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60" 8500 Series Smart Plasma TV (2013)

PN60F8500AF

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. 4.4 5 5 reviews

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  • 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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60 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
Brightness in the room is no longer an issue

Brightness in the room is no longer an issue

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

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.
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

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.

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.

tech specs

  • Size
    60
  • 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
    60
  • 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
  • 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 0.5 W
  • Typical Power Consumption
    195 W

Weight

  • Set without Stand (kg)
    29.2 kg (64.4 lbs.)
  • Set with Stand (kg)
    32.4 kg (71.4 lbs.)
  • Package (kg)
    41.2 kg (90.8 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)
    1392 x 828 x 55.4 mm (54.8" x 32.6" x 2.2")
  • Set with Stand (WxHxD) (mm)
    1392.1 x 869.3 x 300 mm 1392 x 828 x 55.4 mm (54.8" x 34.2" x 11.8")
  • Package (W x H x D) (mm)
    1502 x 965 x 430 mm (59.1" x 38" x 16.9")

REVIEWS (5)

Owners Overall Ratings

4 out of 5 (80%) customers recommend this product

  • Features4.4/5.0
  • Performance3.8/5.0
  • Design4.6/5.0
  • Value4.2/5.0

Owner Reviews

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pashadow

2014-05-08

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

Samsung is hard to beat

I recently bought this plasma TV because I was so impressed with the quality of the picture in the store. I found that the 3D feature was a pleasantsurprise and I have been enjoying my blu ray movies in 3D since I purchased it.

I was not aware that this TV can up convert 2D movies into 3D. it's not always stunning, but on some films, especially sci-fi, it is quite enjoyable. This TV has so many picture adjustments that it is actually fun to play with. I found the right settings for my taste and I'm in awe about the quality of the images. I have owned many Samsung TVs over the last 10 years, and I concur with the opinion of another reviewer that they keep getting better. The quality I like BEST about Samsung, is their after sale service. It has made me a loyal customer and I recommend this supplier to all my friends.

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Birdie42

2014-03-05

  • Features4/5.0
  • Performance4/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value4/5.0

Great picture

Have this TV since August 2013, and decided to review it. It has a great picture, sometimes jaw dropping, close to OLED, but you do get the plasma buzz, and sometimes after an firmware update it looks like everything has to settle first before the picture is up to par again? I had a technician out in November 2013, just to hear that there was nothing wrong with the set, but he came a week after I noticed it.

I think there are some flaws, but its almost perfect. Samsung customer service is also great in my opinion, they are always willing to send someone over if there is an issue. This TV will be mine for the next 5 years until OLED is affordable. I can highly recommend it, but don't be afraid to change some of the settings. There are lots, and you can read all about it, but the best thing is to set it with your own eyes, every TV is different, every environment is different,, don't just copy paste settings from the internet, it wont help you in most cases. Again highly recommended whenever you are looking for the best quality picture!

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Flick

2013-12-11

  • Features4/5.0
  • Performance4/5.0
  • Design4/5.0
  • Value4/5.0

Very up to date product

Have owned a sumsung smart tv and have had absolutely no problems, a little overwhelming for an old folk but managed ok would recommend anyone to buy.

kingpino1980

2013-12-11

  • Features4/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value4/5.0

Stunning picture with amazing colors!

This TV has beautiful picture and vivid colors. If you're planning on getting a plasma then look no further than this stunning Samsung TV. I've owneda few samsungs in the past and they just keep getting better and better with each generation of models.

I'm so impressed with this model that I have recommended it to 2 other people. If you want realistic colors and sharp picture quality then this TV is for you.

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Expert Reviews

cnet.com

05/01/13

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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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cnet.com

05/01/13

Samsung PN60F8500

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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