Samsung PN60F8500

  • Samsung PN60F8500
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Based on 19 scores, 26 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    15
  • Good:
    4
  • 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 TweakNews on

With close to six months of use in my den, I can easily say that Samsung's PN64F8500 Plasma Smart TV is an excellent TV with pretty well every feature any buyer would appreciate. If you are looking into buying a large TV that will not have to be...

By ConsumerSearch on

The Samsung PNF8500 is a landmark plasma TV. Picture quality is stunning -- separated from the best-performing plasma TVs by the tiniest of margins. More important, that picture quality is just as good in well-lit spaces, something that no plasma TV past...

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 FlatpanelsHD on

F8500 offers all of Samsung's Smart TV features, including the questionable implementation of voice and gesture controls that we find very gimmicky. Samsung's 2013 Smart TV platform has improved a lot, including some apps, but the overall user experience...

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 AU on 100

Buying Guide Active vs passive 3D The Samsung PS64F8500's pictures are a revelation in both 2D and 3D mode, especially when it comes to their brightness and resistance to ambient light. Samsung's smart TV engine is miles ahead of the pack in terms of its...

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 HDTV Reviews on

Note: The specific model we tested was the Samsung PS64F8500STXXU which is the 3-pin-plug United Kingdom version. While we haven't reviewed the smaller PS51F8500, from past experience Samsung's 51-inch PDP models usually have worse black levels than 64in...