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Hands on: Samsung 51F8500 plasma TV review

The LED-lover makes an ambitious though arty attempt at plasma perfection

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Product Type
Plasma TV
Scan Format
1080p
Standard Refresh Rate
50 Hz
Digital Tuner
DVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4), DVB-S2
Video Signal Standard
HDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports
4
Number of SCART Interfaces
1
Product Family
8500
3D Type
3D
EU Energy Label
C
Brand Name
Samsung
Screen Size
129.5 cm (51")
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Green Compliant
Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority
CEC
Ethernet
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
Ethernet Technology
Ethernet
USB
Yes
HDMI
Yes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)
23.40 kg
Operating Power Consumption
170 W
Standby Power Consumption
400 mW
RMS Output Power
20 W
Electronic Program Guide
Yes
HDMI Version
HDMI 1.4a
VGA
No
Headphone
No
Digital Audio Output
Yes
Height with Stand
743.50 mm
Width with Stand
1190.50 mm
Depth with Stand
270 mm
Number of Common Interface
1
CI+
Yes
Composite Video
Yes
Component Video
Yes
SCART
Yes
Network (RJ-45)
Yes
Number of USB Ports
3
3D Technology
Shutter
Slimline
Yes
Energy Consumption per Year
248 kWh
3D Glasses Required
Yes
Enhanced Refresh Rate
600 Hz
Height
708.2 mm
Width
1190.5 mm
Depth
55.4 mm
Colour
Titan Black
Sound System
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse, Surround Sound, DTS
Product Series
8500
Maximum Resolution
1920 x 1080
Features
PC Streaming, Media Player, Web Browser, Teletext, Auto Program, Auto-off, Sound Leveler, Picture in Picture, Sleep Timer
Manufacturer
Samsung
Product Model
PS51F8500ST
Product Name
51" F8500 Series 8 Smart 3D Full HD Plasma TV
Manufacturer Part Number
PS51F8500STXXU
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

The Samsung Plasma TV Series 8 uses features like Real Black Pro to produce the richest, deepest blacks, while the Super Contrast Panel enhances brightness, so you can enjoy the sharpest contrast and most vivid images possible. It's also a stunning addition to your home, with a stunning metal finish and elegant design that unifies the body and stand. With Smart Hub and S Recommendation, your Series 8 Plasma TV even lets you access online content and services, as well as suggestions based on your taste.

Package Contents
  • 51" F8500 Series 8 Smart 3D Full HD Plasma TV
  • 2 x 3D Glasses
  • IR Extender Cable
  • Remote Control
  • Slim Gender Cable
  • Power Cable
  • User Manual
  • E-Manual
  • Batteries
Speakers
Yes
Limited Warranty
1 Year
Weight (Approximate)
20.90 kg

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