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Samsung PN51E6500 51-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Slim Plasma HDTV (Black)

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74 customer reviews
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  • Smart Content with Signature Services
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 600Hz Subfield Motion
  • Full HD 2D and 3D
  • TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 47-Inch x 31.7-Inch x 12.2-Inch, TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 47-Inch x 28.1-Inch x 2.2-Inch
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Technical Details

  • Built-in Subwoofer
  • Sleep Timer
  • 3D Compatiblity

Product Description

Product Description

51-Inch 3D Slim Plasma HDTV with 1080p Resolution

[Samsung Plasma Comparison Chart]

Go beyond the movies, from the comfort of your own living room with the Samsung Plasma E6500 series. With features like Samsung Smart TV, active full HD 3D technology, and Cinema Smooth, you can enjoy images in crisp, clear detail.

Real Black Panel
Real Black Panel provides deeper and darker black levels for bolder hues, higher contrast, and smooth, clearer picture quality.
+1-inch Design
With Samsung’s Plasma +1 design, this TV has a reduced bezel design that allows for a larger viewing area without having to increase the TV’s outside dimension.

Smart TV

Never miss a moment with Samsung Smart TV. Watch your favorite movies while you browse the web or explore the Smart Hub. Find more content you love by searching for shows, movies, and videos across vudu, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and other digital content providers. Movies are handpicked for you through recommendations based on your viewing history and ratings. Access all your apps and download new ones such as Netflix, Facebook, YouTube, Hulu Plus, and Twitter! Browse the web while you watch movies and TV shows, and enjoy TV while you chat with friends and family online, all on one screen. With Samsung Social TV, you can use Twitter, Facebook, and Google Talk to make comments, crack jokes, and share all the fun.

Signature Services

Family Story

Share your most previous family moments with Family Story on your new Samsung Smart TV. Family Story provides a quick way to upload photos to a gallery, even from your mobile device. You can also chat in real time, post messages, and share important family events so everyone is kept up to date.


Now you can maintain a healthy lifestyle with Samsung Smart TV's Fitness. Exercise at home through the video-on-demand service and manager your workout history. You can also track your progress by downloading the Exercise App onto your mobile device.

Kids Story

Kids Story combines home entertainment and education with Samsung's new Smart TV. Through this TV, we can recommend a variety of child-friendly programming so you can watch your child enjoy the pleasures of learning. The fun and exciting games will entertain your child and family for hours.

Smart Hub

Samsung Smart TV has retooled its Smart Hub feature to further expand its access to a world of online entertainment. Smart Hub enables multitasking and delivers an optimized viewing experience with single point access to the content that's the most important to you. It also allows you to search through hundreds of apps and use the fully optimized web browser for a seamless user experience.

Built-In Features

The Samsung Plasma E6500 series comes with built-in WiFi. The wireless LAN built right into the TV makes it easier than ever to browse the web, update your Facebook and Twitter, download apps, and stream your favorite movies and TV shows.


Samsung's expanded control permits seamless functionality between Samsung branded TVs and Samsung devices such as Blu-ray and home theater systems.

Cinema Smooth
Cinema Smooth is a refined playback process of 24fps movies from Blu-ray and Satellite TV sources which are optimized for a seamlessly smooth viewing experience.
Eco Sensor
Samsung’s unique Eco Sensor measure the room’s light intensity and automatically calibrates the brightness of the image on the screen, optimizing the viewing experience while also saving you energy.
Subfield Motion
With Samsung’s 600Hz Subfield Motion, plasma TVs make action scenes and fast moving sporting events crisp, clear, and picture perfect.

What's in the Box

PN51E6500 51-Inch Plasma 3D HDTV, Stand, Standard Remote, Two Pairs of Active 3D Glasses, Documentation

Select Specifications

Resolution: 1080p
Refresh Rate: 600Hz
Full HD: 2D & 3D
USB: 2
Component In:
Composite In (AV):
DVI Audio In: 1
Digital Audio Video Out:
Ethernet: 1
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): 1
Weight and Dimensions
VESA Size: 400x400
Dimensions (WxHxD): 47.0 x 31.7 x 12.2 Inches (47.0 x 28.1 x 2.2 Inches Without Stand)
Weight: 50.7 lbs. (45.6 lbs. Without Stand)

Samsung Plasma TV Comparison Chart

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Sizes (inches) 51, 60, 64 51, 60, 64 51, 60
51, 60, 64 64 51, 60 51 43, 51
Resolution 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 720p 720p
Refresh Rate
600 Hz
600 Hz 600 Hz 600 Hz 600 Hz 600 Hz 600 Hz 600 Hz
600 Hz Subfield Motion
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Real Black Panel
HD Full 2D & 3D Full 2D & 3D Full 2D & 3D Full 2D & 3D Full 2D Full 2D 2D & 3D 2D
Clear Image Panel

Eco Sensor
Cinema Smooth
+1" Design

Ultra Slim Design

Swivel Stand

WiFi built-in
WiFi built-in
WiFi built-in
WiFi built-in

WiFi ready
ConnectShare Movie
Apps built for TV

AllShare Play

Search All

Web Browser

Dual Core Processor

Your Video

Skype Compatible

Smart TV
Smart Hub
Signature Services
Signature Interaction

Built-in Camera

3D Glasses, pairs included 2 2 2
Smart Touch Remote

Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard

Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameSamsung
Item Weight50.5 pounds
Product Dimensions51 x 13 x 33 inches
Item model numberPN51E6500
Color NameBlack
Number of Component OutputsOptical
Specification Metenergy_star
Special FeaturesBuilt-in Subwoofer, Sleep Timer, 3D Compatiblity
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #127,086 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight50.5 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
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Date First AvailableFebruary 10, 2012
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Customer Reviews

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349 of 359 people found the following review helpful By Namaste on April 27, 2012
Size: 51-inches
I love my new Samsung PN51E6500 51-Inch 3D Plasma Smart HDTV!
To avoid redundancy I will leave the main feature reviews to the other reviewers and try to cover some other possibly useful areas.
It was extremely difficult for me to find out information about PIP when these first came out, so for anyone who is wondering, it DOES have picture in picture (PIP). It is hidden under the System menu. It is not split screen (disappointing!), where the two windows are equal size, and it is a single tuner, so you cannot easily watch two broadcast sources, but you can have (for instance) an exercise DVD playing in one window while someone else watches the news or a soap opera or a Football game. Of course you can only hear the sound from one input at a time. I haven't tried using the antenna as an input or using the extra features of a Blu-Ray player as input, but I imagine there are other ways to finagle the inputs.

I highly recommend registering your HDTV at the Samsung site, as they give you an extra 3 months of warranty for doing so. If you think that is not significant, let me tell you MY story. I had a 2010 Samsung PN50C680G5FXZA that I had purchased around Christmas of 2010. It started having problems with the power supply in January of 2012, which normally would have been out of warranty, but I had luckily registered the TV and received the extra 3 months of coverage! Samsung first sent a repairman out to attempt to fix the problem. He replaced a circuit board, but the problem persisted. He then ordered more parts, but apparently Samsung has a policy that your repair should be completed within a certain period of time, so I called support and they preceded to investigate a refund or exchange.
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69 of 71 people found the following review helpful By mclix on September 16, 2012
Size: 60-inches Verified Purchase
I spent months debating about this set, and the Panasonic ST50, driving myself utterly insane, and roaming several AV focused sites, such as HDTVtest, AVS, and AV. When not researching online, I would go out to several stores and demo the respective units myself. It was a long process, and in the end I pulled the trigger on this particular set. Yes, the Panasonic has the better black levels. That is the truth. However, only slightly. Some people may care about that slight improvement, some people may not. To me, personally, it was not enough. I needed an overall value that the Panasonic could not offer.

The e6500 offers better input lag, motion handling, better output of non optimal HD sources such as from a cable provider or streaming applications, a better anti reflective filter, and bette color reproduction. Another selling point to me was also what most professional AV sites have observed: excellent resistance to Image retention. I have observed none. This is indeed a beautiful set. The picture quality is amazing, the Smart TV features are robust, and of course, the 60 inch size truly makes for an immersive experience. Even the design of the set itself is gorgeous with classy looks. The AR filter works great, and the set gets plenty bright with no visable reflections that can be a bane to plasma. What I will say is this - invest in a home theater system, or a home theater in a box, or even a sound bar. Why? The speakers are not very good. The sound output is too low, with not enough depth. I have to pump the volume up for this set. Besides, if you are investing in a 60 inch tv, might as well invest a decent sound system for it in my opinion.

I just was not able to put up with the some of the issues plaguing the Panasonic model, which is excellent by the way.
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79 of 92 people found the following review helpful By PatBoersma on March 25, 2012
Size: 51-inches Verified Purchase
This TV has amazing picture quality, deep blacks and is bright enough to watch during the day without having to block out the windows. However, during any bright scenes it emits an electronic buzz. This buzzing becomes incredibly loud while watching 3D content, audible even over fairly loud volumes. The 3D also has very noticeable crosstalk with high contrast areas, white text on a black background is nearly unreadable in 3D. The TV itself is beautiful, but I can't believe Samsung would release the new 2012 models without fixing the buzzing sound that plagued the 2011 models.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Ryo on July 15, 2012
Size: 60-inches Verified Purchase
I was originally going to get the PN60E550, but then I read that the 6500 had an anti-glare coat while the other did not. I'm VERY glad that I decided to spend a couple hundred extra dollars. There is barely any reflection on this screen and even if there is, it's faint and you can only see it when the screen is completely black. Picture quality is better than I expected, especially after calibrating the set. I had heard that the speakers were bad, so I paired this with the Sony HT-CT150 and I couldn't be happier. Perfect for my apartment. Blu-Ray looks AMAZING, and the 3D is really good. Streaming Netflix on the PS3 with X-High quality looks as close to Blu-Ray as you can possibly get without having the disc. I don't have the buzzing problem so many people complain about with Samsung Plasmas, although I can hear a faint buzzing if the TV is on with no sound and I'm standing right in front of it (directly in the center. can't hear it if I'm standing to the side which is odd). If you were going to get the 550, spend the extra money. It's worth it

I'd also like to add that I don't know why Amazon says the 6500 doesn't have a swivel stand. The stand allows me to turn my TV left and right
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