Samsung PS64D8000 review

  • £3000

Excellent, great value 3D plasma with Smart TV internet connectivity

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Samsung ps64d8000

Sound

There's enough power and dynamic range in the speakers to produce a soundstage that's just about big enough to match the prodigious size of the 64-inch screen.

The mid-range doesn't sound cramped and overloaded, and trebles are presented with spirit, but without sounding harsh and tinkly. Bass is a bit processed and poppy rather than natural and deep, but improves significantly on previous Samsung TVs.

Value

While it's probably a stretch to describe any TV that costs three grand as a bargain, the PS64D8000 is around £1,000 cheaper than the equivalent Panasonic, a fact that, along with its superior internet service, could be enough to persuade many people to swallow its less spectacular contrast performance and slight 3D crosstalk issues.

Ease of use

The PS64D8000 is very easy to use for such a sophisticated set. Its remote control is simple and to the point (if a little flimsy and plasticky feeling for such a sumptuous TV) with one-button access to a surprising number of key features without feeling cluttered or fiddly.

The onscreen menus are attractive and well organised, with an excellent trick up their sleeve in the form of an interactive onscreen instructions manual. Whenever you move the cursor over an option, you get a brief, but usually perfectly intelligible, explanation on the right hand side of the screen of what the selected feature does.

The only things letting the side down in ease of use terms are a weird and seemingly pointless split of settings between two separate Advanced and Picture Option menus, and the even more bizarre 'hiding away' of the useful Game preset within a submenu of the set's System menu.

Tech Specs

Product TypePlasma TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4), DVB-S2
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product Family8000
3D Type3D
Brand NameSamsung
Screen Size162.6 cm (64")
Aspect Ratio16:9
EthernetYes
Wireless LANYes
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)38.30 kg
Operating Power Consumption480 W
Standby Power Consumption1 W
RMS Output Power30 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.4
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand979.20 mm
Width with Stand1487 mm
Depth with Stand351 mm
Number of Common Interface1
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
3D ConversionYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate600 Hz
Height888.9 mm
Width1487.9 mm
Depth37.1 mm
ColourSilver
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse, Surround Sound, DTS
Product Series8000
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesPC Streaming, Media Player, Web Content Access, Teletext, Auto Program, Auto-off, Sleep Timer, Picture in Picture
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelPS64D8000
Product NamePS64D8000 Plasma TV
Manufacturer Part NumberPS64D8000FUXXU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Samsung's PS64D8000 Plasma +1 evolves the home entertainment experience with a creative blend of new technology and ergonomic awareness that matches the cinematic experience and more. With on screen smarts that react to room brightness, offer superior HD and 3D, plus seamless connectivity with all things online and on your devices, everything is perfectly possible with this premium set. Experience the all-new Plasma +1 difference with Samsung.

Package Contents
  • PS64D8000 Plasma TV
  • E-Manual
  • Instruction Book
  • Power Cable
  • Slim Gender Cable
  • Batteries
  • Remote Control
SpeakersYes
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)35 kg