Super Contrast Panel: The Samsung F8500 series Plasma TV's
new Super Contrast Panel delivers incredible brightness, contrast, and clarity.
Larger Red/Green/Blue sub-pixel color areas within the panel create a picture
that rivals LED-LCD TVs for brightness. To further improve the already
impressive picture, the Super Contrast Panel combines two key innovations for
enhanced black levels and color reproduction
- Real Black Pro II: Through technology advancement to both the
hardware and software of the TV, you can now experience a richer picture
quality with deeper blacks, bolder color, and higher contrast. By improving
the reflection reduction proprieties of the panel, combined with improving
the reset pulse algorithm in the software, you can get the most cinematic
viewing experience in a bright or dark room.
- Wide Color Enhancer Plus: Wide Color Enhancer Plus allows
you to see picture color the way the director originally intended. Witness the
entire RGB spectrum brought to life on your screen to bring you exceptionally
vibrant, yet natural-looking images faithful to the director's original intent.
Clear Image Technology: The Samsung F8500 series Plasma TV employs two
advanced Clear Image technologies which help eliminate blurring caused by
off-axis viewing or fast motion video.
- Single Layer Panel: The Plasma TV employs a single layer panel
structure which eliminates the production of dual images and blurring,
especially at off angled viewing.
- 600Hz Subfield Motion: The Samsung F8500 series Plasma TV
generates a frame of video at 600 times per second. The result is smoother
images with unprecedented picture quality, especially beneficial when
viewing sports and fast action movies.
Cinema Smooth Plus: Movies are shot at 24 fps (frames per second); Cinema
Smooth Plus is a refined playback process of 24p movies from Blu-ray and Satellite TV
sources that accurately converts and displays content originally shot on film at
24fps as compared to the 30fps of DVD and Blu-ray disc. This allows for smoother
motion scenes when watching sources shot at the standard movie rate of 24fps.
HDTV Tuner: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and
Digital Cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive
and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.
1080p Resolution: The Samsung F8500 series Plasma TV displays all inputs
at a resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080). The television's HDMI and component
video inputs will accept 1080p (24/60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i video
- HDMI (v.1.4): The Samsung Plasma TV features four HDMI 1.4 inputs to connect to your Blu-ray/DVD player,
Satellite/Cable receiver, or AV receiver. All HDMI inputs support x.v.Color,
Deep Color, 3D, and CEC. The HDMI 3 input also supports the ARC function.
The HDMI 4 input is MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) compliant. In addition, any HDMI input can be
used to connect a PC to this TV.
- Component Video: The Plasma TV
features a single component video input. The TV's component video input can
also be used as a composite video input (480i only).
HDMI (MHL) Port: The HDMI 4 port is designed for the
connection of select mobile phones and other portable electronic devices using
the new MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) standard. Simply plug your MHL
compatible smartphone into the TV's HDMI 4 (MHL) port using the HDMI cable that
is included with your mobile phone. MHL allows you to display full 1080p video
and still images on the Samsung TV from your mobile smartphone. The TV's IR
remote can be used to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Stop
Fast Forward/Rewind, and Menu navigation). Your MHL compliant device will also
charge while connected to the TV's HDMI 4 port. To find MHL-certified devices,
Full HD 3D (via HDMI 1.4): The Samsung F8500 series Plasma
TV offers Full HD (1080p) 3D capability. Samsung 3D TV utilizes
Bluetooth-enabled active shutter glasses (two pair included) for a full 1080p 3D
viewing experience when coupled with a 3D source, such as a 3D-ready Blu-ray
player or an HD 3D broadcast from satellite or cable providers (connected via
HDMI 1.4). The Samsung F8500 series Plasma TV automatically adjusts the
overall picture to provide an optimal 3D effect. The Samsung 3D TV also offers a
unique feature that allows you to intensify your 2D viewing experience by
up-converting it to virtual 3D. In addition, you can adjust the overall 3D
perspective (+/-5) and overall 3D image depth (1-10). Samsung 3D TV supports
Full HD 3D for 1920 x 2205p (24Hz) or 1280 x 1470p (60Hz) video signals; and
virtual 3D for 1920 x 1080p (24/30/60Hz), 1920 x 1080i (60Hz), or 1280 x 720p
(60hz) video signals. The Samsung F8500 series Plasma TV offers various 3D
modes to match your 3D viewing needs.
- 2D-3D: Changes a 2D image to 3D; you can adjust the
focus and depth of the image to maximize 3D experience.
- Side-by-Side: Displays two images next to each other.
Available when the resolution is 720p, 1080i or 1080p.
- Top & Bottom: Displays one image above another.
Available when the resolution is 720p, 1080i or 1080p.
- 3D-2D: Displays the image for the left eye only.
- Off: Turns the 3D function off.
Note: 2010 Samsung IR 3D glasses and3D glasses from
other manufacturers are not compatible. Some 3D modes may not be
available depending on the format of the image source. PIP, Auto Program,
and some Picture Adjustment functions will also be disabled in 3D mode.
Included 3D Glasses (4 pair): The Samsung F8500 series
Plasma TV includes four pair of 3D active glasses with built-in Bluetooth.
Samsung's 3D Active Glasses (SSG-5100GB) offer a comfortable fit through its
lightweight frame and flexible noise- and ear-pieces. The Samsung 3D Active
Glasses are powered by a single CR2025 3V lithium coin-type battery
(pre-installed). The battery can last up to 150 hours when powered on. The
Samsung's 3D Active Glasses provide a viewing range between 6.5' and 19.5' from
the Samsung 3D-ready TV.
Note: If the 3D glasses move outside of the recommended
operating distance, the signal from the TV will be disconnected and the
display of the 3D glasses will turn off after several seconds. If you lie
on your side while watch TV with 3D glasses, the picture may look dark or
may not be visible. When viewing 3D video under fluorescent lighting
(50-60Hz), you may notice a small amount of screen flickering.
Picture Control: You can make the following adjustments for
an optimum picture.
- Screen Sizes: You
can choose one of the following screen sizes.
- 16:9: Sets the picture to 16:9 wide mode.
- Zoom 1: Vertically enlarges the size of the picture and
allows you to move the enlarged picture using the arrows on the remote.
- Zoom 2: Vertically enlarges the size of the picture
more than Zoom 1 and allows you to move the enlarged picture using the
arrows on the remote.
- Wide Fit: Proportionally enlarges the picture to fit
the entire screen without changing the aspect ratio.
- 4:3: Sets the picture to 4:3 normal mode with pillars
on the left and right of the screen.
- Screen Fit: See the full image with no resizing when
HDMI (720p/1080i/180p) or Component (1080i/1080p) signals are inputted
- Picture Modes: Picture Modes apply preset
adjustments to the picture.
- Dynamic: increases the brightness of the screen
(suitable for bright rooms)
- Standard: suitable for a normal environment
- Relax: useful for reducing eye strain
- Movie: darkens the screen and reduces glare
(appropriate for dark rooms)
- Entertain: sharpens images for a more dynamic
viewing experience (only available when connected to a computer)
- Manual Picture Settings: The TV has several options for manually adjusting the picture quality.
- Cell Light: sets the individual pixel brightness
- Contrast: adjusts the contrast level of the picture
- Brightness: adjusts the brightness level of the
- Sharpness: adjusts the edge definition of the
- Color: adjusts the color saturation of the picture
- Tint (G/R): adjusts the color tint of the picture
- Advanced Picture Settings: The TV also offers more advanced picture adjustments for fine tuning.
- Dynamic Contrast: adjusts the screen contrast so
that the optimal contrast is provided
- Black Tone: adjusts the black level on the screen
to adjust the screen depth
- Flesh Tone: emphasize the pink flesh tone in a
- RGB Only: displays the red, green, and blue colors so you can
make fine adjustments to hue and saturation
- Color Space: adjusts the range of colors available
to create the image (Auto/Native)
- White Balance: adjusts the color temperature for
more natural picture colors
- 10p White Balance: controls the white balance in 10
point intervals by adjusting the re, green, and blue brightness
- Gamma: adjusts the primary color (red, green, blue)
- Expert Pattern: use this function to calibrate the
picture using shades of grey and black, plus color
- Motion Lighting: The TV automatically adjusts the brightness
of the screen in response to the brightness of the room. In bright light, the
screen brightens. In dim light, the screen dims.
- Picture Options: Additional picture options provide you
with a better viewing experience.
- Color Tone: adjusts the overall color tone of the
televisions using one of four presets: Cool, Normal, Warm 1, Warm 2
- Digital Clean View: if the broadcast signal received by
the TV is weak, you can activate the Digital Clean View feature to reduce
any static and ghosting that may appear on the screen
- MPEG Noise Filter: reduces MPEG noise to provide an
- HDMI Black Level: select the black level on the screen
to adjust the screen depth when you have a component connected via HDMI to
- Motion Judder Canceller: Optimizes the TV screen for displaying
face paced movie scenes.
- Black Optimizer: Adjusts overall black color depth to give a
change to picture depth. This is not available when playing a media file or
using the TV as a computer display.
Note: Picture settings can be applied to all sources
or only the current source.
Film & Game Modes: The television provides Film & Game
- Film Mode: The TV can be set to automatically sense and
process film signals from all sources and adjust the picture from optimum
quality. Film mode is supported in TV, AV, Component (480i/1080i), and HDMI
- Game Mode: When connecting the television to a game
console, you can enjoy a more realistic gaming experience when selecting
BD Wise: BD Wise provides the optimal picture quality for
Samsung DVD, Blu-ray, and Home Theater products which support BD Wise. When BD
Wise is set to On, the TV's picture mode is automatically changed to the optimal
Anti Burn-In Technology: To reduce the possibility of screen
burn-in, this Plasma TV is equipped with screen burn-in prevention technology.
Samsung's Anti-burn-in technology uses auto pixel shift and signal pattern
processing functions to ensure that no images are burned into the plasma panel.
The Time setting allows you to program the time between movement of the picture
- Pixel Shift: This function shifts the pixels of the
displayed image every 1-4 minutes to prevent burn-in.
- Scrolling: This function removes after-images on the
screen by moving all the pixels on the PDP according to a pattern.
- Side Gray (Dark/Light): When you watch TV with the
screen ratio of 4:3, the screen is prevented from any damage by adjusting
the white balance on both the extreme left and right sides of the
- Auto Protection Time: If the screen remains idle with a
still image for a certain period of time (10, 20, 40, 60 minutes) defined by
the user, the TV's built-in screen saver is activated to prevent the
formation of host images on the screen.
PIP (Picture-in-Picture): You can watch the TV's tuner and
one external video source (component/HDMI) simultaneously. The component/HDMI
source will be displayed as the main picture, while the TV channel will be
displayed in a sub-screen, while which can be moved to each corner of the
television's screen. You can switch the audio between the main screen and
Sound Customizer: The
Samsung TV's Sound Customizer function lets you calibrate the television for the
optimal sound quality based on the your hearing level and your room's ambient
DNSE+ Processing: The Samsung Plasma TV employs DNSe+ processing which provides selectable custom settings for
experiencing surround sound with maximum bass response, dialog clarity, and
consistent volume levels from any content source, including Blu-ray movies, TV
programming, streaming, and games.
- Virtual Surround: The TV delivers a compelling, virtual surround sound
experience through its two-speaker system.
- Dialog Clarity: This function allows you to increase the
intensity of a voice over background music or sound effects so that
dialogcan be heard more clearly.
- Auto Volume: Auto Volume automatically adjusts the volume of
the desired channel, lowering the sound output when the modulation signal is
high or raising the sound output when the modulation signal is low. This reduces
the difference in volume when changing channels. The Auto Volume feature can be
set to Normal, Night or Off.
5-Band EQ + Preset Sound Modes: You can manually adjusts the TV's built-in 5-band
EQ (100 Hz, 300 Hz, 1 kHz, 3 kHz, and 10 kHz) for a more customized sound, or you can
simply choose from the following Preset Sound
- Standard: Selects the normal sound mode.
- Music: Emphasizes music over voices.
- Movie: Provides the best sound for movies.
- Clear Voice: Emphasizes voices over other sounds.
- Amplify: Amplify mode is for people who have difficulty
Audio Extras: The Samsung TV offers a variety of audio
adjustments to meet your listening needs.
- 3D Audio: 3D audio
technology provides immersive sound that matches the pop-up effect of 3
Video by using perspective in the audio depth control. 3D Audio in only
available while viewing 3D content.
- Audio Delay: The Audio Delay function corrects audio/video
mismatch, when watching TV or video, and listening to a digital audio output
using an external device such as an AV receiver. You can adjust the audio delay
from 0ms to 250 ms.
- Picture Off: You can turn the television's screen off and
still listen to audio.
Digital Audio (Dolby Digital/DTS compatible): The optical
digital output terminal will output Dolby Digital/DTS (when available) or 2
channel PCM.The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal in
Dolby Digital/DTS when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from a digital
broadcast channel through the tuner, network apps, and USB ports on the LED-LCD
TV. The optical digital audio output will only output in 2ch stereo or a
matrixed 5.1ch signal (DTS Neo 2.5) from sources connected to the TV via HDMI
ARC (Audio Return Channel): The Audio Return Channel in HDMI
1.4 enables a TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data "upstream" to an
A/V receiver; increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any
separate S/PDIF audio connection. This feature allows audio to be sent from the
television to your A/V receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used
to send audio/video to the television. This eliminates the need for extra cables
connected to the TV. ARC allows audio from the TV tuner, Network connection,
inserted USB device, HDMI inputs, or any analog connected device to be heard
through your ARC compatible AV receiver via the television's HDMI ARC input. The
audio from the TV's tuner, network connection, and USB port can pass as Dolby
Digital or 2ch PCM. HDMI and analog connected devices will be output as 2ch PCM
Note: Both the television and the receiver must support
ARC for this function to work properly. When connecting an A/V receiver that
is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI 3
input. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel
(ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is
SoundShare: The TV is compatible with the SoundShare feature
found on some Samsung Crystal Surround AirTrack active speaker systems (sound
bars). SoundShare makes a wireless connection between the TV and the speaker
system via Bluetooth. Once the two are paired, you can control the volume and
mute the sound by using the remote control from the TV or the speaker system. If
you change the AirTrack from TV mode to another mode or turned off, the TV audio
will resume playing from the TV's speakers. SoundShare can be found on the
HW-F750, and HW-F850.
Samsung's Quad Core Processor: Samsung's Quad Core
processing speeds allow you to perform multiple tasks at the same time, such as
using an app while downloading another one. It also enables extremely faster web browsing
and application access.
Network Connection (wired/wireless): You can set up the
Samsung Plasma TV so that it can access your home network and online Samsung
Apps through your local area network (LAN) using a wired (RJ-45 Ethernet) or
wireless connection (built-in WiFi). You can setup a wired network connection
automatically or manually. You can setup the wireless network connection using
these four methods; PBC(WPS), Auto Network Search, One Foot, or Manually.
Note: The TV's built-in WiFi supports IEEE 802.11
a/b/g/n wireless LAN networks and WEP (open/shared), WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES),
WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) network security.
WiFi Direct: When using WiFi Direct, you can connect
directly with other devices without using a wireless router. You'll be able to
wirelessly transfer personal content (such as photos & videos) to the Samsung
Plasma TV without connecting to your home network. WiFi Direct completely
bypasses your WiFi access point/router, so it's easy to set up. Streaming of
copy-protected content and other certain formats are not supported.
AllShare/DLNA Certified: The Samsung Plasma TV's AllShare
function, along with its DLNA Certification allow you to watch videos (Divx/AVI/H.264/MPEG/MKV/MOV/WMV),
photos (JPEG/PNG/BMP/MPO), and listen to music (MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC/OGG) saved on
your Windows PC (or other DLNA Certified media server) through the TV via its
Ethernet (LAN) port or built-in WiFi (wireless). This eliminates the need to
copy your photo, video, and music files to a separate USB storage device.
Note: Windows PCs with XP and Vista installed require
Samsung's PC Share Manager software, which can be downloaded for free at
www.samsung.com. Not compatible with older Windows OS versions and Mac.
Screen Mirroring: This Screen Mirroring
function lets you view the screen of your WiFi-enabled Samsung Android smart
phone or tablet (with support for AllShare Cast) on the Samsung Plasma TV.
Samsung Apps: Once you have connected the Samsung TV to your home
network, you gain access to Samsung Apps. Samsung Apps lets you download for pay
or free-of-charge applications and services to the Samsung Plasma TV. You can
enjoy a variety of content from various downloaded applications; such as videos,
music, photos, games, and news. Samsung Apps has a growing collection of pay and
free-of-charge online applications that connect you to some of your favorite
online content; such as movies from Netflix or Vudu, TV shows from Hulu Plus,
videos from YouTube, music from Pandora, and social updates from Facebook or