Samsung PS-51F8500

  • Samsung PS-51F8500
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  • Superb picture quality.
  • Wide variety of smart TV apps.
  • Ability to download lots more apps.


  • The whole remote control system leaves much to be desired (touch pad, gesture and voice control).
  • No analog audio output/headphone output (seems to be a trend these days).

Expert reviews and ratings

By T3 on 80

Samsung's Allshare functionality also does a good job playing multimedia files from a networked NAS as well as local USB. Factor in the refined design and the PS51F8500ST can be considered a smart set that warrants its premium price tag.

By 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...

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,...

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....

By PC Mag on 90

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...

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...

By 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...

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...

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...

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...

By 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...

By cnet on 80

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

International Review By on 100

PS51F8500 – плазменный ТВ высшего класса; он...