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Samsung 60F8500 Series (PN60F8500 / PS60F8500 / PL60F8500)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 196 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the design and sound are overall positive. The value for money and usability also get good views. Reviews are divided on the reliability. Many are critical about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 60F8500 Series (PN60F8500 / PS60F8500 / PL60F8500) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 60F8500 Series (PN60F8500 / PS60F8500 / PL60F8500)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 user reviews of Samsung 60F8500 Series (PN60F8500 / PS60F8500 / PL60F8500) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung PN60F8500 60-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV

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Samsung PN60F8500

 

The Samsung PNF8500 series is a top-shelf plasma HDTV line that delivers outstanding color quality, solid 2D and 3D imagery, and very dark blacks. You'll shell out some big bucks for this model though, and you may want to pick up a universal remote...

Very dark blacks. Accurate colors that pop. Strong feature set. Good 3D depth

Pricey. Not energy-efficient. Funky remote

If plasma technology is on the way out, someone forgot to tell the folks at Samsung. It's easy to see why the 8500 series of plasma HDTVs represent the company's flagship line; the 60-inch PN60F8500AF reviewed here is aesthetically pleasing and...

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Stunning black levels ; Great shadow detail ; Brightest plasma yet ; Spectacular color ; Attractive design

Expensive ; Over-featured ; Steep learning curve

The F8500 plasma is one of those TVs that you don’t want to miss out on purchasing now, or you’ll be regretting it for years to come. It’s just that good.

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Samsung PN60F8500

 

Amid the hubbub about Panasonic's financial trouble and questions about how it will affect the future of plasma TV , it's easy to forget about Samsung. The world's No. 1 TV maker has invested substantially in plasma research and production, and has...

The Samsung PNF8500 series exhibits outstanding picture quality with a class-leading bright-room image, exceedingly deep black levels, very good shadow detail, highly accurate colors and superb off-angle and uniformity characteristics; mind-boggling...

Extremely expensive; correct film cadence requires sacrificing some black level; remote lacks numerous direct commands; imperfect cable box control; consumes more power than LCD TVs.

Samsung's best-performing TV ever, the PNF8500 series pushes the plasma picture quality envelope, especially in bright rooms.

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Samsung PN60F8500 3D Plasma HDTV

 

When Samsung launched its new line of plasma HDTVs at last January's CES, we were impressed. Those early demos indicated improved black levels and overall good performance. We were surprised to find later that the prices, though not exactly “Attention,...

I had some issues with the Samsung’s 3D performance, though it’s likely to satisfy all but the most rabid 3D purist. But 2D on the set was a joy to watch, with rich color, superb resolution, and subjectively fine black levels and overall image...

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Samsung PN60F8500 3D Plasma HDTV

 

When Samsung launched its new line of plasma HDTVs at last January's CES, we were impressed. Those early demos indicated improved black levels and overall good performance. We were surprised to find later that the prices, though not exactly “Attention,...

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Samsung PN60F8500 1080p Plasma TV Review

 

The F8500 puts out enough light that it compares to the brightness of the LED TVs on the market. Plasmas are typically known for their lack of bright pictures, so this is a refreshing change that makes it possible to place this TV in brighter rooms....

so picture artifacts aren't going to be a problem

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"Amazing 2D TO 3D Plasma Excellent"

 

Fantastic Plasma

3D (Must direct )

1. Strait lot of heat, no noise from the screen.

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"Great black levels, terrible white screen performance!"

 

I received this unit on Friday 02/14/14 but it constantly makes a buzzing sound, has HDMI sync issues (displays as flickering white noise after switching between inputs on my receiver), and the auto brightness limiter turns any content with more than...

Great contrast, when not displaying an image with a lot of white at least...

The ABL is super annoying, especially if you use a PC or surf the web on it. I don't understand how no reviewer talks about the terrible effects of the ABL!!!

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"One of the top two 60" Plasma TV's on the market period"

 

I have had many plasma TV's over the years. Plasma TV's have come a long way in terms of reliability and maintenance IMHO. I have owned and still do own two 50" Panasonic Plasmas and a 58" Samsung Plasma. Now with the addition of this 60" for my "man...

Great picture, colors pop, blacks are deep and dark

Slight buzzing

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Excellent plasma TV

 

Like my ZT60 and VT60 plasmas, this set is on its way out. If you can't afford a large screen OLED, this set provides the best picture quality (particularly for motion) as of July 2014. Get 'em while they last or wait until OLED comes down in...

Great picture and featurea

They are discontinuing it and 3D is a little off