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Samsung PN64F8500 - 64" Full HD 1080p Plasma TV

Samsung's flagship line of 2013 plasma displays sets a new standard for picture quality. The Samsung PN64F8500 Smart 3D Plasma features Samsung's best picture performance with their Super Contrast Panel, Real Black Pro Filter, Full HD 1080p, 600Hz Subfield Motion, and Clear Image Single layer panel structure. It also features Samsung's top of the line suite of Smart TV support like a quad-core processor, a new and improved Smart Hub and Smart Interaction with S-Recommendation, a full web browser, and more. This 3D plasma TV offers an unlimited amount of 3D content with 2D to 3D conversion and the 3D processor naturally enhances the picture quality of a 2D image. Samsung also includes a Smart Touch Remote and 4 pairs of 3D glasses making the F8500 series plasma display their best plasma to date. This plasma TV is available in 51-, 60-, and 64-inch screen sizes.

Smart TV 2.0
With a Samsung Smart TV you can discover more of the content you love to watch. This plasma TV finds the movies and shows you like - and more. Simply speak into the microphone on the Smart Touch Remote to instantly get content recommendations with S-Recommendation. Use gestures to swipe and navigate within the Smart Hub content panels. Easily discover social posts, shows, and movies with less searching and more watching.
Samsung 8500 series Smart 3D Plasma TV

Smart Hub
Organization is the key when building an easy to use and simplistic interface for a 64" plasma TV. Samsung's new Smart Hub includes 5 panels organized by: On TV, Movies and TV Shows, Social, Apps, and an additional panel for your Videos, Photos, and Music.
Samsung Smart TV Five Panel Smart Hub

Your TV responds to your voice and will find a selection of customized content options based on your preference. S-Recommendation helps you discover new content without the need for channel surfing, but by asking your TV. You can visit the S-Recommendation hub on your Samsung Plasma TV or simply ask your TV, for example "what baseball games are on?"
Woman speaking into Samsung Smart Touch Remote

Full Web Browser
The PN64F8500 allows you to sit back, relax, leave the computer or the phone alone, and browse the World Wide Web from the front seat of a glorious 64" plasma TV. Every website will be displayed just as it would on your desktop or smart phone. Checking your email, updating your social network status, and browsing the web have never been so convenient and fun.
Samsung Smart plasma TV 8500 with Web Browser

Quad-Core Processor
The 8500 series plasmas feature a unique and one of a kind quad-core processor, 4 processors in one. Samsung is the first manufacturer to incorporate a quad-core processor into a Smart TV. Now you can explore and multitask faster and with more power. The additional power gives you faster web browsing, smoother interaction and allows you to switch between content faster than before.
Samsung quad-core processor and 8500 series plasma TV

Smart Interaction 2.0
Samsung's Smart Interaction is back and better than ever thanks to a quad-core processor, new voice and gesture commands, a built-in pop-up camera, and S-Recommendation. Simply speak into the built-in microphone on the Smart Touch Remote Control along with hand gestures to control your TV in new and unexpected ways. This plasma TV offers new and easy ways to interact with your Smart TV and discover new content. Use everyday language and casual gestures to find content or command and control the TV.
Man using gesture to control Samsung plasma TV

Built-in Pop-Up Camera
When not being used to make motion gestures to control your TV or make calls with Skype™, the camera is completely hidden in the bezel of the plasma. When you're ready to use the camera, it will pop out by applying slight pressure, essentially push-to-release.
Samsung F8500 plasma TV with built-in pop-up camera close-up

Motion Control
Samsung has improved the hand and motion gestures for their 2013 plasma TVs with Smart Interaction 2.0. Thanks to assistance from the quad-core processor motion control and gestures are more casual and feel natural when used to navigate your TV.

Voice Control
Now you can speak naturally and use everyday language to control your Samsung Smart TV with Smart Interaction 2.0. The library of voice commands has undergone a major overhaul so you no longer have to mute your TV, turn it down, or yell across the room to issue a voice command to your TV. This rendition of voice control takes place at the Smart Touchpad Remote, simply speak naturally and get instantaneous results on-screen.

Samsung Full HD Active 3D
The PN64F8500 is an Active 3D TV that uses battery-powered active shutter 3D glasses that are synced with the television. Active 3D glasses don't use filters to create an image which allows for a crisp, clear picture, with minimal blurring and obscuring of the image; the result is Full HD 1080p 3D.
High-speed 3D car chase on Samsung plasma TV

2D to 3D Conversion
With Samsung 2D to 3D Conversion, your 3D TV can convert any on-screen 2D image into 3D. Now everything you watch can be viewed in 3D without the need for a 3D broadcast or Blu-ray.

Full HD 1080p
With a Full HD 1080p resolutionyou'll experience amazing attention to detail regardless of the format or content. Samsung makes no compromises for picture quality.
Lamborghini on Samsung F8500 plasma TV

600Hz Subfield Motion
The image you see on screen is sampled 20-25 times more than the original broadcast. 600Hz Subfield Motion ensures that you always receive the smoothest, crispest and most natural picture.
Staggered Sasmsung plasma TVs with Audi

Real Black Pro
Samsung's Real Black Pro Panel Filter allows for more contrast, bolder colors, and blacker, "inkier" blacks for the best cinematic viewing experience. Plasma TVs do not suffer from the same motion concerns as LED/LCD TVs; upgrades to plasmas are generally made to the panel not motion enhancing hardware and software.
Samsung Plasma TV Real Black Pro panel

Super Clear Contrast
The F8500 plasma TV features Samsung's Super Clear Contrast cell structure for improved brightness without affecting black levels. This is achieved by a reduction in the width of the walls that separate the red, green, and blue sub-pixels. The result is contrast and brightness like you've never seen on plasma display.
Split-screen F8500 Samsung plasma super contrast panelSamsung plasma TV super contrast pixel structure and wakeboarder on F8500

Cinema Smooth Plus™
Cinema Smooth ensures that your programming is seen as the director intended, smooth and natural looking. Many of the movies you watch are filmed at 24fps (frames per second), broadcasting standards for televisions has always been 30 fps; leaving your HDTV with the daunting task of "guessing" 6 frames. The "guess-work" causes judder and other motion related issues. Cinema Smooth "smooths" video content affected by poor processing.
Man on jet-ski and film strip with Samsung 8500 plasma TV

Clear Image Panel
Samsung's Clear Image Panel technology gives your plasma TV anti-reflection properties for a better viewing experience. The single layer panel eliminates dual images and blurring, especially during off angle viewing.

Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Wide Color Enhancer Plus ensures that you are seeing the entire RGB color spectrum on screen. The colors of your PN64F8500 are bold and vibrant, yet natural looking.
Three Samsung plasma TVs with red, blue, and green screens

Samsung Smart View
One of the new features for Samsung Smart TVs is Smart View. Smart View allows you to wirelessly move your content seamlessly between devices in real-time. You can start watching a movie on your TV and finish watching it from your Samsung Galaxy Smart Phone or Tablet PC as you walk out the door so you never miss a second of action. Smart View streams content over your existing Wi-Fi network.

Built-in Wi-Fi
Wirelessly join your home network with ease. All you need is an existing home network and you're ready to go. If you do not have a wireless router at home, Samsung has options to get you wirelessly connected.
Samsung F8500 plasma TV with Wi-Fi signal bars

Wirelessly access and share all of your media from your PC or Smart phone with your Smart TV. AllShare also utilizes Cloud storage; you can upload your favorite media to a central web storage account and access it at anytime, anywhere.
Wireless devices sharing media from cloud storage

ConnectShare™ Movie
ConnectShare™ Movie lets you play all types of media files directly from a USB drive or device connected to your television. Home movie viewing has never been easier.
USB thumb drive, video camera, and camera sharing wirelessly sharing media with Samsung plasma TV

Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
Control all of your Samsung HDMI connected components conveniently with one remote.
Samsung Universal Remote Control controlling multiple Samsung devices

Smart Evolution
Samsung's innovative way for you to enjoy future upgrades without having to purchase a new TV. 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 the new software and technology that will improve your TVs performance - faster speed, more content, and more features. The current 2013 Evolution Kit is available for 2012 series TVs with a Smart Evolution port. Evolution Kits for 2013 model Samsung TVs will be available in 2014.
Samsung Evolution kit and plasma TV

3D Sound
3D sound allows you to experience immersive 3D audio when viewing 3D content. Your Samsung PN64F8500 3D TV creates a three dimensional space to include sound behind, above, or below the listener when watching 3D content.
Samsung 3D TV 3D sound logo

Dolby® Digital
There are times when watching content streamed from different sources yields different audio quality over your HDTV's speakers. Dolby® Digital Plus / Pulse optimizes the audio when viewing and listening to internet movies and music, and other content played back from wireless or wired mobile phones, tablet devices, and PCs.
Samsung plasma TV Dolby Digital Logo

The 64F8500 has a sleek, thin frame and is aesthetically pleasing; all of this at the cost of sound quality. Digital Natural Sound Engine (DNSe) enhances the sound of the system by combining different equalizer settings and signal processing to create audio presets to suit the most common listening scenarios. DNSe+ optimizes the sound of compact Ultra Slim flat panel TVs.
Samsung slim TV DNSe+ Logo

DTS 2.0 + Digital Out
DTS 2.0 is an advanced audio processing codec that decodes DTS multi-channel audio and then mixes the signal down and outputs 2-channel audio, played via stereo speakers. The digital out allows the device to output the DTS stream via HDMI or S/PDIF to a receiver for further decoding.
Samsung TV DTS2.0 Logo

DTS Premium Sound™ 5.1
Experience a remarkably immersive surround experience from your TV's speakers with DTS Premium Sound™ 5.1. DTS Premium Sound™ 5.1 also enables seamless delivery of content across the Internet to web connected devices.
Samsung TV DTS-HD High-Definition Audio Logo

Metal Flow Stand
The F8500 plasma TVs features Samsung new metal flow stand; it shows it's architectural prowess with a solid, stylish design that is a model of strength and an eye-catching complement to your Smart TV.
Various angles of Samsung's 8500 Metal flow stand

Ultra Edge Slim Plasma with Clean Back Design
Samsung Smart Plasma TVs represent the crossroads of simplistic design and striking originality. When the fury of design and technology come together in harmony you get an ultra-edge slim Plasma with a new Clean Back design. The clean back design adds a look of sophistication to your Smart TV.
Samsung's 8500 plasma TV clean back design-rear view

With multiple HDMI inputs you'll be able to connect all of your home theater components for high-quality digital audio and video through a single cable.

Smart Touch Remote
Samsung includes a Smart Touch Remote control to help you navigate the 64" TV seamlessly. The Smart Touch Remote has a built-in microphone to accept commands for voice control and touch pad that works like the touch pad on a laptop or mobile PC. Your Smart Touch Remote can be used to control multiple devices connected to your Smart TV, including your set-top box, Blu-ray Player, and Home Theater System.
Samsung Smart TV Smart Touch remote control

4 Pairs of 3D Glasses
Samsung also includes 4 pairs of active shutter 3D glasses. That's enough to get 4 people in your home started watching 3D content right out of the box.
Samsung Active 3D glasses-SSG4100GB

Eco Sensor
The PN64F8500 has a built-in light sensor that measures the lighting in the room and adjusts the brightness of the picture; lighter or darker depending on environment.
Bright and dim Samsung plasma's-side-by-side


  Average Customer Rating

Great PQ

By: Sam
Date: Friday, July 11, 2014
For the best PQ look no further. With Samsung closing plasma shop in November there are not too many choices out there. The higher end Sony models KDL & XBR are certainly not upto the standards as this TV. If you are on a budget get a 2014 Vizio until OLED becomes mainstream. Paul delivered as promised, good service and prompt response. Great price, can't beat it if you know what I mean :)

Product & Customer Service

By: Jim Haleem
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013
The Samsung TV was delivered as promised. The telephone salesperson David P. answered every question with excellent product knowledge and personal follow up. I would definitely purchase other products from Paul's TV - excellent pricing and they do exactly what they say they are going to do.

PNF8500 Model Review

By: Jack Koresky
Date: Monday, June 24, 2013
Expert Review by a Paul's Pro

This TV represents the pinnacle of 1080p picture representation. It may be more expensive than other models by competing manufacturers, but it is worth the investment if you care about having a great picture. The internet features are also unmatched by the competition.


By: Garland Church
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Expert Review by a Paul's Pro

I would recommend it to anybody who is serious about getting top notch picture quality.

Brightest Plasma on the Market

By: Daniel Daly
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Expert Review by a Paul's Pro

The Samsung 64” 8500 is a shining example of the advancements made in Plasma technology. No longer a “dull” display in the opinions of our clients, this TV is brighter than most LED’s! With full Smart TV suite, quad core processing, and superior image quality, the Samsung 8500 is definitely a contender for best TV of 2013


By: Earl Martin
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Expert Review by a Paul's Pro

Samsung is giving Panasonic a run for their money in Plasma TVs

Best movie experience from Samsung

By: Alex Berry
Date: Monday, April 29, 2013
Expert Review by a Paul's Pro

Samsungs quintessential cinema TV the PN64F8500 offers exceptional brightness comparable with LED’s combined with the blacks of a plasma will put this TV ahead of most of it’s competitors.


By: Gabriel Hoflejzer
Date: Monday, April 08, 2013
Expert Review by a Paul's Pro

Definitively for the best customer ….the best tv.


By: Mike Brule
Date: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Expert Review by a Paul's Pro

This TV is perfect for some one who wants the perfect combination of performance and features. Once again Samsung does it again with the most innovative features built into the TV! Also, this model has stepped up its video performance as well. The TV has a premium price, but I feel that it is well worth it!!

Samsung F8500

By: Justin Morris
Date: Monday, June 24, 2013
Expert Review by a Paul's Pro

The best picture quality that Samsung has to offer in plasma. Feature packed and stellar picture quality definitely give you what you pay for.

Pinnacle of 2013 Plasmas

By: Ceilyn Wemyss
Date: Monday, April 29, 2013
Expert Review by a Paul's Pro

The Samsung while a high price point is the pinnacle of tvs to date in the current market and is the go to plasma


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Precision Black
Auto Depth Enhancer
Built-in Wi-Fi
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Active 3D
Bluetooth 3D Glasses
Smart Remote Control
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