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Samsung PN50C490B3D plasma HDTV Review

November 11th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Samsung’s new television is a trend setter which is a High Definition plasma television with 3 Dimensional capabilities. The  Samsung PN50C490B3D plasma HDTV has a screen dimension of 50 inches measured diagonally. Samsung PN50C490B3D plasma HDTV is capable of playing 720 pixels video contents at a refresh rate of  600 Hertz.

Samsung PN50C490B3D plasma HDTV comes bundled with a table top stand, owner’s manual and  a remote. Samsung PN50C490B3D plasma HDTV has the E3 panel single filter design which provides efficient usage of the power and also provides a good color saturation and level of contrast. The dynamic contrast ratio of Samsung PN50C490B3D plasma HDTV is an amazing two million to one, allowing to produce crisp pictures. There are a total of three HDMI ports in this television but the cables does not come with the television and they need to be bought separately. There is a port for Personal computer input at the backside of the television, through which the user can use the television as the monitor for his /  her personal computer. Two component audio and video input ports are there at the backside and also there is an digital audio input as well.

There are two ten watts speakers which are built in and they alone can fill the room with sound that will be on par with a theater atmosphere. There is an USB port which allows the user to use USB media and view the pictures in it or play the mp3 files or videos stored in the USB mass storage device. There is warranty coverage that is covering the television for one year from the date of purchase. The warranty covers labor and changing the faulty parts at free of cost, however any physical damage during the warranty period wont be covered under warranty. Internet connectivity is not available for this television thus playing Internet video on Samsung PN50C490B3D plasma HDTV is ruled out.

The 3 dimensional capabilities of this television provides the user good experience while watching television or playing games on the television. Simulated surround audio technology is implemented in  Samsung PN50C490B3D plasma HDTV thus we get a superb surround sound effect while watching movies. There is no slot for the media card but the USB port can be used for playing media from external devices. Samsung PN50C490B3D plasma HDTV weighs 56.2 lbs with the stand and without the stand it weighs 51.8 lbs. This can be mounted on the wall as well or kept on the stand.  Samsung PN50C490B3D plasma HDTV does not have an ipod dock and also there is no Ethernet port. This is one of the best 3D plasma HDTV televisions that is available in the market.

Samsung PN50C490B3D Pros – 3D, good contrast ratio, big 50 inches

Samsung PN50C490B3D COns – 720p not 1080p resolution, slightly expensive and prices may drop

A quick price checking reveals that this TV is available for $969.00 at amazon, and we do expect the prices to move downwards as the festival seasons on 2010 fades away.

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