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Samsung 51" 8500 Series Full HD 3D Plasma TV

B&H # SAPN51F8500 MFR # PN51F8500AFXZA
Samsung 51" 8500 Series Full HD 3D Plasma TV

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Product Highlights

  • 2D & 3D Full HD 1920 x 1080p Resolution
  • 600 Hz Subfield Motion
  • Super Contrast Panel Technology
  • Built-in Wi-Fi & Full Web Browser
  • Smart Hub Access & Quad Core Processor
  • ConnectShare Movie for USB Media Files
  • Built-in Pop-up Camera for Skype Calling
  • Smart Evolution Port & Smart Interaction
  • S-Recommendation & Smart Touch Remote
  • Wide Color Enhancer Plus & Eco Sensor
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The Samsung 51" 8500 Series Full HD 3D Plasma TV features a 3D Ultra Edge Slim plasma panel with 1920 x 1080p Full HD resolution and 600 Hz Subfield Motion, which promotes sharp detail and contrast - even when watching sports and action movies. The Wide Color Enhancer Plus and Super Contrast Panel technology further improve picture brightness and contrast by enlarging sub-pixel color areas, enhancing the color range and improving the TV's black levels in all light conditions. For flexible connectivity, this model offers four HDMI inputs and three USB ports that support ConnectShare Movie. This lets you play videos, music or photos from a USB drive without needing to use a PC. Other connection options include a component video input, a digital optical audio output and more.

This TV also features built-in Wi-Fi, a powerful Quad Core Processor for faster multitasking and a full web browser. It provides access to the Samsung Smart Hub as well, so you can connect to a variety of entertainment apps and Smart TV features. It also supports home network AllShare connectivity with compatible devices. Plus, you can control all HDMI connected compatible devices with a single remote thanks to Anynet+. S-Recommendation and Smart Interaction are also available for voice communication with your Smart TV. You suggest what you're in the mood for and the TV finds the programming for you. The Smart Touch Remote Control supports voice interaction as well.

The 8500 Series is equipped with dual 10W down-firing, full-range speakers that are enhanced by DNSe+. It supports Dolby Digital Plus / Pulse as well, which ensures optimum audio quality when watching/listening to a USB or Internet audio source. DTS 2.0 + Digital Out and DTS Premium Sound 5.1 are the TV's other premium audio decoding options. There is also a pop-up camera built into the top of the TV that you can use for Skype video calling. It even has an Eco Sensor that automatically adjusts TV brightness depending on the amount of ambient light in the room.

Smart TV
This Samsung Smart TV finds the movies and TV shows you like-and more. Speak into the mic on the Smart Touch Remote to get TV recommendations. Use gestures to swipe and navigate within the five Smart Hub content panels. Easily discover movies, shows and social posts with less searching and more watching.
Super Contrast Panel
The Super Contrast Panel gives your TV picture added brightness and contrast through the use of larger red, green and blue sub-pixel color areas within the panel. To further improve the TV's black levels, the Super Contrast Panel combines a Real Black Pro filter that improves deep black levels in bright room conditions, and an Adaptive Reset Control that does the same for darker rooms. The result is improved contrast and brightness in any light.
Real Black Pro Filter
Real Black Pro Filter is a technological advancement that combines a hardware and software enhancement that reduces light reflection. This provides deeper blacks, bolder colors and higher contrast.
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Wide Color Enhancer Plus allows you to see the entire RGB spectrum. It enhances hues by expanding the color range for a more vivid viewing experience. This is especially beneficial when watching older film productions and non high definition content.
Smart Hub
Samsung's Smart Hub interface organizes your entertainment and content into five convenient panels: On TV, Movies and TV Shows, Social and Apps. The fifth panel is for your photos, videos and music.
Discover what you want to watch with S-Recommendation just by asking your TV. It will respond to your voice and find a selection of customized content options based on your preferences. You can ask the TV for recommendations while you're watching TV as well. You can also visit the full S-Recommendation hub to find even more things to watch.
Smart Interaction
By speaking into the built-in microphone on the Smart Touch Remote Control and making hand gestures you can control your TV in unexpected ways. Use S-Recommendation with Voice Interaction to ask your TV to find things to watch and get program suggestions.
Smart Evolution
The Smart Evolution Port allows you to update your Smart TV. Simply plug the Smart Evolution Kit (sold separately) into the back of your TV and it updates software and technology to improve performance speed. It also adds more content and more features.
Quad Core Processor
Explore and multitask faster with Samsung's built-in Quad Core Processor. This extra power provides faster web browsing, smoother interaction and it allows you to switch between content faster.
Built-in Pop-up Camera
Useful for video calling applications such as Skype, the built-in camera is hidden within the top of the bezel and disabled when not in use. The built-in camera pops up when slight pressure is applied and needs to be turned on to use.
Smart Touch Remote Control
The Smart Touch Remote Control features an innovative touch pad and built-in microphone that allow you to interact with your Smart TV in innovative ways.
Full Web Browser
Get all the benefits of full web browsing, right on your TV. You can access social sites like Facebook and Twitter, as well as search and view news, weather, entertainment, blogs and more.
600 Hz Subfield Motion
This plasma TV generates a frame of video at 600 times a second. The result is smoother images with sharp picture quality, especially beneficial when viewing sports and fast action movies.
Cinema Smooth+
Cinema Smooth+ provides a smoother and more natural film like experience when watching film based movie productions. IT works best with Blue-ray movies, dedicated Satellite/Cable 24p channels and 24p Internet Streamed movies. When it's combined with Samsung's Motion Judder Canceller, it further corrects video content affected by the digital processing of film based movies. That's the "plus" in Cinema Smooth+.
Samsung Active 3D
Watch Full HD 1080p content in both 2D and 3D modes. Samsung's 3D converter also turns 2D viewing into 3D for a more immersive experience.
Eco Sensor
The TV's Eco Sensor measures the intensity of the light in the room and automatically adjusts the brightness of the image on the TV, for more intelligent energy management.
AllShare allows your TV to wirelessly access and share content from any compatible Samsung device, like a PC, tablet, camera, smartphone or tablet. You can use AllShare to share videos, photos and music from any compatible device to your TV. And with cloud technology, you can access and even share content away from home.
ConnectShare Movie
ConnectShare Movie lets you watch videos, play music or view photos from a USB connection without needing to use a PC or special equipment. Simply plug your USB memory device directly into the TV's USB port and watch on the big screen with friends and family. The USB media player supports multiple formats including AVI, ASF, MP3, JPEG and more.
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
With Samsung Anynet+ you'll enjoy easy one touch control among all your Samsung HDMI (CEC compatible) connected devices such as your Samsung TV, Blu-ray Disc player, AV Receiver and Home Theater System.
Titan Black Metal Flow Stand
This model features a unique Metal Flow Stand with a discrete, modern aesthetic.
Ultra Edge Slim Plasma with Clean Back Design
The Samsung F8500 incorporates an Ultra Slim plasma depth with an innovative Clean Back design, so you can place the TV almost anywhere without worrying about bunches of cables sticking out from the back of the TV.
Built-in Wi-Fi
With Wi-Fi built right into the TV, no additional equipment is needed to connect with an existing wireless router in your home network and start browsing the web, accessing Samsung Apps or other Smart TV features. Internet service is required to take advantage of this feature.
Four HDMI Connections
HDMI is a high-quality, single-cable, digital audio/video interface for connecting the TV to a digital cable box, satellite box, DVD player, Blu-ray player, computer, laptop, gaming console, tablet, smartphone or other device with an HDMI output. This TV features four HDMI inputs, so you can connect multiple devices at once.
Digital Natural Sound Engine is a sound enhancement system that combines different equalizer settings and signal processing to create user centric presets to suit the most common listening scenarios. DNSe+ optimizes the sound of compact Ultra Edge Slim designed flat panel TVs.
Dolby Digital Plus / Pulse
Dolby Digital Plus / Pulse optimizes the TV sound quality when viewing and listening to Internet movies, Internet music and other content played back from wired or wireless mobile phones, PCs and tablet devices.
DTS 2.0 + Digital Out
DTS 2.0 advanced audio processing decodes the DTS stream, then mixes down and outputs 2-channel audio, played back via stereo speakers. Digital Out means the device can also output the DTS bitstream via digital outputs (S/PDIF or HDMI) to a receiver to decode DTS audio.
DTS Premium Sound
DTS Premium Sound decodes DTS-encoded content (ex: Blu-ray, streaming media) and unlocks all discrete channels of audio data within the content for an immersive 5.1-channel surround sound experience from the built-in audio system.
DTS Studio Sound
DTS Studio Sound provides audio enhancement technology for TVs including SRS TruSurround XT, which provides 3D sound without extra speakers. That means that the dual 10W down-firing, full-range speakers provide a surround sound experience.
Universal Remote Control
The included remote control has universal function and can therefore operate various types of devices such as a set-top box - minimizing the amount of remote controls necessary.
Apps Platform
Stream movies and TV shows, update your Facebook, and use Apps right on the screen.
BD Wise Plus
BD Wise Plus is technology that automates the best resolution setting possible for viewing Blu-ray products.

Other Features

Built-in Bluetooth HID, USB HID support and RVU (Direct TV ready)
Speaker system features dual down-firing, full-range 10W speakers (20W total)
Game Mode is a mode that is designed for playing video games on the television
Auto Power Off automatically powers down the TV to save energy if no signal is present
Auto Volume Leveler caps volume on loud ads so they're more consistent with program volume
This model features a built-in DTV tuner that enables it to utilize Digital Television technology (ATSC/Clear QAM)
Clock on/off timer and closed captioning
UPC: 887276021256
Screen Size (Diagonal) 50.7"
Panel Type Plasma
Aspect Ratio 16 : 9
Pixel Resolution 1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate 600 Hz
Viewing Angle(H x V) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Video System ATSC, Clear QAM, NTSC
HDTV Compatibility 1080 p
1080 i
720 p
480 p
480 i
TV Tuner Yes
3D Yes
Sound Stereo
Subwoofer No
Power 20 W
Orientation SRS TruSurround XT
Dolby Digital Yes
Inputs/Outputs 4x HDMI Audio/Video In
1x RCA Component Video In
1x RCA Composite Video In
1x RCA Stereo (L/R) Audio In
3x USB 2.0 Audio/Video/Photo In
1x Ethernet LAN In
1x RCA S/PDIF Audio Out
1x RS-232C Control In
1x RF Antenna In
Media Player 3GPP
DivX 3.11
DivX 4.x
DivX 5.x
DivX 6.x
Wi-Fi Built-in
Menu Language English, Spanish, French
Remote Control Yes
Wall Mounting 400 x 400 mm
Power Requirements 110-120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption Maximum: 467.0 W
Typical: 155.0 W
Standby: < 0.5 W
Energy Star Compliant Version 6.0
Dimensions (WxHxD) 46.9 x 28.0 x 1.9" / 119.1 x 71.1 x 4.8 cm without stand
46.9 x 29.4 x 10.6" / 119.1 x 74.7 x 26.9 cm with stand
Weight 46.1 lb / 20.91 kg without stand
51.6 lb / 23.41 kg with stand
Packaging Info
Package Weight 66.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 51.0 x 33.0 x 15.0"
Samsung 51" 8500 Series Full HD 3D Plasma TV
  • 4 x SSG-5100GB/ZA 3D Active Glasses
  • Smart Touch Remote Control
  • 2 x Batteries (for Remote)
  • Titan Black Metal Flow Stand
  • Component (AV Share) Cable
  • IR Extender Cable
  • Power Cable
  • E-Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Parts & Labor Warranty

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    Samsung51" 8500 Series Full HD 3D Plasma TV

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.


    • Good remote control (3)
    • Good resolution (3)
    • Great picture quality (3)


    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home theater (3)
    • Movies (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    Excellent delivery, saved money, nice TV

    By ManyCameras

    from Iowa City, IA

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Verified Buyer


    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to Use
    • Quality Construction


      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use

      Comments about Samsung 51" 8500 Series Full HD 3D Plasma TV:

      I bought the 51 rather than 60 inch version thinking that people seeing the set wouldn't think I had gone overboard. Glad I did; in my room it seems large enough. I almost bought this from @ but after saying that they could get the set (none on site) in a week it turned out out that 3 plus weeks would be needed. I got this from B&H in about a week. I had worried about setting it up but it turned out to be pretty easy. It does have an incredible picture. Happily it also has PCM audio output so I could run it right into a DAC and 2 channel stereo. I hung it on the wall with a $ sanus unit. I would have spent $ on the one from @ plus $ for the install. Doing it myself I also know how it works. I run cable, blu-ray and internet into it. I no longer need a roku or apple tv. I am thinking now about looking into how to perform a calibration on the set myself in a couple of months once it has broken in. The equipment to do so might be expensive but then I would be set up to do it in future and for others. Self reliance is good. Maybe B&H has something that would work for that.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      Believe the reviews!

      By Joe

      from McHenry, IL

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer


      • Attractive Design
      • Good Remote Control
      • Good Resolution
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Has Ota Tv Guide


      • No Analog Sound Out

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater
      • Movies

      Comments about Samsung 51" 8500 Series Full HD 3D Plasma TV:

      Everything we've read concerning this TV is true. The picture is spectacular! Black is black, colors are vivid and the picture is bright even with sunshine in the room. Fast motion doesn't cause blurring. 600 Hz refresh rate is also best for 3D. If you are considering this set you will not be disappointed. Get one now before they are gone!

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      Great tv

      By JRyp

      from Brooklyn

      Comments about Samsung 51" 8500 Series Full HD 3D Plasma TV:

      Fantastic picture quality and features! The sound leave a little to be desired, but still very happy!

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      Great Plasma TV

      By know-how

      from Hong Kong

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer


      • Good Remote Control
      • Good Resolution
      • Great Picture Quality


        Best Uses

        • Home Theater
        • Movies
        • Video Games

        Comments about Samsung 51" 8500 Series Full HD 3D Plasma TV:

        Great plasma TV with reasonable price. Picture are better than LCD TV. Good for watching movies.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


        Amazing Features!

        By Simon - the Extremely Talented Musician

        from Chatsworth, CA

        About Me Power User

        Verified Buyer


        • Attractive Design
        • Fast Setup
        • Good Remote Control
        • Good Resolution
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Reduced Glare


          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Home Theater
          • Movies
          • Video Games

          Comments about Samsung 51" 8500 Series Full HD 3D Plasma TV:

          I love the full integration with your existing devices such as your DVR, Amp, Phone, etc. They took most everything into account. The connectivity to the online media outlets is complete. The quality of the picture is unmatched. I am impressed with almost every aspect of the unit.

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