Summary: This is plain and simple one of the three or four best TVs ever made. Astonishing picture quality, every bit as good as the no longer sold (for a reasonable amount) Panasonic VT60. As many have noted the F8500 can't quite match the best Panasonic models for black level, but it surpasses them in other ways including brightness. You can watch in a reasonably bright room and still get an excellent picture unlike any other plasma.
Summary: Unfortunately plasma is being discontinued, and this is one of the last great ones. Production ends November 1, 2014, get this while you still can. The qualities of plasma cannot be matched by LED LCDs. The only viable replacement is OLED, which is still in it's infancy, and way too pricey.
Really great TV. Its the best picture you can achieve ...
Matthew P., Amazon
25 October 2014
Summary: Really great TV. Its the best picture you can achieve second to OLEDs (which are still pricey; the 65" OLED currently 10k). Picture is crisp, colors pop. I use it mainly for movies and gaming and have no problems with either. If your in the market for the best picture and haven't drank the kool-aid on 4k, then buy this television.