Samsung PN51E8000 3D Smart Plasma HDTV Review$2,199.00
Apps & Internet Features
Samsung's web browser is fairly standard. Navigating it with the included infrared remote can be a painful process, but the included Smart Touch remote makes mouse navigation a breeze, and the speech-to-text function triggered by pressing that remote's microphone button makes it even breezier. The browser defaults to Bing.com, but users can specify their own home page as well. Click here for more information on Samsung's web browser.
You'll find an awful lot of apps within the Smart Hub: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Netflix, and VUDU movies, to name just a few. Samsung's also got some interesting unique content, such as the Family Story widget, which allows users with connected Samsung Smart TVs to share photos, videos, and notes. For more information on Samsung's app selection, click here.
Other Internet Features
One of the best ways to interact with Samsung's ritzy new smart TVs is through voice and motion gestures. We've found through testing and subjective use that the best way to navigate through broadcast content, basic menus, or the Smart Hub, is by using a combination of voice controls, gesture commands, and the Smart Touch remote. We've even got a couple of brief videos detailing their functionality, so you can decide for yourself: