Better than ever!!!
This tv is gorgeous, slimmer bezel, all metal with brushed aluminum makes this tv very unique and elegant, all other brands just look alike and the sony and panasonic gorilla glass is pretty redundant, not that attractive, and looks cheap. Solid construction all around compared to the cheap plastics that shows glue on edges of leds. Narrow profile.
Best HDTV picture quality available
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.
Very dark blacks, Accurate colors that pop
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.
Smart Hub/Smart TV with voice recognition
The PN60F8500 is one of the best values in TV for 2013 and early 2014. It has such a great-deep black level that only OLED TVs and the Panasonic TC-P65ZT60 will be able to compete with it on picture quality. In terms of value, these top end plasma TVs lead the market again in 2013.
Stunning black levels, Great shadow detail
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 novelty features for our taste (we could do without voice commands and gesture control entirely) it's Smart Hub TV interface is one of the best platforms available.
Superb picture quality, Wide variety of smart TV apps
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. Samsung continues to support the plasma format (at least for now), and the F8500 is a text book example of plasma HDTV done right: black levels to die for, but here they are accompanied by a brighter picture than we normally see on a plasma.
Accurate color reproduction produced spectacular images
The Samsung PN60F8500 is the best Samsung HDTV we've ever reviewed. Its spectacular performance places it in the stratosphere of the finest 2013 HDTVs, and therefore, by extension, one of the best-looking TVs ever. Due to the aforementioned combination of deep inky blacks coupled with its very high brightness level and excellent 5 out of 5AR filter; the Samsung F8500 achieves our top rating. HD Guru awards the Samsung PN60F8500.
Very, Very Good - now includes Amazon Instant App
We really like this set. Size-wise, this is perfect for our room - 55" was the way for us to go. However, if you're on the fence between 55" & 60", look at price as well - as of June 2013, there is minimal difference in price between the two - this may help with a decision. Picture quality is fantastic, and the interface is very fast.
Despite a lackluster contrast, content looks great on this TV
We really enjoyed the LA8600, even with its slight color temperature issue and yawn-worthy black levels. And while we easily say this is a terrific display, its huge asking price of $2,699.99 for a 55-inch model is a bit steep. Yes, you get a beautiful TV that will make your in-laws jealous, but you can also do that with Panasonic's DT60 and Samsung's F7100 for less. If supermodel-thin bezels are your thing, definitely consider the LA8600 if you find it on sale.
Excellent panel and image
If we had any real complaints, they were around a few of the smart TV elements. The voice search worked OK, but it had one or two issues understanding us, and, as we said, the layout wasn't the slickest we've seen.
Weirdly, if you're in settings mode at all, the set exits back to the TV channels by default, rather than taking you back to the smart TV area if that's what you were in. The same goes if you click the exit button on an app.
Superb 3D visuals, powerful sound
With the LG 55LA8600 and Samsung UA55F8000 both priced at S$4,899, it was a very close fight between these LED TVs. An alternative would be the Sony Bravia KDL-55W954, but take note that it is pricier at S$5,699. In the end, the LA8600's functional design, extra features and solid 3D visuals became the deciding factors, giving the LG better overall value and performance. If you're looking for a strong all-rounder, this model should be your first choice.
I'm sure with all new products there are going to be some that out of the box are not good, for me, it has worked great since set up and running it for about a week. I also read it takes over a month for the colors to "settle in". Non-HD picture is just OK - but I came from a DLP TV so I would compare it as the same as my old TV. This TV is made for Blu-ray and HD content.
Built in Web Browser and Wifi
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.
A terrific collection of features and smart content
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.
Just AMAZING 3D
The glass is very reflective! I would have to have some very good curtains to block out the bright sunlight reflecting from the screen. Other than that this was/is a great buy for the size and features. I am NOT anywhere near a videofile, so pleasing me might be a lot easier, but there were no dead pixels, no video/contrast adjustments needed. I will do a video fine tuning this summer, but I only expect to be tweeking (minor adjustments).
Active 3D is available
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.
Strong peak whites and brightness levels
The UN55F7500 is going to get a lot of competition from LG and Panasonic in the 55 inch class. All the sets are feature heavy with smart TV suites, high refresh rates, and top notch picture quality. Samsung's F7500 stands out when it comes to picture quality and design. Contrast is impressive on this one with the best black level performance. The design of the TV it as eye catching as it is pleasing. The super thin bezel and curved stand really play into the floating image illusion.
Impressive return on invested dollar
Summing up, based on picture size and quality for the price I paid, I'd have to give the Vizio two thumbs way up! The true test will be over time but for now, I have no problem in giving the Vizio 5 stars. Something else I found interesting is there was no detailed manual that came with the Vizio, only a quick setup guide which was handy. In order to get the big manual will require you to go online and download all 45 pages or some such.
Lots of options for image-tweakers
Which is better: a mammoth TV with a mediocre picture, or a smaller TV with a great picture? If you're in the camp that believes size trumps all, Vizio has just the LCD. The Vizio E601I-A3 spans a whopping 60 inches, yet sells for under a grand. Your budget wins, even though your eyes will wish you'd spent a bit more.
This is a wonderful television
The picture is incredibly crisp and, despite its size the set is slim and light weight. The clicker has a touch pad feature and the connections with the internet, HBO, Amazon, Netflix are very easy (even for a non-technically savvy person like me). It connected easily (although it was missing 2 screws which Samsung sent out very quickly) so set up time was nominal. There have been no resolution or lighting issues (as have been described in the ES8000).
Strong LED edge lighting makes peak whites very bright
The UN65F8000 (65F8000BF) replaces the UN65ES8000 from 2012 as the top unit in the LED backlit LCD TV lineup for 2013 through early 2014. It includes built in Wifi, built in Web Browser, and Smart TV functions from last year with the addition of a much improved voice interaction and navigation feature for this year.
Create images with greater clarity
It is a slight step up from the F6300 series below it. The two series are pretty much the same except for 2 major additions in the features department. First there is local dimming, that helps to create a better contrast ratio, and second is the inclusion of active 3D. Those are two big upgrades for such a small step up. This TV is aimed at those looking for a value model that offers a little more than just a nice picture.
Vizio rocks! Best bang for the buck deal! Amazing 65 in. price
In the end, this is a killer tv deal for it's size and price. Without a doubt, this is a keeper! I remember buying our first Vizio many many years ago when they first came out, and since then, all future tv purchases, after carefully shopping around, also ended up being Vizios. The Samsung DLP was the last one. And now, that too is replaced with a Vizio. Haven't had a single problem with any of our other Vizio's.
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