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Samsung PN42B450 42-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV (2009 Model)
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- 42-inch high definition TV with 720p resolution
- Two component, and one composite video input; two 10W bottom speakers and SRS TruSurround HD for a rich surround-sound
- Mega dynamic contrast ratio for a stunning high contrast picture
- Anynet technology makes system control of compatible A/V devices like a Blu-ray player or HTIB system a one-touch operation
- One-year parts and labor warranty
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From the ManufacturerManufacturer's Review (April 23, 2009)
It's easy to see the difference in picture quality with the PN42B450 plasma HDTV. 720p high definition resolution and e-panel technology deliver sharp images and crystal-clear details. You also get more realism and vivid color. Plus bothersome glare isn't a problem with FilterBright and 600Hz Subfield Motion with a .001ms response time delivers a clear picture for fast-moving scenes. Enjoy eye-catching images and brilliant color every day.
Enjoy eye-catching images and brilliant color every day. Click to enlarge.
FilterBright Antiglare Technology
Minimized image glare and maximized contrast make this HDTV perfect for the ultimate viewing experience day or night. The anti-glare filter reduces reflections noticeably while maintaining ultra-high picture contrast. Daytime sports look crisp and bright, while movies at night feature rich blacks and realistic shadow detail.
Samsung's e-panel technology makes sure you get superior picture quality.
- FilterBright panel minimizes glare and reflections.
- 600Hz Subfield Motion for clear motion pictures.
- A fast .001ms response time minimizes blurring of fast motion in sports programs and movie content
- Mega Dynamic Contrast ratio provides an improved, purer black level and color performance in Samsung's latest-generation plasma panels
600Hz Subfield Motion delivers a clear picture for sports, action, and other fast-moving scenes.
Contrast and brightness levels achieve new heights in this HDTV.
Wide color enhancer lets you experience more brilliant colors.
Built-In Digital Tuner (ATSC/Clear QAM)
The SAMSUNG plasma TVs have all the tuners you need for any type of cable service, including high definition.
Get in the game with enhanced blacks, sharp picture quality and optimum audio. At the touch of a button, game mode speeds up the image processing response so you get the most out of your gaming experience.
SRS TruSurround HD
Assisted by the PN42B450's two 10W bottom speakers, this creates an immersive, feature-rich surround sound experience from two speakers, complete with rich bass, high frequency detail and clear dialog.
Get rid of the herd of remotes roaming across your coffee table and hiding in your couch cushions. One remote does it all with Anynet+. It delivers one-touch control for all your HDMI-connected compatible Samsung devices--such as your TV, AV receiver, or home theater system--and leaves you plenty of room to put your feet up.
Side A/V Connections
Provides convenient and easy connection for camcorders, cameras, or other compatible AV devices.
ENERGY STAR Compliant
By being ENERGY STAR compliant you are assured that your SAMSUNG model is helping the environment by using less energy while saving you money. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy promoting energy efficiency.
Wide Color Enhancer 2
Whereas blue and green shaded areas of the picture are washed out on conventional screens, wide color enhancer lets you experience more brilliant colors. Simply imagine a wider range of color than you ever thought possible.
What's in the Box
Samsung PN42B450 42-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV, Remote control, Cable holders and stand, TV stand and hardware, Cover bottom, Program CD, Owner's instructions, Cloth clean, Quick setup guide, Warranty card
Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?
|With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels. So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience. If you know the size of the room you have already, where you want to sit, and where your new HDTV should go once you get it, you can figure out the size HDTV you should get. |
Top customer reviews
The free delivery was great - delivery men brought it in, put the stand on, set it in place and verified that it came one. I plugged in an HDMI cable from the sat receiver and was in business in minutes. I'm thrilled!
We did quite a bit of research into 720p vs 1080p, 60/120/240mhz vs 600mhz refresh rates, lcd vs plasma. Having been into our local big box electronics store and comparing various brands and features side by side, I could tell the difference between 720 and 1080 resolution sets on any tv below 50", so spending the extra $100-$200 for that added feature seemed extravagant. I could definitely perceive a difference in refresh rates, however, which ultimately became our first priority in terms of features. The plasmas' 600mhz refresh rate was flawless and there was never any perceivable lag.
We have a PS3 console (with the wonderful blu-ray player) and a Wii to hook up to the set. One of our concerns with the plasma technology was the constant warnings of the risk of burn-in or ghosting which could come from a static image appearing on screen for any significant length of time. Video games as well as even the network logos of popular news stations are the most popular causes. However, sets manufactured after 2007 were built to address this issue and the PN42b450 has built in features to prevent this occurance as well as fix any ghosting that might appear if a person accidentally falls asleep and leaves a DVD menu or a paused game on screen for several hours. We've been careful to pay attention to not leaving anything on too long, but we've never encountered even the most minor evidence of ghosting.
We couldn't resist the price, size or Samsung reputation. The set was very straightforward to set up. The picture is flawless and the colors are very deep and accurate. For the first 100 hours or so, experts recommend 'breaking in' new plasma televisions by dimming down the brightness and contrast settings out of the box to the half level while the gas settles. We've taken this precaution just to be on the safe side and, even still, the colors are vibrant.
Now for the (relatively minor) downsides: the screen, although coated with an anti-glare protector, is very reflective, which means you'll have to be careful where you position your set, relative to any windows or other light sources. We have a tiny 19" lcd in the bedroom and this is less of an issue with it's more matte finish screen. Because of the set's glossy surface, as well, it is a magnet for dust. Another issue that might be up to the viewer's taste is that this set is best viewed in rooms with dim to no light in general. This makes the colors really pop, but in a bright room this might be harder to discern.
All in all, at this price, you won't find a better deal. You can rely on Samsung's excellent quality and knowing that you've invested in a great product. I couldn't be happier with this set!
Most recent customer reviews
Never had a problem, the tv has a great image and 720p is more than enough for my viewing distance.Read more
It has beautiful colors and very good definition
It is easy to work and very reliable.