Samsung PN51E8000 3D Smart Plasma HDTV Review$2,199.00
- Power Consumption
Taking a look at the comparison chart below says a lot about the PN51E8000. The first thing to note is the price per year. If you use this TV for 4-6 hours a day for one year, it's going to cost you roughly $50 in electricity. The second thing to note is that Samsung has significantly reduced the cost per year from last year's D7000 plasma. The E8000 also costs less, overall, than the low-end E530 series. This tells us that Samsung has implemented a little more energy saving technology in their flagship. But the most interesting thing is that Panasonic's 65-inch plasma, which is just as "loaded" a baked potato as the E8000, costs less than half as much per year--and that's with a bigger screen size.
The E8000 is not cheap, but it could have cost a lot more. Conversely, the comparison with Panasonic makes us wonder if Samsung couldn't have done more to reduce yearly cost.