Samsung PN59D7000


A new 59 inch 3D plasma TV

If you are still undecided as to whether you should get yourself that new Samsung LED TV or the latest release of Samsung’s 3D Plasma TV series then we suggest you first read our review for the Samsung PN59D7000 before you make up your mind which unit to purchase.

If you haven’t grown tired of plasma TVs, Samsung has a new one up its sleeve. The PN59D7000 “makes a great entry-point for 3D Plasma HDTVs.” Or so they say. Reading a few reviews on will make you run to the store and buy this product. But we decided to test it for ourselves for some hands-on experience. Want to find out what we think about this TV? Then we invite you to read our following test.

Solid design

The Samsung PN59D7000 is, as are the majority of TVs offered by this company, good-looking. The black body and silver stand is thinner when you look at some of the other devices out there; the one we are reviewing here measures 1.5″ x 54.3″ x 32.6″; its 30kg make this gadget rather heavy, but the fact that it looks and is solid makes up for that. It’s great to see that the bezel is slimmer and narrower than the one featured by various plasma TVs. During our test of the Samsung PN59D7000, the stand didn’t once break when we hit the table it sat on; its rectangular base comes with a sleek transparent stalk which is quite appealing to the eye.Samsung-PN59D7000

600Hz frequency

The TV has a 59″ display with 1080p Full HD, .001ms response time, 600Hz subfield HD motion and many more. The interface and menus were radically improved, because the device had a very fast reply; and what was more, the text had a very good size, which made it extremely easy to read. The illuminated remote was also nice, but it lacked a QWERTY keyboard. Overall, the screen delivered great-looking images, with good contrast; viewing angles were wide, so we had no problem looking at the display from any position. We were blown away by the response time which enabled us to watch fast paced games and movies without experiencing those pesky blurs. The Subfield HD Motion is a technology that offers great clarity; and, in the case of our PN59D7000 plasma, it performed very well.

2D-to-3D conversion

The resolution of the TV we tested meant improved clarity and colors. There was also something called Real Black Filter and it made sure that the product delivered good image quality even when there was reflective light in the vicinity.
Sadly, the product ships without 3D glasses, but it has built-in Wi-Fi, so at least you have that. 3D settings remain unchanged and there’s 2D-to-3D conversion.
Concerning connectivity matters, the gadget includes 3 USB ports, 4 HDMI inputs, Ethernet port, 1 Composite video input, 1 VGA-style PC input and 1 Component video input. The USB port was very useful, because it made it possible to connect a, let’s say, digital camera to the TV and look at pictures we snapped.

SRS TheaterSound

As for audio performance, the PN59D7000 had a pair of integrated stereo speakers which, aided by SRS TheaterSound, offered really impressive sound. Voices were thus intelligible and volume levels were consistent.
Apps were also present in Samsung PN59D7000 HDTV. There’s Facebook, Amazon instant, YouTube, Pandora, Skype and so on. On the downside we saw no Yahoo! widget. This newest TV was quieter than its predecessors, but it consumed a lot of power.

Review conclusion

The Samsung PN59D7000 is a good buy, thanks to its excellent picture quality, Wi-Fi, features and Smart Hub Internet portal.

Technical specifications

* Display Size: 59 inches
* Refresh Rate: 600Hz
* Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio 15,000,000:1
* 3D glasses not included in box, must be purchased as optional accessory
* Display Technology: PLASMA
* Image Contrast Ratio: 15000000:1
* Resolution: 1080p
* 3D picture performance
* Samsung Smart TV
* Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09