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Samsung PN F8500

Samsung PN51F8500 51-In 1080p 3D Smart Plasma HDTV


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Samsung PN F8500
Samsung PN F5500
Samsung PN F5300
Samsung PN E6500
Samsung PN E550
Samsung PN51F8500 51-In 1080p 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
Samsung PN51F5500 51-In 1080p 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
Samsung PN60F5300 60-Inch 1080p 600Hz Plasma HDTV
Samsung PN60E6500 TV
Samsung PN51E550 TV
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Release Date
Mar 2013
Mar 2013
Feb 2013
Mar 2012
Mar 2012
Flat Panel Type
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
Screen Size
51.0 inch
51.0 inch
60.0 inch
60.0 inch
51.0 inch
Digital TV Standard
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
Aspect Ratio
16:9
16:9
Widescreen (16:9)
16:09
3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready

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


  • While we can't claim that the F8500 is the new reference TV in picture quality, it looks to be one of the best 1080p televisions ever. Each screen size in this series is fairly expensive, and they should be: There is only quality here. The F8500 has royally surpassed one of the biggest drawbacks of plasma tech-their dimness when compared to LCDs-giving those with the funds to pursue it every reason to do so.


  • 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 you're at it.


  • The Samsung F5500 plasma offers great features and very good picture quality, but its performance suffers significantly under the lights.

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    The PN51F5500 is the smallest size in the mid tier plasma series from Samsung. Picture quality is strong here but it lacks a bit when compared to the top tier F8500 plasma. This is to be expected, but the feature set is still quite good. The F5500 uses Active 3D to create 3D images, Samsung's new Smart Hub is offered with all the apps and online content you would ever need. It loses the built in front-facing camera, but voice interaction is present a lot more useful than we initially thought it would be.

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    The PN60F5300 is one of the top value plasmas for 2013/2014. It skips all extra features for picture quality, internet connectivity, and 3D functionality that the F5500 series and F8500 series plasmas employ. What you get is a large screen with the always good picture quality of a plasma TV at an affordable price point. The 60 inch size sits in the middle of the F5300 series and is enough screen for medium to large sized rooms. It's got a 1080p display with the strong refresh rates of plasma technology.


  • The Samsung E6500 series is an excellent television that offers classy looks, outstanding picture quality, and a great price.


  • The PN60E6500 delivers on value. A 60" TV with a picture and features that perform excellent. Do not let the bright LED TVs on the showroom floor fool you. If you have a darker room environment, this TV delivers a great picture without some of the features (Smart Interaction) that add so much to the cost of the TV while still getting 3D and the full Smart TV suite and built in Web Browser and Wifi. It's a value set that many will miss due to not knowing how superb these picture qualities are.


  • The Samsung E6500 series plasmas are, without a doubt, one of the best available values in high-performance televisions. While there are one or two competing plasma models that have a slight performance edge in bright-room settings, we can't think of a set at this price point that can offer black levels and shadow detail quite as impressive as the E6500. For movie lovers with even moderate ambient light control, this TV is an outstanding choice and comes highly recommended.


  • While not quite the best in its class, the Samsung PNE550 plasma still merits a look with its very good picture quality, sophisticated Smart TV platform, and attractive price.


  • We feel that the Samsung PN51E550D1 is a great deal. Compared to the slightly less expensive E530 series, you're getting a lot more for your money. But as a standalone mid-range plasma, it brings a lot to the table.

    With decent core performance, a sizable contrast ratio, decent 3D, and Samsung's excellent Smart Hub in tow, the PN51E550D1 is a valuable investment.

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    This is an active 3D value piece from Samsung with an excellent array of features. It does not get the full benefit of all of Samsung's picture quality features but the PN51E550 does have full 1080p resolution. The up conversion processing from standard definition sources is not as crisp as it is with some of the better processing chip set TV on the market, but it's OK. The Smart Hub feature with Internet options is a new feature to this TV as well. Overall, it's a value low priced play with some extras.


Top 5 samsung 50 inch plasma tv:

  1. Samsung PN51F8500 51-In 1080p 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
  2. Samsung PN51F5500 51-In 1080p 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
  3. Samsung PN60F5300 60-Inch 1080p 600Hz Plasma HDTV
  4. Samsung PN60E6500 TV
  5. Samsung PN51E550 TV