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Samsung PN64F8500

Samsung PN64F8500
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Panasonic TC-P55ST60

Panasonic TC-P55ST60
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Samsung UN65F8000

Samsung UN65F8000
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Panasonic TC-P65ST60

Panasonic TC-P65ST60
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Price $3,097 to $3,297 at 7 stores $1,899 to $2,999 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 5.0 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.6 (5.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 5.0 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.6 (5.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 11 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date April 22, 2013 April 01, 2013 January 15, 2013 April 01, 2013
The Bottom Line Samsung's best-performing TV ever, the PNF8500 series pushes the plasma picture quality envelope, especially in bright rooms. The midlevel price and outstanding quality of the Panasonic TC-PST60 series make it our strongest TV recommendation ever. The excellent yet expensive Samsung UNF8000 is a tour de force of LED LCD TV design, features, and picture quality. The midlevel price and outstanding quality of the Panasonic TC-PST60 series make it our strongest TV recommendation ever.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Plasma panel technology Info unavailable NeoPDP
Info unavailable NeoPDP
Internet streaming services Netflix
Amazon Instant Video
CinemaNow
Facebook
Flickr
Hulu Plus
Pandora
Picasa
Rhapsody
Vudu
YouTube
Viera Connect
Smart Hub
Viera Connect
Addtional features Quad-core processor
Full web browser
Super Contrast Panel
Real Black Pro Filter
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Cinema Smooth+
S-Recommendation
Smart Interaction with voice/gesture control
Smart Evolution
Eco Sensor
AllShare
ConnectShare Movie
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
Down Firing + Full Range speaker
Auto Volume Leveler (AVL)
My Home Screen
Swipe & Share 2.0
Voice Guidance
Quad-core processor
S-Recommendation
Smart Interaction with voice/gesture control
Full web browser
Micro Dimming Ultimate with Precision Black Local Dimming
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Ultra clear panel
Eco Sensor
Ultra Slim LED with Clean Back Design
Arc Stand
AllShare
ConnectShare Movie
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
DNSe+
Down Firing + Full Range speaker
Dolby Digital Plus/Pulse
DTS 2.0+Digital Out/DTS Premium Sound
BD Wise
Game mode
My Home Screen
Swipe & Share 2.0
Voice Guidance
Resolution 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
LED backlight type Info unavailable Info unavailable Edge-lit with micro dimming
Info unavailable
Total output power Info unavailable 20 Watt
Info unavailable 20 Watt
Display format 1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
Image aspect ratio 16:9
16:9
Info unavailable 16:9
Refresh rate Info unavailable Info unavailable 240 Hz
Info unavailable
HDMI ports qty Info unavailable 3
4
3
Diagonal size 64 in
55 in
65 in
65 in
LCD backlight technology Info unavailable Info unavailable LED backlight technology
Info unavailable
Speaker(s) Info unavailable 2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 5 Watt
1 x Subwoofer - Built-in - 10 Watt
Info unavailable 2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 5 Watt
1 x Subwoofer - Built-in - 10 Watt
TV tuner presence Info unavailable Yes
Yes
Yes
Video interface Info unavailable HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
ENERGY STAR version Info unavailable Info unavailable 6.0
Info unavailable
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable 50.6 in x 13.1 in x 32.1 in - With stand
57.1 in x 14.5 in x 34.3 in - With stand
59 in x 14.1 in x 36.9 in - With stand
Connectivity protocols Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Built-in Wi-Fi
Built-in Wi-Fi
Weight Info unavailable 68.3 lbs
Info unavailable 88.2 lbs
Input/Output connections Info unavailable 3 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Side
2 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A) - Side
1 x Composite video / component video / audio input (RCA phono x 5) - Bottom
1 x Network (RJ-45) - Bottom
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK) - Side
4 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A)
3 x USB (4 pin USB Type A)
1 x Composite video / component video input (RCA phono x 3)
1 x Composite video/audio input (RCA phono x 3)
3 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Side
2 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A) - Side
1 x Composite video / component video / audio input (RCA phono x 5) - Bottom
1 x Network (RJ-45) - Bottom
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK) - Side
Manufacturer warranty Info unavailable 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
HDCP compatible Info unavailable Yes
Yes
Yes
Digital TV tuner Info unavailable ATSC
Info unavailable ATSC
Sound output mode 3D Sound
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Surround mode Info unavailable Yes
Yes
Yes
Sound effects Info unavailable VR-Audio Pro Surround 2.1
DTS Premium Sound
VR-Audio Pro Surround 2.1
3D technology Active 3D
Active 3D
Active 3D
Active 3D
Product type Plasma
Plasma
LED-LCD
Plasma
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