Samsung PNF8500 series
Based on demos behind closed doors at CES 2013, the Samsung F8500 looks very impressive with very deep blacks and vibrant colors. Could this be the television that finally takes out top honors for the Korean company?
- Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
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Starting at: $2,497.99
The good: The Samsung PNF8500 series exhibits outstanding picture quality with a class-leading bright-room image, exceedingly deep black levels, very good shadow detail, highly accurate colors and superb off-angle and uniformity characteristics; mind-boggling feature list with touch-pad remote, IR blaster with cable box control, four pairs of 3D glasses, motion and voice command, and the industry's most capable Smart TV platform; unique styling with full-width ribbon stand and slim-bezel metallic finish.
The bad: Extremely expensive; correct film cadence requires sacrificing some black level; remote lacks numerous direct commands; imperfect cable box control; consumes more power than LCD TVs.
The bottom line: Samsung's best-performing TV ever, the PNF8500 series pushes the plasma picture quality envelope, especially in bright rooms.
March 31, 2013 9:35 PM PDT
Photo by: Samsung
| Caption by: David Katzmaier, Ty Pendlebury
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