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Samsung 51F8500 Series (PN51F8500 / PS51F8500 / PL51F8500)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Samsung 51F8500 Series (PN51F8500 / PS51F8500 / PL51F8500). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the color and durability. The price and design are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the sound. Many are negative about the energy efficiency and black level.

image quality, design, price, durability, color

remote control, usability, black level, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 51F8500 Series (PN51F8500 / PS51F8500 / PL51F8500) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Samsung PN51F8500

 

The Samsung F8500 series continues the tradition beautifully, delivering the best picture quality we've ever tested in a Samsung TV. It's not quite as good overall as Panasonic's best 2013 efforts, such as the like-priced VT60 , but it does offer one...

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.

May, 2013

tom's HARDWARE - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by: Christian Eberle (tomshardware.com)

Samsung PN51F8500 Review: A 51-Inch Plasma HDTV With SmartHub

 

Only two companies still make plasma TVs, so we're excited to check out Samsung's latest, the PN51F8500. It boasts 3D, SmartHub 2.0, and superb image quality. In the vast ocean of LCD televisions, it's a compelling choice. Our lab results show you why.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (techradar.com)

Samsung 51F8500 plasma TV review

 

The LED-lover makes an ambitious though arty attempt at plasma perfection

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Samsung PS51F8500ST review

 

The Samsung PS51F8500ST should appeal to plasma enthusiasts

Deep ; immersve images ; Excellent motion resolution ; Sophisticated design

Voice and motion control ; Off-axis horizontal viewing ; Directional remote control

Expert review by: Steve May (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung plasma series 8 PS51F8500ST review

 

The feature set is a mirror of the brand's high-end LED models, and features twin terrestrial and satellite tuners, opening the door to some nice second screen applications.

Overall, we rate the PS51F8500ST as a class act. There are some minor niggles, and the price is certainly high, but its over performance is polished and as a connected proposition this plasma positively shines

Oct, 2013

Recommended!

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung PS51F8500

 

Samsung piles the heat on Panasonic with this stellar 51-inch plasma TV.

Spectacular picture quality ; Remarkably sophisticated Smart TV engine ; Loads of video streaming apps

Minor brightness instability during dark scenes ; Smart interface can be a bit confusing at times ; Minor motion fizzing with brightness levels set high

To see how the PS51F8500 pictures hold up, however, head to the next page.

May, 2013

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Samsung PS51F8500

 

The Samsung PS51F8500 is a top-class plasma TV: it isn't cheap – but you get what you pay for

Terrific picture packed with fine detail and strong contrasts ; Natural colour palette ; Strong blacks ; Impressive range of features ; Decent sound

Voice and gesture controls still frustrate ; Some rivals produce a more overtly impressive picture

MORE: Samsung TVs get bigger and smarter for 2013

Consumer review by: SgtLip (buydig.com)

I would buy it again!

 

After a lot of reviewing of TV specs I decided on the plasma and not the LED one. I am not disappointed with this TV as it is great. The most beautiful picture I've seen on a TV. I've owned a few and am extremely pleased with this choice.

Excellant Tv

May, 2013

Consumer review by: SgtLip (beachcamera.com)

I would buy it again!

 

After a lot of reviewing of TV specs I decided on the plasma and not the LED one. I am not disappointed with this TV as it is great. The most beautiful picture I've seen on a TV. I've owned a few and am extremely pleased with this choice.

Excellant Tv

May, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus / Pulse
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20

Certificates

Energy Star certified: No

Display

2D-3D converter: Yes
3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 4:3, 16:9
Display Diagonal:51
Display Diagonal (metric):50.7
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Mega Contrast
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:600
Supported 3D technologies:Samsung 3D HyperReal Engine
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p

Energy Management

AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:224 / 248 / 277
Energy efficiency compliance:A / C
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (max):190
Power consumption (standby):0.4
Power consumption (typical):142 / 170

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400

Indication

LED Indicators:Power, Stand-by / Yes
Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
Number of OSD languages:26
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Sports / Game, Sports

Networking

Browser supported:Y
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:15
Package dimensions (WxDxH):50.9 x 15 x 33.5
Package height:33.5
Package weight:65
Package width:50.9

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio input for DVI: No
Common interface (CI): Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
HDMI version:1.4a
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: No
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:3
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:224 / 248 / 277
Energy efficiency class:A / C
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (max):190
Power consumption (standby):0.4
Power consumption (typical):142 / 170

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:N / Skype
Smart TV: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Technical Details

Auto power off: Yes
AV input: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Color of product:Black
Game mode: Yes
Motion control:Y
On/Off switch: Yes

Teletext

Teletext function: Yes

TV Tuner

Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T / DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2 / DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.17 / 2.18
Depth (with stand):10.6
Depth (without stand):2.18
Dimensions (W x D x H) with stand:46.9 x 10.6 x 29.3
Dimensions (WxDxH):1190 / 46.9 x 2.17 x 27.9
Height:27.9
Height (with stand):29.3
Height (without stand):27.9
Weight:46.1
Weight with stand:51.6
Width:46.9
Width (with stand):46.9
Width (without stand):46.9