Samsung 64-In 1080p 3D Smart Plasma HDTV

Last updated date: April 24, 2019

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In our analysis of 45 expert reviews, the Samsung Samsung 64-In 1080p 3D Smart Plasma HDTV placed 2nd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
595 user reviews
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What experts liked
The F8500 bowed, metallic stand is the most attractive design Samsung has come up with yet, even if it does hog up a more space than most.
- Digital Trends
October 23, 2012 | Full review
It produced a peak brightness reading of 301.21 cd/m2 and an excellent black level reading of 0.0054 cd/m2, both measured with a Klein K10-A colorimeter and software from DisplayMate and SpectraCal.
- PC Magazine
July 2, 2013 | Full review
Color accuracy was excellent, so colors looked very natural and lifelike.
- Consumer Reports
Samsung’s PN64F8500 64-inch TV is 3D ready and comes with 4 pairs of Active Shutter 3D glasses. The brighter panel will provide a better picture whether watching 2D or 3D.
- Smart Review
January 5, 2014 | Full review
Outstanding picture quality with a class-leading bright-room image
- Tech Spot
What experts didn't like
Make no mistake: The learning curve is steep here, folks, but if you’re willing to put some time and effort into adapting, you’ll have the coolest-looking TV on the block for years to come.
- Digital Trends
October 23, 2012 | Full review
Our gripes are minor; at $2,799.99 (list) this HDTV doesn't come cheap, it's a bit of a power hog, and its unique remote can be tricky to master.
- PC Magazine
July 2, 2013 | Full review
Power consumption is on the higher side
- Consumer Reports
Correct film cadence requires sacrificing some black level
- Tech Spot

From The Manufacturer

The Samsung Smart Plasma TV F8500 is the ultimate picture you've been waiting for and the best performance offered by Samsung. It starts with the new Super Contrast Panel, which delivers unprecedented brightness, the deepest black levels and precise colors and clarity. Cinema Smooth will 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. And you'll have no problem finding your favorites or discovering new ones with the new Smart Hub - a faster way to navigate TV content. 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?" 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 F8500 represents Samsung's ongoing commitment to meeting the highest expectations. 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. Content originated in 24p but delivered to the TV at 30fps or 60 fps may have inherent judder. TV technologies that refresh in multiples of 60 Hz require processing of 24 fps content produce various levels of video artifacts seen as motion judder. Cinema Smooth+ adjusts the frame rate for displaying 24fps source movies on Blu-ray discs, dedicated 24p cable and satellite channels at this native frame rate. The resulting video characteristic is a smoother and more natural film like experience. Samsung Motion Judder Canceller additionally smooths video content affected by poor processing. 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.

Overall Product Rankings

1. LG Electronics 65-In 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 8
2. Samsung 64-In 1080p 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 5
3. Samsung Flat 55-In 4K 7 Series Smart TV
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 1
4. VIZIO 43-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 6
5. LG Electronics 24-Inch Smart LED TV
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 5
6. Samsung Electronics 32-Inch 720p LED TV
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 7
7. Proscan 48-In LED HD TV
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 1
8. Toshiba 32-In 720p HD Smart LED TV
Overall Score: 7.3
Expert Reviews: 5
9. Sharp 43-In Class LED 1080p Smart HDTV
Overall Score: 7.0
Expert Reviews: 2

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