1. Samsung PN50C8000 Review at cnet

Ever since we tested the Panasonic TC-PVT25 series in June, we’ve been itching to compare it directly with Samsung’s flagship 3D-compatible plasma HDTV for 2010. After finally getting the chance to review the Samsung PNC8000 series–the odds-on favorite, if there is one, to defeat the Panasonic–we can declare the verdict in this dogfight: Panasonic by a black nose.

2. Samsung PN50C8000 Review – 50-inch Plasma HDTV

Up for Review: Samsung PN50C8000 Plasma TV. The Samsung PN50C8000 is a 50” Plasma HDTV, and one of the smaller sets in Samsung’s Class 8000 product line. It’s a 3D model, which has 1080p. It is an ultra modern model.

This TV is great for those that can’t decide if they want to watch TV, or play on the computer. Much like smart phones and the iTouch, users can download Samsung-created apps. And similar to the app store you’ve likely already used on iTunes, there add-ons are many of the same applications you’ve already become familiar with. If you like watching videos, following sports, or networking socially, there are apps you will recognize and almost certainly use.



  • Product type Plasma TV
  • Diagonal size 50 in
  • Color Brushed titanium


  • Technology Plasma (PDP)
  • 3D Technology Yes
  • Resolution 1920 x 1080
  • Display format 1080p
  • Refresh rate 600 Hz
  • Image aspect ratio 16:9
  • Pixel response time 0.001 ms
  • Progressive Scan Progressive scanning (line doubling)
  • Widescreen Widescreen
  • Dynamic contrast ratio 7000000:1
  • HDCP compatible Yes

TV Tuner

  • TV tuner presence Yes
  • HDTV Tuner Yes
  • Digital TV tuner ATSC,
  • TV tuner reception system Clear QAM
  • Secondary audio program (SAP) Yes


  • Sound output mode Stereo
  • Surround mode Yes
  • Sound effects SRS TruSurround HD
  • Total output power 20 Watt
  • Speakers 2 speakers
  • Speaker system speaker type Right/left channel speaker
  • Additional features SRS TruSurround HD,
    Auto Volume Leveller (AVL)
  • Speaker form factor Built-in
  • RMS output power 10 Watt
  • Speaker system speaker qty 2
  • Audio controls Balance,

Network & Internet Multimedia

  • Connectivity Wired
  • Internet streaming services Smart TV ,
    Netflix ,
    Blockbuster ,
    Hulu ,
    Vudu ,
    YouTube ,

Convenience Features

  • Additional features 3D compatible
  • Closed captioning Yes
  • V-chip control Yes


  • Input/Output connections 4 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A),
    2 x USB (4 pin USB Type A),
    2 x Component video input (RCA phono x 3),
    1 x Composite video/audio input (RCA phono x 3),
    1 x Audio line-in (Mini-phone 3.5 mm),
    1 x Headphones (Mini-phone 3.5 mm),
    1 x VGA input (15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)),
    1 x Digital audio input (optical) (TOSLINK),
    1 x Network (RJ-45),
    1 x Antenna
  • Video interface HDMI
  • HDMI ports qty 4

Remote Control

  • Type Remote control – Infrared


  • Power device Power supply

Stands & Mounts

  • Stand included Yes
  • Stand design Tabletop
  • Stand features Swivel

Dimensions & Weight

  • Dimensions (WxDxH) 47.7 in x 8.9 in x 31.8 in,
    – Without stand
  • Weight 54 lbs

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Service & support details Parts and labor – 1 year

Dimensions & Weight (Shipping)

  • Weight (Shipping) 77.2 lbs

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