Owner Reviews

Plasma F8500 Series Smart TV - 60" Class (59.9" Diag.)

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 42 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Exceptional Santa brought this so it's a little early for a complete review. I haven't tried the motion recognition or the 3-D yet but I'm very pleased otherwise. The picture is remarkable. Not only the clarity of seeing such great definition but the color is really pure. There is hardly any distortion when you're not looking straight on but at an angle to the screen. I haven't used Samsung's customer phone help but once and it was right on. I feel I made the right decision on the brand, plasma and as large as I could afford. Consumer Reports was a factor big factor. I'm always so please after every show I watch! January 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fabulous picture! I'm not that smart but I got calibration settings on the internet ( AVS forum). The picture is amazing... 3D if the signal is delivered in 1080HD... Smithsonian, Nat geographic type shows. I was able buy on the internet at a very good price. There aren't many of these left as plasma production from Samsung has stopped. Glad i got this as many sites were out of stock. Some of the smart features are too smart for me but most are pretty intuitive. December 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great black's the shadow deal is terrific I have a Samsung LCD which we replaced with this Plasma. I thought the LCD was great, however the Plasma is ten times better. Buy one of these before they are gone!!! December 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Better than I could have ever imagined!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let me start by saying.....WOW!!! Unreal. I have had a non-samung 40" tv for about 7 years. I thought I was living the tv dream when I got that tv. The only downfall was it only had 1 hdmi port. Years later, I still love it. Great tv but nothing special. However, times have changed and so has technology. I am a huge tech guy and I decided it was time for an upgrade. The timing could not have been better. After making the decision, I research and read about tvs for months on end, every minute of every day. I was driving my self crazy trying to decide what to buy. Knowing my brother has an amazing Samsung plasma from 2012, I knew how great the quality was. The only downfall was that it wasnt bright. I came across this tv, read all the reviews and tech talk, and made up my mind. I then thought the input lag and demise of plasma would make this a bad choice so I decided to go with 4k. Well after reading more and more reviews, and knowing no 4k standard is even yet official, I decided last minute to go back to this plasma. The tv arrived in 1 piece with no damage to corners or screen. I was very nervous. The box was so big I didnt think it would even fit into my apartment. What a difference in going from 40" to 60". It took me a while to set up as the screw holes for mounting are bigger than the holes on my previous tv, so although I am using the same mount, I had to get bigger screws. I got it up and turned on the tv. WOOOOWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Instant pleasure. The factory setting for Movie is incredible. This tv has amazing detail. When I say amazing, I really mean amazing. I watched a commercial and it showed a prescription bottle, and on the label i could see a tiny wrinkle on the paper. This is nothing you would have seen on any other tv, or possibly even in person. As others have said, the tv can get bright. I enjoy that as I am used to my old lcd so brightness is a plus. You can set it perfectly to accommodate a dark room or a bright room. It does indeed get nice and bright. Whites are so crisp and blacks are dark. And I mean DARK!!! I didnt know what inky meant until I saw these black levels. As with most plasma's, there is buzz. Do I care? Will I return the tv? NO WAY!!!! the gift of being able to own and watch this tv far outweighs any little buzz. The tv is so great you forget about the buzz after 10 seconds. If I had to complain about anything it would be the Smart Hub. It is definitely finicky. Sometimes windows open or close for no reason. With a wireless connection, forget it. Wont work. With a wired connection, it still didnt work. After a while it decided to start working, but the port on my router is lit red meaning theres a problem, but it is working. The apps are cool and I am able to access all the files on my computer which is awesome. The 3d is really cool. One of the biggest reasons why I made the purchase, 2d to 3d adds depth but its nothing exciting. The actual 3d is really cool to watch. I have not yet got a headache but i do get tired after a half hr of wearing the glasses. Overall, I am extremely happy with my purchase and I know I will enjoy the perks of a great tv for years to come. If you managed to read through all my blabbing you are obviously researching this tv as a new purchase, Don't think....JUST GET!!!!!!!!!!!! if you still can.....cuz this is one treat you dont wana pass up!!!!!!!!! December 4, 2014
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