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Samsung 60F8500 Series (PN60F8500 / PS60F8500 / PL60F8500)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 reviews of Samsung 60F8500 Series (PN60F8500 / PS60F8500 / PL60F8500). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Comments about the sound and price are generally positive. The design and usability also get good views. Some have doubts about the glare. There are some mixed opinions 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. Opinions about the price and sound are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the glare.

image quality, usability, design, sound, price

glare

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's best TV ever is a bright idea in plasma

 

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

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

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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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Samsung PN60F8500 Review

 

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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 PN60F8500AF

 

Let's cut to the chase. If you are shopping for the most fully featured HDTV with the highest picture quality, then the Samsung F8500 series of plasmas, should be at the top of your list. Indeed, it earns our Highly Recommended award.

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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

 

However, Vizio's E-Series TVs have changed the value equation for 2014. Those sets, such as the 55-inch Vizio E550i-B2 (Est. $680) and 60-inch Vizio E600i-B3 (Est. $800) are still handily outperformed by the Samsung PNF8500 plasma's, but are...

Great picture quality, More features than any other HDTV, Breakthrough performance in well-lit rooms

Expensive for a plasma TV

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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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