"Great improvement from the D8000 series."4.5 starson by scar50
Pros: Outstanding overall picture. The black levels are crazy deep, deeper than the D8000. The whites are 30% brighter than last years model, and the 3D is amazing!!! Try watching Avatar 3D or Tron Legacy 3D on this thing, you'll be blown away.
Cons: Unnecessary gimmicky options like voice and gesture control. The 3D glasses that come with the TV sucks(they flicker too much)so buy the Samsung SSG-3100GB 3D glasses instead. The touch remote sucks so use the standard remote that also comes with it
Summary: Samsung fixed the two major issues that plagued the D8000 series which were the screen peeling of the thin anti-reflective film, and the most annoying, the "brightness pop" issue which was really bad. I honestly think that Samsung used the D8000 series as a Beta TV. There venturing into new ground with these new series of plasmas and as each year goes by, each new model will eliminate the previous models problems. As far as buzzing is concerned I do hear it a bit but if you have a surround sound system like I do, it will drown it out and you won't notice it. The screen burn in issue that I read from vizfx_guy is pretty strange and has to be a manufacture defect considering this plasma is equipped with "Pixel Shift" which does exactly that to prevent burn in. This option was clearly not working on vizfx_guy TV and it's a shame that Samsung wouldn't just swap it for a replacement. That's what they did with me when the brightness pop issue wasn't resolved when they replaced the screen on my 64" D8000. They gave me the 64" E8000. The only real issue with this particular model is the buzzing noise but not all of them suffers from that. You just have to hope that if you buy this TV you get the one that doesn't buzz, and buy an extended warranty! That way they can replace it with the newest model if need be.