- Samsung 60-inch Plasma 1080p HDTV for $1500 Samsung 60-inch Plasma 1080p HDTV for $1500.
This is Samsung's latest and last Plasma TV.
This 8500-series Plasma was released in 2013, and will likely be the last Plasma sold by Samsung.
This is a discontinued model, and once BestBuy's inventory sells out, it could be difficult to find them again.
This Samsung PN60F8500 has very positive reviews, weighs 90 pounds, includes 4 pairs of 3D active glasses, and uses a Plasma display instead of an LCD.
Manufacturers are phasing out their plasma screens because they are expensive to build, while LED-LCD TVs are becomming much cheaper.
The future of TV is OLED, however it will be at least a few more years before they become affordable.
Advantages of Plasma over LED-LCD:
Unlike LED/LCD which must maintain a constant bulb of light passing through the screen, Plasma can actually turn off individual pixels, producing true blacks.
Some newer LED-LCD TVs can produce black levels similar to Plasma, but until OLED becomes mainstream, there is no way to get black levels as good as a Plasma today.
600Hz refresh rate, which is great for watching sports and anything in motion.
LED-LCD screens have 60 to 240 Hz.
Better viewing angle than LED-LCD.
Disadvantages of Plasma:
Plasma consumes more electricity than LED-LCD.
Our guess is about 3 times as much electricity as a similarly-sized LED-LCD, but your actual power consumption may vary.
Plasma can generate a lot of heat, and usually have a built-in fan to regulate the temperature.
Plasma has a glass screen, and can be more prone to glare than a LED-LCD.
Do not face your plasma toward a light source or window, because the plasma's glass screen can act as a mirror.
It will reflect light in the same way as a touch-screen device like an iPad, iPhone, or Motorola Droid.
If you place your iPad or phone where you want your TV to be, and if you can see a glare, then your Plasma would produce the same glare.
Many plasmas, especially 2012 and earlier models, produce a slight "buzzing" sound when on.
The reviews of the Samsung say there is a slight buzz in this 2013 model, but it will be drown out by TV's sound at normal levels.
If you are looking for a great TV today for your living room or home theater, we recommend this TV.
- Samsung 32" LED-backlit LCD 720p HDTV & $125 Gift for $218
Samsung 32-inch LED-backlit LCD 720p 60Hz HDTV for $218 with free shipping.
Add one to the cart, and a $125 Dell Promotional eGift Card should automatically appear for free.
A Dell eGift Card will be emailed to you about 18 days after your purchase of the HDTV.
It will expire 90 days from the day you receive the email.
OBi100 Voice-Over-IP Home Telephone Adapter for $30 with code EMCWPGW227 .
Usually sells for around $38.
Works with a
free Google Voice account.
Plug in a home cordless phone system, and you will have a home phone as reliable as your home's broadband Internet connection.
Emergency calls (911) cannot be made through Google Voice, so you will need a cell phone or a separate service for emergencies.
Tool-free 2.5" External Hard Drive Enclosure for $11 with code EMCWPGW78 .
If you replaced your laptop's hard drive with an SSD, chances are you have a spare 2.5" laptop hard drive which can turn into external/portable storage using this USB3.0 enclosure.
10-port USB3.0 Hub for $35 with code EMCWPGW79 .
If you have a lot of USB devices, and if your computer or tablet has a USB or USB3.0 port, this could be a great product for you.
- Samsung 3TB External/Desktop USB Hard Drive $95
Samsung D3 Station 3TB USB3.0 Desktop/External Hard Drive for $95 today.
It usually sells for around $120, and comes with a 3-year warranty.
- Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD for $150
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Solid State Drive for $150 (59¢/GB).
The Samsung 840 Pro series are rated some of the best consumer-grade SSDs on the market today.
- Samsung 2.5" 1TB Laptop Hard Drive $55
Samsung 1TB Hard Drive, small 2.5" size, for $55 today.
This, and other laptop 1TB hard drives usually go for around $65.
It can go inside a laptop computer or inside a portable drive enclosure, like this enclosure for $9.90 with code AF0909EX1
- Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD for $200
Samsung 840-EVO Series 500GB Solid State Drive for $200 through Newegg's Ebay store (40¢/GB).
It usually goes for around $230, and the Samsung EVO-Series SSDs are rated some of the best on the market today.