"Samsung PN59D8000 - Great TV!"5.0 starson by AA-Miller
Pros: Picture quality is stunnin
Sound quality is "average"
Setup was easy and fairly simple
Cons: I really cannot find anything I'd complain about on the TV
Summary: After doing alot of research between this and the comparable Panasonic plasma, decided on Samsung. I couldn't be happier! The picture quality is stunning and lives up to Samsung's reputation with the blackest "blacks" and a rich full color with nothing really overly saturated. Have watched a few pre-season NFL games in high def and I am one happy sports fan. None of the fast-motion blurring of quality problems with the lower herz LCDs. Pristine NFL experience! The sound quality is "average", but I run everything through my home theater system anyways. I highly recommend using the fiber optic sound cable to your system though.
Considering picture quality, I did tweak some of the settings for my personal taste. Overall, setup was easy and fairly simple. It recognized my wireless router quickly. The setup for that was simple and once I entered the security info, that was it. It did take about 20 minutes to download the latest updates for the TV itself.
It's easy to access all of the various inputs on the back. The swivel stand it came with works pretty well for this.
I also love the dual remote control that has a full QWERTY interface on the back. Very convenient! Everything lights up when you use it so you can see everything in a dimly lit environment. The remote really worked well with my fat fingers...easy to use and pretty intuitive.
The one thing that impressed me was the anti-glare. I'll put this TV up against ANY LED/LCD out there in this regard. I still prefer to black out the windows for prime movie enjoyment, but at other times, I've never noticed glare from any lights, in particular the lamp beside my recliner.
Overall, I really cannot find anything I'd complain about on the TV. Some people have mentioned the SmartTV menu navigation on Samsung, but I didn't find it all difficult or cumbersome to use. I'm using several different apps including Pandora.
For the price however, it would be nice if Samsung included at least two pair of 3D glasses with purchase since it is a 3D TV. A bit silly to have to buy those separately. The 3D picture quality though is pretty good with the two movies I've watched on it. The glasses though themselves are abit of a pain as they reflect some ambient light on the inside....annoying. These are the cheaper Samsung glasses. I am researching to see if the higher-end glasses eliminate this. In the meantime, I'm trying to engineer a solution with the current pair I have. ( Before you will buy this Samsung TV, I suggest you have to check for best price before you decide at: droppingprices.info/pn59d8000/ )
Overall, I am highly pleased with my purchase and highly recommend this TV.