Has anyone owned both of these sets? Is the F8500 vastly superior or are they close enough to be favorably comparable?
You are comparing a 2011 set to a 2013/2014 set, the F8500 was a major redesign product for Samsung so I would say it was their best plasma ever. Now the D was a beast its day and had outstanding color accuracy but plasma progressed quite a bit in the last few years.
Sony XBR 65A8F calibrated by Chad_B
DirectTV/ ATV4k/Panasonic UB820/Sony Z9F Soundbar