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Samsung electronics is a South Korea headquartered multinational corporation and one of the worlds biggest consumer electronics manufacturers.

Samsung have some very compelling designs and offerings as far as flat panel tvs are concerned and are one up, when it comes to their LED HDTVs which are pretty phenomenal in action. When the LED TV market came out with the local dimming feature to improve contrast, Samsung responded with their very own Micro dimming and Precision black local dimming features. Local dimming refers to controlling groups of LEDs behind the display to shut them off in parts of a scene which require pitch black; consequently increasing the contrast levels. The best of Samsung's LED TVs also have really fast refresh rates (also known as Clear motion Rate) which enable them to eliminate motion blur.

Samsung has a full blown range of LED TVs from 22 inch screens to over 65 inches with either edge-lit or direct-lit LED backlighting. Direct-lit televisions have a panel of LEDs placed right behind the LCD screen to provide the necessary light. Edge-lit TVs on the other hand, have the LEDs placed all around the edge of the screen and lights it up towards the center, and typically take the second place in terms of picture quality.

When it comes to plasma technology however, even the best of Samsung's plasma TVs are still playing catch up to brands like Panasonic which have made a name for themselves with their path breaking plasma series. Samsung's plasma TVs have a 600Hz sub field drive that is responsible for the smooth free flowing picture quality in even scenes like car racing. However all the best plasma TVs today are able to generate 600 frames per second so this isn't really a feature native to Samsung plasmas. Starting at around 42 inches, Samsung plasma TVs are available in large sizes up to 65 inches.

The least expensive and also the third of their priorities, is Samsung's LCD TV lineup. LCD TVs from Samsung are available in around 40 inches and are full HDTVs with a resolution of 1080p; and include the Connectshare feature to plug in a USB and view your files.

Coming to Samsung's 3D offerings, Samsung 3D LED TVs implement Active 3D technology which sport full HD 3D. Active 3D TVs alternatively generate one image for the left eye and another for the right, so rapidly that we see a free flowing picture. These televisions are watched with Active shutter glasses which shut out picture in the right or left lens, according to the image displayed by your TV. The two images being of slightly different perspectives induces us to perceive it in the third dimension. Samsung 3D TVs are available with either LED or plasma panels.

Samsung hold their ground with some of the best Smart TVs in the market that are fully featured to provide services like Skype, full web browsers, Facebook and Youtube; so you can download, conference or do just about anything you'd do with your desktop computer.

Our list of the best Samsung flat panel TVs is narrowed down to the top rated models touted for their performance by expert reviewers around the web.

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Samsung PN F8500

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


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Samsung PN F8500
Samsung UN F7100
Samsung PN F5500
Samsung UN F6300
Samsung UN F9000
Samsung PN51F8500 51-In 1080p 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
Samsung UN55F7100 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Ultra Slim Smart LED HDTV
Samsung PN51F5500 51-In 1080p 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
Samsung UN46F6300 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz Slim Smart LED HDTV
Samsung UN55F9000 55-In 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED TV
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Mar 2013
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Digital TV Standard
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
Flat Panel Type
Plasma TV
LED TV
Plasma TV
LED TV
LED TV
Screen Size
51.0 inch
55.0 inch
51.0 inch
46.0 inch
55.0 inch
Aspect Ratio
16:9
16:9
3D-ready
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  • 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.

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    In my opinion this TV looks as good or better than the ES8000 design-wise. A good chunk of dough has also been wiped from the price, so consider this one of my top value pics for 2013/2014. The only thing it gives up from the top model are the micro dimming ultimate, though it still has micro dimming, and it has a dual core processor rather than the quad-core, and no front facing camera.


  • The 55-inch F7100 is not worth $2,499 (though it's available right now for $1,699). While Samsung's Smart Hub (and the cable connectivity therein) is probably the best smart platform on the market, it's still only a smart platform. On one hand, this TV looks great, and is fitted with all of the modern accoutrement you might want with an investment in a new display. Be warned, though: It has a few drawbacks that make me hesitate to praise it further.


  • 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.


  • Within the TV industry, reviewers and hobbyists alike agree on one thing: Plasma TVs produce a better picture than LCDs. And, hand over heart, it's true. However, LCDs like the Samsung F6300 redeem the fickle technology's mass popularity: This TV's picture looks very good, hands down, and its software works with fluid precision.

    If you're in the market for a mid-sized TV, and want the bright light levels of LCD over the ink-black shadows produced by plasmas, the 46-inch F6300 is a great option.

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    The UN55F6300 is strong in value in 2013 in the 60 inch market. By eliminating 3D and micro dimming and sticking with some of the features that matter most, this is a tough model to beat in the mid-level LED TV category.


Top 5 samsung tv:

  1. Samsung PN51F8500 51-In 1080p 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
  2. Samsung UN55F7100 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Ultra Slim Smart LED HDTV
  3. Samsung PN51F5500 51-In 1080p 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
  4. Samsung UN46F6300 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz Slim Smart LED HDTV
  5. Samsung UN55F9000 55-In 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED TV