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Samsung PN60F8500 Series

Samsung PN60F8500 Series
alaScore 90

276 reviews

Apr, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 276 reviews of Samsung PN60F8500 Series. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung PN60F8500 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung PN60F8500 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 266 user reviews of Samsung PN60F8500 Series 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 products in the same category on Amazon.com.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Editor's Choice

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

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.

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 PN60F8500

 

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 : HDTV Solutions (hdtvsolutions.com)

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.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : David Birch-Jones (bigpicturebigsound.com)

Samsung PN60F8500 60-inch Plasma HDTVReview

 

The brightness of an LED TV, but the blacks of a plasma? Could Samsung's latest Smart TV really offer the best of both worlds?

Buy the F8500 for the picture quality, including the ability to provide a pleasingly bright, detailed image in virtually any lighting condition. And if the high tech control features and extensive streaming options add to the appeal for you, then...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (hometheatermag.com)

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...

Jun, 2013

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (soundandvision.com)

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,...

Jun, 2013

HOME THEATER - TOP PICKS

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (hometheater.com)

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,...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by (plasmatvbuyingguide.com)

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

Expert review by : consumersearch.com (consumersearch.com)

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:DNSe+
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

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

Design

Product color:Black
VESA mounting:Y

Display

2D-3D converter: Yes
3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:59.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Technology:Plasma
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:600

Energy Management

AC input voltage:110 - 120
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Input frequency:60
Power consumption (max):637
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):195

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y

File formats

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

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes
Number of OSD languages:3
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP, FRE
On/Off timer: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Browser supported:Y
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, Component
Handheld remote control:Y
Manual: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:16.9
Package height:38
Package weight:90.8
Package width:59.1

Performance

Audio formats supported:MP3
Card reader integrated:N
Game mode:Y
Image formats supported:JPG
Video formats supported:ASF,AVI

Ports & interfaces

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
RF ports quantity:1
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:110 - 120
Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Input frequency:60
Power consumption (max):637
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):195

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Game mode: Yes

TV Tuner

Digital signal format system:ATSC
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.9
Depth (with stand):11.8
Height:32.7
Height (with stand):34.3
Weight:64.4
Weight with stand:71.4
Width:54.8
Width (with stand):54.8