51" F8500 Series 8 Smart 3D Full HD Plasma TV


The Samsung Plasma TV Series 8 uses features like Real Black Pro to produce the richest, deepest blacks, while the Super Contrast Panel enhances brightness, so you can enjoy the sharpest contrast and most vivid images possible. It’s also a stunning addition to your home, with a stunning metal finish and elegant design that unifies the body and stand. With Smart Hub and S Recommendation†, your Series 8 Plasma TV even lets you access online content and services, as well as suggestions based on your taste. 4.96 5 25 reviews

Recycling Batteries Responsibly

  • 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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At a Glance
  • Enjoy a stunning enhanced high-quality 3D picture
  • Bring elegant metal design into your home
  • Get viewing recommendations tailored for you
  • Access a wealth of online Smart Hub content

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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.

Producing picture that is best in quality

Producing picture that is best in quality
Samsung Plasma TV Series 8 is redefining how the colour black is produced. Cutting-edge features like Real Black Pro help to produce blacks that are richer and deeper than any other TV on the market today. The Super Contrast Panel enhances the screen’s brightness to match the deep blacks produced for the sharpest contrast and most vivid images possible. And its Magnum Design Concept makes the TV look like it’s sculpted in pure metal, with the body and stand crafted in harmony.

The most advanced way to control your Smart TV

The most advanced way to control your Smart TV
With a revolutionary voice command recognition system and intuitive motion sensing, the Samsung Smart TV engages you in a futuristic and effortless entertainment experience. So when you want to relax, and you can’t find the remote, all you need to say is “Hi TV” or wave your hand and the F8500 will let you perform a variety of commands like change the channel and raise or lower the volume.

A Smart TV that understands you

A Smart TV that understands you
Spend more time watching the things you want to watch, rather than searching through thousands of channels. With Voice Interaction you can ask, in natural speech, the Smart TV to recommend TV shows and movies based your viewing habits. Over time, S Recommendation† refines its search based on what you like to watch and not by what’s popular. You’ll be sure that each suggestion will be original and entertaining, and will never display the same results over and over. It’s intuitive, simple and easy. * S Recommendation may not be available without expressed consent regarding to the collection and use of personal information. * Certain features within S Recommendation require internet access and may not be available based on service provider, language, dialect and region.
Samsung Smart TV is an Evolutionary TV

Samsung Smart TV is an Evolutionary TV

In this fast moving world it is hard to keep our technology up-to-date. Smart Evolution takes away this worry by helping you keep your Smart TV up-to-date. The easily installed chipset upgrades the key components of your TV to make sure you can experience the most cutting-edge entertainment experience, without buying a new television.*
Enjoy two favourite channels simultaneously

Enjoy two favourite channels simultaneously

Now, no one in your family will miss their favourite shows with the Twin Tuner TV. By allowing you to watch two channels on two different devices, this feature lets you watch two of your favourite programmes at the same time, or allows a family member to watch his or her show while you enjoy yours. You can also watch two of your favourite shows simultaneously, or record any programme you want. No excuse to miss your favourite TV programmes on Samsung Smart TV.


Most popular contents Stay in the centre of your social circle with Smart Hub‘s social page. The Social page lets you see your friends’ favourite video clips through Facebook and Twitter, and even allows you to make video calls through Skype.


Selections based on your previous viewing preferences Enjoy access to all of the apps you’ve come to expect from a Samsung Smart TV by downloading through Samsung Apps. You will be able to store all of your favourite apps on Apps page.


Selections based on your previous viewing preferences As soon as you turn on the TV, ON TV will recommend TV programs based on your tastes and viewing preferences†. This useful feature will also allow you to watch just the things you enjoy, without going through the difficulties of channel surfing.
Movies & TV Shows

Movies & TV Shows

Selections based on your previous viewing preferences Enjoy a wide range of videos on demand with Movie & TV Shows. This page provides you with a quick and easy way to access all of your favorite movies and TV shows.
A unifying metal design for your TV

A unifying metal design for your TV

Samsung’s F8500 Plasma TV comes with a unifying, all-encompassing metal flow design that is sure to complete 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 look like a piece of art. In this most recent concept, the strength and style of the metal is emphasised, ensuring a stunning look that refines your household.
Photos, Videos & Music

Photos, Videos & Music

Selections based on your previous viewing preferences Samsung’s Allshare creates a wireless home network so you can enjoy content from Samsung compatible devices, like a PC or camera. Now you can easily share content, ranging from photos videos and music, on your Samsung Smart TV.

The gateway to a revolutionary entertainment experience

Get all the excitement with Samsung’s all new Smart Hub. Now, get immediate access to live TV recommendations based on your tastes and viewing preferences† and get easy access to all your favourite apps, photos, videos and music. And what’s even better is that you can share all this with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and even make video calls on Skype. Samsung’s AllShare creates a wireless home network for you to enjoy content from all Samsung compatible devices. More features, double the fun. * Screen image picture is a representation and may not reflect actual user interface. * Content, TV services and capabilities may not be available in all regions and territories.

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  • Size
    51 (128.81cm)
  • Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • Smart Hub


  • ProductPDP


  • Series8
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  • Size Inch (cm)51 (128.81cm)
  • Resolution1920 x 1080
  • Super Contrast PanelYes
  • Real Black Pro PanelYes
  • Clear Image PanelYes


  • 600Hz Subfield MotionYes
  • Black OptimizerYes
  • Picture Engine3D HyperReal Engine
  • Dynamic Contrast RatioMega DCR
  • Cinema SmoothYes
  • Motion Judder CancellerYes
  • Wide Color Enhancer (Plus)Yes
  • Film ModeYes
  • Relax Mode SupportYes


  • 3D SoundYes
  • Sound Output (RMS)10W x 2
  • DolbyDolby Digital Plus / Pulse
  • SRS / DNSe+DNSe+
  • dts 2.0 + Digital Out / DTS Premium AudioDTS Premium Audio 5.1
  • Speaker TypeDown Firing + Full Range
  • Sound CustomizerYes
  • WooferNo

Smart TV 2.0

  • Smart HubYes
  • On TV17 EU Countries (1H)
  • Movies & TV Shows14 EU Countries (1H)
  • AppsYes
  • SocialYes
  • Photos, Videos & MusicYes
  • FitnessYes
  • KidsYes
  • Samsung SMART ViewYes (Dual View)
  • S Recommendation17 EU Countries
  • Prism ScreenNo
  • Web BrowserYes

Smart Interaction 2.0

  • Camera Built-inYes
  • Face RecognitionYes
  • Motion controlYes
  • Voice Control(Embedded)Yes
  • Voice Contrtol (Server)Yes
  • Voice InteractionYes
  • Camera AppYes
  • Samsung TV Apps supportedYes


  • DTV TunerFreeview HD / Freesat HD
  • Analog TunerYes
  • MHP / MHEG (version)/ ACAP / GINGAYes
  • CI/CI+CI+ (1.3)


  • Audio Out (Mini Jack)No
  • Component In (Y/Pb/Pr)1
  • Composite In (AV)1 (Common Use for Component Y)
  • Digital Audio Out (Optical)1
  • DVI Audio In (Mini Jack)No
  • Ethernet (LAN)1
  • HDMI4
  • PC Audio In (Mini Jack)No
  • PC In (D-sub)No
  • RF In (Terrestrial/Cable Input)1
  • RF In (Satellite Input)2
  • RS-232C (AV CONTROL)No
  • USB3
  • HeadphoneNo
  • SCART1
  • CI Slot1
  • IR OutYes


  • DesignMagnum Design
  • Slim TypeSlim
  • Bezel TypeNarrow
  • Front ColorTitan Black
  • Light Effect (Deco)No
  • Swivel (Left/Right)No
  • Stand TypeMetal Flow
  • Push & Pull CameraYes


  • Energy Efficiency ClassC
  • Eco SensorYes


  • Power SupplyAC220-240V 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption (Stand-by)0.50
  • Power Consumption (IEC 62087 Edition 2)190W
  • Peak Luminance Ratio75%
  • Yearly Power Consumption (EU standard,kWh)2248
  • Mercury or Lead contained Yes(LEAD)


  • Set without Stand (kg)20.9
  • Set with Stand (kg)23.4
  • Package (kg)29.5


  • 3D Active Glasses (Included)2x (SSG-5100GB)
  • IR Extender Cable (Included)Yes
  • Wireless LAN Adaptor (Included)No
  • Network Speaker (Included)No
  • MoIP CameraNo
  • Wireless KeyboardNo
  • Remote Controller ModelTM1390A / TM1240
  • Slim Gender Cable1 Component (AV share), 1 Scart
  • Power CableYes
  • ANT- CableNo
  • User ManualYes
  • E-ManualYes
  • Floor Stand SupportNo
  • Batteries (for Remote Control)Yes
  • Ultra Slim Wall Mount SupportedYes
  • Mini Wall Mount SupportedYes
  • Vesa Wall Mount SupportedYes (400 x 400)


  • 3D ConverterYes
  • ConnectShare™ (USB 2.0)Movie
  • Samsung 3DYes
  • HistoryYes
  • Wireless LAN Built-inYes
  • Wireless LAN Adapter SupportNo
  • OSD Language26 European Languages
  • Multi TaskingYes
  • Slim LED,LCD,PDPYes
  • EPGYes
  • HbbTVYes (CZ, PL, DE, AT, CH, BE, NL, LU, PT, FR, ES)
  • HDMI 1.4 3D Auto SettingYes
  • HDMI 1.4 A / Return Ch. SupportYes
  • Time ShiftYes
  • Teletext (TTXT)Yes
  • User InterfaceGolden Bridge
  • InstaPort S (HDMI quick switch)Yes
  • AllShare (Content Sharing, Screen Mirroring)Yes
  • Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)Yes
  • Auto Channel SearchYes
  • Auto Power OffYes
  • Auto Volume LevelerYes
  • Caption (Subtitle)Yes
  • Clock & On/Off TimerYes
  • Game ModeYes
  • Picture-In-Picture2 Tuner PIP
  • Sleep TimerYes
  • Screen Burn ProtectionYes
  • Sports ModeAdvanced
  • ISP Bound ServiceNo
  • BT HID Built-inYes
  • USB HID SupportYes
  • Sound ShareYes
  • Digital Clean ViewYes
  • MHLYes
  • 2 TunerYes
  • BD Wise PlusYes
  • Embeded POPYes
  • PVR AvailableYes
  • Smart Phone Remote supportYes
  • Wi-Fi DirectYes


  • Set without Stand (WxHxD) (mm)1190.5 x 708.2 x 55.4
  • Set with Stand (WxHxD) (mm)1190.5 x 743.5 x 270
  • Package (W x H x D) (mm)1292 x 850 x 380

Ratings and Reviews (25)

Overall Ratings

24 out of 25 (96%) customers recommend this product





Bournemouth UK - Gender: - Age:

I've owned this TV for over 6 months and i still find the viewing experience to be captivating. I have been a keen photographer in the days of kodachrome and velvia and this TV delivers images that are truly involving, so much so that I end up watching films such as 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Days of Heaven' just for the scenery.

Unbelievable, that's all I can say.

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Kingston WA - Gender: - Age:
Smart TV 51" Class 8500

A wonderful TV for Samsung in the smart television market. The digital picture is clear and the stand - alone sound good. While the ability to searchchannels with the remote is slow and complicated, I am tolerant of this drawback, and I will recommend this product because of its overall performance.

Cost will be the limiting factor for most purchasers.

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San Diego, CA, USA - Gender: - Age:
Outstanding picture quality

In addition to my newly purchased Samsung PN51F8500 plasma TV, I have two Pioneer Kuro 60 inch TV's. This Samsung is the only TV that I have seen that can equal the black level and contrast of my Pioneers.

The fact that this TV has internet and 3D capabilities make this purchase a no-brainer. Since Pioneer and Panasonic have both exited the plasma market, there is no other manufacture that can provide the picture quality that Samsung has produced. I understand the move to LED/LCD, because of cost considerations, but those of us that demand the best picture quality, plasma is the only option and therefore, Samsung is the only manufacture left standing. Bravo, Samsung. You have made available a product that is head and shoulders above the others. I am impressed with the almost 3D quality of normal 2D content and the almost OLED quality of the picture. If and when OLED technology is affordable and mainstream, I am certain that Samsung will be the first manufacture to make it available to those of us that know what a quality product looks like. Kudos, Jerry Bennett

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Philadelphia - Gender: - Age:
Excellent product

Amazing clarity and picture. I highly recommend going to the review on CNET that suggests slight tweaks to the many, many color settings to fine tunethe picture.

After doing that, the picture, which was already amazing, became incredible.

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  • Upgrade File(USB type)

    All OS, 713.83 MB, exe, MULTI LANGUAGE

    8 May, 2014 tooltipbox

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    1. Title
    Firmware to upgrade by USB
    2. Applicable Model
    LED TV F7000, F8000 series and PDP F8500 series
    3. Carrier or Corporate Customer
    for EU/CIS region
    4. Description
  • Firmware Update User Manual

    All OS, 0.41 MB, pdf, MULTI LANGUAGE

    5 Feb, 2014

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