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Samsung 51" Black Plasma 1080p 3D HDTV - PN51F8500

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PN51F8500 - Samsung 51" Black Plasma 1080p 3D HDTV

TAKING CINEMATIC VIEWING TO NEW HEIGHTS

The Samsung Smart Plasma TV PN51F8500 is the ultimate picture you’ve been waiting for and the best performance we have to offer. It starts with the new Super Contrast Panel, which delivers unprecedented brightness, the deepest black levels and precise colors and clarity. We’ve also added Cinema Smooth™ to give anything you watch film-like smoothness, no matter the original motion quality. These advanced picture features bring out every high definition detail of your favorite movies, sports and shows right off the Samsung 51" plasma. And you’ll have no problem finding your favorites or discovering new ones with our new Smart Hub – a faster way to navigate TV content. This intuitive central menu organizes and personalizes your entertainment world into five panels: On-TV, Movies and Shows, Social, Apps and a panel for your personal photos, videos and music.

Swipe between these panels using simple hand gestures and even use S-Recommendation with Voice Interaction to ask things like “what action movies are on?” The S-Recommendation search engine will find your favorite TV shows, movies and stored content – making what’s on TV an easy choice. You can also share photos and videos from your compatible smart devices to your TV – or use your smartphone and tablet to watch what’s on your TV. The design marvel of the Samsung 51-inch plasma continues with the beautiful brushed metal frame with curved lines that elegantly rests on a complementing stand. The F8500 is our newest commitment of meeting the highest expectations.

  • Our Best Picture Performance with Samsung Super Contrast Panel
  • Smart TV 2.0 with enhanced Smart Hub and Quad Core Processing
  • Smart Interaction 2.0 with Pop-up Camera

Features:

PICTURE QUALITY

  • Super Contrast Panel
  • Real Black Pro
  • Full HD 1080p
  • 600Hz Subfield Motion
  • Cinema Smooth+TM
  • Wide Color Enhancer Plus
  • Clear Image Panel

SMART TV 2.0

  • Quad Core Processor
  • Smart Hub
  • Full Web Browser
  • S-Recommendation

SMART INTERACTION 2.0

  • Built-in Pop-up Camera
  • Voice Recognition
  • Gesture Recognition

SMART CONNECTIVITY

  • Allshare™
  • Samsung Smart View (Mirroring/Clone View/Dual View)

2D AND 3D IN FULL HD

SMART EVOLUTION

CONNECTIONS

  • 4 HDMI® Connections
  • 3 USB Connections
  • Wi-Fi® Built-in
  • 1 Component in
  • 1 Shared Composite in (AV)

AUDIO

  • Dolby® Digital Plus/Pulse
  • DTS Premium Sound | 5.1™ decoding with DNSe+ processing
  • 3D Sound

INCLUDES

  • Smart Touch Remote Control
  • 4 pairs of 3D Active Glasses
  • IR Blaster

Specifications:

PICTURE QUALITY

  • Super Contrast Panel: Whether watching a beautifully shot movie or sporting event the new Super Contrast Panel gives your TV picture incredible brightness and contrast. Larger Red/Green/Blue sub-pixel color areas within the panel create a picture that rivals LED TVs for brightness. To further improve the already impressive Plasma TV black levels, the Super Contrast Panel combines two key innovations. The Real Black Pro filter improves deep black levels in bright room conditions, and Adaptive Reset Control does the same for darker rooms. The result is deep, rich colors and spectacular contrast.
  • Real Black Pro: Through a technology advancement to both the hardware and software of the TV, viewers can experience a richer picture quality with deeper blacks, bolder color, and higher contrast . By improving the reflection reduction properties of the panel, combined with improving the reset pulse algorithm in the software, users can get the most cinematic viewing experience with the Real Black Pro.
  • Full HD 1080p: The realistic detail of Full HD images invites you to enjoy a viewing experience that redefines reality.
  • 600Hz Subfield Motion: Samsung Plasma TV generates a frame of video at 600 times a second. The result is smoother images with unprecedented picture quality, especially beneficial when viewing sports and fast action movies.
  • Cinema Smooth Plus™ Cinema smooth adjusts the frame rate of the panel for displaying 24fps source movies on Blu-ray Disc®, dedicated 24p cable and satellite channels at this native frame rate. The resulting video characteristic is a smoother and more natural film like experience. Content originated in 24p but delivered to the TV at 30fps or 60 fps may have inherent motion judder, Samsung’s Motion Judder Canceller smooths video content affected by poor processing.
  • Wide Color Enhancer Plus: Enhances hues by expanding the color range for a more vivid viewing experience especially beneficial when watching older film productions and non high definition content. Clear Image Panel: The clear image technology feature provides anti-reflection for a better viewing experience. The single layer panel structure eliminates the production of dual images and blurring, especially at off angled viewing.

SMART TV 2.0

The Samsung Smart TV finds the movies and TV shows you like – and more. Speak into the mic on the Smart Touch Remote to get TV recommendations. Use gestures to swipe and navigate within the 5 Smart Hub content panels. Easily discover movies, shows, and social posts with less searching and more watching.

  • Quad Core Processor Explore and multitask faster with our Quad Core Processor. This extra power gives you faster web browsing, smoother interaction and allows you to switch between content even faster than before.
  • Smart Hub: Our new interface organizes your entertainment and content into 5 convenient panels: On TV, Movies and TV Shows, Social, Apps, and a panel for your Photos, Videos and Music.
  • Full Web Browser: All the benefits of Full Web Browsing, right on your TV. From social sites like Facebook® and Twitter to news, weather, entertainment, blogs and more. Discover even more content possibilities with your Smart TV.
  • S-Recommendation: Discover what you want to watch without surfing channels just by asking your TV. It will respond to your voice and find a selection of customized content options based on your preferences. Ask the TV for recommendations while you’re watching TV, for example “what football games are on?” Or visit the full S-Recommendation hub to find new things to watch.

SMART INTERACTION 2.0

Speaking into the built-in microphone on the Smart Touch Remote Control along with hand gestures all control your TV in new and unexpected ways. Use S-Recommendation with Voice Interaction to ask your TV to find things to watch and get program suggestions.

  • Built-in Pop-up Camera: Useful for video calling applications such as Skype™, the built-in camera is hidden within the top of the bezel, and pops up when slight pressure is applied.

SMART CONNECTIVITY

  • AllShare™: Allows your TV to wirelessly access and stream content from any compatible device, like a PC or mobile device. Share movies, photos, and music all through a single device: your TV. With cloud technology, you can access and even share content away from home.
  • Samsung Smart View (Mirroring/Clone View/Dual View) Compatible: Stream content playing on your TV straight to your mobile device so you never miss a second of the action.

2D AND 3D IN FULL HD

Enjoy stunning Full HD 1080p in both 2D and 3D modes. With Samsung’s 3D converter, turn 2D viewing into 3D for an amazing cinematic experience.

SMART EVOLUTION COMPATIBLE

The Smart Evolution Port allows you to update your Smart TV in the future. The Smart Evolution Kit* plugs into the back of your TV and updates it with new software and technology that will improve your TV performance – faster speed, more content, more features. *Smart Evolution Kit sold separately. Not available for all TV models. Available in 2014. Performance and specifications may vary subject to hardware limitations.

CONNECTIONS

  • HDMI®: High-quality single-cable digital audio/video interface for connecting the TV to a digital cable box, satellite box, DVD & Blu-ray Disc™ Player, PC computers, PC portable devices, new-generation tablets and devices featuring the HDMI output.
  • USB: Connects a variety of computer, audio and video devices to the TV. USB movie capability allows the streaming of video from storage devices, cameras, camcorders and USB drives.
  • Wi-Fi® Built-in: With Wi-Fi built right into the TV, it is easier than ever to browse the Web right on the big screen. F8500 Plasma TV PLASMA
  • Component In: Analog video connection transmits HD RGB video using three RCA connections.
  • Shared Composite in (AV): Analog video connection transmits video using one RCA connection.

AUDIO

  • Dolby® Digital Plus/Pulse: Optimizes the TV sound quality when viewing and listening to Internet movies, Internet music and other content played back from wired or wireless mobile phones, PCs, and tablet devices.
  • DTS Premium Sound | 5.1™ decoding with DNSe+ processing: Delivers immersive 5.1 surround sound from any DTS-encoded content and converts any two-channel audio content into a 5.1 DTS surround sound track for discrete surround sound playback. Samsung’s DNSe+ processing provides selectable custom settings for experiencing surround sound with maximum bass response, dialog clarity and consistent volume levels from any content source, including Blu-ray movies, TV programming, streaming and games.
  • 3D Sound: When viewing 3D content, the audio track is processed to create a three dimensional space, including behind, above or below the listener.

INCLUDES

  • Smart Touch Remote Control: Enjoy all the benefits of a Universal Remote with the Smart Touch Remote Control. Use it to control multiple devices connected to your Smart TV, including the set top box, Blu-ray Disc® player and Home Entertainment System.The innovative touch pad allows for quick and intuitive navigation, while the built-in microphone provides an alternative way to control your Smart TV with your voice.
  • 3D Active Glasses: When combined with Samsung 3D entertainment, 3D Active Glasses bring viewing to vivid life. Samsung’s newest 3D Active Glasses offer even greater comfort over hours of viewing.
  • IR Blaster: The Infrared (IR) Blaster gives you Smart control over your entire range of external devices, all with a single remote. Simply plug in the Bluetooth®-powered IR Blaster, and you can command your cable box, Blu-ray Disc® Player, and more - all from a single source.

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 52 lbs
  • Shipping: 65 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

Without stand:

  • Depth: 1.9"
  • Height: 27.9"
  • Width: 46.9"

With stand:

  • Depth: 10.6"
  • Height: 29.3"
  • Width: 46.9"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts And Labor
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Television TypePlasma
TypePlasma
LED TechnologyNo
Screen Size51
Aspect Ratio16:09
Resolution1080p
3DYes
Refresh Rate600Hz
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power20 Watts
LEDNo
Built-In WiFiYes
Internet Movie StreamingYes
Number of HDMI Inputs4
USB PortYes
PC ConnectionYes
Built-in-TunerYes
Input ConnectorsHDMI, USB, Component, Composite
Output ConnectorsOptical Audio
Wall-MountableNo
Width (inches)46.9
Height (inches)29.3
Panel Depth (inches)1.9
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
 
4.8

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright display (26)
  • Realistic color (24)
  • Durable (8)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Built-in speakers (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Stunning all-around performer

      I recently purchased this set after 8 happy years with a Samsung 720p DLP set. My set is in my living room, and is used often during daylight hours, so I was particularly...Read complete review

      I recently purchased this set after 8 happy years with a Samsung 720p DLP set. My set is in my living room, and is used often during daylight hours, so I was particularly attracted to the F8500 due to its brightness relative to other plasma sets. While I have been favorably impressed with the high-end LED sets I've seen, I really prefer the black levels of plasma. I have now had my F8500 for about three weeks, and am nothing but pleased with it, in terms of image quality and overall performance. I am not using most of the Smart TV features, though the feature set there is impressive. I have noticed a few small bugs (e.g., the voice-control menu occasionally pops up for no apparent reason), but I am confident this can be fixed in firmware and it's a small inconvenience in exchange for the stellar picture. I find the set design, including the stand elegant and attractive, though I have been unable to get the set mounted into the stand without a very small gap between the two - it would look more elegant if it were perfectly flush, as I believe it was designed to be. The F8500, at its current, aggressive pricing, seems to me to be the best value in a high-end set on the market. Buy without hesitation!

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      SMARTHUB DISASTER

      The picture is good. the smarthub and ads that popup when I watch TV are the dumbest thing. I paid for connectivity so Samsung can spam my TV with ads. Much cheaper televisions...Read complete review

      The picture is good. the smarthub and ads that popup when I watch TV are the dumbest thing. I paid for connectivity so Samsung can spam my TV with ads. Much cheaper televisions with great pictures and no spam features. created an account to let samsung know how disapposinted I am with their silly software. often use the tv with no network. Figured out how to turn off the yahoo ad app.

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      3.0

      SMARTHUB DISASTER

      By joesez

      from california

      Pros

      • Bright display

      Cons

      • Did not meet expectations
      • spam machine

      Best Uses

        The picture is good. the smarthub and ads that popup when I watch TV are the dumbest thing. I paid for connectivity so Samsung can spam my TV with ads. Much cheaper televisions with great pictures and no spam features. created an account to let samsung know how disapposinted I am with their silly software. often use the tv with no network. Figured out how to turn off the yahoo ad app.

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        4.0

        This TV is excellent.

        By The hern

        from NJ

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Energy Efficient
        • Good Resolution
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

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          Comments about Samsung 51" Black Plasma 1080p 3D HDTV:

          Great picture and improved sound with the sound bar. ABT was great to work with. Answered all my questions and provided free shipping and a great price.

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          5.0

          Awsome Picture

          By Male

          from Planet Earth

          Pros

          • Bright display
          • Great picture

          Cons

          • Price a little high

          Best Uses

            I got this TV because my old Panasonic plasma TV died after 3 years. I thought the picture was going to be the same . BOY WAS I WRONG. the picture on this TV blows away my old one. the features on this TV are plentiful but I will not even use half of them. over all I love this TV after 1 week of ownership.

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            5.0

            Best performance hands down

            By jstplaynvt

            from Philadelphia, PA, USA

            Pros

            • Amazing black levels

            Cons

              Best Uses

                No other television on the market can perform as good as this set. Period.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Beautiful

                By Bigsamman

                from Pontiac, MI, USA

                Pros

                • Bright display
                • Built-In Speakers
                • Lightweight
                • Realistic color

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    This has been an amazing tv, picture quality and design is awesome. i had to have the tv serviced for a bad board but Samsung took care of it very quickly and sent a service rep to my house the same week I called.

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                    3.0

                    difficult interface

                    By HDviewer

                    from denver

                    Pros

                    • Realistic color

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Picture quality is great. But the interface is difficult and not intuitive. The remote needs a few more buttons for easy access and quick access to features.

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                        5.0

                        The plasma 51 inch

                        By Anonymous

                        from Maryland

                        Pros

                        • Bright display
                        • Built-In Speakers
                        • Durable
                        • Inexpensive
                        • Lightweight
                        • Realistic color

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            When I first opened the box on my 51 inch Samsung I was so excited so excited it at all the bells and whistles that one can ask for in a television my television can also do things that I've never seen a TV do before but I have to say one more thing I'm still excited I've had my TV now since January 2014 and is still just as good as January 2014 this is July 21 and I'm still rocking i!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Best TV ever made by Samsung

                            By Fun2watchtv

                            from Undisclosed

                            Pros

                            • Bright display
                            • Deep Black Levels
                            • Realistic color

                            Cons

                            • Little expensive

                            Best Uses

                              I purchased the Samsung 51" F8500 Smart Plasma HDTV after a considerable amount of research. I would say the picture quality is really beyond stunning. Superb color accuracy, amazing rich contrast, inky deep blacks, breathtaking true whites and a very bright display. Off angle viewing is also excellent. I haven't got a chance to use all the smart features or 3D but will update the review after using.

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                              5.0

                              Smart TV 51" Class 8500

                              By PriestEagle

                              from Kingston WA

                              Pros

                              • clear digital picture and sound

                              Cons

                              • High Cost

                              Best Uses

                                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 search channels 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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                                5.0

                                Outstanding picture quality

                                By jkben

                                from San Diego, CA, USA

                                Pros

                                • black levels and contrast
                                • Bright display
                                • Realistic color

                                Cons

                                • none

                                Best Uses

                                  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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