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But there's no avoiding the fact that products like the F have more options than just about any other competitor. I'll try to cover them here, including whether they're useful or not, and I expect to augment this section as I spend more time Samsung PN64F8500AF Plasma TV it. But first, let's look at what I actually consider important: The main reason the F costs so much more than the step-down F is its superior plasma panel. Samsung calls it "Real Black Pro" or "Super Contrast Panel" depending on where you click at the company's Web site, but the main differences between it and the F's are better light output, deeper black levels, and a better antireflective screen.

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I haven't compared the two directly yet, but based on what Samsung PN64F8500AF Plasma TV saw from the E and E from last year, I expect the F to be substantially better. The two Samsungs share much of the same feature set, otherwise, however, including the full Smart TV suite described below, the same remote, and even voice control.

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The F has fewer inputs, no built-in pop-up camera pictured belowand a dual-core processor compared to the F's quad-core. Panasonic and Sony's throw-ins, for what it's worth, are better. Since the F adheres to the universal standardyou can always purchase other glasses. Acting as a sort of brain transplant, Samsung PN64F8500AF Plasma TV kits debuted this year to upgrade the company's flagship TVs.

Samsung promises a semblance of future-proofing for its most expensive TVs by offering a similar kit for the F in earlyas well as "years down the road. Available from no other TV maker I've tested yet although LG has something similar this yearit basically attempts to replace your cable or satellite box with the TV's own interface -- and when it can't do that, at least control the box Samsung PN64F8500AF Plasma TV Samsung's own remote. The Hub's new design is reminiscent Samsung PN64F8500AF Plasma TV an Android smartphone, with five different home pages you can flip through by swiping the remote touch pad's scroll bar.

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Navigation and the slick animations were superquick on the quad-core F, although I wouldn't be surprised if step-down Samsungs moved a bit more sluggishly. Overall the design is refreshing, Samsung PN64F8500AF Plasma TV, and relatively simple, a welcome change from the cluttered feel of the company's previous Smart TV suite.

It's also a big step up in design from Panasonic's multipage suite, although it doesn't provide the quite same level of customization. Like many new TVs, Samsung greets new users with a step-by-step guided setup, which I usually don't describe. Samsung PN64F8500AF Plasma TV


In this case, however, it's unusual enough to merit mention. First, it's accompanied by strange Muzak. Second, it's quite involved, including setup not only for Wi-Fi but also for cable box control, and requires you to choose your provider from a list. All of our interactions with Samsung PN64F8500AF Plasma TV have been pleasant and enjoyable. Samsung's Smart Hub features the biggest selection of apps available as well. This is one of the biggest draws for the platform.


Apps are fast to load and operate thanks to the quad core processor under the hood of the F This is the area Samsung PN64F8500AF Plasma TV the Samsung Smart Hub where you will find on demand movies and TV shows from various sources. Just know it's the only one in the box, so there isn't going to be a standard remote. That's not a bad thing, because we like the functionality the Touch Pad remote provides. We find that sliding the thumb on the pad is much faster than clicking arrows on a 5-war controller.

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Clicking the touch pad while watching streaming content or physical media pauses and plays content. This is nice since those are used a lot. Note that the remote doesn't have some useful things like number buttons. Samsung has implemented a series of soft menus accessed by the More button on the remote.

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Keep this in mind if you find yourself using those buttons a lot. It's a nice inclusion with the 64F and not overly complicated. A simple swiping motion will change the page the Smart Hub is displaying.

The mic button also makes it easy to use the voice control features Voice Recognition This feature has the potential to really speed Samsung PN64F8500AF Plasma TV Smart Hub navigation once one learns the ropes. In the web browser you can say a search term, but the keyboard for the search field has to be on screen for it to work. The learning takes place when it comes to knowing the exact commands the Smart Hub wants to hear. In the end it's not as good as LG's voice recognition, but better than Panasonic's. Motion Interaction — Getting to the Point of Usefulness The PN64F is equipped with a built in pop-up camera that allows motion control with your hand.

It is easy to engage once the camera is out of its hide-a-way behind the screen.


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