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I am new to this forum and have been researching the 2013 F8000 Samsung LED, 60 or 65 inch. I am thinking of purchasing one in the next couple of months. The 2013 models will probably be coming down in price by March. I am hesistant because the 2014 models may be have improved functionality in some ways. Does anyone know of any such improvements (I am not interested in 4K at this time).

 

In reading some reviews I noticed that the remote control for the 2013 F8000 is not all that it could be. I wonder if the remote will be improved for 2014, and maybe the improvement could be portable to the 2013 model?

 

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The only 1080p flagship that Samsung is releasing in 2014 is curved. So it comes down to whether or not you want a curved screen or not and whether or not the added Smart TV or marginal picture quality improvements are worth the added price.

If you want flat, you're in luck. The F8000 is a great TV and you will get it at a very affordable and attractive price. If you must have the latest and greatest and don't mind a curved screen and don't mind paying the extra money, then wait for reviews of the curved 2014 1080p flagship for consideration. I would not blindly buy the 2014 models without extensively researching them like you have done with the F8000.
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If you don't want a curved screen you could also bump up to the U8500. It really sucks that Samsung is pushing this curved garbage on us. I highly doubt it will improve the viewing experience.
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Thanks for your replies! Not interested in marginal, if any, improvements for extra cost. Is the U8500 plasma? Also, have either of you heard anything about the F8000 remote control shortcomings?

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Thanks for your replies! Not interested in marginal, if any, improvements for extra cost. Is the U8500 plasma? Also, have either of you heard anything about the F8000 remote control shortcomings?

The U8500 is not a plasma. Samsung has not revealed any plasmas or OLED TV's at CES. They've only announced LED TV's. And I'm not aware of any remote short comings. If you're a heavy DVR user, then you'll probably want to stick to using your cable box remote since the F8000's Smart remote doesn't have dedicated pause, stop, play, and fast forward buttons. But if you're like me and just watch TV when you happen to have time, the Smart remote works perfectly fine. In fact, I mainly just use my cable box remote anyways.
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