information content - such as news, financial information, stock quotes, and weather.
  • Other: Includes other miscellaneous apps.
  • My Account: Displays the application list and your cyber cash balance.
  • Help: For questions about Samsung Apps.

Note: Visit for a complete list of compatible Samsung Apps.

Social TV: Using Samsung's Social TV App (free download), you can share your TV viewing experience with your friends via social networking services - such as Facebook, Twitter, or Google Talk. You can continue to watch your TV show or movie, while commenting on Facebook, Twitter, or Google Talk.

Skype Compatible: Enjoy widescreen Skype video calls from the comfort of your living room with Samsungs Free Skype App and the Samsung 8000 Series Plasma TV. With Skype on the Samsung Plasma TV, you can make free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls to friends and family, wherever they are in the world. Simply plug in a Samsung TV camera (sold separately), choose someone to call, and you're ready to talk face-to-face in HD (high-definition).

Web Browser: Using the Web Browser function, you can surf the Internet on your TV, in much of the same way as on a PC. You can search by URL address or keywords. The television will archive your web browser history by Date, Name, or Frequency. You can also save "Favorite" web pages and create a "Home" page.

Ticker: The Samsung Ticker App (free download) provides useful News, Weather, and Stock Market information.

AllShare: AllShare connects the Samsung Plasma TV and compatible Samsung mobile phones/devices through your network connection. On the TV, you can view call arrivals, SMS messages and schedules set on your mobile phone. In addition, you can play media contents, including photos, videos, and music saved on your mobile phone or other devices (such as your PC) by controlling them on the TV via your network connection. Additionally, you can use the TV for browsing web pages in your mobile phone.

Note: Please visit for compatible devices.

Software Upgrade: The Plasma television lets you download future software/firmware upgrades via USB or Internet (Ethernet/built-in WiFi) connection.

Convenience Features

Smart TV: Samsung Smart TV allows you to easily search for movies, TV shows, explore Samsung Apps, chat with friends, and find many other types of new interactive TV content from its Smart Hub menu. The Smart Hub service downloads and processes data via the Internet so that you can enjoy Internet Content on the TV screen. The Smart Hub menu also gives you access to the television's off-air tuner, external inputs, and network connected media devices, and a recommendation engine which suggests movies you might like from your Video-On-Demand services. Smart TV's Smart Hub menu consists of the following:

  • TV Screen: You can view the current input source screen while viewing the Smart Hub Menu.
  • Samsung Apps: You can download various pay or free-of-charge application services.
  • My Applications: Displays your personal gallery of applications and other media folders where you can add, manage, customize, and delete content. Here you have access to your Samsung Apps, your favorite off-air channels, the TV's external inputs, and your music/video/photo files stored on your connected PC.
  • Your Videos: You can search Samsung Apps' entire video library by category (New Release, Genre, Rating, etc...). Once you find a movie you want, the Smart Hub menu will display a movie summary and indicate which Samsun App has that particular movie available for download. Smart TV will even recommend movies based on your previous movie watching.
  • Recommended: The Samsung Smart Hub menu features a recommendation engine which suggests Samsung Apps you might like from the online Samsung App Store.
  • Search All: The Samsung Smart Hub menu includes a Search All feature, so you can enter a keyword and search for a variety audio/video content and online Samsung applications.

Note: Smart Hub requires an Internet connection with a speed of 1.5mbps or greater. You must setup a user name and password. Some application services may be provided in English only and the content available may vary, depending on your area.

Input Source Names: You can assign a pre-programmed name to each of the inputs. When input naming is completed, you will no longer have to remember which component is connected to each input when selecting a source to watch. Source names include VCR, DVD, Cable STB, Satellite STB, PVR STB, AV Receiver, Game, Camcorder, PC, TV, DVI PC, DVI Device, IPTV, Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, and Digital Media Adapter.

Channel Labels: Each analog channel programmed into memory can be labeled with a name (up to 5 characters). Digital channels names are already assigned and cannot be edited.

Close Captions (CC): The Samsung Plasma TV provides Analog Closed Captions and Digital Closed Captions. The Digital CC offers customizable text, font, and size.

Note: The Closed Captions feature does work in Component, HDMI, or PC modes.

Program Rating Lock: The Program Rating Lock feature automatically locks out programs that are deemed inappropriate for children. You can block TV program based on their ratings and Movies based on their MPAA rating, so you have more control over what your children watch. The Program Rating Lock function is protected by a 4-digit PIN.

Note: Program Rating Lock is not available in HDMI, Component, or PC mode.

ENERGY STAR Compliant with ECO Settings: The Samsung Plasma TV is ENERGY STAR compliant and provides ECO settings to reduce the TV's power consumption and cut-down on energy costs.

  • Eco Sensor: Samsung's unique Eco light sensor measures the intensity of the room's light and automatically calibrates the brightness of the image on the screen. In a sun-filled environment, the screen gets brighter and in dim surroundings, the intensity is reduced. This feature optimizes the viewing experience while also saving you a little energy.
  • Motion Lighting: Motion Lighting reduces power consumption by reducing screen brightness when the picture on the screen is in motion.
  • Energy Saver: This feature adjust the brightness of the TV in order to reduce power consumption. When watching TV at night, set the Energy Saver feature to High to reduce eye fatigue as well as power consumption. You can set this feature to High, Medium, Low, or Picture Off (sound remains on).
  • No Signal Standby: The TV will automatically switch to standby mode, if no picture is being received for a predetermined set amount of time (15, 30, or 60 minutes).
  • Auto Power Off: The TV will be automatically turn off after 3 hours of being left idle to prevent overheating.

On/Off Timer: The three On/Off timers allow you to program the television to turn itself on and off by selecting a specific on time and a specific off time. An On/off timer can be set to repeat only once, everyday, Mon-Fri, Mon-Sat, or Sat-Sun. You can also choose the On Timer's content (TV, USB, or Antenna) and volume. The on and off timers work independently of one another.

Sleep Timer: The sleep timer switches the television off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to 30, 60, 90, 120, 150, or 180 minutes.

Self Diagnosis: The Samsung Plasma TV provides a Self Diagnosis menu which allows you to check the television for picture and sound problems.

E-Manual: The television only comes with a brief User Manual. A complete instruction manual is built-in into the TV and can be viewed on-screen. Press the "E-Manual" button on the remote control to access complete instruction manual.

Remote Control

QWERTY Wireless Remote: The included Qwerty wireless remote (RMC-QTD1) puts functionality in your hands like never before. One side of the remote has standard remote functionality and the other side has a qwerty keyboard that makes utilizing Samsung Smart TV features very easy. When you are ready to search, type or explore, you flip the remote to the keyboard side and you can enter in text in a quick & familiar way. On the qwerty keyboard side of the remote is a screen so you can see what you are typing without having to look at the TV.

Note: The remote operates off of 4 "AAA" batteries (included).

Anynet+: Take all your remotes and condense them into one simplified solution. With Samsung's Anynet+ you'll enjoy one-touch control for all your HDMI-connected compatible devices like your Samsung TV, Blu-ray Disc player, AV Receiver and Home Theater. Anynet+ is a function that enables you to control all connected Samsung devices that support Anynet+ with the Samsung television's remote control. The Anynet+ system can be used only with Samsung devices that support the Anynet+ features. The Anynet+ feature must be turned on in the menu to function.

Note: Anynet+ supports up to 12 A/V devices in total. You can only connect up to 3 devices of the same type.

Mounting Options

Pedestal Stand: The TV is shipped with the pedestal stand unattached. The pedestal stand attaches to the television using the supplied hardware. The pedestal stand allows the TV to swivel left to right +/- 20-degrees. The television weighs 74.7 lbs with the stand.

Wall Mounting: The TV has four threaded inserts on the back for use with an optional wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is 600mm (H) x 400mm (V) in accordance with the industry standards set by the Video Electronics Standards Association. The threaded inserts require M8 (8mm) machine screws (not supplied). The television weighs 67.5 lbs without the stand.

Note: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 4" above/below the television for adequate ventilation.

Attached AC Power Cord: The Samsung Plasma TV features an attached 5' AC power cord. The power cord is fitted with a right-angle AC plug that sits 1.125" from the wall.

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