Excerpt: This has been an amazing tv, picture quality and design is awesome. i had to have the tv serviced for a bad board but Samsung took care of it very quickly and sent a service rep to my house the same week I called.
Pros: Bright display, Built-In Speakers, Lightweight, Realistic color
A lot of research shows that PLASMA is not a good investment. I would steer clear from this product ...
Jonathan Muller, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: Just picked up this same TV from a friend. The PN51F8500 was manufactured 3.18.2013 and about a couple weeks ago after a year and a few months. A verticle 2" thick black bar with a neighboring thin blue line has appeared on the center of the screen. After my buddy gave me this TV for free to see if I could fix it. A lot of research shows that PLASMA is not a good investment. I would steer clear from this product and any other plasma screen.
Summary: I bought this unit from a big box retailer based on the awesome reviews and because I prize picture quality above everything on a TV but returned after 2 weeks. Reasons: (1) picture quality is crisp and sharp but not THAT much better than the cheaper models. Marginally better I will say. 10-15% better maybe? No way it justifies paying 3-4 times the price of other similar TVs. (2) reflective screen.
Excerpt: When I first opened the box on my 51 inch Samsung I was so excited so excited it at all the bells and whistles that one can ask for in a television my television can also do things that I've never seen a TV do before but I have to say one more thing I'm still excited I've had my TV now since January 2014 and is still just as good as January 2014 this is July 21 and I'm still rocking i!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pros: Bright display, Built-In Speakers, Durable, Inexpensive, Lightweight, Realistic color
Excerpt: I purchased the Samsung 51" F8500 Smart Plasma HDTV after a considerable amount of research. I would say the picture quality is really beyond stunning. Superb color accuracy, amazing rich contrast, inky deep blacks, breathtaking true whites and a very bright display. Off angle viewing is also excellent. I haven't got a chance to use all the smart features or 3D but will update the review after using.
Pros: Bright display, Deep Black Levels, Realistic color