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Samsung 64F8500 Series (PN64F8500 / PS64F8500 / PL64F8500)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 275 reviews of Samsung 64F8500 Series (PN64F8500 / PS64F8500 / PL64F8500). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and price. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency.

image quality, usability, design, price, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung 64F8500 Series (PN64F8500 / PS64F8500 / PL64F8500) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 242 user reviews of Samsung 64F8500 Series (PN64F8500 / PS64F8500 / PL64F8500) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and price. The design and usability also get good comments.

image quality, usability, design, price, sound

83% 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 (2013 Model)

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Samsung 64F8500 Series (PN64F8500 / PS64F8500 / PL64F8500) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. People really like the image quality, whereas there are some less positive comments about the usability.

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67% of the reviews on Amazon.ca 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 (2013 Model)

Oct, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

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.

Conclusion There's a lot to like about the Samsung PN60F8500AF. Amazing picture quality, inky blacks, and a robust feature set put this set at the top of its class and earn it our Editors' Choice for big-screen plasma HDTVs. Be forewarned though,...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Samsung PN64F8500

 

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

Expert review by : Cliff Heyne (audioholics.com)

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...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by (rtings.com)

Samsung F8500 TV

 

The Samsung F8500 is the brightest plasma TV ever, and is even able to challenge some LEDs. While its blacks don't beat plasmas from Panasonic (like the ), they are still very good. The only downside is the anti-glare filter produces some slight...

Brighter than any plasma. It is the only plasma that can be put in a bright room. ; Good anti-glare filter with very few reflections. ; Low input lag.

Although its blacks are good, they aren't as good as in equivalent models from Panasonic.

Oct, 2013

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

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...

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

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...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Samsung 64" F8500 Series 8 Smart 3D Full HD Plasma TV overview

 

SAMSUNG 64IN F8500 ELITE PLASMA TV

Expert review by : John Archer (homecinemachoice.com)

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

Techradar Editor's Choice 2013

Expert review by : John Archer (techradar.com)

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

The PS64F8500 is easily Samsung's most aggressive assault yet on Panasonic's traditional dominance of the plasma TV market

May, 2013

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (pcworld.idg.com.au)

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

May, 2013
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Product Specifications

Audio

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

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:N
DLNA Certified: No

Display

2D-3D converter: Yes
3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 4:3, 16:9
Display Diagonal:64
Display Diagonal (metric):64
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:100 - 240 / 110 - 120 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:336 / 665
Energy efficiency compliance:A / C / Unspecified
Input frequency:50/60 / 60
Power consumption (max):653
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):218 / 230

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:N / Y

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:ASF, AVI
Video formats supported:ASF,AVI

Indication

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

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):N / Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG):No / Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Number of OSD languages:26 / 3
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP, FRE
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Sports / Game, Sports

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC / AC, AV, CI, Component, SCART / AC, Component
Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:17.3
Package dimensions (WxDxH):64.1 x 17.3 x 40.3
Package height:40.3
Package weight:101.9
Package width:64.1

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio input for DVI:No / Yes
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:1 / 3
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
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 / 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 110 - 120 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:336 / 665
Energy efficiency class:A / C / Unspecified
Input frequency:50/60 / 60
Power consumption (max):653
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):218 / 230

Smart TV

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

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Technical Details

Auto power off: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Color of product:Black
Game mode: Yes
Motion control:Y
On/Off switch:No / Yes

Teletext

Teletext function: Yes

TV Tuner

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.9 / 2.17 / 2.18
Depth (with stand):12.6
Dimensions (W x D x H) with stand:58.4 x 12.6 x 36.1
Dimensions (WxDxH):58.4 x 2.18 x 34.6
Height:34.6 / 34.7
Height (with stand):36.1 / 36.3
Weight:72.3
Weight with stand:79.8
Width:58.4
Width (with stand):58.4