The plasma that tries harder.
The Samsung PNE7000 series, Samsung's second-best plasma TV for 2012, will offer deeper blacks than its Editors' Choice Award-winning predecessor.
An artifact known as "brightness pops" exists on Samsung's PND7000 and PND8000 plasma TVs, and reports of peeling abound, but neither is a big enough deal to spoil our recommendation.
CNET compares the 2012 lineups of major TV makers based on their CES announcements.
Samsung's new Smart Interaction technology, built into its high-end 2012 TVs, uses a camera and microphone to enable watchers to control TV functions via voice and gestures.
The Samsung PNE8000 series, the company's flagship plasma TV for 2012, appears in its CES debut to improve on the already-excellent 2011 version with world-beating features and image quality.