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Reviewed on Jul 08, 2013

Samsung F5300
TV REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 0.8

Test Benches:

  • 1.2: Winter 2018
  • 1.1: Summer 2017
  • 1.0: Winter 2015
  • 0.9: Winter 2014
  • 0.8: Winter 2013
7.0
Mixed Usage
Score components:
  • 70% Picture Quality
  • 20% Motion
  • 10% Inputs
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The Samsung Plasma F5300 is a good budget plasma TV. The picture quality in a dark room is excellent. However, it isn't good for viewing in a bright living room. It doesn't get very bright and the screen reflects a lot of light.

Test Results
Picture Quality 6.9
Motion 8.0
Inputs 5.7
Pros
  • Good picture quality. It has good contrast and handles motion well.
Cons
  • Average-high input lag. It is still playable though.
  • This TV reflects a lot of light. You will not see the picture if you try watching this in a bright room with lots of windows.

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Design

Borders
Samsung F5300 Borders

1.06" (2.7 cm)

Thickness
Samsung F5300 Thickness

2.12" (5.4 cm)

6.9

Picture Quality

4k : No
7.9 Dark scene
Samsung F5300 Dark scene
Black : 0.035 cd/m2
White : 86.72 cd/m2
Contrast : 2477 : 1

The Samsung F5300 is a good choice for a dimly lit room. Its good contrast produces deep blacks.

10 Uniformity
Samsung F5300 Uniformity

The screen uniformity is perfect.

5.0 Dark scene in a bright room
Samsung F5300 Dark scene in a bright room
Reflection : 4.3 %

When you turn the lights on, the screen becomes gray. It reflects a lot of light and it is hard to distinguish dark details in the picture. You definitely do not want this TV in a bright room.

5.0 Bright scene in a bright room
Samsung F5300 Bright scene in a bright room
Max white : 86.72 cd/m2

It performs slightly better when displaying a bright scene, but this is still a problem area for it.

9.7 Viewing angle
Viewing angle : 70 °

The colors stays true even from the sides.

Pixels
8.0

Motion

Score components:
8.0 Motion blur

The F5300 has very little phosphor trailing and it also supports 24p without judder, which is good.

5.7

Inputs

Score components:
5.7 Input lag
Samsung F5300 Input lag
Input lag : 70.8 ms

The input lag is a bit high, but it is still playable.

Side inputs
Samsung F5300 Side inputs

2 HDMI
1 USB

Rear inputs
Samsung F5300 Rear inputs

1 Component In
1 Composite In
1 RF In
1 Digital Audio Out (Optical)

Smart Features

Remote

Conclusion
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7.0Mixed Usage
Score components:
  • 70% Picture Quality
  • 20% Motion
  • 10% Inputs
The picture quality of the Samsung F5300 Plasma TV is excellent in a dark room. Do not turn on the lights, though, because the picture will get washed out by the amount of reflections.

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