"Preliminary review my first impression"3.5 starson by NYCelectronicuser
Pros: No pros yet except I'm able to use the set in a very very bright room.
Cons: The chrome plated base is very annoying. Why silver and why reflective? Don't expect to replace the pedestal base. Samsung says no other pedestal from other sets will work.
Very disappointed that last years 3D glasses don't work on this year's models.
Summary: I bought the Samsung d8000 because the Panasonic had not yet released its VT30 series. I've owned 2 65" Panasonic Plasmas, 600 and 850 series. A Samsung 63" was returned a few years back because of their pink screen in that generation.I ended up returning thiis set. Thank you Crutchfield for being wonderful to work and deal with.
I still have not been able to adjust this set to meet my needs and desire. I've had it for a week.
The screen appears to be better than most for reflection. I'm finding the apps in the web screen confusing as far as logging on and using the different services.
Updated on Jun 10, 2011
I was never able to adjust the picture to be pleasing on a wide variety of program source and stations. Either the set looked great or the picure had to much grain.
The set also emmitated a high pitch squeel. I think only people with great hearing would find this impossible to watch. Lastly there were way to many bad pixels, all in the same area. The bad pixels were most evident when a scene went to jet black, you would see flashing red from 14 feet away. I really wanted to love this. After reading David Katzmaier's review, I was going to try another set, but after rehookig up an old Hitachi plasma, I'm glad I sent it back.