Owner Reviews

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

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 35 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Plasma This is by far the best TV I have ever owned. All my friends and family love this TV and the picture quality. I use the 3d feature all the time and really love the quality of this plasma. I very rarely use the camera or the voice option but I do use the smart hub and a lot of the apps. The system is quick and responsive apps load fast and when streaming I have never had the system buffer. This TV does have the Soap Opera effect like most of the LCD and LED sets but Samsung has made this is easy enough to turn off. The only real complaint I have and it's not really a big problem, is that you cannot connect Bluetooth headphones to this TV and you can't plug in wired headphones either. The only option is to purchase an Optical to Bluetooth adapter to get it to work. Problem solved! October 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by What a wonderful picture I've owned this 60" F8500 for about 12 months now, and this TV has OUTSTANDING picture quality. Deep inky black levels and a nice bright display, especially for a plasma. I've tweaked my settings and honestly, the factory settings are pretty good. I personally like the "movie" mode setting which looks awesome, plenty bright. If you like a little more brightness, select "Standard", this setting is very close the LED TV's in terms of brightness but the black levels don't get crushed. I compared this panel to the other high end plasma panels and this F5800 is so much brighter without sacrificing black levels. Color accuracy is wonderful, this is truly an amazing TV. 3D is amazing but honestly, I don't watch it much. Blu-ray movies look spectacular I must say. With respect to the software suite, you can basically retire your external streaming devise. This TV has just about everything you want built right in. The remote works pretty well, I suggest adding the keyboard if you want to surf the net, makes it much easier to navigate around. Sound was ok but I added a Samsung HW-E450C sound bar system and that ended that. In terms of energy consumption, I was concerned about it at first but having 12 months behind me, honestly, I have not noticed any uptick in my monthly bills. I'm very happy with my purchase, nothing but smiles. May 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing! Everything about this TV is fantastic. My friends and family are always blown away by the design and picture quality. The builtin wifi and smart tv features are incredible and very user friendly. May 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great TV, Best picture. Go Plasma Great picture and great features. All poosible features are included. I cannot think of another possible feature. The picture quality is the best. Sound quality is average. You need to add a sound system. The unit has audio optical 5.1 output , just wire directly to a reciever with optical input and you'll have a good system. The smart features are very good. WiFi is very capable. May 20, 2014
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