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51" 8500 Series Smart Plasma TV (2013)

PN51F8500AF

The Samsung F8500 Plasma TV allows you to experience the deepest blacks and the brightest whites we have ever produced*. Thanks to Samsung’s New Cell technology, this plasma TV delivers similar brightness levels as regular LED TVs and blacks so deep that only plasma technology can produce. The F8500’s unique design perfectly blends beautiful looks with the functionality of a powerful TV. It comes with Samsung’s Smart Evolution to help you keep your TV up to date, and the advanced Smart Interaction even lets you control your TV with your voice or hand gestures. The dark titan metal colour and ultra-slim frame highlight the futuristic design. The F8500 is more than a TV; it’s a work of art. 5 5 4 reviews

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  • The European Directive on Batteries and Accumulators aims to minimise the impact of batteries on the environment and encourage the recovery of the materials they contain. In the UK, regulations on the recycling of batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) were Introduced in 2009. The Waste Batteries Regulations aim to significantly increase UK collection and recycling of used portable batteries from 3% in 2007 to 25% by 2012, rising to at least 45% in 2016.

  • The battery symbol on a product or on its packaging indicates that the product must not be disposed of with general household waste. Instead, it is the consumer’s responsibility to dispose of their waste batteries at a designated collection point so that they can be recycled. The separate collection and recycling of batteries at the time of dispo sal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that they are recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. A comprehensive list of battery recycling centres can be obtained from: www.recycle-more.co.uk

  • All Samsung products that are subject to the Batteries Directive are compliant with the UK battery and accumulator Requirements. In accordance with national law, SAMSUNG Electronics (UK) Ltd is a member of an approved batteries producer compliance scheme. This scheme collects, treats and disposes of batteries on Samsung’s behalf.

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51 8500 Series Smart Plasma TV (2013)

Features

  • Brightness in the room is no longer an issue
  • You are the remote
  • Always keep your TV on the cutting edge
  • Premium picture quality at its finest

Premium picture quality at its finest

Premium picture quality at its finest
Samsung's New Panel Technology enhances brightness while Real Black Pro ensures the deepest black possible, displaying the best contrast from any plasma TV out there. You can now get clear motion in picture with Motion Judder Canceller. There's nothing to stop you from enjoying your favourite shows and channels.

A unifying metal design for

Samsung’s F8500 Plasma TV comes with a unifying, all-encompassing metal flow design that is sure to com-plete your home. Advancing beyond the typical formulas to design previous TV stands, the shape of the screen is considered to be Samsung’s latest great invention. Its uniquely sculpted body with metal finish makes it looks like a piece of art. In this most recent concept, the strength and style of the metal is emphasized, ensuring a stunning look that refines your household.
Brightness in the room

Brightness in the room

Samsung’s New Cell panel structure produces extremely dark images that are four times more detailed than conventional plasma technology. This new Super Contrast Panel will increase the brightness level of any image by up to 250%* – under any lighting condition. Blacks will appear richer and deeper. Fast-moving objects will appear fluid and smooth as they zoom across the TV screen setting a new standard in Plasma picture quality. *Based on internal testing

The gateway to a revolutionary entertainment experience

Samsung is changing the rules of watching TV with Smart Hub. With 5 advanced and easy-to use panels and an intuitive Smart Hub UI flipping motion, Smart Hub allows you to search and access content quickly and easily. With immediate access to live TV recommendations, watch everything you enjoy without having to channel surf. Enjoy a wide range of movie and TV shows with videos on demand, access apps available on the Samsung Smart TV and share content on Facebook and Twitter with friends. Enjoy and access photos, videos, and music on all compatible devices. * Screen image picture is a representation and may not reflect actual user interface. * Content, TV services and capabilities may not be available in all region and territories.
You are the remote

You are the remote

Change the channel, control the volume and more without a remote. Samsung’s Smart Interaction gives you control over the primary functions of your TV through voice or hand gesture commands. With Voice Interaction, you can change channels, adjust the volume and even launch the web browser of Samsung's Smart Hub. Gesture Control recognizes natural hand movements, so you can pinch to zoom or swipe your hand to navigate screens. With Samsung Smart Interaction, you are the remote control.

Always keep your TV on the cutting edge

Smart TVs are constantly evolving, but that doesn't mean you need to purchase a new TV every time there's an improvement. Samsung Smart TVs with the option to connect to a Smart Evolution kit allow you to update the hardware and software on your TV, so you can stay up to date with the latest innovations in Smart TV technology. You can experience the updated Smart Hub, enhanced Voice Interaction and Gesture Control, and even update the hardware to a quad core chipset for increased processing power. "Future-proof" your Smart TV. * Evolution Kit, sold separately. Evolution Kit improvement levels are limited to year of launch and application availability. Actual performance may vary and subject to model specifications and hardware limitations. Evolution Kit may not support certain applications and functions previously installed or available on your TV. Please check www.samsung.com for more details before installing Evolution Kit.

tech specs

  • Size
    51
  • Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • Smart Hub
    Yes
  • 3D
    Yes

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Product

  • Product
    Plasma

Series

  • Series
    8

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Video

  • Screen Size
    51
  • Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • Real Black
    Yes
  • Clear Image Panel
    Yes
  • Cell Light Panel
    Yes
  • 600Hz Subfield Motion
    Yes
  • Black Optimizer
    Yes
  • Digital Noise Filter
    Yes
  • Wide Colour Enhancer
    Yes

Audio

  • 3D Sound
    Yes
  • Sound Output(RMS)
    10 W x 2
  • Dolby
    Dolby® Digital Plus / Dolby® Pulse
  • SRS
    DNSe+
  • dts 2.0+Digital Out
    DTS Premium Audio 5.1
  • Speaker Type
    Down Firing + Full Range
  • Sound Customizer
    Yes
  • Auto Volume Leveler
    Yes

Smart Convenience

  • ConnectShare™ (USB 2.0)
    Movie
  • Smart Phone Remote supported
    Yes
  • BD Wise
    Yes
  • Game Mode
    Yes
  • Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
    Yes
  • Picture-In-Picture
    1 Tuner PIP
  • OSD Language
    English, Spanish, French

Smart Convergence

  • Allshare (Powered by DLNA)
    Yes
  • AllShare Play
    Yes
  • Samsung SMART View
    Yes
  • WiFi Direct
    Yes

Smart Interaction

  • Camera Built-in
    Yes
  • Face Recognition
    Yes
  • Motion control
    Yes
  • Voice Control (Embedded)
    Yes
  • Voice Control (Server)
    Yes
  • Camera App
    Yes
  • Samsung TV Apps supported
    Yes

Smart Evolution

  • Smart Evolution Ready
    Yes

3D

  • 3D
    Yes
  • 3D Converter
    Yes
  • 3D Sound
    Yes

Tuner/Broadcasting

  • DTV Tuner
    ATSC / Clear QAM
  • Analog Tuner
    Yes
  • EPG
    Yes
  • Auto Channel Search
    Yes

Connectivity

  • HDMI
    4
  • USB
    3
  • Headphone
    No
  • Wireless LAN Built-in
    Yes
  • Component In (Y/Pb/Pr)
    1
  • Composite In (AV)
    1
  • Digital Audio Out (Optical)
    1
  • RF In (Terrestrial/Cable Input)
    1
  • Ethernet (LAN)
    1
  • MHL
    Yes
  • IR Out
    Yes

Design

  • Design
    Metal
  • Bezel Type
    Narrow
  • Color
    Titan Black
  • Stand Type
    Metal Flow

Power

  • Eco Sensor
    Yes
  • Auto Power Off
    Yes
  • Clock&On/Off Timer
    Yes
  • Sleep Timer
    Yes
  • Power Supply
    AC110-120 V 60 Hz
  • Power Consumption (Stand-by)
    Under 0.5W
  • Typical Power Consumption
    155W

Weight

  • Set without Stand (kg)
    20.9 kg (46.1 lbs.)
  • Set with Stand (kg)
    23.4 kg (51.6 lbs.)
  • Package (kg)
    29.5 kg (65 lbs.)

Accessories

  • 3D Active Glasses (Included)
    4 (SSG-5100GB)
  • Samsung Smart Touch Control (Included)
    Yes
  • Samsung IR Blaster (Included)
    Yes
  • Remote Controller Model
    TM1390
  • Slim Gender Cable
    1 Component, 1 AV,L / R share
  • Power Cable
    Yes
  • User Manual
    Yes
  • E-Manual
    Yes
  • Batteries (for Remote Control)
    Yes
  • Mini Wall Mount Supported
    Yes
  • Vesa Wall Mount Supported
    Yes

Smart Content

  • Samsung SMART TV
    Yes
  • Quad Core
    Yes
  • Fitness
    Yes
  • Smart Guide
    Yes
  • Kids
    Yes
  • Smart Hub
    Yes
  • Apps
    Yes
  • Social
    Yes
  • Photos, Clips & Music
    Yes
  • S Recommendation
    Yes
  • Recent History
    Yes
  • Skype™ on Samsung TV
    Yes
  • Web Browser
    Yes

Dimensions

  • Set without Stand (WxHxD) (mm)
    1190.5 x 708.2 x 55.4 mm (46.9" x 27.9" x 2.2")
  • Set with Stand (WxHxD) (mm)
    1190.5 x 743.5 x 270 mm (1190.5 x 708.2 x 55.4 mm (46.9" x 29.3" x 10.6")
  • Package (W x H x D) (mm)
    1292 x 850 x 380 mm (50.9" x 33.5" x 15")

REVIEWS (4)

Owners Overall Ratings

3 out of 4 (75%) customers recommend this product

  • Features5.0/5.0
  • Performance5.0/5.0
  • Design4.7/5.0
  • Value4.7/5.0

Owner Reviews

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BoerInBeton

2013-12-11

  • Features5/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value4/5.0

I love the advanced technology

Still exploring all the features, but great product! Picture is great, love the apps! Love the hand gesture control. Combines very well with my othertechnology - Roku 3, WD TV, Logitech Harmony remote control.

blh24

2013-12-11

  • Features5/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design4/5.0
  • Value5/5.0

best tv ever

i had a lcd tv from another company and ended up replaceing it so meny times so i said forget that company and im buying from samsung and so i did and i got this plasma tv and its the best tv ever , excellent for gaming and HD sports !

PacificScifi

2013-10-18

  • Features5/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value5/5.0

Awesome TV

This is my second Plasma TV and compared to the old one the colors on this one is far richer giving the pictures a more realistic look, especially inHD.

I am just starting to use the Smart TV feature and finding that I use the web browser more than I thought I would. Though not a complaint, would recommend investing in the wireless keyboard. Using the remote gets a little annoying when trying to type. Also love the on TV camera for Skype calls. Picture comes across crystal clear, but would recommend if you are going to use skype plug the TV straight into the network and don’t use the wireless feature. When I first tested Skype using wireless the picture became choppy from time-to-time at both ends. A couple of reviews mentioned hearing a buzz, but for the two TV’s I had (first one had a scratch on the screen) I did not hear any buzzing noise. My only complaint is the TV does put out some heat when on for a long period of time. Don’t mind in the winter, but was heating up the apartment during the summer months.

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Andrey

2013-04-25

  • Features5/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value5/5.0

Great TV!

I had LED TV which got replaced with this plasma. F8500 is a great TV with deep blacks and vibrant colors in addition to the latest Samsung SMART platform features.

But most importantly, the picture on this set is very bright compared to other plasmas which was the main reason for me to actually consider plasma TV at this time.

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Expert Reviews

cnet.com

05/01/13

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05/01/13

Samsung PN51F8500

Amid the hubbub about Panasonic's financial trouble and questions about how it will affect the future of plasma TV , it's easy to forget about Samsung. The world's No. 1 TV maker has invested substantially in plasma research and production, and has...

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Support

Quick Guide

9.95 MB, pdf, ENGLISH, FRENCH

2014.05.07

Other Manuals (5)

Firmware (2)

  • Upgrade File(USB type)(all)

    All OS, 645 MB, zip, ENGLISH

    2014.02.17 tooltipbox

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    1. This firmware is for TV Model(s): PDP F8500
    2. The version is 1116.1
    3. This firmware update will improve the following:
    - Soves swipe motion could not move the picture to next picture.
    - Solves Network Connection issue with Wireless router.
    - Solves Brightness Popping issue.
    - Improves picture quality.
    - Supports more MSO in OnTV feature.
    - Enhances Voice Recognition feature.
  • Upgrade guide(all)

    All OS, 0.46 MB, pdf, ENGLISH

    2013.05.11

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