Samsung 2013 HDTV Prices and Features Revealed

March 1st, 2013 · 9 Comments · 3D HDTV, Connected TVs, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, Plasma

Samsung PN51F8500

 

Updated-3/2/2013

We’ve put together the first comprehensive list of Samsung’s 2013 LED LCD and plasma offerings. These models will begin shipping within the next few days and throughout March and April. We expect a few more series from Samsung, such as its 4K S9 85-inch model, the winner of the 2013 HD Guru CES Best In Show Award, to arrive a later this year.

Prices came from industry sources, as Samsung will not provide specific features or specification details until the official launch later this month.

Please note prices are subject to change prior to these models hitting the showroom floors.

There’s a lot of big news from Samsung this year in terms of real picture improvements and new features. The latter includes improved speech recognition, Trackpad remote control, TV generated program recommendations (Samsung calls S-recommendation), and more. We’ve listed the major features, details and prices after the below.

 

Plasma

For 2013 Samsung has split the plasma line-up. Its top-of-the-line F8500 series are fully-featured and equipped with new panels that should offer greatly improved picture performance.

Robert Zohn of  Value Electronics informed us Samsung just dropped its UPP price on the F8500 models by $200 and he expects them to arrive by March 18 .  The 51-inch PN51F8500 is now priced at $2199.99 $1999.99,  the 60-inch PN60F8500 at $3199.99 $2999.99 and the 64-inch PN64F8500 at $3699.99 $3499.99 Samsung claims to have dramatically increased the contrast ratio of its 2013 flagship line by making the blacks much deeper and the whites 2.5 times brighter.

On the features side, there’s  new Internet content search, a faster processor with quad-core, a pop-up (for privacy) HD camera for Skype video calls, improved gesture and speech recognition combined with its new Smart Touch touchpad remote control.

We feel that based on these specs and what we’ve already seen in person, the F8500 series is likely going to be one of the best combinations of HDTV performance, price, and features for this year.

PNxxF8500 Plasma TV

Picture
Super Contrast Panel, Real Black Pro, Full HD 1080p, 600Hz Subfield Motion, Cinema Smooth+, Wide Color Enhancer Plus, Clear Image Panel

Smart TV 2.0
Quad Core Processor, Smart Hub, Full Web Browser, S–Recommendation
Smart Interaction 2.0, Built–in Camera (Pop–up), Speech Recognition, Gesture Recognition

Smart Connectivity
Allshare Play, Samsung Smart View, 2D AND 3D IN Full HD, Smart Evolution Upgrade Ready

Audio
Dolby Digital, DNSE+, DTS Premium Audio, 3D Sound

Connections
4 HDMI, 3 USB, Wi–Fi Built–in, 1 Component in, 1 Shared Composite in (AV)
Smart Touch Remote Control, 4 pairs of 3D Active Glasses, IR Blaster

The lower-end plasma models contain similar panels as the  2012 models according to our sources.

The PNxxF5500 series features Samsung’s Full HD plasma panel with 3D, Cinema smooth, smart TV and limited motion control. It lacks the HD Camera and the new brighter/darker plasma panel found only on the F8500 series.

Models include the 51-inch PN51F5500 at $949.99, the 60-inch PN60F5500 at $1399.99 and the 64-inch PN64F5500 at $2099.99.

Picture
Full HD 1080p, Cinema Smooth, Wide Color Enhancer Plus

Smart TV 2.0
Dual Core Processor, Smart Hub, Full Web Browser, S–Recommendation
Smart Interaction2.0, Voice Control, Motion Control Ready (limited gesture control)

Smart Connectivity
Allshare Play, Samsung Smart View, 2D AND 3D IN FULL HD

Connections
3 HDMI, 2 USB, Wi–Fi Built–in, 1 Component Video In, 1 Shared Composite Input (AV)

Audio
Dolby® Digital Pulse, Dolby® Pulse, DTS Premium Sound 5.1, DTS Studio Sound, 3D Sound Energy Star 6.0 (51″ and 60″)

Includes:Smart Touch Remote Control, 2 pairs of 3D Active Glasses, IR Blaster

 

The PNxxF4500 series are Samsung’s entry level plasma series. Available in the 43-inch PN43F4500 is $429.99 and 51-Inch PN51F4500 priced at $579.99

Picture
720p HD, Real Black Panel, Clear Image panel, Wide Color Enhancer Plus

Audio
Dolby Digital Plus, DTS Studio Sound, DTS Premium Audio

Connections
2 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 Component Video In, 1 Shared Composite Input

 

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samsung-f8000 580

 

LED LCD

All listed 2013s are Full HD 1080p. According to our sources, the entry level 5000 and 6300 series are LED backlit (though not local dimming); all other 2013 Samsung LED LCDs are edge lit. Samsung demonstrated at the 2013 CES major improvements in black screen uniformity over last year’s edge-lit models.

The UN46F5000 is a 46-inch model priced at $749.99, along with the 50-inch UN50F5000 at $899.99. Features include:

Picture
Wide Color enhancer, 60 Hz refresh

Audio
Dolby Digital Plus, DTS Premium Audio and DTS 2.0

Connections
2 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 Component Video In, 1 Shared Composite Input (AV)

Includes a Universal Remote Control

The UNxxF6300 are Samsung’s step-up backlit LED LCDs. Features over the 5000 series models include 120 Hz refresh, Smart TV and more. They will launch as the 55-inch UN55F6300 at $1599.99 and the 60-inch UN60F6300 at $1899.99

Picture
Full HD 1080p, 120Hz refresh

Smart TV 2.0
Dual Core Processor, Smart Hub, Full Web Browser and S-recommendation

Smart Interaction 2.0
Motion Control Ready (limited gesture)

Smart Connectivity
AllShare, Samsung Smart View (Clone View Only)

Connections
4 HDMI, 3 USB Connections, Wi–Fi Built–in, 1 Component input, 1 Shared Composite input (AV)

Audio
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse, DTS Premium Sound 5.1, DTS Studio Sound

Universal Remote Control Included

 

The UNxxF7100 series are LED edge-lit LCDs Major features include 240 Hz refresh, Full HD 3D capable, Ultra Slim Design, Micro Dimming LCD panel and trackpad remote control. Models include the 46-inch UN46F7100 at $1599.99, 55-inch UN55F7100 at $2099.99, 60-inch UN60F7100 at $2599.99 and the 65-inch UN65F7100 at $3099.99

 Picture
Full HD 1080p, Micro Dimming, 240 Hz refresh, Full HD 2D and 3D

 Smart TV 2.0
Dual Core Processor, Smart Hub, Full Web Browser, S–Recommendation

Smart Interaction 2.0
Motion Control Ready (limited gesture), Voice Control

Smart Connectivity
AllShare, Samsung Smart View (Clone View Only),

Connections
4 HDMI, 3 USB, Wi–Fi Built–in, 1 Component input, 1 Shared Composite in (AV)

Audio
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse, DTS Premium Sound | 5.1 decoding with DTS Studio Sound processing

Energy Star 6.0

Includes: Smart Touch Remote Control and 4 pairs of 3D Active Glasses (SSG–5100GB)

 

The UNxxF8000 is Samsung’s top-of–the-line Full HD LED LCD series. Additional features over the F7100 series include Built-in pop-up HD Camera, Quad Core Processor, full Motion Control, Speech Recognition, MHL adapter and Smart Evolution upgrade ready. Models include the 46-inch UN46F8000 at $2199.99, 55-inch UN55F8000 at $2699.99, 60-inch UN60F8000 $3199.99 and the 65-inch UN65F8000 $3699.99

Picture
Full HD 1080p, Micro Dimming Ultimate, Precision Black (Samsung’s name for edge-lit LED Local Dimming), and 240 Hz refresh

Smart TV 2.0
Quad Core Processor, Smart Hub, Full Web Browser, S–Recommendation

Smart Interaction 2.0
Built–in Camera (Pop–up), Motion Control, Voice Control

Smart Connectivity
AllShare, Samsung Smart View, Smart Evolution upgrade ready

2D and 3D in FULL HD

Connections
4 HDMI, 3 USB, Wi–Fi Built–in, 1 Component input, 2 Composite inputs (1 Shared with component video)

Audio
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse, DTS Premium Audio 5.1, DNSE+

 

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9 Comments so far ↓

  • Anthony5362

    Hey, thanks for the response. Unfortunately I missed out on this years CES :(

    I was referring to the F7500 LED though.. Its not listed on here with the other LEDs, so thought maybe Samsung decided to scratch that model off their list as well. Sorry for not being more specific on the model. I appreciate the reply though :)

  • hrmn_

    @Anthony5362

    I don’t think there will be a F7500 Plasma for 2013, I was on the show floor at CES and I didn’t see one in the Samsung area.

    A few Samsung Representatives also mentioned that Samsung was intent on reducing redundant TV lineups in lieu of future HDTV technologies like OLED.

    In a way it makes sense considering that previous PNxxx7500 models were identical to the 8000’s, save for the “deep black panel” and novelty features (some of which could be unlocked if you were dabbled into the hidden service menu).

  • Mark

    Any word on release dates and prices of the 40″ TVs?

  • Anthony5362

    Someone on the AVforum.com in the UK posted the price for the 75″ F8000 for Italy, so maybe the US prices will be soon. I know they never release the larger sizes until June/July usually.

  • Lloyd

    What about the 75F8000? Any price or release date? Any thoughts on improvement over the 75es9000?

  • Anthony5362

    Hey guys,
    any info on the Evo kit yet? Honestly, is this kit going to make the ES8000 picture quality any better, or is it just going to bring faster speeds and more Smart Hub features? Also would love to know the price, or atleast an a “approximate ” price that its expected to be??

    Thanks,
    Anthony

  • warbux

    any news on the evolution kit pricing and availability.

  • Robert Zohn

    Thanks Anthony, but to be clear all I did was update the launch date and lowest compliant UPP prices for the F8500 PDP series. The article is excellent and perfectly accurate.

    Yes Samsung will launch the the F7500 series LCD/LED in 46″, 55″ and 60″ by mid April. No F7500 PDP.

    -Robert

  • Anthony5362

    Thanks goes out to you guys and Robert @ Value Electronics for posting this.

    Question though, is the F7500 not being released this year? I don’t see that listed so not sure now

    Thanks,
    Anthony

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