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Samsung PN60F8500 60-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV

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  • 1080p Plasma HDTV: Best picture quality
  • 600Hz Refresh Rate: Best for general viewing, video games, action movies, and sports
  • Smart TV with Gesture Controls and a Built in Camera: Interact with streaming content and the web
  • TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 54.8'' x 32.6'' x 1.9'', TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 54.8'' x 34.2'' x 11.8''
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Size: 60-Inch
Technical Details
Brand NameSamsung
Item Weight71.4 pounds
Product Dimensions54.8 x 11.8 x 34.3 inches
Item model numberPN60F8500
Batteries:2 AA batteries required. (included)
Color NameBlack
Special Features3D Compatiblity, Built-in Subwoofer
Frequency Response Curve60
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Best Sellers Rank #3,053 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight90 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableMarch 3, 2013

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Resolution 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
Refresh Rate 600 600 Hz 600 Hz 600
3D (Y/N) Yes No Yes Yes
Smart TV Yes No Yes Yes
Total HDMI Ports 4 2 3 4
Dimension 34.3 x 54.8 x 11.8 inches 36.4 x 54.7 x 14.0 inches 34.7 x 54.8 x 13.4 inches 32.6 x 54.3 x 1.5 inches
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  • 3D Compatiblity
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Product Description

Size: 60-Inch

Samsung 60-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.



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.



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:

PN60F8500 60-Inch 3D Smart Plasma HDTV, Smart Touch Remote, 4 Pairs of 3D Active Glasses, and Documentation

F8500 Series Specifications

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Overall, the picture is so good that these issues are very minor. I would not hesitate to buy this again, and they are soon to be discontinued. Read more ›
Because the picture is so good I am willing to take another chance and get a replacement-- i saw another reviewer tried this and had back to back HDMI issues, Hopefully… Read more ›
I don't use the Smart Hub and for me it is a ridiculous waste to add to a TV today, but I have to say the picture is absolutely stunning. Read more ›
I found it very easy…The ONE insane thing about this TV is that, out of the box, the picture is excruciatingly bad, looking like everything it shows has been dipped in mud. Read more ›
If I had the cash I would buy more of them. The picture is the best I have ever seen better then the new 4k tvs. I can't say there is anything I don't like about this tv. Read more ›
I bought this product on the basis of the CNET review and other reviews. The picture is the best I have ever seen in either LED or Plasma TV. My close friend Steve who… Read more ›
A very bright plasma TV. The color is fantastic. I tuned the color using settings posted online. Read more ›
The blacks are very deep, and the colors are extremely rich and varied. Be sure to take off motion judder to eliminate the soap-opera look which is rather annoying. Read more ›
Picture is very sharp and bright enough to watch sports in a sunny room mid afternoon. Flesh tones are the most realistic I've seen and colors are fantastic. Watched 3D and… Read more ›
At night is is even better! Color is well saturated (it is a plasma, right!) and exceptionally pleasing Read more ›
The picture on any HD station or using a Blu Ray disc will simply amaze you. Watching PGA golf the other afternoon with the event held in the drizzle the colors were amazing. Read more ›
You could immediately tell the picture quality on the 8500 was sharper. Colors pop, blacks are deep and dark, overall the picture quality really is amazing. You have to see… Read more ›
No matter how many LCDs I've looked at, nothing compares to the picture quality of plasma, and this model is fantastic. Read more ›
Out of the box this set needed some adjusting which was no problem…The smart features are a nice extra feature when they work or do not freeze up the set, or shut it down. Read more ›
Color is great. Smart features are great. Finding very little not to love so far. Read more ›
These settings have been great. I adjusted a little bit of the color for my PS3 input but other than that, the settings remain for all sources. Read more ›
I'm not going to beat a dead horse here with the picture quality and terrible features. The picture quality is phenomenal. Read more ›
(1) picture quality is crisp and sharp but not THAT much better than the cheaper models. Marginally better I will say. Read more ›
But I do love not having to…Still haven't used all the benefits like Skype and the remote is a funny character but I'm still very pleased with this purchase and this TV. Read more ›
It's the best picture I've ever seen. The remote control is really cool. All of the things it can do are amazing [it updates wirelessly and has a better CPU in it than my… Read more ›
As a result I would have had to sit farther away from the…The smart app interface is another strong point for this panel, well designed and runs amazon instant flawlessly. Read more ›
I think this is the best plazma tv in the world so far its not like a mirror like other plazma tvs I was amazed by the performance of this tv but the voice control is not… Read more ›
So that happening randomly because it picks up a conversation in the…When I actually did want to use the voice control, it wasn't very good at understanding the commands. Read more ›
As said in other reviews the remote is difficult to use. Maybe I am new but the voice prompt keep popping up without being asked and the when I say Close Guide it changes… Read more ›
But, I can no longer use my audiosource amp with it's built in signal-sensing…That being said, the sound quality of the built in speakers is pretty good for a flat screen. Read more ›
I can't add much more to the other great reviews, there is lots of info about…The speakers aren't outstanding but really not as bad as others have written in my opinion. Read more ›
If you want theater like TV buy this. You will be astounded by the picture quality and the sound is very good. Read more ›
The only sound out is via an optical port, so I had…The TV sound works well on some media and seems to be nonadjustable when the source is Netflix (taken from the TV app). Read more ›
My first one had the black optimizer issue. The sound isn't as good as on the VT. I haven't had much luck with voice commands but that was never very important to me. Read more ›
The only negative comment I have about the TV is the light buzzing sound it makes when there is no audio source. I almost returned the TV because of this as I felt it could… Read more ›
I'm…Now I say "upgrading" because this screen is brighter, more detailed, has much better black levels, better sound, well everything is pretty much better. Read more ›
This the best TV I have ever seen. The colors and clarity are excellent. We continue to hear similar comments from friends who also see it. Read more ›
Another thing to consider is that when playing over the network, the 60ms lag for the screen is far faster than the 120-400ms ping lag for your packets going over the… Read more ›
The picture quality is 2nd to none! There are no LCD/LED TV's that come close! This TV is in a league of it's own! Read more ›
If you have been watching TV on any decent LCD TV made in the last few years you will likely be satisfied with the F6300 however go with the PN60F8500 you will be the envy… Read more ›
I bought from Amazon because the product is not on sale in South Korea. ^'s Mystery ... He executed the older product looked really nice this lcd. Google translator because… Read more ›
I can't imagine a better picture. The apps work great. MLB.tv, Netflix and Amazon prime all look great. Read more ›
The smart TV functions work very well. When I have streamed Netflix it has been buttery smooth. I will be honest and tell you that I have not messed with and don't plan to… Read more ›
The blacks are really black compared to the LCDs and the picture quality is fantastic in both…It has awesome features and hbo go, which is a nice perk with the samsungs. Read more ›
Samsung is the bomb! The features are amazing, Amazon Prime, Netflix, WiFi, built in camera, on and on. It is absolutely worth the money. Read more ›
The TV connected easily to my wireless signal. The web browser, Netflix and Amazon Plus apps are very good. The quality of the online picture is also good. Read more ›
It is a great television - great color - the 3D is amazing - easy to use apps - 4 3D glasses Read more ›
Fourth, my room has two large windows that…Fifth, for web browsing, which is very, very simple, I bought a $25 wireless Logitech keyboard which, again, is simple to use. Read more ›
The picture is incredible, and the basic remote features are easy to used. I am not tech savvy by any means, so if I can operate the TV most people should have no issue. Read more ›
The picture on this tv is incredible. It is a little difficult to get used to all the high tech bells and whistles, but once you do it a few times, it becomes second nature. Read more ›
The screen is glossy but when the TV is on you don't see any reflections. The smart interface is really fast and easy to use. Also the fact that HBO Go is on there is… Read more ›
The picture quality is absolutely amazing. And the 3-D is very bright and easy to use, although we do not use this feature often due to a lack of on-line choices. The… Read more ›
It comes with 2 remotes - the one with the mouse is the only one I use and I think its great. Very easy to use and get where I want to be. I still use my Dish Network… Read more ›
Tv was delivered perfectly....love Amazon! Set up was easy, got online in minutes and was flipping through channels in no time. Unpacking took longer than setting it up. Read more ›
I received the TV and the initial setup was very easy. I had no issues getting everything sync'd and the wireless connection to my network was a breeze. Read more ›
Go plasma, specifically Samsung plasma. In other news, setup was easy, the remote is different but once you get used to it is just fine. I am slowly working through all… Read more ›
For those of you considering ordering it on the internet and having it shipped, have no fear. Setup is quite easy and connection is a snap with an HDMI cable. Be aware,… Read more ›
The perfect tv for sports. Hockey, golf,football, and easy to set up. The remote sucks that would be my only complaint Read more ›
The operation is intuitive and simple. Very easy to set up. Great for video games. Read more ›
The touch remote is good. Smart Apps are pretty decent - even the built-in browser is not bad after all. There is no buzzing at all for those who are worried about plasma… Read more ›
Regarding the SmartHub, it responds very quickly - due entirely to the quad core processor. The touch pad sensitivity and responsiveness makes for a very pleasant… Read more ›
I also got both remotes which is really a good deal, the smart remote works really good for moving on the pad for the curser and the regular remote works well too as I… Read more ›
It exceeded expectations. It is without doubt the best Smart TV on the market. All the functions worked. Read more ›
Likewis…I have a Network Hard Drive where i store all my music, photos and videos, plus Tablets, Smart Phones, and my computer, where I have media I want on the TV at times. Read more ›
7. Web Apps - with the growing trend in streaming content over the internet, more and more consumers…Samsung as proven to lead the industry with their app rich Smart Hub. Read more ›
This is an exceptional TV with features galore! And the price is nice too. The 3D is good but since the glasses are active, any bright light from windows seems to flicker… Read more ›
So putting my money…I cut a deal with a family member for just the TV at a lower price but sold the soundbar to a co worker at discount and came out about even financially. Read more ›
It took me 6-8 months to read everyones reviews from CNet to youtube to people who have already purchased this gem of a TV whether it was good , the bad and the… Read more ›
My thinking is, it's going to be a few years before anything with a picture close to this set at a decent price is going to be available, so now is the time... I couldn't… Read more ›
Have not viewed 3D yet. A very good buy and well worth the price Read more ›
My subjective opinion was that this TV, the F8500 Series had the best picture of any…It came close to what the OLED TV looked like, but of course its much cheaper in price. Read more ›
- Internal speakers - this is pretty much the case with any large TV these…- Need a very wide stand, looks good but needs a stand to fit the full width if not wall mounted. Read more ›
I rent, so I cannot mount on the wall. The stand is nice and different then others. I do not really care though. Read more ›
I have noticed that the picture is noticeably dimmed when one looks at the TV from above, especially when close…We have the set on a fairly low TV stand, not on the wall. Read more ›
When it arrived home, I was very very impressed with the all-black design and gorgeous TV stand. As soon as I turned on the TV, I realized why this is the best plasma ever… Read more ›
i don't expect to need all that brightness, but it's good to know it's there or i can turn it…it's probably a polarizing feature, but i gotta say, i really like the stand. Read more ›
Theres a lot of talk about the remote on this tv, it should be noted that my set came with both the bluetooth touchpad remote as well as a standard full-size IR remote, so… Read more ›

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240 of 256 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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88 of 99 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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153 of 189 people found the following review helpful By B. Wilson on September 6, 2013
Size Name: 60-Inch Verified Purchase
I had my expectations on this TV pretty high. I've always bought Samsung TVs. I have 3 others, and this one I was buying to put in place of my LN52A750 (a fantastic TV, and still using today). I had my eye on all the Samsung TVs as the 2012 models were released. Those had mixed reviews, so waited another year. As soon as the 2013s were released, I had my eye on the 8000 series LED, and this one, the 8500 Plasma. Due to the size of my entertainment center, I was between either the 60" plasma or 65" LED. After months of reading reviews, looking at the TVs on showroom floors, and what not, I pulled the trigger on the PN60F8500. Boy was I excited! My thoughts and experience below-

The white glove service is the way to go, whether it's through Amazon or one of the other 3rd party retailers. I didn't want to have to hassle putting it on the stand and into the entertainment center myself. I prefer to hook up all the cables myself, but the rest, someone else can do. They'll even take away the box if you want, but I decided to hang on to it just in case I needed to return it.

Before turning it on, I had mixed feelings on the styling of the TV. I knew what it looked like beforehand of course, and even before the purchase I thought it looked a bit outdated. However, I decided to look past that, thinking that when I'm actually watching TV, I will only be concerned with the quality of the picture. I told my wife my thoughts on the styling about a week after we got the TV, and she said, "Yeah, I thought the same thing, but I didn't want to say anything." Haha. Anyway, this is obviously personal preference. Some people will love it, others will not care, and some won't like it.
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