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Samsung 64F8500 Series (PN64F8500 / PS64F8500 / PL64F8500)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 205 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and sound are on the whole positive. The value for money and usability also get good views. There are some mixed comments about the glare. Some have doubts 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 64F8500 Series (PN64F8500 / PS64F8500 / PL64F8500) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 64F8500 Series (PN64F8500 / PS64F8500 / PL64F8500)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 user reviews of Samsung 64F8500 Series (PN64F8500 / PS64F8500 / PL64F8500) 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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89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung PN64F8500 64-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV (2013 Model)Samsung PN64F8500 64-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV

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Samsung PN64F8500

 

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 PN64F8500

 

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 PN64F8500 Review

 

Models in Samsung F8500 series

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 PN64F8500, PN60F8500, & PN51F8500 Plasma TV Comparison

 

In the past, we've tended to like Panasonic plasma TVs overSamsung, but this year things are starting to change. The F8500 is packed fullof smart features, which is no surprise, but Samsung is touting vastimprovements in picture quality as well. Their...

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Samsung F8500

 

Samsung has been making televisions for a while, and the Samsung F8500 is a top-of-the-line plasma TV. It combines a beautiful picture and a horde of features to make an amazingly smart and interactive TV. You can connect to the internet via the...

This TV has a quad-core processor

This plasma TV consumes a little more power than similar units

With a beautiful display and a fount of features, including a built-in camera, the Samsung F8500 is everything you want in a plasma TV.

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Samsung PS64F8500 review

 

Samsung's 64-inch TV sees the Korean brand making a big step forward with its plasma picture quality

Remarkably bright for plasma ; Excellent black levels ; Powerful smart TV platform ; Very good sound quality

Dithering in dark areas ; Smart system can confuse ; Minor initial image retention ; Minor 3D crosstalk interference

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Samsung PS64F8500 review

 

According to the current AV buzz, plasma TV technology is on its death bed. Having spent a week with Samsung's sensational new PS64F8500 plasma TV, though, I can't help but think that plasma has never felt more alive.

Jaw-dropping 2D images; very good 3D performance; not fazed by ambient light; VOD-heavy Smart hub ; Lows: Minor floating blacks; some dithering during dark scenes; it ain't cheap; rather retro design ; Performance: 5/5

Minor floating blacks; some dithering during dark scenes; it ain't cheap; rather retro design

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

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Samsung Series 8+ (F8500) plasma TV

 

Like watching movies? You'll love Samsung's Series 8+ plasma

Great brightness levels (for a plasma) ; Excellent contrast, detail, colour accuracy ; Samsung’s class-leading Smart TV tech

Relatively high power consumption ; Panasonic’s plasmas are cheaper

If you can afford the $20 a year in extra power, Samsung’s top plasma TV is by far the best choice for watching high quality video. We think it’s equal to Panasonic’s best plasmas for black level and overall contrast, with an extra boost in available...

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Samsung PS64F8500 review

 

Samsung's best plasma TV to date makes an impression, but it's very expensive

Editor's Choice!

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Samsung PS64F8500

 

Samsung's first plasma TV of 2013 is a movie-fan's dream come true.

Spectacularly bright yet also contrast-rich pictures ; Outstanding suite of online video services ; Potent audio system

Some dithering noise in dark scenes ; Occasional brightness 'jumps ; Smart interface can be inscrutable

As with pretty much all aspects of Samsung’s latest Smart interface, though, it would have been hugely helpful if Samsung had provided users with a bit more assistance on how to use the voice recognition system, rather than just expecting consumers to...

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: Yes
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4)
DVB-S:DVB-S2 (HD)
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: Yes
HDTV: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
Picture in Picture (PIP):2 Tuner PIP
Processor Cores:Quad-core
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes

Connectivity

CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
S-Video: No
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 600 x 400

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:600
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):C
Power Switch: Yes

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Shutter Glasses
Product Type:Plasma
Screen Format:16:9
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