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Samsung 64F8500 Series (PN64F8500 / PS64F8500 / PL64F8500)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 190 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the sound and design. The value for money and usability also get good views. The glare and energy efficiency get negative reviews. Comments are divided on the reliability.

image quality, usability, value for money, design, sound

energy, glare

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 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 190 reviews)

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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 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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"Beautiful PQ"


My first plasma. In the past, every time I would see a plasma TV in the store, I was never impressed. Hard to see in most cases and almost always more money.

Picture quality really is amazing

Slight buzzing

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


alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 user reviews of Samsung 64F8500 Series (PN64F8500 / PS64F8500 / PL64F8500) from 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

image quality, design, usability, sound, value for money


91% of the reviews on 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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All I can say is WOW! Resolution-indescribable!


I have been totally blown away by the image on this model. Even Netflix shows appear as if we are on the set of the actual filming!This product has... Useful Internet-enabled features, Easy to set up, Great value and features for the price, Right...

Resolution and depth is so great, it often appears if I was on the set right behind the camera doing the filming myself

So many features, I am struggling to learn how to use them all...guess, though, that isn't such a bad thing

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Best picture, great tv


When I bought this tv I was actually wanting to purchase the Samsung 4k tv. As soon as I walked into the show room they had this tv and the 4k side by side and I really like the picture on both televisions. So I asked the rep to put these 2 tvs on an...

Picture quality (sports, movies, and gaming), good apps, wireless internet

Haven't had any issues

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Best TV Available


Best picture available today. If you watch sports this is the only current technology that can keep up with motionThis product has... Easy to set up, Great value and features for the price, Right number of connectionsAbout me... Technically savvy viewer

Picture, Motion (Sports), Viewing Angle, Shows Blacks correctly

Speakers are terrible, throws off heat

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Great Smart TV


I previously bought a 55 in Samsung LED that I still love, but wanted a new TV as I moved my older one to my office. I was apprehensive about buying a plasma until I had a good understanding of how far they have come and improved in quality. I would...

Amazing Color and tons of features


Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: Yes
DVB-T2: Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
Picture in Picture (PIP):2 Tuner PIP
USB Recording: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: 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


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

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):C

General Features

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