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Samsung PN58B560 58-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV
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- New attractive Touch of Color cabinet design
- Full HD 1080p performance
- New 600Hz subfield motion technology
- HDTV off-air and Clear QAM Digital Cable Tuner
- ¿Green¿ design lead-free components
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- Brand Name: Samsung
- Model Number: PN58B560T5FXZA
- Display Technology: Plasma
- Display Size: 58 inches
- Resolution: 1080p
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The B560 is an interesting animal in it carries all of the higher-end features that the 8 series carries at a lesser cost (TOC, CinemaSmooth, etc). It is in fact one of Samsung's best plasmas despite being a 5 series. The "B Series" Samsung plasmas are without doubt the best plasmas on the market. In a world consumed by LCDs and their over saturated, unrealistic brightness and color, plasmas just don't look as bright and noticeable on the showroom floor. The irony about this is that once you get any display home, inclduing a plasma, you'll have to turn the brightness down to achieve any realistic color space. It's a known fact that manufacturers create special default profiles that blow colors out of proportion which attracts the "dumb consumer". It's a shame that plasmas haven't done as well as LCDs as of late, but the B series plasmas are pound for pound the best TVs out there, and the B560 is the pinnacle of that value.
Don't get caught up in super-saturated colors and brightness levels. Black levels and realistic natural colors are what really matters, and plasma is still the best technology for that. Additionally, the off-angle viewing of plasmas is in a league of its own.
The motion is so natural, the colors are accurate, the black levels can't be beat. It's absolutely great. The power usage is significantly less than other plasmas including the "A series" Samsung plasmas. However, LCDs are still less power and heat consuming (the only negative of this TV compared to an LCD).Read more ›
The only thing you will be disappointed in is this: once you experience high-def 58" TV, you will really think that the standard def that is still the standard on most TV stations really looks bad. I understand that you can tweak this and make it better, but I haven't had the time or interest, since I don't watch much TV, the little I do watch is usually available in high-def and I bought this rig to watch high def sports and movies (both of which it excells at).
One tip: Samsung makes an amazing line of Blu Ray players that link automatically to the TV and really work great. They do such a great job of upconverting standard DVDs to 1080 high def that it is really hard to tell if you have a blu ray or a DVD in the player. I really like my "all Samsung" system--it really coordinates nicely and you can actually download all the movies you want from NetFlix for $9.95 per month (although the quality is somewhere between standard def TV and DVD--good enough, but not great--I understand that this is a NetFlix issue and they are working on it, and that my Samsung equipment will display the better quality when it becomes available).
I tortured myself for months, researching everything available, reading hours worth of blogs and threads, etc.Read more ›
The internal speakers are "hollow" and seriously lack any depth and/or "liveliness", but IMO people interested in a set like this are likely to be using an external sound system anyway. To be fair, this is not limited to the Samsung - it was a common fault with every flat screen I listened to so I really don't take off points for this weakness.
So then...why only two stars? As amazing as the picture was on this set, the viewing experience was marred by a loud and constant buzz emanating from the front of the set. I'm talking loud, easily audible from over 15 ft. away and most notable when sitting directly front and center. Before I ordered, I was aware that some buzzing is normal with all plasma TV's so I didn't consider it odd when I first turned it on. Try as I might to live with it, after three weeks I had to send the set back as it was quite apparent even over normal volume levels.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this has been a beautiful tv for 20 months.. turned it on today, watched tv for 10 minutes, and then a little "pop" noise and picture went out! Read morePublished on January 19, 2012 by backindaday
Screen no longer shows picture after 14 months of use. Sound can be heard but no visual output. This is disappointing as I paid a premium to get the Samsung's quality. Read morePublished on February 11, 2011 by Earthworm
I bought this TV in May 2010 and have been very pleased with the purchase. The picture looks great right out of the box without any tuning. Read morePublished on September 21, 2010 by M. NEWMAN
I purchased this in April 2010 and it came with a power supply problem where the tv would turn on for no reason. Read morePublished on July 2, 2010 by F. Ferguson
This upgrade was well worth the effort and expense. We live out in rural Texas on a small farm. It is about an hour drive to go see a movie so our home theater setup and... Read morePublished on June 17, 2010 by Stephen R. Ellison
I love this TV!!!!!! The picture quality, sound,price, and look is the best. I looked and researched for several months before choosing this TV. Read morePublished on June 10, 2010 by Kay Tudor
I bought this PN58B560 on 23 March last year. Out the door from a local dealer for $2500. I wish I had bought it from Amazon. Read morePublished on May 7, 2010 by Bill Huggins
Ordered TV with free shipping, at check out it said if I would have paid 84.00 for shipping I could have got it by that Friday, (ordered on a Monday). Read morePublished on April 9, 2010 by David G. Taylor
I have had this display for several weeks now, plenty of time to adjust settings, watch quite a few movies, shows and sports and get a feel of what it is capable of. Read morePublished on March 28, 2010 by James Burt