Summary: Very pleased with the TV so far, crystal clear and crisp image. LED's can't compare to plasmas, especially when viewing from an angle. The jury is still out as far as 3D but it passes with flying colors in every other aspect.
Summary: ****UPDATE**** July 3 This t.v. has a new trick up its sleeve: about once a day it switches its self from the satellite receiver HDMI input to the antenna input (which has nothing hooked up to it) so that I have to switch back to the satellite and rewind it. This is a minor annoyance, but one that I shouldn't have to put up with at this price point. Dropping one star. ************** I agree with others about the picture quality; I've never seen a t.v.
Summary: the best television made for almost every need. the picture, the settings, the technology all are better than expected. this television is perfect until the UHD and 4K technology becomes more standardized as to codec's and frames/second.
Summary: Simply put I am 67 years old have had several TVs in my lifetime and I have to admit this Plasma HDTV has it over any LED/LCD HDTV I have seen or owned. The picture detail and nuances are unbelievable. Once you calibrate it and fine tune it to your liking, WOW!!! Sit back and enjoy; I am!!! HD to perfection, and blu ray movies of high quality will amaze you... Highly recommended UPDATE: Just want to add that it seems the HDTV is getting better with age...
Summary: I purchased this unit about a month ago after having a LCD TV for the last 5 years. I'm a big TV and home theater enthusiast and I’ve been waiting for this years new plasma TV’s since Samsung made significant improvements. This TV is outstanding in all aspects.
Summary: Picture quality is very important and F8500 delivers nothing but perfection. I previously ordered a 2014 Sony LED KDL55W950B because of all the rave reviews on the 2013 model.. They changed panels for 2014, the Sony was the worst TV I've ever owned for viewing in the dark. The contrast was horrible with a lot of ghosting / clouding. Returned withing 6 days. I haven't had any issues with the Samsung F8500 (2 months), Arc connection works good no issues so far.
Summary: I was hesitant to purchase a plasma tv until I saw this at a local a/v store, compared to the LCDs displayed this picture stands out with rich color and beautiful clarity. I used CNET's calibration recommendations and the adjustments took the picture to the next level. I also love relax mode when viewing in a dark room. I can't add much more to the other great reviews, there is lots of info about this model out there.