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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
Samsung 51" Black Plasma 1080p 3D HDTV
 
4.7

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright display (28)
  • Realistic color (27)
  • Attractive (9)
  • Great picture quality (9)
  • Lightweight (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (7)
    • Home theater (5)
    • Movies (4)
    • Bedroom (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Buy this superb Plasma TV...!

    If you read the reviews by web sites that are seriously dedicated to testing and critiquing HDTVs, you will quickly learn that Samsung's F8500 plasma TV is considered to be one of the best...Read complete review

    If you read the reviews by web sites that are seriously dedicated to testing and critiquing HDTVs, you will quickly learn that Samsung's F8500 plasma TV is considered to be one of the best ever made. This is not an exaggeration. The quality of this display is so good that many of those same review sites recommend that you buy the F8500 instead of a "4K" model. About the only criticism of this TV was its high cost, but now that Abt is offering this model at the lowest price ever since this TV was introduced, you would almost be foolish if you didn't buy it now, especially since manufacturers are discontinuing plasma TVs forever.

    The feature that's truly special about the Samsung F8500 plasma TV is its brightness. Plasma TVs have always displayed a high-quality image, but usually they are dimmer than LCD displays and need to be viewed in a darker room. But the F8500 model is as bright as most LCD TVs, while its picture is superior to practically every LCD TV made. Most LCD TVs have poor horizontal viewing angles -- if you are watching them from a side angle, the colors appear washed out. This Plasma TV has an image that looks every bit as rich from every angle -- even if you are watching from a position at the extreme left or right.

    Two factors should be kept in mind about this TV. It does have a glossy screen that is fairly reflective (all plasma TVs have glass screens, instead of matte plastic). If there are light sources directly behind your viewing position, such as a window or lamps, they will be seen reflected in the screen, and would need to be shaded to prevent this. But you needn't have concerns about ceiling lights, light sources off to the side, or high ambient light in the room: this TV is bright enough that none of these will be a problem. This TV also has a filter inside the screen that improves the image. Because of this filter, this TV will look darker if mounted high on a wall -- such as above a fireplace -- and viewed at close range. This TV performs at its best when viewed straight-on.

    I bought this TV in September of 2013 and, the longer I've owned it, the more I have come to appreciate its qualities. A few features I really like:
    >One-click access to streaming from NetFlix and Amazon
    >Quick to power up and quick to change channels
    >Rich, accurate color, deep blacks, good shadow detail, and pleasing sharpness
    >Movies and live sports broadcasts BOTH look GREAT on this screen
    >Comprehensive menu controls
    >Surprisingly good sound quality from built-in speakers

    You won't go wrong with this TV, and by 2015, plasmas will no longer be made. My advice: just buy it!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    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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    5.0

    Awesome Picture

    By JoSon

    from Louisiana, USA

    Pros

    • Crisp details
    • Lightweight
    • Realistic color
    • stunningly clear

    Cons

    • not offered in 8500 series without 3d

    Best Uses

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

      I compared all the Top TV's, and until Cable and Satellite carriers start broadcasting in 4K, this is the BEST picture quality you are going to get!!! The crisp, clear, deep colors are stunning. I had to bring this TV home to really appreciate the quality because the big BOX Stores don't do the PLASMA TV's justice in the stores. If you can still find these 8500 Series Plasmas, you better gobble them up before they're all gone. I am so happy with this product. Once you've watched TV on the BEST picture quality, its hard to watch it on anything else. Seriously!!!

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great TV

      By Metadata

      from GA, USA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Setup
      • Good Remote Control
      • Good Resolution
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Home Theater
        • Movies
        • Video Games
        • Wall Mounting

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

        Awesome TV. If you didn't know it was a plasma, you would think it was bright enough to look like a LED/LCD TV. And contrast pops off the screen. The 3D function and depth are great and it comes with 4 3D glasses that is perfect for a family viewing.

        As is common with Samsung, the number of options and tweaks you can make is endless and I would recommend you look at professional sites on how to tune the picture.

        Comes with 2 remotes. The Smart Remote is actually very handy and has quickly become the default remote I use. The embossed icons on the remote really help with "blind" use without having to look down at the remote. Would recommend a bluetooth keyboard to really use the SmartTV features unless you love clicking one letter at a time.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        I like this TV

        By Jeff the Couch potato

        from Holly, MI

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Fast Setup
        • Good Remote Control
        • Good Resolution
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

        • Glare

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Home Theater

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

        great picture

        Service and delivery comments:

        outstanding
        delivered when promised and the delivery person insisted on checking product forr any damage before leaving

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        • No

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        5.0

        Still one of the best

        By John

        from Cleveland, OH

        About Me Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Fast Setup
        • Good Remote Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Attached to Computer
          • Home

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

          Great looking, well built, and exceptionally functional. Loaded to the gills with features. Best 3D visuals I've ever seen (after watching Beowulf, I, for the first time in my miserable cynical life, thought, "I'd like to see another movie in 3D). Picture quality is outstanding and still exceeds every comparably priced set (your next bets are the last generation of Panasonic's plasmas, or the now-legendary Kuro line; after that you're looking at OLED sets that cost more than your car). Really difficult to find fault with its picture. I wish I had sprung for one of the larger sizes, but that's a matter of availability. I don't think even the 51" will be around much longer.

          Sometimes the smart features can become obtrusive, and the TV UI seems to have been designed with a set top box in mind. I am often prompted to "Turn On STB" even though I don't own one. Set up forces one of your inputs to be dedicated to a set top box and there is a space reserved in the TVs menu for your broadcast signal (mine is perpetually a black box). These are minor annoyances and easy to ignore. I turned off voice and motion control after a day due to automatic prompts indicating them every time I turned the TV on. Outside of Samsung's bloated feature set there are really no negative aspects I can think of. Maybe I should note there is no coaxial or analog output, even though the TV's input diagram illustrates there should be. Your options for audio out are optical S/PDIF and HDMI (there is a dedicated ARC port).

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          As good as it gets.

          By Steve1947

          from Peabody, MA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Energy Efficient
          • Fast Setup
          • Good Remote Control
          • Good Resolution
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound Quality
          • More Than Ample Settings
          • Reduced Glare

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Attached to Computer
          • Bedroom
          • Home
          • Home Theater
          • Movies
          • The Stand Is Excellent
          • Video Games

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

          The TV has Great Blacks, brightness has more than enough adjustments. All you have to do is put one Samsung TV cable remote code in and the set adjusts itself. The Samsung remote also mates to the cable box. I have never seen that feature on my other sets. I believe that this Plasma picture is the best around, bar non. ABT delivered the set right when they said it was to be delivered. The shipper helped me set it up and took what ever I asked them to take away. I have never had a bad experience buying anything from ABT. The only way I would buy from someone else is if my best friend owned a store that sold what I needed and I felt they would treat me as well as ABT. I am sold on my choice to go with ABT. And they are not relatives!!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          1.0

          My bliss ended 5 after factory warranty

          By ScienceGuyww

          from Union County, NJ, USA

          Pros

          • Bright display
          • Realistic color

          Cons

          • Did not meet expectations

          Best Uses

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

            A thin vertical line appeared in the center of the screen 5 days after factory warranty ended and this is not my primary TV it saw minimum amount of usage I have another Samsung 50" plasma I bought in 08 and it's good as new I don't understand.

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Blown Away!

            By Bali

            from Orlando, FL

            Pros

            • incredible image
            • Realistic color

            Cons

            • poor over the air reception
            • remote is a bit difficult to use

            Best Uses

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

              Upside: Wow! I didn't think a television could produce such lifelike images. This television amazes me every time I watch it. Downside: Now I need to go back and re-watch all the movies in my collection to see what I've been missing. Well done Samsung!

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Buy this superb Plasma TV...!

              By Henreid

              from San Mateo, CA

              About Me Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Bright Display
              • Fast Channel Access
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Horizontal Viewing Angle
              • Internet Streaming

              Cons

              • Uses More Power Than Lcd
              • Vertical Viewing Angle

              Best Uses

              • Bedroom
              • Home
              • Home Theater
              • Movies

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

              If you read the reviews by web sites that are seriously dedicated to testing and critiquing HDTVs, you will quickly learn that Samsung's F8500 plasma TV is considered to be one of the best ever made. This is not an exaggeration. The quality of this display is so good that many of those same review sites recommend that you buy the F8500 instead of a "4K" model. About the only criticism of this TV was its high cost, but now that Abt is offering this model at the lowest price ever since this TV was introduced, you would almost be foolish if you didn't buy it now, especially since manufacturers are discontinuing plasma TVs forever.

              The feature that's truly special about the Samsung F8500 plasma TV is its brightness. Plasma TVs have always displayed a high-quality image, but usually they are dimmer than LCD displays and need to be viewed in a darker room. But the F8500 model is as bright as most LCD TVs, while its picture is superior to practically every LCD TV made. Most LCD TVs have poor horizontal viewing angles -- if you are watching them from a side angle, the colors appear washed out. This Plasma TV has an image that looks every bit as rich from every angle -- even if you are watching from a position at the extreme left or right.

              Two factors should be kept in mind about this TV. It does have a glossy screen that is fairly reflective (all plasma TVs have glass screens, instead of matte plastic). If there are light sources directly behind your viewing position, such as a window or lamps, they will be seen reflected in the screen, and would need to be shaded to prevent this. But you needn't have concerns about ceiling lights, light sources off to the side, or high ambient light in the room: this TV is bright enough that none of these will be a problem. This TV also has a filter inside the screen that improves the image. Because of this filter, this TV will look darker if mounted high on a wall -- such as above a fireplace -- and viewed at close range. This TV performs at its best when viewed straight-on.

              I bought this TV in September of 2013 and, the longer I've owned it, the more I have come to appreciate its qualities. A few features I really like:
              >One-click access to streaming from NetFlix and Amazon
              >Quick to power up and quick to change channels
              >Rich, accurate color, deep blacks, good shadow detail, and pleasing sharpness
              >Movies and live sports broadcasts BOTH look GREAT on this screen
              >Comprehensive menu controls
              >Surprisingly good sound quality from built-in speakers

              You won't go wrong with this TV, and by 2015, plasmas will no longer be made. My advice: just buy it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Great picture

              By Ben

              from Buffalo Grove IL

              About Me Casual User

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Fast Setup

              Cons

              • Confusing / Bad Remote Control

              Best Uses

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

                Plasma is the way to go.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Last of the great plasmas

                By Mitch

                from Homewood illinois

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Energy Efficient
                • Fast Setup
                • Good Remote Control
                • Good Resolution
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Sound Quality
                • Reduced Glare

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bedroom

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

                  Great product easy to set up and use to get started. The smart features are ok but not why I bought this tv. I watch a lot of movies and this tv is as good as my pioneer.
                  No regrets so far this is the last of the great plasmas,if you want one you better hurry they are going fast.

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                  Samsung 51" Black Plasma 1080p 3D HDTV

                  Samsung 51" Black Plasma 1080p 3D HDTV

                  Discontinued


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