Excerpt: The picture is good. the smarthub and ads that popup when I watch TV are the dumbest thing. I paid for connectivity so Samsung can spam my TV with ads. Much cheaper televisions with great pictures and no spam features. created an account to let samsung know how disapposinted I am with their silly software. often use the tv with no network. Figured out how to turn off the yahoo ad app.
Excerpt: I got this TV because my old Panasonic plasma TV died after 3 years. I thought the picture was going to be the same . BOY WAS I WRONG. the picture on this TV blows away my old one. the features on this TV are plentiful but I will not even use half of them. over all I love this TV after 1 week of ownership.
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
Great plasma and the image will blow your socks off!!!
N. Stephens, Amazon
3 September 2014
Summary: I bought this 51" plasma 3 months ago and am still amazed at the high quality image. I didn't care about having 3D or it being a smart tv but just wanted the best plasma available before they quit making them. Plasma is still the best tv to watch live sports except for maybe an oled that are still way too expensive. Samsung have announced they are winding down production of these sets around November. If you are on the fence get one now before it's too late.
A lot of research shows that PLASMA is not a good investment. I would steer clear from this product ...
Jonathan Muller, Amazon
27 August 2014
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.