Thinner than its Panasonic and LG counterparts and sporting a new, more compact frame around the screen, the D7000/D8000 series gets our vote for the best-looking plasma TV available. That bezel is narrower than any plasma's we've tested, outdoing the Panasonic GT30's by 0.19 inch. The bottom edge of the frame is a bit thicker (2.13 inches), but that does nothing to spoil the PND7000's LED TV-like dimensions.
The Samsung PND8000 and PND7000 plasmas look basically the same from the neck up. Samsung's Web site says their metallic frames are colored "titanium" and "brushed black," respectively, but in person we couldn't tell the difference.
August 2, 2011 9:58 AM PDT
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