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toboev

April 29, 2013, 4:39 pm

What is the power consumption? Do you need to install air-con in the room?
Sorry, probably not a AVophile question :)

Prem Desai

May 3, 2013, 5:55 pm

Are these the only questions you have about this magnificent piece?

The power consumption WILL be higher than an LCD but over a year, this will equate to just a few pounds. A small price to pay.

No, you do not need air-con and you know it.

It has long been established that plasmas are far superior than LCDs for picture quality. It is refreshing to note that Samsung now acknowledge this and are pushing the right technology forward.

JF

May 16, 2013, 10:20 pm

336 kWh/year

Denzo

July 31, 2013, 12:46 pm

Just returned my LG LA8600 for the 64 inch version of this beast. I love the magic remote - but man once you notice light bleeding - I just cant stop noticing it. Solution? Get a plasma. So I walk into the store and I saw this TV and Im thinking to myself "what a nice LED TV - but those blacks are amazing". Then I found out more about it. Its bright, clear has real blacks - Im sold. Love this TV. for the next couple of years till OLED comes out, this is a real beast for pure picture quality. PS my ones quad core, and has the updated control box on the back.
I wonder sometimes if LCDs are cheaper to manufacture than PLASMA, cause if so, my business side is telling me why Manufacturers are pushing for LCD sales - bottom line. For quality? I think Plasma is hard to beat.. especially when going for a big TV like this you probably dim the lights occasionally and watch "movie style".. so Plasma has to be the way for me.

Paul

August 17, 2013, 11:45 pm

Good set, too bad about the motion blur which makes computer games unplayable

Anonymous

August 29, 2014, 10:52 pm

Samsung PN64F8500 Plasma Crowned King of HDTV by VE Shootout 2014...again?

That's right the Samsung F8500 has now became the very first HDTV to win the infamous VE Shootout back to back. In 2013
it was the battle of the Plasma's, between the Panasonic VT & ZT
series which are no longer available today as they quit production at
the end of 2013. Now the F8500 has won again in 2014 with the Highest Overall Average Score despite being pitted against the latest OLED & UHD 4K panels that cost as much as $120,000.00 !

This is quite a feat considering the placement of the HDTV during the
Shootout, because it was mounted high above the current 2014 lineup of
OLED & UHD 4K sets. This poor location gave the F8500 a clear
disadvantage, because it has an Anti-Glare Louvered Filter called the Real Black Pro Filter
which blocks out Ambient Light from Above and Below to allow for better
Contrast in Bright-Room situations. Because of it's high placement on
the wall, this Louvered Panel actually made the screen appear darker to
the rest of the voting audience.

Despite the poor placement the Audience and Experts both cast their Votes for their favorite HDTV in several categories including: Black Level, Contrast Ratio, Color Accuracy, Motion Resolution (Sharpness), Day Mode and General Content (Video Quality) and the Samsung F8500 came out as the Overall Winner!

Since the Samsung F8500 had the Highest Overall Score it wasn't a tie
just a marketing stunt to keep you interested in OLED tv's like the LG
55EC9300, because PLASMA tv's are on their way out thanks to the E.U
Energy Standards in a large part, but Plasma still remains King of
Picture Quality:

Score Tally from VE SHOOTOUT 2014:

#1) Samsung F8500: 52.01

#2) LG 55EC9300: 51.54

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