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Samsung PN64F8500

Samsung PN64F8500
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Samsung PN60F8500

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Samsung UN55F8000

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Sharp LC-70LE650

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Price $3,097 to $3,297 at 7 stores $2,397 to $3,127 at 8 stores $1,525 to $2,299 at 2 stores $1,678 to $1,999 at 8 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 3 reviews 4.5 stars out of 3 reviews 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date April 22, 2013 January 06, 2013 January 15, 2013 March 14, 2013
The Bottom Line Samsung's best-performing TV ever, the PNF8500 series pushes the plasma picture quality envelope, especially in bright rooms. Samsung's best-performing TV ever, the PNF8500 series pushes the plasma picture quality envelope, especially in bright rooms. The excellent yet expensive Samsung UNF8000 is a tour de force of LED LCD TV design, features, and picture quality. The Sharp LE650 series sets the big-screen LCD TV value bar high with very good picture quality for the price.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
PC interface Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable VGA (HD-15)
Internet streaming services Netflix
Amazon Instant Video
CinemaNow
Facebook
Flickr
Hulu Plus
Pandora
Picasa
Rhapsody
Vudu
YouTube
Netflix
Pandora
YouTube
Vudu
Hulu Plus
Flickr
Facebook
ConnectShare Movie
Amazon Instant Video
Smart Hub
Netflix
Facebook
YouTube
Twitter
CinemaNow
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)
Quad-core processor
Full web browser
Super Contrast Panel
Real Black Pro Filter
Cinema Smooth+
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
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)
Quad-core processor
S-Recommendation
Smart Interaction with voice/gesture control
Full web browser
Smart Evolution
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
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
Dual-core processor
Web browser
Ultraslim design
Sleep timer
Sound leveler
Resolution 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Total output power Info unavailable Info unavailable 20 Watt
20 Watt
LED backlight type Info unavailable Info unavailable Edge-lit with micro dimming
Edge-lit
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
120 Hz
Diagonal size 64 in
60 in
55 in
70 in
HDMI ports qty Info unavailable 4
4
4
LCD backlight technology Info unavailable Info unavailable LED backlight technology
LED backlight technology
Speaker(s) Info unavailable Info unavailable 2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
Dynamic contrast ratio Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 4000000:1
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
6.0
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable 54.7 in x 11.8 in x 34.3 in - With stand
48 in x 12.2 in x 29.2 in - With stand
62.6 in x 14.2 in x 38.3 in - With stand
Connectivity protocols Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet
Bluetooth
Built-in Wi-Fi
Built-in Wi-Fi
Ethernet
Weight Info unavailable 71.4 lbs
40.3 lbs
82.7 lbs
Input/Output connections Info unavailable 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)
4 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A)
1 x Composite video / component video input (RCA phono x 3)
1 x Composite video input (RCA phono)
1 x Network (RJ-45)
3 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A)
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK)
1 x Audio line-out (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)
1 x Audio line-in (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)
1 x Serial
1 x Serial (9 pin D-Sub)
1 x VGA input (15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15))
2 x USB (4 pin USB Type A)
4 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A)
1 x Component video input (RCA phono x 3)
2 x Composite video input (RCA phono)
4 x Audio line-in
1 x Audio line-out
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK)
1 x Network (RJ-45)
Manufacturer warranty Info unavailable 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
Digital TV tuner Info unavailable Info unavailable ATSC
QAM
ATSC
QAM
HDCP compatible Info unavailable Yes
Yes
Yes
Sound output mode 3D Sound
3D Sound
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Surround mode Info unavailable Yes
Yes
Yes
Sound effects Info unavailable DTS Premium Sound
3D Sound
DTS Premium Sound 5.1
Info unavailable
3D technology Active 3D
Active 3D
Active 3D
Info unavailable
Product type Plasma
Plasma
LED-LCD
LED-LCD
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