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.
If 2014 was the best of times for TVs, it was also the worst of times. The death of plasma, the birth of OLED. The emergence of 4K. And the dumbing down of smart TV. Join us for a tour, won't you?
Now that TVs with 4K resolution have fallen to mainstream prices, you might be wondering whether it's worth the extra cash to invest in extra pixels over 1080p. Here's what you need to know.
Samsung's PNF8500, the last great plasma TV, is now cheaper than ever. If you're shopping in the high end of the TV market and care about picture quality, buying one now is extremely appealing despite the advent of 4K.
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.
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?
If you're dead serious about first-person shooters and other games that demand millisecond-fine responses, the last thing you want to buy is a TV that introduces lots of input lag. Especially if you're buying one to go with an Xbox One or PlayStation 4.