Samsung F8500 Series

92
Global
Score
92

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If you wished you could have Samsung's Smart TV software features alongside picture quality that rivals Panasonic's best plasmas, then you'll be impressed by the F8500. Samsung goes all in with its Smart TV feature set, as TrustedReviews says that the content is right "out in front," with apps like Netflix, the ability to watch videos from your DLNA device, and even access to cloud storage. But maybe it's a bit much, with Digital Trends saying the TV is "loaded with too many features." Looking past the TV's software, FlatPanelsHD says the F8500 color performance is "impressive" and "on par with Panasonic's plasma TVs," and HDTVTest agrees, saying the F8500 produces "outstanding picture quality with extreme contrast performance." If you buy the Samsung F8500 you will be happy with everything it has to offer, but you can get the Panasonic ST60 for about $500 cheaper without sacrificing picture quality.

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Breakdown

Media support
8.7
Sound quality
6.0
Other features (networking, etc.)
8.8
Picture quality
9.8
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Specs

F8500 Series

Type
Plasma (51 inches)
Native resolution
1920 x 1080
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Specs

F8500 Series

Type
Plasma (51 inches)
Native resolution
1920 x 1080
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