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Samsung PN51F8500 51-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV (2013 Model)

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  • The Samsung Smart TV finds the movies and TV shows you like?and more. Speak into the mic on the Smart Touch Remote to get TV recommendations. Use gestures to swipe and navigate within the 5 Smart Hub content panels
  • Whether watching a beautifully shot movie or sporting event, the new Super Contrast Panel gives your TV picture incredible brightness and contrast
  • Real Black Pro Filter is a technological advancement that combines a hardware and software enhancement to improve picture quality with deeper blacks, bolder color, and higher contrast by reducing light reflection.
  • TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 46.9'' x 28'' x 1.9'', TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 46.9'' x 29.4'' x 10.6''
  • The Samsung Smart TV finds the movies and TV shows you like - and more. Speak into the mic on the Smart Touch Remote to get TV recommendations. Use gestures to swipe and navigate within the 5 Smart Hub content panels
  • Whether watching a beautifully shot movie or sporting event, the new Super Contrast Panel gives your TV picture incredible brightness and contrast
  • Real Black Pro Filter is a technological advancement that combines a hardware and software enhancement to improve picture quality with deeper blacks, bolder color, and higher contrast by reducing light reflection.
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Product Information

Size: 51-Inch
Technical Details
Brand NameSamsung
Item Weight51.6 pounds
Product Dimensions46.9 x 10.6 x 29.4 inches
Item model numberPN51F8500
Batteries:2 AA batteries required. (included)
  
Additional Information
ASINB00BCPGOD4
Best Sellers Rank #3,194 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight65.5 pounds
ShippingThis item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
Date First AvailableMarch 3, 2013
  
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Technical Details

Size: 51-Inch
  • Brand Name: Samsung
  • Model: PN51F8500
  • Display Technology: Plasma
  • Display Size: 51 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description

Size: 51-Inch




Samsung 51-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV

The Samsung Smart Plasma TV F8500 is the ultimate picture you've been waiting for and the best performance offered by Samsung. It starts with the new Super Contrast Panel, which delivers unprecedented brightness, the deepest black levels and precise colors and clarity. Cinema Smooth will give anything you watch film-like smoothness, no matter the original motion quality. These advanced picture features bring out every high definition detail of your favorite movies, sports and shows. And you'll have no problem finding your favorites or discovering new ones with the new Smart Hub - a faster way to navigate TV content. Swipe between these panels using simple hand gestures and even use S-Recommendation with Voice Interaction to ask things like "what action movies are on?" You can also share photos and videos from your compatible smart devices to your TV - or use your smartphone and tablet to watch what's on your TV. The F8500 represents Samsung's ongoing commitment to meeting the highest expectations.



PDP F8500




Smart TV

Smart TV

The Samsung Smart TV finds the movies and TV shows you like - and more. Speak into the mic on the Smart Touch Remote to
get TV recommendations. Use gestures to swipe and navigate within the 5 Smart Hub content panels. Easily discover movies, shows, and social posts with less searching and more watching.


AllShare

AllShare

Allows your TV to wirelessly access and stream content from any compatible device, like a PC or mobile device. Share
movies, photos, and music all through a single device: your TV. And with cloud technology, you can access and even share content away from home.




Smart Interaction

Smart Interaction

Control your TV with hand gestures and voice commands spoken into the Smart Touch Remot Control. Use S-Recommendation with Voice Interaction to ask your TV to find things to watch and get program suggestions.

Smart Hub

Smart Hub

Our new interface organizes your entertainment and content into 5 convenient panels: On TV, Movies and TV Shows, Social, Apps, and a panel for your Photos, Videos and Music.


Smart Touch Remote

Smart Touch Remote

The Smart Touch Remote Control features an innovative touch pad and built-in microphone allowing you to easily interact with your Smart TV.

Quad Core processor

Quad Core Processor

Explore and multitask faster with our Quad Core Processor. This extra power gives you faster web browsing, smoother interaction and allows you to switch between content even faster than before.


Built-in WiFi

Built-in WiFi

Enhance the connectivity capabilities of your TV with Built-in WiFi.

S-Recommendation

S-Recommendation

Ask the TV for recommendations while you're watching TV or
visit the full S-Recommendation hub to find new things to watch.


Web Browser

Full Web Browser

All the benefits of full web browsing, right on your TV. From social sites like Facebook and Twitter to news, weather, entertainment, blogs and more. Discover even more content possibilities with your Smart TV.

Smart Evolution

Smart Evolution

The Smart Evolution Port allows you to update your Smart TV in the future. The Smart Evolution Kit* plugs into the back of your TV and updates it with new software and technology that will improve your TV performance - faster speed, more content, more features.

Real Black Pro Panel

Real Black Pro Panel

Through a technology advancement to both the hardware
and software of the TV, viewers can experience a richer
picture quality with deeper blacks, bolder color, and higher
contrast. By improving the reflection reduction properties of the panel, combined with improving the reset pulse
algorithm in the software, users can get the most cinematic
viewing experience with the Real Black pro.





Cinema Smooth+

Cinema Smooth+

Content originated in 24p but delivered to the TV at 30fps or 60 fps may have inherent judder. TV technologies that refresh in multiples of 60 Hz require processing of 24 fps content produce various levels of video artifacts seen as motion judder. Cinema Smooth+ adjusts the frame rate for displaying 24fps source movies on Blu-ray discs, dedicated 24p cable and satellite channels at this native frame rate. The resulting video characteristic is a smoother and more natural film like experience. Samsung Motion Judder Canceller additionally smooths video content affected by poor processing.



Samsung Active 3D

Samsung Active 3D

Enjoy stunning Full HD 1080p in both 2D and 3D modes. With Samsung's 3D converter, turn 2D viewing into 3D for an amazing cinematic experience.

Super Contrast Panel

Super Contrast Panel

Whether watching a beautifully shot movie or sporting event the new Super Contrast Panel gives your TV picture incredible brightness and contrast.


Metal Flow  Stand

Metal Flow Stand

With its solid, stylish design, the F8500's Metal Flow
Stand is a model of strength and an eye-catching complement to your Smart TV.

Pop-up Camera

                                                              

Built-in Pop-up Camera

The built-in camera is hidden within the top of the bezel
and disabled when not in use. The built-in camera pops up when slight pressure is applied and needs to be turned on to use.

*Smart Evolution Kit sold separately

What's Included:

PN51F8500 51-Inch 3D Smart Plasma HDTV, Smart Touch Remote, 4 Pairs of 3D Active Glasses, an IR Blaster and Documentation

F8500 Series Specifications

Customer Reviews

This TV has the best picture quality of any TV I've ever seen.
PhoneGuy22
Built In Camera - This panel comes with built-in video camera allowing you to use Skype and other social apps as well as you can control the TV using gesture commands.
Amazon Customer
My subjective opinion was that this TV, the F8500 Series had the best picture of any 1080p (plasma or LED) Samsung TV that is being offered in 2013.
Film Reviewer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

300 of 322 people found the following review helpful By KD on July 27, 2013
Size Name: 64-Inch
I did lots and lots of research before I settled on this TV. I am not the type of person who buy a TV only to find issues with it then do the old swapperoo with another one only to find another thing I dislike about it. I bought this only after very extensive research and due diligence.

What I look for in a good TV: great picture quality, great side viewing quality, accurate colors, bright and punchy whites, high contrast, black blacks, great SmartTV features, Netflix, media streaming, good enough input lag to play games, and as future proof as possible.

It looks like I'm asking a lot right? There couldn't possibly be a TV that fit all these criteria could there? Fortunately for me, there is!

When it comes to great picture quality and side viewing, LCD/LED TV's are quickly eliminated. Winner Plasma. That was quick! I absolutely hated the faded contrast from side viewing, uneven brightness, and graish blacks on the LCD/LED TVs. The problem with most Plasmas are that they look faded during the day. Some of the top modern plasmas have done fairly well in that area.

I narrowed my TV's down to the Samsung F8500 and the VT60/ZT60. I did comparisons of the TV's at a brick and mortar store and found that I'm drawn more toward the F8500 with each comparison. Every single reviewer out there claims "black blacks" as if that is the epitome of great picture quality. Do I buy a TV to stare at a black screen? I tried as hard as I could, but I just could not see the differences between the blacks of the ZT60 and the F8500 in a normal lit area. I'm sure in absolute darkness, I can probably see a difference. However, this TV will be my main TV in my living room with windows all around and 4 recess lights above it.
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100 of 112 people found the following review helpful By J. Young on March 28, 2013
Size Name: 64-Inch Verified Purchase
Update 05-09-2014: Well, I just wanted to provide an update since it has been well over a year now. This TV still functions flawlessly and the PQ is as good as ever. Not one hardware issue. A couple of the firmware updates over this past year really made it that much better.

Update 04-24-2013: I was finally brave enough to use my Xbox and PS3. Out of the 2, I think the PS3 looked better, but that is subjective. Both looked good and I did not notice any lag. I did COD BO2 on the Xbox and Oblivion on the PS3. I play my Xbox exclusively on a 24 monitor, so of course it should look better on the F8500. The potential for burn-in though still has me concerned. I most likely will never game much or at all on it.

So to all of the crusaders out there, this is a great TV. Is it the best? I cannot answer that since I only own this one. At a minimum, it is definitely pretty good.

Update 04-15-2013: I would really like to know how they reduce reflection on the screen like they do. I was sitting in the LR with the TV off. If was in the middle of the day and I had the bay window curtains and blinds wide open. I could see reflections in the TV, but they looked really soft. Blurry like. The images further away were even less visible. I mention this because I did watch a full BR with the same lighting conditions. While I did, I barely saw any reflections in the glass and for what I could see, I really had to stare at it to see.

With many hours now, the light pops still happen at cell brightness 16 and 17. I was obviously hoping that would go away. I have settled using a cell brightness of 14 for now, so not a huge deal. I like a cell brightness of 20, but during night viewing, that almost blinds me.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Manuel Pedraza on October 17, 2014
Size Name: 64-Inch
When most people are shopping for a TV this days, they usually have little to no interest in plasma, that's because when you go to a store most of them look thick, terribly washed out in a bright room and also they run very hot. This added to the general lack of knowledge of most salesmen, who don't really know what they're selling due to ignorance and also persistence of marketing for LED and 4K makes people end expending tons of money in a product completely unpar with is actual quality.

If you're looking to buy a tele this size and price, this is DEFINITELY the one to get.

Plasma it's a technology that has existed for quite a long time, so it has had the chance to mature and radically improve, leaving previous mistakes behind. That's why the pictures this beauty can produce are simply superb, blacks are incredibly deep and whites are the purest of any plasma tv, ever. Some people will argue, why would I care about that? I won't be watching B&W shows! But the better a tv's contrast ratio is, the better clarity and overall color pop.
Off axis viewing is spectacular and it's bright room performance is top notch, delivering brightness as equal or better than some LED sets.

This quality will change the way you see television, seriously.

Honestly, it does warm up when in use and it's energy efficiency in standby is not great, those are the only things I can complain of an otherwise outstanding product, minor issues that don't really affect it's usability.

Even though it is succeptible to image retention when displaying letterboxed content as I've noticed in this 6 months of use, everything goes out pretty quickly, so I haven't really cared that much, it's that good.
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