Samsung PN60F8500

  • Samsung PN60F8500
95
Based on 18 scores, 21 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    15
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Outstanding picture quality.
  • Class-leading bright-room image.
  • Exceedingly deep black levels.

Cons:

  • Extremely expensive.
  • Correct film cadence requires sacrificing some black level.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Whathifi.com on 100

No set is perfect, of course and it's fair to say that in some respects – most noticeably the way voice and gesture control works – there is clear room for improvement. But, given the vast range of smart content and generally excellent picture quality...

By Home Cinema Choice on 100

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. This is a bit surprising, actually....

By Big Picture Big Sound on 88

While Samsung touts the F8500's high-tech features, such as the touch pad remote, the facial and arm/hand gesture recognition and voice recognition, for me these features weren't nearly as compelling as the overall picture quality I experienced....

By Expert Reviews on 100

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

By Canada HiFi on -

July 15th, 2013, In Reviews, Television Sets, by Mike OsadciwNews of new video technologies is dominating consumer electronics media. With all of the hype surrounding OLED and 4K TVs, it’s very hard not to get excited about the future of video. But...

By itreviews.com on 80

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 while...

By Smarthouse on 100

s Samsung 8500 - A Few Minor Flaws Despite being a glorious home cinema TV we'd install in our own movie rooms in a heartbeat, the Samsung 8500 isn't wholly flawless. The push for extra brightness, for starters, has caused a couple of minor distractions....

By avforums.com on 90

Make no bones about, 2013 has been a vintage year for plasma TV even if its time as a technology is nearly up. If the demise is to be as imminent as some would believe, then it's going out with a bang and truly laying the gauntlet down to its probable...

By soundandvision.com on 80

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...

By Good Gear Guide on 100

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...

By Trusted Reviews on 100

What is the Samsung PS51F8500? A 51-inch plasma TV taken from the top tier of Samsung's current TV range. This means it's equipped with Samsung's latest, remarkably sophisticated smart TV platform and interface, supports 3D playback and is built around...

By Digital Trends on 90

Until we've thoroughly tested the Panasonic VT60, we can't declare any winners in the battle for this year's best TV, but we can say that Samsung's F8500 is going to give the Panny a serious run for its money. Though the F8500 is a little rich on...

By TechRadar on 100

The PS64F8500 is easily Samsung's most aggressive assault yet on Panasonic's traditional dominance of the plasma TV market. Particularly remarkable is its brightness, which hits heights never before witnessed from plasma technology. Couple this with the...

By tech.uk.msn.com on 100

Samsung's R&D department has worked wonders on the brand's 2013 flagship plasma TV, raising its picture quality to a dazzling level that finally challenges Panasonic's traditional dominance of the plasma TV...

By CNET UK on 100

The improved voice and motion control features still aren’t very useable, but the Samsung PS51F8500's smart TV system is excellent, and picture quality is so impressive it's now largely on a par with Panasonic's highly regarded VT series. All in all,...

By cnet on 80

Samsung's best-performing TV ever, the PNF8500 series pushes the plasma picture quality envelope, especially in bright...

By Trusted Reviews on 100

What is the Samsung PS64F8500? There have been times in Samsung's TV past where we couldn't help but think that the brand only did plasma TVs because it had to, and that its heart was very much with LCD technology. The Samsung PS64F8500, though,...

By reviewed.com on 96

That may sound like effusive praise, but it's the truth. Within the realm of picture quality, Samsung's F8500 is absolutely awesome. The brightness this plasma achieves is worth praise alone, but its deep black levels and the accuracy of its colors are...

By Audioholics on -

The F8500 series is Samsung’s 2013 flagship plasma TV line and is available in three different sizes, 64” (PN64F8500), 60” (PN60F8500), and 51” (PN51F8500). There’s no doubt that these are nice TVs, but they're also extremely expensive (over $4k for...

By TechRadar on -

Claiming to be as bright as an LED TV and with 40-60% improvement in black level, Samsung's latest F8500 Series is full of surprises. It's top of the range, it's smart, it's 3D and it's Full HD – and it's downright...