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Old 06-12-2014, 10:51 AM - Thread Starter
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Should I go with Samsung PN60F8500 or the newer 4k UN60HU8550?

I am looking to buy a new tv for the first time in 9 years. I do not frequently upgrade. I use the tv mostly for watching blu rays/DVDs, as well as netflix.

Last time I bought a tv, it was 1080i, just before the 1080p model came out. The PN60F is said to be amazing, but I am worried that I won't be future proof.

Any help would be appreciated!
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There is no such thing as "future" proof. With the ever changing market there is always something right around the corner to make your set "obsolete". What you need to decide is what is the most important to you and go from there. The F8500 is a great set and should provide you with years of enjoyment. The H series is another great set. Both have their pluses and minuses of you can go view both and adjust the settings out of the store mode. Then chose one based on what you like more. If your not in a major rush the Vizio P series comes out "soon" and may give the Samsung a run for it's money.


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If you need the picture to look good when viewed off axis, I suggest the plasma. On axis, my HU8550 has an excellent picture.

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The Value Electronics shootout is going to occur by mid-July and should greatly help in answering your questions. Also, the 60" version of that TV is known for buzzing, you might want to consider the 64" instead.
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OP what did you end up doing? In the same debate now.
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I am looking to buy a new tv for the first time in 9 years. I do not frequently upgrade. I use the tv mostly for watching blu rays/DVDs, as well as netflix.

Last time I bought a tv, it was 1080i, just before the 1080p model came out. The PN60F is said to be amazing, but I am worried that I won't be future proof.

Any help would be appreciated!
Had the same question. Bought the 4k LED (HU9000). Returned it, bought the F8500. Couldn't be happier. Extremely bright, great off viewing axis, as always with plasma. Best Plasma ever made by Samsung, in the top 3 ever.
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calibration

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Had the same question. Bought the 4k LED (HU9000). Returned it, bought the F8500. Couldn't be happier. Extremely bright, great off viewing axis, as always with plasma. Best Plasma ever made by Samsung, in the top 3 ever.
I just bought the PN60F8500. How should I go about the calibration?
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