Contrary to what the company indicated at CES, Samsung won't bring to market any new plasma TVs for 2014 -- aside from a single mainstream 64-inch model. That leaves the carryover F8500 as default champion of non-OLED picture quality.
The Samsung F8500 plasma has been selected as the winner of the annual Value Electronics Flat Panel Shootout in a closely-fought battle with two Panasonic flagships.
Samsung introduces its new line of plasma televisions with the F8500 series.
The 55-inch LG 55EC9300 OLED and Samsung PN64F8500 plasma have been declared dual winners of the 10th annual TV Shootout by Value Electronics, beating out other LCD and OLED displays after a recount.
Following in the footsteps of Panasonic, Samsung says it will end production of plasma display panels by the end of this year.
Samsung's best-performing TV ever, the PNF8500 series pushes the plasma picture quality envelope, especially in bright rooms.
For those who can afford it, the Panasonic TC-PZT60 comes closer than any TV yet to picture-quality perfection.
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The Panasonic VT60 has one of the best pictures of any TV we've ever reviewed, and matches the best-ever in dark rooms.
The Samsung HU9000 has straight-up great picture quality, design and features, but the gratuitous curved screen adds very little to the viewing experience and way too much to the price.
From eBay to store demo models, Amazon to your neighbor who’s moving, there are some tempting deals out there. But is a used plasma worth the money, or any money?